Read Next Fernando Rodriguez struck deep in injury time as 10-man Ceres-Negros survived Kaya Makati,3-2, to close the gap at the top of the Philippines Football League at Panaad Stadium in Bacolod City on Saturday.The Spanish striker pounced on a cross from Stephan Schrock at the far post in the 94th minute as the Busmen prevailed in a duel filled with controversial calls and marred by the sending off of Ceres coach Risto Vidakovic and the red card of left-back Jeffrey Christiaens.ADVERTISEMENT View comments Kings steal thunder from Bolts LATEST STORIES Fire hits houses in Mandaluyong City MOST READ Nonong Araneta re-elected as PFF president Trending Articles PLAY LIST 00:50Trending Articles00:50Trending Articles00:50Trending Articles01:37Protesters burn down Iran consulate in Najaf01:47Panelo casts doubts on Robredo’s drug war ‘discoveries’01:29Police teams find crossbows, bows in HK university01:35Panelo suggests discounted SEA Games tickets for students02:49Robredo: True leaders perform well despite having ‘uninspiring’ boss02:42PH underwater hockey team aims to make waves in SEA Games BSP sees higher prices in November, but expects stronger peso, low rice costs to put up fight Typhoon Kammuri accelerates, gains strength en route to PH Frontrow holds fun run to raise funds for young cancer patients Don’t miss out on the latest news and information. Kammuri turning to super typhoon less likely but possible — Pagasa “The field was so wet and we adapted well to the conditions,” said Ceres assistant coach Pepe Losada, who minced no words about the officiating.“With these kind of referees, it’s very dangerous. Super Herrera had a broken lip and you see the yellow cards? Ceres had six yellow cards, one red, and Kaya had zero [cards],” added LosadaFEATURED STORIESSPORTSWATCH: Drones light up sky in final leg of SEA Games torch runSPORTSSEA Games: Philippines picks up 1st win in men’s water poloSPORTSMalditas save PH from shutoutCeres moved within seven points off Meralco Manila, which is two wins away from clinching a playoff berth. —CEDELF P. TUPAS LOOK: Loisa Andalio, Ronnie Alonte unwind in Amanpulo for 3rd anniversary Brace for potentially devastating typhoon approaching PH – NDRRMC
Another vape smoker nabbed in Lucena View comments World number two Nadal converted just two of 16 break points, while Muller fired 30 aces and 95 winners.Muller, seeded 16th, will make his first Wimbledon quarter-final appearance against former US Open champion Marin Cilic.In a pulsating final set, which stretched to 95 minutes, Nadal saved two match points in 10th game and two more in the 20th.In between, Muller had to fight off a break point in the 13th game and four more in the 19th.Amidst relentless tension, even a mundane women’s scarf played a part when it was used to block out the evening sunlight reflecting off the stands into Nadal’s eyes.ADVERTISEMENT “It was not my best match against a very uncomfortable opponent,” said Nadal, the 2008 and 2010 champion.“Well done to him. He played great, especially in the fifth set but I fought to the last ball.”FEATURED STORIESSPORTSSEA Games: Biñan football stadium stands out in preparedness, completionSPORTSPrivate companies step in to help SEA Games hostingSPORTSWin or don’t eat: the Philippines’ poverty-driven, world-beating pool starsThe 31-year-old Spaniard, finally worn down by Muller after four hours and 48 minutes on Court One, hasn’t made the quarter-finals since 2011.“Tired,” was 34-year-old Muller’s response after the thrilling encounter, which had the knock-on effect of pushing Novak Djokovic’s last 16 match against Adrian Mannarino back to Tuesday. Lacson: SEA Games fund put in foundation like ‘Napoles case’ LATEST STORIES Pagasa: Kammuri now a typhoon, may enter PAR by weekend Gilles Muller of Luxembourg (left) defeated French Open champion Rafael Nadal (right) in five sets in Wimbledon on Monday, July 11, 2017. AFPLONDON, United Kingdom — Rafael Nadal suffered fresh Wimbledon misery on Monday as the two-time champion crashed to a stunning 6-3, 6-4, 3-6, 4-6, 15-13 fourth round defeat against Luxembourg’s Gilles Muller.Just weeks after winning his 10th French Open title, Nadal was condemned to his fifth exit before the quarter-finals in his last five visits to Wimbledon.ADVERTISEMENT El Nido residents told to vacate beach homes Cadets for Asia tilt Don’t miss out on the latest news and information. LOOK: Jane De Leon meets fellow ‘Darna’ Marian Rivera MOST READ Sports Related Videospowered by AdSparcRead Next Robredo: True leaders perform well despite having ‘uninspiring’ boss PLAY LIST 02:49Robredo: True leaders perform well despite having ‘uninspiring’ boss02:42PH underwater hockey team aims to make waves in SEA Games01:44Philippines marks anniversary of massacre with calls for justice01:19Fire erupts in Barangay Tatalon in Quezon City01:07Trump talks impeachment while meeting NCAA athletes02:49World-class track facilities installed at NCC for SEA Games Nadal was always chasing the score and he finally cracked in the 18th game of the decider when he went long with a return.Great feeling“It was a long match. I did really well in the first two sets then Rafa stepped it up and in the end it was just a big battle. I had match points and didn’t make them so it was getting really tough,” said Muller after a second career win over Nadal, 12 years after his first which also came at Wimbledon.“I was kind of feeling that it was going to be over pretty soon. I said just give it a shot, go 100 percent and a great feeling to be winning that match.“I didn’t feel like was playing bad in the third and fourth sets. I just told myself keep it up and if it’s not happening, he’s just too good.“I started serving a bit better and then at the end, it’s just a matter of a few points here and there. It’s tough to say exactly what made the difference.“I haven’t really realized what just happened. It’s a great feeling. I was worried it was going to be over pretty soon.“I was already thinking about coming back the next day and finishing the match. I’m just glad it’s over and I’m in the quarter-finals.”Muller was watched by a VIP fan in the shape of Prince Felix of Luxembourg, second in line to the country’s throne.“I heard he was going to come. We know each other. He’s a big tennis fan. The whole family likes tennis,” said Muller. CBB/rga Pagasa: Storm intensifies as it nears PAR China furious as Trump signs bills in support of Hong Kong Ethel Booba on hotel’s clarification that ‘kikiam’ is ‘chicken sausage’: ‘Kung di pa pansinin, baka isipin nila ok lang’
My favourites for this edition of the World Cup? Clearly India and Sri Lanka, considering their obvious home advantage. But given that the World Cup has eluded every home side for the past 36 years, I will have to be a bit more pragmatic in my decision and look deeper into the strengths and weaknesses that each likely winner may have.India must get over SachinMahender Singh DhoniStrength: Their greatest strength is playing in home conditions where they know the stadiums, the dressing rooms, the pitches, the hotels, and the overall chaos that is associated with playing in front of a billion cricket-crazy loyalists who worship the team. They have great players in Sachin Tendulkar, Virender Sehwag, Mahendra Singh Dhoni, Yuvraj Singh, Harbhajan Singh and Zaheer Khan and proven talents in Ashish Nehra, Munaf Patel, S. Sreesanth, Suresh Raina, Yusuf Pathan and Virat Kohli. These are all big match players who can make a big difference in crucial matches. They have quality spinners in Harbhajan Singh, R. Ashwin and Piyush Chawla and part-timers such as Raina, Sehwag and Pathan. I like the way Dhoni leads from the front in his calm and assured manner.Weakness: India’s major weakness is going to be fitness. Their fielding is also not top notch and I see them losing 20 runs or so in crucial matches. It will put the pressure on the batsmen and bowlers. Home pressure is always tough to cope with. They simply