London Olympics: Men’s archery team knocked out

first_imgThe Indian men’s archery team was knocked out of the Olympic Games after losing to Japan in a tense pre-quarterfinal shoot-off at the Lord’s Cricket Ground on Saturday.The trio of Jayanta Talukdar, Rahul Banerjee and Tarundeep Rai, who had qualified bottom of the heap at 12th in the rankings round on Friday, were tied with their Japanese rivals at 214 after the regulation four rounds.But the threesome of Yu Ishizu, Hideki Kikuchi and Takaharu Furukawa edged the Indians 29-27 in the shoot-off in which each the archers shoot alternatively.The Indians would be much disappointed as they were leading by two points in regulation play before the Japanese equalised to force a tie-breaker.The three will now be seen in action in the individual eliminations rounds that will commence on Monday.All eyes will next be on the women’s team which will compete in the Eliminator on Sunday against Denmark. The women’s team was ranked ninth after preliminary round on Friday.last_img read more

Salman Khan’s Ek Tha Tiger roars at box office

first_imgSalman Khan’s Ek Tha Tiger has indeed broken all records. Besides creating the record of the highest opening day ever with a Rs. 32.92 crore earning on last Wednesday, the film has also managed to brake all opening weekend records.The film had collected Rs. 92.5 crore till Sunday night in the domestic market. In fact, the Kabir Khan-directed film co-starring Katrina Kaif earned a whopping Rs. 110 crore over a six-day extended weekend. Incidentally, the film also creates a new record for the fastest Rs. 100 crore earning at the box office.Seems like Ek Tha Tiger will cross Rs. 200 crore in less than a fortnight and could well break the record haul of 3 Idiots, which was Rs. 385 crore.Meanwhile, the Pakistan Censor Board has banned the screening of the film in their country. Earlier, when the trailer of ‘Ek Tha Tiger’ was released, the Board had banned it claiming that it tarnishes the image of their intelligence agency ISI.Mystery behind Katrina’s red tilak revealed!Katrina Kaif recently grabbed headlines not for her performance in Ek Tha Tiger but for the tilak she sported at private screenings of this film.According to sources, the tilak was nothing more than a religious one, applied to her forehead during a pooja she attended.Katrina Kaif is these days celebrating the unprecedented response her recent film Ek Tha Tiger is receiving.No sequel to Ek Tha TigerDespite the ending of Salman Khan starrer superhit film ‘Ek Tha Tiger’ leaving a scope for a sequel, the makers have denied any such move.”We have not thought of a sequel for ‘Ek Tha Tiger’. We don’t have any idea (story line) for the sequel,” Kabir informed.Even the producers have denied making a sequel. “With the success of the film, it would be the obvious conclusion for anybody to assume that the film deserves a sequel. However, as of now, there are no such plans and it is more conjecture,” Yash Raj Films’ vice president (marketing and communications) Rafiq Gangjee said.advertisementlast_img read more

Modest Virat Kohli refuses comparison with Sachin Tendulkar

first_imgSachin Tendulkar sees a shadow of himself in Virat Kohli but the young Indian batsman says he literally worships the iconic cricketer and matching his feats would be nothing short of “mission impossible” for him.Pictures of Sachin Tendulkar’s 100 tonsKohli is the fastest to score 1000 and then 3000 ODI runs and has been India’s most prolific scorer this year with five centuries which led to many comparing him with Tendulkar.Tendulkar himself considers Kohli a worthy challenger to his incredible record of 100 international centuries.However, Kohli said there is no comparison between him and his idol.”I feel really blessed when people start comparing me with Sachin, but I keep myself focused on my performance, and not on such comparisons. I literally worship him, so, I don’t see too much in this comparison,” Kohli said”No cricketer has been able to score one hundred centuries like Sachin. It will be a big achievement. I don’t think at all about this, because it increases pressure on you.I keep myself focused on my performance,” he said during India TV’s show ‘Aap Ki Adalat’.About his selection as vice-captain, Kohli said, it was a pleasant surprise for him and refuted suggestions that he would be eventually replacing Mahendra Singh Dhoni as skipper.”No, I don’t think so. As captain, he has done a lot for Team India. I learnt a lot as a vice-captain,” he said.The Delhi batsman disagreed with Sourav Ganguly, who felt that the selectors had taken an emotional decision by rushing Yuvraj Singh into international cricket after illness.Yuvraj, who has recovered from a rare germ cell cancer, has been included in Indian squad for the World Twenty20 beginning next month in Sri Lanka. .”The first match after comeback always makes one nervous.If he performs well in the World Cup, it will be a big boost for Team India. For us, the World Cup is an important tournament,” he added.Talking about his aggressive attitude on the field, Kohli said it is part of his nature.”I had this habit from childhood. I never liked being out, whether I am out on zero or I score a ton. I get angry.Occasionally, I shout abuses, but, of late, I am trying to control my aggression, so that my behaviour doesn’t go over the top. I have broken too many bats in my childhood,” he said.Kohli was also candid enough to admit that he got distracted after playing in the Indian Premier League for Royal Challengers Bangalore.”Yes, there was a bit of distraction. We had just come from the Under-19 World Cup win. We were playing with foreign (star) players, I did not handle it (attention) well. “I was even thrown out of the team but my coach advised me concentrate on the game and I got my focus back.”advertisementlast_img read more

