KO of Lucas Matthysse has Manny Pacquiao thirsting for a stoppage

first_imgPrivate companies step in to help SEA Games hosting TS Kammuri to enter PAR possibly a day after SEA Games opening Hotel management clarifies SEAG footballers’ kikiam breakfast issue Manny Pacquiao part of 2019 SEA Games opening ceremony PLAY LIST 00:36Manny Pacquiao part of 2019 SEA Games opening ceremony00:50Trending Articles00:50Trending Articles02:42PH 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 Games02:11Trump awards medals to Jon Voight, Alison Krauss ‘Misunderstood’ Terrence Romeo putting issues behind as he starts new journey with San Miguel LATEST STORIES A spectacular win against Broner would raise the stocks for the planned rematch between him and Floyd Mayweather for the sequel of their 2015 mega-fight.Sports Related Videospowered by AdSparcRead Next Is Luis Manzano planning to propose to Jessy Mendiola? “And now I’m here fighting Pacquiao. I never thought in a million years I’d be here,” added Broner who vowed to get his career straightened up for the biggest fight of his career.But he mustn’t get his hopes high.Pacquiao said that after flooring Argentine tough guy Lucas Matthysse for the WBA welterweight title last July in Kuala Lumpur, he had developed a renewed hunger for sensational triumphs.“I have to maximize the opportunity,” said Pacquiao. “I forgot how much fun winning a fight by knockout until I stopped (Mathysse). It felt great to win that way.”For Pacquiao, it’s his glorious career coming in full circle as he will fighting at the MGM Grand Garden, the site of his sixth round KO of Lehlo Ledwaba in June 2001 which catapulted him into superstardom.ADVERTISEMENT SEA Games: Biñan football stadium stands out in preparedness, completioncenter_img SEA Games hosting troubles anger Duterte Don’t miss out on the latest news and information. View comments SEA Games: Biñan football stadium stands out in preparedness, completion Not that Pacquiao has a beef against the Broner, a rough and troubled former world champ who was just out on bail.“I have nothing personal against Adrien Broner,” said the 40-year-old Pacquiao. This fight is strictly business. He makes me laugh. He knows how to sell himself and to sell a fight.”FEATURED STORIESSPORTSPrivate companies step in to help SEA Games hostingSPORTSUrgent reply from Philippine ‍football chiefSPORTSSEA Games: Biñan football stadium stands out in preparedness, completionMeantime, Broner appeared on All-Access, a three-part series produced just for the fight, that he had an epiphany to focus on boxing while sitting on a jail cell not long ago.“”I made up my mind that day that if God let me out of here, I’m gonna box,” said the 29-year-old native of Cincinnati. LOOK: Joyce Pring goes public with engagement to Juancho Triviño MOST READ Argentina’s Lucas Matthysse reacts after he was knocked down by Philippines’ Manny Pacquiao during their world welterweight boxing championship bout at Axiata Arena in Kuala Lumpur on July 15, 2018. / AFP PHOTO / Mohd RASFANMANILA, Philippines–Now that he’s rediscovered the thrill of a knockout victory, Manny Pacquiao is looking at no less than stopping his fancy American foe Adrien Broner when they clash on Jan. 19 in Las Vegas.“The fans loved it, so why not try for it again,” Pacquiao told philboxing.com after another gruelling workout in Hollywood that prompted his head trainer and best friend Buboy Fernandez to say that he has already reached 100 percent in shape.ADVERTISEMENTlast_img read more

Sports Wrap: Record-breaking Maxwell sets new target, heartbreak for Sania and more

first_imgGlenn Maxwell eyes Test comeback after blazing 145Glenn Maxwell is hoping his brilliant unbeaten 145 in the first Twenty20 against Sri Lanka will put him back on track to represent Australia in the longer formats of the game.Sania knocked out of women’s doubles at US OpenSeventh seeds Sania Mirza and Barbora Strycova were beaten 6-7 (3), 1-6 by top seeds Caroline Garcia and Kristina Mladenovic in the women’s doubles quarter-finals of the US Open.Gael Monfils routs Lucas Pouille to reach US Open semi-finalsFrenchman Gael Monfils overwhelmed worn-out compatriot Lucas Pouille 6-4, 6-3, 6-3 to become the first man into the semi-finals of the US Open.World Cup qualfiers: Brazil, Uruguay win; Argentina salvage draw at VenezuelaNeymar and Miranda gave Brazil a win over Colombia while Nicolas Otamendi saved the day for Argentina with a 83rd minute equaliser.India Blue inch closer to seal Duleep Trophy final berthIndia Blue established their dominance against India Green by taking a mammoth 555-run lead on the penultimate day of the four-day Duleep Trophy match.last_img read more

IPL 2017, Kolkata Knight Riders (KKR) vs Rising Pune Supergiant (RPS): How rookie Rahul Tripathi stole the show at Eden

