Bayern Munich humiliates Tottenham 7-2 in Champions League

first_imgSports venues to be ready in time for SEA Games PLAY LIST 00:59Sports venues to be ready in time for SEA Games01:27Filipino athletes get grand send-off ahead of SEA Games01:19Magalong: Albayalde also got SUV out of ‘agaw bato’ operation in 201302:11Makabayan 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 Matteo Guidicelli had saved up for Sarah G’s ring since 2014? “We started the game really compact and aggressive, pressing hard. I think we dominated the game in the first 30 minutes,” Pochettino told BT Sport.“Unlucky that we conceded at the end of the first half, in the last minute.”Lewandowski, already the scorer of 10 goals in six Bundesliga games this season, turned sharply and finished smartly to put Bayern in front just before the break.Gnabry then got off the mark in the 53rd after going past a number of Spurs defenders, adding another within two minutes.Harry Kane pulled one back from the penalty spot in the 61st after Kingsley Coman was penalized for a foul on Danny Rose.But Gnabry ended any hopes Tottenham had of a comeback when he completed his hat trick in the 83rd, then scored another for good measure after Lewandowski claimed Bayern’s sixth.“They were very clinical. We had some chances to score the third and be in the game,” Pochettino said.ADVERTISEMENT Don’t miss out on the latest news and information. MOST READ Bayern’s Serge Gnabry, scorer of four goals, celebrates after the Champions League group B soccer match between Tottenham and Bayern Munich at the Tottenham Hotspur stadium in London, Tuesday, Oct. 1, 2019. Bayern won 7-2. (AP Photo/Matt Dunham)LONDON — Serge Gnabry scored four goals as Bayern Munich humiliated Tottenham 7-2 in the Champions League on Tuesday, the first time in club history that Spurs conceded seven at home in a major competition.Gnabry had never scored in the Champions League before netting all four of his goals in the second half, with his first two coming in a two-minute span to put Bayern 4-1 up in the 55th. He completed the rout with the final goal in the 88th, one minute after Robert Lewandowski had scored his second.ADVERTISEMENT Drilon apologizes to BCDA’s Dizon over false claim on designer of P50-M ‘kaldero’ LATEST STORIES DTI creates Marahuyo, a luxe Filipino fashion brand for global buyers This jewelry designer is also an architectcenter_img Ethel Booba on SEA Games cauldron: ‘Sulit kung corrupt ang panggatong’ Boy, 9, takes wrong turn on 5K race, wins 10K race instead “I never dreamed I’d score four goals,” said Gnabry, who previously played for Tottenham’s archrival Arsenal. “The pressure helped. My father told me I had to play well.”Tottenham reached the final of the Champions League last season but squandered a 2-0 lead to draw 2-2 against Olympiakos in its opening group game and again let a lead slip after Son Heung-min opened the scoring in the 12th minute.FEATURED STORIESSPORTSGreatest ever?SPORTSBecoming his own manSPORTSFormer PBA import Anthony Grundy passes away at 40Joshua Kimmich answered Son’s strike three minutes later, cutting inside a defender and then shooting inside the left post from 20 meters (yards).Spurs continued causing problems for Bayern’s defense, but Mauricio Pochettino’s side was to rue missed chances as the visitors gradually improved. The Argentine coach called for unity, though the result is sure to exacerbate the concerns over his leadership after a rocky start in the Premier League and elimination from the English League Cup by fourth-tier Colchester last week.“We have to stay together and be strong in our mentality,” Pochettino said.It was the biggest margin of defeat suffered at home by an English team in European competition, and the fist time any had conceded seven goals since Spurs lost 8-0 at Cologne in the Intertoto Cup in 1995.“We thought it would be a close game. But we’re happy with how it worked out,” Bayern goalkeeper Manuel Neuer said.Red Star Belgrade defeated Olympiakos 3-1 in the other Group B game. Bayern is top with six points and Tottenham last with just one point.Sports Related Videospowered by AdSparcRead Next Duterte calls himself, Go, Cayetano ‘the brightest stars’ in PH politics Becoming his own man Canadian vaping study details danger from ‘popcorn lung’ chemical View commentslast_img read more

