“I am in the movie so much I think I could ask for some royalties,” Jose Mourinho said about ‘Manchester City: All or Nothing’, the Amazon documentary that focuses on the Premier League champions’ title-winning 2017-18 campaign.The Red Devils manager went on to accuse City of lacking class after the series frequently criticised his park-the-bus approach during last season’s Manchester derby.As the documentary, which was released last week on Amazon Prime, covers Man City’s exhilarating race to the title that saw them accumulate a record-breaking 100 points, there was never any doubt that Mourinho would be featured in some capacity. Article continues below Editors’ Picks Man Utd ready to spend big on Sancho and Haaland in January Who is Marcus Thuram? Lilian’s son who is top of the Bundesliga with Borussia Monchengladbach Brazil, beware! Messi and Argentina out for revenge after Copa controversy Best player in MLS? Zlatan wasn’t even the best player in LA! The much-maligned United boss, however, has seemed to hint that despite the focus being centred on Pep Guardiola’s men, he takes up a good deal of screen time. So much so, in fact, that he should be paid a lucrative amount based on his substantial appearances in the documentary.So just how many times does Mourinho appear in ‘All or Nothing’? Goal takes a look.With the way that Mourinho speaks about the documentary, you’d expect him to appear within less than five minutes and have an entire episode – or two – dedicated to him.In reality, he features much more prominently in the first two episodes of the series than he does in the rest. At five minutes and 28 seconds into the documentary, it is ex-Oasis guitarist and singer Noel Gallagher who has a cameo appearance – not Mourinho.The first instance of Mourinho’s involvement is in episode one, when narrator Ben Kingsley talks about City and Belgium starlet Kevin De Bruyne. Everyone is aware of how Mourinho was unable to get the best out of the midfielder during his time at Chelsea, which led to De Bruyne leaving to play in the Bundesliga – before eventually returning to the Premier League with Man City, becoming an integral force in their title-winning squad.He isn’t the only star that Mourinho didn’t know how to deploy properly, and not the only player that the Portuguese manager may have kicked himself over after witnessing them excel elsewhere.Liverpool sensation Mohamed Salah was another Mourinho castaway, while Romelu Lukaku was also deemed an excess of goods and subsequently loaned out to West Brom and Everton from Chelsea (though the pair have now reunited at Old Trafford).In the very first episode of ‘All or Nothing’, De Bruyne – City’s standout player – is profiled in an interview, and reveals why he made the decision to leave Chelsea for Wolfsburg in 2014.”I was only 20 years old when I decided to sign for Chelsea,” the midfielder says.”I got my chances in the first few games, and I thought ‘OK, everything is going well’.”We won the games but then one day it just stopped. Knowing me, I didn’t have a lot of patience at the time, so I decided to go in January.”Archival footage is then shown of Mourinho, rattled and irate, at a press conference before a Champions League game, feverishly berating a reporter for asking him about De Bruyne, who was not included in the squad.”And now you are speaking about De Bruyne, so you are not interested in the players that are playing?” says Mourinho in the footage in which he bears a striking resemblance to that of Grumpy Cat.”You are interested in the players that are not playing. He was not selected, it was my decision.”Only 11 can play and 18 to be selected. He was not selected because I didn’t like the match he played against Swindon, and I didn’t like the way he was training. But you have this tendency to only ask about the guys who are not selected. Thank you. See you tomorrow.”De Bruyne went on to play two seasons in Germany after leaving Stamford Bridge before signing for Manchester City, at which Kingsley states: “Once a Chelsea blue, now giving Chelsea the blues.” In the following episode, the documentary centres on the Manchester derby that took place in December 2017 at Old Trafford. Manchester City won the game 2-1 which stretched their record for most consecutive wins to 14 in a row, though the main talking point after the fixture was the post-match tunnel bust-up, where Mourinho allegedly threw a bottle at City assistant coach Mikel Arteta.Manchester United forbade camera access inside the stadium and so, sadly, there is no footage of Mourinho’s bottle-throwing.The win also ended United’s 40-game unbeaten run at home and extended City’s table-topping lead to 11 points. “Attacking versus defence,” narrates Kingsley. “Creative football versus… parking the bus.”City finished the game victorious after heading into half-time 1-1. Kingsley describes the derby as a showcase of the two managers’ vastly different playing styles; Mourinho’s ‘parking the bus’ and defending in numbers versus Guardiola’s creative, attacking football.Mourinho was criticised for taking a defensive approach in the derby instead of playing full-frontal attacking football, and in the documentary, he was never going to be the hero.Football journalist Henry Winter is interviewed in this instance, stating: “Everyone sees Guardiola as sort of creative artist, Michelangelo of the technical area. But actually, he’s a winner.”The documentary then delves into the rivalry between Mourinho and Guardiola (although admittedly for a shorter time than one would expect) and explores the relationship that stemmed from their La Liga days.”Mourinho, who was a very Machiavellian individual, plays his mind games,” Winter says. “He knew how to press Guardiola.””You saw the way Mourinho approached it tactically, and the way that he set Manchester United up,” added commentator Steve Bower. “And for all the public comments between Pep Guardiola and Mourinho, I thought that was the biggest professional compliment that Jose Mourinho could pay Pep.”It was almost saying, ‘we’re not going to open up here because at the moment you’re better than us, and if we’re going to get a result, we’re gonna get it in a different way.”Adds Winter: “Guardiola doesn’t understand the concept of ‘parking the bus’. He just unleashes the Ferraris.””I don’t know the plan from my opponent, but we came here today to try to win the game,” insisted Guardiola in the post-match conference in a thinly-veiled remark about Mourinho’s favoured style of play.Snippets of Mourinho’s press conference is also included, coming across as a jaded figure who still seems in a haze following his bottle-throwing attempt.