… Shastri on mission to keep India at No.1NEW India head coach Ravi Shastri will tomorrow look to prove his team remain the world’s best Test side when they take on Sri Lanka in the first of three matches.Shastri, who took over the demanding role after Anil Kumble’s acrimonious exit last month, has backed India to continue the “fearless brand of cricket” that helped them regain the No.1 position last year from Pakistan.While India lost the Champions Trophy final to their arch-rivals, the Virat Kohli-led side are on a roll after winning 10 of the past 13 Tests, overcoming top sides like New Zealand, England and, narrowly, Australia.“They know their job. They are professional cricketers. Once they step on the field they take over. That is how it should be,” said Shastri, who became head coach after Kumble quit over his “untenable” relationship with Kohli.“My role will be to get the guys (to) express themselves and play (a) fearless brand of cricket,” the former all-rounder added.While India start as overwhelming favourites after the seventh-ranked Sri Lanka scraped past Zimbabwe in a one-off Test last week, Shastri has warned against complacency.“Sri Lanka can’t be taken lightly at home. Their track record playing at home is as good as any other team. We would look to improve in the series,” said the 55-year-old.The visitors have played a two-day warm-up game in Colombo with returning batsman Shikhar Dhawan among the scorers.India could start with three spinners and use left-arm wrist-spinner Kuldeep Yadav with the experienced Ravichandran Ashwin and Ravindra Jadeja.Ashwin said Shastri’s presence has always had a “postive influence” on the team, adding that the players were looking to work together with the coach for some amazing results.“Ravi has been a fabulous person to have in the dressing room. Even when he was here last time, we lost that Test in Galle and (he) really picked us up from that low point in our careers,” Ashwin told reporters yesterday.Sri Lanka, whose new Test skipper Dinesh Chandimal has been ruled out after being hospitalised for pneumonia, will need all the experience of stand-in-captain Rangana Herath.The left-arm spinner, who took 11 wickets against Zimbabwe and his 31st five-wicket haul in 81 Tests, is key for Sri Lanka.Sri Lanka’s pace lineup has been bolstered by the return of veteran Nuwan Pradeep, who is likely to start at Galle International Stadium.Dhananjaya de Silva adds muscle to their strong batting arsenal, comprising former captain Angelo Mathews, Upul Tharanga and Niroshan Dickwella.Sri Lanka’s interim coach Nic Pothas said the team should take inspiration from Kohli’s men who overcame a 1-0 deficit to beat the islanders in a three-Test series in 2015.The triumph resurrected India’s fortunes as they registered their first series win in Sri Lanka for 23 years and went on to become the No.1 Test side again a year later.“I think we probably are in the same situation that Virat was talking about the Indian team being in a few years ago. We are in that rebuilding phase,” said Pothas.The South African, who took charge after Graham Ford’s exit last month, added he was focused on changing the team’s culture and unleashing their potential.
By Femi SolajaSuper Eagles strongman, Kenneth Omeruo, has assured Nigerian football fans that the priceless World Cup trophy is within the reach of the team should Nigeria starts the campaign against Croatia on a positive note.TheÂ Kasimpasa FC of Turkey defender spoke to THISDAY yesterday in Lagos at the final of aÂ grassroots football matchÂ between Turf Season FC and Current FC sponsored by Domino’s PizzaÂ at the Yaba College of Technology Sports Centre. Omeruo assured Nigerian football fans that Super Eagles have come of age and can be counted among real contenders.According to him, “everywhere you go, people talk about Messi, Modric, Aguero and Rakitic but nobody is talking of the components that made the present crops of Super Eagles players the first team from Africa to pick group ticket to Russia 2018 World Cup. â€œI think it is a huge advantage for us to be underrated but we are a determined side to give our best at the World Cup. Nigeria will hug global limelight after the qualifying group stage matches and all through to the last phase of the tournament in Russia,” Omeruo assured supporters of the Super Eagles.In his pre-tournament assessment, the Chelsea FC player on loan in Turkey agreed that the most important match for the Super Eagles remains the opening tie against Croatia rather than the focus been placed on Argentina.“The moment we get the results in our first two matches with Croatia and Iceland, we will be going into the final group match against Argentina with lots of confidence and perhaps repeat the last result we secured against them in the friendly late last year in Russia.