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India trounce Bangladesh for Asia Cup title

first_imgDHAKA (AP):OPENER Shikhar Dhawan hit a career-best 60 as India won the Asia Cup for the sixth time after beating Bangladesh by eight wickets yesterday.The home side was put into bat and posted 120-5 in a rain-hit game that was reduced from 20 to 15 overs after a two-hour delay.World T20 host India won with seven balls to spare, reaching 122-2 as skipper Mahendra Singh Dhoni smashed a towering midwicket six.Dhawan and Virat Kohli combined for a 94-run partnership for the second wicket after India was reduced to 5-1.Kohli was unbeaten on 41, while Dhoni was on 20.”The top order played sensibly and made it easy for us,” Dhoni said.”It’s looking very good now, we are on track for the World T20. It’s the beauty of the side that everyone is taking responsibility to finishing the game.”Bangladesh’s fast-bowlers Taskin Ahmed (1-14) and Al-Amin Hossain (1-30) shared the wickets.To the delight of the home crowd, Al-Amin broke through in just the second over when he swung one nicely to get the edge of Rohit Sharma (1) who was caught by Soumya Sarkar at first slip.Dhawan and Kohli spent some uncomfortable moments at the crease against the pace of Al-Amin and Taskin. They took their frustration out on Abu Haider, who was playing his first match. Haider conceded 14 runs in his first over and the quick didn’t bowl further in the match.Both Dhawan and Kohli also found Shakib Al Hasan’s left-arm spin to their liking as they kept India in the hunt.Dhoni hurried the victory for India with 20 off six balls including one four and two sixes.”We are disappointed, no doubt. They played really well and we couldn’t keep the pressure,” Bangladesh skipper Mashrafe Mortaza said.”We have exciting batsmen and bowlers, hopefully this team will carry on from here.”last_img read more

Chelsea transfer latest: Goalkeeper wants Blues stay

first_img1 Chelsea goalkeeper Marco Amelia Chelsea goalkeeper Marco Amelia has revealed he is in talks with the club about extending his stay at Stamford Bridge.The veteran Italian joined Chelsea in October on a short-term deal to provide cover for the injured Thibaut Courtois.Despite not making an appearance for the first team, Amelia became a popular member of the Chelsea dressing room and has apparently settled to life in London.Incoming Chelsea boss Antonio Conte wants the 34-year-old to stay and work with the club’s academy goalkeepers and the pair are set to hold talks when he takes over in July.“I am talking with the club to continue here,” Amelia told Radio Deejay. “I am happy with the experience in [England].”last_img

Eddie Howe determined to guarantee Bournemouth’s Premier League status

first_img1 Bournemouth boss Eddie Howe Eddie Howe is determined to guarantee Bournemouth’s status in the Premier League before turning his attention to “a very exciting end to the season”.The Cherries host Stoke on Saturday with 41 points already on the board and in 10th place following successive wins over struggling Middlesbrough and bottom club Sunderland.Given Swansea are nine points behind in 18th and hold a far inferior goal difference, it is only a most highly improbable outcome which would see Bournemouth head back down to the Sky Bet Championship in the final three games.Despite the odds being well stacked in his side’s favour, Howe remains focused on delivering a guaranteed place among the elite once again for a club which not so long ago was facing financial oblivion.“Looking towards the long term, the objective is always first to stay in the Premier League and we have not done that yet, so we need to focus on that first and then it is about finishing as high as you can and that is what we will be trying to do,” said the Bournemouth boss.“I just want to focus on the (Stoke) game and if we can win it then we will be mathematically safe and will be on for a very exciting end to the season.”Bournemouth finished the previous campaign in 16th on 42 points so Howe will be looking to better that – and bring in some extra funds in bonus payments.“I don’t need any reminding, but the money’s not the motivating factor, the will to win is,” he said.“My motivation is always to win and to inspire my team to go out and win.”Stoke are in 12th, with 40 points, but have hit something of a rut with Mark Hughes’ men not having managed a goal in their past six away games.Howe, though, will not underestimate the Potters’ challenge.“Last season was a tough game here and they have got attacking threats in a good team,” the Bournemouth manager said at a press conference as reported on the club’s official website.“Mark is very experienced, he knows the Premier League inside and out. Not scoring is one of those things that happen.“Stoke can be very potent and we acknowledge the players that they have.”Bournemouth will be looking to add to their squad depth over the summer, and have been linked with moves for the likes of Sunderland frontman Jermain Defoe and Chelsea goalkeeper Asmir Begovic.While not commenting on any transfer rumours, Howe expects to be able to do some business.“Previously we have shown our ambitions, where we want to go and what we want to do, which is to really try to move the club forwards every season, trying to improve,” the Bournemouth manager said.“That has always been our mantra and what we work towards every day. If that means keeping a similar squad to what we had last year and trying to make the players better or recruiting from the outside, then that is what we will look to do.”Howe added: “We are not looking to sell anybody, we want to take the club and the team forwards. To do that, we have got to keep our best players.”last_img read more

