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England strike after Vijay, Pujara hit tons

first_imgENGLAND 1st innings 537 (B. Stokes 128, J. Root 124, M. Ali 117)INDIA 1st innings (Overnight: 63-4)M. Vijay c Hameed b Rashid 126G. Gambhir lbw b Broad 29C. Pujara c Cook b Stokes 124V. Kohli not out 26A. Mishra c Hameed b Ansari 0Extras: (b-12, lb-1, w-1) 14Total: (for 4 wickets, 108.3 overs) 319Fall of wickets: 1-68 G. Gambhir,2-277 C. Pujara,3-318 M. Vijay,4-319 A. MishraTo bat: R. Ashwin, W. Saha, R. Jadeja, M. Shami, U. Yadav, A. RahaneBowling: S. Broad 20 – 7 – 54 – 1, C. Woakes 23 – 5 – 39 – 0(w-1),M. Ali 22 – 6 – 70 – 0, Z. Ansari 17.3 – 1 – 57 – 1,A. Rashid 16 – 1 – 47 – 1, B. Stokes 10 – 1 – 39 – 1. By Sudipto Ganguly | RAJKOT, India(Reuters)-Murali Vijay and Cheteshwar Pujara hit centuries and shared a stand of 209 to lead India to 319-4 in their first innings on the third day of the opening Test yesterday, trailing England by 218 runs.Local boy Pujara struck his ninth Test hundred before he was out for 124 while Vijay fell in the penultimate over of the day for 126 after his seventh century.India captain Virat Kohli was unbeaten on 26 after nightwatchman Amit Mishra fell without scoring in the last over bowled by left-arm spinner Zafar Ansari.It was a tough day for England’s attack. They toiled through a wicketless second session but picked up three after tea.The touring side, who posted a huge 537 in the first innings of the five-match series, made an early breakthrough after India had resumed on 63-0 when paceman Stuart Broad trapped Gautam Gambhir leg before with his first delivery of the morning.The left-hander missed a straight delivery from Broad, who is playing in his 100th Test, and was out for 29.Pujara joined Vijay at the crease and soon found his rhythm with some crisply driven boundaries.The 28-year-old Pujara, considered a specialist Test batsman, thrived against England’s spin bowlers but needed all of his defensive guile to negotiate a hostile spell from Chris Woakes when the fast bowler hit him three times on the helmet.Pujara scampered for a single off Woakes to get to three figures and the sparse crowd applauded.He was finally dismissed when he guided Ben Stokes to England captain Alastair Cook at slip.Vijay, who hit nine fours and four sixes, reached his century with two boundaries off Broad and put on 41 with Kohli for the third wicket.Broad should have had Vijay’s wicket when the batsman was dropped on 66 by 19-year-old debutant Haseeb Hameed as he dived to his left in the covers.Pujara was given out leg before off Ansari on 86 but overturned the umpire’s verdict through the Decision Review System (DRS) that is making its debut in a bilateral series in India. Reviews showed the ball was going over the stumps.Leg-spinner Adil Rashid got Vijay’s wicket when he was caught at short leg by Hameed.last_img read more

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Grambling State University to Host 2019 and 2020 NAIA Championships

