Honor 7x, Honor 8 Pro and Honor 9i to get Android 8.0 update soon

Posted in vagwindm on November 18th, 2019

first_imgChinese smartphone making company Huawei on Friday announced the upgraded version of its EMUI 8.0 that runs on the Android Oreo platform. The new in-house designed software offers AI-powered Real-Time Scene , Object Recognition, Smart Tips, and AI Accelerated Translator.The EMUI 8.0 is available on the Honor View 10 and the soon-to-be launched Honor 9 Lite out-of-the-box, and will be available on other devices such as the Honor 8 Pro, Honor 9i, Honor 7X, and Honor 8 Lite in the near future.Based on Android 8.0 Oreo, EMUI 8.0 is packed with features like Smart Resolution, dynamic wallpaper, navigation bar customisations and more. In terms of functionality, the EMUI 8.0 is dynamic as it is based on machine learning.”The upgraded EMUI 8.0 is avant-garde technological software which is efficient, secure and above all, user friendly. Eradicating lag, they can witness a faster and smarter phone experience, powered by advanced AI technological features. The update significantly cuts down on the number of steps needed to achieve the desired function through its smart applications like navigation dock and smart screen, and enables the user to reach 90 per cent of the core functions in just a single-click. We have developed the EMUI 8.0 for those who live and work on-the-go,” a Huawei R&D spokesperson said in a press statement.Also read: Honor to launch a quad camera smartphone in India, could be Honor 9 LiteA successor to EMUI 5.1, the EMUI 8.0 software offers a simplified interface enabling an easy single touch switching between user spaces, prompt data transfer and quick file sharing abilities. Smartphones running on EMUI 8.0 can support an intelligent split-screen interface, navigation dock, simplify one-hand operation and smart view on landscape and easy switch.advertisementHuawei’s sub-brand Honor is set to launch Honor 9 Lite, a quad camera smartphone in India soon. The USP of the phone is the camera. The phone comes with four cameras- two on the back and two on the front. Honor 9 Lite has sports a 5.65-inch full-HD+ IPS display with an aspect ratio of 18:9. The smartphone has already been launched in China at CNY 1,199 which approximately is Rs 12,000.last_img read more

Delhi pollution rising again: Test halted for 17 minutes, Sri Lankans say can’t breathe

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first_imgTwo days after the Central Pollution Control Board’s (CPCB) data suggested that the air pollution in Delhi went up to the levels recorded immediately after the severe smog episode last month, India-Sri Lanka test match was halted today for 17 minutes due to poor air quality at the Firoz Shah Kotla grounds.The Sri Lankan cricket team halted proceedings in the third Test against India complaining of difficulty in breathing. This was the first such grievance by an international team visiting the pollution-mired national capital.PLAY WAS HALTED THRICEThe play was halted for 17 minutes in the post-lunch session after visiting players, led by their skipper Dinesh Chandimal, wanted to leave the field of play complaining of severe pollution.The Lankans were seen wearing anti-pollution masks during the post-lunch session. The play was halted between 12:32 pm to 12:49 pm after which the umpires and match referee David Boon convinced them to continue.However, there was another stoppage of play in the 127th over when Lakmal walked off the field after bowling the fifth ball. The umpires once again got together, chatting with Chandimal and Angelo Mathews. Sri Lanka manager Asanka Gurusinha and India coach Ravi Shastri also joined in.Dilruwan Perera finished the over and Sandakan bowled the next before Chandimal stopped play because there were only 10 Sri Lankans on the field. Kohli then decided to declare India’s first innings at 536/7d in 127.5 overs.Innings break! India declare their innings on 536/7.Updates – https://t.co/OKFOpkiBg9 #INDvSL pic.twitter.com/jRzygy50g4advertisement- BCCI (@BCCI) December 3, 2017GAMAGE COMPLAINED OF UNEASINESSEarlier, it was in the 123rd over being bowled by pacer Lahiru Gamage that play was stopped. Gamage was about to bowl his fourth delivery and he stopped in his stride complaining of uneasiness.Chandimal walked up to the on-field umpires Joel Wilson and Nigel Llong to complain about the poor air quality, complaining that his fast bowler was finding it difficult to breathe. The light had also worsened due to the pollution and it was evident that an already battered Sri Lankan team wanted an opportunity to leave the field.Skipper Virat Kohli, who was dismissed for 243 after the proceedings resumed, was in no mood to leave the field and lay down on the ground to take a break. It was not clear as to why Gamage was again given the 125th over when he again felt uneasy and was taken off the field with Suranga Lakmal completing the over.SMOG COVER RETURNS IN DELHI Smog is a very common phenomenon in Delhi as farmers in the adjoining states of Punjab and Haryana burn crops during the end of October and November.However, smog, over the years, has been prevalent during the first two weeks of November. The BCCI has never been forced to shift the venue of a Test match as the air quality improves during the month of December.Today’s incident on the cricket field was reported two days after the pollution data showed sharp spike. The concentration of suspended particulate matter PM10 climbed to 412 micrograms per cubic metre (ug/m3) on Friday. PM2.5 was recorded over 200 ug/m3.The last time the level of PM10 was this high was on November 14, when Delhi had just come out of a week-long spell of emergency levels of pollution. The 24-hour safe averages of these ultrafine particulates are 60 (PM2.5) and 100 (PM10).WILL IT WORSEN AGAIN?The CPCB attributed the rise in the air pollution level to calm conditions marked by a fall in wind speed and incursion of moisture in the air, conditions which favour accumulation of particulates. The air quality index (AQI) of CPCB for Delhi was in the ‘very poor’ category with a score of 343 in a scale of 500 on Friday.The Centre-run pollution monitoring and forecasting agency SAFAR predicted that concentration of PM2.5, more harmful owing to its extremely tiny size, and PM10 might rise over the weekend.However, weather scientists have emphasised that the city is not likely to witness another emergency spell of pollution in the near future as external factors such as stubble burning are hardly playing a role anymore.A “very poor” AQI essentially means that people may suffer from respiratory illness on prolonged exposure to such air. On further dip in air quality, the AQI will turn “severe” and “emergency” when it goes off-scale.(With PTI inputs)last_img read more

