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Don’t miss out on the latest news and information. MOST READ He was also a little slow to react on defense, including when Brice Johnson made a quick spin past him for a dunk. The Clippers posted the highlight on their Twitter account, calling it a “pretty baller move.”That’s the kind of target that LaVar’s antics have painted on his son’s back. And it’s much bigger than the purple No. 2 under his name.“Tough game. We didn’t get the job done,” Lonzo Ball said. “I need to be better.”Scouts do wonder how that unorthodox shooting stroke will translate to the NBA game. What is not up for debate is the Lakers’ return to must-see status with the pass-first point guard on the trigger and his carnival barker father on the mic.While LaVar Ball has dropped hints that he could tone down the bombastic comments and unending marketing of his Big Baller Brand apparel that turned him into an internet villain of sorts during Lonzo’s lone season at UCLA, he was totally in character for his son’s debut.ADVERTISEMENT Lacson: SEA Games fund put in foundation like ‘Napoles case’ Ethel Booba on hotel’s clarification that ‘kikiam’ is ‘chicken sausage’: ‘Kung di pa pansinin, baka isipin nila ok lang’ Robredo: True leaders perform well despite having ‘uninspiring’ boss PLAY LIST 02:49Robredo: True leaders perform well despite having ‘uninspiring’ boss02:42PH 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 Games LATEST STORIES LAS VEGAS, NV – JULY 07: LaVar Ball, father of Lonzo Ball #2 of the Los Angeles Lakers, jokes with fans at halftime of a 2017 Summer League game between the Lakers and the Los Angeles Clippers at the Thomas & Mack Center on July 7, 2017 in Las Vegas, Nevada. The Clippers won 96-93 in overtime. NOTE TO USER: User expressly acknowledges and agrees that, by downloading and or using this photograph, User is consenting to the terms and conditions of the Getty Images License Agreement. Ethan Miller/Getty Images/AFPLAS VEGAS — It took basketball prospect Lonzo Ball 20 seconds to get a near-capacity crowd off its feet in his first summer league game.Just like LaVar taught him.ADVERTISEMENT NCAA’s best honored as 93rd season opens LOOK: Jane De Leon meets fellow ‘Darna’ Marian Rivera Nikki Valdez rushes self to ER due to respiratory tract infection Pagasa: Kammuri now a typhoon, may enter PAR by weekend China furious as Trump signs bills in support of Hong Kong “The Lakers fans are coming and my boy is gonna bring ’em out,” LaVar Ball crowed at halftime. “Because there’s excitement for the game. It’s entertainment. That boy is going to entertain. He’s been doing it all his life.”Sports Related Videospowered by AdSparcRead Next Pagasa: Kammuri now a typhoon, may enter PAR by weekend Another vape smoker nabbed in Lucena Ball’s highly anticipated Los Angeles Lakers debut on Friday night started with a flourish on a perfectly timed lob pass to Brandon Ingram. But that was one of the few bright spots for a player Magic Johnson has dubbed as the new face of the Lakers in a 96-93 overtime loss to the Los Angeles Clippers.The No. 2 overall draft pick scored just five points and missed 13 of his 15 shots, to the disappointment of a near-capacity crowd that came out to see him. Leave it to his father to sum up the night with some of his trademark straight talk.FEATURED STORIESSPORTSSEA Games: Biñan football stadium stands out in preparedness, completionSPORTSPrivate companies step in to help SEA Games hostingSPORTSWin or don’t eat: the Philippines’ poverty-driven, world-beating pool stars“He don’t be discouraged because that’s the worst he can do,” LaVar Ball said. “He can’t go but up. And he still kept them in the game playing his worst game ever. That’s what I like about it.”LAS VEGAS, NV – JULY 07: Lonzo Ball #2 of the Los Angeles Lakers brings the ball up the court against the Los Angeles Clippers during the 2017 Summer League at the Thomas & Mack Center on July 7, 2017 in Las Vegas, Nevada. The Clippers won 96-93 in overtime. NOTE TO USER: User expressly acknowledges and agrees that, by downloading and or using this photograph, User is consenting to the terms and conditions of the Getty Images License Agreement. Ethan Miller/Getty Images/AFPLonzo Ball was 1 for 11 from 3-point range, including a bad miss from well beyond the line — the kind of daring pull-up the Ball family is known for — with 1:16 to play in regulation. View comments
The Nigerian duo of Osayemi Oludamola and Samuel Okon has been disqualified from the Delhi Commonwealth Games and the former was on Tuesday stripped of her 100m gold after both tested positive for a banned stimulant. The B sample test of Oludamola returned positive while Okon, who competed in the men’s 110m hurdles, waived his right for the test of his second sample and after a provisional hearing on Tuesday, it was decided that all their results for the 2010 Commonwealth Games would be nullified.Both the athletes tested positive for methylhexaneamine, a banned stimulant which has hogged the limelight ever since 11 Indian athletes recently tested positive for it.The gold medal for the women’s 100m will now be awarded to Natasha Mayers of St Vincent and the Grenadines, the silver to Katherine Endacott of England and bronze to Bertille Delphine Atangana of Cameroon.”With the B sample confirming the results of the A sample, the federation court determined that Oludamola had committed an antidoping rule violation and that she be disqualified from the Games and all her competition results at the 2010 Commonwealth Games be nullified,” read a Commonwealth Games Federation (CGF) statement.Okon’s disqualification will not have any bearing on the medals for the 110m hurdles event as the Nigerian finished sixth.”The jurisdiction of the CGF relates only to the period of the Games. In accordance with the ADS the documents pertaining to Mr Okon and Ms Oludamola have now been referred to the IAAF for whatever subsequent action it might consider appropriate,” CGF added.advertisementIt was only last month that the World Anti-Doping Agency (WADA) had reclassified methylhexaneamine, which was added to the list of prohibited substances from this year, as a specified substance and the sanctions under the category vary from a warning to two years of ineligibility for the athlete.WADA claimed that methylexaneamine was used as a medicine until the early 1970s and is now reappearing in nutritional supplements and cooking oils.CGF chief Mike Fennell suggested that the supplements that the athletes usually use may contain the substance.”We are concerned with the number of incidents that are coming up with the same substance. At this stage, I cannot speak definitively as to where it’s coming from but it appears that it may be coming from the use of supplements.”He asked the athletes to be wary of using the supplements which may be misleading. The Jamaican said “most of these supplements do not assist with what they are expected or promise to do”.