GAA NEWS: GLENSWILLY U14s FACE LETTERKENNY GAELS IN FIRST LEAGUE GAME

first_imgGLENSWILLY NOTESU14 Boys play Letterkenny GaelsThe U14 boys play their first game of the season this Friday night away to Letterkenny Gaels. Players are asked to be at the gaels pitch at 5pm. Thank you. U12 girls trainingU-12 girls training will start on Wednesday 6th April from 6.30-7.30 on the main pitch. All girls to bring their gum shields and €1. A short meeting for parents will take place before hand, to gather parents contact information for the year.Minor boys have hard-fought winThe boy’s Minor Team had a hard fought win against Letterkenny Gaels in the league. Despite missing a number of key players, the lads managed to get the points.Best of luck The best of luck to Neil and Michael who line out against Dublin in the league this weekend.LottoThe winner of last week’s lotto was Anne M Beirne from Admiral Park in Stranorlar who matched three numbers.Easter cardsAll managers are asked to have their player’s Easter cards in by Saturday next when the draw takes place. All cards collected must be passed on to Bryan Faul. BusesAnyone organising a bus must inform Bryan Faul 0867887774 for either friendly matches, league or championship matches.BingoThe bingo continues each and every Wednesday in the clubhouse starting at 9pm. LottoThe winner of last week’s lotto was Donal Kelly of Killymasney who matched three numbers. The numbers were 2,8,14,19. The lottos are available in most local shops and other outlets. If you’re not in, you can’t win.Keep fit and couch to 5KA number of keep fit classes (for men and women!) are now operating in the clubhouse throughout the week. The adult keep-fit class takes place on Monday nights at 7pm. The juvenile (aged 7 and over) takes place each Tuesday night from 7pm and the Couch to 5K takes place on Wednesday nights, also from 7pm. All classes are taken under the watchful eyes of Martin O’Donnell and Jimmy Carolyn.NotesCan anyone who wants anything included in the clubs notes please email them to stephenwmaguire@gmail.com before Monday evening. Thank you.GAA NEWS: GLENSWILLY U14s FACE LETTERKENNY GAELS IN FIRST LEAGUE GAME was last modified: March 22nd, 2016 by StephenShare this:Click to share on Facebook (Opens in new window)Click to share on Twitter (Opens in new window)Click to share on LinkedIn (Opens in new window)Click to share on Reddit (Opens in new window)Click to share on Pocket (Opens in new window)Click to share on Telegram (Opens in new window)Click to share on WhatsApp (Opens in new window)Click to share on Skype (Opens in new window)Click to print (Opens in new window)last_img read more

Problem isn’t race

first_imgProblem isn’t race Re “A different world” (Dec. 18): This story talks about that some are still opposed to adopting kids across racial lines featuring a Caucasian gay couple who adopted African-American twins. The majority of people wouldn’t be concerned about the race differences. They would be concerned about the children being brought up in a homosexual household and the stigma attached to this lifestyle. This story line was written as if gay adoption was totally normal. What were the editors thinking when they put this story on the front page? It appears to be written by a gay activist. My concern would be that the children will be subjected to very cruel teasing by schoolmates with the two-daddies situation. No chance for a normal life for these twins. Gloria Simms Canoga Park Not much difference Re “Bush defends orders to spy” (Dec. 18): There remains just one small difference between George W. Bush and Richard Nixon. When Nixon contemplated actions that he knew violated the nation’s laws, he experienced a pang of conscience, saying, “We could do that, but it would be wrong.” When I read Gary Brandner’s letter I had to wonder if he was talking about the same Richard Pryor that I know about. “Bitter hatred of one race for another?” Nothing Pryor ever said has made me or anyone I know have that point of view. He made you think and laugh at the same time. He had a gift for pointing out the differences between races. He was married to white women, has children who are half-white, and starred in films with one of his best friends, white actor Gene Wilder. How could he “mock” the same racial harmony that he lived in his everyday life? As far as his legacy goes, all that needs to be done is to poll today’s working comedians. Ask them to tell you who their main influences were. LaMont Smith Reseda Why kill Shiite Muslims? Apparently the followers of Abu Mussab al-Zarqawi are committed to continuing their campaign of terror until Iraq becomes an Islamic state. So why are they targeting mostly Shiite Muslims, who are also pushing for Islamic law to be the law of their land? It makes no sense to me. Alan Pollack Woodland Hills Dem talkers Encourage the Democrats to talk. They expose their hubris. William H. Link Northridge160Want local news?Sign up for the Localist and stay informed Something went wrong. Please try again.subscribeCongratulations! You’re all set! AD Quality Auto 360p 720p 1080p Top articles1/5READ MORERose Parade grand marshal Rita Moreno talks New Year’s Day outfit and ‘West Side Story’ remake Given the current president’s stubbornness, self-importance and arrogant belief that he is God’s personal instrument on Earth, I doubt any such though ever crossed his mind when he ordered the National Security Agency to conduct illegal, warrantless wiretaps on American citizens. If it did, it was quickly supplanted by his administration’s one true guiding principle: Just do it. No one can stop us. Marcy Rothenberg Porter Ranch Working on it Re “Lessons in democracy” (Editorial, Dec. 18): Excellent analysis. You hit the nail on the head why people don’t participate in democracy. It comes down to, of course, “my vote doesn’t matter,” either because the issues are unimportant or, as you say, we have experience with “politicians who betray our trust and parties that fail to represent our needs.” We need to learn how to become effective as citizens. It is a job. And just like any other job, it has a job description – a “hat,” if you will. I’m working on it, just a citizen working on it. John Chambers Los Angeles Amendment reform Re “House immigration debate turns outrageous” (Viewpoint, Dec. 18): The mere fact that Janet Murguia wrote this rebuttal to the initiatives promoted by Colorado Rep. Tom Tacredo is strong evidence that the “debate” should be continued and eventually implemented. The 14th Amendment to the U.S. Constitution was passed by Congress in June of 1866 and ratified in 1868. Times have changed, and this amendment should also be changed to keep up with the times. Scott Tesar Oak Park Different Pryor Re “Pryor’s legacy” (Your Opinions, Dec. 18):last_img read more

