12-hour power outage to hit parts of Negros

first_imgMichelle Visera, corporatecommunications officer of NGCP, said they will conduct maintenance activitiesat their Bacolod City substation and the Bacolod-San Enrique 69kV line from 6a.m. to 6 p.m. on Nov. 10.  She added consumers should also allowaround 10-15 minutes before switching on all electrical appliances andfacilities to avoid a power surge when the electricity resumes./PN Bacolod City – Some parts of the Negros Occidental province willexperience power interruption, according to the National Grid Corp. of thePhilippines (NGCP).    Ceneco officer-in-charge Lolita Jaymesaid they will take advantage of the downtime to implement simultaneousmaintenance activities, reminding member-consumers to turn off electricalswitches during the power interruption for safety purposes.      Visera added affected areas for theCentral Negros Electric Cooperative (Ceneco) will include power substations inbarangays Alijis, Sum-ag and Lag-asan, while for the Negros Occidental ElectricCooperative, the Valladolid and San Enrique substations will experience thepower outage.        last_img read more

Paratici: ‘Juve sacked Sarri before Lyon match’

first_img Loading… This is the second year in a row that Juve have fired their coach despite taking the Serie A title. “It’s not just Europe that decides on success or failure. Max Allegri’s situation was very different, as he was coming out of an era of five years that had reached its conclusion. read also:Ronaldo: Juve will go back to the drawing board “We are in the unexplored territory because nobody has won nine consecutive Serie A titles before. We achieved it with several eras, really, because they tend to last three to four years. We are at our third era in a row of success, it’s almost inexplicable. “We played two Champions League Finals in three years with seven or eight different players to the previous one. That’s practically unheard of and shows the work we’ve done here. Real Madrid won three Finals in a row with practically an identical squad. “Bayern Munich won the Bundesliga last term, went out in the Champions League quarter-finals and people said that was a failure. Manchester City won repeated Premier League titles, but because they didn’t get the Champions League title, people criticised them too. “Nowadays, these giant clubs are evaluated too hastily. In the Champions League, we played against Ajax without some key players. In this tournament, the details, one moment, can change the whole competition.” There were also reports this afternoon following Sarri’s dismissal that Paratici would also be fired. “As the President had defended me at midnight last night, it seemed a bit odd that he’d completely change his mind by 2pm. It seemed a bit laughable. “I’ve been here for 10 years, my rapport with everyone here goes beyond the professional, starting from Andrea Agnelli down to the last employee. Directors are getting more and more like coaches, we get judged harshly and quickly too.” FacebookTwitterWhatsAppEmail分享 Juventus director, Fabio Paratici, has confirmed the decision to sack Maurizio Sarri was made before the Champions League exit and they believe Andrea Pirlo is ‘destined for greatness’ as their coach. It has been a chaotic few hours for the Bianconeri, who fired Sarri this afternoon and then announced Pirlo was promoted from the Under-23 role – which he was only appointed to last week – to the main job on a two-year contract. “We had already made our evaluations before the Lyon result. We had already said, one game does not decide the future of a coach. Our evaluations were based on the whole season and not just a single match,” Paratici told Sky Sport Italia. “The decision for Pirlo was very natural, in the Juventus style, because he is someone who as we said just over a week ago played with us, has always been in contact with everyone here and it felt natural. “We also believe he is destined for greatness. He was as a player and we think with confidence he can do the same as a coach. “Andrea has in his mind the same approach to coaching as he does when he played. That’s the football of great quality and hard work. He wants to propose a certain type of football, the kind European teams are generally trying to follow, and he was very convincing in his explanation to us. “The person is often more important than the professional, so we had no doubts about Pirlo as a person.” Paratici was asked at what point Juventus directors realised it wasn’t going to work with Sarri? “A season is long, there are many moments and situations that then add up, there wasn’t anyone spark. We simply came to this consideration at the end of a very long season, even after winning the Scudetto.” Sky presenter Ilaria D’Amico – who is Gigi Buffon’s partner – asked Paratici if certain alchemy had not worked with Sarri, so fatigue was not cancelled out by enthusiasm? “You’ve hit the nail on the head. Absolutely.”center_img Promoted ContentWorld’s Most Delicious Foods7 Universities In The World With The Highest Market ValueWho Is The Most Powerful Woman On Earth?Dazzling Wedding Looks From Different Countries In The World2020 Tattoo Trends: Here’s What You’ll See This YearYou’ve Only Seen Such Colorful Hairdos In A Handful Of Anime7 Ways To Understand Your Girlfriend Better20 Facts That’ll Change Your Perception Of “The Big Bang Theory”6 Interesting Ways To Make Money With A DronePlus-Size Girls Who Set The Catwalk On FireBest & Worst Celebrity Endorsed Games Ever Made7 Ways To Understand Your Girlfriend Betterlast_img read more

Guitar man Carberry hits right note

first_imgGuitar Pete came from the clouds in the hands of Paul Carberry to claim top honours in the Injured Jockeys Fund 50th Anniversary 4-Y-O Juvenile Hurdle at Aintree. The 13-2 chance was nearer last than first rounding the home turn and still had plenty of work to do approaching the final flight. Fellow Irish raider Clarcam looked likely to strike after getting away from the obstacle faster than 7-2 favourite Calipto, but Guitar Pete found top gear on the run-in to pick them both up and was a decisive winner in the end. Press Associationcenter_img Third in the Triumph Hurdle at Cheltenham to Clarcam’s stablemate Tiger Roll, the Dessie Hughes-trained four-year-old passed the post a length and three-quarters clear, with Calipto back in third. Carberry said: “He made a bit of a mistake down the back at the last, but he stayed on really well. I thought I was a bit too handy at Cheltenham so this (delayed tactics) was the better option.” Hughes said with a smile: “He (Carberry) is very good. I said we’d try to get a lead into the straight, but I didn’t mean to be that far back. He’s full of heart and is always fresh. He’s a lovely horse. “We thought he just jumped and stayed, but maybe he has a bit of class as well. Maybe we’ve finally learnt how to ride him now.” last_img read more

