It turned out to be a sweet ‘homecoming’ for Gautam Gambhir as Kolkata comprehensively beat Delhi by 17 runs to notch up their fourth win in the IPL match at Ferozeshah Kotla Stadium in New Delhi on Thursday. Score | PhotosPut into bat, Manoj Tiwary’s gutsy half century helped KKR post a modest 148/7 and then their bowlers got the dangerous Virender Sehwag and David Warner within the first seven overs to restrict the home to 131 for nine.The win took KKR to eight points while Delhi stay put on four following their fifth loss and their road to recovery from here looks pretty bleak.Not only it was satisfying for Gambhir to earn the bragging rights over best buddy Sehwag but it also brought the smile back in the face of Shah Rukh Khan who enjoyed his first victory in his hometown as he shook a leg with Cheer Girls to the tune of Korbo Lorbo Jeetbo Re.The Daredevils this season are highly dependent on Virender Sehwag-David Warner combination. While Warner dragged one from Balaji that shaped in slightly onto his stumps, Sehwag (34, 23 balls, 5×4, 1×6) was in a punishing mood as he hit a flurry of boundaries in the first five overs.It was young Jaidev Unadkat who got the dangerous Delhi captain with a short ball that hurried onto him as he went for a pull and Balaji, who was standing at deep fine leg, didn’t make any mistake.Sehwag’s dismissal literally put the brakes on scoring as all the KKR bowlers did a splendid job during the middle overs.advertisementJames Hopes (25, 30 balls) simply didn’t get going which led to additional pressure on other batsmen who perished going for big shots. Iqbal Abdulla was the pick of the KKR bowlers scalping three wickets for 25.Earlier, Tiwary scored 61 off only 47 balls (2×4, 3×6) as the other KKR batsmen failed to provide substantial support to the Bengal captain.Apart from Shreevats Goswami, who scored 22, none of the other top-order KKR batsmen crossed the 20-run mark.For Tiwary, who has got some good scores in this tournament so far, this was one innings where he shouldered a lot of responsibility staying till the end.If one took Tiwary’s contribution out, KKR’s scorecard would have cut a sorry picture after being put into bat by Daredevils captain Sehwag. .Irfan Pathan (1/16), for the first time in the tournament, looked incisive while young Umesh Yadav (2/29) was a revelation with the ball.Sent into bat, KKR batsmen found the going tough as Irfan was swinging in the ball and Kallis couldn’t keep a flick down which David Warner spilled at mid-wicket.His partner Goswami, who got his first game in the tournament, played some flashy shots and missed a few in between. A slash over third man, a cut over point and a thumping lofted hit that cannoned to the boundary were all hit off Morne Morkel (1/42), who turned out to be the most expensive among Delhi bowlers.Kallis, who started off with a few singles, then tried to break the shackles hitting Morkel for a couple of boundaries.But Irfan finally was rewarded for bowling a good line as Kallis (11) shuffled a bit too much and the ball swung enough to clip the leg stump.Skipper Gambhir started with a square cut off Yadav and was then lucky to survive as he mistimed a pull-shot which Irfan, running backwards, failed to latch on.But Goswami (22, 20 balls, 4×4) didn’t last long as Ajit Agarkar dismissed him with the very first ball of his spell.It was a fullish delivery outside the off-stump which Goswami wanted to steer but only managed to edge it to Naman Ojha behind the stumps.Tiwary started off with a boundary as he opened the face of the bat to guide it to third man where Irfan’s bloomer saw the ball cross the ropes.It was the 11th over of the innings bowled by Agarkar that cost Delhi 15 runs with 14 being scored by Tiwary. A full toss on the legs was gleefully dispatched over the square leg fence.However Hopes made amends in the very next over when Gambhir (18, 19 balls, 2×4) in his bid to step up the run-rate was caught at the deep mid-wicket by Y Venugopal Rao.There was no stopping Tiwary though as he hit Morkel over deep mid-wicket for a huge six.When Yadav came for his second spell, Tiwary clobbered the pacer over long-on for his third six.However, Yusuf Pathan’s (5, 8 balls) flop-show continued as his tired looking hoick was easily lapped by brother Irfan stationed at long-on off Yadav.advertisementKKR’s debatable selection Eoin Morgan (0) was the next to go as his aerial shot was gobbled up by Ojha to put Yadav on a hat-trick.Tiwary finally completed his well deserved half century off 37 balls with a couple of Yadav.-With PTI inputs
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DA eyes importing ‘galunggong’ anew When the deputy stopped him, Ujiri shoved him back several feet, Kelly said.“That’s when our deputy goes hands-on and moves Mr. Ujiri back from the court. Mr. Ujiri made a second, more significant shove and during that shove his arm struck our deputy in the side of the head,” Kelly said.FEATURED STORIESSPORTSPrivate companies step in to help SEA Games hostingSPORTSPalace wants Cayetano’s PHISGOC Foundation probed over corruption chargesSPORTSSingapore latest to raise issue on SEA Games food, logisticsUjiri was also accused of shouting obscenities at the deputy.Several bystanders intervened and Ujiri got onto the court without displaying any credentials, Kelly said. The results of the investigation will likely be forwarded next week to the Alameda County district attorney’s office. A spokeswoman for the agency did not immediately respond to a request for comment.“It will be up to the DA to file charges,” Kelly said.A video of the altercation obtained by NBC Bay Area shows Ujiri and a deputy being held back courtside by several bystanders. It doesn’t show a scuffle.The video appeared to show Ujiri holding some type of credential in his right hand while standing by the court.Toronto Mayor John Tory came to Ujiri’s defense.