Coaches praise Whitmore’s tactics

first_imgLocal coaches, Rudolph Speid of Cavalier and Omar Edwards of Tivoli Gardens gave Theodore Whitmore the thumbs up for getting his tactics spot on in their 2-1 win over Canada in the quarter-finals of the CONCACAF Gold Cup on Thursday. The Reggae Boyz defeated Canada with goals from Shaun Francis and Romario Williams to book their semi-final spot and Edwards thought Withmore’s approach was ‘ideal’. “I must give the team credit for their improved performance. We managed two very good goals while conceding one. We kept our defensive shape and organisation for majority of the game, and the players are growing in confidence as the tournament progress,” Edwards said. “We won the game very early and the players and coaching staff recognised that. So keeping the team discipline and keeping the players behind the ball was the ideal thing to do. We are very quick and sharp upfront and we managed to launch a few counter attacks, which worked for us quite well, so there was no need for us to use the last 20 minutes to go out and play a high press game when we were already leading the game 2-1. “So I think the entire coaching staff has done extremely well, in regards to getting the players to stay behind the ball and launch counter-attacks,” he said. Speid was also very complimentary to Whitmore and the team, even though he thinks the players lack experience. “The team did well to take the two nil lead. The goals were two brilliant goals, but after we scored I don’t think we played with any composure and that is because of the immaturity of a lot of the players because a lot of them don’t have a lot of caps, so they didn’t know how to pass out the game and they kept kicking back the ball to the Canadians. “But I think the tactics was right. After we scored I think we held on, not looking good holding on because the Canadians got a couple of chances that they should have done better with, but they played the right way against Canada and I believe the level of confidence the players are gaining, it is possible for us to get a positive result against Mexico,” Speid added.last_img read more

Region 3 residents to benefit from improved water – GWI

first_imgMany calls have been made to the Guyana Water Incorporated (GWI) by residents of Region Three (Essequibo Islands-West Demerara) who were for a considerable period of time forced to use water that was of poor quality.However, on Friday, their calls were heard when the water company announced that it would be installing a total of eight mobile generators with an electrical ring system at three well sites, which would see the residents benefiting from an improved water supply.According to the Regional Divisional Manager, Martin Garrick, two of those generators are already prepared and are ready to be installed.Garrick highlighted that the quality of water was something that had been of interest to the water company and needed to be improved urgently.“The quality of the power is always questionable. What we did is oversize our units so that they can run at a lower voltage or the imbalance voltage that would come from the power company, they would not disrupt the service to the customers,” Garrick said.For 2016 and this year thus far, residents of the Region have, on a number of occasions, reached out to this news entity and other news entities to voice their concerns.One of the woes highlighted was that the water was of very poor quality, as indicated by the strange colour. On many occasions, the residents were also left without any running water as the area suffered from frequent low voltages.Garrick explained that the reason for the lack of water was low power at the stations which he said was “quite alarming” and contributed to numerous complaints of the residents.He said that the water company had to resize the units to address the imbalance and larger voltage tolerance from the power company. “So when you are supposed to get 415 volts, you getting 360; so we have resized our units and they are working at 380 volts, now you have continuous current so we have no break in service.”Residents of the Parfaite Harmonie area will soon benefit from 24-hour access once GPL supply is sufficient.The other areas that are soon to benefit is Meten-Meer-Zorg, Uitvulgt and Hubu (Parika) – all will benefit from a restructuring of their water system.The GWI will be embarking on four major projects in Region Three this year.  Some 20,000 residents are expected to benefit from the construction of the three new wells at Vergenoegen, Westminster and Pouderoyen.last_img read more

