Yank Rally Beats White Sox, 4-3

first_imgTweetPinShare0 Shares CHICAGO — John Danks patted Zach Putnam on his right shoulder as he walked by his locker. There was nothing more to say.Danks had his best start of the season for the Chicago White Sox, but the New York Yankees got to Ronald Belisario for three runs in the ninth and won 4-3 on Jacoby Ellsbury’s two-out homer off Putnam in the 10th inning on May 24.“That’s part of it; it’s baseball,” Danks said. “There’s really nothing we can do about it. I truly hope Belisario’s in to save my next game.”Ellsbury drove a 1-0 pitch from Putnam (2-1) over the wall in right for his second homer. Putnam had allowed just one run in 16 innings over his previous 11 appearances.Dellin Betances (3-0) pitched a perfect inning for the win and David Robertson finished for his 10th save in 11 chances, bouncing back nicely after yielding Adam Dunn’s game-ending homer in Chicago’s 6-5 victory on May 23.Adam Eaton singled and stole second with two down, but Robertson struck out Gordon Beckham to end the game. Eaton and Beckham, the top of Chicago’s lineup, had three hits apiece.“Last night was a tough one. The team battled really hard, we got the lead and I wasn’t able to nail it down,” Robertson said. “They did the same thing today and I was not going to let them down today.”Danks pitched eight shutout innings. The left-hander, who was 1-4 with an 8.23 ERA in his previous five starts, allowed three hits, struck out four and walked none.“I thought he was jumping ahead,” White Sox Manager Robin Ventura said. “He had a great changeup working. Curveball, he was able to locate. I think when he’s able to do that, he becomes tough.”Belisario then came in to pitch the ninth in his fourth save opportunity of the season. The right-hander took over as closer after Matt Lindstrom injured his left ankle on May 19 at Kansas City.Ellsbury reached on a one-out single, but Belisario was in position for his third save when he struck out Mark Teixeira for the second out. Then it all fell apart in a hurry for the closer, who has allowed at least one run in each of his last three outings.“That’s the game,” Belisario said. “I’m making good pitches. They hit it. I don’t even know where. No luck today.”Ellsbury took second on fielder’s indifference and scored on Alfonso Soriano’s ground-rule double. Yangervis Solarte singled home Soriano and moved to second when Belisario walked Ichiro Suzuki.Pinch-hitter Brian McCann then completed the comeback with a bloop single into center field, driving in Solarte with the tying run. Brendan Ryan grounded out to end the inning, and the crowd of 33,413 booed as Belisario made his way to the dugout.“Obviously huge at-bats to get us going,” Yankees Manager Joe Girardi said. “We hadn’t done much up to that point.”Teixeira’s ground-rule double in the fourth was New York’s only hit before John Ryan Murphy and Ryan had consecutive two-out singles in the eighth. But Danks got Brett Gardner to fly out to right to end the inning.Vidal Nuno pitched seven-plus innings for New York in the longest start of the season for the converted reliever. He allowed nine hits, struck out five and walked one.The White Sox did all their damage against Nuno in the first. Eaton and Beckham started the inning with consecutive singles, and Dayan Viciedo then made it 1-0 with a double into the gap in left-center. Dunn drove in Beckham with a sacrifice fly and Viciedo came home on Alexei Ramirez’s groundout.(JAY COHEN, AP Sports Writer)last_img read more

NFL Says Rice Probe Transparent

first_imgNEW YORK — The two NFL owners overseeing the investigation into how the league pursued and handled evidence in the Ray Rice domestic violence case pledged to make the findings of the probe public, and said their goal was “to get the truth.”New York Giants co-owner John Mara and Pittsburgh Steelers owner Art Rooney, both close confidants of NFL Commissioner Roger Goodell, said they would not be conducting or directing the investigation. They said it would have no timeline, and that former FBI director Robert Mueller was set to begin work immediately.They said the inquiry’s focus will be on what efforts were made to obtain video evidence of the three-time Pro Bowl running back striking his fiancee; if the video arrived at the league office; and what happened to it after it was delivered.“Our sole motive here is to get the truth and then share Mr. Mueller’s findings with the public,” Rooney and Mara said in a joint statement.The probe — which the league has called independent — was announced on Wednesday hours after The Associated Press reported that a law enforcement official, who spoke on condition of anonymity, sent a video to an NFL executive in April of Rice striking Janay Palmer at an Atlantic City casino.Goodell has claimed repeatedly the NFL didn’t see a full account of the fight until Monday, when TMZ posted it. Rice was released by the Baltimore Ravens after the video went viral. The team had previously stood by him.The law enforcement official said he wasn’t authorized to release the video, but wanted the NFL to have it as it decided on the Rice case. He played a 12-second voicemail confirming receipt of the video. A female voice expresses thanks and says: “You’re right. It’s terrible.”As Mueller begins to examine the case, he will likely start with Goodell’s top administrators, who help him run America’s most popular and profitable league. Baltimore Ravens owner Steve Bisciotti could also be under the lens.Anyone at NFL headquarters could have known months ago that the video of Rice punching his then-fiancee in a hotel elevator had been sent to the league. To figure it out, Mueller will have access to anyone he wants to talk to, as well as internal NFL documents.Those on the roster of Goodell’s inner circle — and those likely to be on Mueller’s radar — are NFL General Counsel Jeff Pash; Director of Football Operations Troy Vincent; Security Chief Jeffrey Miller; Executive Vice president of Human Resources Robert Gulliver; and Senior Vice President of Labor Policy and Government Affairs Adolpho Birch.Mueller, who led the FBI for 12 years, is a partner at WilmerHale, a Washington, D.C.-based law firm with deep ties to the NFL and sports world. Familiar with the NFL, the firm has sent several members on to jobs with teams.Partner David Donovan spent 20 years at the law firm before joining the Washington Redskins, where he was general counsel and chief operating officer.From 1997 to 2004, current Cleveland Browns President Alec Scheiner was at WilmerHale, where he advised on various sports transactions, worked for current Baltimore Ravens President Dick Cass and did work for the Dallas Cowboys.The league has turned a critical lens on itself before. In two high-profile investigations under Goodell’s administration, the league found the New England Patriots guilty of spying on the New York Jets’ defensive signals, and the New Orleans Saints were found to have run a three-year bounty system for hits by defensive players.Both of those probes were conducted by the NFL, although several player suspensions in the Saints case eventually were overturned by an independent appeals officer — Paul Tagliabue, Goodell’s predecessor.The National Organization for Women said Goodell should resign and an independent committee should be appointed to suggest lasting reforms, calling the Mueller investigation “just window dressing.”___By Barry Wilner, AP Pro Football Writer. AP Sports Writer Ronald Blum contributed to this story from New York. Associated Press Writer Pete Yost contributed from Washington.TweetPinShare0 Shareslast_img read more

