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Olympics Mary Kom Beats Nikhat Zareen To Make Indian Team For Olympic Qualifiers

first_imgNew Delhi: Six-time world champion M C Mary Kom (51kg category) defeated Nikhat Zareen in an intense trial bout here on Saturday to make the Indian team for next year’s Olympic qualifiers in China. In a bout which had very few clear punches, Mary Kom prevailed 9-1 to make the squad, but tension was palpable inside the boxing hall owing to the bitter row triggered by Zareen’s public demand for a trial.Words were exchanged between the boxers during the bout and outside the ring, a few representatives from Zareen’s home state Telangana’s boxing association cried foul once the result was declared.“I was a bit angry. There is no doubt. But it’s all done now. I have moved on. All I say is that talk once you perform not before that. Everyone can see what you do in the ring,” Mary Kom told PTI after the bout.Mary Kom did not respond to Zareen’s attempt at hugging her after the bout.“They call it clinching in our sport,” was her sharp retort on being asked about it.“I am hurt by how she behaved. She used some foul language inside the ring too, but it’s ok,” said Zareen.Boxing Federation of India President Ajay Singh had to step in to control the situation after AP Reddy, claiming to represent the Telangana Boxing Association vociferously protested the decision.“How will boxing grow amid this kind of politics,” Reddy later told reporters after being asked to leave the ringside by Singh and pacified by a disappointed Zareen herself.Bitterness dominated the buildup to the bout after it was insinuated that the onus was on Mary Kom to agree for the trial even though it was a call that the federation had to take.Mary Kom was visibly pumped up at the end of the bout in which she impressed with her composure.In other results, two-time world silver-medallist Sonia Lather (57kg) was upstaged by a swift-moving Sakshi Chaudhary. Lather, also an Asian medallist, couldn’t cope with Chaudhury’s relentless attack.In the 60kg category, former world champion L Sarita Devi lost to national champion Simranjit Kaur. It was once again a battle of pace as Kaur outwitted Sarita with her precise hitting and quick reflexes.Also making the squad was two-time world medallist Lovlina Borgohain (69kg) after beating Lalita. For all the Latest Sports News News, Olympics News, Download News Nation Android and iOS Mobile Apps.last_img read more