Scotland beat Samoa to storm quarters

first_img0Shares0000AFP/AFP/File – Scotland’s scrum half and captain Greig Laidlaw (C) celebrates scoring his team’s third try during a Pool B match of the 2015 Rugby World Cup between Scotland and SamoaNEWCASTLE, October 10 – A match-winning try by Greig Laidlaw carried Scotland into the World Cup quarter-finals with a nail-biting 36-33 victory over Samoa on Saturday and ended Japan’s hopes of a historic place in the last eight. The Scotland captain had kept Scotland in the game until his try with five penalties and contributed a match total of 26 points — a personal Test best for him. His converted try lifted Scotland to 36-24 with five miutes to play and although Samoa came back with a late try of their own they could not close the gap.Scotland were chasing the game for most of the 80 minutes and did not start taking control until Samoa’s discipline began to falter.As the penalties flowed Laidlaw cashed in, securing the lead for the first time 12 minutes into the second-half then sealing the outcome with his late try.It was a match of titanic collisions, and played at a pace that led to constant turnovers from wayard passess and handling errorsFor most of the game the mainly Scottish crowd packed into St James’ Park were treated to repeated scenes of Samoan muscle splintering a fragile Scotland defence.In the high-octane first half, five tries and a World Cup record 49 points were scored with Samoa holding a 26-23 at the turn.Scotland’s narrow escape qualified them second behind South Africa in Pool B, a safe six points clear of Japan who play their final pool game against the United States on Sunday.Samoa go home empty handed, finishing fourth in their pool like fellow Pacific islanders Fiji and Tonga and all three now having to qualify for the 2019 World Cup.Vern Cotter’s side, returning to the World Cup knockout stages for the first time since 2007, have struggled to start confidently in each match of the tournament.It was an issue they worked on during the week but again they were on the back foot early, although for the first time in pool play they were able to score a try before half-time.In a helter-skelter opening Samoa made a mockery of Scotland’s attempted defence, but their own was not much better.After Tusi Pisi and Laidlaw had exchanged early penalties, Pisi crossed for the first try when centre Rey Ley-Lo made the initial break and backrower Alafoti Fa’osiliva had barrelled up to the line.Scotland levelled the score from the restart when Tommy Seymour pounced on a wayward pass as Samoa tried to run themselves out of trouble from a deep kick off.Kahn Fotuali’a set up Samoa’s immediate response putting Manu Leiataua into huge gap as the Scotland defensive pattern again fell apart.Laidlaw’s second penalty closed the gap to 15-13 in Samoa’s favour before Lee-Lo, sliced his way past Matt Scott to get the islanders back on attack, then popped up again to finish the move with a try wide out.Another Laidlaw penalty kept Scotland in touch and on the 30-minute mark they drew level when a forward drive produced a try to John Hardie in his comeback after missing the last two games because of a head knock.But it was Samoa who had the final say in the first half with Pisi’s third penalty to lead 26-23 at the break.Scotland turned down shots at goal which could have levelled the score three times early in the second time but their plan to drive over the line was thwarted every time.It took a fourth penalty 10 minutes after the break for Laidlaw to line up the posts to level the score at 26-all.With the penalties starting to flow Laidlaw put Scotland ahead for the first time in the match with his fifth three-pointer two minutes later.Five minutes from time he scored and converted to put Scotland ahead 36-24 before Samoa rallied one last time with a try to Motu Matu’u converted by Pat Fa’apale.0Shares0000(Visited 1 times, 1 visits today)last_img read more

