Ind vs Ire: Yuvraj shines as India win by five wickets

first_imgYuvraj Singh excelled in both departments of the game as India restored the ‘minnows’ tag upon Ireland, that had been removed post their win over England. Score | PhotosYuvraj scalped five wickets and then scored an unbeaten 50 during the World Cup Group B match at the M Chinnaswamy Stadium in Bangalore on Sunday. He earned the Man-of-the-Match award for his efforts.Chasing a meagre 208, India put 210 on board with Yusuf Pathan hitting a four off the last ball off the 46th over to finish off the match with four overs remaining.Ireland didn’t put up a large score on board but their players were in no mood to give India an easy outing. And Trent Johnston went according to the plan, scalping Virender Sehwag on the first ball of the second over, taking his catch off his own over. He fell for five and India went down to 9-1.They pressed on and Gautam Gambhir too fell. And once again it was Johnston to the fore. Gambhir wanted to clear it past the short fine leg, but Alex Cusack cut short his shot and Gambhir fell for 11 and the India scorecard read 24/2 in 5.2 overs.Unfortunately for the Ireland team, Johnston injured his knee while bowling the 10th over of the innings. He completed his over, but left the field soon after that.Then Sachin Tendulkar and Virat Kohli got on with a partnership. And just when the Irish fans were beginning to lose hope Tendulkar fell to 18-year old left-arm spinner George Dockrell on 38 with an LBW written against his initials. A clean and straight delivery hit Tendulkar on the thigh when he was trying to go for a sweep shot. Tendulkar’s 63-run third wicket stand with Kohli helped India to 87/3.Then it was celebration time for the Irish fans, for India lost their fourth wicket in a jiffy with Virat Kohli getting run out when the India score was 100. He scored 34.But with a deep batting line-up India had nothing to fear. Soon Yuvraj Singh and skipper Mahendra Singh Dhoni forged a partnership to push the score from 100/4 to 167/5. The fifth wicket was that of skipper Dhoni, who fell to Dockrell on 34 in very much the same fashion as Sachin Tendulkar had departed with an LBW against his name.Then it was Yusuf Pathan’s turn to hit his famous over the fence shots and up the scoring rate by a mile. He hit two sixes off Dockrell to drive home that point that India’s win was round the corner. In the 45th over India decided to take the Powerplay and raise the tempo and wrap up the innings early. That they did in the 46th over with 210 runs on board.Ireland inningsIndian captain Mahendra Singh Dhoni won the toss and elected to bowl and it was Yuvraj Singh, who benefited by the decision finishing with a five-wicket haul as Ireland folded to 207.Earlier, India pacer Zaheer Khan bowled out Ireland’s Paul Stirling and Ed Joyce to stamp his class early in the match.First Zaheer got the better of Stirling with a quickish delivery that caved in and before the batsman could realise what had happened his stumps were off. He fell for a duck. Then in the third over of the innings, Zaheer struck again to send back Ed Joyce on 4, with skipper Dhoni performing the final rites behind the stumps. Ireland slumped to 9-2. But, post those two wickets, Ireland skipper William Porterfield and Niall O’Brien got on with a good partnership. They rotated the strike well to fox the India bowlers. Every lose ball was sent past the boundary while the good ones were nicely defended.But Niall O’Brien’s run out upset the Irish team’s plans. A loose ball from Harbhajan Singh was driven towards the covers by Porterfield, who started off for a run. But Virat Kohli showed impressive agility on the field and threw the ball towards keeper MS Dhoni, who removed the bails off and Niall was short of his crease. He fell for 46 after forging a fine 113-run partnership with Porterfield. Ireland slumped to 122/3 in the 27th over. It was the right time for the India bowlers to press further and they went according to the plan as Yuvraj Singh claimed the next man Andrew White with skipper Dhoni taking a regulation catch behind the stumps. White scored 5 and Ireland went down to 129/4.Kevin O’Brien, the man who scored the fastest century of the World Cup in the previous match against England, was still at the crease and that gave some hope to their fans. The hopes were short-lived as Yuvraj Singh struck again and this time he got rid of Kevin taking a fine catch off his own bowling in the 34th over. He fell for 9 when the Ireland score was 147.   But Yuvraj was hungry for more and this time he accounted for opposition skipper William Porterfield. But it wasn’t a delivery that would make a bowler proud of, yet it got the most wanted wicket in the Irish camp. A short ball that was turning slowly was hit hard by Porterfield, but it failed to go past the covers where Harbhajan Singh took a fine catch to send the batsman back on 75 and the Ireland score read 160/6.By now Yuvraj was on song and he claimed John Mooney on 5 trapping him leg before to increase his victims list to four. But, there was more to follow as Alex Cusack too fell and he too became a victim of Yuvraj’s turners. This was Yuvraj’s fifth wicket of the day.Post Mooney’s wicket, things became easy for India bowlers and they tightened the noose. Soon Ireland batting line-up folded on 207 in the 48th over.advertisementadvertisementlast_img read more

