Roger Federer has withdrawn from the Rogers Cup in Toronto next month to lighten his schedule ahead of the U.S. Open, which starts from August 27 in New York City.Federer has taken this decision in order to be in peak condition for the U.S. Open.Federer is two-time Rogers Cup champion. He won the event twice in Toronto and finished as the runner-up in Montreal last year. The even alternates between the two cities.”I had a fantastic time in Montreal last year and always enjoy playing in front of the Canadian fans, but unfortunately with scheduling being the key to my longevity moving forward, I have regrettably decided to withdraw from Toronto this year,” Federer said in a statement issued by organisers.”I wish the tournament every success and am sorry to miss it.”World No. 2 Federer is next scheduled to play the following week in Cincinnati, where he has won a tournament-record seven times. He missed it last year because of a back injury.Federer, due to turn 37 during the Rogers Cup, has played seven tournaments this year and won three. He last appeared at Wimbledon, and lost in the quarterfinals.The August 4-12 tournament will include nine of the top 10 players on the ATP World Tour, including world number one and three-time champion Rafael Nadal and Wimbledon champion and four-time winner Novak Djokovic.Our #RogersCup2018 entry list is out… and it features every single one of the @ATPWorldTour’s Top 44 players PLUS wild card and three-time champ Andy Murray.Who are you most looking forward to seeing in Toronto this summer?Read more: https://t.co/mKN0SZwtBB pic.twitter.com/6s1JVtc8KbadvertisementRogers Cup (@rogerscup) June 27, 2018
Samsung this week revealed its quarterly earnings which did not sound too optimistic. The company registered a drop of around 4 per cent in revenue year-on-year and this is largely due to slow sales of its 2018 flagship Galaxy S9 which isn’t able to compete against more affordable competitors. The company’s poor performance is also a major reason why it is planning to launch the Galaxy Note 9 earlier than usual. During its earnings call, Samsung said that it will price the Galaxy Note 9 “at reasonable prices in order to maximise sales.”The Galaxy Note 9 will be unveiled on August 9 at Samsung’s Unpacked event in Brooklyn, New York. The company’s next flagship offering is expected to bring a premium design based on last year’s Galaxy Note 8 along with 2018’s flagship hardware such as a Snapdragon 845 or Exynos 9810 chipset coupled with up to 8GB of RAM.While Samsung said that the Galaxy Note 9 will come at a “reasonable” price, it is still unclear what that term really means. Samsung could still price the flagship higher than its competitors, but it may come in lower than the Galaxy Note 8. To recall, the Galaxy Note 8 was launched in India last year starting at Rs 67,900 for the 64GB storage option.Samsung will announce the official pricing of the Galaxy Note 9 on August 9, but there have been a few reports already that talk about the device’s pricing in Indonesia. As per a tipster, the 128GB Galaxy Note 9 will have a price tag of IDR 13,500,000 (approx Rs 64,400) while the top model with 512GB of storage will be priced IDR 17,500,000 (approx Rs 83,500) in Indonesia. If Samsung indeed plans to launch the Galaxy Note 9 at reasonable prices, then we could see its India launch come with a price tag cheaper tag Rs 67,900 seeing as how competitive the market is in the country.advertisementThe upcoming flagship is expected to sport a 6.4-inch Super AMOLED Infinity Display on the front with narrow bezels. The S Pen is also expected to see a redesign with some new functionalities. The device may also hold a bigger battery compared to its predecessor if Samsung is convinced it won’t repeat the Galaxy Note 7 debacle.
With not even 24 hours left for 2016 to come to an end, let’s take a look at those extraordinary photographs that made big headlines and touched our hearts.This article will showcase an extensive compilation of powerful yet unforgettable pictures that will remain in your hearts and minds for years together.Fortunately or unfortunately, 2016 brought us some of the heartrending photographs also.From Donald Trump being elected as America’s 45th president to becoming the TIME Person of the Year, ‘President of Divided States of America,’ we saw the changing times.In India too, Prime Minister Narendra Modi’s ‘Demonetisation’ brought twist and turns across the nation.We also witnessed, how an Indian model and acid attack survivor Reshma Quereshi walked the ramp to present Indian designer Archana Kochhar’s Spring/Summer 2017.So, here’s a look at the most powerful, remarkable, and striking pictures from 2016 brought to you through the eyes of brilliant photographers around the world:Note: Some of the pictures might bring tears to your eyes.1Five-year-old Omran Daqneesh sits in an ambulance after being taken out of a building hit by an airstrike in Syria2Infant Udai Faisal suffering from acute malnutrition dies at Al-Sabeen Hospital in Sanaa, Yemen3Kenyan riot police officer stomps on a protester in Nairobi demanding the dismissal of the electoral authority over alleged bias and corruption4Nidhi Chaphekar, a 40-year-old Jet Airways flight attendant from Mumbai, right, after the Brussels airport bombing5Air Force One – carrying US President Barack Obama flies over a neighborhood in Havanadvertisement6Wildfires glowing beneath ‘The Northern Lights,’ also known as the Aurora Borealis, near Fort McMurray, Alberta, Canada7Pope Francis march through Auschwitz’s infamous gate with the sign8A protester looks into the eyes of a riot policeman