21 days agoBarcelona in contact with River Plate coach Marcelo Gallardo

first_imgBarcelona in contact with River Plate coach Marcelo Gallardoby Carlos Volcano21 days agoSend to a friendShare the loveRiver Plate coach Marcelo Gallardo is a shock target for Barcelona.Barca coach Ernesto Valverde is under pressure at the Nou Camp after a stuttering start to the season.TNT says Barca are searching out alternatives, with Gallardo high on the agenda.Indeed, the Argentine has already spoken with Barca management, but he replied that he could not make a decision yet as he’s focused on River’s Copa Libertadores campaign.Gallardo made his name in France with successful spells at PSG and Monaco. TagsTransfersAbout the authorCarlos VolcanoShare the loveHave your saylast_img

Video: Georgia Releases “A Call To Action” Video Ahead Of Spring Game

first_imgUniversity of Georgia stands during a football game.Georgia’s first-year head coach Kirby Smart is set to show off his team for the the first time in front of the home crowd Saturday afternoon at the spring game. With so much excitement surrounding the program, it’s worth taking a moment to appreciate how UGA got here. So, to make sure fans are all caught up, Georgia posted this awesome “A Call To Action” video to its official Vimeo page to highlight the Bulldogs’ short journey under Smart.Georgia’s spring game is scheduled to kick off Saturday afternoon at 4 p.m.last_img

Indiana vs. Penn State Prediction, Preview, Spread, Channel

first_imgPenn State's players celebrate a touchdown.Penn State football/InstagramPenn State looks to keep its 10-win dreams alive with a tricky trip to Indiana.Saturday, Nov. 12, the Indiana Hoosiers host on the No. 12 Penn State Nittany Lions. The game, to be played at Memorial Stadium, is slated for a 12:00 p.m. ET start time. Read on for our Indiana vs. Penn State preview.According to ESPN’s matchup predictor, which is based on its Football Power Index, Penn State has a 79.7-percent chance to win the matchup between the two teams. The spread also favors the Nittany Lions. Spread: Penn State -7Game Time: 12:00 p.m. ETChannel: ABC/ESPN2Indiana vs. Penn State preview:Highlighted by its dramatic home win over Ohio State a few weeks ago, Penn State is one of the nation’s hottest teams. Since its 49-10 loss to Michigan, PSU has rolled to five straight wins, with two absolute blowouts after the Ohio State game against Purdue and Iowa. It may be a bit late for running back Saquon Barkley to challenge Lamar Jackson for the Heisman Trophy, but he has certainly made a huge impact in recent weeks. Barkely has 1,055 rushing yards and 11 touchdowns this season, and is averaging 167 yards per game over the last four weeks.Indiana has been tough this season, however, and have a high-powered passing attack led by quarterback Richard Lagow, who has 2,574 yards this season and is averaging 8.28 yards per attempt. He’s spread the ball around well, with six players catching double-digit passes and at least 140 receiving yards this season. Nine different Hoosiers have caught touchdown passes.Indiana vs. Penn State prediction:With Michigan State falling off of a cliff this season, Indiana likely represents the toughest game left on Penn State’s schedule. Obviously, the Nittany Lions aren’t so good that you just automatically pencil them in against the Spartans, but if Penn State can get by Indiana, it looks like a very good bet that James Franklin will reach the 10-win plateau, and could potentially crash the New Year’s Six party. Indiana is a tough team, and we think the Hoosiers keep it close, but ultimately Penn State pulls it out.Penn State 37, Indiana 31,According to ESPN’s matchup predictor, which is based on its Football Power Index, Penn State has a 79.7-percent chance to win the matchup between the two teams. The spread also favors the Nittany Lions. Spread: Penn State -7Game Time: 12:00 p.m. ETChannel: ABC/ESPN2Indiana vs. Penn State preview:Highlighted by its dramatic home win over Ohio State a few weeks ago, Penn State is one of the nation’s hottest teams. Since its 49-10 loss to Michigan, PSU has rolled to five straight wins, with two absolute blowouts after the Ohio State game against Purdue and Iowa. It may be a bit late for running back Saquon Barkley to challenge Lamar Jackson for the Heisman Trophy, but he has certainly made a huge impact in recent weeks. Barkely has 1,055 rushing yards and 11 touchdowns this season, and is averaging 167 yards per game over the last four weeks.Indiana has been tough this season, however, and have a high-powered passing attack led by quarterback Richard Lagow, who has 2,574 yards this season and is averaging 8.28 yards per attempt. He’s spread the ball around well, with six players catching double-digit passes and at least 140 receiving yards this season. Nine different Hoosiers have caught touchdown passes.Indiana vs. Penn State prediction:With Michigan State falling off of a cliff this season, Indiana likely represents the toughest game left on Penn State’s schedule. Obviously, the Nittany Lions aren’t so good that you just automatically pencil them in against the Spartans, but if Penn State can get by Indiana, it looks like a very good bet that James Franklin will reach the 10-win plateau, and could potentially crash the New Year’s Six party. Indiana is a tough team, and we think the Hoosiers keep it close, but ultimately Penn State pulls it out.Penn State 37, Indiana 31last_img read more

