Month: November 2019

Belotti: ‘Toro behind Mazzarri’

Belotti: ‘Toro behind Mazzarri’

first_img Watch Serie A live in the UK on Premier Sports for just £11.99 per month including live LaLiga, Eredivisie, Scottish Cup Football and more. Visit: https://subscribe.premiersports.tv/ Andrea Belotti insists the Torino players are firmly behind coach Walter Mazzarri as “we showed this team are still alive” against Juventus. Another derby defeat to the Old Lady at the Grande Torino has put Mazzarri under pressure and the Granata are still without a win in Serie A since the 2-1 victory over Milan in late September. Despite that, Belotti reassured his boss he still had the full support of the club’s dressing room to come through this difficult spell. “We confronted ourselves and some of us have let out what we kept inside,” the striker told Corriere Torino. “After speaking about it, we have understood and got to know each other better. We have released ourselves from bad thoughts and, against Juventus, we showed this team are still alive. “The whole squad are still behind Mazzarri, we always have been. And on the pitch against Juventus, we demonstrated this.” Torino desperately need to bounce back this weekend against Brescia, given they are just four points off the teams inside the relegation zone.last_img read more

City updates

City updates

first_imgWhat’s new in the big cities.LondonExhibition: Head to London’s National Gallery (Trafalgar Square; Tel: 020 7747 2885) to see the largest ever exhibition of Leonardo da Vinci’s surviving paintings. The display concentrates on da Vinci’s career as a court painter in Milan. Till February 5.Restaurant revamp: Celebrating its 50th year, a new-look Rib Room Bar & Restaurant (Jumeirah Carlton Tower, Cadogan Place; Tel: 020 7858 7250) is back with a pricey menu where modern British dishes sit alongside classic chophouse fare. The wine list comes on iPads, and there’s a comfy bar with snacks and a big focus on cocktails. Theatre: Celebrated comedy film The Ladykillers has been adapted into a hilarious and thrilling new play, which opens at Gielgud Theatre (Shaftesbury Avenue; Tel: 020 7907 7071) on November 26. Till February 12.Dance: Watch dancers from Taiwan’s Cloud Gate Dance Theatre, a contemporary dance group, take the stage at Sadler’s Wells (Rosebery Avenue; Tel: 0844 412 4300). Their new act is called White, divided into three parts, each presenting a different type of white. From: November 9 to 12.New yorkParade: Witness New York City’s holiday season officially kick off at 85th Annual Macy’s Thanksgiving Day Parade on November 24. It begins at on 77th Street and Central Park West. Expect thousands of soaring balloons, colourful floats and of course the Santa Claus. Route map on www.macys.com/parade New menu: Eric Ripert’s Le Bernardin (155 W 51st Street; 212 554 1515), the Top Rated restaurant in the Zagat 2012 New York City Restaurants Survey, has added a new lounge area where you can enjoy a more casual a la carte selection for lunch. And by more casual, we mean you don’t have to have a reservation and gents don’t have to wear jackets.Ballet: The New York City Ballet production of George Balanchine’s The Nutcracker features marching toy soldiers, a gigantic Christmas tree, crystalline snowflakes and some of the most glorious dancing. From November 25 to December 31; tickets start at US$ 29 (www.nycballet.com).Train show: Watch more than 100 model trains zip through more than 100 replicas of NYC landmarks–Brooklyn Bridge, Yankee Stadium and Washington Bridge–at the New York Botanical Garden (Bronx; tel: 718 817 8700) The set is made from natural supplies such as orange slices, cinnamon sticks, bark and pinecones. From November 19 to January 16.ParisChinese restaurant: Feast on the flavours of Canton at the newly-opened Shang Palace at Shangri-La Hotel (10 avenue d’Iena; Tel: 01 5367 1992). The menu has dishes with interesting names like Buddha Jumping Over the Wall and Beggar’s Chicken. The decor is all feng shui.Sandwich bar: Called The Club (rue Surcouf; tel: 01 4550 3154), this new Left Bank venture owes its name to the nine different ways it makes the club sandwich. From king crab to foie gras, roast beef to vegetables, all nine sandwiches come with delicious