Indian Premier League CSK to donate proceeds from first IPL home game to Pulwama martyrs’ families

first_img For all the Latest Sports News News, Indian Premier League News, Download News Nation Android and iOS Mobile Apps. Chennai: Chennai Super Kings will donate proceeds from their first IPL home game to families of the CRPF personnel martyred in the Pulwama terrorist attack, with skipper Mahendra Singh Dhoni presenting the cheque. The 12th Indian Premier League will begin with defending champions Chennai Super Kings taking on Royal Challengers Bangalore and ticket proceeds of the game, scheduled to be heal at the MA Chidambaram Stadium on Saturday, will go to the kin of the CRPF personnel who lost their lives in the February 14 terror attack, said CSK’s director Rakesh Singh.”ChennaiIPL first home match ticket proceeds will go towards the families of the victims of Pulwama Attack. Captain MS Dhoni, who is honorary Lt. Colonel of the Indian territorial army, will present the cheque!” Singh said on the team’s twitter handle.Tickets to the much-awaited game were sold out within hours of the opening day sale.More than 40 jawans lost their lives in the attack perpetrated by Pakistan-based terror outfit Jaish-e-Mohammed (JeM) in South Kashmir’s Pulwama.A convoy of 78 buses, in which around 2,500 CRPF personnel were travelling from Jammu to Srinagar, came under attack on February 14.As a mark of respect for the personnel who lost their lives, Indian cricketers recently sported special army caps during the third ODI against Australia and donated their match fee to the National Defence Fund. last_img read more

Rohr Playing Mind Game, Tips Bafana Favourites for S’final

first_img”They have quick strikers and wingers, they have the center-forward playing with Strasbourg in France. We know him very well. They have experience in the centre defence,” observed the Nigerian gaffer in his preview of tonight’s game in Cairo.He however admitted that Nigeria’s win over Cameroon has sort of bolstered his team ahead of the quarter final game with South Africa.”We had a good game against Cameroon. We also have confidence so we should expect a match of high quality.”The strength of our team is humility and the right fighting spirit. Against South Africa tonight, it won’t be easy.”But we also have confidence because we scored three goals against a team who did not concede a goal in the group stage and who had a very good goalkeeper.”We are confident also but for me, South Africa is the favourite,” Rohr stressed in the bid to make the warriors from Mandela’s country to let down their guard.Share this:FacebookRedditTwitterPrintPinterestEmailWhatsAppSkypeLinkedInTumblrPocketTelegram Super Eagles Head Coach Gernot Rohr appeared to be playing mind game when he declared that Nigeria’s quarter-final opponents tonight, South Africa, are the favourites to advance into the semi final stage of the competition.The Franco/German tactician however promised a cracker at the Cairo International Stadium tonight because he believes the two teams have been boosted by the results of their last round of matches before the clash today.”When you beat Egypt in this circumstance with one of the best players in Africa, you will be full of confidence and they deserved to win. South Africa were the better team. Super Eagles Coach, Gernot Rohrlast_img read more