during a protest marking the country’s 1973 military coup in Santiago, Chile9A woman pouring water on a child’s face after being affected by teargas in central Harare, Zimbabwe10 Saida Ahmad Baghili, an 18-year-old woman suffering from acute malnutrition, sits on a bed at the al-Thawra hospital in the Red Sea port city of Houdieda, Yemen11A woman removes a Niqab she was wearing in her village after Syria Democratic Forces (SDF) took control of it in Aleppo province, Syria12Barack Obama wiped tears from his eyes as he spoke about the steps his administration took to reduce gun violence in the US13Theresa May meeting Queen Elizabeth at Buckingham Palace14Turkish student cries during a protest to show solidarity with trapped citizens of Aleppo, Syria, in Sarajevo, Bosnia and Herzegovina15Leonardo DiCaprio winning Academy Award for Best Actor for his role in ‘The Revenant’16Olympic athlete Oscar Pistorius walking without his prosthetic legs during mid-trial17Usain Bolt competes the Men’s 100-meter semifinal race during the Rio Olympic Games18International Space Station shows a massive snowstorm blankets, the East Coast of the U.S19Dead sperm whales lying on a beach on Texel Island, the Netherlands20 After being saved from indulging in prostitution, schoolgirls in India play Kabaddi during recess(Image source: LA Times)21A monkey catches knives as it balances on a board during a daily training session at a monkey farm in China22Jackeline, 26, holds her 4-month old son who is born with microcephaly, in front of their house in Brazil23A Sadhu combs his beard after taking a dip during Kumbh Mela in Ujjain, India24A Guardsman faints at Horseguards Parade for the Annual Trooping the colour ceremony in central London, Britain25The full moon is captured behind the Christ the Redeemer statue ahead of the 2016 Rio Olympic games in Rio de Janeiro, Brazil26A splash of lightning seen above the skyline of Shanghai, China27A girl holds a rifle in a parade to show support to the movement in Sanaa, Yemen28Richard Whitehead of Britain competes in the men’s 200m – T42 category29The supermoon rises behind the Soyuz MS-03 spacecraft in Kazakhstan30#DemonetisationIndia: Ban of Rs 500 and Rs 1000 notes31A former fisherman standing in the dry bed that was once Bolivia’s second-largest lake(Image source: The New York Times)323Global warming affecting the ecology of polar bears’ Arctic habitat on a vast scale(Image source: The New York Times)33Sahara desert after getting its first snowfall in 37 years(Image source: Karim Bouchetata/Geoff Robinson Photography)34Prince George meets President Obama during a trip to London35Kenyan President Uhuru Kenyatta sets fire to the world’s biggest ivory bonfire at Nairobi National Park(Image source: AFP)36A gunman nod after assassinating Andrey G. Karlov, the Russian ambassador to Turkey, at an art exhibitadvertisement37Iranians lay beside Urmia Lake with their bodies covered in salt near Urmia, North-western Iran38Leshia Evans, a mother and protester, calmly facing down heavily armored riot police in the middle of a Baton Rouge street39Indian acid attack survivor Reshma Quereshi applied makeup before walking the ramp at New York Fashion Week40US President-elect Donald Trump stands behind Hillary Clinton during presidential town hall debate at Washington UniversityLet’s all hope the coming year brings more happiness to all of us!For more updates on Education, follow India Today Education or you can write to us at email@example.com
Hong Kong wicket-keeper Chris Carter has announced his retirement from international cricket in order to pursue a career as a pilot.21-year-old Carter was last seen in action for Hong Kong in the Asia Cup 2018 in the United Arab Emirates, where he scored 5 runs from two outings.Carter has decided to move to Australia, where he grew up, in order to attend flight school.”I already put my studies on hold before but I think it’s time to do what I’ve always wanted to do, and that is to become a pilot,” Carter, who was born in Hong Kong but grew up in Perth, told South China Morning Post.”It is difficult to be a cricketer in Hong Kong given the lack of funding. People within CHK (Cricket Hong Kong) work so hard to try and allow us to play on a full-time basis.”The likes of Mark Wright and Simon Cook really do their best, but they are not supported well enough by the government or the ICC,” Carter added.Carter made his debut for Hong Kong in 2015 and played 11 one-day internationals for the team scoring 114 runs with a highest score of 43. He also featured in 10 T20Is and five first-class matches.Carter played his final game against India in their Asia Cup opener on September 18 in which he scored 3 runs as Hong Kong came agonisingly close to causing a major upset in this edition of the tournament.India had posted 285 for 7 on the board batting first and managed to stop Hong Kong just 26 runs short of the target thanks to their outstanding opening stand of 174 runs between Nizakat Khan (92) and captain Anshuman Rath (73). India went on the lift their 7th Asia Cup title after beating Bangladesh in the final last Friday.advertisementHong Kong’s first loss against Pakistan meant that they crashed out of the competition in the group stage following the defeat against India.Carter left for Adelaide where he will train for 55 weeks in his hopes of becoming a second officer with Cathay Pacific.”It is difficult for other members of the Hong Kong team, some of them who do not really have qualifications,” he said.Carter however, plans to return to Hong Kong in the future and make himself available for senior selection but his work would take priority.(With agency inputs)
