Cricket News Cheteshwar Pujara special gives Saurashtra grand win in Ranji Trophy quarterfinal, Vidarbha also in last four

first_imgVidarbha thrash UttarakhandCompleting the semi-final line-up was Vidarbha, the defending champions who thrashed Uttarkhand by an innings and 115 runs. After Uttarakhand reached 355, Vidarbha were boosted by Wasim Jaffer’s brilliant 206, his 57th ton in First Class cricket and he got able assistance from Sanjay Ramaswamy (141) and Aditya Sarwate (102) as they secured a 274-run lead.Vidarbha were boosted by Umesh Yadav’s magnificent burst of 5/23 and Aditya Sarwate’s 5/55 and Vidarbha achieved a crushing innings win to set-up a semi-final encounter with Kerala, who entered the semi-final for the first time after beating Gujarat in a low-scoring contest.The semi-finals will be held on January 24 with the venue yet to be confirmed by the BCCI. Pujara scored 521 runs in the series in AustraliaSaurashtra will face Karnataka in Ranji semi-finalVidarbha will face Kerala in the other semis highlights Lucknow: Cheteshwar Pujara had hurt Australia in a massive way during the recently concluded four-Test series. His centuries in Adelaide, Melbourne and Sydney proved to be the difference maker in India securing a Test series win in Australia for the first time ever. With 521 runs in the four Tests at an average of 74, the presence of Pujara in the Ranji Trophy 2018/19 quarterfinal clash against Uttar Pradesh was greeted with tremendous joy and the the 30-year-old did not disappoint. After a blip in the first innings, Pujara’s magnificent 67, combined with Harvik Desai’s 116 and solid contributions from Sheldon Jackson and Snell Patel helped Saurashtra chase down 372 to win by six wickets in Lucknow on Saturday and enter the semi-final of the Ranji Trophy 2018/19 where they will face Karnataka.After Rinku Singh’s 150 and valuable spells from Yash Dayal (4/55), Ankit Rajpoot (3/71) and Shivam Mavi (3/40) gave Uttar Pradesh a valuable 177-run lead, Saurashtra fought back by dismissing the hosts for 194 with Dharmendrasinh Jadeja taking 4/53. In response, Harvik Desai and Snell Patel stitched a 132-run opening stand which gave Saurashtra the best platform. Desai reached a magnificent century but after he fell for 116, it was the Pujara and Sheldon Jackson show. The duo negotiated the Uttar Pradesh bowlers with ease. Mavi, who had accounted for Pujara for 11 in the first innings, failed to dislodge the ‘New Wall’ of Indian cricket as the 152-run stand guided Saurashtra to a magnificent win. The chase of 372 in the fourth innings is the highest in the history of the Ranji Trophy, going past the 371 in the game between Assam and Services in 2008/09 at Palam. For all the Latest Sports News News, Cricket News News, Download News Nation Android and iOS Mobile Apps.last_img read more

Ugbade Gears up for NPLF Baptism

first_img“There is nothing, we have to face it. We will fight but in fighting, we have to improve our weapons so that we can fight very well”.“We are going to be more astute technically, much more comfortable tactically, so that we can change the game technically and control the outcome tactically at the end of every match.”Ugbade also gave his thoughts about the difference in the number of games that his lads will be playing in the upcoming NPFL season.“The premier league is like a Marathon but we have to start with the same speed, 38matches is different from 14matches. It is going to be very tedious but we will try to manage the situation as they come physiologically too.”Remo Stars will face Plateau United in week one of the new NPFL season scheduled for the 15th of January, 2017.Share this:FacebookRedditTwitterPrintPinterestEmailWhatsAppSkypeLinkedInTumblrPocketTelegram The Technical Adviser of Remo Stars Football Club, Nduka Ugbade has revealed that his lads are getting prepared for the upcoming Nigeria Professional Football League, NPFL season.The Sky Blue Stars have been in closed camping despite the festive period and are working tirelessly to ensure full preparedness for the Nigeria Professional Football League, NPFL season.Speaking of RSFC Media Ugbade revealed “We are getting prepared for our debut season in the league because over the existence of Remo Stars, we have not featured in the NPFL. Now we are in the NPFL and we are ready for the challenges in the league”.last_img read more

