Goalie Tim Howard was brilliant.There are streaks and then there is what the U.S. men’s soccer team faced with Mexico. It seems absurd to believe that the Americans could go 75 years without winning a game in Mexico. Seventy-five years.Finally, however, with a 1-0 victory Tuesday night, the U.S. ended the ridiculously protracted streak.In an ironic twice, the game’s only goal, scored in the 80th minute, was by Michael Orozco Fiscal, a 26-year-old defender from Orange, Calif., whose parents were born in — you guessed it — Mexico.“The goal was for the U.S. fans and the whole U.S. We made history,” Orozco Fiscal said.Mexico dominated control of the game for much of the night but the Americans did not relent. Orozco Fiscal’s goal was the breakthrough they needed, and goalie Tim Howard made sprawling saves to secure the history-making win.“Just happy we won and made history,” the U.S.A’s Brek Shea said. “It’s something we haven’t done in a long time. Just to be on the roster is cool.”Shea had a role in the game’s only score. He cut inside Severo Meza on the left flank and crossed to Terrence Boyd at the top of the 6-yard box. With his back to the goal, Boyd took a touch with his left foot and with his right made a quick backheel pass to Orozco Fiscal, who with his left foot poked it from 3 yards past goalkeeper Guilleremo Ochoaand defender Jorge Torres Nilo for his first international goal.Orozco Fiscal, who plays in Mexico for San Luis, was a member of the 2008 U.S. Olympic team but hasn’t established himself with the varsity.He entered in the 77th minute for his fifth international appearance and first since October. Shea, back with the team for the first time since February following a season of turmoil in Major League Soccer, came on a minute later. Boyd, a German-American who made his U.S. debut in February, had entered to start the second half.
No. 4 Logan Stieber threw up his arms, victorious for 19th time this season. After knocking off Iowa’s No. 2 Tony Ramos, 7-0, the redshirt freshman finally had a second to breathe. He looked up to see an electric home crowd, all eyes on him. “We haven’t beat Iowa in forever. It’s a big win for us,” Stieber said. For the No. 7 Ohio State wrestling team, Stieber’s win was just the beginning. OSU defeated the No. 2 Iowa Hawkeyes, 21-9, Friday night at St. John Arena. It is their first win against Iowa since Feb. 12, 1966. For OSU coach Tom Ryan, the win was extra special, with Iowa being his alma mater and the place where he was named an All-American twice. “I feel great, I feel great,” Ryan said. “You know, because these guys put so much time into what they do. Six o’ clock mornings, back in the afternoon; sometimes they’re back in the evening. They got eight hours of study tables. They got so many things on their lives.” The Buckeyes improved to 9-2 on the year and 3-2 in the Big Ten Conference. “It shows we can fight a little bit more, at the beginning of the year some close matches weren’t going our way, you know, we weren’t fighting as well, but we had a lot of close matches tonight and we fought well,” Stieber said. It was Iowa’s first loss in the Big Ten and only their second on the entire season, the other being a one-point defeat against No. 1 Oklahoma State. The Hawkeyes took an early 3-0 lead after Iowa’s Matt McDonough took down OSU’s Johnni Dijulius, 5-2. But OSU roared back with five straight wins from Stieber, his younger brother freshman Hunter Stieber, freshman Cam Tessari, redshirt freshman Josh Demas and freshman Derek Garcia. The flurry rocketed OSU to a 15-3 lead. For Logan Stieber, it was his second win in eight days against a top 10-ranked opponent. One-hundred-forty-one-pound Hunter Stieber gave OSU a 6-3 lead, scoring a 4-2 decision against Iowa’s senior Montell Marion, the No. 3 wrestler in the nation. Tessari brought the OSU lead to 9-6 after defeating Iowa’s Mike Kelly, 9-4, in the 149-pound match. Demas followed suit scoring a takedown with 10 seconds remaining in the 157-pound match to secure a 7-3 win against Iowa’s Derek St. John. Garcia narrowly beat Iowa’s redshirt freshman Mike Evans, 6-5. For No. 6 Evans, it was only his third loss on the season. Garcia also claimed the Russ Hellickson Award, which is given to the most outstanding wrestler of the night. “I think the best feeling is beating Iowa,” Garcia said. “Honestly I can guarantee everybody on the team would say the same thing.” Iowa wouldn’t score again until the 174-pound match where sophomore Ethen Lofthouse beat OSU’s sophomore Joe Grandominico, 7-1. Grandominico, who usually wrestles at 157-pounds, started in place of redshirt junior Nick Heflin. Rather, Ryan started Heflin at 184-pounds in place of injured redshirt junior C.J. Magrum. Heflin defeated Iowa’s Vinnie Wagner, 7-4, despite wrestling a weight class up. At 197-pounds, OSU’s freshman Andrew Campolattano beat Iowa’s junior Grant Gambrall giving OSU a 21-6 commanding lead against the Hawkeyes with only one match left to wrestle. By the time Iowa’s heavyweight senior Blake Rasing beat OSU’s Peter Capone, 7-2, an OSU victory was already in hand. The OSU crowd directed chants of “overrated” at Iowa before forming a mass near the entrance of the locker rooms to celebrate what some are calling the Buckeyes’ biggest dual win in program history. “We’re no joke,” Garcia said. “We showed everybody right now that we are real.”
