Andy Murray likely to have statue erected – Wimbledon CEO

first_imgTS Kammuri to enter PAR possibly a day after SEA Games opening 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: Biñan football stadium stands out in preparedness, completion Is Luis Manzano planning to propose to Jessy Mendiola? LOOK: Joyce Pring goes public with engagement to Juancho Triviño LOOK: Joyce Pring goes public with engagement to Juancho Triviño SEA Games: Biñan football stadium stands out in preparedness, completion Don’t miss out on the latest news and information. View comments Inaugural 3X3 league tips off February 16 SEA Games hosting troubles anger Duterte Andy Murray of Britain celebrates after beating Tomas Berdych of the Czech Republic in their men’s semifinal singles match on day twelve of the Wimbledon Tennis Championships in London, Friday, July 8, 2016. (AP Photo/Tim Ireland)Two-time Wimbledon champion Andy Murray is likely to be honored with a statue at the historic Grand Slam venue, the All England Club’s chief executive told the BBC.The 31-year-old Scot — who won the grasscourt Grand Slam in 2013 and 2016 — announced last Friday retirement was on the cards due to a chronic hip injury.ADVERTISEMENT MOST READ “I am sure something like (a statue) will be done, but meanwhile down at the club he is seen as a highly-respected person both on and off the court.”Sports Related Videospowered by AdSparcRead Next LATEST STORIES Private companies step in to help SEA Games hosting He then choked back tears and broke down as he revealed he hoped to end his career at Wimbledon, but admitted the Australian Open which began Monday could be his last event because the constant pain was so bad.Richard Lewis, chief executive of the All England Club, said Murray could well be honored in the same manner as fellow Briton and multiple Wimbledon men’s singles champion Fred Perry.FEATURED STORIESSPORTSPrivate companies step in to help SEA Games hostingSPORTSUrgent reply from Philippine ‍football chiefSPORTSWin or don’t eat: the Philippines’ poverty-driven, world-beating pool starsPerry — who won three successive Wimbledon titles from 1934-36 — had a statue unveiled in 1984.“We always felt that when Andy retired, that would be the appropriate time to recognise his extraordinary career,” said Lewis.last_img read more

I’ve got a family pack, no six-pack: Armaan Jain

first_imgArmaan Jain, Bollywood’s new kid on the block, says he doesn’t have the perfect six-pack abs but he follows a regular workout regimen.Most newcomers in tinsel town come with a perfect physique complete with the six-pack.Does Armaan aim for it too?”I’ve got a family pack! There is no six-pack. If (in a film) my character demands, I will work on my body. But I am into sports. I work out daily for two hours besides playing football, cricket and tennis,” Armaan said here.Most newcomers in tinsel town come with a perfect physique complete with the six-pack.He is making his debut with Arif Ali-directed “Lekar Hum Deewana Dil”, which also features Deeksha Seth.Before facing the camera, Armaan has had a taste of filmmaking when he assisted filmmaker Karan Johar.”I assisted Karan Johar for three years – during ‘My Name is Khan’, ‘Ek Main Aur Ekk Tu’ and ‘Student Of The Year’. I got very influenced by his direction. I am fascinated with the art of filmmaking. I didn’t go to Karan with the idea that he would launch me…but I went to learn direction,” he said.Armaan also misses working as an assistant.”I wish I could go back on the set. I was purely into acting (initially), but when I started learning direction, I got interested in it. I made short films as well, and now I have developed a new passion for direction,” added the youngster, who happens to be the cousin of actor Ranbir Kapoor.advertisementlast_img read more

India downs a goliath China in Asia Cup Basketball

first_imgIndia is ranked 11th in the continent and 61st in the world in basketball. But that did not deter Indian cagers to stun favourites China 65-58 in a Group A game of the 5th FIBA Asia Cup basketball championship for a historic first-ever triumph over the world’s 12th-ranked nation at Wuhan.Pratham Singh and Amjyot Singh scored 13 points apiece, while pivotal player Vishesh Bhriguvanshi notched up 10 points as India led the continental giants by 15 points after the second quarter, according to FIBA Asia website.In head-to-head record, 15-time winners of the Asian Basketball Championship, China had won all their seven previous meetings in the FIBA ABC between the two rivals, by at least 30 points on each occasion, but this was the first time the two teams met in the FIBA Asia Cup. It was India’s first win in two games in the five-team group also comprising Asia no. 2 Iran, no. 7 Japan and no. 14 Indonesia.Coach Scott Fleming said it was a surprise to him why this, a victory over China, had not happened earlier.”In fact, I’m more surprised that this was the first win for India against China. Because we have a lot of potential and this should have happened much earlier, Flemming told FIBA Asia website. For me personally, this win was another game in this competition. We have lot more games to go. But for these guys (the players) it’s a great result for all the hard work they have put all these years,” the American said.advertisement”I’m so happy for these players. And I’m so happy for the country. I’ve coached for 32 years in the USA, and the only reason I came here win or lose was to make a difference in the lives of these players. There were a few questions asked when we won in January (the Lusofonia Games gold medal beating Angola). I think this win last night adds credibility to that earlier victory. With this win, we are no longer a team with just potential. We can also perform to prove it,” Fleming added.”Well, this is a young team. Such results are expected. They (India) really deserved the win because they certainly played better than us,” China coach Wang Huaiyu said.last_img read more

NU in no celebratory mood yet, braces for Ateneo fightback in Game 2

first_imgSEA Games hosting troubles anger Duterte After all, winning Game 1 is only half of the battle and the real challenge awaits on Friday in Game 2.“We’re happy but we have yet to reach our main goal,” said star big man Carl Tamayo in Filipino after leading the Bullpups with 15 points and 12 rebounds to a 70-58 win.FEATURED STORIESSPORTSPrivate companies step in to help SEA Games hostingSPORTSUrgent reply from Philippine ‍football chiefSPORTSPalace wants Cayetano’s PHISGOC Foundation probed over corruption chargesREAD: Bullpups close in on UAAP juniors titleThe Bullpups have already beaten the Blue Eaglets thrice this season after sweeping them in the elimination round. MOST READ PDEA chief backs Robredo in revealing ‘discoveries’ on drug war Giannis Antetokounmpo scores 38, but is denied MVP in defeat LATEST STORIES Photo by Tristan Tamayo/INQUIRER.netNational University has plenty of reasons to feel excited about after beating defending champion Ateneo in the UAAP Season 81 junionrs basketball finals opener on Monday.The Bullpups, however, also know they still have a ton of work left to accomplish before they can celebrate.ADVERTISEMENT For the complete collegiate sports coverage including scores, schedules and stories, visit Inquirer Varsity. Sports Related Videospowered by AdSparcRead Next ‘We are too hospitable,’ says Sotto amid SEA Games woes Trending Articles PLAY LIST 00:50Trending Articles00:50Trending Articles00:50Trending Articles02:42PH underwater hockey team aims to make waves in SEA Games01:44Philippines marks anniversary of massacre with calls for justice01:19Fire erupts in Barangay Tatalon in Quezon City01:07Trump talks impeachment while meeting NCAA athletes02:49World-class track facilities installed at NCC for SEA Games02:11Trump awards medals to Jon Voight, Alison Krauss Oil plant explodes in Pampanga town Grace Poe files bill to protect govt teachers from malicious accusations Private companies step in to help SEA Games hosting Urgent reply from Philippine ‍football chief And though it may appear that NU has Ateneo’s number, the Bullpups know they can’t let that thought get inside their heads and allow just even a tad bit of complacency.“They (Ateneo) are going to come back stronger in Game 2 and we need to double our preparation,” said NU forward Kevin Quiambao, who also posted a double-double with 14 points and 13 rebounds.Tamayo and Quiambao teamed up to limit Ateneo’s 7-foot-2 center Kai Sotto, who still led the Blue Eaglets with 16 points and 15 rebounds but was limited to just two points and without a field goal in the fourth quarter.“We just have to continue to do what we do best and we have to be consistent,” said NU head coach Goldwin Monteverde, who is aiming to steer the Bullpups to their first crown since 2016.ADVERTISEMENT US judge bars Trump’s health insurance rule for immigrants Don’t miss out on the latest news and information. View commentslast_img read more

