Can’t pick between pink ball fifer and Lord’s show: Ishant Sharma

first_imgNew Delhi: Fast bowler Ishant Sharma said that he can’t pick between his seven-wicket haul at Lord’s in 2014 and the fifer he took in India’s maiden pink-ball Test against Bangladesh in November 2019.“Both of them are equally memorable,” Ishant said in a video tweeted by his Indian Premier League side Delhi Capitals. “Taking seven wickets at Lord’s is obviously something I can’t forget. And taking those five wickets with the pink ball also I can’t forget because after 12 years I had taken a five-wicket haul.”Ishant’s 7/74 was crucial in India recording a historic win at Lord’s over England in 2014. It was the first time in 28 years that India had won a Test at the famous stadium. Ishant’s career went through many troughs after that before he resurfaced and became an integral part of the fierce pace battery that Virat Kohli’s team now possesses alongwith Jasprit Bumrah and Mohammed Shami. In the pink ball Test against Bangladesh at the Eden Gardens, Ishant blew the opposition away in the first innings and ended up with figures of 5/22. It was his first fifer at home since 2007.Ishant last played for India at Wellington in their first Test against New Zealand before his ankle injury resurfaced. He was expected to play for Delhi Capitals in the 2020 edition of the IPL but it has been postponed indefinitely due to the coronavirus pandemic. (IANS)Also Read: Jason Gillespie hails Ishant Sharma ’s desire to learn, improve and get betterAlso Watch: Hagrama Mohilary organizes a press-meet on Coronavirus situation and distribution of Rationslast_img read more

Tennis News Novak Djokovic makes history, thrashes Rafael Nadal to win seventh Australian Open title

first_imgNew Delhi: At the Rod Laver Arena, Novak Djokovic today battled his way past Rafael Nadal, who was playing at his favoured clay, in the Australian Open final with 6-3, 6-2, 6- win. With this extraordinary win, the 31-year-old has now 15 Grand Slam titles under his name.The Serbian world number one dominated the Spanish second seed to win his 15th Grand Slam title in just 2hr 4min on Rod Laver Arena.It put Djokovic, 31, out on his own ahead of Roger Federer and Roy Emerson, who both won six Australian Open men’s singles titles. Djokovic dropped to the court and kissed the ground after vanquishing his greatest rival. No two men have met more often in the Open Era, this was their 53rd meeting, and no pair have pushed one another harder or further. Their only previous final in Australia, in 2012, developed into a record-breaking 5hr 53min slugfest — the longest in Grand Slam history.A repeat of that epic never materialised with Nadal uncharacteristically nervous at the start and Djokovic taking immediate advantage. The Spaniard had not had his service broken since the third set of his first round match but that streak ended in a flash as the Serb came sprinting out of the blocks.Djokovic was in imperious control on his own delivery and won his first four service games without conceding a single point, even inducing Nadal to miss a forehand completely on the way to grabbing the set in 36 minutes. The second set followed a similar pattern, with Djokovic racing through games on his own serve, while Nadal struggled to hold. The pressure told in the fifth game and Djokovic broke again when Nadal hit a lob volley long after an exchange at the net.Djokovic had only conceded two points on serve in the entire match to this point but Nadal had his first sniff at breaking when he got to 30-15 ahead and deuce, twice. Djokovic had to withstand pressure for the first time in the match, overcoming the threat with a roar and a fist pump to go 4-2 ahead. The on-song Serb was so fired up he came straight out and broke Nadal again to go to 5-2 before serving out for a two-set lead with three aces in a row with just 1hr 16min on the clock.The statistics were as telling as the scoreline: Djokovic had served eight aces to Nadal’s one and made just four unforced errors while the Spaniard had coughed up 20. When Djokovic broke again in the third game of the third set it was just a matter of how quickly he would finish off Nadal. The end was swift, as Djokovic withstood one break point at 3-2 before administering the last rites in a flurry of winners off both wings.Victory extended his win-loss record against Nadal to 28-25 and squared the Grand Slam final count between the pair at 4-4.Djokovic has now completed a hat-trick of Slams following his wins at Wimbledon and the US Open. He will go to Paris in May for the French Open seeking to become the only man in the Open Era to win all four majors twice.(With agency inputs) For all the Latest Sports News News, Tennis News News, Download News Nation Android and iOS Mobile Apps.last_img read more