Walt Disney World Crowd Calendar Update for August 2018

first_imgShare This!August is here, and we continue our monthly schedule of updates to the Disney World Crowd Calendar. [See a special note at the end of this article about a change we expect to see in September that could affect touring patterns at Disney World.]This month’s Crowd Calendar update includes changes due to what we have observed since the opening of Toy Story Land at Disney’s Hollywood Studios and what we expect leading up to the opening of Galaxy’s Edge (the Star Wars land at Hollywood Studios), which opens in late 2019. The impact of Toy Story Land on attendance has been smaller than expected. The official announcement of Toy Story Land’s opening date didn’t occur until Fall 2018, which we think may have been too late for many people to plan a trip specifically for the opening. Or, the new attractions aren’t as popular as expected. Either way, we do not expect the same thing to happen with Star Wars: Galaxy’s Edge. As soon as Disney sets a specific opening date for Galaxy’s Edge, we expect to see a comprehensive ad campaign and premium pricing coinciding with the opening. Galaxy’s Edge is also being built at Disneyland and will open there first. Disney will use the California early opening to build excitement for the Florida version. The novelty of Pandora at Disney’s Animal Kingdom is starting to show some signs of fading. We have seen a reduction in crowd levels at Animal Kingdom in the last few months.August 2018(Average Crowd Levels MK:4.5 EP:5.1 HS:4.5 AK:3.9)We have reduced the crowd levels in August. We have seen light crowds so far this summer, and we expect to see the same in August. School districts starting going back to school in early August. By the end of the month, 80% of students are back in classes. Hollywood Studios crowds levels are reduced to be in line with the rest of the resort. August 17, we see the first 2018 Mickey’s Not-So-Scary Halloween Party at Magic Kingdom. Typically the days between the parties have higher crowd levels. Many guests will avoid the Magic Kingdom on party days due to the shorter park hours.September 2018(Average Crowd Levels MK:2.6 EP:3.0 HS:2.0 AK:2.5)Labor Day weekend marks the end of summer crowds. Historically, September has some of the lowest crowd levels of the year, but we often see special promotions to counteract the dip in attendance. For instance, there are days in September with a special Annual Pass event at Toy Story Land. The Epcot International Food & Wine Festival starts August 30. Free dining and other hotel promotions are available, as well. Mickey’s Not-So-Scary Halloween parties continue in September, with the Magic Kingdom having higher crowds on non-party days.October 2018(Average Crowd Levels MK:3.6 EP:5.1 HS:4.7 AK:4.6)October will see some days with summer level crowds. Many school systems have their fall breaks in October. The Food & Wine Festival continues through November 12, and Magic Kingdom has 18 Halloween parties. Days without a party will see the Magic Kingdom crowd levels in the ‘7’s and ‘8’s.November 2018(Average Crowd Levels MK:4.4 EP:5.3 HS:4.3 AK:4.2)Besides Veterans Day weekend and Thanksgiving week, crowd levels will be low. The Magic Kingdom begins to offer Mickey’s Very Merry Christmas Party. Just like with the Halloween Party, the days between the parties have higher crowd levels. Many school districts have the entire week of Thanksgiving off. Crowds start growing the weekend before Thanksgiving and peak the Saturday after Thanksgiving.December 2018(Average Crowd Levels MK:5.6 EP:6.4 HS:6.1 AK:5.4)Early December has relatively low crowd levels. Most school districts are in session through Friday, December 21. December 22 is the start of the busiest time at Walt Disney World. Crowds won’t drop until 2019 begins.January 2019(Average Crowd Levels MK:4.6 EP:5.0 HS:5.6 AK:4.0)School starts back up starting January 2, with most schools back in session by January 7. There will a bump in the crowd levels for WDW Marathon Weekend (January 9-13), and Martin Luther King, Jr. weekend (January 19-21).February 2019(Average Crowd Levels MK:4.7 EP:4.3 HS:4.6 AK:5.0)The week of Presidents Day (February 18) and the Princess Half Marathon (February 21-24) will be the busiest time of the month. The rest of the month will see low crowd levels.March 2019(Average Crowd Levels MK:6.5 EP:6.2 HS:6.3 AK:6.1)April 2019(Average Crowd Levels MK:6.1 EP:6.6 HS:6.4 AK:6.6)Mardi Gras (March 5) is late in 2019. Fewer schools are off Mardi Gras this year, and does not look like it will have an impact on crowd levels. Easter (April 21) is also late. A late Easter means that spring break crowds are spread across a wider time range. In 2019 the “spring break” season will span from March 10 to April 21. The weeks of March 17 and April 14 will have the highest spring break crowds.May 2019(Average Crowd Levels MK:4.7 EP:5.1 HS:4.3 AK:5.5)June 2019(Average Crowd Levels MK:6.5 EP:5.8 HS:5.8 AK:6.0)July 2019(Average Crowd Levels MK:5.7 EP:5.2 HS:5.1 AK:5.1)The end of April through most of May will have low crowds. Most school districts are in session and wrapping up the school year. Memorial Day weekend going into the first week of June will have high crowds. We expect summer crowds to be moderate. Attendance will be lower than during most summers due to people postponing their visits until Galaxy’s Edge opens.What We Are WatchingThis fall we expect Disney to announce new variable ticket pricing. Just like one-day tickets, multi-day tickets will have different prices based on the dates and parks you plan to visit. The variable ticketing pricing could change guests’ travel patterns. Over the next 18 months, we expect openings of new hotels and attractions. Once opening dates are announced, we will adjust crowd levels.Have any questions or comments about the Crowd Calendar update? Let us know in the comments.last_img read more

