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London Olympics 2012: Winning a medal in badminton in the Olympics is huge, says Gopi Chand

first_imgCoach Pullela Gopi Chand was unable to win an Olympic medal himself but on Saturday realised a dream as his ward Saina Nehwal clinched a historic bronze in London.”It has been a long journey for Saina. It still seems like yesterday she had lost the quarter-final in Beijing and here she is today with a bronze medal for herself and the country,” Gopi told Mail Today.Showing almost no sign of emotion, Gopi was extremely happy that a sport which he has been associated with for almost two decade has got the ultimate glory.”It’s incredible. Winning a medal in badminton in the Olympics is huge and Saina has put in very good effort,” he said.Asked about the conversation he had with Saina after her loss in the semi-finals to Wang Yihan, the proud coach said: “I told her all was not lost and she should focus on the bronze medal playoff. Today, the entire nation can celebrate the success.”At a time when in almost every sport at home there is a clamour for foreign coaches, Saina has stuck with Gopi. “It’s a very special relationship with Saina. We have been working together for years and from Beijing to here, it has been a long journey. There are several areas we worked together on though it’s well known now how she has laboured on her fitness and speed,” said Gopi.So, would badminton become more popular thanks to Saina? “I would be most happy if Saina’s medal  can spur on the youngsters, and a whole new generation. There has to be belief that we Indians can do it and more parents should push their children into this sport,” added Gopi.advertisementIn his view, Saina still has a lot more to achieve. “She is still young and has many more tournaments to play this year. But looking ahead, with an Olympic medal to boast of, she can look at those events where she has not done well,” he said.The Asian Games and All England Championship should figure in that list.last_img read more

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London Olympics 2012: Action slows down in stadiums, but the buzz is still there on the streets

first_imgAs the 30th Olympic Games inch towards a grand finale, as the final weekend approaches, withdrawal is setting in.We have been so used to the hectic schedule of covering a multi-discipline event, which requires 16 to 18 hours of non-stop work, not to mention the travelling between venues, that now it’s almost like working in slow motion. For Indian journalists, all the action is now at the Excel Arena, with only the wrestlers vying for medals.It’s such a contrast from the first week of the Games, when we had one eye on the sport we were watching, the other following live updates on the cell phone or iPad, while the ears were busy listening to results from a third venue.A similar slowdown has also been witnessed in the transit system. The LOCOG buses are not crammed with tired, sweaty (yes even in the cool climate of London) journalists, while the volunteers look relaxed and less hurried. It’s almost like a cool down after a long, hard day in the field, with a bit of stretching before the players head off into the dressing room.However, the buzz at Leicester Square or Covent Garden in Central London is still the same. The bright lights are still shimmering as patrons from all over the world continue to throng the various eateries and designer boutiques.As soon as you step out of Leicester Square underground station, you’re welcomed by street performers and neon lights. Locals mingle freely with athletes and officials from various contingents. It’s almost as if the focus has now shifted from the on field competition to the sights and sounds of Central London.advertisementThis revelry is likely to continue late into Sunday night and Monday morning as London bids goodbye to the Olympic Games.last_img read more

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Our pick of the month: Glamour at a click

first_imgThe boutique store, Ozel studio has launched a dedicated site to cater to their Indian clientele. Retailing the latest collection of fashionable jewellery, designer collections and accessories, the site is a great option for young fashionistas in Punjab. Works by internationally acclaimed designers such as Marchesa, BodyAMR and Sass and,The boutique store, Ozel studio has launched a dedicated site to cater to their Indian clientele. Retailing the latest collection of fashionable jewellery, designer collections and accessories, the site is a great option for young fashionistas in Punjab. Works by internationally acclaimed designers such as Marchesa, BodyAMR and Sass and Bide, whose outfits have been sported by celebrities including Angelina Jolie, Katy Perry and Oprah Winfrey, will be on offer. Selections from accessory brands such as Butterfly twist and Majique will also be on offer.For futher details, log onto: ozel.co.inlast_img read more

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Kick new posters: Salman Khan, Jacqueline Fernandes look stylish

first_imgBollywood superstar Salman Khan is all excited set for his upcoming release Kick. And as the release date comes near Sallu bhai has released four new posters.The first poster which was released a month back had only a mask, but the latest ones have our dashing hero Salman posing all the way with poise. Slated to release this Eid, Kick also features Jacqueline Fernandes, Randeep Hooda and Nawazuddin Siddiqui.Producer-director Sajid Nadiadwala had told a tabloid, “He (Salman) is the devil incarnate. His character is grey and edgy, even the goatee he sports is a salt and pepper mix. You’ve never seen him play a character like this before.”Well, we are looking forward to Salman’s ‘grey and edgy’ avatar.last_img read more