first_imgRookie batsman Rahul Tripathi played a breathtaking knock of 93 to singlehandedly take Rising Pune Supergiant to a four-wicket win over Kolkata Knight Riders in the Indian Premier League. (POINTS TABLE | SCORECARD)The Pune bowlers put up a disciplined effort to limit KKR to 155 for eight before Tripathi fashioned his team’s win with a 52-ball blinder.The visiting team got home with four balls to spare with Tripathi missing out on a well deserved hundred. HIGHLIGHTS: Kolkata never really had enough runs on the board although the total was afighting one. However, Tripathi’s blitzkrieg deflated the hosts and they never really recovered from it. Woakes had a brilliant outing with theball and his strikes did generate a bit of interest in the game whileKuldeep was tidy towards the end. However, they were probably just 15runs short at the break and it came down to that margin eventually. Fairly comfortable win for Pune. It did get a bit too close for comfort butthey managed to get across the line with ease eventually. Tripathi’sone-man show shouldered the run chase completely as he waded into theKolkata bowling with no mercy whatsoever. He was absolutely exceptionaland the fact that the next highest score was 14 sums up the story. Acluster of wickets did make things interesting for the viewers but Punewere always ahead and Christian sealed it with a biggie. Kolkata never really had enough runs on the board although the total was afighting one. However, Tripathi’s blitzkrieg deflated the hosts and they never really recovered from it. Woakes had a brilliant outing with theball and his strikes did generate a bit of interest in the game whileKuldeep was tidy towards the end. However, they were probably just 15runs short at the break and it came down to that margin eventually.Equal points with @KKRiders 6 out off the last 7 won! Let’s keep the momentum ticking! Crucial win this! ?????? #RangWahiJungNayi #KKRvRPS pic.twitter.com/rTRZs8qklSadvertisement- RisingPuneSupergiant (@RPSupergiants) May 3, 201723.26 IST: 2 losses in a row for Kolkata while Pune topple Hyderabad to the third spot. And this win was their 3 wins on the trot. They’ve really upped their game at the right time.23.25 IST: SIX! CHRISTIAN FINISHES IT OFF! Second time in as many games that the Aussie all-rounder has ended things with a bang. Shortish in length and he holds his shape to nail thye pull comfortably over deep mid-wicket for a comfortable maximum. PUNE WIN BY 4 WICKETS.23.21 IST: Pune need 5 runs off the last over.23.14 IST: Tripathi at 92 as the innings goes into the penultimate over.23.12 IST: SIX! Tripathi hits it out of the park in the last ball of the 17th over. He nails another big hit. Goes for the slog sweep and makes proper contact to send it soaring over deep mid-wicket for a biggie. That’s a really bludgeoning strike.23.08 IST: OUT! Dhoni edges it and Jackson makes a simple catch and the former Indian captain immediately walks back. RPS 139/6 in 16.1 overs vs KKR.23.05 IST: Tripathi taking it slow post 80 and Dhoni seems to be looking to give the strike to Tripathi for the young lad to get the milestone. RPS 139/4 in 16 over vs KKR.23.01 IST: RPS need only 20 runs off 28 balls.22.59 IST: Despite the match happening in Eden and Dhoni playing against the home team, the cheers of ‘DHONI! DHONI!’ don’t seem to cease.22.56 IST: OUT! Stokes didn’t time that at all and Narine takes a comfortable off his own ball. RPS 131/4 in 13.3 overs vs KKR.22.52 IST: SIX! 3 IN A ROW! This is fearless batting and he is making a mockery of the run chase. Fuller around middle, he clears his front leg and slog sweeps it over long on for a biggie. No stopping him at the moment. RPS 130/3 in 13 overs vs KKR.22.51 IST: SIX! THAT’S EVEN BIGGER! He is on the rampage now. Floated around off, winds up for the slog sweep and dismantles it over wide long on for a biggie. That went deeper into the crowd.22.50 IST: SIX! MASSIVE! Floated around middle, Tripathi steps out and lofts it over deep mid-wicket for a maximum. No half measures when he hits them and clears the ropes with ease. What a knock it has been from the young man!22.47 IST: There’s an appeal against Triapthi for a stumping. The umpire has referred it upstairs. Didn’t seem that close to the naked eye. Replays show Tripathi was well inside the crease. RPS 110/3 in 12 overs, chasing 15622.45 IST: FOUR! Sloppy from Woakes! Tripathi goes for the slog sweep and sends it over mid-wicket. Woakes in the deep goes to his left to make the stop but times the slide poorly to concede the boundary.advertisement22.44 IST: Good over from Kuldeep Yadav. Just 5 runs off it. RPS 101/3 in 11 overs, chasing 156 22.38 IST: FOUR! Innovative! Fuller in the line of the stumps, Stokes kneels down and reverse sweeps it over point for a boundary. RPS 96/3 in 10 overs, chasing 15322.32 IST: OUT! Cleaned up! Pitched on a good length around off, nips in a touch. Tiwary looks to defend it but plays down the wrong line. There’s a big gap between his bat and pad and the ball goes through to hit the off stump. Woakes is having a good spell here. Second of the night for him. Ben Stokes walks out to bat.22.30 IST: FOUR! Clever stuff! Flatter and sliding in, Tripathi gets across and scoops it over short fine leg for a boundary. Gets to his fifty with that. What a smashing knock he is playing!22.27 IST: FOUR! Tiwary welcomes Narine with a boundary past Pathan at first slip.22.25 IST: Tripathi has missed the chance to make the fastest fifty of this season, along with Chris Lynn. He’s at 48 in 20 balls.22.23 IST: Coulter-Nile looked uncomfortable throughout his over and he walks out of the pitch.22.21 IST: FOUR! Tripathi has reached 47 runs with that stylish boundary.22.20 IST: SIX! Tripathi not letting go! Hits Coulter-Nile for a six over the cow corner.WICKET! RPS – 5?9? / 2? after 5? overs. @chriswoakes wins the Ashes battle as Smith is bowled. #DusKiDahaad #AmiKKR #KKRvRPS pic.twitter.com/AuMu11egdp- KolkataKnightRiders (@KKRiders) May 3, 201722.17 IST: OUT! Smith bowled by Woakes. Kolkata get a good breakthrough yet Tripathi is on the crease and he is the more dangerous man at the moment. RPS 59/2 in 5 overs vs KKR.22.13 IST: SIX! Smith has joined the party. Hits Woakes straight over the ropes.22.12 IST: Another big big over for Pune. Umesh Yadav gets hit all over the park. This is massive. Pune have their feet on the accelerator. Kolkata will need to break this partnership. RPS 47/1 in 4 overs vs KKR.22.10 IST: Excellent over for Pune. Miserable for Coulter-Nile. A massive 19 runs off it. RPS 30/1 in 2 overs vs KKR.22.07 IST: FOUR! Full toss and Tripathi drives it through mid on. Fails to connect it cleanly but still manages to beat the man at mid on for a boundary.22.05 IST: SIX! It’s Tripathi again. Tripathi makes space for himself and drives the ball for a six over mid-off.22.04 IST: FOUR! Good shot by Tripathi. Finds the gap and sends Coulter-Nile for a four.22.01 IST: OUT! Umesh strikes back! Edged and gone! Rahane’s poor run continues. Short outside off, Rahane tries to be cheeky. Hangs his bat in the air. Gets it off the splice and the ball goes in the gloves of Jackson, who doesn’t make any mistake. Umesh has got his man. Good aggressive start by Kolkata!21.59 IST: FOUR! Rahane smartly guides Umesh for a boundary.21.57 IST: Pune have got a decent start. RPS 7/0 in an over vs KKR.advertisement21.55 IST: Gambhir asks Coulter-Nile if he needs a second slip but the bowler says no.21.54 IST: FOUR! No second slip and Rahane guildes Coulter-Nile to the boundary.21.53 IST: Ajinkya Rahane and Rahul Tripathi are in to bat while Coulter-Nile will begin the attack.Here’s the head-to-head record between KKR and RPS in @IPL. #DusKiDahaad #AmiKKR #KKRvRPS pic.twitter.com/F6cEhEwsYe- KolkataKnightRiders (@KKRiders) May 3, 201721.39 IST: Kolkata finish the innings at 155/8. It looks like a good score on the wicket. It’ll be interesting to see how the wicket behaves for Pune. Kolkata will look to strike consistently like Pune did with some quality bowlers in their kitty.21.36 IST: OUT! Stokes sends back Coulter-Nile. KKR are 154/8 in 19.3 overs vs RPS.21.33 IST: Collision between Stokes and Smith as both run to catch Suryakumar’s strike at the boundary. KKR are getting a good score on the wicket.21.29 IST: Back-to-Back boundaries! Suryakumar hits Unadkat all over the park. This is exactly what Kolkata needed.21.26 IST: NASTY! An excellent bouncer by Dan Christian but it hits Coulter-Nile’s helmet right on his face. The helmet has well and truly protected the Australian. KKR 130/7 in 18 overs vs RPS.21.24 IST: OUT! GONE! Good fielding from the skipper and Woakes has to go. Fuller around middle, drilled down the ground to long on. The batsmen go for the second run but Smith fires a good throw at the bowler’s end. Christian dislodges the bails and it is referred upstairs. Replays show that Woakes was well short. KKR 129/7 in 17.4 overs.21.16 IST: OUT! Unadkat strikes yet again! Grandhomme walks back now. The time-out has once again worked well for Pune. This was exactly the wicket they were looking for.21.12 IST: It’s Strategic time-out! The last one helped Pune and they’ll want to pick the wicket of Grandhomme while Kolkata would want to hold on to him.21.11 IST: FOUR! Rare bad delivery from Tahir. Grandhomme smashes it for a four.21.10 IST: Grandhomme is looking good and he’s the key to a decent total for KKR.21.07 IST: FOUR! WHAT A SHOT! De Grandhomme is timing it like magic here. Back of a length outside off, he stands tall and punches it uppishly past the cover fielder. The ball was destined for the fence the moment it made contact with the bat. This is turning out to be a gem from the Kiwi.21.06 