Ranji Trophy: Siddhesh Lad unbeaten 71 helps Mumbai draw against Baroda

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first_imgCrisis man Siddhesh Lad batted stubbornly in making a patient, unconquered 71 to bail out oft-crowned champions Mumbai against Baroda in their landmark 500th Ranji Trophy Group C game that was drawn here.The short-statured batsman remained unbeaten after staying at the crease for two minutes over five hours and facing 238 balls in the Mumbai second innings score of 260 for 7 at the Wankhede Stadium.The 25-year-old batsman, known for his obdurate measures, stitched together a partnership of 79 runs with Suryakumar Yadav (44) for the sixth wicket to help Mumbai to a tea-time score of 237 for 6 after the 41-time champions commenced at 102 for 4.Lad, on 57 in a score of 236 was caught off Swapnil Singh but was fortunate to escape as it was found to be a no-ball through a referral to the third umpire.Lad, who struck 7 fours, later got involved in another half century stand with the stonewalling Abhishek Nayar (8) for the seventh wicket to take Mumbai closer to safety after they commenced the last day facing an innings defeat, having conceded a huge first innings lead of 404 to the visitors.Nayar concentrated only in blocking with a string of fielders around the bat for 141 minutes as he faced 108 balls during his 50-run partnership with Lad.The left handed batsman departed with eleven overs still remaining in the game, edging a ball that spun away from debutant off spinner Kartik Kakade that took the edge and was caught at the wicket.But Lad, who had scored 117 in the previous away game against Odisha, and Dhawal Kulkarni (8 not out) held on in determined fashion to force a draw after being together for 46 minutes.advertisementThe hosts lost overnight not out batsman and Test stalwart Ajinkya Rahane in the morning soon after the first drinks break for 45, the batsman losing his concentration and getting out to an attempted cut shot to left-arm spinner Swapnil Singh.Yadav too was out in a similar fashion off rival captain Deepak Hooda after batting diligently for 203 minutes in the company of Lad.Baroda took the new ball before tea after 83 overs, but the pace bowlers could not do the trick as in the first innings and it was left to the spinners to get breakthroughs on a track where the ball had started to turn appreciably.They tried their best with a host of fielders around the bat but Mumbai escaped the noose, in large measure due to Lads highly responsible knock.Spinners Swapnil (2 for 55), who had scored 164 in the Baroda innings, and Kakade (2 for 50) were the main wicket takers in the Mumbai second innings.With one point from the drawn game, Mumbai took their tally to 11 with two games in hand while Baroda took theirs to 7, with the same number of matches left to play.In other matches, Jammu & Kashmir defeated Jharkhand while Vidarbha registered a win against Bengal in their respective groups on the final day on Sunday of the fifth round in the Ranji Trophy cricket tournament.In Group B, Jammu & Kashmir rode on a five-wicket haul from captain Parvez Rasool (5/99) and Aamir Aziz Sofi (5/63) to bundle out Jharkhand for 243 runs in the second innings, registering a victory by 106 runs.For Jharkhand, lower-order batsman Shahbaz Nadeem (53) was the highest scorer at the Keenan Stadium in Jamshedpur.In Group D, Vidarbha bowlers Lalit Yadav (4/54) and Aditya Sarwate (3/59) bowled brilliantly to dismiss Bengal for 306 runs.Later, coming in to bat, Vidarbha posted 18/0 to chase down the narrow target in 1.3 overs and register a victory by 10 wickets at the Bengal Cricket Academy Ground in West Bengal.The sixth round of the tournament is slated to start from November 17.Brief scores: Mumbai 171 and 260 for 7 (Prithvi Shaw 56, Ajinkya Rahane 45, Suryakumar Yadav 44, Siddhesh Lad not out 71, Dhawal Kulkarni not out 8, Swapnil Singh 2 for 55, Kartik Kakade 2 for 50). Baroda 575 for 9 decl. Match drawn.Baroda 3 points. Mumbai 1. (With inputs from IANS)last_img read more

U.S. Beats Azerbaijan, 2-0

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first_imgSAN FRANCISCO — Mix Diskerud figures the whole honor of wearing No. 10 is only temporary. He fully expects to play alongside Landon Donovan again down the road with the U.S. national team.For one night at least, Diskerud did that jersey proud.Diskerud and Aron Johannsson, a pair of second-half substitutes raised in Scandinavia, scored to lift a heavy-legged United States over Azerbaijan 2-0 on May 28 in the first of three World Cup warm-ups for the Americans.“It’s an honor. A lot of great players have been wearing that No. 10 for the U.S. previously,” Diskerud said. “I’ll enjoy it. When it comes to Landon, I’m sure that we’re going to be playing together again someday, and of course he has more caps than me so I’m just borrowing the uniform right now.”The U.S. needed a boost from the bench after captain Clint Dempsey was scratched just before kickoff because of a sore left groin. But the 14th-ranked Americans had trouble breaking down No. 85 Azerbaijan.Diskerud, born in Oslo to a father from Norway and mother from Arizona who met in college, entered in the 71st and scored four minutes later off Brad Davis’ free kick.With the ball high in the box, Diskerud headed it down to Michael Bradley, whose shot was cleared off the goal line by Elvin Yunuszade. Diskerud then banged the ball in with a right-footed shot 6 yards for his third international goal.“It deflected, and then it was just an easy job for me to score,” Diskerud said. “I got tackled exactly when I was going to shoot, and I was just laying down on the ground in agony.” He was wearing the No. 10 freed up when Donovan was cut from the roster on May 22.Johannsson, who was born in Mobile, Alabama, and moved to Iceland with his family when he was 3, entered in the 62nd and scored his second American goal in the 81st with an open header from the top of the 6-yard box off a corner kick by Davis, who replaced Graham Zusi at the start of the second half.“I think we can be very happy with this game,” Johannsson said. “We’ve been working ridiculously hard in training.”Tim Howard, making his 98th international appearance, got his 53rd win to tie Kasey Keller’s U.S. record. The Americans began their intense two-week training camp May 14 at nearby Stanford University, and there appeared to be tired legs.“It was exactly what we need at this point of our preparation after two fully loaded weeks,” U.S. coach Jurgen Klinsmann said. “It was a tricky game. You want to open it up with a goal, and it gets easier. You want to score a bit earlier.Next up is a match June 2 against Turkey at Harrison, New Jersey, followed by a game with Nigeria six days later in Jacksonville, Florida. Then the Americans head to Brazil for their seventh straight World Cup appearance and first-round matches against Ghana, Portugal and Germany.“It’s good to finally get going. Now we can play hard, recover, travel and go again,” Howard said. “I thought it was good. I thought tonight was what we probably expected.”The Americans arrived in a red-white-and-blue bus sporting the team’s slogan: “One Nation. One Team.”The focus was on Klinsmann, who made the controversial decision to cut Donovan, the American career scoring leader. Dempsey, slated to start up top with Jozy Altidore in a 4-4-2, was an unexpected absence.“We don’t want to risk here anything,” said Klinsmann, who estimated Dempsey would heal in two-to-three days. “It’s not serious at all.”Chris Wondolowski, a local fan favorite of the San Jose Earthquakes inserted in place of Dempsey, was stopped twice early by goalkeeper Kamran Aghayev, the first with a knee on a diving header in the fifth minute. Wondolowski’s header off a cross from Alejandro Bedoya in the 15th was parried over the bar.“You have to be ready at a moment’s notice,” Wondolowski said. “That’s why I was a bit disappointed not to find the back of the net. I had a couple of great opportunities that I need to find the corner and hit the back of the net.”Azerbaijan, coached by U.S. team adviser Berti Vogts, was outscored 5-0 in a pair of World Cup qualifiers by Portugal.With wind whipping the corner flags early and even the ball out of place during restarts, a new-look U.S. defense was hardly tested.Fabian Johnson started at right back, with Matt Besler and Geoff Cameron as the central defenders, picked over Omar Gonzalez, who replaced Cameron in the second half. DaMarcus Beasley, looking to become the first American to appear in four World Cups, was at left back.Besler and Cameron played together in the middle once previously, against Jamaica in a World Cup qualifier last October. For the first time since 1990, the Americans have no central defenders with previous World Cup experience.Johnson started three games at left back last year but just once on the right — in the clinching World Cup qualifier against Mexico in September.Klinsmann used a midfield diamond for the second straight game, with Bradley at the top, Jermaine Jones deep, Zusi on the right and Bedoya the left.This match became the true final football game at Candlestick, former home of the NFL San Francisco 49ers through last season and baseball’s San Francisco Giants until after 1999.TweetPinShare0 Shareslast_img read more