Nesthy Petecio advances to gold medal round in Aiba women’s world boxing

first_imgCanadian vaping study details danger from ‘popcorn lung’ chemical Drilon apologizes to BCDA’s Dizon over false claim on designer of P50-M ‘kaldero’ This jewelry designer is also an architect MOST READ Falcons repay coach Pumaren’s effort with much needed win The 27-year-old Petecio is coming off a 4-1 victory over Sena Irie of Japan on Thursday.Petecio’s run to the final hasn’t been easy with her first three fights coming by split decision.FEATURED STORIESSPORTSGreatest ever?SPORTSFormer PBA import Anthony Grundy passes away at 40SPORTSBecoming his own manShe opened her campaign by edging Jucielen Romeu of Brazil in the Round of 64 before clipping Stanimira Petrova in the Round of 32 and slipping past Qiao Jieru of China in the last 16. Don’t miss out on the latest news and information. Duterte calls himself, Go, Cayetano ‘the brightest stars’ in PH politics Ethel Booba on SEA Games cauldron: ‘Sulit kung corrupt ang panggatong’ Trending Articles PLAY LIST 00:50Trending Articles01:48Trump awards Penske Presidential Medal01:26Lawmakers hail fighting Senator Pacquiao’s victory over Thurman02:11Makabayan 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 DTI creates Marahuyo, a luxe Filipino fashion brand for global buyers Sports Related Videospowered by AdSparcRead Next Matteo Guidicelli had saved up for Sarah G’s ring since 2014? Nesthy Petecio feels she won the match against her Chinese foe. —PH ASIAN GAMES MEDIA POOLFilipino Nesthy Petecio secured at least a silver medal after beating Karris Artingstall of England, 4-1, in the featherweight semifinal of the 2019 Aiba Women’s Boxing Championships Saturday at Sports Complex in Ulan Ude, Russia.Petecio moved on to the gold medal match against hometown bet Liudmila Vorontsova on Sunday.ADVERTISEMENT Becoming his own man LATEST STORIES View commentslast_img read more

Leander Paes one of the best players in the world, says Rafael Nadal

first_imgFourteen-time Grand Slam winner Rafael Nadal, who led Spain back into Davis Cup World Group by winning the doubles match against India, said Indian ace Leander Paes is one of the biggest stars in doubles and one of the best players in the history of tennis.Nadal and Marc Lopez fought off a brave challenge from the Indian duo of Paes and Saketh Myneni to hand Spain an unassailable 3-0 lead in their Davis Cup World Group Play-off tie on Saturday in New Delhi.’BIGGEST STAR’ “Leander played a great match. It was so amazing tonight, it is a pleasure to play him here in his country. He is one of the biggest stars of doubles and one of the best players in the history of the sport,” said Nadal.”So, it was great to compete against Leander, it was a tough match. They played well but we are happy to have the victory and come back to the world group, that’s where we think we have to be with so many of our players being in the top 100. That’s what was our goal and we did it. For us it was a very important confrontation after two years being away from the World Group.”The Spanish pair, the Olympic champions, were a set and 5-4 down in the second set when they staged a fightback to eventually give Spain an unassailable 3-0 lead in the play-off.’DELHI BELLY’ Nadal clarified that it was indeed a stomach bug that forced him to skip the opening singles match against Ramkumar Ramanathan on Friday.advertisement”It was not the wrist. Everybody knows my situation I have always been honest about it. My wrist is improving but it still bothers me a little bit. But I am happy with the progress. There is a lot of humidity here and after practice, I had lunch at hotel and I felt I was not feeling perfect to go on court. Feli (Feliciano Lopez) was in perfect condition to go to court so he played,” said Nadal.Asked if they were confident of bouncing back after losing the first set in the doubles match, Nadal said: “We played point by point, that’s all. When you lost a set at 5-3 that means you are in trouble. But at the same time the match is still long, we fought a lot and put a lot of balls in and we knew if we could increase the level we can win.””We were communicating all the time but the ball was not going to the right place all the time. In Davis Cup doubles there is always a lot of ups and downs and it was a typical doubles match. It was a great victory. It was important for us to win doubles because in the history of Spanish team it has been difficult to win doubles.”ON PLAYING IN INDIA Describing his experience in India, Nadal said: “It is always special to play in a country where we don’t play too often. In India I have played in Chennai few years and then last year it was IPTL and then this year it was Davis Cup, the fans are passionate here and it is great for the players and good for our sport.”Asked if he will play in the IPTL next year, Nadal said: “I’m playing IPTL but I don’t know if I am playing for India. That you have to ask Mahesh Bhupathi.”About his goals, he said: “I want to try to qualify for the world tour finals and that is the goal for me.”Marc, who had won Olympic gold with Nadal and the French Open partnering Feliciano Lopez, said it is the trust and friendship among the players which was the key to success.”Playing with players of such stature and like Feli has got a great serve and Rafa has an overall game and the key to success for us is the trust and friendship,” the 34-year-old Marc said with the help of a translator.Talking about the match, he said: “Serve is a tough part for me. I tried to get the first serve lot more. I was serving at 150s and Rafa helped a lot at net and nerves made it difficult for me but overall I leave with very good feeling of the match.”With Spain leading 3-0, the reverse singles have been rendered inconsequential but Feliciano said they will be up to their best and look to win them.advertisement”We are 3-0 up and we accomplished our goal and we are happy for that but we have two matches to play and we will try to win both of them obviously. We don’t know who will be playing but we all are training.”(With PTI inputs)last_img read more

