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Zambrano: $13.5m Davies ‘a bargain’ for Bayern

Posted in mgxagtxu on November 19th, 2019

first_imgAlphonso Davies’ $13.5 million (€11.5m/£10m) transfer to Bayern Munich broke a 10-year-old transfer fee record for a Major League Soccer player. That number may double the record if Davies meets certain incentives, but Octavio Zambrano still thinks Bayern has landed a steal.”Bayern got a bargain, no doubt. One hundred percent,” Zambrano told Goal. “His best years are ahead of him and he has so much more in his game. I think they got a superb player for a very good deal. Alphonso is a player of three or four times that amount.” Article continues below Editors’ Picks Man Utd ready to spend big on Sancho and Haaland in January Who is Marcus Thuram? Lilian’s son who is top of the Bundesliga with Borussia Monchengladbach Brazil, beware! Messi and Argentina out for revenge after Copa controversy Best player in MLS? Zlatan wasn’t even the best player in LA! Zambrano gave Davies his national team debut for Canada little more than a year ago and coached him through his Golden Boot-winning performance at the CONCACAF Gold Cup in the summer of 2017. Now the head coach for Colombian side Independiente Medellin, Zambrano wasn’t at all surprised to see his former player emerge as a transfer target of several of the world’s best teams. “Even when I had him, and watched him dominate, you could still see that he was a work in progress, with a lot of room to grow,” Zambrano said. “Once he gets those tools, like strengthening his root foot and crossing, and timing his runs, once he perfects all that, he’s going to just be an amazing player.”Zambrano is no stranger to Bayern Munich, having managed club legend Lothar Matthaeus during the defender’s lone season in MLS, with the 2000 New York/New Jersey MetroStars. He spoke fondly of the world class quality Matthaeus displayed, and he believes Davies has the attributes to be a different-maker with the German champions.”His power is really impressive. He’s a player with certain physical abilities that are elite level,” Zambrano. “He’s a big kid that is very strong, but that strength and speed is also coupled with a very good sense of how to play in the last third of the field, which is really what separates elite players from non-elite players.”Davies first emerged on the international seen at the 2017 Gold Cup, which came shortly after his Canada debut. He scored three goals in three group matches at that Gold Cup, a performance that ratcheted up the interest in a teenager who made his professional debut just a year earlier at the age of 15.”It was interesting to see him be bombarded by the limelight during that tournament,” Zambrano said. “You could see the buzz, there were agents, scouts from different teams around the world in the lobby and I think he got a bit overwhelmed, but now he’s been through that and he can handle it.”Davies will join Bayern in January, after completing the current MLS season with the Vancouver Whitecaps, and though he has shown glimpses of his impressive quality since signing his record deal, there is still some question of whether he will be able to handle the jump from MLS to Bayern Munich.Zambrano has no doubt Davies can handle the jump.”He may be only 17, but he has qualities you can’t teach, and he has also shown he can be fearless in situations where you might not expect a young player to be so poised,” Zambrano said. “I’m sure most Bayerns don’t know much about him, but they should be very excited about the player Bayern is getting.”last_img read more

Premier League Team of the Week

Posted in vagwindm on November 19th, 2019

FIFA 19: What new Champions League features are there?