Ohioans lending a hand for farmers in need

first_imgShare Facebook Twitter Google + LinkedIn Pinterest Farmers around the country are responding to the need to help the ranchers hardest hit by the devastation from the wildfires in Texas, Oklahoma, Kansas and Colorado.“Some of the pictures don’t do justice compared to the stories we’ve been hearing. The loss of livestock and the loss of genetics these people have been building for all of these years are devastating. It is crazy the magnitude this turned out to be. They lost their farms, their homes and their livelihood,” said Latham Farley, from Montgomery County who is involved with the Ohio Farm Bureau Young Ag Professionals. “This is such a huge problem in Kansas, Texas, Oklahoma, and Colorado. There is a drive and determination to help our neighbors and our fellow farmers there. It is awesome to see how people from around the nation have come together to help with this big need.”There are multiple efforts to provide assistance for the areas hit by wildfires from Ohio’s agricultural community.“The Ohio Cattlemen’s Association is taking donations at the Beef Expo for the specific charities out there. If you want to donate, it is a great time to give monetary donations,” Farley said. “They need bags of feed. They need milk replacer for calves that have lost their moms. They need fencing materials such as metal fence posts, barbed wire and insulators. They need clothes, gloves, non-perishable foods — they lost absolutely everything. They have a loss of soil from some of the winds they are still having so they need manure and cover crop seed to slow down some of that soil loss.”Farm Bureau’s Young Ag Professionals are also trying to raise funds for the cause.“We are trying to raise $40,000 for some of the targeted areas from the Young Farmers and Ranchers in about two weeks. We are trying to get the supplies they need,” he said. “We are trying to set up a weekend in each of the affected areas and coordinate that on a national scale to get everyone what they need, especially these young and beginning farmers. I think we can make a positive difference out there for the people who really need help.”Rose Hartschuh and her husband, Greg, farm in Crawford County, where they raise corn, soybeans, and dairy cattle. They are planning a trip to the wildfire area March 24 though 28 to deliver supplies and lend some helping hands to the relief effort.“It really started by reading the stories of these ranchers out west, specifically the ones in Texas who gave their lives protecting their animals. People do not understand how much farmers care about what they do. Those people really demonstrated that in a tangible way. They gave their lives to protect their livestock. I was just feeling like we needed to do something,” Rose said. “We started with a contribution of hay but it seems like there was more we could do if we were going to make the trip clear out there and do some things to make a lasting impact. We put an ask out on Facebook to see who would be interested in joining us and we were blown away by the response. From there we started putting together some plans. We reached out to the Kansas Livestock Association and they have been instrumental in helping us develop a plan for our time in Kansas and help fine tune the details.”The area has already received substantial amounts of hay from farms around the country and now the greatest need may be fencing.“It seems like they have a fairly good supply of hay. There is some need for some trucking to pick up hay and deliver it to where it needs to be. Fencing seems to be the biggest need so we are collecting fencing supplies like t-posts and barbed wire. Another need is cash. A lot of us have the desire to do something physical but money is just as important,” she said. “It sounds like fence building is going to be a pretty big project we are going to undertake. The Livestock Association is going to put us in touch with some ranchers who need help getting back on their feet. We hope while we are there we can make a difference in that way.”Please visit  this link for a form to pledge support or volunteer for the trip with the group from Ohio. If you would like to travel with the group, please complete the form by March 20. There has also been a fund set up to help move the donated hay to the affected areas. Checks can be made to Ohio’s Kansas Rancher Wildfire Relief Efforts and mailed to 6348 Parks Rd, Sycamore, Ohio 44882.last_img read more

Is Barry Diller Stealing Broadcasters’ Content? Aereo Patent Applications Say Maybe Not

