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Sarr makes season debut but says he’s still not 100 percent

first_imgLATEST STORIES “I just feel like I’m not 100 percent but I’m on my way there,” said Sarr Saturday at Smart Araneta Coliseum after helping Adamson beat University of Santo Tomas, 88-81. “I’m trying to get back and just help the team. I think I’m just at 50 percent and I was trying to push myself just to help my team.”FEATURED STORIESSPORTSRedemption is sweet for Ginebra, Scottie ThompsonSPORTSMayweather beats Pacquiao, Canelo for ‘Fighter of the Decade’SPORTSFederer blasts lack of communication on Australian Open smogSarr finished with 10 points, four rebounds, and three assists in just 11 minutes of play.The Cameroonian said he felt sluggish during the game and he wasn’t as mobile as he wanted to be. A costly, catty dispute finally settled For the complete collegiate sports coverage including scores, schedules and stories, visit Inquirer Varsity. MOST READ High-flying Hill promises more poster dunks: ‘I’m here to put on a show’ Sports Related Videospowered by AdSparcRead Next Winning start End of his agony? SC rules in favor of Espinosa, orders promoter heirs to pay boxing legend Break new ground OSG plea to revoke ABS-CBN franchise ‘a duplicitous move’ – Lacsoncenter_img It’s too early to present Duterte’s ‘legacy’ – Lacson Learning about the ‘Ring of Fire’ “I was literally heavy, I was tired. My body was so tired and so heavy that I’m hoping by next game I’ll be back to normal,” said Sarr. End of his agony? SC rules in favor of Espinosa, orders promoter heirs to pay boxing legend Carpio hits red carpet treatment for China Coast Guard PLAY LIST 02:14Carpio hits red carpet treatment for China Coast Guard02:56NCRPO pledges to donate P3.5 million to victims of Taal eruption00:56Heavy rain brings some relief in Australia02:37Calm moments allow Taal folks some respite03:23Negosyo sa Tagaytay City, bagsak sa pag-aalboroto ng Bulkang Taal01:13Christian Standhardinger wins PBA Best Player award A costly, catty dispute finally settled Photo by Tristan Tamayo/INQUIRER.netAdamson center Papi Sarr admitted he is still not his normal self after making his debut in the UAAP Season 80 men’s basketball tournament Saturday.The 6-foot-8 big man missed the Falcons’ opening game loss to the Ateneo Blue Eagles due to a groin injury.ADVERTISEMENT Don’t miss out on the latest news and information. View commentslast_img read more

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Tobacco Control Bill for Parliament’s next sitting – Dr Norton