Facebook founder Mark Zuckerberg has unveiled changes to member profile pages and said the movie The Social Network got “hugely basic” things wrong about the origins of the site.Zuckerberg, in an interview yesterday with the CBS show 60 Minutes, said he turned down an opportunity to sell Facebook to Yahoo! for one billion dollars four years ago and made it clear he is in no hurry to take the company public.The 26-year-old Facebook chief executive also defended his approach to the privacy of the social network’s more than 500 million users, saying “we never sell your information.””Advertisers who are using the site never get access to your information,” he said. “It’s against all of our policies for an application to ever share information with advertisers.”Now, do we get it right all the time? No!” he said. “But it’s something that we take really seriously.”The new profile pages highlight recent pictures in which a member has been “tagged” in a bar at the top of the page along with biographical information such as where a member is from, where they went to school, their relationship status and where they work.”People love photos,” Zuckerberg said. “Photos originally weren’t that big a part of the idea for Facebook, but we just found that people really like them, so we built out this functionality.”The new profile pages should be available to all of Facebook’s users by early next year, Josh Wiseman, a Facebook engineer, said in a blog post.advertisementFacebook members can highlight their most important friends on their new profile, create new groups of friends or share activities and interests such as favourite musicians and sports teams.Speaking of The Social Network, Zuckerberg said “we took the whole company to go see the movie” and “I actually thought it was pretty fun.”It’s pretty interesting to see what parts they got right and what parts they got wrong,” he said. “I think that they got every single T-shirt that they had the Mark Zuckerberg character wearing right. And they got sandals right and all that.
The International Cricket Council (ICC) has rejected suspended Pakistan cricketer Salman Butt’s application to delay the hearing into the spot-fixing allegations against him and two other cricketers from his country.Thus, the hearing will take place as scheduled from January 6-11 in Doha.Butt along with pace duo of Mohammad Asif and Mohammad Aamer were suspended by the ICC when allegation of spot-fixing surfaced against them during the Lord’s Test against England in September.Michael Beloff, Chairman of the ICC Anti-Corruption Tribunal, heard the plea Butt’s legal representation and ruled against the adjournment, Wednesday night.”Mr Beloff, the Chairman of the ICC Anti-Corruption Tribunal, following a lengthy telephone hearing and having received written submissions, has ruled that Mr Butt’s application is denied and as such, the full hearing will take place as scheduled from 6-11 January 2011 in Doha, Qatar,” an ICC statement said.It was only Butt who wanted a delay in the hearing and both Asif and Aamer were keen that hearing takes place as soon as possible.Butt wanted Scotland Yard to complete its separate investigation into the issue before facing the ICC hearing.- With PTI inputs
Experience, youth, determination: the Indian team that beat West Indies, Zimbabwe, Australia and England to lift the glittering Prudential trophy had them all. Following are career profiles of the squad that made the miracle at Lord’s possible. As limited overs statistics were not available, Test match figures have been given.Sunil Manohar Gavaskar, 33, has been around for a long time. “Sunny” began with a bang in the West Indies in l971, when he collected 774 against Gary Sobers’s men. Gavaskar, at 5 ft 4| in only a half inch taller than fellow cricketer and brother-in-law G.R. Viswanath, has amassed 7.625 runs in 90 Tests, at an average of 52.23. With 27 centuries, he is only two short of Don Bradman’s world record.Gavaskar’s strength is his copybook technique, and it is this which has enabled him to score two centuries in a Test thrice, become the first Indian to carry the bat in a Test innings -at Faislabad in Pakistan last winter -and be top scorer for India on 30 occasions.Krishnamachari Srikkanth, 23. is a sixes and fours man. A newcomer to international cricket six Tests. 147 runs, average 16.23, highest 65 -he is an ebullient batsman who can tear any attack apart, as he almost did in the Lord’s finals. “Anna’ began his Test career against England. In Pakistan, he didn’t do very well in the Tests, but produced a string of big scores in the other matches. Srikkanth is also a brilliant fielder, with an accurate eye for the run-out chance and a powerful, accurate throw.Dlllp Balwant Vengsarkar, 27. also known as ‘Colonel’ and ‘Sleepy’, is a pillar of the top order, and usually bats at number three. One of the most experienced and battle-hardened members -63 Tests, 3,484 runs at an 37.46 with six centuries -Vengsarkar has time and again made big scores over a respectable length of time to win a match or pull it out of the fire, as at Lord’s in 1979 when he scored a century and saved India from defeat. He can also keep wickets in an emergency.advertisementMohinder Bhardwaj Amarnath, 32, the man of the third Prudential World Cup for India, made his debut as far back as 1969-70, after which he did not play for the country until 1975-76. He was reinstated in 1979, but was dropped again after the England and Australia tours. The great comeback began in Pakistan last year when the “chest-on” stance that ‘Jimmy’ adopted allowed him to tackle Imran with confidence when others were taking regular walks back to the