Jose Mourinho goes from Special One to Beaten One

first_imgAnother match, another defeat for Jose Mourinho.Sunday’s 3-1 loss at Watford was United’s third in eight days and sent statisticians scrambling to find out when the ‘Special One’ had last been such a Beaten One.The answer was 2006. While Mourinho did lose three consecutive games last year with Chelsea, one of those was after a shootout in the Capital One Cup.After Sunday’s defeat Mourinho was philosophical, suggesting that luck will eventually shine on his team, but he will struggle to deflect criticism that United lack the discipline and order usually associated with his teams.The uncertainty over Wayne Rooney epitomises his problems. The striker started off playing a more withdrawn role against Watford, apparently to allow Paul Pogba to forge further forward. (Also read: Manchester United lose 3-1 to Watford, slump to their third defeat in eight days)But England’s top scorer seldom looked comfortable, mistiming passes and tackles on a frustrating afternoon. After the break he pushed further forward as United chased the equaliser and, when Marcus Rashford delivered it, appeared to have stumbled on a formation that worked until Watford proved otherwise.Critics suggest that when Mourinho finds his best team it will probably not include both Rooney and Pogba, who like to occupy the same areas.Although the $116 million Frenchman hit the crossbar with one fizzing first-half shot, he was largely outshone in midfield by his compatriot Etienne Capoue, who joined Watford in the summer for $108 million less that United lavished on the former Juventus star.advertisementOnce again United were undone by individual mistakes, failing to track the build-up that led to Juan Zuniga’s goal and then giving away a soft penalty late on.”The second goal was an individual mistake,” said Mourinho. “We know we have to press and not allow them one in the box. We know the midfielders arrive like the first goal from behind so there is another individual mistake. I cannot control, I cannot improve the referee and linesman and I cannot be critic. Luck – she will arrive.”One problem for Mourinho is that across Manchester his great rival Pep Guardiola appears not to need any, having just notched up an eighth successive win in all competitions for City, who are playing with a freedom that reminds many of Barcelona.Already City have beaten United at Old Trafford and now sit six points ahead of them in the league. Mourinho is not used to having such an embarrassing spotlight shone on his abilities and will require an immediate response when United travel to lowly Northampton in the League Cup on Wednesday.Anything less than a comfortable win is surely unthinkable.last_img read more

SPORT-IND-STATS

first_imgIndore, Oct 9 (PTI) Statistical highlights on day two of Indore, Oct 9 (PTI) Statistical highlights on day two of the third cricket Test between India and New Zealand, here today. # Virat Kohli has become the first Indian skipper to hit two double centuries in Tests. He has achieved the distinction in the same year in Tests. # Mansur Ali Khan Pataudi, Sunil Gavaskar, Sachin Tendulkar and Mahendra Singh Dhoni were the first four Indian captains to post a double century each in Tests. # Kohli is the fifth Indian batsman to register two double centuries in a year in Tests, joining Sachin Tendulkar (2004 & 2010), Vinod Kambli (1993), Rahul Dravid (2003) and Virender Sehwag (2008). # Kohli has become the fourth skipper to post a double century vs New Zealand in Tests, joining Sachin Tendulkar – 217 at Ahmedabad in 1999-2000; Allan Border – 205 at Adelaide in 1987-88 and Hanif Mohammad – 203 not out at Lahore in 1964-65. # Kohlis superb knock is his highest score in Tests, eclipsing the 200 vs West Indies at North Sound in July 2016. He has become the second Indian skipper to post a double century vs New Zealand in Tests – the first being Sachin Tendulkar – 217 at Ahmedabad in 1999-2000. # Kohli has become the fourth Indian captain to record two innings of 150 or more in the same year in Tests – the distinguished captains being Vijay Hazare (1951), Sunil Gavaskar (1978), Mohammd Azharuddin (1990) and Virat Kohli (2016). # Kohli and Ajinkya Rahane were involved in a stand of 365 – Indias highest fourth-wicket partnership in Tests, obliterating the 353 between VVS Laxman and Sachin Tendulkar vs Australia at Sydney in January 2004. # The partnership is Indias fifth highest for any wicket in Tests – their second highest for any wicket vs New Zealand next only to the 413 for the first wicket between Vinoo Mankad and Pankaj Roy at Chennai in January 1956. # Kohli and Rahane have faced 672 balls – the most number of balls faced by an Indian pair in Tests, surpassing the 658 balls faced by Pujara and Vijay during their 370-run partnership for the second wicket vs Australia at Hyderabad in March 2013. # The balls faced by Kohli and Rahane are the most by any pair in a partnership vs New Zealand in Tests. # Ajinkya Rahane (188 off 381 balls) has recorded his highest score in Tests, eclipsing the 147 vs Australia at Melbourne in December 2014. # Rahane is averaging fifty-plus for the first time in Tests – his aggregate being 2186 runs (ave.50.83), including eight centuries and nine fifties, in 29 Tests. # Among the players with 2,000 runs or more in Tests, Rahane is the fourth Indian batsmen to average fifty-plus in Tests – the top three being Sachin Tendulkar (53.78), Rahul Dravid (52.63) and Sunil Gavaskar (51.12) # Rahane, with 567 runs at an average of 81.00, including two centuries and two fifties, in seven Tests, is the top run-getter for India in Tests this year. # Rahanes average of 81.00 is the highest by an Indian batsman in Tests this year. # In nine consecutive Test series, Rahane has scored atleast 90. He is the only Indian batsman to accomplish the feat. # India (557 for five wickets declared) have recorded their third highest total vs New Zealand in Tests – the highest two are 583 for 7 wickets declared at Ahmedabad in 1999-2000 and 566 for 8 wickets declared at Nagpur in 2010-11. # Indias previous highest fourth-wicket stand vs New Zealand in Tests was 281 between Sachin Tendulkar and Sourav Ganguly at Ahmedabad in 1999-2000. # Matt Henry conceded 127 runs without taking any wicket – the most runs conceded by a New Zealand fast bowler without taking a wicket in an innings vs India. Australias Michael Kasprowicz had conceded 139 runs at Kolkata in March 2001 – the most by any fast bowler in an innings without taking a wicket vs India. # Virat Kohli (211) and Ajinkya Rahane (188) have provided the second instance when number 4 & 5 batsmen have recorded 150 or more in the same Test innings for India – the first instance being Sachin Tendulkar (241 not out) and VVS Laxman (178) vs Australia at Sydney in January 2004. # Rohit Sharmas fourth half century vs New Zealand is his seventh in Tests. # Rohits stats in the present series are superb – his tally being 238 (ave.79.33) in five innings, including three fifties. For the first time in a Test rubber, he has recorded three fifties. PTI Cor AT ATadvertisementlast_img read more