“Anybody who knows anything about him would say that some notion that he would be shoving people around in Oakland or elsewhere in the world is not credible,” Tory said.Last week, the NBA banned Golden State Warriors investor Mark Stevens from games for a year and fined him $500,000 after he was seen on camera apparently shoving Toronto star Kyle Lowry during Game 3 of the playoffs.Lowry had dived into a row of courtside seats to try to save a loose ball. Stevens, wearing an NBA-issued credential, was seated about two spots away from where Lowry landed and shoved Lowry in the upper body.Lowry said Stevens repeated a vulgar phrase to him about four times during the brief incident.The Warriors said later in a statement that the team and Stevens “offer our sincere apology to Kyle Lowry and the Toronto Raptors organization for this unfortunate misconduct.” MOST READ Sports Related Videospowered by AdSparcRead Next Don’t miss out on the latest news and information. Panelo: Duterte ‘angry’ with SEA Games hosting hassles Police: California school shooting took 16 seconds PLAY LIST 01:42Police: California school shooting took 16 seconds01:43Who are Filipinos rooting for in the NBA Finals?01:08Smash hit? Tesla suffers broken glass mishap at launch of new truck02:42PH underwater hockey team aims to make waves in SEA Games01:44Philippines marks anniversary of massacre with calls for justice01:19Fire erupts in Barangay Tatalon in Quezon City01:07Trump talks impeachment while meeting NCAA athletes02:49World-class track facilities installed at NCC for SEA Games02:11Trump awards medals to Jon Voight, Alison Krauss ‘Rebel attack’ no cause for concern-PNP, AFP “This part about striking him in the face, yeah that didn’t happen,” he added.Wiener said the encounter began when the deputy put his hand on Ujiri’s chest and pushed him. Ujiri shoved him back before bystanders intervened, Wiener said, adding that he has not been interviewed by authorities.“This looks like somebody trying to embellish what happened to protect what they did, what the policeman did,” he said.The Raptors said the team is also looking into the altercation and cooperating with authorities.“We look forward to resolving the situation,” the team said.NBA spokesman Mike Bass said the league also was cooperating with authorities.“We are in contact with the Raptors and local authorities and in the process of gathering more information,” Bass said.ESPN reported that Ujiri had watched the end of the game on television with other team officials outside the Raptors’ locker room. He then went down a tunnel to join the on-court celebration.Kelly said deputies had instructions to strictly enforce the NBA’s credential policy.He said his office will recommend a charge of misdemeanor battery against an officer even though he understood that Ujiri had a tremendous amount of emotion while trying to meet his team on the court. Private companies step in to help SEA Games hosting FILE – In this June 13, 2019, file photo, Toronto Raptors President Masai Ujiri celebrates after the team’s 114-110 win over the Golden State Warriors in Game 6 of basketball’s NBA Finals in Oakland, Calif. Authorities say they are investigating whether Toronto Raptors president Masai Ujiri pushed and hit a sheriff’s deputy in the face as he tried to get on the court after his team won the NBA title in Oakland. (Frank Gunn/The Canadian Press via AP, File)SAN FRANCISCO — A California police agency will pursue a misdemeanor battery charge against Toronto Raptors President Masai Ujiri after the executive was accused of shoving and hitting a sheriff’s deputy in the face and shouting obscenities as he tried to join his team on the court to celebrate their NBA championship.After the game Thursday in Oakland against the Golden State Warriors, Ujiri tried to walk past the deputy who was checking court-access credentials, Alameda County sheriff’s spokesman Sgt. Ray Kelly said.ADVERTISEMENT Duterte wants probe of SEA Games mess Cayetano: Senate, Drilon to be blamed for SEA Games mess Catholic schools seek legislated pay hike, too The deputy complained of pain in his jaw and was taken to a hospital for evaluation and later released.“We had the opportunity to make an arrest and we chose not to,” Kelly said. “We decided it would be in everyone’s best interest to slow things down and do an investigation.”Kelly said deputies took witness statements and were reviewing footage from body cameras worn by the deputy along with footage from the arena surveillance system and cellphones.Warriors fan Greg Wiener said he was standing next to the deputy when the encounter occurred and did not see Ujiri strike him in the face.“The thing about the cops saying the policeman asked for his credentials, that didn’t happen. 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Don’t miss out on the latest news and information. MOST READ TORONTO, ON – JUNE 13: Fans celebrate a victory over the Golden State Warriors in game six of the NBA Finals on June 13, 2019 in Toronto, Canada. Cole Burston/Getty Images/AFPLAS VEGAS — The final numbers are in, and the NBA Finals were a smashing success for Canada all the way around.The NBA said Friday that 56% percent of the Canadian population watched at least some part of the NBA Finals, with an average viewership of about 8 million for the Toronto Raptors’ title-winning victory over the Golden State Warriors in Game 6.ADVERTISEMENT Private companies step in to help SEA Games hosting The league also said the total combined U.S. and Canadian audience for the finals was up 11 percent over the combined viewership of the 2018 title series between Golden State and Cleveland.Thursday’s game was the most-watched NBA game in Canadian television history, a record that was toppled several times during this postseason because of the Raptors’ popularity. Viewership for each of the six finals games rank among the 10 most-watched television programs in Canada so far this year.FEATURED STORIESSPORTSPrivate companies step in to help SEA Games hostingSPORTSPalace wants Cayetano’s PHISGOC Foundation probed over corruption chargesSPORTSSingapore latest to raise issue on SEA Games food, logistics“Everybody who supported us during the season, all the fans in Toronto, everyone in Canada — this is for you,” Raptors forward Serge Ibaka said after Toronto’s first NBA championship. “This is for Canada, baby. You should be proud.”And not only were Canadians watching, but they were buying. Catholic schools seek legislated pay hike, too LATEST STORIES ‘Rebel attack’ no cause for concern-PNP, AFP No longer champs, injured Warriors brace for unclear summer Duterte wants probe of SEA Games mess DA eyes importing ‘galunggong’ anew Panelo: Duterte ‘angry’ with SEA Games hosting hassles Two-day strike in Bicol fails to cripple transport The NBA said that online sales through the league’s official portals smashed records for the day following the end of a championship series, up more than 80 percent from the previous mark (set when Cleveland beat Golden State in 2016) and were more than 100 percent over sales on the day following the Warriors’ sweep of the Cavaliers last season.The Raptors are planning a parade in Toronto on Monday, one that will likely take more than two hours.