Raptors leading Warriors at halftime of Game 3

first_imgToronto Raptors forward Kawhi Leonard, foreground, reaches for the ball in front of Golden State Warriors forward Andre Iguodala during the first half of Game 3 of basketball’s NBA Finals in Oakland, Calif., Wednesday, June 5, 2019. (AP Photo/Ben Margot)OAKLAND, California—Kyle Lowry has 15 points, Pascal Siakam has 14 and the Toronto Raptors lead the Golden State Warriors 60-52 at halftime of Game 3 of the NBA Finals.All five Raptors starters have at least eight points.ADVERTISEMENT DA eyes importing ‘galunggong’ anew Ethel Booba twits Mocha over 2 toilets in one cubicle at SEA Games venue Kevin Durant out with Achilles injury; to undergo MRI on Tuesday PLAY LIST 03:12Kevin Durant out with Achilles injury; to undergo MRI on Tuesday01:43Who are Filipinos rooting for in the NBA Finals?01:08Huge Toronto crowd celebrates Raptors’ historic win02:42PH underwater hockey team aims to make waves in SEA Games01:44Philippines marks anniversary of massacre with calls for justice01:19Fire erupts in Barangay Tatalon in Quezon City01:07Trump talks impeachment while meeting NCAA athletes02:49World-class track facilities installed at NCC for SEA Games02:11Trump awards medals to Jon Voight, Alison Krauss ‘Rebel attack’ no cause for concern-PNP, AFP Don’t miss out on the latest news and information. MOST READ Cayetano: Senate, Drilon to be blamed for SEA Games mess Duterte wants probe of SEA Games mess View commentscenter_img LATEST STORIES Private companies step in to help SEA Games hosting Leonard is playing at Oracle for the first time since the game in May 2017 when Zaza Pachulia closed out on him, got a foot in his landing space and caused Leonard to turn his ankle.That knocked him out of that season’s West finals with San Antonio, and the Warriors went on to win the NBA title.Wednesday night’s winner will take a 2-1 lead in the title series.ADVERTISEMENT Sports Related Videospowered by AdSparcRead Next Only one Warriors starter has scored that many. That would be Stephen Curry, who leads everybody with 25 points. That ties his playoff career first-half high, and is the most he’s ever had in a single half of a finals game.The Raptors led by as many as 14. Lowry has three fouls, picking up his third with a half-minute remaining in the half.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, logisticsKlay Thompson is out, and Kevin Durant is missing yet again for Golden State. Stephen Curry has more than tried to pick up the scoring slack, and he has 17 points on 6 for 11 shooting so far. The 11 shots are the most he’s ever taken in a single quarter of a finals game.With Thompson sidelined with a strained hamstring, the Warriors used their 10th different starting lineup of the playoffs. That’s the most that any team has ever used in a single postseason, at least since such things started being tracked in 1971. Full strength Two-day strike in Bicol fails to cripple transport Catholic schools seek legislated pay hike, toolast_img read more

Yamaha YZF R3: First Ride

first_imgDull and muggy with the imminent threat of rainfall; not the best weather forecast you’d want to hear while heading for a few laps on the track. And not just any track, I’m headed to the Buddh International Circuit for a very special motorcycle. Yes, it’s finally here. After a lot of speculations, contemplations, spy shots and guessing games later, Yamaha has launched the much awaited R3 in India.The sight of a blue and silver R3 staring down the pit lane of the BIC was mesmerising to say the least. The newest Yamaha, and after a long time, is a handsome machine. Angular twin-headlamps, chiselled fairing and a sharp tail section, the R3 is as attractive as they come. Add to that the paint scheme in true Yamaha colours and you’ve got a mini supersport that’ll grab eyeballs standing still or on the move. It’s an extremely well executed design that’s hard to flaw.A closer look reveals the high quality levels on the motorcycle which is being manufactured in Indonesia and being brought here via the CKD route. Weld marks have been given a smooth finish while paint quality is at par with its competition. Hop aboard and you’re greeted by a fairly relaxed riding position and ergonomics that isn’t as committed as a KTM RC390 or the Hyosung GT250R. It did remind me of the Kawasaki Ninja 300’s relaxed, more touring focused riding position which won’t hurt your back or wrists on longish rides. Thighs wrap around the tank and weight is easily kept off the upper body as the feet find a relaxed position on the rearset footpegs. The feel and operation of the switchgear is top notch as I worked through the detailed meter console which offers dual trip computers, gear position indicator and instant fuel consumption read-outs. A large analogue tacho reads all the way up to 13,500rpm with the redline set at a 1,000rpm lower.advertisementThumbing the starter made the R3 wake up with a fast but mature idle of the 321cc liquid-cooled parallel-twin engine. The clutch feel is light and the R3 effortlessly set off the line. The first thing to notice was the slick gearbox and the positive action of the gear lever which was devoid of any play to speak of. Rising through the 6-speed gearbox and the revs, the linear power delivery comes to fore. This being a world-class race track, it was easy to give the R3 some free rein on the back straight after Turn 3. This was the kind of smoothness and refinement levels that I’ve not experienced before on any sub-400cc motorcycle available in India right now. Acceleration is brisk and power is available throughout the rev range tapering off only beyond 11,500 rpm by which the white LED shift light on the dash demands an upshift. What this 42bhp and 29.6Nm of torque from the R3’s engine just delivered in performance and refinement reflected with a pleasing smile on my face. Approaching Turn 4 I saw 170kmph on the digital speedo and it was time to hit the brakes. 298mm non-ABS assisted brakes is not something one would expect with the current flock of motorcycles in this segment yet the R3 sprung up another surprise with superb brake feel and bite that helped shed speed quickly and more importantly, without any drama whatsoever.As the pace built up, the 169kg R3 kept true to its handling and lines with a perfectly balanced diamond-framed, tubular chassis. This is a departure from the famed Deltabox seen on Yamaha’s bigger bikes and the R15 too but the forgiving manners of the chassis quickly put any doubts about the new frame to rest. The MRF Nylogrip Zapper tyres held up really well although better tyres will only help exploit the R3’s cornering abilities even further. For the track, wider clip-ons and further rearset pegs would’ve been perfect but on the road, the stock set-up would prove to be a boon for various riding condition. The 41mm KYB front forks are sprung stiff and the pre-load adjustable rear KYB monoshock was supple but the smooth tarmac at the BIC wouldn’t reflect the on-road performance of the suspension set-up. I reckon that the stock setup would work well for sporty riding over varied conditions. After just 5 laps, I was left wanting for more to know the R3 better but that’ll have to be reserved for later.A price tag of Rs. 3.25 lakh ex-Delhi isn’t exactly affordable but considering the higher sticker price of the Kawasaki Ninja 300 at Rs. 3.6 lakh, the R3 starts making some sense. More performance, more power, arguably better quality and looks albeit minus a slipper clutch but at a lower price point is a no brainer really. There is the KTM RC390 though which comes equipped with ABS, slipper clutch and a tad more power from a single cylinder, all at nearly half the price but it’s more committed as a track tool and quality levels aren’t at par. We’re pretty confident that the long wait to bring out a middleweight fighter in the segment will work in Yamaha’s favor.advertisementlast_img read more