Posted in ronplzeq on November 19th, 2019

first_imgEA Sports have finally secured the rights to the Champions League, meaning that FIFA 19 will feature UEFA’s premier club competition from 2018 on.The Champions League had long been associated with EA Sports’ rival title, Pro Evolution Soccer, which had featured the tournament since 2008, but EA Sports moved quickly following the expiration of Konami’s deal with UEFA. That means, from this year, the most popular football video game in the world will now be augmented by the most prestigious club competition in operation across the planet. Editors’ Picks Man Utd ready to spend big on Sancho and Haaland in January Who is Marcus Thuram? Lilian’s son who is top of the Bundesliga with Borussia Monchengladbach Brazil, beware! Messi and Argentina out for revenge after Copa controversy Best player in MLS? Zlatan wasn’t even the best player in LA! Following the release of FIFA 19 in September, Goal takes a look at how the Champions League has been incorporated into the latest iteration of the game.Champions League in FIFA 19When the official teaser trailer for FIFA 19 was released in June, it was immediately clear that the Champions League would be one of the flagship features of the new game.The unmistakeable sound of composer Hans Zimmer reverberates through the gameplay imagery in a remixed version of the famous Champions League Anthem as none other than ‘Mr Champions League’ himself, Cristiano Ronaldo, explains his childhood dream to become a champion in a voiceover.Interspersed with clips showing the likes of Neymar, Paulo Dybala and Kevin De Bruyne in action, the trailer builds to a mighty crescendo that is capped by a rousing reimagination of the incredible bicycle kick scored by Ronaldo for Real Madrid against Juventus in the semi-final of the 2017-18 tournament. The tagline ‘Champions Rise’ follows.Having secured the licence for the tournament after a decade of playing second fiddle to PES, it is no surprise to see that EA Sports have heavily entwined the Champions League throughout FIFA 19.As the game’s executive producer Aaron McCardy said, EA Sports did not want the Champions League to merely be “a coat of paint” for the FIFA series.”For us the Champions League is so much more than a licence,” McHardy told Goal. “We’ve been working really hard to integrate the experience across the game in FIFA 19 and I don’t say that lightly. “We didn’t want to just bring in the licence teams so you can play with them in the right context, we really wanted to go over and beyond and add Champions League elements to every place we could in FIFA 19.”It’s been a whole lot of work and it’s not just a coat of paint. It’s really integrating meaningful features around the Champions League. We moved a lot of dirt bringing it to life.”FIFA 19 Ronaldo JuventusIt will feature in the following game modes on PlayStation 4, X-Box One, PC and Nintendo Switch: Champions League mode Kick-off The Journey FIFA Ultimate TeamThe new stand-alone Champions League mode will allows players to steer their club from the group stage to the summit of the European game, with the final taking place at the Wanda Metropolitano in Madrid. It will also form part of the narrative for the career mode of the game, which is aptly known as The Journey: Champions, as well as being a facet of Ultimate Team.Kick-off mode will permit gamers to play Champions League games with customised rules and visuals.As part of the Champions League experience in FIFA 19, a new commentary team of Derek Rae and Lee Dixon will narrate the action as it happens, giving an even more realistic feel to the gameplay.FIFA 19 Ultimate Team Champions League features FIFA 19 Ultimate TeamFor the first time ever, the Champions League will form a part of FIFA Ultimate Team, meaning that items related to the tournament will be available through the season.The player picks for the Champions League will have their own unique card designs featuring official logos and licensed extras are expected to be included too.Read more about the new Ultimate Team features here or watch the video above.The Journey: ChampionsFIFA 19 The Journey ChampionsFIFA 19 will see the third and final instalment of Alex Hunter’s odyssey through the pitfall-ridden realm of football and the game mode is called ‘The Journey: Champions’.Hunter’s journey in FIFA 17 and FIFA 18 took him from England across the Atlantic Ocean to Major League Soccer and back to Europe again.As you may have guessed, the aim of the game now in FIFA 19 is to reach the pinnacle and win the Champions League – and FIFA have just announced that Mr Hunter has signed for Real Madrid in their 2019 iteration.You can view the official trailer, which was released August 21, below.The striker, who started his rise in the Premier League, won the MLS Cup before returning to Europe, leading his club to a domestic league and cup double.Now, with the Champions League licence featured in FIFA for the first time, Hunter has joined Real to seek European glory.The move was announced on EA Sports’ FIFA Twitter account, and also marked the launch of Real’s red third kit.😉👋 #WelcomeAlexNew kit, new player. Welcome to @RealMadrid, @MrAlexHunter!#HalaMadrid | #Predator | @EASPORTSFIFA | @adidasfootball— Real Madrid C.F. 🇬🇧🇺🇸 (@realmadriden) August 6, 2018Is the Europa League in FIFA 19?While the Champions League is the obvious draw for fans, the licence deal with UEFA also means that FIFA 19 features the Europa League and the Super Cup.In 2018-19 the second tier competition will feature clubs such as Chelsea, AC Milan and Arsenal, while big clubs who are eliminated from the Champions League will also drop in. FIFA 19 Champions editionFIFA 19 ChampionsThere are three different editions of FIFA 19 available to purchase and, in keeping with their Champions League theme, there is a ‘Champions Edition’, as well as the standard and ‘Ultimate Edition’.EA Sports are offering some incentives to encourage gamers to pre-order the Champions edition, which can be seen below. Up to 20 FIFA Ultimate Team Jumbo Premium Gold Packs. Play from September 25 with three days early access.  UEFA Champions League Gold Player Pick. Cristiano Ronaldo and Neymar Jr. loan items for seven FUT matches Special Edition FUT kits designed by FIFA soundtrack artistsThe Champions Edition will cost £79.99 ($79.99) on PlayStation 4 and X-Box One, or £69.99 ($79.99) on Nintendo Switch.last_img read more