fillings. The drinks menu has fresh detox juices (carrot and ginger, for example) and the absolute must-have is the cheesecake. Nightclub: The newest nightclub in town is David Lynch’s Silencio (142 rue Montmartre). And it’s not just a nightclub; Silencio hosts live gigs, DJs and other performances; there are films, old and new, in the 24-seat theatre, plus food tastings and a concierge service.Exhibition: Beauty, Morals and Voluptuousness in the England of Oscar Wilde–this exhibition at Musee D’orsay (1 rue de Legion d’Honneur) brings to Paris the works of Oscar Wilde, Dante Gabriel Rossetti, Edward Burne-Jones, William Morris and Aubrey Beardsley. Till January 15.KolkataSpa: Sohum Spa, a chain of wellness spas based in Mumbai, opened its doors to Calcutta at Kenilworth Hotel (Little Russell Street; Tel: 2282 3939). The three-room spa set-up is relaxing in dark wood and white. There are more than 30 therapies on the menu. The Sohum Signature Massage integrates a sports massage with Thai acu-pressure techniques.Vegetarian hotel: Bang in the middle of one of the city’s busiest stretches stands a swanky new hotel, Casa Fortuna (234/1, AJC Bose Road; Tel: 4021 8000), which is also Kolkata’s first vegetarian boutique property. Casa Kitchen, the multi-cuisine bar-restaurant, serves a variety of cuisine ranging from kebabs, Chinese and Continental.Store opening: The swanky 600 sq ft Tommy Hilfiger store at Forum Courtyard (Elgin Road) is done up with traditional maple wood panelling, Ithaca-striped wallpaper and peppy blue tones. The fall-winter collection, currently on display, finds its inspiration from the neighbourhoods and towns of New York. Restaurant: More news for vegetarians. Cream Centre, another Mumbai’s chain, has upped shutters in Kolkata. The 3,500 sq ft restaurant (1 Allenby Road, the lane opposite Forum on Elgin Road) is divided into three sections, with open seating dominating the centre and booth-like alcoves on one side, built to fit in with the thick pillars of the old building.MumbaiWellness: Leading French beauty brand, L’occitane en Provence, opened its first Mumbai store at The Palladium Mall (Phoenix Mills Compound, Lower Parel). The store is spread over 400 sq ft. Restaurant: Just the name Oye Kake (13, Cawasji Patel Street, near Yazdani Bakery, Fort; tel: 2287 1882) tells you which part of India is on the menu of this new colourful restaurant. But there’s no Butter Chicken from Punjab, this place proudly proclaims its pure-veg status. So forget the chicken leg and go for the simple yet delicious Sarson da Saag and Makki di Roti.Airport shop: The Eternal Gandhi souvenir shop is located inside the departure lounge of the international airport, and stocks around 50 Bapu-inspired products. The list is exhaustive. There’s ceramic Gandhi statues, wristwatches, T-shirts, mugs, statues of the iconic three monkeys, khadi shirts, bookmarks, magnets, notepads, calendars, paperweights, key chains and pens. Home store: Newcomer Shaastra (Waterfield Road, Bandra West; tel: 2643 2303) has railway clocks, wind up telephones and antique locks among other standard knick-knacks and accessories.Gwalior with Ayaan Ali KhanThe city: Though I have visited many ‘happening’ cities, the place I like returning to is Gwalior, where my forefathers settled in after they migrated from Central Asia. It is indeed the music capital of India. It was home to Tansen. You must visit the Tansen Tomb in Gwalior. Our ancestral home has been converted into a museum called Sarod Ghar. So anyone with a love for music and history would have a great time visiting the museum. Favourite hotel: For the stay, I recommend the fabulous Usha Kiran Palace in Gwalior. Originally a part of the Gwalior Palace that belongs to the Scindia’s, it is now one of India’s best hotels. From the food to the architecture, it is an absolute winner. It also offers great views of the city from its pavilions. So even if you are not staying at the hotel, do spend an evening at Usha Kiran Palace and enjoy the panoramic views. The mood: Gwalior also has an interesting city centre. It has malls, restaurants and cafes, all things modern… Yet there is an old-world charm because the city is very proud of its past.advertisementadvertisementlast_img read more

