Other Sports Phogat sisters dropped from Asiad camp, Babita claims she is injured

first_img For all the Latest Sports News News, Other Sports News, Download News Nation Android and iOS Mobile Apps. New Delhi: Axed from the national camp for ‘serious indiscipline’, the celebrated Phogat sisters will have to explain their absence for any chance of a comeback, the Wrestling Federation of India (WFI) said on Thursday after one of them, Babita, claimed to be injured. Geeta and Babita Phogat, both Commonwealth Games medallists who became household names after their life story was brought alive on the silver screen in blockbuster ‘Dangal’, along with their younger siblings Ritu and Sangeeta were ousted from the ongoing national camp in Lucknow.The WFI cited their unexplained absence from the camp as reason. “The wrestlers selected for the national camp are expected to physically report to the camp within 3 days. If they have any problems or issues they should go there and report it to the coaches and find a solution’’, WFI President Brij Bhushan Sharan Singh told PTI.”But Geeta, Babita and others (in all 13) did not do that. They were incommunicado. This is serious indiscipline on their part and the WFI felt it’s time to pull the plug. So we have told them to sit at home and enjoy’’, he said.The federation’s action against the wrestlers means that they could be barred from the Asian Games trials scheduled later this month. The Asian Games are scheduled to be held in August-September later this year in Indonesia.Singh, however, hinted that the wrestlers could be given a lifeline if they can come up with a satisfactory explanation for their actions.”Let them first come to us and explain the reasons behind their actions. For now they are out of the national camp’’, he said. The men’s and women’s national are being simultaneously conducted in Sonepat and Lucknow from May 10 to 25.Another big name to have been barred from the national camp is Satyawart Kadian, husband of Rio Olympics bronze-medallist wrestler Sakshi Malik.When contacted, Babita said she is yet to receive any show-cause notice from the WFI and cited injury as reason for her absence.”I didn’t receive anything from the federation. Yes, I haven’t joined that camp yet as I am recovering from injuries to both my knees,” Babita told PTI.”I admit I haven’t informed the federation yet but I will send an application to them today itself.”As for her sisters, Babita said that Ritu and Sangeeta were waiting for their visas to take part in a training camp in Russia which was known to WFI, a claim which the federation out rightly rejected.Babita also said that Geeta was in Bangalore training at a private facility and she has no knowledge why her sister hasn’t joined the camp yet.”Geeta is in Bangalore. I thought she has joined the camp. I am also going to Bangalore for my rehab at the JSW facilities,” she said.Babita hoped the WFI would be lenient enough to let her take part in the Asian Games trials. Geeta won a stunning gold in 2010 Commonwealth Games. Besides, she was also the first Indian woman wrestler to qualify for Olympics in 2012. Like her sister, Babita also clinched a gold medal in the 2014 Glasgow CWG and claimed a silver at last month’s Gold Coast edition of the Games. last_img read more

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ICC World Cup Australia skipper Aaron Finch disappointed with THIS aspect despite win over Bangladesh in World Cup

first_img New Delhi: Australia was boosted by a splendid display of batting and bowling in the ICC Cricket World Cup 2019 clash against Bangladesh in Trent Bridge. David Warner blasted 166 and some blazing knocks from Usman Khawaja and Glenn Maxwell helped Australia reach 381/6. In response, Bangladesh put up a spirited fight and a century from Mushfiqur Rahim and attacking fifties from Tamim Iqbal and Mahmudullah helped Bangladesh register their highest ODI score but they still lost by 48 runs. Australia skipper Aaron Finch was satisfied with the result but he has expressed disappointment with one aspect which let the team down.“It was disappointing actually. We always pride ourselves on our fielding and we were quite sloppy despite the wet conditions at the beginning. No excuses there,” Finch said. Australia missed three run-out chances while Mitchell Starc dropped Mahmudullah off Nathan Coulter-Nile. Finch said partnerships with both the batting and the bowling proved to be crucial in pulling off the win.“Every time there was a partnership going, there were a few butterflies. We have been pretty consistent. We have guys who have World Cup experience. Having good partnerships with bat and ball is important,” Finch said.The win put Australia one step closer to making the semi-finals while for Bangladesh, every match is now a must-win. Tamim Iqbal, who has gotten starts in all the six games but managed just one fifty, the 62 against Australia, has said the team pushes itself hard in trying to achieve success.“In the last game I was batting well, against Australia it was the same but I’ve not been able to capitalise with important runs. The team expects a lot from me, I expect a lot from myself, and until now it’s not been great. In the first three games, I got myself set and then played two bad shots – I got a decent delivery in the first game (against South Africa) but after that, I gave my wicket away so I needed to be more disciplined,” Tamim said.Australia will now face an epic contest against England on June 25 in Lord’s while Bangladesh faces a must-win situation against Afghanistan on June 24. Bangladesh notched up their highest ODI score.Australia has never lost to Bangladesh in World Cups.Australia is on top of the table in the ICC Cricket World Cup 2019. highlightscenter_img For all the Latest Sports News News, ICC World Cup News, Download News Nation Android and iOS Mobile Apps.last_img read more