Live Updates: Syracuse hosts Eastern Michigan in nonconference finale

first_imgNo. 2 Syracuse hosts Eastern Michigan in its nonconference finale on Tuesday at 3 p.m. Follow along here for live updates from Stephen Bailey and Jesse Dougherty, who are covering the game in the Carrier Dome. Facebook Twitter Google+ Commentscenter_img Published on December 31, 2013 at 3:32 pmlast_img

PBS screens documentary on journalist Ruben Salazar

first_imgThe event featured Phillip Rodriguez, director and producer of the film; Thomas A. Saenz, president and general counsel of Mexican American Legal Defense and Educational Fund and George J. Sanchez, professor of American studies and ethnicity, and history at USC.“I thought it was very well made and very well produced,” said Maria Plascencia, a sophomore majoring in American studies and ethnicity. “I like that it didn’t take sides like most documentaries about Ruben Salazar do.”The documentary chronicles the independent investigation into the life and mysterious death of journalist Ruben Salazar, the first Mexican-American news columnist at the Los Angeles Times and concludes that, despite many conspiracy theories, Salazar’s death was accidental.“I have stood up here many times representing my father,” Lisa Salazar said after the film. “Now, this documentary allows him to represent himself.”Salazar was killed on Aug. 29, 1970, by a tear-gas projector fired by a Los Angeles sheriff’s deputy during the National Chicano Moratorium March against the Vietnam War, according to the Los Angeles Times. The march was the culminating point of the Chicano Civil Rights Movement of the 1960s, which represented Latinos’ goal of empowerment.“Today, even in neighboring communities, there are times when people say they’re American, even though they’re from Mexican descent,” said Laura Guzman, a junior majoring in American studies. “I still see a stigma in the younger generations.”Sometime before his death, LAPD cautioned Salazar about his coverage of the rising Chicano revolutionary movement in the city. Salazar then spoke with members of the U.S. Civil Rights Commission and told them he thought he was being followed. Days later, he was killed, and has since become a martyr figure for many Latinos.“It was a very moving film,” said Will Federman, a sophomore majoring in print and digital journalism. “It gave a great portrait of a complex man.”Sanchez addressed this issue of Latino assimilation into American culture in terms of many peoples’ idolization of Salazar.“We had kind of built a mythology about his death,” Sanchez said, “not focusing enough on his life.”Filmmaker Phillip Rodriguez is a visiting fellow at the Annenberg School whose previous documentaries include Race 2012, Latinos ’08 and Brown Is the New Green: George Lopez and the American Dream. Rodriguez spoke about his quest to bring new light to a story he believes has been previously mischaractarized because of a lack of true information.“It is a really powerful story about a really extraordinary period in history,” Rodriguez said. “My ambition was to take a story that had been marginalized and put it in the American mainsteam.”Rodriguez was a young boy living in Los Angeles when Salazar was killed and, as a fellow Latino, wanted to reveal the truth behind the “controversial incident,” which he feels has been “shrouded by conspiracy theories because police were very reluctant to reveal information.”When police officials refused to release their records, Rodriguez sought help from Thomas A. Saenz of MALDEF, who was another panelist at the screening, and together they took legal action.“We had to force the police to cough up the details,” Rodriguez said. “And we did so by suing them and winning.”Though the details of the newly released information offered no new conclusions in the mysterious death the film presents a fuller picture of the life of Salazar and his contributions to journalism.Follow Rebecca on Twitter @RebeccaJDancer A prescreening and panel discussion of the new PBS documentary Ruben Salazar: Man In The Middle was presented by Visions and Voices last night to a full Annenberg Auditorium, which included Salazar’s two daughters, Lisa and Stephanie.Looking for answers · Filmmaker Phillip Rodriguez discusses the investigation of Ruben Salazar’s death as experts George Sanchez and Thomas Saenz prepare to speak on Thursday at the Annenberg Auditorium. – Austin Vogel | Daily Trojanlast_img read more

