first_img(REUTERS)-Mo Farah should be respected for winning two golds at the Rio Olympics despite his coach Alberto Salazar being under investigation by the United States Anti-Doping Agency (USADA), IAAF President Sebastian Coe said.American Salazar, who has worked with Farah since 2011, was accused of violating anti-doping rules in a BBC documentary last year, including allegations he had given 2012 Olympic 10,000m silver medalist Galen Rupp the banned anabolic steroid testosterone.Farah became the only the second man to retain the 5,000m and 10,000m Olympic titles at Rio last month but his association with Salazar led to a taint of suspicion.“There are some systems where you can’t have that presumption of innocence any more, but Mo — and I am not here as his spokesman or his defender — has made all his readings public,” Coe, who won 1500 m golds at the 1980 and 1984 Olympics, was quoted as saying by the Times newspaper.“He is subjected to all the tests that anyone is subjected to, and if he has had issues with his coach then you have to assume he has asked some pretty tough questions which have been answered satisfactorily to his way of thinking.”Salazar issued a lengthy and detailed denial of the allegations last year. USADA has been investigating him but is yet to release a finding.Farah has been exonerated by UK Athletics who found no impropriety on his part after receiving the initial findings of a review into his relationship with Salazar.He also agreed to release blood test results going back to 2005 – against the advice of governing body the International Association of Athletics Federations (IAAF).last_img read more

first_img(REUTERS)-Burnley struck either side of halftime with headers from Jeff Hendrick and Michael Keane to claim a 2-0 Premier League home win over Watford on Monday in the first top-flight meeting of the two clubs.Forward Hendrick broke the deadlock before defender Keane scored to lift the Clarets into 13th spot where they joined five clubs on seven points from six games, including Watford and champions Leicester City who they trail on goal difference.Steven Defour laid on both goals with Hendrick heading home his corner in the 38th minute and Keane rising to nod in the winger’s left wing cross five minutes into the second half.Belgian international Defour was man of the match with Keane and manager Sean Dyche saying he gave Burnley extra quality.“He’s played brilliantly ever since he came into the team, you can see the quality he’s got,” said Keane.Dyche, a former Watford player and manager, said Burnley had worked hard to sign Defour, who is closing in on 50 caps, for a club record 8 million pounds ($10.38 million)in August.“His quality rubs off on others, he’s got a bit more of an assured manner in possession,” said Dyche.Watford were aiming for a third straight league win but could not find the form that helped them comfortably beat Manchester United 3-1 and West Ham United 4-2.Burnley defended well, in contrast to Watford’s poor marking at set pieces, and kept Etienne Capoue and captain Troy Deeney, who forced a fine point-blank save from Heaton, in check.“We got bullied to a man all over the pitch,” a disappointed Deeney said. “Burnley set up and we couldn’t handle it.“We played so well against Manchester United recently but it never really looked like it was going to happen.”last_img read more

first_imgLEG-SPINNER Jeffrey Vandersay took 6 for 47 in the final innings to lead Sri Lanka A to victory in Dambulla. West Indies A were set a target of 333 but with no one even managing a fifty, the hosts wrapped up a 138-run victory, and with it the series 2-1.The chase had begun positively with Kieran Powell, who had briefly flirted with a career in baseball, back at the top of the order and kicking things off with a 41-ball 44. West Indies A were 124 for 3 – chugging along at a run-rate just under four – when Vandersay blitzed through their middle order to bowl them out for 194.He took two wickets in the 48th over, including that of captain and top-scorer Shamarh Brooks