must win each game to keep their fans happy. Tendulkar goes into the World Cup three centuries short of a century of hundreds in international cricket and he will be expected to achieve this incredible milestone. But the World Cup must not become about Tendulkar. It must be about India.advertisementCalm Down Sri LankaAngelo MatthewsStrengths: One of the most talented sides, they have a phenomenal record at home. They have an intelligent leader in Kumar Sangakkara. Their fitness and fielding is up to the mark. Their batting has depth right up to the tail. Angelo Mathews, as their main all-rounder, will be a key player. The team is a blend of experience and youth. Their spinners-Muttiah Muralitharan, Ajantha Mendis, Thilan Samaraweera, Tillakaratne Dilshan and Chamara Silva-are real threats. They have Lasith Malinga, Mathews and Dilhara Fernando bowling in the death overs. Malinga, with his yorkers, is deadly and capable of defending 10 runs off his last over.Weaknesses: Their opening bowling attack needs to be tempered. I’d like to see Malinga and Fernando bowling tight in the opening overs, rather than attacking from the first ball. The team is excitable and needs some calming down during the World Cup.Australia in a TailspinShane WatsonStrength: They have won the last three World Cups on the trot and four of the nine editions of the tournament. They have nothing to prove except their hunger for a record fifth title. Their fitness is of the highest standard and so is their fielding. While Ricky Ponting may still be their best batsman, I expect Shane Watson to make his mark in this tournament. Watson is a solid player who can be destructive and win matches on his own. Australia have Michael Clarke who is a superb finisher and can play pace and spin alike. In Brett Lee, Shaun Tait, Mitchell Johnson and Doug Bollinger, they have a dangerous and proven pace attack. John Hastings, as a change bowler, has good variation, a deceptive slower ball and will be an advantage in the middle overs.Weakness: Australia will struggle against genuine spin bowlers. Their batting has been a bit wobbly of late and they will miss Michael Hussey in the middle overs. They have picked off-spinner Jason Krejza out of nowhere. He will not trouble the batsmen of the subcontinent. He is a genuine wicket-taker but can also get very expensive.Fatigue a Factor for EnglandKevin PietersenStrength: They have a fantastic captain-coach combination, which has worked wonders so far. This is a highly motivated and disciplined team. The team’s confidence is at an all-time high. England is the fittest side in the tournament and this will give them a huge advantage. They have a long batting order which will help them in death overs. England is the dark horse of the tournament.Weakness: Conditions in the subcontinent are completely different from what they have experienced in the last few months. The ball will not come on to the bat easily. Eoin Morgan’s absence will be a big blow as he was one of the reasons behind the recent success. Andrew Strauss and Matt Prior have not clicked as an opening pair. The mental fatigue factor may well slip in as England had a tough three months playing against Australia. Some of the players will be staying on to play in the ipl, which will weigh heavily on their minds. The form of Paul Collingwood and Kevin Pietersen is a cause of worry.advertisementProteas Peak EarlyDale SteynStrength: A supremely fit fielding side. In the new ball department, they have the world’s best fast bowler Dale Steyn, who, along with Morne Morkel and Lonwabo Tsotsobe, can get early breakthroughs. Graeme Smith is a good leader and will want a final hurrah in what will probably be his last World Cup as captain. They have a strong batting line-up. Smith, Hashim Amla, Jacques Kallis, and AB de Villiers can win matches on their own. Imran Tahir, Johan Botha and J.P. Duminy, as the spin bowlers, provide the much needed impetus to a multidimensional side.Weakness: I wouldn’t call them chokers. It’s just that they have peaked at the wrong time. They need to address that in this World Cup. They have never made it to a final, so there is a lot of pressure on them. They don’t have finishers and need somebody to fill Mark Boucher’s shoes very quickly.Pakistan to Pick up the PiecesAhmed SehzadStrength: There is no Pakistani side that does not have raw talent. Look at newcomer Ahmed Shehzad’s brilliant century against Bangladesh in their warm-up game. Misbah-ul-Haq and Younis Khan lend solidity to the middle order while Shahid Afridi and Abdul Razzaq are capable of scoring 100 runs in the last 10 overs. The pacers-Shoaib Akhtar, Umar Gul and Razzaq-can do serious damage to any top order. Their spinners Saeed Ajmal and Mohammad Hafeez are capable of bowling to a plan.Weakness: Fielding will cost them most matches. When it comes to fielding, their players get lazy and need to rise to the occasion. Infighting is another big weakness. Pakistan announced their captain for the World Cup just a few days before the start of the tournament which is obviously not ideal.This is a tough World Cup to predict. We haven’t discussed the West Indies side who have been world beaters and Bangladesh who are playing at home. I think it will be an India vs Sri Lanka final, but there could be a surprise or two on the way.- Nasser Hussain is a former captain of the England cricket team. Syndicated by Sporting Excellence
Dallas Mavericks guard Jalen Brunson (13) is knocked backward while defending against a drive to the basket by Denver Nuggets center Nikola Jokic (15) during the first half of an NBA basketball game in Dallas, Friday, Feb. 22, 2019. Jokic was called for charging on the play. (AP Photo/Tony Gutierrez)DALLAS — Nikola Jokic watched a lot of shots go up and come back down in the Denver Nuggets’ hands Friday night.Jokic finished with 19 points and 13 rebounds to lead a deep offensive effort, and the Nuggets broke out in the second half to beat the Dallas Mavericks 114-104.ADVERTISEMENT ‘We are too hospitable,’ says Sotto amid SEA Games woes Denver won the rebound battle 63-42, cruising to its third straight victory. The Mavericks have lost three in a row, this one without star rookie Luka Doncic due to a sore right ankle. He is considered day to day.Denver outscored Dallas 39-23 in the third quarter to turn a one-point halftime lead into a 91-74 advantage. Paul Millsap had 17 points and 13 rebounds, Mason Plumlee had 12 points and 13 boards, and Isaiah Thomas had 16 points over 16 minutes in his second game since offseason hip surgery. Denver had seven players with at least 10 points.FEATURED STORIESSPORTSPrivate companies step in to help SEA Games hostingSPORTSUrgent reply from Philippine football chiefSPORTSPalace wants Cayetano’s PHISGOC Foundation probed over corruption charges“We had a deep bench already,” Millsap said. “But adding (Thomas) in the mix, I think he makes us even more deep.”The Nuggets also had three players with 13 rebounds each. Dorian Finney-Smith led Dallas with nine. “Rebounding was the biggest problem all night,” Mavericks coach Rick Carlisle said. “They have three phenomenal rebounders with Jokic, Millsap and Plumlee, and they just beat us to death there.”There were plenty of opportunities, too. Neither team shot better than 41 percent.“We were aggressive,” Jokic said. “We were going to the boards because they couldn’t make shots.”Jalen Brunson started in Doncic’s place and had a career-high 22 points. Dwight Powell had a season-high 20.