Women’s Hockey: Badgers sweep Golden Knights in another dominant display

first_imgThe Wisconsin women’s hockey team continued their successful 2016-2017 season this weekend, defeating the Clarkson University Golden Knights 3-2 and 4-1 Friday and Saturday.The win on Saturday marked the historic 400th career victory for Wisconsin head coach Mark Johnson. Johnson is now the first Western Collegiate Hockey Association coach to achieve this milestone, and third in the NCAA. Johnson told UW Athletics that one of the reasons that he achieved this accolade was due to the players he has worked with since coming Wisconsin.“We’ve had good teams, we’ve had good opportunities, and it’s fun to watch each group develop and see what the finished product looks like,” Johnson said. “Fortunately, we’ve had some good players and teams and if you’re at it long enough you get the numbers.”Women’s Hockey: No. 1 Badgers go east for weekend matchup with ClarksonThe No. 1 University of Wisconsin women’s hockey team takes off for Potsdam, New York this weekend to take on Read…Johnson wasn’t the only person in the program who would tally a career milestone during this weekend’s contest. Senior goaltender Ann-Renée Desbiens, who has spent the last few seasons setting record after record, managed to make another stellar achievement this weekend with her 75th career win for the Badgers, tying with former Badger Jackie MacMillan.The freshman also got in on the trend this weekend as freshman Presley Norby tallied her first collegiate goal Saturday afternoon. Norby tallied several assists so far in the season, but this was the Minnesota native stand-out’s first time lighting up the lamp on her own.Though the team has much to celebrate now, it seemed like the Badgers (5-0-1, 1-0-1 WCHA) might come out of this weekend with a rather dismal weekend behind them. The Badgers struggled against the Golden Knights (2-3-1, 0-0-0 ECAC) trailing behind well into the second period. The Badgers managed to tie the game up 2-2 with a little more than ten 10 minutes left in the period.It would be junior Emily Clark’s overtime goal that would give the Badgers their first win. The momentum continued into Saturday, when Wisconsin would put the nail into Clarkson’s coffin by scoring three third period goals.With a winning weekend against this non-conference team under their belt, the Badgers now resume WCHA play, meeting the University of North Dakota next weekend in Grand Forks. Clark told UW Athletics that this team needs energy, like that provided by their weekend wins, to keep up their winning momentum.“I think at the start of last year we had a lot of success and kind of pulled away from teams early,” Clark said. “This year we’ve had a lot of tougher opponents so we’ve faced a little more adversity. Getting in the habit of getting used to the challenge and keeping our energy up is key.”last_img read more

FIFA sack general secretary

first_imgHe worked for several years alongside banned president Sepp Blatter – and was already provisionally suspended from world football’s governing body.FIFA’s ethics committee formally opened proceedings against him last week – over alleged corruption surrounding World Cup ticket sales.Valcke denies wrongdoing.last_img

Africa Online clinch 2017 CSquared Fibre Cup

first_imgAfrica Online Ghana over the weekend defeated Surfline 2-1 on penalties to clinch the second edition of the CSquared Fibre Cup at the Burma Camp sports complex.The seven-a-side football competition was well contested by nine teams including MainOne, Surfline, Vodacom, Afriwave, AfricaOnline, Busy, Teledata ICT, CSquared, and Jai Mai Communications. Photo: Surfline finished as runners-upAnd with an emphasis on fair play, organisers ensured that professional referees were brought on board to officiate the matches.The Country Manager of C Squared, Estelle Akofio-Sowah described the event as a huge success saying: “It’s been a huge success, the CSquared Fiber Cup is an opportunity for the CSquared team to engage with our stakeholders outside of the usual corporate environment. She said the competition provided the opportunity for the CSquared team to engage with their stakeholders outside of the usual corporate environment.“Coming at the end of the year, the tournament is a great avenue for us to let our hair down, have some fun, and relax. What better way to do this than to play football, our nation’s favourite sport? It’s not business all the time.”The Fiber Cup is CSquared’s annual football tournament. The event is a one-day affair for the company’s stakeholders and customers to gather for a congenial day of football, friendship, networking, good food and music, with the ultimate goal of crowning one Fiber Cup Champion.Csquared is a broadband infrastructure company focused on building wholesale metro fibre optic networks and enabling internet access in Africa.last_img read more