ESPN Analyst Makes Bold Prediction For Ohio State After Urban Meyer Decision

first_imgA closeup of Urban Meyer during an Ohio State football game.NEW ORLEANS, LA – JANUARY 01: Head coach Urban Meyer of the Ohio State Buckeyes looks on prior to the All State Sugar Bowl against the Alabama Crimson Tide at the Mercedes-Benz Superdome on January 1, 2015 in New Orleans, Louisiana. (Photo by Kevin C. Cox/Getty Images)In case you somehow missed it, Ohio State handed down its punishment to Urban Meyer last night. Meyer will be suspended for the first three games of the season.While Meyer can’t coach on game day until Week 4, he can rejoin the team after the season opener against Oregon State on Sept. 1. He will miss games against Oregon State, Rutgers and TCU.Many feel Meyer got off easy, while others are satisfied with what Ohio State did. Strictly from a football perspective, his absence shouldn’t hurt his team too much.In fact, at least one ESPN analyst Trevor Matich thinks it might benefit the Buckeyes. Appearing on The Paul Finebaum Show today, Matich said he thinks Meyer’s suspension could have a unifying effect.“Ohio State will be even better and more dangerous as a football team on the field because all of this is going on,” Matich said.”Ohio State will be even better and more dangerous as a football team on the field because all of this is going on” – @TMatich pic.twitter.com/ofze9QONUc— Paul Finebaum (@finebaum) August 23, 2018Matich might have a point. Ohio State could conceivably rally around its leader after all of this and develop an “us against the world” mentality.The Buckeyes are already loaded talent-wise. They enter the season as a bona fide national championship contender.Meyer will be back for his team’s game against Tulane. He will still be able to coach against Michigan, Michigan State and Penn State this season, and barring an unforeseen slip-up, Ohio State should be 3-0 when he returns.last_img read more

Mark May Is Predicting A Major College Football Upset Tonight

first_imgMark May talks before being laid off by ESPN.Week 6 of the 2018 college football season has so far been highlighted by a couple of major upsets.We had No. 7 Oklahoma losing to Texas and No. 5 LSU losing to Florida earlier this afternoon. Michigan State, ranked near the bottom of the top 25, also fell to Northwestern.Are any other upsets coming tonight?Mark May believes so.The former ESPN analyst is predicting a big one.May has Notre Dame falling on the road to Virginia Tech.“Mark it down, Notre Dame loses 31-30 today,” he writes.Mark it down, Notre Dame loses 31-30 today. @CoachLouHoltz88 @kevinctrimble @TheCrowdsLine— Mark May (@mark_may) October 6, 2018Will it happen?Notre Dame and Virginia Tech are set to kick off at 8 p.m. E.T. on ABC.last_img

Paul Finebaum Thinks College Football “Needs” LSU To Beat Alabama Tomorrow

first_imgPaul Finebaum makes comments about roy Williams.On Saturday night, one of the biggest college football games of the season is set to go down from Baton Rouge. The Alabama Crimson Tide heads to Death Valley to take on the LSU Tigers.Despite entering the contest as the No. 3 team in the country, LSU is a two-touchdown underdog on its own stadium. That’s the greatness of the Crimson Tide with Tua Tagovailoa under center.In an interview with For The Win, Paul Finebaum revealed why college football “needs” LSU to take down the Tide on Saturday night.“I’m not advocating this because I don’t have any more influence on the outcomes of the game than you do or anyone else, but the best thing Saturday night would be for Alabama to lose.It would be a wake-up call. All of a sudden, people would go ‘Whoa, hold on a second. This thing’s getting pretty interesting, this thing’s getting pretty exciting.’ Just because you think something might make the sport better doesn’t mean it will, but Alabama winning again this year will not be good for college football.”We’ve heard this debate with the NBA (Golden State Warriors), women’s college basketball (UConn), and the NFL (Patriots). Dynasties are always “bad” for their respective league according to sports pundits, but fans keep watching.Alabama and LSU kick off Saturday night at 8:00 p.m. ET on CBS.[FTW]last_img read more

ESPN’s Final Prediction For Today’s Alabama-Auburn Game

first_imgTua Tagovailoa points directions to a teammate.TUSCALOOSA, AL – SEPTEMBER 08: Tua Tagovailoa #13 of the Alabama Crimson Tide runs the offense against the Arkansas State Red Wolves at Bryant-Denny Stadium on September 8, 2018 in Tuscaloosa, Alabama. (Photo by Kevin C. Cox/Getty Images)Alabama has been the most-dominant team in college football for the first 11 games of the 2018 regular season. Will the Crimson Tide continue to be that in game No. 12? We’ll find out against Auburn this afternoon.Nick Saban and Co. are set to end their regular season against their rival, as the Crimson Tide are taking on the Tigers this afternoon.Alabama and Auburn are set to kick off at 3:30 p.m. E.T. The game will be televised on CBS.Does Auburn have any chance of pulling off the upset against No. 1 Alabama?ESPN has made its prediction.The answer: Not really.ESPN’s Football Power Index is giving No. 1 Alabama a 91.3 percent chance of winning this game, giving Auburn just an 8.7 percent chance of pulling off the upset.Alabama will be looking to get some revenge for last season’s game, when the Tigers upset the Crimson Tide.“The players all know what happened last year,” Saban said this week. “I think they don’t feel great about it. They didn’t feel good about last year. They’ve had to live with it for 365 days.”“I don’t necessarily think that the revenge factor is the best form of motivation out there, but I think it certainly plays into a guy that’s a good competitor who wants to come back and do well if he didn’t perform well the last time, he played someone.”Alabama and Auburn are set to kick off at 3:30 p.m. E.T.The game will be televised on CBS.last_img read more