No. 19 Wisconsin looks to extend win streak to seven against No. 7 Michigan

first_imgJan. 19 was a huge day for the University of Wisconsin Men’s Basketball Team (17-6, 9-3 Big Ten). At the time, conference rival Michigan (21-2, 10-2) was ranked No. 2 in the nation, but a 26-point outing from Ethan Happ dethroned the Wolverines. The upset marked a major turning point in Wisconsin’s season, sparking a six-game winning streak that has seen the Badgers jump back in the AP Top 25 and move up to No. 19 in the country.But that game was in the Kohl Center. When Head Coach Greg Gard and company head to Ann Arbor, Michigan, Saturday, they’ll be facing a now No. 7 Michigan team looking for vengeance.The Badgers have already proved their slowed-down, grind-it-out playing style can disrupt Michigan’s offensive rhythm. The Wolverines — usually consistent from three-point land — were held to just a 27.8 percent clip from downtown Jan. 19. If Wisconsin wants to take them down on the road, they will need to employ similar defensive tactics, especially on freshman forward Ignas Brazdeikis.Men’s basketball: No. 19 Badgers silence Golden Gophers in MinneapolisThe No. 19 University of Wisconsin men’s basketball team defeated the Minnesota Golden Gophers (16-7, 6-6 Big Ten) 56–51 in Read…Many predicted that it may take Brazdeikis a year or two to produce at the college level, but thus far, he has proved his doubters wrong. Averaging over 15 points and five rebounds per game, he has become a force to be reckoned with as the leading scorer on a well-rounded, well-coached Wolverine offense. And though the Badgers held him to his only scoreless outing a few weeks ago, he mustn’t be taken for granted. Defenders like Khalil Iverson, Aleem Ford and Nate Reuvers will all have to constantly keep a hand in his face to slow down the 40 percent three-point shooter.Another man Wisconsin will need to key in on is Jordan Poole, a Milwaukee-native. Poole has been hitting big shots his whole career, and like Brazdeikis, is a 40 percent-plus three-point shooter who can pull up from anywhere. His confidence and overall swagger are unparalleled in the Big Ten. Coming off three straight games with at least three three-pointers, UW can expect him to have the green light Saturday.Other big names for Michigan include Charles Matthews, a physical guard who loves to bully his way to the basket, and Zavier Simpson, who leads the team in assists at six per night.While Wisconsin does match up pretty well with the Wolverines, there’s one spot on the floor in particular where Bucky has a distinct advantage — the center position.We know all about Happ’s unique abilities, but while Michigan center Jon Teske is no slouch, he’s also not an All-American. Even at 7-foot-1, Teske likely won’t be able to keep up with Happ’s footwork or post moves. Their first matchup was arguably Happ’s best game of the season, finishing with 26 points, nine rebounds and six assists. He’ll be the focal point of the Badger offense per usual, but he can’t be the only source of offense if they want to pull off another signature victory.Women’s basketball: Badgers seek victory on road versus IllinoisLooking to get back into the win column, the University of Wisconsin Women’s Basketball team (11-12, 2-7 Big Ten) eyes Read…In addition to Happ, Wisconsin will need others to step up shooting-wise, most notably Brad Davison and D’Mitrik Trice. They will be going toe-to-toe with Michigan’s duo of Poole and Simpson, so big performances are crucial from the Badger backcourt.Going on the road is never easy, especially when playing at the Crisler Center. To win, Wisconsin will need to play good team basketball and keep their hands in the faces of Michigan’s shooters. A victory on the road versus a top-10 team would be yet another pivotal moment in Wisconsin’s season and would arguably cement their case as one of college basketball’s finest teams.Tip-off is set for 11 a.m. Saturday morning from the Crisler Center. The matchup can be seen live on FOX or heard on the Badger Radio Network.last_img read more

Barcelona To Make Fourth & Final Coutinho Bid This Week – Reports

first_imgBarcelona will make a final bid worth around £150m for Liverpool midfielder, Philippe Coutinho this week, according to reports in Spain.Liverpool has reportedly rejected three bids of £113m, £72m, and £90m from Barcelona, reiterating their strong stance that “no offers for Philippe will be considered”.The 25-year-old Brazilian, who handed in an official transfer request to Liverpool, has not featured for Liverpool in the Premier League this season due to injury.15 – Philippe Coutinho has scored 15 goals from outside the area since his Premier League debut; more than any other player. Ambitious.— OptaJoe (@OptaJoe) July 21, 2017Coutinho joined Liverpool from Inter Milan in January 2013, becoming an integral part in Liverpool’s charge for success, scoring 14 goals and providing seven assists for Klopp’s men last season.Relatedlast_img read more

Significant mobile upgrades for Golden Race’s online platform

first_img Related Articles PBS launches virtual sports solution for SSBTs July 7, 2020 Share StumbleUpon Share Golden Race’s virtual sports products get Swedish certification June 18, 2020 The industry wakes up to virtual sports potential June 26, 2020 Submit Golden Race, the omni-channel virtual sports provider, has presented Mobile 2.0 and Desktop 3.0 versions for its online sportsbook.New features include additional customisation options for user layout, colour schemes and branding, as well as a newly improved user-friendly interface for both mobile and desktop.Golden Race’s online platform, which is fully compatible with all popular browsers, is available in 19 languages on desktop and 11 on mobile, 118 currencies including millibitcoin (mBTC), and offers up to six different odd formats including Asian Handicap.New game releases as part of the upgraded product include Speedway and Motorbike races, as well as the casino game Spin2Win, which comes with Golden Race’s ‘On Demand’ service where players can take away the wait time for an event to start.The new mobile version contains various integrated widgets that will ease bet selection, including a single-click navigation for multiple bets, while users can access their bet history from a top-right icon.Tickets are grouped by date in the main screen and display information such as time, identifier, bet type, number of bets, stake, max winnings/return and status.Golden Race CEO Martin Wachter said: “We have always focused on offering the most realistic and authentic betting experience to players and recognise the increasing importance of mobile devices.“For that reason, we have made significant upgrades to our mobile platform, which offers the same experience as a real sportsbook with a clean design for a friendly user experience.”last_img read more

