The weather on Day 4 of the Southampton Test between India and England will not see a lot of change from how the conditions have been in the past three days with the sun shining bright at the beginning of the day.England will resume their second innings at 260/8 with Sam Curran resuming his innings at 37 on the fourth day. At stumps on Day 3 of the Rose Bowl Test, England were 260/8 and had a healthy 233-run lead over India.According to weather forecast, the conditions are expected to be partly cloudy for the first four and a half hours of play which should favour India if they are able to pick England’s remaining two wickets quickly.India may need to weather the storm later in the day as the forecast says conditions may get cloudy as the day progresses, which means the moisture content of the air can increase and help the English seamers.READ – Cheteshwar Pujara feels 4th Test pitch turning out to be favourable for IndiaWith the conditions expected to get cloudy, the wind speed may be low in the later half of the day with the humidity percentage rising. There is little to no chance of rain on Sunday. The weather is expected to get cloudy as Day 4 of the fourth Test at Southampton progresses. (UK Met Office Photo)Indian batsmen will have to make the best of Day 4 as the conditions are expected to be completely cloudy on Day 5 of the fourth Test. England lead the five-match series 2-1.advertisementIndian bowlers were made to toil extremely hard on Day 3 of the fourth Test at Southampton and in the end they had 8 wickets to show for their efforts on a pitch which is becoming easier for batting but it is England who will be the happier side thanks to their 233-run lead at the end of the day’s play.Resuming on their overnight score of 6 for no loss, England rode on splendid batting efforts from Jos Buttler and Joe Root to reach 260 for 8 at stumps in their second innings with a healthy lead over India.Buttler top-scored for the hosts with 69 runs while Root made 48 in a much improved batting display from the English team second time around. Keaton Jennings also contributed with 36 runs while Sam Curran will resume his innings at 37 on the fourth day.How quickly India get Curran out on Sunday will decide the quantum of runs that India would need to chase. The match could end on Day 4 if weather permits.Also read – England can win Rose Bowl Test against India, feels Jos ButtlerFor India, it was Mohammed Shami who was the pick of the bowlers as he took 3 wickets for 53 runs in 13.5 overs while Ishant Sharma got two important wickets. Ravichandran Ashwin bowled 33 overs in the day and had one wicket to show for his efforts while Jasprit Bumrah, India’s main strike bowler, could only manage one wicket in 19 overs.It could now be a tricky chase for the Indian line-up especially with the track being two paced where handling Stuart Broad could prove to be a difficult proposition.This was Buttler’s ninth Test fifty and he showed a lot of application even though he was troubled by the initial spell from Ishant Sharma and Mohammed Shami.He survived a good spell of reverse swing from Shami and was ready to cut down on the shots square of the wicket.He only played the deliveries on the drivable length as his 122-ball innings had seven boundaries.In fact, England were in trouble at 122 for 5 when Joe Root was run out for 48. The lead was not even 100 runs but it was Buttler, who took the attack back to the opposition camp as Ravichandran Ashwin (35-7-78-1) despite being economical was not half as effective as Moeen Ali.The Tamil Nadu off-spinner couldn’t use the footmarks created by the trio of Mohammed Shami (3/53), Ishant Sharma (2/36) and Jasprit Bumrah (1/51 in 19 overs).His only success was Stokes, who has been showing his defensive traits in this series with some dogged resistance. He was finally out caught in the slips to Ajinkya Rahane after a stand that lasted for 22 overs.Buttler however continued to defy the Indian bowlers in company of Curran as they also consumed nearly 17 overs.Finally, it was the second new ball that did the trick as Ishant angled one into Buttler to trap him leg before.Curran however, batted in a positive fashion hitting Bumrah for a couple of boundaries.advertisement(With PTI inputs)