“This means so much to our city and to many in Canada, and we are looking forward to showing everyone the Larry O’Brien Trophy on Monday,” Raptors president Masai Ujiri said. “Bringing the NBA championship to Toronto is the realization of a goal for our team and for our players, and we are thrilled to be able to celebrate together with our fans.”The newly crowned NBA champions, who won the title in Oakland, California on Thursday night, are expected back in Toronto on Saturday. They were planning to spend Friday night celebrating in Las Vegas.ADVERTISEMENT Cayetano: Senate, Drilon to be blamed for SEA Games mess Huge Toronto crowd celebrates Raptors’ historic win PLAY LIST 01:08Huge Toronto crowd celebrates Raptors’ historic win03:12Kevin Durant out with Achilles injury; to undergo MRI on Tuesday01:43Who are Filipinos rooting for in the NBA Finals?02:42PH underwater hockey team aims to make waves in SEA Games01:44Philippines marks anniversary of massacre with calls for justice01:19Fire erupts in Barangay Tatalon in Quezon City01:07Trump talks impeachment while meeting NCAA athletes02:49World-class track facilities installed at NCC for SEA Games02:11Trump awards medals to Jon Voight, Alison Krauss Sports Related Videospowered by AdSparcRead Next View comments
Don’t miss out on the latest news and information. Center Marc Gasol, acquired from Memphis at the trade deadline, also has a player option for next season, the final year of his deal.“He’s earned the right to think about this and we’ll respect it,” Webster said. “Obviously, we’d love to have him back but this is his decision and it’s a big one for him.”Finding time for draft and free agency preparation amid the whirlwind of a long NBA postseason has given Webster a new appreciation for his colleagues in the Warriors’ front office, where such a schedule has become routine.“We asked Golden State how did they do this five years in a row,” he said.“Even throughout the playoffs we were meeting and we were discussing stuff,” Webster went on. “You know the season is going to come to an end at some point, so you do want to be prepared. It’s a little bit different of a mindset to really talk about the summer when the season is still going on but we did it, and so we feel comfortable.”Webster said he and coach Nick Nurse discussed plans while the team was flying back and forth from California to Toronto four times during the finals.“We had a lot of long flights,” Webster said. “We sit close on the plane so we can have those chats.”Toronto made its first draft selection since 2017 Thursday, taking Dewan Hernandez from the University of Miami with the 59th pick. The 6-foot-11 Hernandez sat out this season because of his dealings with an agent. Facing additional punishment next season, the junior from Miami turned pro instead.“To some extent, maybe we got lucky that he didn’t play last year,” Webster said. “He kind of flew under the radar. We all felt like had he had a full season, he wouldn’t have been available at 59. We think we got a really good player.”Webster said the Raptors had “intense discussions” about acquiring a pick late in the first round or earlier in the second but couldn’t strike a deal they liked. Toronto Raptors’ Kawhi Leonard holds his MVP trophy while celebrating with rapper/producer Drake during the team’s NBA basketball championship parade in Toronto, Monday, June 17, 2019. (Frank Gunn/The Canadian Press via AP)TORONTO — The title won and the draft over, the Toronto Raptors turn to the next order of business: keeping Kawhi Leonard.He is expected to opt out of the final year of his contact and become a free agent June 30. The two-time NBA Finals MVP and three-time All-Star is likely the biggest prize on the market.ADVERTISEMENT Panelo: Duterte ‘angry’ with SEA Games hosting hassles MOST READ The draft is over, and now on the clock: Free agency Duterte wants probe of SEA Games mess “There’s a ton of thoughts and ideas,” Webster said. “And so collecting those and putting them a little bit more in a presentation, or kind of a little bit more in order will help, even in our brains as we start to think about all the different ways to pitch him.”Injured for all but nine games in his final season with San Antonio, Leonard played 60 regular-season games for Toronto and 24 more in the postseason, increasing his minutes once April arrived.Asked about his future at Monday’s parade and rally, Leonard said he wasn’t worried about the tight timeline for his big decision.“You don’t need too many days to figure it out,” he said. “We’ll see what happens. Once that time comes, then we’ll all lay the pros and cons out.”After averaging career-bests of 26.6 points and 7.3 rebounds in the regular season, Leonard raised his averages to 30. 5 and 9.1 in the playoffs. With 22 points in the June 13 clincher over the Warriors, he passed Allen Iverson for fourth place and Hakeem Olajuwon for third on the NBA’s single-postseason scoring list.ADVERTISEMENT ‘Rebel attack’ no cause for concern-PNP, AFP “We weren’t willing to sacrifice any of our future assets to get it,” he said.Sports Related Videospowered by AdSparcRead Next Toronto can offer Leonard a five-year deal worth about $190 million — one year and some $50 million more than any other suitor.After a season-long soft sell that ended with the team’s first championship and a massive downtown parade, the Raptors have just more than a week to craft, plan and present their final pitch to the best player in franchise history.FEATURED STORIESSPORTSPrivate companies step in to help SEA Games hostingSPORTSPalace wants Cayetano’s PHISGOC Foundation probed over corruption chargesSPORTSSingapore latest to raise issue on SEA Games food, logistics“We obviously want to put a couple of special touches on it,” general manager Bobby Webster said Friday. “But, yeah, we’re comfortable. Throughout the year we’ve been talking about the things that we can offer and what made this season so special. I think we’ll just continue that.”Now, after two months of hectic, high-pressure playoff games, there’s fine-tuning to be done. 