Chris Gayle 2nd player to remain 99 not out in IPL history

first_img commentary view more view less scorecard No data available! graphscenter_img advertisement Chris Gayle 2nd player to remain 99 not out in IPL historyIPL 2019: Chris Gayle became only the 2nd batsman after Suresh Raina to be stranded on 99 in the history of the Indian Premier League. Rajarshi Gupta MohaliApril 13, 2019UPDATED: April 13, 2019 22:12 IST IPL 2019: Chris Gayle hit a 4 off the last ball to finish 99 not out vs RCB. ( Courtesy by BCCI)HIGHLIGHTSChris Gayle hit a 4 off the last ball to finish 99 not out vs RCBThis would have been Gayle’s 7th IPL hundred and 2nd for KXIPSuresh Raina is the only other batsman to remain 99 not out in the IPLChris Gayle remained one run short of his 7th hundred in the Indian Premier League and his 2nd for Kings XI Punjab against his old team Royal Challengers Bangalore in Mohali on Saturday. This would have been Gayle’s 1st hundred of the 2019 Indian Premier League.Chris Gayle is now only the 2nd batsman to remain unbeaten on 99 in the IPL after Suresh Raina of Chennai Super Kings.Chris Gayle would have become the 5th batsman to hit a hundred in the 2019 Indian Premier League after David Warner (Sunrisers Hyderabad), Jonny Bairstow (Sunrisers Hyderabad), Sanju Samson (Rajasthan Royals) and KL Rahul (Kings XI Punjab).Gayle was dropped on 83 by Virat Kohli off Umesh Yadav and he celebrated that slice of luck with a six. With one ball remaining in the KXIP innings, Gayle needed a six to get to triple figures but he only managed a boundary and finished on 99 not out.Gayle blazed away to his fifty off 28 balls before slowing down after KXIP suffered a few quick setbacks. KL Rahul, Mayank Agarwal, Sarfaraz Khan and Sam Curran departed without making much impact and it was left to Chris Gayle to bat till the end.The #UniverseBoss looks all set for a big one.Brings up his half-century off 28 deliveries pic.twitter.com/AIHv7R5u8u IndianPremierLeague (@IPL) April 13, 2019Chris Gayle, who debuted in the IPL for Kolkata Knight Riders moved to Royal Challengers Bangalore and was massively successful there. It was during his stint at RCB when he smashed the all-time IPL best of 175 not out against Pune Warriors. However, he was released by RCB after 2017.advertisementRCB did not even bid for Chris Gayle in the player auction thereafter. He would later go on to say that he was disappointed since he was their biggest draw. “They wanted me in the team and I was told that I will be retained. But they never called back after that. So that gave me the impression that they didn’t want me and it’s fine,” Gayle had told the Times of India.Chris Gayle hit 5 hundreds for Royal Challengers Bangalore from 2011 to 2017.Chris Gayle was bought by Kings XI Punjab at his base price and he hit 3 fifties and 1 hundred for them in 2018. He has continued his red-hot from in 2019. Before his unbeaten 99 on Saturday, Chris Gayle had hit two fifties – a 79 against Rajasthan Royals and a 63 against Mumbai Indians.Chris Gayle is the fastest to 4000 IPL runs and is the only man to hit 300 sixes in the Indian Premier League.Chris Gayle had hit 2 hundreds in 2011 and 1 each in 2012 and 2013. He had a poor seasn in 2014 when he managed only 196 runs from 9 matches but roared back to form with his 5th IPL hundred next year.After 2 quiet years, Chris Gayle hammered an aggressive hundred for KXIP against Sunrisers Hyderabad in 2018 before coming close against Royal Challengers Bangalore on Saturday.Also Read | T20 freelancers set the tone for West Indies’ 2019 ICC World Cup agendaAlso Read | Chris Gayle 1st batsman to hit 300 sixes in IPL historyAlso Read | Watch: Chris Gayle in Bhangra mode after Kings XI Punjab beat Sunrisers HyderabadFor sports news, updates, live scores and cricket fixtures, log on to indiatoday.in/sports. Like us on Facebook or follow us on Twitter for Sports news, scores and updates.Get real-time alerts and all the news on your phone with the all-new India Today app. Download from Post your comment Do You Like This Story? Awesome! Now share the story Too bad. Tell us what you didn’t like in the comments Posted bykarishma Tags :Follow Chris GayleFollow Kings XI PunjabFollow IPL 2019Follow Royal Challengers Bangalorelast_img read more

G Sathiyan becomes first Indian to break into top-25 of table tennis world rankings

first_img Next G Sathiyan becomes first Indian to break into top-25 of table tennis world rankingsG Sathiyan, the 26-year-old finished sixth in the Asian Cup in Yokohama early this month to secure a place in the World Cup in Chengdu from October 25 to 27.advertisement Press Trust of India New DelhiApril 29, 2019UPDATED: April 29, 2019 23:52 IST G Sathiyan is the first Indian to break into the top-25 of ITTF rankings. (Twitter/@sathiyantt)HIGHLIGHTSG Sathiyan became first Indian to break into the top-25 of ITTF rankingsSathiyan rose four spots to be 24th in the latest ITTF rankingsSharath Kamal dropped 9 spots to be in 46th positionIndia’s G Sathiyan on Monday scaled new heights in his rapidly rising career by becoming the firstIndian to break into the top-25 of the latest world ranking list released by International Table Tennis Federation.Sathiyan rose four spots to be 24th in the ITTF rankings, following his impressive sixth place finish in the Asia Cup in Yokohama earlier this month to secure a place in the World Cup in Chengdu from October 25 to 27. Last week, he was the sole Indian to reach the round of 32 in the World Championships in Hungary.”Really happy with way I am playing and I feel I am moving in the direction to reaching the top-15 by the end of 2019. Also, I can’t thank my coach (S Raman) enough for his support and guidance,” the engineer turned table tennis professional told PTI.Veteran Sharath Kamal, who lost in the round of 64 in Hungary, dropped nine places to be in 46th position.India’s number one female player, Manika Batra, slipped three spots to be 59th, following her round of 64 loss in the World Championships.Also Read | Aim is to qualify for Tokyo Olympics: Asian Athletics C’ships gold medallist GomathiAlso SeeFor sports news, updates, live scores and cricket fixtures, log on to indiatoday.in/sports. Like us on Facebook or follow us on Twitter for Sports news, scores and updates.Get real-time alerts and all the news on your phone with the all-new India Today app. Download from Post your comment Do You Like This Story? Awesome! Now share the story Too bad. Tell us what you didn’t like in the comments Posted byAnita Jat Tags :Follow G SathiyanFollow Manika BatraFollow Sharath KamalFollow Table Tennislast_img read more

