Rory McIlroy emerges from wild day to win Players Championship

first_imgDon’t miss out on the latest news and information. “Just make three more good swings … and this thing is yours,” McIlroy kept telling himself.He delivered in a major way to win the next best thing to major.FEATURED STORIESSPORTSPrivate companies step in to help SEA Games hostingSPORTSPalace wants Cayetano’s PHISGOC Foundation probed over corruption chargesSPORTSSingapore latest to raise issue on SEA Games food, logistics Miguel Romero Polo: Bamboo technology like no other McIlroy made two late birdies to regain the lead, was at his best when the pressure was the highest, and he closed with a 2-under 70 for a one-shot victory over Jim Furyk in his 10th appearance at The Players Championship.“To step up and make those three good swings, it’s very satisfying knowing that it’s in there when it needs to be,” McIlroy said. Sports Related Videospowered by AdSparcRead Next Google Philippines names new country director “Magic,” Vegas said. “If I tried it a thousand times I wouldn’t even come close to making it.”Both shot 66 and tied for third.Jon Rahm and Tommy Fleetwood lost their way early, and then late.Rahm, who had a one-shot lead, started with three bogeys in four holes and recovered until a curious decision. Tied for the lead, he was 220 yards away in a bunker, partially blocked by trees on the par-5 11, when he went for the green and hit into the water, making bogey. He was still in the game until failing to birdie the 16th and hitting into the water on the 17th. Rahm shot 76.Fleetwood opened with a three-putt bogey and made all pars until hitting into the water on the 11th for bogey. He made eagle on the 16th to have a fleeting chance until coming up short of the island. He shot 73 and tied for fifth with Brandt Snedeker (69) and Dustin Johnson (69). Most important, he found dry land on the 17th with a 9-iron, and relied on a memory from 10 years ago in Hong Kong — pick a target and swing hard — to hammer a tee shot down the 18th fairway to set up the win.He finished at 16-under 272 and earned $2.25 million, to date the biggest winner’s check in golf.The timing was ideal. McIlroy had not finished worse than a tie for sixth in his five previous starts this year — three of them playing in the final group — with no trophy to show for it. And one month away is the Masters, the final piece for McIlroy to get the career Grand Slam.It wasn’t easy. Eight players had at least a share of the lead at some point, and a dozen players were separated by two shots at various times.“I think the toughest part is seeing yourself up there, whatever score you’re on, and seeing 10 or 11 guys with a chance,” McIlroy said. “I guess that was the hardest thing was just getting yourself to the point mentally where you say, ‘Well, why not me? This is my tournament. I’m going to finish it off.’”Furyk didn’t know he was in The Players until one week ago, and he was on the verge of winning until McIlroy came through in the end. Furyk started the back nine with two birdies to get in the mix and finished strong. His only regret was a 3-foot par putt on the 15th.Even so, it showed he has plenty of game left after devoting two years as Ryder Cup captain. The runner-up finish moves him high enough in the world ranking (No. 57) to qualify for the Match Play in two weeks.“A shot here, a shot there, maybe could have been a little different,” Furyk said. “But ultimately, left it all out there. It was also nice to get in contention, to get under the heat, to have to hit shots under a lot of pressure, and then to respond well to that and hit some good golf shots. It’ll be a confidence boost going forward.Some of the most entertaining moments came from everyone else.Eddie Pepperell of England, in his Sawgrass debut, ran off four birdies in a five-hole stretch to briefly share the lead, none bigger than a putt from just inside 50 feet on the 17th. One group later, Jhonattan Vegas holed a putt from the bottom left to the top right pin position, just under 70 feet, the longest putt made on the island green since the PGA Tour had lasers to measure them. That gave him a share of the lead, too. PH underwater hockey team aims to make waves in SEA Games PLAY LIST 02:42PH 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 LATEST STORIES McIlroy could not afford a mistake over the final hour because of Furyk, the 48-year-old former Ryder Cup captain who nearly pulled off a stunner. Furyk, one of the last players to qualify for the strongest field in golf, capped off a 67 with a 7-iron into the 18th so good that he started walking when he hit it. The ball plopped down 3 feet from the hole for a birdie to take the lead.But not for long.Coming off a careless bogey on the 14th, McIlroy thought he was in trouble when his tee shot went well to the right toward a clump of native grass. He was lucky it came down into the bunker, and from there he drilled a 6-iron from 180 yards.“Some golf shot there,” Harry Diamond, his caddie and best friend, said as the ball was in the air.McIlroy called it “the best shot of the day, by far,” and it settled 15 feet behind the hole for a birdie to tie. Then, he blasted a 347-yard drive — the longest of the day on the par-5 16th — into a good lie in the rough that left him a 9-iron to 20 feet for a two-putt birdie and the lead.ADVERTISEMENT No. 22 Auburn routs 8th-ranked Tennessee for SEC title Wintry storm delivers US travel woes before Thanksgiving Colombia protesters vow new strike after talks hit snag Trump tells impeachment jokes at annual turkey pardon event SEA Games hosting troubles anger Duterte Bloomberg: US would benefit from more, not fewer, immigrants MOST READ Private companies step in to help SEA Games hosting Rory McIlroy, of Northern Ireland, holds the trophy after winning The Players Championship golf tournament Sunday, March 17, 2019, in Ponte Vedra Beach, Fla. (AP Photo/Gerald Herbert)PONTE VEDRA BEACH, Fla. — His best swing was followed by his biggest drive, both setting up birdies, and from there Rory McIlroy knew how to finish.Suddenly staked to a one-shot lead, McIlroy had a 125-yard walk along the water to the 17th hole to face an island that never looks smaller than on Sunday at The Players Championship, followed by the toughest hole on the TPC Sawgrass with water down the entire left side.ADVERTISEMENT View commentslast_img read more

