Cricket News Harbhajan Singh slams Hardik Pandya, KL Rahul for their ‘outrageous’ remarks

first_imgNew Delhi: Ace Indian spinner Harbhajan Singh on Friday criticised Hardik Pandya and K L Rahul for making ‘outrageous’ remarks on women on the recently-aired episode of Koffee With Karan – hosted by hosted by popular film director Karan Johar – saying they have put the reputations of cricketers at stake. Pandya is under fire for boasting about hooking up with multiple women and being open about it with his parents. Rahul was, however, a little more restrained in his responses on relationships and women. “We don’t talk about all this even with our friends and they were talking on public television. Now people might think was Harbhajan Singh like this, was Anil Kumble like this and was Sachin Tendulkar…” Harbhajan told ‘India Today’.          “The BCCI did the right thing, and this is also the way forward. This was expected and I am not surprised,” the off-spinner, who has over 400 Test wickets, said when asked about their suspension. Virat Kohli, the Indian cricket team skipper, has also condemned the comments of Pandya. “From the Indian cricket team point of view, any inappropriate comments that are made in that scenario are something that we definitely don’t support…and that has been communicated (to the two players. We definitely don’t align with those views and those are purely individual views. The two concerned players (have) felt what has gone wrong and they have understood the magnitude of what’s happened,” Kohli had said.     The under-fire players have been suspended from playing any form of cricket with immediate effect pending an inquiry into their sexist comments. The duo will return home from the ongoing Australia tour and will also miss the limited-overs series against New Zealand consisting of five ODIs and three T20Is, starting January 23.  For all the Latest Sports News News, Cricket News News, Download News Nation Android and iOS Mobile Apps.last_img read more

Bailey shines in second half filling in for Carter

first_imgEven as Ryan Nassib watched Antwon Bailey shine in his new role, he knew what the loss of Delone Carter meant for his Syracuse offense. ‘Delone is such a big part of our offense,’ Nassib said. ‘Antwon was getting a lot of carries and a lot of touches. It was disappointing.’ Carter hurt himself in the first half of SU’s 16-7 loss to Boston College Saturday. He left the game with six carries for 30 yards and one reception for 8 yards. All of those came in the first half. Carter could be seen visibly limping at points in the second quarter. But he was never removed in the half, and his last carry came on a 3-yard rush late in the quarter. ‘He got nicked up,’ SU head coach Doug Marrone said after the game when asked about Carter’s status. ‘Injury.’AdvertisementThis is placeholder text Marrone would not elaborate on Carter’s status. But his absence — during which he was noticeably still seen on the sideline in uniform — cost the Orange its two-headed threat at the running back position. Bailey filled in admirably for Carter, carrying the ball 18 times for 72 yards and punctuating his efforts with a 5-yard touchdown. Bailey was most impressive during the Orange’s 12-play, 80-yard drive to open the second half. That drive was also easily the most impressive of Syracuse’s day as a team. After Nassib opened up the pass game with three passes of 10 yards or more in a row, all he had to do from there was give the ball to Bailey. In five plays — the last four of which were on rushes — Bailey took the ball 20 yards into the end zone to give SU a temporary 7-6 lead. He converted on a crucial third-and-1 from the BC 11-yard line. And two plays later, he finished the drive with the 5-yard touchdown scamper. ‘Every man did his job,’ Bailey said of the drive. ‘We were all focused. Whatever was called, we were making it work.’ But it wasn’t that easy the rest of the way for Bailey, just like it wasn’t for the rest of Syracuse’s offense. On SU’s next drive, he broke out for a 15-yard run but was stuffed on three more chances. Prince-Tyson Gulley wasn’t a factor as a second option, making Carter’s loss hurt even more. And in the end, despite the individual success, it only led to the collective feeling of disappointment for Bailey. ‘It’s definitely disappointing,’ Bailey said. ‘We wanted to send the seniors out the right way.’ Sale-ing Marcus Sales’ presence has been felt at times this season — most notably in his game-winning touchdown catch Oct. 9 at South Florida. But on Saturday against Boston College, Sales was finally the man. He was the go-to receiver for Nassib, hauling in five catches for 73 yards. ‘He has been able to really get open and separate,’ Marrone said of Sales. ‘He has been consistent. He has really risen above. … I’m happy for Marcus Sales.’ Sales was a consistent threat from the start. His 26-yard catch on the Orange’s opening drive was a career-long. And on SU’s touchdown drive, Sales caught three passes, all of which were for 10 yards or more. After a holding penalty, Sales’ catch on first-and-18 gave the Orange its momentum back. ‘What he has done is something for us to look forward to,’ Marrone said, ‘and something for us to build upon as we get ready to start practicing and move on to win more football games.’ This and that The Syracuse defense has allowed the opposing running back to gain 80 yards or more in eight of its 12 games this season. … SU senior linebacker Derrell Smith had 12 total tackles in the game, including four for a loss of yardage. Smith now has 24 tackles for loss in his SU career, which is tied for 10th on the program’s all-time list. … Kevyn Scott intercepted his first career pass in the game. Published on November 27, 2010 at 12:00 pm Facebook Twitter Google+center_img Commentslast_img read more