Milestone in mind

first_imgSEA Games: Biñan football stadium stands out in preparedness, completion “I really hope to help the country win the gold medal,” Ravena told the Inquirer.If he gets his wish, that will mark the fifth time Ravena will have a shot at winning a gold medal in the biennial meet, making him one of the most successful SEA Games athletes of the Philippines.FEATURED STORIESSPORTSPrivate companies step in to help SEA Games hostingSPORTSSEA Games: Biñan football stadium stands out in preparedness, completionSPORTSUrgent reply from Philippine ‍football chiefHe jokes about his motivation now: “[Five SEA Games golds] is the only thing Thirdy can’t chase.”Ravena is referring to brother Thirdy, the current two-time UAAP champion with Ateneo who is matching his basketball success—and more. If there’s one thing Kiefer Ravena misses the most, it’s donning the Philippine jersey. SHERWIN VARDELEONThere are so many things going through Kiefer Ravena’s mind as he continues to serve his Fiba suspension, foremost of which is an event that will take place at around this time next year.The Philippines will be hosting the 2019 Southeast Asian Games and the NLEX star in the PBA is hoping to make the team that will represent the country and play before an expectedly loud home crowd.ADVERTISEMENT But at the heart of his wish is the eagerness to represent the country again once he finishes his 18-month suspension for taking a workout drink that contained prohibited ingredients.“Playing for the national team? That’s what I miss the most. More than anything,” Ravena said.Ravena, then an 18-year-old who had just won a UAAP title, first won a SEA Games gold medal in 2011 in Jakarta, with a team that included Ray Parks Jr. and Greg Slaughter. His second gold came in 2013 in Naypyidaw, Myanmar, alongside the likes of Marcus Douthit, Kevin Alas and Parks.Ravena again won a gold in 2015 in Singapore, with a team featuring Douthit, Scottie Thompson and Baser Amer.Then, with a squad featuring Christian Standhardinger, Kobe Paras and Parks, Ravena won his fourth gold medal in 2017 in Kuala Lumpur.ADVERTISEMENT Favorite son Private companies step in to help SEA Games hosting LATEST STORIES Hotel management clarifies SEAG footballers’ kikiam breakfast issue MOST READ BREAKING: Corrections officer shot dead in front of Bilibidcenter_img TS Kammuri to enter PAR possibly a day after SEA Games opening View comments Is Luis Manzano planning to propose to Jessy Mendiola? SEA Games: Biñan football stadium stands out in preparedness, completion Now 25, Ravena would be one of the veterans in the national squad should he earn another call-up for the SEA Games.Ravena is currently working to stay in “the best shape possible” as he serves out his suspension, hoping to be in his strongest form once the Samahang Basketbol ng Pilipinas forms the SEA Games squad.Sports Related Videospowered by AdSparcRead Next PH billiards team upbeat about gold medal chances in SEA Games PLAY LIST 03:07PH billiards team upbeat about gold medal chances in SEA Games02:49World-class track facilities installed at NCC for SEA Games03:04Filipino athletes share their expectations for 2019 SEA Games02:42PH 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 athletes02:11Trump awards medals to Jon Voight, Alison Krauss Don’t miss out on the latest news and information. LOOK: Joyce Pring goes public with engagement to Juancho Triviñolast_img read more

PM pays tribute to hockey legend Dhyan Chand

first_imgPrime Minister Narendra Modi on Friday paid tribute to hockey legend Major Dhyan Chand on his birth anniversary, which is being celebrated every year as National Sports Day.”Our tributes to legendary Major Dhyan Chand on National Sports Day. His determination and dedication towards sports continues to inspire,” Modi tweeted.”We salute all our sportsmen and women, who have been enhancing the pride of the tricolour by their exemplary performance on the field,” Modi said.The prime minister also congratulated sportspersons who would be honoured with the various National Sports Awards Friday and said: “India is proud of them”.Born on August 29, 1905, Major Dhyan Chand is regarded as one of the greatest hockey players the world has seen till date. He is known as ‘The Wizard’ because of the way he controlled the ball.He won three Olympic Gold medals in 1928, 1932 and 1936.last_img read more

