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Cricket News Shikhar Dhawan returning to form crucial for India ahead of Australia tour: Rohit Sharma

first_img For all the Latest Sports News News, Cricket News News, Download News Nation Android and iOS Mobile Apps. New Delhi: Shikhar Dhawan’s blazing 92 and Rishabh Pant’s aggressive 58 gave India a tense six-wicket win over West Indies in Chennai during the third and final Twenty20 International on Sunday. The win not only helped India whitewash the West Indies 3-0, it gave the team plenty of momentum ahead of the tour to Australia.Speaking in the post-match press conference, Indian skipper Rohit Sharma  praised the efforts of Dhawan and Pant, stressing that Dhawan coming back to form was crucial ahead of the series Down Under.Read More |India vs West Indies 3rd T20I: India win by 6 wickets, clinch series“It was important from the team’s perspective and for the players to get some runs ahead of the important Australia tour. Shikhar especially was batting well in the ODI series but he was not able to get big scores. I am glad that he could play a match-winning knock and get some form under his belt before the crucial tour,” Rohit said.Read More | Mithali Raj fifty helps India crush Pakistan in Women’s World T20Prior to his knock in Chennai, Dhawan had failed to cross fifty in the five ODI series which India won 3-1. He struggled even in the first two games but showed his class in the third match to give India victory. Rohit was also full of praise for Pant, who turned the tide towards India with a blazing 38-ball 58, laced with five fours and three sixes.“Rishabh was also hungry to go out and get some runs. It was the perfect situation. We were two down inside the first six overs. There was a bit of pressure as well. They handled it well and it was a match-winning partnership. It is important in the team’s perspective that both these guys got runs,” Rohit said.‘Embarrassed’ by lossOn the other hand, West Indies skipper Carlos Brathwaite admitted that a 3-0 whitewash was “embarrassing” for the two-time World T20 champions.Read More | Pakistan suffer heavy ‘penalty’ in loss to India in Women’s World T20“I mean, three-nought looks bad, and it looks embarrassing for me as captain as well. But the performances and fight we gave and the fact that we came together to use our resources to the best of our abilities was the hallmark for this short series for me. The team morale is up. What we are doing as a group is trying to find the best to use the resources we have. In the first game, we showed our fight, we showed our belief with the ball. In the second game, we were blown away, and in the third game we batted excellently, but the game was taken away from us by a massive partnership. We still fought till the end,” Brathwaite said.Since winning the World T20 in 2016, West Indies have been whitewashed 3-0 three times in Asia, twice to Pakistan and now to India. They even lost to Bangladesh and have tasted defeat in New Zealand, underlining their total weakness across formats.However, there was one bright spot in the West Indies’ batting in Chennai, with Nicholas Pooran smashing 53 off just 25 balls. Brathwaite hailed the youngster and added the future looked positive for the Windies. “As a team that’s what we have — the ability for players to take the game away from the opposition and play a knock such as that (of Pooran). The challenge for us is to do that on a more consistent basis. We know we have three,four match-winners in the side who can blow the opposition away,” Brathwaite said. last_img read more