“I loved the way (Brunson) started the game,” Carlisle said. “He had a rough patch. But I like the way he keeps a steady approach.”ADVERTISEMENT PDEA chief backs Robredo in revealing ‘discoveries’ on drug war Grace Poe files bill to protect govt teachers from malicious accusations Oil plant explodes in Pampanga town LATEST STORIES Private companies step in to help SEA Games hosting Shanghai esports team ends 42-match Overwatch losing streak SEA Games hosting troubles anger Duterte PH underwater hockey team aims to make waves in SEA Games PLAY LIST 02:42PH underwater hockey team aims to make waves in SEA Games01:44Philippines marks anniversary of massacre with calls for justice01:19Fire erupts in Barangay Tatalon in Quezon City01:07Trump talks impeachment while meeting NCAA athletes02:49World-class track facilities installed at NCC for SEA Games02:11Trump awards medals to Jon Voight, Alison Krauss MOST READ Nuggets: Begin a four-game homestand on Sunday against the Clippers.Mavericks: Play Utah on Friday in the first of two road games in three nights.Sports Related Videospowered by AdSparcRead Next Urgent reply from Philippine football chief US judge bars Trump’s health insurance rule for immigrants Don’t miss out on the latest news and information. Powell gave Dallas a spark after entering midway through the first quarter. He scored eight points and grabbed three rebounds in six minutes. Powell’s layup with 3:31 left gave the Mavericks a 21-20 lead. They entered the second quarter up 30-25.With Jokic in foul trouble, Millsap and Plumlee took over inside in the second quarter, which ended with the Nuggets leading 52-51.The Nuggets scored the first eight points of the second half, including 3-pointers by Barton and Beasley. Denver led by 20 points in the third quarter and 24 in the fourth.“They just started playing a little harder,” Brunson said. “They turned it up a little bit, and they got a little mojo going, got a run.”TIP-INSNuggets: Jokic got his 40th double-double of the season. … G Gary Harris (groin injury) returned after missing seven games, but F Trey Lyles was out after straining his left hamstring in practice Wednesday. … Denver outrebounded Dallas 17-8 in the third quarter. … Jokic missed his 13th triple-double of the season by two assists.Mavericks: Each team shot 41 percent from the field, but Dallas had 19 fewer attempts. Brunson was 8 for 12 (67 percent) and Powell was 6 for 12 (50).LOTS OF HELPERSBy dominating the boards, Denver generated 103 field goal attempts that produced 26 fast-break points and 22 second-chance points. Coach Michael Malone also cited his team’s unselfish passing. “When you get 32 assists on 42 field goals only shooting (41) percent from the field, the ball was moving, guys were finding their teammates.”UP NEXT View comments
The scores:MAGNOLIA 82 – Barroca 14, Jalalon 14, Reavis 9, Brondial 9, Sangalang 8, Herndon 8, Dela Rosa 7, Ramos 7, Melton 6, Lee 0.RAIN OR SHINE 74 – Norwood 15, Yap 12, Borboran 11, Daquioag 9, Torres 8, Nambatac 6, Belga 5, Rosales 3, Mocon 3, Ahanmisi 2, Ponferada 0.Quarters: 16-10, 40-34, 58-57, 82-74.Sports Related Videospowered by AdSparcRead Next Victolero and his wards typified that and more in Magnolia’s gritty 82-74 victory over Rain or Shine on Tuesday night at Cuneta Astrodome in Pasay, stringing up three straight wins and breaking their tie in their race-to-four series in one fell swoop.“We just tried to be consistent. We tried to focus more on defense and limit their score under 90. Defensively I’m proud of what we’ve done,” Victolero told reporters.FEATURED STORIESSPORTSPrivate companies step in to help SEA Games hostingSPORTSPalace wants Cayetano’s PHISGOC Foundation probed over corruption chargesSPORTSSingapore latest to raise issue on SEA Games food, logistics“That’s where we draw our strength—energy,” he added. “Fresh legs are very important to my system. I badly wanted to have my players rest since we’e been tired physically and mentally.”Mark Barroca and Jio Jalalon made up for Paul Lee’s unproductive night, scoring 14 each, while Rafi Reavis and Ian Sangalang tossed in nine and eight points, respectively, to help the Hotshots inch closer to a second-straight all-Filipino Finals appearance. Private companies step in to help SEA Games hosting SEA Games hosting troubles anger Duterte With defense clicking, Raptors focused on deep playoff run MOST READ The Elasto Painters leaned on its skipper and their quiet contributor in this series Gabe Norwood to keep their foes within striking range.But they had no answers for Magnolia, which aside from clamping them down to just 30% from the field, also managed to draw 54 points from its reinforcements.“We’re number one in points allowed in defense [in the past]. As long as our defense is in good shape, we do well,” Victolero said.Magnolia will try to close out the second-best team of the elimination round when they meet again on Friday at Ynares Center, where they enjoy an undefeated streak of sorts.“That’s great news,” Victolero said of playing in Antipolo. “We just need to find ways again when we play them again.”ADVERTISEMENT Panelo: Duterte ‘angry’ with SEA Games hosting hassles Don’t miss out on the latest news and information. Cayetano: Senate, Drilon to be blamed for SEA Games mess Duterte wants probe of SEA Games mess Trending Articles PLAY LIST 00:50Trending Articles00:50Trending Articles00:59Sports venues to be ready in time for SEA Games02:42PH underwater hockey team aims to make waves in SEA Games01:44Philippines marks anniversary of massacre with calls for justice01:19Fire erupts in Barangay Tatalon in Quezon City01:07Trump talks impeachment while meeting NCAA athletes02:49World-class track facilities installed at NCC for SEA Games02:11Trump awards medals to Jon Voight, Alison Krauss LATEST STORIES Hontiveros presses for security audit of national power grid Philippine Arena Interchange inaugurated Mark Barroca in action. PBA IMAGESMANILA, Philippines–Following back-to-back losses in the PBA Philippine Cup, coach Chito Victolero has yearned for nothing more than rest for Magnolia.He got that during the Lenten break and the Hotshots were never the same again.ADVERTISEMENT DA eyes importing ‘galunggong’ anew View comments
Alessandro Florenzi’s thunderbolt from more than 40 metres allowed Roma to draw with mighty Barcelona in their Champions League Group E opener on Wednesday, while Zenit spoiled Valencia’s return to the top European club competition.Luis Suarez scored on a header in the 21st minute to give the reigning champions a 1-0 lead at Rome’s Stadio Olimpico.Just 10 minutes later, Florenzi beat Bara goalkeeper Marc-Andre Ter Stegen from a distance measured by Fox Sports 1 television at 64.4 yards.Roma managed to contain the potent Barcelona offence and preserve the draw.For the fans at Valencia’s Mestalla stadium, Wednesday’s Group H contest was a rollercoaster ride as they watched their heroes fall behind 2-0 in the first half only to come back in the second period with two goals of their own.Also read: Neymar denies transfer to Manchester United The rejoicing didn’t last long, however, as Axel Witsel scored for the visitors in the 76th minute to make it 3-2, three minutes after Valencia got their second.Bayern Munich topped Olympiacos 3-0 in a Group F match that was closer than the score would indicate, as the German side’s first goal came only in the 52nd minute.In the same group, Arsenal, a clear favorite over Dinamo Zagreb, experienced one of the meltdowns that have become all too frequent for the Gunners in Champions League play.After giving up an unfortunate own goal in the 24th minute, the visitors saw striker Olivier Giroud sent off five minutes before half-time after he picked up a second yellow card and conceded a second goal 10 minutes into the second half.advertisementTheo Walcott got a late consolation goal for Arsenal to make the final score 2-1.Chelsea, who have been struggling in the Premier League, cruised to a resounding 4-0 victory in Group G at Stamford Bridge over Maccabi Tel-Aviv, leaving the Blues as the only English side to win their opening match of the 2015-2016 Champions League.A strike in the 89th minute by Vitaly Buyalskiy allowed Dynamo Kiev to salvage a 2-2 draw with visiting Porto, leaving the Ukrainian and Portuguese outfits on second and third place in Group G.Gent and Olympique Lyon battled to a 1-1 deadlock in Wednesday’s other Group H match.