Eight Sports Bid for 2020 Olympics

first_imgTOKYO — Baseball called on Japanese home run king Sadaharu Oh, and karate used a live demonstration as eight sports made their case to be included in the 2020 Tokyo Olympics.Baseball and softball are making a combined bid. The other sports are squash, surfing, bowling, roller sports, sport climbing, and wushu.Under the Olympic Agenda 2020 reforms, the IOC agreed to abolish the 28-sport limit to the Summer Games, and instead use an events-based system that would allow new competitions to come in without increasing the current size of about 10,500 athletes and 310 medal events.Host cities are allowed to propose the inclusion of one or more additional events for their games. After the presentations are finished on Aug. 8. Tokyo organizers will make their recommendations to the International Olympic Committee by Sept. 30.The IOC’s final decision will be in August 2016, just ahead of the Olympics in Rio de Janeiro.Men’s baseball and women’s softball, sports that were dropped after the 2008 Beijing Games, are considered favorites because of their popularity in Japan.“The Japanese people want to see baseball and softball,” Oh said. “We already have the facilities.”Major League Baseball has said it will not suspend its schedule, which clashes with the Olympics, to allow players to participate in Tokyo, but Nippon Professional Baseball pledged its full support.“We will send the best of the best,” NPB commissioner Katsuhiko Kumazaki said,Karate, also considered a strong candidate, drew on its Japanese origins to appeal to organizers and took the unique step of providing a live demonstration with three athletes who are all aspiring to represent Japan at the Tokyo Games.“More than 100 million people worldwide practice karate,” said Toshihisa Nagura, General Secretary of the World Karate Federation.Other sports such as bowling and roller sports boasted of their appeal to youth.(JIM ARMSTRONG, AP Sports Writer)TweetPinShare0 Shareslast_img read more

Pacers Put Down Knicks, 102-90

first_imgINDIANAPOLIS — The Indiana Pacers are looking forward to being back in the playoffs.Paul George and George Hill each scored 19 points and the Pacers defeated the New York Knicks 102-90 on April 12, clinching the seventh seed in the Eastern Conference.Last season, Indiana missed the playoffs for the first time in four years, just one year removed from being the No. 1 seed in the Eastern Conference.On April 12, the Pacers’ 12-point win capped a 48-hour span in which Indiana knew its postseason fate.Indiana (44-37) clinched a playoff spot April 10. And with Detroit’s loss to the Heat and the Pacers’ win on April 12, Indiana wrapped up the seventh seed in the Eastern Conference and will face Toronto in the first round of the playoffs.After trailing New York at the end of the first and second quarters, Indiana outscored the Knicks 26-16 in the third.Trailing 64-62, the Pacers finished the final seven minutes of the third quarter with a 17-6 run that gave Indiana a 79-70 lead heading into the final 12 minutes.The Pacers led by as many as 14 points and never let the Knicks back in the game.Derrick Williams scored 21 points and Jerian Grant added 18 points for the Knicks (32-50).“They started out the game hot. We did a great job in the second half, closing out the game,” George said. “We got some stops and got easy opportunities, a lot of transition plays. That’s really where the game opened up for us.”The Pacers outscored New York 46-26 in the paint. Indiana also outscored New York 18-4 on the fast break.The Knicks also turned the ball over 16 times leading to 17 points for Indiana.Both teams had eight offensive rebounds, but it was the Pacers that made the most of the extra effort, outscoring the Knicks 15-8 in second-chance points.Since it was the regular-season home finale, Pacers players remained on the floor for more than 20 minutes giving away shoes and signing autographs.“It’s the best feeling. Just putting it in perspective from last year, last year we had a different feeling on this night because we had one more game ahead of us to (try to) get in the playoffs,” George said.For the Knicks, the loss ended their season. New York finished 10-28 over the final three months of the season.After coach Derek Fisher was fired, Kurt Rambis took over as interim coach. And despite the uncertainty regarding the Knicks’ head coaching position, Rambis is trying to maintain a positive outlook about his situation.“Whatever is going to happen is going to happen. I want to be the coach here. But that is a decision that is out of my hands,” Rambis said. “I think we can continue to get better and improve. I thanked (the players) for the season. Everybody has to improve. We have to figure out how to get better so we can get in the playoffs.”(COREY ELLIOT) TweetPinShare0 Shareslast_img read more

Bruins Shut Out Capitals to end 14-Game Skid vs. Washington

first_imgBy Stephen Whyno, AP Hockey WriterWASHINGTON (AP) — Boston Bruins players could feel themselves making progress in recent games against the Washington Capitals even as the losses piled up.All it took was finishing one play, a commitment to team defense and a handful of timely saves by Tuukka Rask for the Bruins to end their 14-game skid against the defending Stanley Cup champions with a 1-0 victory Sunday. Boston beat Washington for the first time since March 29, 2014, and its 14 consecutive victories against Arizona are now the longest active winning streak against one opponent in the NHL.“We’ve had some tight games,” said Rask, who made 24 saves for just his second career victory in 19 appearances against Washington. “It’s one of those things that just happens in sports where you get into these streaks of either winning or losing and at some point they’re going to snap.”Thanks to David Krejci’s goal, the Bruins snapped their three-game skid and handed the Capitals their eighth loss in nine games.Outscored 45-21 during their 14-game run of futility, the Bruins dominated the Capitals in almost all facets of the game and would have blown them out if not for the play of goaltender Braden Holtby, who made 37 saves. Holtby was helpless to stop Krejci’s shot on a one-timer after a tic-tac-toe puck movement and a cross-ice pass from Torey Krug midway through the second.Rask earned “TUUK!” chants rom Bruins fans in attendance, no louder than when he flashed the glove to snare a shot from Travis Boyd in the slot in the third period. The Finnish goalie picked up his 253rd career victory to take over first place on the Bruins’ all-time list.“He was in control all night,” coach Bruce Cassidy said. “We were pretty clean in front of him there till the end, and when we weren’t, he was there for us. Happy for him, I think the guys in the room are as well and hopefully he keeps building on it.”Boston defenseman Brandon Carlo didn’t believe there was necessarily a theme or specific problem that led to such a lopsided stretch against Washington and thought his team was getting closer to breaking through. Afterward, captain Zdeno Chara said the Bruins “finally” got the win against Washington.In many ways, the Capitals had themselves to blame.Fed up by mental mistakes, Capitals coach Todd Reirden used ice time as a weapon to punish players. He benched Evgeny Kuznetsov and Dmitrij Jaskin for much of the first period after each took a penalty and Andre Burakovsky for the first few minutes of the second for a defensive-zone turnover that almost led to a goal.Washington leads the league with 191 minor penalties.“I think as you get past the All-Star break and you start making a push toward the playoffs, that’s an area we have to get better in, as we’ve taken far too many minor penalties with our sticks,” Reirden said. “We have to be more disciplined if we’re going to have success moving forward from here, and I thought the last 30 games is a good time to implement that.”Alex Ovechkin returned to the lineup after being forced to sit out Friday against Calgary for skipping All-Star Weekend. Ovechkin powered around Chara for a scoring chance in the first period but couldn’t crack Rask. He will need to wait at least one more game to pass Sergei Fedorov for the most points by a Russian player.“I’m so happy he didn’t get it on me,” Rask said. “I didn’t know that. That would’ve been in my head if I knew that. That’s good. I’m not facing them again, so that’s good.”NOTES: Capitals C Lars Eller was out with a lower-body injury that caused him to leave Friday’s game against Calgary. … D Christian Djoos began a two-game conditioning assignment with Hershey of the American Hockey League. … Boston improved to 14-4-2 on Super Bowl Sunday, third in the NHL in such victories behind Montreal and Washington. … Bruins center Patrice Bergeron played his 999th regular-season game.UP NEXTBruins: Host former Capitals coach Barry Trotz and the Metropolitan Division-leading New York Islanders on Tuesday.Capitals: Host Calder Trophy front-runner Elias Pettersson and the Vancouver Canucks on Tuesday.TweetPinShare0 Shareslast_img read more

