Dabang Delhi begins home leg by crushing Bengal Warriors

first_imgNew Delhi, July 24 (PTI) Dabang Delhi thumped Bengal Warriors 41-20 in their first match of the home leg, keeping their semifinal hopes alive in the Star Sports Pro Kabaddi League, here today. Kashiling Adake scored 13 points as Dabang Delhi are now seventh in the league with 26 points from 11 games whereas Bengal Warriors finished their season in the last spot with 26 games from 14 games. Delhi sent Jang Kun Lee to the bench in the first minute as they led 2-0 after two minutes. They led 4-1 in the fifth minute as Selvamani scored his first raid point. Bengal Warriors struggled to get their foot in the game as they trailed 1-5 and reduced to just three men. Jang Kun Lee scored a bonus point in eighth minute but Delhi inflicted an all out in the 10th minute as they led 10-4. Kashiling in stellar form in the first half and scored his fifth point as Delhi led 14-5 in the 13th minute. Bengal Warriors defence had an abysmal first half as they failed to score a single point in the first 15 minutes. They finally opened their account with a super tackle in 16th minute as they trailed 7-15. It was 20-9 in the 18th minute as Dabang Delhi KC forced another all out. Delhi ended the first half with a commanding 11-point lead as they went into the break 21-10. Delhi began the second half strongly as Kashiling achieved a super 10 in 24th minute as his team led 26-12. He continued to pile on more misery on Bengal Warriors and scored a two-point raid in 29th minute. The hosts then inflicted another all out in the next minute to lead 33-13. With five minutes left, Delhi continued their dominance and led 39-17 after 37 minutes as Selvamani scored a two-point raid. Bengal Warriors defence had a disappointing game and they failed to put any sort of pressure on Delhi raiders. Selvamani played a great support role to Kashiling and scored seven raid points. PTI AT ATadvertisementlast_img read more

Dont know if I will be there in 2020, says emotional Sania

first_imgBy Tapan Mohanta Rio de Janeiro, Aug 14 (PTI) Trying hard to hold back tears, an emotional Sania Mirza was at loss of words in explaining the defeat with partner Rohan Bopanna in the mixed doubles event of the Rio Olympic Games, here today. The fourth seed Indian duo of Sania and Bopanna lost the bronze play-off to Czech pair of Lucie Hradecka and Radek Stepanek 1-6 5-7. Sania, who is already 29 and has recoverd from three career-threarening injuries, knows that it was her last and best chance to win an Olympic medal. “Its tough and not easy to speak right now. We have to accept it and move on,” a teary-eyed Sania told reporters. “I dont know, its just hard. Olympics come in four years. I dont know if I will be able to play tennis in four years again,” she said. The defeat brought back memories of the loss of Leander Paes and Mahesh Bhupathi in a marathon mens doubles bronze match in Athens 2004. Sania said she needs to get over the grief and get ready for the Cincinnati event on the WTA Tour. “As tennis players we are fortunate enough. We go to Cincinnati and we have another shot winning a tennis match. But unfortunately we were not able to produce our best today. Thats sport for you. Its going to take some time to get over it. We have to get over losses and try to bounce back,” she said. The duo put up some fight in the second set but fell short and Sania said: “We both didnt do what we do best probably. We did have chances. The second set was fine. We could have won that multiple times but were not able to convert it.” “Theres not a lot I can say to you at the moment, thats life you have to move on.” Bopanna said the early breaks in the first set had derailed their campaign. “The early breaks let us down. I could not strike well in my service game, and it put us on our back foot straightway. Right now, its very hard to focus. In 24 hours we lost two close matches which could have easily gave us a medal. Thats how it goes. You put your best but it still falls short. “Im not thinking ahead. Four years is a long way to go. I just have to get through today,” Bopanna said. PTI TAP AT KHS KHSadvertisementlast_img read more