“You will recall that we had already qualify for the World Cup at the time we faced them in that friendly in Russia and was not under any pressure. The moment we pick maximum points in the opening two games, this will spur us to greater heights,â€ observed the AFCON 2013 winner.He maintained that the brilliant performance of the Super Eagles in their debut tournament at USA â€™94 has ensured that no nation can afford to regard Nigeria as mere participant with no ambition to win the World Cup.” I want to say that other generations of Super Eagles have continued to look up to the solid foundation laid by the 1994 generation which has taken us away from been mere participant but real contender for the trophy,” he noted.The defender, who hopes to return to England next season from Turkey commended the technical crew for the harmony that has existed in the team in the last few years.“There is no rivalry in the team rather all the invited players hope to give the technical crew heavy task in the final selection of 23-man team to the World Cup. There is nothing like battle here, everybody is thinking of the best for the team,” he concluded.Omeruo was part of Stephen Keshiâ€™s team to the last World Cup finals in Brazil where he paired Joseph Yobo in the heart of the defence.Share this:FacebookRedditTwitterPrintPinterestEmailWhatsAppSkypeLinkedInTumblrPocketTelegram
Raheem Sterling opened the scoring with a clinical finish early in the first half and Bernardo Silva’s thunderous strike capped a City success that served as a resounding warning to their title rivals.No team has successfully defended the English title since Manchester United in 2008-09.But on the evidence of this composed display, City have every chance of emulating their rivals’ achievement.Picking up where they left off last term, City had too much class for Arsenal and easily repelled the hosts’ few dangerous moments.City’s excellence underlined the size of the task facing new Arsenal boss Emery as the Gunners begin life without Arsene Wenger.Arsenal were playing a competitive match without Wenger in charge for the first time since September 1996.Emery was hired to replace Wenger following the Frenchman’s exit at the end of a dismal campaign which saw Arsenal labour to a sixth-place finish in the Premier League — 37 points behind City.The Spaniard will need time to make his mark on a moribund club and, while Arsenal couldn’t be faulted for effort against City, there was precious little quality about their play.Guardiola insists his players are still “starving” for success and there is little doubt City’s hunger for silverware remains strong.The City boss started with Kevin De Bruyne and Leroy Sane on the bench as he recalled Sterling and gave a Premier League debut to Algeria winger Riyad Mahrez, whose move from Leicester was Guardiola’s only major close-season signing.– Sterling impresses –Raheem Sterling led the charge for Manchester City in their win at ArsenalSterling proved to be City’s creative fulcrum, but he was fortunate to escape with a yellow card for a studs-up foul on Arsenal debutant Matteo Guendouzi in the early stages.The England winger showed the more pleasing side of his game with an incisive burst past Shkodran Mustafi that took him into the Arsenal area and ended with Petr Cech saving his rising drive.Having spent the dying embers of Wenger’s reign subjecting the Frenchman to vitriolic abuse, Arsenal’s fans were energised by the sight of Emery on the touchline.But that noisy optimism was punctured in ruthless style by Sterling in the 14th minute.Taking possession on the left edge of the Arsenal area, Sterling glided past Hector Bellerin and Guendouzi before drilling a fierce shot that flashed past the unsighted Cech from 18 yards.Arsenal finally threatened when Bellerin’s blast forced City goalkeeper Ederson to make a good stop.Arsenal still looked anxious and Cech almost scored a bizarre own goal when his miscued pass across the penalty area crept wide of his unguarded net.Making amends for that blunder, Cech kept out a Mahrez free-kick before alertly recovering to block Aymeric Laporte’s effort from the rebound.Manchester City’s Bernardo Silva celebrates after scoring the second goal at ArsenalArsenal were pressing with more urgency than under Wenger, but City looked far more potent and Mahrez went close with a curling effort at the end of a rapid break.Emery has challenged Pierre-Emerick Aubameyang to finish as the Premier League’s top scorer after the Gabon forward netted 10 times in 13 games following his January move from Borussia Dortmund.However, Aubameyang will need better service than he received against City to achieve that target.Emery sent on Alexandre Lacazette soon after the interval and the France forward had an immediate impact, taking Aubameyang’s pass and shooting just wide.City responded in emphatic fashion and Silva wrapped up the points in the 64th minute.Sterling and Mendy outnumbered Bellerin on the right, with the French defender’s cross picking out Silva, who cleverly peeled away from his marker Stephan Lichtsteiner to fire past the exposed Cech.0Shares0000(Visited 2 times, 1 visits today) 0Shares0000Manchester City’s midfielder Bernado Silva celebrates his second goal against Arsenal in their English premier League match at the Emirates Stadium on Augsut 12, 2018.LONDON, United Kingdom, Aug 12 – Manchester City ruined the start of the Unai Emery era at Arsenal as the champions signalled their intent to retain the Premier League title with a stylish 2-0 win on Sunday.Pep Guardiola’s side swept to the title last term with a record 100 points and they were quickly back in the groove at the Emirates Stadium.
