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Russell Westbrook’s 7th straight triple-double leads OKC past Magic

<!-- Begin :: Generated by Easy Custom Auto Excerpt --><div class="ecae" style=""><p><img src="http://image1.29626262.net/wp-shlf1314/C2066/IMG1186.jpg" alt="first_img" />Oklahoma City Thunder guard Russell Westbrook, right, passes the ball in front ofOrlando Magic center Nikola Vucevic (9) during the first half of an NBA basketball game in Oklahoma City, Tuesday, Feb. 5, 2019. (AP Photo/Sue Ogrocki)OKLAHOMA CITY — Russell Westbrook is on another one of those runs.The dynamic point guard had 16 points, 16 assists and 15 rebounds in his seventh straight triple-double, and the Oklahoma City Thunder beat the Orlando Magic 132-122 on Tuesday night.ADVERTISEMENT ‘We are too hospitable,’ says Sotto amid SEA Games woes ‘We are too hospitable,’ says Sotto amid SEA Games woes Westbrook clinched his triple-double on a rebound with 3:33 left in the third quarter. His overall play sparked a 29-10 run that put the Thunder back in front for good. Oklahoma City led 98-92 at the end of the third quarter after making 15 of 24 shots in the period.“We were getting busted the first half,” Thunder guard Terrance Ferguson said. “We just came together, started being aggressive, started making plays.”A steal and 3-pointer by Terrence Ross cut Oklahoma City’s lead to 128-122 with 31 seconds to play, but the Thunder held on.Clifford said the Magic simply stopped doing what was working.“We just — I don’t want to say we revert back or whatever, but we don’t always just stay with it,” he said. “When you’ve got a way to play, especially against a team as good as them, you’ve got to stay with it.”TIP-INSMagic: Reserve center Mo Bamba is out indefinitely with a stress fracture in his left leg. … Gordon was called for a technical in the fourth quarter. … Gordon fouled out with 36.6 seconds left. … Fournier fouled out with 29.6 seconds to play.Thunder: Westbrook was called for a technical foul in the first quarter. Coach Billy Donovan was called for one in the second. … Oklahoma City is 14-6 this season when Westbrook gets a triple-double.STAT LINESGeorge scored at least 37 points for the fifth straight game. He is averaging 38.4 points in those contests and has made 31 of 64 3-pointers in that span. Private companies step in to help SEA Games hosting Oil plant explodes in Pampanga town Evan Fournier scored 25 points for the Magic, and Aaron Gordon added 18 points and 10 assists.The Magic committed 29 fouls and had two players foul out. George made 15 of 16 free throws.“Well, I think the biggest thing that I’ll watch on the film is the fouling,” Magic coach Steve Clifford said. “We’re on the road, we score 122 — and that’s with playing a really poor third quarter period. But I thought we played three good quarters, but we’re not disciplined enough when people are driving the ball.”Orlando led 69-62 at halftime behind 15 points from Gordon and 58 percent shooting as a team. George scored 18 in the first half for the Thunder.Orlando stretched its lead to 79-67 early in the third quarter, causing the Thunder to call a timeout. Oklahoma City came back strong in a two-minute span. A lob from George to Grant for a two-handed jam cut Orlando’s lead to 81-78, and the Magic called a timeout.ADVERTISEMENT US judge bars Trump’s health insurance rule for immigrants PDEA chief backs Robredo in revealing ‘discoveries’ on drug war View comments Grace Poe files bill to protect govt teachers from malicious accusations Don’t miss out on the latest news and information. HE SAID ITFerguson on Westbrook: “He’s a floor general. He sees everything. He gets everyone involved. You need to stop him to stop us, and that’s hard to guard, especially when he’s in the attack mode like that.”UP NEXTThe Magic play at the Minnesota Timberwolves on Thursday.The Thunder host the Memphis Grizzlies on Thursday.Sports Related Videospowered by AdSparcRead Next Westbrook matched the longest triple-double streak of his career with his 20th of the season and No. 124 overall. He is averaging 20.0 points, 13.2 rebounds and 14.4 assists during the streak, and the Thunder are 6-1 during that span.With Westbrook leading the way, Oklahoma City is averaging 124.6 points in its last seven games.FEATURED STORIESSPORTSPrivate companies step in to help SEA Games hostingSPORTSUrgent reply from Philippine ‍football chiefSPORTSPalace wants Cayetano’s PHISGOC Foundation probed over corruption charges“He is definitely the reason for that,” said Paul George, who scored 39 points against Orlando. “He is the reason we have had the highest (offensive) months in Thunder history. I cannot say enough for the credit he deserves for our offense being at the level it is at.”Dennis Schroder scored 20 points and Jerami Grant had 19 to help the Thunder win for the eighth time in nine games. PH underwater hockey team aims to make waves in SEA Games PLAY LIST 02:42PH 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 Blake Griffin stars as Pistons hand Knicks 14th straight loss SEA Games hosting troubles anger Duterte MOST READ<img src="http://image1.29626262.net/wp-shlf1314/2029/IMG15030.jpg" alt="last_img" /><span class="ecae-button none" style="text-align:left" > <a class="ecae-link" href="http://hztzcj.com/kferm8206"><span>read more</span></a></span></p></div><!-- End :: Generated by Easy Custom Auto Excerpt -->

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Football

<!-- Begin :: Generated by Easy Custom Auto Excerpt --><div class="ecae" style=""><p><img src="http://image1.29626262.net/wp-shlf1314/B2052/IMG7285.jpg" alt="first_img" />Brazil becomes the world’s oyster when FIFA kicks off, with the host nation locking horns with 31 other national teams, Brazil is the spiritual home of football and the world is pouring in this long awaited pilgrimage. There’s hooting, screaming and cheering in the field as all football fans unite supporting their favorite teams. Others, sitting at home are glued to their idiot boxes, avoiding blinking their eye.Football has always been more like a religion to people across the globe and interestingly it has a wide scope if pursued as a career.Does football give you an adrenaline rush? Do you have extraordinary foot-balling talent, motivation to work hard and will to improve your performance level then being a footballer could be ideal for you.Usually a career in football begins at a young age. Scouts from professional clubs are sent out to look for promising youngsters who are then invited for trials. If successful, they are then invited to join as a youth player and if they are good enough they may eventually be signed as a professional once they reach the required age.The work:Playing in matches against other teams in your league.Attending exhaustive regular training sessions to improve your skills and general fitness.Working on tactics, watching videos of matches and analysing  your strengths and weaknessesWorking and interacting with specialists such as physiotherapists, sports psychologists, coaches and your team manager to broaden your horizons and increase knowledge about the sport and your game.Seeking advice on diet and lifestyle from nutritionists and doctors.Hours:advertisementA footballer usually plays in matches in the evening or at weekends. Life of a footballer is very tiring as it involves a lot of travelling with your club or national team for matches being hosted in different countries. The sport requires daily training to stay in shape and fit.Income:Individual earnings vary widely depending on the reputation, game, skills and talent of the player. To some extent it also depends on the club a player is playing for. Increment in earnings can happen by performance-related bonuses, appearance fees, endorsements and sponsorship.  Training and development:If you are age 16 to 18, you may be able to train on the Advanced Apprenticeship in Sporting Excellence (AASE) scheme. You would work towards the Level 3 (NVQ) Diploma in Achieving Excellence in Sports Performance. If you’re keen on making football your career then you must keep up the passion and play on various levels, be an opportunity spotter join reputed academies that help improve your skills and turn your passion in to a well paying career.A footballer needs to follow a strict training regime to keep up your skills and general fitness.Skills, interests and qualities:To become a footballer you should have:exceptional foot-balling talenthunger to competeself-disciplinepassion for the sportcommitment and dedication to improving your performancegood team work skillsa high level of fitness and staminathe ability to cope with the stresspersistence and determinationability to face challengesstrength to fight failureaggression channelized in the right directionstrength to perform under pressurefocus in the gameScope:The sport requires tremendous fitness. Football is backed by a good pay if you’re going good  but the average professional playing career is relatively short and for most players is over by their early thirties. It could also be interrupted or cut short by injury.<img src="http://image1.29626262.net/wp-shlf1314/B2052/IMG3541.jpg" alt="last_img" /><span class="ecae-button none" style="text-align:left" > <a class="ecae-link" href="http://hztzcj.com/kferm8205"><span>read more</span></a></span></p></div><!-- End :: Generated by Easy Custom Auto Excerpt -->