first_imgThe day is drawing nearer when legislation will be put in place to ensure the regulation of tobacco smoking in Guyana.Despite strong objections from the local tobacco industry, the Tobacco Control Bill is expected to be laid for debate at the next sitting of the National Assembly on Friday, according to Public Health Minister, Dr George Norton.During a recent interview with Guyana Times, the Minister explained that Cabinet would first have to scrutinise the draft legislation before it was laid in Parliament, something they did not get an opportunity to do at the last Cabinet meeting.“We rushed through our last Cabinet sitting, so we didn’t get a chance to look at the Bill, but I am hoping by the next sitting, it will be laid in the National Assembly,” he stated.Cabinet is expected to meet today.However, this is not the first time the Minister guaranteed that the Bill would be laid soon.Only recently, Shadow Health Minister, Dr Frank Anthony urged the Government to put an end to the lip service and act expeditiously to bring the draft Tobacco Control Bill to the National Assembly.The legislation has been on the cards since the former People’s Progressive Party/Civic (PPP/C) Administration; however, it was never brought to the National Assembly.Upon assumption to office in 2015, the A Partnership for National Unity/Alliance For Change (APNU/AFC) coalition intensified efforts to bring this legislation to the front burner.It recommenced the consultation process; however, this turned sour when the local industry raised a number of objections to the draft Bill.The Tobacco Control Bill is scheduled to be laid at the next Parliamentary SittingThe key stakeholder in the tobacco trade, Demerara Tobacco Ltd has said that the Bill – in its present state – was deeply flawed.Managing Director of the company, Maurlaine Argyle-Kirton had posited that the Bill was not “balanced” and would “cripple the tobacco industry” once passed in Parliament.The Bill recommends restrictions on advertisement, promotion and sponsorship and also a ban on displaying tobacco products.In fact, the Bill proposes a ban on advertising, promotion and sponsorship of the tobacco companies. This ban has been extended to corporate sponsorship.The World Health Organisation (WHO) is calling on countries to get ready for plain (standardised) packaging of tobacco products, a method which restricts use of tobacco packaging as a form of tobacco advertising and promotion, limits misleading packaging and labelling, and increases the effectiveness of health warnings.In this regard, Dr Anthony is urging the Government to comply with Article II (Packaging and Labelling of Tobacco Products) and Article 13 (Tobacco advertising, promotion and sponsorship) of the WHO Framework Convention on Tobacco Control ,which recommend the adoption of plain packaging of tobacco and tobacco products.The draft legislation seeks to make all enclosed spaces, public places, work places and public transportation smoke-free areas; ban tobacco promotion and sponsorship; ensure clear graphic warnings on all tobacco products with the warning picture being 50 per cent of the cigarette package; and ban selling cigarettes by and to minors.Recommendations have also been made for there to be increased taxes on the product.Reports indicate that there are about 1.3 billion smokers in the world, most of them from developing countries and all of them at risk for debilitating chronic diseases.The latest disease burden report estimates that globally tobacco kills approximately six million people annually. The global health care cost relating to tobacco disease is expected to increase to US$200 billion per year.A study conducted by the Global Youth Tobacco Survey showed that 21 per cent of students aged 13-15 smokes or had smoked in Guyana. (Devina Samaroo)last_img read more

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Teen granted bail for stabbing peer during robbery

first_imgA 14-year-old boy was on Wednesday slapped with a felonious wounding charge after he reportedly attacked a 19-year-old teenager and stabbed him 10 times about his body.The teen of Golden Grove, East Bank Demerara, denied that he attacked and attempted to rob Kenroy Chance on March 29, 2018, at Croal Street, Georgetown.According to reports, the Virtual Complainant (VC) was walking along the roadway when he was attacked by the young man who demanded that he hand over his valuables.The victim refused to comply which prompted the defendant to pick up a bottle which he used to hit Chance to his head.He then further attacked the teenager and stabbed him until he fell to the ground after which he escaped. The matter was reported and the teen was arrested and later charged.He was granted bail in the sum of $50,000 and will return to court on August 8.last_img read more