first_img5 Outdoor Activities for Beating Office Burnout The same goes for its application (20120127363) “Antenna System with Individually Addressable Elements in Dense Array,” which describes in detail how the system assigns users to individual antennas. gina smith 9 Books That Make Perfect Gifts for Industry Ex… Aereo, the controversial Barry Diller-backed service that is streaming live and pre-recorded TV over the airwaves in New York City, is celebrating its recent preliminary court victory against 18 broadcasters by offering a free hour of service and new pricing options. But the real key for the viability of this high-flying IPTV startup in court might well be revealed in four patent applications filed earlier this year.In March, ABC and 17 other New York City broadcasters filed a copyright infringement suit against Aero, claiming the service was essentially stealing and rebroadcasting its over-the-air (OTA) programming for its $8 to $12 a month Internet Protocol Television (IPTV) service.Now in beta, Aereo lets Apple iPhone, iPad, Apple TV and Roku users access round-the-clock live and prerecorded over-the-air (OTA) TV channels on their screens. The company defeated a preliminary injunction demandedy by ABC et al in July that would’ve shuttered its service. As a result, the four patent applications it’s filed with the U.S. Patent and Trademark and Office (USPTO) are increasingly relevant to Aereo’s futre and this particularly nasty copyright infringement case. Its application (20120129479)called “Method and System for Processing Antenna Feeds Using Separate Processing Pipelines” supports the idea that the system’s intent is to assign an antenna per user as opposed to just stealing, recording and rebroadcasting, as ABC and the other broadcasters claim. 12 Unique Gifts for the Hard-to-Shop-for People… Tags:#television#web Related Posts “Typically, patents or patent applications have no relevance in a copyright infringement case,” said Tom Ewing, an IP expert who trains attorneys for the United Nations on IP matters. “But after this July 11 ruling, the case is becoming a different bird. That’s because the judge expressly signaled her interest in the technologies employed by Aereo, saying the details will decide the case.“If in fact the four patent applications Aereo filed four months before the suit hit it accurately describe Aereo’s deployed technology in New York City,” he added, “then these patent apps could give Aereo a leg up.”Aereo representitve Virginia Lam told ReadWriteWeb that they do. “On your question of whether or not our technology works as we have described, the answer is a resounding, yes,” Lam said. “In fact, the recent decision by Federal Judge Alison J. Nathan in favor of Aereo (denying a preliminary injunction that had been filed against the company) bears this out.”In her July 11 order Federal District Court Judge Alison Nathan was explicit that the case is all about the technology: Is Aereo simply copying and redistributing copyrighted over-the-air broadcasts as ABC et al claims. Or is Aereo just providing people the equivalent of virtual rabbit ears to grab freely available material on the airwaves, as it claims. In her opinion, she indicated that the merits of the case will lie on whether the Aereo system can be considered “one” or “many” antennae.According to the USPTO, patent examiners have yet to take a look at the applications. So it may be too soon to party. But early indications from Judge Nathan’s order signal that Aereo’s use of a tiny and separate antenna in NYC for each user “reinforce(s) … that the copies (of broadcasts) are unique and accessible only to a particular user, as they indicate that the copies are created using wholly distinct paths.”The patent applications appear to support this provided, as Ewing noted, that Aereo is doing exactly what the patent applications say it is doing: Providing an antenna per user, ala rabbit years, just 21st century remote style.The four filed patent applications show how the company would use a rooftop array of tiny, dime-sized antennae at its New York City building – and assigniing each one per user as his or her own remote antenna.The system, at least according to the patents, is essentially designed to provide each user with his or her own remote antenna – one of the tiny ones in Aereo’s rooftop array of millions of them.Here are the four applications Aereo has filed with the US Patent and Trademark Office: Accessing the recordings users make with their Roku, Apple TV or other DVR is the heart of application 20120131621, titled a “System and Method for Providing Network Access to Individually Recorded Content.”In New York City, Aereo currently offers 28 broadcast channels available over-the-air, including WABC, WCBS, WNBC WNYW-FOX, WPIX-11, WNET-PBS, Telemundo Univision and other special interest and foreign channels.Aereo plans to extend the service to PC and Android users in New York City later this quarter, and enter other markets in the United States in 2013.This should be be an interesting case. It is a rare copyright infringement case that hinges on technology, much less patents. And the stakes are high.Barry Diller photo courtesy of James Duncan Davidson/O’Reilly Media, Inc.Lead Barry Diller photo by FOUNDERSclub NYC Its application (20120127374) “System and Method for Providing Network Access to Antenna Feeds” describes how Internet users get access to live antenna feeds, which appearst to be consistent with what Aereo reps have described about the system in its PR materials and in court. 4 Keys to a Kid-Safe Applast_img read more

NGT issues notices on plea to halt road through Corbett

first_imgA plea seeking a stay on the construction of a link road linking Kotdwar to Ramnagar through the Corbett Tiger Reserve has led the National Green Tribunal to seek responses from the Uttarakhand government and the Centre.A Bench headed by NGT acting chairperson Jawad Rahim on Tuesday issued show-cause notices to the Ministry of Environment, Forests and Climate Change, National Tiger Conservation Authority, National Board for Wildlife, NBBC (India) Limited and State government. The authorities have been asked to file their replies within two weeks.The orders came while the green panel was hearing a plea filed by advocate Gaurav Bansal which alleged that the construction of the link road would damage the ecosystem and biodiversity of the tiger reserve.The plea alleged that the construction of the road was in violation of previous Supreme Court orders that prohibited the construction of any road through the Corbett Tiger Reserve.“The National Parks, sanctuaries and conversation reserves are extremely important for conservation of biodiversity and for ensuring the survival of floral and faunal components, not only for present but also for future… the decision of Uttarakhand to construct the road shall not only damage the ecosystem, biodiversity, wildlife and environment of the Corbett Tiger Reserve but shall also violate (previous orders),” read the plea.last_img read more

