New Delhi: Virat Kohli’s Indian cricket team dominated proceedings on day 2 of the Adelaide Test against Australia. Ishant Sharma provided further cheer to the Indian camp by removing Aaron Finch for 0 with a magnificent in-ducker in the very first over of the innings. However, there was greater joy for the Delhi pacer in the last session as he got rid of Australian cricket team captain Tim Paine for 19 in the final session. The wicket of Paine, in addition to Finch, helped Ishant reach 50 wickets in Tests against Australia. Ravichandran Ashwin was the star with three wickets as Australia were left reeling. Ashwin was given good support by Ishant Sharma and Jasprit Bumrah as the hosts found the going tough on a sluggish wicket.Ishant is the ninth Indian bowler to take 50 wickets in Tests against Australia. However, he is also the second slowest to reach that milestone, taking 23 wickets to reach the landmark but much quicker than South Africa all-rounder Jacques Kallis, who took 28 Tests. Before Ishant, the other Indian bowlers who have taken 50 wickets in Tests against Australia are Anil Kumble, Harbhajan Singh, Kapil Dev, Ravichandran Ashwin, Zaheer Khan, Erapalli Prasanna, Bishan Singh Bedi and Shivlal Yadav.Read More | Kohli can’t score a run against this Australian pacer – Find out whoKumble is the only Indian bowler to take over 100 wickets, with the former legspinner taking 111 wickets in 20 Tests. Among pacers, Kapil Dev is the clear leader with 79 wickets while Zaheer managed to take 61 wickets but played only six Tests in nine years Down Under.Read More | Nathan Lyon concedes unwanted world record, enters this double centuryIshant’s success Down UnderThe tall right-arm pacer has a poor record in Australia, averaging over 57 and possessing a strike-rate close to 100 in 11 Tests. His best haul was 3/38 in the Brisbane Test in 2014 but Ishant has had one of his finest moments in Tests in Australia. It happened in the 2008 series and it was in Perth.India set Australia a target of 413 and in the second innings, a spell from Ishant propelled him into the limelight. After bowling seven consecutive overs, Ishant looked tired but on Virender Sehwag’s insistence, Anil Kumble asked, “Ek aur over karega (Will you bowl one more over)?” Ishant replied, “Haan, karunga (Yeah, I will)”. On the next ball, he got Ponting out again and India went on to win the match by 72 runs. Ishant’s spell to Ponting was a memorable occasion for all fans present at the WACA. For all the Latest Sports News News, Cricket News News, Download News Nation Android and iOS Mobile Apps.
– Sukhram reclaims female division DEFENDING men’s champion Guyanese Avinash Persaud was in excellent form in retaining his title while Christine Sukhram secured the lion share of prizes in the ladies category at the rain-affected two-day Guyana Open Golf championships played at the Lusignan Golf Course over the week-end.Persaud shot a gross 149 over the two days, beating his closest rival, Avinda Kishore, by two strokes.Persaud, who first won the title in 2006 when he was only 16 years old, shot a gross 78 on the second day, following his 71 on day one.Kishore, who is the brother of Persaud, placed second with a gross 151 from scores of 74 and 76 over the two days, while third place was taken by Mohanlall Dinanauth.In the ladies category, Sukhram reclaimed the title with the best overall gross of 171. Last year’s winner Joaan Deo secured the best net (144).Sukhram edged out Deo, who finished with a gross 180 while last year’s second place winner, Shaunella Webster, finished with a gross 185.Meanwhile, Sukhram related that her hard work leading up to the tournament has paid off.“It feels great again to win, it was challenging out there today (yesterday), but I still managed to come out successful despite my obstacles,” the champion woman revealed.Persaud in his interview said while the tournament was a challenge, he anticipated the end result. “Yea, definitely it was a challenge, but after day one I was leading, so I know today (yesterday) it will be very hard for the rest of my competitors to beat me,” the 28-year-old said.