pavillion. The series brought him 584 runs, and the subsequent five Tests in the West Indies another 598-the discard had transformed himself into one of India’s finest batsmen. He now has 2,648 runs from 37 Tests at an average of 44.88 and has hit seven centuries. His casual right arm gentle medium pacers can be deadly, as India’s opponents discovered recently.Mulkraj Yashpal Sharma, 28. is one of the most tenacious batsmen in the side. He made his debut in 1979 and has been dropped from the team once or twice. But ‘Pappu’ has ISt I always made it back into the team, as much for his grit as his fielding- he is a sharp cover fielder. He has played in 33 Tests, amassed 1.550 runs at an average of 36.90, and hit two centuries.Ramlal Nikhanj Kapil Dev, 24, captain of India, is arguably the best all-rounder in the world today-although Ian Botham will no doubt have something to say to that. The statistics say it all: 53 Tests, 2,253 runs, average 32.65, three centuries. (Ian Botham is better on paper: 59 Tests, 3,266 runs, average 36.69, 11 centuries.) Kapil has also taken 206 wickets, at an average of 29.52 runs per wicket. (Here again Botham has an edge: 267 wickets at 24.47 runs apiece.)Kapil has just been chosen as one of Wisden’s five’cricketers of the year 1982. He is the youngest to capture 200 or more Test wickets-only two others have done so before the age of 30-and has thus completed the ‘double double’: 200 wickets and 2,000 runs in Tests. His infectious enthusiasm for the game and ‘lead-from–the-front’ captaincy was in large measure responsible for that incredible moment when he raised the Prudential trophy high in the air on June 25, 1983, at Lord’s.Sandeep Madhusudan Patil, 26, was the man who hit Bob Willis for six fours in an over last year, who hammered 174 off Lillee, Pascoe and company, and whose drive for four off Imran Khan off his knee at Faislabad in Pakistan was considered the best shot of the recent Indo-Pak series. ‘Sandy’ has, in three-odd years, collected 1.254 runs in 20 Tests at an average of 43.24, with three centuries. His style of batting is ideally suited to one-day cricket, as was evident when he drove, pulled and lofted England’s bowlers to score 51 not out to take India to victory in the Prudential semi-final last fortnight.advertisementSyed Mujtaba Husain Kirmani, 33, took over from Farokh Engineer in 1975-76 after a long understudy period. Since then, he has crouched behind the stumps in 69 Tests, scored 2,100 runs at an average of 24.70, with one century. He has also caught 128 batsmen and stumped 32, thus becoming the only Indian wicket-keeper to do the double: 1,000 and more runs and 100 or more victims.As a measure of his experience-of India’s current squad, only Gavaskar has played more Tests-‘Kiri'(also known as ‘Ganga Hassan’) was made vice-captain of the team that toured the West Indies this year but had a lean tour -and the vice-captaincy went to Mohinder. Kirmani has claimed six victims in a Test thrice. He does take off the gloves sometimes: he has bowled one ball in Test cricket but that was a no-ball.Roger Michael Binny, 28, is a useful alU rounder, just how useful came to light last fortnight when his accurate medium pace did a little more than its bit to get India the trophy. He has played nine Tests for the country, scored 198 runs-highest 46-at an unimpressive average of 15.23. But he is an asset for any side, because quite apart from his bowling – 15 Test wickets at 42.13 runs each -he is an excellent fielder. Incidentally, ‘Jackie’ and Sanjay Desai knocked up a record 451 for the first wicket for Karaataka against Kerala in 1977-78-and were still there when the innings was closed, Binny scoring 211 not out.Kirti Bhagwat Jha Azad, 24, made his Test debut in 1980-81 but has not quite lived up to expectations, with 107 runs in four Tests at an average of 17.83. However, his slow off-breaks were invaluable in the World Cup competition, tying spin-shy batsmen to their crease, keeping the run rate down, and capturing some crucial wickets in the process.Madan Lai Udhouram Sharma, 32, is like a rubber ball-he keeps bouncing back into the team and game. ‘Muddy’ is a never-say-die player, extremely competitive on the field, and refuses to .wilt even when his medium pace gets the stick. He “has played in 31 Tests, scoring 762 runs at an average of 20.59. His highest is 55 not out. He is the ideal foil to Kapil Dev in the medium pace attack-64Test wickets at 36.95 runs apiece-and, not the least, he is a brilliant, hard-running fielder-nobody will forget his fantastic catch to dismiss Peter Toohey of Australia at Sydney in the 1977-78 series.Ravi Shankar Jayadrith Shastri, 20, was an emergency recruit in the 1980-81 tour of New Zealand when he was flown down to make up the eleven for the Test at Wellington. Shastri captured three wickets in four balls in that Test and finished the series with 15 wickets at an average of 18. His orthodox left-arm spin had brought him into the side, but his batting soon strengthened his position. In 19 Tests he has taken 42 wickets at about 40 runs each. He has also scored 669 runs, at an average of 30.40, with two centuries.advertisementBalwinder Singh Sandhu, 26, a medium pace bowler, made his mark as a batsman on his debut in Pakistan when he scored 71. ‘Ballu’ is able to swing the ball and this, more than his pace, has accounted for the nine wickets he has taken in seven Tests, at 53.22 runs apiece. He has also scored 206 runs at an average of 34.33.Sunil Valson, 25, was the player whose selection earlier this year for the World Cup squad created a bit of a furore. Ironically, the left arm medium pacer did not play in the tournament.