Cavs-Warriors Part III joins past championship trilogies

first_imgLATEST STORIES BSP survey: PH banks see bright horizon amid dark global recession clouds New York Yankees vs. New York Giants 1921-23In his second season in New York, Babe Ruth led the Yankees to their first World Series berth in 1921 against the Giants. The entire series was played at the Polo Grounds, home to both teams that season. The Giants won the Series 5-3 in the final best-of-nine matchup as a banged-up Ruth got just one plate appearance during the final three games, all won by the Giants.John McGraw’s Giants won the rematch the following year 4-0 with one tie before Ruth gave the Yankees their first title the following year to cap the first season at Yankee Stadium. Ruth had three homers in the Series, including one in the decisive sixth game. The big star for the Giants that year was future Yankees manager Casey Stengel, who hit an inside-the-park homer in the ninth inning to win Game 1 and drove in the only run in Game 3 with another homer.Cleveland Browns vs. Detroit Lions (1952-54)These teams that have spent much of the post-merger days near the bottom of the standings were the cream of the crop in the 1950s led by star quarterback Graham and innovative coach Paul Brown in Cleveland and Lions Hall of Fame passer Layne and running back Doak Walker.In the first championship meeting in 1952, Layne and Walker ran for TDs to give the Lions a 17-7 win and their first championship since 1935.ADVERTISEMENT Lacson: SEA Games fund put in foundation like ‘Napoles case’ BREAKING: Cop killed, 11 hurt in Misamis Oriental grenade blast Cayetano dares Lacson, Drilon to take lie-detector test: Wala akong kinita sa SEA Games Detroit became the league’s third repeat winner in the championship game the following season when Layne threw a 33-yard TD pass to Jim Doran with just over 2 minutes remaining for a 17-16 victory.The Browns came out on top the following year, ending a run of three straight title game losses (they also lost to the Rams in 1951). The Lions won the regular-season finale the week before the title game and scored first on a field goal by Walker.But it was all Browns after that with Graham throwing three TD passes and running for three more in a 56-10 win.Montreal Canadiens vs. Detroit Red Wings (1954-56)The first matchup of this trilogy started with one of the most memorable in 1954. In a series full of megastars like Howe, Terry Sawchuk, Ted Lindsay and Red Kelly in Detroit and Richard, Jean Beliveau, Doug Harvey and Boom Boom Geoffrion in Montreal, it was an unsung player who became the hero.In overtime in Game 7, Red Wings forward Tony Leswick got credit for the series-clinching goal when his innocent looking shot from the point was deflected by Harvey past Gerry McNeil for a 2-1 win 4:29 into OT. There hasn’t been a Game 7 overtime since in the Final.The Red Wings won the rematch in an all home team seven-game series the following year. Howe set a record with 12 points in the round and Lindsay scored four goals in a Game 2 win. Richard missed the series because of a suspension for slashing Boston’s Hal Laycoe in the head and punching linesman Cliff Thompson. Detroit didn’t win another Stanley Cup for 41 years.With Richard back, the Canadiens won the following year in five games with the Rocket getting the game-winning goal in the clincher. That was the first of a record five straight titles for the Canadiens.Sports Related Videospowered by AdSparcRead Next Palace: Duterte to hear out security execs on alleged China control of NGCP FILE – In this June 14, 2015, file photo, Golden State Warriors guard Stephen Curry, left, shakes hands with Cleveland Cavaliers forward LeBron James before Game 5 of basketball’s NBA Finals in Oakland, Calif. While there have been 14 rematches in NBA Finals history, this year’s meeting between LeBron James’ Cleveland Cavaliers and Stephen Curry’s Golden State Warriors will be the first trilogy in league history. (AP Photo/Eric Risberg)It never happened between Magic Johnson’s Lakers and Larry Bird’s Celtics. Same for Michael Jordan and Karl Malone or Jerry West and Bill Russell.While there have been 14 rematches in NBA Finals history, this year’s meeting between LeBron James’ Cleveland Cavaliers and Stephen Curry’s Golden State Warriors will be the first trilogy in league history.ADVERTISEMENT MOST READcenter_img View comments Panelo suggests discounted SEA Games tickets for students PLAY LIST 01:35Panelo suggests discounted SEA Games tickets for students02:49Robredo: True leaders perform well despite having ‘uninspiring’ boss02:42PH underwater hockey team aims to make waves in SEA Games01:44Philippines marks anniversary of massacre with calls for justice01:19Fire erupts in Barangay Tatalon in Quezon City01:07Trump talks impeachment while meeting NCAA athletes Every 18 seconds someone is diagnosed with HIV Draymond Green not bored by another Cavs-Dubs finals match up Pagasa: Storm intensifies as it nears PAR After the Warriors beat the Cavs for their first title in 40 years in 2015, Cleveland got revenge last season with a comeback from 3-1 down to give the city its first major championship since 1964. Now they meet for the rubber match starting June 1 in Oakland.While this may be unprecedented in the NBA, it has happened once before in the NFL, NHL and Major League Baseball with matchups that included some of those sports’ biggest stars.FEATURED STORIESSPORTSSEA Games: Biñan football stadium stands out in preparedness, completionSPORTSMalditas save PH from shutoutSPORTSPrivate companies step in to help SEA Games hostingThere was Babe Ruth vs. Frankie Frisch in the 1920s and then a pair of memorable three-peat matchups in the 1950s featuring Otto Graham against Bobby Layne in the NFL and Gordie Howe against Maurice Richard in the NHL.Here is a look at other major pro sports championship trilogies: Don’t miss out on the latest news and information. BREAKING: Cop killed, 11 hurt in Misamis Oriental grenade blastlast_img read more