GFF Elite league restarts today

first_img(GFF Release) – WITH the restart of the Guyana Football Federation’s senior League – the GFF Elite League – set for today at the Georgetown Football Club (GFC) ground, the first double-header promises to be exciting.Playing in the first match will be GDF FC vs Den Amstel FC at 17:30hrs and Western Tigers FC will go against Fruta Conquerors FC at 19:30hrs.Director of Competitions, Ian Alves, said this phase of the League will see a more competitive brand of football, “Now that the mid-season transfer has concluded, clubs would have been able to make the necessary adjustments to their squads with a view to improving their performance for the remainder of the Elite League.GFF president Wayne Forde presents third-place prize money to head coach of Fruta Conquerors FC, Sampson Gilbert, for their performance in the GFF Super-16 Year-end ClassicBased on some of the player-transfers seen during the window, fans can look forward eagerly to more competitive matches and a more attractive brand of football for the remaining part of the League.”Meanwhile, in a pregame interview, the coaches of the teams scheduled to play in today’s opener are ready for the restart. Below are the comments received from the respective coaches.SEON PRINCE – Assistant Coach, GDF FC: “We were preparing for this year, the continuation of the Elite League even though we had a pause for the year-end tournament at which we came out victorious.“We were victorious at the last League as well, we were the champions so we’re going out there to show that GDF are the number one team; we are going to take this one again, we are not taking anybody for granted. We are taking every game one step at a time and we’re taking it as an important game, like a final.“We have two African players that we have brought in together with others who have come during the transfer window. I won’t be saying much on those two players. What I would like is for the fans to come out and they will see what we have to offer.“They’re working with the team, meshing well; we’re getting the togetherness and the communication. The team is comfortable and we are just waiting on Sunday to go out there and pull off a victory to start the tournament.”ONIEL HEYWOOD – Head Coach, Den Amstel FC “Our team preparation is going ok. On Wednesday we completed our final warm-up game against Uitvlugt FC, which we won 2-1 and I think we are ready for the army on Sunday. I know it will be a very competitive game because we are a good team. We bought some good players during the transfer. I know it will be a very competitive game because we have players like Marvin Frank and Chris Macey, two central midfielders.“We also have a young goalkeeper Jermaine Cumberbatch who is a real boost to the team. We have national players like Kester Jacobs and Dellon Lanferman whom the team will be depending on heavily to score goals.CALVIN ALLEN – Head Coach, Western Tigers FC “Preparations are going good so far. It was a bit of a challenge to have consistent attendance at training due to work commitments of some of the players but we worked around that.“We did a lot of strength work and a lot of physical building because we want to have strong players who would last the duration of the tournament. We’re now getting into the technical and tactical aspects of the game. We’re one of the younger teams in the tournament in terms of the experience at the Elite League.“I have players with me who would have played the Elite League before; I also previously coached an Elite League in the first season. I along with a few senior players will try and help the other players settle into the environment and hopefully, we can get the best out of them.“Once we stick to our plans and we do the basics right, I think we will be okay. Fruta Conquerors by no stretch of the imagination are an easy team; they are number two in the country so it’s like number 10 playing number 2 this Sunday. However, I know the squad we have and the depth in the team so I’m expecting some good results from Sunday going forward.”SAMPSON GILBERT – Head Coach, Fruta Conquerors FC: “Fruta Conquerors’ focus for the restart of the League is on physical preparation. It is obvious that we have players who are technically adequate. Our tactical awareness will be employed as long as our fitness level permits the various aspects to fall into place. We have some new players that are now available to us and they will be integrated into our programme and used strategically.”On Wednesday, the GFF met with the representatives of the Elite clubs where they were briefed by Wayne Forde, GFF President, on the plans for the restart of the League. During that meeting, the prize money for the GFF Super-16 Year-end Classic was presented to the first- to fourth- place winners.last_img read more

Harbaugh still expecting Perriman back during preseason

first_imgOWINGS MILLS, Md. — One of the Ravens’ biggest concerns as they begin their third full week of training camp continues to be the status of first-round pick Breshad Perriman.The rookie wide receiver hasn’t practiced since injuring his knee during the first full-squad workout on July 30, but head coach John Harbaugh remains optimistic that Perriman will return soon. Initially described as a bruise that would sideline the Central Florida product for a day or two, Perriman’s knee issue has now cost him 11 straight practices as well as the preseason opener.A few days after the injury, Harbaugh mentioned the possibility of there being a minor strain, but the organization has remained tight-lipped about the specifics of the injury over the last two weeks.“He’s got whatever they want to call it with his knee situation there,” Harbaugh said. “It’s not something that’s going to keep him out for a long period of time, they tell me. If I was a doctor, I’d give you more. [Head athletic trainer] Mark Smith’s right in there. You can walk right in there and ask him yourself, [but] I doubt he’d talk to you.”The Ravens were without three of their top four projected receivers on Saturday as Kamar Aiken (undisclosed) and Marlon Brown (back) were also sidelined. Veteran No. 1 wideout Steve Smith tweaked his ankle during Saturday’s practice, but it did not appear serious as he finished the workout on a limited basis.Selected with the 26th overall pick in this year’s draft, Perriman is being counted on to provide a vertical threat for the Baltimore passing game following the offseason departures of Torrey Smith and Jacoby Jones.The Ravens were pleased with Perriman’s work during spring workouts and have credited his mental approach to the game, but there’s no sugarcoating how much valuable practice time has been lost for the 6-foot-2, 218-pound wideout. At this point, his status for the second preseason game against Philadelphia appears cloudy at best.“He’ll be back sometime here in training camp, hopefully soon,” Harbaugh said. “I hate that he’s missing it, hate that he’s not out here. I’ve got a knot in the pit of my stomach in some ways about it. In other ways, I know it’s out of our control.”Other players missing from Saturday’s practice included cornerbacks Lardarius Webb (hamstring) and Asa Jackson (knee), defensive lineman DeAngelo Tyson (unspecified strain), linebacker Steven Means (leg), and offensive linemen John Urschel (concussion), Robert Myers (concussion), and Darryl Baldwin (undisclosed). Tight end Dennis Pitta (hip) and safety Terrence Brooks (knee) remain on the active physically unable to perform list.The Ravens did see the return of starting defensive tackle Timmy Jernigan, who missed a few days of practice with a foot injury and did not play in the preseason opener.Players will have Sunday off before returning to Owings Mills for two days of workouts before traveling to Philadelphia for a three-day practice session with the Eagles ahead of next Saturday’s preseason game.last_img read more