Ricky Ponting and Sourav Ganguly gave each other space at Delhi Capitals camp: Munro

first_imgRicky Ponting and Sourav Ganguly gave each other space at Delhi Capitals camp: MunroWhile everyone has been speaking about the youngsters in the team Delhi Capitals and their brilliant display, Colin Munro feels that credit must go to the whole team, including the head coach Ricky Ponting and advisor Sourav Ganguly.advertisement Indo-Asian News Service New DelhiMay 11, 2019UPDATED: May 11, 2019 17:36 IST Colin Munro feels the credit of Delhi Capitals’ success must go to the whole team, including the head coach Ricky Ponting and advisor Sourav Ganguly. (IANS Photo)He is considered one of the best T20 players in the New Zealand outfit, but Colin Munro played just four games for Delhi Capitals in this edition of the Indian Premier League. With scores of 40, 3, 14 and 27, Munro found the going tough.But being a foreign signing comes with added baggage. Even when you aren’t finding a spot in the XI, you must be available to interact with the youngsters and impart knowledge about the game.Speaking to IANS, the Kiwi said that keeping a positive frame of mind and always looking to help the youngsters in the team is a must when you are an overseas professional playing in the IPL.”You just got to try and pass out what knowledge you have from playing in the various T20 leagues around the world. Only 11 players can take the field, so you pass on the knowledge and make them a better cricketer. It is frustrating not playing, but you have a lot of work off the field as well. It is all about keeping a good attitude when you are not playing and help the boys out,” he smiled.”Yes, very frustrating, but at the end of the day, you can only play four foreigners and the conditions you are playing in, matter in team composition. You just have to be realistic and cannot be negative. You have to turn up to training with a positive attitude.”Asked what he did when he wasn’t playing for Delhi, the southpaw said: “Did a fair bit of gym work, cannot run as much as you like because you don’t want to overcook yourself because then if the opportunity comes for you to play, you go into the game being 70 percent because you are tired. Staying mentally fresh is also important when you are not playing.”advertisementWhile everyone has been speaking about the youngsters in the team and their brilliant display, Munro feels that credit must go to the whole team, including the head coach Ricky Ponting and advisor Sourav Ganguly.”The players knew their roles and they tried to go out and execute what they had been asked to do. Guys went out and achieved their goals and as a collective unit also we did well. We peaked at the right time. The way they (Ponting and Ganguly) have interacted with the youngsters, they gave each other space and let each other work in their respective areas of strengths. They have allowed each other to be who they are and have also worked well with each other,” he said.Also Read | T20 cricket needs players like Rishabh Pant: Colin MunroAlso Read | IPL 2019: MS Dhoni shares insights, Rishabh Pant listens with rapt attentionFor sports news, updates, live scores and cricket fixtures, log on to indiatoday.in/sports. Like us on Facebook or follow us on Twitter for Sports news, scores and updates.Get real-time alerts and all the news on your phone with the all-new India Today app. Download from Post your comment Do You Like This Story? Awesome! Now share the story Too bad. Tell us what you didn’t like in the comments Posted bykarishma Tags :Follow Colin MunroFollow Delhi CapitalsFollow Sourav GangulyFollow Ricky Pontinglast_img read more

Manav Kaul to play Parineeti Chopra’s coach in Saina Nehwal biopic

India Today Web Desk New DelhiJune 22, 2019UPDATED: June 22, 2019 16:51 IST Parineeti Chopra and Manav Kaul.Parineeti Chopra is perfecting her badminton skills before stepping into the shoes of ace badminton player Saina Nehwal for her biopic. At a time when Parineeti is busy training on the court, makers of the film have roped in actor Manav Kaul to play the role of her coach in the film.A source close to the development told Mumbai Mirror, “Amole and his team felt that Manav would suit the role. He has begun prep and the research for his role. The film is expected to go on the floors in October.”Manav was last seen in Sujoy Ghosh’s Badla. The film starred Amitabh Bachchan and Tapsee Pannu. Manav came into limelight with his role in Vidya Balan-starrer Tumhare Sulu (2017). Though the film was mostly dominated by Vidya, Manav managed to make a mark with his performance as her husband in the film.It is for the first time that Parineeti and Manav will share screen space. In an earlier interview with the daily, Parineeti elaborated on her practice sessions.”Prep usually starts early because we have booked courts in slots when there are no distractions of any kind. We start at 6 am and wind up by 8 am. I will have to live this regimented life for the next nine months, but I am pretty kicked about it. I want to do justice to the film and to Saina,” Parineeti had said.The actress also took to social media to share pictures from her practice sessions.Parineeti is making her debut in biopic genre with the film on Saina Nehwal, and the actress is excited to play Saina on screen. In an earlier interview, Parineeti had said, “I am actually quite excited to get into the skin of a world champion because playing a fictional character is not as exciting as playing a real character. Here, I have somebody who has extensive documentation on exactly how she plays, who she played every match in her life. Every single moment that she has ever played badminton is on screen. So, to kind of imbibe that and to learn that is really exciting for me as an actor. I wanted to do a sports biopic for a long time so this project is absolutely perfect.”ALSO READ: Parineeti Chopra reveals exact moment she knew Priyanka and Nick were meant for each otherALSO WATCH: Arjun Kapoor and Parineeti Chopra talk about what kind of wedding they would likeGet real-time alerts and all the news on your phone with the all-new India Today app. Download from Post your comment Do You Like This Story? Awesome! Now share the story Too bad. Tell us what you didn’t like in the comments Posted byVibha Maru Manav Kaul to play Parineeti Chopra’s coach in Saina Nehwal biopicManav Kaul has been roped in to play Parineeti Chopra’s coach in Saina Nehwal biopic.advertisement read more