Youth convention in Hyderabad tomorrow

first_imgHyderabad, Sep 10 (PTI) Around 2,000 delegates from youth organisations and Sports Authority of India (SAI) would take part in a day-long convention on Universal Brotherhood Day here tomorrow. Union Minister of State for Sports and Youth Welfare Sarbananda Sonowal will inaugurate the conference at Bhaglingampally, an official release said today. Around 2,000 youth delegates representing NSS (National Service Scheme), NYKS (Nehru Yuva Kendra Sangathan) and SAI would be participating at the day-long event, said Rishipal Singh, Zonal Director of NYKS. Union Minister for Labour and Employment Bandaru Dattatreya, among other dignitaries, would address the gathering. Swami Srikhantananda of Ramakrishna Mutt, Hyderabad would deliver keynote address emphasising the message delivered by Swami Vivekananda on September 11, 1893 at World Parliament of Religions held in Chicago. He would highlight the life and message of the towering philosopher-monk and their relevance for youth, the release added. PTI VVK RSY DBlast_img read more

DDCA Sports Committee results announced

first_imgNew Delhi, Sep 16 (PTI) The DDCA Sports Committee election results were declared today by the two-member observer panel of Babu Lal and GP Thareja. The 10-member committee was a split one with six members from the ruling and four from the opposition group were inducted in the panel. Vinod Tihara came back into the committee along with Naresh Sharma, Padam Singh Chauhan, Vijay Bahadur Mishra, Anil Kumar Sharma and Pradeep Agarwal, who are members of his faction. The opposition group had only four candidates including former Delhi Ranji player Gautam Vadhera, Narender Kumar Sharma, Mahesh Bhati and Pradeep Kashyap. PTI KHS ATKlast_img

National Sports Day: Will Not Beg Bharat Ratna for My Father, Says Dhyan Chand’s Son

first_img Get the best of News18 delivered to your inbox – subscribe to News18 Daybreak. Follow on Twitter, Instagram, Facebook, Telegram, TikTok and on YouTube, and stay in the know with what’s happening in the world around you – in real time. New Delhi: Indian sports legend and three times Olympic Champion Major Dhyan Chand’s Olympian son Ashok Kumar said that political considerations in selection of nominees for the Bharat Ratna has evaded his father and he has missed being decorated with the country’s highest civilian award.Ashok Kumar, former Indian Hockey captain, World Champion and Olympic medalist, said: “Former Prime Minister Manmohan Singh had signed on the files and subsequently we were informed by the then Sports Minister that Dada (Dhyan Chand) would be conferred with Bharat Ratna. “However, the decision was later deferred. By doing so, the government did not humiliate us … it humiliated a national icon.”Speaking to the IANS, on the National Sports Day, celebrated on Dhyan Chand’s birth anniversary on August 29, the ace hockey forward said: “Awards are not sought. Awards are not desired. Awards are not begged….Awards are conferred by the government to those who deserve them.”It is now for the government to decide and judge, whether they feel that Dhyan Chand deserves a Bharat Ratna.”Ashok Kumar, regarded as world’s best dribbler in hockey, post independence, and son of an unbeatable athlete in modern sports history, said that the country should not forget Dhyan Chand’s ultra-nationalistic character.”Despite the British rule, he (Dhyan Chand) had the courage to take a tri-colour flag in his suitcase to Berlin Oympics, held in 1936.”When India beat Germany in the finals, in front of Hitler, Dada unfurled the tricolour flag (consisting of a charkha instead of Chakra, and three stripes) at the Olympic games village in Berlin.”He was the first Indian to unfurl the tricolour abroad. Fortunately enough, the date was August 15, when India won the gold medal. Besides my father, my uncle Roop Singh, a member of the team was witness to this historic event,” said Ashok Kumar.Speaking about the simplicity of Dhyan Chand, his son recalled an event. “It was in the mid seventies when Dada was invited as a chief guest in a function held at Jhansi (Uttar Pradesh). When organisers delayed in sending a vehicle to pick him up, Dada requested his neighbour to drop him to the venue.”The neighbour had an old bicycle and Dada as a pillion rider reached the venue on time. The organisers felt guilty to see my father arriving as a chief guest on a bicycle. But there was more shock in store for them.”Dada requested the organisers that as he arrived with his friend on a bicycle, he will return home on the same vehicle. This incident explains how simple and undemanding he was,” Ashok Kumar said.Reminiscing the fond memories of his father, the former hockey captain said that Dhyan Chand’s game was closely followed by the Bollywood stars of the time which includes Hindi film industry’s first superstar K.L. Saigal, Prithvi Raj Kapoor, Ashok Kumar and several others.”In late 1930s, may be in 1937, my father, then considered the second best known Indian in Europe after Gandhi, was participating in Bombay Gold Cup tournament. He represented his famous club Jhansi Heroes. In one of the matches, Prithviraj Kapoor (the great-grandfather of Ranbir Kapoor) and K.L. Saigal were seated in the stadium.”During half time, Saigal asked my father that his team Jhansi Heroes was not playing up to the mark and had been trailing by 1-2 in the game. Saigal then asked Dada that he would sing one song for every goal scored by him. In the next 35 minutes, Dada scored 9 goals.”Next day Saigal sent his car to the place where Dada was staying and invited the entire team for a dinner party. After the dinner, Saigal gifted a precious wristwatch to Dada, as token of his love. The watch was sported by my father on his wrist for his entire life,” said Ashok Kumar.Ashok Kumar, 69, who scored the lone goal against Pakistan to win the World Cup for India in 1975, now teaches his classic skills to youngsters.He said that after retiring from Indian airlines, he frequently tours different part of the country and continue to interact with young hockey players of the future. On 114th birth anniversary of his father, Kumar was attending a sports function in Betul, a district in southern Madhya Pradesh. bharat ratnabirth anniveraryDhyan ChandIndia First Published: August 29, 2019, 5:18 PM ISTlast_img read more

French Formula 2 Driver Anthoine Hubert Dies After Horrific High-Speed Crash in Belgian Grand Prix

first_img Get the best of News18 delivered to your inbox – subscribe to News18 Daybreak. Follow on Twitter, Instagram, Facebook, Telegram, TikTok and on YouTube, and stay in the know with what’s happening in the world around you – in real time. Spa-Francorchamps, Belgium: French racing driver Anthoine Hubert died following a high-speed crash during a Formula Two race at the Belgian Grand Prix, motorsport’s governing body said on Saturday.The 22-year-old was hit by Ecuadorian-American driver Juan Manuel Correa after he had already gone off into the barriers at the Spa-Francorchamps track’s fast Raidillon corner. The governing FIA said in a statement that Hubert died at 18:35 local time and it had begun an investigation into the incident.Correa, who was also injured in the crash, was in a stable condition and was receiving treatment at the CHU Liege hospital, the FIA added.The crash, which involved multiple cars, occurred on the second lap of the race, with medical crews rushing to the scene before taking the drivers to the circuit’s medical centre.The race was first suspended and was later abandoned.The series cancelled its second race of the weekend, which was scheduled to take place ahead of the Belgian Formula One Grand Prix on Sunday.Hubert graduated to Formula Two, a proving ground for Formula One hopefuls, this season after clinching the GP3 championship last year.Driving for Arden, he won two races this year in Monaco and at his home Grand Prix in France and was eighth in the overall standings.Hubert’s death is the first driver fatality at a Formula One race weekend since Ayrton Senna and Roland Ratzenberger were killed at Imola in 1994.Jules Bianchi, who suffered serious head injuries at the Japanese Grand Prix in October 2014, succumbed to his injuries in July the following year.Many of the drivers who race in Formula Two either have links to Formula One teams or are part of their young driver programmes.Hubert was a member of the Renault young driver academy and tributes to the Frenchman poured in.”Anthoine was a bright young man,” said Renault team principal Cyril Abiteboul.”His performance and conduct on and off track was that of a true gentleman and it was a pleasure and honour to have had him within our academy.“He will be sorely missed by our teams at Enstone and Viry. His spirit will remain with the team and we will race in his memory.”Five-times Formula One champion Lewis Hamilton paid his respects in a social media post.”Anthoine is a hero as far as I’m concerned, for taking the risk he did to chase his dreams,” the Briton said on Instagram.”I’m so sad that this has happened. Let’s lift him up and remember him.”Rest in peace brother.” Anthoine Hubertbelgium Grand PrixFormula 2lewis hamilton First Published: September 2, 2019, 8:05 AM ISTlast_img read more