Lokpal Bill fiasco: BJP delegation meets President, urges to reconvene Parliament session

Lokpal Bill fiasco: BJP delegation meets President, urges to reconvene Parliament session

first_imgA delegation of senior BJP leaders submitted a memorandum to President Pratibha Patil on Thursday demanding reconvening of Parliament session to facilitate voting on Lokpal Bill.The BJP leaders’ meeting with the President comes exactly a week after the Rajya Sabha Chairman, Vice-President Hamid Ansari, adjourned the House sine die without voting on the controversial Lokpal Bill amidst repeated disruption even as the debate over it was yet to be over.After the midnight drama in the Rajya Sabha on the last day of the extended winter session, the BJP leaders met the President to protest the manner in which the session ended without voting over the Bill.Veteran leader L.K. Advani, who headed the delegation, said after the meeting: “We expect intervention from the President on what had happened in the Rajya Sabha during the Lokpal debate.”The Leader of Opposition in the Rajya Sabha, Arun Jaitley, said, “There has been subversion of parliamentary institution. For the first time the government used a contrived disturbance to stop the Bill being put to vote. The President should suggest some ways to ensure that parliamentary norms are not diluted. The government should convene another session and ensure that voting takes place.””When such a breakdown of constitutional machinery takes place, the President must act as the protector of Constitution. The President could advise the government to reconvene the session and immediately take a vote,” Jaitley said.He had earlier termed the uproar in the Rajya Sabha on the last day of its winter session as “flee-dom at midnight” and said it was a murder of democracy.The BJP delegation comprised party president Nitin Gadkari, Leader of Opposition in the Lok Sabha Sushma Swaraj and various other top leaders. The party has also been planning a weeklong agitation across the country over the issue.- With Headlines Today inputsadvertisementlast_img read more

73 killed in Egypt football match riot

73 killed in Egypt football match riot

first_imgAt least 73 people died on Wednesday when a riot broke out after a football match at a stadium in eastern Egypt, the state-run media reported.The riot erupted in Port Said city after the home team el-Masry beat popular el-Ahly team three to one in an Egyptian Premier League match.The fans of the rival teams started pelting stones at each other amid weak presence of security force, Xinhua quoted the official Nile TV as saying. Hundreds of people were injured.Chief of Egypt’s ruling Supreme Council of the Armed Forces Hussein Tantawi ordered two military planes to fly to the riot scene for airlifting the players, fans and the injured.Egyptian parliament will hold an emergency session Thursday over the clash.Following the riot, a big fire erupted in the stadium where another match between Zamalik and Ismaily teams was cancelled because of the riot.Egyptian Prosecutor General Abdel Maguid Mahmoud has ordered an investigation into the riot.last_img read more

Sachin Tendulkar gets honorary life membership of SCG

Sachin Tendulkar gets honorary life membership of SCG

first_imgIconic Indian batsman Sachin Tendulkar on Sunday became the first overseas player to be presented with the honorary life membership of the Sydney Cricket Ground here.Presenting the award, New South Wales premier Barry O’Farrell said, “Sachin is one of the greatest cricketers ever and it’s only appropriate we honour him with life membership of one of the world’s greatest cricket grounds.Praising Tendulkar for his sportsmanship and deference for the history of the game, O’Farrell remarked, “The batting legend has said the SCG is his favourite ground outside of India and it’s no wonder when you look at his record at this ground.””Sachin has provided crowds with wonderful memories at the SCG. He averages an amazing 157 in Tests; headed by his magnificent double century in 2004 Test. Always a crowd favourite, Sachin has often received support akin to Australian legends of the game. “Many in the crowd today will be willing him towards his much-vaunted 100th hundred. Regardless of how many runs today, I’m certain the Sydney crowd will pay appropriate tribute to this legend of the game in which is almost certain to be his last match at the SCG,” he added.SCG Trust chairman Rodney Cavalier said the honorary membership was in recognition of Tendulkar’s immense contribution to cricket at the SCG.”The Trust does not award honorary membership lightly. Sachin is the first overseas player in any sport and only the second cricketer to be handed the honour,” said Cavalier.”Cricket fans have been treated to many splendid innings by Sachin at the SCG, including his innings of 241 in 2004 where he shared a magnificent stand of 353 with VVS Laxman.advertisement”Sachin has conducted himself with grace and dignity throughout his career. I’m sure all members and cricket fans would welcome him back to the SCG at any time.”At this ground, Tendulkar has scored 785 runs from five Tests at an average of 157.00 while in one-day internationals, he has made 301 from seven matches at 60.20.last_img read more