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Game changer: Tim Tebow enters Mets camp ‘all in’ on baseball

first_imgNew York Mets’ Tim Tebow signs autographs at spring training baseball practice Saturday, Feb. 16, 2019, in Port St. Lucie, Fla. (AP Photo/Mike Fitzpatrick)PORT ST. LUCIE, Fla. — By now, Tim Tebow has shown he belongs in professional baseball. He’s fully committed to the game and much more comfortable on the field.Sometimes, though, he still sounds like a football player.ADVERTISEMENT “This will be like, sort of the biggest spring training for me,” the 31-year-old Tebow said. “This journey isn’t defined by just getting there. I think, shoot, I’ve already enjoyed it enough to say it’s worth it. The whole process. Would that be awesome? Of course it would. It would be such an amazing thing and it would be so enjoyable, but at the same time, regardless of what happens, I know that I’ll enjoy it every day and I think that’s the biggest thing for me.”In his second full season of minor league baseball, Tebow batted a respectable .273 with six home runs, 14 doubles and 36 RBIs in 84 games for Double-A Binghamton last year. The left fielder socked a three-run homer on the first pitch he saw, then hit .301 in June and .340 in 15 games during July. He even doubled in the Eastern League All-Star Game on July 11.Eight days later, however, he broke the hamate bone in his right hand while taking a swing. Season-ending surgery squashed any hope of a fast promotion to the majors.“He did a tremendous job last year,” Mets manager Mickey Callaway said. “You have to give him credit for the strides he made.”They were evident Saturday during batting practice in a group that included top prospect Peter Alonso, a brawny slugger and fellow Florida Gators product.ADVERTISEMENT 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 On his first day at spring training with the New York Mets, the former NFL quarterback was reflecting on last year, when he injured his ankle stepping on a sprinkler head at the beginning of camp.“I didn’t run or I didn’t play one snap of outfield,” Tebow said Saturday, eliciting big laughs while catching his own slip-up.FEATURED STORIESSPORTSPrivate companies step in to help SEA Games hostingSPORTSUrgent reply from Philippine ‍football chiefSPORTSPalace wants Cayetano’s PHISGOC Foundation probed over corruption chargesNevertheless, the 2007 Heisman Trophy winner is no fish out of shoulder pads anymore. He’s not on the 40-man major league roster, but he’s in big league camp for the second consecutive year and ticketed for Triple-A Syracuse in April.One step away. Oil plant explodes in Pampanga town Grace Poe files bill to protect govt teachers from malicious accusations Claudio Pizarro nets late to become Bundesliga’s oldest goal-scorer LATEST STORIES US judge bars Trump’s health insurance rule for immigrants Oil plant explodes in Pampanga town ‘We are too hospitable,’ says Sotto amid SEA Games woes MOST READ ‘We are too hospitable,’ says Sotto amid SEA Games woes And while some players bemoan the monotony of spring training, Tebow enjoys the workouts under the sun and inside the cage, always trying to improve.“I love the grind of it. I love the challenge,” he said. “Even like for football with training camp, I loved it. I think I was kind of weird that way, but I embraced it. I kind of think I’m the same way with baseball.”So even with revered ex-Florida coach Steve Spurrier pitching him a spot in the new Alliance of American Football, Tebow wasn’t interested.“It wasn’t very hard — and they’ve called a lot. And Coach Spurrier keeps calling — and I love Coach Spurrier,” Tebow said. “I’m all in on baseball. No way could I stop and not give this the chance after everything that I’ve worked for.”Sports Related Videospowered by AdSparcRead Next Don’t miss out on the latest news and information. SEA Games hosting troubles anger Duterte “Means he’s pretty awesome,” said a smiling Tebow, who won two national football championships in college.Tebow’s thick arms and muscular frame helped him launch several balls over the fence on a back field. He’s been working with personal hitting coach Jay Gibbons, an ex-major leaguer who traveled with Tebow throughout the offseason while he worked his other job as a college football television analyst.Tebow said he took batting practice on countless college ballfields all over the country.“It’s hard contact. I think I need to have a talk with him about his conditioning. He’s probably not strong enough,” Callaway cracked. “So yeah, it’s raw power, it’s real, and the bat moves through the zone pretty swiftly.”“This kid has confidence, because he works. And I definitely see a baseball player out of Tim Tebow. Not just because he’s in a uniform, but because he wants it so bad,” the manager added.At the souvenir stand between Tom Seaver Curve and Willie Mays Drive, No. 15 Tebow T-shirts were on sale for $32 along with those of several other players. Tebow’s shirt was gray, while the big leaguers were in blue.“We’re just going to get him out there as much as possible,” Callaway said. “We want to get him out there and see major league pitching. And I know he’s going to continue to improve because that’s who he is.”Regardless of whether he ever makes it to the majors, Tebow has come a long way in a short time on the diamond after spending 2010-12 in the NFL with the Denver Broncos and New York Jets. Remember, it was just a few years ago that he picked up baseball again for the first time since high school.A national celebrity also popular for his charity work and outspoken faith, Tebow was laughed at and criticized when he embarked on his new career. Last spring, limited to at-bats as the designated hitter because of an ankle he said was broken, Tebow went 1 for 18 (.056) in seven games with the Mets before returning to minor league camp. He said the pain caused bad mechanics.“It’s kind of hard to put into words how much more comfortable I feel, to be honest with you. Just in the little things. Shoot, in knowing what I’m going to grab to bring out there with me for practice, you know?” Tebow said. “Just playing catch, going through the motions, balls off the bat, off the wall, all of those things.” Private companies step in to help SEA Games hosting View commentslast_img read more