Giants Take Mets in 9th, 4-3

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first_imgNEW YORK — His nickname is Kung Fu Panda. The New York Mets probably have other, not so cute, monikers for Pablo Sandoval.Sandoval drove in three runs with three hits, including a go-ahead double with two outs in the ninth inning Aug. 4 that propelled the San Francisco Giants to a 4-3 victory over the New York Mets.“You know Pablo, he gets a little anxious sometimes,” Manager Bruce Bochy said. “But you can tell he’s comfortable up there and seeing the ball well and he fought off some tough pitches, too. Not once, but two, three times today.”San Francisco took three of four at Citi Field while the Mets dropped a home series for the first time since June 10-12 against Milwaukee.Sandoval, who hit a two-run double in the third off Dillon Gee that tied the game at 2, delivered again in the ninth.Gregor Blanco singled with two outs off Mets closer Jenrry Mejia (5-4). Blanco stole second and, after Buster Posey drew his fourth walk of the game, Sandoval sliced a ground-rule double into the seats down the left-field line.Mejia, the Mets’ sixth pitcher of the afternoon, had allowed just one earned run since June 18.“I don’t try to do too much in those situations,” Sandoval said. “I just try to get a good pitch to hit. I try to focus on the moment.”Sandoval is hitting .344 (32 for 93 over his past 23 games. The 2012 World Series MVP has 13 hits in his last 25 at-bats with runners in scoring position.Sergio Romo (5-3) got the win with one scoreless inning and Santiago Casilla pitched a perfect ninth for his ninth save.The Mets, who got a two-run, first-inning homer from Daniel Murphy and an RBI infield single by David Wright in the fifth off Tim Hudson, took a 3-2 lead into the seventh.But the Giants tied it off Jeurys Familia, ending his streak of 13 relief appearances since June 30 without permitting an earned run.Hunter Pence, who had two doubles, two triples and two homers in the series, led off with a long drive that glanced off the glove of leaping left fielder Chris Young as center fielder Juan Lagares also jumped for the ball at the wall.After Blanco walked, Familia threw a wild pitch that made it 3-all. Sandoval singled, but Lagares threw out Blanco at the plate. That only set up another chance for Sandoval.“He hits anything,” Mets Manager Terry Collins said. “He hits the ball off the plate, he hits it all over the field. That’s why they’re a good team, because that guy drives in a lot of runs.”Hudson left after five innings. In his previous start at Citi Field, he was carried off the field with a season-ending broken ankle after a collision at first base on July 24, 2013, while with Atlanta.(DOUG GOULD)TweetPinShare0 Shareslast_img read more

Warriors Win NBA, Beat Cavs, 105-97

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first_imgCLEVELAND — As the final seconds ticked off and the Warriors began bouncing in celebration on their bench, Stephen Curry looked up and saw LeBron James coming at him.James could do nothing more. He extended a conceding hand and congratulations. Moments later, Curry was hoisting a trophy in the air — one as golden as his team.Revived by Curry, their fresh-faced shooting superstar, and bonded by first-year coach Steve Kerr who made them believe, the Warriors ended a 40-year NBA championship drought on June 16 by finishing off James and the undermanned Cleveland Cavaliers 105-97 in Game 6.Curry and finals MVP Andre Iguodala scored 25 points apiece, Draymond Green recorded a triple-double and the Warriors — using a barrage of 3-pointers in the fourth quarter to put Cleveland away — won their first title since 1975 when Gerald Ford was in the White House, disco was in vogue and Rick Barry was flicking in free throws under-handed.And these Warriors are a lot like Barry and his old crew: fluid, balanced, together. Just like Kerr hoped.“I’m kind of speechless,” said Curry. “This is special. To be able to hold this trophy and all the hard work we’ve put into it this season, this is special. We’re definitely a great team and a team that should go down in history as one of the best teams from top to bottom.”James, who fell to 2-4 in the finals, didn’t hide his dejection. “Doesn’t matter if I’m playing in Miami or playing in Cleveland or playing on Mars,” he said. “You lose in the finals, it’s disappointing.”After the Warriors were presented with the glittering Larry O’Brien Trophy by NBA Commissioner Adam Silver, hundreds of gold-and-blue clad Warriors fans inside Quicken Loans Arena serenaded the new champs by singing “War-eee-ers, War-eee-ers” a cry that filled Oracle Arena all season and will greet the team on their return to California.Golden State allowed the Cavs to creep within eight points in the fourth before unleashing a flurry of 3s to ensure there would be no Game 7.Curry’s step-back made it 78-68, and after the Cavs closed within seven on J.R. Smith’s trey, Iguodala, Curry and Klay Thompson each drained one in a span of 81 seconds to make it 89-75.Iguodala, who had the added duty of guarding James, knocked down another long shot for good measure before he strutted back on defense holding out three fingers on each hand.He could have shot an index finger into the air at that point — Golden State is No. 1. “This has been a long ride,” Iguodala said. “It’s been a great season.”While Golden State’s drought ended, Cleveland’s half-century of sports misery rolls on.James returned from Miami last summer to deliver a title to his home region, but the 30-year-old superstar, left to do most of the work after All-Stars Kyrie Irving and Kevin Love were injured in the postseason, came two wins shy of giving Cleveland its first pro sports championship since 1964.The city’s three pro teams — the Cavs, Browns and Indians — have gone a combined 144 seasons without one of them winning it all.It’s not that James didn’t do everything possible. He finished with 32 points, 18 rebounds and nine assists and was dominant throughout the series, showing why he’s the world’s best player.The Warriors were simply the better team. “We ran out of talent,” said James, who sat facing his locker with a towel over his head for nearly an hour after the game. “We gave everything we had.”This series, which opened with two overtime games in Oakland, flipped when Kerr employed a small lineup in the fourth quarter of Game 3 and the Warriors nearly overcame a 20-point deficit before losing.Kerr stuck with revamped lineup in Game 4, giving Iguodala his first start this season, switching Green to center and benching the ineffective Andrew Bogut. The move was as golden as the Warriors, who finished with 83 wins, the third-highest single-season total in history.Only the 1995-96 and 1996-97 Bulls won more, and Kerr was on both of those teams. The fact that Iguodala, their sixth man, took MVP honors perhaps sums up the Warriors best.“I always said Andre’s a pro’s pro,” Green said. “He’s a professional guy and it showed, and that’s why he’s MVP of the series and that’s what we’re champions.”Down early after missing open shots, the Warriors began finding their range. Golden State capitalized on nine turnovers in the first quarter, made four 3s and built a 13-point lead when Harrison Barnes knocked down a long 3 — a shot that sent those Warriors fans into a frenzy.This was their night, the one they’ve waited for 40 years.While Golden State had some solid teams in the past — the “Run TMC” version coached by Don Nelson and featuring Tim Hardaway, Chris Mullin and Mitch Richmond among them — the franchise has been undermined by dysfunction. Along with long playoff gaps, there were bad trades, poor drafts and numerous coaching changes.The Warriors often made headlines for the wrong reasons. Remember when Latrell Sprewell choked coach P.J. Carlesimo?Well, those days are gone, washed away by Curry and Thompson — the “Splash Brothers” — and a roster of selfless players who bonded under Kerr and have returned basketball glory to Oakland.“I remember coming to Oracle as a player year after year playing against lousy teams,” Kerr said. “I could not be happier for our fan base.”These new Warriors have been a model team: sharing the ball, defending together and sacrificing individual goals.“Strength in Numbers” was their motto as the Warriors used depth and balance to jump from 51 wins to a franchise-record 67 during the regular season.Kerr molded them. Hired last summer after spurning an offer from the Knicks, the 49-year-old former NBA guard who won three of his five titles as Michael Jordan’s teammate in Chicago and two playing for Gregg Popovich in San Antonio, Kerr brought out the best in his team.From the first day of training camp, he emphasized unity. A California-born kid who still surfs and would prefer to wear jeans and a pair of Vans on the sideline, he kept things loose by taking the Warriors bowling and letting them blare music during practices.With Curry, the team’s first MVP since Wilt Chamberlain, leading them, the Warriors outgunned everyone in the rugged Western Conference and entered the postseason as a No. 1 seed.They swept New Orleans, rallied from a 2-1 deficit to beat Memphis and then blew through Houston in five games to make the finals for the first time since ’75.They then held off James and the Cavs, who just didn’t have enough.(TOM WITHERS, AP Sports Writer)TweetPinShare0 Shareslast_img read more