BCCI ethics officer gives clean chit to Sachin Tendulkar in conflict of interest issue

first_img Rahul Rawat MumbaiJune 30, 2019UPDATED: June 30, 2019 15:01 IST BCCI ethics officer gives clean chit to Sachin Tendulkar in conflict of interest issue. (Photo: India Today)The Board of Control for Cricket in India (BCCI) Ethics Officer Justice DK Jain has given a clean chit to Sachin Tendulkar following a complaint of conflict of interest. However, the Ethics officer has found that VVS Laxman, who is a member of the Cricket Advisory Committee, a team official in the Sunrisers Hyderabad and a commentator, has a conflict of interest.Justice Jain, in his ruling, has said that Laxman’s conflict of interest is tractable and has directed BCCI to ensure that Laxman relinquishes his interests, which give rise of conflict of interest and does not occupy more than one post at any given point of time, within two weeks.Justice Jain had last month dismissed the ‘conflict of interest’ allegations against Tendulkar after the cricket icon refused to be part of the Cricket Advisory Committee (CAC) unless he is provided with agreeable ‘terms of reference’.It effectively means that Tendulkar won’t be a part of the new coach selection process after the World Cup unless CoA gives proper terms of reference.It was Madhya Pradesh Cricket Association (MPCA) life member Sanjeev Gupta, who had alleged that both Tendulkar and VVS Laxman are conflicted for performing dual roles as CAC member as well as mentor/icon with their franchises Mumbai Indians and Sunrisers Hyderabad respectively.However, Tendulkar in his affidavit had categorically denied that he has any financial agreement in both his roles and hence doesn’t come under tractable ‘conflict of interest’.It has been learned that CoA is ready with terms of reference and will be handed over to him now that the case is over.advertisementAlso Read | World Cup 2019: Loss against India was turning point for Australia, feels Mitchell StarcAlso Read | India vs England Live Cricket Match Streaming: Watch ENG vs IND Live Match on Star Sports and DD SportsAlso SeeFor sports news, updates, live scores and cricket fixtures, log on to indiatoday.in/sports. Like us on Facebook or follow us on Twitter for Sports news, scores and updates.Get real-time alerts and all the news on your phone with the all-new India Today app. Download from Post your comment Do You Like This Story? Awesome! Now share the story Too bad. Tell us what you didn’t like in the comments Posted byAkshay Ramesh Tags :Follow Sachin TendulkarFollow BCCI BCCI ethics officer gives clean chit to Sachin Tendulkar in conflict of interest issueMadhya Pradesh Cricket Association (MPCA) life member Sanjeev Gupta, who had alleged that both Tendulkar and VVS Laxman are conflicted for performing dual roles in the BCCI and IPL.advertisementlast_img read more

Jamaica Test hat-trick belongs as much to Virat Kohli as it does to Jasprit Bumrah: Harbhajan Singh

first_img Next Jamaica Test hat-trick belongs as much to Virat Kohli as it does to Jasprit Bumrah: Harbhajan SinghIndia vs West Indies, 2nd Test: Jasprit Bumrah was not convinced about an LBW call in the hat-trick ball but captain Virat Kohli opted for a DRS review and got the on-field decision of not out overturned. advertisement Press Trust of India New DelhiSeptember 1, 2019UPDATED: September 1, 2019 12:05 IST Jamaica Test: Jasprit Bumrah picked up a hat-trick to rattle West Indies on Day 2 (Courtesy by BCCI)HIGHLIGHTSBumrah became the 3rd Indian after Harbhajan and Irfan to get Test hat-trickHe is a rare diamond: Harbhajan on BumrahBumrah jolted the West Indies batsmen with 2nd successive 5-wicket haulHarbhajan Singh believes Jasprit Bumrah will forever remain indebted to Virat Kohli’s “gut feeling”, which got him the hat-trick, just like he is grateful to Sadagopan Ramesh for an incredible catch at forward short-leg 18 summers ago.Harbhajan, India’s first-ever hat-trick man in Test cricket, lauded Bumrah, who became only the third (Irfan Pathan was second) from the country to achieve the milestone in the longest format.In 2001, Harbhajan’s hat-trick against the mighty Australians (Ricky Ponting, Adam Gilchrist and Shane Warne) set the tone for the series. On Saturday, Bumrah got Darren Bravo, Samarah Brooks and Roston Chase.India vs West Indies, 2nd Test Day 2: Highlights | Report”This hat-trick belongs to Virat as much as it belongs to Bumrah. The bowler wasn’t convinced but the skipper had a gut feeling. What if Virat wouldn’t have gone for that DRS? It was a brilliant call by the skipper which complemented his magnificent effort,” Harbhajan told PTI on Sunday.The Turbanator still feels that without Ramesh’s flash of brilliance, he wouldn’t have been able to create history.”I remember that I discussed with Dada (Sourav Ganguly) and we decided to keep it on stumps and try for a third leg before but Warne flicked it.”Now to be honest, Ramesh wasn’t the most athletic of the guys in that team. Yet at forward short-leg, he pulled off that stunner with a less than split second reaction time. Whenever I have later met Ramesh, I told him, ‘buddy my hat-trick belongs to you’,” Harbhajan fondly recollected.advertisement”That’s why I believe that some things happen that come together and such a beautiful thing happens. It was Ramesh’s brilliance then and it’s Virat’s conviction now,” said the owner of 711 international wickets.The most endearing thing, according to Harbhajan, was Rahul Dravid’s celebration.”I have never seen Rahul so excited, jumping with joy. Perhaps, he also didn’t believe Ramesh can pull off such a catch,” he said.Indian cricket is blessed to have a match-winner like Bumrah: HarbhajanFor Harbhajan, Bumrah is the biggest blessing that Indian cricket could have had.”Indian cricket is blessed to have a match winner like Bumrah. This hat-trick will only help his legend grow but even without that he is an incredible performer. I mean 5 wickets in 7 overs in last game and 6 wickets in 9 overs in this game. You can’t ask for more. He is a rare diamond,” said Harbhajan.What makes it more creditable is that the hat-trick has come in a Test match.”A hat-trick is always a praiseworthy feat but if it happens in Test cricket, it’s all the more creditable,” he felt.”In ODIs, you are always in with a chance in the death overs — say from 47th to 50th when batsmen are attacking. If they attack you will always fancy your chances of a bowled or a catch in the deep,” he explained.”But in Test matches, it is a different ball game. The batsmen are not always attacking. The defence will be tighter and their skill comes into play. Look at Bumrah’s deliveries. The length and how it was tailing in. That’s pure skills,” he said.Harbhajan is not liking people raising questions about the quality of West Indies batting.”Obviously Sir Viv (Vivian Richards) and (Brian) Lara won’t be playing on forever. They are playing their best Test team, the same outfit that beat England this year. And for Bumrah, he is the best fast bowler in world cricket at the moment,” Harbhajan concluded.Also Read | Harbhajan Singh welcomes Jasprit Bumrah to hat-trick club: So so so proud of youAlso Read | Jasprit Bumrah hat-trick: How Virat Kohli’s DRS call sealed the landmark wicket for India pacerAlso See:For sports news, updates, live scores and cricket fixtures, log on to indiatoday.in/sports. Like us on Facebook or follow us on Twitter for Sports news, scores and updates.Get real-time alerts and all the news on your phone with the all-new India Today app. Download from Post your comment Do You Like This Story? Awesome! Now share the story Too bad. Tell us what you didn’t like in the comments Posted byAkshay Ramesh Tags :Follow Harbhajan SinghFollow Jasprit BumrahFollow Brian LaraFollow Vivian RichardsFollow India VS West IndiesFollow ViratFollow Eden GardensFollow Sadagopan Rameshlast_img read more