As it happened! India vs England 5th Test, Day 2- Oval

first_imgEngland won the toss and elected to field first against IndiaWelcome to the coverage of Day 2 of the 5th Test between India and England from the Oval stadium in London.Scorecard | Day 1 England, leading the visitors by 237 runs, are firmly in the box seat. The Indian bowlers fought hard in the middle session but the Root-Buttler combine, blending caution with attack, undermined India’s effort and pushed England miles ahead. Another notable feature of the 80-run stand was the alert running between the wickets. Buttler fell in a soft fashion, limply flicking Ishant to Ashwin at short mid-wicket. The likes of Binny and Aaron found the outside edge more than a couple of times but did not find any joy. Root, essaying some classy puncy-drives further piled the agony on India. They are on the mat. Will they get up and put up a brave fight tomorrow? Or will England maintain their clinical efficiency? Joe root has been excellent throughout this test series! By far the best Batsman of this series! #IndvsEng dasrammohan (@dasrammohan) August 16, 2014That’ll be STUMPS on Day 2!!With Joe Root(92) and Chris Jordan(19) at the crease, England end Day 2 at 385/7 after 105 overs.THREE RUNS off the over!!Ravichandran Ashwin will bowl the FINAL OVER of Day 2!!ELEVEN RUNS off the over!!103.4 overs: FOUR!! Joe Root goes on the frontfoot and punches it straight down the ground for a boundary. A TREAT TO WATCH from Root!!101.2 overs: FOUR!! Joe Root leans forward and guides it past gully for a boundary.advertisement96.5 overs: FOUR!! Chris Jordan rocks back and pummels the pull towards deep square leg for a boundary.95.1 overs: FOUR!! Joe Root pulls it through square leg and steals three runs. That’s FIFTY for Root!!NINE RUNS off the over!!94.5 overs: That’s OUT!! Bhuvneshwar Kumar has got Chris Woakes out caught by the wicket-keeper. Woakes was looking to steer it towards third man but gets a faint edge through to MS Dhoni behind the stumps. Chris Woakes departs for a golden duck. Another BLOW for England!!94.3 overs: SIX!! Joe Root goes for the hook and gets a top-edge over long leg for the maximum.That’s a WICKET MAIDEN from Ishant!!Chris Woakes comes to the crease for England.93.4 overs: OUT!! Ishant Sharma has got Jos Buttler out caught at short midwicket. Buttler picks the inswinger and flicks it straight into the hands of Ravichandran Ashwin who takes it comfortably. Jos Buttler departs after scoring 45 runs off 73 balls with nine boundaries. With Joe Root(38) and Jos Buttler(40) at the crease, England are currently at 303/5 after 91 overs.SEVEN RUNS off the over!!90.2 overs: FOUR!! Jos Buttler goes on the frontfoot and drills it straight down the ground for a boundary. With Joe Root(38) and Jos Buttler(28) at the crease, England are currently at 291/5 after 89 overs.#IndvsEng if england declare now, with lead of about 150-175 , india can make sure this test is over in two days 🙂 Avadhut (@avoodi123) August 16, 2014FIVE RUNS off the over!!84.1 overs: FOUR!! Jos Buttler reaches out and slaps it past point for a boundary. With Joe Root(14) and Jos Buttler(13) at the crease, England are currently at 252/5 after 75 overs.Scenes of jubilation in the Indian women’s camp after winning the Test #indvseng #cricket pic.twitter.com/4S4yLxiPeM CricketHuddle (@CricketHuddle) August 16, 2014FOUR RUNS off the over!!Ravichandran Ashwin will bowl from the other end for India. With Joe Root(13) and Jos Buttler(12) at the crease, England are currently at 248/5 after 74 overs.TWO RUNS off the over!! Joe Root and Jos Buttler are out in the middle for England while Stuart Binny will start the proceedings for India.And, we’re back!! TEA: Finally, MS Dhoni’s men clinch a session against England. India pulled up their socks and gave a good account of themselves on the second afternoon. The fielding veered from sharp to shabby but the bowlers did not waver much from their rhythm. Aaron set the tone early on, interrogating the English skipper on and around the off-stump. Cook was lucky to be reprieved on 65 and 70 but finally fell to Aaron’s persistence. India then engineered a double blow, removing Ballance and Bell off successive overs while Ashwin snapped up Ali. The hosts though are ahead by 98 runs. Can they fatten their lead? Or will India wipe out the lower-order quickly to stay afloat at the Oval? Well done team #India ! Go for another good session and we are in the game. Come on #India dekhado ! #IndvsEng #2-2 Jadu Saikia (@jadu_saikia) August 16, 2014With Joe Root(11) and Jos Buttler(12) at the crease, England are currently at 246/5 after 73 overs.advertisementFIVE RUNS off the over!!72.6 overs: FOUR!! Jos BUttler gets forward and clips it off the pads for a boundary. With Joe Root(9) and Jos Buttler(8) at the crease, England are currently at 239/5 after 71 overs.Taking Root’s wicket is like taking 2 wickets! Brilliant player, need to get him out! #IndvsEng vamshiballikonda (@vamshi_b) August 16, 2014FIVE RUNS off the over!!70.5 overs: FOUR!! Jos Buttler goes on the backfoot and crashes the cut behind point for a boundary. CRACKING SHOT from Buttler!! With Joe Root(8) and Jos Buttler(4) at the crease, England are currently at 234/5 after 70 overs.Wow.. @ashwinravi99 whaata a delivery..? Gotcha!!..??? #happy finally seeing Indian bowlers doing some damage. #Indvseng #EngvInd @devi0111 Kala Mani (@kalamani22) August 16, 2014FIVE RUNS off the over!!69.6 overs: FOUR!! Jos Buttler flays the short arm jab and sends it scurrying through midwicket for a boundary.THREE RUNS off the over!!Jos Buttler comes to the crease for England.Team India FINALLY ONTO SOMETHING here!!68.6 overs: That’s OUT!! Ravichandran Ashwin has bowled Moeen Ali on a flighted delivery. Ali was looking to leave it but was a tad too late in deciding as the ball kisses the bottom edge of the bat and crashes onto the off-stump. Moeen Ali departs after scoring 14 runs off 24 balls with two boundaries. Is a COLLAPSE ON CARDS for England here!!ELEVEN RUNS off the over!!64.2 overs: FOUR!! Moeen Ali flicks it again and sends it racing through square leg for another boundary. BACK-TO-BACK BOUNDARIES for Ali!!64.1 overs: FOUR!! Moeen Ali leans forward and flicks it past midwicket for a boundary.EIGHT RUNS off the over!!Moeen Ali comes to the crease for England.Can India manage to PULL THINGS BACK here!!63.1 overs: OUT!! Ishant Sharma has got Ian Bell out caught by the wicket-keeper. Bell was looking to push it towards covers and gets an outside edge through to MS Dhoni behind the stumps. Ian Bell departs after scoring seven runs off 16 balls. Another BLOW for England!!That’s a WICKET MAIDEN from Ashwin!!Joe Root comes to the crease for England.62.5 overs: That’s OUT!! Ravichandran Ashwin has got Gary Ballance out caught at silly point. Ballance leans forward to defend and sends it straight into the hands of Cheteshwar Pujara who tales it comfortably. Gary Ballance departs after scoring 64 runs off 117 balls with 13 boundaries. BIG WICKET for India!! With Ian Bell(1) and Gary Ballance(64) at the crease, England are currently at 197/2 after 61 overs.FIVE RUNS off the over!!60.6 overs: FOUR!! Gary Ballance leans forward and flicks it through midwicket for a boundary. With Ian Bell(0) and Gary Ballance(60) at the crease, England are currently at 192/2 after 59 overs. #IndvsEng Even though India is performing dismally, lets keep pining all of our hopes on our team, just like we do every time. Go India! Shivanii (@dimaagka_raita) August 16, 2014FOUR RUNS off the over!!Ian Bell comes to the crease for England.57.4 overs: OUT!! Varun Aaron has got Alastair Cook out caught at first slip. Aaron lures Cook into the drive and forces an outside edge through Murali Vijay who takes a good diving catch. Alastair Cook departs after scoring 79 runs off 183 balls with nine boundaries. England skipper’s LUCK FINALLY RUNS OUT!!advertisement57.2 overs: FOUR!! Alastair Cook rocks back and clouts the pull towards deep square leg for a boundary. With Alastair Cook(75) and Gary Ballance(59) at the crease, England are currently at 187/1 after 57 overs.FIVE RUNS off the over!!56.4 overs: FOUR!! Gary Ballance unveils the blistering cover drive and sends it scurrying for a boundary. GREAT BALLANCE from Gary!! With Alastair Cook(74) and Gary Ballance(55) at the crease, England are currently at 182/1 after 56 overs.The England captain must think that Christmas has arrived too early in the year for him..#Oval #IndvsEng @StarSportsIndia wv raman (@wvraman) August 16, 2014THREE RUNS off the over!!MS Dhoni & co. are IN SHAMBLES here!! 54.1 overs: CATCH-DROPPED!! Ajinkya Rahane has dropped Alastair Cook at first slip. Cook was lured into the cut shot and gets an outside edge towards Rahane who drops it Ashwin’s dissent. Cook is LIVING DANGEROUSLY!! With Alastair Cook(67) and Gary Ballance(53) at the crease, England are currently at 173/1 after 51 overs.Too many slips by Indian slips. #IndvsEng 1/2 plate (@daalrice) August 16, 2014SIX RUNS off the over!!49.4 overs: CATCH-DROPPED!! Murali Vijay has dropped Alastair Cook at first slip. Cook was looking to defend but gets an outside edge towards Vijay who goes to his right and drops a dolly. POOR EFFORT from India!!49.2 overs: FOUR!! Alastair Cook rocks back and cuts it with disdain for a blazing boundary. CRACKING SHOT from Cook!! With Alastair Cook(60) and