Month: November 2019

first_imgMeralco import Gani Lawal. PBA IMAGESMANILA, Philippines–Meralco scored in bunches early and used that cushion to hold off hard-fighting Columbian, 101-92, Friday night in the 2019 PBA Commissioner’s Cup at Smart Araneta Coliseum.The Bolts went for eight unanswered points to start the game and kept on building on that groove en route to tabbing their first win in the conference.ADVERTISEMENT 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 Manchester City owner wants to invest in Malaysian club Ethel Booba twits Mocha over 2 toilets in one cubicle at SEA Games venue Cayetano: Senate, Drilon to be blamed for SEA Games mess DA eyes importing ‘galunggong’ anew Private companies step in to help SEA Games hosting MOST READ Don’t miss out on the latest news and information. Meralco moves on to face crowd-darling Barangay Ginebra this Sunday again at the Big Dome in a bid to get some streak going.“It’s going be interesting,” Black said when asked about Justin Brownlee, the Gin Kings’ returning import who denied them a chance at a title twice in the past.“It’s going to be a big test for us. We’ll try to prepare our best game plan and see what happens Sunday.”The scores:Meralco 101 – Lawal 25, Amer 21, Jackson 17, Newsome 12, Hodge 10, Hugnatan 5, Tolomia 4, Pinto 3, De Ocampo 2, Salva 2, Faundo 0, Caram 0, Jamito 0, Quinto 0.Columbian 92 – Barone 26, Perez 22, McCarthy 13, Cahilig 11, Corpuz 11, Khobuntin 3, Agovida 3, Reyes 2, Calvo 1, Faundo 0, Camson 0, Celda 0, Escoto 0, Tabi 0.Quarterscores: 23-18, 50-35, 79-71, 101-92.Sports Related Videospowered by AdSparcRead Nextcenter_img Two-day strike in Bicol fails to cripple transport “It’s always good to get that first win under your belt. We lost a really tough game last time out,” Meralco coach Norman Black said. “[Tonight] we did a lot better offensively and defensively.”Import Gani Lawal had 25 points and 27 rebounds—both team bests—to help Meralco recover from a conference-opening loss to a young Blackwater side last weekend.FEATURED STORIESSPORTSPrivate companies step in to help SEA Games hostingSPORTSPalace wants Cayetano’s PHISGOC Foundation probed over corruption chargesSPORTSSingapore latest to raise issue on SEA Games food, logistics“I think our team worked on our offense. Everybody’s sharing the basketball and everybody’s being a part of the offense—that really helped us in this game. And that’s what we look to continue for our remaining games—which is to spread the wealth, so to say,” Black added.The rest of the Bolts’ starters tossed in 10 or more, with Baser Amer registering 21 to lead the locals. “My locals played very, very well today especially my guards. All three starting guards played well. Good team victory for us today. It’s something we could build on,” Black added.Columbian drew 26 points from import Kyle Barone and 22 from star rookie CJ Perez. Three more added in twin digits in a bid to pull the rug from under Meralco.But that attempt didn’t meet its fruition as Amer emptied eight of his total points in the final frame to help the Bolts move on.Meralco continued to miss newly-acquired Raymond Almazan, who is still recovering from a left ankle sprain.“Maybe another two games at least before he comes back,” Black said of his big man.ADVERTISEMENT Catholic schools seek legislated pay hike, too Duterte wants probe of SEA Games mess ‘Rebel attack’ no cause for concern-PNP, AFP LATEST STORIES View commentslast_img read more

first_imgMild to severe swelling and bruising can accompany a sprain to the ankle. Bruising usually indicates tearing of ligament tissue and a more severe sprain.Review Date:2/19/2011Reviewed By:Linda Vorvick, MD, Medical Director, MEDEX Northwest Division of Physician Assistant Studies, University of Washington School of Medicine; and C. Benjamin Ma, MD, Assistant Professor, Chief, Sports Medicine and Shoulder Service, UCSF Dept of Orthopaedic Surgery. Also reviewed by David Zieve, MD, MHA, Medical Director, A.D.A.M., Inc.last_img read more

first_imgDefinitionFingers or toes may change color when they are exposed to cold temperatures or stress, or when there is a problem with their blood supply.Alternative NamesBlanching of the fingers; Fingers – pale; Toes that change color; Toes – paleCausesBuergers diseaseChilblains – painful inflammation of small blood vesselsCryoglobulinemiaFrostbiteNecrotizing vasculitisPeripheral artery diseaseRaynauds phenomenon – sudden change in the finger color ranges from pale to red to blueSclerodermaSystemic lupus erythematosusHome CareAvoid smoking.Avoid exposure to cold in any form. Wear mittens or gloves outdoors and when handling ice or frozen food. Avoid chilling, which may happen following any active recreational sport. Wear comfortable, roomy shoes and wool socks. When outside, always wear shoes.When to Contact a Medical ProfessionalCall your doctor for an appointment if:Your fingers change color and the cause is not knownFingers or toes turn black or the skin breaksWhat to Expect at Your Office VisitThe doctor will perform a physical examination, which will include close examination of the hands, arms, and fingers.The doctor will ask questions about your medical history and symptoms, including:Time patternDid the fingers or toes suddenly change color?Has the color change occurred before?Aggravating factorsDoes cold or emotion cause the fingers or toes to turn white or blue?Did this occur after you had anesthesia?Do you smoke?Other symptomsWhat other symptoms do you have? For example:Finger pain?Arm or leg pain?A change in the texture of the skin?Loss of hair on the arm or hands?Tests that may be done include:advertisementAntinuclear antibody blood testBlood differentialComplete blood count (CBC)Comprehensive metabolic panelDuplex Doppler ultrasound of the arteries to the extremitiesSerum cryoglobulinsSerum protein electrophoresisUrinalysisX-ray of the hands and feetTreatment depends on the underlying cause.ReferencesOlin JW. Other peripheral arterial diseases. In: Goldman L, Schafer AI, eds. Cecil Medicine. 24th ed. Philadelphia, Pa: Saunders Elsevier; 2011:chap 80.Review Date:4/24/2013Reviewed By:David C. Dugdale, III, MD, Professor of Medicine, Division of General Medicine, Department of Medicine, University of Washington School of Medicine. Also reviewed by David Zieve, MD, MHA, Bethanne Black, and the A.D.A.M. Editorial team.last_img read more

