Harbhajan on the ascendant, the Turbanator is definitely back

first_imgTime and again, commentators have raved about Harbhajan Singh’s ‘tail’ being up as soon as he gets an early wicket. While it may be a clich, it has its basis firmly in fact, for there is perhaps no bowler in world cricket who behaves more differently when he has scalped one to when he hasn’t. Sunday’s England game here was the Jalandhar boy’s first in India colours since the second Test against the same opponents at Trent Bridge, Nottingham, in July-August last year. Since then, he had sustained an abdominal injury, been dropped on form, won the Champions League Twenty20 for Mumbai Indians, failed miserably in the domestic season that followed, and then spent the last month playing Division Two County Cricket for Essex with mixed fortunes. Then, Eoin Morgan decided to play a cut shot to the second delivery of the sixth over. Harbhajan, bowling his first over, fired in the quicker top-spinner and shattered the woodwork. Immediately, one could see the ‘tail’ was up. In other words, Bhajji was pumped up and ready to take on the world again after a confidence shattering 14 months in the wilderness. “For me it was an important game. I hadn’t played international cricket for a full year. Getting a wicket first or second ball gives you a lot of confidence,” he said after the game. “In T20 cricket, it’s important to just read the game. I have tried to cut down my run-up a bit. I was running in too fast, and struggling to find my areas. So I was consciously coming in off a short run, and slowly.” Next ball, Harbhajan bowled a doosra to Jonny Bairstow that beat him in the air and nearly got him stumped. It was obvious that the problem of firing it in quick, that had led to his decline, had been worked on, and an off-spinner’s best friends – variation in loop and bounce – were back. With the pitch affording just a little help, the off-breaks turned, the doosras turned away, and the topspinners hurried through. England’s batsmen, never the best players of spin in any case, decided to commit hara-kiri by trying to play cross-batted strokes. The bowler had to wait till the end of his third over for his next wicket, despite beating the bat on numerous occasions. But Tim Bresnan’s attempted sweep took the top edge because of extra bounce and was gobbled up by deep square leg. Off his very next ball, Harbhajan bowled Jos Buttler with another beauty. The batsman backed away to leg and Bhajji bowled a normal off-break that broke the stumps, before getting his opposite number Graeme Swann, with a doosra so pretty it could’ve won a beauty pageant. Much better batsmen than Swann would’ve taken the bait and gotten stumped. Four for 12 off four overs was a great return for a comeback match, but according to skipper MS Dhoni, Harbhajan can do even better. “It was important that he did well in this particular game — I don’t mean he had to take four wickets — but I think he is someone who can do better than this. But if you go by the circumstances, it was a brilliant performance by him,” the skipper said. But for Harbhajan, even more than the elation of success, it was the relief of donning the India jersey again that was paramount. “Without playing for India, I don’t know what else I could do,” he said. “It’s been a hard year for me. I’ve been out of the side due to injuries and whatnot, and the other boys have been doing really well. So for me it was an important game. This (man of the match) award is for my mom and for the people who have stuck with me in difficult times.” He still has miles to go in order to get back to his attacking best. But Harbhajan has made a good start. And while it was Arnold Schwarzenegger who promised to do so in The Terminator, it’s the Turbanator who is back.advertisementlast_img read more