for 46, handed the opposition five of their six single-digit scores and completed his ninth five-for in 29 first-class matches.While the bowling they faced was good, West Indies A would rue the fact that they collapsed from reasonably strong positions. In the first innings they had Shimron Hetmyer – 94 off 91 balls, with 17 fours – and Brooks – 54 off 100 balls – doing well before they lost eight wickets for 104 runs to concede a lead of 75. In the second innings, West Indies lost seven wickets for 70 runs to concede the match.Another measure of where West Indies A lost the match lay in the number of partnerships over 50. There were eight overall – and they contributed only two of them.Meanwhile, Sri Lanka A had begun the game with an agenda-setting 133-run stand between openers Kusal Perera (69) and Sandun Weerakkody (79) in the first innings. It was key to building a total of 318.Then fast bowler Kasun Madushanka and left-arm wrist-spinner Lakshan Sandakan took three wickets each and left-arm seamer Lahiru Gamage chipped in with two to bowl West Indies A out for 243. All three were picked in Sri Lanka’s Test squad to play against Zimbabwe in Harare next Saturday.Sri Lanka A swelled a lead of 75 to match-and-series-winning proportions in their second innings with Weerakkody smacking 48 off 36 balls and Asela Gunaratne collecting 69 off 126 balls. Rahkeem Cornwall was the only opposition they faced, the off-spinner picking up 4 for 87 from 26 overs to finish with 23 wickets from three matches. (ESPN Cricinfo)last_img read more

first_img`IT is believed that the player who starts with the White pieces, begins the game with a slight advantage. Today,all of the top four players secured wins as the Guyana National Junior Chess Championships 2016 commenced at the Ocean Spray Hotel.On board-one was the highly confident and more experienced player Roberto Neto who outplayed his opponent,Nellisha Johnson,in the Queens Gambit Declined. Johnson made one theoretical error which Neto was quick to pounce on and grabbed two pawns easily in the opening stage. Neto routinely converted his pawn advantage into a full point.Board-two saw another QGD opening. This time it was veteran junior Saeed Ali vs Aravinda Singh. In this game, Aravinda fell to an opening trap idea and was a piece down in the early stage. With not much fight, Saeed brought home the full point.Board-three was the game of the day and could have provided an upset. Jaden Taylor, 13yrs old and from Saints,playing with the black pieces should have won his game against WCM Sheriffa Ali.In the opening,Jaden sac a pawn with which he gained better pawn structure, quicker development and piece coordination. By the middle game, Jaden pieces were menacing White’s position. A moment for three-fold repetition occurred but WCM on the third move avoided the repetition.By end-game, Jaden had an outside pass pawn but WCM Ali’s fire within was still blazing as she played accurately and solidly until Jaden made that one decisive error to cause him the game.Board-four saw a Saints Chess Club clash as Joshua Gopaul played Ghansham Allijohn. Both players played solidly in an Italian Game Opening. But Alijohn fell to the famous Bishop trap by the White pawns (c3,b4,a5).last_img
first_img….wrecks Red Force with career- best nine for 41KINGSTON, Jamaica, (CMC) – Left-arm spinner Nikita Miller became the first bowler in the history of the Regional Four-Day Championship to reach 400 wickets, as Trinidad and Tobago Red Force slumped to their second loss of the competition inside three days here yesterday.Set a challenging 338 for victory at Sabina Park, the visitors could only muster 205 in their second innings, crashing to a 132-run defeat at the hands of a rampant Jamaica Scorpions.