Presidential Search Committee releases candidate profile

first_imgLillian Zeng | Daily Trojan  The Presidential Search Advisory Committee will begin interviews for USC’s next president in early 2019, according to a memo to the USC community issued by Board of Trustees Chairman Rick Caruso. “Over 2,000 students, faculty, staff, alumni, and local community leaders shared their perspectives at 11 in-person forums, via the presidential search website and through emails and phone calls,” Caruso wrote in the memo. “What the committee heard and learned was informative, enlightening and also deeply moving.”Based on community feedback, the committee created a candidate profile that outlines opportunities and challenges it expects the next University president to address, along with some expected qualifications the person should possess.  The committee also invited those interested in become the University’s next leader to submit an application by Nov. 30.Board of Trustees Chairman Rick Caruso spoke at the third listening session hosted by the Presidential Search Advisory Committee. He said he is there to listen to the voice of the USC community. (Emily Smith | Daily Trojan)The candidate profile lists primary challenges the president should address, alongside 17 professional and personal qualifications that the Presidential Search Committee is searching for. “USC requires a President with vision, breadth and drive,” the profile read. “The President should be a visible, accessible and transparent leader.”Law professor Ariela Gross, who helped draft the faculty’s letter calling for former president C. L. Max Nikias’ resignation in May, said she was pleased with the candidate profile and its desired qualifications. “If we are to avoid the failures of moral leadership of the past, these things are crucial,” Gross wrote. Professor William Tierney, co-director of the USC Pullias Center for Higher Education, wrote an op-ed in the Times regarding Nikias’ resignation and the problems within the administration in May 2018. Lillian Zeng | Daily Trojan “I think [the profile] is well-written [and] nicely summarizes the strengths of the University and many issues confronting us,” Tierney wrote. “Any such ad needs to be optimistic, but also clear, and the advertisement does that very well.”Graduate Student Government President Joycelyn Yip said the GSG Board and Senate will review the profile in-depth and continue to collaborate with the committee to include graduate students’ voices. “Because graduate and professional students were not highlighted in the ‘Students and Student Life’ portion of the document, we will remind the Committee members and the Board of Trustees of the thousands of graduate students located on other campuses and online who have their own unique accomplishments and needs,” Kip wrote in an email to the Daily Trojan. GSG Vice President Kristopher Coombs said he hopes the administration will prioritize the USC community and its students in upcoming decisions regarding the presidential search. Lillian Zeng | Daily Trojan“The profile reads more as a seven pages of throat-clearing to demonstrate how awesome we are, less than a page of specific qualifications and 14 pages of appendices,” Coombs wrote in an email to the Daily Trojan. “We hope to see a stronger reflection of student interests and values in future, and once again call upon the Presidential Search Advisory Committee, other trustees and administrators to ensure that student voices are treated at an equal level as everyone else.”Undergraduate Student Government did not comment in time for publication.last_img read more

Lakers meet with Carmelo Anthony, but will they meet with LeBron James?