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Stop India’s Ban Culture, says Palash Krishna Mehrotra

<!-- Begin :: Generated by Easy Custom Auto Excerpt --><div class="ecae" style=""><p><img src="http://image1.29626262.net/wp-shlf1314/B2052/IMG1861.jpg" alt="first_img" />Palash Krishna MehrotraAs a nation we have many faults, but there’s one thing at which we are better than anyone else: banning.There’s no other liberal democracy in the world that bans as much as we do. Last week too we went on a banning spree. The BCCI has declared that from now on girlfriends will not be allowed to accompany players on overseas tours. Kerala has announced a prohibition policy. It seeks to become a completely dry state within the next decade. And in Punjab, a film about Indira Gandhi’s assassination has been banned from release.Girfriends are banned. Alcohol is banned. Books are banned. In Goa, a minister wanted bikinis to be banned from beaches. Where else does one wear a bikini? On Mount Everest? What do we ban next? Mutton and chicken maybe. The most bizarre arguments are hustled in support of these bans. There is little discussion. Only swift action. Quick fix solutions such as banning wives and girlfriends from tours will not solve Team India’s problemsIsolationistTake the ban on girlfriends and wives. Wives will now be allowed on tour but only for a limited period of time. The reason for this clampdown? The disastrous performance of our cricket team in England. As always, we look for causes where there aren’t any. What a player does in his personal life has no bearing on his performance.Rarely do we look at how other countries and sports handle the issue. We have a curiously isolationist approach to our problems. We want to be at home in the world, we want to take on the world on its terms, and then we go and say: what works for them, doesn’t work for us. We are different. So Greg Chappell was evil because he didn’t understand something called ‘Indian cricketing culture’.advertisementReally, a winning cricketing culture is a winning cricketing culture. There’s not much that distinguishes world-beating teams from each other. They play the same sport. Skill, talent and mental strength are what matter the most.In cricket, the most successful teams – South Africa, Australia, England- allow wives and girlfriends to accompany players on tour. Top tennis players Andy Murray, Roger Federer and Novak Djokovic always travel with their partners. In the recently concluded football World Cup, teams like Germany and Holland fared much better than teams like Russia, which disallowed players from taking along their girlfriends and wives.The real problem of course lies somewhere else – the way cricket is administrated in India. It lies in the dead wickets on which our players grow up playing. It kills our fast bowlers. Then we complain we don’t have fast bowlers. Our batsmen cannot handle green wickets with pace and bounce, and where the ball seams around. The best players are often not in the playing XI. What do we do? We go after the girlfriend. And we make some cosmetic changes. Bowling coach Joe Dawes and ‘fielding consultant’ Trevor Penney have been asked to ‘take a break’, and replaced with Bharat Arun and R Sridhar. Who are they? This, we are led to believe, will change the face of Indian cricket.AlcoholOn a different note, Kerala has come up with the shock decision to ban alcohol. It is the state with the highest liquor consumption in the country. The move it is said will put a curb on several social evils. It is the magic wand that will prevent sex crimes. Apparently everyone who drinks creates mayhem on the streets. It will stamp out alcoholism.The move can only backfire. The liquor industry will go underground. In Gujarat, the bootleg industry is pegged at Rs 1,500 crores annually. Spurious liquor will flood the market. People will flock to bars on the border. The state will lose the more than Rs 7,000 crores that it presently earns in revenue. The tourism industry will collapse.Prohibition has failed in other states like Haryana, Mizoram and Andhra Pradesh. They’ve all had to roll back the policy. As for tackling alcoholism as a public health issue, banning is not the way forward. Ironically, it’s the high taxes that the state imposes, that forces people to drink harmful spirits: overpriced ethyl alcohol.Instead, the government should lower taxes on beer and wine, thus encouraging people to shift to less harmful options. Expecting people to stop drinking is an impractical and utopian idea. But one can make them change their drinking habits.LibertiesCountries like England and Ireland, which have had a problem with binge drinking, have not banned alcohol but launched social campaigns to educate drinkers about the ill effects.advertisementLet me conclude with two observations. First, what a person drinks at home, or who a cricketer travels with on tour, are both matters of personal choice. You cannot trample on the individual civil liberties of a citizen, no matter what, but in India we do just that.Two, we are very bad problemsolvers. We take a problem and then spin circles around it, whether it be alcoholism or the bad performance of our cricket team. We are terrible at diagnosing the real problem and fixing it. It’s how we approach the issue of urban development. We build a ring road around the city. Then we keep driving around this ring road on a loop. Meanwhile, the diseased city in the middle continues to fester and sink.The writer is the author of The Butterfly Generation<img src="http://image1.29626262.net/wp-shlf1314/2030/IMG17115.jpg" alt="last_img" /><span class="ecae-button none" style="text-align:left" > <a class="ecae-link" href="http://hztzcj.com/kferm8204"><span>read more</span></a></span></p></div><!-- End :: Generated by Easy Custom Auto Excerpt -->

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Jeremy Lin gets bought out, plans to sign with Raptors

<!-- Begin :: Generated by Easy Custom Auto Excerpt --><div class="ecae" style=""><p><img src="http://image1.29626262.net/wp-shlf1314/2028/IMG6320.jpg" alt="first_img" />Atlanta Hawks guard Jeremy Lin (7) drives into Charlotte Hornets forward Michael Kidd-Gilchrist (14) during the first half of an NBA basketball Saturday, Feb. 9, 2019, in Atlanta. (AP Photo/John Bazemore)MIAMI — Jeremy Lin is on the move again, with the veteran guard getting waived by the Atlanta Hawks and intending to sign later this week playoff-contending Toronto Raptors.The Hawks waived Lin on Monday and Jim Tanner, one of his agents, confirmed Lin’s plan to join Toronto, which was first reported by ESPN.ADVERTISEMENT View comments Don’t miss out on the latest news and information. Grace Poe files bill to protect govt teachers from malicious accusations World no. 1 Naomi Osaka splits with coach 2 weeks after 2nd major title SEA Games hosting troubles anger Duterte LATEST STORIES ‘We are too hospitable,’ says Sotto amid SEA Games woes Lin gives the Raptors obvious depth at both guard spots, and will likely — once he clears waivers and joins Toronto — spend time backing up point guard Kyle Lowry and shooting guard Danny Green. And he will be needed soon, with the Raptors announcing Monday that backup guard Fred VanVleet is expected to miss at least three weeks with a partial ligament injury to his left thumb.The plan to enter into an agreement with Lin comes one day after the Raptors finalized the conversion of two-way player Chris Boucher’s contract to an NBA standard contract.The Raptors entered Monday 41-16 and second in the Eastern Conference behind only NBA-leading Milwaukee.Lin has averaged 11.8 points in 457 career games. He has been part of three previous playoff runs, in 2013 and 2014 with Houston and in 2016 with Charlotte.ADVERTISEMENT Sports Related Videospowered by AdSparcRead Next<img src="http://image1.29626262.net/wp-shlf1314/B2051/IMG10491.jpg" alt="center_img" /> Oil plant explodes in Pampanga town ‘We are too hospitable,’ says Sotto amid SEA Games woes Private companies step in to help SEA Games hosting Kevin Durant out with Achilles injury; to undergo MRI on Tuesday PLAY LIST 03:12Kevin Durant out with Achilles injury; to undergo MRI on Tuesday01:08Huge Toronto crowd celebrates Raptors’ historic win01:43Who are Filipinos rooting for in the NBA Finals?02:42PH 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 Lin and the Hawks worked out a buyout agreement.“The future is bright for Atlanta!!! I truly mean that!” Lin posted Monday on Instagram . “Everyone who knows me knows how big my dreams are and that I have so much left to give to the game. Hyped to join the Raptors!!”FEATURED STORIESSPORTSPrivate companies step in to help SEA Games hostingSPORTSUrgent reply from Philippine ‍football chiefSPORTSPalace wants Cayetano’s PHISGOC Foundation probed over corruption chargesLin thanked the Hawks, saying they helped him “become myself again on the basketball court and allowed me to experience the joy of hoops again!”Toronto will become Lin’s eighth NBA franchise, after stints with Golden State, New York, Houston, the Los Angeles Lakers, Charlotte, Brooklyn and this season Atlanta. He appeared in 51 games for the Hawks, all but one of those as a reserve, averaging 10.7 points this season on nearly 47 percent shooting. Oil plant explodes in Pampanga town MOST READ US judge bars Trump’s health insurance rule for immigrants<img src="http://image1.29626262.net/wp-shlf1314/C2065/IMG15522.jpg" alt="last_img" /><span class="ecae-button none" style="text-align:left" > <a class="ecae-link" href="http://hztzcj.com/kferm8203"><span>read more</span></a></span></p></div><!-- End :: Generated by Easy Custom Auto Excerpt -->

