Brady, Patriots defense shine in 30-14 win over Jets

first_imgP11-B loan for SEA Games hosting not an issue — Cayetano Becoming his own man Phillip Dorsett and Julian Edelman caught TD passes from Brady. But, Edelman left the game with about a minute to play in the quarter with a chest injury and didn’t return. The Super Bowl MVP in February caught a 3-yard pass from Brady, fell on his right side and was sandwiched by Harvey Langi and Henry Anderson. Edelman got up holding his rib area.Brady was 28 of 42 for 306 yards and headed to the sideline with 8:41 left in the fourth quarter and New England leading 30-7. He was briefly replaced by rookie Jarrett Stidham, who completed his first two passes before having his third intercepted and returned for a touchdown by Jamal Adams. Brady returned the following series.Falk, who was on the practice squad a week ago, got the nod with Darnold still at least a week away from returning and Trevor Siemian sidelined for the season after injuring his ankle in New York’s loss to Cleveland last Monday night.Falk finished 12 of 22 for 98 yards and had an errant pass in the third quarter intercepted by Devin McCourty deep in the Jets own territory.“It was a hard lesson to learn,” Falk said. “When playing a team like that, you can’t have errors.”ADVERTISEMENT The Jets dropped to 0-3 for the first time since the 2003 season.It was McCourty’s third straight game with an interception.“We’ve just got to continue letting the ball find somebody,” McCourty said.Le’Veon Bell carried 18 times for just 35 yards. The Jets punted on their first six possessions and only crossed into New England’s territory once in the first half. They punted on 10 of their 13 possessions.New York didn’t get on the scoreboard until Gunner Olszewski muffed a punt late in the third quarter and it was recovered in the end zone for a touchdown by Arthur Maulet.The Patriots were also limited in the run game without running back James White. He missed the game to be with his expectant wife.But New England still scored on each of its first three possessions, building a 20-0 halftime lead.Michel scored the game’s first touchdown, running it from 5 yards out to cap a 9-play, 88-yard drive.Brady and offense then took to the air, spreading out New York’s secondary with multiple four-receiver formations. Dorsett had a 25-yard TD reception and Edelman caught another score from 3 yards out early in the second quarter. Edelman capped the score with an emphatic spike of the ball, a throwback to the celebration of choice by retired Patriots tight end Rob Gronkowski.DEFENSIVE DOMINATION Duterte calls himself, Go, Cayetano ‘the brightest stars’ in PH politics UP NEXTJets: Bye week. At Philadelphia on Oct. 6.Patriots: At Buffalo next week.Sports Related Videospowered by AdSparcRead Next It was the Patriots’ first game since Brown was cut after a second woman accused him of sexual misconduct.“Obviously, it was a tough week,” safety Duron Harmon said. “A lot of media. A lot of stories. But the only thing we focused on was the Jets and I thought it showed today.”FEATURED STORIESSPORTSGreatest ever?SPORTSBecoming his own manSPORTSFormer PBA import Anthony Grundy passes away at 40Sony Michel and Rex Burkhead each added a rushing touchdown for the Patriots (3-0), who won their seventh straight over the Jets and earned their ninth consecutive regular-season win at home over their AFC East rival.Brown’s absence didn’t slow New England against a Jets team that was without starting quarterback Sam Darnold, still recovering from mononucleosis, and injured linebacker C.J. Mosley and defensive lineman Quinnen Williams. They seemed lost at times on defense and struggled to move the ball offensively — going 0 for 12 on third down — against the Patriots’ top-ranked defense in quarterback Luke Falk’s first NFL start. Makabayan bloc defends protesting workers, tells Año to ‘shut up’ PLAY LIST 02:11Makabayan bloc defends protesting workers, tells Año to ‘shut up’03:07PH billiards team upbeat about gold medal chances in SEA Games01:38‘Bato’ to be ‘most effective’ CHR head? It’s for public to decide – Gascon02:07Aquino to Filipinos: Stand up vs abuses before you suffer De Lima’s ordeal01:28Ex-President Noynoy Aquino admits contracting pneumonia00:45Aquino agrees with Drilon on SEA games ‘kaldero’ spending issue Don’t miss out on the latest news and information. Canadian vaping study details danger from ‘popcorn lung’ chemical New England Patriots quarterback Tom Brady, left, celebrates his touchdown pass to Julian Edelman, right, in the first half of an NFL football game against the New York Jets, Sunday, Sept. 22, 2019, in Foxborough, Mass. (AP Photo/Elise Amendola)FOXBOROUGH, Mass. — The New England Patriots became the third team in seven months to sour on Antonio Brown’s off-field problems when they released the All-Pro receiver Friday. On the field, they didn’t need him to roll to an easy victory over the New York Jets.Tom Brady threw a pair of touchdown passes and the Patriots didn’t allow an offensive touchdown for the third straight week as they dominated in a 30-14 win Sunday.ADVERTISEMENTcenter_img Matteo Guidicelli had saved up for Sarah G’s ring since 2014? View comments This jewelry designer is also an architect LATEST STORIES DTI creates Marahuyo, a luxe Filipino fashion brand for global buyers Ethel Booba on SEA Games cauldron: ‘Sulit kung corrupt ang panggatong’ The Patriots are the first team in the Super Bowl Era that hasn’t allowed a rushing or passing TD in their first three games.MILESTONE WATCHWith his touchdown throw to Dorsett in the first quarter, Brady passed Drew Brees for second place on the NFL’s career list for touchdown passes.It was Brady’s 523rd TD pass. Peyton Manning is first with 539.MAKING PROGRESSJets cornerback Trumaine Johnson, who played only four snaps in New York’s loss to Cleveland last week, saw a little more action against the Patriots.Nate Hairston started the game, but Johnson subbed in early in the first quarter. He finished with three tackles.Johnson, who signed a five-year, $72.5 million deal last year, entered the season as the Jets’ No. 1 cornerback.INJURIESPatriots: WR Josh Gordon came off the field early in the second half with an apparent finger injury after he got his hand caught in an opponent’s face mask. But he returned later in the third quarter, catching a 28-yard pass inside the 5 to help set up Burkhead’s touchdown run. … DL Adam Butler left late in the third quarter with a leg injury after combining on a sack with Dont’a Hightower. Hightower left in the fourth quarter with a shoulder injury. MOST READ SMB rally falls shortlast_img read more