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NU posts first win, beats UE in 3 sets behind Ivy Lacsina’s 18

first_imgMOST READ NU Lady Bulldogs celebrate a point against the UE Lady Warriors. Photo by Tristan Tamayo/INQUIRER.netFacing early adversity, National University rose to the occasion after beating University of the East, 25-19, 25-23, 25-19, for its first win in the UAAP Season 81 women’s volleyball tournament Saturday at Filoil Flying V Centre in San Juan.Ivy Lacsina fired a game-high 18 points to lead the way for the Lady Bulldogs, who played their first game minus their lone setter Joyme Cagande due to a left knee injury.ADVERTISEMENT PDEA chief backs Robredo in revealing ‘discoveries’ on drug war Roselyn Doria added 12 points for NU, which got 26 points off UE’s errors.Judith Abil was the only Lady Warrior to hit double-digit points with 10.Sports Related Videospowered by AdSparcRead Next Don’t miss out on the latest news and information. LATEST STORIES US judge bars Trump’s health insurance rule for immigrants Grace Poe files bill to protect govt teachers from malicious accusations FIFA bans Chelsea from signing players through next season Oil plant explodes in Pampanga town 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 Urgent reply from Philippine ‍football chief SEA Games hosting troubles anger Duterte “We’re happy but I can’t really express how happy we are because everyone knows the team’s struggles,” said Norman Miguel, who is in his first year as NU’s head coach.Without Cagande, who could miss the rest of the season after being feared to have sustained an ACL injury in NU’s loss to FEU last week, the Lady Bulldogs found an able replacement in Joni Chavez, who had been converted from libero to setter.FEATURED STORIESSPORTSPrivate companies step in to help SEA Games hostingSPORTSUrgent reply from Philippine ‍football chiefSPORTSPalace wants Cayetano’s PHISGOC Foundation probed over corruption chargesChavez did not disappoint with 14 excellent sets in her first stint as a setter.“It’s tough at first but I’m just taking it as a challenge,” Chavez said in Filipino. ‘We are too hospitable,’ says Sotto amid SEA Games woes Private companies step in to help SEA Games hosting View commentslast_img read more

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Lakers ready to offer Tyronn Lue coaching job—reports

