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James Harden, Rockets overwhelm lowly Cavaliers


first_imgHarden played just 29 minutes and 34 seconds, and made eight 3-pointers to extend his NBA record to 12 games in a row with at least five.“The step-back 3s, he’s perfected that,” coach Mike D’Antoni said. “He’s got 16 3s and they’re all step-backs. I don’t know how he does it … everybody knows what he’s doing and he still gets them off, and they’re kind of open. They’re not forced, so he’s just an incredible player.”Clint Capela added 19 points on 7-of-8 shooting after making just four of 16 field goals in a loss to Milwaukee on Wednesday night.Harden and fellow starters Capela and Tucker also sat out the fourth quarter with Houston up 113-81 entering the fourth. Even with the trio watching the final quarter from the bench, the Rockets maintained a huge lead and their 141 points were a season high and the most Cleveland has allowed this season.TIP-INSCavaliers: Rodney Hood returned after missing the last three games with a sore left Achilles tendon. He had six points, two assists and two rebounds in 18 minutes. … Cedi Osman had 15 points and Collin Sexton added 14. … Jordan Clarkson and Jalen Jones added 12 points each.Rockets: Paul missed his 10th game in a row with a strained left hamstring. … Gordon missed his sixth straight game with a bruised right knee. … It’s the sixth time this season Houston has scored 70 points or more in the first half.DATE NIGHT?Tucker boxed out a couple of Cavaliers and avoided grabbing the ball to help Harden collect his 10th rebound on Friday night. Tucker joked that Harden might owe him for the move.“Dinner, movies. I need a date,” Tucker joked. Don’t miss out on the latest news and information. Private companies step in to help SEA Games hosting Later, Harden was asked if Tucker deserves dinner for helping him get his triple-double.“I took P.J. to dinner, movies, Europe,” Harden said laughing. “I take P.J. everywhere with me. He gets enough already.”UP NEXTCavaliers: Visit Los Angeles Lakers on Sunday night.Rockets: Visit Orlando on Sunday.Sports Related Videospowered by AdSparcRead Next James Harden had 43 points, 10 rebounds and 12 assists in 29 minutes — the first player in NBA history to have a 40-point triple-double in less than 30 minutes played — to lead the Houston Rockets to a 141-113 rout of the Cleveland Cavaliers on Friday night for their eighth win in 11 games.“I think we’ve all had that in the back of our mind. It was just a far reach earlier in the season,” Harden said. “Now it’s pretty close. We’ve just got to continue to do what we’ve been doing. Playing well, taking care of opportunities like this tonight. Just continue to get better, strive to get better.”FEATURED STORIESSPORTSPrivate companies step in to help SEA Games hostingSPORTSUrgent reply from Philippine ‍football chiefSPORTSWin or don’t eat: the Philippines’ poverty-driven, world-beating pool starsThe Rockets, who were in 14th place in the West in early December, are 4 ½ games out of first place and tied with the Clippers for fifth.After the Cavaliers got a 117-108 win in the first meeting with Houston this season, the Rockets were determined to take care of business this time around. They did that, racing out to a 28-point lead after scoring a season-high 77 points in the first half behind 24 points from Harden. View comments PH underwater hockey team aims to make waves in SEA Games PLAY LIST 02:42PH underwater hockey team aims to make waves in SEA Games01:44Philippines marks anniversary of massacre with calls for justice01:19Fire erupts in Barangay Tatalon in Quezon City01:07Trump talks impeachment while meeting NCAA athletes02:49World-class track facilities installed at NCC for SEA Games02:11Trump awards medals to Jon Voight, Alison Krauss TS Kammuri to enter PAR possibly a day after SEA Games opening LATEST STORIES SEA Games: Biñan football stadium stands out in preparedness, completion SEA Games: Biñan football stadium stands out in preparedness, completion It’s Harden’s 15th straight game with at least 30 points, his franchise-record 13th game with 40 points this season and the seventh in the last nine games as he has carried the team with Chris Paul and Eric Gordon out with injuries.Ante Zizic came off the bench to score 18 for the Cavaliers, whose season-long skid extended to 12 games.“We just couldn’t stop them,” Cavaliers coach Larry Drew said. “They were raining 3s all over the place. They broke us down off the dribble. They are in a rhythm now and playing very good basketball.”Harden needed less than 2 1/2 quarters to reach 30 points on Friday night, hitting a 3 with 7:41 left in the third to give him 32 points and push Houston’s lead 91-58. He joins Kobe Bryant (16 games in 2003) as the only players to score 30 points in at least 15 games in a row since the 1972-73 season.About three minutes later, he pushed his total to 40 after he was left wide open to drive into the lane for an easy layup to make it 99-68. Harden grabbed his 10th rebound with about 90 seconds left in the third quarter to give him his sixth triple-double this season and the 41st of his career.ADVERTISEMENT LOOK: Joyce Pring goes public with engagement to Juancho Triviño Hotel management clarifies SEAG footballers’ kikiam breakfast issue Is Luis Manzano planning to propose to Jessy Mendiola? SEA Games hosting troubles anger Duterte MOST READ Houston Rockets guard James Harden (13) drives to the basket past Cleveland Cavaliers guard Collin Sexton, right, during the first half of an NBA basketball game Friday, Jan. 11, 2019, in Houston. (AP Photo/Eric Christian Smith)HOUSTON — The Houston Rockets still have a way to go to reach their goal of earning the top seed in the Western Conference.But it seems far more attainable than it was just a month ago.ADVERTISEMENT Domantas Sabonis sharp again at MSG as Pacers beat Knickslast_img read more


Virat Kohli declared fit, will be available for Mumbai Indians clash on Friday


first_imgVirat Kohli has been declared fit and will be available for Royal Challengers Bangalore’s match against Mumbai Indians at the M Chinnaswamy Stadium in Bengaluru on Friday.Kohli, who suffered a shoulder injury during the third Test against Australia in Ranchi last month, has completed his rehabilitation and has regained his full match fitness.”The Board of Control for Cricket in India (BCCI) Medical Team on Wednesday confirmed that Indian Cricket Team and Royal Challengers Bangalore captain Mr. Virat Kohli has regained match fitness,” a BCCI press release stated. (Kohli takes part in fielding drills)Kohli missed the first three matches for Royal Challengers Bangalore, who have lost two of their three games so far this season and are languishing sixth on the points table after finishing runners-up in 2016.”He will now be available for RCB’s next match against Mumbai Indians on April 14 in Bengaluru.”The 28-year-old shattered several records in IPL 2016, amassing 973 runs and cracking four hundreds, the most ever in a single season.”The Indian Captain had undergone rehabilitation after sustaining an injury to his right shoulder and has now recovered to be able to participate in VIVO IPL 2017,” the release further said.Kohli earlier this week posted a video in which he hinted at his possible return on Friday.On Monday, the Royal Challengers welcomed back AB de Villier, who smashed an unbeaten 89 studded with nine sixes. However, AB’s heroics were still not enough to get them across the line against Kings XI Punjab in Indore.advertisementlast_img read more