13-0 still no reason to celebrate for Ravena, Blue Eagles

first_imgDuterte calls himself, Go, Cayetano ‘the brightest stars’ in PH politics Ateneo star Thirdy Ravena. Photo by Tristan Tamayo/INQUIRER.netANTIPOLO—The stakes are high as Ateneo goes for an elimination round sweep in the UAAP Season 82 on Wednesday against University of the Philippines.The crucial game, though, is nothing out of the ordinary for Blue Eagles star Thirdy Ravena, who also sees his team’s 13-0 record the same way.ADVERTISEMENT This jewelry designer is also an architect Canadian vaping study details danger from ‘popcorn lung’ chemical LATEST STORIES Someone from the Philippines could win a $208 million jackpot this week! For the complete collegiate sports coverage including scores, schedules and stories, visit Inquirer Varsity. MOST READ Chief Justice Peralta on upcoming UAAP game: UP has no match against UST PLAY LIST 01:00Chief Justice Peralta on upcoming UAAP game: UP has no match against UST00:50Trending Articles00:50Trending Articles02:11Makabayan bloc defends protesting workers, tells Año to ‘shut up’03:07PH billiards team upbeat about gold medal chances in SEA Games01:38‘Bato’ to be ‘most effective’ CHR head? It’s for public to decide – Gascon02:07Aquino to Filipinos: Stand up vs abuses before you suffer De Lima’s ordeal01:28Ex-President Noynoy Aquino admits contracting pneumonia00:45Aquino agrees with Drilon on SEA games ‘kaldero’ spending issue Don’t miss out on the latest news and information. Dave Ildefonso struggles to a season low against Ateneo “I mean, you can’t avoid it. It’s always in the talks, you see it on social media, you hear your friends talking about it. they approach you and they ask you if we can sweep,” said Ravena, who finished with 15 points, four rebounds and three assists.“But what we do is we really look at what people in the team look at which is to leave a legacy to be the best team that we can possibly be and I think winning follows that if we trust one another just like how we showed in this game, continue that and even be better it’s gonna be good.” Becoming his own man View comments Ethel Booba on SEA Games cauldron: ‘Sulit kung corrupt ang panggatong’ “Business is not done. Just because we’re 13-0 doesn’t mean that we get to celebrate and be complacent,” Ravena said after playing a key role in his team’s 88-51 whipping of National University on Saturday.“Actually, the biggest trap possible for us is to think that it means something without the championship. So for us, 13-0 means, basically just 13-0. It doesn’t mean anything else, anything more than that. What we’re trying to do is we’re trying to focus on winning the next game in order to make sure we do our jobs.”FEATURED STORIESSPORTSGreatest ever?SPORTSFormer PBA import Anthony Grundy passes away at 40SPORTSSan Miguel suspends Santos, Nabong, Tubid indefinitely after ‘tussle’ in practiceThe Blue Eagles, who are seeking a third straight crown, did just that against the Bulldogs as they showed no letup from the opening tip.Murmurs of a possible sweep grew louder as Ateneo posted one dominant win after another. Matteo Guidicelli had saved up for Sarah G’s ring since 2014? DTI creates Marahuyo, a luxe Filipino fashion brand for global buyers Sports Related Videospowered by AdSparcRead Nextlast_img read more