Indian men sink Pakistan, enter Asian Games kabaddi semifinals

first_imgThe Indian team knocked out 11 Pakistan athletes and collected two lona pointsThe Indian men’s kabaddi team brushed aside arch-rivals Pakistan 23-11 to top Group A and entered the semifinals of the event at the 17th Asian Games here Tuesday.The Rakesh Kumar-led Indian team, which defeated Bangladesh and Thailand earlier, put in another dominating performance to trounce Pakistan at the Songdo Global University Gymnasium.The men’s team with the starting line-up of Jasvir Singh, Anup Kumar, Manjeet Chhillar, Navneet Singh, Gurpreet Singh and Subramaniam Rajguru, rode on its brilliant first half when it zoomed to a 17-4 lead. The Indian team knocked out 11 Pakistan athletes and collected two ‘lona’ points.After taking a big lead in the first 20 minutes, defending champions, India played it easy in the second half and got six points as compared to Pakistan’s seven.But in the end, the 13 points first half deficit proved costly for the Pakistan, who also qualified for the semi-final as the second team from Group A. The semi-finals are slated for Thursday.India have won all the six gold medals ever since the spot was introduced in the Asian Games in 1990 in Beijing.last_img read more

a month agoClub Brugge keeper Mignolet: The hard option was leaving Liverpool

first_imgTagsTransfersAbout the authorPaul VegasShare the loveHave your say Club Brugge keeper Mignolet: The hard option was leaving Liverpoolby Paul Vegasa month agoSend to a friendShare the loveSimon Mignolet says he took the hard option leaving Liverpool.The Belgium international joined Club Brugge this summer after getting fed-up serving as back-up to Alisson.And he says staying and earning his wages at Anfield would have been the easy option.He said: “However, that was the easy option: seeing out remaining two years [of my contract] at Liverpool, making good money at a top European club and being a free agent the age of 33.”But another two years on the bench, that wasn’t in me.”I have been at the end of my patience for the past six or seven months.”The minutes I have already enjoyed with Club Brugge, the qualification against Kiev and Linz, I have not felt that in the last two years.” last_img read more

Photo: ‘Disappointed Michigan Fan’ Presented Mark Dantonio With ‘Play Of The Season’ Award

first_imgMichigan Wolverines fans look on during the game against the Wisconsin Badgers.ANN ARBOR, MI – SEPTEMBER 27: Michigan Wolverines fans look on during the game against the Wisconsin Badgers on September 27, 2008 at Michigan Stadium in Ann Arbor, Michigan. (Photo by Gregory Shamus/Getty Images)Michigan fan Chris Baldwin has become a household name – simply for his reaction to the Wolverines’ last-second loss to Michigan State earlier this year. Last week, he was back on television, commiserating with fellow UM fans.ESPN, during it’s College Football Awards show, actually had Baldwin present the “Best Play of the Year” award to MSU head coach Mark Dantonio. Jalen Watts-Jackson, the player who scored the game-winner for the Spartans, shared a cool photo of the moment on Facebook. At last night’s ESPN Awards. Glad they flew Chris Baldwin out for the show from Ann Arbor. He’s a good sport.Posted by Jalen Watts-Jackson on Friday, December 11, 2015In the end, the play wound up getting Michigan State into the playoff. It also might have knocked both Michigan and Ohio State out.[]last_img read more