first_imgTearing and inflammation of the tendons of the shoulder muscles can occur in sports which require the arm to be moved over the head repeatedly as in tennis, pitching, swimming, and lifting weights. Most often the shoulder will heal if a break is taken from the activities that caused the problem and pain. Intermittent ice packs applied to the shoulder and non-steroidal anti-inflammatory drugs can also help reduce inflammation and pain. Review Date:7/6/2011Reviewed By:C. 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. Health Solutions, Ebix, Inc.last_img read more

first_imgA wrist splint can relieve symptoms that can occur from overuse of the hand and wrist.Review Date:6/4/2011Reviewed By:Linda J. Vorvick, MD, Medical Director, MEDEX Northwest Division of Physician Assistant Studies, University of Washington, School of Medicine; C. Benjamin Ma, MD, Assistant Professor, Chief, Sports Medicine and Shoulder Service, UCSF Dept of Orthopaedic Surgery. Also reviewed by David Zieve, MD, MHA, Medical Director, A.D.A.M., Inc.last_img

first_img Bengal Warriorsbengaluru bullsdabang delhi kcGujarat Fortunegiants First Published: September 4, 2019, 4:14 PM IST Riding high on confidence after registering their first win at home, Bengaluru Bulls will eye to produce a clinical performance against Patna Pirates. On the other hand, Patna Pirates will look for a positive result. The Pro Kabaddi League 2019 Season 7 match between Bengaluru Bulls and Patna Pirates will be held on Wednesday at the Sree Kanteerava Stadium. The Bengaluru Bulls vs Patna Pirates clash is scheduled to start at 8:30 pm. The 74th match of PKL 2019 Season 7 will see hosts taking on their arch-rivals in front of a power-packed audience.On Wednesday, the Pro Kabaddi League 2019 Season 7 will witness two encounters. In the first match of the day, Jaipur Pink Panthers will fight it out against Dabang Delhi at 7:30 pm. Whereas, the second match will see fourth-placed Bengaluru Bulls take on bottle-placed Patna Pirates. The second match of the day will start at 8:30 pm. This year twelve teams have participated in PKL 2019. The teams are Bengal Warriors, Bengaluru Bulls, Dabang Delhi KC, Gujarat Fortunegiants, Haryana Steelers, Jaipur Pink Panthers, Patna Pirates, Puneri Paltan, Tamil Thalaivas, Telugu Titans, U Mumba and UP Yoddha.What time will Pro Kabaddi League 2019 Bengaluru Bulls vs Patna Pirates start?The 74th match of PKL 2019 season 7 series is scheduled to start at 8:30 pm. The match between Bengaluru Bulls and Patna Pirates will be held at the Sree Kanteerava Stadium in Bengaluru.Where to watch Pro Kabaddi League 2019 2019 Bengaluru Bulls vs Patna Pirates on TV?The PKL 2019 Season 7 Jaipur Bengaluru Bulls and Patna Pirates clash can be viewed on the television sets on sports channel Star Sports 1 and Star Sports 1 HD.Where to watch Pro Kabaddi League 2019 Bengaluru Bulls vs Patna Pirates match on live streaming?The live streaming of Bengaluru Bulls and Patna Pirates, Pro Kabaddi League 2019 will be available on Hotstar. 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.last_img read more

first_img atletico madriddiego simeonefootballla liga First Published: October 19, 2019, 2:47 PM IST Get the best of News18 delivered to your inbox – subscribe to News18 Daybreak. Follow on Twitter, Instagram, Facebook, Telegram, TikTok and on YouTube, and stay in the know with what’s happening in the world around you – in real time. One of the more anticipated games over the weekend, Atletico Madrid versus Valencia will take place at the Wanda Metropolitano on Saturday. The La Liga 2019 Atletico Madrid vs Valencia will commence at 7 pm. While Diego Simeone’s team have not done spectacularly well — scoring just seven goals in eight games, Atletico still sit comfortably on the fourth position in the table, three points shy off the top.However, one has to consider the fact that Atletico already has seen considerable changes in their team with key players such as Rodri Hernandez, Diego Godin and Juanfran moving on and new players coming in. Valencia, on their part, continue to adjust post the sacking of their coach Marcelino García Toral. Since then, Albert Celades has taken charge and is now unbeaten in his last four games. The team, however, had to taste defeat at Barcelona on their opening game. Valencia sits at the eighth position in the table, with three points less than Atletico and will look to further their position in the table with wins over the weekend.While Atletico will be without their midfielder Vitolo following a hamstring injury and full-back Sime Vrsaljko being sidelined with a knee ligament damage, Valencia too, have their own set of problems. Carlos Soler is set to be out for some time, while Jose Gaya and Kevin Gameiro are both nursing hamstring problems. Furthermore, Cristiano Piccini will be out of action until 2020 as well.La Liga 2019 Atletico Madrid line-up vs Valencia: Oblak; Trippier, Jimenez, Savic, Lodi; Saul, Partey, Koke, Felix; Morata, CostaLa Liga 2019 Valencia line-up vs Atletico Madrid: Cillessen; Wass, Garay, Gabriel, Costa; Coquelin, Parejo, Cheryshev, Guedes; Rodrigo, GomezWhere to watch La Liga Atletico Madrid vs Valencia live in India?Atletico Madrid vs Valencia will commence at 7.30PM on Saturday, October 19. The La Liga 2019 Atletico Madrid vs Valencia match will be played at the Wanda Metropolitano. The La Liga Atletico Madrid vs Valencia match live telecast will be on Facebook.How and where to watch online La Liga 2019 Atletico Madrid vs Valencia live streaming?The Atletico Madrid vs Valencia live stream will be available on Facebook app and website in India. last_img read more