Ronaldo Banned From Taking Free Kicks

first_imgDespite only scoring two free-kicks in La Liga in his final three years in Spain, Ronaldo has insisted on taking free-kicks for his new club. The former Real Madrid man has a woeful record when it comes to finding the net with a dead ball.But that hasn’t stopped the Portuguese from demanding to take them at the Old Lady. However, Juventus boss Massimiliano Allegri has disclosed that Ronaldo will now only take long-range efforts, while Miralem Pjanic and Paulo Dybala will be in charge of taking free-kicks closer to goal.Speaking on Friday, he said: “Ronaldo is a smart guy, he knows Pjanic and Dybala are excellent free-kick takers and they are going to take those close to the area. When there are free kicks from far away, Ronaldo can kick them but we’ve decided that Dybala and Pjanic will take the set pieces close to the area.”The news will come as a massive relief to Dybala, who recently joked that Ronaldo had disturbed the usual order at the club.Speaking to Gazzetta dello Sport after the Ronaldo joined the club in the summer, the Argentine said: “Last year, Mire and I had a pact: if it was towards the left side, he would take it, whereas on the right it would be me. When Ronaldo arrived, I wrote to Pjanic in our chatroom: ‘Sorry Mire, but I think you won’t be taking many free kicks this year’.”Relatedlast_img read more

Rippey secures hat-trick of monthly medal shirts

first_imgPSC golf from The Golf Club Sports BarMonday, April 25, Green Valley – Stableford1st Brad Sproxton (12) 35pts 2nd Alex Godinez (24) 35pts3rd Peter LeNoury (9) 35pts We had a smaller field today with 15 golfers, six of which scored 35 points to tie for first.  Let the count-backs begin!  Brad Sproxton managed a B9 of 21 points to take the frame, Alex Godinez a B9 of 20 for second and Peter Lenoury a B9 of 18 for third.  Missing out were Jeff Gortler with 17, Gordon Kerr and John Emmerson with 16.The near pin winner on # 16 was Suzi Lawton. Thanks to all that attended.Wednesday, April 27, Greenwood A & C – Medal1st Ian Rippey (11) net 672nd Jon Haugen (8) net 703rd Gordon Kerr (13) net 714th Noel Pittard (8) net 71Near Pins: Steve Snelgrove2’s: Jeff Coriero, John McHugh (2), Ian Rippey, Brian GavaganTwenty-eight players showed up to contest this month’s medal comp at Greenwood.  We were assigned the A & C combination and stood on the first tee eyeing the skies for the inevitable shower that was sure to come.Only one man in the field held 2 of the coveted Monthly Medal winner’s shirts.  The third came a few hours (and a rain delay) later as Ian Rippey fired a fantastic gross 78 off the stick and was 3 shots clear of the next competitor Jon Haugen.  A count-back was needed to settle third and fourth with Gordon Kerr edging out Noel Pittard.Friday, April 29, St. Andrews – Stableford1st Ron Gamey (15) 40pts2nd Chuck Anderson (12) 39pts3rd Jeff Cordiero (9) 38pts4th Noel Pittard (8) 37ptsNear Pins: Steve Snelgrove2’s: Andre VanDyke, Ed Kost, Steve Snelgrove, Chuck AndersonRon Gamey, visiting from Hua Hin, was our winner today with a fine 40 points off the white tees.  The quiet Canuck Chuck Anderson was second with 39 points which included 2 chip-ins.  Jeff Cordiero left a lot of putts out there and finished third.  Noel Pittard concluded a consistent week with another fourth.Note:  The Golf Club is located on Soi LK Metro, off Soi Buakhao and Soi Diana junction.  We can be reached on 085 434 3377 or and our new website is read more

