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Cricket News There is no one closer to Hardik’s talent in Indian team: Sehwag

first_imgDubai: All-rounder Hardik Pandya has talent unmatched by any other player in the Indian cricket team, says big-hitting former opener Virender Sehwag.According to Sehwag, Hardik is one that has become irreplaceable in recent times.Hardik has played a pivotal role in Mumbai Indians’ record fourth title triumph in the IPL recently, coming into the lucrative T20 league after enduring a tumultuous phase following his outrage-evoking remarks on women on a chat show.Having served the ensuing ban, the star all-rounder pummelled 402 runs in 15 innings in the IPL at a staggering strike rate of 191.42, and a highest score of 91.“There is no one even closer to Hardik Pandya’s talent with both bat and ball. If there was someone even closer to him, the three-dimensional players picked by BCCI, were even closer to him, Pandya would not have made it back into the team,” Sehwag told ‘cricbuzz.com’.Hardik is part of the 15-man Indian squad for the upcoming World Cup and is expected to leave his mark on the showpiece with his exploits.Along with India team-mate K L Rahul, Hardik was flown back from Australia after the duo made some controversial remarks on the chat show, ‘Koffee with Karan’ earlier this year. For all the Latest Sports News News, Cricket News News, Download News Nation Android and iOS Mobile Apps.last_img read more

University of Michigan asks late doctor’s patients to report sex misconduct, says several incidents described to police

first_img Share This StoryFacebookTwitteremailPrintLinkedinRedditANN ARBOR, Mich. (AP) — University of Michigan asks late doctor’s patients to report sex misconduct, says several incidents described to police. University of Michigan asks late doctor’s patients to report sex misconduct, says several incidents described to police February 19, 2020center_img Associated Press last_img

Is more domestic rugby is needed?

first_imgCAPTAIN of Guyana’s Sevens Rugby team Jamal Angus, head coach Claudius Butts and Guyana Rugby Football Union (GRFU) president Peter Green agreed that Guyana’s rugby, more so the shorter format, needs a complete overhaul, and more domestic tournaments. Guyana finished sixth in the eight-team Rugby Americas North (RAN) Sevens Championship – a tournament they’ve won seven times, as recent as 2016, while playing in both the 2017 and 2018 finals, where they narrowly lost to Jamaica both times.“We have to go back to our domestic rugby; we have to get more domestic games and to prepare for a high-level tournament, we need high-level games,” said Butts, who is regarded as one of the best wingers to ever play the game in the Caribbean.Guyana conceded 79 points and just scored 26 of their own on the opening day of the 2019 Ran Championship, going down to Trinidad and Tobago 7-19, Cayman Islands 12-14 and 7-42 to Jamaica.By virtue of finishing at the bottom of the table in Pool B, Guyana went on to face the undefeated Canadians in the quarter-finals on the second day where they were beaten 47-5.The result against Canada meant that Guyana will later on day two, play Trinidad and Tobago again in the Plate semi-finals. Guyana picked up their lone win of the tournament with a 17-12 victory over the Twin Island Republic. In the Plate Final, Guyana were once against beaten by the Cayman Islands, this time going down 10-21.According to Butts, age played a major role in the team not doing well, with Richard Staglon, Peabo Hamilton, Dominic Lespierre, Vallon Adams, Ryan Gonsalves, Avery Corbin and Dwayne Schroeder being part of the programme for years. “One thing I know about Guyana and Guyana Rugby is that over the years, we always find a way to bounce back. All of the players recognised what happened, what were our mistakes and what we need to do to get back at that level,” Butts reasoned.Meanwhile, Angus told reporters that he understands that the team is going through a difficult phase, adding, “When you sign up for Rugby, we know what we signed up for. Everybody on the team has the same goal. We may go about it differently but our goal is to represent Guyana and do it proudly.”Guyana will turn their attention to the Pan Am Games, where they qualified, along with Jamaica, as RAN’s representatives.last_img read more