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Caroline Wozniacki dispatched Latvia’s Anastasija Sevastova 6-3, 6-3 in the final of China Open 2018 to win her third title of the 2018 season. Wozniacki is the reigning Australian Open champion.Wozniacki was in solid form throughout the tournament and did not drop a single set to romp towards the title.In the final against Sevastova, Wozniacki hit 12 winners and won four out of eight break point chances to storm past the Latvian in just 87 minutes.Wozniacki had last won in Beijjng in 2010, following which she had become world No.1 for the first time in her career.A special message from your @ChinaOpen champ, @CaroWozniacki! pic.twitter.com/JavVVpoFBDWTA (@WTA) October 7, 2018″I feel great being here. Having won again… eight is my lucky number and it is eight years ago I won here so I felt like it was my year,” world number two Wozniacki said.Also read – Naomi Osaka pulls out of Hong Kong Open with back injuryAfter easing through the first set, Wozniacki raced to a 4-1 lead in the second. Sevastova, who has been managing a stomach muscle injury since the round of 16, broke back to give herself a chance to mount a comeback.But Wozniacki saved three break points to take a 5-3 lead as Sevastova struggled for consistency. The world number 20 made 35 unforced errors in the match, including 21 in the second set, to allow Wozniacki to close out the victory.Sevastova, who has not beaten Wozniacki in five attempts, said was pleased with her performance this week despite missing out on a second title of the season.advertisementAlso read – Caroline Wozniacki, Petra Kvitova book WTA Finals spot”It was one of my best tournaments ever. Caroline played amazing today, it’s always tough playing against her and I have never won. I hope that we will continue to have good matches,” Sevastova said.Wozniacki’s victory is bound to boost her confidence ahead of this month’s season-ending WTA Finals in Singapore, where the 28-year-old is the defending champion.(With Reuters inputs)
New Delhi, Nov 14 (PTI) Kosovo boxer Donjeta Sadiku’s chances of competing at the AIBA Women World Boxing Championship are virtually over since her name does not figure in the draw, released on Wednesday. Sadiku, who has not got a visa to travel to the national capital since India does not recognise Kosovo, was to compete in the 60kg category. The IOA has made efforts to have the Kosov boxer in the competition and even sought Sports Ministry’s intervention, but it seems her campaign is over before it could start. Seasoned MC Mary Kom and L Sarita Devi were among seven Indian boxers, who got first round byes even as none of the home boxers will be in action on the opening day of the event, beginning tomorrow. Apart from Mary Kom (48kg) and Sarita Devi (60kg), getting the first round byes were Pinky Rani (51kg), Sonia (57kg) and Lovelina Borgahain (69kg), Sweety Boora (75kg) and Seema Poonia (+81kg). Manisha (54kg) and Kachari Bhagyabati (81kg) will compete with Dina Zholaman and Irina Nociletta on November 16 and 18 respectively. Seema will clash with China’s Xiaoli Yang, who also got a bye in the opening round in the +81kg.Mary Kom, who is bidding for a historic sixth World title, will be seen in action on Sunday. She awaits winner of first round bout between American JazzelleBobadilla and Kazakhstan’s Aigerim Kassenayeva. PTI PDS AT ATAT
Global NCAP released an update to its #SaferCarsForIndia campaign with two new crash test results for the Indian car market. Following recent four-star safety announcements, the Tata Nexon becomes the first made in India, sold in India car to achieve Global NCAP’s coveted five-star crash test rating. The Mahindra Marazzo also does well too, achieving a four-star result.The Tata Nexon scored five stars for Adult Occupant Protection and three stars for Child Occupant Protection. Following the Nexon’s four-star result earlier this year Tata has improved a number of safety features including making a Seat Belt Reminder (SBR) for driver and passenger a standard for all variants of the model. In addition, the Nexon was required to pass a side impact test meets UN95 side impact protection requirements.The Mahindra Marazzo with standard double airbags, ABS, SBR for driver and ISOFIX anchorages, reached four stars in Adult Occupant Protection and two stars for Child Occupant Protection. Mahindra Marazzo Global NCAP testThe model offers good protection for both adult head and neck, marginal protection for the driver’s chest and adequate protection for passenger’s chest. The pedals showed some risk for the lower legs due to their displacement. The 18-month-old child dummy received good protection while the 3-year-old child passenger showed high readings in chest and head exposure.David Ward, Global NCAP Secretary General said, This is a huge landmark for car safety in India. Congratulations to Tata Motors for achieving India’s first five-star rating for adult occupant protection. Congratulations