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Second Edition Caribbean Schoolboys and Juniors’ boxing championships…

first_imgTwo K.Os, two points decision and one stoppage highlights second nightBOXING fans could not have wanted it any better as the second night of the Caribbean Schoolboys and Juniors’ Amateur tournament produced `fireworks’ when the tournament continued on Saturday evening at the National Gymnasium, Mandela Avenue.There were five finals in the schoolboys’ category and of that amount, local boxers won three: one by points and the other two by knock-outs;one of them via a first round stoppage.Boxers from the Twin Island Republic of Trinidad and Tobago won two fights:one by the knock-out route and the other by a unanimous points’ decision.Guyana’s Richard Howard, Leon Moore Jr. and Omar Pollard kept the Golden Arrowhead flying with victories over their Trinidad counterparts, while Nyrel Hosein and Juan Rodriguez registered wins for Trinidad and Tobago.Guyana’s Shemar Hutson (right) connects to the head of Trinidad’s Juan Rodriguez. (Photo by Cullen Best-Nelson).Fighting in the 40Kg division, Howard knocked out Trinidad’s Abdul Taylor at one minute 13 seconds of the second round. While Moore, son of Guyana’s former world contender Leon Moore Sr. secured a unanimous points’ decision win against Trinidad’s Tyrique Hosein in their 44Kg encounter while Pollard, fighting in the 54Kg division, caused the referee to stop his contest against Trinidad’s Edwin Felix at 29 seconds of the first round.One of Trinidad and Tobago’s two victories came by way of knock-out in the 52Kg division fight between Rodriguez and Guyana’s Shemar Hutson.Rodriguez stopped Hutson at one minute 27 seconds of the first round, while Nyrel Hosein scored a unanimous points’ decision win against Guyana’s Patrick Harvey in their 46Kg contest.There was another international contest in the international Schoolboys and Juniors’ category, which saw St. Lucia’s Kimlym Martie making the referee stop his contest against Guyana’s Emmanuel Pompey at one minute 15 seconds of the first round in their 63Kg division contest.Trinidad and Tobago’s Abdul Taylor seems comfortably resting on the canvas for the full count, after receiving a series of combinations from Guyana’s Richard Howard (Photo by Cullen Best-Nelson).In other results from the second night’s proceedings, there were six bouts that involved all Guyanese combatants and in the 25Kg bout between Vickacy Graham and Moses Crawford, the former won by a unanimous points’ decision.In the 32kg division, Sean Graham caused the referee to stop his fight against Laterell Richards in the second round; Neil Garraway’s 35Kg fight against Shaquancy Wright was stopped at 50 seconds of the first round in favour of Wright and the referee was once again forced to stop the 50Kg contest between Junior Hyman and Isiah Moore at one minute 28 seconds of the second round in favour of Moore.Jaquwan Milo secured a split decision win against Mark Crawford in their 52Kg contest and Inshaun Khan got a walk-over win against Anthony Patterson.The championship was slated to conclude last evening at the same venue.last_img
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Liverpool, C-NS boys basketball take last-second defeats