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D’Angelo Russell drops career-best 44 as Nets rally past Kings

first_imgJarrett Allen added 13 points and seven rebounds for Brooklyn. Spencer Dinwiddie scored 10 points.It was a much-needed boost for Brooklyn, which had lost the first three games of a seven-game trip. The Nets were also struggling to hold onto seventh place in the East before Russell led the comeback.De’Aaron Fox scored 27 points for Sacramento. Bagley had 29 points on 12-of-15 shooting for the Kings (35-35). Nemanja Bjelica added 14 points and 10 rebounds, while Harrison Barnes scored 17.Two days after beating woeful Chicago 129-102, Sacramento was well on its way to a lopsided win over a contending team in the East before things slipped away.“We relaxed and were very casual,” Kings coach Dave Joerger said. “Didn’t run back on defense, turned the ball over a ton and took a lot of jump shots because we thought it was going to be easy.”The Kings led by 28 points and shot 51.6 percent from the floor.TIP-INSNets: Jarrett Allen picked up a technical foul in the first quarter. . Allan Crabbe missed his third consecutive game with a sore right knee.Kings: Buddy Hield went 0 of 8 beyond the arc and remains nine 3s shy of the franchise single-season record of 240, set by current Sacramento assistant general manager Peja Stojakovic in 2003-04.WASTED TIMEOUT Brooklyn Nets guard D’Angelo Russell celebrates as he walks off the court after the Nets defeated the Sacramento Kings 123-121 in an NBA basketball game Tuesday, March 19, 2019, in Sacramento, Calif.(AP Photo/Rich Pedroncelli)SACRAMENTO, California — Brooklyn coach Kenny Atkinson tried just about everything to kick the Nets into gear. There were quick timeouts, angry, animated discussions with his players and even switching from man to zone defense.When nothing else worked, D’Angelo Russell and a handful of Brooklyn reserves took over and carried the Nets to an improbable win on their longest road trip of the season.ADVERTISEMENT SEA Games hosting troubles anger Duterte Trump tells impeachment jokes at annual turkey pardon event UAAP volleyball: Lady Warriors end 4-game skid, match last season’s wins “I give a lot of credit to our bigs,” Russell said. “They set screens and got me open, got me downhill. Once you get downhill, any player that can get downhill and see the floor like that and see the rim wide open, the sky’s the limit.”Russell’s 27 points are the most in a fourth quarter in the NBA this season. Russell also had four 3-pointers in the fourth quarter, breaking Allen Crabbe’s single-season record of 201, set last season. Russell has 202.“Once you get in that groove it’s hard to get you out of it,” Russell said. “No matter what defense a team throws at you, you’re going to find a way to get it done. That’s kind of what it was.”Hollis-Jefferson had 14 points off the bench, and none more important than his game-winning layup after Sacramento’s Marvin Bagley III stepped out of bounds with 5.5 seconds left.Hollis-Jefferson took the inbound pass from Joe Harris and looked for Russell, who was being double-teamed. With the clock winding down, Hollis-Jefferson drove from near the 3-point arc and went around a Kings defender near the hoop to score.ADVERTISEMENT Private companies step in to help SEA Games hosting LATEST STORIES MOST READ Atkinson was so frustrated with the Nets that he called a timeout 20 seconds into the second quarter, moments after Bogdan Bogdanovic made a 3-pointer that put the Kings ahead 41-25. Atkinson was quite animated during the break as he spoke to his players before getting up and walking away. It worked briefly, until the Kings scored 20 straight to open the third quarter.“The coaching was terrible,” Atkinson said. “The zone was terrible. I used up my timeouts. They never responded. We put a group of players out there that have a great bond and a great spirit and were working their tails off behind closed doors. It was 100 percent on them. That’s player ownership.”UP NEXTNets: Play the Lakers in Los Angeles on Friday.Kings: Host Dallas on Thursday.Sports Related Videospowered by AdSparcRead Next Colombia protesters vow new strike after talks hit snag Sports venues to be ready in time for SEA Games PLAY LIST 00:59Sports venues to be ready in time for SEA Games01:27Filipino athletes get grand send-off ahead of SEA Games00:50Trending 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 Russell scored 27 of his career-high 44 points in the fourth quarter, Rondae Hollis-Jefferson made a layup with eight-tenths of a second remaining, and the Nets rallied from 28 points down in the second half to beat the Sacramento Kings 123-121 Tuesday night and snap a four-game losing streak.“We were at our wit’s end, it was kind of desperation,” Atkinson said. “It was a little bit like, ‘Let’s conserve our main guys and kind of play it out.’ I wasn’t expecting an amazing comeback, I just have to be honest. And then slowly but surely we started cutting the lead.”FEATURED STORIESSPORTSPrivate companies step in to help SEA Games hostingSPORTSPalace wants Cayetano’s PHISGOC Foundation probed over corruption chargesSPORTSSingapore latest to raise issue on SEA Games food, logisticsBrooklyn was sluggish and out of sync for three quarters before Russell sparked the Nets’ biggest comeback of the season.After scoring 17 points in the first half and going without a point in the third quarter, Russell shot 10 of 15 in the fourth quarter, repeatedly burning Sacramento’s defense with quick drives to the basket. He scored 16 straight points during one stretch while getting plenty of help from his teammates. 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Hockey World League: India take on Argentina in Final opener

first_imgIndia will take on Argentina in the opening match of the Hockey World League (HWL) Final to be played in Raipur from November 27 to December 6, the International Hockey Federation (FIH) announced on Wednesday.India have been grouped with World No.6 Argentina, reigning Olympic champions Germany and reigning HWL champions Netherlands in Pool B while Canada, Great Britain, Australia and Belgium have been placed in Pool A. November 27 will see the hosts play Argentina following which the Netherlands will take on Germany.After their opener, World No.8 India will take on Germany on November 28 followed by the November 30 game against Netherlands. All teams are assured of the quarter-final spot as it is an eight-team event.This year’s tournament will see a slight change to the previous edition whereby two matches per day will be showcased to maximise the opportunity for spectators to attend games in the evenings. As a result, only one day, November 28 will stage four matches in a day.The pool matches will take place from November 27 until December 1 followed by the quarter-finals which will be held on December 2 and 3. The semi-finals will take place on December 4 and 5 while the bronze medal game and final will be played on December 6.Star Sports will broadcast the tournament in India. This will be the first international hockey event to be staged not only in the newly built Raipur International Hockey Stadium but also in the Chhattisgarh capital.last_img read more