Sai Praneeth vs Kidambi Srikanth, Singapore Open Super Series final: Highlights

Posted in ntzcglan on November 19th, 2019

first_imgIndia’s B Sai Praneeth defeated compatriot Kidambi Srikanth 21-17, 17-21, 21-12 in a tight contest to win Singapore Open Super Series on Sunday.It was Srikanth who started off on the high note by winning the first game 21-17 in 19 minutes. However, Praneeth pulled himself up and kept his composure to take the second game 21-17 after being trailing 1-6.In the deciding game, Praneeth maintained his lead since the beginning and never gave an opportunity to his training partner to settle down.Highlights: 14.19 IST: B Sai Praneeth beats compatriot Kidambi Srikanth 17-21, 21-17, 21-12 to win Singapore Open Super Series! Wonderful achievement from the man who becomes only the second player from India to win a men’s singles Super Series final.14.16 IST: Praneeth now just three points away from winning the match. It’s 18-1114.14 IST: Praneeth looks in total control now with a 16-8 lead.14.12 IST: Praneeth stretches his lead to 15-7 vs Kidambi.14.10 IST: Sai Praneeth leads 11-5 vs Kidambi Srikanth in deciding game. Wonder what Kidambi will do to turn this around.14.08 IST: Kidambi looks distraught as Praneeth races away with a 9-3 lead.14.06 IST: Praneeth sneaks in with a 3-point lead now to make it 5-2.14.04 IST: Kidambi starts the decider with a 2-0 lead over Praneeth.14.02 IST: B Sai Praneeth takes second game 21-17 vs Kidambi Srikanth to draw level in the match. Great achievement from Praneeth to force the match into the decider.13.59 IST: Praneeth grabs crucial 3-point lead vs Kidambi. It’s is 18-15 now!advertisement13.57 IST: It’s going neck and neck in the second game… the scores are level at 14-all.13.55 IST: Sai Praneeth leads 11-10 vs Kidambi Srikanth in second game13.53 IST: Kidambi doesn’t take long to snatch the lead again. It’s 10-9 now!13.52 IST: Praneeth leads for the first time in second game. It’s 9-8!13.51 IST: Praneeth makes a brilliant comeback to make it 7-7!13.50 IST: Kidambi loses the first challenge of the match. He leads 7-5 in second game.13.47 IST: Kidambi appears in total control at the moment. He opens up a 5-point lead. It’s 6-1 now!13.45 IST: Brilliant start for Kidambi in the second game. He now leads 2-0 vs Praneeth.13.44 IST: Kidambi Srikanth takes opening game 21-17 vs B Sai Praneeth. The game lasted for 19 minutes and the longest rally was of 23 shots.13.40 IST: Kidambi not letting Praneeth to settle down. He leads 19-14 now!13.36 IST: Not too many long rallies in this game as both players are aware of each other’s strategies. Sai Praneeth catches up… reduces gap to just one point. Its 15-14 now!13.35 IST: Kidambi maintains 4-point gap and makes it 15-11.13.32 IST: Kidambi now has a 4-point advantage over Praneeth at the break. It’s 11-7 in first game.13.30 IST: Kidambi races ahead with a 9-5 lead over Praneeth.13.28 IST: Kidambi leads 5-4 in neck and neck battle. Both the players know each other’s games well.13.25 IST: And the match gets underway! Praneeth picks the first point!13.24 IST: Interestingly, Praneeth has a 4-1 head-to-head record against his more illustrious compatriot, who had clinched the 2014 China Super Series Premier and 2015 India Super Series and also reached the quarterfinals of Rio Olympics.13.22 IST: Both Srikanth and Praneeth have made their way to the arena. Big moment for the Indians. However, the Indians fans probably wouldn’t know who to cheer for!13.10 IST: Meanwhile, Christinna Pedersen and Kamilla Rytter Juhl beat Misaki Matsutomo and Ayaka Takahashi 21-18, 14-21, 21-15 to win women’s doubles title. This is the first time in 25 years that an European pair has won the women’s doubles title in Singapore.13.05 IST: Praneeth was the first to make it to the summit clash after he executed his plans brilliantly to completely blow away his opponent in a 38-minute match.Srikanth, who had suffered a first-round exit at the India Open, then showed why he is considered one of the best Indian shuttlers right now as he fought back from 4-9 down in the opening game to never look back. 13.00 IST: For the first time in thehistory of badminton, two Indians will clash in a Super Seriesfinal with Kidambi Srikanth taking on B Sai Praneeth at theSingapore Open on Sunday. Only three nations — China, Indonesia and Denmark — have so far had two of their shuttlers playing in finals of a Super Series event.Preview: Men’s singles shuttlers Kidambi Srikanth and B Sai Praneeth on Saturday registered easy wins in the semi-finals of the $350,000 Singapore Open, marking the first instance of an all-India final in a Super Series event to be fought on Sunday.advertisementWorld No.29 Srikanth registered a thumping 21-13, 21-14 win over No.26 Anthony Sinisuka Ginting of Indonesia in 42 minutes at the Singapore Indoor Stadium.In the other semi-final, world No.30 Praneeth smashed past South Korean 35th-ranked Lee Dong Keun 21-6, 21-8 in 38 minutes to sail into the final.Though Srikanth is a bigger name than Praneeth, having won the 2014 China Super Series Premier and 2015 India Superseries and a quarter-final appearance at the Rio Olympics, the latter has a 4-1 head-to-head record. Srikanth will not be happy facing an opponent who knows his game and someone who has got the better of him so many times.But Srikanth has the big-game experience that will give him an added advantage.During the semi-final, Srikanth showed his experience against Ginting. He was trailing 4-9 in the first game and then he registered an emphatic 10 points on the trot in a display of aggressive badminton. Ginting couldn’t recover from this as he conceded the first game.In the second game, Srikanth continued his high jump smashes as he raced to a 9-1 lead. Ginting tried his best to came near Srikanth but it proved to be difficult. The closest Ginting came was at 14-16. But the Indian snatched five points on the trot to seal the game.Sai Praneeth was on a roll in the second semi-final. Keun looked a bit tired and couldn’t move well, while Praneeth rocked winners consistently.A 10-1 lead in the first game paved the way to a 21-6 win, while in the second game it was almost a similar show as the Indian cantered home to a 21-8 triumph.Meanwhile, the women’s singles title will be a contest between Olympic champion Carolina Marin of Spain and top seed Tai Tzu Ying of Chinese Taipei.last_img read more

Ind vs WI: Second Test ends in draw

Posted in kebzagld on November 19th, 2019

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Sonam Kapoor glitters in gold at Cannes

Posted in xsaanadb on November 19th, 2019

first_imgCannes, May 23 (PTI) Sonam Kapoor chose gold has her colour for second red carpet appearance at the Cannes Film Festival.Sonam wore a shimmery Elie Saab body-fitting number with a plunging neckline which was cinched at the waist with a sleek gold belt. The 31-year-old Bollywood star carried a golden clutch to complete her look.She kept her accessories to a minimum with just a statement ring from Chopard.Sonam styled her look with a sleek, centre-parted hair, shimmery gold smokey eyes, Tint Caresse Sakura Blossom, True Match Lumi Highlighter Powder in gold and nude lips.Styled by Namrata Soni, the “Neerja” star was high on glamour quotient.The Indian beauty was spotted having a gala time with Hollywood star Eva Longoria, who also chose a gold number for her red carpet appearance.Sonam, who walked the red carpet as LOreal Paris India brand ambassador, posed with actress Andie MacDowell and Longoria.The actress has managed to impress critics and fans with her fashion choices at the French Riviera this year.For her first appearance at the festival the actress picked a unicorn coloured sari designed by NorBlack NorWhite, a label created by Canadian-born designers Mriga Kapadiya and Amrit Kumar.She then went on to sport a exquisite pink gown with a long train and bell sleeves by Elie Saab for her first red carpet outing.For her day appearances, the actress opted for two contrasting looks.She first flaunted a mustard and red outfit by Anamika Khanna and Apala by Sumit. She added a bohemian touch to her look by sporting a red headband and chunky jewellery.advertisementSonam then went breezy with a white and aqua blue kaftan gown by Indian designer duo Abu Jani Sandeep Khosla.This is Sonams seventh apperance at the Cannes. PTI SHD SHDlast_img read more