Janhvi Kapoor shows off her Pilates figure in sports bra and mini shorts. See pics

first_imgOther Galleries 9 images Wed, 23 Oct, 2019 Kriti Sanon pairs smart denim jacket with neon green dress for Housefull 4 promotions. See pics 10 images Wed, 23 Oct, 2019 Sara Ali Khan is elegance personified in white dress at airport. See pics 10 images Tue, 22 Oct, 2019 Priyanka Chopra in satin red mini wrap-dress enjoys date night with Nick Jonas in NYC 10 images Tue, 22 Oct, 2019 Disha Patani in spaghetti strap top and mini shorts shows how to add oomph to casual lookOther Photogallery CategoriesIndiaMoviesLifestyleTelevisionAdd new comment Your name * E-mail * The content of this field is kept private and will not be shown publicly. Comment *More information about text formatsPlain textNo HTML tags allowed.Web page addresses and e-mail addresses turn into links automatically.Lines and paragraphs break automatically.647×363: 483×271: 370×208: 170×96: 88×50: Section: PhotoLifestyleLifestyleGallery Image: Image: Caption: Janhvi Kapoor was recently spotted outside her gym in Khar, Mumbai.Syndication: SyndicationThumb Image: Enable: EnableOrder: 0Image: Caption: For her Pilates class, Janhvi went for an outfit that flaunted her curves.Syndication: SyndicationThumb Image: Enable: EnableOrder: 1Image: Caption: The 22-year-old, opted for an all blue attire.Syndication: SyndicationThumb Image: Enable: EnableOrder: 2Image: Caption: The Dhadhak actress wore a light blue sports bra.Syndication: SyndicationThumb Image: Enable: EnableOrder: 3Image: Caption: The sexy halter neck sports bra had a key hole detail in the front.Syndication: SyndicationThumb Image: Enable: EnableOrder: 4Image: Caption: She flaunted her washboard abs in her attire.Syndication: SyndicationThumb Image: Enable: EnableOrder: 5Image: Caption: Janhvi teamed her sports bra with a pair of blue mini shorts.Syndication: SyndicationThumb Image: Enable: EnableOrder: 6Image: Caption: The leggy lass completed her look with a pair of pink slippers.Syndication: SyndicationThumb Image: Enable: EnableOrder: 7Image: Caption: She carried her off-white cross body bag to the gym.Syndication: SyndicationThumb Image: Enable: EnableOrder: 8Image: Caption: On the work front, Janhvi is currently shooting for her film, Gunjan Saxena.Syndication: SyndicationThumb Image: Enable: EnableOrder: 9Tags: Janhvi KapoorGym lookSource type: photogallerySocial media integration: Facebook Instant ArticlePhoto By: Yogen ShahShort description: Janhvi Kapoor was recently spotted outside her gym in Khar, Mumbai. For her Pilates session, the actress opted for a sports bra and teamed it with a pair of mini shorts.Syndicate: YesPreview_unique_id: preview_5d81e3ad9cfb01568793517_1600389_editCommentContent Publish date: Wednesday, September 18, 2019 – 13:15Story Extra Data: eyJzZWN0aW9uIjpbIjEyMDY1NjciLCIxMjA4NTIxIl0sImNhdGVnb3J5IjpbIjEyMDg1ODkiXSwic3ViX2NhdGVnb3J5IjpudWxsLCJzdWJfc3ViX2NhdGVnb3J5IjpudWxsLCJzdWJfc3ViX3N1Yl9jYXRlZ29yeSI6bnVsbCwicHJpbWFyeV9jYXRlZ29yeSI6IjEyMDY1NjcifQ==770×433: Short Headline: Janhvi shows off her Pilates figure in sports bra and shortsApp headline: Janhvi shows off her Pilates figure in sports bra and shorts1200x675:last_img read more