Cricket News IND Vs AUS: 3rd ODI HIGHLIGHTS: Australia beat India by 32 runs

first_img 100 up for INDIA. Can Kedar and Virat replicate Pune show?  15:10 (IST) Facebook Twitter Whats app Linked In That’s it from us. Hope you enjoyed our coverage. We will be back for the fourth ODI on March 10. Hope to see you all.  Less than 160 runs needed in the last 20, seeing by the standards set, it looks within the range. However, for India, it’s important to not lose a wicket here. After 30 overs, it’s 160/4. What are the chances of India making any changes today? They might be tempted to get KL Rahul in place of Shikhar Dhawan, who has struggled for runs recently. They might get Yuzvendra Chahal in but Kedar Jadhav has done a brilliant job so far. Facebook Twitter Whats app Linked In Facebook Twitter Whats app Linked In Facebook Twitter Whats app Linked In Some good shots, some sloppy work in the field, and some loose balls has helped Australia’s score look 40 for no loss after 8 overs.  Facebook Twitter Whats app Linked In 16:26 (IST) 17:07 (IST) A couple of boundaries in Richardson’s over.  Facebook Twitter Whats app Linked In Jadhav off the mark with a boundary.  Kohli nears yet another ton. Can he get there? Into the 90s now.  19:32 (IST) Facebook Twitter Whats app Linked In 18:21 (IST) WICKET: Cummins bowled an out-swing delivery to knock Ambati Rayudu’s off stump. What a start by Australia. Rayudu OUT for just 2.  So spinners from both the ends now. Ravindra Jadeja has struggled to turn the ball on this Ranchi wicket, this remains to be seen how Kuldeep bowls here.  12:16 (IST) Australia is dominating in this game. 21 overs and no wicket. Virat Kohli has tried all available options but India is just not clicking. It’s 127/0. 14:15 (IST) Facebook Twitter Whats app Linked In 14:40 (IST) A six over mid-wicket after a long time.  20:35 (IST) Facebook Twitter Whats app Linked In So Australia is off to a cautious start as they eventually manage to put 18 runs in the first five overs.  Facebook Twitter Whats app Linked In Facebook Twitter Whats app Linked In 17:56 (IST) Facebook Twitter Whats app Linked In Time for DRINKS.  13:38 (IST) Facebook Twitter Whats app Linked In Facebook Twitter Whats app Linked In 19:27 (IST) Finally, 16 ball streak broken by Ambati Rayudu as he ticks one down to the third man, followed by another scintillating boundary by Virat Kohli. After 6 overs, it’s 27/2. 18:44 (IST) Facebook Twitter Whats app Linked In 14:50 (IST) Facebook Twitter Whats app Linked In Facebook Twitter Whats app Linked In The lucky number for Virat Kohli and the Indian cricket team will be fifty. If India win in Ranchi today, it will be their 50th win against Australia in ODIs while it will Kohli’s 50th win as captain. Facebook Twitter Whats app Linked In What would be the ideal way MS Dhoni would be remembered in Ranchi? Scoring a hundred, hitting the winning runs and giving India the series win. All in one go! That would be the perfect potential send-off for one of India’s best Shami back into the attack. He was seen by the physio after he got hit on feet. But now, HE IS BACK. Facebook Twitter Whats app Linked In MS Dhoni and Virat Kohli trying to repair the damage done by the Australian bowlers at the start as the duo registered a partnership of 40 runs in ‘mere’ 61 deliveries.  Facebook Twitter Whats app Linked In Seeing the current conditions, Australia team management has promoted Glenn Maxwell up the order to let the run flow going.  Facebook Twitter Whats app Linked In 19:37 (IST) Facebook Twitter Whats app Linked In 13:44 (IST) Facebook Twitter Whats app Linked In The required rate goes over 10. Jadeja is joined by Kuldeep now. The road ahead will be difficult for INDIA.  Facebook Twitter Whats app Linked In 20:04 (IST) 19:53 (IST) Facebook Twitter Whats app Linked In 20:03 (IST) Facebook Twitter Whats app Linked In Vijay Shankar has come out to the middle at a time when India has lost half their side, and still 130 odd runs away from victory. This means it is another opportunity for him to confirm his spot for the World Cup. After 33 overs, it’s 183/5.  Facebook Twitter Whats app Linked In Facebook Twitter Whats app Linked In 21:04 (IST) Facebook Twitter Whats app Linked In 19:16 (IST) 18:00 (IST) 19:49 (IST) Facebook Twitter Whats app Linked In Spinner into the attack for the first time in second innings.  Facebook Twitter Whats app Linked In 15:43 (IST) Khawaja smashed the Indian bowlers all around the ground. Smashing 11 boundaries and a six, eventually helping him register ton against India. One would have to say that this has been a well deserved hundred.  20:14 (IST) 16:01 (IST) 50 run partnership between Virat Kohli and Kedar Jadhav. 19:35 (IST) 13:51 (IST) 16:22 (IST) Usman Khawaja comes onto 99, which is also his highest score in the one-day Internationals.  Another day, Another half-century for Virat Kohli. Does he define consistency or consistency defines him? Registers his 50th ODI fifty. After 23.1 overs, it’s 108/4. Facebook Twitter Whats app Linked In Facebook Twitter Whats app Linked In The second innings will start in 30 minutes time. Stay tuned.  Back to back boundaries for Indian skipper.  Consecutive boundaries from Alex Carey’s bat.  16:41 (IST) Facebook Twitter Whats app Linked In The series between the two nations is still alive with two games to follow. The next game will be played at Mohali on March 10. This remains to be seen if Australia can square the series.  Facebook Twitter Whats app Linked In 21:02 (IST) 19:11 (IST) Facebook Twitter Whats app Linked In Fifth wicket down for Australia departs for a DUCK.  150 up for India. 164 more to go now.  Facebook Twitter Whats app Linked In 20:43 (IST) 19:10 (IST) Facebook Twitter Whats app Linked In Facebook Twitter Whats app Linked In 19:07 (IST) Facebook Twitter Whats app Linked In Spinners from both the ends again as India try to get some turn on this Ranchi wicket.  19:02 (IST) Facebook Twitter Whats app Linked In Facebook Twitter Whats app Linked In Facebook Twitter Whats app Linked In The early buzz from Ranchi is that Yuzvendra Chahal might replace Ravindra Jadeja while Bhuvneshwar Kumar might replace Mohammed Shami in the side who has been playing brilliantly since the series against Australia.  41 runs needed off last 18 deliveries.  India need 54 runs off 30 balls. India is making tough for themselves. Jadeja is looking to take it to the last ball but keeping too many runs for the end three overs. India still needs 50 runs off 23 balls. Virat Kohli reaches 4000 run landmark as a captain. Interestingly, he takes the fewest innings (63) to reach that mark. 18:23 (IST) 18:06 (IST) Australia, on the other hand, need plenty of improvement as they look to stay alive. Another loss for them will prolong their overseas odyssey and with the series coming up against Pakistan in the UAE, this will not be an ideal preparation for the World Cup. 13:38 (IST) 18:25 (IST) 20:57 (IST) New Delhi: Kuldeep was the last man to depart and it’s all smiling in the Australian camp. The series between the two nations is still alive with two games to follow. The next game will be played at Mohali on March 10. This remains to be seen if Australia can square the series. That’s it from us. Hope you enjoyed our coverage. We will be back for the fourth ODI. Hope to see you all.  (LIVE SCORECARD)  20:53 (IST) The partnership between Aaron Finch and Usman Khawaja enters into three-digit now.   18:39 (IST) Jhyde Richardson starts with a maiden over. Too many dot balls for India at the start. After 2 overs, it’s 1/0. That’s it, Australia wins the third ODI comprehensively in the end. Wins by 32 runs.  