Shoaib Malik will not play in the second edition of the T10 League starting November 21 as he wants to spent more time with his wife and Indian tennis star Sania Mirza and his newly born son Izhaan Mirza-Malik.Eight teams — Kerala Kings, Punjab Legends, Maratha Arabians, Bengal Tigers, The Karachians, Rajputs, Northern Warriors and Pakhtoons — have been drawn in to two groups to fight it out in the second Season of T10 League. The event takes place at the Sharjah Cricket Stadium from November 21 to December 2.Shoaib Malik was part of Punjabi Legends in the first edition of the league last year and finished the tournament as the second highest run-scorer with 191 runs from five matches.However, this year, the Punjabi Legends will be missing their batting star as Malik has decided to pull out of the tournament even though Sania Mirza thinks he “should play”.”I announce with mixed feelings that I will be not be part of @PunjabiLegends_ #T10League to spend time with my family. This was a tough decision (sp since my wife thinks I should play) but I want to be with my wife and son more than anything else. Hope you all will understand,” Malik wrote on Twitter.I announce with mixed feelings that I will be not be part of @PunjabiLegends_ #T10League to spend time with my family. This was a tough decision (sp since my wife thinks I should play) but I want to be with my wife and son more than anything else. Hope you all will understandadvertisementShoaib Malik (@realshoaibmalik) November 12, 2018Malik and Mirza were blessed with their son on October 30 (India time) and the father of the newly born took to social media to give the good news to their fans and well-wishers.”Excited to announce: Its a boy, and my girl is doing great and keeping strong as usual #Alhumdulilah. Thank you for the wishes and Duas, we are humbled. #BabyMirzaMalik,” Malik had tweeted.Excited to announce: Its a boy, and my girl is doing great and keeping strong as usual #Alhumdulilah. Thank you for the wishes and Duas, we are humbled #BabyMirzaMalikShoaib Malik (@realshoaibmalik) October 30, 2018On the next day, Malik had again took to Twitter to thank everyone for their wishes and revealed the name of their son.Thank you from the bottom of our heart to everyone for the wishes from Sania and I, and our families.Our son’s name is Izhaan #BabyMirzaMalik https://t.co/F7bPCnGnL6Shoaib Malik (@realshoaibmalik) October 30, 2018By the end of that week on November 3, Sania Mirza was back home from the hospital and took to social media herself to thanks all her fans for their wishes.We love you all right back !!!Love ,Sania ,Shoaib and Izhaan @realshoaibmalik #AllhamdulillahSania Mirza (@MirzaSania) November 3, 2018She also posted a couple of pictures with two beautiful messages sharing her few says experience as a mother of a child and even watching Malik playing along with Izhaan.blessing that can be greater than this.. I finally have gotten sometime after this overwhelming feeling to get online and check the msgs and love we have received.Shoaib and I feel truly blessed and humbled with the wishes and love we have received Thank you to each one of u! pic.twitter.com/PTisH3qKUeSania Mirza (@MirzaSania) November 3, 2018So it’s been 5 days since we came into this world .. Me as a mother and my little Izhaan as my son we’ve even watched Baba play some cricket together since we’ve arrived it truly is the biggest match ,tournament achievement I’ve ever won or had and there is no feeling or- pic.twitter.com/KRiXVNmcoxSania Mirza (@MirzaSania) November 3, 2018Sania married Shoaib in a traditional Hyderabadi Muslim wedding ceremony on April 12, 2010. Sania at the ‘Goa Fest 2018’ earlier this year had said that their child would keep surnames of both of them.”Today I will tell you a secret. My husband and I have spoken about it and we have decided that whenever we have a child, the child will have Mirza-Malik as a surname and not just Malik. So that’s where we stand as a family including my husband. He actually wants a daughter,” Sania had said.
WWE, on Tuesday, gave a shocking twist to the WWE Championship match at Survivor Series this weekend by organising a match for the title on SmackDown Live and alternated the entire scenario.Till Tuesday night, The WWE Championship match was set to take place between AJ Styles and Brock Lesnar but the combination has now changed. While Lesnar keeps his place as the contender, the WWE Champion is no more AJ Style, rather it is Daniel Bryan.On SmackDown Live, Bryan defeated Style via pinfall to become the WWE Champion title and set up a match for the title at the Survivor Series on Sunday.It all started with Styles boasting of his achievements standing in the ring and challenging Lesnar for the weekend match. Styles said he has been the workhorse of WWE since the time he got here and has defended all his opponents except Lesnar.Also read – WWE Crown Jewel: Brock Lesnar beats Braun Strowman to become new Universal ChampionStyles was about to elaborate more on Lesnar when his legal advisor Paul Heyman appeared from the crowd. He took a dig at Styles saying he’s now No.2 to Daniel Bryan.Heyman went on to say that WWE might never see Lesnar vs Bryan but it will undoubtedly be an honour for him to be on the front row seat to witness the universal champion take on the “second greatest performer in WWE”.Styles shot back at the dig by saying that he has umost respect for Bryan but reminded everyone that he not only defeated Bryan but tapped him out.advertisementStyles went on to add that Sunday will be all about him and not about Lesnar or Bryan.READ – Kohli