“You can speak about anything you want, you can bring any football theory, you can bring the stats, you can bring the possession, everything you want…” he is seen rambling, before the episode finishes with Guardiola concluding: “In England, you cannot say that you play that way in England.”This is the last time that Mourinho is featured in a speaking role in the series, though it still is heavily peppered with references towards the Portuguese boss and the Mancunian rivalry.In the penultimate episode ‘Welcome to Hell’, the documentary covers City’s miserable week when they were knocked out of the Champions League quarter-finals to Liverpool and then lost 3-2 at home to United in the league.The second Manchester derby gave Guardiola’s side the incredible chance to win the league on home turf, in front of their biggest rivals – but they bottled it spectacularly and embarrassingly after finding themselves 2-0 going into half-time and then ultimately losing the game following a United fight-back.City’s celebrations were merely delayed for a week, but the documentary interviewed a host of City fans who outlined their desire to clinch the title in front of their very worst rivals.It is this moment that Mourinho recently referred to during a recent press conference, stating: “Perhaps without me it would not sell as much, I don’t know, but if City send me one of the shirts they had in the tunnel when we played there last, the ones that were saying: ‘We did it on derby day,’ then I will give up about the royalties.”He references the arrogance over City prematurely printing T-shirts that assumed they were going to take all three points on the day. But if you coach a team who managed to win the Premier League with five whole games to spare, perhaps you can afford to get a little ahead of yourself. Check out Goal’s Premier League 2019-20 fantasy football podcast for game tips, debate and rivalries.
New Delhi, May 15 (PTI) The government has come up with a handbook detailing ways to deal with children in conflict with the law, emphasising on launching a database and a tracking system for their effective rehabilitation post incarceration, after procedural flaws were exposed in the aftermath of the Nirbhaya case.The standard operating procedure (SOP), prepared by the women and child development (WCD) ministry based on the Juvenile Justice (Care and Protection) Act, 2015, aims at eliminating maltreatment of such children while protecting them from violence, abuse and exploitation.The objective of all the stakeholders should be to rehabilitate and reintegrate children in conflict with the law into the mainstream, the SOP states.The ministry has recommended a slew of activities as part of the rehabilitation process which include yoga, physical training, meditation, skill training, computer education, art and craft therapy, training in spoken English, dance and drama and sports.It also enumerates individual care plans to be drafted for each child which is mandated in by the JJ Act.The SOP has laid down a provision for professional course for a child in order to make him/her financially independent and recommended that child care institutions tie up with universities for such courses.It has also advised that there should be a follow-up plan in place for all children in conflict with the law who are in institutional care.”Institutions should conduct regular follow-up programmes for all released children to ensure the child does not get back to a difficult situation. Institution should maintain regular contact with the children and their families.advertisement”Regular follow-up activities help to reduce the rate of recidivism. Institutions should conduct half yearly meets to get a feedback from the juveniles about their current situation and to ascertain the further interventions required for their successful rehabilitation,” the SOP said.Flaws were exposed in the procedural aspects of the JJ Act in the aftermath of the release of the juvenile convict in the Nirbhaya gangrape case, prompting the government to work on a comprehensive plan for such children so that they do not become repeat offenders.The juvenile convict in the gangrape and murder of a 23- year-old physiotherapy intern in Delhi in December 2012 was released in December 2015 and is believed to be working at a roadside eatery in South India.Ministry officials say that there was no follow-up plan devised for his release.The officials also say that while he was taught how to stitch and cook, it was a south India-based non-for-profit organisation which later trained him and presently monitoring him.The ministrys SOP also has a provision for after-care whereby a tracking system is to be created by state governments through which children, once they leave child care institutions, will be tracked for minimum three years to analyse the transition.The government may also set up a database of children leaving child care homes upon turning 18 every year and also create helpline numbers for those who are out of institutional care, where they can contact to seek guidance or counselling, whenever required, and can find solutions for their concerns.The Supreme Court had earlier this month upheld the death sentence for four others convicted of the rape and murder of the woman who later came to be known as “Nirbhaya”, the fearless. PTI ASG SMN
(Eds: Upgrading) Mumbai, May 30 (PTI) Work on the highway from Meghalaya to Myanmar is likely to start next month as part of the India-Myanmar-Thailand trilateral pact, Road, Transport, Highways and Shipping Minister Nitin Gadkari said today. “We will probably start work on Meghalaya to Myanmar project from next month. The cost of the project is Rs 5,000 crore,” Gadkari told reporters today on the sidelines of a programme here. India, Thailand and Myanmar are working on a 1,400 km long highway that would link the country with Southeast Asia by land, which would give a boost to trade, business, health, education and tourism among the countries. Addressing a meet on the green ports and oil spill management” here, Gadkari said the government is planning a waterway connectivity up to Myanmar via Bangladesh using Brahmaputra river. “Waterways are more cost effective than roads and railways and so any goods required to be traded to Myanmar or Bangladesh could be done in a very cost effective manner. This will finish before 2018,” he said. With the Cabinet approving Rs 2,000 crore from a central fund for development of water transport, operationalising at least 10 of the 111 national waterways by next year is on top of the governments agenda. Massive work worth Rs 5,000 crore is already underway on Ganga (1,620 km), with World Bank assistance, which is the National Waterway No 1. The work includes development of three multi-modal hubs at Varanasi in Uttar Pradesh, Haldia in West Bengal and Sahebganj in Bihar. Pitching for environment-friendly initiatives, Gadkari said that the country could be flooded with electric commercial and passenger vehicles by December as a move to curb dependence on crude oil and cut emissions. He noted that India needs to encourage electric as well as bio-diesel and ethanol-fuelled vehicles. On concerns on lack of infrastructure for charging electric vehicles, the minister said “the technology is there and if we have more vehicles we will get more charging stations.” Nagpur has earned the distinction of becoming the countrys first city with a fleet of 200 electric vehicles, including taxis, buses, e-rickshaw and autos. Gadkari also suggested that shipping corporations should explore use of liquefied natural gas (LNG) as an alternative source of fuel to save on costs. The minister also said he would discuss lowering the goods and services tax (GST) rates on hybrid vehicles with the finance ministry. Under the GST rates, hybrid cars, which are considered eco-friendly, are slated to attract a 15 per cent cess over and above peak rate of 28 per cent, same as those of large luxury cars and sports utility vehicles (SUVs). PTI SSM GK NM MRadvertisement