LeBron James has ‘always shown me a great deal of respect,’ Frank Vogel says

first_imgThe Lakers will enter the 2019-20 season with almost an entirely new team, including a new face on the sidelines.Los Angeles hired former Pacers and Magic ring leader Frank Vogel in May and since then the Lakers added star Anthony Davis, effectively overhauling their roster in the blockbuster trade, as well as complimentary pieces in Quinn Cook, Danny Green and DeMarcus Cousins. Steve Kerr calls out Lakers for Anthony Davis recruitment: ‘It’s bad for the league’ Kawhi Leonard says he was ‘very close’ to choosing Lakers, Raptors over Clippers “That’s going to be the case here with the Lakers. It’s not something that I’ve not been a part of, but it’s just part of this job. You know, I understand it. I don’t think there’s anything negative about it. I love that our team’s going to be talked about and I love that we’re going to be one of the favorites in the league this year after having coached a number of little engines that could, you know? It’s teams that were all the overachieving type. So I like being viewed as one of the favorites.”After negotiations fell through with other prospects, the top being James’ former Cavaliers coach Tyronn Lue, Vogel piqued the interest of the Lakers’ front office. He’s had success before getting to the playoffs where Los Angeles has been absent for the past six seasons.Vogel led the Pacers to five playoff series in six years after being named Indiana’s interim coach in 2011 and has felt an immediate sense of support with his new team — especially from James. Lakers keeping roster spot open for Andre Iguodala, report says It’s a lot, especially for a coach who wasn’t the team’s first option — Vogel was the third in line to take over. But he remains positive and is excited for the upcoming season, despite the laundry list of to-dos which includes keeping a careful eye on LeBron James’ minutes.“The Lakers have always been on the forefront and anywhere LeBron has been, has been on the forefront,” Vogel told Sports Illustrated. “The best experience I’ve had is being in the conference finals against LeBron because that’s exactly what it was like then. Every word I said then was blasted all over the world, all over Twitter and SportsCenter. Related News “I did feel support right from the start from LeBron,” Vogel said. “He’s always shown me a great deal of respect dating back to our battles when I was in Indiana and competing with the Heat in the conference finals, and coaching him in the All-Star Game. He’s always shown me a great deal of respect, so I felt like there would be a lot of support, and there was immediately and that’s continued on through up to this point.”Hopefully, we can work together to build something special.”Vogel was hired by Orlando in 2016 but was fired at the end of the 2017-18 season. He has posted a 304-291 (.511) career mark in 595 games.last_img read more

Expert Advice on 3 January on Selector

first_imgThe Session of the Expert Council KSBiH is scheduled for 3 January 2014. The Council is expected to discuss the new selector and then make a proposal to the Board of Governors. The General Secretary of KSBiH Harun Mahmutović told Avaz that there are several names that would be considered, of which, however, he does not wish to discuss publicly at this time.If the Expert Council makes a decision at the next meeting, then the session of the Management Committee, the decision of the selector, is expected in the middle of January.(Source: Avaz)last_img read more

Sarajevo Coca-Cola Half-Marathon to take place soon?

first_imgThe eleventh edition of the largest sports event in Bosnia and Herzegovina, Sarajevo Coca-Cola half-marathon, will take place on Sunday, September 17, at 10 AM in front of BBI Center.More than 3,000 participants from a total of 30 countries will have the opportunity to participate in the half-marathon and the G-Drive race, as well as the Novo Nordisk Fun Run race and the Zmajzi Kid’s Run race, while the special “Run with me” race for disabled persons will take place as well, with the special support of the US government.Applications for the 11th half-marathon will be available at until September 9, while applications for Fun Run and Kid’s Run are possible on September 15 and 16, at the enrollment place in BBI center from 12 PM to 8 PM and in the zone of start from 8:15 AM to 8:45 AM, unless the limit of 600 participants is exceeded.“Coca-Cola half-marathon and G-Drive race represent a special attraction for runners from all over the world, and this year again we will have races for all ages and for all levels of form. We prepared some surprises for our participants this year, which will further increase the quality of this largest sporting event in BiH, “said Director of the Association Maraton, Erol Mujanovic, and thanked all the partners who supported their project again this year.“As it was practice before, every race will have a socially responsible character as well, with the aim to help those who need it the most, and we are especially satisfied that we will bring 100 overnight stays to our city, which is a significant contribution to our local community and its economic development,” stated Mujanovic.(Source: read more

