Batsmen let India down against South Africa – Kohli

first_imgSKIPPER Virat Kohli insisted India’s batsmen must take the blame for a Test series loss to a South Africa side that he admitted were better in every department.Debutant Lungi Ngidi tore into the tourists on the final day of the second Test, the paceman taking 6-39 as the top-ranked side were bowled out for only 151 to suffer a 135-run defeat at Centurion.Victory for the Proteas gave them a 2-0 lead with only one match to play, leaving India still without a Test series success on South African soil.It is the first time in three years that India have lost a series in the longest format and captain Kohli, a centurion in the first innings, was left to rue the inability of a star-studded batting line-up to deliver.“When we went in I told the guys it looks very different to what we saw before the toss. I felt we gained momentum from the way South Africa lost wickets in the first innings and we should have capitalised: we were in a position to get a lead if we could have had a good partnership,” said the skipper.“That is something we have let ourselves down with from the first game and also in the second. It is the batsmen that have let us down again.“We tried our best, it was just not good enough and South Africa were better than we (were) in every department, especially fielding.”The prolific Kohli took no consolation from his magnificent 153, which left his side trailing by only 28 after the first innings.“The 150 means nothing, we’ve lost the game and the series,” he added. “If the 150 had won the game for my team that would have mattered, but having not won the game personal milestones do not matter to me at all.”last_img read more

2016 NNPC Jnr Tennis: Osewa, Mcleod Are Star Performers

first_imgNational junior stars, Michael Osewa, Angel Mcleod and Fortune Aniso headlined some of the star performers at the ongoing 2016 NNPC Junior Tennis Championship at the National Stadium Lagos.Osewa, who was scheduled to be in the ITF European Tour but could not attend due to the French Embassy’s refusal to issue him visa won three of his group matches.He defeated Ezekiel Ekong of Lagos 9-2 in the boy’s 16&under while he also defeated Kazeem Fadipe 9-1 in the 18&under.McLeod also showed class as she won all her preliminary matches to advance to the next round. She defeated Toyin Asogba 9-8 on Centre Court on yesterday in the girl’s 16&under.There were also wins for Rivers State duo of Fortune Aniso and Timipre Maxwell. Aniso defeated Omolade Aderemi and Esther Olamide both from Ondo State 9-0, 9-0 to advance to the next stage in the girl’s U16 and Maxwell was equally ruthless with 9-0 bashings of Esther Marshall of Cross River and Ebere Igbokwe in the girl’s 14&under.Marylove Edward was also impressive winning two of her three games in the preliminary round. Emmanuel Jebutu also looks good to progress by beating his Lagos teammate Wilson Igbinovia 9-4 and Fabian Joseph of Kaduna 9-6.Christopher Bulus of Kaduna defeated Ahmed Adefilaka 9-2 but lost to Stephen Augustine 9-4 and needs to beat Promise Ekong to progress in the boy’s 18&under.Daniel Adeleye of Ekiti also glowed brightly, winning all his four group matches in the boy’s 12&under.The tournament which is featuring over 130 players from all states of the federation and the Federal Capital Territory is organised by the International Tennis Academy run by Godwin Kienka and sponsored by the Nigerian National Petroleum Corporation (NNPC).Share this:FacebookRedditTwitterPrintPinterestEmailWhatsAppSkypeLinkedInTumblrPocketTelegramlast_img read more

Double Amputee Paralympian Joins House of Reps Race

first_imgOlawale Ajimotokan in AbujaA former paralympian, Vitalis Lanshima, has declared his intention to seek elective office in the House of Representatives in the Jos North/ Bassa Constituency under the All Progressives Congress (APC).Lanshima, who is an indigene of Plateau State and lived in the United States of America for over 15 years, made the declaration yesterday at a news briefing, pledging to empower the poor. Former paralympic athlete, Vitalis Lanshima , is aiming to represent his federal constituency at the Green Chamber of the National Assembly in Abuja In year 2000, Lanshima represented Nigeria at the Paralympic Games in Australia and set three world records in 100, 200 and 400 metres.He was subsequently recruited and awarded an athletics scholarship in the US, becoming the first international Paralympic athlete to compete for a college in the US.Lanshima was 12 years old when he was electrocuted after the crossbar he was holding, when practicing high jump at the University of Jos inadvertently touched an electric high-tensioned power cable.The accident dashed any hope he had of becoming successful in life and escaping poverty as it resulted in the amputation of both his arms.He only enrolled in J.S.S. I at the age of 18 after facing rejection from several schools on account of his disabilityThe business community leader is the first person with disability to serve in the elected office on Louisville Metro Council in Kentucky in the US.He said as a member of the House of Representatives, he would work with other members to find ways to stimulate economic development in Nigeria, work for lasting peace in the country and ensure transparency.“Transparency is the best disinfectant to fight corruption and that is my keyword. I will ensure that every penny allocated to my constituency is published online for easy tracking by the public.“I want to create a Nigeria that traveling on its road is not a suicide mission. We want a Nigeria where a child who lives in Bassa Local Government has equal opportunity with a child in Dubai.“With my wealth of experience as a metro councilor in Louisville, USA, I can contribute to make Nigeria a beacon for Africa.” Lanshima promised yesterday.Share this:FacebookRedditTwitterPrintPinterestEmailWhatsAppSkypeLinkedInTumblrPocketTelegramlast_img read more