Leander Paes-Andre Begemann lose Tashkent ATP Challenger final

first_imgIndia’s Leander Paes and his German partner Andre Begemann went down 4-6, 2-6 to local hero Denis Istomin and Mikhail Elgin of Russia in the men’s doubles final of the ninth edition of the $1,25,000 Tashkent ATP Challenger at the Olympic Tennis School here on Friday. (Latest Sports stories)With the win, Denis and Mikhail have bagged 125 ATP points and $7750 while the runners-up got $4,500 and 75 points.Denis also placed himself in line for the double crown reaching the finals in the singles. He will clash with fifth seeded Konstantin Kravchuk of Russia in the final.last_img read more

Supreme Court reserves order after BCCI seeks more time to implement Lodha reforms

first_imgThe Supreme Court today reserved its order after the Board of Control for Cricket in India (BCCI) sought more time to implement the Justice Lodha committee reforms.However, Amicus Curiae Gopal Subramaniam asked the apex court to appoint an administrator or ask the Lodha committee to do so.”BCCI President Anurag Thakur’s letter to ICC Chief Shashank Manohar amounts to interference. How can he be entrusted with responsibility to implement Lodha panel’s recommendation. SC gave optimum time to BCCI for compliance. Administrators must be appointed. Lodha panel can nominate experts. This kind of disobedience (by BCCI) is contemptuous,” he said. (BCCI refuses to blink again, says will not accept Lodha reforms in totality)The SC after going through the records of the BCCI meeting said, “It appears that at every stage there was defiance and obstructions.”BCCI counsel Kapil Sibal said the board has implemented several recommendations and that if they are given time, they will try to convince the state associations to accept the recommendations, adding that they do need approval from three-fourth members. BCCI said it is against the ‘one-state-one-vote’ recommendation.Earlier in the day, Thakur denied allegations of scuttling implementation of the Lodha recommendations. (BCCI president Thakur now part of ICC’s finance committee)In his affidavit, Thakur clarified that he had not asked ICC CEO Dave Richardson to say that he did not seek a letter from the global cricket body, but added that he sought a clarification from its chief Shashank Manohar on whether the Lodha committee’s reforms amounted to interfering with the running of the BCCI.advertisementThe apex court had on October 7 postponed its hearing on the spat between the BCCI and Lodha committee till today.The top court also barred the BCCI from releasing any funds to its state affiliates until they give an unconditional undertaking that they will comply with the organisational reforms as recommended by the committee. (BCCI setting dangerous precedent with its defiance of Supreme Court)Pronouncing the order, the Supreme Court had said that the state associations would not get funds unless a resolution is passed to implement the reforms.The top court also asked Thakur to file a personal affidavit on details of his conversation with ICC CEO Richardson regarding the Lodha panel recommendations. (10 times Supreme Court showed BCCI who is boss)Thakur made contact with the governing body of the sport with regards to the inclusion of a Comptroller & Auditor General (CAG) member in the newly-formed apex council of BCCI. According to ICC regulations, national boards must not have government interference in its administrative body. A transgression in this regard could lead to de-recognition of member boards.During its October 6 hearing, the three-member judges’ panel had dismissed BCCI’s response to the status report filed by the Lodha committee following the board’s failure to meet an important deadline with respect to the implementation of a Memorandum of Associations (MoA), as necessitated by the timelines framed by the Lodha committee. (Supreme Court bars BCCI from giving funds to state associations)Justice TS Thakur had criticised the BCCI for transferring Rs.400 crore overnight to its state associations which was against the Lodha panel’s recommendations.Meanwhile, the BCCI, in its response to the court, had refuted allegations of non-compliance with the Lodha-led panel’s recommendations, saying that “records of 40 mails” exchanged with Justice Lodha would be submitted before the apex court. (BCCI’s key differences with the Lodha panel)”Records of 40 mails sent to Justice Lodha will be submitted to the court, not true that we didn’t respond to Committee’s mails,” the BCCI had said.Last week, the Lodha committee had submitted its status report with the Supreme Court, accusing the BCCI of defying the apex court’s orders and stalling its proposed reforms. It also recommended the ouster of the entire top brass of the cash-rich cricket body.In its report, the apex court-appointed panel had stated that the BCCI was not implementing its recommendations aimed at reforming the country’s cricket governing body. (BCCI vs Lodha Committee: A timeline)The move came after the BCCI appointed a five-member selection committee during its Annual General Meeting (AGM) on September 21, which was in violation to the Lodha panel’s guidelines.Tearing into the BCCI for ignoring the directions of the Lodha panel, the apex court had given the cricket governing body time till October 6 to respond to the panel’s report.In its October 1 Special General Meeting, the BCCI had accepted many of the “significant recommendations” of the Lodha committee, however, it excluded the important ones which have been the bone of contention between the cricket body and the Lodha panel.advertisementlast_img read more