Defeating malaria “within reach”

first_imgA mother and child in Niamey, Niger, takerefuge under a newly installed long-lastinginsecticidal net.(Image: Benoist Carpentier, WHO)MEDIA CONTACTS • Samantha BoltonCommunication officer, WHO, Geneva+41 22 791 5524 or +41 79 239 23 66Source: Irin NewsOver the past decade, malaria control programmes in Africa have resulted in a significant 200 000 fewer deaths per year, down from 985 000 in 2000 to 781 000 in 2009, states the World Health Organisation’s (WHO) World Malaria Report 2010, released on 14 December 2010.“We are saving 204 000 lives per year right now over the baseline in 2000. If we can achieve and sustain universal coverage in all countries, then the number of lives saved will be enormous,” Robert Newman, director of WHO’s Global Malaria Programme, told Irin.The number of estimated malaria cases globally in 2009 was 225-million and the vast majority of malaria-related deaths, about 91%, occur in Africa, says WHO.The report sees the strategic scale-up of malaria prevention and control as critical in the highest burden countries: Nigeria, Democratic Republic of the Congo and Tanzania experienced more than 40% of all malaria-related deaths in Africa.The scale-up between 2008 and 2010, aimed at protecting 578-million people at risk in sub-Saharan Africa, included distributing long-lasting insecticide treated nets (LLINs), indoor residual spraying, universal diagnostic testing of suspected malaria and prompt treatment of confirmed cases with Artemisinin-based combination therapy.Household net ownership has reached more than 50% in 19 African countries, with more children under-five using one (35%) compared with previous years. An improvement from 5% in 2000 to 35% in 2009 in diagnostic testing and indoor residual spraying also protected 75-million people, or 10% of the population at risk in 2009.Eradication successIn 2010, 11 African countries and territories – including South Africa – witnessed a 50% reduction in confirmed malaria cases and deaths over the decade, whereas in 32 out of 56 endemic countries outside Africa the decrease was even higher.Morocco and Turkmenistan were certified by WHO as having eliminated malaria in 2009 and the European Region reported no cases of Plasmodium falciparum – the most dangerous malaria parasite species – malaria for the first time.However, experts say that while considerable progress has been made, coverage of interventions in African countries remains below the international targets for 2010.Recent increases in funding for malaria control reached US$1.8-billion (R12.3-billion) in 2010, resulting in major scale-up of key interventions. WHO says the amounts committed to malaria still fall short of the resources required, estimated at more than $6-billion (R41-billion) for 2010.“The greatest challenge facing Africa in the fight against malaria is maintaining political will and financial commitment. Malaria prevention and control works,” said Newman.“If we can achieve and maintain universal coverage with vector control [LLIN or indoor residual spraying], diagnostic testing for suspected malaria cases, and treatment with Artemisinin-based combination therapies for confirmed cases – then we can not only reach international malaria targets by 2015, but also go a long way towards achieving the health-related Millennium Development Goals,” he said.Download the full WHO World Malaria Report 2010 (PDF, 17MB).last_img read more