Facebook Twitter Whats app Linked In 17:52 (IST) Another WICKET. This has been the story for Australia in this series. They start decently but are not being able to finish well. Shaun Marsh’s struggling innings comes to an end.  150 run partnership for Finch and Khawaja. 14:09 (IST) Facebook Twitter Whats app Linked In Facebook Twitter Whats app Linked In Facebook Twitter Whats app Linked In Facebook Twitter Whats app Linked In 15:05 (IST) Facebook Twitter Whats app Linked In Kohli is now just three shies from yet another hundred.  19:41 (IST) Spinner into the attack for the first time and Khawaja welcomes him with a boundary.  WICKET: Zampa picks his first. Sends MS Dhoni back to the hut for 26. 18:12 (IST) In the last 10 overs, India needs 87 runs. With Jadeja and Shankar still at the crease, can India take an unassailable lead in this series or Australia will bounce back? Facebook Twitter Whats app Linked In 15:14 (IST) 18:47 (IST) Jhyde Richardson has bowled 16 balls till now, which is 2.4 overs, and hasn’t given away even a single run.  15:19 (IST) Facebook Twitter Whats app Linked In 14:05 (IST) 19:58 (IST) Facebook Twitter Whats app Linked In It wouldn’t be wrong to say that India is in trouble and Virat Kohli will be the key here.  Facebook Twitter Whats app Linked In Mohammed Shami opens the bowling and he immediately beats Usman Khawaja on the outside edge. There is not much bounce on this wicket.  Facebook Twitter Whats app Linked In 17:48 (IST) Facebook Twitter Whats app Linked In ALERT: Dhoni registers his highest individual score at Ranchi. Prior to this, his scores in Ranchi were 10 and 11. 16:33 (IST) 21:12 (IST) 13:55 (IST) Shikhar Dhawan off the mark straight away.  Facebook Twitter Whats app Linked In Australia started off the innings in fine fashion, with Finch and Khawaja registering a 193-run partnership. However, Aussies lost momentum in the middle. But even then, they finish at 313 with cameos coming from Marcus Stoinis and Alex Carey lower down the order.  A couple of boundaries for Australia already and skipper Aaron Finch. He is trying to play positively. Bumrah, under a little pressure.  Facebook Twitter Whats app Linked In Facebook Twitter Whats app Linked In 14 runs off the first three balls. Maxwell on FIRE.  Facebook Twitter Whats app Linked In Australian openers have once again provided a solid start to the team. Going forward, it’s important for the middle-order to make the start count and post a respectable total on board. After 12 overs, Australia sees themselves at 66 for no loss.  14:19 (IST) Facebook Twitter Whats app Linked In 18:15 (IST) 17:44 (IST) 16:55 (IST) India: Rohit Sharma, Shikhar Dhawan, Virat Kohli(c), Ambati Rayudu, Vijay Shankar, Kedar Jadhav, MS Dhoni(w), Ravindra Jadeja, Kuldeep Yadav, Mohammed Shami, Jasprit Bumrah Facebook Twitter Whats app Linked In 16:05 (IST) Facebook Twitter Whats app Linked In Facebook Twitter Whats app Linked In 12:54 (IST)center_img Wide down the leg side for Bumrah. Finch and Khawaja just 9 away from their respective tons. Nothing, yes nothing going India’s way.  21:12 (IST) Facebook Twitter Whats app Linked In Facebook Twitter Whats app Linked In 21:07 (IST) Facebook Twitter Whats app Linked In Ranchi Boy hits his first boundary.  21:14 (IST) WICKET: Dhawan OUT for just 1. Terrific catch by Maxwell.  Mohammad Shami continues to bowl between good length and full area, eventually helping him to restrict Aaron Finch to open his arms.  Superb bowling display by both Jasprit Bumrah and Mohammad Shami, giving nothing away here. After 48 overs, it’s 293/5. India is chasing 314, and have lost four wickets for 123 in 25 overs. This means, they still 191 runs of 150 balls. In the remaining led, India would be eyeing to not lose a wicket and take game as deep as possible.  Both spinners have slowed things a bit and runs have been hard to come by in last three overs now. It looks that one of two will go after the bowler to up the run-rate again. If misses, India may well get a wicket here. After 28 overs, 176 for NO LOSS.  Kuldeep was the last man to depart and it’s all smiles in Australian camp.  WICKET: After a superb innings of 123 runs, Zampa knocks Virat Kohli’s leg stump. Onus on Shankar now. After 37.3, it’s 219/6.  Glenn Maxwell continues the momentum as Australia’s score notched up to 216 for 1. In other news, there is good news for Jasprit Bumrah, who is now in the elite 7 crore list. Bumrah has joined Virat Kohli and Rohit Sharma in that list. Facebook Twitter Whats app Linked In Facebook Twitter Whats app Linked In 17:00 (IST) Shami is seen by the physio. Is injury serious? Blow for India?  16:46 (IST) 19th Fifty plus score for Aaron Finch and this one has come after a long TIME. After 17 overs, 111/0.  20:48 (IST) Facebook Twitter Whats app Linked In A little change for India in the mindset, till now, we have seen Rohit Sharma take the first ball, but today, for a change Shikhar Dhawan played the first delivery. Tactical change or mindset change?  18:55 (IST) 15:33 (IST) 16:17 (IST) Virat Kohli 41st ton. What a player he is. Pure class. Facebook Twitter Whats app Linked In Facebook Twitter Whats app Linked In Australia: Aaron Finch(c), Usman Khawaja, Shaun Marsh, Peter Handscomb, Glenn Maxwell, Marcus Stoinis, Alex Carey(w), Pat Cummins, Jhye Richardson, Nathan Lyon, Adam Zampa Facebook Twitter Whats app Linked In 6 dot deliveries for MS Dhoni on a trot.  Facebook Twitter Whats app Linked In Usman Khawaja slams maiden ODI ton.  Facebook Twitter Whats app Linked In Facebook Twitter Whats app Linked In WICKET: Ravindra Jadeja OUT. India’s hopes end with that too? 15:38 (IST) Facebook Twitter Whats app Linked In Facebook Twitter Whats app Linked In 15:57 (IST) Facebook Twitter Whats app Linked In 18:29 (IST) 15:53 (IST) Sometimes, seeing Kohli and Dhoni bat, it feels as if any score is chasable. India lost three wickets in quick succession and they have been able to rebuild it. On one hand, MS Dhoni is playing the anchor’s innings and Virat trying to up the scoring rate by smashing boundaries here and there. The duo registers a partnership of 50 plus runs. After 19 overs, India is 86/3. Facebook Twitter Whats app Linked In Facebook Twitter Whats app Linked In Facebook Twitter Whats app Linked In Facebook Twitter Whats app Linked In After 38.1 overs, Australia was 238/1. India, in reply, has lost 5 more wickets and scored 16 runs less.  14:33 (IST) In the first game, Shikhar got out for a duck. In the second, it was his counterpart, Rohit Sharma. Finally, in the third game, both have opened their account.  14:58 (IST) Oh! What a shot from Khawaja. He is making Ravindra Jadeja’s selection for the forthcoming World Cup difficult.  16:48 (IST) The caps come out as skipper Aaron Finch introduce spin from both the ends.  Indian batsmen are struggling to find the boundary here and there. After 42 overs, it’s 242/6.  So, we are back as Rohit Sharma and Shikhar Dhawan are out in the middle.  For all the Latest Sports News News, Cricket News News, Download News Nation Android and iOS Mobile Apps. Facebook Twitter Whats app Linked In WICKET: Finally a wicket for India. Aaron Finch tried to tick one down to the third man region, but misses the ball completely and struck on the pad. He departs after a well-made 93. Kuldeep breaks seven short of 200 partnership.  15:59 (IST) Facebook Twitter Whats app Linked In Kuldeep has been expensive today. He has given 43 in his first six overs and comes for his seventh over in eye of a wicket. 