first_imgThe Lakers seemed busy enough on Thursday, meeting with New York Knicks star Carmelo Anthony for 2 1/2 hours at the Lakers’ practice facility in El Segundo. But their day was far from over. Both Lakers general manager Mitch Kupchak and Lakers Senior vice president of Business Operations Tim Harris flew to Cleveland on Thursday evening to meet with LeBron James’ agent today, according to reports. James’ agent, Rich Paul, is based out of Cleveland and has been reported to have talked with the Phoenix Suns, Houston Rockets and Dallas Mavericks about James. Meanwhile, James has indicated on his Twitter account that he is out of the country vacationing with his family. He reportedly will attend the World Cup final in Brazil on July 13. It remains unclear whether the Lakers or any other team will speak with James after he opted out of his contract with the Miami Heat. Still, the Lakers’ determination in at least talking with Paul could establish in-roads with James. The Lakers already feel that way with Anthony, though he could earn a five-year deal worth $129.1 million with the Knicks as opposed to a maximum of four years worth $95.9 million elsewhere. After Kupchak escorted Anthony to his car, he drove off and stopped briefly to talk with reporters. The Lakers preferred having a more private atmosphere than the public displays Chicago and Houston unveiled. Those presentations mirrored that of a pep rally, with billboards of Anthony’s likeness plastered in their respective city and arena. The Lakers wanted to focus more on the substance of their pitch than any bells and whistles. Etc.Lakers assistant coach Kurt Rambis agreed to a four-year deal worth $1.2 million to become a Knicks assistant coach under Derek Fisher, according to a league source familiar with the situation … Lakers center Chris Kaman agreed to a two-year deal worth nearly $10 million with Portland …The Golden State Warriors expressed interest in Kent Bazemore, according to league source. “You know I can’t say anything,” Anthony said after rolling down the window of his red Rolls Royce. “Just wanted to say what’s up.” Anthony then signed four basketballs and a T-shirt for about eight Lakers fans who approached him.Lakers sources said they were pleased with the meeting in part because of the enthusiasm and attention Anthony showed. The meeting included a wide cast of characters, including team president Jeanie Buss, executive Jim Buss, Kupchak, Harris, former Lakers player James Worthy, and executives with Time Warner Cable SportsNet and AEG. Despite giving Anthony, his agent Leon Rose and business manager Bay Frazier some California love, the Lakers offered no sense on whether Anthony remained impressed enough to sign up after also considering Chicago, Houston, Dallas and New York.Still, the meeting was important enough for Kobe Bryant to end his European vacation and fly to Los Angeles, He couldn’t arrive on time for the meeting, but a league source said Bryant planned to visit Anthony at some point following the Knicks’ meeting with him on Thursday.According to various team sources, the Lakers made a few pitches beyond touting their 16 NBA championships. They presented the various marketing opportunities afforded both for playing with the Lakers and living in Los Angeles. They brought up how Anthony would enjoy the working environment considering he and his wife, La La Vasquez, already own a home here. According to a team source, the Lakers constructed a mocked-up a Lakers uniform with the No. 7 and Anthony’s name, the number he currently wears with the Knicks.Although the Lakers securing Bryant to a two-year extension worth $48.5 million presents challenges in filling out their roster, the Lakers mentioned how that deal illustrates how the team takes care of its stars. It is also safe to assume the Lakers expressed optimism about Bryant’s recovery from injuries that limited him to six games last season, the team’s financial flexibility and its unyielding commitment toward pursuing championships.center_img Newsroom GuidelinesNews TipsContact UsReport an Errorlast_img read more

Asmir Suljic signed for “Videoton“

first_imgBH football player, Asmir Suljic, is a new player of Hungarian Videoton.A former football player of FC Sarajevo, Asmir Suljic, left the Hungarian Ujpest and signed a contract with Videoton.Suljic went to Ujpest in 2013, after brilliant plays for FC Sarajevo.Speedy winger proved himself on the Hungarian OTP Bank League and offered excellent plays that haven’t gone unnoticed.Asmir was several time included in the Team of the round, was chosen in the best team of the half season in the last season, and later in the best team of the season in Hungary.Several clubs were interest for 23-year-old Suljic this summer, and the most concrete was Videoton, which bough brilliant BH football player.He played 77 matches for FC Sarajevo and scored 11 goals, and for Ujpest 50 matches and scored four goals.(Source: read more