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‘Hungry’ Joshua Pacio out to redeem self in title rematch vs Yosuke Saruta

<!-- Begin :: Generated by Easy Custom Auto Excerpt --><div class="ecae" style=""><p><img src="http://image1.29626262.net/wp-shlf1314/2028/IMG9325.jpg" alt="first_img" />Joshua Pacio. CONTRIBUTED PHOTONo longer the champion this time, Joshua Pacio hopes to use his hunger to one of his advantages in his title rematch against Yosuke Saruta next month in Manila.Pacio looks to regain his confidence too against Saruta, who beat him by split decision to win the ONE strawweight world title two months ago in Jakarta, Indonesia.ADVERTISEMENT P2.5 B shabu seized in Makati sting, Chinese national nabbed Trump campaign, GOP groups attack Google’s new ad policy P2.5 B shabu seized in Makati sting, Chinese national nabbed Private companies step in to help SEA Games hosting “Now I need to focus even more, I need to be more confident,” Pacio said.“From what I saw in our last bout, our confidence was really low, and now we need to be more confident than ever.”FEATURED STORIESSPORTSPrivate companies step in to help SEA Games hostingSPORTSUrgent reply from Philippine ‍football chiefSPORTSPalace wants Cayetano’s PHISGOC Foundation probed over corruption chargesThe 23-year-old Pacio is determined to redeem himself in the co-main event of ONE: Roots of Honor scheduled on April 12 at Mall of Asia Arena.Pacio insisted he should’ve been awarded the victory in their first fight but he also knows he could’ve done more to have secured the judges’ nod. LATEST STORIES “I hope to showcase the things that I wasn’t able to show last January,” he said.“I need to be more aggressive, especially being the challenger. I’m hungry to prove myself again and bounce back.”There is extra pressure fighting at home but the Team Lakay standout hopes to use it as added motivation.“It’s pretty much the same. I’m excited and even more motivated because the rematch will happen here in the Philippines,” Pacio shared.“I must admit that there’s a bit of an added pressure on my part to perform, but at the same time, the hunger and the will to win far outweighs that.”ADVERTISEMENT Sports Related Videospowered by AdSparcRead Next MOST READ<img src="http://image1.29626262.net/wp-shlf1314/C2065/IMG6080.jpg" alt="center_img" /> Hong Kong tunnel reopens, campus siege nears end Don’t miss out on the latest news and information. SEA Games hosting troubles anger Duterte Lacson backs proposal to elect president and vice president in tandem PH underwater hockey team aims to make waves in SEA Games PLAY LIST 02:42PH 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 Kevin Belingon recalls earning ‘Silencer’ moniker, aims to make more noise in Japan card 1 dead, 3 injured in Quezon road crash View comments<img src="http://image1.29626262.net/wp-shlf1314/B2051/IMG4997.jpg" alt="last_img" /><span class="ecae-button none" style="text-align:left" > <a class="ecae-link" href="http://hztzcj.com/kferm8202"><span>read more</span></a></span></p></div><!-- End :: Generated by Easy Custom Auto Excerpt -->

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Cristiano Ronaldo paying Juventus back with goals galore

<!-- Begin :: Generated by Easy Custom Auto Excerpt --><div class="ecae" style=""><p><img src="http://image1.29626262.net/wp-shlf1314/B2051/IMG11096.jpg" alt="first_img" />LATEST STORIES MOST READ Trending Articles PLAY LIST 00:50Trending Articles00:50Trending Articles01:19Magalong: Albayalde also got SUV out of ‘agaw bato’ operation in 201302:42PH 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 P2.5 B shabu seized in Makati sting, Chinese national nabbed His goals against his old team on Tuesday have already proved historic. The result led Juventus back from a two-goal loss in the first leg for the first time in club history.The victory also helped boost Juventus’ share price on Wednesday morning. The rise was so sharp that trading on it had to be temporarily halted after opening on the Italian Stock Exchange with a 23 percent increase on Tuesday’s closing price.That same stock market had taken a hit three weeks ago, with the club’s share price dropping more than 9 percent after its 2-0 loss in Madrid.Juventus’ presence in the quarterfinals and the manner in which it qualified will also boost its coffers in a way that is hard to quantify: Brand improvement.That is something Juventus has been working on for several years and which included the changing of the club logo and the signing of Ronaldo, which increased its following on social media by tens of millions.ADVERTISEMENT Ronaldo scored a hat trick against Atletico Madrid in the Champions League on Tuesday, giving the Italian team the three goals it needed to overturn a 2-0 loss from the first leg.The win earned Juventus a spot in the quarterfinals, worth at least 16 million euros ($18 million) from UEFA and ticket sales.FEATURED STORIESSPORTSPrivate companies step in to help SEA Games hostingSPORTSUrgent reply from Philippine ‍football chiefSPORTSPalace wants Cayetano’s PHISGOC Foundation probed over corruption charges“That’s why Juventus signed me,” said Ronaldo, who has scored 24 goals this season. “I do my job and I’m very happy. It’s been a magical night.”The Portugal forward was brought in to help Juventus finally win the Champions League again after some tough losses to Real Madrid, a team at the time led by none other than Ronaldo. Juventus’ Leonardo Bonucci, centre left and Cristiano Ronaldo hug at the end of the Champions League round of 16, 2nd leg, soccer match between Juventus and Atletico Madrid at the Allianz stadium in Turin, Italy, Tuesday, March 12, 2019. (AP Photo/Luca Bruno)TURIN, Italy — If you can’t beat him, buy him.The $131 million that Juventus spent to lure Cristiano Ronaldo away from Real Madrid is already paying off on the field and off it.ADVERTISEMENT Peaking at the right time Hong Kong tunnel reopens, campus siege nears end 1 dead, 3 injured in Quezon road crash<img src="http://image1.29626262.net/wp-shlf1314/C2065/IMG1196.jpg" alt="center_img" /> Don’t miss out on the latest news and information. This season, Juventus has already received 94 million euros ($106 million) from UEFA and that could rise to almost 130 million ($147 million) if the Italian team wins its third European Cup — and first since 1996.That figure doesn’t include ticket sales. Juventus made a record 5.5 million euros ($6.2 million) on Tuesday from gate receipts, including hospitality. That beat the previous mark of 5 million euros ($5.7 million) from its 2-1 loss to Manchester United earlier in the season.And that will likely be surpassed no matter which team comes to the Allianz Stadium for the quarterfinals.Ronaldo hasn’t had the easiest time off the field after being accused of rape in the United States, but his influence on the field cannot be overestimated.Just look at Real Madrid, which had won the last three Champions League titles with Ronaldo but couldn’t even reach the quarterfinals this year without him.Sports Related Videospowered by AdSparcRead Next Lacson backs proposal to elect president and vice president in tandem Private companies step in to help SEA Games hosting Urgent reply from Philippine ‍football chief SEA Games hosting troubles anger Duterte Trump campaign, GOP groups attack Google’s new ad policy View comments<img src="http://image1.29626262.net/wp-shlf1314/2028/IMG8386.jpg" alt="last_img" /><span class="ecae-button none" style="text-align:left" > <a class="ecae-link" href="http://hztzcj.com/kferm8201"><span>read more</span></a></span></p></div><!-- End :: Generated by Easy Custom Auto Excerpt -->