IPL 2017, RPS vs KKR: How Robin Uthappa, Gautam Gambhir powered Kolkata to top


first_imgThe Kolkata Knight Riders go on top of the table as fifties from Robin Uthappa and Gautam Gambhir helped KKR beat the Rising Pune Supergiant by seven wickets in Pune. (POINTS TABLE | SCORECARD )KOLKATA INNINGS: 23.35 IST: Pune skipper, Steven Smith says that they were in the game at the innings break. Adds that the boys did well to get 180. Mentions that they were not helped by the dew as the bowlers struggled to grip the ball. Further adds that they needed 200 probably, in hindsight. Credits Gambhir and Uthappa for pacing their knocks. Admits that they did miss Stokes, again dropped a couple of catches which needs to be stopped. Does not think that it is about the attitude or anything so wants to get it sorted. Hopes that they can turn things around and execute their plans better.23.21 IST: Another spectacular chase from Kolkata. They started off really well with Narine stepping up the tempo. He was soon sent back via a run out from Shardul Thakur. Robin Uthappa came in and started giving company to Gautam Gambhir. The former got a reprieve early in his innings when Jaydev Unadkat dropped his catch. After that, he hammered all the bowlers all over the park to single-handedly turn the tide in the visitors’ favour. Gambhir was the anchor of the ship and they both managed to get their respective fifties. Gambhir-Uthappa departed at the end but the game was already over by then. With this win, Kolkata climb to the top of the table.advertisement23.16 IST: It’s over. KKR beat RPS by seven wickets to go on top of the table. KKR 184/3. Uthappa 87, Christian 1/31.#IPL Match 30 – @KKRiders 184/3 beat @RPSupergiants 182/5 by 7 wickets. Relive the game https://t.co/3KHnrWZ0Ud #RPSvKKR pic.twitter.com/PK2bRwRfy7- IndianPremierLeague (@IPL) April 26, 201723.16 IST: FOUR! BAMM! Length delivery outside off, Bravo punches it powerfully through the cover region for a boundary.23.14 IST: 18 overs done. KKR 180/3. Need 3 runs to win. Bravo 2*, Pandey 0*23.14 IST: Manish Pandey into the middle.23.12 IST: OUT! Another one bites the dust! Short delivery outside off, the ball becomes big on Gambhir who goes for the pull. He plays the shot but gets it straight to the fielder at mid on. Shardul Thakur makes no mistake and pouches it easily. Gambhir goes for 62. KKR 179/3 from 17.4 overs. Need 4 runs. Bravo 1*23.10 IST: 17 done. KKR 178/2. Need 5 runs to win. Gambhir 62*, Bravo 0*23.10 IST: Darren Bravo out to bat.23.07 IST: OUT! That’s too late! Slower short ball outside off, Uthappa stays in his crease and tries to flat bat it over the mid off region for a maximum. Cannot get the proper contact and the ball balloons towards mid on. Rahul Tripathi traces back and takes a good catch. An entertaining innings from Uthappa comes to an end. Uthappa departs for a fantastic 87. KKR 178/2. Need 5 runs to win. Gambhir 62*23.05 IST: 16 overs gone. KKR 173/1. Still need 10 runs to win. Uthappa 86*, Gambhir 58*23.04 IST: SIX! Even bigger! Uthappa kneels down and smacks this ball over the mid-wicket region for a maximum. There is nothing that can stop this guy today.HUGE! #Uthappa slogs this over deep midwicket & it’s gone into the stands. #DusKiDahaad #AmiKKR #RPSvKKR pic.twitter.com/A5lIiHMaQr- KolkataKnightRiders (@KKRiders) April 26, 201723.04 IST: SIX! Going, going, gone! Googly around off, Uthappa gives himself some room, sits down and slog sweeps it over the mid-wicket region for half a dozen.23.03 IST: Tahir on for Pune.23:00 IST: 15 overs gone. 159/1. Still need 24 runs to win. Uthappa 73*, Gambhir 57* 22.56 IST: FOUR! Brilliant! Short and wide outside off, Gambhir stays in his crease, hops a bit and smashes it over the point fielder for a boundary.22.55 IST: 14 gone. KKR 147/1. Still need 36 from 36 balls. Uthappa 69*, Gambhir 51*22:54 IST: Not Out! Short and wide outside off, Gambhir cuts it through the cover-point region. Calls for a second and the fielder from deep throws at the striker’s end. Dhoni is quick to dislodge the bails and there is a half appeal for a run out. The umpire goes upstairs and the replays show that Gambhir has easily completed the second. Another good knock from Gambhir! Captain’s knock. Off 35 balls. .@GautamGambhir reaches his 34th IPL fifty in his 100th match for us! Well played, captain! #DusKiDahaad #AmiKKR #RPSvKKR pic.twitter.com/B5WVJN7mCq- KolkataKnightRiders (@KKRiders) April 26, 2017 22.54 IST: SIX! Gambhir gets a biggie! Fuller into the stumps, Gambhir gets his front leg and smacks it over the mid-wicket region. Miscues it but still manages to get over the ropes for half a dozen.22.53 IST: Tahir on for Pune.22.47 IST: 13 overs gone. KKR 135/1. Still need 48 runs to win. Uthappa 67*, Gambhir 41*advertisement22.48 IST: Five Wides! Way, way, way down the leg side. No one could do anything to stop it as the ball races away to the boundary.22.45 IST: Thakur back on for Pune.22.42 IST: KKR 123/1 from 12 overs. Still need 60 runs to win. Uthappa 63*, Gambhir 39*22.41 IST: FOUR! Gambhir joins the party! Length delivery outside off, Gambhir stays in his crease and guides it past the diving third man fielder for a boundary. 100 partnership comes up between the two.FOUR! #Gambhir gets into the act now, he plays the off-cutter late & beats the diving short third man. #DusKiDahaad #AmiKKR #RPSvKKR pic.twitter.com/0u1e27jR5q- KolkataKnightRiders (@KKRiders) April 26, 201722.40 IST: FOUR! He is toying with the field! Length delivery into the pads, Uthappa just eases it through the square leg region for a boundary.22.39 IST: Rahul Tripathi on for Pune.22.38 IST: 11 overs gone. KKR 111/1. Still need 72 runs to win. Uthappa 57*, Gambhir 33*22.38 IST: SIX! Stand and deliver! Back of a length delivery outside off, Uthappa stays in his crease and spanks it over the mid-wicket region for a biggie.22.37 IST: Dropped! Another chance goes begging! Angling into the pads, Gambhir tries to clip it through but the ball goes in the air towards the square leg region. Sundar comes steaming in from short fine leg, dives forward, catches the ball but the ball pops up when he makes contact with the ground. The batsmen run a single.22.35 IST: Fifty! Short delivery to start with, Uthappa slaps that towards deep mid-wicket for a single. This man looks in a glorious touch after the reprieve. Comes off just 26 balls.Stylish @robbieuthappa has been impressive with the bat & brings up his 3rd fifty in #IPL2017. #DusKiDahaad #AmiKKR #RPSvKKR pic.twitter.com/pzbmY7Zxqi- KolkataKnightRiders (@KKRiders) April 26, 201722.35 IST: Christian back on for Pune.22.34 IST: End of 10 overs. 100 comes up for Kolkata. KKR 101/1. Still need 82 runs to win. Uthappa 49*, Gambhir 31*22.34 IST: FOUR! The visitors are running away with the game! Shorter outside off, Gambhir gets up on his toes and carves it over point for a boundary. Another big over, 14 runs from it. Kolkata need 82 more in 60 balls.FOUR! #Gambhir ends the over with a boundary as he guides the ball over point. 