Sumner Court Docket: Wednesday, Nov. 12, 2014 report (part 2)

first_imgby Tracy McCue, Sumner Newscow — The following are a list of criminal court complaints recently filed by the Sumner County Attorney’s office.These are formal charges introduced into the Sumner County District Court system. The suspects listed in the complaint have not been tried by a judge or jury unless specified otherwise. All citizens are innocent until proven guilty in a court of law.•••••Angela Tucker, born in 1978, of Oklahoma City, Okla. was charged with two counts of interfering with a law enforcement, a level 9 felony; possession of methamphetamine, a level 5 drug felony; and possession of drug paraphernalia, a Class A misdemeanor.Tucker is accused on Oct. 28, 2014 at the Kansas Star Casino of falsely reporting to law enforcement officials her real name. She claimed to be someone else after it was discovered she was driving a stolen car to the casino. She had two outstanding felony arrest warrants in McClain County, Okla. at the time.After her arrest, authorities allegedly found meth and a glass pipe in her purse.Her court date is set for Nov. 20, 2014.•••••Shaun Wood, born in 1982, of Lee Summit, Mo., was charged with no insurance, a Class B misdemeanor; possession of methamphetamine, a level 5 drug felony; and possession of drug paraphernalia, a Class A misdemeanor.Wood is accused on Oct. 28 of driving a 1999 Toyota in the 1200 block of North U.S. 81 near Mulvane without insurance. He also allegedly had a small amount of meth and three meth pipes inside a multicolored bag in the back seat of his vehicle.His court deposition is set for Dec. 4 at 1:30 p.m.•••••Rick Brandon Scott McEachern, born in 1973, of Wellington was charged with aggravated assault, a level 6 felony. He is also facing either a charge of interference with law enforcement, a level 9 felony, or interference with law enforcement, a Class A misdemeanor.McEachern is accused on Oct. 30 of approaching a Wellington Police officer with a crowbar raised as if to use it as a weapon. He allegedly resisted being arrested, searched and handcuffed by the officer.Allegedly, a second officer arrived to investigate an alleged battery and trespass of Felicia Ferguson in the 1700 block of North B St. Upon arrival the other officer holding McEachern at gunpoint, who was allegedly being uncooperative. Allegedly, McEachern had blood on his clothes and smelled of alcohol. McEachern also had a knife in his belt, and the police officer attempted to disarm him. Then McEachern allegedly physical resisted this attempt to remove the knife from his belt. He was eventually handcuffed.McEachern’s court deposition is set for Nov. 20.•••••Felicia Ferguson, born in 1986, of Wellington was charged with criminal trespass, a Class B misdemeanor; battery, a Class B misdemeanor; criminal damage to property, a Class B misdemeanor; criminal threat, a level 9 felony; interference with law enforcement, a level 8 felony; possession of drug paraphernalia, a Class A misdemeanor; and possession of a narcotic, a level 5 drug felony.On Oct. 30, Ferguson is accused of entering a residence at 1721 North C Street knowing she was not authorized to do so. She allegedly phoned the owner of the residence to tell her she was going to come over to her house and beat her up. Even though the owner told her not to come, Ferguson allegedly came to the residence anyway and refused to leave.Ferguson then is accused of physically attacking the woman and yelling “I’m going to kill you!” She also allegedly grabbed the woman’s cellphone and threw it thus breaking the screen.Later, allegedly, when McEachern was being detained for aggravated assault of a law enforcement officer, Ferguson refused to back away from the patrol car when a third police officer instructed her to do so. She used abusive language and physically resisted being arrested and handcuffed.Also, allegedly, during a search she possessed an illegal narcotic pills known as Alprazolam and a marijuana pipe in her purse.Her court deposition is set for Nov. 20.