first_imgView comments LATEST STORIES Hontiveros presses for security audit of national power grid According to the Times, former Lakers coach Phil Jackson and Magic Johnson — who stepped down as Lakers’ president of basketball operations last month — have told team co-owner Jeanie Buss that they support hiring Lue.Lue, who coached Lakers superstar LeBron James in Cleveland and once played for Jackson, has been on the Lakers’ radar for some time.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, logisticsBoth he and Philadelphia 76ers assistant coach Monty Williams have been interviewed by the club, but Williams was hired on Friday as the new head coach of the Phoenix Suns.That appeared to increase the likelihood that Lue would be offered the Lakers’ coaching job — a position he’d been linked with ever since the Cleveland Cavaliers fired him after an 0-6 start to the season. FILE – Head coach Tyronn Lue (L) of the Cleveland Cavaliers talks with LeBron James of the Los Angeles Lakers after a quarterfinal game of the 2018 NBA Summer League between the Lakers and the Detroit Pistons at the Thomas & Mack Center on July 15, 2018 in Las Vegas, Nevada. Ethan Miller/Getty Images/AFPThe Los Angeles Lakers are homing in on Tyronn Lue in their search for a new head coach, the Los Angeles Times and other media outlets reported Friday.The Lakers have been without a head coach since April 12, when they parted ways with Luke Walton.ADVERTISEMENT Lue’s stint coaching James in Cleveland produced one title in 2016 and two more trips to the NBA Finals.Sports Related Videospowered by AdSparcRead Next 76ers’ Ben Simmons penalized for elbowing Kyle Lowry in groin DA eyes importing ‘galunggong’ anew Don’t miss out on the latest news and information. 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 SEA Games hosting troubles anger Duterte Private companies step in to help SEA Games hosting Panelo: Duterte ‘angry’ with SEA Games hosting hassles Cayetano: Senate, Drilon to be blamed for SEA Games mess Philippine Arena Interchange inaugurated Ethel Booba twits Mocha over 2 toilets in one cubicle at SEA Games venuelast_img read more

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After solid debut, Prince Ibeh determined to give more for NorthPort

first_imgRondina, Pons turn back Japanese foe to kick start FIVB Boracay Open bid Sports venues to be ready in time for SEA Games PLAY LIST 00:59Sports venues to be ready in time for SEA Games01:27Filipino athletes get grand send-off ahead of SEA Games01:38‘Bato’ to be ‘most effective’ CHR head? It’s for public to decide – Gascon02:42PH 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 Ethel Booba twits Mocha over 2 toilets in one cubicle at SEA Games venue Sports Related Videospowered by AdSparcRead Next DA eyes importing ‘galunggong’ anew Private companies step in to help SEA Games hosting Don’t miss out on the latest news and information. View comments Catholic schools seek legislated pay hike, too Two-day strike in Bicol fails to cripple transportcenter_img LATEST STORIES MOST READ Cayetano: Senate, Drilon to be blamed for SEA Games mess ‘Rebel attack’ no cause for concern-PNP, AFP Duterte wants probe of SEA Games mess Ibeh wasn’t that explosive in the offensive end but was a stable defensive presence for the Batang Pier with 19 points, 13 rebounds, three steals, and two blocks as they won their first game of the conference, 103-81, against Alaska.The 24-year-old center said he expects more from himself, echoing what his head coach Pido Jarencio said.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, logistics“I want to see more from myself, my expectations are higher than the performance I had today,” said Ibeh Wednesday at Ynares Center in Antipolo.Jarencio said Ibeh, who stands at 6-foot-10, was already an intimidating presence underneath and he believes his young reinforcement can still improve as the conference goes. “He’s intimidating inside with his long arms and he’s getting those rebounds,” said Jarencio in Filipino. “When you give him a drop pass he can finish and I think he’ll still improve.”“I can see what he can do for the team and that’s what’s important. His rebounding is the number one thing for us, second is his presence and that is the intimidation factor. Last is he can finish underneath no matter how he gets the ball,” added Jarencio.Ibeh said his main goal during the game against the Aces was give it everything on defense while also being careful with his fouls.“I was just really trying to focus on maintaining a high-level effort and staying solid defensively and I was kind of watching my fouls,” said Ibeh who got called with just two fouls in 40 minutes of play.“When I’m on the floor it’s going to be a different story in terms of opposing teams getting easy baskets,” added Ibeh. “Whatever they run I know I have the ability to take them out of that especially if their import is their focal point. That’s something I pride myself in.”ADVERTISEMENT MANILA, Philippines—NorthPort big man Prince Ibeh is eager to prove that he can still be better for the Batang Pier in the PBA Commissioner’s Cup.ADVERTISEMENTlast_img read more