Islanders Douse Flames, 2-1

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first_imgTweetPinShare0 Shares CALGARY, Alberta — Thomas Hickey saw a goal from a different perspective at the Calgary’s Scotiabank Saddledome on Feb. 25.The Calgary native had the tying goal near the midpoint of the third period, and Josh Bailey scored the winner late in overtime to lift the New York Islanders to a 2-1 victory over the Flames.“I watched a lot of games in this rink and saw a lot of goals. You hope that it’s you some day,” said Hickey, who had his parents and several friends in the crowd. “You don’t think about scoring on the Flames growing up, but it’s a real cool moment for me and my family and my friends, too.”Matt Martin set up Hickey’s first goal in 37 games by charging his way down the sideboards, evading checks from Mark Giordano and Sean Monahan, then sending a pass into the slot where Hickey put a backhand past Joni Ortio.“It’s always good to come back into your hometown and get one and it was a big one, too,” Islanders coach Jack Capuano said. “We were looking for a little bit of offense and there’s no better way for your defenseman and hometown kid to get it. It got us going, it gave us the surge that we needed.”The winning goal came with 18 seconds showing on the clock in the extra period, and less than a minute after Giordano hit the goal post at the other end.On a 2-on-1 down low, Bailey was set up at the side of the net on a perfect feed from John Tavares.“It’s a good play by them,” said Ortio, who had 32 saves. “I knew he was going backdoor there but he got it up quick, got off a good shot and I just wasn’t quick enough.”Making his second start in a row and just his fourth NHL start on the season, Ortio picked up where he left off on Feb. 23 when he made 35 saves in a 2-1 loss to Los Angeles.“Orts was real, real good. He’s tracking the puck real well, he’s solid,” Flames coach Bob Hartley said. “It’s too bad. I felt we deserved better but that’s the way it goes.”Jaroslav Halak had 31 saves for the Islanders. The 30-year-old has started and won the first three games of the season-high seven-game stretch of road games while stopping 88 of 90 shots.“Your goalie has to fight for his space,” Capuano said. “I’m not a goalie coach but I do know if you sit back, you’re in trouble. You’ve got to get out, you have to challenge, you have to hack and whack at certain times in front to protect your area and he’s done that.”(backslash)The islanders remained three points behind the rival New York Rangers for second place in the Metropolitan Division.Jiri Hudler, with his 10th, scored the lone goal for Calgary, which fell to 1-5-1 in its last seven.“We had a solid game. They’re a good team, they’ve been on a hot streak and we matched up really well against them,” Ortio said.Calgary scored the only goal of the first period when Hudler finished off nifty three-way passing play with Gaudreau and Monahan.After a disappointing first half, Hudler — a pending unrestricted free agency — has five goals and eight assists in his last 15 games. Key in the line’s success lately has been Gaudreau, who has one goal and seven assists during a six-game points streak.last_img read more

Greece to Face Croatia in World Cup Qualifying Playoffs

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first_imgZURICH (AP) — Italy will face Sweden in the European playoffs next month to qualify for the World Cup.The four-time World Cup champions were drawn Tuesday to play away first against the Swedes in a two-leg playoff.In other pairings it was: Northern Ireland vs. Switzerland; Croatia vs. Greece; and Denmark vs. Ireland.Croatia and Greece, which both came through playoffs to qualify for the 2014 World Cup, could generate the most heated atmosphere of the four pairings.“There is a great rivalry between both countries,” said Michael Skibbe, the German coach of Greece, who said his team’s style of tough defense and counter-attacks matched well with Croatia’s stylish midfield.“Maybe this is for us quite a good choice,” Skibbe said. “Every player of my team knows exactly what the opponent is going to do. They will not surprise us.”The eight teams were the best runners-up in the nine European qualifying groups.The first legs will be played from Nov. 9-11, with the return games from Nov. 12-14.The four winners will take part in the World Cup draw on Dec. 1 at the State Kremlin Palace in Moscow.First Leg:Nov. 9-11=Northern Ireland vs. SwitzerlandCroatia vs. GreeceDenmark vs. IrelandSweden vs. Italy___Second Leg=Nov. 12-14=Switzerland vs. Northern IrelandGreece vs. CroatiaIreland vs. DenmarkItaly vs. SwedenTweetPinShare22 Shareslast_img read more