14 runs from the over as the 100 comes up for us. #RPSvKKR pic.twitter.com/9G0YHDnZqi- KolkataKnightRiders (@KKRiders) April 26, 201722:32 IST: FOUR! The boundaries keep coming! Lands it outside off, Robin gets across and paddles it over the short fine leg fielder for a boundary.22.30 IST: FOUR! Pristine! Goes round the wicket, bowls it full and outside off, Uthappa just comes forward and chips it over the extra cover region for a boundary. He hit that really well.22.30 IST: Unadkat back on.22.29 IST: Nine overs gone. KKR 87/1. Still need 96 runs to win. Uthappa 41*, Gambhir 26*22.25 IST: SIX! Into the stands! Floats it outside off, Uthappa comes down a touch, swings it over long on for a biggie. He is not stopping at all here and Pune need a emergency meeting.advertisement#Uthappa going full guns blazing, a massive six off Tahir into the stands. #DusKiDahaad #AmiKKR #RPSvKKR pic.twitter.com/5RG1FpVSCe- KolkataKnightRiders (@KKRiders) April 26, 201722.24 IST: SIX! Robin, you beauty! Fuller in length, Uthappa gets under it and launches it over long on for a maximum. He is making Pune pay for the drop. KKR 76/1 in 8 overs, chasing 18322.23 IST: SIX! Uthappa on the charge! Another one outside off, in the slot, Uthappa gets forward and sends it packing over long off for a maximum.22.22 IST: FOUR! Deft! Flatter outside off, Uthappa gets in position and dabs it to the third man fence. Superbly done.22.22 IST: Washington Sundar is back into the attack.22.21 IST: FOUR! Smashed! Gambhir has had enough, he makes some room for himself and clobbers this one down the ground for a boundary. KKR 56/1 in 7 overs22.20 IST: DROPPED AND FOUR! Unadkat drops it and parries over the ropes! Flatter on the stumps, Uthappa looks to go big. He gets a top edge. Jaydev gets under it at deep square leg, looks to catch but falls back and ends up parrying it onto the ropes. He took a good catch in the last game, similar manner but this time he failed.22.17 IST: Imran Tahir is introduced into the attack!22.15 IST: Time out signalled! Kolkata Knight Riders are 45/1 after 6 overs. Both Gambhir and Uthappa would now look to lead their chase of 183.22.12 IST: FOUR! Nice start! Good length outside off, Uthappa opens the face of the bat and guides it past the keeper for a boundary.22.11 IST: FOUR! Top shot! Fuller outside off, Gambhir comes down and slaps it through the packed off side field at covers for a boundary. Poor end to the over for the home side. KKR 38/1 in 5 overs22.09 IST: FOUR! Top shot! Fuller outside off, Gambhir comes down and slaps it through the packed off side field at covers for a boundary. Poor end to the over for the home side.22.06 IST: FOUR! Uthappa connects! Outside off on a length, Robin gets under it and dispatches it over mid on. The ball bounces into the ropes.22.04 IST: CLOSE! Flatter one around off, Uthappa shapes to sweep but gets hit on his pads. The ball goes towards short third man and they cross for a single. The umpire signals it a leg bye. So maybe he thought that the impact was outside off. That looked mighty close, though.22.02 IST: Robin Uthappa is the next man in.22.01 IST: OUT! Narine run out for 16. MS does it again! Flatter on middle and off, Gambhir looks to nudge it but gets an inside edge towards short fine leg. The batsmen risk the single. Shardul Thakur gets to the ball and underarm throw comes in at the striker’s end and MS Dhoni just cooly backflicks it onto the stumps. It is referred upstairs. Replays show that Narine is short of the crease and that is the usual piece of brilliance from MS Dhoni. KKR 20/1 in 2.3 overs, chasing 183 21.56 IST: Two overs gone. KKR 18/0. Still need 165 runs to win. Narine 15*, Gambhir 1*21.55 IST: FOUR! Lucky! Full toss outside off, Narine throws his bat at it. He gets it off the toe end past shot third man for a boundary.21.54 IST: FOUR! In the gap! Fuller outside off, Narine smacks it past the mid off fielder for a boundary. Had the fielder, he may have stopped it.21.53 IST: Shardul Thakur into the attack.21.52 IST: KKR 8/0 after one over. Still need 175 runs to win vs RPS (182/5). Narine 6*, Gambhir1*21.49 IST: FOUR! Enough says Narine! A touch short from Unadkat outside off, Narine makes the most of it and punches it over covers for a boundary. Top shot, Sunil.And #Narine is off with a four! Short ball from Unadkat and he just dismisses it from the crease. #DusKiDahaad #AmiKKR #RPSvKKR pic.twitter.com/W2Vbg13aT3- KolkataKnightRiders (@KKRiders) April 26, 201721.48 IST: Gautam Gambhir and Sunil Narine to open the batting for KKR while Jaydev Unadkat has the ball for Pune.PUNE INNINGS:21.34 IST: It was the impetus the home side needed in their innings. Smith struggled a touch as a few deliveries did hold up on the batsmen. He notched up a fifty with Daniel Christian hitting 6-ball 16. The spinners got the ball to grip in and Kuldeep Yadav made the most of it taking 2/31, ending as their best bowler. Pune will think they have enough on this deck. The visitors though have a deep batting line-up and they will back themselves to come good. Should be an interesting chase. Join us in a while for it.RPS end on 182/ 5?@imkuldeep18 (2/31) was the pick of the bowlers with #Narine, Chawla and @y_umesh picking one each. #AmiKKR #RPSvKKR pic.twitter.com/CZhHwNEm6W- KolkataKnightRiders (@KKRiders) April 26, 201721.33 IST: A top finish from Pune despite the slight slowdown against the spinners towards the end. They got off to yet another good start with both their openers. Both Tripathi and Rahane gave them a good platform but neither of them could kick on and get a big score. Smith anchored the innings as Kolkata came back with a couple of wickets. MS Dhoni came in and stepped on the gas hitting a 11-ball 23.21.32 IST: 1500 runs for Steve Smith in the IPL. What a player!Congratulation #Smithy, what a beautiful knock tonight and what a beautiful way to go past 1500 @ipl runs. #RangWahiJungNayi #RPSvKKR pic.twitter.com/5k6xcZkJwS- RisingPuneSupergiant (@RPSupergiants) April 26, 201721.29 IST: So RPS post 182/5 from their 20 overs. Smith 51*, Kuldeep 2/31Dan goes for the big one on the last delivery but is holed out in the deep. # RPS finish off with 182-6. #RangWahiJungNayi #RPSvKKR- RisingPuneSupergiant (@RPSupergiants) April 26, 201721.29 IST: OUT! Kolkata manage another wicket on the last ball! Back of a length delivery into the batsman, Christian swings his bat at it but fails to make the desired contact. Flies towards the fielder at deep mid-wicket who takes a good catch. PUNE FINISH ON 182/5.21.26 IST: Fifty! Fuller delivery outside off, Smith digs it out towards the fielder at covers. A captain’s knock this! 50 off 35 balls.What a player. 