IST: OUT! CHRISTIAN STRIKES! Vital breakthrough for Pune as Pandey was looking ominous. Slower ball and he is early into the slog over mid-wicket. Rahane in the deep makes no mistake as he takes the catch comfortably. A good fluent knock comes to an end from Pandey. KKR 103/5 in 14.1 overs vs RPS.21.00 IST: FOUR! SLAMMED! Full toss and that’s a gift to de Grandhomme who blasts the drive through the covers. The sweeper cover fielder can hardly move to his right as the ball blazes to the fence.20.58 IST: FOUR! DEFT TOUCH! Shortish outside off, Pandey decides to glide it to the right of the short third man fielder. Makes fine connection and the ball whistles away to the fence.20.56 IST: SIX! DROPPED! Christian is the culprit and it’s another biggie to the Kiwi all-rounder. Goes down the ground with the spin this time and seems to have mistimed it. Christian in the deep leaps and gets a hand on it but it doesn’t stick and goes over the ropes. Just the kind of over Kolkata needed.20.54 IST: SIX! CLOBBERED! Drifting in from around off, de Grandhomme picks it up and slog sweeps it deep mid-wicket for a huge maximum. This man is a powerful striker when on song.20.49 IST: STRAIGHT FOURS! Misfield gifted Kolkata four runs in the second ball of Thakur’s over while Pandey whacked him for a boundary in the third ball.20.48 IST: FOUR! FINDS THE GAP! Fuller ball around middle, Pandey uses his strong bottom hand to propel this over mid-wicket. Nice placement as the ball races to the fence for a boundary. Much needed one for Kolkata.20.45 IST: OUT! Pathan is caught LBW by Tahir. The time-out worked wonders for Pune and Kolkata fall deeper. KKR 55/4 in 9.1 overs vs RPS.20.42 IST: Pune have got an ideal start. The wicket looks two-paced and it may not be very easy to chase so Pune would look to restrict Kolkata to a low score.20.41 IST: It’s Strategic Time-out! Kolkata really need it. They would look to gain composure and brush off the early setback. Their run rate is just a little over 6 runs per over and Pandey and Pathan will want to accelerate a bit.20.36 IST: SIX! Pandey brings Kolkata’s fifty in some style! Excellent swing from the young man and smashes it over the ropes. KKR 52/3 in 8 overs vs RPS.20.34 IST: The onus of keeping Kolkata afloat is on Manish Pandey and Yusuf Pathan. They will have to build a partnership.20.32 IST: SAFE! Direct hit but Pandey is within the line.20.30 IST: Gambhir was counter-attacking and was looking to get Kolkata back on track. This is a big big blow for Kolkata. They don’t have Uthappa and they have already lost the top-three.20.27 IST: OUT! Gambhir is sent back to pavilion by Sundar as Rahane takes a comfortable catch near the boundary line.20.24 IST: Back-to-Back boundaries! Poor delivery, punished! On the pads, Gambhir tucks it past short fine leg and the ball races to the fence. Back-to-back boundaries for the Kolkata skipper. Good over this for Kolkata, two boundaries off it. KKR 27/2 in 5 overs vs RPS.20.22 IST: FOUR! First one for Gambhir. Ben Stokes bowls a fuller ball and Gambhir sends it to the ropes towards deep mid-wicket.20.20 IST: OUT! Hit Wicket! Oh dear, what a sad way to get out! Jackson was doing well. KKR 19/2 in 4 overs vs RPS.20.18 IST: FOUR! Jackson again! Smashes Sundar for a boundary.20.17 IST: CLOSE! Gambhir misses Sundar’s ball but he’s within the crease and he’s safe.20.15 IST: Another good over by Unadkat. Just 6 runs off it. KKR 14/1 in 3 overs vs RPS.20.11 IST: FOUR! Jackson makes space for himself and sends Unadkat for a boundary.20.09 IST: Ben Stokes goes for 8 runs in his first over. KKR 8/1 in 2 overs vs RPS.20.08 IST: FOUR!  Leg byes! Freebie! On a length outside leg, Gambhir looks to tickle it but misses. The ball brushes the pads and runs fine down the leg side to the fence.C&B @JUnadkat Brilliant over, a wicket maiden! Narine departs, the trick did not work for KKR this time around! #RangWahiJungNayi #KKRvRPS- RisingPuneSupergiant (@RPSupergiants) May 3, 201720.06 IST: OUT! Jaydev Unadkat’s blinders sends Narine packing in the first over. Wicket-maiden over by Unadkat. KKR 0/1 in 1 over vs RPS.20.02 IST: NO RUNS! Four straight maiden deliveries by Unadkat to begin the game. Excellent stuff!20.00 IST: Sunil Narine and Gautam Gambhir walk in to bat while Jaydev Unadkat will lead the bowling attack of Pune.19.58 IST: Former New Zealand captain and current coach of Pune, Steven Fleming rings the grand bell at Eden Gardens.19.56 IST: With KKR’s strong bowling attack, Pune will need more than just Ben Stokes to get runs on the board.19.54 IST: KKR will really need Sunil Narine to fire up tonight and have a quick yet stable innings.19.49 IST: Robin Uthappa has been in great form for KKR and not having him in the squad tonight will be a big blow for the home team. This presents a good opportunity for Pune to further their good momentum.#IPL Match 41: Here are the Playing XIs for @KKRiders vs @RPSupergiants #KKRvRPS pic.twitter.com/TkqEgsge5l- IndianPremierLeague (@IPL) May 3, 201719.39 IST: Here are the playing XI of both the teams.Kolkata Knight Riders: Sunil Narine, Gautam Gambhir(c), Manish Pandey, Yusuf Pathan, Suryakumar Yadav, Sheldon Jackson(w), Colin de Grandhomme, Chris Woakes, Nathan Coulter-Nile, Kuldeep Yadav, Umesh YadavRising Pune Supergiant: Ajinkya Rahane, Rahul Tripathi, Steven Smith(c), Manoj Tiwary, Ben Stokes, MS Dhoni(w), Daniel Christian, Washington Sundar, Jaydev Unadkat, Shardul Thakur, Imran Tahir19.35 IST: Steve Smith said that Pune will bowl first and they are looking to build on their previous performances.”We are going to have a bowl. Generally, it is a chasing ground here. He (Stokes) was magnificent the other night. We have played well the last 5-6 games. No changes for us.Gambhir on the other hand said they have generally been good in the tournament but had a bad last game where David Warner took it away from them.”We have done well. We would have bowled as well. We have played some great cricket. We had a bad last game. Warner took is away from us, and there was not much to discuss. “About the changes, Gambhir said, “Robin’s got a niggle, so we have got Suryakumar (Yadav) in. Just a niggle but we don’t want to take any chance.”This means Sheldon Jackson will be KKR’s wicket-keeper tonight.19.31 IST: Rising Pune Supergiant win toss, opt to bowl vs Kolkata Knight Riders in Kolkata.19.28 IST: If Rising Pune Supergiant win today, they’ll climb to the third spot on the points table with 14 points, as many as KKR but behind KKR on net run rate.Good evening #Supergiants ???We take on the @KKRiders tonight at Eden!A win & we are level on points with them! ?? #RangWahiJungNayi #KKRvRPS pic.twitter.com/i54STzHBB0- RisingPuneSupergiant (@RPSupergiants) May 3, 201719.27 IST: This match is Manish Pandey’s 100th IPL game..@im_manishpandey will feature in his 100th @IPL game as we welcome @RPSupergiants to Eden Gardens! ??? #DusKiDahaad #AmiKKR #KKRvRPS pic.twitter.com/nGzyin1avg- KolkataKnightRiders (@KKRiders) May 3, 201719.25 IST: Here’s Umesh Yadav and Trent Boult warming up before the match.#IPL Match 41: @y_umesh & @trent_boult warming-up under the watchful eyes of @jacqueskallis75 #KKR @KKRiders pic.twitter.com/IWLlAw6NVK- IndianPremierLeague (@IPL) May 3, 201719.15 IST: Million-dollar Ben Stokes proved his worth with the bat when he hit his maiden Twenty20 century (103 off 63 balls) with less than three weeks to go for the final.IPL’s costliest player, Stokes, led a 162-run chase while batting at number five in a one-man show against Gujarat Lions in their last game. 19.08 IST: Meanwhile, here’s an interesting piece of stat from Mohandas Menon.The fittest in #IPL 2017Most singles130 S Dhawan125 G Gambhir116 S Raina115 D Warner112 M Pandey109 S Smith105 N Rana- Mohandas Menon (@mohanstatsman) May 3, 201719.06 IST: Pune, on the other hand, are on the ascent from the bottom-half of the table and now find themselves placed securely in top four with a four-point lead over fifth-placed Kings XI Punjab.19.05 IST: Looking unstoppable with a hat-trick of wins and enjoying a two-point lead over Mumbai Indians, KKR’s winning streak was stopped by Sunrisers.KKR will now be under pressure to secure the magic number 16 and seal their place in the knock-out stage after Mumbai became the first team to secure a play-off berth.19.00 IST: Two-time champions Kolkata Knight Riders would look to bury the ghosts of their heavy defeat of the season as they face a resurgent Rising Pune Supergiant.While KKR suffered their heaviest defeat of the season against Sunrisers Hyderabad in their last game, Pune looked to have found their mojo in the business end of the tournament having registered consecutive wins in their last two matches. Brief Preview: A Ben Stokes-inspired Rising Pune Supergiant will pull out all stops in their bid to consolidate the play-offs spot when they take on Kolkata Knight Riders (KKR) in an Indian Premier League (IPL) face-off here at the Eden Gardens on Wednesday.Stokes, the most expensive player in the 10th edition of the cash-rich league, smashed an unbeaten 63-ball 103 to pull Pune out of a hole at 10/3 chasing 162 for victory and help script a five-wicket win over Gujarat Lions on Monday.The triumph saw Steve Smith’s side widen the gap between them, placed fourth in the eight-team points table with 12 points from 10 outings, and Kings XI Punjab to four points though the latter have played a game less.KKR, on the other hand, have all but made the play-offs sitting pretty at the second spot having 14 points from 10 games. Mumbai Indians are top of the tree with 16 points while Sunrisers Hyderabad are third raking up 13 points from 10 matches. (Read Full Preview Here)last_img read more