By Beating Russia, Croatia Can Finally Shake 20-Year Shadow

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first_imgSOCHI, Russia (AP) — Twenty years ago, Croatia made its World Cup debut with a result that happened only once previously in the tournament’s history and has never been topped.Finishing in third place the first time it participated in soccer’s biggest showcase set a lofty standard.The Croatians’ memorable run to the semifinals in 1998 remains a moment of pride for the country. It also created a shadow every successive Croatia team has been forced to deal with and has not come close to matching. Until now.Croatia can equal what that 1998 team did if it beats Russia on Saturday in the quarterfinals and perhaps finally rid itself of that 20-year shadow.The current squad of stars such as Luka Modric, Ivan Perisic, Mario Mandzukic and Ivan Rakitic will be held in the same esteem as the stars of ’98 such as Davor Suker, Zvonimir Boban and Slaven Bilic with one more victory.Or if they can’t get past the home team, they will be the latest Croatia team to fall short.Croatians players celebrate after the penalties during the round of 16 match between Croatia and Denmark at the 2018 soccer World Cup in the Nizhny Novgorod Stadium, in Nizhny Novgorod, Russia, Sunday, July 1, 2018. Croatia eliminates Denmark 3-2 on penalties after game ends 1-1. (AP Photo/Gregorio Borgia)“It has been talked a lot about the two teams and their similarities,” Perisic said. “They achieved a historic result in France. Now we’ve come close and hopefully we can even do it a little bit better than them. We know our quality and we believe in ourselves and we are on the right track at the moment.”The current group of Croatians has become tired of hearing about what happened in 1998. It’s not a matter of respect — there is great admiration for what the ’98 team accomplished — but matching or exceeding what that team did has been a burden in every major tournament for the past 20 years.As Rakitic said recently, “At this point we need to forget about them, with all respect to them.”Croatia’s third place finish in its debut has been equaled only by Portugal in 1966 when the tournament featured just 16 teams. The 1998 team finished second in its group, beat Romania in the round of 16 and knocked off Germany 3-0 in the quarterfinals. Croatia lost to eventual champion France in the semifinals, but rebounded to beat the Netherlands and finish third.It’s what Croatia has done — or hasn’t — in the four World Cups since that debut which has created the shadow this team plays under.“It was different football 20 year ago,” Ante Rebic said. “They achieved a top fantastic result. We are now on a good way and have great support in Croatia and I believe in our team we can do something similar.”Croatia goalkeeper Danijel Subasic saves the decisive penalty during a penalty shoot out after extra time during the round of 16 match between Croatia and Denmark at the 2018 soccer World Cup in the Nizhny Novgorod Stadium, in Nizhny Novgorod , Russia, Sunday, July 1, 2018. (AP Photo/Efrem Lukatsky)Croatia was ousted in the group stage in 2002 and 2006, didn’t qualify for 2010 in South Africa and was again dumped in the group stage in 2014 — albeit from a very difficult group.The 2002 and 2006 tournaments were particularly frustrating because a win in the final group games would have advanced Croatia to the knockout round.Even the European Championships haven’t been kind. Croatia reached the quarterfinals in its first tournament in 1996 and has advanced that far only once since. Croatia has never made the Euro semifinals.“Our goals are higher,” defender Domagoj Vida said. “God-willing we would like to lift the World Cup trophy. That’s what we are here for.”Croatia is the heavy favorite in the quarterfinal matchup with the host team, and a win over the Russians would be held in the same esteem as its quarterfinal win over Germany that happened 20 years ago this week.Modric may be the favorite for the Golden Ball as the best player in the tournament thus far. Goalkeeper Danijel Subasic has become a national hero for saving three penalties to advance Croatia past Denmark in the round of 16. And Croatia is on the side of the bracket where playing in the final seems entirely possible if it can beat the Russians.That would certainly eliminate the pressure that still lingers from 20 years ago.“It was a dream to be in a similar situation one day. Now is the time and hopefully we can achieve a similar result,” Perisic said. “That’s why we are really looking forward to the game against Russia.”—By TIM BOOTH , AP Sports WriterTweetPinShare0 Shareslast_img read more

Giannis Leads Streaking Bucks Past Grizzlies 111-101

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first_imgMEMPHIS, Tenn. (AP) — The Milwaukee Bucks are doing more than just winning. They are dominating opponents.The Bucks won their third straight game and 14th of the last 17 Wednesday night with a 111-101 victory over the Memphis Grizzlies.The victory marked the 23rd time the Bucks have won by double-digits and they entered the game with a 16.2-point winning margin in their previous 13 victories.Wednesday’s win over Memphis would have added to that point differential, if not for a closing run by the Grizzlies. Milwaukee led by 31 in the fourth quarter with about 8 minutes left.Giannis Antetokounmpo led the Bucks with 27 points and 11 rebounds, while Eric Bledsoe had 16 points, 12 of which came during a momentum-swinging third quarter.Memphis had pulled ahead 59-58 for its only lead of the game and Antetokounmpo was headed to the bench with his fourth foul, a situation that should have meant advantage Grizzlies.Milwaukee Bucks forward Giannis Antetokounmpo, center, drives between Memphis Grizzlies guard Mike Conley (11) and forward Jaren Jackson Jr. in the first half of an NBA basketball game Wednesday, Jan. 16, 2019, in Memphis, Tenn. (AP Photo/Brandon Dill)Instead, Bledsoe scored nine straight points, part of the Bucks reeling off a 19-0 run to end of any Memphis hopes.“Eric Bledsoe was phenomenal. He really changed the game,” Milwaukee coach Mike Budenholzer said, later adding: “We needed him. We needed someone to step up and have a game like that.”The Memphis situation is entirely different from the Bucks. The Grizzlies lost their third straight and are 7-20 since starting the season 12-5. And that third quarter in which the Bucks took over the game was the latest nightmare for the Grizzlies.The 19-0 Milwaukee burst led to the Bucks outscoring Memphis 41-28 in the frame. And Memphis coach J.B. Bickerstaff continued to repeat the key stat in his postgame comments — eight turnovers for 20 Milwaukee points in the third.“It’s pretty simple,” Bickerstaff said. “Unforced turnovers, live ball turnovers at the top of the floor that lead to transition dunks, easy baskets.”The Memphis reserves played better than the starters, with Omri Casspi leading the Grizzlies with 17 points, JaMychal Green added 14 points, along with 10 rebounds and three blocks. Mike Conley and Marc Gasol also scored 14 points each for Memphis.And the Memphis miseries are leading to frustration for the Grizzlies.Milwaukee Bucks forward Giannis Antetokounmpo (34) controls the ball against Memphis Grizzlies forward Jaren Jackson Jr. (13) in the first half of an NBA basketball game Wednesday, Jan. 16, 2019, in Memphis, Tenn. (AP Photo/Brandon Dill)“We’ve lost 10, lost 11, so we’ve got to take a stance as a team and we’ve got to stop this slide,” Casspi said. “It’s been like that for a while, so enough talking. We’ve got to do more on the court.”TIP-INSBucks: Milwaukee leads the series 23-22. . Antetokounmpo recorded his 30th double-double of the season. . Memphis defeated the Bucks 116-113 on Nov. 14. Milwaukee is now 5-0 facing teams that it lost to in its previous meeting. … Milwaukee made 23 of 44 shots in the second half, including 9 of 20 from outside the arc.Grizzlies: Memphis played its only home game in a five-game stretch. . Memphis missed 10 of its first 11 shots in the game, part of the Grizzlies shooting 26 percent in the opening quarter. . The Bucks’ 41 points in the third quarter was the most given up by Memphis in any period this season. … .JaMychal Green recorded his fifth double-double of the season.NEXT STARTERAs Bickerstaff tries to find some combination to get a boost for his team, he inserted Justin Holiday into the starting lineup. Holiday, obtained from the Chicago Bulls in a Jan. 4 trade, lasted about four minutes before he picked up his second foul and didn’t re-enter the game until the second half. “We need him to play well,” Bickerstaff said. “We need him to be comfortable so that he can contribute at the level that we think we can.” Holiday finished with five points, including making his first 3-pointer for Memphis.VIEW FROM THE BENCHAntetokounmpo got an observer’s view of the run by the Bucks as he had just left the game with four fouls when the Bucks clicked off the 19-0 rally. “(It was) our pace,” he said of the run. “We were able to get in passing lanes, get some deflections. We made them turn the ball over and we were able to run, create threes, easy looks, easy layups.“I think Bledsoe did a good job of setting the tone and everybody else followed.”UP NEXTBucks: At Orlando to face the Magic on SaturdayGrizzlies: Face the Celtics in Boston on Friday—By CLAY BAILEY , Associated PressTweetPinShare0 Shareslast_img read more