Claycourt king Rafael Nadal favourite to regain Paris throne

Posted in niwgfmlp on November 19th, 2019

first_imgFor the first time in three years, Rafael Nadal will bounce through the Roland Garros gates at the peak of his powers and favourite to take his collection of French Open titles to 10.The Spaniard, who hits 31 next week, has turned back the clock to sweep through the European claycourt season with titles in Monte Carlo, Barcelona and Madrid and is a daunting obstacle for anyone with genuine title ambitions.With man-of-the-season Roger Federer sitting it out to focus on Wimbledon, defending champion Novak Djokovic just showing signs of finding his mojo and world number one Andy Murray badly out of sorts, Nadal is clear favourite.Potential challenges could come from a new generation of big hitters such as rising Austrian Dominic Thiem and Germany’s new wunderkind Alexander Zverev, but Nadal looks in the mood to regain his Parisian throne.It feels right too because Roland Garros without the Mallorcan in full flow is a lesser spectacle.There was something unsettling about watching Nadal being thrashed by Djokovic in the 2015 quarter-finals, only his second ever loss at the slam he has owned since 2005.A chronic loss of form, fitness and confidence contributed to that defeat, while last year he was looking good until a wrist injury forced him to withdraw before a third-round match against Spaniard Marcel Granollers.The last of Nadal’s 14 grand slam titles came on a drizzly day in Paris in 2014 when he beat David Ferrer and there have been times since then when his major-winning days looked over.advertisement’RETRO’ YEARBut in what has been as astonishing ‘retro’ year for men’s tennis Nadal, with fellow Mallorcan Carlos Moya added to his coaching support, came within a whisker of beating Federer in an epic Australian Open final.He won 17 claycourt matches in a row before Thiem ended his charge in Rome. His whiplash forehand is back to its fizzing best, his serving stats are as good as ever and there are no obvious signs of the injuries that have plagued him.”It’s tough to say that he has come all the way back to his absolute peak but he is playing tremendous tennis,” seven-times major winner John McEnroe told Reuters.”A couple of years ago against Djokovic that was about the only time I saw Rafa look like he didn’t want to be on court. Last year he retired at the third round stage.”So having seen that, there’s a little bit of uncertainty. But he’s playing the best of anyone on clay.”Fourth seed Nadal, who opens against unpredictable Frenchman Benoit Paire, has second seed Djokovic in his half. In the other half, Murray’s route potentially includes a third-round against Juan Martin del Potro and a semi-final against 2015 champion Stan Wawrinka.Djokovic, who plays claycourter Granollers in round one, will have former champion Andre Agasssi in his corner after hiring the American as his coach at the French.That will add another storyline to a men’s championship already packed with intrigue.”I think this could be potentially very exciting bringing on Andre,” ESPN pundit and former world number four Brad Gilbert said of Djokovic, who has trended downwards since competing his career grand slam by beating Murray in the 2016 final.”Andre brings an incredible amount of knowledge, wisdom, passion and Djokovic is looking for some motivation.”Away from the usual suspects, 20-year-old Zverev could be on the verge of something special after conquering Rome, although a first-round against Spain’s Fernando Verdasco is dangerous.”It’s now just a question of when not if he’ll win his first Grand Slam. It seems like he is getting closer,” McEnroe said of the world number 10.last_img read more

French Open: Rain hands fans bumper Day 11 at Roland Garros

Posted in reqtqoas on November 19th, 2019

first_imgTennis fans with tickets for Roland Garros on Wednesday are in for a bumper day of action, after rain and storms caused cancellations on Tuesday.The squally conditions have evened things up in the men’s draw, where all four quarter-finals will now be thrashed out on Day 11.Rafa Nadal and Novak Djokovic had been due to get a day off on Wednesday while the top half of the draw battled it out, but now all men will be treated equal.Nadal, seeking a 10th French Open crown, plays friend and fellow Spaniard Pablo Carreno Busta, while Djokovic faces Austria’s Dominic Thiem.Top seed Andy Murray clashes with Japan’s Kei Nishikori, while Stan Wawrinka and Marin Cilic complete the lineup.French fans will get behind Caroline Garcia as she attempts to reach the semi-finals against Czech Karolina Pliskova, while Romanian Simone Halep plays Elina Svitolina of Ukraine.last_img read more