PBA: Hotshots torch Gin Kings, force decider

first_imgPanelo: Duterte ‘angry’ with SEA Games hosting hassles Ian Sangalang scored 21 points while Mark Barroca and Jio Jalalon made up for their lackluster showing in Game 1 to tally 17 and 13, respectively.“The most important thing here was our mind-set: That we needed to go all out,” Magnolia coach Chito Victolero told reporters. “This is what exactly we had hoped for. A chance to compete.”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, logisticsThird-ranked Barangay Ginebra drew much of its production from Sol Mercado, who scored 13 points. But he was the lone cager to churn out 10 or more for a team that played catchup from the get-go.Magnolia will try to ride on the momentum and dispose of their Manila Clasico rival this Wednesday at the same venue. Private companies step in to help SEA Games hosting Sports Related Videospowered by AdSparcRead Next Caloy Garcia, Rain or Shine ready for any team in semis “I like [our chances],” Victolero said. “With the same level of effort and desire, I think we’ll have a chance.”The scores:Magnolia 106 – Sangalang 21, Herndon 18, Jalalon 17, Barroca 13, Lee 13, Dela Rosa 11, Ramos 6, Abundo 3, Reavis 2, Brondial 2, Gamalinda 0, Melton 0, Pascual 0.Ginebra 77 – Mercado 13, Thompson 8, Ferrer 8, Dela Cruz 7, Caperal 6, Teodoro 6, Tenorio 5, Aguilar J. 5, Slaughter 5, Chan 4, Devance 4, Mariano 2.Quarters: 25-18, 51-38, 81-54, 106-77.ADVERTISEMENT PH underwater hockey team aims to make waves in SEA Games PLAY LIST 02:42PH underwater hockey team aims to make waves in SEA Games01:44Philippines marks anniversary of massacre with calls for justice01:19Fire erupts in Barangay Tatalon in Quezon City01:07Trump talks impeachment while meeting NCAA athletes02:49World-class track facilities installed at NCC for SEA Games02:11Trump awards medals to Jon Voight, Alison Krauss Duterte wants probe of SEA Games mess DA eyes importing ‘galunggong’ anew SEA Games hosting troubles anger Dutertecenter_img Cayetano: Senate, Drilon to be blamed for SEA Games mess View comments Photo by Tristan Tamayo/INQUIRER.netMANILA, Philippines—Magnolia came out with a lot of zest and quelled everything Barangay Ginebra threw their way in a 106-77 victory to level the playing field of their best-of-three PBA Philippine Cup quarterfinal series Monday night at Smart Araneta Coliseum in Cubao.The Hotshots made use of a blistering 11-0 start to keep the crowd darlings at the backseat early on. They kept on adding to the lead, widening the gap to as many as 31 points late in the game.ADVERTISEMENT Philippine Arena Interchange inaugurated Don’t miss out on the latest news and information. LATEST STORIES Hontiveros presses for security audit of national power grid MOST READlast_img read more

Cherry Rondina, UST dominate Ateneo in Game 1, near UAAP title

first_img1st or 2nd Best Middle Blocker ‘doesn’t matter’ for Oliver Almadro, title-seeking Ateneo LATEST STORIES MANILA, Philippines—University of Santo Tomas continued its spirited run and took Game 1 of the finals against Ateneo, 25-17, 25-16, 25-20, in the UAAP Season 81 women’s volleyball tournament Saturday at Smart Araneta Coliseum.ADVERTISEMENT Panelo: Duterte ‘angry’ with SEA Games hosting hassles MOST READ Manny Pacquiao and Keith Thurman hold final press conference ahead of bout PLAY LIST 03:16Manny Pacquiao and Keith Thurman hold final press conference ahead of bout00:50Trending Articles01:46Pacquiao ready to go with week left before Thurman fight02:42PH 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 DA eyes importing ‘galunggong’ anew Hontiveros presses for security audit of national power grid Philippine Arena Interchange inaugurated Cayetano: Senate, Drilon to be blamed for SEA Games messcenter_img Private companies step in to help SEA Games hosting There was a brief moment in the third set when Ateneo tried to out up a fight with Kat Tolentino cutting the Lady Eagles’ deficit to one, 21-20, but what followed was an error from rookie teammate Erika Raagas giving UST the 22-20 buffer.That error proved costly for the Lady Eagles as Rondina absolutely pounced on Ateneo’s shell-shocked defense.Rondina scored on two straight points in domineering fashion with the 24-20 match point coming off an improbable off-balanced kill.UST head coach Kung Fu Reyes said one major part of their free flowing offense was a more relaxed Rondina.Unlike in Season 80 when Rondina practically carried UST on her back, Season 81 proved to be a totally different playing field.ADVERTISEMENT The Golden Tigresses need one more win to earn their first championship in nine years after they won the title back in 2010.UST’s win also broke its 15-game losing streak to Ateneo that stretched back to 2012.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, logisticsCherry Rondina showed her MVP pedigree with 23 points to lead the Golden Tigresses while Rookie of the Year Eya Laure added 11 points.With Rondina firing on all cylinders, the Lady Eagles failed to counter with their offense as they tallied just 24 attack points to the Golden Tigresses’ 46. “The burden that Sisi’s felt this year wasn’t that heavy as last year when we really pushed her to the limit,” said Reyes in Filipino. “This time we don’t have to get everything from her because there are people who can how help her and let her play her own game.”Rondina willed UST in Season 80 becoming the league’s Best Scorer with 296 total points but received little help from her teammates with that year’s top rookie Milena Alessandrini missing much of the tournament because of injury.“Sisi has a much better aura now compared to before because back then she’s not allowed to make a mistake, but this time she has a room for errors but she answers with even more points,” said Reyes.UST’s offense, however, wasn’t its only strong suit with rookie libero Janel Delerio delivering big time in the defensive end.Ateneo tallied just one service ace, while UST had 10, and it was thanks to Delerio’s near impenetrable ground game as she finished with 12 excellent digs and seven successful receptions.Kat Tolentino led Ateneo with 12 points.Sports Related Videospowered by AdSparcRead Next Ethel Booba twits Mocha over 2 toilets in one cubicle at SEA Games venue SEA Games hosting troubles anger Duterte View comments Don’t miss out on the latest news and information. last_img read more