Going for the Gold: The postponement of the 2020 Olympics serves as a reminder that health and safety must come first

first_imgTo no surprise, many people — myself included — were crushed to hear that the Olympics were postponed. I remember watching the 2016 Rio de Janeiro Games and seeing the ceremony introducing the Tokyo Olympics logo at the end. I was so excited for this year to host another great lineup of legendary athletes. Since this is my last column of the semester, I thought it would be a good idea to reintroduce points I’ve brought up in previous columns to focus on what we can all learn from the postponement.  But as I kept seeing news of the coronavirus spreading to Japan and then the United States, I knew it was an inevitable fate: On March 24, the world received the news that the Olympics would officially be postponed, if not canceled. The Olympics has a long-standing tradition dating back to the ancient eighth century BCE. The modern Olympic Games date back to the 1896 Olympics in Athens. Since the modern Games’ inception in the 19th century, however, the last time the Olympics were canceled or postponed was in 1944 due to World War II. The rarity of such a drastic occurrence from even happening in the first place shows how serious this year’s postponement really is. It has become a tradition for people to get excited about the largest sporting event in the world every four years. People intentionally took two weeks out of their summer to watch sprinter Usain Bolt beat record after record and see swimmer Michael Phelps become the all-time Olympic medal-holder. Since my column was purely based on an event that would no longer be happening in the upcoming months, I was at a crossroads — conflicted about what more there would be to write about — but I ultimately chose to focus on the International Olympic Committee’s postponement decision and some of my favorite Olympic moments. Unlike the other topics my colleagues at the Daily Trojan write about, I thought mine would only be relevant every other year. And even then, the premises would be different, as each Winter and Summer Olympics has its own set of storylines attached. The IOC made the right decision in moving the Olympics. The health of fans and athletes should take precedence over anything, and I am glad the IOC realized that.  Moments like these are what make sports special and what make the Olympics unique unlike anything else. People live for Olympic moments because that is what sports does: It creates a community and mutual appreciation for fans and athletes alike. Nathan Hyun is a sophomore writing about the 2020 Olympics. His column, “Going for the Gold,” typically ran every other Wednesday. In January, when I was thinking about my column topic for the upcoming semester, I was debating between various ideas. I considered focusing on young athletes in professional leagues to highlight a sports year with drastic changes to league rules and playoff formats. But when I realized that this was supposed to be a Summer Olympics year, I knew I wanted to write about my thoughts on the 2020 Olympics and the Games in general. center_img As disappointed as I was, the decision made me realize just how obsessive and dedicated people like myself can get when it comes to sports. People care so much about sports that it can consume their lives.  But there is so much more to a person’s happiness than winning. Isn’t the health and well-being of your friends and family more important than cheering on a last-second push to the finish line? Postponing the Olympics may have led many people to feel distraught and frustrated, but there comes a time when the cliche “it’s just a game” really starts to present itself in people’s lives. I hope this makes all sports fans realize the importance of putting health and safety above all else. Then, when it is the right time for the Olympics to return, sports will bring everyone together again.  Since then, the Olympics has grown to host 33 sports and more than 11,000 athletes. This was not a cancellation; rather, it was a mere postponement to ensure the safety and well-being of everyone involved with the Olympics. At first, I didn’t know how to react — well past the trivial concern for my column, I was concerned for the millions of fans who had already bought tickets and hotel reservations, for the more than 6,000 athletes who had qualified, for the millions of Summer Olympics enthusiasts who have waited impatiently for four years to witness what is arguably the most important and prestigious sporting event. That is why the Olympics are so legendary. Not only because the best athletes from around the world gather to compete, but because it brings together entire generations and people from more than 200 countries to strive for the same goal: Going for Gold. As the days passed, the IOC released its decision to move the Games to 2021. The logo would remain the same, and the athletes who had already qualified would still be able to compete.last_img read more