Penalty corner specialist Harmanpreet Singh and forwards Talwinder Singh and Akashdeep Singh scored a brace apiece as India flayed Pakistan 7-1 in a Pool B clash to storm into the quarter-finals of the Hockey World League (HWL) Semi Final here on Sunday.Harmanpreet (13th and 33rd minutes), Talwinder (21st and 24th) and Akashdeep Singh (47th and 58th) ripped apart Pakistan’s defence. Pardeep Mor (49th) too contributed a goal for India.Coming into the match, four-time world champions Pakistan had conceded four and six goals in consecutive losses to the Netherlands and Canada, respectively. India further exposed Pakistan’s weaknesses in their team’s structure in a match that had chances galore for both the teams right from the start. But it were India who capitalised on most of them.Pakistan got the first opportunity of the match in the third minute when a counter-attack from the right flank saw Indian goalkeeper Vikash Dahiya at the mercy of Ajaz Ahmad but the latter flicked wide of the far post.Akashdeep then was in with a chance to break the deadlock but his soft hit from close range was easily blocked by goalkeeper Amjad Ali.Then drag-flicks from both Pakistan’s Muhammad Aleem Bilal and India’s Harmanpreet Singh went wide.Pardeep Mor earned a penalty corner in the 13th minute and Harmanpreet came up with a grounder to beat Ali on the latter’s right to give the 1-0 crucial lead.India, having scored the opening goal, seemed to ease their nerves and they played smooth and fluent hockey thereafter. The way they did the build-up play through the back and midfield unsettled Pakistan and the latter ran out of patience.advertisementIt resulted in two quick field goals through Talwinder in the 21st and 24th minutes. The first one was a brilliant team goal, as a Mandeep’s cut-back from the left byline to S.V. Sunil, stationed in front of the goal, saw him drive the ball to a waiting and unmarked Talwinder at the far post, who just had to tap it in. Three minutes later, Talwinder dinked past goalkeeper Ali from the right to make it 3-0.Harmanpreet’s second goal, an unchallenged drag-flick three minutes after the half-time break, gave India a handsome 4-0 lead, putting the game beyond doubt.Trailing by four goals, Pakistan showed some resilience and tested Indian goalkeeper Akash Chikte but the Indian didn’t allow their citadel to be breached and instead pounded two more goals through Akashdeep and Mor to complete the successful outing.Muhammad Umar Butta (57th) scored a consolation goal for Pakistan.With this win, India moved to the top spot with nine points, while their neighbours are yet to open their account.
Shimla, Jun 23 (PTI) State capital Shimla has been selected as the second Smart City of Himachal Pradesh after Dharamshala that was brought under the Centres urban development project last year.The announcement was made in the third and final list of the Smart City Mission at the National Workshop on Urban Transformation in New Delhi today, an official spokesman said here.According to the Union Urban Development Ministry, Shimla along with 28 other cities has been brought under the project, he said.The Smart City status for Shimla was one of the main issues in the recently held Shimla Municipal Corporation (SMC) poll in which the BJP emerged as the largest party beating the Congress and the CPI (M).Chief Minister Virbhadra Singh said it was a moment to rejoice as the Smart City tag would help better standardisation and development of civic amenities in Shimla.The state government had submitted its proposal to the Ministry of Urban development (MoUD) on March 31, he said.The Smart City project would facilitate better infrastructure in water supply, storm water drainage, urban transport, e-governance, capacity building and institutional strengthening, the chief minister said.Singh said the proposal sent to the MoUD, incorporated better management of public transport system, parking provisions besides pedestrian facilities.”Management of storm water and natural springs, rain water harvesting tanks in forest areas, redevelopment of zonal hospital, measures to mitigate fire and other hazards could now be efficiently met as these were also mentioned in the proposal,” he said.He said that priority would be also given to develop eco-tourism, adventure sports activities, alternative modes of transportation among others.advertisementSingh said the smart city will also enable the rehabilitation of around 800 families presently living in slum areas.Urban Development Minister Sudhir Sharma, said Shimla submitted a proposal of Rs 2,906 crore that included Rs 1,252 crore was for re-development of Lower Baazar, Sabzi Mandi, Ganj and Krishnanagar; Rs 1,280 crore for retro-fitting of circular road and three transit corridors of the city; and Rs 197 crore for plan-city application of traffic management and citizen security.Apart from this, solid and waste water management, building safety, disaster mitigation and open and recreational places would also be attended to, he said.The proposal has suggestions of citizens and was discussed in ward meetings, which were also approved by the municipal corporation, the minister said. The matter was pursued with the Union Urban Development Minister M Venkaiah Naidu and finally the tag was given to Shimla, he said. PTI PCL ANB
West Bromwich Albion signed left back Kieran Gibbs from Arsenal on Wednesday and agreed to a season-long loan for Paris Saint-Germain midfielder Grzegorz Krychowiak.Gibbs fell out of favor at Arsenal, ending a 13-year stay at his boyhood club, for whom he played more than 200 games.He was behind Nacho Monreal and new signing Saed Kolasinac in the list of left backs at Arsenal and hadn’t featured in any of the team’s first three Premier League matches this season.?? @KieranGibbs in his new colours…#WBA pic.twitter.com/CZoKl1UGTK- West Bromwich Albion (@WBA) August 30, 2017The 27-year-old Gibbs, who has played 10 times for England, signed a four-year deal at West Brom.West Brom Twitter PhotoThe central England club highlighted how Krychowiak has “abandoned the opportunity of playing Champions League football” this season by moving to West Brom. The 27-year-old Poland international is awaiting international clearance for the move.?? Welcome to the Albion, @GrzegKrychowiak ?????#WBA pic.twitter.com/PJX6fC6OPE- West Bromwich Albion (@WBA) August 30, 2017The deadline for Premier League clubs to sign players is 22:00 GMT Thursday before the transfer window closes until January.Also Wednesday, Tottenham signed Argentina under-20 defender Juan Foyth on a five-year deal from Estudiantes, where he had established himself in the first team.The 19-year-old Foyth will play under Tottenham’s Argentine coach, Mauricio Pochettino, but will likely have to bide his time before getting into the side, with Spurs having many options at center back.
