BCCI lodges FIR against Lalit Modi

first_imgDays after the Board of Control for Cricket in India (BCCI) shut the door on Lalit Modi cutting all his ties with it, the board has now filed a formal police complaint against the former chief of Indian Premier League (IPL). BCCI president-elect N. Srinivasan on Wednesday filed a complaint against Modi at Chennai Police commissionerate. Speaking after filing the complaint Srinivasan said there were many charges against Modi on various decisions he took as the IPL commissioner. The decision to lodge a police complaint against Modi was taken at the recent BCCI annual general body meeting. Speaking about the SMS that went out to IPL franchisees, Srinivasan said a police complaint in this connection has already been filed. Meanwhile, Chennai Police commissioner T. Rajendran told Headlines Today that the complaint against Modi accuses him of criminal misappropriation of Rs 470 crore. Other main charges against him were related to media rights, security and free commercial time.last_img read more

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Khade breaks 24-yr jinx in Asiad pool

first_imgVirdhawal Khade ended India’s 24-year-long wait for a medal from the swimming pool at the Asian Games when he won bronze in the 50 metres butterfly, clocking 24.37 seconds at the Aoti aquatic complex on Tuesday. At the Seoul Asian Games in 1986, Delhi man Khajan Singh last won a silver medal for India in the 200m butterfly event.There are some similarities between Khade and Khajan, but before dwelling on it, let’s savour the moment and admire Khade’s effort. In a closely-contested final, the 19-year-old from Kolhapur made excellent last-length efforts to edge out Korean Doohee Jeong after a disappointing finish on Monday in the 50m freestyle event.”It’s a moment I want to relive and cherish for a long time. But I am competing again tomorrow in the 100m freestyle so the celebrations can wait. Nevertheless, this medal will do a world of good to me personally and for swimming in India,” said Khade.The Indian sensation was quick to add at the post-match conference: “I need more support from the government to continue with swimming. I have to spend time abroad regularly for training and I cannot do it without the sports ministry help.” Even before the final, the Chinese domination with the Japanese and Koreans to follow was beyond doubt.The only question mark was whether Khade would be able to overcome Monday’s loss and concentrate on the race. After all, he also had to make amends for the lack of medals at the Commonwealth Games. Indeed, it would have been a difficult task even for a senior pro, but the teenager put his disappointment behind to finish well despite a slow start.advertisementUntil the 35-metre stage, it looked to be a touch-and-go affair with the Korean and Khade almost going neckand-neck. The tall and strapping Kolhapur boy, however, seemed determined to save his best for last. In the morning heats, Khade had topped his group with a time of 24.56.China’s Jiawei Zhou’s won gold at 23.66 while Japan’s Masayuki Kishida won the silver at 24.13. Khade’s personal coach Nihar Ameen fumbled for words as it took time for reality to sink in. “It was a great effort. Winning a medal in the same event as Khajan Singh 24 years ago is really great. With this medal today and the way he is swimming here, we can hope for another medal tomorrow (in 100m freestyle),” said Ameen.Knowing Khade’s potential – he was the youngest Indian to win an Olympic spot in 100m free in Beijing with a personal best of 50.7 seconds – everybody looked up to him to break the jinx at Asian Games. But in a short race like the 50m event, things can go awry as it happened on Monday. Khade, however, had predicted this morning that he would re-write history.In fact, he said he was aiming for the silver. Coming back to the similarities, one thing that has been proved beyond doubt is that sustained training abroad yields results. Khajan had done it in the eighties when Australian Eric Arnold had trained him and Khade has spent time abroad regularly. Khade also gave full credit to his strict training schedule prescribed by Dave Salo, a reputed coach in the US.The 6 feet 3 inch-tall Khade, who trains at Bangalore, shaves off his torso to avoid friction. “It’s a painful experience, but something I have to go through as a matter of routine during competitions,” Khade had said a couple of days ago.But after Tuesday evening’s triumph, the national record holder in 100m free and 50m butterfly would surely say it was worth all the pain. For his part, the legendary Khajan told Mail Today from New Delhi that it was a proud moment for the country. “This is a long-awaited medal and I think Vir has made the country proud by winning a medal in a very strong field,” Khajan said.Khajan praised the youngster’s hardwork in the build-up to the Games. “He is a hardworking boy and I always had belief in him. I always used to say that he is a man with great potential and now, with a medal at the Asian Games, he has justified my belief in him. With age on his side, I think he will get stronger and will achieve more success in future,” he said.Khajan also believes Khade’s tally at this Games can swell. “He has a couple of more events – the first being a 100m freestyle tomorrow – and I am expecting him to return with more medals from China,” he said.advertisementBimoljitgets bronzeIndian wushu players had a good day at the office on Tuesday with Bimoljit Singh Mayanglambam winning the bronze and Sandhyarani Devi Wangkhem assuring India of at least a silver in the men’s and women’s sanshou 60kg events respectively at the Asian Games in Guangzhou. Bimoljit lost his semi-final bout to Mohsen Mohammadseifi of Iran 0-2 but still bagged a bronze for the country at the Nansha Gymnasium.Sandhyarani, meanwhile, beat Paloy Barckkham of Laos 2-0 in the semi-finals of the women’s sanshou 60 kg event to assure India for a silver. She will next face Azadpour Khadijeh of Iran in the summit clash. The Indian had beaten Moria Manalu 2-0 in the quarter-finals on Monday.India spike past VietnamIndia smashed their way past Vietnam with a straight-set victory to enter the second phase of the Asian Games volleyball competition in Guangzhou on Tuesday. India blanked their rivals 25-20, 25-16, 25-23 in 68 minutes to notch up their second victory in three matches in the Group B league. They opened their campaign with a 3-1 triumph over Kazakhstan before losing to strong South Korea 0-3.Led by captain Sanjay Banwari, the Indians captured the opening set in 23 minutes and then took one minute less to win the second and go 2-0 up in a one-sided battle that saw superb spiking from the left and from the back court by Naveen Manidurai. Vietnam gave India a good fight in the third set but Banwari and the tall Gurchand Singh formed an effective block at the net and Manidurai settled the issue.last_img read more