`Captain Miller wrecked the innings with a career-best haul of nine for 41 – his 25th five-wicket haul in first class cricket.Opener Imran Khan top-scored with 52, Kyle Hope got 35 while Yannick Ottley hit 30 and Yannic Cariah, 27, but Red Force collapsed from a promising position of 103 for one, to lose their last nine wickets for 102 runs in quick time.Miller, in his 84th first class match, finished with match figures of 12 for 94 – his seventh ten-wicket haul in first class cricket.Scorpions had earlier been dismissed for 229 in their second innings, after resuming the penultimate day on 148 for four.Test batsman Jermaine Blackwood added just one to his overnight 80 while all-rounder Rovman Powell struck 39 and Devon Thomas, 23, as Scorpions lost wickets steadily.Leg-spinner Imran Khan finished with five for 50 while off-spinner Jon-Russ Jagessar picked up three for 78.Red Force looked to be making a run at the target with when Khan and the in-form Hope put on 76 for the first wicket. On 38 without loss at lunch, the visitors pushed on afterwards with Khan hitting eight fours and a six off 80 balls and Hope facing 49 balls and counted four fours.When Hope perished, Khan and Isaiah Rajah (8) put on a further 27 before the first collapse set in as Red Force lost three wickets for 20 runs.Stumbling on 123 for four, Ottley and Cariah made a last ditch effort to save the innings from total ruin by putting on exactly 50 for the fifth wicket.Ottley faced 50 balls and struck three fours while Cariah lasted 55 deliveries also counted three boundaries.Once Ottley fell, however, the final collapse set in. Roshon Primus smashed a cameo 25 from 30 balls to delay the inevitable but Red Force lost their four wickets without adding a run.Red Force 1st Innings 206 Scorpions 2nd Innings(overnight 148 for four)J Campbell lbw b Jagessar 9S Thomas c wkp Katwaroo b Richards 4*J Blackwood lbw b Jagessar 81A McCarthy lbw b Khan 28B King run out 14+D Thomas lbw b Jagessar 23R Powell c and b Khan 39D Jacobs lbw b Khan 0D Green c Hope b Khan 6N Miller c Richards b Khan 4R Leveridge not out 8Extras (lb2, nb6, pen5) 13TOTAL (all out, 59.3 overs) 229Fall of wickets: 1-17, 2-21, 3-104, 4-130, 5-153, 6-201, 7-202, 8-210, 9-220, 10-229.Bowling: Jagessar 19-3-78-3, Richards 11-0-53-1, Primus 6-1-27-0, Cottrell 5-1-14-0, Imran Khan 18.3-3-50-5.RED FORCE 2nd Innings (target: 338 runs)Imran Khan c wkp D Thomas b Miller 52K Hope c Campbell b Miller 35I Rajah c Campbell b Miller 8J Mohammed b Miller 9Y Cariah lbw b Miller 27*Y Ottley c Campbell b Miller 30+S Katwaroo c S Thomas b Miller 6R Primus lbw b Jacobs 25M Richards lbw b Miller 0S Cottrell c Leveridge b Miller 0J Jagessar not out 0Extras (b8, lb4, nb1) 13TOTAL (all out, 56 overs) 205Fall of wickets: 1-76, 2-103, 3-112, 4-123, 5-153, 6-173, 7-178, 8-205, 9-205, 10-205.Bowling: Leveridge 6-0-38-0, Jacobs 20-4-79-1, Miller 22-5-41-9, McCarthy 6-1-25-0, Green 2-0-10-0.Points: Scorpions 18.2, Red Force 5.4.Man-of-the-Match: N Miller.last_img

first_imgNew Delhi: Leicester City chairman Vichai Srivaddhanaprabha has died in the helicopter crash that took place outside the stadium hours after the club had played a Premier League game against West Ham United.The club put out an official statement on their Facebook page which stated that the chairman was among the five people who died in the helicopter crash on Saturday.Several eyewitnesses reported that the helicopter was spinning very quickly and that it was hovering near the roof of the stadium. Police apparently tried to put out the flames but there were reports of that it hit the ground and immediately burst into flames.Read More |Bhima Koregaon case: Supreme Court stays Bombay HC order that refused to grant Pune police more time to file chargesheetThe Leicestershire Police, on their Twitter handle, released a statement which confirmed that five people had died in the crash. In the wake of the events, the club’s game against Southampton in the EFL cup and the development squad’s game against Dutch side Feyenoord have been postponed.Read More | CBI War: Satish Sana accuses Rakesh Asthana of bribery; asks Supreme Court for protection after agency summons himIn 2015/16, Leicester City created history by winning the Premier League for the first time in history. Bookmakers had said the odds of winning the title were 5000-1 but the team overcame several odds and under Claudio Ranieri, they chalked up one of the most memorable moments in the Premier League. For all the Latest Sports News News, Football News News, Download News Nation Android and iOS Mobile Apps.last_img read more