Sarri: ‘Juve fortunate in Bergamo’

first_img Watch Serie A live in the UK on Premier Sports for just £11.99 per month including live LaLiga, Eredivisie, Scottish Cup Football and more. Visit: https://subscribe.premiersports.tv/ Maurizio Sarri admits Juventus were “fortunate” to beat Atalanta, sharing Pep Guardiola’s admiration, with injury updates on Cristiano Ronaldo and Federico Bernardeschi. The Bianconeri barely troubled Pierluigi Gollini until Gonzalo Higuain’s equaliser, but they ran out 3-1 winners in Bergamo thanks to a Pipita brace and Paulo Dybala. “It was an entertaining game with tempo and intensity, the kind you don’t usually see in Serie A,” the coach told Sky Sport Italia. “We lost our heads after their missed penalty, thinking of everything except the game of football and allowed Atalanta to take total control. They deservedly went in front. “We were fortunate to score the equaliser in a chaotic move against the run of play and from there on showed belief we could win it.” When Douglas Costa came on, it was effectively a 4-3-3 formation. “I moved Dybala in an attempt to stop Atalanta pouring down the flanks, so we could get a handle on the game again. That system uses up a lot of energy on the midfield. We struggled with Atalanta because we didn’t cover the ball enough in midfield. “Atalanta’s wingers were constantly coming forward, while ours were at times caught in-between. I think everyone will struggle in Bergamo and Pep Guardiola was absolutely right in saying that facing Atalanta is like going to the dentist – even if you emerge relieved, it’ll still hurt. “In the final minutes, we started to attack the spaces that were opening up, whereas we didn’t do that enough before.” Cristiano Ronaldo was left behind in Turin, despite scoring four goals for Portugal. “I hope he’ll be back for the Champions League on Tuesday. He has this little problem that is above all affecting him in training, as he’s struggling to train consistently. “A lot depends on how the lad feels, the fatigue and the need he has at any moment to rest. He felt, and I fully agreed, it was important right now to find a way of training that wouldn’t put extra pressure on the knee. “It’s a solid knee, there are no lesions, but constantly having that pain does take it out of you. I was happy to rest him, as I felt the same way, that it was best to take this time to first of all rest and secondly analyse training methods to see how he could train differently.” Federico Bernardeschi had to be substituted during the first half after struggling to breathe. “Bernardeschi had a knock in his diaphragm and couldn’t breathe. He felt constantly like he was going to be sick, so we’ll see if there’s anything lasting or if it’s just a temporary knock. “Douglas Costa came on and immediately had a slight adductor issue, so we hope that’s not serious either.”last_img read more

PH caging returns to world stage

first_imgSports Related Videospowered by AdSparcRead Next ‘A complete lie:’ Drilon refutes ‘blabbermouth’ Salo’s claims Ethel Booba on hotel’s clarification that ‘kikiam’ is ‘chicken sausage’: ‘Kung di pa pansinin, baka isipin nila ok lang’ BeautyMNL open its first mall pop-up packed with freebies, discounts, and other exclusives Inquirer Sports resumes its report on personalities and events that made 2017 a year to remember.2023 FIBA WORLD CUPThe Philippines won the hosting rights to the 2023 Fiba World Cup after the Fiba (international basketball association) Central Board approved the country’s three-nation bid with Japan and Indonesia this December in Mies, Switzerland. The three hosts earned outright World Cup berths.ADVERTISEMENT Don’t miss out on the latest news and information. LATEST STORIES Jordan delivers on promise: 2 Cobra choppers now in PH Obiena puts SEA Games tragedy behind him View commentscenter_img CLYDE MONDILLAAt 24, Mondilla emerged as the new ICTSI Philippine Golf Tour Order of Merit champion after sweeping the last two legs of the circuit, including the P3-million The Players Championship last September.Photo by Tristan Tamayo/INQUIRER.netCOLLEGE BASKETBALLFierce rivals Ateneo and La Salle starred in another epic UAAP Finals showdown. But the Blue Eagles came out triumphant this time with Thirdy Ravena, Matt Nieto and Isaac Go taking charge in dethroning the Green Archers, 88-86, in the do-or-die Game 3. In the NCAA, San Beda completed a finals sweep to bag its 10th championship in 12 years. Robert Bolick led the Red Lions in upsetting the Lyceum Pirates who won all 18 elimination games. (To be continued) ‘We cannot afford to fail’ as SEA Games host – Duterte MOST READ SEA Games: PH still winless in netball after loss to Thais PH military to look into China’s possible security threat to power grid June Mar Fajardo. Photo from Fiba.comJUNE MAR FAJARDOCementing his status as the best basketball player of his generation, the 28-year-old Fajardo claimed his fourth straight PBA Most Valuable Player award. The 6-foot-10 slotman, aside from powering San Miguel Beer to the Philippine Cup last March and the Commissioner’s Cup last July, helped Gilas Pilipinas stay unbeaten in two games in the Fiba World Cup 2019 Asian Qualifiers.FEATURED STORIESSPORTSSEA Games: Biñan football stadium stands out in preparedness, completionSPORTSBoxers Pacquiao, Petecio torchbearers for SEA Games openingSPORTSPrivate companies step in to help SEA Games hosting Robredo: True leaders perform well despite having ‘uninspiring’ boss PLAY LIST 02:49Robredo: 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 athletes02:49World-class track facilities installed at NCC for SEA Games Hotel says PH coach apologized for ‘kikiam for breakfast’ claimlast_img read more