Giannis’ Double-Double Leads Bucks Past Rockets, 108-94

first_imgMILWAUKEE (AP) — Eric Bledsoe stole the show in a marquee matchup between the Milwaukee Bucks and Houston Rockets on Tuesday night.With top-billing going to MVP front-runners Giannis Antetokounmpo and James Harden, the feisty Bucks’ guard turned in one his best all-around performances of the season as the Bucks pulled away for a 108-94 victory on Tuesday night.Bledsoe poured in 23 points, including 16 in a decisive third quarter, and tightly guarded Harden for most of the game.“I just try to play to my strengths,” Bledsoe said.Bucks coach Mike Budenholzer praised Bledsoe’s all-around performance.“To do what he did on both ends of the court, pretty special,” Budenholzer said. “I think he loves that challenge. I think he’s an incredible defender.”Antetokounmpo had 19 points and 14 rebounds for Milwaukee, which improved to an NBA-best 56-19.Houston Rockets’ Gary Clark and Milwaukee Bucks’ Khris Middleton go after a loose ball during the second half of an NBA basketball game Tuesday, March 26, 2019, in Milwaukee. The Bucks won 108-94. (AP Photo/Morry Gash)Harden scored 23 points and Chris Paul had 19 for Houston, which lost for just the third time in 17 games. Harden shot just 9 of 26, including 1 for 9 from 3-point range with Bledsoe closely guarding him throughout most of the game.“We had our open shots. We couldn’t know them down,” Harden said. “We competed but they went on a run in that third quarter and that was it.”After a tightly contested first half, the Bucks grabbed control in the third, sparked by Bledsoe’s clutch shooting. Leading by five at halftime, Milwaukee built a 19-point lead in the third. Bledsoe went 4 of 5 on 3-pointers in the period after missing his only two attempts in the first half. His third-quarter output, which included a single-handed 11-0 run, nearly matched the 18 points scored by Houston.“Everybody got energy out of that and we played even harder,” Antetokounmpo said.Milwaukee held the Rockets at bay for most of the final quarter, maintaining a double-digit lead throughout before clearing the bench with about a minute left.The Rockets jumped out early, building a 10-point first-quarter lead without Harden doing the bulk of the scoring. Danuel House Jr. paced Houston with nine points in the period, making all three of his 3-point attempts. The Bucks struggled in the opening period, shooting just 8 of 25, including 3 for 13 from deep. Khris Middleton missed all six of his shots in the first quarter.Milwaukee fought back in the second and eventually grabbed the lead. A key sequence came midway through the quarter when, after a basket by Ersan Ilyasova, Bledsoe stole the inbounds pass, scored and then stood face-to-face with Harden under the basket as the crowd roared.Milwaukee Bucks’ Sterling Brown shoots past Houston Rockets’ Danuel House Jr. during the second half of an NBA basketball game Tuesday, March 26, 2019, in Milwaukee. The Bucks won 108-94. (AP Photo/Morry Gash)The Bucks led 58-53 at the break, paced by Antetokounmpo’s 13 points and eight rebounds.Houston coach Mike D’Antoni blamed an uncharacteristic rash of turnovers in the second quarter for allowing the Bucks to grab the lead.“We got sloppy,” D’Antoni said. “We turned the ball over four times in transition, errant passes that they capitalized on.”INJURY BUGThe Bucks have been beset with injuries that have altered their lineup. When starting guard Malcolm Brogdon went down with a partial plantar fascia tear earlier this month, Budenholzer replaced him with Nikola Mirotic, who then injured his left thumb and likely is sidelined for the rest of the regular season. Tony Snell, who stepped in for Mirotic, is out with a sprained ankle. Sterling Brown, who sat out 13 games with right wrist soreness before returning to the lineup last week, started against the Rockets. And now, rookie Donte DiVincenzo is expected to miss the rest of the regular season and playoffs due to heel bursitis that has forced him to miss 28 games. DiVincenzo, the 17th overall pick in the draft, is expected to get an injection to address the problem.TIP-INSRockets: Gordon started despite dealing with an injured right ankle sustained Sunday. … F/C Kenneth Faried sat out with a sore left knee. … G/F Gerald Green is expected to be out for seven to 10 days with a strained adductor.Bucks: G Donte DiVincenzo (bilateral heel bursitis), C Pau Gasol (left ankle soreness) remained out, along with Mirotic and Brogdon.UP NEXTRockets: Host the Denver Nuggets on Thursday.Bucks: Host the Los Angeles Clippers on Thursday.___By RICH ROVITO Associated PressTweetPinShare0 Shareslast_img read more