first_img Tags: boys basketballC-NSliverpool What helped keep Liverpool close was an ability to close out quarters. Jacob Vacco’s 3-pointer beat the first-quarter horn, and Romeo Clarke did the same in the final seconds of the third quarter, reducing B’ville’s lead to 37-35.The back-and-forth battle raged through the final minutes. Liverpool inched in front, 43-42, only to have Starling hit a 3-pointer and again the Warriors trailed.Back within one, 48-47, Liverpool got possession with 30 seconds left. Instead of working for a last shot, it instead worked it to Jack Pento, who fired with 20 seconds to play and converted, putting the Warriors up by one.That left B’ville time to answer. Though Liverpool knew it would go to Starling, he still took a pass in the right corner from Bo Nicholson  and worked through several defenders before converting the lay-up just as time expired.That gave Starling 35 points overall, a far cry from the Warriors’ more balanced effort. Jacob Works and LaTeef Edwards led with 14 points apiece as Clarke added eight points.All of this came just after the conclusion at C-NS, where the Northstars, who were 1-7 going into the game, had every chance to pull away against a vastly improved F-M side, yet suffered its fourth defeat by four points or less.C-NS opened the game on a 14-2 run. Even when the Hornets answered with a 16-2 push, the Northstars had a second 12-1 spurt that helped it go to halftime in front 28-23.Twice in the second half, C-NS pushed its lead back to double digits, up 40-27 in the third quarter and 47-37 with less than six minutes to play. Even as F-M again fought back, the Northstars were up 53-47 after Brian Bonin hit two free throws with 2:15 left.It was a Luke Davidson 3-pointer that initiated F-M’s final comeback. Twice, C-NS missed on shots to extend its lead and instead, with 15.5 seconds left and his team down 53-52, Davidson drove to the basket, scored, was fouled and made the ensuing free throw.Luke Paragon, who had 14 points on the night, could not convert a possible tying basket in the final seconds, and the Hornets won, led by Davidson (16 points) and James Madill (17 points). Bonin and Grant Sennett each had 11 points.Both teams were in action again on Friday and, once again, both sides would have to take defeats.Liverpool fell to Nottingham in another close one, 69-63 as Mazi Jackson had 26 points for the Bulldogs, while C-NS met another city foe, Corcoran, and lost 79-63. Bonin had 12 points and Kevin Felasco got 11 points, but they were far back of the 26 points put by Cougars star De’Jour Reaves.Share this:FacebookTwitterLinkedInRedditComment on this Story This was Liverpool’s first game of 2020, and it was trying to bounce back from back-to-back defeats to Section II’s Colonie and Green Tech in a Dec. 27-28 tournament at Rome Free Academy.To do so, the Warriors had to slow down a 6-2 Baldwinsville side led by Starling, who was coming off scoring 16 fourth-quarter points in a Jan. 3 win over reigning state Class AA champion West Genesee where he had passed the 1,000-point mark.Up until the very end, Liverpool’s defensive strategy – shut down everyone around Starling – worked quite well. The two sides traded the lead throughout the first half with little separation, and even though Starling had 16 points in the half, the Warriors only trailed by two, 27-25, at the break.center_img Mere seconds away from a pair of important victories on Tuesday night, the Liverpool and Cicero-North Syracuse boys basketball teams both would see those wins snatched away.In the Warriors’ case, it was Baldwinsville’s star sophomore, J.J. Starling, converting just before the horn to push the Bees past Liverpool 50-49 at Onondaga Community College’s Allyn Hall.For the Northstars, yet another close contest went against them when Fayetteville-Manlius rallied and scored the game’s final nine points to upend C-NS 56-53.last_img read more

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Cheers

first_imgCorey Marquetti | Daily Trojan Guests gather in the Social Science Building for a wine tasting and lecture by Lester Little, an emeritus professor of history and former president of the Medieval Academy of America, on Thursday. The event was sponsored by the USC Center for Religion and Civic Culture.last_img