first_imgThe National Association of Intercollegiate Athletics (NAIA) has announced that Grambling State University will host the 2019 and 2020 Football National Championships at the historic Eddie G. Robinson Memorial Stadium.Historically, the event draws student-athletes, fans and media personnel to host cities; and includes broadcasts to ESPN3 and regional networks throughout the country, according to a news release on Monday, Dec. 3.“The Grambling State University campus is synonymous with both football and academic achievement,” Jim Carr, NAIA President and CEO, said in the news release.“We are grateful to add a host city with this incredibly rich legacy to our list of partners,” Carr said.Formerly held in Daytona Beach, Florida, the mid-December game is expected to generate more than $1 million in economic impact to North Louisiana, officials said in the release.“From homecoming to Bayou Classic, our team has proven time and again that we’re one of the best at delivering game and fan experiences,” said Marc Newman, Vice President for Advancement, Research, and Economic Development at Grambling State.“We are working to leverage that reputation to move our University and City ahead and are excited to have NAIA join us as partners in that effort,” Newman said.The 2019 and 2020 host opportunities are a result of the continued work of the Ruston-Lincoln Convention and Visitors Bureau in partnership Grambling State University and the City of Grambling to better collaborate with local hotels, transportation providers, and businesses to drive growth.“This selection is a major accomplishment for our area,” said Travis Napper, President and CEO of the Ruston-Lincoln CVB. “Each major event adds value for the citizens, businesses, and the students who call Lincoln Parish home.”Edward Jones, who’s mayor of the city of Grambling, said officials couldn’t be more excited about hosting NAIA and the students and athletes.“They will get to experience the town and culture that has produced hundreds of football legends,” Jones [email protected],The National Association of Intercollegiate Athletics (NAIA) has announced that Grambling State University will host the 2019 and 2020 Football National Championships at the historic Eddie G. Robinson Memorial Stadium.Historically, the event draws student-athletes, fans and media personnel to host cities; and includes broadcasts to ESPN3 and regional networks throughout the country, according to a news release on Monday, Dec. 3.“The Grambling State University campus is synonymous with both football and academic achievement,” Jim Carr, NAIA President and CEO, said in the news release.“We are grateful to add a host city with this incredibly rich legacy to our list of partners,” Carr said.Formerly held in Daytona Beach, Florida, the mid-December game is expected to generate more than $1 million in economic impact to North Louisiana, officials said in the release.“From homecoming to Bayou Classic, our team has proven time and again that we’re one of the best at delivering game and fan experiences,” said Marc Newman, Vice President for Advancement, Research, and Economic Development at Grambling State.“We are working to leverage that reputation to move our University and City ahead and are excited to have NAIA join us as partners in that effort,” Newman said.The 2019 and 2020 host opportunities are a result of the continued work of the Ruston-Lincoln Convention and Visitors Bureau in partnership Grambling State University and the City of Grambling to better collaborate with local hotels, transportation providers, and businesses to drive growth.“This selection is a major accomplishment for our area,” said Travis Napper, President and CEO of the Ruston-Lincoln CVB. “Each major event adds value for the citizens, businesses, and the students who call Lincoln Parish home.”Edward Jones, who’s mayor of the city of Grambling, said officials couldn’t be more excited about hosting NAIA and the students and athletes.“They will get to experience the town and culture that has produced hundreds of football legends,” Jones [email protected] Photo: Courtesy Grambling State Universitylast_img read more

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Mallard’s Team of the Week — Nelson Angels

first_imgThe Nelson Angels came close, but lost out to Trail in the final of the 2013 West Kootenay Little League Baseball championships in the Silver City.The Angels ran out of gas in the final losing to the host Trail club 9-1 en route to the silver medal.Mallards Source for sports would like to salute the Angels for a job well done with Team of the Week honours. The team includes, L-R, Harry Suh, Jordan McLeod, Justin Lasichuk, Charles Curiston, Sebastian Bodine, Chase May, Connor Comishin, Blair Sookero, Brendan Vulcano, Mikey Zarikoff, Johnny Michalchuk, Coach’s Corbin Comishin and Roger May.  Missing Coaches Dave Zarikoff and Doug Curiston.last_img

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Former Nelson Minor Hockey star Adam Plant to play in World Junior A Challenge

first_img“I’m looking forward to the next two weeks, and hopefully I can use this experience to better myself as a hockey player.”The Team Canada West camp concluded Wednesday.Plant remains in Calgary with the team until the squad travels to Yarmouth later this week.The 5’9”, 160-pound defenceman played his minor hockey in Nelson before attending the Okanagan Hockey Academy in Penticton in 2011.The 18-year-old mobile defenceman then played a season for the Penticton Lakers of the Kootenay International Junior Hockey League before spending the last two seasons with West Kelowna where he accumulated five goals and 31 assists in 59 games.Plant has accepted a scholarship to Harvard University beginning in the 2014 season.Plant is the third player in West Kelowna history to play for Team Canada West, joining Grayson Downing and Seb LLoyd. Former Nelson Minor Hockey star Adam Plant has been selected to the Team Canada West roster for this year’s World Junior A Challenge, set for November 4-10 in Yarmouth, NS.Plant, a defensive shutdown specialist for West Kelowna Warriors of the BC Hockey League, was one of 66 players invited to the elite camp at Markin MacPhail Centre at Canada Olympic Park in Calgary.”It’s a great honor to wear our maple leaf in international play,” Plant was quoted on the West Kelowna Warriors website.last_img read more