7 February 2014Cape Town has been named South Africa’s Earth Hour Capital in recognition of the city’s actions to address climate change, the World Wildlife Fund (WWF) announced on Tuesday.The title is awarded as part of the global Earth Hour City Challenge, a collaborative effort between WWF and the International Council for Local Environmental Initiatives which aims to highlight and reward cities that are prepared to make substantial long-term efforts to combat climate change.“We are exceptionally proud of Cape Town’s contribution to building a sustainable future that both protects the environment and improves the lives of citizens of South Africa,” WWF South Africa CEO Morne du Plessis said in a statement.Cape Town is one of 33 finalists competing for this year’s Global Earth Hour City title, from a total of 163 entrants, six of them South African.Once national Earth Hour Capitals have been chosen for each of the 14 participating countries, an expert jury will scrutinise the information supplied by finalist cities to identify the overall Earth Hour Capital.The grand title will be awarded at the Earth Hour City Challenge Conference and Awards Ceremony in Vancouver, Canada in March.Citizens of participating countries still have an opportunity to express their support for their favourite cities among the finalists through WWF’s “We Love Cities” social media campaign, which will run until 20 March.SAinfo reporter and World Wildlife Fund South Africa
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OAKLAND, CA – JUNE 19: LeBron James #23 of the Cleveland Cavaliers reacts to a play in Game 7 of the 2016 NBA Finals against the Golden State Warriors at ORACLE Arena on June 19, 2016 in Oakland, California. Ezra Shaw/Getty Images/AFPINDEPENDENCE, Ohio — There’s a four-headed, shot-making, scoreboard-breaking monster out West awaiting LeBron James and the Cavaliers.The Warriors are stomach-churning scary.ADVERTISEMENT Cayetano dares Lacson, Drilon to take lie-detector test: Wala akong kinita sa SEA Games James, though, can’t run or hide. With eight NBA Finals appearances under his belt, he is ready to face a team he’s called “a beast.” After all, he has slayed behemoths before.Pushing off any talk about the Warriors until after Sunday’s practice, James was asked to assess the task at hand: beating Golden State’s All-Star-studded lineup of Kevin Durant, Stephen Curry, Klay Thompson and Draymond Green.FEATURED STORIESSPORTSSEA Games: Biñan football stadium stands out in preparedness, completionSPORTSMalditas save PH from shutoutSPORTSPrivate companies step in to help SEA Games hostingIs this the biggest challenge of his career?“It’s probably up there,” he said. “I mean, it’s up there.” BREAKING: Cop killed, 11 hurt in Misamis Oriental grenade blast For the sixth time, James enters the Finals as an underdog, hardly a role he’s accustomed to before June. The only time he won a championship as a Finals favorite was with Miami in 2013, when the Heat upended the Spurs for their second straight title.James isn’t worried about point spreads or any odds.“I only play blackjack in Vegas anyway, so it doesn’t matter,” he said.What does matter is that the 32-year-old is having one of his finest postseasons, and the Cavs are gelling the way they did at this time last year.Maybe James has nothing to fear.“I feel good about our chances,” he said. “Very good.”Sports Related Videospowered by AdSparcRead Next Panelo suggests discounted SEA Games tickets for students PLAY LIST 01:35Panelo 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 Games01:44Philippines marks anniversary of massacre with calls for justice01:19Fire erupts in Barangay Tatalon in Quezon City01:07Trump talks impeachment while meeting NCAA athletes BSP survey: PH banks see bright horizon amid dark global recession clouds BREAKING: Cop killed, 11 hurt in Misamis Oriental grenade blast Every 18 seconds someone is diagnosed with HIV Palace: Duterte to hear out security execs on alleged China control of NGCP LATEST STORIES Pagasa: Storm intensifies as it nears PAR MOST READ Stampede at stadium kills 4 fans, unborn fetus in Honduras Cleveland-Golden State 3.0 is the matchup fans worldwide expected and wanted, and James believes they’re in for quite a show.Both the Cavaliers and Warriors have upgraded their rosters from a year ago, when they went seven games in an epic series that spawned the first comeback from a 3-1 deficit in Finals history and resulted in Cleveland winning its first pro sports championship since 1964.That Warriors team James conquered in 2016 won 73 games during the regular season and was being mentioned as one of the best to ever take the floor.Hard to believe, but this version — with Durant — might be even better.Golden State has been putting on a basketball clinic over the past two months, winning 27 of 28 games since March 11 and becoming the first squad to start the postseason 12-0.Durant, who previously faced James in the 2012 Finals with Oklahoma City, has taken a great team and elevated it to a nearly unstoppable level.The Warriors are using Durant in every imaginable way on offense, and James isn’t surprised to see his good friend and Olympic teammate more mobile than he was with the Thunder.