Bothered By Back, Federer Loses US Open QF To ‘Baby Fed’ (Video)

first_imgNEW YORK — Betrayed by his 38-year-old body, and his forehand, Roger Federer is done at the U.S. Open.Federer’s upper back and neck gave him trouble, he kept missing makeable shots and he kept giving away the lead against a guy he’d never lost to. It all added up to getting beaten 3-6, 6-4, 3-6, 6-4, 6-2 by 78th-ranked Grigor Dimitrov in the quarterfinals before a stunned crowd at Arthur Ashe Stadium on Tuesday night.“Grigor was able to put me away,” Federer said. “I fought with what I had.”Chasing a 21st Grand Slam title, and sixth at Flushing Meadows, Federer appeared to be flexing his upper back after some points and said afterward that he began feeling something in that area in the afternoon.He took a rare-for-him medical timeout after the fourth set, leaving the court with a trainer. When play resumed after a break of nearly 10 minutes, Federer’s form never picked up.“He started slowing down a little bit,” Dimitrov said. “For sure, in the end, he was not 100 percent of himself.”Federer kept contributing to Dimitrov’s cause, missing shots this way and that, long or wide or into the net.Grigor Dimitrov, of Bulgaria, reacts after defeating Roger Federer, of Switzerland, during the quarterfinals of the U.S. Open tennis tournament Tuesday, Sept. 3, 2019, in New York. Dimitrov won 3-6, 6-4, 6-3, 6-4, 6-2. (AP Photo/Charles Krupa)The stats were staggering and showed exactly how off Federer was on this evening: 61 unforced errors, 33 on the forehand side. Compare that to his 40 total winners.And so his two-sets-to-one lead vanished.“Start of the fourth wasn’t ideal,” Federer said. “Start of the fifth wasn’t ideal.”Federer had been 7-0 in their head-to-head series, taking 16 of the previous 18 sets against Dimitrov, who is a decade younger and long ago was dubbed “Baby Fed” because of his similar one-handed backhand and all-court game.And the No. 3-seeded Federer could have become the oldest man to reach a Grand Slam semifinal since Jimmy Connors was 39 in 1991 at the U.S. Open. He could have claimed a berth in his record 56th career major semifinal.“Just disappointed it’s over, because I did feel like I was actually playing really well after a couple of rocky starts,” Federer said. “It’s just a missed opportunity, to some extent.”He joins Novak Djokovic on the sideline less than two months after their epic five-set Wimbledon final. Defending U.S. Open champion and No. 1 seed Djokovic retired from his fourth-round match in New York because of a painful left shoulder.That leaves No. 2 Rafael Nadal as the only member of the Big Three still in the draw. He meets No. 20 Diego Schwartzman in the quarterfinals Wednesday, when No. 13 Gael Monfils plays No. 24 Matteo Berrettini.Dimitrov will participate in a Slam final four for the third time, facing No. 5 seed Daniil Medvedev on Friday.Medvedev has drawn plenty of attention at Flushing Meadows for the way he sarcastically thanked booing crowds, trolling them by suggesting their venom was why he kept winning. Now maybe folks will pay more attention to the 23-year-old Russian’s unusual brand of shape-shifting tennis, which carried him past three-time major champion Stan Wawrinka 7-6 (6), 6-3, 3-6, 6-1 on Tuesday despite 12 double-faults and a body that’s just short of breaking down.Dimitrov has struggled for much of 2019, failing to even get to a quarterfinal anywhere since Week 1 of the season. And it’s been nearly 1½ years since Dimitrov reached a semifinal at any tour-level event, let alone a major.His Grand Slam results have been trending in the wrong direction, too: from a loss in the fourth round at the Australian Open to the third round at the French Open to the first round at Wimbledon.So his ranking, as high as No. 3 a couple of years ago, is nowhere near that now. His coaches, Andre Agassi and Radek Stepanek, aren’t anywhere near Flushing Meadows, either.They opted to stay away from the tournament. Asked why, Dimitrov hemmed and hawed.It’s certainly working so far.By: Howard Fendrich, AP Tennis WriterTweetPinShare0 Shareslast_img read more

Fujitsu Electronics explores possibilities of PolaRFusion technology from InnoPhase

first_img Continue Reading Previous Radiall distributing TECHWAY’s optical FMC boards up to 24 links @ 12 GbpsNext Maxim to showcase analog ICs for building automation and automotive Fujitsu Electronics Europe is working with the US based company InnoPhase in exploring their extreme low-power PolaRFusion radio architecture for battery-based wireless IoT applications. The revolutionary radio architecture moves RF processing functionality from power-hungry and large analog circuits into efficient, low-power digital logic. This opens new possibilities in the utilization of today’s WiFi, Bluetooth, Zigbee, and other popular protocol radios. The lower power consumption will enable a whole new class of battery-based IoT devices.Immediately after the market launch of InnoPhase’s first product at the beginning of 2018, the Talaria ONE ULP WiFi Radio, FEEU has been evaluating the potential of WiFi being available in battery-based applications. Based on customer feedback and ideas, InnoPhase is now planning to expand the device’s feature set in a new product coming soon in 2019.By combining Energy Harvesting from E-Peas with the Ultra-Low Power MCUs from Ambiq Micro and Fujitsu FRAM, InnoPhase’s PolaRFusion adds a new level of freedom in the selection of the used RF protocol while applications remain battery-based and energy-efficient. Selected application examples featuring the upcoming devices from InnoPhase will be made available by FEEU on the ClickBeetle reference platform.Share this:TwitterFacebookLinkedInMoreRedditTumblrPinterestWhatsAppSkypePocketTelegram Tags: Chips & Components last_img read more

Main supply line of drugs like ‘Chitta’ broken: Pb Minister

first_imgChandigarh, Jul 8 (PTI) Punjab Cabinet Minister Tript Rajinder Singh Bajwa today claimed that the main supply line of drugs like ‘Chitta’ had been broken and only petty peddlers, who were also being dealt with, were active now. Every village that turns drug free would get a grant of Rs 5 lakh to purchase gym and sports goods for the youth, he declared. The panchayats and rural development minister, who is the legislator from Fatehgarh Churian assembly seat in the border district of Gurdaspur, appealed to his constituents and others to join hands to make the constituency, the first drug-free constituency in Punjab. “Today, I want to share my thoughts with you on a very sensitive and highly urgent matter. This is about the menace of drugs that is dominating the social media dialogue these days. Several highly concerned people have expressed their apprehension and I believe their worry is justified,” Bajwa said in a statement. This menace must be eradicated from its roots forever, he said adding that blame game was of no use. “Who is responsible for it? Where is it rooted? Rather than indulging in this blame game, we have to firmly join hands to root it out,” Bajwa said in the statement issued through newspaper advertisements today. The minister claimed the main supply line of drugs or “Chitta” had been broken. “With strong will power of Chief Minister Amarinder Singh and persistent efforts of his government, the main supply line of drugs like ‘Chitta’ has been broken. Only petty peddlers are active now in supplying small quantity the ‘poison’ which also would be eradicated soon,” he said.advertisement The 16-month old Congress government in Punjab is in a spot after a spate of deaths, allegedly due to drug overdose. Wary of a public backlash if it fails to tackle the menace ahead of the 2019 Lok Sabha polls, the state Cabinet recently recommended to the Centre to allow death penalty for drug peddlers and smugglers, a move some activists dubbed a “knee-jerk” reaction. The state government also announced mandatory dope tests for all government employees. Minister Bajwa too had earlier said he was in favour of a mandatory dope test for candidates contesting the forthcoming panchayat polls in the state. Bajwa today appealed to every panchayat to keep a watch and inform if they get information about addicts or suppliers. Please inform me or the police if you get any information, he said. “Every village that turns drug free would get a grant of Rs 5 lakh to purchase gym and sports goods for the youth. Bajwa also urged the parents to keep a watch on the activities of their children and take appropriate action if they find anything suspicious. “We must focus on our sons the way we are always concerned about the safety, dignity and honour of our daughters. We become apprehensive in case the daughter is late even by five minutes and start making queries. However, we turn careless so far as boys are concerned. We should pay the same attention to sons too,” he said. We should make special efforts to connect our sons to our rich religious, social and historical heritage, he said. He said that the intensification of the anti-drug campaign should start from our Fatehgarh Churian constituency. “I have made commitment to this effect in the cabinet on the basis of the confidence we have in each other to completely eradicate this problem of drugs in Fatehgarh Churian,” he said. Let us join hands to make Fatehgarh Churian, the first drug-free constituency in Punjab, he added. PTI SUN VSD ADSADSlast_img read more

