Chongson says UE needs change in management as Final 4 drought continues

first_imgFor the complete collegiate sports coverage including scores, schedules and stories, visit Inquirer Varsity. Drilon apologizes to BCDA’s Dizon over false claim on designer of P50-M ‘kaldero’ The Red Warriors have had six coaches from Season 72 to 82 with the likes of Chongson, Jerry Codiñera, Boysie Zamar, Derrick Pumaren, Joe Silva, and Bong Tan getting their crack at UE’s helm.Of those names, Codiñera and Silva had only had one-year tenures, Zamar and Chongson stayed for a couple of seasons, and Pumaren called the shots for the Red Warriors for three years.This constant changing of coaches prevented UE from forming a culture and each replacement was seen as a stopgap measure.“Everybody’s acting in good faith, but it’s just that sometimes, when you put the steering wheel on the wrong driver, chances are they’d drive you off a cliff,” said Chongson.ADVERTISEMENT Photo from UAAPANTIPOLO—University of the East’s Final Four drought will continue for another year and active consultant Lawrence Chongson said the school needs to change the way it handles the Red Warriors.Chongson said that instead of changing coaches on a whim, UE should change the management in charge of the men’s basketball team.ADVERTISEMENT DTI creates Marahuyo, a luxe Filipino fashion brand for global buyers Duterte calls himself, Go, Cayetano ‘the brightest stars’ in PH politics View comments LATEST STORIES Canadian vaping study details danger from ‘popcorn lung’ chemical Ethel Booba on SEA Games cauldron: ‘Sulit kung corrupt ang panggatong’ Sports Related Videospowered by AdSparcRead Next Matteo Guidicelli had saved up for Sarah G’s ring since 2014? This jewelry designer is also an architect MOST READ Val Chauca takes blame for latest Adamson meltdown Don’t miss out on the latest news and information. The Red Warriors lost badly to Ateneo, 84-50, Sunday at Ynares Center here, eliminating them from Final Four contention after their record dropped to 3-9.“One thing you have to give to them [UE] is they don’t stop trying. Perhaps, this is personally my opinion, they should try changing the management instead of changing the coaches,” said Chongson.FEATURED STORIESSPORTSGreatest ever?SPORTSFormer PBA import Anthony Grundy passes away at 40SPORTSSan Miguel suspends Santos, Nabong, Tubid indefinitely after ‘tussle’ in practiceUE last made the Final Four in Season 72 when Chongson was still the team’s head coach with Paul Lee leading the way.The closest UE got to the Final Four was in Season 77 when it finished with a 9-5 record but lost to eventual champion National University in a playoff for the fourth seed. Palace: No need to release Duterte medical bulletin PLAY LIST 01:08Palace: No need to release Duterte medical bulletin00:50Trending Articles00:50Trending Articles02:11Makabayan bloc defends protesting workers, tells Año to ‘shut up’03:07PH billiards team upbeat about gold medal chances in SEA Games01:38‘Bato’ to be ‘most effective’ CHR head? It’s for public to decide – Gascon02:07Aquino to Filipinos: Stand up vs abuses before you suffer De Lima’s ordeal01:28Ex-President Noynoy Aquino admits contracting pneumonia00:45Aquino agrees with Drilon on SEA games ‘kaldero’ spending issue Becoming his own manlast_img read more