Aubameyang & Mkhitaryan start for Arsenal

first_imgArsenal v Everton Arsenal team news: Aubameyang and Mkhitaryan start vs Everton Goal Last updated 1 year ago 00:43 2/4/18 FacebookTwitterRedditcopy Comments(0) Pierre-Emerick Aubameyang Arsenal Getty Arsenal v Everton Arsenal Everton Premier League Pierre-Emerick Aubameyang The Gunners welcome their record signing into the starting XI as they look to recover from their recent defeat to Swansea Pierre-Emerick Aubameyang is set to make his Premier League debut for Arsenal, having been included in the starting XI for Saturday’s game against Everton.The striker completed a £55 million move to the Emirates Stadium at the end of the January transfer window and walks straight into the Gunners’ first-team, replacing Alexandre Lacazette at the head of the attack.The Gabon international reunites with former Borussia Dortmund team-mate Henrikh Mkhitaryan, who makes his first start for his new side since joining from Manchester United in a swap deal for Alexis Sanchez. Article continues below Editors’ Picks Lyon treble & England heartbreak: The full story behind Lucy Bronze’s dramatic 2019 Liverpool v Man City is now the league’s biggest rivalry and the bitterness is growing Megan Rapinoe: Born & brilliant in the U.S.A. A Liverpool legend in the making: Behind Virgil van Dijk’s remarkable rise to world’s best player Mkhitaryan made a 30-minute debut in Tuesday’s 3-1 defeat to Swansea, but replaces Mohamed Elneny to line up from the start alongside Mesut Ozil, who recently signed a new contract with the club.Wenger’s first 11 is otherwise unchanged from the side that lost in midweek.The fixture sees former Arsenal star Theo Walcott return to his former stomping ground to make his third appearance for Everton.The winger is one of six players who have kept their place following the 2-1 win over Leicester City on Wednesday.Eliaquim Mangala makes his debut after joining on loan from Manchester City, while Jonjoe Kenny, Ashley Williams, Morgan Schneiderlin and Yannick Bolasie all return.Wayne Rooney, meanwhile, drops to the bench alongside Gylfi Sigurdsson.📋 Team news is in – and it’s home debuts for @HenrikhMkh and @Aubameyang7 😁#AFCvEFC pic.twitter.com/Szr1Z5AVTn— Arsenal FC (@Arsenal) February 3, 2018Arsenal starting XI: Cech; Bellerin, Mustafi, Koscielny, Monreal; Xhaka, Ramsey, Iwobi; Mkhitaryan, Ozil, Aubameyang.Subs: Ospina, Chambers, Kolasinac, Maitland-Niles, Elneny, Wilshere, Lacazette.Everton starting XI: Pickford; Kenny, Keane, Williams, Mangala, Martina; Schneiderlin, Gueye; Walcott, Niasse, Bolasie.Subs: Robles, Rooney, Tosun, Sigurdsson, Davies, Calvert-Lewin, Holgate.last_img read more

Florida State’s Official Twitter Thanks ESPN For Typo, Giving Seminoles A 131-0 Record

first_imgFSU Twitter page thans ESPN for giving them a 131-0 record.Twitter/@FSU_FootballThe Florida State Seminoles have done a lot of winning over the last few seasons—just not quite as much as an ESPN app would lead you to believe on Tuesday afternoon. The manager of Florida State football’s official Twitter account caught a typo from an ESPN app, which had 3-0 FSU listed at “131-0.” The account tweeted a photo, jokingly thanking ESPN for the respect.131-0 #UNCONQUERED Thanks for believing in us, @espn. pic.twitter.com/xXHluLNvOa— FSU Football (@FSU_Football) September 29, 2015Of course, this lead to some snarky tweets about ESPN’s FPI ratings, which has the undefeated Seminoles down at 17.@FSU_Football @espn “FSU is 131-0, but because of bad game control, FPI still has them in 27th”— Jarrett Jordan (@jarrettjordan) September 29, 2015@FSU_Football @Seminoles_com @espn but did we get good ratings on the game control metric?— Ryan Short (@ryanshort88) September 29, 2015@FSU_Football @espn They finally got it right for us! #GoNoles— Michael Papa (@bigpapamike7272) September 29, 2015@FSU_Football @espn but 3 eSECpn teams are still ranked higher…with 1 having a loss…WTH— Kay Jay McMillan (@MacAtakk) September 30, 2015Well played, FSU fans.last_img read more