NADA Sanctions have No Bearing on 2020 Tokyo Olympics Quota Places: IWLF Secretary Sahdev Yadav

first_img Get the best of News18 delivered to your inbox – subscribe to News18 Daybreak. Follow on Twitter, Instagram, Facebook, Telegram, TikTok and on YouTube, and stay in the know with what’s happening in the world around you – in real time. New Delhi: The 2010 Commonwealth Games gold medallist weightlifter Ravi Kumar Katulu’s four-year doping ban along with four others by the National Anti-Doping Agency (NADA) will not affect country’s quota places in next year’s Olympics in Tokyo, said national federation secretary Sahdev Yadav.Ravi Kumar, who also won silver at the 2014 CWG in Glasgow, along with Junior CWG medallist Purnima Pandey, lesser known Hirendra Sarang, Deepika Shripal and Gaurav Tomar also tested positive for banned substances in-competition and out-of- competition respectively. The most high-profile of the names — Ravi Kumar, tested positive for banned substance Ostarine, a Selective Androgen Receptor Modulator (SARM) which can increase muscle mass, in-competition during this year’s National Championship in Visakhapatnam.”Yes, Ravi Kumar Katulu has been handed suspension for four years. He has tested positive for SARM,” confirmed Yadav but completely rubbished speculation that the Indian Weightlifting Federation (IWLF) is in danger of losing quota places for the 2020 Tokyo Olympics.”Let me clarify the rule to you. The doping violations that will be counted are those at the international meets where WADA tests the lifters. NADA’s sanctions are not valid when it comes to international competitions,” Yadav told PTI on Tuesday.”Therefore these sanctions will not be counted and I can assure that Indian weightlifters are safe as far as quota places for Tokyo is concerned,” Yadav added.The new International Weightlifting Federation (IWF)’s rule state that any nation with 20 or more violations at international events (WADA tested) between 2008 and 2020 will have just one male and one female weightlifter.Those who have doping violations up to 19 lifters can send two men and two women.The new policy came into effect last year after the International Olympic Committee (IOC) threatened the sport with removal from the Olympic schedule for the Paris 2024 Games if it failed to improve its doping record. 2020 Tokyo OlumpicsbanDopingIndia First Published: November 5, 2019, 5:21 PM ISTlast_img read more

Lakers loving LeBron the leader in first practice

first_imgThe Lakers will definitely need the player in James, but the leader in him will be just as crucial in grooming youngsters like Lonzo Ball and Brandon Ingram.But don’t think that the ambition for James isn’t high. “We’re here for one reason and one reason only, and that’s to someday hoist the trophy,” James said. “Obviously that’s the end of the road, but you have to have those types of championship habits every day, not only on the floor, but off the floor as well.” The Lakers will make their preseason debut in San Diego on Sunday night.Advertisement Advertisement The Los Angeles Lakers had their first official practice with LeBron James and he wasted no time in setting the tone. As teammate Rajon Rondo said, LeBron has been a leader and a mentor for a large part of his career and more of the same should be seen in Los Angeles.There is much work for coach Luke Walton to do, and LeBron recognised the importance of being patient in the early stages. “I’m not a very patient guy, but I understand that I have to be patient right now,” James said. “I know how to play the game of basketball, but this is all new to me, too. So I have to be patient with myself, not only with my teammates.”Walton was present along with James in the 2003 Draft Class, and he was pleased that his new star lead by example in the first practice session.“The way he’s approaching (practice) has changed from the pickup we were playing in the summer,” Walton said. “It definitely set the tone.”The shootout at the end of LeBron’s first #Lakers practice earlier today— Ryan Ward (@RyanWardLA) September 26, 2018last_img read more

Cringe as you watch the most painful thumbtack moments in wrestling

first_imgAdvertisement The thumbtacks are, easily, the most painful weapon in the pro-wrestling ring despite their diminished size. The teeny, tiny piece of metal might look hassle-free when a wrestler lays it on the ground, but the moment someone lands on it, only he can describe the anguish.If you have started following WWE recently, your most fond memory of the metal pins would be that of Dean Ambrose slamming Chris Jericho on it at Extreme Rules 2016. Since then, WWE has turned a blind eye towards using the thumbtacks as they deem it to be extremely violent for the PG audience.However, in the past, thumbtacks had been used frequently, and the audience watched over their favorite wrestlers screaming in agony. Don’t believe me? Here are the most painful thumbtack moments in wrestling.last_img

Indian Premier League 2016, Kolkata Knight Riders vs Delhi Daredevils: As it Happened