Second chances

first_imgRice industry paralysis Matteo Guidicelli had saved up for Sarah G’s ring since 2014? South Koreans worry over social consequences of K-pop sex scandal PLAY LIST 01:45South Koreans worry over social consequences of K-pop sex scandal03:122 dead in California school attack; gunman shoots self01:42Police: California school shooting took 16 seconds02:11Makabayan bloc defends protesting workers, tells Año to ‘shut up’03:07PH billiards team upbeat about gold medal chances in SEA Games01:38‘Bato’ to be ‘most effective’ CHR head? It’s for public to decide – Gascon02:07Aquino to Filipinos: Stand up vs abuses before you suffer De Lima’s ordeal01:28Ex-President Noynoy Aquino admits contracting pneumonia00:45Aquino agrees with Drilon on SEA games ‘kaldero’ spending issue Batiller, a brutish swingman from General Santos City, was picked up by the Knights after a forgettable career with the UE Warriors in the UAAP along with Yu, his UE teammate who was also given the boot.“Fran and I thought our careers were over. Letran gave us a chance to prove ourselves and we did not let the school down,” said Batiller, who almost won the championship for the Knights in Game 2 if not for a slippery handle on the leather underneath the rim with 5.4 seconds left.It was the second NCAA seniors crown for the Knights in five years—18th overall in the league.The celebration, however, will continue to simmer even after this season is over as Letran celebrates its 400th year as host of NCAA Season 96.“It will be a good motivation for us to defend the title next year,” Yu said.Sports Related Videospowered by AdSparcRead Next Drilon apologizes to BCDA’s Dizon over false claim on designer of P50-M ‘kaldero’ What’s behind the display of Chinese flag in Boracay? Priority legislation in the 18th Congress TNT puts SMB Grand Slam bid in serious peril Duterte officials’ paranoia is ‘singularly myopic’ Ethel Booba on SEA Games cauldron: ‘Sulit kung corrupt ang panggatong’center_img LATEST STORIES MOST READ Duterte calls himself, Go, Cayetano ‘the brightest stars’ in PH politics “We didn’t have anybody in the mythical team, but the championship trophy is the best award that this team has received,” Letran coach Bonnie Tan said.The Knights downed the “four-peat” seeking San Beda Red Lions, 81-79, in the Game 3 finale of their titular showdown on Tuesday mostly fueled by grit and guts with a sprinkling of lucky breaks in the end.FEATURED STORIESSPORTSGreatest ever?SPORTSFormer PBA import Anthony Grundy passes away at 40SPORTSSan Miguel suspends Santos, Nabong, Tubid indefinitely after ‘tussle’ in practiceExcept for ace point guard Fran Yu, the most improved player and Finals MVP, no one from the Letran roster got an individual accolade this season—a stark contrast to San Beda’s near sweep of the season awards.San Beda’s Calvin Oftana was the season MVP and joined teammates Evan Nelle and James Canlas in the mythical five along with Lyceum’s Jaycee Marcelino and San Sebastian’s Allyn Bulanadi. “I don’t really care about the individual awards. What’s important is that we were able to give something more precious to the school and to the entire Letran community,” said team captain Jerrick Balanza.Firing 27 points on his final game, Balanza ended his collegiate career the way he started it five years ago when the Knights defeated the Red Lions in the 2015 NCAA Finals.“I couldn’t ask for more. There is no experience better than this. I just stayed positive even after that Game 2 defeat and believed that we will become champions,” Balanza said.Joining him in search of luck in the professional ranks are graduating Knights Bonbon Batiller, 6-foot-8 Christian Balagasay and Tommy Olivario.Balanza found a second lease on life after recovering from a touch-and-go surgery to remove a brain tumor and led a cast of standouts who found their own second chances with Letran.ADVERTISEMENT Don’t miss out on the latest news and information. Photo by Tristan Tamayo/INQUIRER.netNobody from Letran’s unyielding core was considered for a mythical selection in the men’s basketball tourney of NCAA Season 95.But instead of retreating in a corner and licking their wounds, the Knights were fired up by that exclusion and worked their way to the award that mattered the most.ADVERTISEMENT View commentslast_img read more

Kaashmora: It feels good to be called Kattappa Jr, says Karthi

first_imgActor Karthi unveiled the first look posters of his upcoming supernatural thriller Kaashmora on August 17. Ever since the release of the posters, fans have been comparing Karthi’s look in the film with the character Kattappa –the slave warrior of Baahubali fame. Sporting a bald look with a long beard, Karthi’s resemblance of Kattappa was pretty evident in the posters. Hence, people have already started addressing Karthi as ‘Kattappa Junior’.ALSO READ: Kaashmora first look out- Karthi looks stunning as a warrior ALSO READ: Kaatru Veliyidai- Karthi sports three different looks in his upcoming film Speaking about Kattappa reference, Karthi was quoted by iFlickz as saying,” For three years, we kept this look a secret, ever since the inception of this character called Rajnayak. The day I heard the script from Gokul, I was raring to start the film but the making and pre-production took time. I went on to do Komban and Thozha before commencing shoot for Kaashmora. In the meanwhile, halfway through our preparation, Baahubali hit the screens. We were surprised to discover that Satyaraj’s Kattappa was similar looking to Rajnayak. But the team had chosen this look from dozens of different variations suggested. A lot of planning and designing and several test shoots, had gone into the final selection of this character. We knew that Rajnayak was younger, fierce and vastly different in character from Kattappa and there was no similarity whatsoever. So we decided to keep it as it is. But Rajnayak and Kaashmora have no similarities at all to Baahubali. However, when they now call me Kattappa Junior, I feel good. Satyaraj uncle is a close family friend and a wonderful actor. So to be compared to Kattappa is a compliment!”advertisementAccording to reports, Kaashmora is a multi-genre film and has elements of horror, comedy and action, besides period flavour.Santhosh Narayanan, who is basking in the success of Kabali music album, has composed the songs and BGM for Kaashmora.Tipped to be the most expensive project of his career, the film also stars Nayanthara and Sri Divya as the leading ladies.Directed by Gokul, Kaashmora is said to be the first south Indian film to have used 3D face scan technology for an important sequence in the film, which lasts for 15 minutes.last_img read more


first_imgIn came Kohli to rapturous chants of his name and got to In came Kohli to rapturous chants of his name and got to business straightaway, cutting a widish Santner ball to the boundary and then pulled Wagner for another leg-side boundary. However, the Indian captain lasted only 10 balls. Wagner banged one short, which Kohli miscued a pull and found out Sodhi, who was specifically kept for that shot. Vijay was patient in his approach and helped himself with four shots the fence while Pujara was swift and scored at a decent pace, hitting five boundaries. Earlier, Rahul made a cracking start, hitting two crisp boundaries off paceman Boult in the very first over. Wagner kept banging it short to test the Indian openers while Boult preferred fullish length. Rahul was confident and comfortable at the crease and never looked like troubled by either of the two fast bowlers. Kiwi skipper introduced Santner in the eighth over and continued with Wagner from one end. Rahul swept the left-arm spinner for a six but the Kiwi bowler exacted his revenge by having the young Indian batsmen caught behind in the next over. Santner posed questions for the Indian batsmen, who handled Craig comparatively easily. Both the spinners flighted the ball but it being a first-day pitch, there was not much purchase from it. PTI AT KHS KHSlast_img read more

