NEW DELHI, India (Reuters) – Opener Mayank Agarwal smashed an epic 243 and forged two century-plus partnerships to flatten Bangladesh and put India firmly in control of the opening Test in Indore yesterday.The 28-year-old clobbered eight sixes and 28 fours in his career-best knock before holing out in the deep as India finished day two on a commanding 493-6 for an overall lead of 343 runs.Ravindra Jadeja, who made a breezy 60 not out, and Umesh Yadav (25 not out) will return today hoping to bat Bangladesh out of the contest at Indore’s Holkar stadium.India plundered 407 runs on the second day, while Bangladesh were left to rue dropping Agarwal on 32 at slip on Thursday, when Imrul Kayes spilled a routine catch off Abu Jayed’s bowling.Abu struck twice in the first 30 minutes after India resumed the day on 86-1.The right-arm quick sent back Cheteshwar Pujara, who made an uncharacteristically aggressive 54 then trapped Virat Kohli lbw for a two-ball duck.Ajinkya Rahane walked in to join Agarwal and they milked the jaded Bangladesh attack with ridiculous ease during their 190-run partnership.Agarwal was adjudged lbw to Mehidy Hasan Miraz on 82 but challenged the decision which was overturned after replays suggested the ball would have missed the stumps.The nimble-footed opener flicked Ebadat Hossain to bring up his hundred but Rahane missed his century and fell for 86.As Agarwal cruised past the 150-mark, Kohli egged on the opener from the dressing room to push for a double-century.Agarwal reached his second double hundred in style, hitting Mehidy over long-on for a massive six, and celebrated with raised arms looking skywards.Having lived up to his captain’s expectation, Agarwal smiled back at Kohli, who flashed three fingers suggesting the opener should go for a triple hundred.That was not to be though, as Agarwal’s slog-sweep off Mehidy found Abu at deep midwicket. Agarwal added 123 runs with Jadeja.Abu claimed 4-108 but ended up as one of the four Bangladesh bowlers who bled 100-plus runs.“We had lost two wickets, so the idea was to be cautious, but not too cautious,” Agarwal told broadcaster Star Sports of their batting approach.“Once we got a good partnership, it was all about building. I was watching the ball well, so thought ‘why not’ for the big shots. We haven’t spoken about declaration, but we are in the driver’s seat.”It was always going to be a difficult tour for Bangladesh.Captain Shakib Al Hasan was banned from all cricket for two years with one year of that suspended after the all-rounder was found to have breached the International Cricket Council’s Anti-Corruption code.They are also without opener Tamim Iqbal, who has opted out of the tour to be with his pregnant wife, and all-rounder Mohammad Saifuddin, who is nursing a back injury.BANGLADESH 1st innings 150INDIA 1st innings o/n 86 for 1Mayank Agarwal c Abu Jayed b Mehidy Hasan 243Rohit Sharma c Liton Das b Abu Jayed 6Cheteshwar Pujara c (sub) b Abu Jayed 54Virat Kohli lbw Abu Jayed 0Ajinkya Rahane c Taijul Islam b Abu Jayed 86Ravindra Jadeja not out 60Wriddhiman Saha b Ebadat Hossain 12Umesh Yadav not out 25Extras: (lb-1, nb-3, w-3) 7Total: (six wkts, 114.0 overs) 493Fall of wickets: 1-14, 2-105, 3-119, 4-309, 5-432, 6-454.Bowling: Ebadat Hossain 31-5-115-1 (w-3), Abu Jayed 25-3-108-4 (nb)-3, Taijul Islam 28-4-120-0, Mehidy Hasan 27-0-125-1, Mahmudullah 3-0-24-0.