Feel Good Friday: Pink Pocket Squares for Breast Cancer Research

first_imgFor the second year in a row, Lab Series Skincare for Men has launched their Pink Pocket Square Initiative. Between September 1 and December 31 2015, folks who spend more than $50 on Lab Series products online or at participating department stores will receive a complimentary pink pocket square.This year’s pocket square boasts two patterns and two shades of pink, allowing up to four distinct looks. If you have a pink tie or dress shirt to match, you’ll have yourself a good-looking outfit. Of course, you needn’t worry too much about clashing; since October is Breast Cancer Awareness month, a little flash of pink is almost always appropriate — especially if it’s actually on your breast.  Lab Series is doing a lot more than just handing out pink pocket squares. They’re also offering the limited-edition Age Rescue + face lotion, plus the opportunity to fund breast cancer research. Between September 1st and December 31st, Lab Series will donate 20% of each Age Rescue + purchase to the Breast Cancer Research Foundation (suggested retail price of $50).Related: How to Fold a Pocket SquareAccording to the American Cancer Society, an estimated 2,350 American men will be diagnosed with breast cancer in 2015, and 440 will die. However, we can all agree that women suffer the greater risk by far: this year, more than 230,000 American women will be diagnosed with breast cancer and more than 40,000 will die.Though the death toll is still high, five-year survival rates have increased significantly over the past 40 years — from 75.2% in 1975 to 91% in 2007. Millions of lives — each of which is priceless — have been saved thanks to increased awareness and funding for cancer research. By taking advantage of Lab Series’ Pink Pocket Square initiative and limited-edition Age Rescue + face lotion, you can help extend women’s lives while making yourself look younger and more stylish. So how ‘bout it, fellas? Think of the breasts!Lab Series Age Rescue + Face Lotion: $50 Learn Guitar (and Don’t Give Up) With the Fender Play App The Best Food Shows on Netflix to Binge Right Now Bruichladdich Distillery Unveils its New Octomore Scotch Whisky Series Get Acquainted With the Military-Approved Skincare Brand Bravo Sierra Editors’ Recommendations The Best Podcasts to Listen to During Your Workout last_img read more

Jamaica Continues to Make Progress in Curbing Trafficking in Persons

first_imgManager of the Trafficking in Persons Secretariat, Chenee Russell, says Jamaica continues to make great strides in curbing trafficking in Jamaica.According to her, the country continues to increase its efforts to raise awareness through the development of robust trafficking in person systems.Speaking at the Ministry of Labour and Social Security’s ‘Labour Department and You’ road show in St. James recently, Ms. Russell said the Government continues to strengthen the legislative framework to tackle the crime in Jamaica.She noted that since the passing of the Trafficking in Persons Act in 2007, over 500 raids have been conducted, three prostitution rings disrupted and 86 victims rescued from trafficking in Jamaica by the Trafficking in Persons Vice Squad of the Jamaica Constabulary Force (JCF).“The legislative framework continues to be strengthened through amendments to the Trafficking in Persons Prevention, Suppression and Punishment Act. We would have amended the Act in 2013 and, more recently, 2018. One of those amendments is to allow trial by judge alone, as previously we would have had to have a jury to try a trafficking case,” Ms. Russell said.“Our Act also allows for in-camera hearings, and if you are a child and you are a part of that hearing, you do not have to come to court. So, it allows for video evidence to be given,” she added.Ms. Russell said the National Task Force Against Trafficking in Persons continues to take a zero-tolerance approach to the scourge of human trafficking, and urged students and teachers present at the road show to be vigilant.“We also developed a Trafficking in Persons Curriculum in secondary schools, in 2015, more specifically for grades seven to nine,” she noted.The two-day road show in St. James addressed issues related to human trafficking, efforts to eliminate child labour, and child protection and family services.The final show will be held in St. Thomas on February 27 and 28.last_img read more

Jamaica Fire Brigade to Increase Fleet with Allocation of $498 Million

first_imgThe Government will spend $498 million to increase the fleet and capacity of the Jamaica Fire Brigade (JFB) to be able to adequately respond to emergencies.The sum has been set aside in the 2019/20 Estimates of Expenditure, now before the House of Representatives.Under the Acquisition of Fixed Assets Project, which is being implemented by the JFB, an agency of the Local Government and Community Development, purchases will be made for two water tankers, four fire trucks, five emergency command vehicles, one box body truck and a deposit made on two fire trucks.The final payment on two fire trucks procured in the 2018/19 Budget allocation will also be made.To date, the JFB has procured an emergency command vehicle, two water tankers, four fire trucks in November 2016, December 2017 and October 2018 and a deposit made on the purchase of two fire trucks.last_img read more

Hotelier is the New Custos of St. Mary

first_imgThe parish of St. Mary has a new Custos Rotulorum. He is hotelier Jeffrey McKitty, who was sworn in on Monday (January 14), during a ceremony at King’s House.Mr. McKitty replaces Hon. Alrick Pottinger, whose retirement became effective on December 31, last year.Governor-General, His Excellency the Most Hon. Sir Patrick Allen, who presided over the brief ceremony, expressed confidence that the new Custos would carry out his duties and responsibilities effectively.He said that Mr. McKitty has been a very active Justice of the Peace (JP) in St. Mary and had worked closely with Mr. Pottinger, acting many times in the former Custos’ absence.The Governor-General also noted Mr. McKitty’s involvement in a number of organisations and projects geared towards the development of the parish, pointing out that he continues to have the respect and support of the citizens of St. Mary and the country in general.The Governor-General also extended thanks to Mr. Pottinger for his dedicated service to the parish of St. Mary and Jamaica.“I also want to thank you for the time in which you deputised for me as Governor-General, during my absence, and to commend the grace and dignity with which you performed your role,” he stated.“It was a pleasure working with you and Mrs. Pottinger and I’m sure our collegiality and friendship and work will not come to an end at any time soon,” the Governor-General said.In his response, Mr. McKitty assured that he would continue to do his best to contribute to the development and growth of St. Mary.“I promise that I will do all within my power to continue the good name of St. Mary and the legacy that the Hon. (Alrick) Pottinger has left and to ensure that St. Mary will not fade but will get stronger as the years go by,” he pledged.He said he was grateful to the Governor-General and Mr. Pottinger, as well as the people of St. Mary for the confidence they have shown in him.Mr. McKitty, who was born on November 11, 1943 in Westmoreland, began his working career as a teacher, then moved into the hotel industry where he has worked unstintingly for 35 years, with 25 years at the level of a general manager.While living in St. Mary, he has been actively involved in every aspect of community service, serving as chair of the St. Mary Heritage Company Limited, the St. Mary Attractions and Tours Company, the Parish Library and the Oracabessa High School, where he helped to establish links to develop a new library and a fully furnished and equipped computer lab.An active member of the Jamaica Agricultural Society (JAS), he was instrumental in soliciting sponsorship from the Sandals group to host the St. Mary Agri-Expo, which promotes links between agriculture and tourism. In addition, he is also the founder of a fathering programme, which assists boys from single-parent homes.Mr. McKitty also established a youth programme at Jack’s River, where he supplied books and paid the tuition of several students. In addition, he adopted the Mason Hall Primary School where he built sanitary facilities for the students, and the Boscobel Basic and Primary Schools, where he established a school feeding programme. He was also instrumental in building a computer lab at Boscobel Primary School.A dedicated family man, who is married with two daughters, Mr. McKitty is the 2006 St. Mary recipient of the Governor-General’s Achievement Award.last_img read more