Rivers Utd Insist on Reclaiming Continental Mandate, Says Iyaye

first_imgHe disclosed that the virtual meeting which had the NFF President, Amaju Pinnick; LMC Chairman, Shehu Dikko; Rivers Ministry of Sports Permanent Secretary, Honour Sirawoo; General Manager, Rivers United, Okey Kpalukwu and himself in attendance looked at the football club’s position to the NFF and LMC.“Rivers United did not at any time agree with the NFF on anything and that definitely is not what transpired at the meeting. During the virtual meeting, there were lots of arguments on our stand that we remain in the second position, which we rightfully deserve.“We called on them to obey their own rules which guide the Nigeria Professional Football League. We also talked about how the LMC used an inconclusive head-to-head, which runs contrary to the rules; we x-rayed the situation in other leagues across the world in the realization that FIFA and CAF do not interfere in the domestic operations of its affiliates.“So, Rivers United will not accept injustice, we are ready to pursue it anywhere; the rules must be followed and NFF knows what to do. Amaju Pinnick said he is consulting with FIFA and CAF, we cannot accept injustice and it will be vigorously pursued,” he declared.The Commissioner, who was accompanied by the Permanent Secretary, Ministry of Sports, Sirawoo, applauded the contractor handling the re-construction and re-grassing of the stadium for a job well done, pointing out that the Rivers State Governor, Nyesom Wike was interested in having the best of facilities for Rivers United’s continental campaign, in addition to other local and international matches that may be played at the stadium.Also speaking, ex-international, Victor Ikpeba commended Governor Wike, who is also the Power of Sports in Africa, for giving the playing pitch a facelift, pointing out that a good playing field helps smooth play of football and enables players to give their best.He noted that he was impressed with the quality of work being done by the contractor, which he says represents seriousness on the part of the state government in helping football to grow in the country.Share this:FacebookRedditTwitterPrintPinterestEmailWhatsAppSkypeLinkedInTumblrPocketTelegram Rivers Commissioner for Sports, Hon Boma Iyaye (middle); Permanent Secretary in the Ministry, Sir Honour Sirawoo (right) and ex-international, Victor Ikpeba during the inspection of re-construction and re-grassing work at the main bowl and football training pitches of the Adokiye Amiesimaka Sports Complex in Port Harcourt. Rivers State Commissioner for Sports, Boma Iyaye has dispelled speculations that Rivers United FC had agreed on a deal with the Nigeria Football Federation (NFF) to accept whatever decision that evolves from the ongoing intervention of the federation on the interpretation of the Point-Per-Game (PPG) used to grade Nigeria Professional Football League (NPFL) teams in the 2019/2020 season disrupted by the Covid-19 pandemic.According to him, at no time did the Ministry or officials of Rivers United concede its protest for second place on the NPFL table to the NFF or League Management Company (LMC).Speaking while inspecting the re-construction and re-grassing work at the main bowl and football training pitches of the Adokiye Amiesimaka Sports Complex in Port Harcourt, Iyaye declared that insinuations being circulated in the media do not reflect the true position of what transpired at a virtual meeting with the NFF.last_img read more