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After slashing the price of the Galaxy C9 Pro back in June, Samsung has once again dropped the price of the smartphone, bringing the price down to Rs 29,900 from its initial launch price of Rs 36,900. The Galaxy C9 Pro, which highlights a 6-inch display, metal unibody design, and 16-megapixel front and rear cameras, can now be found at its new pricing on via Samsung’s own online store and other e-commerce platforms.The news of the price drop comes via Mahesh Telecom, and this is notably the second time Samsung has cut the price of the Galaxy C9 Pro since its launch in January. This is not a surprising move considering the company would like to attract more consumers towards the smartphone which is about a year old now. The handset was initially launched in China around the same time last year.The Samsung Galaxy C9 Pro is a dual Nano SIM smartphone that features a large 6-inch FHD (1080×1920) display and is powered by a 1.9GHz octa-core Qualcomm Snapdragon 653 processor coupled with 6GB of RAM. You get an internal storage option of 64GB that is expandable up to 256GB via a microSD card.The smartphone sports a 16-megapixel camera on the front and back both with f/1.9 aperture. The Galaxy C9 Pro can record FHD videos @30fps and in our review we found the cameras to take decent enough pictures, but couldn’t really compete with the likes of the OnePlus 3t, the ZenFone 3, the iPhone 6S at the time. However, the smartphone has a good overall performance, a bright and colourful display and we were impressed with its 4000mAh battery capacity.advertisementAlso Read: Samsung Galaxy C9 Pro review: The big friendly giantConnectivity options with the Samsung Galaxy C9 Pro include support for USB Type-C, 4G LTE, Bluetooth 4.2, Wi-Fi 802.11 a/b/g/n, GPS, Glonass, Beidou, NFC, and a 3.5mm headphone jack, among other things. The handset measures 162.9×80.7×6.9mm and weighs 188 grams.
Emphasising the importance of the Indian Premier League, India batsman Dinesh Karthik on Tuesday said Team India’s uncapped players won’t be under pressure anymore due to their experience of playing in the cash-rich T20 league.India will field an inexperienced bowling lineup in the three-match T20I series against Sri Lanka as most of the senior players have been rested ahead of the challenging South Africa tour in January next year.Basil Thampi and Mohammad Siraj will form the pace attack headed by the experienced Jasprit Bumrah and all-rounder Hardik Pandya.”All of them have come with a lot of IPL experience behind them – some have played 20-30 games. They are not as perturbed as they used to be in earlier days. It gives them a lot of confidence to come into the International set-up,” Karthik said on the eve of their T20I series opener.”I’m sure these are exciting times for the young boys. I’m very confident that they will make best use of the chances given to them. It’s a great opportunity for all the young boys coming in.”The Indian wicket-keeper batsman said the ODI team has got a settled look but in the shortest format they’re trying out different options to get that perfect balance.”We are trying to assess how each one reacts to different situations. These are great platform for a lot of young guys to come in and showcase their talents. As senior players, we just try and help these young guys as much as possible,” said the 32-year-old from Chennai.advertisement”The Indian team has reached a stage where no matter which team we are playing, we are a very strong side and we are trying to achieve some good thing on the field every time,” he added.Karthik said he would stick to his number 4 slot, unless situation demands otherwise.”Depending on the situations and number of overs, I might go up and down a little bit but I’m seeing myself starting at number four for sure,” he said.This will be a second T20I at this venue after India’s first outing turned out to be a disaster having folded for 92 against South Africa in 2015.The abject batting surrender frustrated the crowd who resorted to pelting water bottles on the ground.But Karthik was all praise for the stadium.”This a beautiful stadium to play and you generally get a packed atmosphere. It’s a great venue to play cricket and we are looking forward to it.”We are the home team. When you play in India you have a lot of advantage.”The first T20 international will be played at the Barabati stadium in Cuttack on Wednesday.India squad: Rohit Sharma (C), KL Rahul, Shreyas Iyer, Manish Pandey, Dinesh Karthik, MS Dhoni, Hardik Pandya, Washington Sundar, Yuzvendra Chahal, Kuldeep Yadav, Deepak Hooda, Jasprit Bumrah, Mohammad Siraj, Basil Thampi and Jaydev Unadkat.Match starts: 1900 IST.(With PTI inputs)
Argentina great Diego Maradona has said Lionel Messi should not be considered a footballing God.Maradona, who along with Brazil’s Pele is widely held to be one of the best players of all time, said Messi was one player at his club Barcelona and another with the national side.”We shouldn’t deify Messi any longer,” Maradona said in an interview with Fox Sports. “He’s Messi when he plays for Barcelona. Messi is Messi when he wears that shirt and he’s another Messi with Argentina.””He’s a great player but he’s not a leader. It’s useless trying to make a leader out of a man who goes to the toilet 20 times before a game.”Also Read – Messi is not to blame for Argentina not being world champions: MaradonaThe reference was believed to be in connection with Messi’s extreme nerves before games that have seen him vomit ahead of some important matches.Messi, 31, has claimed every possible honour with Barcelona and has won the FIFA World Player of the Year award five times.But he has struggled to reproduce the same scintillating form when wearing the blue and white shirt of Argentina.Messi has been on the losing side in all four of his finals with Argentina three in the Copa America and at the 2014 World Cup and has not scored in four World Cup knockout stages.Read – Lionel Messi won’t be pressurised to return for Argentina: AFA presidentAfter another disappointing tournament in Russia this year, where Argentina failed to get past the last 16, Messi opted to take a sabbatical from international football.advertisementMaradona, who made his comments from the Mexican state of Sinaloa, where he recently took over as coach of local second-tier side Dorados, said Messi’s break was a sensible one.”I wouldn’t call him up right now, but never say never. We have to take the pressure off him,” he said.Argentina beat Iraq 4-0 on Thursday with a new-look side, taking their unbeaten run since Russia to three games.A sterner test will take place on Tuesday when they face Brazil in Saudi Arabia – without Messi.(With inputs from Reuters)