Petrojam to Supply Cleaner Diesel Fuel

first_imgThe country’s state-run oil refinery, Petrojam, will be supplying low-sulphur diesel fuel to the public later this year. Minister of Science, Technology, Energy and Mining, Hon. Phillip Paulwell, says the move comes as Government continues to take steps to reduce the negative effects of motor vehicle exhausts on the environment. “I am very much aware of the problem with sulphur content in diesel and I have mandated Petrojam, to start importing clean diesel by the middle of this year, so we can stop having those ill effects of our SUVs (Sports Utility Vehicles) and diesel driven vehicles,” he stated. Minister Paulwell was speaking on Tuesday, February 19, at a Jamaica Chamber of Commerce (JCC) breakfast forum at the Knutsford Court Hotel, New Kingston. Low-sulphur diesel has reduced sulphur content, providing for cleaner and more refined fuel. Vehicles that use diesel with high sulphur content require more frequent oil change and regular servicing to maintain optimal efficiency.last_img read more

Jamaica and China Sign Four Agreements

first_img The Jamaican Government, August 21, signed four agreements with the People’s Republic of China worth millions of dollars, as Prime Minster, the Most Hon. Portia Simpson Miller continues her official trip to that country.Chief among them is an agreement with the China Exim Bank for a preferential loan for the Major Infrastructure Development Project (MIDP).The others are Letters of Agreement on economic and technical co-operation between both governments; Letters of exchange on the construction of infant schools by the Government of China for Jamaica; and Letters of exchange on the feasibility study, ‘Teaching Building of the Confucius Institute’, by the Government of China for Jamaica.The agreements were signed on behalf of the Jamaican Government by Foreign Affairs and Foreign Trade Minister, Senator the Hon. A.J. Nicholson at the Great Hall of the People in the Chinese capital, Beijing, minutes after a meeting between Mrs. Simpson Miller and her delegation and the President of the People’s Republic of China, His Excellency Xi Jinping.Under the MIDP, several hundred kilometres of roadway will be rehabilitated; bridges and retaining walls will be constructed or rehabilitated as well as the completion of sub-projects started under the Jamaica Development Infrastructure Programme (JDIP). The project is slated to provide employment for thousands of Jamaicans.In the meantime, both countries signed an agreement with a view to further developing friendly relations and economic and technical co-operation between the two countries.Under this agreement, the Chinese government will provide grant aid in the amount of RMBY 100,000,000 or approximately US$16 million. This will be used for projects to be mutually agreed on through consultations between the two countries.“Detailed accounting procedures for the disbursement of funds concerning the implementation of the agreement shall be settled between the Accountant General’s Department of the Ministry of Finance and Planning of Jamaica and the China Development Bank,” the agreement states, adding that it shall remainin force until both governments have fulfilled all their obligations stipulated in the agreement.For another agreement, the Chinese government has agreed to dispatch a technical group to Jamaica for a feasibility study on the project – ‘Teaching Building of the Confucius Institute’ –  on the Mona Campus of the University of the West Indies. If this is feasible, a specific supplementary agreement will be signed between both governments.“The cost, in the amount of RMBY500,000 for implementation of the mentioned feasibility, shall be disbursed from the grant aid stipulated in the Agreement on Economic Co-operation between the Government of China and the Government of Jamaica signed on February 1, 2005,”  the agreement states.“The Government of China shall designate an institution to issue a bill, in quadruplets, to settle accounts through the China Development Bank Corporation and the Accountant General’s Department of the Ministry of Finance and Planning of Jamaica,” it adds.The Prime Minister arrived in the People’s Republic of China on August 20 for a five-day official visit.Mrs. Simpson Miller is accompanied on the trip by Minister of Foreign Affairs and Foreign Trade, Senator the Hon. A.J. Nicholson; Minister of Water, Land, Environment, and Climate Change, Hon. Robert Pickersgill; Permanent Secretary, Office of the Prime Minister, Onika Miller; Special Envoy and Chief Advisor to the Prime Minister, Dr. the Hon. Carlton Davis; and members of her security detail.The Prime Minister and her delegation are scheduled to meet with the leadership of important state institutions such as the China Export-Import Bank and the China Development Bank, as well as major firms currently doing business in Jamaica and those with strong investor interest.She is also slated to have discussions on development challenges associated with climate change and global warming and, in particular, those faced by Small Island Developing States (SIDS) in implementing necessary climate adaptation mechanisms and recovering from the significant damage caused by natural disasters.The Prime Minister will participate in discussions regarding the role of the Group of 77 (G7) nations and China in the effective operation of the United Nations (UN) and multilateral systems to ensure that the voice and representation of emerging and developing countries are enhanced in the global political and economic frameworks.A small private sector delegation has also accompanied the Prime Minister to explore trade and investment opportunities with officials and business interests in China. They will attend a business forum on Friday, August 23. Both countries signed an agreement with a view to further economic and technical co-operation Story Highlights The Jamaican Government, August 21, signed four agreements with the People’s Republic of China worth millions of dollars Chief among them is an agreement with the China Exim Bank for a preferential loan for MIDPlast_img read more