ZENITH BANK/DELTA PRINCIPAL’S CUPThe organisers of the third edition of the Delta State Principal’s Cup football competition sponsored by Zenith Bank are all set for the final stages of the competition.All secondary schools in Delta State are involved from the preliminary stage which started in October 2018 but the organisers are now working round the clock to tidy up all areas as the tournament return next week Monday January 21 with the zonal preliminaries. Head of the organizing team, Tony Pemu, said the fixtures of the zonal qualifiers have been drawn as the 26 schools would compete for honours in 10 zones scattered all over the state.The zonal elimination series will take place between January 21 and 25 with three teams in each of the zones. Eight teams are expected to qualify for the last eight stage of the tournament.“Everything is set. The schools are ready because we are going round to even see them in training. The sponsors , Zenith Bank, and the Governor Ifeanyi Okowa-led administration are keen to have the event completed in a glamorous way.“We are putting in extra effort to make the players enjoy this crucial stage of the competition because it is getting tougher for them,” Pemu said.Delta State Commissioner for Basic Secondary Schools, Chiedu Ebie, is leading the monitoring team of the stage government to ensure the tournament goes as planned.In some of the zonal stage matches billed for Monday, Oshimili North champions will clash with Aniocha South at the Pilgrims Baptist Grammar School while Aniocha North and Ika North East will lock horns at the Adaigbo Secondary School, Ogwuashi-uku.Also on January 21 at the Oleh Township Stadium, winner of Udu Local Government and Ughelli South will trade tackles just as Warri South West and Sapele LG winners will battle for honours at the Army Barracks, Effurun.Quarterfinal matches will be decided on January 28 and 29 while the dates and venues of the semi and final matches are yet to be determined by the organisers.Share this:FacebookRedditTwitterPrintPinterestEmailWhatsAppSkypeLinkedInTumblrPocketTelegram
Facebook Twitter Google+ Syracuse (9-6, 1-1 Atlantic Coast) got its first ACC win of the season with a 70-55 defeat of Miami (11-3, 1-1). The Orange picked up its first victory over a major-conference opponent on Wednesday night in the Carrier Dome after allowing more than 90 points in two of its last three contests.Here are superlatives from the game.The Big Moment: Syracuse’s 18-5 second-half runMidway through the second half, the Orange nearly fell apart. After holding a 40-30 lead, Miami came back and cut the deficit to just one at 43-42. Over the next five minutes, SU exploded on a 18-5 run that won it the game. The momentum started to shift when Andrew White hit back-to-back 3s to get the lead back to 10 points. Orange head coach Jim Boeheim pumped his fists after each. Tyler Lydon then hit a 3, dunked and hit a jumper. SU needed a big second-half spark to finish off the game and it got it.Stud: Andrew WhiteAdvertisementThis is placeholder textWhite continued his marvelous season with another impressive performance against the Hurricanes. He opened the game with a mid-range jumper on the first possession and hit another 2-pointer two possessions later. He’s been trying to diversify his scoring inside the arc in addition to behind it. He finished 7-of-13 from the field with four 3-pointers and a game-high 22 points.Dud: Frank HowardFor the first time this season, Howard didn’t start. He didn’t play for the first 19 minutes of the game as John Gillon manned the point guard position. It’s the first time this season against a strong opponent that Gillon received the majority of minutes at the point. After the Orange’s last game, a 15-point loss to Boston College, head coach Jim Boeheim slammed his guards. Gillon provided a boost to the lineup and that came at Howard’s expense.Highlight: Tyler Lydon’s block with SU up, 45-42After making a layup, Lydon tipped a lob into the low post and prevented an easy basket. Miami still collected the loose ball, but Lydon blocked Ja’Quan Newton’s ensuing layup attempt. The play kept Miami at 42 points amid Syracuse’s dominant 18-5 run.Lowlight: Dejan Vasiljevic’s 3-pointer to pull Miami within one pointMiami’s Dejan Vasiljevic entered the game shooting 40.7 percent from behind the arc. He pulled the Hurricanes within one, at 43-42, before the Orange broke the game open. Vasiljevic finished with six 3-pointers and his most thunderous forced SU to take a timeout as he yelled trotting off the court. Comments Published on January 4, 2017 at 9:02 pm Contact Paul: email@example.com | @pschweds
Three members of the Wisconsin wrestling team have chosen to take an Olympic redshirt for the upcoming 2011-2012 season in pursuit of representing the United States in the 2012 Summer Olympics in London.Seniors Andrew Howe and Travis Rutt join redshirt junior Tyler Graff as they compete in Olympic qualifiers and then, hopefully, the summer games themselves.“I think it’s going to be great for them; all three need the experience,” UW head coach Barry Davis said in a statement. “They’ll be taking next year off with Andrew and Tyler focusing on freestyle and Travis on Greco-Roman. I think they’ll make a lot of great strides.”Howe is a three-time All-American and 2010 NCAA Division I champion at 165 lbs. Rutt earned his first All-American designation last year at 184 lbs., while Graff has twice earned the same honors at 133 lbs.Though the Badgers will miss the talents of the three wrestlers next season, Davis expressed much enthusiasm for the opportunities awaiting his players. “They’re going to be able to go overseas, participate in some of their own tournaments while focusing solely on freestyle and Greco-Roman,” Davis said. “I think right now that’s what those guys need. That experience is going to go a long way for them. It will make a big difference going into the trials.”Davis is also working closely with the three to arrange training and traveling schedules.“It’s important that we know ahead of time what these guys are going to do to make sure that they get the right times and workout partners. I’m sure those three guys will be in different places to travel and train. We need to make sure all four of us are on the same page.”The opening ceremonies for the 2012 Summer Olympics begin July 27, while wrestling competitions last from Aug. 5-12.