Tyronn Lue, Lakers end talks on coaching job

first_imgMOST READ Ethel Booba twits Mocha over 2 toilets in one cubicle at SEA Games venue FILE – Head coach Tyronn Lue of the Cleveland Cavaliers reacts to a technical foul call during the first quarter of the game against the Minnesota Timberwolves on October 19, 2018 at the Target Center in Minneapolis, Minnesota. Hannah Foslien/Getty Images/AFPNegotiations between the Los Angeles Lakers and Tyronn Lue for the club’s head coaching vacancy have collapsed, the Los Angeles Times reported on Wednesday.Former Cleveland Cavaliers coach Lue had been in talks with the Lakers for several days about the possibility of replacing the departed Luke Walton.ADVERTISEMENT Sports Related Videospowered by AdSparcRead Next Panelo: Duterte ‘angry’ with SEA Games hosting hassles SEA Games hosting troubles anger Duterte Hontiveros presses for security audit of national power grid Don’t miss out on the latest news and information. Cayetano: Senate, Drilon to be blamed for SEA Games mess View commentscenter_img However, the Times cited a person with knowledge of the negotiations on Wednesday as saying that the two sides had broken off discussions after failing to reach agreement on several stumbling blocks.The Times said Lue and the Lakers were unable to agree on the make-up of the coaching staff.FEATURED STORIESSPORTSPrivate companies step in to help SEA Games hostingSPORTSPalace wants Cayetano’s PHISGOC Foundation probed over corruption chargesSPORTSSingapore latest to raise issue on SEA Games food, logisticsLue was also seeking a five-year contract while the Lakers were only prepared to offer a three-year deal worth $18 million.Lue and Philadelphia assistant Monty Williams had both been interviewed twice for the position but Williams moved on after being hired by the Phoenix Suns. LATEST STORIES DA eyes importing ‘galunggong’ anew Lue was seen as the clear front-runner for the job due to his close links to Lakers star LeBron James. James won an NBA championship with Cleveland under Lue’s guidance in 2016.Lue, 42, also had a history with the Lakers, where he was a reserve point guard on the 2000 and 2001 championship-winning teams.The Lakers have been in turmoil since a disappointing first season with James on the roster saw them miss the playoffs for a sixth straight season.The faded NBA powerhouse was then rocked by the shock departure of president of basketball operations Magic Johnson on April 9 in a move that stunned the NBA.Walton parted company with the team three days later.ADVERTISEMENT Philippine Arena Interchange inaugurated Rafael Nadal overcomes stomach virus to advance in Madrid Open PH underwater hockey team aims to make waves in SEA Games PLAY LIST 02:42PH underwater hockey team aims to make waves in SEA Games01:44Philippines marks anniversary of massacre with calls for justice01:19Fire erupts in Barangay Tatalon in Quezon City01:07Trump talks impeachment while meeting NCAA athletes02:49World-class track facilities installed at NCC for SEA Games02:11Trump awards medals to Jon Voight, Alison Krauss Private companies step in to help SEA Games hostinglast_img read more


first_imgNagpur, Mar 16 (PTI) Statistical highlights of the World Nagpur, Mar 16 (PTI) Statistical highlights of the World Twenty20 Super 10 Group 2 match between India and New Zealand here. # New Zealands victory by 47 runs is their third largest in terms of runs in World Twenty20 — the two biggest being by 83 runs vs Ireland at Nottingham on June 11, 2009 and by 59 runs vs Bangladesh at Pallekele on September 21, 2012. # New Zealands victory is their biggest over India in terms of runs in Twenty20 Internationals – their seventh largest in terms of runs in T20Is # New Zealand enjoys 100 per cent success against India in T20Is, winning all five games – 10 runs at Johannesburg in a World Twenty20 fixture on September 16, 2007; 7 wickets at Christchurch on February 25, 2009; 5 wickets at Wellington on February 27, 2009, one run at Chennai on September 11, 2012 and 47 runs at Nagpur (World Twenty20) on March 15, 2016. # New Zealand could reach 33 runs for the loss of two wickets in the powerplays — the lowest for them in the 14 T20Is since the conclusion of the 2014 edition of the World Twenty20. They had managed 34 runs for three vs Pakistan at Dubai on December 4, 2014. # For the first time in a T20I, India have conceded two sixes in the first over of a match — both conceded by Ravichandran Ashwin — first-ball six by Martin Guptill and off the fourth ball of the over by Colin Munro. # Corey Anderson has produced a strike rate of 80.95 during his innings of 34 off 42 balls — the lowest by a New Zealand batsman (25 or more in T20Is). The previous lowest strike rate by a NZ batsman was 90.00 by Ross Taylor, during his innings of 27 off 30 balls vs Sri Lanka at Lauderhill on May 22, 2010. # New Zealand (126/7) have recorded their lowest total vs India in T20Is, eclipsing the 150 for five at Wellington on February 27, 2009. # New Zealands score is their second lowest successfully defended by them — the lowest is 120 for seven vs Sri Lanka at Lauderhill on May 22, 2010. # India had lost four wickets in the powerplays – the joint-most by them in T20Is — the previous two instances were against Australia — 30 for four at Melbourne on February 1, 2008 and 24 for four at Bridgetown on May 7, 2010. MORE PTI Cor PM PMadvertisementlast_img read more