first_imgHere are the Highlights of the Indian Premier League 2016 clash between Kolkata Knight Riders and Delhi Daredevils at the Eden Gardens. (Scorecard)Highlights:23.06 IST: QUOTES!Man of the Match, Andre Russell: We just have to adjust to any surface. That is where professionalism comes into play. It wasn’t the fastest of wickets, it wasn’t slow either. If I get a chance to bat, I’d go out there and do something destructive. When things are going your way, you need to find ways to stay up there. Gautam Gambhir: We were very professional. Russell got to Kolkata this morning. The way he started with the ball was commendable. He is a quality player. Once we restricted them to 98, it was half the job done. We aren’t used to playing on these kind of wickets, that is why we decided to bowl first. In our chase, someone had to bat through. That is what professional teams do. It was my responsibility to do that. Robin was unbelievable, to give us that kind of start was fantastic. We’ve covered most of our bases, so we are happy with whatever surfaces we get. Zaheer Khan: You learn every day. I was trying to swing it too much. Playing a game after a long time. IPL is such a long tournament, every team is going to have one bad game. And this was our first and last bad game and it’s out of the way. We are giving them freedom. T20 is such a fast game, we want the intensity. 120 could have been close on this track. This team is all about letting them express themselves on the field freely. advertisementKolkata Knight Riders inningsWith this win against #DD this is the 4th time #KKR have won by 9 wickets in IPL #KKRStats #KKRvDD KolkataKnightRiders (@KKRiders) April 10, 201622.55 IST: That’s it! Kolkata have registered a comfortable nine-wicket victory over Delhi Daredevils in 14.1 overs. Gautam Gambhir led the way with an unbeaten 38 off 41 balls. Earlier, Robin Uthappa hit 34 off 33 balls.Steadily #KKR are going for the kill! With just 24 to win from 55 balls, can we say this game is in the bag? What say Knight Riders? #KKRvDD KolkataKnightRiders (@KKRiders) April 10, 201622.32 IST: WICKET! Robin Uthappa departs after a solid 35 off 33 balls. Amit Mishra strikes! Tossed up ball on off, Uthappa plays a loft shot to wide of the long off but was unlucky. Chris Morris takes a good catch at long off. Kolkata 69/1 in 9.4 overs 22.26 IST: Time for first strategic time-out. Kolkata need just 37 runs off 66 balls with Uthappa (34*) and Gambhir (23*) milk the Delhi bowlers22.21 IST: It’s definitely not Delhi’s day. KKR openers continue to bat with ease as they inch towards victory. Kolkata 53/0 in 8 overs 22.10 IST: KKR openers continue to attack as they race towards victory. Nothing is going Delhi’s way. Kolkata 42/0 in 5 overs 22.00 IST: Robin Uthappa and Gautam Gambhir are in a hurry to finish off the game. Kolkata 29/0 in 3 overs21.55 IST: Kolkata Knight Riders are off to a solid start. Zaheer bowls an expensive 16-run over, including three fours. Kolkata 20/0 in 2 overs 21.47 IST: Gautam Gambhir and Robin Uthappa come out to open the innings. Nathan Coulter-Nile takes the new ball.Delhi Daredevils innings 21.27 IST: That’s the end of Delhi’s innings and they are bundled out for just 98, their lowest ever at the Eden Gardens. Zaheer Khan goes for a loft but miscues to wide mid off. An easy catch for Manish Pandey off Hastings. Andre Russell and Brad Hogg bagged three wickets apiece while Piyush Chawla and John Hastings picked up two wickets each.  21.16 IST: WICKET! Brad Hogg is on fire at the moment as he gets his third wicket tonight. Amit Mishra ends his misery! Tossed up ball on off, Mishra edges that to first slip. Gambhir takes a fine catch. Delhi 92/9 in 15.4 overs 21.06 IST: WICKET! Brad Hogg too gets his second wicket and it’s a big one of Sanju Samson. Hurled outside off, Samsom goes for a drive but gets a thick outside and Uthappa takes a good catch behind the stumps. Delhi 84/8 in 13.1 overs 21.03 IST: WICKET! Piyush Chawla gets his second one as he gets Chris Morris for 11. Tossed up ball and Morris misses the line and gets beaten. Ball goes on to break the furniture. Delhi 84/7 in 12.4 overs 20.56 IST: WICKET! No Craig Brathwaite heroics at Eden Gardens this time. Tossed up ball and the batsman misses the line as a result he gets plumbed. At the end, umpire gives it by raising his finger. Big wicket for Kolkata. Delhi 67/6 in 10.5 overs 20.52 IST: WICKET! Pawan Negi is clean bowled by 45-year-old Brad Hogg. Back of length ball and bit slow. Negi tries for a loft over the bowler’s head but is easlily done by Robin Uthappa by taking the bails off in time. Delhi 55/5 in 10 overs advertisement20.45 IST: It’s time for strategic time-out. The session has gone KKR’s way, but all eyes will be on young talents from Delhi Pawan Negi and Sanju Samson from here on. Delhi 53/4 in 9 overs20.40 IST: Pawan Negi eases a bit of pressure with a magnificent six off Colin Munro. The visitors need a big partnership here. Delhi 49/4 in 8 overs20.38 IST: Million dollar boy Pawan Negi is at the crease, Sanju Samson is at the other end. Delhi 42/4 in 7 overs 20.30 IST: WICKET! Length ball on off, Nair plays that to the safe hands of Manish Pandey at point. Soft dismissal. Delhi 35/4 in 5.3 overs 20.25 IST: WICKET! Another one bites the dust. And, it’s the third one for Andre Russell. Fuller ball on off, Agarwal goes for a loft but gets an outside edge down to third man. Where Brad Hogg takes dolly to dismiss him. Great bowling and fielding by Kolkata there. Delhi 31/3 in 4.5 overs20.22 IST: John Hastings starts cheaply in his first over. Delhi 26/2 in 4 overs 20.16 IST: WICKET! Shreyas Iyer out for a nought. Fuller and on the stump, Iyer misses the flick shot and the ball gets him on the front pad. That was a plumb! Andre Russell gets his second. Delhi 25/2 in 3 overs Whoopsie doopsie @iamyusufpathan @kkriders #IPL IndianPremierLeague (@IPL) April 10, 201620.12 IST: WICKET! Quinton de Kock departs for 17. Back of length ball and it is pulled again but is it miscued. As a result it is ballooned high up in the air at mid off and Yusuf Pathan takes it after fumbling. Delhi 24/1 in 2.2 overs 20.10 IST: It has been a blazing start for the visitors. Delhi 23/0 in 2 overs20.05 IST: End of a dramatic first over. Eight runs were scored off Andre Russel’s over. Mayank Agarwal opened his account with a beatiful lofted cover drive. And KKR missed a run out chance in the last ball. DD 8/0 in 1 overs. Mayank Agarwal and Quinton de