IHOC : Unselfish Scharfe emerges as scorer, remains humble

first_img Published on February 6, 2012 at 12:00 pm Facebook Twitter Google+ When Syracuse needed to get on the board, it turned to its humble goal scorer. With time winding down in Friday’s contest against Robert Morris and the Orange trailing by two goals, Margot Scharfe stepped up once again.After a Caitlin Roach slap shot was turned away, Scharfe, with her back to the net, collected the puck and spun around in one motion to shoot at the cage for a highlight-reel goal.It was arguably the most impressive goal of the season for Syracuse, but Scharfe didn’t think so.‘Oh God, it was a pretty nice bounce I got,’ Scharfe said. ‘ … I don’t think any of my goals are pretty, so I just have to throw it on the net and hopefully something good happens.’And that’s sums up Scharfe in a nutshell. The sophomore forward performs on the ice but deflects attention off it, minimizing her own accomplishments. Scharfe is tied for the team lead in points with 22, scoring 11 goals and giving out 11 assists. While SU head coach Paul Flanagan and teammates realize how valuable Scharfe has become in her second season, the viable scoring threat remains even-keeled, refusing to acknowledge how important she has been to Syracuse (9-18-3, 0-5-3 College Hockey America) this season.AdvertisementThis is placeholder text‘I don’t know. I think I’ve helped out. I’ve been producing a little more this year, so that helps,’ Scharfe said. ‘But I think I could do a little better in terms of providing for the team.’While Scharfe downplays her crucial role for the Orange this season, her teammates and coaches have no problem describing how much she has meant to the team.Junior Holly Carrie-Mattimoe said without Scharfe’s production this season, the Orange’s results would be ‘devastating.’Flanagan said Scharfe has exceeded his expectations after a freshman campaign in which she netted just seven goals and collected 15 points. Though Flanagan admits Scharfe isn’t the fastest, or most skilled, her intangibles take her a long way.‘She was born with some real good hockey instincts,’ Flanagan said. ‘She does a good job of doing the best she can with what she has.’Scharfe said because she isn’t blessed with a load of natural talent, she tries to anticipate what’s going to happen on the ice.And Scharfe doesn’t just rely on her hockey smarts — she puts in long hours on the ice. She’s usually on the ice before and after practice, and no matter how long she’s out there, Scharfe never lets up.Though Flanagan calls her the Orange’s best all-around player, another distinction she earned is most humble.‘She won’t take credit for anything,’ Flanagan said.Carrie-Mattimoe remembers one time earlier in the season when Scharfe scored on a two-on-one opportunity, and the first thing she did was apologize for not making an extra pass.‘I like to apologize a lot, so I’m trying to stop that,’ Scharfe said.As of late, Scharfe is apologizing less and gaining confidence as the Orange enters its final leg of the season. Her teammates have called her names like ‘superstar’ as a way to break her out of her timid shell. Another way has simply been the play Scharfe has shown on the ice. That’s when she’s most comfortable letting her performance do the talking.And with every puck she deposits in the back of the net, Flanagan sees the confidence growing for a player who was a walk-on entering her freshman year.Scharfe joined the team unheralded. And though her play might not be flashy and she apologizes even when she triumphs, Flanagan wouldn’t have it any other way.‘You just open the door for her and let her play,’ Flanagan said. ‘You hope that the other players are paying attention to her work ethic and her humility as a player and just where it’s gotten her.’dgproppe@syr.edu center_img Commentslast_img read more

Baseball fights off Long Beach State in 11-inning thriller

first_imgFor seven innings, the Trojans fought to find any consistent offense against Long Beach State. For seven innings Dirtbags pitcher John Castro had USC’s lineup on its toes, allowing just six hits and zero runs.“I thought Castro pitched phenomenally well for them today,” head coach Dan Stubbs said. “He had three pitches working and he kept us off balance.”But in a wild Tuesday night game that lasted four hours and featured 11 innings, the first seven frames merely served as prelude. The Trojans needed one major play to get back into the game, and junior Lars Nootbaar provided just that. Down 2-0 in the bottom of the eighth with two outs and a man on second, the center fielder blasted a moonshot that sailed over the right field fence. With that two-run homer, a Trojans’ offense that had been largely dormant up until that point came alive.“Honestly it’s one of the greatest feelings,” Nootbaar said. “Just knowing you squared a ball up, it’s almost as if you didn’t even feel it. It’s one of those things where right at contact, you know it’s going out. Just seeing my teammates enjoy it was really the best part.”While Nootbaar’s home run gave the team a chance to win, solid pitching from a very young rotation kept the Trojans afloat up until that point. Junior Mason Perryman performed admirably — if slightly erratically — in only his fourth career start. He gave up just five hits but also hit three batters, at one point nailing two in a row to load the bases. After four innings, he was replaced by sophomore Quinten Longrie, who gave up one hit in nine outs, with five strikeouts.“We’re relying on a lot of young guys,” Stubbs said. “You think about the pitching that was out there today; I think Mason probably has 25 innings of college experience, Longrie might have 2 or 3 innings of college experience and the other guys have zero. We’re going to be a work in progress a little bit.”With the game tied at two at the top of the ninth, Stubbs made the bold decision to send freshman Austin Manning out to the mound. The lefty looked confident at first, striking out LBSU second baseman Jarron Duran. But then he gave up a double followed by a perfectly executed RBI sacrifice fly to center field. Manning managed to get out of the inning giving up only the one run, but the Trojans once again found themselves in a do-or-die situation heading into the bottom of the ninth.This time, however, they didn’t need Nootbaar’s hot bat. With two freshman pinch runners, John Thomas and Christian Moya, at the corners senior Cris Perez came up to bat with two outs. As Thomas attempted to steal from first base, LBSU catcher David Baneulos overthrew the second baseman, allowing Moya to score off of the error. The Trojans left the inning with a 3-3 tie, meaning that fans at Dedeaux Field would be treated to a late night of extra innings.Both teams failed to score in the 10th inning. Manning produced a three up, three down inning on the defensive end and then senior AJ Fritts was unable to bring junior Adalberto Carrillo home from third with one out.After Manning once again prevented the Dirtbags from scoring in the top of the 11th, the Trojans  seemed destined to finally finish the game. First Brandon Perez reached first base when LBSU’s center fielder dropped a routine flyball. Then he reached second off of a wild pickoff throw to first base. The Dirtbags’ pitcher Chris Rivera intentionally walked Matthew Acosta and Tyler Urbach leaving the bases loaded with zero outs.Despite the odds stacked in their favor, the Trojans still did not make ending the game a simple task. Cris Perez and David Edson both struck out, leaving junior shortstop Frankie Rios up to bat with two outs and the game on the line. Rios immediately got down 0-2 in the count, and for a minute it looked as though USC had squandered another golden opportunity — except it had not. Rios blasted a walk-off single to center field and was immediately mobbed by an army of exhausted teammates.“I was excited,” Rios said. “I wasn’t doing all too well, and then I got that hit. I saw it off the bat, and I was pumped.”On the game, Nootbaar produced a memorable performance, going 3-4 with a home run and two RBI. On the season, he is batting .688 with two homers.A positive sign for USC going forward was the season debut of senior leader Corey Dempster following a knee injury. The outfielder came into the eighth inning as a pinch hitter and singled on the first pitch he saw.After defeating LBSU, the Trojans travel to North Carolina on Friday for games against Wake Forest and Duke.last_img read more