Just to fire BCCI for what Pune pitch curator has done is not correct: Sourav Ganguly to India Today
Former India captain Sourav Ganguly reacted to India Today’s sting operation on the Pune pitch curator, hours before the second ODI between India and New Zealand.Pune pitch curator Pandurang Salgaoncar has now been caught on India Today’s camera agreeing to manipulate some bounce, some movement and some balance between bat and ball for the Wednesday ODI at the Maharashtra Cricket Association (MCA) stadium.In what was a savage blow to the ICC and the BCCI’s stiff codes on corruption and on restrictions over outsider access to the field before matches, Salgaoncar not only accompanied India Today’s undercover reporters to the Pune pitch but also allowed them to tap it.Maharashtra Cricket Association president Abhay Apte and BCCI joint secretary Amitabh Chaudhary have already promised strong action following the sting and Ganguly, also president of the Cricket Association of Bengal, wondered if there was any way to stop anyone from visiting the pitch in India.”I am watching this on TV. I really don’t know what Salgaonkar is trying to say. I don’t think there is any way of stopping people from reaching the pitch. That is an issue in Indian cricket.”(At this point) I don’t have much to say on this as I really don’t know what he was trying to do. I don’t know how he can tweak the pitch in one day and prepare it accordingly for a bookie.”I don’t know in what context he was saying this was he saying this in haste. Let me go through the matter first,” he said.advertisement”If Pandurang Salgaonkar has done something he should be punished. But it should not hamper the progress of the cricket match. The curator needs to be taken off. At the end of the day the cricketers have not done anything, the match officials have not done anything. I don’t see a problem in the game going on.”CK Khanna is the president of the BCCI and he has the right give his opinion, whether it is right or wrong is another issue. It is important to take control of the situation. I personally feel the match should go on.”I don’t know whether its been going on for a while. BCCI has had all the securities but at the end of the day they cannot look into everything. You can have 15 cameras after one person but if he wants to do something wrong he will find out a way to do it.”Anti corruption of the ICC and BCCI has everybody connected. When an international match happens everybody comes under the purview.”No system is fool proof and things happen. Just to fire the BCCI for what Pandurang Ssalgaonkar has done is not correct. You cannot only control it to a certain extent,” Ganguly said.”This has to go till the end and an investigation must take place. But the game must go on. The match hasn’t started and the pitch will be same for both teams, so I don’t think it will be a problem,” he added.
Tiger Woods announce on Monday he will make his return to competitive golf at November 30-December 3 Hero World Challenge at Albany in the Bahamas.Woods, who continues to recover from back surgery and has not played competitively in nine months, will be part of an elite 18-player field.”I am excited to return to competitive golf at the Hero World Challenge,” tournament host and 14-time major champion Woods said in a statement.”Albany is the perfect setting and it will be great to join this outstanding field…”The 41-year-old American has only played six competitive rounds in the past two years while trying to recover from multiple back surgeries.Last year Woods also made a comeback at the same event, ending nearly 16 months on the sidelines, and finished 15th in a final field of 17.He showed flashes of the brilliant golf that carried him to 14 major titles. However, he also delivered the inept, often finding sandy waste areas off the tee or with his approach shots.As his back issues continued, Woods returned to the PGA Tour in January. He missed the cut at the Farmers Insurance Open and shot an opening-round 77 a week later in Dubai before withdrawing.In April he announced that he had undergone a fourth back operation in three years.The winner of five tournaments in 2013, Woods has played just 19 events since.”All of us would be overjoyed if Tiger Woods could come back and play at a high level,” Woods’ former swing coach Butch Harmon told Sky Sports. “He’s playing an appropriate event because there are only 18 players, even though they are top echelon players.advertisement”It’s a more relaxed type of event. It’s his tournament. I think he’s going to feel a little more relaxed there.”We’ll have to see how he is physically, how he is mentally and how his nervous system holds up.”Woods will not find the competition any easier this year with a top flight field that includes Dustin Johnson, Jordan Spieth, Hideki Matsuyama, Justin Thomas, Jason Day, Rickie Fowler, Brooks Koepka, Matt Kuchar and Justin Rose.The Hero World Challenge will be the latest in a long-running comeback saga that has produced more downs than ups.The most recent embarrassing setback came last Friday when Woods pleaded guilty in a Florida court to reckless driving and entered a program for first-time offenders, avoiding a conviction on the charge of driving under the influence (DUI) last spring.He was found asleep in May behind the wheel of a Mercedes-Benz, which was parked alongside a road not far from his home on Jupiter Island.Woods had five drugs in his system when he was arrested, but no alcohol, according to a toxicology report. Those drugs included generic forms of the painkillers Vicodin and Dilaudid; the mood drug Xanax; the sleeping pill Ambien, and a drug that contained THC, the active ingredient in marijuana.