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Stylish Cruz even with a baby bump

first_imgPenelope CruzShe’s just a few weeks away from giving birth. But despite sporting a huge bump, Penelope Cruz still managed to look incredibly stylish as she and husband Javier Bardem, 41, attended a NBA basketball game between the Miami Heat and the Los Angeles Lakers at Staples Center in Los Angeles on Saturday.Cutting a dash in a blue and white pastel shaded shirt with a chic green stole, the 36- year- old Penelope was a sight worth a merry Christmas.The Hollywood beauty is almost eight months pregnant with her and Bardem’s first child. But Penelope hasn’t exactly put her feet up since becoming an expectant mother.As recently as last month, the star was in London filming scenes for her new starring role in the next Pirates Of The Caribbean movie.Despite her big bump, producers on the film carried on shooting close- ups of the Spanish beauty.However, they enlisted her sister Monica as a body double.According to reports, while Penelope will be seen in all of the close- up shots, Monica will star in the long- distance scenes.Pirates Of The Caribbean: On Stranger Tides sees the return of Johnny Depp as Captain Jack Sparrow and introduces the audience to Penelope as swashbuckling Angelica. The movie is due to release in mid- 2011.It was during filming of the first scenes of the movie that Penelope married fellow Spaniard Javier at a low- key ceremony in the Caribbean in July.The pair started dating in 2007 after starring together in the Woody Allen movie Vicky Cristina Barcelona. And now they’re looking forward to their next starring role as parents.advertisementlast_img read more

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Saina out to realise her number one dream

first_imgFourteen years ago, Saina Nehwal had dreamt of becoming the World No. 1 while travelling on the backseat of her father’s two- wheeler on her way to practice at Hyderabad’s Fateh Maidan Stadium.Come 2011, the Hyderabadi is all set to realise her childhood dream for she is within striking distance of becoming the numero uno. The surge she had in the latter part of 2010 when she climbed six ranking places has made it quite obvious that the Indian ace has the drive and talent to achieve her goal. In fact, all the hard work she has put in this year has ensured that she is ready to be the best player on the planet.There is no denying the fact that Saina has to play in more Super Series events in order to attain the world No. 1 ranking. She will have to play in at least eight of these tournaments and hope to win at least four in order to beccome the World No. 1.In 2010, she played in only six – in order to be fresh for the Commonwealth Games and the Asian Games. Next year, she will be able to concentrate on playing more Super Series events. For Saina, it is the Chinese trio of Wang Shixian, Wang Lin and Wan Xin who will provide the sternest test for the No. 1 spot. The Chinese girls have won most of the majors this year and are all young and eager for success.Saina has gone on record saying that the biggest stumbling block to her becoming world No. 1 is the Chinese troika known as the ‘three Ws’. “I have little hesitation in saying that my toughest competition will come from these three Ws. They are the most talented players and very tough to beat. Each one of them has a different style of play and has different strengths. I am convinced that in order to win a major I would have to beat at least two of them.” Another of Saina’s goals next year will be to a win a major tournament. She has won four Super Series events and a CWG gold medal. But there is no World Championship or All England title adorning her mantlepiece.advertisementAt the worlds, she has twice fallen at the quarter- finals stage. A win in a major will almost certainly ensure her of the World No. 1 spot.Saina also needs to avoid injuries if she has to become the World No. 1. In the modern game, the punishing schedule can result in frequent injuries. That’s what happened at the end of a punishing 2010 when Saina had to skip the Indian Open Grand Prix in Hyderabad because of an ankle injury.The onus will be on her support staff, spearheaded by chief coach Pullela Gopi Chand, to ensure that she stays free from such setbacks in 2011. If she can do that, it will be more than half the battle won towards achieving the No. 1 spot.last_img read more

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London Olympics: Daniele Molmenti wins gold in kayak slalom rowing

first_imgDaniele Molmenti won Italy’s third gold medal of the London Olympics on Wednesday, claiming the men’s K-1 kayak slalom. Molmenti’s time of 93.43 with no penalties was enough to give the reigning European champion gold, 1.35 seconds faster than Vavrinec Hradilek of the Czech Republic.Just 0.14 seconds separated Hradilek from Germany’s Hannes Aigner, who won bronze.Poland’s Mateusz Polaczyk was fastest on the top section of the course, but he lost time in the middle and finished fourth.The only previous Olympic medallist competing in the event, Togo’s Benjamin Boukpeti was tenth and last in the final after picking up 54 seconds of time penalties.last_img read more