NFL is losing its reputation for boring trade deadlines

first_imgLast year, the Cowboys turned their season around after giving Oakland a first-round pick for wideout Amari Cooper. He provided an instant boost for Dak Prescott and the passing attack and Dallas went 7-2 following the trade to win the NFC East.In 2017, the Eagles traded a fourth-round pick to Miami for running back Jay Ajayi. He played a big role in helping Philadelphia win its first Super Bowl title.Garoppolo was traded from the Patriots to the 49ers for a second-round pick also in 2017. He went 5-0 down the stretch and is 14-2 as a starter in San Francisco.Other major trades before the deadline during this decade: running back Trent Richardson to the Colts from Cleveland in 2013; cornerback Aqib Talib to the Patriots from Tampa in 2012; quarterback Carson Palmer to the Raiders from Cincinnati in 2011; running back Marshawn Lynch to the Seahawks from Buffalo in 2010.Dickerson went from the Rams to the Colts in a three-team trade in 1987. The Cowboys won three Super Bowls thanks to picks acquired from Minnesota for Walker in 1989.Some trades help both teams. Some don’t pan out for either. Teams aren’t hesitant about making deals anymore in the NFL.Sports Related Videospowered by AdSparcRead Next Not long ago, it was rare to see a lot of trade activity during the season. There were occasional blockbuster moves — Herschel Walker, Eric Dickerson — but you had to look to MLB, the NBA and NHL for a flurry of deals.Times have changed, and NFL teams are now more aggressive. General managers are wheeling and dealing, making things interesting for contenders trying to add the missing piece and bottom-dwellers looking to stockpile draft picks.FEATURED STORIESSPORTSGreatest ever?SPORTSFormer PBA import Anthony Grundy passes away at 40SPORTSSan Miguel suspends Santos, Nabong, Tubid indefinitely after ‘tussle’ in practiceRamsey, a two-time Pro Bowl cornerback, forced his way out of Jacksonville. He was dealt to the Los Angeles Rams (5-3) last week for two first-round picks and a fourth. On the same day, the Rams sent cornerback Marcus Peters to Baltimore (5-2). Ramsey forced a fumble and held Julio Jones to four catches in his Rams debut. Peters returned an interception — Russell Wilson’s first of the season — for a touchdown in his Ravens debut.The New England Patriots (7-0) sent shockwaves through the league by trading a second-round pick for Sanu just hours after routing the Jets 33-0 on Monday night. It was a steep price for a 30-year-old wideout who has never had a 1,000-yard receiving season, but the Patriots wanted another quality target for Tom Brady to pair with Julian Edelman. Canadian vaping study details danger from ‘popcorn lung’ chemical The deal drove up the market value for receivers. That was quickly evident when the San Francisco 49ers, the league’s only other undefeated team, also paid a big price to get the 32-year-old Sanders. The 49ers (6-0) sent a third-round pick and a fourth-rounder to Denver for Sanders and a fifth, giving Brady’s former backup, Jimmy Garoppolo, another weapon.Dallas (4-3) upgraded its pass rush by acquiring Bennett from the Patriots for a conditional seventh-round pick. The three-time Pro Bowl defensive end quickly wore out his welcome in New England as he did in Philadelphia after making nine sacks in one season with the Eagles.Seattle (5-2) bolstered its secondary by getting Diggs along with a seventh-round pick from Detroit for a fifth-round pick. That move upset several players on the Lions (2-3-1) because they’re not ready to give up on the season.Last month, the Steelers acquired safety Minkah Fitzpatrick along with two draft picks from Miami for three picks, including a first in 2020.Even if there are no more significant deals, we’ve seen plenty of action this season and in recent years to change the old narrative that the NFL trade deadline is a snoozer.ADVERTISEMENT LATEST STORIES Duterte calls himself, Go, Cayetano ‘the brightest stars’ in PH politics Someone from the Philippines could win a $208 million jackpot this week! Atlanta Falcons wide receiver Julio Jones (11) misses the catch against Los Angeles Rams cornerback Jalen Ramsey (20) during the first half of an NFL football game, Sunday, Oct. 20, 2019, in Atlanta. (AP Photo/John Bazemore)The NFL is losing its reputation for boring trade deadlines.Jalen Ramsey, Marcus Peters, Emmanuel Sanders, Mohamed Sanu, Michael Bennett and Quandre Diggs have already changed teams in the past two weeks and several more established players could be on the move before Tuesday’s deadline.ADVERTISEMENT DTI creates Marahuyo, a luxe Filipino fashion brand for global buyers View commentscenter_img MOST READ Becoming his own man Matteo Guidicelli had saved up for Sarah G’s ring since 2014? Ashleigh Barty set for 1st WTA Finals appearance in China Lacson: PH lost about P161.5B tax revenue from big trading partners in 2017 PLAY LIST 03:46Lacson: PH lost about P161.5B tax revenue from big trading partners in 201700:50Trending Articles00:50Trending Articles02:11Makabayan bloc defends protesting workers, tells Año to ‘shut up’03:07PH billiards team upbeat about gold medal chances in SEA Games01:38‘Bato’ to be ‘most effective’ CHR head? It’s for public to decide – Gascon02:07Aquino to Filipinos: Stand up vs abuses before you suffer De Lima’s ordeal01:28Ex-President Noynoy Aquino admits contracting pneumonia00:45Aquino agrees with Drilon on SEA games ‘kaldero’ spending issue Don’t miss out on the latest news and information. Ethel Booba on SEA Games cauldron: ‘Sulit kung corrupt ang panggatong’ This jewelry designer is also an architectlast_img read more

