India, Iran top groups at Kabaddi Masters

first_imgBy Tapan Mohanta Dubai, Jun 26 (PTI) Asian heavyweights India and Iran lived up to the expectations by topping their respective groups in the Kabaddi Masters Dubai here today. Displaying aggressive tackle and a resolute defence that saw them register two allouts, world champions India routed African giants Kenya 50-15 to finish their group A campaign with four wins from as many matches. In the first match of the evening at the Al Wasl Sports Complex, Argentina were once again no match to Iran but the football-obsessed nation ensured that they put up their best show and go down 57-27 to the World Cup runners-up. For India, Pradeep Narwal made a fine comeback top-scoring with nine with his incisive raids, while substitutes Rahul Chaudhari (8) and Deepak Hooda (5) made equal impact. In defence, Surender Nada held his ground with four tackle points as India led 29-5 at half time. Obiero Victor was Kenya’s most impressive player with eight raid points and also executed a super raid that gave them a chance of enforcing an all out. But time finally ran out and India thwarted Kenya’s challenge of enforcing an all out. Earlier India coach Srinivas Reddy made a few changes to test his bench strength ahead of the semifinal on June 29. He gave a much deserved rest to Deepak Hooda and Rohit Kumar, giving a chance to Pardeep Narwal while Surender Nada also returned at left corner. Narwal began with a bonus point raid as India raced to a three-point lead before a solid ankle hold from Surender Nada halted the big man David Mosambayi.advertisementKenya were represented by identical twins Esau Otieno Elphas Otieno. Saeid Ghaffari and Kazem Naseri scored seven points each in Iran’s dominating show, while Argentina, who started poorly, got into the groove with Manuel Pasqual’s six raid points but those were not enough. Having scored 24 (Iran), 16 (Korea) in their previous two losses, it was their best score of the six-nation meet, even as they suffered an elimination. The meet is being organised by the International Kabaddi Federation in partnership with Star India Pvt Ltd and Dubai Sports Council. PTI TAP BS BSBSlast_img read more

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Dakar Rally should return to some Latin countries: Spanish racer Roma

first_imgMadrid, Dec 19 (IANS) Spanish racer Joan Roma, best known as Nani, urged organisers to consider returning the Dakar Rally to countries in Latin America such as Argentina and Chile, as the upcoming edition is to be held in Peru.During an event by organisers held here, Nani, who won the 2004 Dakar Rally riding a motorcycle and the 2014 edition driving a car, said that Latin America has wonderful areas to hold the event, while getting back to Africa is difficult at the moment, reports Efe news.”For me South America has spectacular sites: the Atacama (Desert) in Chile, Argentina,” the 46-year-old racer said.He added that the French media group of Amaury Sport Organisation (ASO), which organizes several sports events including the Dakar rally, “has to react, change the way of doing things and return again to the countries they were in before.”Nani also sees that returning to Africa currently would not be the most suitable choice as the security and geopolitical situation in many countries of that continent was getting worse all the time.”There are talks of going back to Africa, but honestly I do not see it is possible,” Nani expressed. “Morocco is safe, there are parts of Algeria that are safe; (however the rally) cannot go to Libya, Mali is not safe.”He added “to get the rally back to Africa will be different from what it used to be. For me, the Dakar rally could stay in Latin America.”–IANSgau/bglast_img read more

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Photo: Jim Harbaugh Wears Allen Iverson Jersey To ODU Satellite Camp

first_imgJim Harbaugh looks content from the sidelines.MADISON, WI – NOVEMBER 18: Head coach Jim Harbaugh of the Michigan Wolverines watches action during a game against the Wisconsin Badgers at Camp Randall Stadium on November 18, 2017 in Madison, Wisconsin. (Photo by Stacy Revere/Getty Images)Another day, another satellite camp for Michigan head coach Jim Harbaugh. This morning, the khaki-wearing coach was at Old Dominion University in Norfolk, Va. for a camp. Harbaugh, who wore a Hank Aaron jersey before a camp in Atlanta earlier this week, took the field wearing an Allen Iverson jersey today. Michigan coach Jim Harbaugh is wearing an Allen Iverson jersey at ODU’s football camp. pic.twitter.com/Tblj1g3uqO— Harry Minium (@Harry_MiniumVP) June 5, 2016This makes some sense because ODU is about a half an hour away from Iverson’s hometown of Hampton. It will be interesting to see which other jerseys Harbaugh breaks out on the camp circuit.last_img read more