It’s not coming home: Croatia end England’s World Cup dream

first_imgEngland’s World Cup dream came to a sad end on Wednesday as Croatia won 2-1 in the semi-final to qualify for their maiden final at the Luzhniki Stadium in Moscow.Mario Mandzukic scored in extra-time after the game ended 1-1 in regulation time to take Croatia through and they will now face France in the summit clash on July 15.England will no longer be able to chant, “It’s coming home”, any more as their valiant effort went in vain.Croatia reach maiden World Cup final, to play France on July 15It was Kieran Trippier who put the Three Lions ahead in the fifth minute but the lead was cancelled out by Andre Perisic in the 68th minute.World Cup 2018 Semi-Final HighlightsAs the game moved to extra-time, both teams failed to create chances. There was no change to the scoreline in the first half but Mandzukic reacted quickly to a pass from Perisic and he netted it in as Jordan Pickford looked on helplessly in the 109th minute as Croatia became the first side in the tournament’s history to qualify from three successive games of extra-time.Also read – Croatian president parties with Modric’s team in dressing roomCroatia became only the second team to take their match to extra-time for the third consecutive time.Before Wednesday’s match, they had defeated Denmark 3-2 via penalties in the round-of-16 and then went onto beat Russia 4-3 via shootout in two nail-biting fixtures. The only other team to do so was England in 1990.advertisementEngland fans were left heartbroken after the match and took to social media to express their disappointment at the result.It’s not coming home.But we are.Piers Morgan (@piersmorgan) July 11, 2018OK, I’ve stopped wailing.Gareth Southgate & his young England team did the country proud.We went a lot further than I thought we would & performed with great credit on & off the pitch.Losing sucks but the future looks very exciting with this talented group of players. End. pic.twitter.com/oTMk6RiGF7Piers Morgan (@piersmorgan) July 11, 2018Gutted. Massive well done to all the lads who have done us all proud, keep your heads held high. This is a great young team with a big big futureWayne Rooney (@WayneRooney) July 11, 2018#CRO WIN! @HNS_CFF are in the #WorldCupFinal! #CROENG // #WorldCup pic.twitter.com/nAdhl2xumJFIFA World Cup (@FIFAWorldCup) July 11, 2018Wasn’t to be this time but it’s been a great journey that’s made the country proud. We’ll be flying the flag on Saturday. #ThreeLions #CROENGTheresa May (@theresa_may) July 11, 2018Incredibleeeeeeeeeee!!!!!! #proud #WorldCup #CROENGMarin Cilic (@cilic_marin) July 11, 2018The fans who were crying on this train are now bravely patting each others hands and listing various people who arent to blame. Dont blame Harry. Dont blame Gareth. Its nobodys fault. I swear, I dont care much about football but this *does* make me proud of us. #ENGCROLaurie Penny (@PennyRed) July 11, 2018Whats coming home is an enourmous amount of honour and pride. The #England team did amazing throughout the tournament! The boys have made so many of us incredibly proud! Thanks for all the memories lads! #ENGCROAli Official (@AliOfficialUK) July 11, 2018To everyone who supported us.To everyone who believed this time was different.To everyone who wasn’t afraid to dream.To everyone who knows this is only the beginning.Thank you. We hope we made you proud. #threelions pic.twitter.com/jH8lYMB2E0England (@England) July 11, 2018Proud of the lads, they gave absolutely everything #ThreeLionsJames Milner (@JamesMilner) July 11, 2018If anyone has anything negative to say about this @England team or individuals keep your tweets to yourself. Nobody would have thoughts they’d be where they are or achieved what they have and they’ve made everyone proud so get behind them and show love not hate #threelionsDaniel Sturridge (@DanielSturridge) July 11, 2018#ENG came to Russia 2018 with the objective of putting pride back into the shirt, inspiring their supporters and uniting the country. They achieved all this, as the most inexperienced #WorldCup side, and can still finish third.Be proud, #ThreeLions pic.twitter.com/PItfFMxbdHLaure James, FIFA (@FIFAWorldCupENG) July 11, 2018Far exceeded expectations. Well done @England and well done @GarethSouthgate you have been brilliant. Given us great entertainment and found a system and given us hope. #threelions #RussiaWorldCup2018Alan Shearer (@alanshearer) July 11, 2018Thank you #England. You gave us one hell of a World Cup. Londons proud of you tonight. #ThreeLionsMayor of London (@MayorofLondon) July 11, 2018Never been more proud of being English never seen the whole country united behind a 23 man squad + staff as much as this ..what a tournament #threelionsadvertisementAdam Campbell (@adamcampbell_) July 11, 2018last_img read more