Oppo has been playing quite aggressive in the market for a long while. Their last offering — the Oppo K1, offered an in-screen fingerprint sensor for the first time under Rs 20,000. Now, the company is set to reaffirm its presence in the sub-Rs 30,000 segment with a new premium smartphone. The company has already teased the F11 Pro enough to give us a fair idea of what we can expect once Oppo makes it official later in the day.The Oppo F11 Pro is finally set to ditch the notch and move to a fullscreen display design. Oppo achieves that by adopting a mechanical pop-up camera similar to the one found on the recently launched Vivo V15 Pro. As with the Vivo phones, the pop-up mechanism will only sport the front camera — no LED flash or fancy 3D face unlock systemHowever, the front camera isn’t the only area where Oppo is paying attention. The F11 Pro will also come with a 48-megapixel rear camera along with a secondary 5-megapixel camera. Oppo is claiming superior portrait mode photos with rear camera setup. So far, it’s not known whether Oppo will use the Samsung sensor or the Sony IMX586 sensor of the primary 48-megapixel sensor.Oppo is also offering a massive 4000mAh battery and is coupling it with their VOOC 3.0 fast charging system. Oppo claims that the VOOC 3.0 fast charging is almost 20 per cent faster than the first generation VOOC charging. The phone will also sport a rear-mounted fingerprint sensorIt is rumoured that the F11 Pro will come with a MediaTek Helio P70 chipset. Oppo has already teased that the F11 Pro will come for sure with 6GB RAM and 64GB of storage. It is expected that Oppo will offer the handset with ColorOS 6.0, which is expected to be based on Android 9 Pie. The new version of ColorOS is also expected to be more optimised with smarter AI algorithms.advertisementThe Oppo F11 Pro will be available in two gradient colour variants — Thunder Black and Aurora Green. Rumours suggest that the Oppo F11 Pro could be priced around Rs 25,000, thus making it a cheaper alternative to the Vivo V15 Pro.Disclaimer: The reporter’s travel and stay for Oppo F11 Pro launch event in Mumbai have been arranged by Oppo India.ALSO READ | Realme 3 with Helio P70, ColorOS 6, dewdrop display launched starting at Rs 8,999ALSO READ | Realme 3 quick review: Gradient design and power-packed features under Rs 10,000ALSO READ | Realme 3 vs Redmi Note 7: How these under Rs 10,000 phones compare
Football NewsFour senior running backs this season, can OSU take advantage? Good, short piece here on Rennie Childs. [NewsOK]Mason Rudolph 50-1 to win the Heisman. [PFB]Just keep recycling this headline! [Yahoo]Gundy is coy about QB2: “I think Taylor and Kolar both are doing very well. Mike (Yurcich, offensive coordinator) is giving them the correct number of reps, and they’re both developing. I’m pleased with where they’re at.” [Tulsa World]Marcell Ateman is focusing on being 6’4”. Seems wise. [NewsOK]tOSU is renovating the ‘Shoe and going … smaller? [CBS]Recruiting NewsGorjak Gak released from his letter of intent. Probably for the best for myself and other writers. Would have taken us four years to correctly spell his name on the first try. [PFB]Here are the twins on why they’re coming to Stillwater. [PFB]Hoops NewsYeah, Jawun might average 10 assists next year. [CRFF]OU now has the most NCAA Tournament wins without a title. It also surpassed OSU for Tourney wins this year. [NewsOK]Miek Holder on James Dickey: “I will not tell coach Underwood who to hire. I might make some recommendations, but you have to let the coach hire his own people. So it’ll be up to him to evaluate James Dickey. If he can’t find a role for him, trust me, James Dickey is beloved everywhere in our department. I can plug him in a lot of places and he’ll be an asset.” [Tulsa World]Tony Allen karaoke night? Tony Allen karaoke night. [PFB]SLU officially announces Ford hiring. [CBS]Good luck with this.@pistolsguy “We are going to deliver a brand of basketball that is fun, exciting, aggressive and up-tempo” https://t.co/QS25A98sF6— David Pepper (@OrangePepper0) March 31, 2016Golf NewsCharles Howell III joined our podcast yesterday. He told Tiger stories. It was a blast. [PFB]If you don’t have time for the pod, here’s a great Howell-BVP story. [PFB]Nine storylines heading into Augusta. [CBS]Other SportsJohny Hendricks will fight at UFC 200. [CRFF]Terrific story on the Walton legacy. Donnie says he could hit his pops. (via Blake Huddleston) [Baseball America]My goodness, OSU’s catcher has 45 Ks in 78 ABs?? [Go Pokes]If you’re looking for the comments section, it has moved to our forum, The Chamber. You can go there to comment and holler about these articles, specifically in these threads. You can register for a free account right here and will need one to comment.If you’re wondering why we decided to do this, we wrote about that here. Thank you and cheers!
TagsTransfersAbout the authorCarlos VolcanoShare the loveHave your say Diego Lainez insists choosing Real Betis over Ajax best decisionby Carlos Volcano9 months agoSend to a friendShare the loveDiego Lainez is delighted with his move to Real Betis.The 18 year-old Mexico international chose Betis over Ajax this week as he arrived from Club America.Lainez said, “I’m happy to be part of this great club. Surely it is the best decision I have made. There were other options but it was easy because I wanted to come here. I’m sure it’s a great club. “What I was told by (Lorenzo) Serra Ferrer and Federico (Martínez Feria, the general manager) I saw on Sunday, when I saw the match I saw a very good feeling because all the fans were encouraging from the minute one until the end. Andrés (Guardado) is very important here. Very happy and happy to be in this great club and now to respond and give the best of me with humility and good football.”