Corus Entertainment reports fourthquarter profit up from year ago

first_imgTORONTO – Corus Entertainment Inc. (TSX:CJR.B) reported Wednesday its fourth-quarter profit was up from a year ago as revenue ticked lower.The media company said its profit attributable to shareholders totalled $28.9 million or 14 cents per diluted share for the three months ended Aug. 31.That compared with a profit of $25,000 or zero cents per share in the same period a year earlier.On an adjusted basis, Corus said it earned $43.9 million or 22 cents per share in its latest quarter, up from an adjusted profit of $14.5 million or seven cents per share a year ago.Revenue totalled $381.2 million, down from nearly $384.5 million a year ago.On Tuesday, Corus announced a deal to sell French-language specialty channels Historia and Series+ to Bell Media for $200 million.“As we reviewed our portfolio of assets this year, we determined that while Historia and Series+ are excellent channels, they are not core to advancing Corus’ strategic priorities at this time,” Corus chief executive Doug Murphy said in a statement.“Furthermore, the increased financial flexibility this transaction provides will enable Corus to accelerate our transformation into an industry-leading integrated media and content company.”The sale requires approval by the CRTC and the Competition Bureau.Corus owns 45 specialty television services, 39 radio stations and 15 conventional television stations as well as other assets.last_img read more

City of Dawson Creek and NEAT asking residents to improve recycling

first_imgDAWSON CREEK, B.C. – The City together with the Northern Environmental Action Team want to help improve residents understanding of proper recycling cart contents with curbside cart audits starting the week of November 12.Since the curbside program started in September, residents have been doing a great job,  yet there has been an increase in contaminated materials left in the carts. Repeated contamination has shown a need for the new Recycle it Right program, to help residents understand and know proper sorting practices.It is essential to understand that blue bin contents are delivered to DC Recycling, these items are sorted and then baled for resale. Contaminants in your cart such as food waste, cat litter, garbage and construction materials can turn your recycling to garbage. This reduces the resale value of recyclable materials which increases processing costs and poses unsafe working conditions to staff. NEAT representatives will audit curbside bins by looking for possible contaminants, and then leaving information on correct sorting and acceptable recyclable materials. If a cart is highly contaminated, NEAT will leave the bin and ask the resident to re-sort their waste.For more information on how to Recycle it Right;Printable guide (also available as a downloadable PDF online) out the Waste Wizard at the Dawson Creek City appFor more information on the program, contact the City of Dawson Creek at 250-784-3600 or [email protected]last_img read more

Amending Indian Forest Act

first_imgThe Ministry of Environment, Forest and Climate Change (MoEF&CC) has finalised the first draft of the comprehensive amendments to the Indian Forest Act, 1927 (IFA). The 123-page draft provides definitions to important terms that were missing from the law. The draft has been prepared based on the inputs of a core committee constituted by the ministry. On March 7, Inspector General of Forests (Forest Policy) Noyal Thomas sent a letter to all states seeking their comments. Each state has to conduct consultations with all its stakeholders, including non-profits and civil society organisations, and send the compiled feedback to the ministry by June 7. Also Read – A special kind of bondThe amendment defines community as “a group of persons specified on the basis of government records living in a specific locality and in joint possession and enjoyment of common property resources, without regard to race, religion, caste, language and culture”. Forest is defined to include “any government or private or institutional land recorded or notified as forest/forest land in any government record and the lands managed by government/community as forest and mangroves, and also any land which the central or state government may by notification declare to be forest for the purpose of this Act.” Also Read – Insider threat managementWhile the preamble of IFA, 1927, said the Act was focused on laws related to transport of forest produce and the tax on it, the amendment has increased the focus to “conservation, enrichment and sustainable management of forest resources and matters connected therewith to safeguard ecological stability to ensure provision of ecosystem services in perpetuity and to address the concerns related to climate change and international commitments”. The amendments specifically deal with the Forest Rights Act, 2006 (FRA). The amendments say if the state government, after consultation with the central government, feels that the rights under FRA will hamper conservation efforts, then the state “may commute such rights by paying such persons a sum of money in lieu thereof, or grant of land, or in such other manner as it thinks fit, to maintain the social organisation of the forest-dwelling communities or alternatively set out some other forest tract of sufficient extent, and in a locality reasonably convenient, for the purpose of such forest dwellers”. The amendment also introduces a new category of forests — production forest. These will be forests with specific objectives for production of timber, pulp, pulpwood, firewood, non-timber forest produce, medicinal plants or any forest species to increase production in the country for a specified period.(The views are strictly personal)last_img read more