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Bombay High Court selects retired Supreme Court judge for BCCI-DCHL dispute

first_imgThe Bombay High Court on Wednesday selected retired Supreme Court judge, CK Thakkar as the arbitrator for the dispute between the BCCI and the Deccan Chronicles Holdings Ltd(DCHL), over the termination of the latter’s IPL franchise Deccan Chargers.The HC has granted Justice Thakkar three months to resolve the dispute. Justice SJ Kathawala of the Bombay HC has also ordered DCHL to furnish a bank guarantee of Rs 100 crore the BCCI within ten days after it passes an order on the DCHL petition that requests stay on the termination of the contract.Justice Kathawala went ahead and appointed the arbitrator after the two parties failed to suggest any mutually acceptable names for arbitrators for the dispute.In a related development that might not be in favour of DCHL, its biggest financial supporter, Yes Bank, which had moved Chamber Summons on Tuesday to intervene in the matter, has now sought the court’s permission to withdraw its petition, much to the surprise of Justice Kathawala, who snapped back at the bank officials and said, “This is not right.”Justice Thakkar will now resolve the dispute within three months.last_img read more

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Top designers dish on Katy Perry’s tour outfits

first_imgThe ‘Roar’ singer is known for putting on a stellar show, so her team made sure to top the candy-inspired looks from her 2011 ‘California Dreams’ tour with a collection of futuristic and outlandish looks.Katy and her loyal stylist Johnny Wujek enlisted a team of leading designers to bring their vision to life, including Moschino’s Jeremy Scott, Roberto Cavalli and Todd Thomas.A look at her outrageous clothes.Johnny explained to Billboard.com: “We went into this tour knowing the costumes had to be bigger and better than the last.”The show is divided into themed sections called Prismatic, Egyptian, Cat-Oure, Acoustic, Throw Back and Hyper Neon, with each part comprising a distinct style and pop culture references.Cavalli created the sparkling holographic skirt and crop-top combination that Katy wore to open the show, backed by spear-wielding soldiers dabbed in luminous paint.He said: “It needed to allow her to dance and sing without limitations. I wanted to make something extremely unique, an authentic showstopper.”Katy Perry during Prismatic World Tour.Meanwhile, Moschino’s creative director Jeremy Scott re-imagined the label’s smiley face motif for the 29-year-old star by dressing her in peace-sign leggings, a yellow bustier and matching leather jacket.The designer revealed: “For Katy, I had to deal with hiding rigging mechanisms for her costume changes and make buckles look normal close-up with just a splash of Velcro.”Katy kicked off her ambitious tour on May 7 and it concludes in December 2014.last_img read more

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Dame Helen Mirren wins Glamour Icon award

first_imgDame Helen Mirren won the Icon award at the annual Glamour Women of the Year Awards in London on Tuesday night (03.06.14).The Oscar-winning actress, 68, was thrilled to be presented with the prize by Ryan Reynolds, with whom she is currently filming ‘The Woman In Gold,’ and used her moment on stage to urge young stars not to be afraid of getting older.She said: “There are a lot of really young women here who are very beautiful, incredibly talented, and I salute you and respect you all. I’m so proud to be a member of your sex.”Your 40s are good. Your 50s are great. Your 60s are fab. And 70 is f**king awesome. I’m not quite there yet, but almost.”Dame Helen Mirren won the Icon award at the annual Glamour Women of the Year Awards in London.Davina McCall was named Glamour Hero for her gruelling 500-mile cycle, swim and running journey from Edinburgh to London in February, which raised 1 million pounds for Sports Relief, and ‘Orange Is The New Black’ actress Taylor Schilling, 29, won the Editor’s Special Award.Other big winners included ‘Grace of Monaco’ actress Nicole Kidman, who won the Outstanding Contribution award, and Taylor Swift, who was awarded Best International Solo Artist, but neither of them were able to attend the glittering ceremony.Supermodel Naomi Campbell, Little Mix, singer Paloma Faith, presenter Emma Willis, ‘Modern Family’ star Sarah Hyland and ‘Godzilla’ actress Sally Hawkins also picked up prizes.’The Hunger Games’ star Sam Claflin – who plays Finnick Odair in the franchise – was named the Man of the Year at the ceremony, which was presented by Graham Norton in London’s Berkeley Square Gardens.last_img read more