Sixers win thriller over Blazers to remain unbeaten

first_imgPhiladelphia 76ers guard Furkan Korkmaz, right, reacts after making the game winning basket against the Portland Trail Blazers during the second half of an NBA basketball game in Portland, Ore., Saturday, Nov. 2, 2019. The 76ers won 129-128. (AP Photo/Craig Mitchelldyer)Furkan Korkmaz drained a three pointer with less than a second on the clock as the Philadelphia 76ers rallied late to edge Portland 129-128 and remain the only unbeaten team in the new NBA season.The 76ers are the last undefeated team in the league, going 5-0 to start the season for the first time since 2000-01.ADVERTISEMENT Someone from the Philippines could win a $208 million jackpot this week! Priority legislation in the 18th Congress Duterte officials’ paranoia is ‘singularly myopic’ Prince then split a pair, missing the second on purpose, and Drummond grabbed the rebound and made a pair with three seconds left to clinch the victory.In San Francisco, Terry Rozier made a short go-ahead jumper then added two free throws with four seconds left and the Charlotte Hornets defeated the injury-riddled Golden State Warriors 93-87.Eric Paschall had a season-high 25 points for Golden State while starting in place of injured Draymond Green.Green suffered a torn ligament in his left index finger on Friday, joining a long list of injured Warriors including Stephen Curry, who underwent hand surgery this week and will be out for three months.Sports Related Videospowered by AdSparcRead Next Trending Articles PLAY LIST 00:50Trending Articles01:08Huge Toronto crowd celebrates Raptors’ historic win01:48NBA: Kawhi, George seek more for Clippers than beating Lakers02:11Makabayan 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 Kyle Lowry led Toronto with 36 points and Pascal Siakam had 16 points before fouling out late in the fourth quarter.Fred VanVleet added 12 points, Serge Ibaka scored 11 and Marc Gasol tallied 10 points and 12 rebounds.The Raptors rallied in the fourth by cutting the lead to just four points but couldn’t win on the road.Also, Andrew Drummond finished with at least 20 points and 20 rebounds for the third consecutive game as the Detroit Pistons held on to beat the Brooklyn Nets 113-109.Drummond had 25 points to go with his 20 rebounds for the Pistons, who were playing their second game in as many nights.He added six assists and five blocks to go 20-20 for the fourth time in seven games.Bruce Brown added career highs of 22 points and seven assists, and Luke Kennard finished with 24 points and helped seal the win with a driving basket and two free throws in the final 30 seconds.The game was a series of runs by both teams with the Pistons taking a 14 point lead at one stage of the third after the Nets outscored Detroit by 15 in the second quarter.Brooklyn’s Kyrie Irving finished with a triple double, including 20 points, 11 rebounds and 10 assists. Taurean Prince added 20 points and Joe Harris had 18.Spencer Dinwiddie hit a free throw with seven seconds remaining, and Drummond did the same with six seconds left to put the Pistons up 111-108. MOST READ Durham, Meralco zap Ginebra to regain solo third place LATEST STORIES Rice industry paralysis What’s behind the display of Chinese flag in Boracay? Anfernee Simons made a corner three-pointer with two seconds left to put the Trail Blazers in front but the Sixers got the ball back after a timeout. That set the stage for Korkmaz’s heroics as the Turkish shooting guard nailed a falling-down, 24-footer for the win.“I didn’t know how to feel or how to act. It was the biggest shot of my career,” he said. “We were working on that in practice. I knew that if I was open I would take the shot”.FEATURED STORIESSPORTSGreatest ever?SPORTSFormer PBA import Anthony Grundy passes away at 40SPORTSSan Miguel suspends Santos, Nabong, Tubid indefinitely after ‘tussle’ in practiceThe 76ers were playing without star Joel Embiid who was serving the first game of a two-game ban for fighting.The Blazers led by as many as 21 points in the third quarter but the Sixers closed the gap to 103-100 with just over 10 minutes left. Damian Lillard’s three-pointer with five minutes to go put Portland up 121-113 but the Sixers wouldn’t go away. Drilon apologizes to BCDA’s Dizon over false claim on designer of P50-M ‘kaldero’ Don’t miss out on the latest news and information. Duterte calls himself, Go, Cayetano ‘the brightest stars’ in PH politics Al Horford finished with 25 points and Tobias Harris added 23. Ben Simmons had 18 points and 11 rebounds for Philadelphia.Lillard had 33 points, including eight of Portland’s 19 three pointers.Elsewhere, Giannis Antetokounmpo flirted with a triple double as the Milwaukee Bucks beat the defending champion Toronto Raptors 115-105 in the first meeting between the clubs since last season’s Eastern Conference finals.Antetokounmpo scored 36 points, grabbed 15 rebounds and added eight assists for the Bucks, who built up a 26 point lead then held on for the victory.Eric Bledsoe added 14 points and nine rebounds for the Bucks, while Khris Middleton and Brook Lopez each had 11 points.ADVERTISEMENT Matteo Guidicelli had saved up for Sarah G’s ring since 2014? View commentslast_img read more