‘Paudhagiri’ campaign launched in Haryana

first_imgChandigarh, Jul 15 (PTI) Haryana Chief Minister Manohar Lal Khattar today launched the ‘Paudhagiri’ campaign, aimed at increasing the green cover in the state.Under this campaign, 22 lakh students from class 6 to 12 of all government and private schools in Haryana will plant a sapling each during three months of monsoon — July, August and September, said the chief minister.Khattar launched the ‘Paudhagiri’ campaign by planting a ‘maulsari’ sapling in the Tau Devi Lal Sports Complex premises of Gurgaon, according to an official release.He talked about the positive effects of plantation on the environment and said that every student will get a sapling from the Forest department and they can plant it either in the courtyard of their house, field or park or school or at any open space available in their proximity.They can name the plant according to their likes, maybe after the name of great personalities of the country, freedom fighters or after the name of any of their familymembers or their ancestors.Every student planting a sapling will have to take care of it for the next three years.The chief minister said in every six months, the student is required to upload his selfie with his or her plant on the App and he or she will be given an incentive of Rs 50 in every six months from the government.Thus, the student will get Rs 300 in the next three years for looking after a sapling planted by him or her.He said in three years the sapling comes in a position to survive on its own and in 10 years it will start giving flowers, fruits, shade and also help in checking global warming.advertisementThe chief minister also distributed plants to the students and flagged off the tractor trolleys carrying plants to various schools of the district.Today 3,100 students from various schools of the district participated in the launch ofthe plantation drive. PTI CHS KJKJlast_img read more

Michael Vaughan, Adil Rashid in bitter war of words over England selection

first_imgAdil Rashid was named in England’s squad for the first Test against India starting August 1 at Birmingham, but even though the leg spinner was himself “surprised” with the inclusion, England nation selectors came under severe criticism from former captains.Michael Vaughan and Nasir Hussain criticised the move, calling it a “ridiculous” decision and that the selection panel has set a “dangerous precedent”.Adil Rashid has hit back at Michael Vaughan who had criticised the selectors’ decision to recall him in the Test squad, saying the former captain’s comments were “stupid” and “do not matter”.Vaughan had return jab of his own.”I am Stupid for wanting someone to prepare to play the No.1 Test Team in the world by playing a 4 day game with the Red ball,” Vaughan tweeted in reply to Rashid’s comment’s about him.I am Stupid for wanting someone to prepare to play the No1 Test Team in the world by playing a 4 day game with the Red ball !!!!!! #WorldGoneNuts https://t.co/uUORIr9vM9Michael Vaughan (@MichaelVaughan) July 27, 2018Rashid’s inclusion to the Test squad for the home series against India has brought sharp reactions from ex-players with Vaughan terming it as “ridiculous”.Vaughan had questioned the decision of the England selectors, saying that someone who does not want to play the longer format has been rewarded with a Test spot on the basis of his recent limited overs form.READ – Adil Rashid in controversial England comeback for 1st Test against IndiaSo we have picked someone who cannot be arsed with 4 day cricket for the Test Team … Forget whether he is good enough or not I find this decision ridiculous … !!!advertisementMichael Vaughan (@MichaelVaughan) July 26, 2018The 30-year-old Rashid was chosen for the Test series against India starting on August 1 despite signing a white-ball only contract with Yorkshire for the 2018 season.Rashid said Vaughan’s comments about his recall to the Test squad was a kind of nonsense being spoken by ex-players.”He (Vaughan) can say a lot and he thinks people might listen. A lot of people have got no interest in what he says. His opinions do not matter to anybody. When I mentioned at the start of the year I will not be playing red-ball cricket, he tweeted something then. He was being controversial and saying his stupid things then too,” Rashid was quoted as saying by ‘BBC Sport’.READ – I was kind of surprised: Adil Rashid reacts to England Test squad comeback”I don’t think he has an agenda against me. I played under and with him but sometimes ex-players come out and start talking nonsense about current players. If he wants to carry on talking just because he is bored with nothing better to say, then that is his choice. There will be people out there who are not happy. There will be haters, like the pundits who are saying it is a disgrace. That is not my fault.”Rashid has taken 38 wickets at an average of 42.78 in 10 Tests for England, the most recent of which came in India in December 2016.In February, he signed a contract with Yorkshire to play only limited-overs cricket in 2018. He has not played a first-class match since September 2017.READ – Former England captains blast selectors for recalling Adil Rashid in Test squad”I don’t see what the big deal is. It was not an easy decision, but when your country wants you and asks if you are available, you cannot just say no,” said Rashid.Asked if there was a lack of support from Yorkshire on his Test selection, Rashid said: “At times there can be. They might be disappointed for various reasons, but it would have been nice if the chief executive or head coach could have said, ‘well done, congratulations on being selected, good on you’ – as opposed to being angry and upset for not playing red-ball cricket for them, even though I told them I would not be doing so.”I did not do anything wrong in that sense. There is no reason for Yorkshire to react like this. It was not something I expected or wanted. It would have been nice to have got the support from your county or the people close to you, but if they do not want to give their support, that is their problem.”BREAKING NEWSWe have named our squad for the first Specsavers Test match against India.https://t.co/lCbuWgP2Ep#ENGvIND pic.twitter.com/lvqogiYTSIEngland Cricket (@englandcricket) July 26, 2018Yorkshire chief executive Mark Arthur had been critical of Rashid’s recall to the Test team, saying the county side were “surprised that England have called Adil up after not playing red-ball cricket this season”advertisementAsked about this, Rashid said, “I don’t need anybody’s support in that situation. I know what I want to do and achieve. If I give 100% and it goes well, it goes well. If it doesn’t then I will still be happy. If they treat me like they have done, don’t see any value in me and are disrespectful to me, I have to think about the future in terms of which county I play for.”Rashid, however, got the backing of England seamer Stuart Broad who said the leg-spinner was a “proven international performer” and “natural wicket-taker” and that those traits could prove key in a “big series”.”I think the selectors were very keen to have someone spinning the ball away from the right-handers. He’s been in form in the white-ball stuff and bowled some beautiful deliveries against Australia and India so will be coming in with lots of confidence,” Broad was quoted as saying by ‘Sky Sports’.”You want natural wicket-takers in your side and Adil is a proven international performer, which I think is important when you go into really big series. You want people who have withstood pressure throughout their career – Adil is someone who’s done that.(With inputs from PTI)last_img read more