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Madhuri Dixit to shake a leg with dancer from Ukraine

first_imgBollywood’s dancing diva Madhuri Dixit-Nene is all set to shake a leg with Dancing With The Stars choreographer Maksim Chmerkovskiy on Jhalak Dikhhla Jaa, so get set for some new sizzling chemistry on the dance floor.Maksim, who joins the judges’ panel of the show this season, is popularly called Maks and is known to be an expert in various forms of ballroom dancing. Madhuri, film-maker Karan Johar and choreographer Remo D’Souza are the other judges on the show.Maks and Madz are all set to mesmerise the TV audience with their amazing dances in episodes in the forthcoming weekends.Maks is known to be an expert in various forms of ballroom dancing.In the upcoming episode, Madhuri, dressed in a stunning midriff revealing black top and skirt, will be seen doing ballroom dancing with professional dancer Maksim.Madhuri is known to be an unofficial translator on the sets of Jhalak, so she has formed a close bond with Maks. In fact, the two have virtually formed a mutual admiration society of sorts.While Madhuri is helping Maksim with the language and translation, Maks is all praise about Madhuri.”I pasted a selfie of her ( Madhuri) and mine on social media and boom! My phone almost crashed with fan reactions from all over the world! Gosh! I wasn’t aware that she was that big ( sic),” said Maksim.”I called up my mom who is an ardent Bollywood fan and asked her about Madhuri.Mom told me that she is perhaps the biggest Bollywood actress!” added Maksim.advertisementThirty-four-year-old Maksim recently won the Mirror Ball trophy with partner Meryl Davis on America’s hit reality show Dancing With The Stars.After his break-up with Sports Illustrated model Kate Upton, Maksim in now in news for being in a relationship with actress-singer Jennifer Lopez.last_img read more

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India and Pakistan to start three-Test series