HCC: fail-safe FTL for NAND to include deterministic operation

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first_imgHCC Embedded has extended its existing flash translation layer (FTL) solution for NAND with the addition of deterministic execution control. Engineers integrating NAND flash into safety-based systems in automotive, aerospace, and industrial applications can use HCC’s SafeFTL to ensure stable and predictable operation of the NAND flash. HCC’s new deterministic SafeFTL has been fully verified both in simulated environments and on real NAND flash arrays.Traditionally, NOR flash has been the dominant memory in highly reliable systems, but more recently engineers are integrating NAND flash into safety systems where information must be predictably available. An FTL manages an array of NAND flash to create a logical interface that software can use. This includes wear leveling, bad block handling, and the many other subtleties of managing NAND flash. However, existing FTLs all stall at some point for a variable period of time, particularly when placed under heavy load.Safety-critical systems demand a different approach that ensures stability and predictability above all else. For these systems, where accurate time division is critical to the delivery of safety, engineers can use HCC’s deterministic SafeFTL to integrate arrays of NAND flash without disturbing the predictability of the system. Deterministic FTL builds on HCC’s SafeFTL by enabling the host or safety system to know how long operations will take and respond by either scheduling tasks appropriately or executing them in multiple steps. The host system gets the length of time a flash operation will take from the FTL and can schedule an appropriate time slot, or can spread complex operations over multiple time slots, while leaving the NAND flash accessible to other tasks.Share this:TwitterFacebookLinkedInMoreRedditTumblrPinterestWhatsAppSkypePocketTelegram Tags: Tools & Software Continue Reading Previous IBASE: Mini-ITX motherboard with 8th Gen Intel Xeon E / Core processorsNext IAR supports secure Arm Cortex-M33 MCUs from STlast_img read more

Always a miss whenever Ben Stokes is not playing: Joe Root

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first_imgEngland captain Joe Root says all-rounder Ben Stokes will continue to be a big part of the team dressing room irrespective of the outcome of his affray trial beginning on Monday.”Stokesy’s got that knack hasn’t he? He wants to be involved in the big moments of the game and he did just that today. He’s gone about things exactly how he was in every other game. And I don’t see that ever changing,” Stokes said.Ben Stokes grabbed four for 40 including the prized wicket of India skipper Kohli that turned the game in England’s favour as they won by 31 runs aginst India in the opening Test at the Edgbaston.ICC trolls Virat Kohli with mic drop tweet after India lose Edgbaston TestRegarding Stokes, the England captain added, “When he turns up to practice or as soon as he puts on an England shirt he’s so dedicated to this group of players, to this team and whatever happens going forward he’s going to be a big part of this dressing room.”Nasser Hussain criticises Virat Kohli’s captaincy as India lose in EdgbastonStokes took four wickets including the big one of Kohli to dent India’s chase.”It’s always a miss whenever he’s not playing but we’ve got a good group of players underneath this side who have got an opportunity whoever it is to come in and put in a really strong Test performance,” said Root.MATCH REPORT | HIGHLIGHTS”So I’ll have to sit down with the selection group and think clearly about what’s the right squad for that surface at Lord’s and then pick accordingly,” he added.advertisementThe all-rounder was charged with affray following a brawl outside a nightclub in Bristol last year.Also read – Adelaide 2014, Birmingham 2018: Virat Kohli let down by India’s other batsmenRoot though, was a happy captain after England held their nerves to beat India in an exciting first Test in Birmingham on Saturday.Also read – 1st Test: Joe Root ‘thrilled to bits’ after England win cliff-hanger vs India”I am thrilled to bits. It has been a fantastic team performance despite the ups and downs the credit must go to the bowling unit more than anything. The easy thing to do is to criticize the batters, but it isn’t easy taking 20 wickets on a pitch like this,” Root said at the post match presentation ceremony.It was a special victory for England as it came in their 1000th Test match.”After three days of fantastic cricket from both sides, it gives us a lot of confidence going into the next game. It is a great start for us in the series, we know there is a lot of work to be done, but it gives us a lot of confidence. It shows that there is so much more than just skills, runs and wickets when it comes to Test cricket at this level. You need some inner belief and steeliness that we have a lot in our dressing room. It is a great time for us and hopefully we can use it going forward,” Root said.(With PTI inputs)last_img read more

Asian Games 2018: I feel there is nothing that I can’t do, says Vinesh Phogat

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first_imgOne of the favourites to win a medal at 2016 Olympics, Vinesh Phogat crashed out of the quadrennial event writhing in pain after she suffered a horrible knee injury.But on Monday at Asian Games 2018, It was time for redemption as she clinched India’s first-ever women’s wrestling gold at the Games.She defeated Japan’s Irie Yuki 6-2 in the final of the 50kg freestyle event to grab the yellow metal.”I had targeted gold. I had 3-4 silvers at the Asia level. So I was determined to win a gold today. My body responded well. I had trained well and God was also kind to me. Everything fell in place for me today,” said Vinesh with moist eyes after winning gold in the 50kg freestyle category.Vinesh Phogat 1st Indian woman wrestler to win Asian Games gold medal”Injuries are part of an athlete’s career. It is difficult both emotionally and physically. But I shrugged off everything to deliver some good medals recently. Someone has said an athlete becomes strong after injury and I feel I indeed have become stronger than before,” she added.As fate would have it, Vinesh first took on China’s Yanan Sun against whom she lost that Rio Olympics bout. And Vinesh asserted that she always felt she is a stronger athlete than Sun and today was the day to prove it.Asian Games 2018, Day 2: Wrap”There was pressure but it was to prove that I am actually stronger than her. I wanted to prove this today because I lost thrice to her before. And I have done this today,” she said.advertisementThe 23-year old from Haryana is considered one of the most mentally strong wrestlers in India and she says it comes naturally to her. “I work on this but I am like this from childhood. I have always been rough and tough. I take risks in life and they pay off. I have self-belief. I feel there is nothing that I can’t do,” said Vinesh, who won a gold at the 2018 Gold Coast Commonwealth Games earlier this year.Asked if she idolises any wrestler, Vinesh replied in the negative. She, however, said interactions with Sushil Kumar leaves a positive impact on her.”I listen to Sushil ji a lot. Whatever he suggests I take note. In 2014 when I won bronze in Incheon he said, ‘don’t worry, whatever happens, happens for good. May be you have something bigger in store’. I always remember this message from him,” Vinesh said.(With PTI inputs)last_img read more