250 up for Australia in 42.1 overs. With still 7.9 overs remaining, Australia will fancy their chances to reach somewhere between 330-340. India, on the other hand, has been able to restrict Australia as they have only given 17 runs in last 4 overs.  18:09 (IST) Facebook Twitter Whats app Linked In 15:30 (IST) Facebook Twitter Whats app Linked In The road is getting difficult for India with each passing over. It is believed that a team can double the score if they have scored in first 30 overs. If that happens for Australia, the score will go near 370-380 and that will not be an easy chase. After 30 overs, it’s 186/0. 40 runs partnership off 32 deliveries and Australia will be happy to see this. After the team had lost 3 wickets in space of 5 deliveries, 310 was looking far away. However, the way these two have played, Australia, if not more, will manage to finish somewhere between that score. After 49 overs, it’s 303/5.   WICKET: Shami out after quick-fire 8 runs WICKET: This is a big moment in the game. Just a slight confusion in the middle and in-form Glenn Maxwell has to depart. Once again, it has been an MS Dhoni show. You just cannot keep this individual out of the game. MAXWELL OUT. 15:23 (IST) MILESTONE ALERT: Most sixes for India in ODIs: 217 MS Dhoni Facebook Twitter Whats app Linked In 15:51 (IST) Another four. 12 boundaries in 11 overs now. Jadeja giving more than 7 runs an over.  Facebook Twitter Whats app Linked In 18:11 (IST) India has been able to lower down things as Australia is still 6 shy of the 250 mark. Shaun Marsh replaced Usman Khawaja and needs to play an anchor innings here as Glenn Maxwell playing freely. After 40 overs, it’s 244/2. Facebook Twitter Whats app Linked In Facebook Twitter Whats app Linked In Maxwell has started his innings in fine fashion, smashing six straight over the Kuldeep’s head in the last over. With another 16 overs to go in the innings, the Australian batsmen will try to add at least 150-160 runs more.  Facebook Twitter Whats app Linked In Six overs left for Australia and just when they needed wickets to stay on their side, they have lost three in space of just 5 deliveries. Seeing the current scorecard, it is becoming difficult for men-in-yellow to even reach 310 mark. After 45 overs, it’s 272/5. Facebook Twitter Whats app Linked In 15:42 (IST) India is pacing nicely here. They have lost half their side and were chasing 314, but even then, they are in the game. To be honest, the difference between the two sides have been Virat Kohli. One of his best hundreds.  Can this start by Finch and Khawaja lead to a change in fortunes for Australia? 15:41 (IST) Facebook Twitter Whats app Linked In Facebook Twitter Whats app Linked In Facebook Twitter Whats app Linked In Facebook Twitter Whats app Linked In WICKET: Rohit Sharma didn’t trouble the scorers much either. OUT for 14.  Facebook Twitter Whats app Linked In Facebook Twitter Whats app Linked In Pitching outside off, impact in line, but MISSING wickets. India lost their only review in just second over of the innings.  13:39 (IST) Facebook Twitter Whats app Linked In 20:06 (IST) 17:10 (IST) WICKET: Tried to hammer away onto the mid-wicket, but straight into the hands Richardson. India now seven down.  50 up for India after much effort from MS Dhoni and Virat Kohli. Going forward in the game, it’s important back their skills and plays to their strength. They will have to target the bowlers they are looking to go after. After 14 overs, India is 54/3.  21:01 (IST) 21:07 (IST) Virat once again at early at the crease. Can he do Nagpur show again? Nothing going India’s way at the JSCA cricket stadium in Ranchi. Khawaja doing what he is known for – ticking ones and twos on almost every occasion and hammering the loose ball. Not a great start by India means. After 14 overs, it’s 75/0.  It has been a superlative comeback for India here. They were struggling in the first 30 overs, but once Finch and Khawaja departed, they have come strong. After 46 overs, it’s 275/5. Just THREE of the 46th over.  Facebook Twitter Whats app Linked In Facebook Twitter Whats app Linked In After first 31 overs of the innings, both the teams have lost their respective reviews.  Seventh ODI fifty for Usman Khawaja. Smiles in the Australian camp.  Facebook Twitter Whats app Linked In 13:10 (IST) Facebook Twitter Whats app Linked In Facebook Twitter Whats app Linked In Facebook Twitter Whats app Linked In Facebook Twitter Whats app Linked In 21:00 (IST) How can someone be so consistent? Should Oxford produce a new word and update their dictionary for Virat Kohli? Just WOW. Three fours in 26th over.  21:16 (IST) 18:05 (IST) 14:00 (IST) 19:10 (IST) 12:43 (IST) 18:40 (IST) Facebook Twitter Whats app Linked In 20:25 (IST) 13:53 (IST) Facebook Twitter Whats app Linked In Here are the playing XIs of both sides 20:28 (IST) Facebook Twitter Whats app Linked In Facebook Twitter Whats app Linked In Both MS Dhoni and Virat Kohli and ticking ones and twos at the moments. Trying to match the required rate. At present, they are way too behind. But that wouldn’t be in India’s mind as of now. After 12 overs, it’s 44/3.  Facebook Twitter Whats app Linked In 15:30 (IST) Facebook Twitter Whats app Linked In 17:45 (IST) 11:54 (IST) 20:23 (IST) 16:02 (IST) Facebook Twitter Whats app Linked In 14:47 (IST) MS off the mark with the single on ‘his jersey number’.  India cricket team dons army caps in Ranchi ODI to pay tribute to jawans killed in Pulwama attack. Here’s the story India has won the toss and they will bowl. Virat Kohli’s side are unchanged while Jhye Richardson comes in place of Nathan Coulter-Nile in the Australian side.  Facebook Twitter Whats app Linked In WICKET: Zampa bowled a tossed up delivery and Jadhav tried to sweep, however, he missed the ball and it hit his pads. Silence in JSCA stadium. OUT for 26. Aaron Finch punches the ball towards the bowler and struck Shami’s right feet, and he is in PAIN.  A boundary or two is coming in every over. If the duo can continue for another six overs, any total over 300 will look within the range for Australia. After 24 overs, it’s 145/0.  It seems as if Aussies have found a way to play Kedar Jadhav. After welcoming him with a huge six over long on, Kedar went for 13 runs in his first over. This is rare, VERY RARE. Time for DRINKS.  A warm welcome to the third and potentially series-deciding clash at the JSCA stadium in Ranchi. This could potentially be the final international match for MS Dhoni in front of his home fans. However, as Bhuvneshwar Kumar remarked in the press conference, how can you be sure? Yes, one can never know what Captain Cool is thinking. And..the rebuilding phase continues for India. Expectation again on Virat Kohli to get runs, MS Dhoni to stick there. But as of now, Australia is dominating this game by bowling in the right line and superlative efforts in the field. After 8 overs, it’s 29/3. Facebook Twitter Whats app Linked In 18:53 (IST) Facebook Twitter Whats app Linked In Facebook Twitter Whats app Linked In 14:25 (IST) 12:48 (IST) Facebook Twitter Whats app Linked In 13:46 (IST) Facebook Twitter Whats app Linked In 17:59 (IST) 16:35 (IST) 12:36 (IST) 14:39 (IST) Delightful boundary by Virat takes India’s total to 22 after first five overs.  12:07 (IST) 15:49 (IST) Finch into 90s now. He is looking for a big one here.  Just a slight hesitation in the middle, but fortunately for Australia and Khawaja, Jadeja misses the stumps. After 34 overs, it’s 204/1.  Facebook Twitter Whats app Linked In Facebook Twitter Whats app Linked In 13:07 (IST) 19:23 (IST) Facebook Twitter Whats app Linked In 14:07 (IST)last_img read more