Sports Illustrated Names The Greatest Tradition In College Football

first_img When Miami’s “turnover chain” makes the list, but not “The Wave” we’ve got a problem.Okay, we’ll digress.According to Sports Illustrated, Oklahoma’s Sooner Schooner is the best tradition in college football.Just before every game, two horses named Boomer and Sooner (because, of course) lead the trusty old Studebaker Conestoga wagon on the field. OU gets its nickname from those who snuck into the Oklahoma territory before they were actually allowed, hence “sooners,” and the RUF/NEKS, Oklahoma’s all-male spirit squad, have ridden the Schooner for 45 years.Clemson’s Howard’s Rock and Ohio State’s “Dotting the i” came in at No. 2 and 3 respectively.You can see the full list here. The Sooner Schooner being pulled off the field by two horses.NORMAN, OK – NOVEMBER 26: The Sooner Schooner returns after after a touchdown in the first half against the Iowa State Cyclones on October 26, 2011 at Gaylord Family-Oklahoma Memorial Stadium in Norman, Oklahoma. Oklahoma defeated Iowa State 26-6. (Photo by Brett Deering/Getty Images)The 2019 college football season sits fewer than 10 days away. That’s right, the newest season of college football is nearly here and we couldn’t be any more excited.We’re not alone.To help celebrate the upcoming season, Sports Illustrated compiled a list of the best traditions in college football. SI named the top-10.Before we dive into No. 1, let’s just say there are a few notable omissions from the list. First things first, Iowa owns the best new tradition in college football. “The Wave” recognizes young cancer patients in their fight as thousands of fans wave.last_img read more

Weve Done It Weve Cracked Ryan Goslings Style Formula

first_imgAdvertisement LEAVE A REPLY Cancel replyLog in to leave a comment Michael Loccisano Ryan Gosling – heart smasher supreme and all-round inimitable guy – isn’t so inimitable after all. His latest appearance at the First Man Toronto International Film Festival premiere is further proof of a template, and one we’ve cracked following many a Google search and soul-crushing trawl of the archives. Here’s the theory.Step one: trim those locks. A short, close crop is one of the most classic follicular moves in the book, and what’s more, it’s a firm pivot from the sea of Love Island quiffs that fill every pub/street corner/office/gym/public space in the country. Then, simply ensure your haircuts are semi-regular to stay sharp. Advertisement Step two: invest in a suit. Not the sort you’d wear to the office, but something more fun. Brown, sky blue or burgundy are just three options that’ll clinch smart-casual (and your growing likeness to the Gos amongst men).. Login/Register With: Twitter Facebooklast_img read more

Questions surround new Indigenous Services minister but he says Pedal is to

first_imgNation to NationBefore the Christmas break, the Trudeau government announced plans to introduce new Indigenous child welfare legislation.Prime Minister Justin Trudeau said late January was when it would be introduced in the House of Commons.Then former Indigenous Services Minister Jane Philpott was moved over to the Treasury Board Monday shocking even the most well connected in Ottawa.Philpott may have been the first federal minister, to hold an Indigenous file, ever liked by chiefs and held the respect of her fellow parliamentarians.So her departure was like a gut-punch for some who wanted to see her work continue.What were they to make of her replacement, Seamus O’Regan?A Newfoundlander who didn’t seem to have much experience with Indigenous issues and who was seen, to some, as a weak minister of Veteran Affairs.More importantly, what about the child welfare bill?O’Regan told Nation to Nation it’s full steam ahead.“Everything will go as planned,” he said at a cabinet retreat in Sherbrooke, Que. “We hope to have that legislation introduced very shortly into the House of Commons. So we don’t see much need for any delay. In fact, more of my time right now has been making sure I assure Indigenous leadership that nothing is slowing down.“The pedal is to the metal on all fronts.”O’Regan vowed not to slow down any of the work Philpott was doing.However, NDP MP Charlie Angus questioned the move by Trudeau.“It is a screwed up department, children are being denied rights. You need a minister who is willing to go in and shake things up and is Seamus O’Regan the guy to do that? I don’t know,” said Angus.“He’s a very, very good friend of the prime minister, a nice guy, but this is a department that needs someone who is not afraid to go in and hold the department to account to improve the lives of Indigenous children.”As for what it means for child welfare legislation, Angus said the government was dragged into reform by the Canadian Human Rights Tribunal that found the federal government had always discriminated against Indigenous children. The tribunal issued four non-compliance orders to force change said Angus.“You need someone that is going to be on top of the file and we’re (nine) months from an election and the prime minister put a very good friend of his in,” said Angus. “We are going to be holding Mr. O’Regan to account.”O’Regan said he doesn’t come in completely blind to Indigenous issues, as he is vice-chair of the cabinet’s reconciliation committee.“Certainly, I have some knowledge of it but not to same extent, or intricacy, as I would get from actually dealing with the leadership on it, so that’s the learning curve,” he said.N2N@aptn.calast_img read more