also to Mahindra for their first four-star result. The Nexon was engineered in India and this shows the huge capability of the domestic industry to achieve excellence in safety design and performance. With the Nexon, Tata has shown the global car industry that to achieve five stars you can Make in India’. Global NCAP is looking forward to many more Indian five star cars and further improvements in both pedestrian protection and crash avoidance.advertisementThe Marazzo is powered by Mahindra’s all-new 4-cylinder, 1.5-liter diesel engine from the brand’s mFalcon series of engines. The all-new turbocharged engine makes around 130bhp and comes mated to a 6-speed manual gearbox with a possible optional automatic-spec gearbox for future models.The MUV also gets a shortened version of the typical Mahindra grille alongside wraparound headlamps with LED DRLs (possibly only on higher-spec trims), LED tail lamps, and 16-inch 5-spoke alloys, again only on higher trims.The MUV from Mahindra sits right in the middle of the Maruti Suzuki Ertiga and the Toyota Innova in terms of size and is priced at Rs 9.99 lakh, ex-showroom, depending on the trim level. The base variant is the M2. The M4 variant costs Rs 10.95 lakh, M6 costs Rs 12.40 lakh, and the top-spec variant M8 costs Rs 13.90 lakh, ex-showroom. The MUV will also compete with the likes of rivals like Renault Lodgy and the new gen Honda BR-V.The Nexon is powered by a 1.5-liter, 3-cylinder, turbo-petrol which churns out 110bhp and 170Nm of torque. Also, the diesel is a 1.5-liter, 4-cylinder turbo diesel which has been tuned to produce 110bhp and 260Nm of torque. The petrol and diesel units are mated to a 6-speed automatic or a 5-speed manual. The AMT can be used in manual mode as well. Once the manual mode is engaged, shifts the drive mode automatically to Sport.The Nexon also gets three driving modes which are Eco, City, and Sport modes, which come standard on the Nexon’s Revotorq and Revotron range of engines. The AMT transmission also features hill-assist for ascends and descends and a creep function for high-traffic conditions.The Tata Nexon was tested earlier back in August 2018 where it had scored a respectable 4-star rating by Global NCAP. Looks like Tata has just upped the crash safety game for car manufacturers in India.
Shubman Gill had become a household name in early 2018 after his 372 runs helped India lift the Under-19 World Cup for the fourth time. A year later, Gill is back where it all started. In New Zealand with the senior Indian team, Shubman Gill is ready for the big stage.Immediately after his sensational World Cup campaign, Gill played in the IPL for Kolkata Knight Riders and scored 203 runs incuding a fine 57 not out. Gill made his mark in the Ranji Trophy too with a 328-ball 268 against Tamil Nadu.Shubman Gill watched as his Under-19 captain from the World Cup Prithvi Shaw scored a hundred on Test debut. After an impressive performance against the visiting West Indies, Shaw was the first choice opener for the Test series in Australia before an injury ruled him out of the tour.With the World Cup round the corner, Gill would have given up hope of an India call-up. But when Hardik Pandya and KL Rahul were banned for their sexist remarks on Koffee with Karan, a door opened up for Gill. He and Vijay Shankar were named replacements.Shubman Gill had his first net session with the Indian team and he will look to learn plenty from Virat Kohli, who is the undisputed king of the cricket world. On Tuesday, he became the first man ever to win all three ICC awards in a single year.”I am really looking forward to meeting him [Kohli], having a chat with him, and closely looking at the way he practices for games,” Gill told kkr.in.advertisement”I think because of him, a lot of trends have changed in Team India. Fitness levels have changed for most players, and India is one of the best fielding sides in the world right now.All these things are very important. When your role is purely of a batsman or a bowler, it’s possible that two out of five games, you could fail to impress. So you need to find other ways to contribute to your team. These are really important aspects of cricket,” Gill said.Gill may not immediately get a game in New Zealand but watching Virat Kohli from close quarters will be a huge inspiration. He looked solid at practice and some pleasant memories from his last tour of New Zealand will keep Shubman Gill in good spirits for what will be his most cherished moment if he does get a maiden India cap.(Written by Rajarshi Gupta)Also Read | New Zealand focused on how to best combat Virat Kohli, says Kane WilliamsonAlso Read | Virat Kohli not New Zealand’s only concern: Ross Taylor wary of Rohit and DhawanAlso Read | MS Dhoni eyes Sachin Tendulkar’s record in New Zealand after hitting form in Australia