Elche 1-1 Atletico: Sloppy Rojiblancos fail in Copa del Rey opener

first_imgAtletico had the chances to beat third-tier Eibar in their round of 32 Copa del Rey opener, but Luciano Vietto, especially, and Fernando Torres did not take them. Elche The Frente Atletico prepared 800 Spanish flags for Barcelona’s visit Sport EN 25/10/2017 Thomas Partey did in the 16th minute, heading home after Jose Gimenez slung over a cross. But then Vietto hit the post and Torres saw a header saved as Atletico failed to add to their lead. 0-1, min. 16: Thomas. 1-1, min. 51: Lolo Plá, de penalti. Upd. on 26/10/2017 at 00:01 CEST IN SPORT.ES Guille Vallejo; Iván Calero, Gonzalo Verdú, Golobart, Albacar; Manuel Sánchez (Samba, min. 68), Diego Benito, Iván Sánchez, Javi Flores (Tekio, min. 75), Lolo Plá (Benja, min. 56) y Sory Kaba. Lucas Hernandez fouled Lolo Pla in the area and the striker tucked home in the 52nd minute as Elche pulled level, and more poor finishing leaves Diego Simeone’s side looking for victory in the second leg at the end of November. El Elche saca los colores al Atlético Atléticocenter_img Moyá; Vrsaliko, Giménez, Lucas y Sergi; Keidi (Toni Moya, min. 58), Thomas (Saúl, min. 58), Augusto, Gaitán; Vietto y Fernando Torres. Árbitro 1-1 RELATED STORIES Goles Incidencias ATM Partido de ida de los dieciseisavos de final de la Copa del Rey disputado en el estadio Martínez Valero ante unos 15.080 espectadores. En los prolegómenos del partido se le entregó una placa y una camiseta al jugador ilicitano del Atlético, Saúl Ñíguez, en reconocimiento de su trayectoria. ELC Estada Fernández (catalán). Mostró tarjeta amarilla a Gonzalo Verdú y Globart por el Elche, y a Saúl por el Atlético de Madrid. MATCH FACTS Copa del Rey 2017-18last_img read more

ISL 2018-19: 16-Year-Old Gaurav Mukhi becomes the youngest Indian goalscorer

first_imgAdvertisement 3v5qeNBA Finals | Brooklyn Vs2z0dWingsuit rodeo📽Sindre E5h( IG: @_aubreyfisher @imraino ) cqWould you ever consider trying this?😱siCan your students do this? 🌚ueRoller skating! Powered by Firework History was created on 16th of October, 2018 when Gaurav Mukhi came off the bench to score his first goal and became the youngest goalscorer of the tournament in the process.Advertisement Bengaluru FC were leading 1-0 courtesy of a Nishu Kumar stunner, and Jamshedpur FC looked devoid of any ideas to get back to the game. Cesar Ferrando bought in the 16-year-old at the 71st minute in place of Jerry Mawihimingthanga, who was already on a yellow card. A minute later the Jamshedpur FC gaffer replaced Tim Cahill, a striker, with Carlos Calvo, an attacking midfielder, and thus, Gaurav was entrusted to lead the pack.Gurpreet Singh Sandhu looks on as Gaurav Mukhi equalizes for Jamshedpur FC (Credits: got his shot into limelight ten minutes later when Mario Asques sent in a long ball. Gurpreet and Albert Serran got fooled by his boyish innocence when they allowed the young lad to latch onto the pass unworriedly. Gaurav punished them both as he calmly slid the ball, and it rolled to the back of the net.Advertisement He could have given Jamshedpur FC the lead at the 86th minute when he dribbled across Rahul Bheke and found himself in a good crossing position. However, the 16-year-old couldn’t control his adrenaline rush and the ball went flying across the crossbar.Sunil Chhetri scored a fantastic header at the 88th minute and Sergio Cidoncha restored parity for the away side at the 94th minute as the final scoreline read 2-2. However, the crowd would remember neither of the other three goals as Gaurav Mukhi announced his arrival to the Indian football scene on that day.Advertisement Advertisementlast_img read more