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Vertebra, thoracic (mid back)

first_imgThese are twelve vertebra of the mid back. The last vertebra (on the left side of the picture) attaches to the lumbar (lower) spine, and the top vertebra (on the right) attaches to the cervical (neck) section of the back. The vertebra are broader and stronger than the cervical bones. This allows them to absorb the added pressure applied to the mid back, but they remain a common sight of injury. The vertebra are numbered from one to twelve and labeled T1, T2, T3 etc. from the upper most bones to the lowest.Review Date:4/16/2013Reviewed By:C. Benjamin Ma, MD, Assistant Professor, Chief, Sports Medicine and Shoulder Service, UCSF Department of Orthopaedic Surgery. Also reviewed by A.D.A.M. Health Solutions, Ebix, Inc., Editorial Team: David Zieve, MD, MHA, Bethanne Black, Stephanie Slon, and Nissi Wang.last_img read more

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Ousmane Dembele Adds to Barcelona’s Injury Woes With Hamstring Trouble

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. barcelonafootballlionel messiluis suarez First Published: August 20, 2019, 1:46 PM IST Barcelona: Ousmane Dembele, Barcelona’s French international striker, will miss five weeks after suffering a hamstring injury, the club said on Monday.The club said in a statement that tests showed a “fibrillary lesion in the left thigh femoral biceps.” If Dembele is out for that long, he could miss five matches in La Liga as well as France’s Euro 2020 qualifiers against Albania on September 7 and Andorra on September 20. He suffered a similar problem in May at the end of an injury-ravaged first season in Barcelona. He is the latest casualty in a depleted Barcelona strike force. Lionel Messi missed the Liga opener in Bilbao on Friday, which Barcelona lost 1-0, with a calf problem. Uruguayan star Luis Suarez limped off after 37 minutes in Bilbao, also with a calf problem, and is expected to be absent for a month.Barcelona have loaned attacking midfielder Philippe Coutinho to Bayern Munich but are reportedly in negotiations to buy Neymar back from Paris Saint-Germain. last_img read more

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Murray outclasses Berdych to reach Wimbledon final

first_imgtennis July 08, 2016 × SHARE SHARE EMAIL RELATED Published on COMMENTS SHARE Britain’s Andy Murray tormented Tomas Berdych to claim a 6-3 6-3 6-3 victory and reach his third Wimbledon final on Friday, setting up a weekend showdown with Canadian Milos Raonic.The second seed was totally dominant in the early-evening sunshine on Centre Court, ruthlessly dispatching the burly Czech who never threatened to stop the Murray bandwagon.The Scot’s only brief wobble came early on when he dropped serve in the third game, having broken in the game before.Some poor errors from Berdych gifted Murray another break, though, and the 29-year-old pocketed the first set.A flat atmosphere, a contrast to the nerve-jangling one earlier when sixth seed Raonic beat seven-times champion Roger Federer in five sets, livened up when Murray flirted with danger at 2-3 in the second set, brilliantly saving two break points.From then on it was a one-sided procession as Murray broke 10th seed Berdych twice in a row to move two sets clear and again early in the third as he closed in on his 11th grand slam final, one more than Fred Perry. COMMENT Britain Tennis – Wimbledon – All England Lawn Tennis & Croquet Club, Wimbledon, England – 8/7/16 Great Britain’s Andy Murray celebrates winning his match against Czech Republic’s Tomas Berdych REUTERS/Andrew Couldridge   –  REUTERS null WIMBLEDON 2016Murray ready to dodge Raonic bullets in final showdown Murray outclasses Berdych to reach Wimbledon final Britain Tennis – Wimbledon – All England Lawn Tennis & Croquet Club, Wimbledon, England – 8/7/16 Great Britain’s Andy Murray celebrates winning his match against Czech Republic’s Tomas Berdych REUTERS/Andrew Couldridge   –  REUTERSlast_img read more

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ISL 2019-20: Sergio Castel Winner Helps 10-man Jamshedpur FC Down Odisha FC