India’s young paddlers stole the limelight in the Bahrain Junior and Cadet Open table tennis tournament, clinching four medals, including a gold, in Manama on Saturday.Besides the gold, India won two silver and a bronze.India fielded three teams in the cadet girls’ team event and swept all the three medals on offer.India A team won the gold, the India B the silver and the India C the bronze.India B team of Yashaswini Ghorpade and Kavya Sree Baskar beat Egypt in the first semifinal while India A defeated India C in the other semifinal. In the final, the India A team of Suhana Saini and Anargya Manjunath proved too strong for India B and clinched the gold medal on Friday night.In the junior girls’ competition, which was played in a round robin format, the Indian team of Manushree Patil and Swastika Ghosh beat three teams before losing to eventual champions Russia.The Indian team collected seven points to win the silver medal.Also Read | Sathiyan highest ranked Indian, Manika Batra into top 50
Brief Score – New Zealand (212/4) beat India (208/6) by 4 runs to clinch 3-match series 2-1. Shankar (43), Mitchell (2/27), Santner (2/32). Full ScorecardIndia failed to chase down a 200 plus total for the second time in four days and lost the T20I series to New Zealand 1-2. Set 213 to win the decider in Hamilton, India managed 208 thanks to a spirited bowling effort from New Zealand.India suffered a setback early when Shikhar Dhawan departed for 5. Vijay Shankar was promoted up the order at No.3 once again and he did not disappoint: he outscored Rohit Sharma and raced away to 43 to set up the chase for India. However, his wicket at a crucial juncture of the match allowed the Black Caps to bounce back.Rishabh Pant, who had played a watchful and mature knock under the guidance of MS Dhoni on Friday, came out all guns blazing and rattled New Zealand with a flurry of sixes. But like Vijay, Pant fell at a critical stage in the chase. Rohit Sharma, meanwhile, had been kept in check; India’s stand-in captain was perhaps waiting to explode later and he watched Hardik Pandya get off to a flier.INDIA VS NEW ZEALAND LIVE SCORE, 3RD T20I: HIGHLIGHTSBut Hardik’s dismissal brought more pressure on India and it was time for Rohit to start attacking. When the skipper fell for 38, it was almost as good as over for India.However, there was a semblance of hope woth MS Dhoni and Dinesh Karthik in the middle. Playing his 300th T20 cricket match, Dhoni fell to Daryl Mitchell for 2 after playing an uncharacteristic shot early in his innings.advertisementKrunal Pandya came out to join Dinesh Karthik in the middle with the required run rate climbing steadily. It was too much of an ask against a disciplined New Zealand attack but Karthik wasn’t going to go down without a fight.India, who were mostly lagged behind the necessary run rate, came to the last over needing 16 runs to win. Tim Southee bowled a tight over and though Dinesh Karthik thrashed the last ball for six, India came up just short.Karthik finished 33 not out and Krunal Pandya 26 not out but India lacked the substantial partnerships that might have lifted it to its winning target.India earlier won the one-day international series 4-1 and Rohit said there were positives despite defeat in the T20s.”It would have been nice to fly back with a series win, but yes, lot of positives through the tour, looking forward to heading home and playing Australia,” Rohit said.Earlier, Colin Munro had led a spirited charge with the bat for New Zealand. He and Tim Seifert added 80 for the opening wicket before the latter fell for 43.Munro top scored with 72 and useful contributions from Kane Williamson and Colin de Grandhomme helped New Zealand post their second 200 plus total of the series.Kuldeep Yadav, who replaced Yuzvendra Chahal for the decider, was India’s best bowler on Sunday. He picked up 2 for 27 off his 4 overs but there was no real support from the other bowlers. The Pandya brothers went for 98 runs off 8 overs while Bhuvneshwar Kumar Khaleel Ahmed conceded 37 and 47 runs off their 4 overs, respectively.Despite the defeat in the T20I series, India will be happy with their overseas journey which started in 2018 with the tour of South Africa.Over the last year, India won an ODI and T20I series in South Africa, T20I series in Ireland and England, Test and ODI series in Australia and an ODI series in New Zealand.Also Read | I am a big fan of Mr Kohli but bigger fan of Mrs Kohli: Banner spotted during Hamilton T20IAlso Read | Lightning quick MS Dhoni stumps Tim Seifert in less than a second