•••••Thornton Rayl, born in 1966, of Wellington was charged with possession of methamphetamine, a level 5 drug felony, possession of drug paraphernalia, a Class A misdemeanor; failure to affix drug stamp, a level 10 felony; and failing to have an illuminated back-up lamp in forward motion, a traffic infraction.Rayl is accused on Oct. 31, 2014, of possessing meth in a clear plastic bag and orange pill container and not having a Kansas Tax Stamp.His court deposition is set for Nov. 13.•••••Alyssa Leon, born in 1992, of Wellington was charged with battery, a Class B misdemeanor; endangering a child, a Class A misdemeanor; and contribution to a child’s deprivation, a Class A misdemeanor.Leon is accused on Sept. 9, 2014 of losing her temper and pushing a 1-year-old boy into a stove, causing injuries – i.e. bruises and abrasions to his head.Allegedly, Leon allowed the child to sustain several bruises and abrasions including injuries to his head which she either caused or could have been avoided if she had provided proper supervision. She also allegedly made statements that the boy was hurt, and she did not want him and was done with him.•••••Jason Brumley, born in 1985, of Arkansas City, was charged with two counts of interference with law enforcement, a Class A misdemeanor; and aggravated false impersonation, a level 9 felony.Brumley is accused on Oct. 24, 2014, impending a police investigation at Michigan Apartments by running from a Wellington Police officer from the front door to the back door, exiting and running about 30 yards before eventually stopping.Then after being arrested, he allegedly falsely identified himself as his brother. When he was being booked in the county jail he filled out information and was fingerprinted using his brother’s name.•••••Jimmie Ybarra of Wellington was charged with two felony counts, two misdemeanors, and six traffic infractions for a car chase that occurred on Oct. 20, 2014 involving three Wellington Police officers.Ybarra was driving a 2002 Buick Lesabre bearing a Kansas Purple Heart license number 11727. He was charged with:•interference with a law enforcement officer, a level 9 felony;•three alternative counts of fleeing or attempting to elude a police officer, a level 9 felony;•reckless driving, an unclassified misdemeanor;•seat belt not fastened, an unclassified misdemeanor;•and six traffic infractions including: failure to stop at a stop sign, failing to obey traffic control device, failing to maintain one lane, improper turn or approach, failure to signal for turn, and improper use of horn or warning device.During a car chase Ybarra was accused of:•failing to stop when Wellington police officer had given him visible and audible signals from their vehicles;•initiating a chase in which he drove in a reckless manner;•driving around a tire deflating device placed by a police officer;•ramming his car into a police vehicle;•running a red light on N. Woodlawn Street;•making a right turn from E. Lincoln Avenue in Wellington onto S. Woodlawn without driving close to the right side curb;•driving in the left lane on North H Street when he could easily be driving in the right lane;•not using proper signals while turning;•not wearing his seat belt;•using the horn improperly while driving down E. Lincoln.•••••Rebecca Gonzales, born in 1975, of Caldwell was charged with domestic battery – her third or subsequent offense, a felony; interference with law enforcement, a level 8 felony; possession of drug paraphernalia, a Class A misdemeanor; and assault of law enforcement officer, a Class A misdemeanor.On Nov. 1, 2014, Gonzales is accused of jumping out of a car after her boyfriend would not take her to the Last Chance Bar in Caldwell after the two had returned from Wellington. Gonzales allegedly then returned home and allegedly jumped her boyfriend from behind and started striking his head with her fists.After the police officer made the arrest, Gonzales allegedly resisted when he tried to handcuff her.She also allegedly had a glass pipe in her pocket to use for controlled substances.Then, allegedly, officers tried to load her into the backseat of a patrol car for transport to the jail, she tried to kick the officer. When he tried to place a restraint on her ankles, she tried to knee him in the nose. The officer barely escaped impact.last_img read more