50 off just 35 deliveries for #Smithy #RangWahiJungNayi #RPSvKKR- RisingPuneSupergiant (@RPSupergiants) April 26, 201721.26 IST: SIX! Brilliant Steven! Fuller delivery outside off, Smith stays in his crease and carves this one over the point region for half a dozen.21.25 IST: Umesh into the attack.21.23 IST: 19 overs gone. RPS 170/4. Smith 43*, Christian 15*21.24 IST: SIX! Another biggie! This time angling into the pads, Christian hoicks this one over the mid-wicket region for half a dozen.21.24 IST: SIX! In the arc….out of the park! Fuller delivery outside off, Christian stays in his crease and smokes it powerfully over the extra cover region for a maximum.21.20 IST: Woakes back on.21.19 IST: 18 overs gone. RPS 152/4. Smith 39*, Christian 2*21.18 IST: Dan Christian out in the middle.21.16 IST: OUT! Another wrong ‘un does the trick! Floats it around off, Tiwart gets way forward to defend it. Fails to make contact and counter the spin. The ball goes towards Uthappa who is quick to dislodge the bails. The umpire goes upstairs to check for a stumping. Replays show Manoj Tiwary was just out of his crease. Tiwary departs for 1. RPS 150/4. Smith 39*WICKET! 150 / 4?One more, #Uthappa whips the bails off once again & Tiwary departs for 1. The wrong ‘un from @imkuldeep18 again #RPSvKKR- KolkataKnightRiders (@KKRiders) April 26, 201721.15 IST: Maonj Tiwary walks out into the middle.21.14 IST: OUT! Lovely from Kuldeep! A wrong ‘un from outside off, Dhoni comes down the track, tries to play inside the line. Gets totally beaten by the away spin and Uthappa is behind the stumps ready to dislodge the bails. The keeper pounces on it and sends Dhoni back to the hut. Kuldeep Yadav is a happy man. Dhoni could have been dangerous in these stages.  RPS 148/3 from 17.2 overs. Smith 38*A special delivery from a special bowler! @imkuldeep18 deceived the great man. That would be a confidence booster! #AmiKKR #RPSvKKR- KolkataKnightRiders (@KKRiders) April 26, 201721.13 IST: Kuldeep to continue. 21.12 IST: End of 17 overs. RPS 147/2. Smith 37*, Dhoni 23*21.10 IST: FOUR! Short and wide outside off, Smith throws his bat towards it. Gets it off his bottom half and past the short third man region for a boundary.20.10 IST: Narine back on.21.07 IST: 16 overs gone and it’s time for the strategic time-out. RPS 140/2. Smith 31*, Dhoni 22*#RPS 140-2 after 16 and the players take a strategic timeout. #Supergiants, get home soon, it’s #MSDhoni time! #RangWahiJungNayi #RPSvKKR- RisingPuneSupergiant (@RPSupergiants) April 26, 201721.06 IST: SIX! That’s over the ropes! A bit short around leg, Dhoni stays deep in his crease and pulls it over the mid-wicket region for a biggie.SIX! It’s on! the #MSDhoni show is on, Slam scoops it over Deep square leg. #RangWahiJungNayi #RPSvKKR- RisingPuneSupergiant (@RPSupergiants) April 26, 201721.05 IST: Kuldeep back on for Kolkata.21.03 IST: 15 runs from the over. RPS 129/2 after 15 overs. Smith 28*, Dhoni 14*21.02 IST: SIX! Dhoni is on the charge! Tossed up in the line of the stumps, Dhoni dances down the track and smashes it downtown for a maximum.21.02 IST: FOUR! Good shot! Fuller into the pads, Dhoni clips it through the mid-wicket region for a boundary. Pathan could have done much better there.21.00 IST: Chawla back on for KKR.20.59 IST: 14 overs gone. RPS 114/2. Smith 26*, Dhoni 1*20.57 IST: The loud roars lets all know who has come out to bat. MS Dhoni it is. As is the case with Kolkata against him, a slip, silly point, leg slip in place.20.56 IST: OUT! OUT! Rahane has to walk back! Floated around off, Rahane gets forward a bit and tries to cut it. He fails to make contact and the keeper is quick to dislodge the bails. The umpire goes upstairs to check it and replays show that instead of dragging his leg back, Rahane lifts it which gives Uthappa the time to dislodge the bails. Rahane has to walk back and he is disappointed. Rahane departs for 46. RPS 112/2 after 13.3 overs. Smith 25*WICKET! 112/ 2?#Narine breaks the partnership as Rahane fails to get back in the crease & #Uthappa removes the bails off. #RPSvKKR pic.twitter.com/ODU1anuIZm- KolkataKnightRiders (@KKRiders) April 26, 201720.55 IST: FOUR! Lucky runs! Short and just outside off, Smith slashes his blade hard at it. Gets a thick edge on it which goes past the keeper for a boundary.20.55 IST: Narine back on for KKR.20.54 IST: 13 overs gone. RPS 107/1. Rahane 46*, Smith 20*20.52 IST: FOUR! In the gap! Wrong ‘un around off, Smith sweeps this between the fielder at deep square leg and mid-wicket for a boundary. And 100 up for Pune.20.52 IST: Kuldeep to continue.20.50 IST: End of 12 overs. RPS 98/1. Rahane 45*, Smith 12*20.50 IST: FOUR! What-a-shot! A perfect way how to play the inside out shot. Just outside off, Rahane just times it to perfection and gets it over the extra cover fielder for a boundary.20.49 IST: Chawla to continue.20.48 IST: 11 overs gone. RPS 89/1. Rahane 37*, Smtih 11*20.47 IST: Shout for LBW! Wrong ‘un from Kuldeep Yadav, pitched on middle and leg. The ball turns away and Rahane is beaten as he gets rapped on the back pad. The players appeal but the umpire stays put.20.47 IST: FOUR! Top shot! Floated outsie off, Rahane says welcome as he camps back and pulls it powerfully through the mid-wicket region for a boundary.20.47 IST: Kuldeep Yadav into the attack.20.46 IST: 10 overs gone. RPS 83/1. Rahane 32*, Smith 10*20.44 IST: FOUR! Top shot! Flatter around off, Rahane gets low on this and sweeps it through mid-wicket for a boundary.20.43 IST: Safe! Flatter outside off, Rahane looks to cut it away but misses. The keeper collects and takes the bails off. He appeals but Rahane’s back foot was in the crease and hence the umpire does not go upstairs.20:41 IST: Chawla to continue.20.37 IST: FOUR! Gift and accepted! Full toss outside off, Smith is not going to miss out and he clips it nicely through mid-wicket for a boundary. Poor ball and duly punished. RPS 74/1 from nine overs. Rahane 26*, Smith 7*20.35 IST: de Grandhomme to continue.20.34 IST: Eight overs gone. RPS 65/1. Rahane 24*, Smith 0*20.34 IST: Steve Smith comes out to bat.20.33 IST: OUT! Chawla strikes! Bowls a wrong ‘un outside off, spins in, Tripathi has not read that and looks to cut it through. He gets an inside edge which goes back onto hit the stumps. That ends another fine opening stand for Pune. Piyush Chawla blows a celebratory kiss, Kolkata need that wicket, desperately. Chawla gets Tripathi for 38. RPS 65/1 from 7.5 overs.  Rahane 24*WICKET! 65 / 1?Chawla gets the breakthrough as Tripathi (38) chops one on to his stumps. #DusKiDahaad #AmiKKR #RPSvKKR pic.twitter.com/hlG6WuOUW7- KolkataKnightRiders (@KKRiders) April 26, 201720.30 IST: Piyush Chawla into the attack.20.29 IST: Five runs off the over. RPS 62/0. Tripathi 37*, Rahane 22*20.27 IST: DROPPED! Good length outside off, Tripathi looks to go big over mid-wicket but gets a top edge on it. Yusuf Pathan runing back from mid on, looks to take it but spills the chance. How costly will this be?20.26 IST: Colin de Grandhomme into the attack.20.25 IST: Six overs gone and end of the power-play. RPS 57/0. Tripathi 35*, Rahane 19*20.25 IST: FOUR! This time to the left of the fielder! Similar line, similar length, similar shot. This time though he gets it to the left of the square leg fielder and Tripathi collects another boundary. 