Get the best of News18 delivered to your inbox – subscribe to News18 Daybreak. Follow News18.com on Twitter, Instagram, Facebook, Telegram, TikTok and on YouTube, and stay in the know with what’s happening in the world around you – in real time. Manchester United will welcome Brighton to the Old Trafford on November 10, Sunday for their Premier League 2019 fixture. The Red Devils, who are on a three-match winning streak across all competitions, will look to continue their winning run on their home turf. Meanwhile, Brighton led by coach Graham Potter, who have won three out of their last four fixtures, will be eyeing to grab three points from the game. The Premier League 2019 Manchester United vs Brighton & Hove Albion will commence at 7:30 pm. The upcoming game is expected to be a thrilling encounter as both the sides will be eyeing to take their winning streak forward.With goals coming from Anthony Martial, Marcus Rashford and Mason Greenwood, the Ole Gunnar Solskjaer side registered a 3-0 win over Partizan Belgrade to earn their ticket to the Europa League knockout stage. United may miss Scott McTominay for their Sunday night game. The 22-year-old midfielder picked up an ankle injury during their Europa League match against Partizan Belgrade. “It didn’t look too good. He went over on the inside of his ankle. He said he was going to be OK out on the pitch because he is tough but then he had to come off. I hope he will recover for Sunday, but I am not sure,” Solskjaer said.Premier League 2019 Manchester United predicted line-up vs Brighton & Hove Albion: De Gea, Wan-Bissaka, Lindelof, Maguire, Williams, McTominay, Fred, Pereira, James, Martial, Rashford.Premier League 2019 Brighton & Hove Albion predicted line-up vs Manchester United: Ryan, Montoya, Webster, Dunk, Burn, Gross, Propper, Stephens, Trossard, Maupey, ConnollyWhere to watch Premier League 2019 Manchester United vs Brighton & Hove Albion match live in India (TV channels)?Manchester United will welcome Brighton & Hove Albion at 7:30 PM on Sunday. The PL 2019 Manchester United vs Brighton & Hove Albion will be played at the Old Trafford Stadium. The Premier League Manchester United vs Brighton & Hove Albion game live telecast will be on Star Sports Select HD1 channels in India.How and where to watch online PL 2019 Manchester United vs Brighton & Hove Albion match live streaming?Manchester United vs Brighton & Hove Albion live stream will be available on Hotstar app and hotstar.com website in India for premium users. Brighton & Hove AlbionManchester UnitedPLPL 2019 First Published: November 10, 2019, 1:04 PM IST
Bengaluru, Aug 25 (PTI) A 35-member core group, which includes as many as 13 players from last years Junior World Cup winning team, will be put to test in the national coaching camp, commencing here from August 26. With just about 45 days to go for the Hero Asia Cup in Dhaka, the Indian mens hockey team will be back to the grind at Sports Authority of India here for a 40-day national camp. Junior World Cup winning teams goalkeeper Vikas Dahiya, defenders Dipsan Tirkey, Harmanpreet Singh, Gurinder Singh and Varun Kumar, midfielders Harjeet Singh, Manpreet Junior, Nilakanta Sharma and Sumit, and forwards Mandeep Singh, Gurjant Singh, Simranjeet Singh and Armaan Qureshi along with goalkeeper Suraj Karkera, who was part of the junior core group last year, will be part of the national camp. The Indian team, in their previous outing, had defeated World No.4 Netherlands in back-to-back matches, followed by a win against Austria. The five-match Europe Tour saw six players make their debut with Varun Kumar, Gurjant Singh and Armaan Qureshi scoring their first international goals for the senior squad. While there is a strong presence of youngsters, the likes of experienced Sardar Singh, SV Sunil, Kothajit Singh, Chinglensana Singh, SK Uthappa, Ramandeep Singh, Akashdeep Singh among others will add to the fervour at the camp. “With new comers putting up a good performance in the Europe Tour, its an advantage for us to have a strong and bigger pool of players who will be available for selections for the Hero Asia Cup 2017,” said the 25-year-old Manpreet Singh, who led India to three successive wins in Europe. Manpreet said that the 40-day camp would be a grilling experience, where players will have to compete against each other for a spot in the final 18. “There is no doubt that we need to finish the Hero Asia Cup 2017 as winners. This is an important camp where we need to set our game right and ensure there are no weak points before leaving for the tournament. “The players have come with a mindset to give more than 100 per cent in each session. Each one of us, regardless of being a senior or junior, will have to earn our place in the team and am sure this competition will help improve our overall performance as a team,” said Manpreet. Core Group: Goalkeepers: Akash Chikte, P R Sreejesh, Vikas Dahiya, Suraj Karkera. Defenders: Dipsan Tirkey, Pardeep Mor, Birendra Lakra, Kothajit Singh, Surender Kumar, Rupinderpal Singh, Harmanpreet Singh, Jasjit Singh Kular, Gurinder Singh, Amit Rohidas, Varun Kumar. Midfielders: Chinglensana Singh, S K Uthappa, Sumit, Satbir Singh, Sardar Singh, Manpreet Singh, Harjeet Singh, Nilakanta Sharma, Manpreet Junior, Simranjeet Singh. Forwards: Ramandeep Singh, SV Sunil, Talwinder Singh, Mandeep Singh, Affan Yousuf, Nikkin Thimmaiah, Gurjant Singh, Akashdeep Singh, Lalit Upadhyay, Armaan Qureshi. PTI CM CMadvertisement
The Board of Control for Cricket in India (BCCI) announced huge cash rewards for the Indian team after its historic Test series win in Australia.Virat Kohli became the first Asian captain to win a Test series in the country thanks to sterling performances from Cheteshwar Pujara, Rishabh Pant, Jasprit Bumrah and Mohammed Shami.On Tuesday, BCCI congratulated the Indian team for the rare feat and said all Test team members will be given bonuses equivalent to the actual match-fee payable: which is INR 15 Lakhs per match for Playing XI and INR 7.5 Lakhs per match for the reserve players.Besides, the coaches will be given Rs 25 lakh. Members of the Indian support staff will be paid bonuses equivalent to the pro-rata salary/professional fee.India won the first Test of the series in Adelaide and the third in Melbourne – their first ever Boxing Day Test win. They had lost to Australia in Perth while the fourth in Sydney ended in a draw thanks to rain even as India threatened to win the series 3-1.India coach Ravi Shastri, in an exclusive interview with India Today, said the Test series triumph in Australia is as big as the 1983 World Cup win when India had defeated West Indies in the final at Lord’s.Shastri said he was proud of the hard work his team had put in to win Test matches in South Africa, England and Australia in the same calendar year. However, India had lost back-to-back away series in South Africa and England before finally getting their acts together to create history in Australia.advertisement”Sheer hard work, determination.. taking pride in one owns performance and the team’s performance… all those qualities came into play for executing a performance like this,” Shastri told India Today on Tuesday.”We have done well over the year with wins in South Africa, England and a win in Melbourne. But we weren’t able to put it across the finishing line. And this new year when it happened, it was an awesome feeling.”Also Read | It takes some serious marbles: Ravi Shastri on Virat Kohli’s captaincyAlso Read | Rishabh Pant danced, laughed and applauded as Bharat Army sang him a songAlsol Read | MS Dhoni, Rohit Sharma arrive in Australia for ODI seriesAlso Read | Jasprit Bumrah rested for Australia ODIs and tour of NZ, Siraj named replacementAlso See:
zoom Danish shipping company Dampskibsselskabet Norden A/S returned to black in 2017 driven by a strong performance in the fourth quarter of the year.The company’s profit for the year ended December 31, 2017 was at USD 24.6 million, compared to a loss of USD 45.6 million reported in the previous year. Revenue for the period increased to USD 1.8 billion from USD 1.25 billion reported in 2016.Norden’s Dry Cargo and Tankers businesses each reported an adjusted result of USD 14 million, against USD -52 million and USD 17 million seen in 2016, respectively.In mid-2017, Norden Dry Cargo split into two distinct business units, namely Dry Operator and Dry Owner. The company said that the new business units were off to a good start in improving markets, as Dry Operator adjusted result for second half of 2017 reached USD 12 million and Dry Owner adjusted result for second half 2017 were at USD 19 million.“Based on a strong performance in the fourth quarter, Norden delivered the first positive result in 5 years. With a new, agile business unit in the form of Dry Operator, a substantial cyclical exposure in both Dry Owner and Tankers and a skilled organisation with a winning mentality, Norden is well-positioned to 2018,” Jan Rindbo, Norden CEO, said.Norden said that it expects its adjusted results for 2018 to be in the range of USD 10 to 50 million based on a continued gradual improvement in the dry cargo market and a tanker market that after a weak start to the year is expected to improve slightly.