League Cup sem-finals resume

first_imgThe winner will face either Sheffield United or Tottenham who play tomorrow. The second leg of tonight’s League Cup semi-final between Chelsea and Liverpool is finely poised.It’s 1-1 going into the clash at Stamford Bridge.Kick off this evening is at 7.45.last_img

UFC: Gina Carano reveals how Dana White ruined her mega-fight with Ronda Rousey

first_img LIVE TV Written By Also Read- UFC: Nick Diaz Plots Revenge Against Jorge Masvidal In 2020, Begins Preparing FuriouslyHowever, the next day turned out to be a shocker for Gina Carano as Dana White openly declared that the ‘American beauty’ does not have a team and UFC can’t sign her. According to Gina Carano, that was exactly the opposite of what they had discussed in the meeting. She even revealed that Dana White sent her a text message where Carano was referred to as a ‘b****’. The former Strikeforce Featherweight queen claimed that it was the last time she had a conversation with UFC President Dana White. She again met Dana White at a sports hall of fame in Las Vegas, where the UFC president came up and apologized to her.Also Read: UFC: Logan Paul Is Interested To Fight In UFC; Wants To Face Conor McGregorAlso Read: UFC: Khabib Nurmagomedov Vs Tony Ferguson Is Fixed For 2020; Date Revealed UFC fans have not been lucky enough to witness Gina Carano in a UFC fight. The former Strikeforce featherweight champion was about to make it happen but it was not to be. According to Gina Carano, she was set to face Ronda Rousey in her UFC debut. However, things did not fall in place and she blamed Dana White for ruining the possibilities of a mega-fight. Ronda Rousey and Gina Carano are undoubtedly two of the biggest females fighters in the world. They are also regarded for their modelling and Hollywood achievements. Both of them are no longer in touch with MMA, but they could have fought in the past. At least, that’s what Gina Carano claims. 9 months ago UFC: Jorge Masvidal takes to Twitter, challenging Conor McGregor for a 2020 fight 9 months ago UFC: Nick Diaz plots revenge against Jorge Masvidal in 2020, begins preparing furiously First Published: 27th November, 2019 16:41 IST 9 months ago UFC: Khabib Nurmagomedov vs Tony Ferguson is fixed for 2020; date revealed WATCH US LIVE WE RECOMMENDcenter_img 9 months ago UFC: Jorge Masvidal excites fans by challenging Floyd Mayweather for a 2020 fight Last Updated: 27th November, 2019 16:41 IST UFC: Gina Carano Reveals How Dana White Ruined Her Mega-fight With Ronda Rousey In a recent interview with Ariel Helwani, Gina Carano explained how she was about to fight in UFC but Dana White ruined it for her. Know more about it. COMMENT 9 months ago UFC: Logan Paul is interested to fight in UFC; wants to face Conor McGregor FOLLOW US SUBSCRIBE TO US Raj Sarkar Also Read: UFC: Jorge Masvidal Excites Fans By Challenging Floyd Mayweather For A 2020 FightUFC: Gina Carano accuses Dana White of ruining a mega-fightIn a recent interview with Ariel Helwani, Gina Carano revealed that she had a secret meeting with Dana White and she was offered $1 million for a fight against Ronda Rousey. According to Carano, she was interested in the fight and accepted the deal but wanted some time to get back to a gym. The 37-year-old American had turned her focus towards the cinematic universe from MMA. Therefore, she wanted some time to prepare herself for a fight against Ronda Rousey. According to sources, Gina Carano wanted at least six months for preparing herself and Dana White agreed to it. As per the Hollywood actress, the meeting ended on a positive note and she was ready to face Ronda Rousey.last_img read more