ARACAJU, Brazil — FIFA had to step in to help Greece’s national team get to its World Cup base in Brazil a day later than expected after a flight cancellation in the United States.Greece was due to leave Newark for Recife just after midnight June 6, shortly after beating Bolivia 2-1 in a warm-up friendly at New Jersey’s Red Bull Arena. But the team’s flight was canceled because of a technical problem with the plane’s navigation system.The Hellenic Football Federation says the team left Saturday night from New York and arrived in Sao Paulo on June 8, and then boarded a FIFA charter flight to Aracaju. Despite the long journey, the federation says the team will go ahead with a planned training session Sunday evening.TweetPinShare0 Shares
NEW YORK — Hall of Fame football star Jim Brown — running out of time to retrieve his 1964 NFL championship ring — has sued a memorabilia dealer.The 78-year-old Los Angeles resident filed the lawsuit in Manhattan federal court against Lelands.com and Lelands Collectibles Inc.The lawsuit seeks to halt the sale of the ring in an online auction that ends July 25th. It also seeks unspecified damages over broadcast remarks that Lelands’ founder, Joshua Evans, made about Brown.Evans said that Brown’s claims “are entirely without merit and we intend to vigorously defend against them.”According to the lawsuit, the ring was stolen from Brown’s Cleveland home in the late 1960s and the robbery was reported to police.The lawsuit also accuses Evans of making statements in print and broadcast interviews in recent weeks that implied Brown has diminished mental capacity as a result of taking thousands of hits as a football player.On at least one broadcast, though, Evans could be heard describing Brown as the greatest football player of all time and saying Brown was aware that a family member had sold the ring in the 1990s.The lawsuit said the ring is priceless to the former Cleveland Browns player. The highest bid was $58,948 on July 23d.Evans said Lelands’ position is the paperwork over the ownership of the ring is “indisputable” and anyone who bought it would get a 100 percent guarantee.Brown, who works as a Cleveland Browns special adviser, rushed for 12,312 yards and scored 106 touchdowns in nine seasons before retiring at the peak of his career in 1965.In 1964, he rushed for 1,446 yards and scored seven touchdowns as the Browns won the title, the last for any major Cleveland sports franchise.TweetPinShare0 Shares
TweetPinShare0 Shares NEW YORK — Facing a pitcher who has always had their number, the New York Yankees struck for a sudden rally.Brian McCann and Alex Rodriguez hit back-to-back homers off All-Star Chris Archer that sent the Yankees past the Tampa Bay Rays 6-4 on Sunday.“Archer’s one of the best pitchers in the game,” McCann said. “He’s right up at the top and when you can scratch and claw and come back and get a win like that, it was huge.”Ivan Nova pitched six solid innings to help the Yankees take two of three in the series. New York, which leads the American League wild-card chase, remained 1 1/2 games behind first-place Toronto in the AL East.The Blue Jays beat Baltimore 10-4.On a picture-perfect afternoon in the Bronx, Archer was doing what he’s always done — dominate the Yankees. The 26-year-old righty, who had never lost to New York, kept hitters off balance with a slider that opposing manager Joe Girardi suggested might be the best in the game.That was, until the sixth inning. After the first 18 Yankees batters were held to one hit, New York finally broke through and erased a 3-0 deficit.Archer (12-11) got two outs sandwiched around Jacoby Ellsbury’s single, but then began having trouble with his control. Following a walk to Carlos Beltran, McCann drove a 3-1 pitch deep into the right-center bleachers to tie the score at 3 — his career-high 25th home run.“We were sleepwalking there about five innings and Archer basically dominated us,” Rodriguez said. “Mac has been huge all year.”Archer, who had allowed only one home run in eight previous starts against New York, saw his very next pitch to Rodriguez also wind up in the seats, giving the Yankees 4-3 lead.“I didn’t execute in the biggest moment of the game,” said Archer, who entered 5-0 with a 1.78 ERA against the Yankees. “Am I disappointed? Of course. We need to win every single game.”New York added a run in the seventh when Didi Gregorius scored on a throwing error by second baseman Logan Forsythe.Asdrubal Cabrera closed the gap to 5-4 with an eighth-inning homer just inside the right-field foul pole off Dellin Betances. New York made it 6-4 in the bottom half when September call-up Rico Noel scored his first career run on Gregorius’ single.Nova (6-7) had trouble commanding his breaking ball early in the game but settled down nicely. He yielded three runs and six hits to stop a three-start losing streak.Andrew Miller stranded two runners in the ninth for his 31st save in 32 attempts.Kevin Kiermaier hit a two-run homer off Nova in the second on a hanging curve. Forsythe added an RBI single in the third.ANOTHER MILESTONERodriguez’s single in the eighth was his 3,053rd hit, tying Rod Carew for 23rd place on the career list. “Rod was very good to me early in my career when he was a hitting coach with the Angels and I was a young lad with the Mariners,” Rodriguez said. “So I really have a lot of respect and appreciation for Mr. Carew.”TRAINER’S ROOMRays: OF Steven Souza Jr. (broken left hand) began a rehab assignment with Triple-A Durham on Saturday night, going 2 for 4 with a run as the DH. Souza is scheduled to play in the Bulls’ final two games of the season as well. … 3B Evan Longoria, who left Saturday’s game with a bruised right forearm after being hit by