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first_imgNHL playoffs to resume this weekendUNDATED (AP) — The NHL’s second-round playoff series will resume this weekend with three games each on Saturday and Sunday after players prompted the league to postpone two days of action to protest racial injustice.The postponements of four games to be played Thursday and Friday have led the NHL to push back the potential completion of the second-round schedule by as many as two days should three of the series require a Game 7. RACIAL INJUSTICE-MOTORSPORTSNASCAR plans to race, Wallace says fight for racial equality goes on NEW YORK (AP) — Naomi Osaka overcame a faulty first serve and reached the finals of the Western & Southern Open following a one-day break in the tournament prompted by her call for racial justice. Osaka sparked the break by announcing she would drop out of the tournament rather than play a semifinal match Thursday against Elise Mertens. The 2018 U.S. Open champ pulled out a 6-2, 7-6 victory over Mertens on Friday.Osaka will face resurgent Victoria Azarenka, who beat Johanna Konta 4-6, 6-4, 6-1 to reach the Western & Southern final for the first time since 2013, when she beat Serena Williams.In the men’s bracket, top-ranked Novak Djokovic (JOH’-koh-vihch) overcame more neck problems and advanced to the finals with a 4-6, 6-4, 7-6 win over Roberto Bautista Agut (ah-GOOO’). Milos Raonic (MEE’-lohsh ROW’-nihch) beat fourth-seeded Stefanos Tsitsipas 7-6, 6-3 to reach a final for the first time in 26 months. Any plan will need the approval of university presidents and chancellors. The person told the AP that the Big Ten will only play if certain benchmarks related to the coronavirus — such as transmission rates, testing capacity and availability, and testing accuracy — are met in each of the 11 states that are home to the league’s 14 schools.The Big Ten announced on Aug. 11 it was postponing its fall football season because of concerns about playing during the COVID-19 pandemic. The Pac-12 and some smaller conferences soon followed suit.The Big Ten and first-year commissioner Kevin Warren have faced pushback and criticism ever since, including a lawsuit filed by eight Nebraska players who want the decision overturned.In other pandemic-related college sports news:— Seven members of the Kansas State football team have tested positive for COVID-19 in the first outbreak since the Wildcats convened for summer workouts in June. The Wildcats will continue to practice for the season-opener Sept. 12 against Arkansas State. Also on the major league schedule:— The Astros-Athletics game in Houston was the 11th to be boycotted by big league players since Wednesday. The two teams took their positions on the field and headed toward the clubhouses after a moment of silence. A Black Lives Matter T-shirt was draped across home plate.— The sizzling White Sox wasted a one-run lead in the ninth before Yasmani Grandal (yahs-MAH’-nee grahn-DAHL’) hit a walk-off blast in the bottom half to give Chicago its 10th win in 11 games, 6-5 versus the Royals. Eloy Jimenez and Luis Robert also homered for the White Sox, who lead the AL with 62 round-trippers.— Franmil (FRAHN’-meel) Reyes was 3-for-5 with a three-run homer and five RBIs as part of the Indians’ 20-hit attack in a 14-2 laugher over the Cardinals. Carlos Santana and Tyler Naquin (NAY’-kwihn) chipped in two-run homers as Cleveland moved into a three-way tie with Minnesota and Chicago for the AL Central lead.— Ryan Yarbrough worked into the seventh inning and two relievers completed a five-hitter in the Rays’ 2-0 shutout of the Marlins. Yarbrough struck out five and allowed four hits over 6 2/3 frames of Tampa Bay’s 12th win in 15 games. — Tennessee football coach Jeremy Pruitt canceled Friday’s practice after what he called “a few more positive tests.” Pruitt had adjusted the schedule for Saturday to allow his players to take part in an on-campus march against racism. — A person with knowledge of the situation says Auburn’s football team has canceled its last two practices because of issues related to COVID-19 after positive tests this week. It wasn’t clear how many players, coaches or others tested positive. — North Carolina State has allowed 12 programs to resume workouts after the school paused all athletics activities earlier this week, but football remains on hold for now. In a statement Friday, athletics director Boo Corrigan said the school plans for another round of testing for the football program and will make a decision on next steps.— North Carolina athletic director Bubba Cunningham says the school will begin football and other fall sports without fans at home because of the pandemic. Cunningham says the restriction will last through September. NFL-SAINTS OWNER-VIRUS And the NBA and players will work with TV networks to create advertising spots during the remainder of the postseason to promote greater engagement in the election process and their communities.NBA-MAVERICKS-PORZINGISPorzingis to miss rest of Mavs-Clippers seriesLAKE BUENA VISTA, Fla. (AP) — Kristaps Porzingis (KRIHS’-tahps pohr-ZIHN’-gihs) will miss the rest of the Dallas Mavericks’ series against the Los Angeles Clippers because of a torn ligament in his right knee. The team said it is looking into treatment options but added that Porzingis wouldn’t be medically cleared the rest of the series. Porzingis averaged 23.7 points and 8.7 rebounds in the first three games of the series.NHL PLAYOFFS-SCHEDULE CHANGES CHARLOTTE, N.C. (AP) — NASCAR drivers don’t plan to skip Saturday’s race at Daytona International Speedway to raise awareness of social and racial injustices. But Bubba Wallace says that decision should not be interpreted as “turning away from the dark and evil acts that have taken over our nation.” The 26-year-old Wallace is the only fulltime Black driver in the Cup series and has been a leader in pushing NASCAR for more diversity and its recent ban on the Confederate flag at racetracks. He was the first driver to address any action potentially planned at Daytona as other sports leagues have reacted to the police shooting of a Black man in Wisconsin. MLB-SCHEDULESmith homers in first game since boycottUNDATED (AP) — Dom Smith was tearful on Wednesday, grateful on Thursday and gleeful on Friday afternoon. Associated Press Smith belted a tiebreaking solo homer while the New York Mets scored five times in the sixth inning to beat the Yankees, 6-4 in Game 1 of a doubleheader. The homer came two days after he made an impassioned statement about racial injustice in the wake of the Jacob Blake shooting in Kenosha, Wisconsin. The Mets responded by rallying around Smith on Thursday, staging an on-field demonstration with the Miami Marlins before the two teams boycotted their game.The Yankees led 4-1 until the Mets homered three times in the sixth. Pete Alonso tied it with a three-run blast and Jake Marisnick gave the Mets breathing room with a solo shot.Clint Frazier belted a two-run homer and had three RBIs for the Yankees, who have dropped six straight since a six-game winning streak.Smith also hit an RBI single in the nightcap, but the Mets completed a sweep by defeating the Yankees, 4-3 on Amed Rosario’s two-run, walk-off homer off Aroldis Chapman in the seventh. The Mets scored nine of their 10 runs in the doubleheader from the fifth inning on.The opener of the doubleheader was the first game on Jackie Robinson Day. Robinson first met with Dodgers owner Branch Rickey on Aug. 28, 1945 to discuss breaking the color barrier in baseball, and the 1963 March on Washington was held on