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Mallard’s Team of the Week — Kootenay Rhythm Dragons

first_imgThe Kootenay Rhythm Dragons Dragonboat organizing team made the 35th annual Terry Fox Run in Nelson a memorable event as the day raised $10,313.76 — the most funds in the past 10 years — for cancer research.Staff at Mallard’s Source for sports is keen to join in with the accolades naming the Kootenay Rhythm Dragons Dragonboat organizing committee Team of the Week. The organizing team includes Jill Jacobson, Maggie Mulvihill, Mary Walters, Pat Gibson and Hoda Ghamrawy.Well done Ladies!last_img

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Routes to avoid on CWG closing day

first_imgRoute to avoidClick here to EnlargeCommunication gaps between different authorities and spectators caused the traffic deadlock on the day of the opening ceremony of the Commonwealth Games on October 3.Acknowledging this, the Delhi Traffic Police have come up with a comprehensive advisory and traffic plan for those attending the closing ceremony of the CWG at the Jawaharlal Nehru stadium on Thursday.The Delhi Traffic Police blamed the Games Organising Committee for the problems faced by spectators who went to watch the opening ceremony. They said there were no specific instructions on reaching the stadium.Satyendra Garg, joint commissioner of police (traffic), said: “We assumed the tickets would have all the information, but they didn’t. We have now come up with specific instructions for the spectators.”There are three Metro stations – Jorbagh, Jawaharlal Nehru stadium and Jangpura – from which spectators can reach the venue. Those entering the stadium through Gate No. 6 can get off at Jorbagh station.From there a shuttle service will take them to the Gate No. 6 Those entering the stadium through Gate No. 9 one should alight at Jangpura station and at Jawaharlal Nehru stadium for Gate 14.Shuttle services will be provided from the stations to the corresponding gates, he said. As far as roads on the Games routes are concerned, the traffic police have advised commuters to avoid several arterial roads in south Delhi. Bhishma Pitamah Marg will be closed from 6 am to midnight on Thursday.Lodhi Road, Lala Lajpat Rai Marg and the road adjacent to the MTNL building will be closed from 2 pm to midnight. Besides, part of NH-24 from Noida Mor flyover to the Ring Road, Nizamuddin T-point and Ring Road; and from the Bhairon Road T-point to Ashram will be closed between 2.30 pm and 6.30 pm.Delhi Metro has made elaborate arrangements for commuters who will be using the service to attend the closing ceremony on Thursday. Additional signages will be put up at Jangpura as well as Jawaharlal Nehru Stadium stations where details of the nearest stadium gates will be highlighted.Metro trains will run at a frequency of 2 minutes 40 seconds. Additional trains could also be plied after the stipulated revenue hours to manage the crowd.advertisementThe police have also come out with an advisory for the marathon which will be held on Thursday in the heart of the Capital.The marathon will be held on a 10.5-km route along Rajpath, Janpath, Rajendra Prasad Road, Red Cross Road, Parliament Street, Outer and Inner Circle of Connaught Place, Minto Road and Deen Dayal Upadhyay Marg.The Patel Chowk and Central Secretariat Metro stations will remain closed between 5 am and 11 am.Commuters will be allowed to exit only from select gates at the Rajiv Chowk Metro station to facilitate several Commonwealth Games events. They will be allowed to use Gates No. 1, 2, 7 and 8. Vehiclular traffic will be blocked at South Fountain, Rafi Marg, Janpath, Rajpath, Rajendra Prasad Road, Ashoka Road, Raisina Road, Tolstoy Marg, Outer and Inner Circus Connaught Place, Barakhamba Road, Deen Dayal Upadhyay Marg, Jahangir Road, Bhav Bhuti Marg, State Entry Road, Jai Singh Road, Imtiaz Khan Marg and Talkatora Road.last_img read more

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IPL 2011: Pune look to keep hopes alive against table-toppers Mumbai