USC Trustee Verna Dauterive leaves lasting legacy

first_imgDr. Verna Dauterive, a long-time USC trustee, adjunct associate professor, donor and student will be remembered for her tireless efforts to improve education and its accessibility for African-Americans.Dauterive passed away June 1 at the age of 93, and her name is recognized by many in the USC community as the namesake and donor for the $30 million Dr. Verna and Peter Dauterive Hall. Opened in 2014, it now stands as USC’s first interdisciplinary social sciences building.But her mark on the University and the greater area began long before.Dauterive worked for the Los Angeles Unified School District for 60 years, and when she was hired, she was the youngest teacher and one of just four African-American teachers in the Los Angeles district. In 1982, she became principal of Franklin Avenue Elementary School in Los Feliz, a post she would hold for 23 years.In 1975, Dauterive played a major role in founding the USC Black Alumni Association, with husband Peter Dauterive acting as the organization’s first donor.“She’s been able to do quite a bit in shaping opportunity for underrepresented students here at USC,” said Michèle G. Turner, the BAA executive director.Born in 1922 in LeCompte, Louisiana, Dauterive received her bachelor’s degree from Texas Wiley College. After taking many weekend and night classes at USC, she received multiple degrees in education from the Rossier School of Education, including a master’s degree in 1949 and a doctorate in 1966.Turner emphasized how Verna and Peter Dauterive created the Black Alumni Association because they felt there was a lack of student scholarships for minority students at USC.“They used their own social capital to create awareness about that,” Turner said. “The first scholarships that were made available from the Black Alumni Association were largely done because of their own social network. Dr. Dauterive used that heavily to encourage other people to support underrepresented students here at USC.”In 1985, the University endowed the Dr. Verna B. Dauterive and Peter W. Dauterive Scholarship as USC’s first scholarship for minority doctoral students in education. That same year, Dauterive was named an adjunct associate professor at Rossier.“She made a mark on public education — first as a teacher and then as an administrator,” said Rossier Dean Karen Symms Gallagher.Gallagher praised Dauterive for recognizing the importance of offering scholarships at the doctoral level.“She recognized you have to reach a hand out to help the next generation,” Gallagher said. “She always stepped up and got things done.”In 1995, Rossier recognized her with the Recognition of Outstanding Support for Education. Turner said that Dauterive was deeply admired by those who worked with her within the Los Angeles community.“She has always been about people understanding each other better across culture, across races, across nations,” Turner said. “Her work touched across all boundaries. She was not someone limited by race, ever.”In 2005, after a career spanning six decades, Dauterive retired. Three years later she was appointed as an honorary trustee for the Board of Trustees. She soon announced her $30 million gift to create the Dr. Verna and Peter Dauterive Hall in memory of her husband. It was the  largest gift ever made by an African-American to a major institution of higher learning, according to the Los Angeles Sentinel.Throughout her career, Dauterive supported the USC educational community by serving on the Board of Councilors at Rossier. She attended many USC related events, and founded the first alumni group, EDUCAR. Dauterive chaired the state’s Commission on Teacher Credentialing, appointed by the state’s Governor, as well as chaired the Commission on the Status of Women.Dauterive also served on the board of the USC Alumni Association and was twice commended with its Alumni Service Award. In 2013, she received USC’s Presidential Medallion, the University’s top honor, which praises those who have brought distinction and honor to the University.The Dauterives supported many programs and schools within USC. They made contributions to the Marshall School of Business, the Norris Comprehensive Cancer Center, the School of Dramatic Arts, the Price School of Public Policy, and USC Libraries.In a 2014 Los Angeles Sentinel interview, Dauterive talked about how she sought to create more opportunities for all students with an impassioned approach.“The great American dream, in my opinion, can be achieved and will be achieved only when all races of people, White and non-White, will approach this problem cooperatively, on the basis of mutual understanding, respect for human rights, and consideration for the dignity of the individual,” Dauterive said.last_img read more

“My family in Ghana is worried about me”- Belarus-based James Kotei on playing through Coronavirus

first_imgGhanaian midfielder, James Kotei, says that his family back in Ghana is very concerned at his having to play football matches in the European country despite the presence of the Coronavirus pandemic.Belarus is the only country in Europe that has its elite league still running in the face of the pandemic.The country’s president, Aleksandr Lukashenko, has downplayed the effects of the disease and and thus, has not placed any restrictions on gatherings and events as has been done in Ghana.Kotei plays for Slavia-Mozyr and he told TV3 Sports in an interview that doing his professional work in the current climate really bothered his family back in Ghana.“They are always scared, they keep on telling me to be careful. They say things like: ‘We need you alive’ and ‘put your mask on’. They are scared they don’t understand why we keep playing football.”He went on to give details of how he was coping in the country in the face of the Coronavirus pandemic.“I must be frank with you as a player you are like a warrior, the moment you step on the field there so many things you forget about it and you don’t think the virus. It is after the game that you realize there is this thing going on and I have to be careful.“Initially, we would find out from them that what was going on and why we were still playing the league whiles in other countries, football had been put on hold.They tell us the margin is not huge here but recently I heard the President is putting some measures in place because even the doctors taking care of the affected ones are also contracting the virus.”“They are looking to the federation to maybe say the league has been put on hold.”Per data from the Johns Hopkins University, Belarus has recorded 2,919 with 29 deaths.last_img read more