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F.C. Barcelona ‘fully support’ Lionel Messi after fraud sentence

first_imgLa Liga club Barcelona have expressed their support for Argentine striker Lionel Messi and his father after the Spanish Supreme Court upheld their prison sentences over tax fraud charges, although neither are expected to go to jail.Five-time World Player of the Year winner Messi, who has been at Barcelona since the age of 13, was handed a 21-month prison sentence and fined 2 million euros (2.25 million U.S. Dollars) for three counts of tax fraud between 2007 and 2009.”The club reiterates, once again, its full support for Leo Messi, his father Jorge Messi, and his family,” a statement on the club’s official website read. (www.fcbarcelona.com)”FC Barcelona president Josep Maria Bartomeu contacted the player’s family to communicate this support.”The family was very grateful, not only for today’s gesture, but also for the support the player and his family have received from the club throughout this process. The club will continue to stand with Leo Messi, his father, and his family.”Argentine international Messi has scored 506 goals in 582 senior appearances for Barcelona, winning eight league titles and four Champions League trophies.last_img read more

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Nissan, Skoda, Isuzu cut prices to offer GST benefit

first_imgNew Delhi, Jul 6 (PTI) Automakers Nissan, Skoda and Isuzu Motors have reduced prices of passenger vehicles in India by up to Rs 2.4 lakh to pass on GST benefit to customers. Similarly, Tata Motors has also cut prices of its commercial vehicles, while Bajaj Autos Austrian arm KTM dropped prices of its sports bikes in the country. Japanese automaker Nissan announced reduction in prices of its vehicles, including the Datsun brand, by an average of 3 per cent in the country. “The implementation of the GST is a positive move for both automobile manufacturers and customers. We are happy to pass on the benefits to our customers for a more attractive value proposition,” Nissan Motor India MD Arun Malhotra said in a statement. The company sells a range of vehicles under Nissan and Datsun brands, ranging from hatchback RediGo to SUV Terrano, in Indian market. Czech car maker Skoda reduced prices of Superb model range by up to 7.3 per cent in Mumbai, resulting into a price benefit of up to 2.4 lakh. The revision in the Octavia model range varies from 4.9 per cent and 7.4 per cent, resulting in a maximum benefit of Rs 1.75 lakh, the company said. Similarly, Tata Motors cut prices of its commercial vehicles by up to 8.2 per cent. “We are offering a price reduction in commercial vehicles (cargo) in the range of 0.3 per cent to 4.21 per cent and in commercial vehicles (passenger transportation) in the range of 0.6 per cent to 8.2 per cent,” Tata Motors Head of Commercial Vehicle Business unit Girish Wagh said. Tata Motors, which is the largest commercial vehicle player in the country, has already reduced price of its passenger vehicles by up to Rs 2.17 lakh. Isuzu Motors India said it has reduced prices by up to 12 per cent. The company has reduced ex-showroom prices of Mu-X in the range of 6 per cent to 12 cent. Price of D-MAX V-Cross has been cut by 6 per cent. Bajaj Autos Austrian arm KTM has reduced the prices of bikes by up to Rs 8,600. Ex-showroom prices of the sub 350cc KTM range, including the 200 Duke, RC 200 and 250 Duke have been reduced by up to Rs 8,600 post GST. The company said the rate of reduction varies across locations depending on the VAT rates applicable prior to GST. Tata Motors and Renault had yesterday announced reduction in prices. Companies like Mahindra & Mahindra Honda Cars India, Ford, Maruti Suzuki, Toyota Jaguar Land Rover, BMW, Mercedes-Benz and Audi have already reduced prices to pass on the GST benefits. Even two-wheeler makers like TVS Motor Company, Honda Motorcycle & Scooter India, Hero MotoCorp, Bajaj Auto, Royal Enfield, Yamaha and Suzuki Motorcycle have cut prices. PTI MSS RKL SAadvertisementlast_img read more

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Vijender Singh vs Ernest Amuzu: Highlights