SPORT-IND-COMMENTS 2 LAST

first_imgTalking about the match, Dhoni was pleased with his Talking about the match, Dhoni was pleased with his bowlers performance, especially leg-spinner Amit Mishra. “I felt bowlers executed plan very well. 150 was a good score to achieve. Im not saying we would have definitely won, but a good batting effort would have seen us through. If you compare the two games, youd wonder if we were playing on the same wicket. “We did take a bit of risk with Mishra coming in replacing Binny because we were one batsman short. We realise on a wicket like this, we needed an extra bowler and a leg-spinner can give you wickets. It paid off well. Mishra bowled exceedingly well, he was able to put pressure and he was well supported by Ashwin. Its fantastic effort by both of them.” Winning captain Carlos Brathwaite said even as they did not post a bog total, they were confident of winning. “It (wicket) was a tad slower. Their bowlers bowled well. Kudos to them. Indian bowlers executed their plans really well. We tried our best, but didnt get the score we wanted. But we always had full confidence in defending our total,” the strapping West Indian said. “For me as a young leader to know and lead the players is an exciting experience. We want to remain champions and entertain the West Indies crowd.” Asked about cricket in US, Brathwaite said,”Most definitely we would love to come here back again. Fantastic field, fantastic wicket. We had discussion if we can come here again.” PTI AT ATadvertisementlast_img read more

England smash 444/3 vs Pakistan, record highest ever ODI score

first_imgEngland smashed a world record-breaking 444-3 against Pakistan in their third one-day international on Tuesday, after opening batsman Alex Hales hit England’s highest individual ODI score with 171. (Scorecard)Hales struck 22 fours and four sixes in a 122-ball blitz at his home ground in Trent Bridge, beating Robin Smith’s 23-year-old England record of an unbeaten 167 against Australia.444 reasons why this is England’s best ever group of One Day Cricketers…… Michael Vaughan (@MichaelVaughan) August 30, 2016BUTTLER HITS ENGLAND’S FASTEST FIFTYJos Buttler (90 not out) also punished Pakistan’s bowlers by notching England’s fastest-ever ODI half century in just 22 balls. Captain Eoin Morgan, who won the toss and opted to bat, profited from a dropped catch to remain unbeaten on 57.Together with Joe Root (85), who hit his third successive half century of the series, Hales added 248 runs off 190 balls as England bettered the previous world record of 443-9, set by Sri Lanka against the Netherlands in 2006, when Buttler hit a four off the last ball.Highest ODI totals:444/3 England vs. Pakistan, Nottingham, 2016443/9 Sri Lanka vs. Netherlands, Amstelveen, 2006439/2 South Africa vs. West Indies, Johannesburg, 2015438/4 South Africa vs. India, Mumbai, 2015438/9 South Africa vs. Australia, Johannesburg, 2006434/4 Australia vs. South Africa, Johannesburg, 2006418/5 South Africa vs. Zimbabwe, Potchefstroom, 2006418/5 India vs. West Indies, Indore, 2011417/6 Australia vs. Afghanistan, Perth, 2015414/7 India vs. Sri Lanka, Rajkot, 2009last_img read more