Umesh Yadav replaces Shardul Thakur for first two ODIs vs West Indies

Posted in dtmtmatt on November 17th, 2019

first_imgUmesh Yadav has been recalled to the one day internationals side thanks to his maiden 10-wicket haul in the Hyderabad Test against West Indies.Umesh, who bagged 6/88 and 4/45 in the two innings in Hyderabad to set up India’s 10-wicket victory, has replaced injured Shardul Thakur in the squad for the first two ODIs.The selectors had announced the squad for the first two matches but Thakur has been ruled out of the five-ODI series after sustaining a right adductor tendon injury.His much-awaited Test debut ended in a nightmare in Hyderabad as he bowled only 10 deliveries before hobbling out with a groin strain.There has been considerable debate as to whether Thakur was fully fit and proper rehabilitation was done before naming him in the Test squad.Read – Umesh Yadav deserves what he has achieved in Hyderabad Test: Virat KohliCaptain Virat Kohli labelled him as the standout performer for India in this game while former skipper Sunil Gavaskar said Umesh’s performance will give the national selectors a pleasant headache when they tour Australia next month.”Umesh Yadav has been in and out of the Indian team for such a long time. He’s travelled to England without playing a match. Clearly the way he’s bowled today getting wickets with reverse swinging deliveries… He’s made a case to be selected in Australia. That is a pleasant headache for the selectors,” Gavaskar told India Today.Also Read – Virat Kohli happy with problem of plenty in India’s pace departmentUmesh ended the series as the highest wicket-taker with 11 wickets. His performance was singled out by Kohli in the post-match presentation.advertisement”I would like to single out Umesh. Shardul broke down in the first spell and Umesh deserves what he’s achieved in this game. I am pleased to see how he’s stepped up for us in the absence of Shami and after Shardul got injured. He keeps giving more than 100 per cent every time in the field.”We all are happy for him, he’s worked really hard and has waited for his chance to step up for us. He is the standout performer for me in this game as far as I am concerned,” Kohli said.Read – Umesh Yadav’s form will be comforting for Virat Kohli and selectors: Sunil GavaskarUmesh has so far picked 105 wickets from 73 ODIs with his last appearance in July against England at the Lord’s.India Squad (first 2 games): Virat Kohli (Captain), Rohit Sharma (vice-captain), Shikhar Dhawan, KL Rahul, Ambati Rayudu, Manish Pandey, MS Dhoni (wicket-keeper), Rishabh Pant, Ravindra Jadeja, Yuzvendra Chahal, Kuldeep Yadav, Mohammed Shami, Khaleel Ahmed, Umesh Yadav.last_img read more

Ramesh Powar’s aggressive approach and inputs are a boost for India, says Mandhana

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first_imgThe Indian women’s cricket team players had only praise for their coach Ramesh Powar, who under the current contract from the BCCI, will be the team’s coach till the World T20 in the Caribbean Islands in November.Powar took over the women’s team in July this year after former coach Tushar Arothe was removed under controversial circumstances. Arothe was subject to a revolt from some senior players of the team, who questioned his training methods and expertise.Three members of the World T20-bound Indian side Smriti Mandhana, Jemimah Rodrigues and Ekta Bisht expressed their satisfaction with Powar’s inputs and approach in the recently-concluded tour of Sri Lanka while speaking at Aaj Tak’s Mumbai Manthan 2018 conclave.”It was a mental switch. Technically we have some of best players in the world but mentally somehow we were not able to be as aggressive as needed. And I think here our new coach Ramesh Powar has had a big role to play. Ahead of the T20 series, he told us to go on the attack. Not to go in with any defensive mindset. He played a big part in our batting performances in Sri Lanka,” left handed batting star Mandhana said.Also read – How Smriti Mandhana watched her brother, learnt to bat and became a batting superstarIndia fared poorly in the T20 home tri series against Australia and England in March this year failing to make the finals. But a relatively younger looking Indian team led by Harmanpreet Kaur went on to win all the four T20s against Sri Lanka last month under the new coach.advertisement”Sri Lanka tour was very crucial for me because I was short of runs. Ramesh Sir helped me a lot with a technical improvement as well. And he backed me a lot. He has made a huge impact in terms of mental side of things. He has basically encouraged us to dominate which has helped,” 18-year-old Jemimah said.Powar’s go young and aggressive approach has also been backed up by the national selectors who have picked a much younger team for the World T20 campaign.Also read – When Tendulkar invited teen sensation Jemimah Rodrigues for a motivational speechMandhana who came back as a top scorer in the Super league in England opines, quick and big runs have become inevitable with the women’s game becoming a fast sport too.”After the World Cup (2017), momentum has picked up and with the Big Bash and Super league, our cricket has become fast. Recently when we were playing the tri series against England and Australia, we scored 199 and lost the match. Earlier 200 runs in a women’s T20 match was a huge thing and no one would give the team chasing a chance. But these scores are now seen. 160/170 are no longer safe totals in women’s cricket,” Mandhana observed.The other benefit of having Powar in the support staff has been the bowling expertise he has brought to the table.”You can say it’s a blessing for bowlers to have him. Because for a long time we have felt there should be a bowling coach and now our head coach is a top bowler so it really helps,” left arm spinner Ekta Bisht said at the conclave.The Indian team will depart for West Indies this weekend and play their opening game against New Zealand on November 9th. They have been slotted with New Zealand, Australia, Ireland and Pakistan in Group B with the top two teams making the semi finals.last_img read more

Kapil Dev on the perils of giving too much power to players: They will do what they feel like

Posted in dtmtmatt on November 16th, 2019

first_imgFormer India captain Kapil Dev is of the opinion that a cricket board and its administration should have the ultimate power and authority, rather than the players in the team.Speaking at Agenda Aaj Tak on Tuesday, Kapil said that giving too much power to the players doesn’t work in favour of the team.”If you give a lot of power to the players, nobody will refuse or disagree with that. But your selectors and board has to be equally powerful. If the board falls weak then the players become really strong.”But sometimes the players should not be stronger, the administration should be stronger. Administration was strong in our time. But these days 15 players are accompanied by 18 support staff members. From whatever I have played, I don’t think this is right,” Kapil said at Agenda Aaj Tak.The 1983 World Cup-winning captain went on to add that it is difficult to keep the team united when it is overcrowded with members in the support staff.”I don’t think there should be too many support staff members because you want to stay in a unit. It’s like a family. If it gets overcrowded you don’t get the chance to listen to everybody. It is a family and the captain and coach need to keep the team together,” he said.The exit of former coach Anil Kumble last year remains a controversial episode in Indian cricket after Virat Kohli’s team publically disapproved of the legendary leg-spinner’s ways of coaching.Kumble had to ultimately step down after the 2017 ICC Champions Trophy after just a one-year stint with the team.advertisementKohli and the rest of the players were slammed in the media for the way they turned on Kumble, who was delivering the results up until that point.Kapil also spoke on the matter, saying that the players decision will be based on what they feel comfortable in if they have been given the authority to pick and choose the coach.”I don’t know what happened during Anil Kumble’s exit but there should be respect when someone like a coach or captain has to leave the team.”How the administration deals with that is also a big factor. If you leave it to the players, they will do what they feel is comfortable for them,” Kapil said.Also Read | Kapil’s Devils more handsome than Dhoni’s 2011 World Cup-winning team: GavaskarAlso Read | MS Dhoni greatest cricketer India has ever produced: Kapil DevAlso Read | Just like Kohli, I will run shirtless if India win 2019 World Cup: Kapil DevAlso Read | Kapil Dev would have gone for Rs 25 crore in IPL auctions: Sunil Gavaskarlast_img read more