the same day. Jackie Robinson Day is usually April 15, the day of his first major league game. The date was moved when the major league season had to be delayed because of the coronavirus pandemic. August 29, 2020 MLB-NEWSJudge on IL againUNDATED (AP) — The Yankees have placed right fielder Aaron Judge on the 10-day injured list again with a strained left calf just days after the star slugger returned. Judge was activated Wednesday but aggravated the injury in a game at Atlanta and was removed in the sixth inning. In other major league news:— Two people with knowledge of the trade tell The Associated Press that the Athletics have acquired infielder 2019 All-Star infielder Tommy La Stella from the for infielder Franklin Barreto. La Stella is in the final year of his contract with the Angels, who acquired him from the Cubs in November 2018. He is batting .273 with four homers and 14 RBIs this season while playing second base and first base for struggling Los Angeles.center_img — The Reds picked up a 6-5 win over the Cubs behind Tyler Mahle (MAH’-lee), who gave up two solo homers but no other hits while fanning 11 over 6 2/3 innings. Eugenio Suarez, Jess Winker and Freddy Galvis (GAL’-vees) smacked solo homers in Cincinnati’s third victory in a row.— Jedd Gyorko (JUR’-koh) belted two of the Brewers’ four home runs in a 9-1 rout of the Pirates. Ryan Braun and Jacob Nottingham also left the yard to back Corbin Burnes, who fanned 10 while firing three-hit ball over six shutout innings.— Juan Soto and Howie Kendrick hit back-to-back homers in a five-run third that highlighted the Nationals’ 10-2 dismantling of the Red Sox. Trea Turner and Victor Robles had three hits apiece and Josh Harrison also homered to back Max Scherzer, who struck out 11 over six innings.— The Diamondbacks’ eight-game losing streak is over after Starling Marte and Christian Walker drove in two runs apiece in a 7-4 decision over the Giants. Winning pitcher Zac Gallen was terrific and opening the season with six straight no-decisions, holding San Francisco to a run and five hits over seven innings.— The Tigers-Twins doubleheader in Detroit has been postponed because of bad weather. One game will be made up as part of doubleheaders on Saturday and Sept. 4. Saints, Pelicans owner Benson tests positive for coronavirusNEW ORLEANS (AP) — The owner of the NFL’s New Orleans Saints and NBA’s New Orleans Pelicans has tested positive for COVID-19. The team says Gayle Benson hasn’t been hospitalized and has continued to work from home. Benson has been sole owner of both New Orleans franchises since her husband, Tom Benson, died in March of 2018.PGA-BMW CHAMPIONSHIP In a joint statement released Friday, the sides say they will immediately establish a social justice coalition, made up of players, coaches and owners, that would focus on issues such as voting access and advocating for meaningful police and criminal justice reform. Play stopped Wednesday when the Milwaukee Bucks didn’t take the court for their playoff game against Orlando to protest the police shooting of Jacob Blake in Wisconsin and acts of racial injustice. There have been no games since, while players met among themselves and with coaches and owners before an agreement to resume was reached. All 13 teams remaining in the postseason scheduled practice Friday.Players are calling on people to vote, hopefully in their home arenas. Many within the league of primarily Black players have focused on the importance of voting and the need for places in inner cities where minorities can do so safely. Madison Square Garden is one of eight arenas ready to open its doors on Election Day. Los Angeles Clippers coach Doc Rovers said Miami is working hard to make its facility available. Thunder guard Chris Paul pointed out that practice facilities would be helpful if arenas can’t be secured.The players and the league will also immediately establish a social justice coalition, made up of players, coaches and owners. The coalition will focus on issues such as voting access and advocating for meaningful police and criminal justice reform. McIlroy, Cantlay share BMW leadOLYMPIA FIELDS, Ill. (AP) — Rory McIlroy and Patrick Cantlay share the lead as the only players under par through two rounds of the BMW Championship at Olympia Fields. Cantlay fired a 2-under 68 and McIlroy shot a 69, leaving them 1 under at the midway point. Cantlay holed a 50-foot chip for birdie and holed out a 50-yard wedge for eagle.Hideki Matsuyama and Dustin Johnson are one shot back, while Tiger Woods could be two rounds away from ending his season. Woods had to make a 35-foot par putt on his final hole to shoot 75, leaving him nine shots behind.LPGA-WALMART NW ARKANSAS CHAMPIONSHIP Update on the latest sports — The White Sox acquired speedy outfielder Jarrod Dyson from Pittsburgh and reinstated Nick Madrigal from the 10-day injured list. Dyson is batting just .157 this season, but he swiped 30 bags last year. The White Sox sent international signing bonus pool money to the last-place Pirates for the 36-year-old Dyson. VIRUS OUTBREAK-COLLEGE SPORTSAP Source: Big Ten working on multiple options for footballUNDATED (AP) — Big Ten coaches, athletic directors and medical personnel are working on multiple plans for staging a football season, including one that would have the league kicking off as soon as Thanksgiving weekend.A person with direct knowledge of the conference’s discussions told The Associated Press the conference is in the early stages of a complicated process that also involves broadcast partners and possible neutral site venues. Three-way tie at LPGA eventROGERS, Ark. (AP) — Jackie Stoelting returned from a 14-month maternity break to take a share of the first-round lead in the LPGA Tour’s Walmart NW Arkansas Championship.The 34-year-old played her first nine holes in 5-under 30 and finished with a bogey-free 7-under 64 to join Anna Nordqvist and rookie Esther Lee atop the leaderboard.TENNIS-WESTERN & SOUTHERNOsaka to face Azarenka, Djokovic vs. Raonic — The Blue Jays pulled out a 5-4 win over the Orioles on Randal Grichuk’s (GRIH’-chuhks) two-run homer in the bottom of the 10th. Vladimir Guerrero Jr. and Teoscar (tay-AHS’-kur) Hernandez hit longballs in the fourth inning of Toronto’s ninth victory in 12 games.— Mike Trout’s 11th home run of the year was the difference as the Angels downed the Mariners, 3-2. Andrew Heaney struck out 10 and limited Seattle to a run and four hits over 7 2/3′s.— Derek Dietrich’s solo homer broke a 2-2 tie in a four-run seventh that sent the Rangers past the Dodgers, 6-2. Texas starter Mike Minor scattered four hits over six innings and left with a 2-0 lead.— Ty France drove in four runs and Zach Davies didn’t allow an earned run over 5 2/3 innings to lead the Padres’ ninth win in 11 games, 10-4 over the Rockies. Eric Hosmer and Wil Myers went 4-for-5 with three runs scored, while France and Manny Machado added three hits apiece.— Scott Kingery launched a three-run, walk-off homer in the 11th inning to lift the Phillies past the Braves, 7-4. Andrew McCutchen and Jean Segura belted two-run homers for the Phils, who almost wasted a good starting pitching performance after Zack Wheeler held Atlanta to one earned run over 5 2/3 innings. Share This StoryFacebookTwitteremailPrintLinkedinRedditRACIAL INJUSTICE-NBANBA prepares to restart after protest pauseLAKE BUENA VISTA, Fla. (AP) — The NBA playoffs are set to resume Saturday, after the league and the National Basketball Players Association detailed the commitments that made players comfortable continuing the postseason. last_img read more