Malaysia to stop hosting Formula One Grand Prix after 2018: Report

first_imgMalaysia will not host a Formula One Grand Prix after the current agreement expires in 2018, the Malay Mail reported on Monday.”The current agreement is from 2016 to 2018. So once that ends, there will be no more (F1 in Malaysia),” Malaysia’s Tourism and Culture Minister Nazri Abdul Aziz told reporters at parliament, the paper said.”F1 attendance is dropping and there is less attraction now. We are spending RM 300 million ($68 million) a year,” he added.last_img

Sports Wrap: History favours India ahead of Mohali Test, ICC upset with Faf du Plessis

first_imgBeware England, Mohali is India’s fortressIndia will play England in the third Test of the five-match series in Mohali, starting on 26th November. ICC ‘disappointed’ with Faf du Plessis appealThe International Cricket Council said that it is “disappointed that Faf du Plessis has chosen not to accept the findings of Match Referee Andy Pycroft and will instead exercise his right to appeal.”Virat Kohli on ball-tampering allegation: I heard about it and laughed at itVirat Kohli said it did not matter what a newspaper article said on his alleged attempt to tamper with the ball as cricketers only respected the ICC’s decision.Uncapped pacer Lockie Ferguson named in New Zealand ODI squad for Australia seriesLockie Ferguson’s elevation to the squad was undoubtedly due to an injury to fellow fast bowler Adam Milne, who also regularly exceeds 150 kph.Germany set to be dropped from 2017 F1 calendarGermany was listed on a provisional 21-race 2017 schedule with an asterisk, along with Canada and Brazil. Those races are now expected to stay, with tickets going on sale in Canada on Thursday. The official calendar is due to be approved by the governing FIA at the end of the month.last_img read more

ICC to hear South African Du Plessis’ appeal on December 19

first_imgThe International Cricket Council (ICC) will hear South African Faf du Plessis’ appeal against ball tampering on December 19.The governing body said Michael Beloff will hear the appeal from the stand-in South Africa skipper as the Judicial Commissioner. (South Africa show solidarity with captain Du Plessis)The hearing will take place in ICC’s headquarters in Dubai. Legal counsel for both the ICC and Cricket South Africa will attend the hearing. Du Plessis will join the hearing via a telephone link, an ICC statement said.”The ICC will publish the result of the hearing through its usual channels and will not be making any further comment until that time,” the ICC said.The 32-year-old was found guilty of breaching the ICC’s Code of Conduct for applying an “artificial substance to the ball” in November.He was caught on camera putting saliva to the ball’s surface while sucking on a sweet during the second Test in Hobart against Australia. South Africa beat Australia in a three-match Test series 2-1. (ICC ‘disappointed’ with Faf du Plessis appeal)Du Plessis was found guilty by the ICC and fined his entire match fee from the second Test, but he avoided a ban for the third Test, and Cricket South Africa confirmed they would appeal the verdict last month.last_img read more