first_imgHello and Welcome to our Live Coverage of the Rajasthan Rumble boxing bout between India’s Vijender Singh and Ghana’s Ernest Amuzu.22.02 IST: Vijender Singh beats Ernest Amuzu from Ghana by unanimous decision to retain WBO Oriental and Asia Pacific Super middleweight titles. Vijender improves his record to 10-0 in professional boxing Vijender Singh has won his 10th bout in Jaipur defeating his opponent from Ghana Ernest Amuzu in the 10 round contest by Unanimous Decision.#IndiaBullsRajasthanRumble pic.twitter.com/IYovPXYwSo- IOS Boxing (@IOSBoxing) December 23, 201721.58 IST: End of Round 10! Vijender seemed to have pulled a muscle somewhere on his upper body that’s why didn’t attack too much in the final round. We will have to await the judges verdicts before the referee can raise Vijender’s hand as the winner21.54 IST: Just one more 3-minute round stands between Vijender and his 10th win in professional boxing. 21.54 IST: End of Round 9! Amuzu has never been knocked out in his career and he is doing all that he can to stay on his feet. But nothing can stop him from his third career loss now with just one round to go.21.50 IST: End of Round 8! Credit must go to Amuzu for he is still able to stand on his feet after taking so much punishment throughout this fight. Vijender wins yet another round but is not taking any risks. He doesn’t want to put Amuzu on the floor and wants to take the fight till the end it seems. (IOS Boxing Photo)21.46 IST: End of Round 7! Vijender wins another round after landing some heavy blows on Amuzu at the end there. Viju must be miles ahead of Amuzu on points at this stageadvertisement21.41 IST: End of Round 6! Amuzu does well to hold on as it almost seemed the referee would have to stop the fight after Vijender landed a combination of left and right jabs flush on his opponent’s face21.40 IST: Amuzu is struggling big time now.21.39 IST: AMUZU WOBBLES! Vijender goes on the aggression and manages to connect heavy blows. Amuzu is starting to wobble. The end is near now21.37 IST: End of Round 5! All-action round with Vijender landing quite a lot of heavy blows on Amuzu, the Ghana boxer fought back but in vain. No doubt about who took this round(IOS Boxing Photo)21.37 IST: Vijender has a small cut on his forehead due to an accidental headbutt from Amuzu.21.35 IST: OUCH! That much have hurt the Ghana boxer! Vijender lands two heavy right hand punches but Amuzu holds on.21.33 IST: End of Round 4! Another good round of the Indian, Vijender is well and truly in charge of the fight now. Amuzu though, has managed to put Viju under pressure a few times. The unofficial scorecard has Vijender ahead on points at the moment21.29 IST: End of Round 3! Vijender is going from strength to strength as he has a great round this. Amuzu is trying his best but hasn’t been able to breach Vijender’s defence yet. The Indian boxer is surely in the lead now21.27 IST: Vijender throws in a few combination punches and lands a right upper-cut. Amuzu shakes his head as if to say he’s not hur21.25 IST: End of Round 2! Amuzu raises his hand as he goes to his corner but it was Vijender who clearly had the better round. The Indian landed quite a few punches on the Ghana boxer21.24 IST: It’s going to be a very cagey fight it seems as Ernest is certainly no pushover. Vijender is looking to attack more in the second round 21.22 IST: End of Round 1! Both fighters didn’t really go all out in the first round. Vijender is taking his time before he can launch an all out attack on Amuzu21.21 IST: Ernest is coming forwards despite Vijender’s better reach21.20 IST: As is his usual style, Vijender takes a few rounds to size up his opponent and he is doing exactly that against Ernest Amuzu21.18 IST: Ernest throws in the first few punches early in the first round. Vijender though, is undeterred21.17 IST: The main fight will be a 10-round bout.21.15 IST: Amuzu has a professional record of 23 wins and 2 defeats, he has never been knocked out.21.11 IST: This is Vijender’s second fight against an African boxer. He faced Francis Cheka from Tanzania last year in December and won the bout through technical knockout in the third round21.10 IST: VIJENDER SINGH comes out to the tune of Singh is King!21.08 IST: Challenger Ernest Amuzu from Ghana will come out first21.07 IST: The moment we have all been waiting for is finally here. Both fighters will make their way to the ring very shortlyadvertisement20.55 IST: Now for the main fight of the night – Vijender Singh vs Ernest Amuzu – coming up next20.54 IST: Pardeep Kerera beats Nikhil Sharma by unanimous decision. Paredeep Kharera won his bout against Nikhil Sharma through the Unanimous Decision!#IndiaBullsRajasthanRumble pic.twitter.com/lnVrVgxG05- IOS Boxing (@IOSBoxing) December 23, 201720.18 IST: Amandeep Singh beats Manoj Kumar on points. Two judges gave equal points but the experienced Amandeep clinched it with the points awarded by the third judge. Amandeep Singh won his bout against Manoj Kumar in a very tight contest via Unanimous Decision.#IndiaBullsRajasthanRumble pic.twitter.com/KEe6abNfGH- IOS Boxing (@IOSBoxing) December 23, 201720.10 IST: End of Round 3! Amandeep’s experience is now starting to show as he took this round for sure. All to fight for in the final round now20.06 IST: End of round 2! Manoj Kumar could produce the first upset of the night. There has been some great combination punches from both fighters20.03 IST: End of Round 1! Solid first round for both fighters, this is exciting stuff. Difficult to say who had the upper hand in the first round19.57 IST: Amandeep Singh, who has a pro record of 2-0, won a bronze medal at the Commonwealth Games in Delhi in 2010. He will be fighting from the red corner19.55 IST: Manoj Kumar is making his debut in pro boxing. He will be fighting from the blue corner. This is a four-round bout19.53 IST: Meanwhile Kuldeep Singh wins by knockout decisions, beating Amrinder Singh in Heavyweight Category.#IndiaBullsRajasthanRumble tune with-us from 7pm onwards exclusively on Sony Six & Sony Ten3. pic.twitter.com/TZWNcfzfHA- IOS Boxing (@IOSBoxing) December 23, 2017Asad Asif vs Sunil Siwach bout went out to be a draw! As they both fought great and no-one was ready to give up!#IndiaBullsRajasthanRumble tune with-us from 7pm onwards exclusively on Sony Six & Sony Ten3. pic.twitter.com/teoRm0yDYz- IOS Boxing (@IOSBoxing) December 23, 201719.51 IST: The third fight of the night will be between Amandeep Singh and Manoj Kumar. This will be a bantamweight bout, both fighters are from Punjab.19.48 IST: Kuldeep Dhanda beats Fateh Singh by unanimous decisions from the judges. Dhanda improves his professional record to 7-0. All three judges gave a score of 60-54 in favour of DhandaKuldeep Dhanda won his bout via Unanimous Decision against Fateh Singh.#IndiaBullsRajasthanRumble pic.twitter.com/5NPezYRzex- IOS Boxing (@IOSBoxing) December 23, 201719.43 IST: End of Round 5! Dhanda had Fateh pinned on the ropes but the latter hangs on till the end of the round19.40 IST: End of Round 4! Dhanda has got the better reach and is faster than Fateh Singh for sure19.36 IST: End of Round 3! Kuldeep will definitely be ahead on points but Fateh is hanging in there.19.32 IST: End of Round 2! Fateh Singh fought back well in the second round, he was able to land more punches in this round.19.27 IST: End of Round 1! Clearly it was Kuldeep Dhanda who was the aggressor in the first round.advertisement19.25 IST: Dhanda has a professional record of 6-019.23 IST: Delhi’s Fateh Singh is making his professional debut.19.20 IST: The next fight will be a lightweight bout between Kuldeep Dhanda and Fateh Singh19.16 IST: Dharmendra Grewal improves his professional record to 5-0Dharmender Grewal wins his bout via TKO, beating his opponent Harsh Nagar in the 2nd round.#IndiaBullsRajasthanRumble pic.twitter.com/X78aFqiBBd- IOS Boxing (@IOSBoxing) December 23, 201719.14 IST: That’s it! Dharmendra Grewal beats Harsh Nagar by Technical Knockout (TKO) in the 2nd round19.12 IST: The much experienced Dharmendra has cut open Harsh’s nose. The doctor has been called in the ring to stop the bleeding.19.10 IST: End of the 1st round, it has been Dharmendra who has dominated the first round against Harsh, who is making his professional debut tonight.19.08 IST: The main fight between Vijender and Amuzu will be the final bout of the night. There will be four fights before the main bout#IndiaBullsRajasthanRumble �???�?���??��??� pic.twitter.com/WpATs4FYZx- Vijender Singh (@boxervijender) December 23, 201719.04 IST: The first bout will be between Dharmendra Grewal from Bhiwani and Harsh Nagar from Mumbai.This is a six-round cruiser-weight bout.Brief Preview:Vijender Singh is all set to defend his WBO Oriental and Asia Pacific Super middleweight titles against African Champion Ernest Amuzu on Saturday at the Sawai Mansingh Stadium in Jaipur.Vijender is unbeaten since having made the transition to professional boxing and in the ‘Rajasthan Rumble’ against Amuzu, the Indian will look to expand his domination and stature.’Rajasthan Rumble’ will also feature Commonwealth Games bronze medallist Amandeep Singh who will take on Manoj Kumar from Punjab while two-time Asian Boxing champion, Kuldeep Singh will face Amrinder Singh from Haryana.The event will also see participation from other young talented Boxers like Pardeep Kharera, Kuldeep Dhanda, Dharmendra Grewal and Asad Asif Khan.Vijender’s opponent Amuzu is a 34-year-old from Ghana and has 23 wins under his belt, including 21 knockouts out of 25 matches. This is the first time that Amuzu is fighting in India.Having won his last bouts in knockouts, Vijender will want to only build on his image of the knockout king in India.Having said that, Vijender is not taking Amuzu lightly and is fully concentrated on winning the bout.”It is a matter of just one good punch and the bout is decided. Many a times we have seen that lower-ranked boxers defeat their much higher-rated rivals. I am not taking anything easy,” Vijender said.”It is often said that everything is fair in love and war this bout is also like a war. If his morale is down I would be happy,” he added.last_img read more