Sri Lanka to talk with countries on Qatars isolation

Posted in ntzcglan on November 19th, 2019

first_imgColombo, Jun 7 (PTI) Sri Lanka will soon take a call on over 150,000 of its nationals employed in Qatar, Cabinet spokesman Dayasiri Jayasekera said today.There was no move to suspend accepting the Qatar currency as a result of the crisis in the Gulf region, said Jayasekera who is also the Sports Minister.Saudi Arabia, the UAE, Bahrain, Egypt, Yemen and the Maldives have severed ties with Qatar blaming it for “financing, adopting and sheltering extremists” and supporting terrorist groups ranging from the Muslim Brotherhood and the Islamic State to the Iran-backed Houthi rebels.Qatar has denied the allegations, in the biggest diplomatic crisis to have hit the region in years.Over 150,000 Sri Lankans are employed in Qatar and Sri Lanka will hold talks with other countries on the crisis and decide on the way forward, Jayasekera said.He said Foreign Minister Ravi Karunayakes brief on the situation was discussed in the cabinet yesterday.Karunanayake is currently in New Delhi and the briefed the cabinet was before his departure.Qatars isolation comes two weeks after US President Donald Trump visited Saudi Arabia and vowed to improve ties with both Riyadh and Cairo to combat terrorism and contain Iran. PTI CORR MRJ AKJ MRJlast_img read more

Cristiano Ronaldo is a phenomenal player, says Lionel Messi

Posted in reqtqoas on November 19th, 2019

first_imgBarcelona F.C. star Lionel Messi has heaped praise on Cristiano Ronaldo by labeling the Portugal star as ‘phenomenal’ and said that both of them are spurred on by each other.Ronaldo’s double strike last weekend helped Real Madrid C.F. beat Juventus F.C. 4-1 in UEFA Champions League final. He is now considered as the leading contender to win the 2017 Ballon d’Or as he scored 16 goals in the last 10 games for his side as Madrid also sealed a first La Liga title since 2012.The rival La Liga pair are constantly compared as the best players in the world and they have monopolised the Ballon d’Or for the last nine years.The Argentine, however, insisted that perceived rivalry between the duo has been hyped by the media and he was happy to talk up Ronaldo’s ability.”That thing about our rivalry is something more invented by the press than by us,” quoted Messi as saying.”What we want is to do our best every year, to do the best for our teams and what is spoken from outside is not something I give importance to.””He is a phenomenal player who has many qualities that year after year he improves and that is why he is one of the best in the world,” he added.last_img read more

David Warner accuses Cricket Australia of hurting team’s bid to clinch ICC Champions Trophy

Posted in auhyzzlh on November 19th, 2019

first_imgAustralia vice-captain David Warner has continued his verbal volley against Cricket Australia by asking them whether they want the national side to win the ongoing Champions Trophy.The 30-year-old’s comments came after the country’s cricket board released a video aimed at persuading the players to agree to give up the proposed revenue sharing model.In a video released by the Cricket Australia, chief negotiator Kevin Roberts infuriated the Australian Cricketers’ Association (ACA) by contradicting their claims about what it costs to run the game.He also accused the players of wanting to take money out of junior cricket by demanding the revenue-sharing scheme to continue to remain part of the new Memorandum of Understanding (MoU).Two-time winners Australia will now face England on Saturday at the Edgbaston Cricket Ground knowing that a defeat or abandonment could end their campaign at the eight-team marquee event.Hitting back at Roberts, Warner claimed if CA would have wanted them to clinch victory, they would not have released such video.”If CA want to try and help us win I think they wouldn’t be releasing videos like that. We have an important game coming up this week and that is our focus. The MoU can wait until after the game and the tournament,” ESPNcricinfo quoted Warner as saying.The video, which features Roberts contradicting the players’ union claims about the costs of running the game, was posted on-line and e-mailed to professional players in Australia.While it may have been intended as clarification from CA’s part, Warner believes the timing of releasing the video was something that irritated the players.advertisement”It [the timing] is disappointing.”But I am not going to comment on what CA are trying to do. They obviously haven’t thought about the process. We’ve given back almost 30 million to grassroots cricket,” he added.The opener further reiterated that the players are completely focusing on their game at the moment and that they are united in their stand against the CA’s proposal.”As we’ve said, we just want a fair share but leave it [the negotiations] until after the games. We have 100% support with the ACA to get to the table with CA. All the players are sticking together as one,” Warner said.The pay dispute between CA and the ACA is currently on track for a resolution by the June 30, the date of expiry of the MoU between two governing bodies.ACA had earlier rejected the new pay offer from the game’s governing body, saying the proposal will be a win for cricket administrators but a loss for the game.The ACA had also insisted that the CA’s proposal disrespects the value of domestic cricketers and the role they play in Australian cricketCA, on the other hand, has maintained that their new pay offer has to be implemented for the long-term good of the game.In March, CA made an offer, proposing that the average pay of Australia’s international women’s players would rise from $A79,000 to $A179,000, while the average remuneration of state cricketers would more than double to $A52,000.Under CA’s proposal, only male international players would have the chance to share in any surplus revenue, while other domestic male players and women at both domestic and international level would have to settle for fixed amounts which would not fluctuate according to the game’s income.last_img read more

Marathi blockbuster actress Rinku Rajguru passes SSC Class 10 with 66.40 per cent