Big Save Howard Couldn’t Save US

first_imgSALVADOR, Brazil — Tim Howard kept the ball out of the net with slides, with dives and with leaps.He couldn’t do it forever.With the United States trying to reach the World Cup quarterfinals for the first time since 2002, he saved 12 of Belgium’s shots in regulation to keep the game scoreless.But Kevin De Bruyne scored in the 93rd minute and Romelu Lukaku in the 105th to build a two-goal lead for the Red Devils, who hung on for a 2-1 win on July 1 that eliminated the Americans in the second round for the second straight World Cup.Howard tried to sound modest.“I’m just trying to do all the things that have gotten me here and gotten us here,” he said. “That’s what I signed up to do — stick my face in front of balls. It’s nothing startling.”Howard finished with 16 saves, the most in a World Cup game since FIFA started keeping track in 2002. It was his finest performance in 13 years with the national team.“For my heart, please don’t give me too many games like this,” Belgium coach Marc Wilmots said. “He was in a state of grace.”Howard was the first goalkeeper to be America’s No. 1 in consecutive World Cups since Tony Meola in 1990 and ’94. His 104 international appearances are the U.S. record, two more than the previous mark held by Kasey Keller.“Tim was awesome for us,” U.S. captain Clint Dempsey said. “As you would expect from him.”Howard yells a lot during games. More than most goalkeepers.And his teammates love him for that.“He’s somebody that we rely on so much for his performances on the field but also his leadership and his presence,” midfielder Michael Bradley said. “There’s not enough good things to say about him as a player, as a man, as a leader.”Now 35, Howard has been the starter for Everton in England’s Premier League since the middle of the 2007-08 season. He is signed until 2018 and relishes the grind of the world’s top league.He plans to play “as long as my body lets me” and acknowledges “that’s obviously not a question that I can really answer now.”He also won’t commit to another four years with the national team and the repeated flights from Britain to the U.S., Caribbean and Central America for national team games.“Those decisions will be made, obviously, when I’m less emotional and things settle down and I have a few important conversations with important people,” Howard said.Brad Guzan — Aston Villa’s top goalkeeper — is Howard’s No. 2 and at 29 is positioned well for the 2018 World Cup should Howard decide to retire from the national team.Calling it an “extraordinary performance,” U.S. Soccer Federation President Sunil Gulati didn’t sound as if Howard would be leaving anytime soon.“I’m not sure Timmy is ready to not look towards Russia,” Gulati said. “He’s one of the players that matters. And nobody goes into a tournament like this with our team and doesn’t expect Timmy to play really well.”Howard was among the final American players to leave the locker room of the stadium on Brazil’s northeast coast, suddenly and unhappily ready for a few weeks off before reporting to Everton for preseason training.He carried a small silver-colored case, clearly not part of the gear he had when he arrived at Arena Fonte Nova. Despite the U.S. defeat, he was selected the Man of the Match and was given an award.Was this his least player of the game honor? That was far easier to deal with than the shots he faced.“Yeah,” he said. “That’s for sure.”(RONALD BLUM, AP Sports Writer) TweetPinShare0 Shareslast_img read more