She is one of the best archers India has produced and the current Indian team looks up to her, and Dola Banerjee is also doing her bit to help the country win its first Olympic medal in the sport.Dola, who was part of the gold medal winning team at the 2010 Delhi Commonwealth Games, and the archers training at the Sports Authority of India (SAI) Eastern Centre waste no opportunity in benefiting from the expertise and experience of the two-time Olympian.She is not part of the team going to London, but one would never know that by the way she interacts with the other archers at the camp.It helps that Deepika Kumari and Bombayla Devi have been on the same team with her, while the men’s team going to the London Olympics includes her brother, Rahul Banerjee.”Both the teams are very good and capable of winning medals, though one cannot put a number. I could not get an Olympic medal, but if the current lot can be successful I will be very proud,” Dola told Mail Today. “I also train here and try to help them in whatever way I can.”Bombayla and Tarundeep (Rai) have prior Olympic experience, but also the others are very confident. If they score like the way they are doing now, they will definitely be in the medal contention, though in archery a lot depends on one’s performance on the day.”One aspect in which Dola can help the first-time Olympians, such as Deepika Kumari, is in dealing with the pressure they will face in London.advertisement”They have competed at various world cups, world championships, Asiad and Commonwealth Games. But the huge crowds, noise and pressure are at a different level,” she said.
ONE FROM THE FAMILY ALBUM: This is just half of the Jhalani householdSundays at the Jhalani house in Delhi’s Civil Lines are reserved for cricket. And, no, they don’t have to look yonder to put together a Cricket XI. Their in-house team is already spilling over with sporty men -,ONE FROM THE FAMILY ALBUM: This is just half of the Jhalani householdSundays at the Jhalani house in Delhi’s Civil Lines are reserved for cricket. And, no, they don’t have to look yonder to put together a Cricket XI. Their in-house team is already spilling over with sporty men – not necessarily 20 – somethings – who take fielding positions on the 30 ft by 50 ft concrete surface (it’s used as a parking lot otherwise for 20-odd “family” cars).At their Lord’s, as the sun filters through the labyrinthine, creeper-covered trellis, the batsman takes position, ready to face a bowler who relies more on intimidation than sheer pace. The line is good, so is the responding stroke.But there is no running between the wicket. That’s rule No. 1 of the game. There are no LBWs either, no stumpings, no over – arm bowling and no running late on coughing up the monthly subscription of Rs 100 that is used to buy cricket paraphernalia.And all contentious issues are to be argued with the highest authority, quite literally: the umpire who looks more like a hunter in khakis and sports shoes and is lodged on a machaan on a strategically branched neem tree. But this is serious business, as serious as the family business that binds the 70-odd Jhalani household members, part of a breed whose days are numbered – the Great Indian Joint Family.Five generations of the Jhalanis – 21 family units in all- live together, play together, pray together, celebrate together, make money together and they’re not even crabby – an aberration in the time of DINK living. For them nuclear just means having a blast.advertisementPerhaps, even Lala Banarasi Das – he established the famous Chawri Bazar in Old Delhi when he set up engineering workshops there-did not foresee generations of his progeny getting entrenched in the 2,900 sq yard of prime land and the colonial bungalow he bought for his 10 – member family in 1942. In the 1960s, the bungalow was demolished and his seven sons built a seven-apartment block with seven kitchens, connected by bricks and business.”Our forefathers started selling steel nails in 1857,” says Rajesh, 49, one of Das’ 13 grandsons. That laid the foundation for a flourishing foray into business-the most successful of them being manufacturing hand tools-and the raison d’etre of their bonding.”A s long as the business is intact or the importance of the Jhalani house location is not diluted, we will continue to live as a unit,” says Rajesh matter-of-factly. Perhaps this pragmatic approach to co-existence is the reason why family members have withstood the lure of venturing out on their own.Even those like Amit, 35, another third generation inhabitant of Jhalani House, who chose to shift to Gurgaon when he set up a furniture business there, returned like the prodigal son nine months later, wife and child in tow. “Here, there is always someone to look after the child,” says Amit’s wife Leena. So under one roof a photographer, painter, interior decorator, trader, exporter continue to find their muse, and convenience. And also not miss out on children’s melas at any of the three manicured lawns, rangoli competitions during Diwali, the ritualistic cricket matches and the Jhalani ladies’ kitty parties.Children, in all 11 boys and eight girls, don’t look beyond their boundary wall for company-never mind that four-year-old Vinayak is “relatively speaking” an uncle of Navya, his senior by a year. The Indian tradition of respect for elders also ensures they have company in old age. Kailash, Das’ eldest son is the oldest at 74; the youngest is seven months old-and there’s no dearth of caretakers for both of them.”The best times we had were when Doordarshan ruled the tube. The TV room was like a theatre with rows of seats,” reminiscences Shalini, 45, wife of Rajesh. Now the infusion of cable channels has made their pursuit redundant; everyone has a TV set in their bedroom.So there’s no sitting together to watch even Ekta Kapoor’s twisty family dramas of spiteful mothers-in-law and scheming daughters-in-law. For a family that only married within their caste, intercommunity marriages are no longer a taboo. But perhaps, in the six decades of staying together, nothing has changed more than the lifestyle of the women in the Jhalani house-hold-apart from the fact that any new bride takes up to six months to identify family members and start calling them by their monikers.Shalini’s mother-in-law never walked around without the ghunghat. But she lets her 20-year-old daughter, Smriti, don peasant top with flares and organise dance parties, replete with disco lights and DJs.advertisementA few of them are building careers for themselves too. Leena, 31, was the first women in the family to work outside home. “You can come to learn about changing lifestyle trends,” says Rajesh. “Take a peep into the 19th century and slowly get back to the 21st.” The Jhalanis themselves do that occasionally through slide shows, family albums or in conversation. It lights the hearth in their metaphorical house.