French companies picked for 50-year University of Iowa utility lease

first_imgIOWA CITY, Iowa (AP) – A collaboration of two French companies would pay the University of Iowa more than $1.1 billion to secure the rights to operate its utility system for the next 50 years under a proposal released Tuesday.The Iowa Board of Regents is meeting Tuesday to consider approving the transaction with a newly-formed consortium made up of energy company ENGIE and investor Meridiam.Gov. Kim Reynolds told the regents that it is a “historic day for higher education in Iowa.” She called it an innovative approach that will create revenue that help finance the school’s strategic plan.Critics have called the deal risky, and attacked the university for not releasing the details until moments before Tuesday’s meeting.The documents show that the ENGIE-Meridiam consortium was recommended by a project team that considered bids from several others.The university would pay the new company a fixed fee of $35 million annually, plus operations and maintenance costs and reimbursement for capital improvements.The company would be responsible for running plants that distribute electricity, water, steam and compressed air and the sanitary sewer and storm sewer system.The $1.165 billion upfront payment would be invested in an endowment that would be used for energy costs and strategic education and research initiatives.last_img read more

NASCAR driver Corey Lajoie will drive a ‘Trump 2020’ car at Sunday’s prestigious Brickyard 400

first_imgLaJoie said in a statement. “When they see the car, hopefully it makes them race to the polls in November.” LaJoie’s car appears to be the first dedicated to the 2020 presidential election.,NASCAR driver Corey LaJoie’s No. 32 Ford car will debut a “Trump 2020” paint scheme in red, white, and blue this weekend at the Indianapolis Motor Speedway.Go Fas Racing, LaJoie’s racing team, partnered with the Patriots of America PAC, a political action committee advocating for the reelection of President Donald Trump, for the sponsorship. LaJoie said in a statement. “When they see the car, hopefully it makes them race to the polls in November.” NASCAR driver Corey LaJoie’s No. 32 Ford car will debut a “Trump 2020” paint scheme in red, white, and blue this weekend at the Indianapolis Motor Speedway.Go Fas Racing, LaJoie’s racing team, partnered with the Patriots of America PAC, a political action committee advocating for the reelection of President Donald Trump, for the sponsorship. LaJoie’s car appears to be the first dedicated to the 2020 presidential election.last_img read more

Southland Football Selections Revealed for Week Twelve

first_imgFRISCO, Texas – The Southland Conference and its television partners have announced football game selections and start times for Week 12 contests on Saturday, Nov. 16.The day kicks off early as Sam Houston State hosts Northwestern State for a noon start on ESPN+. That will also be the site for a 1 p.m. kick as Southeastern Louisiana visits Abilene Christian. Lamar and Houston Baptist square off at 2 p.m. on ESPN3. Nicholls hosts intrastate rival McNeese for a 3 p.m. kick on Cox Sports Television. ESPN+ will simulcast the production outside CST’s territory. Saturday, November 16* Northwestern State at Sam Houston State, 12 p.m., ESPN+* Southeastern Louisiana at Abilene Christian, 1 p.m., ESPN+* Lamar at Houston Baptist, 2 p.m., ESPN3* McNeese at Nicholls, 3 p.m., Cox Sports Television/ESPN+UIW at New Mexico State, 3 p.m., Flo Sports About ESPN+ ESPN+ is an integrated part of the ESPN App, the leading sports app and the premier all-in-one digital sports platform for fans. The ESPN App is a showcase of the company’s culture of innovation, delivering a rich, personalized experience that curates all of ESPN’s incredible content around each fan’s individual tastes. ESPN+ is also available through *Southland Conference Game**All Times Central Programming on ESPN+ includes hundreds of MLB, NHL and MLS games, thousands of college sports events (including football, basketball and multiple other sports from more than 15 conferences), exclusive Top Rank boxing, UFC (beginning in 2019), Grand Slam tennis, international and domestic rugby, cricket, new and exclusive documentary films and series, acclaimed studio shows and the full library of ESPN’s award-winning 30 for 30 films. Fans subscribe to ESPN+ for $4.99 a month (or $49.99 per year) and cancel at any time. ESPN+ is the premium multi-sport, direct-to-consumer video service from The Walt Disney Company’s Direct-to-Consumer and International (DTCI) segment in conjunction with ESPN. It offers fans thousands of additional live events, on-demand content and original programming not available on ESPN’s linear TV or digital networks. UIW steps out of conference for a 3 p.m. contest at New Mexico State. That game will be available on FloSports.last_img read more