World Cup 2018: Coach Oscar Tabarez hails Uruguay’s mental strength

first_imgUruguay coach Oscar Tabarez lauded his side’s dedication and commitment on Saturday after a hard-fought 2-1 win over Portugal took them into the quarter-finals of the World Cup 2018.Edinson Cavani put Uruguay ahead in the seventh minute when he evaded the Portugal defence to meet Luis Suarez’s pinpoint cross with a bullet header at the far post.But Pepe headed Portugal level in the 55th minute, the first goal Uruguay have conceded in the tournament, but the two-time champions regained the lead seven minutes later when Rodrigo Bentancur found Cavani and he curled a brilliant first-time shot past Rui Patricio from the edge of the penalty area. Uruguay have now won all four of their matches so far in Russia.World Cup 2018: Edinson Cavani brace sends Ronaldo’s Portugal crashing out”The distinctive feature of the game was the dedication the players showed on the pitch, and that is the way that we see football,” Tabarez said. “It was difficult. Portugal had more possession and were often in our half of the pitch, and it would have been better for us to have more of the ball and play the game closer to their goal.2018 FIFA WORLD CUP: FULL COVERAGE”Today we committed a mistake that led to the equaliser but we have a very strong team in terms of mindset,” Tabarez added, citing the value of his team’s “intensity, focus and tactical intuition”.Portugal dominated possession but their attack did not have enough bite to break through the Uruguay defence twice, leaving their captain Cristiano Ronaldo a frustrated figure throughout the match.advertisementNot a fair result. Portugal coach can’t come to terms with World Cup exitPortugal had 61 percent of the possession and four times as many shots at goal as the Uruguyans but Tabarez dismissed possession as a mere statistic and said what mattered was creating and converting chances.World Cup 2018: Messi, Ronaldo dreams dashed as Argentina, Portugal bow out”I think there is often a mistaken assumption that possession leads to goal-scoring opportunities,” said the former coach of Cagliari and AC Milan.World Cup 2018: Cristiano Ronaldo’s class act in defeat wins hearts”I learnt that in Italy when I worked there. In Italy ball possession isn’t sanctified as it is elsewhere. Even if you don’t have a lot of possession you can inflict pain on your opponent.”Tabarez saluted man-of-the-match Cavani but said he was not sure whether the Paris St Germain striker, who limped off in the 74th minute, would be ready for next Friday’s quarter-final against France.”Cavani sustained an injury tonight and we will have to see how that evolves as it’s not clear at this stage how serious it is,” he said. “But as always, we will bank on the strength of our team as a collective. That is our best chance against any adversary, and we know that France will be very tough indeed.”Cavani will surely be the toast of the nation. Earlier in the evening, France had knocked out a major South American country, Argentina. Later in the night, a South American country rallied hard to dash the hopes of the 2016 European champions.Understandably, the 31-year-old PSG striker was ecstatic.”I am happy for what happened today, I hope we can go further,” Cavani said. “It’s exciting…there are no words to describe this. Really, really, really happy – look at our fans! I want to continue dreaming,” he said at the end of the match.Uruguay, world champions in 1930 and 1950, will play France, who beat Argentina 4-3 earlier in the day, in the quarter-finals in Nizhny Novgorod on July 6.(With Reuters inputs)last_img read more