India Blue in firm control vs India Red in Duleep Trophy final

first_imgInching closer to lifting the Duleep Trophy, India Blue took a virtually unassailable lead of 476 runs against India Red on a rain-truncated penultimate day of the tournament final at the Greater Noida Sports Complex Ground here on Tuesday. (Latest Cricket stories)Play was marred due to rain with two stoppages halting play. Karnataka batsman Mayank Agarwal scored a fifty and skipper Gautam Gambhir scored a fluent 36 as India Blue reached 139/3 at stumps. Chinaman Kuldeep Yadav snared two wickets.India Test regulars Rohit Sharma and all-rounder Ravindra Jadeja were at the crease on 22 and 3 respectively.Resuming at the overnight total of 1/0, India Blue got off to a steady start with Gambhir and Agarwal stitching a 67-run partnership.Gambhir wasted little time to stretch the lead by punching Pradeep Sangwan through cover and point for the first runs of the evening. The 34-year old gave little leeway to Nathu Singh in the next over, clipping a full length delivery to the deep mid-wicket fence.Nathu did not have a good time bowling to Gambhir as the seasoned campaigner carted him for two more boundaries in the sixth over of the evening.RAIN PLAYS SPOILSPORTJust as India Blue looked to be cruising smoothly, at 33/0 in six overs, there was another stoppage in play, this time for an hour and fifteen minutes. Gambhir looked good for a long innings after play restarted, but departed to the delight of India Red.The dashing Delhi opener, though not happy with the decision, was drawn forward by a nicely tossed up delivery by Kuldeep forcing the southpaw to miss his front foot defence and let the ball spin away to hit him in front of the stumps.advertisementBarring Kuldeep who has been Gambhir’s bane in the final, the 2011 World Cup star looked good for his 36 at a swift strike rate of 61.01.At the other end, Agarwal played well for his 52 laced with seven fours. The 25-year old brought up his fifty in propitious fashion, flicking a Kuldeep delivery off the middle of the bat which Nathu misfielded at deep midwicket allowing the ball to trickle over the ropes. Agarwal brought up his 11th fifty in first-class cricket.Soon after though, the right-hander perished, this time, Nathu making no mistake at deep midwicket. Trying to hit Kuldeep with the spin into the stands, the Karnataka batsman ended up dragging it to Nathu.Dinesh Karthik did not last long, trying to be too swishy too early. Hurrying to a 12-ball 16, the experienced keeper stepped out to Amit Mishra missing the turn altogether.Brief Scores: India Blue 693/6 declared (Cheteshwar Pujara 256 not out, Sheldon Jackson 134; Amit Mishra 2-171) and 139/3 (Mayank Agarwal 52; Kuldeep Yadav 2/47) lead India Red 356 (Stuart Binny 98, Mishra 65; Ravindra Jadeja 5-95) by 476 runs.last_img read more

Florida second T20I’s delayed start had BCCI consent, ICC to discuss fiasco

first_imgThe decision to delay the start of the India-West Indies second T20 international in Florida last Sunday had the blessings of the BCCI. Broadcasters Star Sports unable to beam live pictures of the match on time due to technical issues which forced the delayed start have received bad press after the delay cost India an opportunity to square the series. (Rain denies India victory in Florida as West Indies clinch series 1-0 ) But with Star Sports being BCCI’s long term partners, there hasn’t been any action or fact finding. Star Sports paid the BCCI 34.4 crores to broadcast the two matches in Florida. BCCI officials refused to comment despite multiple attempts. An ICC spokesman did confirm the decision to delay the match start by 40 minutes was arrived at by the match officials after consulting both competing members.”Taking into account the strategic considerations behind the staging of the two international matches in Florida, the match officials, on the request of the two competing members, agreed to tweak the playing hours to allow the host broadcaster to overcome the technical difficulties,” ICC clarified. The two games were essentially BCCI’s home games being played at an off shore venue. The games also served an opportunity to the West Indies cricket board (WICB) to compensate the BCCI for some of its losses arising out of West Indian players pull out from the India tour of 2014. In such circumstances the call to delay start had to come from the BCCI. (MS Dhoni wants more T20s in United States )advertisementBCCI’s commercial considerations could be understood in a heavily competitive market space, the incident robbed thousands of on ground cricket fans, exposed to international cricket in a new market, an opportunity to see a result despite coming in to watch the games at steep prices. Meanwhile, sources in the ICC have confirmed that the Florida fiasco will be discussed at its match officials annual workshop next month. A rain delay of merely 20 minutes was enough to make the ground conditions unfit to play with India stranded two overs into their chase of a modest T20 target of 144 and robbing MS Dhoni a chance of squaring the series. At least five overs are needed to be bowled in the second innings to constitute a match under Duckworth-Lewis playing rules.Dhoni disagreed with his West Indian counterpart Carlos Brathwaite who deemed a number of areas on the outfield unfit for play. The match officials led by ICC match referee Ranjan Madugalle were also not convinced with the state of the outfield following the rains and decided to call off the match. Florida’s Lauderhill was hosting the two games between the two T20 heavyweights as part of an effort to develop a new market for the game. But the venues’ inadequate drainage facilities and equipment to deal with the rains are also set to be part of the discussions at ICC’s workshop.last_img read more