Competition Bureau granted order to interview Torstar staff in investigation

first_imgTORONTO — The Competition Bureau says it has obtained a court order to interview current and former Torstar Corp. employees as part of its investigation into a deal between the company and Postmedia Network Canada Corp.The bureau says the order granted by the Ontario Superior Court of Justice requires one former and five current employees to be interviewed under oath by its investigators.The federal competition watchdog has alleged in court documents that the two media companies conspired in their deal to swap newspapers that resulted in the closure of dozens of mostly community publications.The court documents, filed in March, claimed the companies conspired to agree to divide up sales, territories, customers or markets for advertising or flyer distribution in certain regions.No charges have been laid and the allegations included in the court documents have not been proven in court.Torstar and Postmedia have said they do not believe they contravened the Competition Act and that they are co-operating with the investigation. Torstar did not immediately respond to a request for comment on the latest court order.—Torstar holds an investment in The Canadian Press as part of a joint agreement with subsidiaries of the Globe and Mail and Montreal’s La Presse.Companies in this story: (TSX:PNC.A, TSX:PNC.B, TSX:TS.B) The Canadian Presslast_img read more

Obama health law signups lagging for 2019

first_imgWASHINGTON — With open enrolment ending next week, the government says sign-ups for coverage under former President Barack Obama’s health care law are lagging when compared with last year.Figures released Thursday by the Centers for Medicare and Medicaid Services show that about 3.2 million people have signed up so far for subsidized private insurance, compared with about 3.6 million at the same time last year. Open enrolment ends Dec. 15.Health law supporters are concerned. The number of new customers is down nearly 18 per cent.Many Democrats blame the Trump administration for the slippage, but independent experts say there may be other reasons, too. In a strong economy people are more likely to find jobs with coverage.Most of the estimated 10 million currently enrolled will have their coverage renewed automatically.The Associated Presslast_img read more

Participation of women in protests a reflection of their desire for change

8 December 2011The active participation of women in public protests witnessed in many parts of the world recently reflect their strong desire to promote social change, including a yearning for the rule of law and human rights, the United Nations independent expert on violence against women said today. “Moments of political transition provide a unique opportunity to ensure that women participate equally in public life and that their rights in legal and social systems, including the elimination of all forms of discrimination and violence in law and in practice are addressed,” said Rashida Manjoo, the Special Rapporteur on violence against women, its causes and consequences.“Women have stood together with men in the streets, at the frontline of the struggle for a better future. They have also provided support to the protesters,” Ms. Manjoo said in a statement to mark the annual “16 Days of Activism to End Violence against Women Campaign,” which runs from 25 November, the International Day for the Elimination of Violence against Women, through to 10 December, Human Rights Day.She said that civilians participating in demonstrations calling for change have often encountered different types of violence, with women paying a high price because political and economic transitions often exacerbate pre-existing discrimination, subordination, and gender-based violence.Women have experienced sexual abuse, inappropriate touching, invasive body searches, as well as insults and humiliation of a sexual nature. Female human rights defenders, including activists and journalists, and women political candidates have been particularly targeted for politically-motivated purposes, she said.“So far these acts of violence against women have met with silence from State authorities and impunity for such acts has been the norm,” said Ms. Manjoo.“Impunity, coupled with existing laws and practices that discriminate against women, will only encourage more violence against women during and after these phases of transition,” she stressed. Failure by authorities to acts on violence against women arose as consequence of States’ reluctance to comply with their obligation to prevent, investigate and prosecute those responsible for the acts of violence.“The root causes of violence against women in public life are similar to those which underpin violence against them in other sectors of human action. “They include persisting cultural stereotypes, abuse of religious and traditional practices, patriarchal norms, values and societal structures which have historically relegated women to subordinate roles in both the public and private spheres,” she said.The gains achieved through change and transformation cannot be consolidated unless women fully participate in public and political life, without fear of violence, Ms. Manjoo added. read more