first_imgSix straight defeats weighing them down, the Pune Warriors’ enormous task of keeping their wafer-thin hopes of advancing to the play-offs alive won’t get any easier as they take on table-toppers Mumbai Indians in an Indian Premier League (IPL) match in Navi Mumbai on Wednesday.The two teams are at opposite ends of the table going into their ninth round clash at the DY Patil Stadium, with Mumbai losing only two matches and Pune winning only two. Pune have got a shot in the arm with the inclusion of the Sourav Ganguly in place Ashish Nehra in their squad, but he is unlikely to get a game on Wednesday itself.In this Indian version of a local derby, the first leg clash between these two neighbouring city franchises had ended in defeat for Pune as they were shot out for a measly 112 before showing some fight. Mumbai went on to a seven-wicket triumph courtesy a last ball six by Rohit Sharma on that occasion.The Warriors have only fleetingly displayed a combined effort. On days when their batting clicked, the bowlers have gone off target and vice versa.The absence of some key players, especially South African opener Graeme Smith who picked up a freak injury after colliding with team-mate Rahul Sharma on the field while going for a high catch early in the tournament, has clearly upset the balance of the outfit.Unheralded South African Alfonso Thomas and domestic product Rahul, with nine wickets each, have been the pick of the bowlers. But they have not got the requisite support from the others, among whom Murali Karthik, despite his vast experience in first-class cricket, has been a big disappointment.advertisementFor Mumbai, on the other hand, the worst display has been against the Royals when their strong batting led by Tendulkar failed to muster even 100 runs. But the way the iconic batsman has led the team, was no wonder Mumbai bounced back in splendid fashion with an all-round display lay low Kings XI Punjab Monday.The batting, barring the opening partner for Tendulkar, has done the job well while the bowling has been especially good with Lasith Malinga and Munaf Patel superb in stemming the flow runs and taking wickets, along with Harbhajan Singh’s off-spin.Mumbai are likely to retain the same winning combination if wicket keeper Davy Jacobs, who suffered a thumb injury on Monday, is fit to play.- With inputs from PTIlast_img read more

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10 months ago​Arsenal quoted enormous asking price for Lille winger Pepe

first_imgTagsTransfersAbout the authorFreddie TaylorShare the loveHave your say ​Arsenal quoted enormous asking price for Lille winger Pepeby Freddie Taylor10 months agoSend to a friendShare the loveArsenal have been quoted a fee of roughly €80 million if they want to sign Nicolas Pepe.The Lille winger is a hot prospect from Ligue 1 who has been in impressive form this season.Gunners boss Unai Emery does want to sign a winger to add another dimension to his team.But Lille sporting director Luis Campos said to Telefoot: “I hope he will stay this winter. We’ll do everything to keep him.”All the top clubs in the world have their eyes on him, and that’s normal, but the president has been clear. The idea is for him to continue at the club.”In contrast, with my experience in football, I would say that if a club arrives with a big number and can convince the player… I would sell him for €80 million.”That’s the price tag, but you’d have to convince the player and he’s been a big part of us being in second place.” last_img read more

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25 days ago​Bruce slams Newcastle players for ‘total surrender’ in Leicester thrashing

first_imgAbout the authorFreddie TaylorShare the loveHave your say ​Bruce slams Newcastle players for ‘total surrender’ in Leicester thrashingby Freddie Taylor25 days agoSend to a friendShare the loveNewcastle manager Steve Bruce laid into his players in a furious tirade after their humiliating 5-0 loss to Leicester City.The Magpies were a man down and laid down tools in the second half as Leicester overran them.And Bruce, who wants to instill defensive solidity into the team, was very disappointed by the effort shown by his players.After the match, Bruce said to reporters: “It was a complete surrender and happened too quickly, too easily.”I’ve only been at the club two or three months and I certainly haven’t witnessed what I witnessed here. Too many felt sorry for themselves.”It was nowhere near what’s required. If you have 10 men or nine men, the one thing you can show is a bit off resilience. Determination, a bit of fight or courage, whatever you want to call it.”We simply haven’t done enough to put anything right.”That’s the disappointing thing for myself, resilience is the only thing I really genuinely, demand from them – to play in a certain way – but we didn’t see that here.” last_img read more

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September 6 2008 Reports from 827 829 and 9

first_imgSeptember 6, 2008 Reports from 8/27, 8/29 and 9/3 tried to touch on the excitement of finally getting to pour concrete on parts of the visitors entrance. This came after much time and attention were given to preparation work, especially on the raw desert environment where a path had to be cleaned and leveled, and prepared at an exact grade to make passage comfortable for handicapped visitors. And a very large boost in excitement was due to a large donation of cement from the Salt River Materials Group (SRMG). [see report from 8/25/08] [Photo & text: sa] This report focuses on the second day pour, which concentrated on level 4 of the ramp. Once again the concrete truck was parked as close as possible, yet far away for the wheelbarrow crew, this time on the delivery ramp behind Crafts III. The crew of staff, workshop participants and volunteers started at the bottom end of this portion of the ramp and slowly worked their way upwards. [Photo & text: sa] Left over concrete was used to start part of level 5. We continue on 9/8/08 with a report about the third day of this concrete pour. [Photo & text: sa]last_img read more