“You adapt to the culture,” he said. “You adapt to the style and that’s the same thing that happened to me when I went to Miami. I started to slash more and move more without the ball, shoot more standstill 3s and figure out ways I could be more productive than just having the ball in isolation. So, it’s the right thing to do. He’s one of the most dangerous guys we have in the world already. So it makes it even more dangerous when you equip that talent, that skill with those guys.”On the brink of becoming the first player since the early 1960s to play in seven straight Finals, James finds himself in a similar — and somewhat surprising — situation.The Cavaliers are being given little chance to defend their title against the vaunted Warriors, who have been winning by an average of 16.3 points per game in the playoffs. And then, almost as if he was trying to remind himself that he’s got three championship rings and is frightful in his own right, James recalled other fearsome postseason opponents — San Antonio and Boston.“I’ve played against four Hall of Famers as well, too, with Manu (Ginobili), Kawhi (Leonard), Tony (Parker) and Timmy D (Tim Duncan) on the same team,” said James, occasionally sniffling as he continues to fight a cold. “And if you add Pop (coach Gregg Popovich) in there, that’s five Hall of Famers. So, it’s going to be very challenging. Those guys are going to challenge me, they’re going to challenge our ballclub.“This is a high-powered team.”James also took on a Celtics team loaded with big-name talents.“I’ve played against Ray (Allen), KG (Kevin Garnett), Paul (Pierce), (Rajon) Rondo and Doc (Rivers). So, it’s going to be very challenging not only on me mentally, but on our ballclub and on our franchise.”ADVERTISEMENT Lacson: SEA Games fund put in foundation like ‘Napoles case’ View comments Don’t miss out on the latest news and information.
Naomi Osaka said that Serena Williams’s row with the umpire during the US Open women’s singles final has not altered her feelings about winning a Grand Slam title because she had no idea about how to react after winning one.Osaka, 20, stunned the tennis world and everyone present at the Arthur Ashe Stadium on Saturday, when she beat her idol Serena 6-2 6-4 to win her maiden Grand Slam title.But, her win was overshadowed by an explosive row between Serena and umpire Carlos Ramos which resulted in the 23-times Grand Slam champion being docked a game and fined USD 17,000.Not only that, the Japanese’s first-ever triumph was not well received by the crowd at Flushing Meadows and she was even booed by the crowd for defeating the fan favourite.Also read – Billie Jean King softens stance on Serena Williams controversy This was Naomi Osaka’s first Grand Slam victory (Reuters Photo)World No.7 Osaka was reduced to tears during the presentation ceremony and hid her face all the while with a visor to hide her tears. However, on her arrival in Japan on Thursday, she said that she was not saddened by the incident.Also read – Is Serena Williams a bad loser? Opinions after Naomi Osaka wins US Open”For me, I don’t feel sad because I wouldn’t even know what I’m expected to feel,” she told a news conference in Yokohama.”Because it was my first final and my first Grand Slam victory, overall I felt really happy and I know that I accomplished a lot.advertisementAlso read – Serena Williams calls chair umpire a thief, accuses him of sexism”I don’t think I even thought about feeling sad because there’s no experience for me to draw on (from) any other Grand Slam final.” Serena Williams was fined USD 17,000 for her actions during the US Open final (Reuters Photo)Also read – Australian cartoonist blasted for ‘racist and sexist’ depiction of Serena WilliamsThe Osaka-Williams final was one of the most controversial Grand Slam finals of all time and it divided tennis and triggered a debate about sexism in sport after Serena’s assertion that Ramos would have dealt with a male player in a different way.Serena has been heavily criticised for her actions, which spoiled a precious moment for young Osaka, who even moved to apologise to the New York crowd and Serena for beating the home favourite.
Dennis WardAPTN National NewsOfficers from the Morton County Sheriffs Department backed by the National Guard, State Police and out of state forces made good on a promise and moved in on the Oceti Sakowin camp Thursday.Military vehicles and troops dressed in combat fatigues broke up the camp that was the centre of the resistance against the Dakota Access pipeline.Thursday’s action led to a standoff on the Cannonball [email protected]