China’s defence minister to visit India tomorrow

first_imgK J M VarmaBeijing, Aug 20 (PTI) China has said its relations with India are improving steadily in all areas including the military sphere as its Defence Minister Lt Gen Wei Fenghe is set to begin his four-day visit to New Delhi tomorrow, the first after the Doklam standoff. Billed as an important visit by officials on both sides to improve communications and the atmospherics between the two militaries after last year’s 73-day Doklam standoff, Gen Wei would have in-depth exchanges with his counterpart Nirmala Sitharaman during the visit. This will be their second meeting this year as Sitharaman met him during her visit to Beijing in April to take part in the defence ministers’ meeting of the Shanghai Cooperation Organisation (SCO). Gen Wei’s visit is regarded as a full-fledged bilateral visit aimed at solidifying military ties in the larger improvement of relations after this year’s informal summit between Prime Minister Narendra Modi and President Xi Jinping. The summit at Wuhan had set in motion conscious attempts by both countries to set the Doklam standoff aside and improve ties in all spheres. Echoing the sentiment, Chinese foreign ministry spokesman Lu Kang told a media briefing here that Gen Wei’s visit comes in the backdrop of steady improvement of relations between the two countries. “For some time, you would have noticed that China-India relations are improving steadily. Exchanges and cooperation in all areas have moved forward including the military to military exchanges,” he said while replying to a question on the significance of Gen Wei’s visit to India. While no agreements are expected during Gen Wei’s visit, officials told PTI here that it is aimed at improving communication between the two militaries at the highest level as well as the atmospherics which would send a positive signal to the troops on the ground along the 3,488-km Line of Actual Control.advertisement The countries have opened several points for heads of the ground forces to meet periodically to improve relations. But so far both militaries have not been able to operationalise efforts to establish a hotline facility between their military headquarters due to procedural issues. The hotline between the two militaries was regarded as a major confidence-building measure as it would enable both the headquarters to intensify communication to avert tensions between border patrols and to avoid standoffs like Doklam. Gen Wei’s visit signals that relations between the People’s Liberation Army (PLA) and the Indian Army have generally recovered, Qian Feng, a research fellow at the National Strategy Institute of Tsinghua University, told the Global Times recently. “The military relationship has entered a positive development track with overall improvement and a warming trend in political relations between the two countries,” he said. Gen Wei’s visit comes in the backdrop of the successful visit in early July by Gen Liu Xiaowu, deputy commander of the Western Theater Command, Qian said. In return General Officer Commanding-in-Chief of Eastern Command of the Indian Army, Lt Gen Abhay Krishna visited China from August 15 to 19. According to the Indian Embassy here, he met with PLA Commander General Han Weiguo. On the visit of Gen Liu to India, Chinese defence ministry spokesman Col Ren Guoqiang told media earlier that during the visit the two countries forged consensus to implement the decisions reached by Modi and Xi at Wuhan. They also agreed to control risks at the border area, expand joint tactical drills, strengthening culture and sports interactions between the border defence forces, and jointly safeguarding peace and stability at the border, Col Ren said. PTI KJV KUN AKJ KUNKUNlast_img read more

Clemson Makes Change To 2021 Football Schedule

first_imgDabo Swinney speaks on the sideline.ATLANTA, GA – SEPTEMBER 22: Head Coach Dabo Swinney of the Clemson Tigers calls a play against the Georgia Tech Yellow Jackets on September 22, 2018 in Atlanta, Georgia. (Photo by Scott Cunningham/Getty Images)The Clemson Tigers have never faced the UConn Huskies on the football field, but they are scheduled to face off for the first time in 2021. However, a recent change is poised to delay the first-time meeting between the two schools.The UConn Huskies football website recently updated to indicate that their game against Clemson has been moved from September 11, 2021 to November 13, 2021.The change was made to accommodate UConn’s addition of the Purdue Boilermakers to the team’s 2021 schedule.  UConn is now scheduled to take on Purdue on September 11th instead.The Clemson Tigers have not yet updated their own schedule, so it is unknown at this time if the team will be playing a different opponent or have an early bye.UConn at Clemson in 2021 has been pushed back from Sept. 11 to Nov. 13, per UConn’s official website.Date change was made to accommodate the newly scheduled UConn-Purdue series.— FBSchedules.com (@FBSchedules) November 28, 2018According to FBSchedules, Clemson has a full schedule for the 2021 season: UConn, Wyoming, FCS school South Carolina State, and rival South Carolina.The South Carolina State does not yet have a date, per the site, so that could slide into the new Sept. 11 opening, as could an ACC match-up.Next year the Tigers are slated to play Texas A&M, Wofford, Charlotte, and South Carolina.last_img read more