Kock are the openers for Delhi. Andre Russel has the new ball for KKR.  19.50 IST: Mohammed Shami hasn’t found a spot in the Delhi Daredevils’ playing XI today. Strange!19.40 IST: TEAMS! Kolkata Knight Riders: Gautam Gambhir, Robin Uthappa, Manish Pandey, Colin Munro, Suryakumar Yadav, Yusuf Pathan, Andre Russell, Piyush Chawla, John Hastings, Brad Hogg, Umesh YadavDelhi Daredevils: Quinton de Kock, Mayank Agarwal, Shreyas Iyer, Karun Nair, Sanju Samson, Carlos Brathwaite, Pawan Negi, Chris Morris, Amit Mishra, Zaheer Khan, Nathan Coulter-Nile 19.33 IST: QUOTES!Zaheer Khan: Excited to be back in action. We have a good balance in the team. Good that we will be batting first, he (Craig Brathwaite) will have enough time to settle down in the new dressing room.Gautam Gambhir: We are going to bowl. The wicket is not going to change much. Hopefully, we can restrict them and chase it down. Absolutely, Jacques (Kallis) has been involved with the set up for sometime. Hopefully we will give him a winning start as a coach. Looks a good wicket, the ball will come on nicely. advertisement19.32 IST: TOSS! Kolkata Knight Riders have won the toss and they will bowl first against Delhi Daredevils at Eden Gardens. The King @jacqueskallis75, the Sultan @wasimakramlive and the @KKRiders boys #KKR #IPL IndianPremierLeague (@IPL) April 10, 2016Gautam Gambhir has played 77 innings for KKR, scored 2036 runs with an avg strike rate of 124 and scored a half century 18 times. #KKRStats KolkataKnightRiders (@KKRiders) April 10, 2016At Eden Gardens #KKR has a win percentage of 65.9 and #DD has a win percentage of 20.0 #KKRStats #KKRvDD KolkataKnightRiders (@KKRiders) April 10, 2016New Zealand big-hitter Colin Munro, who will be plying his trade for Kolkata this season, is excited ahead of the first game. He nearly broke Yuvraj Singh’s record of fastest T20I fifty when he scored a 14-ball 50 against Sri Lanka earlier this year. On the way to our first game of IPL9 @KKRiders #AMIKKR Colin Munro (@manuz05) April 10, 201618.45 IST: Delhi boys were training hard at the Edens earlier today. Can they improve their winning record (6W-9L) against KKR today?  #Dilliboys training hard at the Eden Gardens, Kolkata! Delhi Daredevils (@DelhiDaredevils) April 10, 201618.20 IST: Players to watch out for in KKR – Apart from the big names, both teams have youngsters to watch out for. Knight Riders’ Manish Pandey will be the focal point after his match-winning ton against Australia in the final ODI of the five-match series in Sydney earlier this year. The young batsman from Karnataka also got a chance to be a part of India’s World T20 squad. Young pacer Jayadev Unadkat, who scalped 29 wickets in three Ranji Trophy matches and the Irani Cup tournament will be crucial to KKR’s chances. With Sunil Narine missing from action, it will be interesting to see how Gautam Gambhir handles his bowlers today.Players to watch out for in DD: Carlos Brathwaite, off course. Shreyas Iyer, who has had a fantastic run in the domestic season, will be looking to carry his form into the tournament. South Africa opener Quinton de Kock and spinner Imran Tahir will play an important role at Delhi. Rahul Dravid, who had  a successful stint with the suspended IPL club Rajasthan Royals will face pressure at Delhi, who haven’t been consistent enough in the eight seasons. Mohammad Shami, who is struggling with injuries, will be in action at the Eden today. It will also be a test of character for the veteran pacer Zaheer Khan.  .@DelhiDaredevils captain @ImZaheer sharing bowling tips with his pacers @MdShami11 & Suyal IndianPremierLeague (@IPL) April 7, 201618. 10 IST: The Indian Premier League season nine is on and we saw Rising Pune Supergiants thrash Mumbai Indians in the opener yesterday. And the focus today shifts to Eden Gardens where two-time champions, home side Kolkata Knight Riders take on Delhi Daredevils. There is a lot of excitement about the Delhi unit this time after Rahul Dravid was appointed the mentor of the side. In a surprise move, Zaheer Khan was named the skipper of the team.  Preview: Two-time champions Kolkata Knight Riders (KKR), who have roped in some utility cricketers this season, look set to begin their Indian Premier League (IPL) season in style when they host Delhi Daredevils (DD) in an encounter at the Eden Gardens today.The Knights have somewhat stuck to the same squad which helped them lift the trophy in 2012 and 2014 but have managed to bring in the likes of all rounders Colin Munro, Jason Holder and John Hastings.Delhi too have made some changes to their team from last year, adding England batsman Sam Billings and West Indies all rounder Carlos Brathwaite.It was just last Sunday that Brathwaite smashed four consecutive sixes in the final over to gift West Indies the World T20 trophy at the Eden. A week later he will be in different colours trying the same for his franchise.The KKR bowlers will be wary of his strengths and therefore might rely on spin to do the trick on a wicket that turns.Tweakers Brad Hogg and Piyush Chawla might get drafted into the final XI, supported by Bangladesh all-rounder Shakib Al Hasan who bowls left arm off-spin.Mystery spinner Sunil Narine is not likely to be back for the clash, as he has returned to his country after his father’s demise.On paper, KKR’s pace arsenal is not the fiercest, but it is promising due to the presence of Umesh Yadav And Jaydev Unadkat. It will once again be led by South African fast bowler Morne Morkel, who clocks 145 kmph with ease in such conditions.Robin Uthappa and Manish Pandey have been two vital cogs in the KKR batting wheel. Both have scored plenty of runs in the IPL and skipper Gautam Gambhir will again look to them to deliver the goods.Gambhir and Uthappa feature in the fifth and sixth position among the IPL’s leading run scorers and they would want to make it count this time as well.You will see the best of Sunil Narine in IPL 2016, says Gautam GambhirNarine, who has gone back home after his father’s demise, would be available in Kolkata Knight Riders’ second match against Mumbai Indians on April 13.  (Read More) Rahul Dravid my idol, privileged to work with him: Carlos Brathwaite World T20 hero Carlos Brathwaite said he was privileged to work with Rahul Dravid at Delhi Daredevils in the ongoing Indian Premier League season. The West Indies all-rounder said it was good to interact with Dravid and that he hoped to go back as a better player. (Read More)last_img read more