NBA playoffs 2019: Raptors’ Nick Nurse praises Kawhi Leonard’s ‘big-time’ performance

first_imgLeonard stated that the victory was all that mattered to him. “This individual stuff, it’s not big for me,” Leonard said. “To reach these goals, it’s great when you do it and you could win. “But our focus is every game trying to win the ballgame. That’s why we’re playing this game. We’re not playing so I could score 50 or get 40 points; we’re all on this team trying to say, ‘Raptors win’ at the end of the day.” Clinical performance.@TangerineHoops Game HighlightsWatch: https://t.co/uW1LkoBdLv pic.twitter.com/bAvfNwtQ7U— Toronto Raptors (@Raptors) April 28, 2019″A big-time performance at both ends,” he told reporters. “I just like the force he’s playing with at both ends, but especially when he’s getting the ball. “He’s pushing it up the floor. He’s punching the gaps with force. He’s determined to get to spaces. I guess I should not be surprised, but that was pretty cool to watch.”  NBA playoffs 2019: Spurs coach Gregg Popovich ‘surprised people stayed’ for ‘odd’ Game 7 Nick Nurse saluted a “big-time performance at both ends” from Kawhi Leonard after he inspired the Toronto Raptors to a 108-95 victory in Game 1 of their Eastern Conference semifinals series against the Philadelphia 76ers. Leonard scored a career playoff high 45 points and claimed 11 rebounds as the Raptors won at Scotiabank Arena on Saturday. center_img NBA playoffs wrap 2019: Raptors cruise to win; Nuggets outlast Spurs in Game 7 The Raptors superstar also became only the sixth player in NBA history to pour in at least 45 points, grab 11 rebounds and make three or more three-pointers. Raptors head coach Nurse praised the contribution that the outstanding forward made both in attack and defense.  Related Newslast_img read more