QPR say anyone found to have thrown an object during the game against Arsenal will be banned from Loftus Road for life.An apparent coin-throwing incident occurred during the final minutes of Saturday’s match and was included in referee Mike Dean’s report.In a statement, QPR said they are now in the process of reviewing CCTV footage in an effort to identify those responsible.AdChoices广告Club chief executive Philip Beard added: “Such behaviour is simply not acceptable at Loftus Road, or anywhere else for that matter.“As a club, we will do everything possible to prevent such incidents happening again.“The club appeals to any fans who saw the coin throwing incident to come forward and assist our enquiries.”Rangers have also appealed for supporters who have any information to text 07557435421 in confidence.See also:Rangers could face FA chargeThe QPR v Arsenal quizJoy for QPR as Samba’s goal beats ArsenalHughes hails players after stunning winQPR skipper praised after impressive returnFollow West London Sport on TwitterFind us on Facebook
IN convincing fashion, after weeks of strong play, Oasis Cafe’s William Walker turned in his best performance to win The Tropical Woods and Wood Products (Pandit Lumberyard) inaugural tourney.With fabulous weather and environmental conditions, and with Captain Chen Deo electing to run two Flights of handicaps, 0-12 and 13-28, to accommodate the number of players in each category, all golfers were able to take full advantage of the course and turned in very competitive scores.The competition was stiff as it came down to the final holes to determine the champions, (prizes being awarded to the first two best net scores in each Flight).Club president, Aleem Hussain, was profuse in his praise for the new sponsor, Satesh Tewari, CEO of Tropical Woods and Wood Products, who took the honours for ‘Sponsor of first Tournament of the year’.President Hussain further indicated that already he has on schedule some 35 tournaments with some 30 more pending for 2020.He added that the LGC has a fantastic lineup of activities for 2020 and it is our goal to host a minimum of 60 events in the year – this will break the record set over the past several years and we expect it to be the best year for the club in recent history.Continuing his aggressive performance from the closing months of 2019, former LGC Executive Member – owner of Oasis Café – William Walker (69/12) dominated the 0 – 12 Flight, returning the overall Best Net score not only for his Flight, but for the entire tournament, with a clear three-stroke lead over any of the other golfers in both Flights.In his Flight, he left Club President Aleem Hussain to bring in the 2nd place with 72/10, and former Guyana Open champions Mohanlall Dinanauth in close 3rd place with 73/6, and Mike Mangal in 4th place with 76/8. Club Treasurer, Aasrodeen Shaw, returned 77/12, while former captain, Patrick Prashad, returned 79/8.Dinanauth also won the Best Gross prize and the specialty prize of Nearest the Pin.President Hussain produced a surprise-of-the-day win in taking the specialty Longest Drive prize (establishing that accuracy is a major factor in the game) – his accurate driving of the ball from the tee-box onto the fairway causing him to win over longer but less accurate drives.In the 13 – 28 Flight, former Guyana Open women’s champion, Shanella London, played extremely well (72/15) to earn the top position, beating Handsome Maxim Mangra (72/20) on the count back off a tie.Mangra has returned to the winners’ row after a little while. Other great performances were returned by head of Ansa McAl, Troy Cadogan (75/26); Macorp Exec, Jordi Pinol (76/28); former Club Vice President, Dr Philbert London (77/18); and former captain, Ayube Subhan (74/14).The player turnout was encouraging, as the entire MACORP team, led by CEO Guillermo Escarraga, as well as Miguel Oviedo and Carlos Carbo took part, in addition to former captain Brian Glasford, David Harry, Mahindranauth Tiwari, Ian Gouveia, overseas member Ramesh Amrud, and up and coming women’s contender Eureka Giddings.The sponsor was represented by members of the Tewari family – Satesh’s mother, daughter, son and wife (seen in picture with the winners).The family has given consideration to becoming the club’s newest member this year.
The University of Wisconsin men?s track team has a lot to prove this upcoming weekend at the Big Ten Indoor Track Championships. The two-day event will be hosted this Saturday and Sunday at the Camp Randall Memorial Sports Center in Madison.Unlike last year when the Big Ten Championship seemed like a guarantee for UW, this year will be more of a challenge. The Badgers? competition is much stronger, with a number of viable opponents contending for the title.?I think there?s about five teams on paper that have an outside shot [to win the title],? UW coach Ed Nuttycombe said. ?We?re glad to be one of those. We do have some guys that are running well, as far as the distance runners go, and we?ve made some steps here in the last couple weeks that make us contenders.?Nuttycombe explained that while Michigan currently may be the best team on paper, Purdue and Wisconsin are right there with them. Minnesota and Penn State, who have legitimate talent themselves, should also be competitive this weekend.After losing 13 seniors from last year?s championship team, the 13th-ranked Badgers look to their