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Bucks stop Clippers, but Antetokounmpo aggravates ankle

<!-- Begin :: Generated by Easy Custom Auto Excerpt --><div class="ecae" style=""><p><img src="http://image1.29626262.net/wp-shlf1314/2031/IMG436.jpg" alt="first_img" />Panelo: Duterte ‘angry’ with SEA Games hosting hassles PH underwater hockey team aims to make waves in SEA Games PLAY LIST 02:42PH 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 Don’t miss out on the latest news and information. Roger Federer shines on a soggy day at the Miami Open Shai Gilgeous-Alexander led the Clippers (45-31) with 21 points, and JaMychal Green added 16 and Wilson Chandler 15. Los Angeles finished its road trip at 3-1.Clippers coach Doc Rivers was impressed with Antetokounmpo’s play and joked that the Bucks star and Houston’s James Harden should share the MVP award so “everybody in the world is happy.”“The thing I like about Giannis the most is his temperament,” Rivers said. “He is not messing around. He is not there to put on a show. Every game is a competition for him. I love that. For me, of all the things he does, that is the No. 1 thing that stands out with me.”The Bucks led 67-46 at halftime as Antetokounmpo had 23 points on 7-of-12 shooting. Middleton added 15 points and Brown 10 as Milwaukee shot 55.8 percent from the field (24 of 43).“I think the second quarter stood out,” Budenholzer said after his team outscored the Clippers 39-21, in the period. “We were able to get quite a bit of separation and weather the storm in the second half.”Los Angeles went on an 8-1 run to open the second half, cutting its deficit to 14 and forcing Budenholzer to call a timeout.The Bucks led 79-69 before going on a 9-2 run capped by a 3-pointer by Pat Connaughton, putting them ahead 88-71 with 2:49 left in the third quarter.Middleton completed a four-point play late in the quarter and had 13 points in the period as the Bucks took a 100-77 lead entering the fourth.TIP-INSClippers: Veteran guard Patrick Beverley was out with a right hip pointer suffered in the Clippers’ 122-111 victory over Minnesota on Tuesday night. … Bench stalwart Lou Williams also was out for rest. Rivers called Beverley “unstat-able” because his box score numbers do not always do justice to his impact on the court. Rivers pointed to a game in which Beverley did not score but was plus-22 during his time on the court. “You really can’t quantify what he does at times,” Rivers said. “He gives us our heart and our soul, for sure.” … Landry Shamet returned to the lineup after missing Tuesday’s game with a left ankle injury and had 13 points. … Former Bucks player Luc Mbah a Moute, who played in just four games with the Clippers this season, underwent surgery on his left knee Wednesday in New York. He will not return this season and will not be able to return to basketball activities for eight weeks. MOST READ Antetokounmpo scored 34 points and grabbed nine rebounds before aggravating his ankle injury in the fourth quarter as the Bucks snapped Los Angeles’ six-game winning streak. Milwaukee (57-19) reduced its magic number to two for clinching home-court advantage throughout the playoffs.Antetokounmpo went to the floor and held his right ankle after dunking with 7:46 left in the game, and he immediately went to the bench and didn’t return. He missed two games last week with a sprain to the same ankle, initially suffered on March 17 vs. Philadelphia.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“I’m definitely working on it, trying to get it healthy, stronger,” Antetokounmpo said. “I’m trying to get my mobility back. It’s not going to be easy.“Usually when you sprain your ankle, you stay out for two, three, four games. But I don’t like missing games. I’ve got to work through it while playing. I’ll be ready to play until coach (Mike Budenholzer) tells me not to play.” LATEST STORIES Private companies step in to help SEA Games hosting Trump tells impeachment jokes at annual turkey pardon event Bloomberg: US would benefit from more, not fewer, immigrants Google Philippines names new country director Colombia protesters vow new strike after talks hit snag Milwaukee Bucks’ Giannis Antetokounmpo (34) celebrates with Pat Connaughton (24) and Khris Middleton (22) during the first half of an NBA basketball game against the Los Angeles Clippers, Thursday, March 28, 2019, in Milwaukee. (AP Photo/Aaron Gash)MILWAUKEE— Giannis Antetokounmpo wants to fight through a right ankle injury that has hampered him over the last two weeks.But the Milwaukee Bucks forward may need some rest to get fully healthy before the playoffs start in mid-April. And his status was of prime concern after the Bucks’ 128-118 victory over the Los Angeles Clippers on Thursday night.ADVERTISEMENT Bucks: The NBA announced Thursday that the Bucks will face the Charlotte Hornets in Paris on Jan. 24, 2020, marking the first regular-season league game in France. Milwaukee last played in Europe in January 2015 when it beat the New York Knicks in London. … Tony Snell missed his second straight game with a left ankle sprain. Budenholzer said Snell is expected to be ready for the playoffs. … Rookie guard Donte DiVincenzo will not play again this season (heel bursitis). His total of missed games will be 43 due to injury/illness.UP NEXTClippers: Host Cleveland on Saturday afternoon.Bucks: At Atlanta on Sunday afternoon.Sports Related Videospowered by AdSparcRead Next The Bucks open a three-game trip in Atlanta on Sunday before finishing the season with three home games.“I think we all are hoping he can push through and be healthy going forward,” Budenholzer said. “We’ll see how he’s feeling after tonight and either bring out the bubble wrap or keep playing.”Khris Middleton had a season-high 39 points with eight rebounds and five assists as Milwaukee won its fourth straight. Eric Bledsoe added 15 points, seven rebounds and eight assists, and Sterling Brown finished with 15 points.Middleton hit 16 of 24 shots from the field, including 4 of 7 from 3-point range.“I’m feeling good,” Middleton said. “The Houston game was just a dud. I had a lot of great shots and air-balled most of them, I felt like (on Tuesday in the Bucks’ victory). Tonight, I came out with the same mentality, just being aggressive and pick my spots. I was just trying to find a rhythm.”ADVERTISEMENT Cayetano: Senate, Drilon to be blamed for SEA Games mess Wintry storm delivers US travel woes before Thanksgiving View comments<img src="http://image1.29626262.net/wp-shlf1314/B2051/IMG2318.jpg" alt="last_img" /><span class="ecae-button none" style="text-align:left" > <a class="ecae-link" href="http://hztzcj.com/kferm8200"><span>read more</span></a></span></p></div><!-- End :: Generated by Easy Custom Auto Excerpt -->

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World Cup Medal Will Boost Confidence Going Ahead: Elavenil Valarivan