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. indian super leagueIndian Super League 2019-20islISL 2019-20 First Published: October 22, 2019, 10:04 PM IST Jamshedpur: A 10-man Jamshedpur FC overcame the odds and put up a spirited fight to defeat Odisha FC 2-1 in their Indian Super League 2019-20 clash at the JRD Tata Sports Complex here on Tuesday.Farukh Choudhary broke the deadlock in the 17th minute fortuitously, but the lead was put in danger by a red card that Bikash Jairu picked up with 10 minutes to go for the half-time whistle. Aridane Santana stuck soon after to restore parity for Odisha FC but a fighting second-half culminated in Sergio Castel finding a winner in the 85th minute for the hosts. The teams looked to get on the scoresheet early and it were Odisha FC that threatened first. Xisco Hernandez fed Jerry Mawhmingthanga down the right flank and the winger’s floating cross was headed just wide by Aridane Santana.Odisha continued to push and went close again four minutes later. Xisco split the Jamshedpur defence to send Jerry free down the right flank but the former Jamshedpur winger’s curling effort ricocheted off the post.Fortune, however, favoured Jamshedpur as they eased into a one-goal lead in the 17th minute. Noe Acosta found Farukh Choudhary in space on the right flank and the Indian forward’s drilled effort into the box took a deflection off defender Rana Gharami and bulged the net.Jamshedpur bossed the midfield after scoring the opening goal but Odisha’s efforts to get back into the game were helped by a straight red card for Bikash Jairu. With Jerry getting in behind the defence and having just the goalkeeper to beat in the 35th minute, Jairu slid in and brought the 22-year-old down.The visitors made the most of the one-man advantage and equalised five minutes later. Jerry was influential again as he sent a low cross into the centre from the right for Santana who produced a stunning first-time strike to silence the home crowd.Odisha had more of the ball after the break, utilising the space that was opened up due to the sending off. However, there were chances created at both ends of the field.Santana set Nandhakumar Sekar up perfectly inside the box after a neat one-two but Joyner Lourenco’s timely intervention denied the visitors a shot on target. Jamshedpur then found themselves in a two-on-one attacking scenario but Farukh’s cross, intended for Castel in the centre, was cut off by Shubham Sarangi just in time.The game was stretched and the teams found space on counter-attacks. Farukh missed a glorious chance to score in one such speedy push forward as Piti lobbed the ball into space for Sergio Castel to chase. The striker squared it to the Indian forward who wrongly chose to return the favour and lost the ball.A 10-man Jamshedpur were finally rewarded for their resilience in the 85th minute. Piti found Castel in space once again on the counter and the striker dinked the ball over onrushing goalkeeper Francisco Dorronsoro to net what turned out to be the crucial match-winner. last_img read more

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Boxing: Eddie Hunt continues to hunt for bigger names for DAZN

first_imgAdvertisementEddie Hearn has been a busy man as of late, trying to get his Matchroom Boxing USA off the ground and of course, there’s the billion dollar deal with DAZN. With DAZN set to make its American debut in the near future, Hearn has been scrambling trying to get fighters to either sign with him or fight on DAZN.Earlier in the week, he mentioned that he has signed light heavyweight titlist Dmitry Bivol. However, Bivol’s manager has refuted those reports, today Hearn has stated after Bivol fights on August 4th they will revisit the situation. This perhaps sounds like a case of Bivol fighting exclusively fighting on DAZN, instead of signing with Matchroom.He has courted Mikey Garcia, meeting with the WBC lightweight champion on several occasions. Talks that Garcia has described as very productive, as things begin to look very optimistic between Garcia and Hearn. Today Hearn stated that after Garcia meets Robert Easter Jr in a unification bout, the hope is to have him on DAZN in November. It could be huge for Hearn if he is able to land a name like Garcia and judging from the way he is talking it sounds like that’s the case.He has also been in talks with Mayweather Promotions in hopes that they can work together. The plan there is he wants to co-promote Gervonta “Tank” Davis and have the young champion fight exclusively on DAZN. Hearn has been very vocal about wanting to sign the Charlo brothers as well. Both fighters have stated that they are willing to listen.Today, Hearn has revealed that he is in talks with unified junior middleweight titlist Jarrett Hurd. Now, that would be an unexpected splash as Hurd has made a name for himself stopping a tough opponent in Austin Trout and earning a decision over Erislandy Lara.Hearn has also stated that DAZN will have a major announcement tomorrow. Now, it’s not for sure as of yet but it looks like they will be having the rights to show the WBSS Tournament in America. DAZN, for a new streaming service that hasn’t even launched in America, is making a lot of noise.Advertisementlast_img read more

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Indian Football: Sikkim’s own Rashmi Thapa Chetri to become FIFA referee

first_imgThe page wrote: ” Congratulations to Rashmi Thapa Chetri first Indian girl to become FIFA Referee. She will conduct 2022 Qatar FIFA word cup football. Proud moment for India and Indian football.❤️❤️❤️❤️❤️❤️❤️❤️❤️. ~ng7″Read also: Indian Football: Former Tamil Nadu skipper passes away AdvertisementA proud day for Indian football as Reshmi Thapa Chetri becomes the first Indian woman to be a FIFA referee.She already became the National Level Referee of the country a week ago and has undergone training conducted by FIFA.Social media platforms including a Facebook page named ‘From The Stands’ shared the news: Advertisementlast_img read more