first_img For all the Latest Sports News News, Cricket News News, Download News Nation Android and iOS Mobile Apps. New Delhi: Former India opener Virender Sehwag feels Mahendra Singh Dhoni was let off easily for his angry outburst on umpire Ulhas Gandhe and he should have been “banned for two to three games” to set a proper example.Dhoni was docked only 50 percent of his match fees for entering the field of play to confront Gandhe for backtracking on a waist high no-ball.He has been criticised by one and all but Sehwag is the first A list former India cricketer to demand suspension for his one-time teammate.”I feel Dhoni was let off easy and should have been banned for at least 2-3 games. Because if he did this, tomorrow another captain can do the same. Then what is the value of an umpire,” Sehwag, known for his straight talk, was quoted as saying by the ‘Cricbuzz’ website.Sehwag didn’t mince words when he said that a fitting punishment would have set a precedent.”I feel he should have been banned for a few games by IPL to set an example. He should have stayed outside and instead have talked to the fourth umpire with the walkie talkie,” Sehwag said.”I feel he shouldn’t have come to the ground when there are two CSK members already and they were equally inquisitive regarding the no-ball,” he opined.Dhoni’s passion whenever he wears the yellow CSK jersey is unmatched and at times his involvement for his franchise in the cash-rich league shows.In fact, Sehwag cheekily mentioned that he has never seen the Indian skipper so agitated when he led India.”Had he done this for the Indian team, I would have been happy. I have never seen him so angry during his captaincy days for the Indian team. So I feel he became a little too emotional for the Chennai team,” Sehwag said. last_img read more

first_img“Just like ICC Champions Trophy, we have three standbys. Rishabh Pant and Ambati Rayudu are the first and second standbys while Saini is the bowler in the list. So if anyone gets injured, as per requirement, one of the three will be going,” a senior BCCI official told PTI on Wednesday.“Khaleel, Avesh and Deepak are not designated standbys. In case of bowlers, that possibility is there but when it comes purely to batsmen, it will be either Rishabh or Rayudu,” the official added. highlights Ambati Rayudu and Rishabh Pant named India’s standbys for World cup 2019. Dinesh Karthik and Vijay Shankar were chosen ahead of both Rayudu and Pant. India will play its first game against South Africa.  New Delhi: The Board of Control for Cricket in India (BCCI) named a 15-member squad for the upcoming ICC Cricket World Cup on Monday. The premier 50-over tournament will begin on May 30 and the final will be played on July 14. The ‘Men in Blue’ will play their first game against Proteas on June 5 at Rose Bowl, Southampton. The cricket fraternity around the world is hoping for India-England final at Lords, London. The selection committee came up with a few surprises in the squad as they went with Vijay Shankar and Dinesh Karthik ahead of Rishabh Pant and Ambati Rayudu. However, the duo on Wednesday named among the standbys for India’s World Cup squad, reigniting their dashed hopes of making the trip to the UK in case an injury setback hits the side. For all the Latest Sports News News, ICC World Cup News, Download News Nation Android and iOS Mobile Apps.last_img read more