50 up for Pune.20.25 IST: FOUR! Sloppy! Lands it around middle, Tripathi kneels down and sweeps it through the fielder at square leg for a boundary.20.23 IST: FOUR! Up and over! Narine bowls it outside off, Rahul Tripathi comes down a touch and hits it up and over cover-point for a boundary. Good batting, this!20.23 IST: Narine to continue.20.22 IST: 12 from it. RPS 42/0 after five overs. Tripathi 22*, Rahane 17*20.21 IST: FOUR! Tonked! Full outside off, Tripathi comes down the wicket and slaps it back past the bowler for a boundary. The ball was sent back from where it came.20.20 IST: SIX! Hit away! Good length outside off, Rahane gets under it and dispatches it over the long on fence for a maximum. This is another good start for the home side.20.19 IST: Woakes back on for KKR.20.18 IST: Four overs gone. RPS 30/0. Tripathi 17*, Rahane 10*20.17 IST: NOT OUT! Good glovework, though! Floats it outside off, Tripathi looks to drive it through covers but misses. Uthappa collects and takes the bails off in a flash. It is referred upstairs. Replays show Rahul’s back foot was outside the crease before but got it back in time. He survives and the crowd roars!20.15 IST: Sunil Narine into the attack.#Narine has been economical against Ajinkya Rahane and will look to come out on top against him. #DusKiDahaad #AmiKKR #RPSvKKR pic.twitter.com/21PATGJe02- KolkataKnightRiders (@KKRiders) April 26, 201720.14 IST: FOUR! Shot, shot, shot! Umesh angles this on a good length on middle, Tripathi backs away, coming down the wicket and packs a punch through covers for a gorgeous boundary. Good start this for the home side. Three overs gone. RPS 25/0. Tripathi 15*, Rahane 8*20.10 IST: FOUR! Pristine! Good length around off, Rahul Tripathi just stands firm and punches it through extra cover for a boundary. Brilliant, brilliant, shot!20.10 IST: Umesh to continue.20.08 IST: Two overs gone. RPS 14/0. Rahane 7*, Tripathi 6* 20,08 IST: FOUR! That took off! Shorter length outside off, Tripathi follows the ball and looks to get it away. The ball takes the edge and flies over the keeper for a boundary. Interesting over, so far!20.06 IST: Chris Woakes to share the new ball with Umesh.20.04 IST: Good over from Umesh. One over gone. RPS 6/0. Tripathi 4*, Rahane 1*20.04 IST: FOUR! That took off! Shorter length outside off, Tripathi follows the ball and looks to get it away. The ball takes the edge and flies over the keeper for a boundary. Interesting over, that!19.58 IST: Ajinkya Rahane and Rahul Tripathi will open for Pune while Umesh Yadav will open the bowling for Kolkata.19.56 IST: Will history repeat itself?We batted first last game too and won! What do you think will happen tonight #Supergiants ????#RangWahiJungNayi #IPL #RPSvKKR- RisingPuneSupergiant (@RPSupergiants) April 26, 201719.44 IST: Faf du Plesis comes back into the team for RPS in place of Ben Stokes. #IPL Match 30: Here are the Playing XIs for @RPSupergiants vs. @KKRiders #RPSvKKR pic.twitter.com/T6KZuwRUyT- IndianPremierLeague (@IPL) April 26, 201719.37 IST: Playing XIs:Rising Pune Supergiant: Ajinkya Rahane, Rahul Tripathi, Steven Smith(c), Faf du Plessis, MS Dhoni(w), Manoj Tiwary, Daniel Christian, Washington Sundar, Shardul Thakur, Imran Tahir, Jaydev UnadkatRPS XI: A Rahane, R Tripathi, S Smith, F du Plessis, MS Dhoni, M Tiwary, D Christian, W Sundar, J Unadkat, S Thakur, I Tahir- IndianPremierLeague (@IPL) April 26, 2017Kolkata Knight Riders: Gautam Gambhir(c), Sunil Narine, Robin Uthappa(w), Darren Bravo, Manish Pandey, Yusuf Pathan, Colin de Grandhomme, Chris Woakes, Piyush Chawla, Kuldeep Yadav, Umesh YadavKKR XI: G Gambhir, S Narine, R Uthappa, DM Bravo, M Pandey, Y Pathan, C de Grandhomme, C Woakes, P Chawla, K Yadav, U Yadav- IndianPremierLeague (@IPL) April 26, 201719.35 IST: Darren Bravo makes IPL debut. We win the toss and elect to bowl first. Darren Bravo comes in for Coulter-Nile and Piyush replaces Surya. #DusKiDahaad #AmiKKR #RPSvKKR pic.twitter.com/V7tYBmuaDd- KolkataKnightRiders (@KKRiders) April 26, 201719.33 IST: KKR win toss, opt to bowl. Darren Bravo and Piyush Chawla are in, Coulter-Nile is rested and Surya Kumar Yadav misses out. 19.26 IST: Gautam Gambhir has the most fifties as captain. The numbers speak for themselves! ??? Our captain @GautamGambhir leads from the front, always. ??? https://t.co/TPGbCfCvev #AmiKKR #RPSvKKR pic.twitter.com/ptFXMsOh50- KolkataKnightRiders (@KKRiders) April 26, 201719.17 IST: The spirit of cricket.Play Hard, Play Fair – Spirit of Cricket at #IPL – @msdhoni and @SunilPNarine74 #RPSvKKR pic.twitter.com/qmzap7kTTA- IndianPremierLeague (@IPL) April 26, 201719.13 IST: A personal milestone for the Kolkata captain..@GautamGambhir will lead the side for a historic 100th time in @IPL when he steps out for the tosshttps://t.co/J6WZnlg7Pn #AmiKKR #RPSvKKR pic.twitter.com/4C7Lsqd8MH- KolkataKnightRiders (@KKRiders) April 26, 201719.09 IST: Previous match’s star for KKR – Nathan Coluter-Nile is all set to miss this match as he has been rested by Kolkata.19.06 IST: Can Pune make it four in four and march forward?The boys would be looking to take the form into the game against @KKRiders Be there to show your love & support???#RangWahiJungNayi #RPSvKKR pic.twitter.com/fyJuDkJvaY- RisingPuneSupergiant (@RPSupergiants) April 26, 2017″We are not bloody Indians, we are proud Indians ,”  Harbhajan to India Today. Harbhajan reacted to an incident on a Jet Airways flight in which his friend and Punjabi music director Jatinder Shah and Pooja Singh Gujral were traveling from Chandigarh to Mumbai on April 3. Is Gautam Gambhir the reason behind Nitish Rana’s IPL form? Read hereCaptain cool has always been a hit with the ladies, why should it be any different for RPS fans.On a roll after three back-to-back wins, the resurgent Rising Pune Supergiant will have their task cut out when they take on high-flying Kolkata Knight Riders (KKR) in an Indian Premier League (IPL) encounter here on Wednesday. Read Full preview hereAfter languishing in the bottom-half of the table initially, Pune chalked up up three successive wins to grab the fourth place. (More difficult to maintain intensity from last match: Gambhir)On Monday, Pune registered a three-run victory over Mumbai Indians in a thrilling encounter, thanks to some effective bowling by pacers Ben Stokes and Jaydev Unadkat at the death.KKR, on the other hand, are still basking in the glory of their resounding 82-run win over Royal Challengers Bangalore (RCB) at the Eden Gardens on Sunday. Their bowlers produced a fantastic show to bundle out RCB for 49 runs — the lowest score in IPL history.last_img read more