2016 4-Star CB Donte Vaughn Releases SEC-Heavy Top 8

first_imgDonte Vaughn announces his top 8 schools.@_cavtion_Donte Vaughn, a four-star cornerback in the 2016 class, has trimmed his list to eight schools. The 6-foot-3, 192-pound prospect out of Memphis, Tenn., is ranked the No. 27 CB in his class by 247 Sports’ Composite Rankings. His top eight is very SEC-heavy. Here’s the statement he released with his top schools.  @_cavtion_@_cavtion_Vaughn is considered by most recruiting analysts to be favoring Tennessee, Ole Miss and Notre Dame.last_img

CIT Maritime Provides $46.4 mln Funds for Epic Gas …

first_img此页面无法正确加载 Google 地图。您是否拥有此网站?确定 Print  Close My location zoom CIT Maritime Finance provided a $46.4 million senior secured credit facility to Epic Gas Ltd. Headquartered in Singapore, Epic Gas owns and operates a fleet of seaborne gas carriers to transport liquefied petroleum gas (LPG) and petrochemicals.The facility was used to partially finance the acquisition of a fleet of five LPG tankers that includes three newbuildings and two modern gas carriers acquired in the secondary market. Financing from CIT was provided by CIT Bank, the U.S. commercial bank subsidiary of CIT. Terms of the transaction were not disclosed.“This financing will allow Epic Gas to grow its fleet of tankers to support the growing demand in the LPG and petrochemical sectors,” said Svein Engh, Managing Director and Group Head of CIT Maritime Finance. “With the demand for ocean and coastal transportation activity expected to increase gradually, we’re pleased to play a role in the expansion of Epic’s growing footprint and we look forward to building this relationship.”Lars Vang Christensen, CEO of Epic Gas, said, “The seaborne petrochemical trade is expected to grow year over year. These latest additions provide us the opportunity to continue growing our fleet with some of the largest vessels in the pressurized segment. CIT was able to put their knowledge to work for us. Their expertise and experience allowed us to complete this transaction in a timely manner with favorable terms. CIT played an important role in this phase of Epic’s expansion plans. We look forward to working with them on future projects.” CIT Maritime, March 27, 2014last_img read more