Wellington head football coach could be hired soon, but no offer has been made

first_img Close Forgot password? Please put in your email: Send me my password! Close message Login This blog post All blog posts Subscribe to this blog post’s comments through… RSS Feed Subscribe via email Subscribe Subscribe to this blog’s comments through… RSS Feed Subscribe via email Subscribe Follow the discussion Comments (4) Logging you in… Close Login to IntenseDebate Or create an account Username or Email: Password: Forgot login? Cancel Login Close WordPress.com Username or Email: Password: Lost your password? Cancel Login Dashboard | Edit profile | Logout Logged in as Admin Options Disable comments for this page Save Settings Sort by: Date Rating Last Activity Loading comments… You are about to flag this comment as being inappropriate. Please explain why you are flagging this comment in the text box below and submit your report. The blog admin will be notified. Thank you for your input. -8 Vote up Vote down Jim · 222 weeks ago It is good that our school system is not biased or prejudiced in their business practices. If a business executive that ran a business with as large of a budget as the school system, made this kind of comment, they would probably be suspended or released. “It should be noted this is a much better than the State of Kansas has under Governor Brownback and his extremist led legislature,” wrote Rick Weiss, Wellington Superintendent in the agenda packet. “Evidently, they have more faith in USD 353 than the state.” Report Reply 1 reply · active 222 weeks ago +6 Vote up Vote down james day · 222 weeks ago Now that we have a real superintendent that will actually work, usd 353 might be something we can be proud of again. Report Reply +3 Vote up Vote down Jeff d. · 221 weeks ago Actually, I have to agree with Jim on this one. It’s ok to think things, not always ok to put it “out there.” Weiss should have taken the high road on this one and keep that to himself – even if he is right. Dignity is important, and we have to learn “not to obey those impulses.” Not a good example to students, either. Report Reply 1 reply · active 221 weeks ago +4 Vote up Vote down Ted “Theodore” Logan · 221 weeks ago ” Not a good example to students, either.” So we should teach young people to just keep quiet if they have been egregiously wronged? I am going to have to disagree with that one. Report Reply Post a new comment Enter text right here! Comment as a Guest, or login: Login to IntenseDebate Login to WordPress.com Login to Twitter Go back Tweet this comment Connected as (Logout) Email (optional) Not displayed publicly. Name Email Website (optional) Displayed next to your comments. Not displayed publicly. If you have a website, link to it here. Posting anonymously. Tweet this comment Submit Comment Subscribe to None Replies All new comments Comments by IntenseDebate Enter text right here! Reply as a Guest, or login: Login to IntenseDebate Login to WordPress.com Login to Twitter Go back Tweet this comment Connected as (Logout) Email (optional) Not displayed publicly. Name Email Website (optional) Displayed next to your comments. Not displayed publicly. If you have a website, link to it here. Posting anonymously. Tweet this comment Cancel Submit Comment Subscribe to None Replies All new comments Correction — According to a previous version of this story it stated that an offer has been made to hire a new Wellington High School football coach. That is not the case. Activities Director Brian Buchanan said a candidate could be hired soon, but no offer has been or was made.On Monday, the Wellington School Board officially accepted the resignation of Tyler Ryan, the four-year head football coach, who announced his resignation in late April. The board also accepted the resignation of T.D. Buck as an assistant football coach so he can become an offensive line coach in Winfield.A committee has been interviewing several candidates for the open position this week. Buchanan said the school district had about 40 applications, and it was weeded down to a handful for interviews which were conducted Tuesday at the school district.Wellington board member Pat Zeka was one of the members on the committee during the early going and said she helped with reviewing the resumes. That sparked a discussion at Monday’s meeting whether a board member should serve on committees to hire teachers or coaches.Wellington board President Jackie Berryman said this is a precedence as board members have been involved in administrative hirings but never for teachers or coaches which is left to the administrators.Zeka said she wanted to help out and trusted her administrator to steer her in the right direction.It was the board’s consensus that a board member should only serve on such committees only if he/she gets board approval first.————In other school board business:•Susan’s Photography was named the official photographer and will take school pictures for the 2016-17 academic year.•The USD 353 school district has refunded the general obligation bonds for the safety/security construction project after receiving an “A” rating by Standards and Poor. The refunding will save taxpayers $1.7 million with better interest rates.“It should be noted this is a much better than the State of Kansas has under Governor Brownback and his extremist led legislature,” wrote Rick Weiss, Wellington Superintendent in the agenda packet. “Evidently, they have more faith in USD 353 than the state.”•The following employment changes were approved at USD 353.Resignations include:– Dr. Raj Sharma – USD 353 Special Education Director;– Buck – assistant WHS coach;– Stephanie Ryan – fifth grade teacher at Lincoln Elementary;– Jayme Lowe: WHS assistant cheerleading sponsor;– Ryan – head football coach/ P.E. teacher;– Marcia Dickinson – USD 353 Food Service Employee.Hirings include:– Molly Callaway – WMS Functional Special Education Teacher;– Ann Biles: Title 1 Supplemental Contract for $2,000 – funded by Title 1;– Sabrina Torneden: Title 1 Supplemental Contract for $2,000 – funded by Title 1.– Margarita Barnett: .5 WHS Spanish teacher and .5 District ELL Coordinator;-Chelsea Urban: WHS Spanish Teacher;– Karen Herrington: Secretary at Kennedy Elementary School.•The board heard word that the Kansas All-Star Scholars Fund from the Kansas Star Casino has provided a $35,234.36 grant to fund the Pitzco Education Modular for the sixth through eighth grade classes at WMS.•Three bids have come in for the resurface of the high school track facility. The board tabled the matter until it could hear from the track coaches on what would be the best surface to use.Follow us on Twitter.last_img read more