Posted in ntzcglan on November 19th, 2019

first_imgMarathi blockbuster Sairat famed actress Rinku Rajguru (Prerana M. Rajguru), who became an instant sensation after the hit movie, passed the  SSC class 10 exam will 66.40 per cent.The actor won the 2015 National Film Award – Special Mention for her role in Sairat. The 17-year-old Rinku, as she is famously known across the state and in film circles, scored highest in Hindi (87), followed by her mother tongue Marathi (83) and English (59).  Burdened with superstardom at a very tender age, Rinku couldn’tattend Jijamata Kanya Prashala School, in Akluj, Solapur, andreportedly appeared for SSCE as a private candidate.The Maharashtra Class 10 examination result was announced today, on June 13, by the Maharashtra State Board of Secondary and Higher Secondary Education (MSBSHSE) at 1 pm.Working from a young age Rinku scored the lowest in Science and Technology (42), preceded by Maths (48) and Social Sciences (50), making it 66.40 per cent out of a total 500 marks, from the Pune division of MSBSHSE. In 2014, when she was a barely 14-year-old school girl, Rinku Rajguru was auditioned and selected for the plum role in Sairat by director Nagraj Manjule.(Read: Maharashtra MSBSHSE SSC Class 10 Result 2017: Declared at Sairat The film tells the riveting story of a rich, strong-willed but spoilt girl Archie (Rinku) who falls in love with a low-caste academic and sports star Akash Thosar (Parshya). Both elope to get married and have a child, but ultimately they fall victim to honour killing. The film created history as the biggest blockbuster in Marathi, crossing the Rs 100-crore collections-mark, urging the makers to reward both Rinku and Thosar with a Rs 5 crore bonus.advertisementSairat is now being remade in several Indian languages including Hindi (by Karan Johar), Punjabi, Telugu, Tamil and Malayalam. Rinku is expected to portray the role in some of these remakes, of which the Kannada version, Manasu Malligey, released in February 2017.Read: Maharashtra Board Class 10th Result 2017: Pass percentage dips by 0.8 per centRead: AIIMS MBBS Entrance Results 2017: To be declared on June 14 at aiimsexams.orglast_img read more

Rape charges against Hilary Duffs ex-husband dismissed

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first_imgLos Angeles, Jun 25 (PTI) Hilary Duffs ex-husband Mike Comrie, who was under investigation for alleged sexual assault, will not be charged with rape.A spokesperson for the LA County District Attorneys office confirmed to E! News that the case was dismissed due to insufficient evidence.In February, TMZ Sports reported that the former NHL hockey player, who has a 5-year-old son Luca with Duff, had been accused of sexual assault after he allegedly invited two women to his Los Angeles home for drinks.Duff, 29, and Comrie, 36, parted ways in January 2014 after nearly four years of marriage. Their divorce was finalised in February last year. PTI SSN SSNlast_img read more

Sebastian Vettel overcomes steering problem to win Hungarian Grand Prix

Posted in niwgfmlp on November 18th, 2019

first_imgFerrari’s Sebastian Vettel overcame steering difficulties to win a tense Hungarian Grand Prix on Sunday and extend his championship lead over rival Lewis Hamilton heading into the summer break.The four-time Formula One champion made a decent start from pole position, crucially holding off teammate Kimi Raikkonen on the long straight into Turn 1.On a Hungaroring track where overtaking is notoriously hard, there were limited chances to catch him after that.But Vettel was hampered by a steering issue for more than half the race, allowing the Mercedes cars to close the gap on him and Raikkonen – who in turn was being slowed down by Vettel.But Vettel held on for his 46th career win, while Raikkonen expertly defended his position for a Ferrari 1-2.Raikkonen used all of his experience to fend off Hamilton, who eventually finished fourth behind Mercedes teammate Valtteri Bottas.Earlier, Bottas had let Hamilton past in order to attack the Ferraris. Hamilton then sportingly gave him third place back right at the end.Red Bull’s Max Verstappen was fifth after knocking out his Red Bull teammate Daniel Ricciardo of the race on the first lap.last_img read more

I’ll fight to change colour of medal at World Championship: PV Sindhu

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first_imgSpearheading India’s challenge at the World Championship, Olympic silver medallist PV Sindhu says she is in good form and vowed to better the colour of her past two bronze medals.”I think it has been two months since Australia Open, so I got enough time to practice. Form wise, I am perfectly alright, so I hope I give my best and do well,” Sindhu told reporters.”I am definitely looking for a medal here and hopefully, better the bronze this time. I want to change the colour, so will fight for that,” added the 22-year-old from Hyderabad, who got a bye in the first round.Much before the Olympics high and the titles at 2016 China Open and 2017 India Open, Sindhu had created ripples in the international circuit when she won bronze medals in the 2013 and 2014 editions of World Championship.Sindhu will open her campaign against either Korea’s Kim Hyo Min or Egypt’s Hadia Hosny in the second round.At the Olympics, Sindhu had lost to Spain’s Carolina Marin in the final but the Indian had her revenge at the India Open final this year in April.”It was important for me to win the India Open. It was good to win in front of the home crowd. There were a lot of people in India who couldn’t make it to Rio and were excited to be there,” said Sindhu.last_img read more

Premier League: Cesc Fabregas, Alvaro Morata lead Chelsea to 2-0 win over Everton