During the conference, the Governor stated that COVID-19 is a respiratory illness that attacks the immune system of those who are not in good health and in good physical shape. He expressed that opening the gyms would give residents the opportunity to get into better shape and a better chance at fighting the virus so long as social distancing and sanitary measures are being followed:“Make sure that you respect the social distancing capacity,” DeSantis said. “If you’re sweating on the dip bar, clean the dip bar if you’re done doing dips.”He also said that outdoor training would be good options for gyms with the capability to do so, and would lessen the chances of spread.In addition to gyms and museums reopening on Monday, the Governor also stated that restaurants and retail establishments will be allowed to operate at 50% of their capacity. During a press conference on Friday, Governor Ron DeSantis reported that all of Florida will be able to head into a full phase one on Monday.Gyms, fitness centers, museums, and libraries will all be allowed to reopen so long as proper social distancing measures are in place and are being followed.
Sea turtle trapped in net freed in Legazpi City Don’t miss out on the latest news and information. GALLERY: Barangay Ginebra back as PBA Governors’ Cup kings FILE – This is a Sunday, Nov. 26, 2017 file photo of the French captain Yannick Noah, center, holding the cup after France won the Davis Cup at the Pierre Mauroy stadium in Lille, northern France. France won the Davis Cup for the first time in 16 years after beating Belgium 3-2. The Davis Cup is set to be transformed into a one-week, 18-nation World Cup of Tennis in a major overhaul of the international team event in men’s tennis. The International Tennis Federation says it has unanimously endorsed a proposal to create a new season-ending event in November starting in 2019. The World Cup of Tennis would be played over seven days in the traditional week of the David Cup final and comprise a round-robin format followed by a quarterfinal knockout stage. (AP Photo/Christophe Ena)The Davis Cup could be transformed into a one-week, one-location, 18-nation World Cup of Tennis in a major overhaul aimed at enticing the best men’s players to play.Andy Murray and Novak Djokovic are among the stars to have reacted positively to the creation of an annual season-ending event, starting in 2019, that will have a total purse of $20 million.ADVERTISEMENT View comments Trending Articles PLAY LIST 00:50Trending Articles00:50Trending Articles00:50Trending Articles02:14Carpio hits red carpet treatment for China Coast Guard02:56NCRPO pledges to donate P3.5 million to victims of Taal eruption00:56Heavy rain brings some relief in Australia02:37Calm moments allow Taal folks some respite03:23Negosyo sa Tagaytay City, bagsak sa pag-aalboroto ng Bulkang Taal01:13Christian Standhardinger wins PBA Best Player award “I have to say that I haven’t spoken to them directly, but I know that Gerard has had some conversations over the last few days and had positive comments from Andy Murray, from Novak Djokovic.”The ITF board unanimously endorsed the proposal, which will be submitted at the ITF’s annual general meeting in Florida in August.Haggerty said a decision on the venue for the inaugural competition will be taken in four to six weeks. There has been interest in the United States and Asia, among others.It will be on a hard court to begin with, so players featuring in the ATP Finals in November don’t have to change surfaces.“We want to find a relevant city that is world class,” Haggerty said, “where sport and entertainment can come together, where fans will travel.”Haggerty said the ITF’s long-term goal is to turn the Fed Cup into a similar one-week event.“This is a complete game-changer for the ITF and for tennis,” he said.Sports Related Videospowered by AdSparcRead Next Europa League or bust for Arsenal after feeble cup loss UK plans Brexit celebrations but warns businesses may suffer “In November 2018, players will know who is playing in November 2019 and they’ll be able to factor that into their plans, travel, and prioritize it,” Haggerty said in a phone interview. “Now, you may know where your first tie is, but you’re not sure where your second would be. You’re not sure of the surface.“There are some uncertainties and this will bring some clarity to it to help make the commitment to play.”The event has been devised in conjunction with investment group Kosmos, which was founded by Barcelona and Spain soccer player Gerard Pique. The partnership is worth $3 billion over 25 years.Pique has been a big driver behind the overhaul. He personally presented the proposal to the ITF board in Barcelona on Saturday, a few hours before playing that night for his team in the Spanish league.