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DONEGAL IN ANOTHER FINAL AS U-21 HURLERS DEFEAT FERMANAGH

first_imgDONEGAL’S hurlers have made it to another final – this time at U-21 level.The county’s players travelled to Lisbellaw to take on Fermanagh last night and came home with a comfortable win under their belts in the semi-final of the Ulster Shield.In the end the U-21s had ten points to spare over their hosts, finishing 2-12 to 1-05. With seven members of the team fresh from Saturday’s Nicky Rackard success in Croke Park, Donegal were favourites to progress.However, Fermanagh started brightly with early points from Daniel Teague. Two Ronan McDermott frees and a fine score by Christopher Bonner had the teams level before Barry Duffy struck a loose ball to net for the home team on 18 minutes. The rest of the half was dominated by Donegal, with two points each from McDermott and Colm Kelly. A late pointed free by Teague left the teams all square at half time, 1-4 to 0-7.Strong defensive work by both sides and a series of missed frees from Donegal meant there was no further score until the 47th minute, when a Rory Porteous free put Fermanagh in front. The away team responded in style, completely taking over the game from then on. Five scores from play in as many minutes by Christopher McDermott, Bernard Lafferty, Ronan McDermott, Christopher Bonner and Conor Gallen opened a four point gap. Donegal sealed the win with two well taken late goals from Colm Kelly and Justin Browne.Donegal will play Tyrone this Wednesday in the final, where manager Ray Durack will hope to lead his charges to a second trophy in two weeks. Fermanagh: Colm McPhillips, Conor McElroy, Niall Carson, Joe Gavin, Odhrán Russell, Thomas Cleary, Cathal McElroy, Daniel Teague (0-4, 4f), Martin Beggan, Michael O’Hara, Rory Porteous (0-1, 1f), David McGorman, Barry Duffy (1-0), Ronan McCusker, Daniel Goodwin. Subs: John Reilly, Cathal Caulfield, Vincent Woods, Michael Williamson, David Teague, Brian McDermott, Rory McGrade, Kevin Curran. Donegal: Dylan Laverty, Francis Lennon, Padraig Doherty, Mark Callaghan, Christopher McDermott (0-1), Shane Gallen, Colm Flood, Justin Browne (1-0), Conor Parke, Ronan McDermott (0-5, 3f), Conor McVeigh, Christopher Bonner (0-2), Bernard Lafferty (0-1), Conor Gallen (0-1), Sean Curran. Subs: Colm Kelly (1-2)(20 mins), Tiarnan McConnell (55 mins), Ciaran O’Leary (55 mins), Ryan Duffy (56 mins), Eoin Friel (58 mins), Gavin Browne, Colm Melaugh. The final is next Wednesday with possibly Derry or Enniskillen as the venue – and Tyrone will be waiting there for them.Tyrone qualified for next Wednesday night’s final following a 2-16 to 0-6 win over Monaghan in Healy Park last night. DONEGAL IN ANOTHER FINAL AS U-21 HURLERS DEFEAT FERMANAGH was last modified: June 13th, 2013 by BrendaShare this:Click to share on Facebook (Opens in new window)Click to share on Twitter (Opens in new window)Click to share on LinkedIn (Opens in new window)Click to share on Reddit (Opens in new window)Click to share on Pocket (Opens in new window)Click to share on Telegram (Opens in new window)Click to share on WhatsApp (Opens in new window)Click to share on Skype (Opens in new window)Click to print (Opens in new window) Tags:DONEGAL IN ANOTHER FINAL AS U-21 HURLERS DEFEAT FERMANAGHlast_img read more

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Proteas in history-making series win