Ajmer inst calls off student-exchange prog with Pak

first_imgJaipur, Sep 29 (PTI) An educational institute in Ajmer has called off a student-exchange programme involving a delegation from Pakistan in view of the escalating tension between the two countries and opposition of some Hindu outfits.The exchange programme involving 38 students and teachers from Pakistan was scheduled to be held at Mayo College between October 2-5.”In view of the current scenario and respecting public sentiments, the Mayo college management committee has decided to call off the event under sports and cultural exchange programme,” Achal Deep Dubey, senior English teacher of the college, told PTI.District Collector Ajmer Gaurav Goyal said it in view of the protest by Hindu outfits, no-objection certificate (NoC) was not granted for the event.He said the Union Ministry of Youth Affairs and Sports has been informed of the decision.”The Hindu outfits had apprised us of their concern and said they would protest against the visit of the delegation. In view of the present circumstances and sentiments and law and order situation, the decision was taken to not give an NoC and the ministry of youth affairs has been informed about it,” he said. PTI SDA SG TIR RT SGlast_img read more

Kane Williamson hit by bug, raises fitness concerns ahead of second Test

first_imgKane Williamson was missing from Thursday’s training session after being hit by bug, raising fitness concerns ahead of the second Test at the Eden Gardens starting tomorrow. (New Zealand take tips from Sourav Ganguly ahead of second Test)However, team-mate Tom Latham is confident that the skipper will recover as New Zealand take on India in a crucial Test match to stay alive in the three-match series.”Kane is a little bit crook (sick) today so he won’t be training. Hopefully he’ll be fine to go tomorrow,” Latham told reporters.”There is no discomfort, he is just down with a bug. Nothing too major, he is just resting up and getting right for tomorrow.”New Zealand lost the first Test in Kanpur by 197 runs. (Virat Kohli looks forward to DRS introduction in future)Williamson shared a 124-run second-wicket partnership with Latham in the first innings of the first Test.Luke Ronchi and Mitchell Santner also chipped in with gritty half-centuries but Latham wants little bit of more consistency from the players.”Nothing really changes too much (from Kanpur). You have to do all the cliche things you need to do at the start of an innings,” he said.”We weren’t too far away in the first Test. As Hess (coach Mike Hesson) has alluded to, we just need to do things for a little bit longer.”If we can do that with bat and ball it will be a good chance in this match.”last_img read more

All new Jaguar F-Pace SUV prices announced for India, Hyundai Elantra receives 1100 bookings in 6 weeks of launch and more

first_imgJaguar F-PACE SUV coming to India on October 20Jaguar Land Rover India today announced the price of Jaguar’s first performance SUV, the all-new F-PACE starting from Rs 68.40 Lakh (ex showroom, New Delhi). Customers can now book it online or through any of the 23 authorised Jaguar Retailers located near them.Hyundai Elantra receives 1100 bookings in 6 weeks of launchHyundai Motor India Limited (HMIL) has achieved yet another milestone for the All New Elantra. Marking the Premier of the 6th Generation of Elantra in India on August 23, 2016, the car has received bookings of more than 1100 units and 18000 enquiries within 6 weeks of its launch.Datsun honours Olympic medallist P.V. Sindhu with redi-GO SportDatsun honoured Olympic medallist P.V. Sindhu for her achievement at the summer games recently held in Rio de Janeiro by presenting her with a Datsun redi-GO SPORT.What to expect from the all new Toyota FortunerToyota Kirloskar Motors (TKM) has announced that the all new Toyota Fortuner will come to Indian on November 7. The all new Toyota Fortuner was unveiled first at the Gaikindo Indonesia International Auto Show a few months ago, and now will be coming to India next month.last_img read more

Are we seeing a matured Virat Kohli mellowing down?