Team ‘enjoyed’ talk of rift says Mahendra Singh Dhoni

Team ‘enjoyed’ talk of rift says Mahendra Singh Dhoni

first_imgWhile the entire nation was fretting over the discordant notes emanating from two senior India players over the week in Brisbane, the Indian dressing room was having a good time discussing the reports of fissures in the team, according to skipper Mahendra Singh Dhoni.The controversy surrounding Dhoni first saying the seniors are too slow and can’t be played together, followed by vice-captain Virender Sehwag saying the seniors were rotated to give a chance to youngsters, snowballed into a massive issue. But Dhoni said that all was well with the team and no discussion took place over it.”Well, it (the spirit within the team) is perfect. I don’t know where it (controversy) came from. You have the press conference on tape. It will be interesting if you watch the whole press conference. You will get the answer yourself – what exactly I said and what I meant,” Dhoni explained.”If there is no problem, then why do we need to solve it? It (communication) has always been there. It is not this series or the previous series. It has been perfect and we actually enjoy it when things like this happen. It’s the talk of the dressing room. We try to get the positives out of it. It’s half an hour of good talk in the dressing room, because that’s the best we can get out of it.”When asked if he had a talk with the senior players to clear the air about how the dressing room situation was being perceived back home, Dhoni said that there was no need to give or seek any explanation. “We don’t need to clarify. We all have belief in each other, as to what was said and what happened. It’s not the first time such a thing has happened. What’s the best thing? Get the most out of it. What’s the most? Have fun,” he said.advertisementBut he did concede that the last few days had been a bit awkward, even though the team morale was not down. “You feel a bit awkward initially. You may feel that maybe the person is believing what is being said, and the second person thinks ‘maybe he said it’. Once you get through the talks, it gets back to as smooth as it was. It doesn’t affect the performance or dressing-room atmosphere,” Dhoni said.At the 2009 World Twenty20 in England, Dhoni had paraded the entire team at a press conference to show that the team was united after reports of a rift. On Saturday, the skipper said he had grown wiser since that incident.”It was not projected in a nice way. What I thought was there were 15 players and it would be really nice to ask: ‘Okay, A is fighting with B, okay so both of them are standing here. Ask that player what is the reason’. It was not projected in that way. I said: ‘Leave it. What’s the point fuelling something that’s not there’.”last_img read more