Arm MRI scan

first_imgDefinitionAn arm MRI (magnetic resonance imaging) scan uses strong magnets to create pictures of the the upper and lower arm. This may include the elbow, wrist, hands, fingers, and the surrounding muscles and other tissues.It does not use radiation (x-rays).Single MRI images are called slices. The images can be stored on a computer or printed on film. One exam produces many images.Alternative NamesMRI – arm; Wrist MRI; MRI – wrist; Elbow MRI; MRI – elbowHow the test is performedYou will wear a hospital gown or clothes without metal zippers or snaps (such as sweatpants and a t-shirt). Some types of metal can cause blurry images.You will lie on a narrow table that slides into a large tunnel-like scanner.Some exams use a special dye (contrast). Most of the time, you will get the dye through a vein in your arm or hand before the test. The dye helps the radiologist see certain areas more clearly.During the MRI, the person who operates the machine will watch you from another room. The test most often lasts 30-60 minutes, but may take longer.How to prepare for the testYou may be asked not to eat or drink anything for 4 – 6 hours before the scan.Tell your doctor if you are afraid of close spaces (have claustrophobia). You may be given a medicine to help you feel sleepy and less anxious. Your doctor may suggest an “open” MRI, in which the machine is not as close to the body.advertisementBefore the test, tell your health care provider if you have:Brain aneurysm clipsCertain types of artificial heart valvesHeart defibrillator or pacemakerInner ear (cochlear) implantsKidney disease or dialysis (you may not be able to receive contrast)Recently placed artificial jointsCertain types of vascular stentsWorked with sheet metal in the past (you may need tests to check for metal pieces in your eyes)Because the MRI contains strong magnets, metal objects are not allowed into the room with the MRI scanner:Pens, pocketknives, and eyeglasses may fly across the room.Items such as jewelry, watches, credit cards, and hearing aids can be damaged.Pins, hairpins, metal zippers, and similar metallic items can distort the images.Removable dental work should be taken out just before the scan.How the test will feelAn MRI exam causes no pain. You will need to lie still. Too much movement can blur MRI images and cause errors.The table may be hard or cold, but you can ask for a blanket or pillow. The machine makes loud thumping and humming noises when turned on. You can wear ear plugs to help block out the noise.An intercom in the room allows you to speak to someone at any time. Some MRIs have televisions and special headphones to help the time pass.There is no recovery time, unless you were given a medicine to relax. After an MRI scan, you can return to your normal diet, activity, and medicines.Why the test is performedThis test provides clear pictures of parts of the arm that are hard to see clearly on CT scans.Your doctor may order this test if you have:A mass that can be felt on a physical examAn abnormal finding on an x-ray or bone scanArm pain and a history of cancerArm or wrist pain that does not get better with treatmentBone infection (osteomyelitis)Bone pain and feverBroken boneDecreased motion or “locking up” of the wrist or elbow jointRedness or swelling of the wrist or elbow jointsNormal ValuesA normal result means your arm looks okay.What abnormal results meanAbnormal results may be due to:AbscessBursitis of the elbow or wristBroken bone or fractureGanglion cyst in the wristInfection in the boneLigament, tendon, or cartilage injury in the wrist or elbowMuscle damageOsteonecrosis (avascular necrosis)Tumor or cancer in the bone, muscle, or soft tissueTalk to your health care provider if you have questions and concerns.What the risks areMRI contains no radiation. There have been no reported side effects from the magnetic fields and radio waves.The most common type of contrast (dye) used is gadolinium. It is very safe. Allergic reactions to the substance are rare. However, gadolinium can be harmful to people with kidney problems that need dialysis. If you have kidney problems, please tell your health care provider before the testThe strong magnetic fields created during an MRI can cause heart pacemakers and other implants to not work as well. It can also cause a piece of metal inside your body to move or shift. For safety reasons, please dont bring anything that contains metal into the scanner room.advertisementSpecial considerationsTests that may be done instead of an MRI of the arm include:CT scan of the armJoint x-rayA CT scan may be preferred in an emergency. The test is faster than MRI and often available in the emergency room.ReferencesHuber FG. Arm. In: DeLee JC, Drez D Jr, Miller MD, eds. DeLee and Drez?s Orthopaedic Sports Medicine. 3rd ed. Philadelphia, Pa: Saunders Elsevier; 2009:chap 18.Grainger RG, Thomsen HS, Morcos SK, Koh DM, Roditi G. Intravascular contrast media for radiology, CT, and MRI. In: Adam A, Dixon AK, eds. Grainger & Allisons Diagnostic Radiology: A Textbook of Medical Imaging. 5th ed. New York, NY: Churchill Livingstone; 2008:chap 2.Wilkinson ID, Paley MNJ. Magnetic resonance imaging: basic principles. In: Grainger RC, Allison D, Adam, Dixon AK, eds. Diagnostic Radiology: A Textbook of Medical Imaging. 5th ed. New York, NY: Churchill Livingstone; 2008:chap 5.Review Date:1/17/2013Reviewed By:C. Benjamin Ma, MD, Assistant Professor, Chief, Sports Medicine and Shoulder Service, UCSF Department of Orthopaedic Surgery. Also reviewed by A.D.A.M. Health Solutions, Ebix, Inc., Editorial Team: David Zieve, MD, MHA, Bethanne Black, Stephanie Slon, and Nissi Wang.last_img read more