Indian Premier League 2016, Match 30, Royal Challengers Bangalore vs Kolkata Knight Riders: Live Coverage

first_imgChasing a daunting 186, Yusuf Pathan (60) and Andre Russell (39) powered Kolkata to a superb 5-wicket win over Bangalore to move up to thesecond spot on the IPL table. (Scorecard)Highlights:Kolkata Knight Riders innings23.39 IST: That’s it! Yusuf Pathan (60), Andre Russell (39) muscle KKR to 5-wicket win over RCB 23.31 IST: SIX! Pathan reaches his fifty with a mighty hit off Shamsi. KKR 175/5 in 18.1 overs23.27 IST: OUT! RCB gets the breakthrough! Chahal floats it up on a length outside off, Russell looks to launch it overcover but skews it to sweeper cover where Binny takes the catch withease. The big West Indian goes but not before doing serious damage tothe Bangalore attack. A strike too late for the hosts perhaps. KKR 165/5 in 17.3 overs23.24 IST: Big, Big over for KKR! That’s what they were looking for! 4,4,4,6,2,4 – Pathan on fire! Watson had a nightmare. KKR 163/4 in 17 overs 23.18 IST: 16 overs are down and KKR are 139/4, need 47 runs in 24 balls. Russell and Pathan have kept the visitors’ hopes alive.23.10 IST: Plenty of muscle power on display from Russell. Collects 18 runs from Shamsi’s over, including 2 Sixes and a four! KKR 123/4 15 overs  23.02 IST: Good comeback from Aaron after that first-ball six from Pathan. KKR 93/4 in 13 overs23.00 IST: SIX! Sheer power from Pathan! Short of a length on off, Pathan goes back to that one and pulls it away over the cow corner region for a bigmaximum. He packs a real solid punch when he connects. In fact boththese batsmen do and Kolkata need a big stand from this duo. KKR 90/4 in 12.1 oversadvertisement22.48 IST: OUT! Shane Watson ends Manish Pandey’s stay at 8! Shortish around off, Pandey makes room to pull but mistimes it towardswide long on where Baby takes an easy catch. They check for the no ballbut Watson seems to be marginally fine. So, another huge blow forKolkata as Pandey departs. Once again Watson comes in to take a bigwicket. KKR 69/4 in 10.1 overs22.40 IST: OUT! ARAVIND STRIKES! Slower ball just around off, Gambhir misread itcompletely as he looks to heave across the line. Misses it to be rappedon the front pad. Appeal for lbw and it is given. Looked like the impact was outside the line. Ends a struggling knock by Gambhir. KKR 66/3 in 9 overs22.27 IST: Gautam Gambhir tries to propel the run-rate, collects 15 runs off Shamsi’s over. KKR 52/2 in 7 overs  22.16 IST: OUT! Chahal castles Lynn for 15! What a ball! Floats it up on middle and leg, sharp leg break and Lynnhas no clue to that one. The ball pitches and fizzes away to go past him to disturb the stumps. Another crucial wicket for Bangalore this as the big Australian departs. That is a delivery that would have made any leg spinner proud. KKR 34/2 in 4.4 overs 22.11 IST: Four overs are gone and KKR are 32/1. Well, RCB dropped an opportunity to get rid of Lynn as his catch was put down due to a miscommunication from the fielders.  22.02 IST: SIX!! Chris Lynn smashes the first six off KKR’s innings. He deposits a delivery from Binny into the crowd for a 93-meter six. 22.01 IST: Chris Lynn joins Gautam Gambhir at the crease after the fall of Uthappa’s wicket. KKR 11/1 after 2 overs. 21.56 IST: WICKET!! Stuart Binny strikes for RCB in the very first over as Uthappa drives a swinging delivery outside off-stump straight to Kohli at point. Robin departs for 1 21.52 IST: Robin Uthappa takes strike for the first ball for KKR. Stuart Binny will start off the proceedings for Bangalore. 21.37 IST: Fifties from KL Rahul (52) and Virat Kohli (52) lifts RCB to 185/7 in 20 overs What a finish to the Bangalore innings! 54 came off the final 3 overs as they got themselves to a very challenging score.21.30 IST: OUT! Russell gets rid of Sachin Baby for 16! Soft dismissal! Low full toss on leg stump, Baby walks across the stumps to play the scoop but goes off the cue end. The ball pops up back atRussell who takes the easiest of return catches. Fires the ball at thestriker’s stumps in anger and seems to have broken the bails in theprocess. RCB 167/5 in 19 overs  21.24 IST: Expensive over from Umesh Yadav – 23 off it! Sachin Baby making the most out of it with 2 Fours and 1 Six! RCB 154/4 in 18 overs21.14 IST: OUT! Morkel gets rid of Kohli for 52! Big blow for the home team! Good length outside off, Kohli steps out to launch it over cover butmistimes another big shot. Andre Russell in the deep and he doesn’t drop many. So, the dropped catch doesn’t cost Kolkata and this is a massive, massive wicket at this stage. Ends a good knock by Kohli although hewas unusually rusty tonight. RCB 129/4 in 16.4 overs  advertisement21.12 IST: FIFTY for Virat Kohli off 42 balls! RCB 126/3 in 16.1 overs 21.10 IST: SIX! JUST OVER THE ROPES! Narine drifts it in from around off, Watson reachesout to that one and slog sweeps it over deep mid-wicket for a maximum.Russell near the ropes but it just flew over him for the biggie.Much needed one for the hosts. The innings badly needs momentum. RCB 125/3 in 16 overs21.08 IST: Brilliant over from Morkel – just 3 off it! RCB 112/3 in 15 overs 21:00 IST: OUT! Chawla strikes again! AB de Villiers departs for 4! Fires in the slider just around off, skids through off the deck as ABlooks to play across the line. The ball kept a bit low perhaps as itcrashes into the pads. The South African was looking at sea against spin tonight and falls eventually to a spinner. Huge blow that forBangalore. RCB 109/3 in 13.4 overs20.56 IST: RCB have got a great start! Now AB de Villiers and Kohli will look to accelerate the run-rate. RCB 106/2 in 13 overs 20.53 IST: OUT! Rahul departs! Full and outside off, Rahul tries to carve it away overcover but miscues it high to the deep where Yusuf Pathan makes nomistake. Comfortable catch and that ends a superb innings from theopener. Provided impetus to the innings when Kohli was struggling. RCB 97/2 in 12 overs20.48 IST: FIFTY for KL Rahul off 29 balls! That’s his third half-century in this season. RCB 92/1 in 11 overs   20.45 IST: Superb hitting from KL Rahul! The batsmen collected 15 runs off Piyush Chawla, including a SIX and a four. RCB 79/1 in 10 overs 20.40 IST: Good over from Umesh Yadav! Gives away just 4 runs! The first strategic time break of the night has been enforced. RCB 64/1 in 9 overs 20.36 IST: Fifty-run stand comes up between Kohli and KL Rahul! RCB 60/1 in 8 overs20.31 IST: Fifty up for RCB in the 7th over! Rahul and Kohli have done well to steady the ship after Gayle’s early dismissal. RCB 51/1 in 7 overs 20.26 IST: Good over for RCB! KL Rahul thrashes Sunil Narine for 10 runs, including 2 fours! End of powerplay and RCB 40/1 in 6 overs 20.24 IST: Five overs are down and RCB are 30/1. So far KKR have done well to keep things tight. Now, their spinners can come into play. 20.18 IST: An interesting bit of stat from Mohandas Menon. Have a look. Chris Gayle since his 100* vs England in #WT204, 5, 4, 1, 0, 7#RCBvKKR Mohandas Menon (@mohanstatsman) May 2, 201620.07 IST: OUT! Morne Morkel strikes as Chris Gayle departs for 7! IN THE AIR….AND GONE! Short ball around off, effort ball from Morkel and Gayle cannot resist the pull stroke. The bounce gets big on him and the top edge goes high up in the air on the leg side. Uthappa calls for the skier and takes it with ease. That’s a massive wicket for Kolkata up front. RCB 8/1 in 1.3 overs20.00 IST: Here we go! KL Rahul and Chris Gayle are out in the middle. Andre Russell opens for KKR. advertisement19.40 IST: Playing XIs:Kolkata Knight Riders: Robin Uthappa, Gautam Gambhir, Manish Pandey, Chris Lynn, Suryakumar Yadav, Yusuf Pathan, Andre Russell, Piyush Chawla, Umesh Yadav, Sunil Narine, Morne MorkelRoyal Challengers Bangalore: Virat Kohli, Chris Gayle, AB de Villiers, Shane Watson, Lokesh Rahul, Sachin Baby, Stuart Binny, Varun Aaron, Sreenath Aravind, Yuzvendra Chahal, Tabraiz Shamsi 19.30 IST: Toss! Kolkata Knight Riders opt to bowl against Royal Challengers Bangalore. Manish Pandey and Morne Morkel are back for KKR while Chris Gayle has returned for RCB.19.23 IST: Kohli and his boys training hard before the game. .@imVkohli and his boys are gearing up for their game against @KKRiders #RCBvKKR #VIVOIPL IndianPremierLeague (@IPL) May 2, 2016 19.20 IST: KKR openers Gambhir and Uthappa enjoy healthy averages against RCB.  In all T20s at Chinnaswamy stadium, the skipper averages a very competitive 47.3 #KKRStats #RCBvKKR KolkataKnightRiders (@KKRiders) May 2, 2016 In 11 innings against #RCB, @robbieuthappa has scored 435 runs at an average of 54.4. #KKRStats #RCBvKKR KolkataKnightRiders (@KKRiders) May 2, 201619.15 IST: Just about fifteen minutes to go for the toss between RCB and KKR. Virat Kohli’s side are languishing at the bottom of the table in seventh spot while Gambhir Knight Riders are in fourth position at the moment. Preview:Toiling Royal Challengers Bangalore will be eagerly aiming for a win when they face Kolkata Knight Riders in a Indian Premier League (IPL) here on Monday. (Full IPL Coverage)RCB have only won two of their four matches to be at the seventh spot in the eight-team tournament’s points table.They have an imbalanced squad, heavily reliant on their batting. They will once again bank on skipper Virat Kohli, AB de Villiers, K.L. Rahul and Shane Watson to put up a huge total and hope their weaker bowling line-up will be able to defend it.West Indian big-hitter Chris Gayle has rejoined the squad after a paternity leave to add more muscle to the already formidable batting line-up.RCB suffered a 15-run loss to Sunrisers Hyderabad on Saturday and need to overhaul their performance soon to harbour any hopes of qualification for the last-four stage.They also need to sort out their bowling woes quickly as the inexperience in this department has been exposed badly by their opponents.KKR have fared far better so far, winning four of their seven matches to be third on the points table. They would move to the second spot with a win on Monday.But KKR also are coming into the contest on the back of a 27-run defeat by Delhi Daredevils in an away match, also on Saturday.Nothwithstanding the defeat, KKR approach the match with a better frame of mind as they have been one of the most balanced team of the tournament.KKR skipper Gautam Gambhir is leading from the front and is one of the top run-getters in the tournament so far, well supported by opening partner Robin Uthappa.The bowling line-up also has a settled look with West Indian off-spinner Sunil Narine spearheading the attack.Teams:Royal Challengers Bangalore: Virat Kohli (C), Varun Aaron, Abu Nechi, S Arvind, Samuel Badree, Stuart Binny, Yuzuvendra Chahal, AB De Villiers, Praveen Dubey, Chris Gayle, Travis head, Iqbal Abdulla, Kedar Jadhav, Akshay Karnewar, Sarfraz Khan, Vikramjeet Malik, Mandeep Singh, Adam Milne, Harshal Patel, Lokesh Rahul, Parveez Rasool, Kane Richardson, Sachin Baby, Mitchell Starc, Vikas Tokas, Shane Watson, David Wiese and Tabraiz Shamsi.Kolkata Knight Riders: Gautam Gambhir (captain), Piyush Chawla, Brad Hogg, Jason Holder, Sheldon Jackson, Kuldeep Yadav, Chris Lynn, Manan Sharma,Morne Morkel, Colin Munro, Sunil Narine, Manish Pandey, Yusuf Pathan, Ankit Rajpoot, Andre Russell, Rajagopal Sathish, Shakib Al Hasan, Jaydev Unadkat, Robin Uthappa, Suryakumar Yadav, Umesh Yadav.last_img read more