Pentagon: US Strikes Iran-Backed Group That Hit Iraq Base

first_imgWASHINGTON (AP) — The U.S. launched airstrikes Thursday in Iraq, targeting the Iranian-backed Shia militia members believed responsible for the rocket attack that killed and wounded American and British troops at a base north of Baghdad, the Pentagon said.U.S. officials said multiple strikes by U.S. fighter jets hit five locations and mainly targeted Kataib Hezbollah weapons facilities inside Iraq. A Defense Department statement said the strikes targeted five weapons storage facilities “to significantly degrade their ability to conduct future attacks.”The strikes marked a rapid escalation in tensions with Tehran and its proxy groups in Iraq, just two months after Iran carried out a massive ballistic missile attack against American troops at a base in Iraq. They came just hours after top U.S. defense leaders threatened retaliation for the Wednesday rocket attack, making clear that they knew who did it and that the attackers would be held accountable.“The United States will not tolerate attacks against our people, our interests, or our allies,” Defense Secretary Mark Esper said. “As we have demonstrated in recent months, we will take any action necessary to protect our forces in Iraq and the region.”The Pentagon statement said the facilities hit in the precision strikes were used to store weapons used to target the U.S. and coalition forces. It called the counterattack “defensive, proportional and in direct response to the threat” posed by the Iranian-backed Shia militia groups.U.S. officials said the locations of the strikes were largely around the Baghdad region. One U.S. official said there were two strikes at Jurf al-Sakher, one in Karbala, one at Al-Musayib, and one at Arab Nawar Ahmad. The official said the U.S. expected casualties would be lower than 50, and said the main effort was to hit the weapons.The officials spoke on condition of anonymity because some details about the operations had not yet been made public.An official with the paramilitary Popular Mobilization Units told The Associated Press that two Iraqi federal police personnel were killed in Jurf al-Sakher. An Iraqi military statement said the aerial “aggression” occurred at 1:15 a.m. in the areas of Jurf al-Sakher, Al-Musayib, Najaf and Alexandria on the headquarters of the Popular Mobilization Units, emergency regiments and commandos of the 9th division of the Iraqi army.Esper told reporters at the Pentagon earlier Thursday that President Donald Trump had given him the authority to take whatever action he deemed necessary.“We’re going to take this one step at a time, but we’ve got to hold the perpetrators accountable,” Esper said. “You don’t get to shoot at our bases and kill and wound Americans and get away with it.”At the White House, Trump had also hinted that a U.S. counterpunch could be coming, telling reporters, “We’ll see what the response is.” And Army Gen. Mark Milley, chairman of the Joint Chiefs of Staff, told Pentagon reporters the U.S. knows ”with a high degree of certainty” who launched the attack.On Capitol Hill earlier in the day, Marine Gen. Frank McKenzie, the top U.S. commander for the Middle East, told senators the deaths of U.S. and coalition troops created a “red line” for the U.S., but said he didn’t think Iran has “a good understanding of where our red line is.”Asked if any counterattack could include a strike inside Iran, Esper said, “We are focused on the group that we believe perpetrated this in Iraq.”Two U.S. troops and one British service member were killed and 14 other personnel were wounded when 18 rockets hit the base Wednesday. The U.S. military said the 107 mm Katyusha rockets were fired from a truck launcher that was found by Iraqi security forces near the base after the attack.U.S. officials have not publicly said what group they believe launched the rocket attack, but Kataib Hezbollah, an Iranian-backed Shia militia group, was the likely perpetrator. And the U.S. strikes, which came in the middle of the night in Iraq, targeted that group.Kataib Hezbollah was responsible for a late December rocket attack on a military base in Kirkuk that killed a U.S. contractor, prompting American military strikes in response.That in turn led to protests at the U.S. Embassy in Baghdad. They were followed Jan. 3 by a U.S. airstrike that killed Iran’s most powerful military officer, Gen. Qassem Soleimani, and Abu Mahdi al-Muhandis, a leader of the Iran-backed militias in Iraq, of which Kataib Hezbollah is a member. In response to the Soleimani killing, Iran launched a massive ballistic missile attack on Jan. 8, at al-Asad air base in Iraq, that resulted in traumatic brain injuries to more than 100 American troops.McKenzie told the Senate Armed Services Committee on Thursday morning that the killing of Soleimani and the increase in U.S. troops and assets in the region has made clear to Iran that the U.S. will defend its interests there. He said the U.S. has re-established a level of deterrence for state-on-state attacks by Iran.However, he said: “What has not been changed is their continuing desire to operate through their proxies indirectly again us. That is a far more difficult area to deter.”On Thursday, Esper and Milley said they spoke with their British counterparts about the attack, but declined to provide details.Asked why none of the rockets was intercepted, Milley said there are no systems on the base capable of defending against that type of attack.He also said the 14 injured personnel were a mix of U.S. and allied troops as well as contractors, and they will also be monitored for possible traumatic brain injury in the wake of the blasts.last_img read more