Nova Scotians Rally Around Military

first_imgNova Scotians sent a clear message of support to the men, women and families of the Canadian Forces today, Nov. 8, at a Military Appreciation Rally in front of the provincial legislature. “Our young men and women in the Canadian Forces make our communities strong, and they help make our world safer so that people can remain free,” said Premier Rodney MacDonald, host of the event. “Each and every day, they stand ready to deliver. Our duty is to never take for granted the men and women who are willing to take the tough jobs, the dangerous jobs, on our behalf.” The Military Appreciation Rally was an outpouring of pride, featuring Nova Scotia Highlanders Pipes and Drums, Shearwater Pipes and Drums, Glace Bay High School Marching Band and remarks from Premier MacDonald; Rear Admiral Dean McFadden; Murray Scott, Minister responsible for Military Relations; Peter Kelly, mayor of Halifax Regional Municipality; military mother Carol Eisnor; and George Aucoin president of the Royal Canadian Legion Nova Scotia/Nunavut Command. “We have many reasons to be proud of our contribution to Canada’s military,” said Mr. Scott. “We are proud of Cpl. Jason Lamont of Greenwood and his Medal for Military Valour. We were proud when the crew of HMCS Fredericton sailing off the coast of Africa assisted in preventing more than 22 tonnes of hashish from reaching Canadian streets. We are proud to bring safety to the Afghan people so they can enjoy simple freedoms like sending their kids to school.” Most Nova Scotians have family and friends who are attached in some way to the more than 14,000 Nova Scotians who are military personnel, reservists, or civilian military employees of the armed forces stationed in Nova Scotia, in Canada, or abroad. The Navy, Army, Air Force and Reserves carry out difficult work that calls on them and their families to make sacrifices. Nova Scotians recognize all that they do and want to continue to show support.last_img read more

Nova Scotia election Aboriginal candidates historic bid falls short

first_imgHALIFAX – A Nova Scotia man has lost his historic bid to become the first Mi’kmaq elected to the provincial legislature.NDP candidate Trevor Sanipass came in a strong third in Waverley-Fall River-Beaver Bank.Before polls closed, Sanipass told The Canadian Press that the excitement around his candidacy extended well beyond his riding, with aboriginal people around the province cheering him on.“Having that (aboriginal) voice really is important, because right now, we’ve never had one,” Sanipass said. “We need more representation at all levels of government.”Sanipass, a 41-year-old member of the Eskasoni First Nation, said he decided to run for office for one of the same reasons he became a correctional officer: The overrepresentation of aboriginal offenders in Canada’s prisons.“I just can’t sit back and not do anything,” said Sanipass, who is also a nationally recognized arm wrestler. “I wanted to be part of whatever change is need.”Sanipass said he campaigned to represent all constituents of his riding, but had he won, he wouldn’t have shied away from aboriginal issues.“If it’s matters reflecting anything with the aboriginal and indigenous communities, I’ll voice my concerns,” said Sanipass. “If it changes the decision-making in some way just by me being there, I’m good with it.”Sanipass said he hoped his campaign would make history for all Nova Scotians, but more than that, he longed for a day when aboriginal politicians won’t be a novelty.He said he hopes other members of the Mi’kmaq community will try their hand at politics.last_img read more

Crystal Castles songwriter being investigated by police sex crimes unit

first_imgTORONTO – Toronto police say musician Ethan Kath, the producer and songwriter for the band Crystal Castles, is being investigated by the Sex Crimes Unit.Const. Allyson Douglas-Cook says she can’t share any further information about the investigation, aside from the fact that it is ongoing, to protect the accusers’ privacy.Legal counsel for Kath, whose birth name is Claudio Palmieri, said in a written statement that Kath never “engaged in acts with anyone under the age of consent.”Shane Bernard says in the statement that the accusers are spreading lies “motivated by their own self interest and financial gain.”Kath’s former bandmate Alice Glass posted a lengthy online message to fans in October, alleging she was abused by him, though police wouldn’t confirm whether it was related to the investigation.She wrote on her website that Kath abused her dating back to when she was 15 and he was 25.She alleges he was manipulative and controlling during a relationship that included non-consensual sex and physical and emotional abuse.Glass says she was inspired to post the statement based on “the many courageous women” who have recently spoken out about their experiences with being abused.“Leaving Crystal Castles was the single most difficult decision I’ve ever made — that band was everything to me. My music, my performances and my fans were all I had in the world. I gave that up and started over not because I wanted to but because I had to,” Glass wrote.“As difficult as it was, I knew that leaving was one of the best decisions I’ve ever made. It has taken me years to recover from enduring almost a decade of abuse, manipulation and psychological control. I am still recovering.”last_img read more