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Chennai: Actor Prabhas has shared a note thanking other directors and producers for postponing the release of their movies for his upcoming film Saaho. The shift been done to avert any clash at the box office. Prabhas on August 6 shared a note on Instagram, which read: “A big thank you to all actors, producers and directors of the films who have had to reschedule their release dates to accommodate Saaho. Team Saaho is grateful to all of you, and we wish you the very best for your releases.” The makers of the film took to Twitter to thank the filmmakers: “Extremely thankful for producers across all the languages for clearing the way for #Saaho and helping for a bigger release. Action begins in cinemas from August 30. UV Creations.” Dangal-famed Nitesh Tiwari’s Chhichhore starring Sushant Singh Rajput and Shraddha Kapoor has now been pushed for September 6 release. Similarly, Made In China will release later.
BEIJING, China – The standoff over North Korea’s nuclear weapons and demands that China do more to balance trade with America will dominate President Donald Trump’s agenda in Beijing.Trump’s meetings with Chinese President Xi Jinping will be grander than their informal April talks at Trump’s Mar-a-Lago resort in Florida. That visit was most memorable for Trump informing Xi about ordering a missile strike on Syria while they ate a dessert of chocolate cake.Officials from both sides say Trump has forged a personal connection with Xi, and Chinese officials have said they expect the leaders to continue to have “in-depth, constructive, friendly and productive” talks.Xi was named last month to a second five-year term as the leader of China’s Communist Party at a congress that elevated his status as China’s most powerful leader in decades. In a recent interview, Trump likened Xi to “a king.”A look at the thorny issues the two leaders will likely discuss:___NORTH KOREAChina is North Korea’s chief trading partner and source of aid and diplomatic support, and Trump has pressed for Beijing to take more forceful measures against Pyongyang.China has already agreed to tough new U.N. penalties that would substantially cut foreign revenue for the isolated North. It has ordered North Korean-owned businesses and ventures with Chinese partners to close by early January. China also has promised to cut off gas and limit shipments of refined petroleum products, effective Jan. 1.Beijing, however, adamantly opposes steps that could bring down North Korean dictator Kim Jong Un’s government. Thus China has made no mention of crude oil, which makes up the bulk of Chinese energy supplies to North Korea and is not covered by U.N. sanctions.China argues that sanctions alone cannot solve the impasse, and has urged Washington to cool its rhetoric and open a dialogue with North Korea. U.S. Secretary of State Rex Tillerson told reporters last month that Washington has lines of communication to Pyongyang.___TRADETrump wants to narrow China’s trade surplus with the United States, which stood at $347 billion in 2016, but has yet to say what he might propose this week.Washington has raised duties on Chinese goods including stainless steel and plywood to offset what it says are improper subsidies and is investigating whether Beijing improperly pressures foreign companies to hand over technology.Some American companies worry that Trump’s focus on trade in goods might mean he pays too little attention to other issues such as Chinese rules that limit their presence in finance, health care and other service industries.Chinese officials have rejected U.S. accusations that China engages in predatory policies at the expense of its neighbours.___SOUTH CHINA SEAChina and the U.S. are at odds over Beijing’s military buildup, island-building and assertive claims to disputed islands in the South China Sea.Washington has criticized such moves and says it has a national interest in freedom of navigation in sea lanes critical for world trade. Tillerson said last month that China’s “provocative actions” in the waters are a challenge to international law and norms.But China says the U.S. has no territorial claim in those waters and should let countries in the region manage their own disputes.“I think it would certainly be better if others, including the United States, would not try to interfere in this constructive process,” China’s ambassador to the U.S., Cui Tiankai, told reporters in Washington last week.___MARKET ACCESS, DATA CONTROLSThe American Chamber of Commerce in China wants Beijing to ease market barriers such as limits on foreign ownership of enterprises in finance and other industries.The chamber has called for faster approval of new seeds and agriculture-related biotechnology. Foreign business groups express concern that Chinese plans for government-led development of electric cars and other technology will limit their presence in emerging industries.U.S. companies also say increasing Chinese restrictions on internet use, the movement of data and the use of foreign security technology hamper their business and give local competitors an unfair advantage.Foreign business groups have appealed to Beijing to scale back or scrap rules that Chinese officials say will safeguard national security and personal privacy but that companies warn might weaken data protections. Trump has yet to say what action his government might take.Twitter is among the platforms blocked by Chinese censors.Asked whether Trump would be able to tweet from Beijing, Chinese Vice Foreign Minister Zheng Zeguang told reporters on Friday, “We take everything into account on receiving foreign heads of state, so you should have no reservations about Mr. President’s ability to keep in touch with the outside.”___OPIOIDSTrump has said he will make China’s connection to the U.S. opioid crisis a major theme of his talks.Chinese officials have disputed Trump’s claim that the opioid fentanyl, which is flooding the U.S., is produced mostly in China. China doesn’t deny that some fentanyl produced illicitly inside the country makes its way to the United States, but officials say there is no data proving the majority of fentanyl used in the U.S. comes from China.Trump said last month that the U.S. was stepping up measures to curb the flow of fentanyl, a synthetic opioid. He has said he would mention it to Xi.“And he will do something about it,” Trump said.