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Juan Carlos Osorio steps down as Mexico football team coach

first_imgJuan Carlos Osorio has stepped down from his post as the coach of the Mexico football team. Osorio led Mexico to the last 16 of the 2018 FIFA World Cup Russia.The Colombian coach Osorio, who took over El Tri in October 2015, was expected to depart after the finals in Russia, having rejected previous offers from the Mexican Football Federation (FMF) to extend his contract.”In my own name and in that of my backroom staff, many thanks to everyone for this unique and unparalleled professional and life experience,” Osorio said in a statement on the FMF website.The Colombian-born coach was often treated with suspicion by Mexican fans and pundits, and supporters frequently chanted ‘Osorio Out’ at Mexico matches, even when they were winning.However, that changed in Russia after Mexico beat reigning world champions Germany 1-0 in their opening match.The Mexicans qualified second in Group F ahead of the Germans and South Korea but lost 2-0 to Brazil in the last 16, the seventh consecutive time they had gone out in the first knockout round.Osorio, who has extensive experience across the Americas and in Europe, speaks English fluently and has expressed an interest in coaching in Europe.(With inputs from Reuters)last_img read more

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Rivaldo: I never had the chance to join Man Utd

first_imgTransfers Rivaldo: I never had the chance to join Manchester United Goal Last updated 1 year ago 18:28 11/14/17 FacebookTwitterRedditcopy Comments(0) Rivaldo, David Beckham, Barcelona vs Man Utd Getty Images Transfers Manchester United Barcelona Premier League Primera División The iconic Brazilian has spoken about being linked with the Old Trafford side and has revealed the best advice he ever received in his career Former Barcelona star Rivaldo has revealed there was interest from Manchester United in signing him, but admits he was never given an opportunity to complete a move.The Brazilian was signed by Barca from Deportivo La Coruna in 1997 before leading the Catalunya club to back-to-back La Liga titles and a Copa del Rey.Rivaldo spent five years on the books at Barca before eventually being sold to AC Milan in 2002, but there was speculation linking him with a move to the Premier League prior to his switch to Serie A. Editors’ Picks Lyon treble & England heartbreak: The full story behind Lucy Bronze’s dramatic 2019 Liverpool v Man City is now the league’s biggest rivalry and the bitterness is growing Megan Rapinoe: Born & brilliant in the U.S.A. A Liverpool legend in the making: Behind Virgil van Dijk’s remarkable rise to world’s best player “Well, there was a lot of talk when I was at Barcelona that the club were thinking of transferring me to England but I never had the opportunity,” Rivaldo said, speaking at Betsafe Star Sixes 2017.”In all the newspapers in Barcelona there were rumours that a few agents were speaking to mine, I don’t know how true this is but the press said Manchester were interested; I don’t know how true this was but it was in the papers.”Rivaldo - Milan (2004)Rivaldo enjoyed early success at Milan, securing the Champions League trophy in the 2002-03 season a year after lifting the 2002 World Cup with Brazil in Japan.However, the 45-year-old claims his biggest achievement came whilst still at Barcelona when he was awarded the Ballon d’Or.”In 1999 I was considered the best player of the world and for me this is so important,” he added. “I came from an incredibly poor family and to go to being the best player in the world is incredible. “You can’t quite believe it and when it happens you start remembering when you were a small boy and yes I do think that this was the most important time of my life. You start off like millions of players and then become number one in the world, that’s impressive.”I’ve had lots of coaches in Brazil and Spain. When I was younger in Brazil I would have to train a lot and always show our coach respect, they want you to do things well and one thing my coach always asked of me was to be dedicated to my training and thanks to football I was able to learn a lot.”Pushed to choose his all-time five-a-side team, though, Rivaldo was unsure how to shoehorn the incredible magnitude of talent he has played with into his side.”This is quite hard because I have more than five players in my head,” the Brazilian said. “I just hope those who don’t make the list don’t get angry.”Okay, in goal Dida, Puyol, Figo, Ronaldo, Ronaldinho, Zidane, Rivaldo.”Rivaldo was speaking exclusively to Betsafe Star Sixes. For all the odds and betting markets on England vs Brazil,  please click herelast_img read more

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The Only 10 Teams That Can Win The 2016 NCAA Tournament

first_imgCollege Spun's NCAA tournament bracket.college spun bracketOn Sunday night, the 68-team NCAA Tournament field will officially be revealed, and fans of each of those programs will begin to map out how they will take home the title, no matter how realistic it may be. While it is always fun to see a Cinderella squad make a run, the group of teams that can realistically win six straight games and take home the title is pretty limited.The 2015-16 college basketball season has been pretty crazy, with a handful of teams hitting No. 1 in the polls. However, as we get into the conference tournaments, an upper tier of teams has started to set itself apart from the pack. Upsets happen, and anything can occur in March, but in all likelihood your next national champion will come from one of these 10 schools.Next: Duke >>>Pages: Page 1 Page 2 Page 3 Page 4 Page 5 Page 6 Page 7 Page 8 Page 9 Page 10 Page 11last_img read more