Champions League round-up: Malaga and Porto reach last 16

first_imgMalaga and Porto became the first teams to clinch their places in the knockout phase of the Champions League.Group C leaders Malaga drew 1-1 at AC Milan, while Porto also earned a point at Dynamo Kiev in Group A, as both progressed with two matches remaining.Real Madrid’s late equaliser against Borussia Dortmund in Manchester City’s Group D means the German champions must wait to seal qualification.Olympiakos moved to within a point of Arsenal after beating Montpellier 3-1.Porto’s qualification put a smile on the face of the Portuguese side’s coach Vitor PereiraPorto’s qualification put a smile on the face of the Portuguese side’s coach Vitor PereiraDefeat for the French side means they have been eliminated, while Dinamo Zagreb are also out following their 4-0 loss at Paris Saint-Germain. Group APorto, who won each of their opening three matches, saw their 100% record disappear after a largely uneventful 0-0 draw in Kiev. But more importantly the Portuguese side, who rarely threatened their Ukrainian hosts, earned the point they needed to take them through to the last-16.The qualification hopes of Kiev, whose 60-year-old coach Oleh Blokhin watched from the stands following a recent health scare, look slim after PSG’s comfortable home win against Zagreb.Goals from Alex, Blaise Matuidi, Jeremy Menez and Guillaume Hoarau moved the big-spending Parisians five points clear of third-placed Kiev and closer to the knockout stage.Group B Olympiakos scored two late goals to secure victory against Montpellier and keep up the pressure on Arsenal.The Greek side saw Paulo Machado’s early opener cancelled out by Younes Belhanda’s 66th-minute penalty for the French visitors.But quick-fire goals from Leandro Greco and Kostas Mitroglou in the final 10 minutes enabled Olympiakos to move one point behind the second-placed Gunners, who drew 2-2 at leaders Schalke.Group CChampions League debutants Malaga knew victory against seven-time European champions AC Milan, coupled with defeat for Zenit St Petersburg at previously winless Anderlecht, would clinch their qualification as group winners. It looked to be heading towards a dream night for the Spaniards as they led through Portuguese midfielder Eliseu’s first-half strike at the San Siro.Alexandre Pato’s 73rd-minute header restored parity for Milan, but it was not enough to stop Malaga progressing thanks to Anderlecht’s 1-0 win against Russian visitors Zenit.Dieudonne Mbokani’s first-half strike enabled the Belgians to earn their first Champions League home win in nine years.Group DGerman champions Borussia Dortmund looked set to join Malaga and Porto in the knockout stage as they led 2-1 against Real Madrid at the Bernabeu with just a minute of normal time remaining. But Real boss Jose Mourinho, who claimed before the match that Dortmund could go on to win the competition, saw Germany midfielder Mesut Ozil rescue a point with an 89th minute free-kick.All the other three goals were scored before half-time, with Marco Reus’s strike and an Alvaro Arbeloa own goal, either side of Pepe’s header, putting Dortmund in command.Ozil’s late leveller kept the Spanish champions five points clear of fourth-placed Manchester City, who could only manage a 2-2 home draw against Ajax.last_img read more

Ghana Cricket qualifies for Africa Div 1

first_imgGhana  have qualified for the Africa Cricket Division 1 following the team’s 131 runs victory over Mozambique in the final game of the T20 Pepsi Africa Division 2 tournament in South Africa on Wednesday.The Black Batters scored an impressive 200 runs for 4 wickets in 20 overs during the first innings and Mozambique only managed 69 runs for 7wickets in 16 overs.Ghana topped the table following Zambia’s 62 runs defeat to Nigeria to earn a superior net run after both Ghana and Zambia clinched 8 points apiece.The victory guarantees Ghana a slot in next year’s Africa Division One to be staged in Uganda and World Division 6 cricket Tournament in either Australia or New Zealand.Watch Photos:last_img