Lithuanian teenager Ruta Meilutyte stole the headlines in the pool at the London Olympics on Monday as she gave her country the first Olympic swimming gold in the women’s 100m breaststroke. On her international debut, the 15-year-old Meilutyte clocked 1:05.47 to touch the wall first, Xinhua reported.American Rebecca Soni, silver medallist at Beijing Games, chased her to finish second in 1:05.55. The bronze medal went to Japan’s Satomi Suzuki who posted 1:06.46.”I can’t believe it. It’s too much for me,” said Meilutyte in tears.”It was hard and difficult. At the moment I can’t speak too much. But it means a lot to me and I’m so proud,” said Meilutyte, who trains in Plymouth, Britain.She easily seized the lead after diving off the block, and never looked back to touch the end. A capacity of Lithuanian athletes, coaches and volunteers roared on the tribune for her, sharing with her the historic success.Soni was little disappointed for a silver but she said learned something along the way.It is the first-ever Olympic medal for Lithuania. Meilutyte is the sole female swimmer of her country in London together with other three male swimmers in the squad.A day before, the teenager set a European record of 1:05.21 in the women’s 100 metres breaststroke semifinal as the fastest qualifier, also her personal best.Only three swimmers have been faster than Meilutyte in history, world record holder Jessica Hardy (1:04.45), Rebecca Soni (1:04.84) and Liesel Jones (1:05.09).
The AFI has decided to prune down the number of track and field participants from 41 to 33 Athletics Federation of India (AFI) has decided to prune down the number of track and field participants in the upcoming Glasgow Commonwealth Games(CWG) from the original 41 to 33, leaving out controversial triple jumper Renjith Maheswary and the six-member men’s 4x100m relay team.Indian Olympic Association (IOA) had already released the names of 224 Indian athletes to take part in the July 23-August 3 Glasgow Games, but with the reduction of members in the athletics team, the total number of participants will now be 216.Interestingly, 2010 Delhi CWG women’s discus throw silver medallist Harwant Kaur’s name was included in the list of Indian participants cleared by Sports Ministry and released by the IOA.34-year-old Harwant has not taken part in any event for the last two years, her last participation being in the National Inter-State Athletics Championships in June 2012.Her name though is not in the final list of 33.Dutee Chand, who reportedly underwent a gender test on the directives of Sports Authority of India, also found a place in the 33-member athletics team.”We have 33 Indian athletes taking part in the Glasgow Commonwealth Games. Renjith Maheswary is not there in the team and we have also pulled out the six-member men’s 4x100m relay team due to injury and also due to performance related issues,” AFI Secretary C K Valson told PTI.Valson was not forthcoming when asked how Harwant Kaur’s name was there in the list.advertisement”We sent a provisional list to IOA long time back, may be four or five months back and Harwant’s name might have been there. But, her name is not there in the final list,” said Valson, without answering on whether the AFI had committed a goof-up on this issue also by naming her in the provisional list.Valson also did not give any details about the reported gender test conducted on Dutee Chand.”I am not in a position to say anything on that issue. I have no idea on that,” he said.Eighteen out of these 33 athletes left for Glasgow yesterday.The 33-member athletics team for 2014 Glasgow CWG.Men:4x400m Relay: Rajiv Arokia, Kunhu Mohammed, Sachin Roby, Lalit Mathur, Jithu Baby, Jibin Sebastian110m Hurdle: Siddhanth ThingalayaTriple Jump: Arpinder SinghShot Put: Om Prakash KarhanaDiscus Throw: Vikas GowdaJavelin Throw: Ravinder Singh Khaira, Devinder Singh, Vipin KasanaHammer Throw: Kamalpreet Singh, Chandrodaya Narayan SinghWomen:4x100m Relay: Saradha Narayan, HM Jyothi, Sarbani Nanda, Asha Roy, Santhini Vallikkad, Merlin K Joseph, Dutee Chand4x400m Relay: MR Poovamma, Tintu Luka, Debashree Majumdar, Ratandeep Kaur, Anilda Thomas, Ashwini AkkunjiHigh Jump: Sahana KumariLong Jump: Mayookha JohnyDiscus Throw: Seema Punia, Krishna PooniaJavelin Throw: Annu Rani
“If everybody keeps working hard and improves over the summer, have a healthy (Porzingis) next year, I think they should be fun to watch hopefully for Mavs fans a long, long time,” Nowitzki said in his final chat with reporters a day after playing his final game in San Antonio.“Stay together like that, stay injury-free, add a few veterans here, I think we’re on the right track.”THE NEXT DIRKWhile Doncic is viewed as the next potential face of the franchise, the more immediate Nowitzi replacement could be diminutive guard J.J. Barea. He’s an unrestricted free agent, still recovering from an Achilles injury and might not be ready when the season starts. But Barea also was the only player besides Nowitzki remaining from the title-winning team. Dallas wants him back.“This year I did more talking,” the native of Puerto Rico said. “Next year, I think even more now. Dirk led by example. Me, I gotta talk a little bit more.”OTHER PORZINGIS PIECEThe other potential starter to come with Porzingis was guard Tim Hardaway Jr. He was shut down the final 11 games because of a stress reaction in his left leg that will require surgery.Hardaway has a big contract (two years left on $71 million, four-year deal) so he’s more likely to be around at least another year. He expects to be healthy when the season starts. For him and Porzingis, that would be the first time together since early February 2018.“Those guys that were sitting out the last couple of games of this season, we just kept talking about that, just saying to ourselves, ‘What if, what if, what if,’” Hardaway said.WHAT TO EXPECT The decision to push the recovery past the one-year mark on Porzingis’ knee injury was essentially an admission by the Mavericks that their focus was on 2019-20.And now that an emotional two-day send-off for the NBA’s most decorated European player is over, Dallas can concentrate on ending a playoff drought that covered Nowitzki’s final three seasons — the longest of the big German’s career.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, logisticsThe Mavericks didn’t win a playoff series in eight seasons with Nowitzki after he led them to their only championship.