Only seven international matches remain ahead of the World Cup as India enter the last leg of preparations in the upcoming limited-over series against a visiting Australian team.India are set to play the reigning world champions in five ODIs, which will be preceded by a two-match T20I series, starting February 24. The squad for the series will be picked by MSK Prasad-led senior selection committee on Friday, February 15.As it turns out, India are likely to rest Rohit Sharma for at least a part of the upcoming series to give him a much-needed break after the tours of Australia and New Zealand. In Virat Kohli’s absence, Rohit had led the team in the absence of Virat Kohli, who was rested for the second half of India’s 4-1 win in the ODI series and the subsequent T20I series. Kohli is likely to return for the upcoming assignment.The selection committee and team management are on the same page when it comes to workload management. Recently, head coach Ravi Shastri had hinted that he will be monitoring the workload of players even during the Indian Premier League (IPL), starting March 23.Pacer Jasprit Bumrah, who was rested for the limited-over series in Australia and New Zealand, is likely to return to the squad while the selection committee, head by MSK Prasad, will take a call on the availability of wrist-spinners Kuldeep Yadav and Yuzvendra Chahal.Meanwhile, it is also expected that out-of-favour India batsmen, KL Rahul, and Ajinkya Rahane may get another chance to impress the selectors. India, it seems, are keen on taking a backup opener for the World Cup to England and one of Rahul and Rahane may get a ticket, considering their performances in the upcoming series and the IPL.advertisementAt the same time, India will be wary not to give Australia, the defending champions, any kind of momentum going into the World Cup, a BCCI source told IANS.”… it is also important to note that the Indians would want to keep the foot on the pedal and ensure that they don’t give the Australians any momentum going into the World Cup. A good series against India would mean a confidence booster for the team. So, there has to be a balance so that the composition of the team is not affected.”Meanwhile, World Cup-winning off-spinner Harbhajan Singh had opined India can afford to rest some of their senior players and give a chance to youngsters of the likes of Prithvi Shaw, Mayank Agarwal and Priyank Panchal.”I don’t think you need to put the best 11-13 players in play because they had a very long tour of Australia and New Zealand. If they are asked to play in India, it might be too much for their body and then there is IPL also. So it will be good if the senior players can be rested as much as possible,” Harbhajan told India Today.”Don’t think only about the World Cup but there has to be cricket after that too and a look should be given to people who will play after that and those should be looked at. Some senior players should be rested and some young players should get the opportunity in the India vs Australia series and it should be a mix-and-match”Also Read | Nothing wrong with being gay: Joe Root tells Shannon Gabriel during on-field exchangeAlso Read | India can dominate world cricket for a long time, says Shane WarneAlso Read | BCCI-CoA spat over India A batting coach, conflict of interest out in the openAlso See:
Chelsea manager Maurizio Sarri has been charged with misconduct for his behaviour during Monday’s 2-2 Premier League draw with Burnley, the English Football Association said.The Chelsea coach was sent to the stands by referee Kevin Friend after becoming embroiled in a scuffle amongst players on the touchline in the dying moments of the game at Stamford Bridge.Sarri did not carry out his post-match media duties, sending assistant coach Gianfranco Zola to fill in for him instead.Zola told reporters at the time that Sarri had sought to get his players out of the scuffle but the referee had “misinterpreted” his intentions and that the Chelsea manager had been offended by a comment from the Burnley bench.”Maurizio Sarri has been charged with misconduct in relation to his behaviour in the 94th minute of Monday’s Premier League fixture between Chelsea and Burnley,” the FA said in a statement on Wednesday.The Chelsea manager has until 1700 GMT on Friday to responded to the charge, the governing body added.Also Watch:
Australia coach Justin Langer has said that Steve Smith is in the “best physical condition of his life.” Smith showed ominous form in Australia’s practice matches against New Zealand scoring an unbeaten 91 on Friday to lead Australia to victory. This was after he had scored an unbeaten 89 off 77 balls in the previous match.Langer said one of Smith’s goals when he started serving his one-year ban following the 2018 Newlands ball tampering scandal was to return to the squad in better physical shape. The 48-year-old former opener said that Smith has certainly done that in his time out.”I think his skin folds are the lowest they’ve ever been and they’re talking elite level,” Langer told SEN. “I certainly slept a lot better last night. It warmed my heart to be honest. I actually watched him on the weekend, he had a nets session on Sunday night and I was sitting with a couple of coaches and I just said How good is this kid’.”Langer said that Smith’s innings in the second practice match was a “tutorial in batting.” He also stated that David Warner, who is also returning to the squad after a one-year ban has done the same. Both players had recently undergone elbow surgery with Smith’s being a more serious case than Warner’s.”They’re in pretty good shape, they’re not throwing like Nathan Coulter-Nile or Jason Behrendorff at the moment or Glenn Maxwell, but they’re certainly working their way up to it and that’s good for us,” said Langer.advertisementWhile Warner was his typical ballistic self while playing for Sunrisers Hyderabad in the Indian Premier League, he was not able to translate that form into the practice matches. In the three games he scored 39, 0 and 2 with the first score coming when he went in one down.Also Read | Steve Smith hits unbeaten 91 as Australia XI beat New Zealand XIAlso Read | Steve Smith hits 77-ball 89 but Australia XI lose to New Zealand XI
Former England spinner Monty Panesar made shocking revelations about ball tampering, saying he would use sunscreen, mints and also the zip of his trousers to make the ball reverse swing.In an excerpt of his book The Full Monty’, which appeared on the Daily Mail, Panesar said he was told to keep the ball as dry as possible by the likes of James Anderson for whom he used to prepare the ball.”Whether we broke the laws depends on how you interpret them. We found that mints and sun cream had an effect on the saliva, and that helped the ball to reverse,” the 37-year old was quoted as saying.”I might also have ‘accidentally’ caught the ball on the zip of my trouser pocket to rough it up a little.”We all tried to change the condition of the ball because reverse swing has such a huge impact. When I came into the England side, my job was to prepare the ball for the seamers.They’d say, ‘Listen, mate, if you want to bowl with us it’s on one condition. Make sure you don’t get your sweaty hands on our shiny side.'”Opening bowler Jimmy Anderson would say: ‘I just want you to keep that ball as dry as possible.’ “Panesar, who played 50 Tests between 2006 and 2013, said although rules of the game said the use of uniform was legal, there was some breach of the spirit.”That was probably a hairline fracture of the spirit of the game, even if the laws said you were allowed to ‘use your uniform’.”advertisementLaw 42.3 of the MCC’s Laws of Cricket states that a fielder is free to polish a ball “provided that no artificial substance is used”.Last year, then Australia captain Steve Smith, his deputy David Warner and opener Cameron Bancroft were suspended by Cricket Australia for ball tampering during their Test match against South Africa in Cape Town.Previously, South Africa captain Faf du Plessis was also found guilty of ball-tampering by the International Cricket Council after using mints to alter the condition of the ball against Australia in 2016.Also Read | World Cup 2019: Don’t read much into indifferent Australia series, says ChahalAlso Read | World Cup 2019: Eoin Morgan suffers finger injury ahead of Australia warm-up gameAlso See
Ranveer Singh turned a year older on July 6, and being the doting wife that she is, Deepika Padukone flew down to London for his special day. Currently, Ranveer is shooting for Kabir Khan’s 83 in the city.Deepika took to her Instagram account to share a sneak-peek of his birthday cake, and it is completely in line with his colourful personality. She captioned the picture of the rainbow cake, “Sometimes, you can have your cake and eat it too!!! #BirthdayBoysBirthdayCake”.Just a few hours ago, Ranveer shared a gorgeous click of Deepika lounging on an easy chair, flashing her million-watt smile. “High on cake!” he wrote, to which she replied, “High on you!”On Ranveer’s birthday, Deepika wished him in the most