IPL 2012 Live: DC vs KXIP cricket scores and commentary

IPL 2012 Live: DC vs KXIP cricket scores and commentary

first_imgIt has been a clinical performance by Kings XI Punjab against Deccan Chargers at the at Rajiv Gandhi International Stadium in Uppal. Score | Photos With this win, KXIP move into the top 4 of the points table. Undoubtedly the two wickets that Hussey took was the turning point of the game. In that over, he dismissed the well set Harris and the in form White. Deccan never recovered from those blows and could manage only 145. A big win for Punjab, that will help their net run rate. Things are hotting up now, 7 teams in the fray for the 4 play off spots. IPL 2012 – DC vs KXIP Live: KXIP win by 25 runsPreity zinta tweets: Yeah! Finally the Red Lions roared in Hyderabad ! Phew !!! Am so proud of the #KXIP boyz ! Good job with the bat, ball & in the field!KXIP 170/5 in 20 overs (Mandeep Singh 75) beat DC 145/8 in 20 overs (Dan Harris 30; Praveen Kumar 2-15)Marsh: It was a great win. Last game was disappointing and we needed to come back. We knew that if we bowled and fielded well, we could defend it. We need to get a few more wins at home. We have shown good character while winning away from home. Hopefully Gilly gets back soon. The points table is really tight now. We need to play well at the business end of the IPL now.19.6 overs: Azhar Mahmood to Amit Mishra, 1 run, short of length delivery on middle, Amit Mishra pulls it to short midwicket for a single. PUNJAB WIN! advertisement19.5 overs: Azhar Mahmood to Amit Mishra, FOUR, Theron hugs Amit Mishra for that shot. Full and on middle, Amit Mishra clears his front leg and drives it through the cover region for a boundary. Juan Theron, right handed bat, comes to the crease 11:10 pm | 17.2 overs: WICKET! Praveen Kumar to Jhunjunwala, out Jhunjunwala Run Out!! Full toss on middle, Jhunjunwala came down the track and played it to mid off. It should have been an easy single, but he ambled in towards the non striker end. An alert Marsh sent in a direct hit and Jhunjunwala was found napping. Jhunjunwala run out (Shaun Marsh) 19(20) [6s-1] (130/8 in 17.2 overs)Ashish Reddy, right handed bat, comes to the crease 11:05 pm | 16.3 overs: WICKET! Chawla to Akshath Reddy, out Stumped!! Reddy was batting well, but he had to go for it. Short and outside off, it was darted in, Akshath Reddy came down the track again and missed it. Saini took off the bails in a flash and Reddy was well short. Deccan lose another wicket. Akshath Reddy st Saini b Chawla 24(13) [4s-2 6s-1] (121/7 in 16.3 overs)Abhishek Jhunjunwala, right handed bat, comes to the crease 10:43 pm | 11.2 overs: WICKET! Slowly DC are edging towards their doom! Praveen Kumar to Sangakkara, out Caught by Saini!! Breathtaking catch by Saini. Punjab have struck thrice in the space of 8 balls! This was a beauty from Praveen Kumar, pitched on middle, swung away and got the outside edge, Saini dived to his left to take a stunning one hander. Sangakkara c Saini b Praveen Kumar 4(6) (DC 74/5 in 11.2 overs)Akshath Reddy, right handed bat, comes to the crease 10:41 pm | 10.4 overs: WICKET! Another one takes bow! David Hussey to Cameron White, out Caught by Shaun Marsh!! Another big wicket for Hussey, he has taken out two stalwarts of this batting order. Tossed up on middle stump, Cameron White looks to go for a big six over the on side, doesn’t time it well and is caught at deep midwicket by Marsh. An all Australian wicket! Cameron White c Shaun Marsh b David Hussey 8(14) [4s-1] (DC 71/4 in 10.4 overs) Kumar Sangakkara, left handed bat, comes to the crease 10:38 pm | 10.1 overs: WICKET! DC opener Harris walks back. David Hussey to Dan Harris, out Caught by Awana!! Hussey strikes first ball! Flat and outside off, Dan Harris looked