Hunger in America Discussed in Red Bank

first_imgBy John BurtonRED BANK – The face of hunger is the face of your neighbor, a family member, of children and seniors.It’s a growing problem that needs to be addressed, those combating the issue want people to realize.“All of us together need to work to end hunger in New Jersey,” Kathleen DiChiara, president and CEO of the Community FoodBank of New Jersey, told a large crowd gathered at Count Basie Theatre on Monday, Sept. 30, for Soul of Hunger, a daylong forum on the issue of hunger.The event, sponsored by rocker Jon Bon Jovi’s Soul Foundation and the FoodBank of Monmouth and Ocean Counties, featured panel discussions with Gov. Chris Christie and celebrity chef and restaurateur Tom Collicchio, who has been active with antihunger campaigns, and moderated by NBC’s Willie Geist. The event also featured a group of women who offered their own stories about dealing with food and financial insecurities. Earlier in the day, there was a viewing of A Place at the Table, filmmaker Lori Silverbush’s documentary that explores hunger in the U.S.One-in-6 Americans goes to bed hungry; about 863,642 New Jersey residents receive and rely on the Supplemental Nutrition Assistance Program (SNAP), commonly called food stamps, to put food on the table. That’s an increase of 50,000 from a year ago. One-in-10 Monmouth County residents are being served by the Food Bank of Monmouth and Ocean Counties, participants noted.“Statistics about hunger are only numbers with the tears wiped away,” said DiChiara, as the panel of women told their stories.Martha, who didn’t give her last name and lives in the Port Monmouth section of Middletown, works part-time. She said she was told by case workers that owning a 10-year-old car, valued at $2,000, put her at risk of losing her SNAP benefits and thereby putting her and her children at risk of going hungry.Chris, a 47-year-old single mother of five boys, works as an emergency-department nurse, but is unable to work as much as she would like because of family obligations. She has had to apply for food stamps. “I never thought I would be in the position” with a home in foreclosure, she said.Amelia, a U.S. Army veteran suffering from a seizure condition, has a 6-year-old son diagnosed with kidney disease who is awaiting a transplant. The family is straining to just get by, she said.“I didn’t think it would end this way, that’s for sure,” Amelia said of her life as a military veteran.“Nobody ever thinks they would be in this position,” Chris added, “including me.”Since the 2008 recession and with Super Storm Sandy last year compounding the situation, “it has become personalized” with people struggling and people becoming more aware as they begin to see those they know in this difficult position, Christie told Geist.“It’s not that the programs aren’t available,” the governor said. “It’s people aren’t accessing them,” either unaware of their availability or unwilling for a variety of reasons to seek them out.The best strategy, Christie said, is for public and private sectors to work together on “parallel tracks” to help those in need.Prior to Tuesday’s federal government shutdown, some at the conference suspected that a shutdown would have a real impact on programs such as the U.S. Department of Health’s Special Supplemental Nutrition Program for Women, Infants and Children (WIC).“This goes far beyond our knee-jerk, liberal wanting to help each other,” Collicchio said, adding that it is a problem that has economic, educational and societal ramifications and requires federal and state officials to make it a priority.“Food is an apolitical issue,” said Bon Jovi, via a videotaped message, agreeing that government needs to play a more active role and not just expect private sector charities to take the lead. “Food pantries should be a safety net and not a replacement for programs.”Bon Jovi has established his own private program to help feed the hungry. His Soul Foundation and Soul Kitchen, a Monmouth Street nonprofit restaurant where diners offer donations for their meals, supports the operation and antihunger programs.last_img read more

Cavani goes on stage in two minutes

first_imgThe Uruguayan did not disappoint his own when he sent a trap to the Lopes network within minutes of entering. On his first try. The Matador signed his goal 199 with the shirt of the capital set that both he and the fans celebrated with rage. And even flares and flags of Uruguay. Despite a last month with doubts and no goals (he did not score since January 5), love remains intact between the whole of Paris and the striker. L ‘Equip Edinson Cavani has returned strongly after his frustrated departure to Atlético de Madrid. The Uruguayan returned to play before his audience in the Park of the Princes and he did not decide to take its toll on his attempt to march. And even less, when his goal ended up sentencing Olympique de Lyon that threatened the comeback (4-2).When in the 75th minute, when the fourth referee pulled the sign with the number 9 in green, The Parisian public entered into effervescence. The Salto received a great ovation as soon as they entered and from the bottom, they sang their song.center_img Eight days after traveling to Dortmund for the first leg of the Champions League round of 16, Tuchel tries to recover the best Edi, who is having muscle problems getting more minutes on the green in his last season in Paris. So, the German tries to generate a blessed headache to have to choose the nine of the Westfalenstadion.last_img read more