Philadelphia Flyers extremely high on former Ohio State goalie Cal Heeter

Growing up, former Ohio State men’s ice hockey senior goalie Cal Heeter often dreamed of playing in the National Hockey League. On Tuesday, that dream was closer to becoming a reality when Heeter agreed to terms of a contract with the Philadelphia Flyers. “I think that’s everyone’s dream who’s ever played hockey at a competitive level — to one day make it to the NHL,” Heeter told The Lantern Wednesday. Philadelphia had been eyeing Heeter as a prospect for the past few years. “They had scouts at some of our games this year,” Heeter said. “They’ve been following me in previous years as well. I had known that they had interest for a while now, it was just a matter of time before we figured it all out at the end.” OSU ended its season last weekend, getting swept in a best-of-three series by Notre Dame in the first round of the CCHA playoffs. It was just a matter of days until Heeter received the contract offer he accepted from the Flyers, which he confirmed to The Lantern in a Tuesday email. Chris Pryor, director of hockey operations for the Flyers, said given the lack of goaltending depth in the organization, Heeter will have a chance to make an impact in Philadelphia. “We think (Heeter’s) got a lot of potential … we’re extremely high on him,” Pryor said. “He’s got a great opportunity in our organization. We think he’s got a bright future.” A two-year starter in net for the Buckeyes, Heeter is third in program history in save percentage (.915) and goals-against average (2.58), eighth in saves (2428) and ninth in wins (39). Heeter said other NHL teams expressed interest in signing him following his career at OSU. The potential to succeed within the Flyers’ organization made them stand out from other suitors. “At the end it came down to which team I felt would blend me into having the greatest opportunity to be where I wanted to be next year — playing in the minor leagues in the NHL and having the opportunity to play well and move up from there,” Heeter said. Heeter said he had envisioned himself playing professional hockey early in his OSU career. “To be playing at such a great school and for such a great program, I realized that maybe one day it (was) possible for me to graduate from here and move on and make it to the next level,” he said. “It’s been a long process and I had to work a lot at every level to move on and get to the next one.” Heeter’s coach said the goaltender’s growth on and off the ice is the reason he will be playing professionally. “I think it comes down to one thing ­— maturity,” OSU coach Mark Osiecki said. “I think he has grown as both a person and a player and I think it comes right down to that.” He will have to continue to improve in order to play well within the Flyers’ organization. “Every day, I’m out there working as hard as I can, making sure that I am consistent and as good as I can be,” Heeter said. “At the next level, every player is that much better, so there is hardly any room for mistakes.” Osiecki accepted the coaching position at OSU before Heeter’s junior season, and with his staff, made a huge impact on the goalie’s career, Heeter said. “I can’t give enough credit to the new coaching staff,” Heeter said. “They’ve done so much for me personally. You can’t measure the amount of effort and energy they’re putting in to make this one of the best hockey programs in all of college hockey.” Heeter will attend class at OSU during Spring Quarter and graduate after. Following graduation, he said he will spend some time in Columbus before returning to his home in St. Louis, Mo. Then, he will be off to the Flyers’ training camp in September. The Flyers have two minor league teams, the Adirondack Phantoms of the American Hockey League and the Greenville Road Warriors of the East Coast Hockey League. Heeter said he expects to be playing for one of those teams next fall. While he has never been to Philadelphia, Heeter said he is looking forward to one day playing in the sports-centric city. “The fan base there is absolutely incredible and I know that they’re second to none as far as the fans go, so I think that is going to be great as well,” he said. Pryor said he expects Flyers fans to appreciate Heeter’s personality and dedication to the sport. “All those things come into play,” Pryor said. “He’s got a bright future ahead of him. Obviously, it’s going to come down to Cal, but we know he’s got a great work ethic and a great attitude. We think it’s a great fit.” The Flyers are 37-21-7 and in third-place in the Atlantic Division, as well as fifth-place in the Eastern Conference. read more