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Steel Cut for CMA CGMs 22000 TEU Behemoths

first_imgChina State Shipbuilding Corporation (CSSC) has launched construction of CMA CGM’s 22,000 TEU boxships ordered in September 2017.The steel cutting ceremony was held on Tuesday, July 26 at Jiangnan Shipbuilding in Shanghai, hosting representatives from the shipbuilder, CMA CGM and MOL, China Association of the National Shipbuilding Industry (CANSI) said.The ceremony marked the construction on two hulls that form part of the nine-strong series, the other ship being built by Hudong-Zhonghua Shipbuilding.The ships will be fitted with LNG-powered engines, making CMA CGM the first container shipping company to opt for LNG propulsion as main fuel for such large ships.They measure 400 meters in length, 61.3 meters in breadth and 33.5 meters in depth, making them the world’s largest containerships. The vessels will also feature WinGD’s dual-fuel low-speed engine (12-cylinder X92DF) and the world’s first GTT MK III membrane fuel tank with a capacity of 18,600 cbm.According to Cansi, the ability and acquired know-how of Jiangnan Shipbuilding to build LNG membrane tanks has provided China with the strategic advantage in this sector, ending Japan’s and South Korea’s monopoly in the large LNG ship construction market.CMA CGM is yet to provide World Maritime News with a comment on the matter.The USD 1.2 billion worth ships, ordered from CSSC’s Hudong-Zhonghua Shipbuilding (Group) and Shanghai Waigaoqiao Shipbuilding, are expected to start delivery from the end of 2019 extending into 2020.World Maritime News Stafflast_img read more

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Province Municipal Electricity Utilities Look for Savings

first_imgA new study is looking for ways to save money for municipal electric utilities and the customers they serve. The study, launched jointly by the Municipal Electricity Utilities of Nova Scotia Co-operative and the Department of Energy, will examine ways to manage electricity use during winter months. “Electricity is most expensive to produce during times of peak use — during business hours, during hot days, and especially during the winter,” said Energy Minister Bill Dooks. “We want to help municipal electricity utilities manage that peak, and the costs that go with it.” “If we can shift customer demand away from the peak, everybody can save money — our utilities and our customers,” said Don Regan of the Berwick Electric Commission. Mr. Regan represents one of Nova Scotia’s six municipally owned electric utilities. These utilities purchase energy from Nova Scotia Power and distribute it to local residents — in Antigonish, Berwick, Canso, Lunenburg, Mahone Bay, and Riverport. A homeowner or business delaying electricity use by 15 minutes during a period of peak demand could save a local utility company as much as $1,000. “We asked a typical sampling of local businesses and residences to get involved in the study, and they were happy to help out,” Mr. Regan said. “We all want to find ways to save money. And we need to do it with minimal disruption to the routines of these customers, to make sure our study is grounded in reality.” The study is funded jointly by the municipal electricity utilities and the Department of Energy. Acadia Management Group Inc. of Port Williams, will track and analyze data and develop recommendations.last_img read more

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Three stories in the news for today Aug 28

first_imgThree stories in the news for Monday, Aug. 28———CANADIANS HUNKER DOWN IN STORM-RAVAGED TEXAS:Canadian expats living in Texas say they’ve gone days without sleep as the remnants of hurricane Harvey continue to deluge the southeast coast. Megan Giffin-Scheffers, who moved from Halifax to Houston four years ago, said “everything is overflowing” in the Texas city, which is the fourth-largest in the U.S., as rising waters force thousands of people out of their homes.———CANADIAN FOREST COMPANY PLEDGES LUMBER FOR TEXAS:Texans forced from their flooded homes may get help rebuilding from a Canadian forestry company. Seth Kursman, a vice president with Resolute Forest Products, has committed to sending a rail car full of lumber to Houston once it begins to recover from the devastation wrought by hurricane Harvey. Watching footage from the storm-drenched city hit close to home for Kursman, who moved to Canada from Houston 15 years ago.———CAMPAIGN AIMS TO END STIGMA OF DISABLED KIDS:A Toronto children’s rehab hospital has launched a public awareness campaign aimed at ending discrimination against young people with disabilities. Holland Bloorview’s “Dear Everybody” campaign focuses on issues like bullying, friendship and employment to educate Canadians about how to help young people with disabilities feel more included. President and C-E-O Julia Hanigsberg says more than 400-thousand young people with disabilities have the same emotional, educational and economic-security needs as others their age, but stigma often prevents those needs from being met.———ALSO IN THE NEWS TODAY:— New England governors and eastern Canadian premiers meet in Charlottetown— Rehab Dughmosh appears in court via video-link on terror-related charges in an alleged attack at a Toronto Canadian Tire Store— B.C. Premier John Horgan and Forests Minister Doug Donaldson visit areas affected by the wildfireslast_img read more

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New Town gets the fastest e-vehicle charging station in Bengal

first_imgKolkata: The New Town Kolkata Development Authority (NKDA) on Sunday installed e-vehicle charging station in New Town, which is capable of charging a four-wheeler in an hour.The charging station has come up in front of Mother’s Wax Museum and has been set up by a company that has over 40 years of expertise in power technologies such as energy-efficient EV charging solutions. “For the first time in the state such a fast charging e-vehicle station has come up. Vehicles can be charged at the rate of Rs 100 per hour,” a senior official of NKDA said. Also Read – Bengal family worships Muslim girl as Goddess Durga in Kumari PujaThe company is using technology from Taiwan to put up the infrastructure in the charging station. “The move is a part of our sustained efforts to reduce carbon emissions and move towards a cleaner, greener sustainable environment,” the official added. NKDA has already come up with 10 e-vehicle charging points at strategic locations in New Town in a bid to encourage more people to use e-vehicles. Vehicles can be charged in five hours at these charging stations. The charge for two wheelers is Rs 10 an hour while the charge for a four wheeler is Rs 20 an hour at these Also Read – Bengal civic volunteer dies in road mishap on national highwaye-vehicle charging points. The NKDA has already earned a revenue of Rs 36,000 from these e-charging stations. The charging stations are located at parking lots near Rabindra Tirtha, Tata Medical Centre, Nazrul Tirtha, Gates 1/4/6 of Eco Park, Café Ekante, Axis Mall, Eco Urban Village and Central Mall so that people can charge their vehicles while waiting. This apart, Indian Oil’s COCO (Company Operated Company) owned smart outlet at Action Area 3 has electric vehicle charging units. There are also three heavy duty charging stations located at the bus terminal near Pride Hotel, AA3 bus-stand near Sukhobristi and Eco Urban Village in AA2, for running electric buses. New Town has three electric AC buses running successfully. New Town has already achieved the status of a Gold Rate certified Green City and has got the certificate from IGBC (Indian Green Building Council. It is a city under the state government’s Green City Mission.last_img read more