Jyoti Randhawa in custody after authorities recover hunting gear from golfer | Photos

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first_imgIndian golfer Jyoti Randhawa was arrested for poaching in Uttar Pradesh and sent to jail. A rifle, a vehicle, wild boar skin, binoculars and other hunting equipment were recovered from Randhawa, who was intercepted in a forest.Randhawa was interrogated by the District Forest Officer of Katerniaghat after he was found in possession of hunting gear in a tiger reserve. Authorities said the golfer will be booked under various wildlife acts.Randhawa owns a farm in Motipur in Katerniaghat – for the last three days, he was seen roaming the area in his vehicle. Authorities became suspicious and he was stopped on Tuesday before they discovered Randhawa had allegedly killed a jungle fowl.India Today is in possession of photos of all the items recovered from Jyoti Randhawa and his associate Not long after, Randhawa was pictured sitting in a cell.Once a celebrated golfer in India, Randhawa was married to Bollywood actor Chitrangada Singh – the couple split in 2014. He was ranked in the top 100 of the Official World Golf Ranking several times between 2004 and 2009.In recent years, Randhawa has participated in international shooting competitions.last_img read more

Pep Guardiola advises Everton to be patient with under-fire manager Marco Silva

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first_imgEverton must stick with under-fire Marco Silva if they believe in his ability as there are no guarantees that a new manager can come in and improve results immediately, Manchester City boss Pep Guardiola has said.Everton invested heavily on new players in the close season but results have hardly matched expectations, with Silva’s side managing three wins in their last 12 Premier League games to heap pressure on the Portuguese.”My advice… if they believe in the project, if they believe in him, they have to move forward with him,” Guardiola told reporters ahead of Wednesday’s trip to Goodison Park.”Nobody assures you a new manager is going to do better.”Guardiola did not enjoy success at City until his second campaign when he won the league title and the League Cup last season and stressed the need for clubs like Everton to keep faith in their managers.”It’s difficult to create, to build something. You need time, it takes time. So it depends if they trust (Silva) or not,” Guardiola added.”The people don’t know how difficult it is to create teams. People believe I buy three or four players, a new manager, and everything fits perfectly. Sometimes it takes time.”City are second in the table with 59 points from 25 games, seven places above Everton.Also Watch:last_img read more

Virat Kohli, Jasprit Bumrah set to be back for limited-overs series vs Australia

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first_imgSkipper Virat Kohli and pace spearhead Jasprit Bumrah are set to be back in the squad for the final dress rehearsal when India take on Australia at home in the upcoming limited-overs series starting later this month. India and Australia will play two Twenty20 Internationals and five one day internationals from February 24.The selectors are unlikely look beyond 16 to 17 players, who are now in the scheme of things for the 2019 ICC World Cup in England and Wales.The limited-overs series will be India’s last international assignment before the World Cup, which begins in England on May 30.Zeroing in on players for a couple of available World Cup spots, including a toss-up between left-arm pacers Jaydev Unadkat and Khaleel Ahmed, will be the selection committee’s primary focus on Friday when it picks the India squad for the limited-overs series against Australia.The series against Australia will also be an indicator as to who among Rishabh Pant and Dinesh Karthik will board the Heathrow-bound flight as a specialist-batsman-cum-second-wicketkeeper.KL Rahul is back in the mix as the third opener after a couple of good innings for India A against England Lions in the two unofficial Tests. Ajinkya Rahane is also among the contenders.While the two T20 matches will be a pre-cursor to the ODI series, vice-captain Rohit Sharma is likely to be given a short break to rejuvenate and come back fresh for the ODIs.The selectors have already identified 13 certainties for the World Cup and they are Virat Kohli, Shikhar Dhawan, Rohit Sharma, Ambati Rayudu, Mahendra Singh Dhoni, Kedar Jadhav, Hardik Pandya, Vijay Shankar, Yuzvendra Chahal, Kuldeep Yadav, Bhuvneshwar Kumar, Jasprit Bumrah and Mohammed Shami.advertisementThere are at least four contenders for the last two slots depending on the combination the team management would want.While Bumrah, Shami and Bhuvneshwar are certainties in the pace department, the bone of contention is a left-arm seamer who will add variation to the line-up.Khaleel, the young Rajasthan speedster, played in Australia and New Zealand but he looked like a work in progress who could be all at sea in a mega-event like the World Cup.Unadkat, who has only sporadically played for India since his debut in 2010, is suddenly back in contention after a good Ranji Trophy season where he led Saurashtra to the final.Unadkat is a matured bowler now with more variations and an increase in pace. He is also more experienced courtesy his IPL stints.A shoot-out is expected between Pant and Karthik, who are both finishers in their own right. Pant could also double up as the third opener although Rahul is also in contention as he has the team management’s backing.Also Read | Great experience to share dressing room with Dhoni, Kohli and Rohit: Vijay ShankarAlso Read | Rishabh Pant is still a work in progress: Deep DasguptaAlso Read | India and England will start ICC World Cup as favourites: VVS LaxmanAlso Read | Virat Kohli would have smashed me out of the park too: Shane Warnelast_img read more

Premier League: Everton dent Arsenal’s hopes of top-four finish

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first_imgArsenal’s hopes of a top-four finish in the Premier League were dented on Sunday as Everton captain Phil Jagielka took advantage of an unexpected late recall to score the winner in a dominant 1-0 victory at Goodison Park.The veteran defender, who was brought into the team for a rare appearance after Michael Keane had to withdraw in the warm-up through illness, scored after 10 minutes to earn his side a well-deserved third straight league win.It marked a significant setback for disappointing Arsenal, who remain fourth in the table but missed an opportunity to leap ahead of their third-placed north London rivals Tottenham Hotspur.Unai Emery’s side stay on 63 points, one behind Spurs, level with fifth-placed Chelsea and two clear of Manchester United in an increasingly tight battle for the Champions League berths.The experienced Jagielka proved Everton’s unlikely hero after his late call-up, becoming the oldest goalscorer in the league this season at 36 years 233 days when he poked home his finish after Arsenal failed to clear Lucas Digne’s long throw.It signalled a hungry and aggressive display from Everton who, while moving up to ninth on 46 points, could have won more convincingly if Gylfi Sigurdsson and Richarlison had taken their opportunities.Arsenal, who yet again conceded on the road as they have done in every league match this season, came closest with one curling second-half effort from Henrikh Mkhitaryan but were outplayed and outfought by Marco Silva’s team.Also Read | Gabriel Jesus goal vs Brighton sends Manchester City into FA Cup finalAlso Read | La Liga: Suarez, Messi take Barcelona closer to title, Benzema brace sinks EibaradvertisementAlso See:last_img read more