“I cannot tell you what to expect,” said Doncic, the overwhelming favorite for rookie of the year despite the second 33-49 record in three seasons for Dallas, with a 24-58 clunker in between. Hontiveros presses for security audit of national power grid Private companies step in to help SEA Games hosting With success in free agency (Dallas is unlikely to have its first-round pick in the June draft because of trading up to get Doncic), the Mavericks could have their loftiest expectations in years.Dallas wasn’t considered a title contender before winning it all in 2010-11, the third season under coach Rick Carlisle. Because the Mavericks didn’t keep all the important players from that championship, they’ve been scrambling with their roster almost every year since.“This is a full-fledged rebuild,” Carlisle said. “We cannot sit here and feel like this is going to be a turnkey operation. There’s a lot of work to continue to do. But I’m extremely optimistic.”Sports Related Videospowered by AdSparcRead Next LATEST STORIES “All I can tell you is we’re gonna fight, we’re going to work hard, we’re gonna try to get into the playoffs. I’m not promising that, but we’ll try everything to do it.”There is some business to take care of before the pairing of Porzingis with Doncic can become official. The 2018 All-Star is a restricted free agent with a $4.5 million qualifying offer.Owner Mark Cuban said during Porzingis’ introductory news conference that the club wanted to sign him to a long-term deal. Rape allegations against Porzingis in New York and a counterclaim of extortion have surfaced since then, and the Mavericks aren’t saying how that case affects their plans for signing him.“Based on the nature of that, I can’t comment on it,” president of basketball operations Donnie Nelson said Thursday. “But Kristaps is our No. 1 priority in the offseason.”The second priority is a notable free agent, and Dallas cleared about $30 million in salary cap space by sending Harrison Barnes to Sacramento. The other three starters alongside Doncic when the season started went to the Knicks in the Porzingis deal. The Mavericks also have a large trade exception.ADVERTISEMENT Dallas Mavericks’ Dirk Nowitzki, center, responds to questions during an NBA basketball news conference in Dallas, Thursday, April 11, 2019. (AP Photo/Tony Gutierrez)DALLAS — Luka Doncic and Kristaps Porzingis are the Euro stars of the future for the Dallas Mavericks now that Dirk Nowitzki has retired after a record 21 seasons with the same franchise.The rookie sensation from Slovenia and the 7-foot-3 Latvian didn’t get to play together in the two months after Dallas acquired Porzingis in a blockbuster trade with the New York Knicks.ADVERTISEMENT View comments Ethel Booba twits Mocha over 2 toilets in one cubicle at SEA Games venue PH underwater hockey team aims to make waves in SEA Games PLAY LIST 02:42PH underwater hockey team aims to make waves in SEA Games01:44Philippines marks anniversary of massacre with calls for justice01:19Fire erupts in Barangay Tatalon in Quezon City01:07Trump talks impeachment while meeting NCAA athletes02:49World-class track facilities installed at NCC for SEA Games02:11Trump awards medals to Jon Voight, Alison Krauss MOST READ Philippine Arena Interchange inaugurated Masters: What’s wrong with Jordan Spieth? 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DA eyes importing ‘galunggong’ anew 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 MOST READ This year’s Jr. NBA All-StarsMANILA, Philippines—The latest batch of Jr. NBA Philippines All-Stars comprising of five boys and five girls have been named over the weekend.Henjz Gabriel Demisana, Joshua Minguillo, Zhan Paolo Moreno, Sebastian Roy Reyes and Lionel Metthew Rubico made up the boys lineup while the girls roster is composed of Dianne Camille Nolasco, Karylle Sierba, Mikylla Taborada, Justine Mhyrra Vibangco, Princess Marie Villarin.ADVERTISEMENT ‘Rebel attack’ no cause for concern-PNP, AFP The 10 will represent the country in the inaugural Jr. NBA Global Championship Asia Pacific Selection Camp in Jakarta, Indonesia in June to train with top youth players from the region.Rising star Collin Sexton of the Cleveland Cavaliers in the NBA and WNBA legend Ticha Penicheiro teamed up with Jr. NBA coaches Carlos Barroca and Natalia Andre and Alaska coaches Jeffrey Cariaso and Tony dela Cruz to help coach the 80 participants at the Gatorade Hoops Center and Don Bosco Technical Institute on May 18 and in the boys and girls exhibition game at the SM Mall of Asia Music Hall on May 19.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, logisticsAwards were also given to the participants who stood out the most.Reyes, who is from Nazareth School of National University, was named MVP of the boys while Nolasco of Mirriam College bagged the girls MVP. PBA D-League: St. Clare headed to playoffs after easy win over AMA Two-day strike in Bicol fails to cripple transport Duterte wants probe of SEA Games mess Ethel Booba twits Mocha over 2 toilets in one cubicle at SEA Games venue Private companies step in to help SEA Games hosting LATEST STORIES Don’t miss out on the latest news and information. Catholic schools seek legislated pay hike, too Sports Related Videospowered by AdSparcRead Next Cayetano: Senate, Drilon to be blamed for SEA Games mess View comments
defending championsmanipursubroto cupWest Bengal First Published: August 21, 2019, 11:20 PM IST New Delhi: S Annaroy struck twice as defending champions Unique Model Academy from Manipur thrashed Ashokenagar Boys Secondary School (HS) of West Bengal 4-0 in a pool D match on the second day of Subroto Cup international football tournament here on Wednesday.In another match of the pool, Our Lady Mount Carmel High School, Goa won 2-0 against Air Force School. In Pool C, Bangladesh Krira Shikkha Protisthan (BKSP) scripted a goalless draw with Greenwood School, Manipur, while KV Maithon Dam, Ranchi defeated Dr YSR Sports School, Andhra Pradesh 4-0 in a pool E encounter.In the second match of the pool, Saidan Secondary School from Mizoram thrashed Tripura Sports School 8-0 with Hunmawia scoring four goals.In Pool H, District War Sepngi Christian HSS (DWSC) of Meghalaya held Brajbhoomi International School from Gujarat to a 2-2 draw, while Major Dhyan Chand Sports College from UP had an easy 6-0 win over The Sanskaar Valley School of MP.In Pool F, NCC NER won by a solitary goal against SAI Kolkata, while Govt. Model High School, Chandigarh defeated MP Sports College, Uttarakhand 3-1.In Pool G, Govt. Orient HSS Edathanathukara, Kerala played out a 1-1 draw against Betkuchi High School, Assam, while Mamta Modern Sr. Sec. School, Delhi defeated Sainik School Goalpara, IPSC 2-1 in another match. Get the best of News18 delivered to your inbox – subscribe to News18 Daybreak. Follow News18.com 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.