Meniscal tears

first_imgA meniscal tear is an injury of the shock-absorbing cartilage in the knee. The meniscus is a C-shaped fibrous cartilage that is found in certain joints forming a buffer between the bones. The meniscus also serves as a shock-absorption system, assists in lubricating the joint, and limits the joint flexion and extension.Review Date:6/13/2010Reviewed By:Linda J. Vorvick, MD, Medical Director, MEDEX Northwest Division of Physician Assistant Studies, University of Washington, School of Medicine; Benjamin Ma, MD, Assistant Professor, Chief, Sports Medicine and Shoulder Service, UCSF Department of Orthopaedic Surgery. Also reviewed by David Zieve, MD, MHA, Medical Director, A.D.A.M., Inc.last_img read more

Messi Wins FIFA Player of the Year as Ronaldo Skips Ceremony, Megan Rapinoe Bags Women’s Honour

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. Milan: Lionel Messi won the FIFA Men’s Player of the Year award on Monday in FIFA The Best Football Awards at La Scala opera house in Milan while Megan Rapinoe took the women’s prize to cap a historic year for the United States’ World Cup icon.Barcelona forward Messi’s victory in Milan was a surprise as he edged out Virgil Van Dijk, who won the UEFA player’s award last month after helping Liverpool to the Champions League last season. With the Champions League in the bag and the UEFA Nations League final to his name, van Dijk was believed to be the frontrunner for the award but it sprung a surprise as Messi took the honours. Both Messi and van Dijk are in the running for the coveted Ballon d’Or which will be announced on December 2. #LeoMessi #TheBest | #FIFAFootballAwards— #TheBest (@FIFAcom) September 23, 2019 Juventus forward Cristiano Ronaldo had also been shortlisted for the award.Rapinoe, on the other hand, beat fellow World Cup winner Alex Morgan and England’s Lucy Bronze to the women’s title. The 34-year-old won the Golden Boot for being top scorer and the Golden Ball for the best player at the World Cup, and also became the face of the tournament for her outspoken views on US president Donald Trump.Rapinoe’s award-winning speech was no different as she spoke her mind and picked up relevant issues to address once again, asking everyone to act on the things that really matter.“Some of the stories that have inspired me this year. Raheem Sterling and Koulibaly – their amazing performances on the field, but the way they have taken on the disgusting racism that they have to face. The Iranian woman who eventually set herself on fire. The LGBQT players who fight homophobia. These are the stories that inspire me but also make me sad.“If we want change, everyone has to contribute. I want to see people other than Sterling and Koulibaly as outraged about racism. People other than LGBQT community outraged about homophobia. To all people here, Lend your platform to others, lift them up, share your success. #AlexMorgan #MeganRapinoe #TheBest | #FIFAFootballAwards— FIFA Women’s World Cup (@FIFAWWC) September 23, 2019 “We have a unique opportunity in football, different to any other sport in the world, to use this beautiful game to actually change the world for the better. So that’s my torch to everyone, I hope you take that to heart and do something, do anything. We have incredible power in this room,” Rapinoe said.List of all the winners at FIFA’s The Best Awards ceremony:Best men’s player: Lionel Messi (ARG/Barcelona)Best women’s player: Megan Rapinoe (USA/Reign FC)Best men’s goalkeeper: Alisson Becker (BRA/Liverpool)Best women’s goalkeeper: Sari van Veenendaal (NED/Atletico Madrid)Men’s World 11 team of year: Alisson Becker (BRA/Liverpool); Sergio Ramos (ESP/Real Madrid), Virgil Van Dijk (NED/Liverpool), Matthijs De Ligt (NED/Juventus), Marcelo (BRA/Real Madrid); Luka Modric (CRO/Real Madrid), Frenkie De Jong (NED/Barcelona), Eden Hazard (BEL/Real Madrid); Lionel Messi (ARG/FC Barcelona), Kylian Mbappe (FRA/PSG), Cristiano Ronaldo (POR/Juventus)Women’s World 11 team of year: Sari Van Veenendaal (NED/Atletico Madrid); Lucy Bronze (ENG/Lyon), Wendie Renard (FRA/Lyon), Nilla Fischer (SWE/Linkopings), Kelly O’Hara (USA/Utah Royals); Amandine Henry (FRA/Lyon), Julie Ertz (USA/Chicago), Rose Lavelle (USA/Washington); Marta (BRA/Orlando), Alex Morgan (USA/Orlando), Megan Rapinoe (USA/Reign FC)Men’s coach: Jurgen Klopp (Liverpool)Women’s coach: Jill Ellis (USA)Puskas Award best goal: Daniel Zsori (HUN/Debrecen)Fair-play award: Marcelo Bielsa and Leeds United(With AFP inputs) Alisson Beckercristiano ronaldoFIFAFIFA World Player of the Year First Published: September 24, 2019, 7:05 AM ISTlast_img read more