Gossip: Casillas, Valdes, Ronaldo, Cech, Ozil, Shaw

first_imgLiverpool and Arsenal are monitoring Real Madrid goalkeeper Iker Casillas after the 33-year-old hinted he wants to play in England.(Daily Star) Legendary Real Madrid goalkeeper Iker Cassilas is interesting Premier League clubsHowever, reports claim Liverpool are closing in on a deal for former Barcelona goalkeeper Victor Valdes, 32, who is set to undergo a medical this month. ( Liverpool midfielder Suso, 20, will leave Anfield to join AC Milan either in January or for free during the summer. (Daily Express) Real Madrid are set to make a bid for Chelsea’s Brazilian midfielder Ramires 27, in the January transfer window. (Talksport) Chelsea goalkeeper Petr Cech, 32, will look to quit Stamford Bridge in the near future if he remains second choice to 22-year-old Thibaut Courtois.(Sky Sports)  Arsenal manager Arsene Wenger has rejected an approach from Bayern Munich for 25-year-old Germany midfielder Mesut Ozil. (Metro) Wales international Gareth Bale, 25, has told Real Madrid team-mate Cristiano Ronaldo, 29, not to leave the Bernabeu club in order to rejoin Manchester United. (Daily Express) Stromsgodset midfielder Martin Odegaard, 15, has courted the attention of several Premier League clubs but Norway coach Per-Mathias Hogmo, who has included the teenager in his squad for his side’s forthcoming Euro 2016 qualifiers, has urged him to turn down a move to “an absolute top club”. (Daily Mail) Chelsea, Liverpool, Manchester City and Manchester United are all interested in 31-year-old Barcelona right-back Dani Alves, whose contract with the Spanish club runs out next summer, but the Brazilian wants to stay at the Nou Camp outfit. (Daily Star) Southampton midfielder Morgan Schneiderlin, 24, says the club treated him like “cattle” during the summer when he was denied a move to Tottenham, but that he now intends to stay at the south coast side for the rest of the season. (Daily Telegraph)   QPR boss Harry Redknapp will make a move for Tottenham striker Emmanuel Adebayor, 30, and Toronto forward Jermain Defoe, 32, during the January transfer window. (The Sun – subscription required) OTHER GOSSIPPremier League fixtures could be played overseas within five seasons. The possibility of a new plan is on the agenda, six years after chief executive Richard Scudamore’s controversial ’39th game’ proposals were dismissed. (The Times – subscription) Calum Chambers could start for England against San MarinoEngland coach Roy Hodgson has cleared the air with Manchester United boss Louis van Gaal and defused their row over the fitness of 19-year-old defender Luke Shaw. (Daily Telegraph)  Arsenal defender Calum Chambers, 19, is set to make his senior competitive debut for England in Thursday’s Euro 2016 qualifier against San Marino and may even earn a surprise start at centre-back .(Guardian) Manchester United defender Paddy McNair, 19, has added to the Red Devils injury woes, after picking up a hamstring injury that will rule him out for three weeks. (Daily Mirror) Liverpool midfielder Adam Lallana, 26, has rejected suggestions he would have refused to play for Southampton if they had blocked his £25m transfer to Anfield. (Independent) BEST OF SOCIAL MEDIABrighton manager Sami Hyypia celebrated his 41st birthday on Tuesday and received a reminder of his younger days from current Liverpool defender Dejan Lovren, 25, who took to Twitter  to post an old snap of he and Hyypia from 2003 when the Croatian defender was just 14 years old. AND FINALLYRoy Keane has revealed he didn’t sign Robbie Savage when he was Sunderland manager because the midfielder’s voicemail message was ‘Hi, it’s Robbie – whazzup!’. (Daily Mail)last_img read more

B&H National Team won against Israel, Dragons closer to the 3rd place on the Table

first_img(Source: Edin Višća and Edin Džeko scored and brought victory to the football team of B&H in last night’s qualification match for the European Championship against Israel. Dragons celebrated with 3: 1 at Bilino Polje Stadium, and this victory got them closer to the 3rd place on the standings of Group B.By winning the sixth match of qualifiers for the European Championship, Dragons increased their chances for going to the continental review, which will be held next year in France. Edin Višća scored twice and Edin Džeko one time for our national team.This was the second victory for the National Team of B&H in qualifiers for the European Championship.In the next round in September, B&H football players will play against Belgium, which lost against Wales in last night’s match with the score 0 : 1. With this victory Wales remained on the leading position, while the Belgium is now on the second place, with three points more than team of B&H.last_img read more