Here is your horoscope for April 29

first_imgARIESBeware of destructive logic and negative attitudes when stressed in personal or professional aspects. Be firm and clear about priorities for others to respect them. You are affectionate in relationships but need to be more expressive and demonstrative. Lucky number 8. Colour pink.TAURUSFocus on issues and relationships that are important or you could confuse yourself and others. A Scorpio person proves to be a friend. Visitors may arrive unexpectedly. Living totally in the moment and going with the flow are the greatest virtues! Lucky number 6. Colour saffron.GEMINIBe aware, as you can be impulsive when making important choices. You are generous in family situations when your participation is called for. Your sense of humour and lightness takes you smoothly out of embarrassing situations. Relationships are loving. Lucky number 9. Colour yellow. CANCERLoved ones gather around you to share some happy times. You regain vigor to indulge in sport and busy schedules. Beware of over indulgence in food, drink or work, as you tend to disregard warning signals. Relax with loved ones and enjoy this day of peace. Lucky number 9. Colour pink. LEOYou may over work or strain yourself physically if you are not aware, as work situations are demanding. Your social life is extensive and that encourages you to over indulge in food or drink. Be realistic and avoid deluding yourself about priorities and truths. Lucky number 7. Colour gray. VIRGOYou share a happy time with family and friends. You remain in touch with your sense of humour and keep things light during work schedules and formal meetings. Beware of over indulgence. An unconditional love, without expectations or demands is on the cards! Lucky number 2. Colour pink.advertisement LIBRAYou can call upon past connections to aid you in this hour of intensity at work and resolve at home. You need to remember and support the people who have stood by you, as they need your energy at the moment. An older woman makes a big difference to your life! Lucky number 5. Colour red. SCORPIOWhen you combine hard work, deep interest and investment in a venture, you taste success today. You can be divided when faced with choices as the head and heart pull you in different directions. This is a good time to resolve and settle practical matters. Lucky number 6. Colour pink. SAGITTARIUSYou meet obstacles at work and difficulties at home with courage to gain harmony. Health needs care. Be aware of spending too much energy on others as they can be demanding. Take a break and relax by indulging in happy pastimes and sporty activity. Lucky number 7. Colour silver. CAPRICORNYou are able to establish a foundation to expand, on many levels. You realize hopes for family and they do you proud. Relationships are loyal and supportive. You can count on people in the work area to share your burden and help you move ahead. Lucky number 3. Colour saffron. AQUARIUSAs your skills are appreciated, progressive opportunities are offered to you. You can trust a Virgo person who is supportive. A relationship develops in a favorable manner. A secret is revealed and most people express shock, but you take it in your stride. Lucky number 9. Colour red. PISCESYou are able to negotiate deals and come to terms with conflicting ideas and interests. Health and physical energy is good but you need to take frequent breaks and watch your diet. Details and conflicts can be resolved with a little personal effort. Lucky number 4. Colour red.last_img read more

India to tour West Indies for five ODIs, one T20I next month

first_imgAfter the conclusion of the ICC Champions Trophy in England on June 18, India will travel to the West Indies for a limited overs series, starting June 23, the Board of Control for Cricket in India (BCCI) confirmed on Tuesday.India will play five One-day Internationals (ODI) and a lone Twenty20 international in the series, which will be played till July 9.The opening two ODIs will be played at the Queen’s Park Oval in Port of Spain on June 23 and 25 while the third and the fourth matches on June 30 and July 2 will be hosted at the Sir Vivian Richards Stadium in Antigua.The final ODI (July 6) and the lone T20I (July 9) will be played at the Sabina Park in Jamaica.last_img read more

Youth run for slum-dwellers on May 26, Mary Kom to flag off

first_imgNew Delhi, May 24 (PTI) Seeking to make them partners in the governments development programmes, the Centre will hold a run on Friday, exclusively for the youth residing in slums in the national capital.The nearly 2-km-long run, hosted by the Ministry of Youth Affairs, which will end at the Delhi Universitys Rugby Stadium, will be flagged off by many dignitaries including boxing champion Mary Kom.”As part of our outreach programme, we will hold our first Slum Run on May 26 morning. This would cover six Delhi Assembly constituencies including Wazirpur, Model Town, Chandni Chowk, Timarpur and Burari.”Eventually, we will have a city-level final event, but that would be held in a stadium,” Union minister of State for Youth Affairs Vijay Goel told reporters.”The idea is to take development to slums and make them feel integrated… and not consider them as dirt-filled places.”Also, we plan to have Rotary and Lions Club adopt slums here and then business houses and industries, but we will decide as to which slums would be given,” he said.The event is being held under the Centres Adopt A Slum programme.Goel said that he has adopted Indira Basti in Timarpur under the programme.”It (run) will be flagged by (Delhi BJP chief) Manoj Tiwari, (party leader) Bhupender Yadav and Mary Kom,” Goel said.”Under the Nehru Yuva Kendra Sangathan (NYKS) of our (sports) ministry, slums would be adopted in the 11 districts of Delhi. We should work on developing these slums to such a degree that even PM Modiji appreciates it. Also, the NSS (National Service Scheme) volunteers would be working to make the scheme a success,” the minister said.advertisementGoel said the primary aim of the scheme is to galvanise these youth from the slum areas, into able partners of our various programmes — Swachh Bharat, Smart City, Accessible India, Skill India. They would help take these programmes to the people, he said.The age limit of the participants would be 15-29 and all of them would be given a t-shirt and a medal, he said. PTI KND IKAlast_img read more