We salute Wing Commander Abhinandan’s courage: BCCI acting president CK KhannaMinutes after Wing Commander Abhinandan Varthaman crossed the border and was received by Indian Air Force (IAF) and the Indian Army, the BCCI posted a special message for him on their official Twitter handle.advertisement Asian News International New DelhiMarch 2, 2019UPDATED: March 2, 2019 17:06 IST Wing Commander Abhinandan Varthaman was handed over to the IAF and Indian Army by Pakistani officials on Friday (PTI Photo)The Board of Control for Cricket in India (BCCI) acting president CK Khanna welcomed Indian Air Force Wing Commander Abhinandan Varthaman’s return to the country and appreciated his courageous efforts towards the nation.”We salute Wing Commander Abhinandan. You have become integral part of each and every family of this country. BCCI salutes your courage and we believe that coming generations will take inspiration from you. Big thanks to Abhinandan. I wish him good luck and all the blessings for his future life,” Khanna conveyed a message to Abhinandan through ANI.Minutes after Abhinandan crossed the border and was received by Indian Air Force (IAF) and the Indian Army, the BCCI posted a special message for him on their official Twitter handle with the IAF pilot’s name engraved on Team India jersey.Welcoming the pilot, the BCCI tweeted: “#WelcomeHomeAbhinandan You rule the skies and you rule our hearts. Your courage and dignity will inspire generations to come #TeamIndia.”On Wednesday, Wing Commander Abhinandan, while flying the MiG 21 Bison, was chasing Pakistani F-16 fighters, which had transgressed into the Indian airspace, and in the process, his plane crossed over to Pakistani side and was shot down. He ejected safely but was taken into custody by the Pakistan Army upon landing. Before his plane was shot, he had hit a Pakistani F-16.On March 1, wearing blue blazer and grey khaki’ trouser, he crossed over into India from Attari-Wagah border at 9:20 pm. He was handed over by the Pakistan Rangers to the BSF following paperwork.advertisementWing Commander Abhinandan was accompanied by an officer of the Pakistan Foreign Office and Indian Defence Attaché Group Captain Joy Thomas Kurien.Also Read | Virat Kohli salutes real hero Wing Commander Abhinandan: I bow down to youAlso Read | #WelcomeBackAbhinandan: Indian sports stars cheer as air warrior returns homeFor sports news, updates, live scores and cricket fixtures, log on to indiatoday.in/sports. Like us on Facebook or follow us on Twitter for Sports news, scores and updates.Get real-time alerts and all the news on your phone with the all-new India Today app. Download from Post your comment Do You Like This Story? Awesome! Now share the story Too bad. Tell us what you didn’t like in the comments Posted byrohan sen
By Glenis A. Rose, JIS Reporter Minister of State in the Ministry of Transport, Works and Housing, Hon. Richard Azan, has expressed satisfaction with the pace and quality of road works being undertaken across sections of Westmoreland at a cost of over $1.5 billion. “So far, we are satisfied that the majority of the projects being carried out will be completed within time, as we are hoping to wrap up all these projects by the end of June,” he said. Mr. Azan was speaking to JIS News on Thursday, March 21, after a tour of road rehabilitation and upgrading projects in the eastern and central parts of the parish. The works are being undertaken under the Jamaica Emergency Employment Programme (JEEP), the Jamaica Development Infrastructure Programme (JDIP), as other initiatives. Among the areas visited were Ashton, Berkshire, Cedar Grove, Whitehouse, Belmont, Cave, Stony Bridge and Ferris. Mr. Azan, who was accompanied by representatives from his Ministry and the National Works Agency, assessed the status of the works and got a first-hand look at the condition of other roadways. He expressed pleasure that community members are being included in the general workforce. Member of Parliament for Eastern Westmoreland, and State Minister in the Office of the Prime Minister, Hon. Luther Buchanan, also expressed pleasure. He pointed out that the improvement works will enhance the economic prospects of the entire parish as well as that of the country.
Mumbai: Actor Deepika Padukone says she gave her nod to Kabir Khan’s “83” as she believes the contribution of the family or the spouse of a sportsperson is not recognised. Deepika will essay the role of Romi Dev, wife to cricketing legend Kapil Dev, to be played by her real-life husband, actor Ranveer Singh. This will be the duo’s fourth collaboration after 2018’s “Padmaavat”. “Kabir thought of me for the film. It’s a very small role but a very special role because I feel like the role of a spouse or family is not always given enough credit,” Deepika told reporters here. Also Read – I have personal ambitions now: Priyanka “When you look at athletes and when they win and perform on an international stage and platform, the family gets very little recognition. Keeping that in mind I wanted to do the film,” she added. The actor was speaking at the 20th edition of IIFA awards. “83” will chronicle India’s win under Kapil’s captainship, when the the team defeated West Indies in the final to clinch their first-ever World Cup trophy in 1983. The much-awaited film will release on April 10, 2020.