Sochi Closes Costliest Olympics


first_imgSOCHI, Russia — Flushed with pride after a spectacular showing at the costliest Olympics ever, Russia celebrated 17 days of sport-driven global unity on Feb. 23 with a farewell show that hands off the Winter Games to their next host, Pyeongchang in South Korea. Said the head of the International Olympic Committee: “Russia delivered all what it had promised.”Raucous spectators chanted “Ro-ssi-ya! Ro-ssi-ya!” — “Russia! Russia!” — before being surrounded by multicolored fireworks and carried through a visually stunning, sometimes surrealistic panorama of Russian history and culture. The crowd was in a party mood after the high-security games passed off safely without feared terror attacks.“This is the new face of Russia — our Russia,” said Dmitry Chernyshenko, head of the Sochi organizing committee. He called the games “a moment to cherish and pass on to the next generations.”In a charming touch, the Sochi organizers used the ceremony to make a joke at their own expense. Dancers in shimmering silver costumes formed themselves into four rings and a clump in the center of the stadium.That was a wink to a technical glitch in the Feb. 7 opening ceremony, when one of the five Olympic rings in a wintry opening scene failed to open. The rings were supposed to join together and erupt in fireworks.This time, it worked: As Russian President Vladimir Putin watched from the stands, the dancers in the clump waited a few seconds and then formed a ring of their own, making five, drawing laughs from the crowd.The closing ceremony, a farewell from Russia with love, pageantry and protocol, started at 20:14 local time — a nod to the year that Putin seized upon to remake Russia’s image with the Olympics’ power to wow and concentrate global attention and massive resources.“Now we can see our country is very friendly,” said Boris Kozikov of St. Petersburg, Russia. “This is very important for other countries around the world to see.”The nation’s $51 billion investment — topping even Beijing’s estimated $40 billion layout for the 2008 Summer Games — transformed a decaying resort town on the Black Sea into a household name. All-new facilities, unthinkable in the Soviet era of drab shoddiness, showcased how far Russia has come in the two decades since it turned its back on communism.But the Olympic show didn’t win over critics of Russia’s backsliding on democracy and human rights under Putin and its institutionalized intolerance of gays. And while security was a potential problem going in, it appeared to be a big success coming out: Feared attacks by Islamic militants who threatened to target the games didn’t materialize.Despite the bumps along the way, IOC President Thomas Bach used the closing ceremony to deliver an robustly upbeat verdict of the games, his first as IOC president. He was particularly enthusiastic about the host city itself.“What took decades in other parts of the world was achieved here in Sochi in just seven years,” Bach said in declaring the games closed.As dusk fell, Russians and international visitors streamed into the stadium for the ceremony featuring the extinguishing of the Olympic flame. Day and night, the flame became a favorite backdrop for “Sochi selfies,” a buzzword born at these games for the fad of athletes and spectators taking DIY souvenir photos of themselves.Russia celebrated itself and its rich gifts to the worlds of music and literature in the ceremony. Performers in smart tails and puffy white wigs performed a ballet of grand pianos, pushing 62 of them around the stadium floor while soloist Denis Matsuev played thunderous bars from Sergei Rachmaninoff’s Concerto No.2.There was, of course, also ballet, with dancers from the Bolshoi and the Mariinsky, among the world’s oldest ballet companies. The faces of Russian authors through the ages were projected onto enormous screens, and a pile of books transformed into a swirling tornado of loose pages.Athletes were saying goodbye to rivals-turned-friends from far off places, savoring their achievements or lamenting what might have been — and, for some, looking ahead to 2018.Winners of Russia’s record 13 gold medals marched into the stadium carrying the country’s white, blue and red flag, which was raised alongside the Olympic flag.Athletes streamed by their hundreds into the stadium, dancing and taking photos of themselves. Earlier, giant screens flashed highlights of their Olympic exploits. With a 3-0 victory over Sweden in the men’s hockey final, Canada claimed the last gold from the 98 medal events.Absent were six competitors caught by what was the most extensive anti-doping program in Winter Olympic history, with the IOC conducting a record 2,631 tests — nearly 200 more than originally planned.Putin smiled as he stood beside Bach, and he had reason to be pleased.Russia’s athletes topped the Sochi medals table, both in golds and total — 33. That represented a stunning turnaround from the 2010 Vancouver Games. There, a meagre 3 golds and 15 total for Russia seemed proof of its gradual decline as a winter sports power since Soviet Union collapsed in 1991. Russia’s bag of Sochi gold was the biggest-ever haul by a non-Soviet team.Russia’s golden run started with aging star Evgeni Plushenko leading Russia to victory in team figure skating. Putin was on hand for that, one of multiple times when he popped up at venues across the games.Russia’s last gold came Sunday in four-man bobsled. The games’ signature moment for home fans was Adelina Sotnikova, cool as ice at 17, becoming Russia’s first gold medalist in women’s Olympic figure skating.Not all of the headlines out of Sochi were about sport. Organizers faced criticism going in about Russia’s strict policies toward gays, though once the games were under way, most every athlete chose not to use the Olympic spotlight to campaign for the cause. And an activist musical group and movement, Pussy Riot, appeared in public and was horsewhipped by Cossack militiamen, drawing international scrutiny.And during the last days of competition, Sochi competed for attention with violence in Ukraine, Russia’s neighbor and considered a vital sphere of influence by the Kremlin.In an Associated Press interview, Bach singled out Ukraine’s victory in women’s biathlon relay as “really an emotional moment” of the games, praising Ukrainian athletes for staying to compete despite the scores dead in protests back home.“Mourning on the one hand, but knowing what really is going on in your country, seeing your capital burning, and feeling this responsibility, and then winning the gold medal,” he said, “this really stands out for me.(John Leicester, AP Sports Writer)TweetPinShare0 Shareslast_img read more