Jamal Crawford eyes move to Lakers if Clippers trade

first_img Newsroom GuidelinesNews TipsContact UsReport an Error The Lakers have been careful this offseason not to commit money beyond 2018, so they might not be willing to offer Crawford a multiple-year contract. But with the Lakers sitting about $12 million under the $99 million salary cap, they could offer him a richer contract than the veteran’s minimum.Since trading D’Angelo Russell before the draft, the Lakers have been on the hunt for veteran reinforcements in the backcourt. They pursued point guard George Hill before the former Utah Jazz star agreed to a three-year, $57 million deal with Sacramento on Tuesday. They also have shown interest in former All-Star Rajon Rondo, who was bought out by the Chicago Bulls earlier this summer. AD Quality Auto 360p 720p 1080p Top articles1/5READ MOREUCLA alum Kenny Clark signs four-year contract extension with PackersWhile the Cleveland Cavaliers and Golden State Warriors are both expected to be in pursuit of the streaky but durable Crawford, who averaged 12.3 points in 82 games last season, for now, the Lakers seem to be at the top of his wish list.According to an ESPN report, the interest is mutual.A cross-town move makes sense for the three-time NBA Sixth Man of the Year. He would prefer not to move his family out of L.A. and he already has a personal relationship with Lonzo Ball, the 19-year-old selected No. 2 overall by the Lakers in June’s draft.Widely recognized as one of the NBA’s friendliest players and a stable locker room presence, Crawford would add a dose of veteran leadership to a 15-man roster that could have as many as nine players who were drafted by the Lakers since 2014.The Lakers have several things working in their favor, although they would not be able to offer a title chase like the Warriors or Cavaliers, who have met in the Finals for three straight years.center_img Career sixth man Jamal Crawford has strong interest in remaining in Los Angeles and signing with the Lakers if a proposed three-team trade that would send him from the Clippers to the Atlanta Hawks goes through, a source said Tuesday.The Hawks, who are rebuilding after losing Paul Millsap and trading Dwight Howard, would have to buy out the remaining two years on the 37-year-old Crawford’s contract.On Monday night, the Clippers appeared close to a three-way blockbuster deal with Denver and the Hawks that would send Danilo Gallinari to the Clippers on a new three-year, $65 million deal and would allow All-Star Millsap to relocate to Denver. To clear room for Gallinari, the Clippers were poised to trade Crawford, last year’s second-round pick Diamond Stone and a future first-round pick to the Hawks.Crawford has two years and nearly $29 million remaining on the three-year, $42 million deal he signed with the Clippers last summer, but the third year is only partially guaranteed.last_img read more

Nike shoe breaks apart, US hoops star injured

first_imgLATEST STORIES Don’t miss out on the latest news and information. Eugenie Bouchard’s bid for Australian Open spot ends in qualifying Tom Brady most dominant player in AFC championship history Sports Related Videospowered by AdSparcRead Next NBA Rockets star Harden fined $25K for ripping referees Will you be the first P16 Billion Powerball jackpot winner from the Philippines? Nadine Lustre’s phone stolen in Brazil Gretchen Barretto’s daughter Dominique graduates magna cum laude from California college In this file photo taken on February 20, 2019, Zion Williamson #1 of the Duke Blue Devils reacts after falling as his shoe breaks against the North Carolina Tar Heels during their game at Cameron Indoor Stadium in Durham, North Carolina. AFPNEW YORK, United States – Zion Williamson, the expected top pick in June’s NBA Draft, was declared out for Duke University’s game at Syracuse on Saturday, three days after his Nike shoe shredded during a game.Duke’s athletic department announced on Twitter that the 18-year-old forward would miss the contest while still recovering from a right knee sprain suffered in the early seconds of a loss Wednesday to rival North Carolina.ADVERTISEMENTcenter_img Nike was in damage control mode after the high-profile star suffered the injury and left a game whose ticket resale prices rivaled those of Super Bowls and whose spectators included such celebrities as Barack Obama and Spike Lee.Williamson, who stands 6-foot-7 (2.01m), has averaged 22.4 points a game. He was dribbling near the free throw line on his team’s first possession when he planted his left foot and his sneaker blew apart. /cbbFEATURED STORIESSPORTSGolden State Warriors sign Lee to multiyear contract, bring back ChrissSPORTSCoronation night?SPORTSThirdy Ravena gets‍‍‍ offers from Asia, Australian ball clubs MOST READ Ginebra beats Meralco again to capture PBA Governors’ Cup title Rogue cops marked as Gamboa’s targets in his appointment as PNP chief Ginebra beats Meralco again to capture PBA Governors’ Cup title Carpio hits red carpet treatment for China Coast Guard PLAY LIST 02:14Carpio hits red carpet treatment for China Coast Guard02:56NCRPO pledges to donate P3.5 million to victims of Taal eruption00:56Heavy rain brings some relief in Australia02:37Calm moments allow Taal folks some respite03:23Negosyo sa Tagaytay City, bagsak sa pag-aalboroto ng Bulkang Taal01:13Christian Standhardinger wins PBA Best Player award Japeth Aguilar wins 1st PBA Finals MVP award for Ginebra View commentslast_img read more