first_imgCoach Mickey Arthur admitted to being disappointed with his bowlers. They had, at one stage, reduced England to 104 for 4 but, said Arthur, they failed to show patience and build pressure, which let the home side off the hook. As in most test matches, there were crucial sessions that could have tilted the contest in favour of either of the teams and South Africa played them better to win the game. In fact, it is an aspect that the Proteas have dominated throughout the series since they staged a stunning fightback in the first test. Scenes of unrestrained joy played out among the South African team after SA skipper Graeme Smith struck the winning boundary. The opening batsman had played a vital knock – one that he agreed could be his best yet – in making an unbeaten 154 to guide the Proteas to an impressive victory. He and Boucher made it look easy in difficult conditions and the captain, fittingly, struck the winning runs to wrap up the win. It has been a remarkable performance; England had thrown everything they could at him, but Smith had provided an answer to every question. The reasons why South Africa could challenge Australia Down Under have been on show during the past year, which has been among the most successful in the history of South African cricket. The bowlers, too, have shared the wicket-taking load around. With Dale Steyn out of the third test with a broken left hand, Andre Nel picked up the slack by starting England’s slide in the home side’s first innings. Batting with circumspection, the Proteas ended day two on 256 for 6. McKenzie was out for 72, while Kallis made 64 before Flintoff bowled him after a magnificent duel between the two men. The advantage was slightly in South Africa’s favour. InroadsNel made early inroads by dismissing Andrew Strauss and Michael Vaughan. He went on to capture 3 for 47 after also claiming the wicket of Cook, while Jacques Kallis led the way with a haul of 3 for 31, seeing off Kevin Pietersen, Paul Collingwood, and Tim Ambrose. After Ashwell Prince was caught by wicketkeeper Tim Ambrose off James Anderson, South Africa were in trouble on 93 for 4. The victory target looked a long way away. AB de Villiers, however helped steady the ship by making 27 in a partnership of 78 with Smith. The fielding has been, for the most part, excellent with some superb catching aiding the effort of the bowlers. After Michael Vaughan won the toss and elected to bat, the home side struggled to make much of an impression on what appeared to be a decent batting wicket. They managed just 231 all out, with Alastair Cook making 76 and Ian Bell 50. Only three other players made it into double figures, however, as England were all out on the first day. Flintoff bowled well to pick up 4 for 89. His Yorkers also troubled some of the South African batsman, who lost the ball in flight and failed to play a shot. James Anderson also performed well, claiming 3 for 72. All-round contributionSince SA’s readmission to international cricket they have, on a number of occasions, taken a series lead in England only to relinquish it. This time around they secured the win before the final test and it was the all-round contribution of the team stood out. Since the first Twenty20 World Championships, the Proteas have beaten New Zealand, the West Indies, Pakistan, Bangladesh, and England. The victories over Pakistan, Bangladesh and England were all achieved away from home. In addition, SA also shared a series against India in India after the Indians leveled the series in the final test on a pitch that drew the ire of the International Cricket Council. Recipe for successAt Edgbaston, in the third test, the recipe for those successes was on show as South Africa delivered a mature, composed and confident performance. Further cause for optimism is that South Africa’s success against England has been achieved without the side’s best batsman and bowler playing the decisive roles; consider that they won the third test without Steyn to lead the bowling attack. Also consider that despite SA’s superiority they have outplayed England without Kallis dominating the English bowlers. Together they advanced the South African score to within sight of the victory target. With England’s bowlers tiring, Smith then claimed an extra half-an-hour of play so that the Proteas could, hopefully, score the runs they needed to win. Both Neil McKenzie and Jacques Kallis fell LBW to Yorkers from Flintoff that they didn’t see, while Hashim Amla was harshly given out LBW to Panesar, especially when one considers the bounce and turn that he was achieving. Surprise performanceThrough three matches of the series, Morne Morkel leads the way with 15 wickets, but Steyn claimed eight victims in his two games. Makhaya Ntini and Jacques Kallis have seven each, and Paul Harris four. The performance of Kallis with the ball, especially, has been a welcome surprise. It was a case of mission accomplished on Saturday at Edgbaston when South Africa claimed victory by five wickets in the third test over England to secure an unbeatable 2-0 lead in the four-match series. Challenging totalOn day four, England took their total to 363, with Collingwood the last man out for a classy 135. Together with Ryan Sidebottom, he added a useful 65 for eighth wicket. First innings leadOn day three, South Africa were bowled out for 314, with Mark Boucher hitting 40 and Ashwell Prince 39. That gave Smith and company a lead of 83 over England. Ironically, the solution, most pundits believe, lies with South Africa; SA-born Kevin Pietersen is the favourite to take over as captain in both forms of the game. 4 August 2008 By stumps, England had done a good job of batting themselves back into the match, reaching 297 for 6, with Collingwood unbeaten on a superb 101. Kevin Pietersen had done his bit by making 94 before he fell to Paul Harris. In the past, much has been made of South Africa’s ability to challenge the long-time world number one Australia, but that challenge has relied on a select few players; now, it seems, the Proteas have the ability to produce a decisive performance from any number of players and that augurs well for the future. England’s resolute and stubborn second innings batting effort left South Africa requiring 281 runs for victory. Worryingly, the highest successful run chase in the history of tests at Edgbaston was just 208 runs. With so much progress made in the state of the match, it was clear that a result would be delivered in Birmingham. Special inningsThe Proteas needed a special performance to win the test and secure the series victory and they got it from their captain, Graeme Smith, who played with measured assurance and telling effectiveness to guide his team to victory. The pitch was anything but easy. It offered good bounce and movement for the fast bowlers, while spinner Monty Panesar was able to extract bounce and turn from it. SupportWhen he was dismissed with the total on 171, a further 110 runs were still required for victory. Mark Boucher joined Smith in the middle. Demonstrating his well-documented fighting ability, he gave Smith the support he needed. Morne Morkel captured 4 for 97, while Makhaya Ntini and Paul Harris took two wickets apiece. One versus twoSmith and company will have the opportunity to test their ability against the best in December when the Proteas tour Australia. It will be a showdown of the two highest ranked teams in world cricket. By stumps, South Africa had reached 38 for 1, with Smith out for seven, caught by Strauss off the bowling of Flintoff. While South Africa’s star appears to be on the rise, the defeat left England in disarray. On Sunday, England captain Michael Vaughan announced that he was stepping down from his post with immediate effect. Paul Collingwood also vacated his position as captain of the England one-day international team. GrinningThe only thing he was unable to do was to wipe the grin off his face after the series victory was claimed; even some time after the game, the big smile and shining eyes would not go away. Smith and his team were, obviously, ecstatic. The South African victory was a triumph for the depth of the squad. A positive and focused performance also helped Mickey Arthur’s charges tighten their grip on second place in the world rankings. On the batting front, incredibly, while South Africa’s top batsman, Jacques Kallis, has failed to score a century in the series, the rest of the batsmen have performed superbly, with Smith, Neil McKenzie, Hashim Amla, Ashwell Prince, and AB de Villiers all making hundreds. Would you like to use this article in your publication or on your website? See: Using SAinfo materiallast_img read more