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Starstudded rendition of Bryan Adamss Summer of 69 closes Junos which honour

first_imgAdvertisement Login/Register With: Advertisement LEAVE A REPLY Cancel replyLog in to leave a comment “Of course me and my band were the first up on our feet going, ‘Absolutely,“’ McLachlan said backstage, walking around bare feet with a glass of white wine.“We all grew up listening to that song. It’s so nostalgic.”In between banter from co-hosts Adams and Russell Peters and a slew of performances, the show occasionally veered into more sombre territory. Tributes to two of the year’s big winners, Gord Downie and the late Leonard Cohen, added a tinge of sadness to the ceremony.Cohen’s “You Want It Darker” beat out international chart-toppers by Celine Dion, Drake, Shawn Mendes and the Weeknd for album of the year. It was the second posthumous Juno honour for Montreal’s poet laureate, who died in November. He also won artist of the year during a Juno gala dinner on Saturday.Trudeau introduced a memorial performance of sorts for Cohen – who he called “one of the greatest artists Canada has ever produced” – by recalling how the poet-songwriter was an honorary pallbearer at his father Pierre Trudeau’s funeral.“I remember a gathering the night before the funeral…. That was the night I learned Leonard – a great man – but not a big hugger,” he joked.Feist, accompanied by two other singers, performed a cover of Cohen’s 1967 song “Hey, That’s No Way To Say Goodbye,” backed by a slideshow of black and white photos of the musician.Downie did not attend the show but appeared in a pre-recorded acceptance speech after being named the winner of the songwriter of the year Juno for his “Secret Path” solo project. The album recounts the life of 12-year-old Chanie Wenjack, who died in 1966 after running away from a residential school. “Secret Path” also picked up best adult alternative album and recording package of the year awards.“Thank you for stepping into the wind, for following the sound you’ve been sort of hearing your entire life. For looking to see what has been bothering you a little bit,” Downie said in the video.“For recognizing that we’re not completely Canada yet. For seeing we have friends, our fellow countrymen and women, who are in big trouble. For recognizing our friends who were here before us, at least for thousands of years.“First Nations have many, many stories like this one,” he said in reference to Wenjack’s story. “My dream would be that this record with Jeff Lemire’s drawings might help people. Might give teachers something to help teach our young ones.”Among the more surprising moments of the evening came when Tragically Hip member Paul Langois took the stage to accept the band’s win for group of the year. The guitarist launched into a lengthy speech thanking his family and crew before Juno producers started playing him off.“Go to commercial, go ahead. This is my arena, not yours,” he said before turning his back to the cameras.“I want to shout out to Gord Downie and I want –,” he continued before his microphone was cut.Other winners included Cara, who won best pop album for “Know-It-All,” her breakout which includes hits singles like “Here” and “Wild Things.”Clad in a black T-shirt and pants and silver platform shoes, Cara demonstrated a newfound maturity after winning last year’s breakthrough artist Juno. Cara said she’s already hard at work on her next album and will have a stronger hand in the songwriting process.“I can be anywhere,” she said. “On a bus or a plane – or even in my room in the middle of the night. I’ll just wake up, sing something into my phone and get some time to flesh it out on my guitar.”Ruth B took home breakthrough artist of the year after her song “Lost Boy” elevated her from a Vine star to a Billboard chart success.Saskatchewan musician Jess Moskaluke’s “Kiss Me Quiet” won the country album award. Prime Minister Justin Trudeau asked for it, Bryan Adams delivered.Sunday night’s Juno Awards opened with a skit that had the prime minister phoning in a request for “Summer of ‘69” and the show closed with a celebratory all-star performance that also included Sarah McLachlan, Alessia Cara and members of rock bands Billy Talent and the Arkells.McLachlan, who took to the stage earlier as a new Canadian Music Hall of Fame inductee, said she was immediately on board when they pitched her the idea. Advertisement Facebook Twitterlast_img read more

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Contract workers taken to Hospital after H2S leak near Baytree

first_imgBAYTREE, A.B. – Contract workers at a Birchcliff’s Pouce Coupe Gas Plant were taken to hospital after an H2S leak.According to the company, some contract workers were affected by the H2S leak on Friday and taken to the Dawson Creek Hospital.  All of the workers have since been released from the Hospital.The company says the incident happened at their Pouce Coupe Gas Plant that is located east of Dawson Creek near Baytree.  According to company spokesperson Robyn Bourgeois, a full investigation is currently underway. Police and Fire dispatchers fielded a high volume of calls on Friday from concerned citizens in both Alberta and B.C. asking if they need to take precautions or be evacuated.The RCMP say at this time, there is no ongoing release and there is no risk to public safety. If the situation were to change, affected residents would be contacted directly as per industry Emergency Response Plans that are currently in place.The Birchcliff Pouce Coupe Gas Plant has a processing capacity has increased to 260 MMcf per day.  Engineering, procurement and fabrication work is underway for the Phase VI expansion of the PC Gas Plant which will increase processing capacity to 340 MMcf per day with an expected startup date of October 2018. “It is not clear if the release at Pouce Coupe was the cause on the incident that affected the contract workers. Birchcliff promptly initiated its emergency response procedures and notified the appropriate authorities. Birchcliff is currently conducting a full investigation and, if necessary, will comment at the appropriate time.”last_img read more