Gary Ballance(53) at the crease, England are currently at 165/1 after 48 overs.Harsha Bhogle analyses what is wrong with Indian cricket. Then he hypes them up after one win. Get mauled. Process repeats. #IndvsEng Sub Zero (@Gautham_TR) August 16, 2014EIGHT RUNS off the over!!47.6 overs: FOUR!! Gary Ballances reaches out and flays the upper-cut for a boundary. That’s 3rd TEST FIFTY for Ballance!!47.2 overs: FOUR!! Gary Ballance waits for it and flicks it towards fine leg for a boundary. Bhuvi STRAYS OFF LINE!! Looks like they have given up already. No intent in body language, no one to inspire. #IndvsEng Abhash Makharia (@abhashm) August 16, 2014With Alastair Cook(60) and Gary Ballance(45) at the crease, England are currently at 157/1 after 47 overs.FIVE RUNS off the over!!46.3 overs: FOUR!! Gary Ballance goes on the backfoot and crashes the cut behind point for a boundary. That was BEAUTIFULLY TIMED by Ballance!! Ravichandran Ashwin will bowl from the other end for India. With Alastair Cook(60) and Gary Ballance(40) at the crease, England are currently at 152/1 after 46 overs.FOUR RUNS off the over!! 45.1 overs: FOUR!! Alastair Cook leans forward and clips it towards fine leg for a boundary. POOR-LINE from Bhuvi!!Alastair Cook and Gary Ballance are out in the middle for England while Bhuvneshwar Kumar will start the proceedings for England.And, we’re back!! LUNCH: Another session thoroughly dominated by England. That’s four in a row in this match. India got the much needed early wicket they were striving for in the form of Sam Robson, but since then Ballance and Cook haven’t been in any trouble at all. Aaron was the pick of the bowlers, while both Ishant and Bhuvi hardly made the batsmen play, especially the former. The latter was disappointing, well down on pace and offering buffet balls on the pads which were helped away for runs by the batsmen. The sun is out and the Indians look certainly jaded. The body language isn’t great either, with no real spark or effort to gee up the bowlers. A long, hard, tiring toil awaits them in the field, unless they pick up wickets in a heap. Whether they change anything remains to be seen. Played a Test after 8 years & Won it! Indian Women have beat Eng Women by 6 wickets! #IndvsEng Liju Sukumar (@LijuSukumar) August 16, 2014With Alastair Cook(56) and Gary Ballance(40) at the crease, England are currently at 148/1 after 45 overs.FOUR RUNS off the over!!44.6 overs: FOUR!! Gary Ballance leans into the drive and sends it racing through extra cover for a boundary. That was CLASSY from Ballance!!Varun Aaron will bowl the FINAL OVER before lunch.43.1 overs: FOUR!! Alastair Cook leans forward and whips it through midwicket for a boundary.FOUR RUNS off the over!!40.2 overs: FOUR!! Alastair Cook hangs back and flays the cut past backward point for a boundary. That’s FIFTY for Cook!! With Alastair Cook(46) and Gary Ballance(35) at the crease, England are currently at 133/1 after 40 overs.36.2 overs: FOUR!! Gary Ballance was looking to defend and gets an outside edge past the slip cordon for a boundary.34.6 overs: FOUR!! Gary Ballance leans into the drive and sends it scurrying through covers for a boundary. FAB SHOT from Ballance!!33.5 overs: FOUR!! Alastair Cook rocks back and whacks it through square leg for a boundary.EIGHT RUNS off the over!!20.6 overs: FOUR!! Gary Ballance goes for the drive and gets an outside edge towards third man for a boundary.Gary Ballance comes to the crease for England.Varun Aaron STRIKES EARLY in the day for India!!20.5 overs: That’s OUT!! Varun Aaron has bowled Sam Robson on a pitched up delivery. Robson was beaten for pace and a tad too late in the shot as the ball rattles the stumps. Sam Robson departs after scoring 37 runs off 70 balls with six boundaries.20.3 overs: FOUR!! Sam Robson waits for it and steers it past gully for a boundary.Varun Aaron will bowl from the other end for India.Bhuvi starts off with a MAIDEN!!Alastair Cook and Sam Robson are out in the middle for England while Bhuvneshwar Kumar will start the proceedings for India.Toss: England won the toss and elected to field first against India.Changes: India have made two changes with Ishant Sharma and Stuart Binny replacing Pankaj Singh and Ravindra Jadeja. On the other hand, England have decided to play the same team from the last Test match.Teams(from):England: Alastair Cook, Sam Robson, Gary Ballance, Ian Bell, Joe Root, Moeen Ali, Jos Buttler, Chris Jordan, Chris Woakes, Stuart Broad, James AndersonIndia: Murali Vijay, Gautam Gambhir, Cheteshwar Pujara, Virat Kohli, Ajinkya Rahane, Mahendra Singh Dhoni, Stuart Binny, Ravichandran Ashwin, Bhuvneshwar Kumar, Varun Aaron, Ishant Sharmalast_img read more