first_imgAdvertisement Here are five ways how our athletes can change India’s fortunes for the upcoming 2018 Asian Games:1)      Need for more organized camps like the “Pencak Silat Camp”“Pencak Silat” is an umbrella term for a class of related Indonesian Martial Arts. Even though the sport is indigenous to Indonesia, India have finished ahead of South-East Asian countries in the Regional Pencak Silat Championship in 2016 with two silver and five bronze medals. For many, sending an Indian team for a sport which few know was more like a bolt from the blue except for Srinagar-based Mohammad Iqbal, who is the national coach for this underemphasized sport. The idea to have a specialized camp in the valleys of Srinagar under the guidance of two foreign coaches shows the sheer determination and will of these athletes to win medals for their country with support from India.2)      Tricks of the TradeThis edition of Asian Games comes at a time where we are witnessing a strong attitude shift from the authorities, sportsmen and the audience. This Indian Contingent has players who wouldn’t dwell on the inability to find a full-time head coach or a practice infrastructure within India for certain sports rather they used their indigenous skill set to do something more easily and efficiently. The squash team, which won Gold at 2014 Asian Games practiced under the guidance of foreign coaches while the Boxing Federation of India has shipped off 22 boxers to UK in search of greener pastures along with 14 member Indian Athletics contingent which will be based out of Poland and Finland on road to 2018 Asian Games.3)      Women for the momentIn the past, the Gold medal count has been dominated by male athletes, but this time around the Indian women look more formidable compared to their male counterpart. Women have moved up substantially in the medal tally in the last decade and now have an almost even share of medals as men. Compared to 2010 Asian Games where women athletes won 20 of India’s 65 medals, 2014 Asian Games proved to be a game changer for women where they contributed to 27 of the total haul of 57 medals India won. Not only are the women keeping pace with men in most events, they outshone men in some crucial disciplines. The likes of Dipa Karmakar, Manu Bhaker, Saina Nehwal among many others are destined to finish at the podium in such tournaments and being the new face of India in the upcoming multi-sporting events.4)      IOA lightens selection criteria for Asian Games 2018The Sports Ministry of India is building a roadway in return for massive inducements. The Indian Olympic Association plans to send a whopping 572 athletes for 2018 Asian Games compared to 515 athletes sent for 2014 Asian Games. The contingent will see athletes from a total of 36 sports with Athletics having the highest number of representation with a total of 52 members participating. The IOA along with the Sports Ministry has acknowledged the idea of giving our younger generation an exposure to the international level which will help them gain valuable experience. AdvertisementWith 10 days to go before the caravan rolls into Jakarta, there is a sense of optimism surrounding the Indian Contingent who are traveling for the 2018 Asian Games. Past Asian Games have turned out to be a feeling of mixed emotion but with recent results at the CWG 2018, the once infamous chokers are now ready to put up their strongest fight against the likes of China, South Korea, Japan and others in Asia. There are many sporting events like Weightlifting, Athletics, Shooting, Table Tennis, Javelin Throw, and Hockey among others where Indian athletes are kings, but at the big stage, they tend to pauper against Asia’s elite. Nonetheless, no questions can be raised around the individual commitment and discipline these athletes show to the build-up of such immensely prestigious multi-sporting tournaments.center_img 5)       On the home stretch, time for a home run  The Commonwealth Games 2018 proved to be a milestone where this nation started to know their potential in more than one sense, by landing the country’s 500th medal and with a fine run of 66 medals at CWG 2018, the hitherto lifeless sporting culture of India may be coming to life. The 2018 Asian Games will definitely prove a stern test compared to CWG  2018 but with the appointment of Shri. Rajyavardhan Singh Rathore, these are exciting times to be an Indian sports fanatic since the upcoming horizon will bring along with it a lot of new sporting opportunities for the youngsters to look forward to.Watch the Opening Ceremony of 2018 Asian Games live and exclusive on SONY ESPN, SONY ESPN HD, SONY TEN 2 and SONY TEN 2 HD from 5:30 PM on 18th August 2018.last_img read more