Delhi police rushes to aid of Indian Kho Kho captain Nasreen who is financially…

first_imgImage Courtesy: TOI/Delhi PoliceAdvertisement y7f8cNBA Finals | Brooklyn VsktfgWingsuit rodeo📽Sindre E85gzhj( IG: @_aubreyfisher @imraino ) 093gWould you ever consider trying this?😱zrh3Can your students do this? 🌚7l4Roller skating! Powered by Firework As India entered its second phase of lock down amidst the novel Coronavirus pandemic, it has been a challenge for many citizens of the country. In such worrying times, India’s Kho Kho team captain Nasreen Sheikh faced struggle regarding ration, basic amenities and even financial crisis. Following her recent plea to the Delhi Chief Minister Arvind kejriwal for assistance, help was on its way, and Delhi police has aided the international captain with all necessary commodities.Advertisement Image Courtesy: TOI/Delhi PoliceThe South Asian Games (SAG) gold medal winning captain was exprencing financial struggle in the family, as her father Mohammad Gafoor, who is a utensil seller by profession. However, in the current state of nationwide lock down, Nasreen’s father is now jobless, and there has been a financial crisis in the family since India has been facing the COVID-19 challenge.“He (Nasreen’s father) is the sole earner in the family. Everything is closed during this lockdown. We are having troubles in getting the ration.” Nasreen recently said.Advertisement “I have worked really hard to make this country proud in kho-kho. But today, my family is struggling during the lockdown. Things are so bad that we don’t have enough food,” she added.However, following her appeal to the CM, Delhi police rushed to aid Nasreen, and provided all necessary items to the skipper and her family.Advertisement “We immediately rushed to her place and found that she is living in a rented ground floor of a small house. All needed things like ration, masks and sanitisers have been provided to her,” a statement from Delhi Police read.Additionally, the Kho-Kho Federation of India (KKFI) also lent a helping hand to Nasreen, aiding her with Rs 1 lakh.“We are always at the fore-front to support sports persons and deserving talents who face genuine issues. It is unfortunate that a national player had to face such situation in these unprecedented time,” KKFI general secretary M S Tyagi said on Friday.Along with being SAG champions, Nasreen also led the Indian Kho Kho team to win the Asian Championships. She has also won 40 Indian championship titles in her career.If you like reading about MMA, make sure you check out MMAIndia.com Also follow India’s biggest arm wrestling tournament at ProPanja.comAlso read-Aussie quick Pat Cummins names this Indian player as the toughest batsman in the world to bowl to!Everton not Kean: Striker earns wrath of club after ludicrous lockdown bash Advertisementlast_img read more

Mallard’s Team of the Week — Team Main Jet

first_imgHowever, the squad lost out in the A final to finish second overall in the Nelson Mixed Slopitch Championships.Main Jet, which lost to Total Chaos in the Playoff Final, was the best team during the regular season, winning the overall title.Mallard’s Source for sports would like to salute Main Jet with Team of the Week honours.Team Main Jet includes, Art Westerhaug, Charlie Hartland, Adam Banilevic, Dane Jones, Terry Kidd, Marie Founier-Beck, Brad Carson, Disa Westerhaug, Brian Jones, Ken Haynes, Kidd, Tiffany Markin, Christie Jones, LeeAnn Fournier-Beck, Sloan Westerhaug, Brendan Marsh, Nick Davis, Joel Laurette, Jimmy Ellis and Claire Hewson. Team Main Jet came within a whisker of completing a season for the record books.last_img read more