as Beast Incarnate? WWE star Brock Lesnar’s legal advisor has a suggestionAt this point, Bryan came towards the ring conceding he lost to Styles a few weeks ago in their title. He further told Styles that he has been looking for a chance to punch him in the face and if Styles takes his name one more time, he will do just that. Style, of course, took his name again and as promised, Bryan pounched at him.SmackDown Commissioner Shane McMahon led the officials to break up the melee but backstage Styles and Bryan were at each other once again. At this point, McMahon told Styles that he will have to defend his title then and there against Bryan.This is where WWE threw the surprise no one saw coming!Also read – Roman Reigns reveals his leukemia is back, relinquishes WWE Universal ChampionshipStyles and Bryan were involved in yet another brilliant match that saw Bryan clearly turning into a heel. Styles attempted to go for the Phenomenal Forearm but just as he was coming off the rope, Bryan shoved him into referee Charles Robinson.With Robinson out of his wits, Bryan behaved like a heel and kicked Styles into the groin. Soon after as the referee came back into the match, Bryan hit the running knee and got the 1-2-3 in his favour to become the WWE Champion.Even after the match, Bryan continued to beat Styles proving that he has taken to the dark side. As he held the championship to end the show, he had an evil smile on his face and the WWE had taken an interesting turn.Also watch –
Jasprit Bumrah tore apart Australia’s feeble batting line-up on a deteriorating pitch at the Melbourne Cricket Ground to give India command of the Boxing Day Test against Australia.Despite taking a 292-run lead, India chose not to enforce the follow-on. They were reduced to 54 for 5 in their second innings but went to stumps with a lead of 346.Bumrah, who finished with 6 for 33, became the first Asian bowler to pick up five-wicket hauls in South Africa, England and Australia in his first year in Test cricket.India had declared after piling on 443 for 7 on Thursday. Australian openers Marcus Harris and Aaron Finch survived six testing overs from the Indian attack late in the evening but the hosts were blown away by Jasprit Bumrah, who bowled with pace and mixed the slower balls cleverly.India vs Australia, Boxing Day Test Day 3: HIGHLIGHTS | AS IT HAPPENED | SCORECARDIt was, however, Ishant Sharma who started the damage for Australia when he dismissed Aaron Finch in the fifth over of the day. Bumrah then had Harris sent back before Ravindra Jadeja joined the party – playing his first Test in Australia, Jadeja snared Usman Khawaja and Mitchell Marsh.Mohammed Shami bowled only 10 overs but he looked menacing – however, he had just one wicket to show for his guile and skills.The day really belonged to Jasprit Bumrah. He was menacing, quick, intimidating and exploited the variable bounce on the pitch to leave Australia rattled.India’s batsmen had fought hard for two days. Ricky Ponting even questioned Cheteshwar Pujara’s gritty hundred and said India might be left to rue his poor strike rate if they lost the Test match.advertisementBut it was evident batting was not easy on the MCG surface. Pujara and Finch had said as much after play on Thursday.On Friday, Jasprit Bumrah ensured Australia were in all sorts of trouble. It was bowling of the highest standard. His pace impressed even the Australian experts and left their batsmen dazed.There was more drama in store late. Despite a 292-run lead, Virat Kohli chose not to enforce the follow-on, perhaps worried his men might have to bat in the fourth innings on a surface that could not be trusted anymore.As it happened, Pat Cummins ripped through the Indian top-order. He picked up four wickets in four overs to give Australia some joy in what has been a tough Test match.Cummins first removed Hanuma Vihari to break what was another promising opeing stand. He then dismissed Pujara and Kohli for ducks within four deliveries. Josh Hazlewood then dismissed Rohit Sharma as India lost half their side.However, there are plenty of good things working for Indis still. Mayank Agarwal, who has had an impressive debut, was at the crease along with Rishabh Pant. Australia are still not out of choppy waters and it would take a massive effort from the hosts to turn their fortunes in Melbourne over the weekend.Also Read | Jasprit Bumrah breaks 39-year-old Indian record in 1st year in Test cricketAlso Read | Rohit Sharma responds to Tim Paine’s IPL banter: If he gets a hundred, we’ll buy himAlso See:
Australian cricket fans, the media and experts have largely blamed the team’s batsmen as the reason behind their defeats against India in the ongoing Border-Gavaskar series but legendary spinner Shane Warne thinks the bowlers are equally to be blamed for the downfall.Warne came down hard on the Aussie pacers, especially Mitchell Starc and Josh Hazlewood, for their failure to take wickets up front with the new ball and later on with the older ball this year in particular.Warne also had the relevant statistics to back up his claims as he analysed Australia’s performance in the Boxing Day Test, which the hosts lost by 137 runs against India, who took an unbeatable 2-1 lead in the four-match series on Sunday.”I put my CSI forensic hat on and in 2018 Australia have won three Tests and the numbers for bat and ball don’t lie.”Australia have only made 300 once in those Test matches. The bowlers who we all keep saying is one of the best attacks in the world are struggling as well.”The opposition seem to be making big first innings scores. So it’s all fine to blame the batsmen and