ISL 2019-20: FC Goa Resume Rivalry With Bengaluru FC in 2nd Home Match

first_imgGoa: All eyes will be at the Fatorda stadium in Goa as defending champions Bengaluru FC resume hostilities with FC Goa, who they vanquished after a titanic tussle in last year’s final, on Monday.The Gaurs and the Blues were the two best teams in the Indian Super League last year and put on a brilliant contest in the final, neither team giving an inch until Rahul Bheke popped up with the winning header a few minutes from the end of extra time. While it was Bengaluru’s first-ever ISL title, the result was nothing short of heartbreak for FC Goa who lost their second ISL final in as many attempts.”The loss in the final is in the past. I am very proud of my players who played in the final as they performed well. I hope in the next match we perform as good as we did in the final. We have to improve defending in set-pieces (Bheke scored from a corner),” said Goa head coach Sergio Lobera.With the crux of their squad unchanged, Goa and Bengaluru could most possibly be the teams to beat as the new season rolls along. The teams are beacons of consistency and have set the bar high for the other ISL clubs.”We know that Goa is always a big challenge because they have a wonderful team. They have been with the same team for a long time. It will be an interesting game. It is very early in the season and the points are important, but the season is still young,” said Bengaluru FC head coach Carles Cuadrat.It is no wonder that the clash between the two clubs has assumed the top billing in ISL, given the quality of football both teams play.Goa has already set an ominous tone after a 3-0 dismantling of Chennaiyin FC in their season opener.Bengaluru, on the other hand, could only muster a goalless draw against NorthEast United FC in their season opener. However, considering the number of chances they created against the Highlanders, it is only a matter of time before they assume their imperious self.However, the battle to watch out for will be the one between the Goa attack and the Bengaluru defence. Lobera’s team have the ability to score at will, with the kind of firepower they possess in the likes of all-time ISL topscorer Ferran Corominas, Edu Bedia, Hugo Boumous and Manvir Singh.”I want to continue the improvement and the difference that was between Goa and Bengaluru two, three years ago, (has been diminished) as we have improved. For us, it is a big challenge as I think Bengaluru is the best team in the league,” said Lobera.The hosts will have to be wary of not getting caught out on the break against a swift Bengaluru attack which will make the role of Ahmed Jahouh, returning to the side after suspension, all the more important.As the two hotshots of the league spar on Monday, sparks will most certainly fly. Both Goa and Bengaluru will look to lay down the marker for the season with a statement win against a direct rival for the ultimate prize. 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. bengaluru fcfc goaFerran Corominasfootball First Published: October 27, 2019, 4:45 PM ISTlast_img read more

Boxing: Leo Santa Cruz beats Abner Mares in a thriller rematch

first_imgAdvertisement AdvertisementVery rarely does the sequel live up to the original but Leo Santa Cruz and Abner Mares made part two of their 2015 bout leave fans wanting for more. After sharing a very intense 36 minutes in the ring together a little over a thousand days ago, the two gladiators picked up right where they left off back in August 2015. In a fight that was as back and forth as the seesaw at your local playground, Santa Cruz prevailed by unanimous decision – 117-111, 116-112 & 115-113. Santa Cruz also won their initial encounter by majority decision.Both guys came out gunning with high intensity to start the fight. By the midway point, Santa Cruz simply seemed to be outhustling Mares.Mares would have his moments though when he was able to entice Santa Cruz into a close quarters battle. It was really just a case of not enough of those moments for Mares.As the fight wore on and the championship rounds begun, the intensity grew and the raucous crowd at the Staples Center loved it. They came to their feet at the start of the final round and the fighters gave them plenty more to cheer about in a hellacious three-minutes, making for an entertaining conclusion in this instant classic.While Mares had some good moments in rounds 9 and 12, he simply lost too many of the middle rounds to walk away with the victory. Santa Cruz improves to 35-1-1 & now holds the WBC diamond belt and the WBA featherweight championship.last_img read more

Boxing: Golden Boy Promotions Inks Deal To Broadcast Boxing On Facebook

first_imgAdvertisement AdvertisementFacebook is punching up its video lineup with more live sports, inking a deal with Oscar De La Hoya’s Golden Boy Promotions to stream live boxing and original programming on the platform. The live boxing will be available to fans in the U.S. on Facebook Watch and globally via the Golden Boy Promotions page on Facebook.The leading boxing promotion firm announced plans on Monday to air five fight nights on the social media firm’s Facebook Watch platform by the end of the year. The boxing promoter will take big events straight to the fan, instead of going through a broadcaster like HBO or ESPN. Kathy Duva’s Main Events promotional firm will also contribute fighters to the events.The first card features Joseph Diaz Jr.’s August 11th fight with interim WBA featherweight champ Jesus Rojas in the Avalon Theater in Hollywood, while Sullivan Barrera headlines against TBA one week later.last_img read more