Athletes exempt from ‘Stay Safe Pledge’ travel guidelines, SU official says

first_img Comments Even as schools prepare to bring students back, recent spikes in COVID-19 cases continue to jeopardize fall sports. As a result, the Big Ten announced a conference-only scheduling format for fall sports last Thursday. The Pac-12 followed soon after, and the Ivy League and Patriot League canceled fall seasons altogether. The ACC expects to make a decision in late July, having already delayed Olympic sport games and competitions until Sept. 1.Syracuse has progressed into phase two of its voluntary offseason workout plan for football, bringing around 80 players back to campus. Other sports, such as men’s and women’s basketball, have joined them, too. Still, fall games have already been canceled, with football losing nonconference contests against Rutgers and Colgate. Schedules for non-revenue sports haven’t been released yet. Facebook Twitter Google+ Published on July 15, 2020 at 10:02 pm Contact Andrew: arcrane@syr.edu | @CraneAndrew The Daily Orange is a nonprofit newsroom that receives no funding from Syracuse University. Consider donating today to support our mission.Syracuse athletes are among the groups exempt from the university’s “Stay Safe Pledge” travel restrictions, Vice President and Chief Communications Officer Jeff Stoecker said Wednesday in a statement to The Daily Orange. The pledge, which SU released Tuesday, contains guidelines that restrict travel outside of central New York during the fall semester. All members of the Syracuse community are expected to follow the guidelines. Athletes will be part of the “limited number of students” able to leave campus during the fall semester, Stoecker said. The university’s pledge would have otherwise prevented athletes from traveling for road games. All of Syracuse’s Atlantic Coast Conference opponents and most of its nonconference opponents, are located outside of central New York.“University sanctioned travel will include added safety precautions to protect the health and well-being of our students, as well as our broader community when they return to campus,” Stoecker said. “We expect that any student who travels away from campus will respect and uphold the spirit of the pledge.”AdvertisementThis is placeholder textSU’s pledge is the latest step in a series of plans for welcoming students back to campus for the fall semester. Students must be tested for COVID-19 before and after arriving at SU, and the fall semester will follow an accelerated format. Other guidelines in the “Stay Safe Pledge” include wearing a mask at all times and following quarantine and isolation directives.last_img read more

UAM Tillers Win Nigeria’s First Collegiate Football League

first_imgOrganisers of the HiFL league were impressed with the huge support that the league has garnered and sustained in its first inaugural edition.A Director of PACE Sports and Entertainment Marketing, Sola Fijabi, said that he was impressed with the first edition.“It is heart-warming to close out our first season on a high note. We are especially happy that the league did not only create an engagement platform for brands and several stakeholders, but it also unified students across Nigeria in the delightful spirit of sportsmanship.“We are extremely prepared for the 2019 edition to accommodate more schools than what we presently have.“In 2019 there will be 32 schools a 100 per cent increase in the number of universities that participated in this maiden edition.“We are hopeful that like the maiden edition, subsequent editions of the league will continue to have positive impact on sports and education in Nigeria.“We hope to place collegiate sports in Nigeria on the same pedestal obtainable in other countries that have recorded successes and built a strong network of young, home-grown sporting and football talents in particular” Fijabi concluded.Speaking after the final match, President, Nigerian University Games Association (NUGA) Prof Stephen Hamafyelto enthused that “The maiden edition of the Higher Institutions Football League has been largely successful.“We have delivered on the promises we made regarding standards, discipline and even fair-play. The fact that the winner of the last NUGA Games is also the winner of the 2018 HiFL competition is further proof of the credibility of both NUGA and HiFL.“Next year, we look forward to a more brilliant and interesting execution plan that will enable more schools to participate.“We are glad that the league has not only given a voice and a face to football talents across the country, but is also providing hope and a veritable platform of success for the numerous talents that are being discovered,” he added.16 teams participated in the 2018 HiFL season. The Obafemi Awolowo University (OAU Giants) emerged as winners of the Third Place Playoff after defeating University of University of Ilorin (Unilorin Warriors) in a thrilling encounter, which ended 3-1 HiFL is organised in partnership with the Nigerian University Games Association (NUGA). The league is overseen by the National Universities Commission (NUC) and the Committee of Vice-Chancellors (CVC).The winner of HIFL will represent Nigeria at the 2019 International University Sports Federation (FISU) Games in Naples, Italy.Share this:FacebookRedditTwitterPrintPinterestEmailWhatsAppSkypeLinkedInTumblrPocketTelegram University of Agriculture Makurdi  (UAM Tillers) defeated University of Calabar (UNICAL Malabites) 5-4 in penalty shootouts on Saturday in Lagos to emerge champions of the maiden Higher Institutions Football League (HiFL).The Tillers from Makurdi started the game on the front foot, with skipper and highest goal scorer of the tournament Ebuka David in the thick of action, but the Okorie Okechukwu- led UNICAL Malabites defence stood resilient.The boys from Calabar were the better side in the second half as skipper and Man of the Match, Charles Ufot created a lot of chances that were poorly finished. But after a goalless stalemate in regulation time, the Makurdi team won 5-4 in shoot out to be crowned champions at the Agege Stadium in Lagos.last_img read more