a pitch, was in the starting lineup.Yankees: CC Sabathia is tentatively scheduled to start Wednesday night against Baltimore. Sabathia, who has been on the 15-day disabled list since Aug. 24, will wear a brace on his right knee going forward. The 35-year-old lefty threw a bullpen on Sunday and said that he felt fine afterward. “The plan is on Wednesday but I want to make sure he gets through everything,” Girardi said. “He felt good yesterday and we’ll make sure he feels good after his bullpen.”UP NEXTRays: Tampa Bay heads to Detroit, sending LHP Drew Smyly (2-2, 3.11 ERA) to the mound against his former club in the series opener Monday. He faces journeyman Randy Wolf (0-3, 6.11). The 39-year-old Wolf, acquired from Toronto on Aug. 20, makes his fourth start for the Tigers after spending most of the season at Triple-A.Yankees: New York welcomes the Orioles to town for a three-game set, opening with RHP Michael Pineda (10-8, 4.07) on Monday. Pineda is coming off of a strong outing in Boston, where he earned the win after three straight defeats. Baltimore counters with lefty Wei-Yin Chen (8-7, 3.36), who leads the staff in ERA and has won four of his last five decisions.SCOTT ORGERA, Associated Press
LIVERPOOL, England (AP) — Liverpool tore Arsenal apart with a devastating attacking display on Sunday, producing a 4-0 victory in the Premier League that exploited an error-strewn performance by the London club.Roberto Firmino, Sadio Mane and Mohamed Salah spearheaded the powerful assault on the feeble visitors at Anfield. Humiliation for Arsenal was completed when Mane’s replacement, Daniel Sturridge, finished off yet another counterattack to net the fourth in the 78th minute.It was a complete and potent display by Liverpool, even without Philippe Coutinho on the pitch as the Brazilian still tries to force his way out of the club before the transfer window closes Thursday night.Coutinho is chasing the major trophies eluding Liverpool for too long, with the league last won in 1990 and the Champions League in 2005.While such a ruthless rout of Arsenal will raise expectations around Liverpool, it followed an underwhelming start to the league campaign that saw Juergen Klopp’s side draw the opener at Watford then claim a narrow win at Crystal Palace.But victory capped a week when Liverpool secured its return to the Champions League after a three-year absence, a competition Arsenal will be missing from for the first time in 20 years.Arsene Wenger secured a new Arsenal contract despite that Champions League qualification failure. But judging by the capitulation at Liverpool, with Arsenal’s shortcomings resurfacing for a second loss in three matches, it could be another troublesome season.ROB HARRIS, AP Global Soccer WriterTweetPinShare0 Shares
Referring to a report circulating Turkish media linking himself to Turkish giants Besiktas, PAOK coach Răzvan Lucescu wanted to clarify to NOVA’s television channels that the only thing on his mind is being coach of the “double-headed eagle from the North (PAOK)”Analytically, he told Nova:On the matter of preferring one opponent to another at this stage in the Greek Cup: “No, I did not have a clear preference with whom to play. What I do know though, very well, is that whoever our opponent might be we must prepare our squad with total intensity. That’s what got us here to this point and that’s what we have to continue to do until the end, just a complete seriousness in pursuit of achieving our goal.said, ” I can not say anything about that because we have to keep focused on our next league match against Atromitos. The Greek Cup match is in a month from now, the semi-finals will be interesting because the teams remaining in the cup are close in the standings and similar in quality. Every team has their own chance to make the cup theirs, so I expect the match to be an interesting one”.When asked about the match against Panathinaikos, the Romanian coach said, ” In a match that you have won with a score of 0-2, that perhaps could have been won 0-4, how should I feel? It’s natural to have a great deal of satisfaction. It’s important to not think about the missed chances that we had to have a greater winning margin, but to focus on the positive performances of the players and next time being more aggressive on offense so that we put a match away sooner. Playing that match with Panathinaikos, a team that has talented players and good organization on the pitch is very important. In order to properly compete for silverware at the end of a season, a team needs to know how to build-up attacking plays, but at the same time, have the right mentality and operation in defense so we can have more effective offensive transition. It’s all connected. It is a matter of team mentality and knowledge of how to manage a match. We started the first half in a perfect way. We dominated the possession, we scored in the first minute from a corner that we won from pressing high on the field and being aggressive. We had the same motives in the first and the second halves so it was natural that we were rewarded with another goal. Panathinaikos was put into a position where they had to take risks, and in doing so allowed us to find spaces behind their defense but were unable to capitalize on chances that we had. Keeping in mind who our opponent is in every match, this match was going about the same as the ones that we played against Olympiacos and AEK until the point where Leo Zamba go the red card. There are other matches such as the ones with Panionios, Pas Giannena, Larisa which are teams that defend more. The important thing is to know how we will react in those games and go in with a serious game-plan on how to unlock the defense while staying