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Free tickets to Alab Pilipinas season opener

first_imgView comments Stronger peso trims PH debt value to P7.9 trillion Team owner Charlie Dy bared the news on social media.It’s a treat to our supporters. Free tickets. Just check @AlabPilipinas IG FB and Twitter accounts. Thanks @TheOfficialSMDC and @MOAArena pic.twitter.com/tFjlxSkp6sFEATURED STORIESSPORTSWATCH: Drones light up sky in final leg of SEA Games torch runSPORTSSEA Games: Philippines picks up 1st win in men’s water poloSPORTSMalditas save PH from shutout— Charlie Dy (@SportsAgentCD) November 4, 2017 Typhoon Kammuri accelerates, gains strength en route to PH Tamaraws regain solo 4th, oust Red Warriors Reigning ABL Local MVP Bobby Ray Parks is back in the fold for Alab, which tapped former NBA veteran Ivan Johnson and journeyman Reggie Okosa as imports. Joining them are ex-PBA veterans Dondon Hontiveros, Rico Maierhofer, and Josh Urbiztondo.Jimmy Alapag will also be making his head coaching debut against Hong Kong, which will parade Fil-German big man and top overall pick Christian Standhardinger as one of its imports.Details regarding the availability of the tickets will be posted soon on Alab Pilipinas’ social media accounts.ADVERTISEMENT John Lloyd Cruz a dashing guest at Vhong Navarro’s wedding Alab Pilipinas head coach Jimmy Alapag and import Ivan Johnson. Photo by Mark GiongcoFilipino basketball fans are in for a treat as tickets to Tanduay Alab Pilipinas season opener in the Asean Basketball League will be free.Expect a full house on Nov. 19 at Mall of Asia Arena with the Philippines taking on defending champion Hong Kong.ADVERTISEMENT Read Next QC cops nab robbery gang leader, cohortcenter_img Kammuri turning to super typhoon less likely but possible — Pagasa LATEST STORIES CPP denies ‘Ka Diego’ arrest caused ‘mass panic’ among S. Tagalog NPA MOST READ Japan ex-PM Nakasone who boosted ties with US dies at 101 Brace for potentially devastating typhoon approaching PH – NDRRMC Trending Articles PLAY LIST 00:50Trending Articles00:50Trending Articles00:50Trending Articles01:37Protesters burn down Iran consulate in Najaf01:47Panelo casts doubts on Robredo’s drug war ‘discoveries’01:29Police teams find crossbows, bows in HK university01:35Panelo suggests discounted SEA Games tickets for students02:49Robredo: True leaders perform well despite having ‘uninspiring’ boss02:42PH underwater hockey team aims to make waves in SEA Games Don’t miss out on the latest news and information. last_img read more