Dirk Nowitzki takes out full-page ad to thank Mavericks fans

first_img Mavs star Dirk Nowitzki officially retires; Mark Cuban plans ‘badass statue’ The full letter can be read below:Dallas,Twenty-one seasons.One team. My home.No stat, no record, no award in this game means more to me.We won an NBA Championship together.From the moment I arrived in Dallas riding on this amazing roller coaster, you lifted me, supported me, pushed me to work harder.So many memories. So many stories. They are not only mine. They are ours.This is not goodbye.This is THANK YOU Mavs fans, from the bottom of my heart, for taking in a kid from Wurzburg and making me one of your own.I will miss playing, but I can’t wait to start the next chapter with you. Dirk Nowitzki made a special gesture Sunday as he thanked Mavericks fans for their support throughout his 21-year NBA career in Dallas. On Sunday, Nowitzki took out a full-page ad in the Dallas News. He wrote, in part: “This is not goodbye. This is THANK YOU Mavs fans, from the bottom of my heart, for taking in a kid from Wurzburg and making me one of your own. I will miss playing, but I can’t wait to start the next chapter with you.” Forever and grateful, forever yours, and forever a Dallas Maverick.– Dirk Nowitzki “Forever grateful, forever yours, and forever a Dallas Maverick.”@swish41 took out a full-page ad in Sunday’s News to thank his fans. Read it here: https://t.co/BNNhcXL4v9 pic.twitter.com/Ffldzc2SB8— Dallas Morning News (@dallasnews) April 21, 2019Nowitzki ended months of speculation when he officially announced his retirement April 9 during his final home game against the Suns. He told a packed crowd that they were witnessing his last game at American Airlines Center, but that he hopes to have a role with the Mavericks in the future.Nowitzki finished his career with a long list of accomplishments as he earned a 2007 MVP award, a 2011 NBA championship and made 14 All-Star appearances. He’s also sixth on the NBA’s all-time scoring list with 31,560 points. Related Newslast_img read more