first_imgIndia Test captain Virat Kohli is the current most celebrated cricketer for a reason. Not only has he won all Test matches except one since he took over as Test captain after the unexpected retirement of MS Dhoni in 2015, but he has also shown and proven time and again that he is the leader for a reason.The Indore Test saw Kohli becoming the first Indian captain to score two double tons in Tests, after his first in Antigua against West Indies this July. Although the 27-year-old came under lens for not performing his best at home when he got out on 9 and 18 in Kanpur, he shut all critics up by delivering a 211 in Indore.When Kohli began playing, he was known by his aggression on the pitch. Not only has he been caught by the camera sledging a number of times, there has also been a couple of instances when he has reportedly abused scribes. From abusing umpires to Pakistan players, Kohli was termed as naturally aggressive.Instances when Kohli’s anger took the better of him:1. Kohli made an obscene gesture to the Aussie crowd in Sydney during his first tour Down Under in 2011. A victim of the crowd jeering, an angry Kohli reacted to the crowd by showing his middle finger.2. India-Pakistan matches have always been heated. But this time it was the on-field umpire who got abused by Kohli when a few rulings by the umpire did not go down well with the batsman.3. On a 252-run partnership with Ajinkya Rahane, Kohli lost his cool again in December 2014 during a series against Australia. He got into a verbal dispute with Mitchell Johnson after the ball struck his leg. Afterwards, when he hit a four, Kohli blew three flying kisses at Johnson.advertisement4. In January this year, Australian bowler James Faulkner and the batsman from Delhi engaged in a heated exchange of words after Kohli asked him if he was ‘fast asleep.’ He further said, “You’re wasting your energy. There’s no point, I’ve smashed you enough in my life. Just go and bowl.”5. During the World Cup 2015, Kohli reportedly abused a reporter of Hindustan Times when he mistook him for another journalist who had written a piece on him and his girlfriend Anushka Sharma. He later sent someone to apologise on his behalf.In an interview to India Today back in March 2012, Kohli was asked why he gives vent to his emotions in public and whether it is wise. He replied, “I do not abuse players, I talk to myself, I abuse myself. It’s my way of letting off steam. I do it after every century, I do not do it always. I keep telling myself: Improve, improve from the previous match, the previous shot. You can do it.”But the Punjabi blood seems to have cooled down, like they say with age comes maturity. Kohli showed in more than one way that he has matured and mellowed down in the recent Test series against New Zealand. Donning the captain’s character, it was unusual to see Kohli appear this calm and composed.Neither was the 27-year-old not abusing as he celebrated with his team’s victory by 321 runs and regaining the top Test rank spot back from Pakistan. Nor was there any sledging between the India and New Zealand, the team that is considered to be very meek.KOHLI-GAMBHIR CALL IT TRUCEGautam Gambhir and Kohli were at loggerheads in an IPL 2013 match between Kolkata Knight Riders and Royal Challengers Bangalore.Trying to hit his third six off Pradeep Sangwan, Kohli was dismissed in the 10th over. While KKR players ran into the cover region to celebrate,  Kohli allegedly said something that got Gambhir angry, who then walked angrily towards his then junior teammate, shouting. The two engaged in a verbal dispute.Kohli, however, displayed class by moving on from the fight when Gambhir returned to play under his captaincy in his comeback to Test cricket after two years.Kohli has seemed to realise that he is now not just a cricketer but also an international celebrity and needs to watch his words more carefully. This is probably why he has chosen his bat to do the talking instead of him.Earlier this year, he had said, “I have made a few mistakes, early on, that I myself admit, and there have been times when I have gone over the top and done things that you shouldn’t do in international cricket, but that’s how you learn.”last_img read more

Thrilling first day on field for Test debutant Jayant Yadav

first_imgThe first day as a Test cricketer is always full of nerves but Jayant Yadav handled the pressure well by not getting bogged down by the moment. It was baptism by fire for the young offspinner at the ground where he made his ODI and Test debuts. (Scorecard)India started second day’s play of the second Test eyeing a first innings total above 450 with Virat Kohli and Ravichandran Ashwin at the crease. The start was not what India had expected with Kohli (167), Wriddhiman Saha (3) and Ravindra Jadeja (0) falling in quick succession, but Ashwin (58) along with Yadav stitched a crucial partnership of 64 runs to help the hosts post 455 runs. If not for Yadav’s 84-ball 35, India would have struggled to go past the 450-run mark. The spotlight was again back on Yadav when he ran Haseeb Hameed (13) out with a brilliant piece of fielding. Not to forget Saha’s brilliance in the run out, who did a MS Dhoni by hitting the stumps throwing the ball backward. The icing on the cake for Yadav came when he bagged his first Test wicket by trapping Moeen Ali leg before wicket for 1. Moreover, India have not been reluctant using the DRS in Vizag after Moeen was initially given not out by the on-field umpire but the decision was overturned after a review. (Vizag Test, Day 2: Ravichandran Ashwin, Jayant Yadav wipe out England’s top half)Kohli played his part in helping Yadav claim his first Test wicket by immediately going upstairs for the review.”Wriddhi did the job of convincing the captain (going for the review]. We had the same view on whether the ball was hitting the stumps,” Yadav said after the match on Moeen’s dismissal. (India vs England, 2nd Test, Day 2: As It Happened)advertisementIt will take some time to absorb all the emotions but Yadav is thouroughly enjoying his Test debut. “Thoroughly enjoyed it today and looking forward to tomorrow. When we start playing proper cricket, when you get into an academy, all you dream of playing is Test cricket. Coincidentally, I made my ODI and Test debut at the same ground. The first day, it did hover on my head (Test cap) for a long time,” Yadav said.Though he is playing his first Test, Yadav is quick to realise the pressure involved in playing top-level cricket.”There’s a vast difference in U-19, first-class and international cricket. More than the skills it’s about handling the crunch situations,” the debutant added. (Vizag Test, Day 2: Bowlers give India control after 455)Yadav could not have handled the crunch situations better.last_img read more