SHARE Sindhu conquers Okuhara to clinch Korea Open title × pv-sindhu – THE HINDU COMMENT Published on Olympic silver-medallist P V Sindhu defeated China’s He Bingjiao in the semifinals to set up a mouth-watering summit clash with world champion Nozomi Okuhara of Japan at the Korea Open Super Series, here today.The 22-year-old Indian had come into the match with a 3-5 head-to-head record, having lost to the Chinese at the Asia Badminton Championship this year.But that didn’t matter as Sindhu saw off the World No.7 21-10 17-21 21-16 in a match that lasted an hour and six minutes here.The World No.4 Indian, who had won the China Super Series Premier last year and clinched the India Super Series and Syed Modi Grand Prix Gold this season, now stands just one win away from another title.However, it will once again be her World Championship final nemesis and eighth seed Okuhara, who will stand in the way when they clash in the final tomorrow.The Olympic bronze-medallist Japanese entered the final with a 21-17 21-18 win over World No.2 compatriot Akane Yamaguchi, seeded second.Sindhu made a rampaging start to the opening game as she rushed to a 9-1 advantage before moving into the break at 11-4 when the left-handed Chinese hit out.Sindhu made a few unforced errors but she didn’t let it derail her game as she moved to a 10-point advantage and sealed it when Bingjiao once again hit out.In the second game, Sindhu and Bingjiao were tied 4-4 initially but the Indian once again clinched a five-point advantage at the break when she unleashed a body smash and then Bingjiao hit out again.But unforced errors by Sindhu and Bingjiao’s resilience helped the Chinese slowly erase the deficit and make it 10-13.Sindhu tried to engage her opponent in fast rallies but Bingjiao managed to claw back at 15-15 with a precise straight down-the-line smash.Sindhu suddenly hit a bad patch as two wide shots and one of her returns were buried in the net, giving the Chinese a 20-16 advantage. A deceiving return on Bingjiao’s serve saw Sindhu save a game point but the Chinese sealed it next when the Indian found the net again.The decider saw the longest and quickest rallies as both the shutters looked to outwit each other. Sindhu managed to lead 7-4 and 9-6 before Bingjiao clawed back with three straight points.However, two wide shots once again spoilt Bingjiao’s run as Sindhu held the advantage for the third time at the interval.The script didn’t change much after the break as Sindhu continued to lead even as Bingjiao struggled with her length and ended up sending the shuttle wide and long.Sindhu moved to a 19-15 lead before Bingjiao produced a powerful smash to gather a point but the Indian was in no mood to stretch it any further as she moved to the match point when Bingjiao hit wide again.The Indian then sealed the issue with a lucky net chord. RELATED pv-sindhu – THE HINDU SHARE SHARE EMAIL COMMENTS September 16, 2017 sport null
Described as New Zealand’s finest batsman, Martin Crowe’s cricketing life was defined by one innings, one tournament and one seriously damaged knee.Tributes flowed for Crowe on Thursday after he lost a second battle with lymphoma. He was 53.Crowe was born into the game. His father Dave was a stalwart of the Cornwall cricket club in Auckland, while his elder brother Jeff followed him into the New Zealand side. Fluent at the crease with all the time in the world to play shots, he broke into the Auckland team as an 18-year-old where he scored 51 in his first innings against Canterbury.Crowe’s precocious talent was rewarded 12 months later when he made his Test debut against an Australia side containing the snarling menace of Jeff Thomson and Dennis Lillee. Also read: Martin Crowe dies at 53 The experience of being a batting prodigy would leave him with mental scars, however, and he later wrote in the second of his autobiographies “Raw” in 2013 that being thrust into the limelight as a teenager had not allowed him to mature.He said he also struggled with doubt and emotional instability in his early years, which left him feeling “scared and bewildered”.Crowe returned to the national side in 1983 and had a brilliant season for Somerset the following year, scoring 1,870 first class runs. He was named one of Wisden’s Cricketers of the Year in 1985 and his 188 against Australia in November that year established him as one of New Zealand’s best batsmen.His finest hour with the bat, however, came in 1991 when he combined with Andrew Jones in a stand of 467 runs to save the first Test against Sri Lanka, scoring 299 before being caught behind from the slow medium pace of Arjuna Ranatunga.advertisementHis captaincy during the 1992 World Cup cemented his legacy. Crowe used innovative tactics, such as opening the bowling with offspinner Dipak Patel, while constantly rotating his bowlers and changing fields to put pressure on batsmen.But a knee injury that had been bothering him for several years began to affect him more and more, and Ken Rutherford assumed the captaincy as Crowe battled to recover from surgeries.The injury brought his career to an end in 1995 after 77 Tests and 143 ODIs. He finished with 5,444 Test runs at 45.36 with a high score of 299 and 17 centuries, which is still the most by a New Zealand batman.He scored 4,704 ODI runs at 38.55. Even in retirement Crowe was always thinking about the game.He pioneered a shortened version called ‘Cricket Max’ in the late 1990s, which is considered a precursor to the current Twenty20 format. He also carved out a successful television production career but left the job in 2012 after falling out with senior management, and shortly after that he went public with his first diagnosis of cancer.Crowe threw himself into mentoring current batsmen Ross Taylor and Martin Guptill and was immensely proud of their performances at last year’s World Cup where New Zealand made the final, something his side failed to do in 1992.”My precarious life ahead may not afford me the luxury of many more games to watch and enjoy,” Crowe wrote before Brendon McCullum’s side played the final.”So this is likely to be it. The last, maybe, and I can happily live with that.”