adorable way, with a throwback photo. Sharing a childhood photo of him, she wrote, “Sensitive and emotional, caring and compassionate, generous and gentle, funny and intelligent, delightful and faithful…all this and so much more… To my husband, my friend, my lover, my confidante… but more often than not, my child, my infant, my toddler, my dot, my pineapple, my sunshine, my rainbow.””May you forever and always be this way… I love you,” she added. The super-cute picture has garnered nearly 2.5 million likes on the photoblogging site.advertisementOn the work front, Ranveer and Deepika will share screen space in Kabir Khan’s sports drama 83, which is their first film together after getting married. While Ranveer will be seen as legendary cricketer Kapil Dev, Deepika will be seen as his wife Romi Dev.83, which tells the story of the Indian cricket team’s historic victory in the World Cup in 1983, is slated to hit the theatres on April 10, 2020.ALSO SEE | Ranveer Singh gifts fans his look as legendary cricketer Kapil Dev from 83 on birthdayALSO WATCH | Deepika Padukone marries Ranveer Singh in Italy
Badminton superstar Viktor Axelsen revealed on Friday that he will be out of competitive action indefenitely due to “persistent pain” in his leg. The World No. 5 had missed European Games in June due to Asthma issues.Axelsen took to social media to announce his decision and added he is beyond disappointed as he doesn’t know when he will be able to return to action.Axelsen was scheduled to take part in the BWF Tour Super 1000 tournament in Indoensia from July 16 and the Super 750 tournament at Japan Open in the last week of the month. The Danish star has now confirmed he would be missing the 2 tournaments. Axelsen was scheduled to face India’s Sai Praneeth in the opening round of Indonesia Open in Jakarta.”Hi all. I wish this message could be coing on a positive note but unfortunately that’s not the case. It’s with great sadness that I inform you that I have been experiecing persistent pain in my leg for a few weeks now. After being assessed by multiple specialists, I have been advised not to compete in any tournaments at this moment,” Axelsen wrote.”Coming off asthma issues which prevented me from competing at the European Games I was extremely looking forward to being back on match courts — especially competing in Jakarta and Tokyo which are two of my favourites cities. I am beyond disappointed and do not how long I will be out. But don’t worry, I will do all I can come back as soon as possible, better and stronger than before! Thanks for all your support. Viggo,” he added.advertisementpic.twitter.com/SmXwjUOim9Viktor Axelsen (@ViktorAxelsen) July 12, 2019Axelsen has been one of the consistent performers on the tour in the recent past. The 25-year-old is No. 1 on BWF World Tour ranking. Axelsen had won the India Open and the Spain Masters and finished runners-up at the prestigious All England Open Badminton Championships in March.The winner of World Championships in 2017 has been a superstar in India’s Premier Badminton League as well. Having represented Bengaluru Blasters in the previous editions, Axelsen played for the Ahmedabad Smash Masters in the 2018-19 edition of the badminton league.Also Read | Malaysian badminton icon Lee Chong Wei announces retirement after cancer battleAlso See:
A competition among Sioux City firefighters has helped raise money for the local Ronald McDonald House.Personnel at each city fire station saved aluminum pull tabs from beverage cans and the station that had the most received a trophy.Christy Batien, Executive Director of the local Ronald McDonald House, held a weigh in for the collected tabs:Audio Playerhttp://kscj.com/wp-content/uploads/2016/09/TABS.mp300:0000:0000:00Use Up/Down Arrow keys to increase or decrease volume.OC………from pull tabs. ;25Batien says the money raised from the pull tabs helps cover the costs of families who stay at the house while their child is recovering in a local hospital:Audio Playerhttp://kscj.com/wp-content/uploads/2016/09/TABS2.mp300:0000:0000:00Use Up/Down Arrow keys to increase or decrease volume.OC…………for four months. ;07Assistant Fire Chief Jim Clark says the city’s firefighters enjoy the opportunities to give back to the community:Audio Playerhttp://kscj.com/wp-content/uploads/2016/09/TABS3.mp300:0000:0000:00Use Up/Down Arrow keys to increase or decrease volume.OC……..any way they can. :07The pull tabs collected by the city firefighters will cover the expenses of a family for a week at the Ronald McDonald House.Fire Station 3 located in Greenville collected the most tabs, just over eight pounds worth.