Aamir wont go on Bigg Boss to promote Dangal

first_imgMumbai, Nov 28 (PTI) Superstar Aamir Khan has said that he will not be going on his actor friend Salman Khans popular show “Bigg Boss” to promote his upcoming film “Dangal”.”I am not going on television to promote the film. We will have trailer and promo of our film,” Aamir replied when asked about his plans to promote the film on Salmans “Bigg Boss”.”I am sure he loves to promote my film. Even I love to promote his film. I am dying to show him Dangal as well,” Aamir added.Earlier, Salman played the role of a wrestler in “Sultan” and now Aamir will also be seen portraying a wrestler – Mahavir Singh Phogat – in “Dangal”.When asked if he discussed anything about wrestling with the “Dabangg” star, Aamir said, “No I did not discuss. We had our coach Kripa Shankar Singh to train us, he has contributed immensely to our film.”In the upcoming biographical sports film “Dangal”, Aamir, 51, will be seen in two different avatars one where he is sporting a lean and muscular look and other where he is seen as a bulky person.During the promotions of “Sultan” Salman had said that he had advise Aamir to not to sport six pack abs when playing a wrestler.”There are different kinds of wrestlers. Like in a akhada you will see a wrestler who does mud fighting and is huge and has a paunch. But then there is Sushil Kumar (wrestler) who has a six pack and he is fit. Even Geeta and Babita are fit and have no ounce of fat on them,” he said.advertisementHelmed by Ali Abbas Zafar, “Sultan” turned out to be a blockbuster, while the fate of “Dangal” will be known when it releases on December 23. PTI KKP JCHlast_img read more

Zimbabwe pacer Vitori reported for suspect action

first_imgZimbabwe cricketer Brian Vitori will need to get his bowling action tested within a fortnight after being reported for a suspected illegal bowling action during the final of the tri-series against Sri Lanka.The 26-year-old pacer, who was banned from bowling earlier in January but allowed in June after he amended his action, can however continue bowling in international cricket until the results of the tests are out, according to a statement from International Cricket Council (ICC).The match officials’ report, which was handed over to the Zimbabwe management, cited concerns about the legality of the seamer’s bowling action during Sunday’s final.last_img

Aamir has qualities of great athletes: Rahul Bhatt

first_imgMumbai, Dec 7 (PTI) Celebrity fitness trainer Rahul Bhatt has heaped praise on Aamir Khan for his dedication and perseverance which led him to achieve the dramatic physical transformation for his upcoming film “Dangal”.In the upcoming sports-drama,Aamir, 51, gained weight to be 98 kilos for his role as Mahavir Phogatand then shed 20 kgs to play the young Phogat.Rahul, son of filmmaker Mahesh Bhatt, is bowled over by Aamirs dedication.”He is dedicated, he has got perseverance and patience. These are the characteristics which all great athletes have. You have to be mentally strong to undergo that amount of training and he had that,” Rahul told PTI.Aamir first gained weight for the role and weighed almost 98 kgs, when Rahul came on board for the next transformation.”We had a couple of days here and there which were offs but there were no laid back days, it was serious work. He has that tunnel vision. When he is in that zone, there is no looking back. Thats an exceptional quality,” Rahul said.The trainer divided the sessions intotraining and diet aspects, which resulted in the superstar later weighing 73 kgs.When asked if such contrast in weight gain and loss is dangerous, Rahul said,”At his age, you are hormonally at a disadvantage. Then you have the pressure and burden of super stardom. It is not easy, it is very though. But we were all working towards a unified vision and have achieved it.”The Nitesh Tiwari-directed film is the story of Haryana- based wrestler Mahavir Singh Phogat, who trained his daughters Geeta and Babita to become wrestlers.advertisementThe biographical sports-drama will release on December 23. PTI JUR GK BKlast_img read more

Barca braced for Cillessen exit as they eye Remiro

first_imgBarcelona have started to scour the market for a new goalkeeper, with Goal of the understanding that Alex Remiro of Athletic Club is a preferred option. The Camp Nou giants currently have two experienced international performers on their books in the form of Marc-Andre ter Stegen and Jasper Cillessen. They are, however, expecting their Dutch shot-stopper to move on in the near future as he seeks to find more regular game time.  Article continues below Editors’ Picks Man Utd ready to spend big on Sancho and Haaland in January Who is Marcus Thuram? Lilian’s son who is top of the Bundesliga with Borussia Monchengladbach Brazil, beware! Messi and Argentina out for revenge after Copa controversy Best player in MLS? Zlatan wasn’t even the best player in LA! Cillessen has made no secret of his desire to consider a new challenge and Barca will not stand in his way next summer. Moves to bring in suitable cover have already been put into motion, with Remiro registering on the recruitment radar in Catalunya. The 23-year-old’s contract status in Bilbao has Barca intrigued, with it possible that a top target could be available as a free agent in 2019. Remiro is into the final year of his current deal and has penned no extension after failing to force his way into the Athletic side. He had been hoping that a record-breaking move for Kepa Arrizabalaga to Chelsea would clear his path at San Mames, but that has not been the case. As a result, he is now weighing up his options. Remiro got a taste for being first-choice during a loan spell at Huesca last season and is eager to further his development. A move to Barca would leave him in a similar situation to Cillessen, but he would be presented with an opportunity to learn from and follow in the footsteps of Ter Stegen. Remiro may be willing to fill such a position as an initial desire from all concerned to agree an extended stay in Bilbao has now made way for exit talk. Barcelona are continuing to monitor the situation and could make a move if forced into a move to bolster their keeping ranks.last_img read more