to drive, got a thick outside edge which lobs up to Awana at point. Easy catch for him, he makes no mistake. The skipper has something to say to his fellow Australian. This is what pressure can do to you, the last over from Mahmood went only for 2. Dan Harris c Awana b David Hussey 30(29) [4s-2 6s-1] (DC 70/3 in 10.1 overs)Cameron White, right handed bat, comes to the crease 10:13 pm | 4.6 overs: WICKET! Awana gets rid of Parthiv. Awana to Parthiv Patel, out Bowled!! Six and out! Length delivery on middle, it keeps a bit low, Parthiv Patel looks to flick across the line and misses it completely. The ball crashes into the stumps and Deccan lose their second left hander. Parthiv Patel b Awana 17(13) [4s-1 6s-1] (DC 31/2 in 4.6 overs)advertisementParthiv Patel, left handed bat, comes to the crease 9:59 pm | 1.5 overs: WICKET! Huge setback for DC as in-form Dhawan walks off. Praveen Kumar to Dhawan, out Caught by Azhar Mahmood!! Big swing for PK and Dhawan is on his way. It was a good length delivery on middle, nipped away to the off side, Dhawan came down the track and tried to drive and gets a thick outside edge which is lapped up by Mahmood at slip. Dhawan c Azhar Mahmood b Praveen Kumar 8(6) [4s-1] (DC 10/1 in 1.5 overs)9:55 pm | 0.5 overs: Powar to Dhawan, FOUR, it was in the air for a long time, but the fielder running in from the circle couldn’t get to it. Well flighted up on middle, Dhawan comes down the track and lofts it back over the bowler, rolls down to the boundary rope9:53 pm | 0.1 overs: Powar to Dan Harris, no run, starts off with a flat delivery on middle, Dan Harris flicks it to the leg side9:52 pm | Dan Harris and Dhawan are at the crease. Dan Harris is on strike. Powar will open the attackDECCAN CHARGERS: Target – 171 in 20 oversKINGS XI PUNJAB: 170/5 in 20 overs (Mandeep Singh 75)170 is a big total and Punjab will be delighted with their effort. Mandeep was outstanding as he stroked a wonderful FIFTY. All the other batsmen played around him and Miller struck some lusty blows towards the end. The Deccan bowlers bowled too short and were inconsistent. The batsmen need to step up and bat really well if Deccan are to achieve victory. Join us in a bit for the Punjab innings. Theron: It is a big job to fill Steyn’s place. I am happy with the my effort. The wicket is slow. 160 is a par score but it is a good wicket if the batsmen adjust well. 9:36 pm | 19.6 overs: Ashish Reddy to David Miller, 1 run, a full toss on middle, Miller thumps it to long on, the ball hit the bat high on the splice and so he does not time it well. (KXIP put 170/5 in 20 overs) 18.6 overs: DROPPED! Theron to David Miller, 1 run, catch dropped by White, full ball just outside off, Miller thrashes it hard to long off, White moves to his left and tries to take the catch on the move, but he spills the chance and they take only a single, that was really travelling but White should have taken it.Siddharth Chitnis, right handed bat, comes to the crease 9:23 pm | 16.6 overs: WICKET! Azhar scores a quick 14. Theron to Azhar Mahmood, out Azhar Mahmood Run Out!! Oh dear, total confusion and Mahmood has to depart. Shortish ball outside off, Mahmood looks to force it through cover and he gets an outside edge that rolls to backward point, Mahmood is ball watching as Miller sets off for a quick single, the batsmen stop and stutter, Mahmood belatedly sets off for the single, but Ashish fires the throw to Theron who breaks the stumps and catches Mahmood short. Azhar Mahmood run out (Ashish Reddy / Theron) 14(9) [4s-2] (KXIP 138/5 in 17 overs)advertisementDavid Miller, left handed bat, comes to the crease 9:13 pm | 15.3 overs: WICKET! Finally Mandeep falls after a quick and solid 75. Ashish Reddy to Mandeep Singh, out Bowled!! Mandeep’s superb innings comes