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Montreal meeting seeks tighter controls for new ozonedestroying chemicals

The results of the three-day session of the Protocol’s Open-ended Working Group will be forwarded for final approval by the 13th Meeting of the Parties to the Montreal Protocol, to be held in Colombo, Sri Lanka, in October. “To ensure that the global phase-out of CFCs [chlorofluorocarbons] and other destructive chemicals is as air-tight as possible, we must address all remaining avenues by which ozone-destroying substances enter the atmosphere despite existing controls,” said Klaus Toepfer, Executive Director of the Nairobi-based United Nations Environment Programme (UNEP), under whose auspices the 1987 Protocol was adopted. “Major concerns include illegal trade in CFCs and other controlled substances, the lack of alternatives for certain small but essential uses, and the development and marketing by industry of new ozone-depleting chemicals not yet covered by the Protocol,” he said in a statement issued today in Montreal and Nairobi. The Protocol’s Technology and Economic Assessment Panel (TEAP) has already been asked to conduct an annual review of any new substances with significant ozone-depleting potential that may enter the market. This week in Montreal, the TEAP and the Scientific Assessment Panel will present their proposals on how to move forward in controlling these new substances to the Working Group. Other issues on the agenda include reducing emissions from ozone-depleting chemicals used as process agents (chemical catalysts), reviewing applications for essential-use exemptions for CFCs and other ozone-depleting chemicals for 2002 and beyond, and launching a study on monitoring and preventing illegal trade. Under the 1987 Montreal Protocol, governments have agreed to phase out chemicals that destroy stratospheric ozone, which is essential for shielding humans, plants and animals from the damaging effects of harmful ultraviolet light. Recent years have seen record thinning of the ozone layer, including an ever-larger ozone “hole” over Antarctica. Scientists predict that the ozone layer will start to recover in the near future and will fully recover some time in mid-21st century — but only if the Protocol continues to be vigorously enforced. read more

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Landlocked countries win agreement on improved market access UN

“These negotiations have focused very successfully on building a partnership between landlocked, transit and donor countries,” UN Under-Secretary-General Anwarul Chowdhury told a press conference in Almaty, Kazakhstan, after three consecutive days of intensive negotiations.The Almaty Programme of Action is the first global action plan negotiated at the ministerial level that provides a framework for cooperation between the landlocked and the transit access developing countries – nations that have often been at odds due to their geographic configuration.The plan reinforces the right of all countries to enjoy secure access to the sea and establishes a set of policy guidelines for reducing red tape for landlocked country exports, while also respecting the prerogatives of the access nations.Transport services through access countries consume on average 15 per cent of the export earnings of landlocked developing countries – and as much as half for some African landlocked nations. In comparison, other developing countries expend an average of only 7 per cent on transport services, and the developed countries only 3 to 4 per cent.The Programme establishes for the first time, agreement in principle on compensating landlocked countries for their geographical handicaps with improved market access and trade facilitation. Nine of the 12 lowest-ranking countries on the UN Human Development Index are landlocked, and economists estimate that landlocked status costs these countries about 0.7 per cent in rate of economic growth each year.It further sets the stage for strengthened national economies and greater convergence of national interests by cementing international and national commitment to upgrade rail, road, air and pipeline infrastructure in both the landlocked and the access countries.In addition to the 30 landlocked developing countries participating in the talks, there were 33 transit access developing countries, nine donor countries, seven additional developing countries and 20 international agencies and financial institutions.The agreement was reached at preparatory talks for the two-day International Conference of Landlocked and Transit Developing Countries on Transit Transport Cooperation, opening tomorrow in Almaty, which will give the final stamp of approval to the Programme of Action.Mr. Chowdhury, who is UN High Representative for the Least Developed Countries, Landlocked Developing Countries and Small Island Developing States, is the conference secretary-general.The landlocked countries at the conference are: Afghanistan, Armenia, Azerbaijan, Bhutan, Bolivia, Botswana, Burkina Faso, Burundi, Central African Republic, Chad, Ethiopia, Kazakhstan, Kyrgyzstan, Laos, Lesotho, Malawi, Mali, Mongolia, Nepal, Niger, Paraguay, Rwanda, Swaziland, Tajikistan, the Former Republic of Macedonia, Turkmenistan, Uganda, Uzbekistan, Zambia and Zimbabwe.The transit developing countries are: Algeria, Angola, Argentina, Bangladesh, Benin, Brazil, Cambodia, Cameroon, Chile, China, Democratic Republic of Congo, Côte d’Ivoire, Djibouti, Eritrea, Georgia, Ghana, Guinea, India, Iran, Kenya, Mozambique, Myanmar, Namibia, Nigeria, Pakistan, Peru, Senegal, Somalia, Thailand, Togo, Tanzania, Uruguay and Viet Nam. read more

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World Childrens Day Millie Bobby Brown to GoBlue as new UNICEF Goodwill

At 14 years old, this makes Ms. Brown UNICEF’s youngest person to ever take on the role.The British star of the Netflix series, Stranger Things, will use her global platform to help spotlight children’s rights and issues affecting youth, including lack of education, safe learning spaces, and the impacts of violence, bullying and poverty.“It’s a dream come true to become a UNICEF Goodwill Ambassador,” said Ms. Brown in a statement marking the Day. “It’s a huge honor to join such an impressive list of people who have supported UNICEF over the years. I am looking forward to meeting as many children and young people as I can, hearing their stories, and speaking out on their behalf.”World Children’s Day is commemorated annually as a day of action for children, by children, to raise awareness and funds for millions of children lacking basic resources and services. To show solidarity for the world’s disadvantaged and vulnerable youth, UNICEF is asking supporters to ‘turn the world blue,’ by doing or wearing something blue at school, on the streets, or on social media. Ms. Brown kick-started the action in a short video last week, encouraging supporters to #GoBlue to defend and promote children’s rights.Around the world, notable leaders in entertainment, government, sports, and business are having children ‘take over’ their professional roles to highlight issues that interest them.Children are assuming seats at parliaments in Montenegro, Peru, Tonga, Suriname, Zambia and others. In Brussels, youth will take over European Parliament, and five more UNICEF Youth Ambassadors are being appointed across the globe.UN child rights experts reminded the international community of the challenges youth face around the globe and called UN Member States to scale up efforts in their defense.“Millions of vulnerable children continue to be left behind, including child victims of violence, conflict and sexual exploitation, migrant refugee and asylum-seeking children, children living in poverty, children with disabilities, and children belonging to indigenous and minority groups,” the experts said on Tuesday.“The best way to leave no child behind is to put children first to ensure that no child grows up in a world of fear, violence and hopelessness.”UNICEF is calling on activists and supporters to sign its global petition, urging world leaders to demonstrate commitment to fulfilling the rights of every child, and acknowledge these rights as non-negotiable.Eleven-year-old Benjamin Gorisek-Gazze worked with UN News on this story. read more