Conman flaunts links with politicians, held for cheating

first_imgHyderabad, Feb 23 (PTI) A 69-year-old man was arrested today for allegedly duping a person to the tune of Rs 15 lakh under the pretext of settling his pending issue in Telangana government through his clout with politicians and bureaucrats.”In the particular case, Kantamaneni Rajendra Prasad took Rs 15 lakh from a complainant promising him to settle his issue by saying that he is a close friend of B V Papa Rao, Advisor, Policies and Institutional Development, Telangana State,” said Deputy Commissioner of Police (Central Zone) V B Kamalasan Reddy.Explaining the modus operandi, the officer said Prasad lures the gullible persons by convincing them that he enjoys close links with the politicians and senior bureaucrats in government, and cheats them by taking huge amounts to settle their issues with government.A case was registered against Prasad and investigation revealed that he cheated the complainant by misusing Papa Raos name, Reddy said, adding Prasads involvement in other cases is being probed. PTI VVK NSK ANP BASlast_img read more

Motorola Moto X Force shatterproof phone now available at offline retail stores

first_imgMotorola’s Moto X Force shatterproof phone will now be available for buy at over 400 retail stores across 15 cities in India, the company announced on Thursday. The Moto X Force was an online exclusive until now. The company said that it will continue selling the phone through online channels — Flipkart, Amazon and Snapdeal – as well while making it available for purchase from general trade and large format chains like Croma, Spice Hotspot, Vijay Sales and Poorvika.”After the huge success in the online marketplace, the Moto X Force will be available in large format organised retail chains and general trade starting today,” the company said in a statement.The Moto X Force is available in India at a price of Rs 49,999 and is the world’s first smartphone boasting of a shatterproof display. The phone was launched in India in early February.In terms of specs, the phone comes with a 5.4-inch QuadHD display with a 2560×1440 pixels resolution and 544ppi pixel density. It is powered by a 2GHz octa-core Qualcomm Snapdragon 810 processor coupled with 3GB of RAM and 32GB of internal memory which is further expandable by up to 2TB via microSD card.It sports a 21-megapixel camera on the rear and a 5-megapixel camera on the front. The 4G LTE capable handset runs almost stock Android 5.1.1 Lollipop and will be upgradable to Android 6.0 Marshmallow. The Moto X Force uses a 3,760mAh battery and ships with a TurboCharger that can provide up to 13 hours of battery life in just 15 minutes of charging, according to the company.advertisementThe Moto X Force is available in three colour variants: Black and Grey (with a ballistic nylon finish) and White variant (with a durable soft-grip surface).last_img read more

127 women lynched in Jharkhand after being branded aswitch

first_imgNew Delhi, Mar 16 (PTI) Altogether 127 women were lynched in Jharkhand between 2012-14 after being branded as witch, Rajya Sabha was informed today.”As per information provided by the NCRB, a total of 26, 54 and 47 cases were reported under murder for witchcraft in Jharkhand during 2012, 2013 and 2014 respectively,” Minister of State for Home Haribhai Parathibhai Chaudhary said replying to a written question.The Minister said continuous awareness programmes through print and visual media are being conducted and help of NGOs in educating people of witchcraft related superstition is being taken. PTI ACB RTlast_img read more

UM Motorcycles to launch Renegade Classic in June

first_imgIf reports are true, then UM Motorcycles could be launching their latest bike for the Indian market. UM Motorcycle is all set to launch the Renegade Classic, unveiled at the Auto Expo 2016, sometime in June-July. The Auto Expo 2016 also marked the entry of UM Motorcycles in the Indian market.This will be the third bike from UM Motorcycles in the Indian market, as the company already has UM Renegade Commando and UM Renegade Sport S on the Indian streets.UM Renegade ClassicALSO READ:UM Motorcycles forays into India with launch of Renegade Sport S, Commando, ClassicSo what do we know of the upcoming UM Motorcycles Renegade Classic:Design:UM Renegade Classic The front part of the UM Renegade Classic gets a tall windshield above the single chromed headlamp. The Renegade Classic also comes with fog lamps on both the headlamps and comes with wide handlebar for smooth and comfortable ride.ALSO READ: UM Motorcycles to unveil Renegade cruiser bikes at Auto Expo 2016Moreover, the UM Renegade Classic gets spoke wheels with spokes.Engine:The UM Renegade Classic comes fitted with a 279cc four-stroke, liquid-cooled petrol engine which churns out peak power of 25bhp @8,500rpm and peak torque of 21.8Nm @7,000rpm, mated to a six-speed synchronous mesh overdrive transmission.UM Renegade ClassicPerformance:ALSO READ: Mahindra Mojo has the right amount of premiumnessUM Renegade Classic has a company claimed top speed of 125km/hr.Dimensions:The upcoming UM Renegade Classic is 1975mm in length, 1280mm in height and 730mm in width with kerb weight of 172kgs.advertisementUM Renegade ClassicCompetition:The upcoming UM Renegade Classic will rival Royal Enfield 350, Mahindra Mojo and Kawasaki Ninja 300 in the Indian market.ALSO READ:Mahindra Mojo stays steady even at high speedPrice: UM Renegade ClassicWe expect the UM Renegade Classic to come within the price bracket of Rs 1.90 lakh (ex showroom, New Delhi) to Rs 1.95 lakh (ex showroom, New Delhi).last_img read more