Russian Grand Prix: Valtteri Bottas beats Sebastian Vettel to first F1 win

first_imgValtteri Bottas claimed his first Formula One win on Sunday after holding off a late charge from Sebastian Vettel in the Russian Grand Prix.Mercedes driver Bottas, who started third but slipstreamed into the lead off the start, finished 0.6 seconds ahead of Ferrari’s Vettel. Kimi Raikkonen took third in the second Ferrari, 10.3 seconds further back.”Took quite a while, more than 80 races,” said Bottas, who had his debut with Williams in 2013. “Worth the wait.”The 27-year-old Finn joined Mercedes after last year’s champion, Nico Rosberg, announced his retirement.Vettel, who had started on pole, hunted Bottas down in the latter part of the race. However, he was left fuming after his hopes of passing the Finn on the last lap were dashed by having to lap the Williams of Felipe Massa. “What was that?” Vettel asked over the team radio in frustration that Massa hadn’t moved out of his way swiftly enough, though the German was in conciliatory mood afterward.”It doesn’t matter,” Vettel said of the incident with Massa. “This is the man of the race today, big congrats to Valtteri.”Vettel’s second place meant the German extended his standings lead to 13 points over Mercedes driver Lewis Hamilton, who trailed in fourth after suffering overheating trouble. It was a lonely race for Hamilton, who had large gaps with Raikkonen ahead and Max Verstappen behind.”Why is my car overheating? We’re out of the race now,” Hamilton told his team on lap 16. The British driver never came close to third-placed Raikkonen, and the gap stood at more than 25 seconds at the checkered flag.advertisementWith Russian President Vladimir Putin looking on, Red Bull driver Verstappen claimed fifth, ahead of the Force Indias of Sergio Perez and Esteban Ocon. Eighth went to Renault’s Nico Hulkenberg, with Massa and Toro Rosso’s Carlos Sainz claiming the final points.Red Bull’s Daniel Ricciardo was the most notable retirement, parking his car on lap 6 after the right-rear brakes caught fire.There was a safety-car stoppage after barely half a lap when Romain Grosjean’s Haas hit the Renault of Jolyon Palmer on the inside of a right-hand bend, putting both cars into the wall. Bottas held on to his lead comfortably at the restart in a race with few overtaking opportunities.McLaren’s Fernando Alonso is still yet to reach the checkered flag this season after his car broke down on the formation lap.last_img read more

Asus ZenFone Live with beautification feature for video streaming launched at Rs 9,999

first_imgAsus launched a new camera-centric phone called the ZenFone Live (ZB501KL) on Wednesday that apparently lets you live stream a prettier version of yourself on social media channels like Facebook, Instagram and YouTube. The “ZenFone Live is the world’s first smartphone with hardware-optimised, real-time beautification technology,” that works in tandem with the phone’s BeautyLive app to ensure a “perfect look when you go live,” according to Asus. The Asus ZenFone Live will cost buyers Rs 9,999 and it will be available across online and offline channels.The BeautyLive app, that comes pre-bundled with the ZenFone Live, is exclusive to the phone and cannot be copied or transferred for use in another smartphone, claims Asus. “Just like digital makeup foundation and glamour, the BeautyLive feature smooths facial blemishes in real time and streams your live selfie video on popular social media platforms.” Moreover, the ZenFone Live also comes with a pair of MEMS microphones to “reduce noise and ensure that your voice is heard.”On the inside, the ZenFone Live is a pretty standard affair. It comes with a 5-inch 720p display and a quad-core Qualcomm Snapdragon 400 processor with 2GB RAM and 16GB of internal memory which is further expandable by up to 128GB via a micro-SD card. The dual-SIM ZenFone Live runs Android Marshmallow-based ZenUI and supports 4G LTE and USB OTG. It is further backed by a 2,650mAh battery. It sports a 13-megapixel rear camera with f/2.0 aperture, autofocus and LED flash and a 5-megapixel front camera with f/2/2 aperture, 82 degree wide view angle and a ‘soft-light’ LED flash.advertisementOn the outside, the ZenFone Live comes with an all-metal body that feels oddly plastic and has no fingerprint scanner. It comes with curved 2.5D glass on the front and physical capacitive keys below the display that are not backlit.last_img read more

Moto Z2 Force live images leak for the first time, show dual cameras at the back

first_imgMotorola is expected to launch a smartphone tomorrow – July 25. Although the company didn’t reveal any details about the device as of yet. However, chances are that the company may unveil the most anticipated Z series phone – Moto Z2 Force. The Moto phone has been subjected to several leaks and rumours over the past few months now. But, this is for the first ever time that live images of the Moto Z2 Force has leaked online, which confirms the earlier leaked rumours.The images show the upcoming Moto Z2 Force with dual cameras, and design pretty much alike the recently announced Moto Z2 Play. In the leaked real-like images show the Moto Z2 Force with two horizontally arranged lenses placed at the circular camera bump. Further, there’s also a dual-LED flash unit, which sits right next to the camera setup.Photo Credit: Android HeadlinesThe live images further reveals that the Moto Z2 Force may come with Moto Mods which is said to provide the handset with modular capabilities, like the Moto Z2 Play. That’s about the rear panel. On the front, the Moto Z2 Force is seen sporting a single camera module in the top bezels, next to which is a LED flash. While at the bottom bezel the phone features an oval-shaped physical Home button, in the middle of which sits a fingerprint scanner.Also Read: Moto Z2 Force spotted on AnTuTu with Snapdragon 835, Android 7.1.1 NougatMotorola earlier this month released a teaser, which hints that Motorola will launch a smartphone with shatterproof display on July 25. To recall, a leaked render revealed that Z2 Force is expected to be a shatterproof smartphone. This means, Lenovo’s sub-brand – Motorola Mobility may launch the Moto Z2 Force tomorrow (July 25), but only in New York City. The company has already sent out press invites for tomorrow’s launch event. The media invite that Motorola sent out mentions: “get ready to shatter your expectations” with a hashtag #hellomotoworld.advertisementRenders, rumours and leaks of Moto Z2 Force has been surfacing online for a few months now. Some renders hint Moto Z2 Force may come with the latest processor by Qualcomm – Snapdragon 835, which also powers phones like – Samsung Galaxy S8, Xiaomi Mi 6, HTC U11, and the OnePlus 5. While other rumours hint at Android Nougat operating system. There are some words that the smartphone could possibly come with a 5.5-inch HD display and backed by a 3000mAh battery set up.Last week, Moot Z2 Force was spotted on AnTuTu, a benchmark website. The listing also hints that the upcoming smartphone will come with a model number — Motorola XT1789-05 and is also expected to come with a 12-megapixel main camera and a 5-megapixel front camera. Further, Moto Z2 Force scores around 168,000 points on AnTuTu. The smartphone is also tipped to come with 6GB of RAM and 128GB of internal storage memory.last_img read more