Kolkata: The stage is ready to celebrate the 158th birth anniversary of Nobel laureate Rabindranath Tagore on Thursday.The bard was born on May 9, 1861, at Jorasanko and was the youngest son of Debendranath Tagore. In order to observe Tagore’s birthday which has almost become a festival in Bengal, cultural programmes are held throughout the state. Like previous years, artistes, dancers and elocutionists will pay their tribute to Tagore through various forms of art. Also Read – Bengal family worships Muslim girl as Goddess Durga in Kumari PujaA special programme will be held at Jorasanko at 6 am in which well-known Rabindra Sangeet exponents will take part. Elocutionists will recite his poems while there will be dance-drama presentations. The Information and Cultural Affairs department will organise a mega event outside Rabindra Sadan on Gershen Lebedoff Sarani. Rabindra Sangeet exponents like Jayati Chakraborty, Agnibha Bandyopadhyay will take part in the programme among others. The Housing Infrastructure Development Corporation (HIDCO) will host a programme to pay respect to Tagore at Rabindra Tirtha, New Town. Also Read – Bengal civic volunteer dies in road mishap on national highwayThe programme will start at 7 am and famous Rabindra Sangeet artistes including Chitralekha Chowdhury, Ashis Bhattacharya, Abhirup Guha Thakurta, Dipak Rudra, Enakshi Chattopadhyay, Rajashree Bhattacharya, Manoj Murali Nair, Manisha Murali Nair, Anindya Narayan Biswas, Chandrabali Rudra Dutta, Swapon Shome and Sayan Bandyopadhyay will take part in the programme. Renowned elocutionists including Pranati Thakur, Bijoylakshmi Barman, Sovan Sundar Basu, Urmila Sen, Chandrima Roy among others will take part in the mega event that will be held in the morning. The programme in the evening will start at 5 pm in which Rabindra Sangeet will be sung followed by recitation from his poems. HIDCO will host programmes throughout all weekends in the month of May except on May 18 and 19. Programmes will be held on June 1 and 2 too. It is expected that there will be heavy turn out at the programmes organised at Rabindra Tirtha. Rabindra Jayanti is being observed in several housing complexes in New Town, Salt Lake and also in Kolkata. Jadavpur Laughing Club will host a programme at Jadavpur on May 9. Rabindra Sangeet exponents, elocutionists and instrumentalists will take part in the programme that will start at 6 am. At Uttam Mancha, a programme will be held to pay tribute to Tagore. The birth anniversary of Tagore will be observed by many schools where classes on Rabindra Sangeet, elocution and dance programmes will be held. In Bangur, Rabindra Jayanti will be held in which children will take part along with youngsters.
“It’s the first real test of the (plan).”EDMONTON — Less than two weeks after Alberta enacted legally enforceable pollution limits for its oil sands region, industry figures already suggest they will soon be breached by emissions of two major gases causing acid rain.Regulatory documents for Shell’s proposed Jackpine mine expansion say annual levels of sulphur dioxide and nitrogen dioxide are likely to push past limits contained in the province’s Lower Athabasca Regional Plan if all currently planned developments proceed.The documents, filed late last week, also provide what may be the clearest picture yet of what impact two decades of development have had on northeastern Alberta.“It validates the concern that many stakeholders have raised about the cumulative pace and scale of development,” said Simon Dyer of the Pembina Institute. “It’s the first real test of the (plan).”Shell filed the papers after the Canadian Environmental Assessment Agency asked the company to give a clearer account of how the environment of the oilsands region has changed since development began and what part the Jackpine expansion would play. Written by environmental consultants Golder and Associates, the document estimates how levels of the two gases have grown over the years.Average annual levels of sulphur dioxide are estimated at about 20 times what they would naturally be over a large area from Fort MacMurray to about 100 kilometres north. Nitrogen dioxide is estimated to be at least 10 times pre-development levels — although the report acknowledges hard data from that time is spotty.And if all the projects that have been announced publicly or are in the regulatory process go ahead, the pollutants are projected to exceed what are supposed to be absolute caps.Sulphur dioxide will reach average annual concentrations of 21.1 micrograms per cubic metre of air, just over the plan’s limit of 20 micrograms. Nitrogen dioxide will reach 59.5 micrograms, well over the limit of 45.Randall Barrett, director of Alberta Environment’s northern region, said the projections are derived from models deliberately designed to overestimate emissions as a way to ensure caution.“It shows us we have to be very diligent in how we are setting pollution controls for any plants in this area, because the computer models are predicting that we are getting close or over some of the air quality (levels).”Regulators use the models to determine what sort of emission controls to impose on applicants, said Barrett.“What would likely happen is they would go to the most stringent type of air quality pollution control, because the models are predicting you could be over the limit.”Barrett said actual air monitoring data continues to show both sulphur and nitrogen dioxides remain well under their caps. If those gases increase as more facilities come on stream, the plan includes “trigger” levels that would require industry to improve its pollution controls.“This (modelling) is enforcing how important that monitoring is.”The government is obliged to act if pollutants exceed either the triggers or the absolute caps — an obligation that Environment Minister Diana McQueen has underlined.“It is a legally binding commitment that holds government accountable to Albertans,” she said when announcing the plan Aug. 22.In an emailed response, a Shell spokesman said the projections are based on assumptions that all planned developments are operating at the same time at full capacity. It adds that some of the proposals have yet to start the regulatory process.In the document, Shell points out the sulphur dioxide levels are concentrated in areas closest to its mines, regions that should be treated differently. Levels in “non-developed areas” remain below the government’s cap, it says.It also says elevated nitrogen dioxide levels are a result of “over-predicted” emissions from giant trucks used in the mines and suggests those emissions are being reduced as the vehicles are upgraded.Dyer says the government’s plan makes no provision for treating some areas differently than others. He also says contaminants in one area do ultimately spread throughout the region.An earlier Shell document acknowledges 23 small, mostly unnamed lakes, have already passed their critical load for acid.The document also lists cumulative effects that aren’t yet governed by the regional plan, such as wildlife impacts.Out of 22 indicator species — including birds, mammals and amphibians — 16 will suffer high or moderate negative consequences even under the current amount of development, it says. Some areas will suffer “moderate” biodiversity loss, even after reclamation efforts.Shell argues species will rebound as the area is returned to a more natural state and adds there should be enough undisturbed regions to maintain a healthy ecosystem.
Patrick Pettit The Michelle Englot curling team in 1991, when it won the Saskatchewan women’s championship. Left to right: Michelle Englot (then Michelle Schneider), Lorie Kehler, Roberta Materi and Joan Stricker. Patrick Pettit/Regina Leader-Post. — With files from Austin Davismmccormick@postmedia.comtwitter.com/murraylp Englot was the skip while Stricker was a third on championship teams in 1988 and 1989. Stricker was a second in 1990 and 1992 and a lead in 2001. Stricker also won a Saskatchewan junior women’s title in 1980 while curling out of Kronau with Kathy Fahlman.“(Stricker) had the most outgoing and bubbly personality,” Englot said. “It’s hard to fathom that someone who could put on that brave face struggled internally.”Regina’s Kenda Richards was Englot’s coach and alternate at the national championships in 1988, 1989, 1990 and 1992. Stricker retired from competitive curling in 2002.“(Stricker) was bouncy, bubbly, full of life, wonderful, helpful and joyous,” Richards said. “She wasn’t what anyone would expect someone with mental health issues to be like. She was a ball of fun, and it’s just so sad because she was a beautiful person.”Joan joined her husband Kevin at Fries Tallman Lumber in 1999, and the two became full owners of the business 10 years later. Junior Achievement of Saskatchewan inducted the Strickers into its Business Hall of Fame in 2017.A Facebook post from Fries Tallman on Tuesday said funeral arrangements are pending and asked for time and space for the family to grieve. Joan and Kevin Stricker have one son, Jon,In lieu of flowers, the family asks those who want to make a donation to give to The Caring Place, a charitable organization that connects people in need with its team of 12 counsellors and social workers — regardless of their ability to pay.“I will always remember her for her outgoing personality,” Englot said. “She had a great smile and an infectious laugh. That’s what everybody remembers about her, and that’s why everybody is finding it so hard to deal with. I have a pit in my stomach that won’t go away, and you always wonder if you could have done something or could have helped.” Kevin and Joan Stricker at their business Fries Tallman Lumber Fries Tallman The Saskatchewan curling community is mourning the loss of Joan Stricker, a champion curler and Regina businesswoman.Stricker was found dead east of Regina on Monday. She was last seen in Regina on the 3100 block of Windsor Park Road on Sunday at approximately 11 a.m. A vehicle matching the description of Stricker’s was located the same day in the RM of Edenwold.A search, involving provincial RCMP, the Regina Police Service and Search and Rescue Saskatchewan, located Stricker’s body approximately 1.6 kilometres away from the abandoned vehicle.Stricker’s death is being investigated by the Saskatchewan Coroners Service, but foul play isn’t suspected.According to close friends and former teammates, the 57-year-old Stricker had dealt with mental health issues for most of her life.Story continues belowThis advertisement has not loaded yet,but your article continues below.“It’s so hard to believe and it seems surreal, because she was one of those larger-than-life personalities when you talked to her at any social event,” Regina’s Michelle Englot, a longtime teammate and friend of Stricker’s, said Tuesday. “I did know that she battled mental health issues back as far as when we first started curling together, and she was fairly open about it.“It was something that ran in the family and unfortunately, that was something she was dealt. She always dealt with it very well, and that’s why it’s such a shock. It brings to light how the whole mental illness thing needs more attention, because you don’t know what somebody is dealing with. It’s hard to know how to help someone.”Englot and Stricker shared in five Saskatchewan women’s championships while curling out of Regina.