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first_imgRahul said he had asked the government a few days ago inRahul said he had asked the government a few days ago in Parliament about the tax amnesty scheme “through which thieves and blackmarketeers can convert their black money into white”.”I had asked why they brought this scheme and whom you want to benefit. Your scheme says that even the source of income is not necessary. If you have earned money from drugs, crime or terrorism, this Fair and Lovely scheme will help convert your black money into white. “I had asked about your (PMs) style of functioning that you do not inform people and I gave example of Nagaland accord and how he destroyed our entire work through his one action in Pakistan.”The PM made an hour-long speech in both Lok Sabha and Rajya Sabha. He did not reply even to one question of ours. Neither here nor here. He did bot answer us on Fair and Lovely scheme,” he said.Rahul said Congress had asked Jaitley to tell how Mallya escaped from India and if a lookout notice was issued against him, then what was he doing in Rajya Sabha.Congress in both Lok Sabha and Rajya Sabha accused BJP government of “criminal conspiracy” in allowing businessman Mallya, facing probe in several loan default cases, to fly out of the country.Ghulam Nabi Azad said in Rajya Sabha that everyone knew Mallya “could flee any day” and investigating agencies should have confiscated his passport and taken steps to restrict his movement.advertisementFinance Minister Arun Jaitley, however, sought to corner the main opposition party, saying the loans were given to him during UPA rule. PTI SKC ARU RTlast_img read more

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first_imgMarsh further said responsibility of being an all-rounder Marsh further said responsibility of being an all-rounder playing all three formats is very challenging as he has played all in the last 18 months for the Aussies. “The most challenging part is to keep yourself on the park. And Ive been able to do that which is great. In the process, I have learnt a lot about my body, how it works, what doesnt. And most important is that Ive learnt the game a bit and gained a lot of confidence from playing a lot of cricket over the last few months. And hopefully thatll continue.” Marsh further said their IPL experience would come in handy in a tournament happening in India. “Certainly we feel very lucky that we get to spend a lot of time in India now through the IPL, and through playing a lot against India. Biggest thing for us is that every single one of our players has played here now and at some stage has had success as individuals. “People talk about us not being good in Indian conditions but we certainly have had a lot of individual success. Certainly come here with a lot of confidence but we know it is going to be hard work.” They might have had a 2-1 series win over South Africa in the buildup to the World Twenty20 but Marsh said its past now as they train their eyes on their first match against New Zealand in Dharamshala on March 18. “It was nice to play and win that series but really, it counts for nothing now. Weve moved on. Its now all about first game V NZ and preparation starts tomorrow V West Indies.” PTI TAP PM PMadvertisementlast_img read more

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Zee Group follows Star in rebranding Ten Sports channels

first_imgMumbai, Mar 29 (PTI) Taking a leaf out of Star Indias branding book, Zee Groups Ten Sports Network has embarked on a similar rebranding exercise by rechristening existing bouquet of channels as Ten1, Ten2, Ten3 and Ten 1HD.The network will be doing away with sport-specific channels and will rebrand them in numeric series — Ten Sports as Ten1, Ten Action as Ten2, Ten Cricket as Ten3 and Ten HD as Ten1 HD, the company said in a statement.The golf-specific channel Ten Golf HD, however, will continue to have the present name.The network will also be spreading content equally amongst all the channels post-rebranding.It can be recalled that a few years back, the 21st Century Fox-owned Star had rebranded its sports network to bring it under one identity and had named its channels as Star Sports1, 2, 3, and 4 and Star Sports HD1 and HD2.”In August 2015, we embarked on a new journey with the launch of a consolidated network rebranding – the Ten Sports Network, as well as the launch of Ten Golf HD.”Our rebranding effort signals the start of a new era, a contemporary and energised approach to how the network views its sport sphere, with maximum excitement and engagement for its viewers,” Ten Sports Network global chief executive Rajesh Sethi said in a statement.With long-term broadcasting rights to the WWE, Ten 1 will focus on WWE weekly shows and specials, while Ten 2 will focus on UEFA Champions League, Europa League, Super Cup and other football content. It will also telecast the US Open, Moto GP and Tour de France.advertisementTen 3s primary focus will be cricket from South Africa, Pakistan, Sri Lanka, the West Indies and Zimbabwe, as the network has long-term broadcast rights with these five cricket boards.Ten1 HD will broadcast the best of content from across the Ten Sports SD channels while Ten Golf HD will showcase premium golf content, including the European tour, Asian Tour, Rider Cup and US PGA Championship. (MORE) PTI DS BEN GK ABK SDMlast_img read more