first_img For all the Latest Sports News News, ICC World Cup News, Download News Nation Android and iOS Mobile Apps. New Delhi: The 18th match of the ICC Cricket World Cup 2019 between India and New Zealand at Trent Bridge has been officially called off as the two teams share a point each. There were many inspections by the two on-field umpires, but nothing actually helped to turn a wet outfield and drizzle into a game. With this, four out of 18 World Cup 2019 games have been called off. However, the major concern for the team is Shikhar Dhawan’s thumb injury, which has ruled him out of the next two games against Pakistan and Afghanistan in addition to the game against New Zealand. India’s batting coach Sanjay Bangar has said Dhawan will take close to 10-12 days to recover and Vijay Shankar is being viewed as one of the options. (READ HERE IN HINDI)19:40 hrs IST: 19:35 hrs IST: After hours of wait, the match has been officially called off. India and New Zealand share a point each at Trent Bridge. The next league game will be played between England and West Indies tomorrow in Southampton. 19:00 hrs IST: Live pictures coming in and the rain continues to be extremely heavy. No activity on the ground and we are just minutes away from the official verdict. 18:36 hrs IST: Rain continues to get heavy, no signs of getting better. Official verdict on the match to be announced soon. 18:15 hrs IST: The rain is extremely heavy at the moment, possibly the heaviest it’s been all day. Not good signs for both the teams as they will have to share a point each if it continues to rain. 17:50 hrs IST: Good news! Covers are coming off AGAIN! 17:28 hrs IST: 17:23 hrs IST: Drizzle is back. More delay. 17:11 hrs IST: The umpires were out in the middle and had a look on the area near playing wicket. Next inspection at 13:30 local, 18:00 IST.16:57 hrs IST: The covers are just coming off, it seems to have got brighter.16:32 hrs IST: Drizzle has returned and so have the covers.16:12 hrs IST: Next inspection will be at 12:30 local, 17:00 IST.16:00 hrs IST: 15:57 hrs IST: Good news for fans! Just three minutes before the inspection time, the covers at Trent Bridge are coming off. Almost everyone will be hoping that there’s no further rain delay. New inspection time to be out soon. 15:35 hrs IST: The rain is getting heavier now. The covers are back on.15:32 hrs IST: An update from @TrentBridge: the next inspection is at 11:30AM 🤞#INDvNZ #CWC19— Cricket World Cup (@cricketworldcup) June 13, 201915:30 hrs IST: A new update regarding the inspection – it shall be at 11:30 local, 16:00 IST.15:27 hrs IST: Live pictures show quite a few damp patches, and even if the rain stops, there isn’t any sunlight or breeze to dry the ground. It is becoming unlikely to have a full 50-over game. 15:22 hrs IST: All the covers bar the main hover cover, have been taken off. Groundsmen are busy with the repair job.15:10 hrs IST: The drizzle is steady. The covers are on but apparently there is an inspection at 15:30 hrs IST. How on earth will the umpires inspect when there is a drizzle is beyond me. But, there are rules and regulations to be followed one feels.15:03 hrs IST: It is no longer a drizzle. It is now a downpour. The rain is lashing Trent Bridge and the covers are coming back on. This is not a good sign.14:49 hrs IST: Uh-oh. Not what is needed. The drizzle has returned and the covers are back.14:43 hrs IST: There will be a pitch inspection at 3:00 PM IST but there are some spots of rain. The drizzle might return and one does not know what will be the future course of the match. The lack of sun has resulted in the outfield not drying fast enough.14:28 hrs IST: The BCCI have tweeted that there will be an inspection at 15:00 hrs IST. So, the toss will definitely be delayed. The main cover has also been removed.14:22 hrs IST: The main pitch cover is also coming off. So, for the moment, the match is probably starting on time.Update – If there is no further rain, there will be an inspection at 10.30 AM local time#CWC19— BCCI (@BCCI) June 13, 201914:12 hrs IST: The weather is cloudy currently but there is actually a weather advisory issued. There is rain expected after 7:00 PM IST.14:05 hrs IST: More good news apparently coming in. Still not raining. Only the main pitch is undercover.Weather clearing up in Nottingham. Rain almost stopped. Should be able to get in a game today!