yes they need to get a lot better, but the numbers for bowlers are quite interesting,” Warne, who is a part of Fox Sports’ expert panel, said on air.Thoughts out of Melb. The Boxing Day test should be a – D/N match next year. Pat Cummins is the all rounder Aust are looking for & is a future Aust Capt. Also, It’s not just the batting that needs serious attention, the bowling stats for 2018 aren’t good. In-depth column comingadvertisementShane Warne (@ShaneWarne) December 30, 2018Warne then went on to back up his criticism with statistics as he revealed the wickets and averages of the Australian bowlers against the opposition’s top-six batsmen since the past year.”The opposition number 1-6 batsmen when we are bowling has Mitchell Starc with 17 wickets in 10 Test matches at an average of 47. Josh Hazlewood has 18 wickets at 40. Nathan Lyon 29 wickets at 43. Pat Cummins 30 wickets at 23.”So if you lose a toss and the opposition decide to bat and you have to try and knock them over, our new ball bowlers in Starc and Hazlewood are averaging 47 and 40. That’s not very good at all and it is not good enough.”At times when the bowlers have done well and knocked a side over, Australia have actually made over 300 in the first innings.”But when the opposition have made 346, 488, 482, 443, 386 and I could keep going, that puts a lot of scoreboard pressure on our batsmen. “The pressure is on to come out and make a decent score to try and not give up a big lead,” Warne analysed.Also Read | Devastated by reactions to my comments, didn’t meant to insult Indian cricketers: Kerry O’KeeffeAlso Read | Virat Kohli gives away his pads to young fan at MCG after Boxing Day Test winAlso Read | Tim Paine cries foul after Australia lose: We served India pitches that suit them
Ramdev recently shot for an episode of Zee TV’s singing reality show Sa Re Ga Ma Pa. He engaged in some fun games and activities while on the set, read a statement.He was asked to give some marriage advice to the show’s host Aditya.”All the famous people in this world are unmarried. I have become a big yoga celebrity and I am unmarried too! Hence, I would say that Aditya should never get married,” the yoga guru quipped.Baba Ramdev also doled out some weight loss tips for singer Sonu Gill. She decided to come up on stage and asked Baba Ramdev for some weight loss tips for Sonu. Being the sport that he is, Baba Ramdev immediately went up on stage and demonstrated the Kapalbhati asana and also advised him to drink a lot of warm water. A still from Sa Re Ga Ma Pa.Further, he also advised show’s contestant Ishita Vishwakarma to drink Giloy ka Kaadha for her cold and cough. The contestants made the evening truly a fun-filled one with their beautiful and power-packed performances. Tanmay Chaturvedi’s performance to the song Show Me Your Jalwa left mentor Richa Sharma mesmerised. Ishita’s melodious performance to the popular track Jag Ghomeya urged mentor Shekhar Ravjiani to go on stage and perform with her. Moreover, Baba Ramdev sang Yeh desh Mere Kann Mein Hai along with the contestants.Also read | Ravi Dubey replaces Aditya Narayan as Sa Re Ga Ma Pa Li’l Champs’ hostAlso read | Who is Indian Idol 10 winner Salman Ali? Unseen videos, lesser-known facts about the Haryana ladadvertisement
Two Southampton supporters could be banned from the club after taunting Cardiff City fans about the death of striker Emiliano Sala, Southampton said on Saturday.Argentine Sala died in a plane crash last month days after joining Cardiff and his body was found on Thursday.Two Southampton fans were photographed making aeroplane gestures during their side’s 2-1 home Premier League defeat by Cardiff on Saturday.”Southampton Football Club can confirm that two fans were detained and had their details taken by police during our match against Cardiff City,” the club said in a statement.”Such behaviour has no place in our game and will not be tolerated at St Mary’s.”Southampton said they would work with Hampshire Police to identify individuals who made indecent gestures towards Cardiff supporters.”The club will be taking an extremely firm stance against anyone involved and intends to ban those supporters identified,” they added.Players from both teams observed a minute’s silence in tribute to Sala before the game.”We wanted to do it for Emiliano and I’m really proud the lads have done him justice,” Cardiff manager Neil Warnock said.Also Watch:
Real Madrid’s forwards have failed to fill the gap left by Cristiano Ronaldo, Luka Modric said on Monday. The Croatian, speaking ahead of Real’s Champions League last-16, second-leg clash with Ajax on Tuesday, said his team lacked consistency and goals this season.Madrid failed to score in two Clasicos against Barcelona last week, being eliminated from the Copa del Rey and falling 12 points behind the Catalan league leaders, leaving retaining the Champions League as their only hope of glory.Ronaldo, the European champions’ all-time top scorer, left in July to join Juventus and Madrid signed young attackers Vinicius Junior and Mariano Diaz but no big-name forward to replace the Portuguese.”The absence of Cristiano is something every team would feel; to find a replacement for Cristiano is almost impossible,” Modric told reporters.”Given what he did for us and this club, we miss Cristiano. The club wanted the other players to make up for what he did, divided between the strikers and that is not easy.”Cristiano scored 50 goals and you can’t find someone today who scores that many. Some of us have to take a step forward and, while not scoring 50, what we need is two or three players who score 15, 20, or 10 goals and