New Zealand vs Pakistan, World Cup 2019: Weather Updates from Birmingham on Wednesday

first_imgNew Zealand vs Pakistan, World Cup 2019: Weather Updates from Birmingham on WednesdayNew Zealand vs Pakistan, World Cup 2019: Here’s all that you need to know about the weather forecast and prediction for rain on Wednesday at Edgbaston, Birmingham.advertisement Next India Today Web Desk BirminghamJune 26, 2019UPDATED: June 26, 2019 15:27 IST World Cup 2019 has seen record no of matches getting rained out. (Reuters Photo)Pakistan take on New Zealand in the must-win match of ICC Cricket World Cup 2019 on Wednesday at Edgbaston in Birmingham.Pakistan are heading into the match on the back of a 49-run morale-boosting win against South Africa on Sunday.Pakistan faced severe criticism after their loss to arch-rivals India but their 49-run win over South Africa breathed life into their campaign but the road ahead is a tough one.With just two wins and three losses, Pakistan are at the seventh spot with five points in six games.New Zealand, on the other hand, have been undefeated so far and currently hold the top position in the points table. But no team is unbeatable and New Zealand looked vulnerable against South Africa and the West Indies but it was skipper Williamson’s twin hundreds which helped them seal the wins.Williamson, who also anchored the side against Afghanistan, is their highest scorer in the tournament so far. Ross Taylor too has been among the runs but openers Colin Munro and Martin Guptill are yet to click.Pacers Trent Boult and Lockie Ferguson, have been in good form, while New Zealand also have two destructive all-rounders in Jimmy Neesham and Colin de Grandhomme in their ranks.LIVE UPDATES15:00: The toss will happen at 3.30PM IST and the match will start at 4PM IST. No overs will be deducted from this game if it doesn’t rain again.14:20: We will have a delayed start. The outfield is still wet and the umpires will have an inspection at 3:30 PM IST.advertisementA delayed start in the World Cup 2019 match between New Zealand and Pakistan may be on the cards as there is rain predicted early in the morning in Birmingham.However, we can expect a full game as the weather will remain cloudy but without any interruptions by rain, according to AccuWeather.A mixture of sunny, cloudy and overcast with very little chance of rain is forecasted for most of Wednesday in Birmingham. Screengrab from AccuWeatherAlso Read | New Zealand vs Pakistan: Dream11 Playing 11, Captain and Vice-Captain Prediction for World Cup 2019 Match 37Also Watch:For sports news, updates, live scores and cricket fixtures, log on to indiatoday.in/sports. Like us on Facebook or follow us on Twitter for Sports news, scores and updates.Get real-time alerts and all the news on your phone with the all-new India Today app. Download from Post your comment Do You Like This Story? Awesome! Now share the story Too bad. Tell us what you didn’t like in the comments Posted bySaurabh Kumar Tags :Follow World Cup 2019Follow Birmingham weatherFollow New Zealand vs Pakistanlast_img read more

Statement from Minister

first_imgThe following is a statement from Education and Early Childhood Development Minister Karen Casey. “I was very disappointed to learn about the outcome of the vote this evening. The collective bargaining process has run its course. This is the second time we reached a tentative agreement with different bargaining teams from the NSTU that was rejected by the membership. We will not be returning to the table, we now await the union’s decision.” -30-last_img

Indigenous owned cannabis company becomes first onreserve facility licensed for medical marijuana

first_imgAnnette FrancisAPTN NewsThe first Indigenous owned and operated medical cannabis producer gets licensed by Health Canada. Seven Leaf of Akwesasne, Ont. will soon start growing medical marijuana in it’s on-reserve facility.Grown out of a renovated water bottling plant, Seven Leaf is run by former Akwesasne Mohawk Police chief Lewis Mitchell. He says the community is already seeing the benefits of having the facility on-reserve “we’re employing twenty-four people from Akwesasne, that’s phase one, once we’re totally complete, once the complete buildout is finished for maximum capacity, we expect to hire seventy-five people from this community.”Mitchell added that each grow cycle is 120 days from propagation to harvest and the first crop of licensed cannabis will be available in Spring 2019.afrancis@aptn.ca@aptnafrancislast_img read more

Former French minister chosen to spearhead UN development financing efforts

19 February 2008With official development assistance (ODA) still insufficient to achieve global anti-poverty targets by 2015, Secretary-General Ban Ki-moon has appointed France’s former foreign minister Philippe Douste-Blazy to develop and promote new sources of funding, citing the urgent need to fill this critical gap. Mr. Douste-Blazy, appointed as Mr. Ban’s Special Adviser on Innovative Financing for Development, currently serves as Chairman of the Executive Board of UNITAID – the international drug purchase facility hosted by the UN World Health Organization (WHO).A doctor by profession, he has held ministerial posts in the French Government in health, culture and foreign affairs. During his tenure as France’s foreign minister, Mr. Douste-Blazy strongly advocated for the creation of UNITAID and the implementation in France of a solidarity levy on airline tickets aimed at supporting the achievement of the Millennium Development Goals (MDGs). Among his tasks in his new post will be to promote UNITAID and other sources of innovative financing for the achievement of the MDGs and to ensure they are coordinated with the global development agenda.“We are halfway in the timetable with the deadline in 2015, but we are not halfway in terms of results,” Mr. Douste-Blazy told reporters today in New York. “The truth is we are late.” He noted that there has been progress in just about every area, but it was not enough, especially in sub-Saharan Africa. Above all, global development assistance has fallen for the first time in 10 years. “This is a very important issue for the twenty-first century,” he said, adding that it is crucial to integrate the notion of innovative financing into the global development agenda as soon as possible. To that end, he is planning to convene next year the first-ever world conference devoted solely to innovative financing, which will focus on the development funds provided by citizens, local and regional authorities, foundations, non-governmental organizations (NGOs), economic and social representatives, faith groups and the private sector.Born in 1953, Mr. Douste-Blazy graduated in medical studies in Toulouse and worked as a cardiologist. He became Professor of Medicine at the Toulouse Sciences University in 1988. In addition to holding posts in the French Government, he also served in the European Parliament. read more

TSX loonie fall Wall Street mixed after oil recovers slightly

TORONTO — The Toronto market posted a nearly triple-digit loss and the loonie stayed flat despite a recovery in the price of oil.The S&P/TSX composite index fell 94.46 points to end the day at 12,695.49, after dropping nearly 227 points on Friday.In New York, the Dow Jones average of 30 stocks rose 103.29 points to close at 17,368.50, the broader S&P 500 index rose 9.57 points to 2,021.94 and the Nasdaq added 18.76 points to 4,952.23.The January crude contract ended the day up 69 cents to US$36.31 a barrel. Oil has plummeted from a high of nearly US$108 a barrel in June 2014 and has fallen even further over the past two weeks as a worldwide supply glut has shown no signs of easing.The February gold contract fell $12.30 to settle at US$1,063.40 per troy ounce and the January contract for natural gas fell 9.6 cents to US$1.894 per 1,000 cubic feet.The loonie ended the day up 0.02 of a cent to 72.79 cents US, after falling below 73 cents U.S. on Friday for the first time since mid-2004. read more