It was a perfect Test match for India: Sourav Ganguly to India Today

first_imgIndia celebrated their 500th Test with a huge 197-run win over New Zealand today, with Ravichandran Ashwin claiming a six-wicket haul. (Ravindra Jadeja, Ravichandran Ashwin script 197-run victory in India’s historic 500th Test)Set an improbable victory target of 434, New Zealand were bowled out for 236 soon after lunch on the last day. (SCORECARD)Ashwin (6/132) completed his 19th five-wicket haul in 37 Tests, and his fifth 10-wicket haul in the format.He snared the last three wickets, dismissing Mitchell Santner (71) catch at silly point from an unplayable delivery, the ball rearing up from good length.He bowled Ish Sodhi (17) around his legs and trapped Neil Wagner (0) lbw for a match return of 10/225. (Exclusive: Sourav Ganguly backs Ravichandran Ashwin to take 400-500 Test wickets)Hailing India’s massive victory, former captain Sourav Ganguly told India Today that it was a perfect Test match for the hosts and that the win will give them a lot of confidence going ahead to Kolkata for the second Test.”It is a terrific win. It was a typical Indian Test match. As the Test match progresses, batting gets harder for the tourists and it was the same for New Zealand. Ball spun, the Indian spinners were outstanding and they just went past the New Zealand batting. (R Ashwin breaks Waqar Younis’ record, becomes second fastest to take 200 Test wickets)”The conditions were perfect for the spinners to bowl and they exploited the conditions. Ashwin fastest to 200th wicket yesterday and just went on from there. There was enough help, the ball was turning , the new ball came in, the harder seam made the ball turn even more, making life harder for the Kiwis,” Ganguly told India Today. (CLICK HERE TO WATCH VIDEO)advertisementON INDIA’S BATTING”I think India batted superbly in the second innings on a difficult pitch, the batting was not up to the best on the first day of the Test. So, it was positive to see the way they batted in their second innings. People like Rohit Sharma and Ravindra Jadeja will get a lot of confidence from it to carry forward in the next Test match.” (New Zealand recall Jeetan Patel to replace injured Mark Craig vs India)ON KOHLI’S DECLARATION”I don’t think the declaration was delayed, it was a perfect declaration and at the right time. There were enough overs left in the Test match. What happens is when you declare with such a big target, you make sure you always have fielders in the catching position. So, although the Kiwis kept on hitting boundaries, anything which popped up from bat/pad or went to the slips, India had fielders in that region to take the catches and take wickets. For India what was important in the fourth innings to take wickets and they have exactly done that. So, I think it was a perfect declaration. It was a perfect Test match for India and a pretty similar type of Test match which we have seen in Indian conditions for years.”LOOKING FORWARD TO EDEN TEST”I thought it was a very good Test match pitch. It was good for batting in the first couple of days and then it started turning. There was something in for the spinners, something in for the batters. There wasn’t much for the fast bowlers but that’s what you expect in India.Eden Gardens is going to be different because we had lot of rain. It’s still raining in Kolkata. So, there will be a lot of moisture underneath. There’s a fair bit of grass on the surface. The team arrives here tomorrow so we will have to wait and see what they want. But at the present moment, there is a lot of grass and moisture.”ON ASHWIN”Terrific record, isn’t it… second fastest in the world to 200 Test wickets. One match here and there will not make any difference to him. He knows he has got to shoulder the responsibility of the Indian bowling for the next few years. This conditions were ideal for him and Jadeja and hopefully he just gets better and better. His batting is very handy and he is a strength to the team. Ashwin is a very good batsman, he is technically sound.”last_img read more

Rochelle Humes pregnant with her second child

first_imgLondon, Nov 17 (PTI) Singer Rochelle Humes is expecting her second child with husband Marvin Humes.The 27-year-old singer is already mother to three-year-old daughter Alaia-Mai with her former JLS star spouse.The Saturdays star Rochelle announced that the couple are preparing to welcome a new arrival into their lives, reported Daily Mirror.Sharing a stunning black and white picture of her wearing a sports bra and white shirt draped over her shoulders, Rochelle is seen cradling her already prominent bump.Admitting she and Marvin have yet to find out the sex of their unborn baby, Rochelle captioned the shot on Instagram: “Ten tiny fingers, ten tiny toes, but who are you? Nobody knows…” PTI JCH JCHlast_img read more