“He has had conversations with players, and the players council,” Haggerty said of Pique. “The players are very supportive of this idea.ADVERTISEMENT MOST READ It’s too early to present Duterte’s ‘legacy’ – Lacson LATEST STORIES Steam emission over Taal’s main crater ‘steady’ for past 24 hours Nueva Ecija warehouse making fake cigarettes raided, 29 Chinese workers nabbed Phivolcs records 2 ‘discrete weak ash explosions’ at Taal Volcano Phivolcs records 2 ‘discrete weak ash explosions’ at Taal Volcano “We think the change we are making will make it so much more appealing and tangible to the top players,” David Haggerty, president of the International Tennis Federation, told The Associated Press on Monday.Established in 1900, the Davis Cup has struggled for relevance at times in a crowded sporting calendar in recent years because many top players have chosen not to play.FEATURED STORIESSPORTSTim Cone, Ginebra set their sights on elusive All-Filipino crownSPORTSGinebra beats Meralco again to capture PBA Governors’ Cup titleSPORTSAfter winning title, time for LA Tenorio to give back to Batangas folkIn this revamp, the World Cup of Tennis would be played over seven days in the traditional week of the Davis Cup final, rather than across four weekends in February, July, September, and November. 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President Ellen Johnson Sirleaf has sent a condolence message to the Government and People of the Republic of Ghana following the death of Madam Hajia Abiba Nnaba, mother of President John Dramani Mahama. A devout Muslim, Madam Hajia Abiba Nnaba, 85, died at the Trust Hospital in Accra on Tuesday, June 14. Her remains will be interred in her hometown of Busunu in the West Gonja District in the Northern Region today.According to a Foreign Affairs Ministry release, President Sirleaf extended heartfelt condolences on behalf of the Government and people of Liberia, and in her own name, to the Ghanaian President, the Government and people of Ghana, especially the bereaved family, for the irreparable loss sustained. Share this:Click to share on Twitter (Opens in new window)Click to share on Facebook (Opens in new window)
Four men and a woman were arrested in the wee hours of Friday at a popular nightspot in West Ruimveldt, Georgetown with two illegal firearms, several rounds of ammunition and a quantity of ganja.Reports are that Police swooped down on the Ballaz Wash Bay Bar between 01:30h and 02:30h and conducted a search on the occupants. During the search, a .38 revolver with six live rounds of ammunition, one air gun and a quantity of marijuana were discovered.Guyana Times understands that one of the men who was arrested was fingered in a shooting during a football game in West Ruimveldt. The five persons are expected to be charged shortly.On Thursday, an Annandale, East Coast Demerara, man was taken into custody after he was found with two illegal handguns and several rounds of ammunition.According to reports, the unemployed man, 24, was arrested in South Ruimveldt, Georgetown, after Police received a tipoff.Police at about 12:40h went to a house in the area where they found a .38 revolver and a 9mm pistol, along with three rounds of ammunition.
Former manager George Graham claims Arsenal MUST sign a world class striker if they want to challenge for the Premier League title this seaon, but has warned boss Arsene Wenger he will have to spend big to land his targets before the window shuts.The north London side’s need for more firepower has been abundantly clear already this season, having scored just two goals in their opening three games, while they spurned a number of good chances in Monday night’s goalless draw with rivals Liverpool.Arsenal have been linked with a move for Real Madrid frontman Karim Benzema all summer, but they were dealt a blow in their long-term pursuit with the Frenchman insisting he will not be leaving his Madrid ‘home’.talkSPORT brought you news last week back in August that a move for Benzema was off the table with Real unwilling to sell, leading to the Gunners instead turning their attention to Paris Saint-Germain forward Edinson Cavani.Latest reports on Tuesday suggested Arsenal are now fully committed to their pursuit and are plotting a late swoop for the UruguayanAnd Graham, who won two First Division titles during his time in charge of the side, claims Wenger needs a 25 goal-a-season frontman to lead the Gunners’ title charge.Speaking on the Alan Brazi Sports Breakfast: “Arsenal need an out and out goalscorer.“They’re not making enough chances up front and they’re not taking their chances either“They need a striker who can get 25 league goals a season if they want to win the Premier League – but where are they?“We’re all looking around the country looking for the great strikers and great centre halves – they’re already with top clubs and they’re not available.”The ex-Gunners boss believes Wenger needs more than just a striker, however, adding that there are no Patrick Vieira-esqe personalities in the side to help with the ‘nitty gritty’ side of the game.“I don’t know whether there’s a lack of mentally strong players missing in teams nowadays,” he added.“It’s all lovely beautiful football, but sometimes you’ve got to dig deep and I just think Arsenal need a couple of payers in their side that need that mentality.”