HRCSL raises concerns over unfair treatment of Muslims

“Therefore, please be good enough to submit a report to the Commission by 10 June, 2019 (a) on information on any such complaints received and action taken by local authorities coming under your purview and (b) whether you can be satisfied that citizens of all communities residing in your province enjoy the right to engage in commercial activities without discrimination by local authorities,” the letter said. She said that such discriminatory action amounts to a violation of Article 12 of the Constitution of Sri Lanka which guarantees non-discrimination on the basis of religion and also equal protection of the law. It is the flinction of the Commission under its parent statute, Act No. 2l of 1996, to investigate and inquire into such allegations. The Human Rights Commission of Sri Lanka (HRCSL) has raised concerns over the unfair treatment of Muslims in some parts of the country.It has come to the attention of the Human Rights Commission of Sri Lanka that in certain areas members of the Muslim Community who are lawfully engaged in commercial activities have been banned from using public premises for such purposes after the violent attacks of April 2L, 20I9. “We are informed that access to such premises (such as kiosks in weekly village fairs) has been denied even though the occupants had duly registered with local authorities and had paid due fees,” HRCSL Chairperson Dr. Deepika Udagama said in a letter to all the local Government Commissioners. read more

Côte dIvoire towns lack safe drinking water adequate latrines UNICEF says

The problem with drinking water supplies stems from infrastructures that have either been over-exploited or cannot cope with urban population pressures as trained maintenance personnel leave, the agency said. In rural areas about 65 per cent of hand pumps for water are out of order and more than three-quarters of the population lack adequate latrines, UNICEF said. In the northern areas, military insecurity has made access to public services, health care and education difficult because government employees have been slow to deploy there, it said.

Global malaria fight needs greater resources to ensure success UN officials stress

While over 3 million lives have been saved between 2000 and 2012, there are still an estimated 627,000 people dying each year from malaria, according to the World Health Organization (WHO).“That’s needless because for a $5 bed net, a $0.50 diagnostic test and a $1 anti-malarial treatment, there really is no reason in 2013 for anybody to die from this disease,” Dr. Robert D. Newman, Director of WHO’s Global Malaria Programme, told a news conference at UN Headquarters in New York. On Wednesday, the WHO released a new report showing that global efforts to control and eliminate malaria have reduced mortality by 45 per cent worldwide, and 49 per cent in Africa.That is the equivalent of 3.3 million lives saved between 2000 and 2012 – 90 per cent of those are children under the age of five, and 69 per cent are in the 10 countries hardest hit by malaria. The World Malaria Report also showed that international and domestic funding committed to malaria control topped at $2.5 billion in 2012 – less than half of the $5.1 billion needed annually to achieve universal access to interventions.“While $2.5 billion is an impressive number… it’s still far short of the $5.1 billion that we need to fully scale up these life-saving interventions,” Dr. Newman stressed. “We have a lot of work left to do. I don’t want people to think well it’s time to pull away these resources and spend them on something else. We’re at a glass half-full… it is time to celebrate an amazing humanitarian and public health achievement… “[But] if you happen to be one of the kids that’s in the part of the glass that’s half empty, then a half-full glass isn’t full enough. And we have to work together to find those resources.” Earlier this month, international donors committed $12 billion to the Global Fund to Fight AIDS, Tuberculosis and Malaria at its fourth replenishment meeting held in Washington, DC.Ray Chambers, the Secretary-General’s Special Envoy for Malaria and for the Financing of the Health-related Millennium Development Goals, noted that the endemic African countries and their leaders have really stepped up, highlighting the “unprecedented” amount of financial contributions from them and other developing countries during the Fund’s replenishment. “We’ve never had as effective a partnership with the developing nations as we have today,” Mr. Chambers stated. “A lot of work has to be done,” he added, but the report released yesterday provides a “great impetus” to reach the goals set for 2015.In 2008 Secretary-General Ban Ki-moon established the goal of reducing malaria deaths among children to “near-zero” – defined as less than 100,000 child deaths annually – by the end of 2015, as called for by the anti-poverty targets known as the Millennium Development Goals (MDGs). read more

BREAKING NEWS Inaki Malumbres to Vardar Skopje

inaki malumbresInaki Malumbres VardarRK Vardar ← Previous Story IHF Super Globe 2013: New Barca – HSV final? Next Story → Pick Szeged demolished in Skopje! Experienced Spanish goalkeeper Inaki Malumbres (38) is close to sign a deal with Macedonian champion RK Vardar Pro, finds out Handball Planet. BM Ademar Leon member in the last season will join Vardar training camp today and discuss further details about the possible agreement. It’s expected that he will play at EuroTurnoi, strong tournament in Strasbourg, France, where Vardar will meet Veszprem, PSG, Chambery, Aragon and Dunkerque (August 29 – September 1).Malumbres has great experience of playing in the best days of ASOBAL for many teams as Ademar Leon, Aragon, Arrate, Portland San Antonio and BM Valladolid.He signed contract with BM Atletico Madrid at the begining of June, but then team from capital went to history…Macedonian champion has already two goalkeepers – Strahinja Milic and domestic guy, Zlatko Daskaloski.Young goalkeeper of BM Ademar Leon, Matej Asanin was close to sign contract with Macedonians two weeks ago, but at the end, he stayed in Leon.photo: BM Atletico Madrid FB read more

Poll Do you think gender balance in government is important

first_img 20,301 Views YesNoI’m not sureVote Image: Leah Farrell/RollingNews.ie Jun 24th 2017, 10:00 AM I’m not sure (318) Poll Results: Saturday 24 Jun 2017, 10:00 AM Share13 Tweet Email Image: Leah Farrell/RollingNews.ie NEW TAOISEACH LEO Varadkar came under fire when he revealed his new Cabinet and junior ministry line-up, as critics say he did not place enough women in important roles.Those who expressed disappointment with his decision said it is not likely to encourage more women to enter politics and aim for the Dáil. The last election saw 35 women win seats, but this is still just 22.3% of the total.So we want to know: Do you think gender balance in government is important?center_img No (6103) By Michelle Hennessy http://jrnl.ie/3461772 Yes (3142) 91 Comments Poll: Do you think gender balance in government is important? Just 22.3% of TDs who won seats in the last election were women. Short URL Tweet thisShare on FacebookEmail this articlelast_img read more

Flash Steve Jobs en rajoute une couche

first_imgFlash : Steve Jobs en rajoute une coucheAprès avoir récemment taxé les développeurs d’Adobe de “fainéants”, Steve Jobs, le PDG d’Apple, a enfoncé le couteau dans la plaie en déclarant cette fois que Flash était “moribond”. Steve Jobs n’aime pas Flash. Le PDG d’Apple a une nouvelle fois ouvertement critiqué le logiciel d’Adobe ce week-end. Pour lui, cette technologie est “une source de failles de sécurité et une technologie moribonde”. Le dirigeant pousse son raisonnement à l’extrême, en invitant les utilisateurs à opter pour le codec H.264 (un outil qui ne vise pas les mêmes objectifs) et en comparant Flash “au lecteur de disquettes”. En réponse à la première intervention du PDG d’Apple estimant qu’ils étaient “fainéants”, les développeurs de Flash s’étaient défendus récemment, expliquant que leur logiciel, qui est accusé de faire planter les Mac, fonctionne très bien avec les machines des autres marques.Le 22 février 2010 à 18:27 • Emmanuel Perrinlast_img read more