WHS Daily Bulletin: Prom announcements

first_img Close Forgot password? Please put in your email: Send me my password! Close message Login This blog post All blog posts Subscribe to this blog post’s comments through… RSS Feed Subscribe via email Subscribe Subscribe to this blog’s comments through… RSS Feed Subscribe via email Subscribe Follow the discussion Comments Logging you in… Close Login to IntenseDebate Or create an account Username or Email: Password: Forgot login? Cancel Login Close Username or Email: Password: Lost your password? Cancel Login Dashboard | Edit profile | Logout Logged in as Admin Options Disable comments for this page Save Settings You are about to flag this comment as being inappropriate. Please explain why you are flagging this comment in the text box below and submit your report. The blog admin will be notified. Thank you for your input. There are no comments posted yet. Be the first one! Post a new comment Enter text right here! Comment as a Guest, or login: Login to IntenseDebate Login to Login to Twitter Go back Tweet this comment Connected as (Logout) Email (optional) Not displayed publicly. Name Email Website (optional) Displayed next to your comments. Not displayed publicly. If you have a website, link to it here. Posting anonymously. Tweet this comment Submit Comment Subscribe to None Replies All new comments Comments by IntenseDebate Enter text right here! Reply as a Guest, or login: Login to IntenseDebate Login to Login to Twitter Go back Tweet this comment Connected as (Logout) Email (optional) Not displayed publicly. Name Email Website (optional) Displayed next to your comments. Not displayed publicly. If you have a website, link to it here. Posting anonymously. Tweet this comment Cancel Submit Comment Subscribe to None Replies All new comments Submitted to Sumner Newscow — Today’s Wellington High School bulletin for Tuesday, March 31, 2015:Tuesday•Tennis at 3 p.m.WednesdayThursday• Golf at Winfield Country Club, 3 p.m.•Tennis at Circle, 3 p.m.•Track at Clearwater, 3 p.m.•Baseball at Wellington vs. Mulvane, 4 p.m.•Softball at Wellington vs. Mulvane, 4:30 p.m.Friday• No schoolMonday• No school.Lunch Menu: Tuesday: Pork rib/bun, romaine and tomato, Tri-tater, green beans, fresh kiwi, apple crisp.Today’s News*Sophomores: If you are interested in being a Sophomore Server for prom, please sign up in the office.*Juniors and Seniors: A few Prom Announcements-1.You should receive your prom invitations by the end of the day today.2.RSVP’s are due to Ms. Ford in room 409 by the end of the day April 8.3.If you would be interested in performing for your classmates at prom, please pick up an entertainment application from Ms. Ford or stop by the office. 4.Tickets will go on sale by the student entrance before and after school starting Monday, April 13. They are $30.00.5. You can sign-up out of town dates in the office.6. The Project Prom student pledge sheets are in the office. Please read and sign the sheet and return to the office.-Please see Ms. Ford if you have any questions or concerns.*Delta Kappa Gamma Society International is offering a $500 scholarship to a 2015 graduating senior who is pursuing a degree in education. The application form is in the counselor’s office.*Are you looking for a new skill to impress your friends? Do you find yourself wanting to throw random objects in the air?  Do you need something better to do than sit at home and watch Star Wars? Then join color guard! There will be an informational meeting for students interested in color guard for next year today after school at 3:10, as well as Wednesday morning at 7:40 p.m. in room 112.  Please attend one of these meetings if you are interested.  The WHS Color guard uses flags and movement to express dynamic passages in the music accompanying the marching band during the football season. Please see Ms. Vaughn in room 112 if you have any questions.*Senior Parents: If you are interested in purchasing a senior ad in the yearbook, contact Ms. Ford at*Seniors: You can turn in pictures for the Graduation video until May 1st. We will not accept any pictures after May 1st unless previous arrangements are made.*Senior Girls: Remember to turn in your completed PEO scholarship application by April 1 to Mrs. Yates*SENIORS: Please remember to apply for the $1,000 Kansas All Star Scholarship. The deadline is April 15, 2015.*The Jostens Man will be here to deliver Senior Graduation orders on: Thursday, April 2nd @ 2:30 in the High School Commons. If you haven’t already sent in your balance due, don’t forget to bring it on delivery day.  No checks will be accepted.  Please bring cash or pay with credit card in advance.  Also, anyone who still needs to order their class ring can do so at this time.*Crusaders of the Stage present the Grounds Table Coffee Shop open on Tuesdays and Thursdays from 7:15-7:45 in the commons. All proceeds go to the Crusaders of the Stage trip to Nationals. Come early and get your coffee!Today is:National Tater DayNational Bunsen Burner DayNational Education and Sharing DayFollow us on Twitter.last_img read more