Liverpool keeper Alisson out for ‘next few weeks’ says Klopp

first_imgAlisson Becker “We will see, but we can have obviously a lot of players on the bench there, which is good and I think Andy will be one of them.“He was in with us, he’s a brilliant character, a really nice lad and helped us a lot in the pre-season, and now we decided to work together with him.”Alisson’s loss for an extended period would be a big blow to the club he joined from Roma last year.But Liverpool defender Trent Alexander-Arnold, speaking after the Norwich game, insisted Adrian will prove a quality deputy for Alisson.“His experience is the main thing, he knows what he is doing. He’s played a load of games, so he knows what it is about,” Alexander-Arnold said.“Obviously when a keeper has to come off, it’s never too promising, so, yes, I think everyone needs to get their head around the fact that he probably will be our keeper for the next few weeks and if so, then we have to live with that, embrace that and I’m sure he will learn from us.“We will be able to make good connections with him and I think a lot of the lads have made bonds with him already because he’s such a good lad off the pitch.” London, United Kingdom | AFP | Liverpool goalkeeper Alisson Becker was on Monday ruled out for “the next few weeks” by coach Jurgen Klopp after suffering a calf injury in their 4-1 win over Norwich.Brazil international Alisson limped off in the first half of Liverpool’s Premier League opener at Anfield on Friday.“Not too cool. It’s a calf injury which takes him obviously out for a while,” Klopp told Liverpool’s website.“I don’t want to make now an exact prognosis on when he will be back but it will not be Wednesday for sure, so now then we have to see. It takes a while, it takes a couple weeks for sure, and we have to see.“I saw already like ‘six weeks’ and stuff like this, but Ali was not a lot injured in his career so I would like to wait a little bit to see how he develops in that process now, but he is not in for the next few weeks.”Alisson, 26, was replaced by experienced Spaniard Adrian against Norwich. The former West Ham keeper, who joined on a free transfer last week, is likely to keep his place for Liverpool’s European Super Cup date with Chelsea in Istanbul on Wednesday.Third-choice Liverpool keeper Caoimhin Kelleher is not fully fit after a broken wrist, so the club are set to sign 35-year-old former Middlesbrough player Andy Lonergan on a free transfer.Lonergan was part of Liverpool’s pre-season tour as cover for their other keepers.Asked if Lonergan will be on the bench on Wednesday, Klopp said: “I think so. I didn’t speak to (goalkeeping coach) John Achterberg yet about that. We spoke a lot about the goalie situation apart from what we have to do on Wednesday!center_img Share on: WhatsApplast_img read more

Samu Saiz is the only one who has managed to ‘copy’ Stuani

first_imgSamu Saiz arrived in the summer market arousing great enthusiasm among the fans of Girona. The injuries have not allowed him to have excessive continuity, but now is in a good way and wait, if Martí trusts him, seize the opportunity. So far, the attacker has played 18 League matches this course and He has scored a bit (the one who gave the win against Huesca, 1-0) and distributed two assists. Of course, we have to go back to day 21, in the match against Mirandés (0-3) to see its last title. There are only eight scorersIn Girona there is ‘Stuanidependencia’ because the rest of the players in the squad are just contributing in the scoring aspect. Such is so, that The rojiblanco team only has eight players who have scored at least one goal. And in this aspect, only two Second teams have their goals distributed less: Malaga (seven) and Las Palmas (six). Stuani has 22 goals and is followed Borja García (four), Marc Gual (four), who left the entity in winter to sign for Madrid Castilla, Àlex Granell (two), Gerard Gumbau (one), Aday Benítez (one), Samu Saiz (one) and Jonathan Soriano (one). Players like Gallar and Brandon (arrived in winter) have not yet been released. Cristhian Stuani will not play on Saturday against Ponferradina and Pep Lluís Martí already ponders how to supply him. Without the Uruguayan, the rojiblanco team is less fearsome at the offensive level (it has achieved 22 of the 36 that Girona accumulates), but the level of confidence of the workforce is high and dynamic, also since they chain four days without falling. Waiting to know how Jonathan Soriano evolves from his injury and if he is available to play or not, the option that the coach likes most to receive the Ponferradina is to place Brandon of ‘9’ and Samu Saiz hook. The latter does a few days that he has tried to take a step forward and is the only one who has managed to copy, in a way, Stuani.The goal in Girona is Stuani’s business, without a doubt, and such is its importance that has marked this course in 11 of the 12 victories of the Girona team. The only one in which his goals were not needed was in the duel against Huesca on day 27. On that occasion it was Samu Saiz who, with his goal in the 94th minute, gave the three points to the rojiblancos. It was the first time, and for now the only one, in which a football player other than Stuani scored and Girona won. Hence, without the Uruguayan against Ponferradina, other players must take responsibility. Samu Saiz should be one of them because he already knows the way to do it.last_img read more