Suresh Raina to become father soon, leaves IPL to join wife in Holland

first_imgSuresh Raina has ticked all the right boxes after being given the responsibility of leading the Indian Premier League newbie Gujarat Lions. The Lions are sitting pretty at the top of the table after winning seven of their eleven games. (Full Coverage|Points Table)New Responsibilities Now, the Lions skipper is all set to handle one of the biggest responsibilities of his life. Raina is expecting his first child this month and has left the IPL, which is nearing its business-end, to join his pregnant wife Priyanka in Holland. (Also read: Suresh Raina trusts me, says Gujarat Lions pacer Praveen Kumar) “I am meeting my wife tomorrow, leaving for Holland. So, I am very excited right now,” Raina said after leading his side to a five-wicket win against Kolkata Knight Riders at Eden Gardens on Sunday. Raina also posted a tweet on Mother’s Day expressing his eagerness to meet the women special to him.#happymothersday ??mom??and to future mom can’t wait to see you both ?????????????? Suresh Raina (@ImRaina) May 8, 2016Notably, Raina had credited his wife Priyanka for his successful stint as captain saying she had helped him become more responsible and calm. “I think I have improved a lot as a person after my marriage. I have become very calm and responsible,” Raina told Wife Raina tied the knot with Priyanka, his childhood friend, in April last year.The left-handed Uttar Pradesh batting mainstay said his wife had no problems with him spending more time with his Gujarat teammates and added that she has understood and supported him well.  “She encourages me to spend more time with my teammates even if that means I don’t have enough time left for her. Her support and understanding has given me more opportunities to form a bond with this new team, understand my players and gel them together,” Raina said.advertisementWest Indian and Royal Challengers Bangalore batting powerhouse, Chris Gayle also took a break from the IPL early in the season to be with his partner during the birth of their daughter whom he named ‘Blush’ after his infamous interview with Australian TV reporter Mel McLaughlin.last_img read more

Sena slams Cong for fielding Chidambaram from Maha for RS

first_imgMumbai, May 30 (PTI) Shiv Sena today slammed Congress for fielding former Union minister P Chidambaram from Maharashtra for the Rajya Sabha poll, saying the party has “damaged itself by foisting him on the state”.An editorial in Sena mouthpiece Saamana noted that the ED has sent Letters Rogatory (judicial requests) to UK and Singapore in connection with its money laundering probe in the Aircel-Maxis deal case and parallel investigations in the financial transactions of some companies belonging to friends of former Finance Minister P Chidambarams son Karti.”It has also been alleged that Chidambaram amended the affidavit to drop references to Ishrat Jahans LeT link, in order to prove the human bomb of LeT innocent,” the editorial said.”Considering all this, Congress has damaged itself by foisting Chidambaram on Maharashtra. The answer to the question whether wisdom will dawn on Congress has come in the negative,” it said.”Whom to nominate for Rajya Sabha is its (Congress) internal issue. But Congress has sinned in fielding Chidambaram, who has no place left in Tamil Nadu,” it said.While Karti has denied any wrongdoing and has reiterated his cooperation with probe agencies, his father P Chidambaram had accused the government of a “malicious onslaught” launched by it against his family.”All said and done, senior leaders enter the House of Elders. Two lawyers, Chidambaram and Kapil Sibal were nominated to defend the Congress, but has Congress left anything (to defend) in the country,” the Sena asked.The duos entry into Rajya Sabha wont make much of a difference as Congress is helpless before the barrage unleashed by Subramanian Swamy, it said.advertisement”More than defending Congress, the duos candidature seems to have been finalised for defending Sonia and Rahul Gandhi,” the Sena said. PTI VT GK NM BSAlast_img read more

HI congratulates Nita Ambani for IOC membership nomination

first_imgNew Delhi, Jun 4 (PTI) Hockey India today congratulated Nita Ambani, Founder and Chairperson of Reliance Foundation, for being nominated as a candidate to be a new member of the International Olympic Committee (IOC). The election for the new IOC member position will be held at the 129th IOC Session that will take place in Rio de Janeiro between August 2 and 4. The independent selection process follows a new procedure for recruitment of IOC members based on the Olympic Agenda 2020 recommendations. Once elected, she will continue to be a member until the age of 70. Ambani is the first Indian woman to be nominated to the IOC and this comes as a recognition of her passionate work in the area of education and sports. Expressing his delight on this development, HI President Narinder Batra said, “Mrs Nita Ambanis dedication and passion for development of sport is laudable and thats exactly why she fully deserves the membership to represent India at the International Olympic Committee,” Ambani has been involved in promoting multiple sports in the country with focus on developing talent through a number of large-scale grassroots level initiatives. The IOC is the supreme authority of the Olympic Movement. It acts as a catalyst for collaboration between all parties of the Olympic family, from the National Olympic Committees (NOCs), the International Sports Federations (ISFs), the athletes, the Organising Committees for the Olympic Games (OCOGs), to partners and United Nations agencies. PTI SSC SSClast_img read more

Here’s your guide to buying the right kind of sports bra for all your fitness activities

first_imgIf your workout is the key to your happiness, here’s something that might double the emotion–a good sports bra–one that could be your best buddy when you’re nailing it at the gym or on the running track near you. Just like a friend–it would make you feel comfortable and give you unconditional support, throughout. So, choosing a sports bra should not be a random choice, because wearing a supportive sports bra is essential for every woman who is active and works out regularly.Also, working out in the wrong sports gear can cause discomfort & injuries. Thus, to get a clear picture, we got in touch with Shweta Mehta, Professional Fitness Trainer, Adidas, to understand the key details you must keep in mind while buying your sports bra. Here’s her take.Also read: Bra bulge: Easy exercise moves, so you can wear tank tops with confidence Fit matters: Make sure it is a snug fit, but not so snug that you cannot breathe!Cups: The cup’s fabric should be smooth. If you are spilling out of the top and from the sides of your bra, your cup size is too small. If the bra cup has wrinkling, your cup size is too large.Straps: It’s advisable to look for the right straps, you may need a sleek or thin strap if you are in to light activities like walking or yoga. You should look for medium size straps for more support which are good for activities like cycling, strength training and power yoga. If you are into running, Zumba, aerobics or mountain biking; wide straps are more appropriate for you in order to minimise the bounce.Racerback: It’s perfect for strength training–in this, the straps help the bra to stay closer and tight to the body. But if you are busty, you may not find yourself comfortable in racerbacks and therefore, you may opt for shoulder straps, which will be helpful in distributing the weight better than that in a racerback.Moisture control: A good sports bra can cut the movement in half and to keep the sweat away, one should look for sports bras that wick away sweat and help control moisture.Trial on ground: Test the bra’s support by jumping or running in place. You’ll be able to feel whether it’s sufficiently supportive or not. advertisementlast_img read more