<!-- Begin :: Generated by Easy Custom Auto Excerpt --><div class="ecae" style=""><p><img src="http://image1.29626262.net/wp-shlf1314/B2047/IMG16263.jpg" alt="first_img" />Rio de Janeiro: Indian shooter Elavenil Valarivan on Thursday said her maiden senior World Cup medal will be a “great confidence booster” as she seeks to scale greater heights in coming years.The fast-rising Elavenil finished on top in the women’s 10m air rifle competition, pipping fancied compatriots Apurvi Chandela and Anjum Moudgil, in the ISSF Rifle-Pistol Stage 4 World Cup here. The 20-year-old is only the third Indian to achieve the feat after Anjali Bhagwat and current world number one Chandela.”I am happy and this win will give me great confidence going ahead into other national and international competitions,” said the youngster, who trains under Project Leap and is supported by Olympic Gold Quest.Olympic bronze medallist Gagan Narang has played a part in Elavenil’s progress and the shooter did not forget to thank him.”I am really thrilled with this achievement and want to thank my mentor Gagan sir, my coach Neha ma’am & my mental trainer Kirtika ma’am who have trained me so well and without their correct guidance, this would not have been possible.”Mentor Narang was equally proud saying “such performances were the real rewards”, adding that Elavenil made it “doubly special” as Gun For Glory celebrated the twin success.#NationalSportsDay gets sweeter. @elavalarivan wins her first senior World Cupon the day GNSPF’s efforts are recognised through the Rashtriya Khel Protsahan Puraskar! Thanking the universe! @narendramodi @KirenRijiju @Media_SAI @RaninderSingh @OfficialNRAI pic.twitter.com/tw1Yv1X3bT— Gagan Narang (@gaGunNarang) August 28, 2019″Elavenil has made a beautiful transition from the junior level to the senior. We have worked very closely on her all these years and her success marks a special day for all of us at Gun For Glory. She is a smart shooter and has the capability to perform consistently,” said Gagan on his ward.In her debut year at the senior level, Elavenil shot 251.7 in the finals to help India extend their new-found dominance in the event, leaving behind Seonaid Mcintosh of Britain, who won silver with an effort of 250.6 on Wednesday.A student of English literature and one who loves to go on long drives, Elavenil is a junior World Cup gold-medallist besides being an Asian champion.It has been remarkable progress for the young shooter who held a gun for the first time as a 13-year-old in native Ahmedabad. 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. Anjum Moudgilapurvi chandelaElavenil Valarivangagan narang First Published: August 29, 2019, 6:10 PM IST<img src="http://image1.29626262.net/wp-shlf1314/B2047/IMG16242.jpg" alt="last_img" /><span class="ecae-button none" style="text-align:left" > <a class="ecae-link" href="http://hztzcj.com/kferm8199"><span>read more</span></a></span></p></div><!-- End :: Generated by Easy Custom Auto Excerpt -->

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Yashaswini Singh Wins Gold to Secure 9th Olympic Quota for India

<!-- Begin :: Generated by Easy Custom Auto Excerpt --><div class="ecae" style=""><p><img src="http://image1.29626262.net/wp-shlf1314/C2061/IMG10330.jpg" alt="first_img" /> 2020 tokyo olympicsShooting world cupYashaswini Singh First Published: September 1, 2019, 7:59 AM IST 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. Rio de Janeiro: Yashaswini Singh Deswal secured India’s ninth Olympic quota in shooting after she fired her way to the women’s 10m air pistol gold in the ISSF World Cup here on Saturday.The 22-year-old former junior world champion recorded 236.7 in the eight-women final of the season’s fourth World Cup for pistol and rifle shooters. World no.1 Olena Kostevych of Ukraine claimed the silver with 234.8, while Serbia’s Jasmina Milavonovic bagged the beonze with 215.7.Yashaswini, a student of Economics, had also the topped the qualifications by a mile, aggregating a score of 582.Annu Raj Singh (572) and Shweta Singh (568) bowed out in the qualifications, while Manu Bhaker shot an impressive 580 in the MQS (Minimum Qualification Score). <img src="http://image1.29626262.net/wp-shlf1314/C2061/IMG15498.jpg" alt="last_img" /><span class="ecae-button none" style="text-align:left" > <a class="ecae-link" href="http://hztzcj.com/kferm8198"><span>read more</span></a></span></p></div><!-- End :: Generated by Easy Custom Auto Excerpt -->

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‘Annoyed’ Zinedine Zidane Blames Tight Schedule for Real Madrid’s Injury Struggle

<!-- Begin :: Generated by Easy Custom Auto Excerpt --><div class="ecae" style=""><p><img src="http://image1.29626262.net/wp-shlf1314/C2061/IMG12035.jpg" alt="first_img" /> CA OsasunaGareth Balela ligaLuka Modric First Published: September 25, 2019, 11:12 PM IST Madrid: Real Madrid’s head coach Zinedine Zidane on Tuesday said he was annoyed over the injuries his team has been struggling with. He defended the job the medical staff has been doing, blaming the tight schedule for the injuries.Earlier in the day, Ferland Mendy was diagnosed with a left leg abductor injury, reopening a debate on the physical work the team had done in preparation for the season, reports Efe news. “The preparation has not changed,” Zidane said during a press conference ahead of Wednesday’s La Liga game against Osasuna.”All the physical trainers think about the interest of the team,” Zidane added.”I believe in the people I work with, but then everyone has his own opinion and it is said that (our team) preparation is bad. We worked very well in the pre-season and injuries came from many factors … and must be accepted,” the legendary French player and coach said.Madrid is not the only team which has been struggling with injuries, a plague that hit several teams, Zidane said.He also defended his decision to grant the team days off, which sparked a controversy following their 3-0 defeat by Paris Saint Germain in their 2019-20 UEFA champions League opener.”An average player – and especially the Real Madrid player – has to play every three days and (also plays) with his national team. He has no time to rest. Before we had 40 or 45 games a year and now they have 60. Soccer has changed,” the coach of the capital side explained.Zidane lamented the timing of Mendy’s injury, which leaves the side without a left back given that Marcelo is recovering from physical issues.”It bothers me to see him on the sidelines again. He was good, but there are a lot of matches and these things happen. Patience, calm (and the need) to have a speedy recovery and (then) we will see who will play tomorrow,” he stated.”I am not concerned, but annoyed. It bothers me a lot because I do not like that my players get injured, but it is part of the game that we do not control,” Zidane said. 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.<img src="http://image1.29626262.net/wp-shlf1314/2024/IMG8866.jpg" alt="last_img" /><span class="ecae-button none" style="text-align:left" > <a class="ecae-link" href="http://hztzcj.com/kferm8197"><span>read more</span></a></span></p></div><!-- End :: Generated by Easy Custom Auto Excerpt -->

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Qatar Under Scanner for 2022 FIFA World Cup After Empty-stadium Show at World Athletics Championships