“Now that I’m older … I really do think I’m the greatest receiver to ever play this game.” — Randy Moss, before the Super Bowl in 2013.When Randy Moss proclaimed that he was the greatest receiver ever, he was wearing the same-color uniform as Jerry Rice. Rice, the consensus Greatest Receiver Of All Time™, did not have Moss’s up-and-down career. He was not marred by frequent controversy, nor periods where, by his own admission, he didn’t go all-out on every play. He was Jerry Rice, the guy who finished ahead of Moss1And Terrell Owens. in the all-time list of receiving yards and atop the receiving touchdowns list, too, well ahead of Moss.But there’s one widely known football expert who makes an excellent case for Moss: Randy Moss.Here’s the rest of what he had to say in that infamous press conference:I don’t think numbers stand …  has been a down year for me statistically.  was a down year, and Oakland [in 2006] was a down year. I don’t really live on numbers. I really live on impact and what you’re able to do on that field.Moss — despite leading the league with 17 receiving touchdowns as a rookie, holding the all-time single-season receiving TD record (with 23), and posting 10 or more touchdowns in a season nine times in his career — was saying we should ignore his stats. He wanted us, the commentariat, to take stock of some kind of intangible “impact” he had.OK then. In conjunction with ESPN’s new “30 for 30” documentary, “Rand University,” let’s do it.2As it turns out, we both have some experience with this question.Moss may be even more right than he knows. Not necessarily about being “the greatest” — that kind of claim depends too much upon subjective interpretations of greatness to be attackable empirically — but if we put aside his receiving numbers and just measure his impact on the game, Moss is pretty much boss.Moreover — in part by virtue of his many controversies — Moss may have created one the greatest (and most important) data sets in the history of football.If there’s one thing we know about Randy Moss, it’s that he makes QBs look good, going all the way back to 1997, when Moss and Chad Pennington led the nation in touchdown catches (26) and passes (42) for Marshall. Here’s a quick recap of Moss’s NFL career, from the perspective of his quarterbacks:In his first two years in the NFL, Moss helped Randall Cunningham and Jeff George — both on journeymen’s stints in Minnesota after being relegated to bench duty at their previous clubs — have the best years of their careers.From 2000 to 2004 Moss helped make Daunte Culpepper an All Pro. After Moss’s departure, Culpepper struggled to stay a starter in the NFL, ultimately playing five more years for four different teams, with a combined record of 5-22.In 2005, Moss went to Oakland, where he underperformed for a round-robin of QBs.Then, in 2007, he helped Tom Brady break the all-time passing TD record for New England (at the time, such gaudy passing stats were uncharacteristic for Brady).In 2009 he helped Matt Cassel guide New England to a surprising 11-5 record (and Cassel’s best season to-date) with Brady injured.In 2010, Bill Belichick dumped Moss in a shocking move, after which — despite briefly teaming up with Brett Favre — Moss bounced around on his way out of football, seemingly for good.In 2012, he returned to play for the San Francisco 49ers, where he was relegated largely to role-playing and decoy duty. Whether Moss is at all responsible or not, it’s worth noting that Alex Smith and Colin Kaepernick both had their best statistical seasons with Moss in the rotation that year.If you’re keeping score at home, that’s somewhere between (inarguably) five and (arguably) seven quarterbacks who have all had career years with Moss on the field with them. And indeed, the “Moss effect” is backed up by numbers. Across a whole slew of different statistics, the QBs Moss has worked with have been better with him than without him. The eight QBs with whom Moss has played at least eight games have averaged 48 more yards per game, seen their completion and touchdown percentages rise by an average of 3.7 percentage points and 1.6 percentage points, respectively, ultimately averaging nearly a full yard per pass attempt more in the games with him than without him. One yard per attempt may not sound like much, but that’s about the difference between Peyton Manning (7.7 YPA) and Neil O’Donnell (6.7 YPA).For most players, this type of analysis generally involves a relatively small number of games for comparison, and other factors can come into play one way or another. The number of variables in football are so great, and the degrees of freedom so few, that we could never compute, say, Adjusted Plus/Minus for players. (This is why disentangling quarterback statistics from those of their supporting casts — especially receivers — is so difficult.) But one way to gain perspective on Moss’s With-Or-Without-You (WOWY) effect is to look at his effect on how efficiently his teams passed the ball — after controlling for how good his quarterbacks were without him — and compare that to the numbers for other receivers in history.3We can do this by tracking the changes to a quarterback’s Adjusted Net Yards Per Attempt (ANY/A) relative to league average, after accounting for QB aging effects, when he played with a given receiver compared to when he was throwing to different receivers. Only two receivers in NFL history other than Moss4Among pass-catchers with 5,000 career True Receiving Yards, a statistic that attempts to adjust a player’s raw receiving yards for era and team passing proclivity, with bonuses for receptions and touchdowns. were associated with a larger uptick in passing efficiency from their quarterbacks — former Denver Broncos teammates Ed McCaffrey and Rod Smith.McCaffrey and Smith were the primary late-career targets for Hall of Fame quarterback John Elway, whose lifetime numbers took a strange arc. As a young QB, Elway enjoyed an elite reputation despite surprisingly pedestrian passing efficiency; only later did he post the quality of statistics we’d normally associate with a passer of his prominence. Smith and McCaffrey were both present for those improved seasons, which boosted their WOWY scores even further because of the advanced age at which Elway produced them.But in terms of individual influence, it’s tricky to disentangle McCaffrey and Smith from each other — and that’s before considering the effect Broncos head coach Mike Shanahan and running back Terrell Davis5Who was so vital to Denver that he was named the NFL’s Offensive Player of the Year in both 1996 and 1998. had on Elway’s rehabilitated numbers. Despite the Denver duo’s great WOWY numbers, we still can’t pinpoint which element made the biggest difference to Elway’s statistical upgrade.Moss’s case as a difference-maker is much easier to argue, because his observed effect held up over such a large number of situations, and with many different QBs. Let’s look at YPA difference and touchdown percentage difference for all wide receivers who have played at least eight games with at least three different quarterbacks6The QB also must have played at least eight games without the receiver (but that condition is much more easily met).:The bubble sizes correspond to the number of QBs each receiver worked with. The purple is Moss, and the only player “in his neighborhood” with a similar number of QBs is Harold Jackson, who played from the late ’60s to the early ’80s. Jerry Rice also put up impressive numbers with eight quarterbacks (though his career had a lengthy denouement), but his average “impact” was roughly half Moss’s on both axes.Moreover, Moss’s impact was remarkably consistent. Here’s a quick summary of the WOWY difference for each of the eight QBs Moss played with for at least eight games:It’s possible that some other receiver actually had just as much or more of an impact as Moss, but didn’t have the right combination of good fortune/bad habits to prove himself in such a variety of circumstances. It’s possible. But for any given receiver (even some of the greats), the truth is lost in the informational black hole that is NFL statistical entanglement. At least with Moss, there’s no doubt about his effect — or at least less doubt than with just about anyone else.This is why, ultimately, the sample size is what takes Moss from being a garden-variety outlier to a historically important outlier. It’s great to know that Moss is pretty damn good, but even knowing how good a receiver is (with any degree of certainty) is itself a valuable commodity.When told of the aforementioned comments by Moss, Jerry Rice quipped: “I impacted the game by winning Super Bowls.”While that also sounds like bravado, maybe Rice is more right than he knows, too. If Rice was as good a receiver as we’re pretty sure Moss was, it’s possible San Francisco’s Super Bowls were won in large part by Rice. Joe Montana had 7.6 yards per attempt for his career in San Francisco. If Rice were responsible for 1 YPA of that, Montana’s underlying value might be less Greatest Of All Time and more Rex Grossman (career YPA 6.6).7Note, Montana had 6.9 YPA in Kansas City.But Moss’s greatest contribution may be how his career informs our broader understanding of football: If one man’s ability to run deep and jump high can affect the game so drastically, then the right combination of components, mismatches, or strategies may break the game open at any time. Moss’s career gives us a glimpse at football dynamics that we can usually only speculate about, and it shows us that the game may be even more fascinating and harder to understand than we originally thought.