Marek Hamšík hasn’t been in the greatest form for Napoli lately and he admitted that it was caused by his illness as he was suffering from Angina Tonsillaris and his tonsils were removed on Wednesday.The Slovak’s form has been questionable lately as he has been unable to help his team in the fight for Scudetto with better performances – but apparently, it was caused by this illness that he was suffering from.The team’s captain wrote on his website about his fitness, according to Football Italia:Maurizio Sarri satisfied despite Juventus’ draw at Fiorentina Andrew Smyth – September 14, 2019 Maurizio Sarri was satisfied with Juventus’ performance on Saturday afternoon after finishing a tough game at Fiorentina 0-0.“I suffered from Angina Tonsillaris and had my tonsils out on Wednesday.”“Over the last few months, I regularly suffered from Angina Tonsillaris. The doctors advised me to have my tonsils taken out.”“I was meant to have the surgery this summer, but in the end, we decided it was best to act immediately and I had my tonsils taken out on Wednesday morning.”
Kolkata: Police arrested Kausar Ali Dhali, the kingpin of the racket that used to sell dead chicken, from a village at Hasnabad in North 24-Parganas on Thursday morning.Police said that he had a plan to flee to Bangladesh, to avoid getting arrested. He was booked under different sections of the Indian Penal Code (IPC) and section 51 of the Food Safety and Security Act, 2006.With the arrest of Kausar, the total number of people arrested in this connection rose to six. Earlier, police had arrested five people during a raid at the chicken farm owned by Kausar in New Town. Also Read – Heavy rain hits traffic, flightsThe raid was conducted on April 27 and police had recovered a huge quantity of carcass meat from the refrigerators in the farm. Investigation had revealed that they used to preserve dead chicken in the refrigerators, which was sold to different eateries.Kausar had managed to flee from the farm when the raid was conducted. The police were in search of Kausar for the past few weeks. It was on Wednesday that the police received a tip-off that he was hiding in a village in Hasnabad. A team comprising police officers from Airport Police Station and Detective department conducted a raid and arrested Kausar. Also Read – Speeding Jaguar crashes into Merc, 2 B’deshi bystanders killedThe police had earlier conducted raids in the houses of Kausar and had also visited his in-laws’ house. But he had managed to flee every time.Police came to know during the investigation that he had been hopping from one village to another in Hasnabad and its adjoining places to avoid getting arrested. The reason behind taking shelter in a hideout in the bordering area was that he was in search of the moment when he could flee to the neighbouring country. Investigation has further revealed that he had initiated his business of selling chicken a few years ago. He later stepped into the illegal trade of selling dead chicken to eateries and made fast money.The police have started questioning him and are trying to find out names of other people who were involved in the racket. Sources said that the police are also going to prepare a list containing names of the eateries to which Kausar had supplied carcass meat, following which they would take further steps.