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Oilsands producer Cenovus shares get a lift from crude rail deals

first_imgCALGARY, A.B. – Cenovus Energy Inc. shares increased nearly seven percent after the oilsands producer said it signed three-year deals with Canada’s major rail companies to move 100,000 barrels per day of heavy crude oil by rail.The Calgary-based company’s shares gained 81.5 cents or 6.8 percent at $12.825 in late-morning trading on the Toronto Stock Exchange.Chief executive Alex Pourbaix said after markets closed on Wednesday that the deals will allow the company to go around clogged pipelines that are linked to multi-year high discounts in prices for Canadian heavy oil versus New York-traded benchmark crude. Cenovus says it has struck a deal with Canadian National Railway to move oil from Cenovus’s terminal northeast of Edmonton and with Canadian Pacific Railway through USD Partners’ terminal in Hardisty, Alta.Transportation from both is to start in the second quarter of next year and ramp up through 2019.Cenovus says it is expecting all-in costs to transport the oil from Alberta to the U.S. Gulf Coast in the mid- to high-teens in U.S. dollars per barrel rail is generally more expensive than shipping by pipeline.The National Energy Board reported that crude-by-rail exports from Canada rose above 200,000 barrels per day in June for the first time, up from about 110,000 bpd 12 months earlier.“Our rail strategy provides a means of mitigating the price impact of pipeline congestion,” said Pourbaix.“While we remain confident new pipeline capacity will be constructed, these rail agreements will help get our oil to higher-price markets.” (THE CANADIAN PRESS)last_img read more

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Womens lacrosse Eleven Buckeyes score Rizzo shuts out Dukes in second half

Ohio State freshman midfielder Liza Hernandez looks to pass in the offensive zone against Stanford on Feb. 24 at Ohio Stadium. Credit: James King | Lantern reporterThe Ohio State women’s lacrosse team continued its winning ways, beating the Duquesne Dukes 17-5 on Friday afternoon. The Buckeyes had no shortage of offense with 11 different players scoring, but they were led to victory by sophomore midfielder Baley Parrott’s four-goal outing.The Scarlet and Gray are now 5-1 on the season after the team’s 14th win over the Dukes in 17 meetings.Duquesne opened up the scoring just 16 seconds into play, but the Buckeyes retaliated with three goals, giving them an early lead. Junior attacker Molly Wood and two New Albany High School graduates — senior midfielder Morgan Fee and freshman midfielder Liza Hernandez — netted the goals for the Buckeyes.The Dukes would tie the game up at three goals a piece with 19:27 remaining in the half after goals from freshman defender Maddie Hart and junior attacker Jill Vacanti. OSU would begin their barrage of goals with two goals from freshman attacker Alex Vander Molen and two goals from Parrott.Duquesne would cut into the Buckeye lead with two more goals right before the end of the first half, the latest of which came with just 15 seconds remaining. However, that would be the final time that the Dukes beat freshman goalie Jill Rizzo as OSU shut the Dukes out for the entire second half.The Buckeyes have been one of the most prolific offenses in the Big Ten this season, averaging 13.8 goals per game. This latest outpour of goals was just the most recent example of the volatility of their attack.In the second half, Hernandez began OSU’s 10-goal run just 44 seconds after the restart. From then on OSU continued to fill up the net. Parrott scored her third with sophomore midfielder Erika Keselman scoring within the next minute, pushing the Buckeyes’ lead to five.Junior midfielder Shannon Rosati scored her second goal of the year with 21:45 left on the clock. Wood scored her second goal of the day — rounding out her two-goal and three-assist game — off of a Hernandez helper. OSU would hold Duquesne to just 20 shots on the day while registering 44 of their own. Freshman goalie Jill Rizzo had more saves (7) than goals allowed (5).The Buckeyes added six more goals before the end of the game, including sophomore attacker Sara Dickinson’s first of the year. Junior attacker Lauren Sherry netted her second of the season before Parrott scored her fourth unassisted goal of the game. Two freshman would score their first collegiate goals when midfielder Regina Doty and attackman Jaclen Moxley found the back of the net finishing off OSU’s thwarting of the Dukes 17-5.The Buckeyes will need all of this production to continue as their next game is against the No. 8 Notre Dame Fighting Irish in South Bend, Indiana at 7 p.m. on Tuesday. read more

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Baseball Ohio States bullpen locks down 74 win against Nebraska for first