first_imgNew Delhi, Mar 9 (PTI) The first ever all-girl National Cadet Corps (NCC) Mount Everest expedition was today flagged off from here.Led by Col Gaurav Karki, fifteen service personnel and ten girl cadets aim to reach Nepal on March 31 and after a long trek to the base camp from April 8 to 25, the team is likely to try to scale the peak between May 15 and 25.Director General NCC Lt Gen A Chakravarty had proposed the conduct of first ever NCC Girls Expedition to Mt Everest in 2014.Pan-India trials at 25 selected hubs were carried out and 100 girl cadets nominated to undergo the customised mountaineering course at Himalayan Mountaineering Institute (HMI), Darjeeling, from January 7 to February 3 last year.Based on their performance, 40 girl cadets were selected for the first pre-Everest Expedition to Mt Deo-Tibba (19688 Feet), near Manali in Himachal Pradesh in April-May, 2015, a statement by the Defence Ministry said.Following which, 15 cadets were selected for the next phase based on their performance.In August last year, the team set off on the second pre-Everest expedition to Mt Trishul (23,360 Feet), and 10 girl cadets were finally selected for the Everest Expedition.The culmination of pre-expedition activities was winter training at Siachen Base Camp from January 11 to January 31 this year.Every year, NCC sponsors 354 boy and girl cadets for basic mountaineering courses at HMI, Darjeeling, NIM Uttarkashi, ABVIMAS Manali and Jawahar Institute of Mountaineering and Winter Sports (JIM & WS), Pahalgam.Mountaineering Expedition as an adventure activity was introduced in NCC in the year 1970. Since then, NCC conducts two mountaineering expeditions every year, one each for boy and girl cadets, thus having launched more than 70 expeditions to various peaks. PTI SAP PVI PAL PVIadvertisementlast_img read more

first_imgFrom Aditi KhannaLondon, Mar 9 (PTI) A specially modified 1954 Aston Martin sports car owned by Queen Elizabeth IIs husband Prince Philip will go on sale in the UK next month and may fetch up to 450,000 pounds.The 1954 Lagonda 3 Litre Drophead Coupe was made to order for the Duke of Edinburgh with bespoke features, such as the extra vanity mirror so that the monarch could fix her hat and a radio telephone.The convertible served as Philips personal car for around seven years and is worth between 350,000 to 450,000 pounds when it comes on the market next month, The Telegraph reported.”This car is part of our history. The accompanying paperwork beggars belief,” said Damian Jones, sales manager at auction house H&H.”There is an amusing story about Prince Phillip driving Her Majesty through London in this car and being held up by a policeman on point duty directing traffic. When the policeman saw who was in the Lagonda he did a double take and swiftly waved them on,” Jones said.The car, which has 50,000 miles on the clock, will be offered for sale for the first time in nearly 40 years at public auction in late April at the Imperial War Museum Duxford, Cambridgeshire.The four-seater upholstered in grey leather has appeared in innumerable press photographs and newsreel films.The Duke is said to have delighted using radio telephone to make calls to his wife in Buckingham Palace, and apparently enjoyed disguising his voice when speaking with his children, Prince Charles and Princess Anne.advertisementIt is thought to be the only one of the Dukes personal cars to be in private hands now when it comes up for sale.The Lagonda engine and bodywork have recently been extensively overhauled and the original paint scheme restored. PTI AK MRJ AKJ MRJlast_img read more

first_imgAbout LeEco:About LeEco: LeEco, formerly known as Letv, is a global pioneering Internet and technology company with multiple Internet ecosystems across content, devices, applications and platforms. Founded in November 2004 by Jia Yueting and Liu Hong, LeEco employs more than 10,500 currently and plans to increase the count to 16,000-18,000 employees by the end of 2016. It is the worlds first video company to go public with a market capitalization of more than $12 billion USD.Headquartered in Beijing, China, it has regional headquarters in Hong Kong, Los Angeles and Silicon Valley. With disruptive innovation as the guiding principle, LeEco is engaged in myriad businesses, spanning Internet TV, video production and distribution, smart gadgets and large-screen applications to e-commerce, eco-agriculture and connected super-electric cars. The company also has one of the worlds largest content libraries which includes movies, TV dramas, entertainment shows, sports and music, which can be viewed on LeEco devices like Superphones and Super TVs, and in the future, on Le automobiles. Breaking the barriers of industries, LeEco provides personalized products and services for an enhanced user experience at disruptive prices. Media Contact: Shruti Singh +91-9654497747 Senior Associate Genesis Burson Marsteller Public Relations Pvt. Ltd. Source: LeEco. PRN TLS TLSlast_img read more

first_imgSharing his views with regards to the investment, Sharing his views with regards to the investment, Mr. Anand Ramachandran, CEO and Co-Founder, Fantain Sports said, “We are delighted that BookMyShow has seen value in the capabilities of Fantains FRM platform and believe that this strategic investment will help BookMyShow to connect and engage with fans like never before. We are also excited to explore new avenues, both across new businesses and new capabilities that widen the base of fan engagement. We look forward to start catering to millions of fans on BookMyShow.” About BookMyShow: BookMyShow, the flagship brand of Bigtree Entertainment Pvt. Ltd., is Indias largest online entertainment ticketing platform that allows users to book tickets for movies, plays, sports and live events through its website, mobile app and mobile site. Founded in Mumbai (India) in 2007 by three long-time friends, Ashish Hemrajani, Parikshit Dar and Rajesh Balpande, BookMyShow is now present in over 350 towns and cities across India, currently meeting the entertainment demands of over 14 million customers. With support and encouragement from its investors Network 18, Accel Partners and SAIF Partners, BookMyShow continues to innovate in the e-commerce ecosystem of India. For more information, please visit About Fantain: Fantain offers fan engagement through insights, activation and monetisation to its customers. Fantain believes that professional sports should be conducted like any other well-run business, with a strong focus on building long standing and mutually rewarding relationship with the most vital stakeholder, the fan. It was founded by three seasoned IT professionals, Anand Ramachandran, Vivek Venugopalan and Aravind Ramachandran and has been working with some of the leading sports teams in India. Fantain counts Kolkata Knight Riders and Sunrisers Hyderabad amongst its customers. For more information visit Media Contact: Arushi Maheshwari +91-8802999023 Kapil Daryani +91-9987210099 Source: Bigtree Entertainment Pvt. Ltd. PRNewswire GSVadvertisementlast_img read more