Bhuvneshwar Kumar perfectly suited to English conditions: Tom Moody


first_imgFormer Australia all-rounder and Sunrisers Hyderabad coach Tom Moody has backed Bhuvneshwar Kumar to shine with the ball during their marathon tour of England.India will start their two-and-a-half month tour with first of two Twenty20 International in Ireland on Wednesday. The second match will be played on Friday.India will then play three T20Is and as many ODIs against England in July before the two cricketing giants face-off in a five-match Test series in Ausgust-September.The Test series will be of greater interest to world cricket. Primarily because Test cricket’s No.1 ranked side as well as their premier batsman Virat Kohli were overpowered in their last English outing in 2014.Yuzvendra Chahal not intimidated by England’s tall ODI scoresThe Test series is expected to be an intriguing battle between Indian batsmen and English bowlers but the cricket pundits also believe that it will also be a show of strength from the the visiting team’s pace battery.The most resourceful of India’s pace arsenal, also comprising of Ishant Sharma, Umesh Yadav and Jasprit Bumrah, will be bowling rounder Bhuvneshwar in English conditions.Ireland’s Punjab-born Simi Singh says facing India will be specialBhuvneshwar’s IPL mentor at Sunrisers Hyderabad, Tom Moody thinks Bhuvneshwar will lead the charge with his natural swing coming to the fore in England.”There is no question about the quality of India’s batting. There is real experience in that batting group now. And they have had various experiences outside of home which will bode well.”But I think it’s the bowling attack that can adapt very easily to new conditions. And one person that sticks out is Bhuvi. He is perfectly suited to English conditions given that the ball will swing around a bit, he is a great length bowler, he gets the ball through at good pace so he is always challenging. He has a big role to play,” Moody told India Today.advertisementBhuvneshwar began his career as a slow medium swing bowler before adding a few yards of pace as well as variety to his white ball skills to emerge as India’s leading all one day bowler. Even SRH, a team rich on bowling talent, found his shoes difficult to fill when he missed matches to niggles and injuries, this IPL season.”He was nursing a bit of a back pain. It wasn’t serious but we had to manage that and he only played 50 per cent of our games. It was a big setback because having a player of his calibre in every single game is an asset for any side,” he said.Rejuvenated after giving his strained back some rest, having opted out of the one off Afghanistan Test, Bhuvneshwar will be raring to go again.”Bhuvi is a high class bowler. He has shown it representing India in all formats. The most pleasing thing as an onlooker is his emergence in Test cricket. He is a genuine Test bowler.”Also to me the exciting thing is the diversity of Indian bowling attack. They have a bowling attack that brings different skills to the table. They now have an attack, not only spin but pace attack that can challenge in any conditions,” Moody observed.last_img read more


PKL: Telugu Titans, UP Yoddha settle for an unusual tie


first_imgThe Telugu Titans and UP Yoddha Pro Kabaddi League match on Friday ended in a tie with both teams at 20-20.The two sides were locked at 19-19 with 30 seconds left for the match when Telugu’s star raider Siddharth Desai attempted the final raid.UP player Sumit went out of the mat and thus Telugu got a crucial point and had almost won the game on 20-19 before an unexpected thing happened.Desai’s teammates entered the mat before the final whistle was blown, resulting in UP being given a “technical point” by match officials, leading to the match ending as a tie.Earlier, raider Siddharth Desai collected two points as Telugu were 2-1 ahead.But in the sixth minute, UP removed Siddharth as he went in for an unsuccessful raid to reduce the gap to 3-5.But within seconds, Siddharth was back on the field, after UP raider was successfully tackled by Telugu Titans even as the southern team surged 7-3 ahead.A successful raid by Monu Goyat and two successful tackles helped UP to reduce the deficit to 6-7 in the 12th minute.The two teams were locked in a neck and neck battle, even as Telugu inched ahead to 9-7.But with some good tackles and raids, UP made it 11-11 going into the break.Telugu began the second half with a successful tackle to go 12-11 ahead, but UP pulled back one to make it 12-12.UP raider Shrikant Jadhav failed under pressure as Telugu picked up a point to make it 13-12.advertisementBut even Telugu star raider Siddharth faltered again as UP collected a point to make it 13-13.With just 9 minutes to go, the two sides were locked at 15-15.However, a couple of successful tackles and with Siddharth picking up a point, Telugu moved 18-15 ahead.But a timely Super Tackle by UP Yoddha followed by a successful raid helped UP Yoddha again level the scores at 18 -18.Both the teams successfully tackled their opponent player as the scores were levelled at 19-19 before the drama unfolded.Also Read | PKL 2019: Jaipur Pink Panthers beat Haryana SteelersAlso Read | PKL 2019: Patna Pirates notch narrow victory, Bengal Warriors get easy winAlso Seelast_img read more


Man Utd’s transfer plans & ambition excite James


first_imgDaniel James is excited by Manchester United’s transfer plans and future ambition after completing his own £15 million ($19m) move to Old Trafford.The Wales international winger has become the Red Devils’ first signing of the summer.He has joined Ole Gunnar Solskjaer’s ranks from Swansea and, at 21 years of age, is considered to be a shrewd addition for the present and future. Article continues below Editors’ Picks ‘There is no creativity’ – Can Solskjaer get Man Utd scoring freely again? ‘Everyone legged it on to the pitch!’ – How Foden went from Man City superfan to future superstar Emery out of jail – for now – as brilliant Pepe papers over Arsenal’s cracks What is Manchester United’s ownership situation and how would Kevin Glazer’s sale of shares affect the club? James, who has committed to a five-year contract, is expecting other similar deals to be put in place before the current window slams shut.United are looking to rebuild with a mix of youth and experience, with a desire to return former glories to the club by sticking to the principles that have served them well in the past.James told the Red Devils’ official website of his discussions with Solskjaer: “Yeah, I’ve spoke to him since I’ve been here.“I think the ambition they’ve got for the club is amazing for the next few years – to get players in who are hungry and ready to work hard.”I believe [in] that and I’m one of those players. I’m willing to work hard. It’s a challenge I’m looking forward to.”James has arrived at the Theatre of Dreams with just one full season of senior football behind him.Daniel James Ryan Giggs Swansea Man UtdThe 2018-19 campaign did deliver five goals, 10 assists and an international debut, but he admits the last few months have been something of a whirlwind.He added: “Last season I didn’t think I was going to get much first-team football. I remember going into the office at the start of this year and saying I wanted to go on loan, so I got told that I’d be a part of something.“Obviously, you go out of the office thinking, ‘Is that true?’, and to get more opportunities this year has been amazing.“It’s been a great six months for me – to get that many games for Swansea and to obviously get my Welsh debut as well has been amazing.”James now has the opportunity to take his game to even greater heights and is confident that he can make a positive impact at United.Quizzed on what his game is all about, a man already earning comparisons to United legend Ryan Giggs said: “I’d say I’m quite a direct player.“I don’t just like to get the ball into feet and dribble at players; I like to get the ball in behind. I’m quite a pacy player.” Check out Goal’s Premier League 2019-20 fantasy football podcast for game tips, debate and rivalries.last_img read more