first_img(REOPENS DES 53)(REOPENS DES 53)Officials said that under the new norms, steps would be taken to ensure that high quality research published in journals of repute is rewarded.They added that research in regional languages too will be included in the criteria.Official sources said that a committee formed under the chairmanship of former UGC chairman Prof Arun Nigvekar had been constituted by the HRD ministry last year to evaluate the API regarding the entry point and career advancement of teachers and these changes were made based on its recommendations.”The UGC has approved the proposed changes in the API mechanism and they will come into effect in a day or two when the notification is issued,” official said.Last week, while speaking in a debate on the functioning of her ministry in the Rajya Sabha, HRD minister Smriti Irani had indicated that her ministry would soon change the API score criteria.”A teachers promotion needs to depend on the promotion of his class, that is, when a teacher totally dedicates himself only to the education of the student, does not get involved in extracurricular activity that teacher, in no way, should be penalized,” Irani had said in her speech. PTI ADS RGlast_img read more

Rahul Dravid will do an incredible job if he becomes India coach, says Shane Watson

first_imgVeteran Australian all-rounder Shane Watson has backed batting legend Rahul Dravid to step in as the Indian cricket team’s head coach, should the former captain get the cricket board’s nod for the vacant post.”At the starting point, there is no doubt about the quality of person Rahul Dravid is. I was very fortunate to know him well while working with him at Rajasthan Royals (first as the captain) and (later as the) mentor and then learning about his cricketing abilities,” Watson told IANS. (BCCI to soon advertise for post of India coach)”There is no doubt that he will do an incredible job if he gets the chance to coach India and also with Virat Kohli who is continuing to grow in this IPL as a leader. He is an incredible man. He has an amazing amount of experience to pass on to the youngsters,” added the 34-year-old, who quit international cricket after the 2016 World Twenty20.The top post has been lying vacant for more than a year following the departure of Zimbabwean Duncan Fletcher. Ravi Shastri was serving as the director and his contract ended after the conclusion of the World Twenty20 championship held in India in March-April.INDIA’S BUSY SEASON AHEADAfter the ongoing Indian Premier League (IPL), the national team has a busy schedule, packed with Test series against the West Indies, New Zealand and England till December.Moreover, calls have grown louder to appoint a proper head coach and Dravid has been heavily rumoured to take the job.advertisementHe has earned accolades for training Indian Premier League (IPL) sides — the now-suspended Rajasthan Royals and Delhi Daredevils. He has also served as the head coach of the India A and Under-19 sides — the latter finished runners-up at the World Cup earlier this year.Many, including Sunil Gavaskar and Harbhajan Singh, have declared that they would like to see Dravid taking one of the most important jobs in world cricket. (Gavaskar backs Dravid as as coach)And Watson, who played under Dravid in Rajasthan, feels that the former right-handed batting star has the necessary attributes to do well with Virat Kolhi as captain in all the three formats – once Dhoni steps down as the limited-overs captain. (Make Dravid head coach, Zak bowling coach, says Harbhajan)Dravid had captained Kohli at Royal Challengers Bangalore in the maiden edition of the IPL in 2008.Watson, who played for Rajasthan from 2008 to 2015, is now working closely with Kohli in this edition of the IPL at RCB, who have reached their third final of the cash-rich tournament.’HAPPY AT RCB’Even though he hasn’t had enough batting opportunities due to the success of the top order — Kohli, AB de Villiers, KL Rahul and Chris Gayle — he isn’t complaining. He has played a crucial part in bowling, with captain Kohli asking him to operate his medium pacers in the death overs.He joint second in the bowlers’ chart, picking 20 wickets from 15 games with an economy rate of 8.07.”I am happy with whatever roles I have been assigned at the RCB. My batting hasn’t been required too much (due to the success of the top three). Virat chose me at crucial and important times and in the majority of the times it has worked and sometimes, like it happens in Twenty20 cricket, it hasn’t worked out exactly according to the plans.””But I have contributed pretty well in a lot of the games while bowling. I feel great responsibility with Virat calling me to bowl those (crucial) overs. And with my experience, I try to do the best possible job,” he added.When Watson, who scored 3,731 runs and took 75 wickets in 59 Tests and played 190 One-Dayers taking 168 wickets and scoring 5,757 runs, decided to retire at the age of 34, many felt it was a pre-mature decision.COACHING A GOOD CAREER OPTIONBut the Queenslander feels it was right to quit the game as he plans to do off-field activities alongside playing the Twenty20 tournaments across the world. Moreover, he plans to become a coach.”I feel I still have got a few years of playing, especially these Twenty20 tournaments throughout the world. I would like to play IPL a few more years — I have always had incredible time over here,” said Watson, who was the Player of the Tournament in the 2008 IPL.”I could have played a few more years of international cricket but I have decided to do some off-field initiatives. There are a lot of down-time after the T20 tournament and in this period I would like to study physical education, children education from (learning) the coaching point of view.”advertisement”That’s why I always say that education is extremely important and a kid, whatever he does (play any sport), should study — that will help him take the right decisions at the right time and also help in the post-retirement careers,” Watson concluded, leaving a message for the youngsters.last_img read more