first_imgFrom Seema Hakhu KachruHouston, Mar 17 (PTI) Innovation gets personal as the worlds biggest sportswear firm Nike unveiled its first shoe that ties itself and will go on sale at the end of 2016.Sports lovers are in for an amazing and innovative self- lacing sneakers this holiday season with the HyperAdapt 1.0, confirmed the US sportswear giant at its Innovation 2016 event yesterday.According to Beers, the laces tighten when your feet hit a sensor built into the shoe. There are two buttons on the side to loosen and tighten them for the perfect fit.”Weve entered a new era of personalised performance,” said Mark Parker, Nikes president and CEO. “Today, athletes want more than just a dash board. They want a relationship.”The self-lacing shoes have been designed by legendary sneaker designer Tinker Hatfield and Tiffany Beers, Nikes senior innovator, whos worked on theNike Air Magand Nike Air Yeezy.HyperAdapt 1.0 is the first performance vehicle for Nikes latest platform breakthrough – adaptive lacing. The shoe translates deep research in digital, electrical and mechanical engineering into a product designed for movement.It challenges traditional understanding of fit, proposing an ultimate solution to individual idiosyncrasies in lacing and tension preference.Beers was tasked with figuring out how to engineer self-lacing sneakers to meet”Back to the Futures”fictional release day last year.Nikemade one pairof the self-lacing Nike Mag kicks for Michael J Fox – the actor who played Marty McFly in the film – which they are planning to auction to support his non-profit organisation for Parkinsons.advertisementThe potential of adaptive lacing for the athlete is huge, Hatfield said, adding that it would provide tailored-to-the- moment custom fit.”It is amazing to consider a shoe that senses what the body needs in real-time. That eliminates a multitude of distractions, including mental attrition, and thus truly benefits performance,” Hatfield said.”Could it take you even tighter than youd normally go if it senses you really need extra snugness in a quick maneuver? Thats where were headed. In the future, product will come alive,” he added.HyperAdapt 1.0 is the first step into the future of adaptive performance. Its currently manual (i.e athlete controlled) but it makes feasible the once-fantastic concept of an automated, nearly symbiotic relationship between the foot and shoe.It will be available only to members of Nike+ beginning Holiday 2016 in three colours. PTI SHK AJR SAI AJRlast_img read more

first_imgVirat Kohli struck an unbeaten 55 as India enjoyed a six-wicket win over rival Pakistan in their World Twenty20 game on Saturday. (Scorecard)Pakistan lost all six times it has faced India in the 50-over WorldCup and been defeated on all five WT20 meetings, including the final ofthe inaugural 2007 edition. Kohli struck seven fours and one six off 37 balls in the Group 2 match to see the team reach 119-4 in 15.5 overs in reply to Pakistan’s 118-5 in a rain-reduced 18 overs. (Heroes and Zeros: India let Pakistan know who is the boss) The high-profile game, which was moved from the hill city of Dharamsala owing to Pakistan’s security concerns, lived up to its top billing in the league stage at the packed Eden Gardens. An early collapse, in which India lost three wickets, was taken care of by Kohli as the in-form batsman added 61 off 44 with Yuvraj Singh (24) for the fourth wicket. He then saw the team through with Mahendra Singh Dhoni (13 not out) as India bounced back in style after losing its opening game to New Zealand by 47 runs.”My heart rate did shoot up after losing those quick wickets,” Kohli said. “One has to bat according to the demands of the situation at times. It was a challenging wicket but that’s what you want as a cricketer – new challenges.”Kohli and Yuvraj paired up after a couple of early boundaries from Rohit Sharma (10) were followed by some quick wickets for pace bowler Mohammad Sami, who justified his inclusion at the cost of spinner Imad Wasim on a pitch helping slow bowling.advertisementSharma fell to Mohammad Amir before Sami had left-handers Shikhar Dhawan (6) and Suresh Raina (0) bowled off successive deliveries, as both played on, with India reduced to 23-3 in the fifth over. That left Kohli to play one of his trademark innings in a successful run chase.”I want to congratulate Dhoni and his team,” Pakistan captain Shahid Afridi said. “I was not expecting a pitch like this. I think we were a bit short with runs – 30 runs short. We didn’t bowl in the right areas.”The Pakistan innings was steadied early on by Ahmed Shehzad, who struck 25 off 28 balls and added 38 for the opening stand with Sharjeel Khan (17) as Pakistan started cautiously to reach 24 after the five overs of power-play.There was huge turn on offer early on, making a 41-run fourth-wicket stand between Shoaib Malik (26) and Umar Akmal (22) an important one.Indian bowlers Ashish Nehra, Jasprit Bumrah, Hardik Pandya, Suresh Raina and Ravindra Jadeja all took a wicket each to raise expectations of victory among 66,000 spectators that included Indian film star Amitabh Bachchan and retired cricket greats Sachin Tendulkar and Imran Khan.”The pitch became better later,” Dhoni said. “Initially when we saw the pitch we did not think it would turn so much.”Pakistan won its opening game against Bangladesh by 55 runs.last_img read more