Willian ‘agrees to Spurs move with reps sorting reunion with Mourinho’

first_imgWILLIAN has already sealed his reunion with pal Jose Mourinho by agreeing to join Tottenham, according to Richard Keys.The Chelsea winger is set to leave Stamford Bridge this summer with his contract expiring in June.2 Willian and Jose Mourinho have remained close friendsCredit: News Group Newspapers LtdThe Brazilian, 31, is close friends with Mourinho from when the Portuguese boss coached him for two years at Stamford Bridge.His availability has sparked interest from clubs across Europe including Arsenal, Liverpool and Inter Milan.But former Sky Sports presenter Keys believes his future has already been decided.Speaking on the Keys & Gray showon beIN Sports, he confidently said: “He’s (Willian) another one that has already spoken to Jose Mourinho, he’s on his way to Tottenham.”Willian has made no secret of his desire to remain in London, where he has lived with his family for the last seven years.In an interview with Bolivia Talk Show, he said: “I like London and my family likes it too but that’s a question I don’t know how to answer.”I don’t know which club I’m going to or if I’m staying here at Chelsea or if I’m leaving to another London club or if I’m leaving England, that’s something I don’t know.”On his relationship with Mourinho, he added: “Nothing arrived from Mourinho but we do have a good relationship, he’s a big friend of mine.2most read in footballTHROUGH ITRobbie Keane reveals Claudine’s father was ’50-50′ in coronavirus battleTOP SELLERGavin Whelan has gone from League of Ireland to David Beckham’s InstagramI SAW ROORodallega saw Rooney ‘drinking like madman’ & Gerrard ‘on bar dancing shirtless’PicturedAN EYEFULMeet Playboy model and football agent Anamaria Prodan bidding to buy her own clubExclusiveRIYAD RAIDMan City’s Riyad Mahrez has three luxury watches stolen in £500,000 raidNEXT STEPJonny Hayes set to move to English Championship having been let go by CelticNICE RONCristiano Ronaldo goes on family bike ride with partner Georgina Rodriguez & kidsKEANE DEALEx Man United youth ace David Jones says Roy Keane negotiated a contract for himREF RELEASEDChampions League ref Vincic released by cops after arrest in prostitution raidLive Blogunited newsMan Utd news LIVE – Latest updates from Old Trafford”We speak to each other sometimes but when it comes to that (speaking about transfers) he respects me a lot.”Willian is standing firm on landing a three-year deal at his next club which matches his current £120,000-a-week salary.It is claimed that Chelsea will only offer him two-years with the duo failing to come to an agreement.last_img read more

‘You’ll always be a Manchester United legend!’ Fans pay tribute Liverpool’s former manager

first_img1 Ex-Liverpool manager Brendan Rodgers Job done. Secret Agent Rodgers has left the building and Manchester United fans are gutted.After watching the Red Devils get a battering from rivals Arsenal, they were handed the bad news that Liverpool had decided to sack the Northern Irishman after a mediocre start to the season.It was an upsetting moment for the Old Trafford faithful who, during tough times, felt they could seek light relief by watching events on Merseyside.You can see how Manchester United fans reacted on Twitter below…last_img read more