Ohio State junior catcher Jacob Barnwell tips his cap following a three-run home run against Nebraska Saturday in Bill Davis Stadium. Credit: Mac Connor | Ohio State Athletics.The Nebraska baseball team seemed primed to bust the game wide open in the top of the seventh inning. Having come back from a 4-0 deficit, the Cornhuskers were back within a run at 5-4 with runners on second and third with no outs following a throwing error by Ohio State third baseman Conner Pohl.However, the Ohio State bullpen had other ideas, shutting down the rally and holding Nebraska at four runs to give the Buckeyes (18-8, 1-1 Big Ten) a 7-4 win against the Huskers (14-13, 2-3 Big Ten) Saturday afternoon in Bill Davis Stadium, the first conference win for Ohio State.Ohio State freshman pitcher Griffan Smith entered the game for junior starter Ryan Feltner to face pinch-hitting sophomore Joe Acker in the then-one-run game. Acker chopped a ground ball down the third-base line. Smith gloved it, looked the runner back to third, turned and fired a throw to first for the first out of the inning.Nebraska sophomore left fielder Mojo Hagge flied out with no runners advancing. Senior pitcher Seth Kinker entered the game and finished the inning off by forcing a groundout for the third out.“That’s the highlight of the game for me,” coach Greg Beals said. “You bring a freshman in, and his first series in Big Ten play with runners on second and third and nobody out, and he gets two big outs for us.” Back-to-back singles began Ohio State’s fourth inning, which put runners on the corners with one out for junior designated hitter Nate Romans. Romans failed to deliver, striking out on a low breaking ball from junior Nebraska starter Matt Waldron.Then junior catcher Jacob Barnwell turned on a 2-1 pitch and sent it over the left-field fence for a three-run blast to give Ohio State a 4-0 lead.Hagge led off the game with a double. It took four innings before the Huskers recorded another base hit against Feltner, with freshman right fielder Jaxon Hallmark drilling an RBI triple to score Nebraska’s first run.“[Feltner] left the fastball up there and they got the triple to right-center field,” Beals said. “One pitch he’d like to have back I think.”Feltner struck out the next batter for the second out, and got ahead 0-1 on sophomore Ben Klenke. The following pitch hit the shoulder of home-plate umpire Wayne Harris and ricocheted over the netting behind the plate out of play. Hallmark was given home plate and the score was 4-2.Feltner finished the game allowing just four runs (three earned) over six innings with five hits, two walks and six strikeouts. “Every single out, [Feltner]’s just getting better and better,” Barnwell said. “He’s just got his confidence built up now where no matter what pitch we throw down, he’s gonna execute it where he wants it and get the batter out.”Ohio State sophomore right fielder Dominic Canzone singled and stole a base in the fifth inning. McGowan brought him home with a double, his conference-leading 34th RBI of the season to extend the lead to 5-2.Nebraska first baseman Scott Schreiber responded with his second home run in as many days to make it a 5-3 game.With Ohio State adding two more runs for insurance in the seventh and eighth innings, Kinker hurled the final 2.1 innings of the victory for his fifth save of the season.“[You’ve seen me go to Kinker] earlier than you’d ideally like to,” Beals said. “I thought that was game-winning situation though and I thought we needed to have our best guy out there at that time.In addition to a 3-for-4 day at the plate, McGowan made a pair of key diving plays on ground balls during an all-around strong defensive performance at first. read more

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The Best Damn Pod In The Land Episode 7 The Top Ranked

Wyatt and Colin discuss Ohio State football’s 49-26 win over Indiana, and how the Buckeyes should fix the pass defense and rush offense moving into Minnesota, Ohio State’s No. 1 ranking in men’s hockey, the women’s hockey series split against No. 8 Colgate and men’s soccer’s continued woes.

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Emery keen on reuniting with NZonzi at Arsenal

first_imgNew Arsenal manager Unai Emery is reportedly keen on reuniting with Sevilla midfielder Steven N’Zonzi, reports the Daily MirrorDespite having been once linked with a move to North London as a free agent, the France international now has a contract at Sevilla until 2020.But despite the setback, Emery is still keen of making N’Zonzi one of his first signings at Arsenal and is hopeful that he will be able to persuade the board to provide him with sufficient funds in order to pursue a deal for the 29-year-old, who had excelled under the Spaniard during their time together at Sevilla.Head of recruitment Sven Mislintat was believed to be initially against the move, but has now sanctioned it after holding talks with Emery.Jadon SanchoMerson believes Arsenal should sign Sancho Manuel R. Medina – September 14, 2019 Borussia Dortmund winger Jadon Sancho might be the perfect player to play for the Gunners, according to former England international Paul Merson.The French midfielder joined Sevilla from Stoke City in 2015 for a £8m transfer.N’Zonzi is Emery’s favoured candidate this summer in a bid to reinforce Arsenal’s midfield with Abdoulaye Doucoure also believed to be under consideration.last_img read more

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