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Statues of former SU legends Jim Brown, Floyd Little and Ernie Davis unveiled at new Plaza 44

first_img Facebook Twitter Google+ It didn’t matter how long it took Floyd Little to try and convince Jim Brown to come to the Plaza 44 statue unveiling. It took “weeks, months” and as of Monday, Little had yet to hear back from the fellow Hall of Famer.On Saturday, the process it took to bring Brown to Syracuse was irrelevant. Flanked by his family, and throngs of Syracuse supporters and trustees braving the sub-freezing temperatures, Brown craned his neck to look at the statue positioned above him.“It’s really something else to have these kind of things that represent goodness and education and success,” Brown said. “I might be No. 3 of the group. It’s a great honor.”Syracuse unveiled the statues of Brown, Little and Ernie Davis simultaneously to a roaring crowed that stood as sleet gathered on the ground. The only hiccup of the day was Brown referring to SU as the University of Syracuse.Former Syracuse head coach Ben Schwartzwalder was also honored with a statue outside the Ensley Athletic Center. Little presented the statue and pointed to the numerous former players that were in attendance at the ceremony.AdvertisementThis is placeholder text“It’s really nice to have a statue of me,” Little said. “It’s going to be here for forever, and people for years to come can see it.”Neither Director of Athletics Mark Coyle nor Chancellor Kent Syverud were made available to the media following the event.When discussing the future of the number, Little reiterated that his 10-year-old grandson would wear the number when he got to Syracuse. He said that promise was made to him by former Director of Athletics Daryl Gross.Brown was less committal about the future of the number, saying he was rolling with what Little wants. He said he wants the rest of the athletic department to continue to get better.“What we did is what we did,” Brown said. “I don’t know about the number or the politics. I’m here.” Comments Published on November 14, 2015 at 1:55 pm Contact Sam: sblum@syr.edu | @SamBlum3last_img read more

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Evan Molloy wins ACC Defensive Player of the Week

first_img Published on March 20, 2017 at 5:32 pm Contact Charlie: csdistur@syr.edu | @charliedisturco Facebook Twitter Google+ Syracuse goalie Evan Molloy was named ACC Defensive Player of the Week for the second time this season after holding rival Johns Hopkins to seven goals Saturday.The Orange (5-1, 1-0 Atlantic Coast) defeated the Blue Jays in an 8-7 overtime thriller, remaining at No. 6 in this week’s Inside Lacrosse rankings. Molloy finished the game with seven saves on 14 shots and a caused turnover. He picked up an assist as well in the win.SU held JHU scoreless for over 25 minutes, including the entire second quarter, where Molloy picked up five saves.Syracuse returns from its two-game road trip on Saturday at 1:30 to take on ACC rival and No. 11 Duke. Comments AdvertisementThis is placeholder textlast_img read more

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Beat writer Q&A: Joe Giglio of the Raleigh News & Observer on Syracuse-North Carolina State matchup

first_img Published on September 27, 2017 at 5:30 pm Contact: jtbloss@syr.edu | @jtbloss Facebook Twitter Google+ For the second straight week, Syracuse will travel south. After its loss to then-No. 25 Louisiana State, the Orange will take on North Carolina State at 12:20 p.m. on Saturday. The Orange is 1-3 against the Wolfpack since joining the Atlantic Coast Conference and lost, 35-20, when N.C. State came to the Carrier Dome last season.The Daily Orange spoke with Joe Giglio of the Raleigh News and Observer about Saturday’s matchup.The Daily Orange: Traveling to Florida State and coming home with a win is obviously no small task. What did N.C. State do well last week?Joe Giglio: The defensive line was really good, senior end Bradley Chubb in particular. On offense, Jaylen Samuels scored two key touchdowns and the running game was able to control the clock in the second half (and protect the lead).The D.O.: Does it seem like head coach Dave Doeren has turned a corner with this program? If so, what’s changed?AdvertisementThis is placeholder textJ.G.: That was a big win for Doeren but it depends on what happens next. N.C. State has a tendency of winning a big game and then losing a game it probably shouldn’t. The 2012 team beat an unbelievable Florida State team at home and then in its next home game lost to a 4-8 Virginia team by 27 points.The D.O.: Allowing the big play has killed Syracuse’s defense so far this year. Who should Orange fans be aware of as a big-play threat for the Wolfpack?J.G.: N.C. State actually doesn’t take that many shots downfield but receiver Steph Louis, Jakobi Meyers and Kelvin Harmon are the deep threats. Nyheim Hines had success against Syracuse last year on a deep shot, too.Jessica Sheldon | Staff PhotographerThe D.O.: Bradley Chubb seems pretty much unstoppable right now. What, if anything, is the best method to try to limit the damage he inflicts?J.G.: Get rid of the ball quickly. South Carolina and Marshall both had success with quick, timing routes. Given how much that’s already a part of what Syracuse does, I’d be surprised if the Orange didn’t do this.The D.O.: Syracuse’s best offensive outputs have come when it has been able to run the ball, but N.C. State has been fairly stingy on the ground. How does SU gain an edge there?J.G.: Syracuse can’t run on N.C. State, I don’t think they’re wired to play that way, either.The D.O.: Would you say Syracuse has much of a chance at all in this one? How might SU pull off the upset?J.G.: N.C. State’s secondary is not great and Eric Dungey is a good quarterback. There will be room for Dungey to pick up some yards with quick-hitters. If some of their bigger outside receivers can hold onto the ball, they could hit some deep shots, too. My main concern for Syracuse is, can they recover from a physical game at LSU and be emotionally ready? In years of covering ACC football, I’ve seen plenty of mediocre teams play above their level for one game but almost never in consecutive weeks. Commentslast_img read more