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Ohio State mens soccer team sets program record with 7th straight victory

OSU junior forward Yaw Amankwa (23) kicks the ball during a game against Louisville on Sept. 29 at Jesse Owens Memorial Stadium. OSU won 1-0. Credit: Breanna Williams / Lantern PhotographerThe Ohio State men’s soccer team made school history by extending its winning streak to seven with a 2-0 shutout victory over Wisconsin on Sunday afternoon.The Buckeyes improved to 8-4-2 overall and 3-1-1 in Big Ten play while moving up to first place in the conference, while the Badgers fell to 3-9-2 on the season and 1-2-2 in Big Ten play.“I’m really happy for the guys, and so now to go into the record book as the team that has the longest win streak in program history is good,” OSU coach John Bluem said. “It’s a really good accomplishment for the players and I know it meant something to them today.”After losing two key players — sophomore forward Marcus McCrary and redshirt senior forward Kenny Cunningham — because of injuries, other members of the team stepped up to the plate to triumph over Wisconsin.OSU senior midfielder Kyle Culbertson and junior forward Christian Soldat were both instrumental to the win with a goal apiece.“We really do come together as a team and always fight for it,” Soldat said. “If one guy is not having a great day passing or a great day attacking, everybody else pumps him up and picks up the slack until he gets in his groove. It feels great having a team that’s always behind you.”After a rough couple of weeks, Culbertson was able to get it going for the Buckeyes when he scored the first goal of the game off an assist from junior forward Danny Jensen. Culbertson launched the ball into the back of the net in the 13th minute for his third goal of the season.Culbertson said although it was tough in the past couple of weeks for him, it was nice to see some of his other teammates step up and form a chemistry to keep the team rolling without his contributions.Soldat’s goal came in the second half when he knocked in a shot off the near post in the 65th minute, marking his third goal of the season. Jensen and junior forward Yaw Amankwa were credited for the assists.“Jensen gets the ball and I’m coming through and the ball slides to Yaw. I see him staring at the goal and I know he’s hungry for a goal too,” Soldat said describing the play. “I’m just screaming in my head asking for it. Luckily, it was on his left foot so he kicks it off to me and I just have an easy placement of the ball.”The Scarlet and Gray defense was another factor in the history-making win on Sunday. The Buckeyes’ defense was able to keep the Badgers away from the net to prevent Wisconsin from threatening for much of the afternoon. However, when Wisconsin did come close to scoring, OSU redshirt senior goalkeeper Chris Froschauer came out with the saves to keep the clean sheet.Froschauer had a total of three key saves on the afternoon, contributing to his fifth shutout of the season and third consecutive.Overall, shots were 13-8 in favor of the Buckeyes, who also held a 6-3 advantage in corner kicks.The Buckeyes, who have not lost since Sept. 11, will next look to extend the school-record winning streak to eight when they are set to host Cleveland State on Wednesday. Kickoff is set for 7 p.m. at Jesse Owens Memorial Stadium. read more

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DKB Handball Bundesliga 20122013 opened with a tie

DKB Handball BundesligaMT MelsungenTV Grosswallstadt New season in DKB Bundesliga 2012/2013 started with the tie between MT Melsungen and TV Grosswallstadt – 23:23.MT Melsungen – TV Großwallstadt 23:23 (12:10)MT: Sandström (12 saves), Appelgren – Stenbäcken 1, Mansson, Kubes 1, Fahlgren, Schröder 1, Vasilakis 4/1, Hildebrand 1, Danner 7, Sanikis 4, Karipidis, Allendorf 3, Vuckovic 1/1.TVG: Galia (1.-60. Min., 21 saves), Wolff (one save ) – Spatz 4, Bühler 1, Thiede, Graubner 5, Holst 6/3, Larsson 3, Jacobsson, Kaufmann, Köhrmann 1, Schmidt 3, Maas, Eisenträger. ← Previous Story Niklas Ekberg in THW Kiel until 2015! Next Story → SG Flensburg found Djordic’s replacement – Arnor Atlason! read more

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Portable Wii Laptop uses a hard drive instead of DVDs

first_imgGiven the nature of the Wiimote and the requirements of the sensor bar, the Nintendo Wii seems, on the surface of things, even less moddable into a portable device than the PlayStation 3 or Xbox 360… but where there’s a will, there’s a way.ShockSlayer’s ZNWii DIY Wii Laptop might not be the most aesthetically pleasing portable mod job console we’ve ever seen, but the functionality’s certainly sound. Stripping the Nintendo Wii of its built-in DVD drive to save space, ShockSlayer’s Wii Laptop instead uses game “backup” software to load all of its games directly from an internal hard drive.Otherwise, we’re looking at a lot of the standard features of a portable console, including a flip-up display (with built-in sensor bar, natch) and a reliance upon an internal, rechargeable power pack to allow it to be played even away from a mains. It even manages some GameCube support by grafting the GameCube control ports right into the Wii instead of the normal ports.Pretty neat stuff. Of course, Nintendo won’t be happy here, given the Wii Laptop’s reliance upon a SunDriver chip in order to eschew the requirement of a built-in DVD drive, but we can still appreciate ingenious work when we see it.Read more at Mod Retrolast_img read more

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American Greek Orthodox church vandalised

first_imgVandals in the United States have caused around US$1,000 worth of damage to a Greek Orthodox Church near St Cloud State University in Minneapolis, in the country’s north. The costly damage has accrued as the result of a number of attacks on the church, the most recent coming late last week, causing US$500 in damage.Reverend Nathan Kroll from the Holy Myrrh-bearers Orthodox Church told its members via an email that damage included broken fences, graffiti, theft and vandalism. Facebook Twitter: @NeosKosmos Instagramlast_img read more

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