we don’t have that.”That is our biggest problem this year. For example against Barca in the cup we had many chances and when you don’t take advantage your opponent punishes you.”The club tried, and it seems good, putting faith in other players like Gareth (Bale), (Marco) Asensio, Karim (Benzema); they brought in Mariano, Vinicius is here.advertisement”(Vinicius) is doing very well for the age he is but sometimes things don’t go how we wanted them to.”Vinicius Junior has been Madrid’s driving force over the past few weeks but the 18-year-old has scored only three goals this season.Club record signing Bale has 13 goals from 33 appearances in all competitions, while top scorer Benzema has netted 20 from 42.Madrid hold a 2-1 lead over Ajax from the first leg and coach Santiago Solari hopes the team can be more accurate in front of goal as they bid to seal their progress to the quarter-finals.”Cristiano is living history at the club and all he’s done for the club is shown in the trophy cabinets; wt for him,” said the coach.e have maximum respec”Those of us who are here are working the best we can, to attack better, to score more goals, to do our job. It’s true we’ve had a lot of chances in recent games, and we have to finish them.”Also Read | Paris Saint-Germain star Neymar hints at future move to Real MadridAlso Read | Ivan Rakitic gives Barcelona second El Clasico win in four days at Real Madrid
The anti-rowdy section of the city police’s detective department nabbed the group of seven spectators during Friday night’s game from the stadium’s F1 block.Seven spectators have been arrested in connection with cricket betting from the Eden Gardens stadium during the Indian Premier League (IPL) game between Kolkata Knight Riders (KKR) and Royal Challengers Bangalore (RCB), police said on Saturday.Acting on a source information regarding cricket betting on the hallowed ground, the anti-rowdy section of the city police’s detective department nabbed the group of seven spectators during Friday night’s game from the stadium’s F1 block.Four of those arrested were from Nagpur in Maharashtra. Three others hailed from Sagar town in Motinagar police station area in Madhya Pradesh, police said.”Fourteen mobile phones including one betting accessory have been seized. A specific case is being recorded at Maidan Police Station,” said Joint Commissioner of Police (JCP), crime, Praveen Tripathi.Meanwhile, Virat Kohli struck a masterly hundred to put Nitish Rana and Andre Russell’s magnificent fightback in a shade as Royal Challengers Bangalore (RCB) beat Kolkata Knight Riders by 10 runs in a thrilling match in Kolkata.In desperate need of a win to keep their slim playoff chances alive, Kohli took 58 balls to bring up his fifth ton of the IPL and first this season with the help of nine fours and four sixes after Moeen Ali gave the much needed oxygen to their innings with a whirlwind 28-ball 66 (4×5, 6×6).This was Kohli’s first hundred since 2016 when he had dragged the team out of a hole with four centuries in a record-shattering performance which yielded 973 runs from 16 matches as RCB finished as runners-up.advertisementKohli and Ali added 90 runs for the third wicket off just 43 balls as RCB posted 213/4 after being only 70/2 at the halfway stage.Chasing a stiff 214 for victory, Rana (79 off 45 not out; 9×4, 4×6) and Russell (65 off 25 balls; 2×4; 9×6) stitched together a 118-run partnership off 48 balls to take the match till the last over.Ali was handed the final over with 24 needed. Rana could manage just one run off the first two balls but brought back Russell to the strike. The West Indies allrounder then smashed a six but was run out in the penultimate ball to end KKR’s hopes. Rana hit a six in the last ball but it was too late.Also Read | Andre Russell open to batting at No.4 in crunch games for KKR after 10-run loss vs RCBAlso Read | RCB got 20 runs too many because of Virat Kohli: Dinesh Karthik after KKR defeatAlso Read | IPL 2019: RCB survive Russell-Rana scare to seal victory after Kohli 100
Sri Lanka will take on hosts England in a must-win clash at Headingley in the ICC World Cup 2019. Both the teams have had a contrasting journey in this edition of the tournament.Sri Lanka have managed to garner only four points from their first five games and this means Dimuth Karunaratne’s side have to win all of the remaining games to make it to the semis of World Cup 2019.Sri Lanka registered their only win against Afghanistan in a rain-affected game in Cardiff. Two of their matches were washed out and were completely outclassed by New Zealand and Australia.On the other hand, England are sitting pretty at No.2 in the points table with only one loss in their five games.England registered a crushing win against Afghanistan after overcoming West Indies’ challenge quite comfortably, proving their ball-striking ability beyond doubt. Their only loss yet came while chasing against Pakistan and Sri Lanka will like to exploit that area.Dream XI Fantasy Tips: England vs Sri LankaBatsmenEngland have several in-form batsmen. Eoin Morgan, the English skipper, was terrific against Afghanistan as he amassed 148 runs with a record 17 sixes. Joe Root and Jonny Bairstow have also been in sublime form in the World Cup. On the other hand, Kushal Perera and Dimuth Karunaratne can be picked as teh batsman as both have amassed a couple of half-centuries for Sri Lanka.BowlersThe English pacers quicks Mark Wood and Jofra Archer will surely be the first names on the team sheets of many. They have been lethal with the new ball and should continue to do so against the Sri Lankans as well while Adil Rashid is