to an end. Another back of the hand slower delivery from Ashish, he lands it on a full length and it breaks back in as Mandeep bends down, he attempts to slog across the line but misses it and the ball clips the off stump. Mandeep Singh b Ashish Reddy 75(48) [4s-8 6s-3] (KXIP 130/4 in 15.3 overs)Azhar Mahmood, right handed bat, comes to the crease 8:55 pm | 11.6 overs: WICKET! Captain Hussey departs! Pratap Singh to David Hussey, out Caught by Dan Harris!! Something to cheer for Veer Pratap Singh. Full ball just outside off, Hussey looks to loft it over long off but ends up miscuing it, he fails to generate the power and Harris settles underneath it easily. David Hussey c Dan Harris b Pratap Singh 16(16) [4s-1 6s-1] (KXIP 97/3 in 11.6 overs)8:50 pm | 10.6 overs: Dan Harris to Mandeep Singh, FOUR, awesome way to get to his FIFTY, length ball outside off, Mandeep backs away a touch and clubs it inside out over extra cover for a boundaryDavid Hussey, right handed bat, comes to the crease 8:32 pm | 7.4 overs: WICKET! Ashish Reddy to Saini, out Lbw!! The back of the hand slower delivery does the trick for Ashish, he lands this delivery on a good length and it cuts back in, Saini goes on the backfoot and looks to work it to mid wicket, he misses it and gets hit on the pads, Ashish appeals and umpire Dharmasena gives it out, it looked to be sliding down the leg side at first glance, but we need a replay to confirm it. Saini lbw b Ashish Reddy 2(4) (KXIP 58/2 in 7.4 overs)Nitin Saini, right handed bat, comes to the crease 8:28 pm | 6.5 overs: WICKET! Dhawan to Shaun Marsh, out Bowled!! Dhawan has broken a dangerous stand. Flatter and full delivery on the middle and leg stump, Marsh skips down the track and looks to whip it through mid wicket, the ball hits his pad and then goes back onto the stumps, that has gotten the crowd going at Uppal. Shaun Marsh b Dhawan 22(20) [4s-3] (KXIP 58/1 in 7.2 overs)8:23 pm | 5.3 overs: Theron to Shaun Marsh, FOUR, awesome batting this, full ball just outside off, Marsh blasts it past Theron and it screams away to the long on fence, it also brings up the FIFTY partnership8:04 pm | 1 over: KXIP are 5/0 at the stage. Mandeep Singh is batting on 4 and Shaun Marsh on 1. An okay start to their innings, but KXIP will look to accelerate.8:00 pm | Mandeep Singh and Shaun Marsh are at the crease. Mandeep Singh is on strike. Jhunjunwala will open the attack Teams  Deccan Chargers (Playing XI): Daniel Harris, Shikhar Dhawan, Cameron White, Kumar Sangakkara(c), Parthiv Patel(w), Abhishek Jhunjunwala, Ashish Reddy, Akshath Reddy, Amit Mishra, Juan Theron, Veer Pratap Singh Kings XI Punjab (Playing XI): Shaun Marsh, Mandeep Singh, Nitin Saini(w), David Hussey(c), David Miller, Azhar Mahmood, Siddharth Chitnis, Piyush Chawla, Ramesh Powar, Praveen Kumar, Parvinder AwanaDavid Hussey: I am enjoying the role as a captain. Gilly was desparate to play tonight but the physio ruled him out. He should play the next fixture. We have got to do the hard yards and we need to win the next four. We would have batted first anyway. David Miller comes in for Ryan Harris, Sid Chitnis comes in and so does Ramesh Powar. Sangakkara: Ya we are looking to turn things around and start winnings. We have played well but have failed to deliver at the crunch situations. I think we were in a position to be about seven places up but we haven’t fielded well enough. We have batted and bowled well but in tough situations the fielding matters and we have let ourselves down there. The deck looks like it will stay the same throughout. The par score is 150-160 so anything below that will be great. We just need to trust what we are doing. Rusty Theron comes in. 7:30 pm | TOSS – Deccan Chargers have won the toss and elected to fieldlast_img read more