first_imgThe former batsman said that Kohli also should be lauded The former batsman said that Kohli also should be lauded for keeping his calm in tense situations. “When you see him during fielding, look how animated he is. But with the bat, he is a completely different personality. He is very composed, doesnt let any emotions come in the way,” he pointed out. Apart from Kohli, Gavaskar lauded skipper Dhoni for using his resources well. Dhoni managed to surprise the Australians by bowling Yuvraj Singh, whose part-time left-arm spin got India the crucial wicket of rival captain Steve Smith last night. “Dhoni reads what the oppositions strengths are. He realised that Raina could be expensive against Australia because he doesnt turn the ball much. This pitch wasnt affording turn. Thats why he brought Yuvraj. So reading the oppositions strengths is what the captains need to do and Dhoni does it better than most,” he said. Also getting Gavaskars praise was veteran pacer Ashish Nehra. Gavaskar felt Nehra has managed to ensure that India dont bleed runs in the death overs. “This team has been gelling into a formidable outfit. It had all its bases covered. Earlier, the death overs were causing problems, India were leaking runs and therefore losing their grip on the match, that has now been stopped. “Generally the last 5-10 overs go for a 100 runs, now I think thats been brought under control because of Nehra ji. His contribution to this team cannot be underestimated,” he said. PTI PM SSC SSCadvertisementlast_img read more

first_imgNew Delhi, Apr 1 (PTI) Cable TV distribution company Den Networks will sell 55 per cent of Den Sports, which indirectly owns Indian Super League team Delhi Dynamos, to Wall Street Investments for Rs 43.32 crore.The company has “entered into an agreement with Wall Street Investments for selling off 55 per cent equity in Den Sports for a consideration of Rs 43.32 crore,” Den Networks informed BSE.It further added that “this includes the sale of shares from Den Network and preferential allotment by Den Sports”.Both firms entered into sales agreement on March 29, 2016.Prior to the agreement, Den was holding 100 per cent equity shares in Den Sports which in turn owns 100 per cent equity shares in Den Soccer.Den Soccer is the operating company which owns, controls and manages Indian Super Leagues team Delhi Dynamos.Den Networks shares today settled 13.82 per cent higher at Rs 98.85 apiece on BSE. PTI KRH PRB ABKlast_img read more

first_imgNew Delhi, May 3 (PTI) The Indian Cricket Board has recommended Test captain Virat Kohli for the Rajiv Gandhi Khel Ratna, the countrys highest sporting honour, and Ajinkya Rahane for the Arjuna award this year. If Kohli wins, he would become only the third cricketer after the iconic Sachin Tendulkar and the countrys most successful captain Mahendra Singh Dhoni to win Indias highest sporting honour. BCCI sources confirmed the development. It is after a gap of four years that a cricketer has been recommended for the Khel Ratna. The prestigious Khel Ratna award carries a cash award of Rs. 7.5 lakh in addition to a citation, while the Arjuna awardee receives a cash prize of Rs. five lakh and a citation. Kohli is enjoying a fine run of form in the ongoing Indian Premier League. He was also at the top of his game in the preceding ICC World T20, singlehandedly guiding India to wins over Australia, Pakistan and Bangladesh. For his exploits, Kohli was named the World T20 Player of the Tournament and skipper of the World T20 team. Rahane equalled the record of holding the highest number of catches in a Test innings during Indias series win against Sri Lanka last year under Kohlis leadership. According to sources, Kohli is facing competition from squash champion Deepika Pallikal, golfer Anirban Lahiri, Asian Games gold medallist shooter Jitu Rai and runner Tintu Luka. PTI KHS AH ATlast_img read more