Ohio States Ryan Dzingel proud to be a part of mens hockey

Junior forward Ryan Dzingel (18) prepares to shoot the puck during a game against Michigan State Jan. 11 at the Schottenstein Center. The teams tied, 1-1.Credit: Kelly Roderick / For The LanternJunior forward Ryan Dzingel isn’t the most vocal player on Ohio State’s men’s hockey team, but that doesn’t stop him from being a leader.“He is a quiet leader. How he plays the game is how he leads,” associate head coach Brett Larson said.That leadership has seen Dzingel nominated for the Hobey Baker Memorial Award, given to the best collegiate hockey player in the country. The award is currently in the fan voting process to narrow the nominees down to 10, at which point a board will then finalize three nominees and announce the winner at the Frozen Four in April.“It’s not easy balancing all the most important things in my life. Faith, family and friends are the most important things in my life and always will be. I feel that if those three things are in place, school and hockey will follow. Takes hard work but all student-athletes find a way to get it done,” Dzingel said in an email.Dzingel said his biggest role models are his parents. He describes his mom as sweet and caring and said he “would like to be half the person she is.”As for his dad, who battled through cancer this past year, Dzingel said, “I could not be more proud to call him my role model/father.”The junior forward from Wheaton, Ill., joined the Buckeyes in 2011 as part of a class Dzingel described as “special.”“We knew three years ago coming in that we had a special junior class, and we were given a lot of opportunity and responsibility right away. There is a lot of talent, leadership, and hard-working guys in (this) group, which has helped us a lot. I’m proud to be a part of it.” Dzingel said.Dzingel is averaging 1.36 points per game, which leads the Big Ten and ties for 16th-best in the country. He also leads the Buckeyes in goals with 14 and is tied for the lead in assists with 16.“He continually puts a lot of effort into improving his shot. On and off the ice, he is always working on it,” Larson said. “The more shots he takes, the more goals, so I think that work ethic — working on that one area of his game — is really starting to pay off for him.”Dzingel attributes his success to shooting the puck more but also credits his teammates. He said he feels the Buckeyes can be successful if they can correct a couple mistakes.“We have a lot of guys who have bought into the team comes first (mentality). It’s a little bit cliche but we have got a good group of character people who believe in the team,” Larson said.The next puck drop is set for 7:05 p.m. Friday at the Schottenstein Center when the Buckeyes take on Penn State. read more

Man Utds preseason squad announced

first_imgManchester United have announced their pre-season squad for the tour of the United States with Mason Greenwood and Tahith Chong being namedJose Mourinho’s side departed Manchester Airport on Sunday night ahead of their preseason friendlies against Club America, San Jose Earthquakes, AC Milan, Liverpool and Real Madrid in the USA.But, due to the World Cup, the Red Devils will have to make do without 12 first-team players.Although this does present an opportunity for a number of young rising stars to make their mark this summer with 16-year-old Greenwood included after scoring 17 times for United’s Under-18 team last season.Dutch winger Chong. RoShaun Williams, Ethan Hamilton, James Garner and Joshua Bohui, meanwhile, have all been included.Italian defender Matteo Darmian is also in the squad, despite being heavily linked with a departure this summer.Alexis Sanchez is expected to join up with his teammates in America, despite having been absent on Sunday night.harry maguire, manchester UnitedMaguire says United need to build on today’s win George Patchias – September 14, 2019 Harry Maguire wants his United teammates to build on the victory over Leicester City.During the summer, Harry Maguire was referred to as the ultimate…United’s preseason squadGoalkeepers: Sergio Romero, Joel Pereira, Lee GrantDefenders: Antonio Valencia, Matteo Darmian, Diogo Dalot, Timothy Fosu-Mensah, RoShaun Williams, Chris Smalling, Eric Bailly, Axel Tuanzebe, Demetri Mitchell, Luke ShawMidfielders: James Garner, Ander Herrera, Andreas Pereira, Scott McTominay, Ethan HamiltonForwards: Tahith Chong, Angel Gomes, Juan Mata, Anthony Martial, Mason Greenwood, Joshua Bohui(As stated on MEN)last_img read more