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first_imgCesc Fabregas and Alvaro Morata guided Chelsea to a 2-0 victory over Everton on Sunday as the Premier League champions further banished memories of their opening-day loss.Fabregas put Chelsea in front after 27 minutes and Morata headed in a second goal before halftime.Everton offered little to show that it could win at Chelsea for the first time in the league since 1994, a run which now spans 23 matches.Chelsea, champions in May, lost on the opening day to Burnley, prompting suggestions of crisis with manager Antonio Conte seeking further squad strengthening and striker Diego Costa in exile.Two weeks and two games later, Chelsea have beaten two sides with high aspirations for this season. And the four remaining days of the summer transfer window could see the Blues augment their squad.The victory over Tottenham at Wembley was followed up by a convincing win over Everton, which was second best throughout.Fabregas, back from a one-match suspension, and Pedro returned in place of Andreas Christensen and Tiemoue Bakayoko. And both Spaniards were influential. Pedro’s pace and movement tested the Toffees and Fabregas’ guile proved instrumental with N’Golo Kante dominating midfield.Wayne Rooney, concentrating on domestic duty following his England retirement, cut a frustrated figure at times as he tried to rouse Everton, which might have been reduced to 10 men inside 10 minutes.Idrissa Gueye was booked after his studs met Fabregas’ shin, but the card could have been red.Chelsea had a flurry of chances. Pedro’s overhead kick went over. Willian had a deflected effort clear the target and Jordan Pickford saved from David Luiz and Pedro.advertisementEverton were holding firm, but then Fabregas found an opening.Willian, on the right, played the ball in for the Spaniard, who played a one-two with Morata. The return reached Fabregas at the second attempt after a ricochet off Ashley Williams and he struck the ball on the volley inside the far post.Reuters PhotoGylfi Sigurdsson, who scored spectacularly on Thursday against Hadjuk Split, dragged an effort wide across goal as Everton made a rare foray forwards, but soon afterward it was 2-0.Morata went down inside the area and Williams remonstrated with him before offering a hand to help him up.That offer was withdrawn when Williams realized Chelsea was still on the attack after Everton failed to clear as Kante applied pressure.Next Victor Moses went down on the edge of the box, but referee Jonathan Moss played advantage.The ball broke for Cesar Azpilicueta, who had time to cross and Morata had space to send a free header in. Everton’s defenders were too busy appealing for offside to mark Morata.Mo Besic replaced Tom Davies at halftime as Everton sought a midfield foothold.Sandro Ramirez should have done better when found by Rooney, but Antonio Rudiger covered the danger.The first-half order was soon restored as Chelsea pushed the visitors deep into their own territory.Pedro fired narrowly wide and then Moses weakly shot at Pickford when he had time to pick his spot.Rooney mishit a volley and was booked soon afterward for dissent as another Everton attack disintegrated.Williams hooked an effort on to the roof of the net as Chelsea struggled to clear an Everton free kick and the defender next headed a Rooney cross wide.Gueye came close soon afterwards, but Chelsea’s defense would not be breached as they recorded a first clean sheet of the season.last_img read more

US Open: Eugenie Bouchard falls again as lawsuit continues

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first_imgEugenie Bouchard was back on centre court at the U.S. Open on Wednesday, the United States Tennis Association saying it held no grudges against the Canadian who is suing the organisation for negligence over injuries suffered in a locker-room fall.Usually the marquee matchups of the day are reserved for Arthur Ashe Stadium and a contest between two players barely ranked inside the top 100 seemed an unconventional choice – even more so given the lawsuit now before the courts.”I was surprised,” admitted the 76th-ranked Bouchard following a 7-6(2) 6-1 thrashing by 89th-ranked Russian Evgeniya Rodina. “But it’s always an amazing opportunity to play on the biggest tennis court in the world.”There was a time not long ago when an appearance on Arthur Ashe by the 23-year-old would have been met with excitement rather than raised eyebrows.Ranked as high as world number five, Bouchard was hailed as the next big thing in women’s tennis in 2014 when she reached the Wimbledon final and the semi-finals at the Australian Open and Roland Garros.But now Bouchard, winner of just two matches since the French Open, needs wildcards to gain direct entry to the WTA’s top events, making her clash with Rodina, winless since early June, an odd choice to open day three at Flushing Meadows.Reuters PhotoOn a sunny morning the once raucous Genie’s Army was nowhere to be seen with only a small crowd sprinkled across the cavernous venue while the sprawling grounds were buzzing with world number four Elina Svitolina, Australian bad boy Nick Kyrgios and other seeds all in action.advertisement”Specifically, with Bouchard we are comfortable with our decision of putting her on Ashe, there are a lot of matches to schedule today, things could have gone many different ways,” USTA spokesman Chris Widmaier told Reuters.”I think she still is popular. She does seem to be a fan favourite.”The USTA and Bouchard have settled into an uneasy relationship with the Canadian’s lawsuit hanging over the U.S. Open.Bouchard’s attorneys in May accused the USTA of erasing security camera footage of her fall in the locker-room at the 2015 U.S. Open, which resulted in a concussion.Her lawyers said the accident was caused by a cleaning substance and the injury forced her out of the 2015 US Open and subsequent tournaments.”Certainly we don’t hold any grudges,” Widmaier said. “What happens outside this tournament is irrelevant to us as we build the schedule.”Given their current strained truce Bouchard’s return to Arthur Ashe did little to spark memories of better days.”We’re still in the process,” she said. “I’m able to concentrate on the tennis when I’m here but I definitely have bad memories from here two years ago.”last_img read more

Mumbai Film Festival 2017: Kangana to Karan to Sridevi, B-Town joins Aamir-Kiran

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Jaya death anniversary: EPS, OPS lead silent march