first_imgThe youngest BCCI president in independent India, Anurag Thakur has taken over the reins of the world’s richest cricketing body at a time it is fighting an existential battle against a complete restructuring recommended by the Supreme Court.LODHA BATTLE TO CONTINUEIt will certainly not be a ‘Bed of Roses’ for the three-time Lok Sabha MP from Himachal Pradesh’s Hamirpur district as he is expected to be in office till September, 2017 and turbulent times lie ahead for him in foreseeable future. (Also read: ICC boss Shashank Manohar slams Lodha panel recommendations)In case the Lodha Committee recommendations are implemented, Thakur will have to wait for three-years as a mandatory cooling off period.This makes it a really intriguing coming few months with Thakur in the Hot Seat as he will have to engineer a rapid transformation in BCCI’s working process post Supreme Court verdict.DISTINCT OPERATIONAL STYLEBut Thakur, son of two-time former Himachal Pradesh Chief Minister Prem Kumar Dhumal, is a career-politician and will bring in his distinct operational style not exactly similar to his immediate predecessors N Srinivasan and Shashank Manohar.Not to forget a he is combative character, who loves a good scrap and was one of the rarest BCCI officials (apart from then treasurer Ajay Shirke), who had gone on record, asking the erstwhile president N Srinivasan to step down from his post after the match-fixing scandal broke out.TO DECIDE SHASTRI’S SUCCESSORThe supremo of Himachal Pradesh CA is someone who believes in keeping cards close to his chest and taking his own time before arriving at a decision.A case in point may be the wait for India’s next chief coach after Ravi Shastri’s contract expired at the end of the World T20. Thakur has not yet divulged who will be Shastri’s successor.GOOD RAPPORT WITH PLAYERSadvertisementBut he has his own set of accomplishments too. A stadium at Dharamsala on the lap of the scenic Dhauladhar Range is inarguably the most beautiful venue in India.Apart from Dharamsala, Himachal also boasts of modern cricket infrastructure at Bilaspur, Una, Amtar, Pragati Nagar and Laal Pani. Bilaspur and Una has also hosted senior level BCCI matches.Being one of the younger officials in the BCCI top brass, he shares a good rapport with the national team’s past and present cricketers. In fact, many feel that he is a players’ man as he ensured as a secretary that door is not shut on any senior players who are performing.The likes of Yuvraj Singh, Harbhajan Singh, Ashish Nehra, all made comebacks into national fold after he took over as the secretary and became the convener of the senior selection committee.ACCESSIBLE OFFICIALSeniors like Sachin Tendulkar, Sourav Ganguly call him by his first name and is someone who has been accessible to his state team players when he became the president of HPCA at the age of 25.Making Rahul Dravid the coach of India U-19 and ‘A’ team apart from introducing the clause of BCCI officials signing the ‘No Conflict of Interest’ clause were some of his steps that have been appreciated.He has recently introduced a private member bill in the Lower House which proposes 10 years of jail term for any sportsperson, who indulges in match-fixing.While a lower court in Delhi had recently dismissed the MCOCA charges against tainted alleged fixer S Sreesanth, Thakur maintained that the Kerala speedster’s life ban will not be revoked.As a joint secretary, he was the convenor of the selection committee of the victorious 2012 U-19 World Cup captained by Unmukt Chand. In fact, when Ankit Bawne, who was named captain initially, was found to be over-aged, Thakur had taken initiative to ensure that a new captain (Chand) is named.THAKUR’s OFF-BREAKSAn ambitious man, Thakur has been a go-getter as he once played a Ranji Trophy match for HP against Jammu and Kashmir which was necessary for being eligible to become a junior national selector.While he failed to score a run, he did get two wickets with his off-breaks dismissing Dhruv Mahajan and Guru Pratap Singh.Unlike some administrators, Thakur was an active junior level cricketer having led Punjab U-16 to a Vijay Merchant Trophy triumph. In his tenure as Secretary, the BCCI successfully organised the ICC World T20 2016 in India.As a politician, he is seen as a young face of the ruling Bhartiya Janata Party. He is the only leader to be re-appointed for a third term as the National President of BJYM, the youth wing of the BJP.advertisementWithin Parliament, he serves as Chairman of the Parliamentary Standing Committee on IT and Member of Public Accounts Committee. He is also the member of Steering Committee of the Parliamentary Forum of WTO.He has been a recipient of the Best Young Parliamentarian Award in 2011 and recognised as a “Young Global Leader” by the World Economic Forum.In a nationwide survey in the run-up to the 2014 General elections he was rated among India’s Top-10 MPs based on his Parliamentary performance and commitment to society at large.He is married to Shefali Thakur and has two sons named Jaiaditya and Udayveer, aged 12 and 6, respectively.last_img read more