AISK-Police cricket tournament to begin in Jammu from Nov 20

first_imgJammu, Nov 18 (PTI) A cricket tournament of All India Kashmiri Samaj (AIKS) and Police will commence in Jammu from November 20, aimed to inculcate a sense of healthier body and mind through sports amid the drug menace spreading fast among the younger generation across the nation. “A cricket tournament is being held at a mega level in Jammu from November 20 to December 25,” Vice President of AIKS, AK Raina told reporters here today. Flanked by former captain and chairman of selection committee of Jammu and Kashmir Ranji cricket team and former BCCI member, Ashwinder Koul and Chairman of Media Committee of J&K Cricket Association, Rajesh Dhar, Raina said that Advisor to the Jammu and Kashmir Chief Minister and former Vice Chancellor Jammu University Professor Amitabh Mattoo will inaugurate the tournament. Ten teams will be participating in the league based matches for AIKS-ALCOBREW Championship Cup. The final will be played on December 25 with cash awards and attractive prizes for the winners and runner up teams, besides trophies and mementos to man of the matches, man of the tournament, best bowler and best fielder awards. PTI AB DK CMlast_img read more

Drop Neuer and start Ter Stegen – Matthaus

first_imgMarc-Andre ter Stegen should take the Germany number one spot away from an out-of-sorts Manuel Neuer, former captain Lothar Matthaus has said.Bayern Munich goalkeeper Neuer has struggled to hit top form since returning to action following his long absence due to a foot injury last season.The 32-year-old was unconvincing in Germany’s shock group-stage exit at the World Cup and came in for criticism for his performance in the 3-0 Nations League loss to Netherlands last Saturday. Article continues below Editors’ Picks Man Utd ready to spend big on Sancho and Haaland in January Who is Marcus Thuram? Lilian’s son who is top of the Bundesliga with Borussia Monchengladbach Brazil, beware! Messi and Argentina out for revenge after Copa controversy Best player in MLS? Zlatan wasn’t even the best player in LA! Ter Stegen has only started two matches this year – friendlies with Spain in March and Peru last month – but Matthaus thinks the Barcelona man has earned the right to a regular spot in Joachim Low’s starting line-up.”Manuel Neuer doesn’t currently have the form and assuredness he had before his serious injury,” the 1990 World Cup winner wrote in his column for Sky Sport.”He’s not yet back in the shape that made him the best goalkeeper in the world four times [according to the International Federation of Football History & Statistics].”[Ter Stegen] has been world-class at Barcelona for years. I think he’s gradually earned the chance to play an important match from the start, even if Neuer is available.”Germany take on France in their latest Nations League match in Paris on Tuesday.last_img read more

How Madrid’s best players flopped under Lopetegui

first_imgJulen Lopetegui has been sacked as Real Madrid head coach after seeing the winners of the last three Champions League finals slip to ninth in LaLiga.The former Spain coach struggled at the Santiago Bernabeu and, upon his departure on Monday, the club noted that eight Madrid players were nominated for the Ballon d’Or and should be capable of better.While Lopetegui has paid the price for his poor decisions, those world-class stars did not always help their coach in the opening 14 games of the campaign. Editors’ Picks Man Utd ready to spend big on Sancho and Haaland in January Who is Marcus Thuram? Lilian’s son who is top of the Bundesliga with Borussia Monchengladbach Brazil, beware! Messi and Argentina out for revenge after Copa controversy Best player in MLS? Zlatan wasn’t even the best player in LA! Following his sacking, we look at how Madrid’s octet of potential prize-winners have underperformed so far this term.last_img read more

MS Dhoni doesn’t need to prove anything to anyone, says Shane Warne

first_imgHis finishing skills called into question by critics, Mahendra Singh Dhoni on Tuesday received firm backing from spin legend Shane Warne, who feels that former India captain doesn’t need to “prove anything to anyone”.Removed from captaincy before the start of the 10th edition of the ongoing Indian Premier League, Dhoni so far has had a quiet tournament for Rising Pune Supergiant by his standards, scoring only 61 runs in five games. (Dhoni answers critics with stunning glovework, monstrous six)Warne today took to twitter to back Dhoni, who has been a phenomenal limited-overs cricketer.”@msdhoni does not have to prove anything to anyone, he’s class & a wonderful player in all formats. MS is also a great captain & inspires!,” Warne wrote on his twitter page..@msdhoni does not have to prove anything to anyone, he’s class & a wonderful player in all formats. MS is also a great captain & inspires !- Shane Warne (@ShaneWarne) April 18, 2017Dhoni’s strike-rate in the 10th IPL has been a dismal 87.14 with an average of shade over 15. He has managed to hit only two sixes in five games. (Dhoni has amazing hands, Stokes warns batsmen)While he is still the undisputed No.1 keeper-batsman in the limited-overs format but inconsistent form over the past year has led to the debate if he is still a potent match-winner.last_img read more