Tyson Fury treading carefully as he fights Sweden’s Otto Wallin

first_imgSports Related Videospowered by AdSparcRead Next Serbia coach Sasha Djordjevic resigning after poor Fiba World Cup MOST READ Kim Chiu rushed to ER after getting bitten by dog in BGC Malasakit Center bill awaits Duterte signature At 6-foot-9, he is a towering sight in the ring, and though he’s not known for big punching power he does possess boxing skills more generally seen on much smaller fighters. He hasn’t lost in 28 pro fights, though he seemed on the verge of losing to Wilder after being knocked flat on his back in the final round.Fury said he thought he won 10 of the 12 rounds against Wilder in Los Angeles, controlling most of the fight behind his right jab. The draw was the first blemish on his record, but Fury said he didn’t take long to put it in the past.“I was never upset about the draw. I understand boxing, I understand politics,” he said. “It’s not the first time it’s every happened and it surely won’t be the last. Neither of us lost an O and we get to do it again. We get paid twice for one fight actually.”Fury and Wilder have both signed for the rematch, but both need to win interim fights first. That means beating Wallin, who is a 25-1 underdog despite being unbeaten in 20 fights.“It’s a dream come true for me,” Wallin said. “I come from a small place in Sweden and now I’m here in the big stage. I’m well-schooled, I’ve got good offense, good defense. I think I have what it takes to pull an upset.” BREAKING: A day after being fired, Robredo asks: ‘Ano bang kinatatakutan ninyong malaman ko?’ Don’t miss out on the latest news and information. View comments NorthPort forces rubber match, blasts No. 1 NLEX Foot fetish: Nibbles a specialty at Indonesian restaurant Singapore latest to raise issue on SEA Games food, logistics Lawmakers hail fighting Senator Pacquiao’s victory over Thurman PLAY LIST 01:26Lawmakers hail fighting Senator Pacquiao’s victory over Thurman01:26Lawmakers hail fighting Senator Pacquiao’s victory over Thurman01:05Amir Khan claims Manny Pacquiao has agreed to Saudi Arabia bout02:42PH 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 Tyson Fury, left, of England, and Otto Wallin, of Sweden, pose during a ceremonial weigh-in for their upcoming fight Friday, Sept. 13, 2019, in Las Vegas. Wallin and Fury will face each other in a heavyweight boxing match Saturday. (AP Photo/Isaac Brekken)LAS VEGAS — Tyson Fury ended Wladimir Klitschko’s long reign as heavyweight champion and showed how Deontay Wilder could be beaten, only to leave the ring with a draw.Lately, though, Fury has been treading more carefully. Perhaps too carefully for a man who considers himself the heavyweight champion of the world.ADVERTISEMENT ‘City-killer’: Asteroid the size of the Great Pyramid may hit Earth in 2022, says NASA LATEST STORIES “I’ve never met a man I couldn’t beat,” Fury said. “So he’s going to be no exception.”If any fighter can be given a pass for his recent level of opposition, though, it’s Fury. He hasn’t ducked tough fights in the past — Klitschko and Wilder in particular — and wants to fight as often as possible because training every day helps keep his many demons away.So he enters the ring for his second fight in this boxing town in three months, the first a second round knockout over equally unknown German Tom Schwarz.“I’ve going from being very depressed and down and out to being the lineal champion of the world fighting in Las Vegas two times,” Fury said. “It’s fantastic for me.”Fury’s troubles have been well documented, from a huge weight gain after beating Klitschko in 2015 to contemplating suicide to heavy use of drugs and alcohol. He didn’t fight for more than two years after winning the title but is now in the middle of a comeback in what has become an interesting heavyweight division.ADVERTISEMENT Fury fights his second straight no-name opponent Saturday night, taking on Sweden’s Otto Wallin in a scheduled 12-round fight. The big Englishman is a huge favorite in a bout that seems little more than a chance for Fury to break a sweat and collect a payday while awaiting a scheduled February rematch with Wilder.“The unknown is more exciting,” Fury said of his latest opponent. “But the fact is I don’t underestimate anybody. I give everybody the ultimate respect. I’ve trained hard for this fight, as hard as I’ve trained for any fight.”FEATURED STORIESSPORTSPH women’s football team not spared from SEA Games hotel woesSPORTSSingapore latest to raise issue on SEA Games food, logisticsSPORTSThailand claims not enough Thai food, drinks for players at hotelFury hasn’t exactly been taking on the stars of the heavyweight division since fighting to a draw in December against Wilder — a fight he would have won had he not been knocked to the canvas in the final round. But he is filling airtime for promoter Bob Arum as part of a deal with ESPN, as well as giving American fight fans another chance to catch his always entertaining act.Not that he’s terribly concerned about Wallin or what he brings to the ring. Fury said this week he knows little about the Swedish fighter, who is undefeated but has rarely ventured out of his home country or fought any top opposition. Manila’s hidden reservoir to re-emerge as tourist drawlast_img read more