Supt Tom Joyce has praised his colleagues braveryCredit:PA Asked if he believed there was a fear that these sorts of incidents would become commonplace, Mr Joyce said: “I think it is reasonable to say that unfortunately, these events do occur from time to time.”Obviously what has just happened with the Met – there are situations where officers face very violent offenders – and when they do, there is a risk of very serious injuries.”I think to suggest it will become commonplace, that’s not a concern we have. Fortunately these sort of offenders are not every day – they are not common.”Issuing a message to anyone who would think about carrying out a similar attack, Mr Joyce said: “The obvious message is don’t.”We have a suspect in custody for the incident – they were detained a short while away from the scene and they will be facing the strongest penalty we can secure.”The suspect is in custody at this time on suspicion of attempted murder – and obviously attempted murder is about as serious an offence as you can get and it carries a mandatory life sentence.”The expectation is they will face the full weight of the judicial system.” Want the best of The Telegraph direct to your email and WhatsApp? Sign up to our free twice-daily Front Page newsletter and new audio briefings. Stuart Outten was badly wounded in an attack in London Muhammad Rodwan, 56, has been charged with the attempted murder of Pc Outten, 28, and possession of an offensive weapon following the incident in Leyton just after midnight on Thursday. Mr Joyce continued: “He has been with West Midlands Police for 17 years now, of which the last 12 he has been serving as a traffic officer.”He’s a second generation police officer – his father served with West Midlands Police as well – so policing is in his blood. It’s his calling if you will.”I think most officers who have served a career of that length will at some point have suffered some sort of injury and faced violence.”But certainly this is going to be the most significant injuries he has faced.”Mubashar Hussain, 29, was arrested yesterday in the Sparkbrook area and has now been charged with a number of offences, including attempted murder of the 42-year-old officer.Hussain also faces charges of causing serious injury by dangerous driving, a separate count of dangerous driving, wounding another officer who suffered a cut arm, four counts of assaulting other PCs, driving while disqualified, motoring offences and two car thefts.A second man, 24-year-old Ahsan Ghafoor, has been charged with the same two car thefts, plus dangerous driving and other motoring offences.Both are set to appear at Birmingham Magistrates Court tomorrow.The incident comes just days after Metropolitan Police officer Stuart Outten was left with head and hand injuries after challenging a motor offences suspect allegedly armed with a machete in east London. Back-up officers, including armed police, cornered the suspect, who was Tasered and arrested. A man has been charged with attempted murder after a police officer was run over by his own patrol car whilst trying to stop a suspected car thief. The officer has suffered “potentially life-changing” injuries and may not be able to return to front line duties, a senior officer has said.Priti Patel, the Home Secretary, said she was “appalled” by the “sickening attack” on the officer, who underwent surgery on Saturday evening.Superintendent Tom Joyce said the overriding sentiment of all officers at the force is one of shock – adding that the culprit can expect to face “the full weight of the judicial system”.Police said the traffic officer was in Moorcroft Road, Moseley, tracing a Range Rover Sport which had been stolen minutes earlier from a woman.The force said that as the officer, who was carrying a Taser, attempted to arrest the suspect at about 4.45pm on Saturday, he was “violently assaulted and punched to the ground”.He was then run over by the suspect as he got behind the wheel of the officer’s marked patrol car.Police said it is understood the man drove the vehicle for around a mile into Ladypool Road, Sparkbrook, where he abandoned it and tried to steal another car. Mr Joyce said: “Without going into great detail, we know that he suffered a broken pelvis and some other internal injuries as a result of the incident.”It’s difficult to give a prognosis at the moment. They are certainly potentially life-changing – but we are relieved to say, we understand they are not believed to be life-threatening.”His wife is aware of the incident and is with him at this time.”Addressing how the officer’s colleagues are feeling, Mr Joyce said: “I think the overriding sentiment of all officers is one of shock.”These incidents fortunately don’t happen every day and they are not incredibly common – but when they do happen they are very sobering because it reminds everyone just how dangerous the profession of policing can be.”It is often said that the danger people run away from, officers have to run towards and certainly on this occasion, officers were met with an extremely violent individual who has caused very significant injuries.”I think those who know the officer know he has invested his entire career in trying to tackle car thieves, burglars, and those sort of offenders who cause the most harm to our society.”He was doing what he has done diligently for many, many years now.”
Logitech is continuing its line of light-powered keyboards with the Wireless Solar Keyboard K760. It has all the features made for syncing with a Mac, iPad, or iPhone: Bluetooth, and Command and various Apple-centric function keys. However, nothing will stop a Windows user from pairing this keyboard with their PC — you’ll just have to live without the Windows button.From it’s look alone, the K760 looks like it was meant to be paired with an Apple device between the white keys and the framing silver backdrop. The K760 is similar to the K750 for Mac model Logitech released just last summer. Only this version is smaller — cutting off the numerical keypad. This size lends it as a better portable solution or companion for a tablet device.Its Bluetooth connection is a diversion from Logitech’s usual Unifying USB dongle method, which closes this keyboard off from any computer not equipped with Bluetooth. But, it also opens the K760 up for use with devices that have few or no USB ports. The K760 may be paired with up to 3 devices, of which you can switch between them seamlessly via one of the 3 keys located at the top of the keyboard.The K760 charges by any kind of light, indoors or out. The long, dark horizontal strip at the top of the keyboard takes in light to charge the internal battery. There’s no word on how long the keyboard can last if not being charged by a light source, however, Logitech promises that the K760 will continue to change even in the lowest lamp light.The Wireless Solar Keyboard K760 is currently available for preorder on Logitech’s site for $79.99.via Blog.Logitech
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