Gunman kills 2, then himself at video game tourney in US

first_imgJacksonville (US), Aug 27 (AP) A gunman opened fire at an online video game tournament as it was being livestreamed from a Florida mall, killing two people and then fatally shooting himself in a rampage that wounded several others, authorities said.Jacksonville Sheriff Mike Williams said authorities believe 24-year-old David Katz of Baltimore carried out the attack yesterday using at least one handgun at the Jacksonville Landing, a collection of restaurants and shops along the St. Johns River. Williams said the man died from a self-inflicted gunshot, adding final confirmation of the suspect’s identity was pending as the FBI in Baltimore aided in the investigation.Nine other people were wounded by gunfire and all were in stable condition Sunday evening after being taken to hospitals, Williams said. He added that two others were injured in the rush to flee the gunfire.Katz was in Jacksonville for the “Madden NFL 19″ video game tournament, authorities said. The games maker, EA Sports, lists a David Katz as a 2017 championship winner.The competition was held in a gaming bar that shares space with a pizzeria. Viewers could watch the games online and see the players.Investigators were looking into an online video that appeared to capture the scene right before the shooting began, Williams said. A red dot that appears to be a laser pointer is visible on the chest of a player seconds before the first of about a dozen gunshots rings out.Marquis Williams, 28, and his girlfriend, Taylor Poindexter, 26, both from Chicago, were ordering pizza at the bar when they heard the first shot around 1:30 p.m. on what had begun as a quiet Sunday afternoon.advertisement”Initially we thought it was a balloon popping, but there weren’t any balloons in the room,” said Williams, who had taken part in the tournament earlier.”Then we heard repeat shots and we took off running.” He added: “The first shot everybody just turned and looked. After the second, third and fourth shots, everybody took off and ran for the exits.” Poindexter, an aspiring gamer, said she had gone to seek experience at the tournament. She never saw the face of the shooter, but added, “We did see him with two hands on a gun walking back just popping rounds.”It was then, they said, that people trampled others in the panic to escape. Both ran to a nearby restaurant where workers were waving people inside. They hid in a bathroom until police arrived.Jason Lake, the founder and CEO of compLexity, a company that owns professional esports teams, said on Twitter that one of his players, 19-year-old Drini Gjoka, was shot in the thumb.Gjoka tweeted: “The tourney just got shot up. Im leavinng and never coming back.” Then: “I am literally so lucky. The bullet hit my thumb. Worst day of my life.” On Sunday evening, the FBI said, its agents searched a family home of the man authorities believed was behind the attack.Heavily armed agents, some in bulletproof vests and carrying rotating machine guns, could be seen entering an upscale townhome complex near Baltimore’s Inner Harbor.An FBI spokesman, Dave Fitz, confirmed that agents had gone to the house of the man’s father in Baltimore. He declined to release specifics, citing the ongoing investigation. T.J. Smith, chief spokesman for the Baltimore Police Department, also said that agency was assisting law enforcement partners “with some information that has led authorities to Baltimore.”In Washington, White House spokeswoman Sarah Huckabee Sanders said President Donald Trump had been briefed on the attack and the White House was monitoring the situation.The Jacksonville Landing, in the heart of the city’s downtown, also hosts concerts and other entertainment. It was the site of a Trump rally in 2015, early in his campaign for the White House.The sheriff’s office used Twitter and Facebook immediately after the shooting to warn people to stay far away and to ask anyone who was hiding to call 911. Police also barricaded a three-block radiusaround the mall and sent in a SWAT team and bomb squad experts to secure the area. Police also took up positions on a bridge spanning the river with a view of the area. (AP) CPSlast_img read more

Harshita, 16, hopes sailing bronze will keep her away from ‘boring’ books

first_imgBy Bharat Sharma and Amit Kumar Das New Delhi, Sep 6 (PTI) She wants to have nothing to do with books and armed with an Asian Games medal now, sailor Harshita Tomar has managed to convince her parents that she wouldn’t be missing much by prioritising sailing over schooling. The 16-year-old missed her class X exams to be in Jakarta for the Asian Games and as it turns out, the risk was worth taking as she ended up with a bronze in laser 4.7. If Harshita has her way, she would happily miss the exams again but she can’t. “I don’t want to have anything to do with studies. After all, it is the not the only thing that educates. But I know my parents will be after my life and I do have some free time from sailing so I rather appear for my board exams,” Harshita told PTI in tongue in cheek style at a felicitation ceremony organised by CBI, where her mother Rani Tomar is a constable. Her proud parents, Rani and Devendra Singh Tomar, pushed her to study in an already punishing schedule that required six hours of training on water. Like normal parents, they also wanted their daughter to be well educated but now they realise education is a lot more than just getting lost in the books. “Education is important and that is why we wanted her to do normal school and college but with the exposure she has got through sailing, we feel she is much smarter than the kids of her age. We have not gone outside (India) but she has travelled the world all by herself. Now we realise that is very much a part of education,” said Harshita’s emotional mother.advertisement Harshita, who grew up swimming in Narmada river in Hoshangabad, was born to be in water but is equally good at drawing and cycling, her mother reveals. It was sheer destiny that Harshita became one of India’s youngest medallists at a multi-sporting event. She was an accidental swimmer before she became an accidental sailor in 2012. Her mother was in the CRPF for almost 20 years before shifting to CBI and that meant she had to keep changing cities. Rani was posted in Srinagar when Harshita was born but soon moved to Hoshangabad in Madhya Pradesh. The nature of Rani’s job adversely impacted Harshita’s health. “Since I was away, I could not feed her that much in the first two years. She became weak from inside so the doctors recommended that we take her to some cool place. “That is why I started taking her for a swim in Narmada and there she took to swimming as if she was born for it. It is only after she turned six, that she got healthy. It was a long struggle for her as well as for us,” said the father, who works in a Hindi newspaper in Bhopal, near Hoshangabad. She won as many as 100 medals in swimming before sailing suddenly happened when she was spotted by the coaches of the Sailing Academy in Bhopal. “I did not want to be a swimmer, I did not want to be a sailor. It just happened,” said Harshita. She competed with men in the laser 4.7 class in Jakarta and still came home with a bronze. “If it was not an open race (comprising both men and women), I would have won gold,” said the champion sailor. Besides clearing her board exams, Harshita knows she has got a herculean task at hand before the 2020 Olympics. She currently weighs 50kg and needs to gain at least 10kg to compete in the laser radial class, which is an Olympic event. “It will be tough and I know I have to work doubly hard for it. It was fun competing against the men but in the higher class, I would only have to deal with women. For now I want to enjoy some free time,” added Harshita. PTI BS PM PMlast_img read more

West Indies forced India to bring back Bhuvneshwar and Bumrah, says coach Stuart Law