younger athletes to defend their streak of seven straight Big Ten indoor titles.The youth movement starts with freshman David Grzesiak, who has proven to be a valid replacement of last year?s heptathlon winner, senior Joe Detmer. Grzesiak has the second-best point total in the conference thus far, and his performance over the season has been consistent. Sophomores Brandon Bethke (3000 meter) and Jack Bolas (mile) have the best times in conference in their respective events.UW?s strength is in its distance runners, where depth is not a concern.?David Grzesiak has done a great job in the multi, and the young distance runners are exceptionally talented,? Nuttycombe said. ?We?ve got five guys that are 4:03 or better in the mile, and the oldest one is a sophomore.?Even with their new talent, the fact remains that the 2008 Badgers are young. With four All-Americans graduating from last year?s remarkable season, including sprinter Demi Omole, a void still lingers in a previously deep area.?With Demi Omole graduating from last year, we really don?t have any sprinters,? Nuttycombe said. ?We?ve got some middle distance runners, we?ve got some jumpers, but if it?s a weakness, it?s sprints. But we knew that going in, and it hasn?t changed.?For a majority of the season, Michigan was the only Big Ten team to be nationally ranked. With recent success, however, the Badgers leapfrogged the Wolverines to secure the No. 13 spot in the national rankings this past week. Such a large jump stemmed from the record-breaking performances of Bethke and Bolas, who highlight Wisconsin’s talented distance runners. The two stars have taken home back-to-back Big Ten Athlete of the Week honors.The pressure is on Saturday, as the Badgers look to defend their title with the thought of eight consecutive championships looming in the back of the team’s mind. The outcome does not rest on the fate of a few runners. Wisconsin has competed very well so far in both the 4 x 400 meter relay and the 4000 meter medley, and the heptathlon has been another strong point for the team.In addition, home field advantage could be a difference-maker for the cardinal and white, as a ?sea of red? will push the athletes to excel.?We hope to at least be able to go into a meet with a chance, and I think we do, and it?s at home, so hopefully we take advantage of that,? Nuttycombe said. ?This year we are counting on the younger guys a little more than we have in the past, but we?re counting on all of them. I think these guys are very competitive as it is. They thrive under pressure. And as I said before, we?re at home, and I think it makes it more fun, more challenging.?
Correction: A previous version of this story stated incorrectly that class salutatorians Amanda Semler and Jordan Kondo gave speeches at the main commencement ceremony. They were honored at the ceremony, but did not speak. The Daily Trojan regrets this error. “And I will always love you, class of 2017, I will always love you,” sang comedian Will Ferrell to end his keynote speech to the more than 17,000 graduates at the 134th Annual Commencement Ceremony on Friday.The main ceremony, which took place in Alumni Park, featured speeches by USC President C. L. Max Nikias, class valedictorian Cooper Nelson and of course, Ferrell, who served as keynote speaker. Ferrell, who graduated from USC in 1990, spoke of his arduous journey to success and how the lessons he learned at USC gave him the courage to pursue a career in comedy.“The seeds for this journey were planted right here on this campus,” Ferrell said. “This campus was a theater or testing lab.” Aside from plenty of laughs, Ferrell left the graduates with the message that it’s OK to not know what you want to do, and told them that if they should ever feel discouraged, to picture him serenading them with Whitney Houston’s “I Will Always Love You.” Ferrell was just one of six honorary degree recipients honored at Friday’s ceremony, among them were Oscar-winning actress Helen Mirren, 1996 Time Magazine Man of the Year and HIV/AIDS researcher David Ho and Chairman of the Los Angeles County Board of Supervisors Mark Ridley-Thomas.The degree recipients joined Nikias and Ferrell onstage for the ceremony. “Consider these times in which you now set out to lead,” Nikias said to the graduates. “Today’s traditions that have lasted generations can become obsolete almost overnight.”Nikias also encouraged students to forge ahead into a constantly changing society, while noting the traditions and accomplishments of USC that have endured through the achievements of its graduates.Valedictorian Cooper Nelson emphasized ideas of acceptance and service to the community through her passion of storytelling. Nelson is the first valedictorian to graduate from the School of Cinematic Arts. She described her dreams of developing media that would teach a young audience life lessons.“I am also your unemployed valedictorian this year,” Nelson said. “Many of you I know personally will literally change the world in the environment, global health, and technology [sectors]. Me, I just really wanna write cartoons.”Nelson added that the graduates could achieve success and make a lasting, positive impact in the world in their own way.“We have all been blessed with a wonderful college experience, and we need to pay it forward in life,” Nelson said, “any way we can, whenever we can and for as long as we can.”