SCA students launch Showcase publication

first_imgFor the USC School of Cinematic Arts Undergraduate Student Council, Showcase could not be a more fitting title for its newly-launched digital magazine that went live on Tumblr last November, compiling students’ creative works and projects all onto one interactive platform.The SCA Fall 2017 Undergraduate Student Council, including (from left to right) President Raphael Rosalen, Secretary TJ Ryan, Treasurer Alix Winschel and Vice President Felipe Vargas created the magazine. Photo courtesy of Raphael Rosalen.“We began to realize that although there are amazing student works being created around the clock at SCA, there was really no central location to find them,” Showcase’s website states. “We were eager to create a platform for students to share the works they created during the semester with their peers in all divisions of SCA!”Former SCA Undergraduate Student Council President Raphael Rosalen, a senior majoring in cinema and media studies, said that he has always been fascinated with the way that media affects society and defines the way humans think about themselves. Last September, in an effort to unite the undergraduate students within SCA as well as students of different majors, he and his team got right to work launching Showcase.“We were always trying to find a project that could do that,” Rosalen said. “And we had an idea earlier last year to make a magazine and … we came up with this idea of creating a website for the magazine — kind of like a magazine in the format of a website — and we started imagining how that would look like.”The council aims to release a new issue at the end of each semester. The inaugural edition features an array of different kinds of student content, including film, quizzes and interactive media. To garner more interest and publicity for the publication and provide a networking platform for SCA students, the council hosted a launch party in December once the first issue was published on their Tumblr site.TJ Ryan, a sophomore majoring in film production, has been recently appointed SCA Undergraduate Student Council president for this semester. Ryan found the projects that students contributed to the first issue were not only creative but also impressive. “Personally, I think a favorite of mine was an animation project that the student did where she took different candies and animated them into these really interesting intricate patterns and movements,” Ryan said.With its inaugural edition published, the council is anticipating a successful second issue this April. According to Ryan, the SCA major representatives within the council have the important job of reaching out to students in their specific major and seeking out projects for publication.last_img read more

Aston Villa Win Playoff, Back to Premier League

first_imgDespite seven minutes of injury time they could not force an equaliser and now face another season in the second tier, while Villa return to the Premier League for the first time since relegation in 2016.Promotion at Wembley caps off a remarkable three months for Villa who had looked out of the promotion race before a club-record 10-match winning run saw them finish fifth.Perhaps unsurprisingly given the value of the game, the first half was a cagey affair.Rams midfielder Mason Mount was the first player to register a shot on target when he fired straight at Villa keeper Jed Steer from 20 yards late in the half.Share this:FacebookRedditTwitterPrintPinterestEmailWhatsAppSkypeLinkedInTumblrPocketTelegram Aston Villa won promotion to the Premier League and secured an estimated £170m windfall as they held off a late Derby County fightback to win the Championship play-off final at Wembley.Villa, beaten by Fulham in last season’s final, seemed to be cruising to victory when John McGinn added to Anwar El Ghazi’s first-half strike to put them 2-0 up with 30 minutes to go.However, Rams boss Frank Lampard threw caution to the wind and his side set up a frantic finale when substitute Jack Marriott’s effort from eight yards took a deflection off Martyn Waghorn on its way in.last_img read more