— Kashish Mittal (@IAmKMittal) June 13, 201913:56 hrs IST: India has been distracted by the injury to Shikhar Dhawan, who will be out for not only this match but also for the Pakistan and Afghanistan games. However, India have massive depth in KL Rahul, Vijay Shankar and Rishabh Pant has also been flown in as a cover.13:46 hrs IST: The covers are being rolled up slowly. However, there is a threat of drizzle in the near future. Some areas of Nottingham are reporting rain.13:37 hrs IST: Live visuals from the ground show that it is cloudy and the covers are still on. However, there is NO rain.13:32 hrs IST: India have signalled to the world that they can repeat their heroics of 1983 and 2011 with a vital win against Australia. In fact, the interesting trivia is whenever India have won against Australia in the World Cups, they have gone the distance except in 1987 when they were knocked out in the semi-finals.13:23 hrs IST: New Zealand and India have clashed three times in the World Cup in England and New Zealand has won all three games. In 1975, 1979 and 1999, New Zealand has won all three clashes.13:06 hrs IST: Firstly, here is the good news. The rain threat for the game has lessened. It was 80 percent today but now it has come down to 50 percent. As the day progresses, the chances of rain lessen. That is a big relief for the cricket fans.Weather update for today’s #INDvNZ #CWC19 match at Trent Bridge…10.00 am – 80%11.00 am – 20%12.00 pm – 20% 1.00 pm – 20% 2.00 pm – 20% 3.00 pm – 50% 4.00 pm – 50% 5.00 pm – 20% 6.00 pm – 20%via— Mohandas Menon (@mohanstatsman) June 13, 201913:00 hrs IST: A warm welcome to the match in Trent Bridge, Nottingham. It is the match between two teams who are undefeated. India are on a roll after beating Australia but they will not be taking New Zealand lightly. They lost to the Kiwis in the warm-up and they will be aware of the threat Kane Williamson’s side possess, having never won against them in World Cup contests in England. last_img read more

first_img For all the Latest Sports News News, ICC World Cup News, Download News Nation Android and iOS Mobile Apps. New Delhi: Live Streaming Cricket NZ vs RSA ICC World Cup 2019, New Zealand vs South Africa Online at Hotstar and Live Telecast at Star Sports TV Channel:  The 25th match of the ICC World Cup 2019 to feature New Zealand and South Africa facing each other at the Edgbaston in Birmingham. On one hand, New Zealand is still unbeaten in the World Cup and is at the number two spot in the Points Table. On the other hand, South Africa is not having a very good tournament as of now and could only manage to win one out of five matches.ICC World Cup 2019, 25th match: New Zealand vs South AfricaWhat time does the live coverage of the ICC Cricket World Cup 2019 clash between New Zealand vs South Africa start?The 25th match of the ICC World Cup 2019 between New Zealand vs South Africa will start at 03:00 PM IST.Where will the ICC Cricket World Cup 2019 clash between New Zealand vs South Africa be played?The clash between New Zealand vs South Africa in the ICC Cricket World Cup 2019 will be played at Edgbaston in Birmingham.Where to watch online live streaming of the ICC Cricket World Cup 2019 game between New Zealand vs South Africa?You can watch the live streaming of the ICC Cricket World Cup 2019 clash between New Zealand vs South Africa on Hotstar from 03.00 PM onwards.Also Read | ICC World Cup 2019: New Zealand vs South Africa Dream11 Prediction | Fantasy Playing XIWhen is the game between New Zealand vs South Africa in ICC Cricket World Cup 2019?The game between New Zealand vs South Africa in the ICC Cricket World Cup 2019 will be played on Wednesday, June 19.Where can I check the ICC Cricket World Cup 2019 clash between New Zealand vs South Africa?You can follow Live updates and Live Score on You can watch the live cricket match on Hotstar.Where can I watch the ICC Cricket World Cup 2019 clash between New Zealand vs South Africa?The match between New Zealand vs South Africa will be broadcast live on Star Sports 1, Star Sports Select HD. Hindi commentary will be available on Star Sports 1 Hindi. last_img read more