Team Ndoma-Egba led by former national champion, Thomas Otu and Aanu Aiyegbusi beat Team Yetade 7-0 in Ado Ekiti while Team Tech Vibe also defeated Team CBN Futures by the same margin in Lagos. The contest for the second semifinal place in the group will be decided with the last group match between Team Goshen and Team Ndoma- Egba in Abuja on November 4 with the host team needing a win to secure their semifinal place.Team Tech Vibe will have to hope for a Team Goshen victory over Team Ndoma-Egba to use a superior number of matches won consideration to snatch a semifinal place.In the Blue Group, Lagos-based Team Muller has already secured a semifinal place following their unbeaten record in four ties.The second semifinal place will be determined in Port Harcourt on Oct. 29 and Oct. 30 when Teams Civil Defence and Kalotari meet in a winner takes all tie.The NCC Tennis League will be taking a two-week break to make way for the Lagos Governor’s Cup which commences on October 7 at the Lagos Lawn Tennis Club.Share this:FacebookRedditTwitterPrintPinterestEmailWhatsAppSkypeLinkedInTumblrPocketTelegram NCC TENNIS LEAGUETeam Ndoma-Egba of Abuja and Team Tech Vibe of Jos were ruthless against their opponents in the round-robin tie in the White Group last weekend with a mind to giving themselves good chances of snatching the last semifinal place.Defending champions Team Offikwu who beat Team Goshen of Ilorin 5-2 in Kaduna has already secured the first semifinal place.
AddThis Sharing ButtonsShare to FacebookFacebookShare to TwitterTwitterShare to MoreAddThisLachine, Mich. — A barn went up in flames on 12648 Carney Rd. in Lachine on Monday.Firefighters responded to the call around seven. No one was injured in the fire. The barn was used for hay storage and had no electrical wiring. The owners had just been inside doing a walk–through. 51 minutes later the barn was fully engulfed.“It’s amazing how fast this can happen,” said Mandi Nicole Schuch. “It wasn’t even seconds. I left… I made it a mile and a half down the road, and my mom called me, she said she saw a couple of flames. By the time I got back, it was 30 feet above the roof.”They do plan to rebuild the barn. Schuch is in the process of buying the farm from the current owners. A few barn cats were inside at the time of the fire. The owners were not sure if those cats were able to escape. Firefighters are still working to determine a cause at this time.Wilson Township, Green Township, and Long Rapids Township Fire all responded to the call.No additional details have been provided.AddThis Sharing ButtonsShare to FacebookFacebookShare to TwitterTwitterShare to MoreAddThis Tags: Barn Fire, fire, Firefighters, lachineContinue ReadingPrevious Photo of the Day for Monday, April 15Next Brighton man in critical condition after one-vehicle rollover
The project ‘Zenica Horizons’ of the Association for Development and Support to Mountaineering and Sports Tourism ‘Vedro’ from Zenica carried out yesterday the first mountain walk from the west towards the center of Zenica.The first stage as part of the project ‘Zenica Horizons’ consisted of a length of 15 km, from the west, and 91 participants ended the first stage at the Zenica hill Zmajevac, after which they descended to the village Ravan.According to spokesperson of ‘Vedro’ Afana Abazović, many of the participants had the opportunity to see for the first time a panorama of several villages, and a group photograph was taken at the final destination with a view of Zenica.‘’Participants said that the first route was beautiful and that our project is to be applauded given that until now no one has done something similar. For us it was a great honor to take part in this, the first of four. We have in front of us three more stages of touring Zenica from the direction of the east, north and south, where we expect an even bigger turnout of citizens’’, said Abazović.As part of the action of collecting bottle caps, participants at yesterday’s campaign collected 403 plastic caps that they will donate for the process of obtaining a wheelchair.The Association ‘Vedro’ calls on all those who are interested to take part in the second stage ‘South’, of the project ‘Zenica Horizons’, which will be carried out on 30 March. More information can be found on their Facebook page ‘Vedro’.(Source: klix.ba)
Six matches were played last night on the parquets of the best world basketball league. The BiH national team player Jusuf Nurkić played in the match between Denver Nuggets and Memphis Grizzlies.Although the team from Denver, whose member is Nurkić, lost in Memphis, the BiH national team player performed solidly and demonstrated the splendor of his talent. In this match, he recorded nearly all statistically relevant parameters.The end result of this match was 108:107 and popular Juka added 11 points to the total number of points of his team, by scoring five times from seven attempts in less than half an hour, which is the time he spent on the court. In addition to that, he made seven rebounds, one of which was in the attack field, and three assists.However, the most interesting part of his statistic was the blockades, actually the single blockade he made during the match, but the one which delighted the fans of NBA basketball. At the beginning of the match, during one action by the Grizzlies, Zach Randolph headed towards the hoop of the Denver team, but the BiH national team player made it there before him.The commentator was shouting “no way” in Bosnian language, and spectators enjoyed the move that you can see in the video below.(Source: radiosarajevo.ba)