first_imgVictorious World Cup team: Psychological advantageA cricket series between India and Pakistan is probably the closest thing to a war between the two countries. The emotional involvement of 765 million people on both sides of the border with the 22 gladiators in the arena makes the traditional Ashes series between,Victorious World Cup team: Psychological advantageA cricket series between India and Pakistan is probably the closest thing to a war between the two countries. The emotional involvement of 765 million people on both sides of the border with the 22 gladiators in the arena makes the traditional Ashes series between England and Australia look like a friendly contest between two teams of clergymen. Next fortnight, the fever will strike again when Zaheer Abbas, the bespectacled new Pakistani captain flies in with his team to do torrid battle with the recently-crowned World Cup champions led by Kapil Dev.Somehow, with the hangover of the World Cup celebrations still to recede, the coming series has not generated the usual fever-pitch excitement. But that is neither an indication of complacency on the part of India nor that the series will be any less hotly contested than before. Both sides have too much at stake for that.India have to prove that their sensational World Cup win was no flash in the pan while Pakistan’s drubbing of the Indian team during the last series, which they won 3-0, should give Abbas and his team the required determination to attempt a repeat of that performance.Formidable Batsmen: Admittedly, the absence of Imran Khan will be a major psychological loss to the Pakistan side. “Without Imran, I don’t think Pakistan can pose any major problems for our batsmen,” says Dilip Sardesai, the former anchorman of Indian batting.But even without the feared fast bowler, Pakistan’s formidable batting strength and the slow wickets they will be playing on must surely cancel out any advantage. In Pakistan during the last series and on similar wickets, that line-up succeeded in restricting a majority of the matches to single-inning affairs. Between them, Mohsin Khan, Mudassar Nazar, Javed Miandad and Zaheer Abbas are capable of tearing any attack to shreds.But again, without a bowling attack capable of getting the other side out twice, huge totals can only result in dull draws. Of the 30 Tests played so far between the two traditional rivals, only 10 have ended in results, including the three Tests won by Pakistan during the last forgettable series. That series also gave Pakistan a lead over India in terms of the number of Tests won by each side. Pakistan has now won six while India has won four.Contained in those statistics, however, is one factor that gives India an edge in the coming series. All four Tests won by India have been on Indian soil while Pakistan has won five of the six Tests on their side of the border. India, as both Kapil and Abbas admitted to INDIA TODAY (see interviews) has a definite psychological advantage by virtue of their World Cup win.Judicious Combination: In that context, much will depend on the composition of the two sides. Says former Indian cricket captain Ajit Wadekar: “We should remember that the World Cup was one-day cricket. We have the edge provided we have the right balance in the team.” Wadekar advocates the same combination that India fielded for the World Cup team but adds: “It is essential that we have at least two spinners since this is going to be a five-day game and Jullundur and Nagpur have pretty slow wickets.”Though the team will only be announced next week, it is not difficult to pin-point the certainties. Gavaskar, 33, Yashpal Sharma, 28, Mohinder Amarnath, 32, and Sandeep Patil, 26, are the four specialist batsmen who are obvious choices. With two spinners in the side, that leaves a requirement for only one more bat and the toss-up will be between the mercurial Krishnamachari Srikkanth, 23, and the elegant but unreliable Dilip Vengsarkar, 27. advertisementSarfaraz Nawaz (left) and Iniran Khan: Conspicuous absenceVengsarkar has been far from his best in recent Tests but his obvious talent makes him a difficult player to drop from any Indian side. Srikkanth’s impetuosity is his only drawback since he has proved that he can dominate any bowling attack in the world with the right mental application.In a recent interview, Srikkanth admitted that his inherent impulse to go for the bowling had introduced an element of rashness in his play but the World Cup had matured him and taught him the value of curbing his natural instincts.Srikkanth’s selection also solves the problem of an opening partner for Gavaskar which is why it is more than likely that he will get the nod for the first couple of Tests and Vengsarkar will be brought in only if he fails.Bowling Line-up: The opening attack poses some problems. Kapil’s partner in the World Cup, Balwinder Singh Sandhu, 26, performed creditably enough but so did Madan Lal, 32, and Roger Binny, 28, and it is difficult to see all three medium pacers in the side for a five-day match.advertisementMadan Lal is a great trier but Sandhu has more deviation and swing in his bowling while Binny’s fielding and comparative youth cannot be ignored easily either. However, it seems fairly certain that Madan Lal will stay on in the side with either Binny or Sandhu jockeying for the third medium pacer’s place.Kirmani, who has redeemed his reputation after an indifferent series in the West Indies, will definitely don the wicket-keeper’s pads which leaves the awkward question of the two spinners. As Kapil himself admits, none of the candidates is of adequate class. Maninder Singh showed initial promise but seems to have faded out since. Ravi Shastri, 20, has a similar career graph and has obviously not worked hard enough on his game to deserve automatic selection.The Tamil Nadu spinner Sivaramakrishnan was sidelined during the World Cup but this could be his chance to get into the side. Kirti Azad’s performance in the World Cup qualifies him for serious consideration since he is also an excellent fielder.The selectors are obviously going to be faced with a difficult choice from among the four and it is not easy to predict which two they will opt for. Shastri, however, has improved his prospects considerably with a century last fortnight in Madras. That possibly could tip the scales in his favour.The other element of uncertainty is the venues. Both Nagpur and Jullundur are untried grounds for five-day Tests, with the more traditional Test centres having being ignored for populist reasons.Jullundur is of course more accessible to Pakistani cricket fans but considering the new stadium is named after Bishen Singh Bedi it is possible that the national selector twisted some arms to have the Test there.The Board has also taken the unusual step of appointing Bedi as manager for half the series while former Test player Ashok Mankad will take over for the other half. What effect this will have on the team and its performance is still to be viewed but it is hardly a healthy precedent.Pakistani Side: The crucial uncertainty, however, rests with the team that Zaheer Abbas leads. It is obvious that Pakistan cricket is passing through a transitional period – five members of the World Cup team have either been dropped or are unavailable – and the list of 25 probables released by the Pakistan cricket board offers little indication of the final composition. Zaheer, Mohsin, Mudassar, Miandad and leg spinner Abdul Qadir are the only sure bets with the possible addition of wicket-keeper Wasim Bari.The omission of Sarfaraz Nawaz, the controversial opening bowler, leaves a major question mark hanging over Pakistan’s opening attack. The list of 25 contains three new medium pacers in Azim Hafeez, Asif Afridi and Atiquar Rehman of whom very little is known.advertisementThe three other pace bowlers in the list, Tahir Naqqash, Sikandar Bakht and Jalaluddin have represented the national side often enough to realise that they are hardly in the class of Imran or Sarfaraz.Kapil says that the Pakistani bowling attack will be more or less on par with the Indians which would mean two out of the six being selected with Mudassar coming on as the third medium pacer. The spinner who will assist Abdul Qadir could possibly be off-spinner Nazir Junior who was not in the original list of 38 probables but has been included now.Surmises: Based on the laws of probability, India starts the series with a clear edge. Kapil’s captaincy has flowered and he is hardly likely to make the kind of mistakes or errors of judgement he did in the West Indies or Pakistan. Zaheer, on the other hand, will be playing his first series as captain and though he has vast experience he still has to prove he can handle the rigours and the responsibility.India will also have the decided advantage of playing on home grounds and home crowds which undeniably make some differrence in a five-day match. With the bowling attack on both sides more or less on par the crucial factor will be in the batting. Pakistan batsmen have proved over and over again that when one batsman clicks the rest do too but they are highly susceptible to pressure. Zaheer, the best of the Pakistan batting lineup, had a miserable series in India during the last series and that should be weighing heavily on his mind.India, on the other hand, has shown that their batsmen are in rare form with the exception of Gavaskar, Amarnath, Yashpal, Patil, Srikkanth and Kapil have all been among the runs and much will therefore depend on Gavaskar.After his string of poor scores, Gavaskar seems to have recovered his voracious appetite for runs with scores of 81 and 174 against the Tamil Nadu President’s Eleven in Madras last fortnight. If Gavaskar is giving warning of his return to form, then Zaheer Abbas and his men should have plenty to worry about.last_img read more