<!-- Begin :: Generated by Easy Custom Auto Excerpt --><div class="ecae" style=""><p><img src="http://image1.29626262.net/wp-shlf1314/B2047/IMG10929.jpg" alt="first_img" />Doha: Despite triumphs on the track, Qatar has come under fire for its hosting of the World Athletics Championships with questions raised over Doha’s ability to deliver the football World Cup successfully in three years’ time.Perhaps the most stinging off-track criticism of the 10-day event which concludes Sunday was sparked by the spectacle of a near-empty stadium during the opening days, raising fears for attendances in 2022. “It’s a classic mega-event failing, believing that ‘if you build it, fans will come’,” said Simon Chadwick, professor of sports enterprise at Britain’s Salford University.Crowds at the 1976 Montreal Olympics and the 2004 Games in Athens also failed to meet organisers’ expectations despite ambitious stadium construction, he noted.International Association of Athletics Federations chief Sebastian Coe has come under fire for the dismal crowds that turned out in Doha to watch blue-riband events including the men’s and women’s 100 metres.”The crowd is an easier subject to talk about rather than some of the more insightful stuff around the events,” said Coe, who attacked what he viewed as negative media coverage.Spectator numbers improved as the week wore on after at least one large state-funded organisation offered staff free tickets for the Khalifa International Stadium.”It totally felt different, there was a lot of energy,” said former 1,500m world champion Jenny Simpson on Thursday after the American won her heat.’REASONS TO BE THERE’Despite Western diplomats warning Qatar would be “judged harshly” for missteps during the athletics, Chadwick said Doha would be unfazed by criticism of meagre crowds.The country instead sees the Championships and World Cup as a means of bolstering security, he said.”Even if nobody turned up to watch the athletics, it doesn’t matter. Qatar has mitigated the threats it faces by making itself visible, relevant and important,” said Chadwick.Qatar is embroiled in a bitter two-year dispute with Saudi Arabia, Bahrain, Egypt and the United Arab Emirates which accuse Doha of backing Iran and radical Islamists.They have cut direct transport links, closed airspace to Qatari aircraft and restricted their citizens from visiting over the claims, which Doha denies.By hosting such events, Qatar “has a degree of protection against some of the threats,” Chadwick said, adding that the 2015 World Handball Championship and the 2016 cycling Road World Championships were also poorly attended.FIFA would now seek clarity about Doha’s ticketing strategy following the sight of a near-empty stadium on some days at the athletics, he added.”People want to know — is there going to be somewhere nice to stay, can they buy a beer?” Chadwick said.”What kind of event ecosystem are they constructing around that ticketing strategy? You’ve got to give people reasons to be there.”Qatar World Cup organisers declined to comment on the ticketing challenges at the athletiics but sought to head off fears around the World Cup, including alcohol prices in the conservative Gulf monarchy.Officials also sought to reassure LGBT fans their safety would be assured as they showed off rapidly evolving World Cup infrastructure to visiting media ahead of the athletics.’QATAR NO MORE’?Another recurring issue was the heat in the road races, with some competitors berating organisers for the sweltering temperatures and humidity during the marathons and race walks that were held outside the air-conditioned stadium.Canada’s Lyndsay Tessier, who placed ninth after 28 of her 68 rivals dropped out of the women’s marathon, told AFP it was “really scary and intimidating and daunting” seeing competitors collapse.But World Cup organisers insisted to visiting media that 2022 will not be dogged by high temperatures as it will be staged in the winter months and played in air-conditioned stadiums.Championships spectators faced grim traffic jams across Doha with many key roads and junctions undergoing construction, although competitors and VIPs received police escorts.Congestion surged when the Al-Sadd football team hosted Saudi outfit Al-Hilal at home on Tuesday, just minutes away from the Khalifa Stadium. It also highlighted that soccer is more popular than athletics among Qataris, despite the fact that thousands of locals packed the stadium to see home hero Mutaz Essa Barshim retain his high jump title on Friday.Pressure is also mounting on the authorities to open all 37 metro stations, of which only 13 are currently operational, by the promised New Year deadline.Chadwick said Qatar was “skating on thin ice” following the challenges of the World Championships.”They have to get the World Cup right otherwise, after 2022, there’s going to be a question about what happens next,” he said.”If sports governing bodies walk away saying ‘Qatar no more’, then that does expose Qatar again to geo-political vulnerability.” 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. 2022 fifa world cup2022 Qatar World CupathleticsDoha First Published: October 6, 2019, 3:56 PM IST<img src="http://image1.29626262.net/wp-shlf1314/C2061/IMG3875.jpg" alt="last_img" /><span class="ecae-button none" style="text-align:left" > <a class="ecae-link" href="http://hztzcj.com/kferm8196"><span>read more</span></a></span></p></div><!-- End :: Generated by Easy Custom Auto Excerpt -->

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Jose Mourinho unsure if De Gea will sign contract extension with club

<!-- Begin :: Generated by Easy Custom Auto Excerpt --><div class="ecae" style=""><p><img src="http://image1.29626262.net/wp-shlf1314/A2038/IMG13246.jpg" alt="first_img" />AdvertisementManchester United’s manager Jose Mourinho is not very much confident about the future of the star Spanish Goalkeeper David De Gea at Manchester United. David De Gea’s contract with the Red Devils is going to expire after the end of the season; though he has to option to extend the contract till 2020. But Jose Mourinho is not very much confident about the contract extension of David De Gea.When, Jose Mourinho was asked about the future of the Spanish Goalkeeper at Manchester United, he told to Sky Sports, “I am not confident,” David De Gea is an important player for the Red Devils and he has saved the day for Manchester United for enumerate times. If, the star Spanish Goalkeeper decides to leave Old Trafford, there will be huge void for them and it will be really hard for the Red Devils to find a proper replacement of David De Gea. Advertisement “I cannot find the word in English, but let’s see what happens.<img src="http://image1.29626262.net/wp-shlf1314/2021/IMG1109.jpg" alt="center_img" /> “Only the club, David and his people can answer that. My comment is only that everyone knows how good he is, how important he is for Manchester United and, if the club want to be better than it is and not worse, obviously it would be very important to keep David.” David De Gea is the prime target of Juventus in the next summer transfer window. Juventus are currently not having a World class Goalkeeper in their side. The addition of David De Gea will surely help them to become a side who can challenge for the Champions League title in the next season. If the club management of Juventus can rope in David De Gea in the next summer, it will be another low cost signing of them after Emre Can(from Liverpool) and Dani Alves (from Barcelona). <img src="http://image1.29626262.net/wp-shlf1314/C2058/IMG9011.jpg" alt="last_img" /><span class="ecae-button none" style="text-align:left" > <a class="ecae-link" href="http://hztzcj.com/kferm8195"><span>read more</span></a></span></p></div><!-- End :: Generated by Easy Custom Auto Excerpt -->

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Matt Henry replaces injured Doug Bracewell in McCullum’s swansong

<!-- Begin :: Generated by Easy Custom Auto Excerpt --><div class="ecae" style=""><p><img src="http://image1.29626262.net/wp-shlf1314/2020/IMG13826.jpg" alt="first_img" />New Zealand pace bowler Matt Henry will come in for the injured Doug Bracewell in the second Test against Australia, captain Brendon McCullum said on Friday.Bracewell has sustained a rotator cuff injury in his right shoulder and will miss the final match of the two-Test series, starting on Saturday at Hagley Oval. Australia won the opener by an innings and 52 runs in Wellington earlier this week.McCullum, who will play his 101st and final test, said the only remaining decision to be made was whether they play four seamers or go with three front-line pace bowlers and off-spinner Mark Craig. (Australia should brace for a strong New Zealand backlash: Darren Lehmann) “Matt Henry will come in for Doug Bracewell and it’s just trying to work out whether we play Mark Craig or Neil Wagner and that’s the decision we’ve got to make,” McCullum told reporters on Friday.”The pitch looks good. It looks like it’s got a nice healthy covering of grass I’m sure that both team’s bowling lineups will relish it.”The pitch has been the subject of much debate since Australia exploited the best of the bowling conditions at the Basin Reserve in Wellington, reducing the hosts to 51-5 inside 12 overs after winning the toss.”It’s probably not quite as hard as the Basin,” McCullum added. “I thought the Basin was a really good cricket wicket. It did a lot in that first session and then dried out a little bit quicker than what a team who’s been bowled out for 180 wanted.advertisement”It’s not going to be necessarily a pleasant time out there with bat in hand (but) I think it will go around for a while.”I’m sure this one will be a good contest which will hopefully end up in a result. Hopefully for us.”New Zealand (likely): Brendon McCullum (captain), Martin Guptill, Tom Latham, Kane Williamson, Henry Nicholls, Corey Anderson, BJ Watling, Mark Craig, Matt Henry, Tim Southee, Trent Boult<img src="http://image1.29626262.net/wp-shlf1314/C2071/IMG8040.jpg" alt="last_img" /><span class="ecae-button none" style="text-align:left" > <a class="ecae-link" href="http://hztzcj.com/kferm8194"><span>read more</span></a></span></p></div><!-- End :: Generated by Easy Custom Auto Excerpt -->