Barkha Singh joins BJP

first_imgNew Delhi, Apr 22 (PTI) A day after she was expelled from the Congress, Barkha Shukla Singh today joined the BJP and lauded Prime Minister Narendra Modis policies.She said her decision was not aimed at gaining any position in the party.”I have joined the BJP neither to fight elections nor am I aiming for any position, but to work hard for assignments I will be given,” Singh told reporters.She praised Modis policies and the changes he has made over the past three years.”I wrote to Modi three years ago urging him to take up the triple talaq issue for protection of women. The way he has responded to it has satisfied me,” she said.Singh, who was Congress Delhi women wing chief, was expelled by the party for six years after she attacked its vice president Rahul Gandhi and Delhi unit chief Ajay Maken.The disciplinary committee of Congress Delhi unit removed Singh for indulging in “anti-party activities”.The development came on the eve of civic polls in the national capital.Union Youth Affairs and Sports Minister Vijay Goel who was also present on the occasion said Singhs entry has strengthened the BJP.”Congress leadership at both the national level and in Delhi is neither listening to its party members nor is is being able to satisfy its leaders,” Goel said. PTI CPB RTlast_img read more

Romelu Lukaku, Alexis Sanchez hunt Harry Kane in late Golden Boot showdown

first_imgHarry Kane’s four-goal salvo on Thursday catapulted him to the top of the Premier League scorers charts, but hot on his heels are two players with contrasting styles who go head-to-head when Arsenal host Everton on the final day of the season on Sunday.Kane’s goals came as Tottenham Hotspur thrashed Leicester City 6-1 to take his tally for the campaign to 26, one more than he managed as the Premier League’s leading marksman last season.That moved him past Everton forward Romelu Lukaku and Arsenal’s Alexis Sanchez, who if paper talk is to be believed could both be playing their final league matches for their respective clubs.Lukaku has 24 league goals this term, the most for Everton in a top-flight season since Gary Lineker struck 30 in 1985-86, but has not scored in his last four appearances.Sanchez’s recent burst of four goals in three games has lifted his total to 23, the best scoring season of his career.Belgian international Lukaku is big and powerful, and when in the mood bounces off defenders with rampaging runs. He has a rocket shot, but can also apply a deft touch and is a real threat in the air.Six of his 24 goals have been scored with his head, while he has also shown his proficiency with both feet as 11 strikes have been with his left and seven with his right.Those goals have come from 104 efforts on goal, hitting the back of the net with almost one in four efforts. He has also provided six assists.advertisementA criticism of his game has been his strike-rate against this season’s top six, with just three goals scored, two against Manchester City and one versus Tottenham.Everton will be keen to keep Sanchez off his right foot. Sixteen of his 23 goals have come with that foot, four with the left and three with his head.His game is built around creativity, guile and a high work-rate, and his versatility means he has been shifted around the pitch during a career in which he spent three seasons with Barcelona before signing for Arsenal in 2014.He has needed 125 shots for his goals this campaign, but has contributed 10 assists for his team.last_img read more

French Open: Milos Raonic parts ways with coach Richard Krajicek

first_imgMilos Raonic and coach Richard Krajicek have decided to part ways after less than six months working together, the Canadian said in the wake of his exit from the French Open.The world number six did not win a title under the former Wimbledon champion, who was appointed in December, and progressed to the final in two of nine tournaments.Raonic lost to Pablo Carreno Busta in the fourth round at Roland Garros on Sunday.”My coach, Richard Krajicek, and I have decided to part ways. This decision has been a mutual one,” Raonic said on his official Twitter account.”I would like to thank Richard for his help with my game, his dedication and professionalism. I wish him all the best.”Raonic, who has continued to work with long-time coach Riccardo Piatti, will aim to get his season back on track at the Aegon Championships in Birmingham, later this month.last_img read more