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Playing different roles, Jeron Teng steps up for depleted Alaska

first_imgDon’t miss out on the latest news and information. Private companies step in to help SEA Games hosting Teng’s skills weren’t the only thing put to the test but also his character after Blackwater fought tooth and nail in the final seven minutes of the game.The Elite erased Alaska’s 90-82 lead with an 11-2 run to take a 93-92 buffer with 3:41 left to play after Allein Maliksi’s three-pointer.Alaska, however, got back to its offense and scored on back-to-back baskets with Sonny Thoss giving the Aces a 103-100 lead with 34.3 seconds remaining on a free throw line jumper.Although Teng went scoreless in the final period, he made enough impact for the Aces to get the win.“I think it was our composure that brought us the win and we just stuck to the system,” said Teng. “It’s a good thing we made crucial baskets at the end.”ADVERTISEMENT Sports Related Videospowered by AdSparcRead Next ‘Hungry’ Rene Catalan not to be held back by age ahead of biggest fight yet ‘We are too hospitable,’ says Sotto amid SEA Games woes US judge bars Trump’s health insurance rule for immigrants ‘We are too hospitable,’ says Sotto amid SEA Games woes LATEST STORIES Trending Articles PLAY LIST 00:50Trending Articles00:50Trending Articles00:50Trending Articles02:42PH underwater hockey team aims to make waves in SEA Games01:44Philippines marks anniversary of massacre with calls for justice01:19Fire erupts in Barangay Tatalon in Quezon City01:07Trump talks impeachment while meeting NCAA athletes02:49World-class track facilities installed at NCC for SEA Games02:11Trump awards medals to Jon Voight, Alison Krausscenter_img View comments Grace Poe files bill to protect govt teachers from malicious accusations Listed as a guard in the Aces’ roster, Teng, at times, had to play power forward just to fill in the gaps in the system but the 24-year-old said he’s fine with whatever role he’s given even if it means he has to adjust on the fly.“I just keep myself ready every time I get on the court and I always try to give my best whatever role coach asks me to play,” said Teng Wednesday at Mall of Asia Arena.FEATURED STORIESSPORTSPrivate companies step in to help SEA Games hostingSPORTSUrgent reply from Philippine ‍football chiefSPORTSPalace wants Cayetano’s PHISGOC Foundation probed over corruption charges“I’ll do whatever it takes to win,” he added.Alaska is still missing Vic Manuel, JVee Casio, Simon Enciso, Yutien Andrada, and rookie GBoy Babilonia due to injuries and some players had to adjust and play multiple positions just to keep the system in place. Jeron Teng. Photo by Tristan Tamayo/INQUIRER.netMANILA, Philippines—Jeron Teng is one of Alaska’s most diligent troopers and with the team still severely undermanned three games into its campaign in the PBA Philippine Cup, the sophomore wing man knew he had to step up to the plate.Constantly switching from being a backcourt player to playing up front, Teng shone brightly in his best game of the season, scoring 18 points on 5-of-10 shooting and grabbing six rebounds.ADVERTISEMENT Oil plant explodes in Pampanga town Oil plant explodes in Pampanga town MOST READ SEA Games hosting troubles anger Dutertelast_img read more

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Leo Austria, SMB wary of ‘more experienced’ Hotshots ahead of PBA Finals rematch

first_imgCayetano: Senate, Drilon to be blamed for SEA Games mess MOST READ Sports Related Videospowered by AdSparcRead Next Duterte wants probe of SEA Games mess Private companies step in to help SEA Games hosting Leo Austria, SMB wary of ‘more experienced’ Hotshots ahead of PBA Finals rematch PLAY LIST 01:33Leo Austria, SMB wary of ‘more experienced’ Hotshots ahead of PBA Finals rematch01:30’Excited’ Terrence Romeo out to cherish first PBA finals appearance00:50Trending Articles02:42PH underwater hockey team aims to make waves in SEA Games01:44Philippines marks anniversary of massacre with calls for justice01:19Fire erupts in Barangay Tatalon in Quezon City01:07Trump talks impeachment while meeting NCAA athletes02:49World-class track facilities installed at NCC for SEA Games02:11Trump awards medals to Jon Voight, Alison Krauss LATEST STORIES Hontiveros presses for security audit of national power grid Panelo: Duterte ‘angry’ with SEA Games hosting hassles Don’t miss out on the latest news and information. center_img The Beermen now have Fil-German big man Christian Standhardinger and explosive guard Terrence Romeo in tow while the Hotshots are a more experienced bunch now compared last time.San Miguel disposed of Magnolia in five games in their previous finals encounter but that was then and Beermen head coach Leo Austria is expecting a much improved Hotshots crew this time.FEATURED STORIESSPORTSPrivate companies step in to help SEA Games hostingSPORTSPalace wants Cayetano’s PHISGOC Foundation probed over corruption chargesSPORTSSingapore latest to raise issue on SEA Games food, logistics“They gained a lot of experience and by winning a championship last conference, it could help a lot for their cause,” Austria, who is aiming to steer his team to a historic fifth straight All-Filipino title, said during the 2019 Philippine Cup Finals press conference at Eastwood in Libis.“I think we matured as a team. Last conference we won a championship and that was really big for us. The experience, the maturity of this group,” said Magnolia head coach Chito Victolero. DA eyes importing ‘galunggong’ anew Philippine Arena Interchange inaugurated Finals first-timer Terrence Romeo ‘serious’ about mulling retirement if Beermen win title Photo by Tristan Tamayo/INQUIRER.netMagnolia believes it is more equipped now to push San Miguel to its limit after coming off a championship run in the 2018 Governors’ Cup four months ago.Austria also said the Hotshots are the “hungrier” team heading into the title showdown.The Beermen cause a lot of problems for the rest of the league with their size upfront and overflowing talent led by reigning five-time MVP June Mar Fajardo.But Austria said he’s worried about Hotshots, too, with their resiliency as his biggest concern.“They just refuse to lose and it was very evident in their last game when they were down 17 and were still able to show that they can come back. Maybe it’s because of their added experience.”ADVERTISEMENT View comments MANILA, Philippines—The PBA Philippine Cup Finals that tips off Wednesday between San Miguel Beer and Magnolia may be a rematch of last year’s championship but the two teams have not been the same since.ADVERTISEMENT SEA Games hosting troubles anger Dutertelast_img read more