more than a handy option to have in the side. Sri Lanka’s star bowler Lasith Malinga hasn’t been in the best forms off late but should be backed to provide a few breakthroughs against the mighty English.advertisementAll-roundersEngland boasts of having many quality all-rounders in their side. Chris Woakes should be your first pick, as he has picked up wickets and scored a solid half-century against West Indies. Thisara Perera, with his big-hitting skills, can be another all-rounder in your XI today.WicketkeeperJos Buttler and Kusal Perera both are must-haves in the side given their enormous ability and form at the top of the order.Dream XI Team for England vs Sri LankaJoe Root (Captain), Kushal Perera (vice-captain), Jonny Bairstow, Kusal Mendis, Eoin Morgan, Joe Root, Chris Woakes, Thisara Perera, Moeen Ali, Mark Wood, Jofra Archer and Lasith Malinga.SquadsEngland: James Vince, Jonny Bairstow, Joe Root, Eoin Morgan (Captain), Jos Buttler, Ben Stokes, Moeen Ali, Chris Woakes, Adil Rashid, Jofra Archer, Mark Wood, Liam Plunkett, Tom Curran, Liam DawsonSri Lanka: Dimuth Karunaratne(captain), Kusal Perera, Lahiru Thirimanne, Kusal Mendis, Angelo Mathews, Milinda Siriwardana, Thisara Perera, Dhananjaya de Silva, Isuru Udana, Lasith Malinga, Nuwan Pradeep, Avishka Fernando, Jeffrey Vandersay, Suranga Lakmal, Jeevan MendisAlso Read | Pitches for white ball cricket in England are flattest in world: Jasprit BumrahAlso Read | World Cup 2019: India players to wear orange jerseys against England on June 30Also See:
Superstar singer Rihanna was at Chester-le-Street cricket stadium on Monday to cheer for the West Indies but unfortunately the two-time champions couldn’t pull off a victory against Sri Lanka and crashed to their sixth loss of the World Cup 2019.Rihanna was seen clicking pictures, waving the West Indies flag and applauding the players throughout the game and even met with the players afterwards in their dressing room.Rihanna and West Indies all-rounder Carlos Brathwaite went to the same school in Barbados. She was a classmate of Carlos’s brother Kraigg Brathwaite, who has fallen out of favour from the Windies cricket team.When @rihanna met the Universe Boss #CWC19 | #MenInMaroon pic.twitter.com/a5lt6fVIFxCricket World Cup (@cricketworldcup) July 1, 2019West Indies captain Jason Holder, also from Rihanna’s homeland of Barbados, said her appearance in Riverside stadium was a pleasant surprise.”It was great to see her here. I just want to personally thank her for coming out. It’s not easy for a celebrity to come down to Durham to watch the West Indies play but I’m sure the boys felt her presence in the stands. And she came down to the dressing room as well and met quite a few of the players, and that was also refreshing,” Holder said.Yas Queen! This is what you came for @Rihanna! #MenInMaroon | #CWC19 pic.twitter.com/kkePwYe63bICC (@ICC) July 1, 2019Left-arm off-spinner Fabian Allen said he was more confident with the superstar singer in support, and was especially disappointed the team couldn’t deliver a win.advertisement”She’s gorgeous. Rihanna is always my favorite. It was good to meet her,” Allen said.Avishka Fernando scored 104 from 103 balls to guide Sri Lanka to 338-6, its highest total of the tournament, and Lasith Malinga took two early wickets to have West Indies reeling at 22-2 in the fifth over of the chase. The veteran paceman’s late wicket all but finished it off and moved him into the top three of most prolific World Cup bowlers.West Indies made a chase of it, even after they were reduced to 84 for 4 in the 18th over, but ran out of time in the end as Nicholas Pooran’s valiant 118 off 103 balls saw the team reaching 315 for 9 in 50 overs, short of the target by 23 runs.
Sri Lanka will dedicate Wednesday’s third and final match of their ongoing one-day series with Bangladesh to Nuwan Kulasekara following the seam bowler’s retirement from international cricket, the country’s cricket board (SLC) has said.Kulasekara will be invited to watch the match in Colombo where he will be honoured at a ceremony for his services to Sri Lankan cricket.”Nuwan Kulasekara has been a vital cog in the Lankan lineup and played exceptional cricket during his time with the national team,” SLC President Shammi Silva said in a statement.”His contributions made on the field brought in a lot of success for the national team. I wish him the best going forward.”Kulasekara, 37, made his ODI debut against England in 2003. He took 199 wickets in 184 ODIs and last played for his country in an ODI against Zimbabwe in 2017.He played 21 Tests and was part of the Lankan side that won the Twenty20 World Cup in 2014 and in the team that finished runners-up to India at the 2011 50-overs World Cup.His retirement follows that of veteran quick Lasith Malinga, who ended his ODI career after the first match of the series against Bangladesh on Friday.
Nebraska lawmakers have advanced a bill that would lift Nebraska’s ban on public school teachers wearing religious garb such as habits, hijabs and yarmulkes in the classroom.Senators voted 41-1 Thursday to send the bill to a final vote.Speaker Jim Scheer says he introduced the measure so public schools don’t punish teachers for what they wear.He learned about the issue after a nun was rejected for a substitute teaching job in Norfolk.It would repeal a ban enacted in 1919 under pressure from the Ku Klux Klan.Thirty-six other states had similar bans, and all but Nebraska and Pennsylvania have repealed them.Senator Ernie Chambers of Omaha was the sole no vote on the bill.He says all displays of religion are inappropriate in public school classrooms.