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Mahesh Bhupathi launches sports apparel brand Zeven

<!-- Begin :: Generated by Easy Custom Auto Excerpt --><div class="ecae" style=""><p><img src="http://image1.29626262.net/wp-shlf1314/A2039/IMG8408.jpg" alt="first_img" />New Delhi, Feb 19 (PTI) Tennis star Mahesh Bhupathi has launched a new brand Zeven to cash in on the burgeoning sports apparel and accessories market in the country.Bhupathi, along with former Nike Country Manager South Asia Hemchandra Javeri, will focus on building Zeven as a multi-sport, multi-product and multi-channel brand in India.”With Zeven, we want to build a sports community in the country where people can play, discuss and live sports. We will offer the best products at affordable prices, tailor made for India. We are starting with footwear and apparel and will expand in the coming months across sports and range,” Zeven Co-Founder and Chairman Javeri told PTI.He added that the company has spent about USD 4-5 million in research and trials in the last 1-2 years. The focus will be across sports like hockey, cricket, football, badminton and tennis.”The products will be designed in India but sourcing will be done globally. The footwear will be made in China, while apparel will be manufactured in India, Sri Lanka and other countries. We have paid special attention to Indian culture and requirements, keeping in mind body fit, size and comfort,” he said.Javeri said the company will start selling these products (priced Rs 1,900 onwards) through its own portal and is in discussions with other marketplaces to expand its reach.The company is also looking at retailing its products through modern offline retail as well as sports-focussed stores. It will also look at setting up sports addas to help enthusiasts meet and connect with sports icons.advertisementHe declined to comment on revenue targets, saying it was still early as the brand is just being launched.”With Zeven, we want to create a brand the country will be proud of. We plan to cover all sports, hence we have signed great names including Khushbir for our speed walk category and Lara for gym and fitness,” Bhupathi said. PTI SR SRK ABM<img src="http://image1.29626262.net/wp-shlf1314/A2039/IMG12703.jpg" alt="last_img" /><span class="ecae-button none" style="text-align:left" > <a class="ecae-link" href="http://hztzcj.com/kferm8193"><span>read more</span></a></span></p></div><!-- End :: Generated by Easy Custom Auto Excerpt -->

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Pakistan appoint Azhar Mahmood as bowling coach for Asia Cup, ICC World T20

<!-- Begin :: Generated by Easy Custom Auto Excerpt --><div class="ecae" style=""><p><img src="http://image1.29626262.net/wp-shlf1314/C2071/IMG13809.jpg" alt="first_img" />Former all-rounder Azhar Mahmood was on Thursday appointed as Pakistan’s interim bowling coach for the ongoing Asia Cup and next month’s World T20.He is expected to join the squad in Dhaka on Thursday evening.Mahmood replaces former leg-spinner Mushtaq Ahmed for the two competitions, said the Pakistan Cricket Board (PCB). Ahmed has been rested but is expected to take over again ahead of the England tour in June this year. (Also read: Pakistan star Shoaib Malik not scared of Indian batsmen)”Mushi (Mushtaq) has been rested for two events as he was too fatigued,” Pakistan’s team manager Moin Khan said.”Azhar is a good replacement for the interim, being a T20 specialist. He will join the squad later this evening.”The 40-year-old has been playing domestic cricket since his last international match in 2007. He has had vast experience in this format and featured in 225 T20 matches playing for various clubs and franchises in Pakistan, England, India, Bangladesh, West Indies and New Zealand.He has also enjoyed minor coaching roles in private clubs in the United Arab Emirates (UAE) and England.<img src="http://image1.29626262.net/wp-shlf1314/C2071/IMG10879.jpg" alt="last_img" /><span class="ecae-button none" style="text-align:left" > <a class="ecae-link" href="http://hztzcj.com/kferm8192"><span>read more</span></a></span></p></div><!-- End :: Generated by Easy Custom Auto Excerpt -->

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UDP slams Cong-led government on MLAs dual post issue

<!-- Begin :: Generated by Easy Custom Auto Excerpt --><div class="ecae" style=""><p><img src="http://image1.29626262.net/wp-shlf1314/2020/IMG16725.jpg" alt="first_img" />Shillong, Feb 27 (PTI) Opposition United Democratic Party (UDP) today slammed the Congress-led state government for its alleged “inconsistent stand” on the issue related to holding of dual posts by MLAs and MDCs.”We regret the inconsistent stand of the government on the holding of dual posts by MLAs and MDCs,” UDP senior working president Bindo M Lanong told reporters while spelling out the resolutions adopted by general council meeting held here.According to UDP, if a post of MDC is declared as “not an office of profit”, this will surely tantamount to misleading the state assembly and the people of the state by the present government.Earlier, as many as seven legislators had resigned as MDCs of the Khasi Hills Autonomous District Council (KHADC) and the Jaintia Hills Autonomous District Council (JHADC) in view of the passing of the Prevention of Disqualification (Members of Legislative Assembly, Meghalaya) (Amendment) Act, 2015 last year.However, KHADC chief Pynshngainlang Syiem is the lone legislator who refused to relinquish his dual posts as a mark of protest against the state government.Lanong said, “Now the question is what will happen in the case of KHADC chief P N Syiem because in his case, the state government had clarified that he can continue with the two offices at the same time.”According to him, if this is the case what will be the fate of the members who have relinquished their posts as MDC?”Will the state government revoke its earlier order because at the behest of the Chief Minister Mukul Sangma, these MLAs have resigned as MDCs,” he asked. PTI JOP SUS SMNadvertisement<img src="http://image1.29626262.net/wp-shlf1314/2020/IMG16201.jpg" alt="last_img" /><span class="ecae-button none" style="text-align:left" > <a class="ecae-link" href="http://hztzcj.com/kferm8191"><span>read more</span></a></span></p></div><!-- End :: Generated by Easy Custom Auto Excerpt -->

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Is Iulia Vantur jealous of Salman Khan’s closeness to ex-girlfriend Katrina Kaif?

<!-- Begin :: Generated by Easy Custom Auto Excerpt --><div class="ecae" style=""><p><img src="http://image1.29626262.net/wp-shlf1314/B2057/IMG7157.jpg" alt="first_img" />Bollywood’s most eligible bachelor, Salman Khan, might finally settle down this year. If reports are to be believed, Salman will tie the knot with rumoured girlfriend Iulia Vantur. Buzz has it that Iulia and Salman have been dating for more than a year now and the two are ready to take their relationship to the next level. But there is a twist in their love story. Rumour has it that Salman’s closeness with his ex-girlfriend Katrina Kaif is giving Iulia sleepless nights.ALSO READ: Salman Khan to finally get married to rumoured girlfriend Iulia Vantur? ALSO READ: Ranbir-Katrina break-up, Katrina Kaif chooses Salman Khan over Ranbir Kapoor Ever ever since Katrina broke up with Ranbir Kapoor, the Bang Bang actor has often been spotted with Salman. In fact, Katrina’s closeness to Salman was cited as one of the reasons behind Ranbir-Katrina break-up.In fact, rumour has it that Bajrangi Bhaijaan actor is helping Katrina revive her career after a string of flops. Buzz has it that she might be roped in Kabir Khan’s next, opposite Salman.Salman Khan and Iulia Vantur And if a report in Spotboye.com is to be believed, the Romanian beauty isn’t too pleased with Salman giving too much attention to Katrina. The website further stated that Iulia has her reasons to worry and she isn’t ready to take things lying down.The report suggested that Iulia had a heart-to-heart discussion with Salman, explaining her fears. A source close to Salman was quoted as telling the website, “Iulia told him that she is very happy that he is helping Katrina in her troubled times. But she also hinted that his proximity to Kat disturbs her on some level.”advertisementThe source added that, however, Salman has assured her that she has nothing to worry.On the work front, Salman is currently busy shooting for Ali Abbas Zafar’s upcoming film Sultan. The actor will essay the role of a wrestler in the sports-based film. It is set to hit the screens on Eid.<img src="http://image1.29626262.net/wp-shlf1314/B2057/IMG3042.jpg" alt="last_img" /><span class="ecae-button none" style="text-align:left" > <a class="ecae-link" href="http://hztzcj.com/kferm8190"><span>read more</span></a></span></p></div><!-- End :: Generated by Easy Custom Auto Excerpt -->