Iowa Senator Joni Ernst says the school shooting in Florida is a tragedy, and especially since the F-B-I had received reports of alleged threats by the shooter that were not shared with local officials.Audio Playerhttp://kscj.com/wp-content/uploads/2018/02/ERNST.mp300:0000:0000:00Use Up/Down Arrow keys to increase or decrease volume.OC……..acted upon” :08The shooting has again prompted some to call for stricter gun control, but Ernst says the gun laws are not the issue because we have meaningful gun control laws in place already:Audio Playerhttp://kscj.com/wp-content/uploads/2018/02/ERNST2.mp300:0000:0000:00Use Up/Down Arrow keys to increase or decrease volume.OC………..cause of the issue” :26Ernst says when she meets with law enforcement officers she doesn’t hear them calling for more gun laws.Audio Playerhttp://kscj.com/wp-content/uploads/2018/02/ERNST3.mp300:0000:0000:00Use Up/Down Arrow keys to increase or decrease volume.OC………telling me” :13Ernst says the federal government needs community partners at the local, state and the federal level to be sure that communities have what they need to combat substance abuse and mental illness.
Next week those who can are encouraged to trade their cars for their bicycles and take part in Sioux City’s Bike to Work Day event on Friday, May 18th.It’s part of National Bike to Work Week, which begins on Monday, May 14th.Michelle Bostinelos of SIMPCO says there are lots of good reasons to pedal your way to work:Audio Playerhttp://kscj.com/wp-content/uploads/2018/05/BIKING.mp300:0000:0000:00Use Up/Down Arrow keys to increase or decrease volume.OC………saving commuters money. :06There’s a few other benefits to riding your bike to work in the downtown area next Friday:Audio Playerhttp://kscj.com/wp-content/uploads/2018/05/BIKING2.mp300:0000:0000:00Use Up/Down Arrow keys to increase or decrease volume.OC……..downtown locations. ;11SIMPCO also presented the third annual “Bike Friendly” award to Western Iowa Tech Community College:Audio Playerhttp://kscj.com/wp-content/uploads/2018/05/BIKING3.mp300:0000:0000:00Use Up/Down Arrow keys to increase or decrease volume.OC……small lake. ;24You may take part in “Bike to Work” activities by registering online at healthysiouxland.org.
ONGOING WORK ON THE INTERSTATE 29 METRO CORRIDOR PROJECT WILL RESULT IN A TEMPORARY ROAD CLOSURE THURSDAY NIGHT.THE IOWA DEPARTMENT OF TRANSPORTATION SAYS FLOYD BOULEVARD AT I-29 WILL BE CLOSED THURSDAY NIGHT BETWEEN 9PM AND MIDNIGHT.BRIDGE BEAMS WILL BE PLACED DURING THAT TIME.
If you’re looking for the comments section, it has moved to our forum, The Chamber. You can go there to comment and holler about these articles, specifically in these threads. You can register for a free account right here and will need one to comment.If you’re wondering why we decided to do this, we wrote about that here. Thank you and cheers! She’s probably best known for getting Ron Franklin fired or the time last year when Dabo lifted her over his head.Spencer, who is the newly named defensive coordinator for the Pokes, is from Georgia. Most of you probably remember that he’s the one whose wife passed away 17 months ago after the Tulsa game.This is a pretty odd pairing, but hey, whatever gets the defense going is all right with me. UPDATE (4:30 P.M.): The Big Lead has confirmed with ESPN PR that the couple is in fact engaged. Pretty wild stuff.In your “wait, what” story of the week — Glenn Spencer and Jeannine Edwards, have been dating for a while now and also might have recently gotten engaged (I can’t confirm that part though).The two met during Edwards’ time covering OSU over the last year.Edwards, who works for ESPN as a college hoops and college football reporter, interestingly got her start in horse racing.Here’s a weird video of Kenny Mayne taking video of her riding a horse.