first_imgUsain Bolt, AthleteBrand Ambassador, HublotBrand values that you relate toThe value of ‘be the first, be the different and unique’ echoes perfectly with my belief. Favourite watchOne of my favourites is the Big Bang Unico All Black Blue, an all-black matte chronograph. I also love to wear my very own,Usain Bolt, AthleteBrand Ambassador, HublotBrand values that you relate toThe value of ‘be the first, be the different and unique’ echoes perfectly with my belief.Favourite watchOne of my favourites is the Big Bang Unico All Black Blue, an all-black matte chronograph. I also love to wear my very own King Power Usain Bolt as it has several details that represent me. At 9 o’clock, there is anthracite grey silhouette of my signature sprint pose. The timepiece is predominantly black but the 12-hour chronograph counter located at 6 o’clock is decorated in green, the colour of Jamaican flag. The strap is made of the same gold-coloured synthetic leather as my lucky running shoes.First timepieceI was not a watch lover, so my first watch was gifted by my dad. But as I got associated with Hublot, I got much more interested in watch-making. Now, I have only Hublots.Favourite brand momentThe launch of Hublot King Power Usain Bolt, my very own watch was one of my favorite moments at Hublot. I’m really happy with the way they made it, and I’m really proud to be an ambassador.Personal style mantraI’m a simple type of person. I don’t try to over-do it unless it’s a big function, but I like wearing suits. I think I look really good wearing suits. I like Gucci and Brioni tailored suits with a slim look, and they have to be custom made because I’m so tall. It’s hard to get the right fit sometimes.Favourite luxury posessionsMy Hublots, Ferrari, BMW, and a Rum Cay Island property at Bahamas are a few of my favourite luxury possessions.advertisementNicole Kidman, ActorBrand Ambassador, OmegaWhat is your relationship with time?It’s precious. Slowing down and trying to enjoy life, and not cramming everything in, that is always the balance of life.Association with the brandThey feel like family to me. I’ve known them now for a decade and the company is very tight, they have an enormous amount of integrity, they’re the loveliest people to work with.Personal favouritesI love it when a watch can be worn as jewellery. Then I love sports watches, because I’m athletic. I like a watch that can give me a lot of data, I love a seconds hand, so I can tell how much time I’ve spent on certain things too.What do you do if you have one minute free during the day, one hour, and one day?One minute I’ll daydream or mediate. I love just sitting quietly mediating. An hour free, it depends. I love getting down on the floor and playing with my kids. I read an article that says it’s so important to actually get down on their level and play with them for an hour a day.Do you consider watches just as an accessory of time or as special jewellery around your wrist, and do you have a favourite?I’ve collected watches now for years. Obviously, Omega has just done this exhibition, which has their line of watches all the way from 1902, which, of course, I love. I’ve always been like ‘you’ve got to show your vintage watches, because they’re exquisite and they show the history of the brand.’Hrithik Roshan, ActorBrand Ambassador, RadoAssociation with the brandMy relationship with Rado goes back to 2011. I personally relate to brand Rado because I identify with the spirit it stands for. Rado is about ‘uncompromising commitment to excellence’. It’s about taking dreams to another level and having the courage, intelligence and determination to make them come true.Favourite watchFor me a watch is an accessory that epitomizes my style. I like watches that are subtle yet elegant. My watches reflect my mood and I have enough Rado watches to match every mood and occasion. My favourite is the Rado HyperChrome collection.First timepieceMy first watch was a Swatch that my parents gifted me. It was a cool and trendy design and I loved flaunting it in my school days.What does the luxury of time mean to you?The demands of modern-day work schedules and lifestyle ambitions have translated into lesser time for ourselves. We need to rediscover the art of spending ‘me’ time, time well spent doing things solely for pleasure or doing things that we love to doTop luxury possessionsMy precious Rado, and my new prized possession, a Rolls Royce. These two that are top of my mind.Personal style mantraClassic, casual and effortless always work best for me. I am usually dressed for the occasion but my personal style is a tee layered with a well-fitted hoodie and a pair of denims. For a formal occasions I love a classic black or grey suit. Accessories are important to get the complete look. My Rado watch and bracelets/ beads are a must wear.advertisementVirat Kohli, CricketerBrand Ambassador, TissotAssociation with the brandMy association with the brand has been excellent. The brand is elegant and they are pioneers of innovation. I love the watches personally. The detailing is unimaginable.What brand values do you relate to?Brand values are very simple. Dedication, vision and hard work are the brand values I relate to. I believe in these things myself.Favourite watchI love watches. The Tissot I own is Chemin des Tourelles, the detailed craftsmanship of the watch is amazing. I have started my collection of Tissot watches.What does the luxury of time mean to you?Luxury is more about comfort for me. While I was growing up, I wasn’t as brand conscious as I was brand aware. I always aspired to own the luxury products. But now, it is more of their comfort, utility that matter to me.How do you relate to Tissot as a brand?I want to get better at what I do and be dedicated towards it. Tissot believes in precision and my sport requires one to be precise in everything on the field.Personal style mantraYour style is a reflection of yourself and the more comfortable you are with what you are wearing, the more your style grows. As far as accessories go, a watch is the only accessory I love wearing. You will always see me with it.Top luxury possessionsAudi, Tissot, LV bagRonaldo, FootballerBrand Ambassador, TAG HeuerWhat brand values do you relate to?Tag Heuer’s motto is also mine, which is #dontcrackunderpressure#. The only real pressures are those I put on myself. Sure, sometimes it’s difficult to always be on display. It can be a challenge sometimes trying to keep part of your world private. I love my fans, and I feel a duty to them. But I don’t have to answer to anyone but myself.Favourite watchMy favorite watch is TAG HeuerAquaracer 300m Calibre 16. In fact’, the whole collection is something to be admired and owned.First timepieceIt’s better we talk about the current watch I wear.What does the luxury of time mean for you?Being comfortable in whatever one does and wears is luxury to me. When one can do things as per one’s own discretion and be appreciated as well. Also to spend time with one’s friends.How do you relate to TAG Heuer as a brand?I like watches that can take me from the football field to a meeting to a family moment, and that’s exactly the versatility and aesthetic the brand offers.Favourite brand momentI feel fortunate to have received the TAG Heuer connected with the watch-face designed by my son. Accuracy, precision, dependability and finesse have a huge role to play on the football pitch. It is a tactile expression of these qualities, making it a watch that brings together elements of power and playfulness.advertisementlast_img read more

first_imgAustrian power player Dominic Thiem won his French Open battle against Belgian counterpuncher David Goffin on Thursday to reach his first grand slam semi-final, where he will face world number one Novak Djokovic.Conditions – as so often during a rain-ravaged tournament – were cold and damp.That was one reason why the crowd remained disappointingly small throughout a see-saw encounter that, until a late Goffin meltdown that saw him concede nine games running, threatened to become one of the matches of the tournament.THIEM BREAKS INTO TOP 10Thiem, 22, who will break into the top 10 for the first time with Thursday’s win, described as “a little bit unreal” the prospect of playing a semi-final against Djokovic, a player he has never beaten in two encounters.”But from this moment I have to focus on tomorrow or Saturday – I don’t know when,” he said courtside, with one eye on the rain that was falling steadily when the match finished.Both players, who often practice together and are friends off court, took time to find their range and the first three games yielded three breaks of serve, including one that Goffin conceded on a double fault.Thiem gradually began finding the lines with heavy groundstrokes off both wings and, as Goffin struggled to maintain depth on his returns, sped into a 4-2 lead.THIEM’s OVERPOWERS GOFFINBut as Thiem’s accuracy waned, the Belgian tightened his defence and, playing the key points better than his opponent, reeled off the next six games. He converted his first set point at 5-4 on a Thiem service game when the Austrian hit a backhand groundstroke long.advertisementWith Suzanne Lenglen Court still barely a quarter full, the match continued to swing in favour of first Thiem – firing rasping groundstrokes that either pummelled the baseline or shot long – and then Goffin, less powerful but mixing his game well to prevent the Austrian from settling into a rhythm.The second set went to a tiebreak in which Thiem, after leading 5-1, scraped through 9-7 when Goffin failed to return a vicious backhand slice.Goffin broke earlier in the third and led 4-2 when the mood abruptly shifted.A match that briefly threatened to become a classic petered out disappointingly as Thiem, adding the precision that his power game had earlier been missing, won nine of the last 10 games.last_img read more