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Knee arthroscopy- discharge

first_imgAlternate NamesKnee scope – arthroscopic lateral retinacular release – discharge; Synovectomy – discharge; Patellar debridement – discharge; Meniscus repair – discharge; Lateral release – discharge; Collateral ligament repair ? discharge; Knee surgery – dischargeWhen You Were in the HospitalYou had surgery to check for problems in your knee (knee arthroscopy). You may have been checked for:Torn meniscus. Meniscus is cartilage that cushions the space between the bones in the knee. Surgery is done to repair or remove it.Torn or damaged anterior cruciate ligament (ACL)or posterior cruciate ligament (PCL)Inflamed or damaged lining of the joint. This lining is called the synovium.Misalignment of the kneecap (patella). Misalignment puts the kneecap out of position.Small pieces of broken cartilage in the knee jointBakers cyst — a swelling behind the knee that is filled with fluid. Sometimes this occurs when there is inflammation (soreness and pain) from other causes, like arthritis. The cyst can be removed during this surgery.Some fractures of the bones of the kneeWhat to Expect at HomeYou may be able to put weight on your knee in the first week after having this surgery. Most people can return to their normal activities within the first month. You may need to be on crutches for a while. Ask your doctor if there are activities you should limit.If you have a more complicated knee arthroscopy procedure, you may not be able to walk for several weeks. You may also need to use crutches or a knee brace. Full recovery may take several months to a year.advertisementPainPain is normal after knee arthroscopy. It should get better over time.Your doctor will give you a prescription for pain medicine. Get it filled when you go home so that you have it when you need it. Take your pain medicine when as soon as pain starts. This will prevent it from getting too bad.You may have received a nerve block, so you dont feel pain during and after surgery. Make sure you take your pain medicine. The nerve block will wear off, and pain can return very quickly.Taking ibuprofen or another anti-inflammatory medicine may also help. Ask your doctor what other medicines are safe to take with your pain medicine.Do NOT drive if you are taking narcotic pain medicine. This medicine may make you too sleepy to drive safely.ActivityYour doctor will ask you to rest when you first go home. Keep your leg propped up on 1 or 2 pillows. Place the pillows under your foot or calf muscle. This helps control swelling in your knee.For most procedures, you may start to put weight on your leg soon after surgery, unless your doctor or nurse tells you NOT to.Start slowly by walking around the house. You may need to use crutches at first to help you keep from putting too much weight on your knee.Try not to stand for long periods.Do any exercises you doctor taught you.Do not jog, swim, do aerobics, or ride a bicycle until your doctor tells you it is okay.Ask your doctor when you can return to work or drive again.Wound CareYou will have a dressing and an ace bandage around your knee when you go home. Do not remove these until your doctor or nurse says it is okay. Keepthe dressing and bandageclean and dry.Place an ice pack on your knee 4 to 6 times a day for the first 2 or 3 days. Be careful not to get the dressing wet. Do NOT use a heating pad.Keep the ace bandage on until your doctor or nurse tells you it is okay to remove it.If you need to change your dressing for any reason, put the ace bandage back on over the new dressing.Wrap the ace bandage loosely around your knee. Start from the calf and wrap it around your leg and knee.Do NOT wrap it too tightly.When you shower, wrap your leg in plastic to keep it from getting wet until your stitches or tape (Steri-Strips) have been removed. After that, you may get the incisions wet when you shower. Be sure to dry the area well.When to Call the DoctorCall your doctor or nurse if:Blood is soaking through your dressing, and the bleeding does not stop when you put pressure on the areaPain does not go away after you take pain medicineYou have swelling or pain in your calf muscleYour foot or toes look darker than normal or are cool to the touchYou have redness, pain, swelling, or yellowish discharge from your incisionsYou have a temperature higher than 101 FReferencesadvertisement Phillips BB, Mihalko MJ. Arthroscopy of the lower extremity. In: Canale ST, Beatty JH, eds. Campbells Operative Orthopaedics. 12th ed. Philadelphia, Pa: Mosby Elsevier; 2012:chap 51.Review Date:11/15/2012Reviewed By:C. Benjamin Ma, MD, Assistant Professor, Chief, Sports Medicine and Shoulder Service, UCSF Department of Orthopaedic Surgery. Also reviewed by A.D.A.M. Health Solutions, Ebix, Inc., Editorial Team: David Zieve, MD, MHA, David R. Eltz, Stephanie Slon, and Nissi Wang.last_img read more

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Ministry recognises Kalarippayattu federation a regional body

first_imgNew Delhi, Sep 14 (PTI) The Sports Ministry today gave recognition to the Indian Kalarippayattu Federation as a Regional Sports Federation. “This recognition means granting a major role to the Indian Kalarippayattu Federation (IKF) for promotion and development of Kalarippayattu sport in India,” read a Ministry statement. Kalarippayattu is a form of martial art which originated from Kerala. PTI BS BS BSlast_img