Ghaziabad/New Delhi: Hundreds of farmers from Uttar Pradesh squatted on the UP-Delhi border for hours after they were stopped from entering the national capital but withdrew their protest Saturday evening following a government assurance that five of their 15 demands will be met.A delegation of the farmers met Joint Secretary in the Union Agriculture Ministry Vivek Agarwal, who assured them that their five demands including early payment of sugarcane arrears and appointment of a representative of farmers on the committee to fix minimum prices of crops will be met, Bharatiya Kisan Sangathan spokesperson Lalit Rana said. Also Read – Odd-Even: CM seeks transport dept’s views on exemption to women, two wheelers, CNG vehiclesRana said the farmers have decided to withdraw the agitation after the assurance. But, he added, that this was “just an interval” and they could return if all demands are not met. The farmers had started their march from Saharanpur in Uttar Pradesh on September 11. They had decided to reach Kisan Ghat, the memorial of former prime minister and farmer leader Chaudhary Charan Singh, in Delhi, to press for their demands, which also included loan waiver, cheap electricity, pension and implementation of the Swaminathan Committee recommendations. Also Read – More good air days in Delhi due to Centre’s steps: JavadekarAfter reaching the UP-Delhi border, the farmers were stopped Saturday morning from proceeding ahead and they sat on a protest there. However, a delegation was allowed to go and meet Union government officials at Krishi Bhavan in central Delhi. In absence of Union Agriculture Minister Narendra Singh Tomar, the delegation met Joint Secretary Agarwal, who assured them that five of their 15 demands will be fulfilled, the Bharatiya Kisan Sangathan spokesperson said. The five demands met are: early payment of sugarcane arrears, cleaning of the polluted tributaries of the Ganges in western UP on priority, appointment of a representative of farmers on the committee to fix minimum prices of crops, and giving insurance benefits to all family members of farmers instead of the family head. “We have not finished our agitation. It is just an interval as cultivators have to look after their crops which are ready for harvesting. In case our all demands are not fulfilled, farmers will again lodge their protest through agitation,” Rana said. Earlier in the day, Congress leader Priyanka Gandhi Vadra questioned the BJP government on the issue in a tweet. “What is the reason that farmers are being prevented from coming to Delhi and raising their demands….why are they not allowed to speak?” On NH-9 and NH-24 near the Ghaziabad gate, authorities had put up barricades and diverted traffic heading towards Delhi through the day. A large number of security, para-military and fire brigade personnel were deployed, apart from ambulances stationed in the area. The Delhi Traffic Police said in the morning that traffic was obstructed on both carriageways on the national highways towards Nizamuddin area in Delhi. However late in the afternoon, Alok Kumar, Joint Commissioner of Police (Easter Range), said the traffic situation was normal. On Friday night, the farmers had held discussion with government representatives in Noida but the talks failed to resolve their issues.
Kolkata: Accusing the BJP of creating panic over NRC, West Bengal Chief Minister Mamata Banerjee on Monday claimed it has led to six deaths in the state. Addressing a trade unions’ meet here, the TMC supremo iterated that she will not allow NRC exercise in the state. “NRC exercise will not be carried out in Bengal or anywhere else in country, it was conducted in Assam due to Assam accord,” she asserted. The Assam Accord, an agreement signed in 1985 between the then Rajiv Gandhi government and the All Assam Students’ Union, had ended a six-year mass movement against immigrants alleged to have settled illegally from Bangladesh. Also Read – Bengal family worships Muslim girl as Goddess Durga in Kumari Puja “Shame on the BJP for creating panic over NRC in Bengal, it has led to six deaths. Have faith in me, I will never allow the exercise in Bengal,” Banerjee said, without elaborating further. Criticising the saffron party for “undermining democratic values” in the country, the chief minister said, “Democracy exists in Bengal but it is under threat in several other parts of the country.” The BJP is not talking about job losses or the downward spiral of Indian economy, all it wants to do is serve own political interests, she maintained. Referring to the recent Jadavpur University fracas on September 19, she said the people of Bengal have seen what they (ABVP and BJP) did at the institute. “They try to use wield power everywhere, bulldoze everything,” Banerjee added.
New Delhi: The athletes reacted with anger but the officialdom chose to weigh its words before responding to Indian Olympic Association chief Narinder Batra’s assertion that the Commonwealth Games is a waste of time and the country should consider a permanent pullout. Batra, while speaking at an event in Bengaluru on Tuesday, said the level of competition at the CWG is not particularly high and that India should consider a pullout to improve its own standards. Also Read – We will push hard for Kabaddi”s inclusion in 2024 Olympics: RijijuThe statement has context as Batra had earlier called for an Indian boycott of the 2022 CWG in Birmingham over the axing of shooting from the Games program due to logistical issues. Shooting has been a major contributor to India’s CWG tally and the nation stands second, with 134 medals, in the overall count won from the sport. “It is not acceptable,” said one of India’s currently most successful table tennis players G Sathiyan, who claimed two silvers and a bronze in the 2018 edition in Gold Coast. Also Read – Djokovic to debut against Shapovalov at Shanghai MastersThe shooting fraternity chose to sidestep queries on Batra’s comment but others were upfront. Boxing star Vijender Singh, who is the first and only male pugilist with an Olympic medal to his credit, said Batra’s statement is heartbreaking as it undermines athletes’ hard work. “It is heartbreaking. By this logic, India should not send teams to invitational tournaments either because the level of competition is not like the Olympics or the world championship even there,” said the boxer who has two silver and a bronze from the three CWGs he competed in. “Why belittle the athletes’ achievements? And in any case, CWG has strong boxing nations such as England and Ireland in fray,” he added. The 2014 Glasgow CWG gold-medallist shuttler Parupalli Kashyap also differed with Batra, who also heads the International Hockey Federation (FIH). “It is ridiculous to think of boycotting the Commonwealth Games. I don’t think the standard is low. I didn’t have it easy when I beat all these players during the 2010 edition (when he won bronze) and the 2014 Games,” he recalled. “It is not like we are winning all the gold medals. Even in badminton, there are teams like Malaysia, England who are tough,” he added. In fact, 2010 CWG gold-medallist discus thrower Krishna Poonia said the Commonwealth competition in athletics is stiffer than the Asian Games, which is generally perceived to be tougher by the sporting fraternity. “For athletics, CWG is world-class, the competition is of higher level than the Asian Games,” she said. A top official from the national federation of a prominent Olympic sport asked if Batra would deem the competition good enough if shooting is brought back. “Someone should ask him will the CWG regain significance if shooting is accepted back on the roster. May be he will have a different view to offer,” the official said. “Why deride the athletes who have worked hard for their medals at CWG because you are unhappy about the exclusion of one sport? CWG won’t die if India pulls out,” he added. Two-time CWG gold-medallist weightlifter Sathish Sivalingam said a medal at the Games provides job security to a lot of athletes and that shouldn’t be taken away. “I am completely against the pullout. The Commonwealth Games are a big event for us. Medal-winning performances in the CWG bring a lot of incentives like jobs and money etc. So for us, this competition is important,” he said. Former India hockey captain Zafar Iqbal, who was part of the 1980 Olympic gold medal-winning team, was surprised by Batra’s comment. “That’s a ridiculous statement coming from a man who is holding numerous important positions in national as well as international sports federations,” he said. “Commonwealth Games is the biggest competition after Olympics in terms of participation of countries. 72 countries took part in the last Commonwealth Games. And if you talk about hockey, all top nations like Australia, New Zealand, and Great Britain are there,” he added. A more guarded response came from the Wrestling federation. The sport contributes massively to India’s medal tally at CWGs and its President Brij Bhushan Sharan Singh said the grapplers are eager to continue at the quadrennial showpiece. “The general view of the wrestling fraternity is that the athletes want to compete, whatever the tournament is,” he said.