Balotelli fights Liverpool team mate

first_imgLiverpool signing, Mario Balotelli was spotted at the training pitch [on Wednesday] play-fighting fellow team-mate, Emre Can. Balotelli was in good spirits at Liverpool’s Melwood training ground, taking time out from the session to play fight with midfielder Can.Can has only recently returned to training following six weeks out with an ankle problem. But the summer signing from Bayer Leverkusen looks at ease on Merseyside judging by the comical scrap with Balotelli. The Italian striker was at the centre of things on the pitch too, under the watchful gaze of Brendan Rodgers.The Italian striker who recently moved to Anfield has been surrounded with controversies both in his time at former Premier League club, Manchester City and Italian Club, AC Milan.With his arrogant swagger, penchant for ridiculous and Mohawks of many colours, Mario Balotelli is every inch the quintessential 21st century soccer star – mini-Cantona of the modern game.Mercurial strikers have always been hot favourites in the Premier League. Eric Cantona was famous for unparalleled genius on the pitch but also his violent temper. Paulo Di Canio was similarly capable of goals of breath-taking beauty combined with acts of a spontaneous self-destruction. Balotelli slots comfortably into this group.When he signed for Manchester City for roughly $20 million in August 2010, the Sicilian, who has Ghanaian heritage, was still largely unproven. Rumours circulated of a troubled genius in need of careful nurturing to realize his tremendous potential. “I think that Balotelli could be as good as [Fernando] Torres and even better than him,” said Manchester City manager Roberto Mancini upon his signing.That Balotelli was an uncommonly gifted sportsman was never in doubt. Having signed for Inter Milan as a 16-year-old, he was called up to the senior Ghana squad five days before his 17th birthday, only to turn down the offer in the belief that he would one day represent Italy, the country of his birth.Tall and athletic, he would bully defenders with his daunting strength before bamboozling them with his close ball control and lethal finishing. These attributes saw him become a regular for Inter in the 2008/9 season.However, even at such a tender age, controversy was never far behind. He was subjected to racist chanting from opposition supporters and fell afoul of Coach Jose Mourinho, as well as his own fans, for a perceived lack of effort.Eventually, Inter chose to cash in on their troubled young prodigy with Manchester City waiting in the wings. And it was not long into his tenure that eyebrows were once again raised. Within days, the league’s new wonder kid managed to crash his Audi R8 coupé on the way to training. When the police officer who arrived at the scene enquired why a 20-year-old was carrying £5,000 ($8,000) cash in his back pocket, Balotelli simply replied, “Because I am rich.” He scored his first two Premier League goals in the 2–0 away win against West Brom on Nov. 7, 2010, but his performance was marred by a red card following a scuffle with Youssuf Mulumbu. And this tendency to mix the sublime with the ridiculous became increasingly acute over the months that followed.Nevertheless, Balotelli’s first season in England was a qualified success. Apart from a valuable contribution of 10 goals in 28 appearances, he also helped the Sky Blues lift their first silverware for 35 years with a man of the match performance in the 1-0 FA Cup Final defeat of Stoke City.And there were more glorious highs to come, such as his two goals as Manchester City thrashed their illustrious neighbours Manchester United 6-1 at Old Trafford in October 2011, but also laughable lows such as almost setting his house ablaze through an impromptu 1:00am fireworks display on the morning of that same match.No wonder he unveiled his infamous “Why always me?” T-shirt after scoring his first goal against United. Later that week, Balotelli became Greater Manchester’s ambassador for firework safety.Following his needless sending off for a chest-high lunge on Goran Popov during a Europa League match against Dynamo Kiev in March 2011, “Mad Mario” made the headlines again when allegedly caught throwing darts at [Manchester City] youth team players because “he was bored.” While such unruly behaviour was hardly atypical, one would be wrong to think that hooliganism was the young athlete’s defining quality. Mario has always been more complicated than that.When asked by a fan for his autograph outside City’s training ground, Balotelli enquired why the youngster was not in school. Upon hearing that he didn’t attend because a bully was picking on him, the aggrieved soccer player immediately drove both the fan and his mother to inform the headmaster about the problem, and even mediated a reconciliatory meeting between the boy and his tormentor.The former City manager [Roberto Mancini] suggested that the striker was no longer in his plans following yet another grievous horror tackle, this time on Arsenal’s Alex Song, but then brought him on as a late substitute in the last game of the season against Queens Park Rangers.Balotelli proved his worth with the assist for fellow striker Sergio Aguero to seal a dramatic 3-2 victory in the 94th minute to give the Eastlands’ club their first league title since 1968 by virtue of goal difference over their bitter city rivals. It was also his most productive season to date with 17 goals from 32 appearances.It appeared that all was forgiven until a training ground bust-up just after New Year that saw Balotelli and Roberto Mancini having to be dragged apart by teammates. A return to the Premier League he ran away means that the English press has reasons to fill their tabloids with controversies from the player Mourinho branded ‘unmanageable’.Will Balotelli now grow up? Much will depend upon his propensity to get wound up with the slightest provocation as opponents target his combustive nature in a deliberate attempt to seek an advantage. While it may be difficult to answer, “Why always me?” the Premier League will be a duller place without him. And with his majestic return to a desperate side, Brendan Rodgers must keep a keen watch on the ever controversial ‘Super Mario’.last_img read more

NHL journeyman, Winnipeg Jets playoff hero Lee Stempniak retires

first_img(Editor’s note: Technically, Bill Guerin led the team in goals with 28, but he was traded in February of 2007.) Made Winnipeg Jets historyTraded north of the border in March of 2015, Stempniak made history when he netted the first Stanley Cup playoff goal in Winnipeg since 1996. The lone goal in four playoff games for him that postseason, Stempniak buried the rebound and sent the whiteout into a tizzy. He only skated in 22 games (18 regular season), but he will forever live in Jets lore. After 10 teams and 13 NHL seasons, Lee Stempniak has officially hung up his skates.Last season, the former 2003 fifth-round pick of the St. Louis Blues skated in only two games with the Boston Bruins and four with Providence (AHL) after signing a deal in late February. He played his final game on March 10 in Pittsburgh. Stempniak wraps up his career with 911 games, 203 goals and 266 assists. While his numbers will never garner his entry into the Hockey Hall of Fame, he’s definitely had an interesting career. 10 NHL teamsNot many have played for more NHL teams. In fact, it’s only one — former Blues teammate Mike Sillinger, who played for 12 organizations. Tied with 11 others who have suited up for 10 teams, Stempniak has quite the jersey collection, especially when you consider home, roads and alternates.The full list:St. Louis BluesToronto Maple Leafs Phoenix Coyotes Calgary FlamesPittsburgh PenguinsNew York RangersWinnipeg JetsNew Jersey DevilsBoston BruinsCarolina HurricanesLed St. Louis Blues in goalsAfter netting 27 points in 57 games his rookie season, Stempniak went on on a tear in 2006-07 for the Blues. At just 24 years of age, the Dartmouth University alum led St. Louis in goals (27) and finished second in points (52). Those numbers marked the peak of his career, although he did have 51 points in 2015-16 split between New Jersey and Boston.last_img read more

Shirley Raney, 84, Winfield: April 12, 1931 – April 1, 2016

first_imgShirley RaneyShirley Raney, 84, of Winfield, formerly of Wellington, died peacefully Friday, April 1, 2016 at the Kansas Veteran’s Home in Winfield surrounded by her family.Funeral services will be held at 11 a.m., Tuesday, April 5, 2016 at the Shelley Family Funeral Home in Wellington. Visitation will be held Tuesday, from 9 a.m.., until service time at 11 a.m., no family night is scheduled. Interment will be at the Veterans Cemetery in Winfield. A memorial has been established with the Bryce Day Memorial Fund and may be left with the Shelley Family Funeral Home of Wellington. For further information please visit www.shelleyfamilyfh.com.Shirley Ann Raney was born on April 12, 1931 the daughter of George R. and Cora (Macklin) Kolb in Kansas City, Missouri. She was a 1948 graduate of Stillwell, Kansas High School. On January 15, 1949 she was united in marriage to Harold L. Raney. Shirley was a homemaker who worked as a legal secretary for Jack Potucek. She was a secretary at the First National Bank and later as secretary for the City Manager of Wellington. Shirley was a member of the Wellington Presbyterian Church. She enjoyed bridge, playing the piano, doing crossword puzzles and loved to travel.Shirley is survived by her daughters: Cheryl Hinshaw of Wichita, and Judy Raney of Lawrence; granddaughter, Julie Thatcher and husband John and grandson, Greg Hinshaw and wife Kelsi; and a brother, Kenneth Hays of Hermitage, Mo. She leaves behind her great grandchildren: Creighton, Drake and Mercer Thatcher and Banks and Addison Hinshaw.Shirley is preceded in death by her parents, husband Harold on December 25, 2015 and son-in-law Richard Hinshaw.last_img read more