Chine lincontournable superpuissance informatique

first_imgChine, l’incontournable superpuissance informatiqueLe dernier Top 500 qui recense les ordinateurs les plus puissants du monde a été publié la semaine dernière. Cette fois, c’est la Chine qui occupe la première place du podium.Avec le Tianhe-1A “voie lactée”, la Chine devient première du classement qui recense les plus puissants ordinateurs du monde.Conçu par 200 ingénieurs, le Tianhe-1A possède une capacité de 2,57 pétaflops par seconde, ce qui revient à dire qu’il est capable de traiter 2,5 millions d’opérations chaque seconde. Équipé de microprocesseurs Intel, d’éléments d’accélération graphiques Nvidia et de nouveaux microprocesseurs tout spécialement conçus pour lui, ceux-ci ont même reçu un petit nom : “Feiteng-1000”.À lire aussiDes chercheurs sont en train de développer une interface qui relie le cerveau humain au CloudLe “Jaguar Cray XT5” mis au point aux Etats-Unis passe en deuxième position (1,75 pétaflops par seconde) et en troisième place on retrouve… un autre système chinois, le “Nebulae” (1,27 pétaflops par seconde). Avec 42 superordinateurs chinois dans ce Top 500, la Chine devient numéro 2 au nombre de candidats derrière les Etats-Unis qui en présentent 275 (dont 5 parmi les 10 premiers). En troisième position, la France, avec 124 supercalculateurs.Si on ne regarde le classement qu’en Europe, le système le plus performant est celui du Français Bull. Nommé Tera-100, il est en sixième position au classement mondial.Les principaux constructeurs restent malgré tout, à l’heure actuelle, les Américains IBM et Hewlett-Packard qui représentent à eux seuls 70% du marché. IBM s’avère d’ailleurs le plus écologique avec un nouveau record en terme de consommation.Côté processeurs, le marché est phagocyté par Intel qui équipe 78% des 500 systèmes lauréats du classement.Par ailleurs, 91% des supercalculateurs utilisent un système d’exploitation Linux.Le 16 novembre 2010 à 17:29 • Emmanuel Perrinlast_img read more

Watch Doctor Who Xmas Special in Cinemas Dec 27

first_img Once the gifts have been unwrapped (and subsequently returned), the leftovers reduced to increasingly less creative recipes, and the tree untrimmed, Doctor Who fans can relive Christmas with a one-night-only cinematic showing of “Twice Upon a Time.”The holiday special, airing on BBC and BBC America on Dec. 25 (don’t forget the tissues), makes its big-screen debut two days later, hosted by Fathom Events on Wednesday, Dec. 27 at 7 p.m. local time.According a leaked synopsis, the Yuletide episode will reportedly feature a darker hue than previously expected, set in a “forbidding snowscape” during the First World War.Written by Steven Moffat and directed by Rachel Talalay, this “magical last chapter in the Twelfth Doctor’s epic adventure” marks the end for much of the cast and crew, including long-time showrunner Moffat, actor Peter Capaldi, and writer Mark Gatiss (who stars as a British army captain).Refusing to regenerate in season 10 finale “The Doctor Falls,” the Twelfth Time Lord steps out of his TARDIS and into the snow, where he meets the First Doctor, portrayed by David Bradley.Together with some old friends—Ben Jackson (Jared Garfield), Polly Wright (Lily Travers), the deliciously daring Bill Potts (Pearl Mackie), and maybe even former companion Clara Oswald (Jenna Coleman)—the pair must save the world before each takes a new shape: Bradley into Second Doctor Patrick Troughton, and Capaldi into Thirteenth Doctor Jodie Whittaker.“The regeneration of the Doctor is a must-see event for Doctor Who fans around the world,” Sergei Kuharsky, executive vice president of BBC Worldwide North America franchise and digital enterprises, said in a statement.“To be able to feature ‘Twice Upon a Time’ in theaters across the US … gives fans another chance to celebrate Peter Capaldi as the Doctor,” he added. “And who wouldn’t want to watch this historic emergence of Jodie Whittaker as the first female Doctor on the big screen?”Tune in on Christmas day to see Team TARDIS in action. And visit the multiplex on Dec. 27 (leftover-ham sandwich smuggled in your bag) to do it all over again—this time followed by two “special bonus pieces,” taking audiences behind the scenes of the festive adventure, and celebrating the four- and seven-year tenures of Capaldi and Moffat, respectively.Tickets go on sale Oct. 20; prices and participating theaters will be available then on the Fathom Events website.Fans, meanwhile, can already pre-order a copy of the “Twice Upon a Time” Blu-ray or DVD, set for release on Feb. 20.Let us know what you like about Geek by taking our survey. HBO Max Scores Exclusive ‘Doctor Who’ Streaming RightsJo Tro Do Plo Plo No: ‘Doctor Who’ Welcomes Back Familiar Monster Stay on targetlast_img read more

Jorginho has last laugh after battle with Zielinski

first_imgItaly midfielder Jorginho has revealed his delight at scoring to earn his country a point during their UEFA Nations League clash against Piotr Zielinski’s Poland.Roberto Mancini’s Italian team were playing their first game since watching the 2018 World Cup from a distance and fell behind when in-form Napoli midfielder Zielinski profited from an error by Jorginho and slammed home Robert Lewandowski’s 40th-minute cross.The Chelsea midfielder was delighted to see his former teammate leave the pitch when he was replaced by Karol Linetty midway through the second half before scoring Italy’s equalizer from the penalty spot in the 78th minute.“Zielinski chased me around the pitch the whole time and wasn’t really paying attention to the rest of it,” the Chelsea midfielder told Rai Sport, according to SportsKeeda.“In the second half he came out because he could not take it anymore and those who replaced him continued to play only on me.”Cristiano Ronaldo, JuventusSerie A Betting: Match-day 3 Stuart Heath – September 14, 2019 Considering there is a number of perfect starts so early in the Serie A season, as well as a few surprisingly not-so perfect ones….“When you have a man who does not watch the game and only looks at you, you can only try to make room for your team-mates.”“I tried to talk, to give directions to my team-mates about how to move on the field. It was not the best game, but we have to be calm and keep playing.”Jorginho again unfurled the skip-step penalty technique he used to open his Chelsea account against Huddersfield Town last month, doing so nervelessly.“I had zero fear. I was confident. I knew the team needed to equalise,” he added.“If you go there with fear, you’ve got more chance of making a mistake.”last_img read more