first_imgWest Indies coach Stuart Law said that he his happy about the fact that his team’s batsmen have fared well so far in the ODI series and have been able to “manufacture” changes in the Indian squad for the next three ODIs.India had included Mohammed Shami, Umesh Yadav and Khaleel Ahmed for the first two ODIs but the selectors brought back Bhuvneshwar Kumar and Jasprit Bumrah for the last three games while Shami was dropped.The Indian bowlers have conceded 320 plus scores on both ODIs in batting friendly conditions with both Umesh and Shami failing to impress and Law believes that his batsmen have done enough to force India bring back their best bowlers.”Yeah I would like to think so (on their comeback). That’s probably the reason why they’ve (India) called back their two most experienced one-day bowlers. To our credit, we haven’t shied away from it,” Law said on the eve of the third ODI.Also read – Bumrah and Bhuvneshwar back for last 3 ODIs vs West Indies, Shami left outThe 50-year-old Australian added that overall he is pleased with his team’s performance so far in the series as the Indians haven’t had a free run at them like the Test series.”So yeah, hopefully we are getting the Indians to ask questions to themselves. They are giving us plenty of questions to ask ourselves but at this stage, we are coming up with pretty good answers,” added Law.Team India Virat Kohli however, has been a thorn in their flesh and scored two centuries in two matches but Law is expecting the Indian captain to falter.advertisement”How do you get Virat out? He gave us chance at 40. He is a wonderful player. I just love the way he goes about compiling an innings. Looks like he is working very hard but he’s doing it very easy. So we do have plans to him.”At the moment, he is coming up a lot of good answers, so we have to just keep asking questions about his technique and his abilities. In the end, he is only human. But when we get an opportunity, we have got to grab hold of it,” Law said.Also read – Was difficult to bowl to Shimron Hetmyer, says Kuldeep YadavThe coach also heaped praise on Shimron Hetmyer, who has been bulldozing the Indian bowlers, especially the spinners.Law also heaped praise on 21-year-old Shimron Hetmyer, who has been India’s wrecker-in-chief so far in the series.”Hetmyer has been outstanding. (Shai) Hope got a hundred in the second game, all in all for an inexperienced side, that we have, they can hold their heads very high,” said Law.The third ODI will be played at the Maharashtra Cricket Association Stadium in Pune on Saturday.last_img read more

3rd ODI: Indian women eye clean sweep against England

first_imgA confident India, having already bagged the 3-match series, will look to complete a whitewash when they take on a beleaguered England in the third and final women’s one-day International in Mumbai on Thursday.The Mithali Raj-led outfit had thrashed the reigning World Champions by 66 runs in the opening ODI and then followed it up with a dominating seven-wicket win in the second game to seal the three-match series with a 2-0 unassailable lead.More importantly, India grabbed four crucial points in the ICC Women’s championship as the race for securing direct qualification spots for the 2021 World Cup heats up.With two more points up for grabs, the hosts would not like to experiment by making any changes to the line-up.India seem to have found the winning momentum under new coach W V Raman as they ticked most boxes in the last two games.Prolific opener Smriti Mandhana, who is the current ICC cricketer of the year, has been in splendid form. Her classy 63 in the last game helped the hosts to clinch the match and the series.Veteran Mithali Raj, who is the leading run-getter in ODIs, has scores of 44 and 47 in the last two games. Both Mandhana and her skipper would like to continue from where they left.Experienced Punam Raut, who made a comeback to the ODI side, justified her selection over Harleen Deol, by chipping in with a handy 32.Raut’s inclusion seems to have sorted out the middle-order woes. But she and young opener Jemimah Rodrigues, both from Mumbai, need to convert their starts into bigger scores.advertisementThe likes of Deepti Sharma, Mona Meshram and wicket-keeper Taniya Bhatia also need to chip in if the top-order falters.The Indian bowlers – both seamers and spinners — have been impressive. Veteran pacer Jhulan Goswami (with 5 wickets in the rubber) and Shikha Pandey (6 wickets) have troubled the visitors in the first two games at the Wankhede stadium here.England have found it difficult to face the Indian spin trio of Deepti Sharma, Poonam Yadav and Ekta Bisht.Slow left-arm orthodox bowler Bisht spun the visitors to their doom with a four-wicket haul in game one.The struggling England side also suffered a blow after all-rounder Sophie Ecclestone was ruled out of the third ODI and remainder of the tour due to a fractured hand.The visitors will play for pride and aim to bag the two crucial points as part of the ICC Championship before heading to the three-match T20I series in Guwahati next month.Apart from all-rounder Natalie Sciver and skipper Heather Knight, the other batters have largely performed below par.On the bowling front, the visiting team’s pacers Anya Shrubsole, Georgia Elwiss and Kathrine Brunt have the wherewithal to trouble the hosts.The hosts, on their current form, once again start as front runners but England could spring a surprise and prevent a clean sweep by India.Teams (from): India Women: Mithali Raj (C), Jhulan Goswami, Smriti Mandhana, Jemimah Rodrigues, Deepti Sharma, Taniya Bhatia (WK), R Kalpana (WK), Mona Meshram, Ekta Bisht, Rajeshwari Gayakwad, Poonam Yadav, Shikha Pandey, Mansi Joshi, Punam Raut, Harleen Deol.England Women: Heather Knight (C), Tammy Beaumont, Katherine Brunt, Kate Cross, Sophia Dunkley, Sophie Ecclestone, Georgia Elwiss, Alex Hartley, Amy Jones, Laura Marsh, Nat Sciver, Anya Shrubsole, Sarah Taylor (WK), Lauren Winfield and Danni Wyatt.Match starts at 9 AMAlso Read | BCCI will decide India-Pakistan fate, says Jhulan Goswamilast_img read more

Manchester United freeze ticket prices for eighth consecutive season

first_imgManchester United have frozen their season ticket and match ticket prices for the eighth consecutive season, the Premier League club said on Tuesday.United have 53,000 season ticket holders and more than 100,000 people on the waiting list.”The support from our fans and the atmosphere they generate is incredible, so we’re delighted to be freezing season ticket prices once again in recognition of that,” Manchester United Group’s managing director Richard Arnold said.The club also said they would introduce a dedicated ‘Atmosphere Section’ in the Stretford End of their Old Trafford stadium in a bid to bring the club’s most vocal fans together and increase the decibel levels.Also Watch:last_img

ATK sign Jobby Justin on three-year deal from East Bengal

first_imgFormer Indian Super League champions ATK on Wednesday announced the signing of East Bengal forward Jobby Justin for a three-year pre-contract, commencing June 2019.The 25-year-old from Kerala, who also plays as forward for the national team, had scored nine goals, the most by an Indian, in East Bengal’s runners-up finish in the I-League.The ISL’s Kolkata franchise also extended contracts of the Spanish duo of captain Manuel Lanzarote and Edu Garcia, along with Englishman John Johnson.ATK Squad: Foreign players: Manuel Lanzarote, John Johnson, Everton Santos, Andre Bikey-Amougou, Gerson Vieira, Edu Garca;Indians: Aiborlang Khongjee, Arnab Mondal, Ricky Lallawmawma, Komal Thatal, Avilash Paul, Eugeneson Lyngdoh, Balwant Singh, Jayesh Rane, Pronay Halder, Hitesh Sharma, Pritam Kotal, Sena Ralte, Debjit Majumder, Ankit Mukherjee, Arindam Bhattacharya, Ashish Pradhan.Also Read | Forget quadruple, focus on Cardiff, says Manchester City coach GuardiolaAlso Read | Lionel Messi great to watch, but he’s not God: Pope Francislast_img read more