New Delhi: A day after getting a clean chit in connection with the Gorakhpur’s BRD hospital tragedy, suspended paediatrician Kafeel Khan on Saturday demanded that should be reinstated with due honour as has been absolved of charges of medical negligence and corruption in the BRD hospital incident.Talking to reporters, Kafeel reiterated that the Uttar Pradesh government should apologise to the families of the children who died and provide compensation to the kin. “The departmental inquiry has shown that I did not do any medical negligence or indulge in any corruption… That tag of ‘murderer Kafeel’ and infamous doctor Kafeel is off my head now,” he said. “I demand that I should be reinstated in my job with due honour and a CBI inquiry should be conducted into the case,” he said. Kafeel was suspended two years ago on the charges of corruption, medical negligence and not performing his duty to his fullest on the day when over 60 children had lost their lives at the BRD hospital due to the shortage of oxygen. Kafeel also remained in jail for nine months for a crime that he had not committed. The report was handed over to him on Thursday by BRD officials. It states that Kafeel was not the nodal officer of the encephalitis ward when the incident occurred and that despite being on leave, he did to the best of his abilities to save lives by arranging 500 jumbo oxygen cylinders in his personal capacity. While talking to Millennium Post, Kafeel said, “It’s a great relief for me in particular and whole doctors’ fraternity in general. I’m afraid that I may be suspended again as the report has not gone well with the UP government.” Talking about the UP government’s latest statement, Kafeel said, “As the government is stunned by the findings of the report, it has brought an old case into the discussion. This move of the government would also be nullified.”
Kolkata: Paying homage to Mahatma Gandhi on his 150th birth anniversary on Wednesday, Chief Minister Mamata Banerjee, in an apparent attack on the BJP leadership said the leader of the country should follow the Gandhian principles and take every religion and community along with him.Without naming any BJP leader, she said the best tribute to Gandhiji on his 150th birth anniversary would be to follow his principles of peace, non-violence and communal harmony. Also Read – Bengal family worships Muslim girl as Goddess Durga in Kumari PujaBanerjee also added that the country’s leader cannot be a person who creates division among the people. She was addressing a gathering on Mayo Road to commemorate Gandhiji’s birth anniversary. “Gandhiji preached us non-violence and we take his messages very seriously. We don’t need anybody to preach us. We would take advice only from those who have credibility. We only choose a person as our national leader who has the calibre to become a national leader. A national leader should be like Gandhiji and Netaji as both of them propagated the message of universal brotherhood. A national leader can never divide people along religious lines and instigate one community against another. To spread religious intolerance cannot be a motive of a national leader,” Banerjee said. Also Read – Bengal civic volunteer dies in road mishap on national highwayDuring her brief speech, she stated that Barrackpore Gandhi Ghat would be developed as a tourist hub to attract more footfall from across the country. She also mentioned that her government has renovated Gandhi Bhawan at Beliaghata which was inaugurated on Wednesday. A museum has been set up showcasing various items which were associated with him. “Gandhiji had been at Belighata Gandhi Bhawan when we got our independence. He delivered messages of unity and spoke about national integration when clashes broke out between two communities following the Partition,” Banerjee maintained. The Chief Minister also added that a book on Gandhiji is being translated into various languages so that students get to know more about him and his contributions. She also felicitated the members of Gandhi Ashrams from Howrah and East Midnapore during the programme. Banerjee also paid tribute to Mahatma Gandhi by laying wreaths on his statue on Mayo Road before delivering her speeches. Earlier in the day, she took to Twitter to pay homage to the Mahatma. “Homage to #MahatmaGandhi ji on his 150th birth anniversary. We will pay tribute to the Father of the Nation at his statue on Mayo Road, #Kolkata. To mark #GandhiJayanti, the historic Gandhi Bhavan in Beleghata, renovated by #Bangla Govt, will be inaugurated today #Gandhi150,” Banerjee tweeted. “The #Bangla Govt has taken up many other initiatives to celebrate #Gandhi150 anniversary, including setting up a university dedicated to #MahatmaGandhi ji in Purba Medinipur district #GandhiJayanti,” she further tweeted.
Kiev: At least three people died when a transport plane crashed Friday while coming in to land in western Ukraine, emergency services said. The Antonov-12 with eight people on board crash-landed 1.5 kilometres (just over a mile) from the runway at Lviv airport, killing at least three and injuring three. Crew members were trapped in the wreckage and two more were missing, the emergency services said. Infrastructure Minister Vladyslav Kryklii said on Facebook that five died. He said the aircraft was operated by Kiev-based company Ukraine Air Alliance and flying in from Vigo in Spain. He added that it was thought the plane had run out of fuel. The emergency services posted a picture of the plane with one wing ripped off.