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Veteran journalist Shantipriyo Bandyopadhyay passes away

first_imgKolkata, Sep 18 (PTI) Veteran Sports journalist Shantipriyo Bandyopadhyay passed away here today. He took his last breath at a nursing home in Lake Town, according to the Calcutta Sports Journalists Club. He was aged 75 and left his wife and daughter. He started his career in early 60s for Shuktara before joining Saptahik Bashumti and Jugantor where he was the acting sports editor from 1986 to 1996. He also has authored books on sport. PTI TAP FK FKlast_img

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Tahir a threat in Indian conditions: Ganguly

first_imgKolkata, Sep 18 (PTI) Former India captain Sourav Ganguly sees South African leg-spinner Imran Tahir as a threat in Indian conditions and has warned the hosts against preparing square turners for the four-Test series beginning in Mohali on November 5. “Tahir is a quality spinner and hell be a threat in Indian conditions. I want India to make sporting wickets and not square turners. If they make a square turner then Tahir will be a matchwinner,” Ganguly told a TV channel here today. The Proteas have picked three specialist spinners for their Test series in India, recalling Tahir and off-spinner Dane Piedt to join Simon Harmer, another off break bowler in the Test squad led by Hashim Amla. The top ranked team has lost just two Test series in the last nine years, both at home to Australia and the last time South Africa lost away was in Sri Lanka in 2006. But Ganguly still believes that it would be tough for the Amla-side to beat India. “Its a long series and I dont think India can play badly in all the four Tests. South Africa will really have to do well to beat India,” Ganguly said. “I want a hard wicket which will have bounce and start turning from fourth day. In Indian conditions, a match usually takes shape fourth day onwards when wickets fall in a heap.” “The key to success for India is to bat well and put 500-plus run on board up front.” Ganguly further heaped praise on Virat Kohli, who led India to a series win in Sri Lanka recently. “Hes one captain who always looks win, winning is everything for him… At times, his body language may be over aggressive and he may cross the line but I like his mindset. It was an exceptional achievement to win in Sri Lanka.” “Hes an outstanding batsman, hes a much needed personality to take Indian cricket forward.” On Amlas captaincy, Ganguly said: “I have not seen his captaincy… Hes cool and composed, his batting will be key in these conditions.” PTI TAP FK FKadvertisementlast_img read more

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Pro Kabaddi League 2019 Live Streaming: When and Where to Watch UP Yoddha vs Telugu Titans Telecast

first_img Get the best of News18 delivered to your inbox – subscribe to News18 Daybreak. Follow News18.com on Twitter, Instagram, Facebook, Telegram, TikTok and on YouTube, and stay in the know with what’s happening in the world around you – in real time. Bengal Warriorsbengaluru bullsdabang delhi kcGujarat Fortunegiants First Published: October 9, 2019, 4:42 PM IST UP Yoddha will meet Telugu Titans in the 129th match of the Pro Kabaddi League 2019 season 7 encounter on Wednesday (October 9). The Pro Kabaddi League 2019 season 7 UP Yoddha vs Telugu Titans fixture will be held at the Shaheed Vijay Singh Pathik Sports Complex, Greater Noida in Uttar Pradesh. Team UP Yoddha, who will be hosting Telugu Titans in the home-field, will be eyeing on their third consecutive win, achieving a 100% record in home matches. On the other hand, Telugu Titans, who lost their last game at the venue, will aim at finishing their season with a win. The Pro Kabaddi League 2019 season 7 UP Yoddha vs Telugu Titans will commence at 8:30 PM.The 12th week of PKL Season 7 is being played at the Shaheed Vijay Singh Pathik Sports Complex, Greater Noida in Uttar Pradesh. In the second game of the day, October 9, UP Yoddha will fight it out against Telugu Titans. This season 12 teams have participated in PKL 2019. The teams are Bengal Warriors, Bengaluru Bulls, Dabang Delhi KC, Gujarat Fortunegiants, Haryana Steelers, Jaipur Pink Panthers, Patna Pirates, Puneri Paltan, Tamil Thalaivas, Telugu Titans, U Mumba and UP Yoddha. What time will Pro Kabaddi League 2019 UP Yoddha vs Telugu Titans match start?The 129th match of PKL 2019 season 7 is scheduled to start at 8:30 PM. The match between UP Yoddha and Telugu Titans will be played at the Shaheed Vijay Singh Pathik Sports Complex, Greater Noida in Uttar Pradesh.Where to watch Pro Kabaddi League 2019 UP Yoddha vs Telugu Titans clash on TV?The PKL 2019 UP Yoddha vs Telugu Titans clash can be viewed on the television sets on sports channel Star Sports 1 and Star Sports 1 HD.Where to watch Pro Kabaddi League 2019 UP Yoddha vs Telugu Titans match on live streaming?The live streaming of the UP Yoddha vs Telugu Titans, Pro Kabaddi League 2019 will be available on Hotstar. last_img read more

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