88 Graduates Urged to Seek Virtue for Productive Future

first_imgLGM Chief Executive Officer Emmanuel J. Giddings addressing graduates, parents and others at the Harriette E. Bailey Methodist SchoolThe eighty-eight (88) graduates of the Harriette E. Bailey Memorial United Methodist School have been urged to seek the virtue of excellence for a productive future. Rev. Emmanuel J. Giddings, chief executive officer of the Liberia-Ghana Mission, gave the admonition on Thursday, August 3, at the fourth commencement convocation held at the HEBMUMS Auditorium in Duahzon Community, Margibi County.Rev. Giddings told the graduates that they have taken the first step in their quest for education, and that there are huge challenges that could either serve as barriers for their elevation to another level in pursuit of higher education, or as a motivation to persevere. He, however, frowned on indecent dress codes on the part of some of the graduates and urged them to be what they are and not someone else as they pursue their educational goals. “I want to encourage you to consider yourselves as the future generation of Liberians that are expected to steer the affairs of the nation,” Rev. Giddings stressed.He further reminded the graduates that although Liberia is 170 years old as a nation, she is yet to be on par with the nearest countries of Ghana and Ivory Coast in socioeconomic and infrastructural developments. He urged the graduates to aim high and not be content with what he described as “good enough,” adding that there is nothing like luck in the search for solid education and building a solid foundation for the future. “Work hard and always study your lessons at a meticulous pace in order to reach the marks of excellence and good moral standards in your quest for marketable skills,” Rev. Giddings said.Rev. Giddings, meanwhile, announced a scholarship for the valedictorian, B. Felix Zeekeh, to pursue higher education at the United Methodist University, and a two-year scholarship for the salutatorian. For his part, valedictorian Zeekeh pointed out that he had a remarkable experience at HEBMUMS, working along with teachers and the administration. He urged his fellow graduates to always endure and consider themselves as people on a journey to be productive for the country.Zeekeh congratulated his colleagues for their hard academic work and expressed gratitude to their parents, sponsors, and scholarship providers for their support over the years.Share this:Click to share on Twitter (Opens in new window)Click to share on Facebook (Opens in new window)last_img read more

Free shuttle to be offered for CanolaFest in Taylor

first_imgIn partnership with Big Brothers and Big Sisters of Fort St. John, CanolaFest, presented by Good Ole’ Dayz will now offer a FREE shuttle service from Fort St. John to Peace Island Park.The shuttle will leave every 20 minutes starting at 3 p.m. from the Totem Mall and at the end of the day bring you back to your vehicle.  You can park your vehicle at the Mall in the westside parking lot near Safeway.  Although the shuttle is free, tips are encouraged as all the money will go to support Big Brothers and Big Sisters of Fort St. John.CanolaFest FAQ- Advertisement -With the event only days away, ticket holders are reminded, although this is an all ages event, alcohol will be served.  Make sure to bring proper ID with you as everyone will have their ID checked at the main gate and at the gate into the event grounds.Ticket holders are also reminded to bring a lawn chair or blanket and proper outdoor gear as the show will go rain or shine.  All bags will be searched at the event gate and outside food and drinks are not allowed on site.For a full list of frequently asked questions, visit and the FAQ section.  You can also view a detailed map of the event grounds at our website.  You can also email or call 250-787-7100.Advertisement The first year of CanolaFest will feature Canadian Country act the Road Hammers on the Badger Daylighting Main Stage.  Plus over 10 musicians from all over the Peace will perform.  Plus we have to say a special thank you to our equipment sponsor Peace Country Rentals for helping to provide equipment for the event.Founding Partners of Canola Fest, Sound in Town and Moose FM, hope to make this an annual event that brings in some of the biggest names in Canadian music and showcases the amazing talent in the B.C. Peace.last_img read more