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Carlos Puyol hands Under-17 World Cup ticket to 1911 Mohun Bagan captain’s descendant

first_imgSpanish football legend Carles Puyol, on expected lines, attracted all the attention as the local organising committee of the FIFA U-17 World Cup on Monday kick-started the ticket sales here.The former Barcelona central defender was engaged in a friendly match with Sports Minister Vijay Goel and his cabinet colleague Babul Supriyo, who is also the vice chairman of the LOC, along with the kids associated with the government’s Mission XI Million programme.Tickets for the first FIFA tournament in the country will go live at exactly 19.11 hours today, paying a tribute to the year in which Indian football made history.With @VijayGoelBJP ji & @Carles5puyol at the ceremonial kick off for ticketing program for #FIFAU17WC. pic.twitter.com/i2MQn9jyVQ- Babul Supriyo (@SuPriyoBabul) May 15, 2017It was the first time an Indian football team, Mohun Bagan FC, defeated an English side (East Yorkshire Regiment) and won the IFA Shield.Appropriately, Gauri Bhaduri, grand daughter-in-law of Shivdas Bhaduri, captain of that team, was handed over the first ticket by Puyol.Carles Puyol enjoyed a kick-about with a few Mission XI Million kids at the JLN Stadium, New Delhi! #FootballTakesOver #FIFAU17WC pic.twitter.com/8286JvXswj- Indian Football Team (@IndianFootball) May 15, 2017Puyol expressed his wish to be a part of the tournament in October.”I was very curious and excited to discover the country and I am glad that I witnessed its rich culture,” Puyol said.”Indians will get the chance to see World Cup matches live and that experience is completely different from watching it on television. You can feel the energy in the stands.advertisementKheleo looks pretty excited posing with of one of football’s all-time greats, Carles Puyol! Really, who wouldn’t be? #FootballTakesOver pic.twitter.com/0Hzn1WiVgA- Indian Football Team (@IndianFootball) May 15, 2017″At the FIFA U-17 World Cup, you can see the stars of the future. Indians should make the most of this opportunity and come in numbers to watch international teams play at home.”Puyol, Vijay Goel and Babul Supriyo handed over the 1st ticket of #FIFAU17WC to the descendant of the captain of the historic 1911 team! pic.twitter.com/b3CpJXQyTL- Indian Football Team (@IndianFootball) May 15, 2017Goel said, “We have made sure that tickets are priced nominally, you can buy a world cup ticket for less than 50 rupees. So, there is no reason not to come and support this tournament in large numbers.””I do not see this tournament as the conclusion, rather it is the start of the next revolution in Indian football and I need all your support to make the most of this amazing opportunity.last_img read more

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Scaredy Bats: Australian public bash Aussie media for insulting Team India