GLENTIES WINDFARM GROUP LAUNCH WEBSITE TO TELL THEIR STORY

first_imgIn response to increased interest and a large number of requests from persons concerned at the targeting of Glenties for industrial windfarm development, the Glenties Windfarm Information Group have launched a website www.gwig.net.The site initially contains information and details regarding the proposed windfarm at Straboy which proposes siting 25 turbines, each in excess of 325 feet tall, just 1.5km from the town.A spokesperson for the group advised that the website was established arising from “the urgent and increasing concern of local people who would have views of the turbines and who would be immediately affected by them in the Glenties, Fintown, Doochary, Maas and Lettermacaward areas.” The group say they were asked, on numerous occasions, where can we get details and how can we prevent this area from becoming an industrial zone littered with turbines.”Contrary to local and national guidelines, the Dublin and Louth, owned and directed, Straboy Wind Energy Ltd have not engaged in any public consultation with the affected people of Glenties and surrounding areas.The new website provides access to photomontages which demonstrate how Glenties and the surrounding areas would be drastically transformed if the development goes ahead.The planning decision now rests with An Bord Pleanála who will deliberate on the appeals against the planning permission granted by Donegal County Council. This process will include an Oral Hearing which is expected to be held in the Glenties region in the coming weeks; no date has yet been announced.The montages on the new website are those which form part of the planning application to Donegal Co Council (planning ref 11/30127) and are also available to view at the area Planning Office.A total of 20 viewpoints have been submitted showing how the environment of Glenties – Maas – Leitir – Doochary and Fintown would be changed in a way that is unprecedented and unimaginable.A number of these montages can be viewed currently on www.gwig.net and others will be uploaded shortly. Some of these montages are also on display in various business premises in Glenties.The positive response from the Glenties business community to our information campaign reflects the growing awareness of the threat that this proposal poses to tourism and other interests of the town. Further concerns relate to the negative impact the development will have on the attractiveness of the area for local families to live and rear their children and the knock on effect this may have on property and business values in the town. The proximity of the proposed development site to local amenities, including the Comprehensive School, is also a growing concern among local parents.The Glenties group continue to appeal for funding to assist with the cost of legal advice and expertise for the forthcoming oral hearing. The date of the hearing is not as yet publicised by An Bord Pleanála but is expected to be within the next few weeks. Donations can be made directly to group members or to:Account Name: Glenties Windfarm Information GroupBank Address Bank of Ireland, Main Street, Glenties Account No: 97730412 Sort Code 90-48-94GLENTIES WINDFARM GROUP LAUNCH WEBSITE TO TELL THEIR STORY was last modified: August 14th, 2012 by StephenShare this:Click to share on Facebook (Opens in new window)Click to share on Twitter (Opens in new window)Click to share on LinkedIn (Opens in new window)Click to share on Reddit (Opens in new window)Click to share on Pocket (Opens in new window)Click to share on Telegram (Opens in new window)Click to share on WhatsApp (Opens in new window)Click to share on Skype (Opens in new window)Click to print (Opens in new window)Tags:GLENTIES WINDFARM INFORMATION GROUPWEBSITElast_img read more

‘SERIAL ROAD OFFENDER’ BANNED FOR FOUR YEARS

first_imgA Raphoe man who was described by a judge as a serial road traffic offender has been disqualified for failing to give a breath sample. Andrew Galbraith(54) of 28 Cathedral Hill, Raphoe pleaded guilty at Letterkenny District Court to drink driving at Cathedral Hill, Raphoe on July, 14th, 2013 and failing to sign an analysis statement at Letterkenny Garda Station on the same date. he also admitted giving a false name and address to gardai on the same date at Glenmaquinn, Convoy.Inspector David Kelly said Galbraith was stopped by gardaí after the report of a suspected drink driver at Glenmaquinn, Convoy. Gardaí who attended the scene observed a white van which was driving very slowly and swaying from side to side.Gardaí spoke to the driver and detected a strong smell of alcohol. He was arrested at 4.30 a.m.The court heard he was later abusive to gardaí at Letterkenny garda station.The court heard that he had previous convictions for driving without insurance and a previous conviction for drink driving.Solicitor Kieran Dillon said his client apologisied for his behaviour.He said the time had been a difficult one for the separated welder who finds being on his own difficult.Galbraith, he said, works in Northern Ireland and abroad and is actively seeking employment.Judge McLoughlin said Galbraith was a serial offender who has no respect for road traffic law. He was fined €650 and disqualified from driving for four years.‘SERIAL ROAD OFFENDER’ BANNED FOR FOUR YEARS was last modified: November 27th, 2014 by StephenShare this:Click to share on Facebook (Opens in new window)Click to share on Twitter (Opens in new window)Click to share on LinkedIn (Opens in new window)Click to share on Reddit (Opens in new window)Click to share on Pocket (Opens in new window)Click to share on Telegram (Opens in new window)Click to share on WhatsApp (Opens in new window)Click to share on Skype (Opens in new window)Click to print (Opens in new window) Tags:courtsnewslast_img read more