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first_img(EDS: With more inputs)Chennai, Dec 5 (PTI) Former AIADMK supremo J Jayalalithaa was today remembered on her first death anniversary with party veterans K Palaniswami and O Panneerselvam leading workers in paying tributes to their Amma at her mausoleum here.Sidelined AIADMK leader T T V Dhinakaran also took out a procession with his supporters and paid floral tributes at Jayalalithaas mausoleum.Clad in black shirts, AIADMK coordinator Pannneerselvam and co-coordinator Palaniswami led a silent march of party functionaries, including ministers, MPs and MLAs from Anna Salai to late Jayalalithaas burial site at Marina beach, and paid floral tributes at the bedecked mausoleum.Chief Minister of Tamil Nadu, Palaniswami, and his deputy Panneerselvam, placed a wreath at the memorial, where Jayalalithaa was laid to rest in December 2016.The two senior leaders stood with folded hands for sometime and then bowed down to pay their respects.Chants by supporters hailing Jayalalithaa filled the air even as some functionaries were seen getting emotional.AIADMK functionaries led by the two veterans also paid tributes at the memorial of party founder, the late chief minister M G Ramachandran. Later, the party workers led by Panneerselvam took an oath to mark the day. In the oath read out by Panneerselvam and repeated by others, including Palaniswami, the AIADMK workers vowed to ensure that the golden rule of Amma continued by their hard work. Jayalalithaa is fondly addressed by her supporters as Amma, meaning mother in Tamil. They recalled the “relentless hard work of Amma” in making AIADMK a successful peoples movement and each one of them vowed to be a true party worker walking in the footsteps of the late leader to ensure the partys growth. They also recollected Jayalalithaas popular statement of “makkalukkaga naan, makkalukkagave naan” (I am for the people, I am because of people), and vowed to continue working in that direction. Panneerselvam started reading the oath by describing Jayalalithaa as AIADMKs “permanent general secretary,” a refrain often used by the party leaders when she was in charge of its affairs. The unified AIADMK, formed following the merger of then factions led by Palaniswami and Panneerselvam in August, has since done away with the powerful general secretarys post, making Panneerselvam the coordinator and Palaniswami the co- coordinator. The partymen today also vowed to “protect” AIADMK and strive to work towards its future successes. Later, they observed a two-minute silence in respect of the late leader. Jayalalithaas mausoleum saw a steady stream of visitors today, with scores of public paying tearful tributes to the late chief minister. Jaya Plus, a news channel part of the Jaya TV network managed by the family of deposed and jailed AIADMK leader V K Sasikala, ran shows on Jayalalithaas various pro-people initiatives as chief minister of the state. Later, Dhinakaran also took out a procession from Anna Salai to Marina Beach in a jeep. The vehicle sported a bedecked photograph of late Jayalalithaa and he was accompanied by his supporters, including some of the disqualified MLAs. He later placed a wreath at the Jayalalithaa mausoleum. Meanwhile, actor Vishal Krishnan, who is contesting the December 21 bypoll to Radhakrishnan Nagar here, paid floral tributes to Jayalalithaa at his office here, his publicist said. A popular leader, Jayalalithaa breathed her last on December 5, 2016. She was admitted to a corporate hospital here on September 22 with complaints of fever and dehydration and underwent medical treatment for about 75 days before her demise.advertisementHer death later triggered a split in the party in February when Panneerselvam, the then chief minister, revolted against Sasikala, now serving a jail term in connection with an assets case in Bengaluru, alleging he was forced to make way for her to the states top post.Palaniswami was subsequently made chief minister but he later revolted against then party deputy chief Dhinakaran, with a section of ministers led by the former sidelining him.The factions led by Palaniswami and Panneerselvam later merged on August 21. A party general council in September sacked Sasikala as its chief. In a major boost, the unified AIADMK was recently awarded the partys popular Two Leaves symbol also. In Puducherry, AIADMK workers, including a good chunk of women, took out a procession from near the statue of Annadurai to the beach road there to pay homage at the portrait of Jayalalithaa on the occasion. PTI SA APR ZMNlast_img read more

AB de Villiers, Dale Steyn make Test comeback before India series

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first_imgSouth Africa have named three of their biggest stars – AB de Villiers, Dale Steyn and Vernon Philander – in the 14-man squad for next week’s day-night, inaugural four-day contest against Zimbabwe in Port Elizabeth.Skipper Faf du Plessis, who was uncertain to play the four-day Test from December 26-29, has also been declared fit to play. This gives South Africa a full-strength side to get into groove before the series against world no.1 India gets underway from January 5.De Villiers’ last Test was against England in Pretoria in January 2016 after which he asked for time out from the long format of the game while Steyn has been recovering from a serious shoulder injury suffered against Australia at Perth just over a year ago.Philander missed the 2-0 series win over Bangladesh in September and October following an injury on tour to England in mid-year.Faf du Plessis, who initially looked uncertain with a back injury, will lead the side.#Breaking #CSAnews AB, Dale and Vernon back in Proteas Test squad #ProteaFire #SAvZIM Cricket South Africa (@OfficialCSA) December 19, 2017Several former India cricketers feel India have a good chance of upstaging South Africa this time. Virat Kohli’s men have enjoyed a dominant run, winning nine straight Test series over the last two years.India had defeated South Africa 3-0 in a four-Test series back in 2015 and have since brushed aside teams like West Indies, New Zealand, England, Bangladesh, Australia and Sri Lanka.advertisementKohli and Cheteshwar Pujara will be India’s mainstays with the bat along with Murali Vijay and Ajinkya Rahane while the onus with the ball would be on the pacers.Former Team India manager Lalchand Rajput feels Virat Kohli’s men will crush their opponents given their current temperament to dominate every opposition.”The way the Indian team is playing, they are playing tough cricket. With Virat Kohli being the leader, the aggression which he shows, seems to be imbibed in other players too and they want to win at any cost. They want to crush the opponents,” the former Team India manager told PTI.South Africa squad: Faf du Plessis (captain), Hashim Amla, Temba Bavuma, Quinton de Kock, Theunis de Bruyn, AB de Villiers, Dean Elgar, Keshav Maharaj, Aiden Markram, Morne Morkel, Andile Phehlukwayo, Vernon Philander, Kagiso Rabada, Dale Steyn(With inputs from agencies)last_img read more