Updated 5:50pm 4/26/17Longtime KSCJ Open Line Host Randy Renshaw has passed away after a short illness.Family members say Renshaw died of complications from cardiac arrest Tuesday at a Sioux City hospital.The 66 year old Renshaw was the voice of KSCJ for over a quarter of a century, beginning in the mid 1980’s.Sam Clovis, who works for President Trump in the U.S.D.A., got his start in radio talk thanks to Renshaw:Audio Playerhttp://kscj.com/wp-content/uploads/2017/04/SAM.mp300:0000:0000:00Use Up/Down Arrow keys to increase or decrease volume.OC…….with Randy. :23Clovis and Renshaw became fast friends with Sam becoming a frequent guest and eventually hosting his own show on KSCJ:Audio Playerhttp://kscj.com/wp-content/uploads/2017/04/SAM2.mp300:0000:0000:00Use Up/Down Arrow keys to increase or decrease volume.OC…………..on the radio. :27Clovis also credits Randy with helping him launch his political career:Audio Playerhttp://kscj.com/wp-content/uploads/2017/04/SAM3.mp300:0000:0000:00Use Up/Down Arrow keys to increase or decrease volume.OC………..public appearances. :15Funeral services will be held Saturday at the Fratzke and Jensen Funeral Home in Storm Lake at 2:30pm.A visitation will take place at 1:30pm Saturday.Burial will take place in the Buena Vista Memorial Park Cemetery.———————————————————-Longtime KSCJ Open Line Host Randy Renshaw has passed away after a short illness.Family members say Renshaw died of complications from cardiac arrest Tuesday at a Sioux City hospital.The 66 year old Renshaw was born in Storm Lake on November 18th, 1950.He was the voice of KSCJ for over a quarter of a century, beginning in the mid 1980’s.Renshaw left KSCJ briefly for California and St. Louis, returning to the station to cover news and host “Open Line” in 1992.He retired in June of 2013.Funeral services are pending.Photo by George Lindblade
STUDENTS AT BISHOP HEELAN HIGH SCHOOL STARTED GETTING ORIENTED IN THEIR NEW CLASSROOM BUILDING THURSDAY.SCHOOL PRINCIPAL CHRIS BORK SAYS THE STUDENTS STARTED GETTING FAMILIAR WITH THE NEW BUILDING TO PREPARE TO EMPTY THEIR LOCKERS IN THE OLD SCHOOL FRIDAY MORNING AND REPORT TO THEIR NEW HOME ROOMS ACROSS THE STREET:Audio Playerhttp://kscj.com/wp-content/uploads/2018/01/NEW.mp300:0000:0000:00Use Up/Down Arrow keys to increase or decrease volume.OC….A GREAT START. :10BORK SAYS SCHOOL STAFF HAVE BEEN SETTING UP THE NEW CLASSROOMS AND OFFICES SINCE CHRISTMAS BREAK:Audio Playerhttp://kscj.com/wp-content/uploads/2018/01/NEW2.mp300:0000:0000:00Use Up/Down Arrow keys to increase or decrease volume.OC……..READY FOR CLASS. :15 THE MOVE ALSO MEANS THE END OF REGULAR CLASSES IN THE OLD BISHOP HEELAN BUILDING:Audio Playerhttp://kscj.com/wp-content/uploads/2018/01/NEW3.mp300:0000:0000:00Use Up/Down Arrow keys to increase or decrease volume.OC………MUCH BETTER SET UP. ;17THE TROPHY CASES HAVE ALSO BEEN MOVED AND REORGANIZED.BORK SAYS FOR THE FIRST TIME ALL OF HEELAN’S STATE CHAMPIONSHIP TROPHIES ARE GROUPED TOGETHER IN ONE DISPLAY.
As the federal filing deadline approaches for 2017 taxes, the Internal Revenue Service is asking you to be sure everything is in place for this year’s taxes.I-R-S spokesman, Christopher Miller, says you should do a “paycheck checkup” to make sure your are having the right amount of tax taken out of your paychecks.Audio Playerhttp://kscj.com/wp-content/uploads/2018/04/WITH.mp300:0000:0000:00Use Up/Down Arrow keys to increase or decrease volume.OC………withholding calculator” :10Miller says it is an easy tool to use.Audio Playerhttp://kscj.com/wp-content/uploads/2018/04/WITH2.mp300:0000:0000:00Use Up/Down Arrow keys to increase or decrease volume.OC……particular situation” :13Miller says changes in the tax law may have made the withholding amount you’ve been using the wrong one for you to use now.Audio Playerhttp://kscj.com/wp-content/uploads/2018/04/WITH3.mp300:0000:0000:00Use Up/Down Arrow keys to increase or decrease volume.OC………our withholding” :16He says if the withholding is wrong you could end up taking out too much during the year.Audio Playerhttp://kscj.com/wp-content/uploads/2018/04/WITH4.mp300:0000:0000:00Use Up/Down Arrow keys to increase or decrease volume.OC……..a refund” :17Around a million and a half Iowans are expected to file federal tax returns this year.
THAT EMPLOYEE WAS TAKEN TO THE HOSPITAL AS A PRECAUTION WITH MINOR INJURIES.HATTING SAYS BECAUSE THE ACCIDENT HAPPENED ON PRIVATE PROPERTY, THE DRIVER OF THE TRUCK WOULD NOT BE CITED:Audio Playerhttp://kscj.com/wp-content/uploads/2018/05/TRUCKWALL2.mp300:0000:0000:00Use Up/Down Arrow keys to increase or decrease volume.OC……AS WELL. ;12THE UNIDENTIFIED DRIVER WAS NOT HURT AND HAD BOUGHT THE 2018 PICKUP TUESDAY AND WAS BRINGING IT IN TO BE DETAILED. ONE PERSON WAS INJURED AFTER A MAN DROVE HIS BRAND NEW PICKUP THROUGH THE WALL OF A NORTHSIDE SIOUX CITY BUSINESS WEDNESDAY MORNING.SGT SCOTT HATTING OF THE SIOUX CITY POLICE SAYS THE ACCIDENT HAPPENED WHEN THE 73-YEAR-OLD MAN PULLED INTO HITCHES, TRAILERS AND MORE ON HIGHWAY 75 NORTH AROUND 11AM:Audio Playerhttp://kscj.com/wp-content/uploads/2018/05/TRUCKWALL.mp300:0000:0000:00Use Up/Down Arrow keys to increase or decrease volume.OC……..WORKING INSIDE. :17