first_imgAustralian media are at it again! Known for their aggressive and sometimes loathsome coverage of visiting cricketers, especially when it involves an away batsman at his peak, several newspapers Down Under have been successful in riling up opposition teams.As it turns out, a leading news tabloid has called the Indian cricketers “The Scaredy Bats” upon their arrival in Adelaide for the first Test, starting December 6.Australian journalist, Richard Hinds shared the photograph of the photo story that claims India have issues with the venues that are slated to host the much-anticipated four-Test series.According to the report, India are “scared of the bounce” in Brisbane, “scared of the unknown” in Perth and “scared of the dark” in Adelaide, which comes as a sly dig at the visiting team’s reluctance to play day-night Test at the Adelaide Oval.Even as the photograph of the tabloid clipping is going viral on social media, several cricket fans, including Australians, have lashed out at the reportage, calling it “childish” and “boorish tradition”.Anyone else tired of the childish and predictable mocking of visiting teams by Australian media? It’s become a boorish tradition that reflects poorly on our country.#AUSvIND pic.twitter.com/3bFgFSgaWZRichard Hinds (@rdhinds) December 2, 2018Well last time in Australia, Kohli made 4 hundreds and averaged 86.50, Vijay averaged 60.25, Rahane averaged 57 and Rahul in just his second Test made 110 at the SCG, so umm yeah I think they’ll be fine.Brydon Coverdale (@brydoncoverdale) December 3, 2018Childish it is… I’d like to think we’re better then this.advertisementThe Richies (@The_Richies) December 3, 2018Thanks for saying it Richard. The element of Australia’s sports press that carries on like dildos should be called out for the knobs they are. Australians, on the whole, are not as mindless as this. That’s why so many care about sorting out the culture of national cricket teamtim edwards (@Sportsocratic) December 3, 2018Perhaps, but why not aim higher and challenge yourself to produce quality content instead of mimicking the puerile lowest common denominator.Richard Hinds (@rdhinds) December 3, 2018Particularly embarrassing when some erroneously believe it reflects the views of Australians. Respect the opposition is the first thing taught in Australian junior sportMatt Mitchell (@brismattm) December 2, 2018Only thing Indian bats will fear is not performing well against a lowly ranked test opponentDavid Graham (@DGofSuburbia) December 3, 2018Pitiful shit. No respect at all at a time when people are switching off in droves. This doesn’t get them back..just pisses ppl off further.Chris Michaels (@chrismwriter) December 2, 2018I don’t even bother with 95% of media coverage anymore. Got my favorite journos i’ll follow and don’t even give the others any attention. I simply don’t have time for the aggrovation.Daniel Gaylor (@DannyBonavena) December 2, 2018The wordplay from the Australian tabloid comes at a time when ex-Australian cricketers have warned Tim Paine’s men against riling up Virat Kohli, who scored aplenty during India’s tour of Australia in 2014-15.Kohli has been on the receiving end of Australian media’s distasteful reportage for quite some time now.The India skipper was even called the “Donald Trump of Cricket” during Australia’s tour to India in 2017 after he rubbished Steve Smith’s brain fade claims during the DRS row in Bengaluru and pointed out that the visitors may have looked at the dressing room to seek unfair assistance with referrals.All eyes are once again on Kohli as the India captain is heading into the series on the back of two successful overseas tours in the ongoing year. Kohli put behind the memories of a disastrous tour to England in 2014 to top the batting charts in the Old Blighty earlier this year. He scored 593 runs from five matches at an average of 59.30.India have arrived in Adelaide after a drawn warm-up match in Sydney against Cricket Australia XI. The visitors have been dealt a big blow as they will be without in-form teenage opener Prithvi Shaw who suffered an ankle injury during the Test warm-up.In the absence of Smith and David Warner who are serving ball-tampering bans, Kohli’s Team India are being touted as the favourites to clinch an unprecedented series win Down Under.Also Read | Fast and furious: Adelaide curator promises green pitch for 1st India-Australia TestAlso Read | Virat Kohli in no mood to get into confrontations with Australia: Do not see the needAlso Read | Ex-Australia cricketers differ on ways to tackle the Virat Kohli threatAlso See:last_img read more

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10 months agoMourinho couldn’t get reaction from Man Utd players – Lascelles

first_imgMourinho couldn’t get reaction from Man Utd players – Lascellesby Freddie Taylor10 months agoSend to a friendShare the loveManchester United players lost faith in former manager Jose Mourinho, according to Newcastle United captain Jamaal Lascelles.United have won three straight games since Mourinho’s sacking.Ahead of Wednesday night’s clash with United, Lascelles said: “They probably needed that (a change at the top). They have world-class players on big wages who have done it for their countries and for other teams, but have not done it for Manchester United.”Some players can only play for certain managers and that reaction you get from the players.”Maybe (Solskjaer) might be the difference in getting the best from those players. They have a lot of quality. It will be an exciting game.” About the authorFreddie TaylorShare the loveHave your saylast_img read more

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