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Sky in command as Tour leaves Pyrenees

first_imgAfter yesterday’s fire-works in the Pyrenees the 198 kilometre trek from Muret to Rodez is a comparatively flatter as the peleton makes it’s way towards the Alps.Ireland’s Dan Martin starts the day in 22nd place overall.Carrick on Suirs Sam Bennett survived what was probably the toughest day he’s ever faced in his career, finishing with the other sprinters such as Mark Cavendish.last_img

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What time does ‘Fortnite’ Season 8 start? Date, teasers and info ahead of release

first_imgThe release also follows “Fortnite’s” Overtime Challenges. These new missions help users complete their Season 7 Battle Pass, and players who complete at least 13 of these challenges will receive the Season 8 Battle Pass free.When does Season 8 of ‘Fortnite’ start?The update will be released at 4 a.m. ET Thursday, Feb. 28. EPIC Games made sure to note “the patch size will be larger than normal updates.”Downtime following an update typically takes less than an hour, but the scheduled downtime on EPIC’s website projects up to two hours for this larger patch.’Fortnite’ Season 8 Teasers 1-4’X’ Marks The SpotTreasure aboundLoot that has been lostCan always be found.4 days to Season 8. pic.twitter.com/1U8n7x4pQQ— Fortnite (@FortniteGame) February 24, 2019Sssomething shimmersWithin the cave…But beware of thoseWho arrive on waves.3 days to Season 8. pic.twitter.com/Gn7ttmR39m— Fortnite (@FortniteGame) February 25, 2019Awaken beastsOf fire and ashBattle it outAnd loot the stash.2 days to Season 8. pic.twitter.com/rdMrhYbZ1S— Fortnite (@FortniteGame) February 26, 2019Explore the worldChallenge your fateUnearth the secretsAdventure awaits.Season 8 starts tomorrow! pic.twitter.com/7RqNbhSeFG— Fortnite (@FortniteGame) February 27, 2019If we look at each teaser closely, we see a pirate hook in the first one, which also fits with the narrative of the social copy in the tweet. The second one appears to include a dragon and a snake. We see also see a dragon in the third one, along with what appears to be a volcano (which would explain the earthquakes).Also, if you combine all of the images together you get a complete image (which can be viewed at the top of this post).  In recent days, “Fortnite” users have been caught up in earthquakes that shake the map and cause actual fissures in the ground below. This has all been leading up to the debut of Season 8, which is being released Thursday.EPIC Games has been releasing teasers over the past week (they can be viewed below) hinting at a pirate and dragon theme.  But the fourth one …’Fortnite’ banana skin?Oooof. Are we getting our first banana skin? 🍌 #Fortnite pic.twitter.com/eVZ8XpclE9— Niteleak (@niteleak) February 27, 2019We’re not sure what bananas have to do with the rest of the themes Season 8 seems to be presenting, but there’s no denying there’s a banana in that fourth teaser. The speculation is that there will be a banana skin as part of the Season 8 release, which makes the most sense.It doesn’t seem likely that bananas will play a role in the gameplay, so skins are the only logical conclusion.last_img read more

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