responsible in our own defensive responsibilities.Răzvan Lucescu was asked about how it feels to have an entire year under his belt at the helm of PAOK, ” I don’t think about it too much. It shows a prime example of the right club mentality,I am focused every time on the next game. Of course, in the next year, I will also have a glass of cognac to remember all these moments and the wonderful years at PAOK and the great results. The coach however, has to stay focused on the next match and the near future”.On Turkish media reports that his future could lie in the neighboring country: “I am lucky that I don’t pay attention to anything the media says. From there on, I have not spoken to anybody else in a foreign country, with anybody from any team, I remain focused and committed to PAOK. I have a contract with PAOK, I have a lot of respect for the president of the club who gave me the opportunity to be here and he created a fantastic team. I will speak with him about my future and we will decide together. If I decide to leave and I decide to get involved in other projects such as looking after my beloved animals on a farm or just spending time with my wife, who has sacrificed so much to me, I will speak with him first”.For the match against Atromitos: “First of all, we have to start from the fact that Atromitos the last two years finds itself in the top slots of the league table. Right now they are in third along with AEK. They are a fast-paced team who doesn’t like to not have the ball but they defend well and they always try to aggressively counterattack. We must be mentally ready to take advantage of every opportunity that presents itself throughout the course of the match”. In a game you have won with 0-2 and you could have won with 0-4, how can I be? It is normal that there was satisfaction and it was what I had to do. It might not have affected my outcome in other circumstances, but performance, making opportunities that we did not score. Playing this game with Panathinaikos with talented players and good organization is very important to win.TweetPinShare0 Shares
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Continue Reading Previous TÜV SÜD: UK’s first dedicated IoT cellular test service for Industry 4.0 supportNext dSPACE expands its range of solutions for automated and autonomous driving applications Farnell has launched the industry’s first Connector e-Guide: a comprehensive online reference tool showcasing connectors from more than 30 of the industry’s most trusted brands. The new Connector e-Guide allows engineers to easily review and select relevant interconnect products from Farnell’s extensive connector catalogue by sight or by part number. The e-Guide uses large visuals to clearly display and categorise connectors in a single online hub, making it an invaluable tool for engineers who may need to find and replace an application’s damaged connector without knowing the part number to identify it. In addition, the e-Guide’s intuitive interface displays associated products and accessories, such as cable and wire, crimp tools and other installation aids. This key feature saves time by reducing the need to research supporting products so engineers can easily select the most suitable connectivity solution for their designs.All products featured on the Connector e-Guide are backed by Farnell’s unique product support features, including full reel packaging availability, local 24/5 technical support, easy and secure online ordering and same-day shipping.Farnell’s connector e-Guide can be found at: https://uk.farnell.com/connector-eguideShare this:TwitterFacebookLinkedInMoreRedditTumblrPinterestWhatsAppSkypePocketTelegram Tags: Chips & Components
A local cricket match in the Shepherd Neame Kent Cricket League in England produced some never-seen-before numbers on Tuesday.Beckenham CC won the toss against Bexley CC and opted to bat first but little did they imagine that they would be back on the field in 50 minutes after getting bowled out for just 18 runs in 11.2 overs.Bexley CC in reply took just 12 minutes to knock off the 18 runs without losing a wicket in their run chase. The whole match was over within 61 minutes.The total was the lowest ever in Beckenham CC’s history and it will remain a big blot on the cricket club’s reputation which boasts of players from international through County to County 2nd XI level and Minor Counties.It was also the lowest score ever posted by a team in the Shepherd Neame Kent Cricket League.Alexander Senn, William MacVicar and Calum Lennos managed to score 4 runs each with the latter remaining unbeaten on the score while three more – Johan Malcolm, Asad Ali and Junaid Nadir – scored a run each.The rest of the five players faced a maximum of 21 deliveries without opening their accounts. Bexley CC conceded just 3 runs in extras – 1 leg-bye, 1 wide and 1 no-ball – which added to the total. Scorecard of the Kent Cricket League match between Beckenham CC and Bexley CC (Bexley CC Twitter Photo)Beckenham CC cricket club has existed for 152 years but never has it faced such humiliation in the sport as Bexley bowlers Calum MacLeod and Jason Benn ripped apart the batting lineup sharing all the 10 wickets between themselves.advertisementCalum MacLeod finished with figures of 6 wickets for 5 runs with 2 maidens in 6 overs while Jason Benn produced a spell of 4 wickets for 12 runs with 3 maidens in 5.2 overs.Bexley CC openers Christopher Laas and Aiden Griggs then made light work of the run chase and finished the match in 3.3 overs.Griggs ended up with 12 runs from 9 balls with three boundaries while Laas managed a boundary from 12 balls as Beckenham CC’s bowlers – William MacVicar and Asad Ali – gave away 6 runs in extras.