Mithali Raj gifted BMW for India’s stellar performance in Women’s World Cup

first_imgAfter her wonderful performance in World Cup, Indian women’s cricket team captain, Mithali Raj is back to her home town, Hyderabad. While government of Telangana has announced Rs. 1 Crore and a house plot for her, on Tuesday she was felicitated at Pullella Gopichand Badminton Academy, where she received a new BMW car.The car is a gift to her from V Chamundeswaranath, the former Chief Selector of the junior Indian cricket team and current vice-president of the Hyderabad District Badminton Association in a function which was attended by Badminton Coach P. Gopichand and other dignitaries.After witnessing the wonderful performance of Indian Women’s cricket team, Chamundeswaranath, who has also captained the Andhra Pradesh state cricket team had announced that he will be gifting a luxury sedan to Mithali Raj irrespective of the way the result of the ICC Women’s World Cup final. Interestingly, back in the year 2007, Chamundeswarnath had gifted a Chevrolet car to the Hyderabadi as well. She has become the first Indian cricket captain to lead the team in two world cup finals as well as the only women cricketer to cross the 6000-run mark in ODI cricket.This year itself Mithali scored 10 fifty-plus scores in Women’s ODIs, which is the most by a batswoman in a calendar year in the 50-over format.Apart from Mithali, Chamunderswaranath is known to have also gifted cars to eminent sports personalities like Sania Mirza, Saina Nehwal, Parupalli Kashyap. After the 2016 Rio Olympics, he had gifted BMW cars to P V Sindhu, Sakshi Malik and Deepa Karmakar for winning medals in the global event.advertisementTeam India Captain Mithali on Friday arrived to a rousing welcome in her home city of Hyderabad, while in a function held at his camp office, Chief Minister K Chandrasekhar Rao had facilitated Mithali and her coach RSR Murthy and announced Rs 1 crore cash prize for the right-hander, alongside 600 sq yds. house plot in posh Banjara Hills area of the city. The CM also announced a cash prize of Rs 25 Lakh to Coach Murthy.Clearly it shows that even though she was not have able to win this year’s World Cup for India but she definitely has won million hearts with her and the teams performance. The team is now back in India and all its players are getting appreciations from the governments as well as from society for their great all-round performance in World Cup.last_img read more

Krunal Pandya’s cricket-inspired wedding announcement, Hardik Pandya pokes cheeky fun

first_imgIt has truly been the season of weddings and Indian cricketers have made merry of it.After the most talked about weddings of Virat Kohli, Zaheer Khan and Bhuvneshwar, the latest to join the married group is Krunal Pandya.Krunal, the elder brother of India all-rounder Hardik Pandya, took to Twitter to announce his marriage with long-time girlfriend Pankhuri Sharma, which will be held in Mumbai on December 27.In a series of photographs, which screamed cricket, Krunal expressed his excitement over spending the rest of his life with Pankhuri.Can�??t wait to spend the rest of my life with her!Ecstatic �?� Blessed �?� Thankful Krunal Pandya (@krunalpandya24) December 20, 2017Earlier in December, India captain Kohli tied the knot with Anushka Sharma in a rather intimate affair in Tuscany, Italy.Post their closed nuptial affair, they opened the doors for all their friends and family by hosting a grand reception in Delhi on December 21. They will throw a second reception party in Mumbai, where all cricketers and Anushka’s Bollywood friends will be present.Before Kohli, Zaheer Khan and Bhuvneshwar Kumar also took the nuptial vows.While Zaheer Khan tied the knot with Sagarika Ghatge in Mumbai in a homely and intimate wedding affair, which was attended by Ashish Nehra among other close friends and family.On the same day, India pacer Bhuvneshwar Kumar got married to Nupur Nagar in Meerut.Just a day after Krunal announced his marriage, Hardik Pandya also expressed his happiness on Twitter in a cheeky manner.advertisementProbably inspired by the cricket pre-wedding photoshoot of his brother, Hardik tweeted, “Caught n Bowled Pankhuri – 0(1).”.@krunalpandya24: Caught n Bowled Pankhuri – 0(1) �?��?���???My jaans are getting married and I am super excited for the wedding. Let the happiness begin!!! #BowledOverBeauty hardik pandya (@hardikpandya7) December 21, 2017Krunal was part of the Mumbai Indians squad that won this year’s Indian Premier League (IPL) edition under the captaincy of Rohit Sharma.For his brilliant and crucial 38-ball 47 against Rising Pune Supergiant in the final, Krunal was adjudged the Man of the Match.Krunal also received his maiden India A call-up in June this year, when the A team toured South Africa.last_img read more