ICC Champions Trophy: Chris Gayle trolls England on Twitter following their semi-final loss to Pakistan

first_imgEngland have been on the receiving end of a number of trolls on social media after their humiliating loss against Pakistan in the first semi-final of the ICC Champions Trophy on Wednesday. Pakistan will now face either India or Bangladesh in their maiden Champions Trophy final on Sunday.Pakistan completely outplayed the tournament favourites and knocked them out of the competition thanks to their 8-wicket win at Cardiff. Put into bat England got bundled out for 211 inside 50 overs with fast bowlers Hasan Ali (3/35), Junaid Khan (2/42) and Rumman Raees (2/44) doing most of the damage.In reply Pakistan got off to a great start with openers Azhar Ali (76) and Fakhar Zaman (57) adding 118 runs after which Babar Azam (38) and Mohammad Hafeez (31) guided the team home with almost 13 overs to spare.While fans went crazy in Pakistan and wished the team on social media, the English team got brutally trolled for the manner in which they lost against the lowest ranked side in the tournament.Oops, England did it again.- Chris Gayle (@henrygayle) June 14, 2017Gayle was among those who wrote – “Oops, England did it again”.Here are some other tweets which trolled England after their loss.What a result for Pakistan ????? England now carry the burden like SA – Not enough world titles under their belt. #ct17.- Sanjay Manjrekar (@sanjaymanjrekar) June 14, 2017Hey @bazidkhan81 Wales should be Pakistan’s home venue not Dubai! #CT17 #PakvEng- Alan Wilkins (@alanwilkins22) June 14, 2017’We didn’t prepare for a used wicket’: Eoin MorganPakistan: ???#PAKvENG pic.twitter.com/D3Pr7PcYUnadvertisement- SIR .. (@SirJohnRoe) June 14, 2017Pakistani fans celebrate Pakistan’s Victory against England in the Semi Finals of the ICC Champions Trophy #PAKvENG #ENGvPAK @defencepk pic.twitter.com/foagBqgOsu- Emerging Pakistan (@dev9_) June 14, 2017″REAL Man of the Tournament.” Thanks Wahab for leaving the Tournament so early, made possible for Team Pakistan to reach Final. #PAKvENG pic.twitter.com/T5WA7AdA5F- Usama (@SyedUsama1400) June 14, 2017One Of The Rare Days When Both India And #Pakistan Are Cheering For Pakistan To Win. #BaapBetaFinalMe. ?????????#ENGvPAK #PAKvENG #CT17- Sir Jadeja (@SirJadeja) June 14, 2017Today’s England performance dedicated to all those who were missing SA in semis. So NEW England couldn’t match even old one’s results #CT17- Rohit Yadav (@cricrohit) June 14, 2017last_img read more

Xiaomi Redmi Note 4 all three variants go on sale on Flipkart and Mi.com

first_imgXiaomi Redmi Note 4 goes on sale again on Flipkart and also on the company website — Mi.com today. All the three variants of the Redmi Note 4 are available for buying via Flipkart, including 2GB RAM/32GB, 3GB RAM/32G and 4GB RAM/64GB storage.All the three variants of the Redmi 4 is reportedly available in offline store. Xiaomi Redmi 4 was initially launched in India in three variants — 2GB RAM/16GB storage, 3GB RAM/32GB storage variant and 4GB RAM/64GB storage. Where the 2GB RAM costs Rs 6,999, while the 3GB and 4GB RAM variants are priced and available at Rs 8,999 and Rs 10,999.In terms of specifications, Redmi Note 4 runs MIUI 8 based on Android 6.0 Marshmallow, is powered by a Snapdragon 625 SoC, 4100mAh battery and sports a 5.5-inch full-HD display. On the camera front, the Xiaomi Redmi Note 4 sports a 13-megapixel camera on the rear, while features a 5-megapixel sensor as the selfie snapper.Also Read: Xiaomi has sold over 10 lakh Redmi 4 phones in 30 days, it claimsRedmi Note 4 has become the most shipped smartphone in India in Q1 of 2017, claims IDC. The report highlights that Xiaomi has become the second largest smartphone manufacturer in India with healthy 39.8 per cent sequential growth in Q1 2017 in the past few quarters. It further states, “Two new launches – Redmi Note 4 and Redmi 4A, in the first quarter of the year not only drove the volume growth for Xiaomi but also helped vendor to lead online smartphone shipments with 40.6 per cent share. About 51.4 per cent share of the smartphone shipments in India are occupied by the Chinese smartphone makers in the first quarter of 2017.”advertisementEver since Xiaomi launched the Redmi Note 4 in India, the smartphone has been available only via flash sales. This is mainly Xiaomi’s strategy to attract more consumers. And this business strategy has really worked well for the company. Xiaomi VP and India MD, Manu Kumar Jain on Tuesday announced that the company managed to sell over 10 lakh units of Redmi 4 phone in just a month’s time since launch.last_img read more