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first_imgBates said even though her team is confident of putting Bates said even though her team is confident of putting up a good show, she would not like to talk about the final now. “We have made it to the semi-final round, we have got to play as good cricket as we have played in the tournament. I am definitely confident, but we have still got semi-final against the West Indies before we (can) talk about the final,” she said. Stating that her team would like to draw inspiration from New Zealand mens team, which reached the final of the 2015 ODI World Cup, where they lost to Australia. “The guys go out there and express. And we are doing that in this tournament,” she said. PTI NRB CMlast_img read more

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IPL 2016: Good to see Ajinkya Rahane finish off the game, says MS Dhoni

first_imgMS Dhoni was pleased as punch with his Rising Pune Supergiants’ effort in their debut game as they crushed the defending champions Mumbai Indians by nine wickets at Wankhede stadium in Mumbai on Saturday night. (Match Highlights | Report)Dhoni had a special praise for his trusted opener Ajinkya Rahane, who hit 66 not out off 42 balls, to help Pune get off to a bright start in the ninth edition of the Indian Premier League.”The start was important. I’ve always felt that Rahane is brilliant when the ball comes on. He’s someone who plays traditional shots. Good to see him finish it off,” Dhoni said in the post-match presentation ceremony. (Also read: Dhoni prefers the new Ashwin over his old warhorse)The special praise from the captain comes after Rahane’s slow knock in the the World T20 semi-final against the West Indies was criticised following India’s ouster from the tournament.While praising his team’s bowlers, Dhoni also said he “couldn’t have asked for a better start” to the tournament.”Credit to the bowlers. Yes, the pitch had a bit in it for the fast bowlers but they stuck to their lines. Once they were a few wickets down, they had to change their tactics which played to our advantage,” Dhoni said.Man of the Match Rahane said he felt the importance of the knock.”I felt that it was important to time the ball. It was stopping a bit so it was important for me to take some time early on and finish the job. The pitch was two paced, not what we usually get at the Wankhede.advertisement”In the first six overs, the ball was moving a lot. They are all world-class players. All match-winners and we try to learn things from them,” Rahane said.Rohit slams batsmenLosing skipper Rohit Sharma was not a happy man after his team’s poor showing in the opening encounter of the new season.”Pitch looked okay. We didn’t bat well to be honest. 121 is never going to be enough against a batting lineup like Pune. Lot to learn from this game. Never thought the ball would do that much having played a lot of cricket here. They swung it a lot and our shot selection wasn’t great,” Rohit said.Rohit, however, said he will take positives from this game as they face Kolkata Knight Riders next at Eden Gardens.”Hopefully we’ll go back and come with a positive frame of mind. We go to Kolkata from here where we have good memories – we have won 2 titles there. It’s just the start of the tournament, no need to panic,” Rohit added.last_img read more

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Lewis Hamilton tops final practice of Russian Grand Prix

first_imgFormula One world champion Lewis Hamilton prepared for Russian Grand Prix qualifying with the fastest lap yet of the Sochi circuit in Saturday’s final practice.The Mercedes driver lapped in a best time of one minute 36.406 seconds, well inside the 2015 pole position time of 1:37.113 set by team mate Nico Rosberg, after also ending Friday fastest on the timesheets.Hamilton is chasing a Russian Grand Prix hat-trick, having won the two previous races held at the former Winter Olympic venue, and needs a third on Sunday to rein in Rosberg’s advantage.Rosberg, who was second fastest in the session and 0.068 slower than Hamilton, has won all three races this season in addition to last three of 2015, and leads the Briton by 36 points in the standings.The Ferraris of Sebastian Vettel, who will have a five-place grid penalty due to an unscheduled gearbox change, and Kimi Raikkonen were third and fourth.They were followed by the Williams pair of Felipe Massa and Valtteri Bottas with Dutch teenager Max Verstappen seventh for Toro Rosso and Jenson Button eighth for McLaren.Russia’s only current F1 racer Daniil Kvyat was 13th fastest for Red Bull.last_img read more

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