Santiniketan (West Bengal): West Bengal Chief Minister Mamata Banerjee on Friday expressed her government’s desire to build a Bangabandhu Bhavan in the memory of Bangladesh’s founding father Sheikh Mujibur Rahman. Banerjee was speaking at the inauguration of Bangladesh Bhavan in the presence of Bangladesh Prime Minister Sheikh Hasina, who is the daughter of Mujibur Rahman. Prime Minister Narendra Modi also attended the function. “We want to make a Bangabandhu Bhavan in the name of Bangabandhu (Sheikh Mujibur Rahman). After discussions between the two countries, whenever we are entrusted with the responsibility, we will do it,” Banerjee said in her address. Also Read – Heavy rain hits traffic, flights Banerjee said she was repeatedly remembering Bangabandhu — the leader of the Bangladesh’s liberation war and first President of independent Bangladesh — at the function. Speaking about Indo-Bangladesh relation, Mamata said the two nations have a “continuous and steadfast relationship”, and exuded confidence that the Bangladesh Bhavan would become a “centre of pilgrimage” in the years to come. “Indo-Bangladesh ties will remain in fine fettle forever. Bangaldesh Bhavan, I feel will become a centre of pilgrimage in the years to come. The two countries have shared a continuous and steadfast relationship since 1971 (when Bangladesh became independent).” Also Read – Speeding Jaguar crashes into Merc, 2 B’deshi bystanders killed Banerjee also laid stress on the shared cultural heritage of West Bengal and Bangladesh — both having a majority of Bengali-speaking people. She said both India and Bangladesh have high regards for poets Rabindranath Tagore and Kazi Nazrul Islam. “Just like India can’t think without Rabindranath (Tagore) and Nazrul, Bangladesh also can’t think without them.” “Tomorrow (Saturday) is Kazi Nazrul Islam’s birthday here. In Bangladesh, the celebrations are taking place today,” she said. She also noted that Kazi Nazrul University had been set up by her government in Asansol of West Burdwan district where Hasina would be conferred an honorary D.Litt degree on Saturday. “We have built the Nazrul Islam University, where Bangladesh Prime Minister Sheikh Hasina will go tomorrow. We have also named an airport after Nazrul Islam in Andal (Durgapur). Hasina, in her speech, had also said that Tagore belonged more to Bangladesh than India as most of his literary work were compiled on Bangladesh soil. Banerjee is slated to have a “courtesy meeting” with Hasina in Kolkata on Saturday.
In an attempt to make Delhi and its features accessible to people, Arvind Kejriwal, Chief Minister, government of Delhi launched the Calendar and Diary of the year 2016, brought out by Delhi Tourism & Transportation Development Corporation at Delhi Secretariat on Monday. Manish Sisodia, Deputy CM; Kapil Mishra, Minister for Tourism, government of Delhi; Keshav Chandra, chairman, Delhi Tourism and Soumya Gupta, MD and CEO, DTTDC and other senior officials of DTTDC and Delhi government were also present on the occasion. Also Read – ‘Playing Jojo was emotionally exhausting’Delhi Tourism (DTTDC) has been bringing out calendar and diaries every year with a theme. This year’s theme has been kept – ‘The Spirit of Delhi’ which strives to present its glorious past and magnificent present to portray the ancient and modern blend of the city and the responsibility the city takes in realising the dreams of people from different walks of life. It also displays the streets, cuisines and cultural diversity of the national Capital. Also Read – Leslie doing new comedy special with NetflixThe Diary features facts regarding monuments, haunted places in city, regarding various modes of transportation in Delhi, historical importance associated to different monuments, food of Delhi, different kinds of languages and slangs used.It consists of two stickers of Qutub Minar and India Gate and also consists of two maps. This will enable the user to get acquainted with the facts related to Delhi, and thus impart information related to the rich heritage, various Indian delicacies and other things.
The Embassy of Spain and ‘Seher’, an organisation to promote performing and visual arts, in association with Bikaner house organized the first ever regal performance of the Encuentro flamenco group from Spain in the national Capital. The Event showcasing the flamenco was a celebration of 60 years of cordial relations between India and Spain. Sanjeev Bhargava, the founder of ‘Seher’ said, “The idea is that we keep inviting international artists who need to be put forward on Indian stage, because it’s important that right kind of artists come and perform in India, and they are presented well whether it is over here or anywhere else.” Also Read – Add new books to your shelfThe evening was also a celebration of Spain’s commitment to the second edition of the Udaipur Music festival that will enthrall Rajasthan and the entire country in February 2017. As a prelude to the festival, the evening witnessed the magical performance of the Encuentro flamenco, a Young music ensemble from Spain. The magic woven by dancer Anabel Moreno, guitarist José Almarcha, singer Debel and Valduncie transported the audiences to the rich land of Spain with their traditional Flamenco accentuated with an avant-garde brew packaged in an hour of emotions, passion and joy.