It’s back. It’s crackling with high-octane energy. It’s current. It’s brilliant. The all-new India Today Conclave sets a new gold standard in summits through an intense, razor-sharp two-day event that is unconventional in form and style. Are there limits to freedom of expression? Is India a breakdown country or breakout,It’s back. It’s crackling with high-octane energy. It’s current. It’s brilliant. The all-new India Today Conclave sets a new gold standard in summits through an intense, razor-sharp two-day event that is unconventional in form and style. Are there limits to freedom of expression? Is India a breakdown country or breakout nation? What is RSS’s Vision 2020? Is the world equipped to deal with the ISIS threat? Can ageing be cured? Every question that matters today has an answer from the best experts and finest analysts in the world.Want to know how the government is working towards delivering results? Plug into four ministers who make India work. Roads. Railways. Energy. Manufacturing. Union ministers Nitin Gadkari, Suresh Prabhu, Nirmala Sitharaman and Piyush Goyal give quick presentations.Want a 360-degree view of the ISIS threat? Be there at Conclave 2016 where American counter-terrorism expert Daniel Benjamin spells out the very real danger from the ISIS while Daniel Rye Ottosen, who was kept in captivity for 13 months, lives to tell the tale. The country’s biggest public intellectuals, Pratap Bhanu Mehta and Sunil Khilnani, reconstruct the new India on a shared platform. Dattatreya Hosabale from the RSS grapples with the new face of Hindutva and whether it has the power to unite or divide. Student leaders from across India’s campuses explain why they are so enraged. Writer Varun Grover taps into the anger to turn it into comedy gold.The world tomorrow will be all about choices. Philippe Petit explains the choices he made when he decided to walk the high wire between the Twin Towers. Management expert Sheena Iyengar explains how choices make us who we are. Futurist Stefan Hyttfors explains the top 10 technology trends that are changing the world socially and culturally.advertisementThe modern family reflects the people we become and the future we seek. Few know this better than the Akhtars-Javed, Zoya and Shabana Azmi together on a panel for the first time.And can an event be complete without sport? With the world preparing for the 2016 Rio Olympics, champions Abhinav Bindra and Mary Kom as well as badminton coach Gopichand Pullela break down the Indian challenge even as former cricket captains discuss cricket diplomacy. There may be just a clutch of inventive women in Silicon Valley, but closer home, our highly inspirational digital divas knock your socks off with their brilliance as they share stories of how they used the web to create their billion dollar babies.And there’s a dash of glamour and grit in the highly successful and exceptionally incisive human rights lawyer Amal Clooney to round off Conclave 2016. She speaks on the right to free speech in repressive regimes.From the flailing economy to the whirlwind of politics, top-notch women entrepreneurs to the Indo-Pakistan dialogue, leaders in government to those who question it, India Today Conclave 2016 debates the World Tomorrow today.
Chawrasia, who also finished second at the Indian Open in Chawrasia, who also finished second at the Indian Open in 1999, 2006 and 2013, said: “It was a good start to the tournament. Now, its important to build on that for the next three days. Today my putting was good and I made some good recoveries. I also had a chip-in on the second hole from just over then green from 15-18 feet. “My driving overall was decent except on the 16th when I pulled to the left and went into the bushes. I tried to chip out but couldnt make the up and down from just 10-12 feet. “If I had not had made a double bogey on the 16th (my seventh hole) it could have been really good but its still allright. I will take a five-under for a start. Of course, it will always be nice to have a couple of more birdies, but you cant have them all.” Talking about his topsy-turvy round, Lahiri, a seven-time Asian Tour winner, said: “It was quite an up-and-down day, and I hit a lot of 4-Irons, but coming in I had a good stretch. “Starting out on the 10th, I had a bogey on 11th and then again on 17th. I missed makeable putts on 11th and 13th and then coming back I misjudged a chip on third and went into the bunker on the fourth. I also had a couple of bad lies,” he said. “I was very inconsistent with my iron play to start with. Then I broke it down and tried to focus on the routine and it worked. I putted solidly coming down the final stretch from sixth to ninth, it was nice to roll a few (birdies).” Scores after round 1 of the Hero Indian Open 2016 being played at the par-72, 6983 yards DGC (am – denotes amateur): 65 – Daniel IM (USA). 66 – Prom Meesawat (THA), Jorge Campillo (ESP), Nacho Elvira (ESP). 67 – Sanjay Kumar (IND), Jeunghun Wang (KOR), SSP Chawrasia (IND), Terry Pilkadaris (AUS), Raphael Jacquelin (FRA). 68 – Honey Baisoya (IND), Anirban Lahiri (IND), Alejandro Canizares (ESP), Gregory Havret (FRA), Tommy Fleetwood (ENG), Wade Ormsby (AUS). 69 – Sebastien Gros (FRA), Thangaraja N (SRI), David Lipsky (USA), Rahil Gangjee (IND), Vikrant Chopra (IND), Siddikur Rahman (BAN), Rashid Khan (IND), Maximilian Kieffer (GER). 70 – Shankar Das (IND), Craig Lee (SCO), Thanyakon Khrongpha (THA), Paul Peterson (USA), Romain Wattel (FRA), Chapchai Nirat (THA), Miguel Tabuena (PHI), Chris Paisley (ENG), Ben Evans (ENG), Danny Chia (MAS), Arjun Aatwal (IND), Julien Quesne (FRA), Pablo Larrazabal (ESP), Trevor Fisher Jnr (RSA), M Dharma (IND), Angelo Que (PHI). PTI ATK SSC SSCadvertisement