Women’s World Cup: Mithali Raj lauds team effort after India’s second successive win

first_imgMithali Raj missed out on her record extending eighth consecutive half-century in ODI cricket, falling agonisingly short of the mark by four runs, but another strong batting display from opener Smriti Mandhana sealed a comfortable seven-wicket victory for India against the West Indies in their second match of the ICC Women’s World Cup on Thursday.Mandhana’s unbeaten 106 off 108 balls, studded with 13 boundaries and two sixes, helped India chase down their target of 184 runs with 45 balls remaining.”Very pleased with the way the girls responded with crucial run-outs even though there were couple of lapses in the field (drops). A very good knock from Mandhana,” said India captain Mithali at the post match press conference.  Coming out to bat after India lost two quick wickets of Poonam Raut and Deepti Sharma with the score reading 33-2 in 7.2 overs, Mithali along with Mandhana set a strong basis for India’s challenge.Mithali was caught at mid-off on 46 as she failed to clear the circle off a delivery from West Indies off-spinner Hayley Matthews, but not before adding 108 runs with her partner for the third wicket.”We needed a partnership and lost two early wickets so it was important that two of us among the runs got one going. I told Smriti not to play any rash shots because another wicket would have been crucial,” she said.The captain though, was not entirely happy with India’s fielding performance in this match.  “I was hoping the seamers would utilise the conditions after we chose to bowl. But maybe it wasn’t the day and the spinners did exceptionally well to bring us back. We need to work on our catching, fielding is very crucial and it can win us matches.”advertisementMithali and India will need another similar performance on Sunday when they  come up against arch rivals Pakistan at Derby.last_img read more

Chris Gayle returns to West Indies T20I squad for lone match vs India

first_imgSwashbuckling opener Chris Gayle has been included in the 13-man West Indies team which will play a T20 international match against India in Jamaica on Sunday, July 9.The left-hander is the highest run-maker for the Windies in the T20 format with 1,519 runs (average 35.32, strike rate 145.49), including two centuries.This will be his first T20 International on his home ground Sabina Park. He last played a T20 International for West Indies in April, 2016, in the World T20 final vs England at Kolkata’s Eden Gardens.”We welcome Chris back to the T20 squad. He is the most prolific batsman in this format and will add value to our team at the top of the order. He will get the chance to play on his home ground and against a top-quality Indian team,” said Courtney Browne, Cricket West Indies’ chairman of selectors.The left-handed batsman has been included in the side at the expense of Lendl Simmons, who scored 6, 17* and 15 in the series against Afghanistan, West Indies’ last T20 assignment.Test and ODI skipper Jason Holder, who did not feature in that series, has been rested again.WI Team:Carlos Brathwaite (Captain)Samuel BadreeRonsford BeatonChris GayleEvin LewisJason MohammedSunil NarineKieron PollardRovman PowellMarlon SamuelsJerome TaylorChadwick WaltonKesrick Williamslast_img read more

Wimbledon 2017: Johanna Konta edges past Donna Vekic, reaches third round for first time

first_imgBritain’s biggest hope for a women’s champion at Wimbledon worked her way into the third round on Wednesday.Johanna Konta trailed early but managed to come back and hang on for a 7-6 (4), 4-6, 10-8 victory over Donna Vekic on Centre Court.”It’s a nice feeling not to have to keep going out there,” Konta said. “We were out there a long time and both of us battled incredibly hard.”Whoever was going to draw the short straw was going to be hurting.”Konta, seeded sixth, is in the third round at the All England Club for the first time in six appearances. She reached the final at a grass-court warm-up tournament in Birmingham last month, but lost to Vekic.”I think I overall trusted my game a bit more this time,” said Konta, who is trying to become the first British woman to win the Wimbledon title since Virginia Wade in 1977. “I’m definitely here with the intention of wanting to be a part of the event for the full two weeks.”Stan Wawrinka, a three-time Grand Slam champion who lost in the first round at Wimbledon, is dating Vekic and was at Centre Court watching the match.last_img read more