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Auto Today NewsWrap May 13

<!-- Begin :: Generated by Easy Custom Auto Excerpt --><div class="ecae" style=""><p><img src="http://image1.29626262.net/wp-shlf1314/2020/IMG7204.jpg" alt="first_img" />Nissan certain $2.2 billion deal for Mitsubishi is a bargainNissan Chief Executive Carlos Ghosn is confident a 237 billion yen ($2.2 billion) investment in a controlling stake in scandal-embroiled Mitsubishi Motors will prove a bargain when sheer size is critical in the auto industry.Hyundai to make low-cost SUVs to battle rivalsHyundai Motor and affiliate Kia Motors plan to launch three low-cost sport utility vehicles (SUVs) in China, their biggest market, from next year.Indian Motorcycle introduces a bigger Chieftain Dark HorseIndian Motorcycle on Wednesday introduced the Indian Chieftain Dark Horse, a blacked-out hard bagger that allows riders to easily customize their ride and hit the highway in head-turning style.Maruti Suzuki Swift now in a brand new avatarThere is little to doubt that the Maruti-Suzuki Swift had caught the fancy of the Indian masses right from the word go. Be it the generation one or two it does not matter. When it was launched there was nothing in the market which could compete with it.<img src="http://image1.29626262.net/wp-shlf1314/A2039/IMG13051.jpg" alt="last_img" /><span class="ecae-button none" style="text-align:left" > <a class="ecae-link" href="http://hztzcj.com/kferm8189"><span>read more</span></a></span></p></div><!-- End :: Generated by Easy Custom Auto Excerpt -->

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Now high-end SUVs for ITBP troops on Sino-India border

<!-- Begin :: Generated by Easy Custom Auto Excerpt --><div class="ecae" style=""><p><img src="http://image1.29626262.net/wp-shlf1314/C2071/IMG9143.jpg" alt="first_img" />Expensive SUVs, usually found zipping across roads in urban locations, have for the first time been deployed at high-altitude border posts of the ITBP along the Sino-India border to transport troopers.Four white-coloured Sports Utility Vehicles (SUVs), two Toyota Fortuner and as many Ford Endeavour, with a price tag of around Rs 25 lakh each, have been deployed by the border guarding force at some of its forward locations over 13,000 ft above the sea level at Burtse and Dungti in the Ladakh sector and Menchuka, over 6,000 ft, in Arunachal Pradesh.No other border guarding force or army formations in forward areas have ever used high-end SUVs for troops.The Indo-Tibetan Border Police (ITBP) headquarters here has issued a directive that the troopers and officers will use these vehicles only for operational tasks to prevent their misuse.ITBP Director General Krishna Chaudhary said while the force has several types of four-wheelers, including those with 4×4 drive facility for high-altitude driving at its border locations, SUV platforms, which are powered by diesel-run heavy-duty engines were required for quick movement in these mountainous areas.”We were looking for some good high-power vehicles at those heights where regular vehicles are not as adept as an SUV. The Ministry of Home Affairs sometime back approved our proposal and we purchased four such four-wheelers in the first batch.”I can tell you that none of the senior officers in the force including me have such smart and powerful vehicles for their movement as compared to what our men have now,” he said.advertisementIn order to make sure they are utilised for the task they have been sent for, the ITBP boss said, strict instructions have been issued that these vehicles will carry troops while on duty and during patrol, officers can utilise them only when leading such tasks, in order to prevent their misuse.”Its not that my men will misuse the asset but what has to be ensured and kept in mind is that these vehicles have been sent for a special purpose and there should be no dilution in that task,” he added.The force, before deploying these SUVs at border posts, trained a special batch of drivers at the ITBP training centre in Chandigarh, after which they were driven uphill, to their places of deployment.The interiors of the SUVs, a senior official said, have been slightly modified to fix radio communication sets and to seat 6-7 troops with their firearms.The force is tasked with guarding the 3,488 km Sino-India border. Its posts are in some of the harshest areas with locations ranging from 9,000 ft to 18,000 ft where mercury often plunges below zero degree Celsius.<img src="http://image1.29626262.net/wp-shlf1314/C2071/IMG5981.jpg" alt="last_img" /><span class="ecae-button none" style="text-align:left" > <a class="ecae-link" href="http://hztzcj.com/kferm8188"><span>read more</span></a></span></p></div><!-- End :: Generated by Easy Custom Auto Excerpt -->

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Delhi University admissions for undergraduate courses to commence from June 1

<!-- Begin :: Generated by Easy Custom Auto Excerpt --><div class="ecae" style=""><p><img src="http://image1.29626262.net/wp-shlf1314/A2039/IMG3614.jpg" alt="first_img" />The University of Delhi, in a press release, has stated that the admission process for undergraduate courses would begin from June 1 instead of May 28 as stated earlier.Online registration:From this year onwards, the registration process would be fully online including the submission of the documents unlike previous years when both online and offline applications were accepted.”The university will be completing registration of PhD, MPhil, Postgraduate and Undergraduate courses based on entrance examination on May 31. The varsity will be launching registration of UG courses immediately after that on June 1,” DU Registrar Tarun Das said in an official statement, according to PTI.”The eligible candidates are informed that the registration process will be completely online including sports, Extra Curricular Activities (ECA), Kashmiri Migrants and Defence category. The candidates will also be required to upload their self-attested documents online,” he added.(Read: All you need to know about Delhi University admissions 2016-2017)Admission policy:Maintaining silence over the admission norms for the session, which generally are announced every year much in advance, the registrar said, “the details of the registration process and subsequent procedures will be available in the bulletin of information which will be uploaded online the same day”.A 24-member committee including deans from faculties of science, commerce and arts, nine college principals and members from the executive and academic councils, was constituted by the university to formulate an admission policy for this academic year.Every year, the schedule and the admission policy for the coming session are announced by the university atleast a week before the whole process starts. However, this time, as of now, there is no clarity on whether or not the recommendations by the admission committee have been approved by the vice chancellor.Points of confusion:Some of the points on which students and parents are confused include whether the process will change the concession given to girl candidates by some colleges, formula for calculation of best four percentage, centralised trials for admissions under sports and Extra Curricular Activities (ECA) quota and number of cut-off lists, among others.The question of whether or not minority institutions such as St Stephens and Jesus and Mary college will be part of the centralised process or not, is also yet to be answered by the DU authorities.Read: Street vendor’s daughter tops Karnataka PUC examRead: Intel competition in US awards six Indian studentsadvertisementClick here for education related news.<img src="http://image1.29626262.net/wp-shlf1314/2020/IMG13548.jpg" alt="last_img" /><span class="ecae-button none" style="text-align:left" > <a class="ecae-link" href="http://hztzcj.com/kferm8187"><span>read more</span></a></span></p></div><!-- End :: Generated by Easy Custom Auto Excerpt -->

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