Bhogle set to return to cricket commentary

first_imgKolkata, Mar 28 (PTI) Harsha Bhogle is set to end his exile from cricket commentary after the official broadcasters of the Indian Premier League today hinted that the renowned commentator could be seen in action in the 10th edition of the T20 tournament. “Its our intention to get him back in the studio. However we have some paperwork formalities left but in all likelihood we may see him doing commentary in the upcoming IPL,” Prasana Krishnan, EVP and business head, sports cluster Sony Pictures Networks India, said here today. A popular face behind the camera, Bhogle has spent nearly a year away from the commentary box after he had a stand-off with the erstwhile BCCI administration. Apparently, it all began with his criticism of the Indian cricket teams performance and star actor Amitabh Bachchan without taking names took a shot at Bhogle on his Twitter handle. Bhogles comments also were not well received by former India captain Mahendra Singh Dhoni and team officials. The episode led to his ouster from the commentary team of Indian cricket team and last IPL but with a new administration in place in the BCCI, there seems to be a change in fortune for Bhogle, who was recently seen doing cricket analysis for a sports website. The official broadcasters further said they would be organising various promotional activities across India and would continue with the Fan Park across 35 cities of the country during the April 5-May 21 tournament. “Our idea is to bring in human element into every match. Every fan will have a story to tell which would be unique than the stats,” Krishnan added. Besides English (Sony SIX) and Hindi (Sony MAX), the IPL will be broadcast in Sonys three regional language channels of Bengali, Tamil and Telugu. The Bengali commentators will be Ranadeb Bose, Joydeep Mukherjee, Abhishek Jhunjhunwalla, Saradindu Mukherjee and Subroto Banerjee. PTI TAP SSC SSCadvertisementlast_img read more

Photo Gallery: Oklahoma State-TCU

first_imgOur guy Jackson Lavarnway took some awesome photos of a terrible game on Saturday. There are great shots of Mason Rudolph, Justice Hill, Jalen McCleskey and more. Hope you enjoy. If you’re looking for the comments section, it has moved to our forum, The Chamber. You can go there to comment and holler about these articles, specifically in these threads. You can register for a free account right here and will need one to comment.If you’re wondering why we decided to do this, we wrote about that here. Thank you and cheers!last_img