Haney powers Bruins past Ghostriders; Grand Forks takes over third in Murdoch Division

first_imgDylan Haney scored three times, including the game-winning marker, to spark the Grand Forks Border Bruins to a 5-4 come-from-behind victory over the Fernie Ghostriders Sunday in Kootenay International Junior Hockey League action in the Boundary City.The 20-year-old Haney combined with Grayson Neufeld to beat Brendan Henderson in the Riders net for the game winning marker with four minutes remaining.last_img

Haye leaves hospital after op

first_imgHaye was forced to fight on one leg after sustaining the injury in the sixth round on Saturday night and the fight was eventually stopped in the 11th when the former heavyweight champion’s corner threw in the towel after he had been knocked through the ropes.A statement from the fighter’s representatives on Sunday night read: “David underwent surgery to his right Achilles this afternoon, after completely rupturing the tendon during Saturday night’s fight with Tony Bellew.”David would like to thank everyone for their many messages of support, as well as the staff at the hospital.”It was an unfortunate ending for Haye, who had been embroiled in a bitter war of words with Bellew – who broke his hand during the fight – in the build-up.To his credit, Haye refused to use his debilitating injury as an excuse in the ring afterwards as he expressed hopes of a rematch in Bellew’s home city of Liverpool.Haye told Sky Sports: “Tony is a great fighter, that’s what went wrong. I trained great, I felt good going into this fight. I wanted to do a demolition job but this guy has got the heart of a lion.”I did not expect him to have the chin and durability he has. You took my best shots and got back up and put me down.”I’d love to do it again. I loved it, the fans loved it. I’ve never been in a fight like that before. He beat me now fair and square. I can’t think about world honours, I need to get past this guy.”I’m at his mercy, there is no rematch clause. That’s the best fight I have ever had. It felt like a ‘Rocky’ film. He won the fight fair and square and if he would oblige with a rematch, I’d love that.”last_img read more

Kru Town Family Feared Grandfather Drowned

first_imgA New Kru Town family, near Monrovia is afraid that their grandfather, T.P.T. Tweh, in his late 60s, may be dead after his companion on a fishing trip Friday returned with news that the canoe capsized, separating them at sea.The survivor was rescued by Fanti fishermen, offshore ELWA beach, family sources told the Daily Observer Saturday.Mr. Tweh, headman at the Cape Maritime Agency had not been feeling well the day before the trip, family sources said.“But he wanted to go fishing because he complained he did not have money on him.”The Daily Observer gathered that Mr. Tweh was accompanied on the fateful trip by a man identified only as “I Mean It.”Always persistent as Tweh was, the pair went fishing in a small canoe and by late Friday, when they had not returned, family members got concerned and about what might have happened to them.“It was later the following day that we received information that his companion was found near ELWA and explained that he was separated from Mr. Tweh after their canoe capsized,” the family source further explained.At the visit Saturday at Mr. Tweh’s residence in New Kru Town, a large number of his relatives, including children and grandchildren wept bitterly over what might have happened to their grandfather.Meanwhile, the family reported the case to the local police depot and also organized a search party to seek the help of nearby Fanti fishermen to go on a search for Mr. Tweh.However, news reached the family that the body of a man had been sighted in Cape Mount waters of the Atlantic Ocean, and therefore family members would dispatch a team to the area to identify the body.Up to press time, there was no confirmation about the whereabouts of Mr. T.P.T. Tweh or whether he is alive or dead, increasing the family’s agony over what may have happened to a grandfather who was dearly loved by all in the community.Share this:Click to share on Twitter (Opens in new window)Click to share on Facebook (Opens in new window)last_img read more

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