AP source: Knicks agree to trade Carmelo Anthony to Thunder

AP source: Knicks agree to trade Carmelo Anthony to Thunder

first_imgNo more menthol cigarettes: New ban on tobacco, vape flavors LATEST STORIES Brownlee on Rice 3rd quarter: ‘He was unstoppable’ Sports Related Videospowered by AdSparcRead Next The trade ends an unfulfilling 6 1/2-year run in New York for Anthony, where he could never shake his reputation of an elite scorer who can’t carry a team to a ring. The Knicks made the playoffs his first three seasons and reached the second round in 2013, when Anthony led the league with 28.7 points per game. But after that they never seriously proved they could do anything consistently beyond make headlines.And Anthony was right in the middle of that, with constant trade speculation after Jackson’s criticism of Anthony’s game. Jackson and the Knicks parted ways in June and though the Knicks kept looking, team president Steve Mills and general manager Scott Perry told Anthony they wouldn’t accept a trade that would hinder their plans to rebuild through youth.It didn’t help that Anthony had told the Knicks he would accept trades only to Houston and Cleveland, but a deal was finally found when he agreed to add Oklahoma City to his list of destinations.Anthony moved into the top 25 on the NBA’s career scoring list last season, and maybe the Thunder can help him reach elusive team success.Jackson noted that the Knicks hadn’t been able to win with Anthony, though one division title and three playoff berths give Anthony the best resume of anyone who played for the team in the 21st century.He had higher aspirations when he began pushing Denver to trade him to New York in 2010. But the Knicks gave up much of their young talent and future assets to get him, hindering their ability to fortify the team around their leading scorer in recent years.Anthony averaged 22.4 points last season and made his 10th All-Star Game, though that was the second straight season he finished well off his career average of 24.8 per game.Kanter, a 6-foot-11 center from Turkey who was the third pick of the 2011 draft, has averaged 11.3 points for Utah and the Thunder. He posted a video thanking the Oklahoma City community and imploring the Thunder to beat Golden State.“It’s a new adventure for me. New York, so please pray for me,” he said.McDermott has averaged 8.0 points and will be playing for his third team since being selected with the No. 11 pick in 2014. /cbb Don’t miss out on the latest news and information. Hotel says PH coach apologized for ‘kikiam for breakfast’ claim Anthony agreed to waive his no-trade clause to complete the deal, which was first reported by The Vertical.Phil Jackson spent the latter part of his time in New York making it clear he wanted to move Anthony. But a deal was difficult because the 33-year-old forward has two years and about $54 million left on his contract, along with the ability to decline any trade.He had long maintained that he wanted to stay in New York, but the constant losing and a chance to play with a talented lineup convinced him it was finally time to go.After making the postseason each of his first 10 seasons, he has been on the sidelines the last four years and said at the end of last season his priority was a chance to win. He wouldn’t have that in New York, where the Knicks are emphasizing youth and have little proven talent with which to surround Anthony.But he is close with Westbrook and George and should fit in nicely. He can possibly settle into the spot-up shooter role he’s played in the Olympics, where he’s won a record three gold medals and is the career scoring leader for the U.S. men.ADVERTISEMENT Argentine bishop appears at court hearing on abuse charges Winter storm threatens to scramble Thanksgiving travel plans Lacson: SEA Games fund put in foundation like ‘Napoles case’ ‘A complete lie:’ Drilon refutes ‘blabbermouth’ Salo’s claims New York will get Enes Kanter, Doug McDermott and a draft pick, a person with knowledge of the deal said. The person spoke with The Associated Press on condition of anonymity because the trade had not been announced.The Knicks had said just a day earlier that they expected Anthony to be there when they reported for camp Monday. But it was clear they didn’t want him anymore and he no longer wanted to be in New York, where he arrived with so much hype that was never fulfilled in February 2011.FEATURED STORIESSPORTSSEA Games: Biñan football stadium stands out in preparedness, completionSPORTSPrivate companies step in to help SEA Games hostingSPORTSBoxers Pacquiao, Petecio torchbearers for SEA Games openingHe rarely had a championship core around him in New York but jumps right into one in Oklahoma City along with Westbrook, the NBA MVP, and fellow All-Star George, who was acquired from Indiana this summer.Anthony will see his old teammates soon: The Knicks open the regular season at Oklahoma City on Oct. 19. In this April 4, 2017, file photo, New York Knicks’ Carmelo Anthony (7) checks in as coach Jeff Hornacek, left, watches during the first half of an NBA basketball game against the Chicago Bulls in New York. An AP source said agreed on Saturday, Sept. 23, 2017, to trade Anthony to the Oklahoma Thunder.  APNEW YORK, United States — Carmelo Anthony won’t be at Knicks training camp after all. He’ll be in Oklahoma City, joining Russell Westbrook and Paul George in a loaded lineup.The Knicks agreed to trade Anthony to the Thunder on Saturday, saving themselves a potentially awkward reunion next week with the player they’d been trying to deal since last season.ADVERTISEMENT View comments Robredo: True leaders perform well despite having ‘uninspiring’ boss PLAY LIST 02:49Robredo: True leaders perform well despite having ‘uninspiring’ boss02:42PH 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 Games Trump to designate Mexican drug cartels as terrorist groups Ethel Booba on hotel’s clarification that ‘kikiam’ is ‘chicken sausage’: ‘Kung di pa pansinin, baka isipin nila ok lang’ MOST READlast_img read more