Blackhawks’ Jonathan Toews misses mark with coronavirus comments

first_imgJonathan Toews offered some baffling commentary on the coronavirus Monday.The Blackhawks captain and usually to-himself player said that there is uncertainty as to how and when people catch the coronavirus, something that has been scientifically and factually proven in the past. During a time of misinformation and fake news, maybe the blowback will teach Toews a small lesson in choosing words more wisely in the future. But actions do speak louder than words, and while Toews doesn’t explicitly say “wear a mask” — a directive of medical experts and scientists that could drastically reduce the spread of COVID-19 — he has been spotted at events wearing one himself in recent weeks while helping out Chicago.This is what change looks like. Just got together pro athletes from the @ChicagoBears @chicagobulls @whitesox @NHLBlackhawks @packers @Panthers and @Saints. We invited @nflcommish and @chicagosmayor. We listened to kids and learned about their dream for a better Chicago.— Sam Acho (@TheSamAcho) July 7, 2020When Toews does speak, he’s usually measured and intelligent. “Captain Serious” garnered praise in June for his eloquent words on the Black Lives Matter movement and racial injustice across the United States.Toews and the Blackhawks are set to return to the ice in August. Jonathan Toews: “Does anybody really know how and when people catch this thing? I think the best you can do is get good rest, eat healthy, take care of your body, kind of do the little things that lower your chances.— Scott Powers (@ByScottPowers) July 13, 2020″What else can you do? Sitting around worrying about it is just going to drive you crazy. I think the NHL’s gone to great lengths to create a safe environment. It’s far from perfect at the end of the day.— Scott Powers (@ByScottPowers) July 13, 2020″Everyone has their own beliefs, seeing where they stand with all this. It’s up to you to really do the right thing to be respectful of others but also take care of yourself.”— Scott Powers (@ByScottPowers) July 13, 2020MORE: When do the NHL playoffs start?”Does anybody really know how and when people catch this thing?” Toews said. “I think the best you can do is get good rest, eat healthy, take care of your body, kind of do the little things that lower your chances. What else can you do? Sitting around worrying about it is just going to drive you crazy.”I think the NHL’s gone to great lengths to create a safe environment. It’s far from perfect at the end of the day. Everyone has their own beliefs, seeing where they stand with all this. It’s up to you to really do the right thing to be respectful of others but also take care of yourself.”Toews goes a little half-and-half with his comments, drawing the ire of some. While he misses the mark in questioning how the virus is spread, his comments in general are also a whole lot of nothing; Toews doesn’t denounce testing or wearing a mask, after all, and offers pretty basic life advice in the process. For comparison: If you want some really bad coronavirus takes from the sports world, here’s MLB umpire Joe West and Michigan Wolverines head coach Jim Harbaugh. You can file Toews’ words under “irresponsible” but not “malicious.”last_img read more

Mother says her young children were allowed to walk home from school without her permission

first_imgA South Florida mother says her two children under the age of 10 were accidentally allowed to walk home from school despite being on the after school pick-up list.The incident occurred Wednesday at North Andrews Gardens Elementary near Oakland Park.The mother, Michelle Gibson, told reporters that she arrived at the school to find that her five-year-old daughter and her six-year-old son were nowhere to be found. After searching the school grounds, she found that her children had been escorted off the school grounds by the principal and allowed to walk home by themselves:“We started looking around the back of the school, the side of the school,” Gibson said. “We found my children four blocks away down walking through the streets towards Andrews. They were holding hands. They were walking.”While the two children were found safe, Gibson says the incident still terrifies her because anything could have happened to them:“They could have been picked up by a stranger,” Gibson said. “They could’ve gotten lost. They could’ve been hit by a car.”The district declined to comment on the specific situation due to privacy rules, however, they did report that they are looking into the matter.last_img read more