Spurs fan called in sick and left Arsenal work group after Bayern loss

first_imgA TOTTENHAM fan was so enraged by their humiliating defeat by Bayern Munich that he was forced to call in SICK to work to avoid stick from Arsenal-supporting colleagues.Despite taking an early lead, Mauricio Pochettino’s side suffered the heaviest home loss by an English club in Europe after they were thrashed 7-2 by the Bundesliga champions.2 Spurs have just one point from their first two Champions League matches after Bayern Munich hammeringCredit: EPAThat stunning home loss came just a week after the club were sent tumbling out of the Carabao Cup by League Two Colchester.To compound their misery, it was former Arsenal flop Serge Gnabry who scored four times before declaring that “North London is RED”.And it was all too much for Spurs fan Darren, who admitted that he left his work WhatsApp group to avoid similar trolling from his Arsenal-supporting mates.He told talkSPORT’s Sports Bar: “I’m flabbergasted with the result tonight. 7-2! It’s really not on!“Christian Eriksen, first of all, he doesn’t want to be there and should have been frozen out from the start of the season. He said he wanted to leave after the Champions League final so he should have been in the Under-23s or Under-18s.“Pochettino over five years has done a great job – an amazing job – but I just feel like it’s coming to an end.“I’ve got to go to work tomorrow with eight Arsenal fans… I’ve just text my manager and had to call in sick!“I’ve left the WhatsApp group and I’m not going to work tomorrow!”I’m flabbergasted with the result. 7-2! It’s really not on! I’ve just text my manager and had to call in sick!Arsenal fans wouldn’t be in the best position to rub the result in after they suffered a heavy loss to Bayern the last time they were in the Champions League.When the two sides clashed in the round-of-sixteen back in 2017, the Bundesliga champions triumphed 10-2 on aggregate, with the Germans winning 5-1 in both legs.But that hasn’t spared Tottenham’s flops from being mocked by other football fans on Twitter, with a series of hilarious memes flooding in after the 7-2 defeat.Pochettino told his battered team to “man-up” after they suffered the worst home defeat in the club’s 137-year history.“This type of situation happens and you need to show your quality like a man first – to face like a professional is like a man,” said the Argentine.“You need to put your quality, how you are strong like a person to face this type of situation and after is coming the professional side.2Latest Tottenham newsHARRY ALL FOUR ITKane admits Spurs must win EIGHT games to rise into Champions League spotGossipALL GONE PETE TONGVertonghen wanted by host of Italian clubs as long Spurs spell nears endBELOW PARRSpurs suffer blow with Parrott to miss Prem restart after appendix operationPicturedSHIRT STORMNew Spurs 2020/21 home top leaked but angry fans slam silver design as ‘awful”STEP BY STEP’Jose fears for players’ welfare during restart as stars begin ‘pre-season’KAN’T HAVE THATVictor Osimhen keen on Spurs move but only if they sell Kane this summer“Now we need to be a man and to face that problem and be strong together to try to bounce back and change that feeling.“I think we are very critical with ourselves and to find always the way to fix a problem. We need to try to move on because I think it’s more psychological now.“I think the most important now is to have one idea, one analysis, one assessment and we need to stick with this idea and from there start to improve.”Mauricio Pochettino speaks after Spurs are thrashed 7-2 in the Champions League by Bayern Munichlast_img read more

Games Council convinced PNG is Games ready

first_imgWhen addressing the local and international media today, Pacific Games Council (PGC) president Vidhya Lakhan congratulated the PNG Government for its efforts.“After visiting all the venues this week, we were surprised with the amount of work compared to our last visit in getting the games venues ready.“All venues are ready after being tested and trialled and there are no issues.“They’re far better than in past Games so congratulations to the PNG Government,” he said.The PGC was also grateful for the people of the host city, Port Moresby, for the support provided to the Games Organising Committee.The council is confident that the Games will be an excellent event and a success.Four thousand athletes and officials from 24 countries will be involved in the Games.last_img read more