By Aditi Khanna London, Aug 19 (PTI) A new smartphone-based mentoring app that gives budding amateur cricketers the chance to get direct access to their cricketing heroes for advice on how to improve their game was unveiled at Lord’s Cricket Ground in London this week.Proatar, co-founded by Indian entrepreneur Srikanth Tanguturi and Sri Lankan investor Christy Kulasingam, is designed as a revolutionary new sports coaching-cum-mentoring platform to help passionate amateurs to get more out of their game through insights and inspiration from the elites of the game.It has over 20 cricketing experts already signed up, including Indian cricketer Rohit Sharma and West Indian legends like Michael Holding and Courtney Walsh.”I am really excited about sharing some of my cricketing knowledge and journey to inspire young kids on their journey,” said Sharma, a prolific batsman in the Indian cricket team.The new free-to-download app, initially available via an invitation-only referral code to control numbers, will have its global launch on September 15, when it will be available on Android and iOS via Google Play store and the Apple App Store respectively.”We are delighted to take the covers off our platform at Lord’s. The very simple format allows amateurs anywhere in world to have direct access to their heroes. The aim is for this to work complementary to a coach and we look forward to talents being discovered through Proatar over time,” Tanguturi said at an unveiling event at Lords earlier this week.The app allows keen cricketers to send in videos of their technique to one of around 30 cricketing greats on Proatar’s list, who then assess the techniques and respond with detailed suggestions to improve their game.advertisement”Advice can sometimes come in one ear and out of the other, but when you draw on the amateur’s video and show the player whether they have their leg straight when they shouldn’t that advice is likely to stick,” explained Holding.”Having taken a lot from the game, it is time to give something back to cricket,” added Sri Lankan cricketer Mahela Jayawardene.The average price point of the app-based mentoring session is around USD 150 for a video consultation. Elites are priced at different levels, ranging from USD 100 to 400 per transaction.”This sounds like a big number, and it is a premium product, but when we consider how much it would cost to have a single one-on-one session with an elite, assuming first you have access to them, and the value they can add, we believe this is a good investment in an amateur’s game,” said Kulasingam.Each paid video consultation is returned within 14 days by the elite chosen by the amateur. A tailored feedback video with a mix of annotations, voiceover commentary, and picture-in-picture analysis by the elite is designed to help ambitious players improve their game. Technical skills as well as non-technical query videos, for example on captaincy, nutrition, strength and conditioning, and the mental side of the game, can also be sent to a chosen elite.The app has a charity and corporate social responsibility (CSR) element built into it, offering people and companies the chance to sponsor budding talent from the villages of India by buying sessions for them as a gift.”The app philosophy takes the inspiration aspect seriously, adding gifting options for those who want to give a great moment and memory to passionate cricketers around them, and for corporations to provide consultations to deserving or under-privileged amateurs via gift certificate donations,” said Tanguturi, who has a budding cricketer in his young son.Proatar, which combines the terms professional and avatar, has an initial squad of elite mentors representing a broad mix of the game current and former male and female players as well as coaches from around the world. Cricket is the starting point of the mentoring platform, which the co-founders say is easily translatable to other games such as tennis and golf over time. PTI AK AMSAMS
England midfielder Dele Alli withdrew from the England squad for Tuesday’s friendlies against Switzerland due to a minor muscle strain, the English FA said on Monday.Alli, 22, picked up the injury during England’s 2-1 defeat to Spain in Saturday’s UEFA Nations League opener at Wembley. The Tottenham Hotspur player is set to return to the club for further treatment.Alli now faces a race against time to be fit before Saturday’s Premier League fixture against Liverpool.England have called up Leicester City duo Ben Chilwell and Demarai Gray for the friendly match at the King Power Stadium, but said they would not make any more additions to the squad ahead of Monday’s training session.Luke Shaw, who was concussed after a blow to his head in the loss to Spain, returned to his club Manchester United on Monday.(With inputs from Reuters)
Dar Es Salaam(Tanzania), Oct 20 (AP) The man described as Africa’s youngest billionaire said Saturday he is free more than a week after his abduction from a luxury hotel in Tanzania’s commercial capital, while police suggested his captors came from South Africa. “I thank Allah that I have returned home safely,” said a statement released by the 43-year-old Mohammed Dewji’s foundation. It did not give details about the October 11 abduction or what led to his release but thanked police for working for his safe return. Dewji, while arriving at the hotel for a workout, had been seized by two masked gunmen who fired into the air before driving away. Regional authorities have said two white men were seen on surveillance video, and they tightened controls at border posts and airports. “We got information that the abductors used the same car that was used to seize him at the Colosseum Hotel and dumped him at gymkhana (sports facility) grounds,” Dar es Salaam Regional Police Chief Lazaro Mambosasa said on Saturday. “We found him there physically fit, and we suspect that the abductors are South Africans because he said they were communicating in one of the vernacular from that country.” The inspector general of police, Simon Sirro, later told reporters that the captors had demanded a ransom but he didn’t divulge the amount or say whether it was paid. Police seized the vehicle along with an AK-47 assault rifle, two pistols and several rounds of ammunition, Sirro said. The captors had tried to burn the vehicle after dumping the billionaire, he added.advertisement Tanzania’s Environment Minister January Makamba, in a statement posted on Twitter, said he had spoken with Dewji and “he’s the usual Mo. So he is okay.” Forbes magazine in 2016 put Dewji’s wealth at USD 1.5 billion. (AP) SMJSMJ
Rei Iida has won over the internet with her never-say-die attitude after the Japanese runner crawling on her hands and knees for 700ft (around 213m) of her of leg of a marathon relay, after fracturing her leg in a fall.Iida, a 19-year-old university had finished most of her 2.2-mile (approx 3.5km) section of a corporate ‘ekiden’ (street) race in Fukuoka Prefecture.Video footage from the race shows Iida falling and fracturing her right leg on a gentle bend, before crawling on all fours along with the relay slash firmly grasped in her hand.Her team mate was also seen waiting for her partner, all bruised and bloodied at her knee and palms, as tears rolled down her cheeks.Iida was then helped back up by the race organisers, who came under attack for not intervening. She had reportedly asked “how many meters are left until my goal?” when approached by a race judge.After she completed the race, she was taken to the hospital and is expected to be out of action for around four months.Reports from local media claim the Iida’s team had withdrew from the race after hearing of her fracture. But unfortunately for Iida, their decision was not communicated to Iida before she began crawling.