Would You Drink this Mealworm Margarita? (Here’s the Recipe)


first_img Editors’ Recommendations 10 Refreshing Labor Day Cocktail Recipes to Salute the End of Summer Maestro Dobel Diamante Blends 3 Tequilas Into One While many of you may have sworn off margaritas after an epic Cinco de Mayo, we could drink tequila every damn day — even when our cocktail has bugs in it.If tequila makes you gag, get ready to really test your stomach. (Also, stop drinking cheap tequila!) This margarita from Eat Grub, a United Kingdom-based company making ready-to-nosh food out of insects, replaces your standard salt rim with ground mealworms.After all, the some  mezcals boast gusanos at the bottom and scorpion vodka is, well, a thing.To appreciate a mealworm margarita , you’ve got to move away from thinking of insects only in terms of gross reality TV shows and seven-year-old dares. Adding bugs to your everyday meals is a healthy, sustainable source of protein and other nutrients like iron, vitamin B12, and fiber. On top of that, their arming footprint is light-years better for the environment than traditional animal farming.So, do you dare drink this mealworm margarita? (Remember it only counts if there are pictures. Tag @TheManualGuide so we know it’s real.)Mealworm MargaritaEat Grub1.25 fl oz tequila1 tbsp triple sec4 tsp lime juice, plus a lime wedgeSplash of sugar syrupMealwormsSaltMethod: First, make the salt. Using a spice grinder or mortar and pestle, grind the mealworms down and then add the sea salt. Continue to grind until it is a powder. The ratio should be 3 parts mealworms to 1 part salt. Spread the mealworm salt out on a plate. Rub the outside of your glass with the lime wedge to help the salt stick, then tap the rim in the salt until there is a good coating on the outside. To make the sugar syrup, bring equal quantities of sugar and water to the boil in a heavy-based pan until the sugar has dissolved. Then take off the heat and allow to cool. Shake ingredients over crushed ice in a cocktail shaker. Serve in the salt-rimmed glass on the rocks or straight up. 6 Classic Tequila Cocktail Recipes You Need to Know 10 Classic Vodka Cocktail Recipes You Can Mix at Home The 5 Best Margarita Mixes to Stock Up On Right Now last_img read more


More Jamaicans for Overseas Employment Programme


first_img More Jamaicans should receive employment opportunities in Canada and the United States. The move comes as the demand for skilled Jamaicans continue to grow in Canada and the United States. The Minister pointed out that Canada, in particular, has a huge labour market that needs to be filled. Story Highlights More Jamaicans should receive employment opportunities in Canada and the United States, as the Government seeks to expand the overseas employment programme.Labour and Social Security Minister, Hon. Derrick Kellier, says the move comes as the demand for skilled Jamaicans continue to grow in Canada and the United States. He informed that the Canadian farm work programme should see a 10 to 15 per cent growth this year.“The same goes for the United States where we were down a couple years ago, but the numbers are creeping up again and we expect to see, based on new legislations that President Obama is trying to get through the Congress and the Senate, additional opportunities for us here in Jamaica, if those legislations are approved . So, there is going to be growth,” the Minister said.Mr. Kellier  was speaking at a meeting with representatives of Caribbean Airlines to formalize agreements for flying Jamaican workers to the United States and Canada.The Minister pointed out that Canada, in particular, has a huge labour market that needs to be filled. He noted that Jamaica is currently doing well in filling some of that demand, but “we can double the numbers in another three years.”He  emphasized that the programme is of mutual benefit to the countries involved, as it provides work for Jamaicans, so that they can take care of their families as well as help to generate economic activity within the  US and Canada.“So, it is a cross border win, win situation for both of us and hence we in Jamaica have something to protect and to uphold, to ensure that this programme runs smoothly and that it develops and expands for the benefit of all our citizens who have the ability to participate in it; and that the employers in North America can be satisfied that they get good quality workers to expand their business in a productive way,” the Minister said.Mr. Kellier noted that the Government has put in “a lot of effort to grow the programme,” and warned against any illegal activity that might compromise the programme.“We have put in a lot of resources to ensure the integrity of the programme at all levels. We want to ensure that we stand up to the highest level at scrutiny… We cannot afford to have persons travelling on the aircraft with illegal substances,” he said.The Minister pointed out that the overseas employment programme benefits the country immensely, with the foreign exchange that is remitted.last_img read more


Activists decry Quebec welfare travel restrictions that force recipients to stay put


first_imgMONTREAL – Social activists are denouncing a Quebec government practice that cuts off welfare payments if recipients leave the province for a week or more.The so-called 7/15 rule was introduced in 2015 as part of a number of changes designed to get people back to work.It states that welfare recipients have their payments suspended if they spend more than seven consecutive days or 15 days a month outside of Quebec. That forces them to reapply and repay any amounts paid out while they were deemed inadmissible.Activists say the rules have an adverse impact on certain groups, notably immigrants and women who have to forgo travel for events like marriages, illness or death for fear of having their payments cut.“We’ve met people who are depressed, isolated, even traumatized,” Sheetal Pathak of Project Genesis, a community organization, told a news conference Wednesday.“They’ve deprived themselves of a rare visit to see their loved ones, despite (the fact that) such a visit would have a had huge impact on their lives.”Carmensita Sapanta has lived in Canada for 28 years, working retail and factory jobs before epilepsy forced her from the job market.In 2016, Sapanta’s elderly mother became bedridden in her native Philippines. A relative paid for Sapanta to return and care for her for six weeks.Upon her return, Sapanta found herself cut off from assistance. After reapplying for benefits, she had to reimburse part of her monthly $600 payment. Like most people on welfare, she had little to no savings to fall back on.“I promised my mom I would go back to see her before she died,” Sapanta said, fighting back tears. She didn’t, out of fear her payments would be cut.She was among several people who demonstrated Wednesday in front of a Montreal building that houses the province’s administrative tribunal, where one recipient was contesting the travel restrictions rule.“I felt so guilty when I didn’t see my mom,” Sapanta said. “I hope the government will understand our situation.”Each province sets its own eligibility rules from social assistance, but Quebec’s stand out as particularly restrictive, Pathak said.Some provinces and territories like British Columbia, Prince Edward Island and the Northwest Territories cut off applicants after 30 days.Ontario, like Quebec, can suspend assistance after seven days. However, it also allows a recipient to request an extended leave.Pathak said community groups are hoping to get Quebec to scale back the rules.“We all have a constitutional right to move freely in Canada and we think welfare recipients should have the same rights,” Pathak said.last_img read more


ED to clarify status of RCN against Bhandari


first_imgNew Delhi: The Delhi High Court Friday directed ED to clarify the status of purported Red Corner Notice (RCN) issued against arms dealer Sanjay Bhandari, who has sought the quashing of a money laundering case against him.While ED submitted in an affidavit that Bhandari was a fugitive, proclaimed absconder and evading the process of law, his counsel said the probe agency has concealed information from the court which last July quashed an order declaring his client as a proclaimed offender. Justice Mukta Gupta asked Enforcement Directorate to file an affidavit clarifying the facts, its stand and the status of the RCN. The court listed the matter for further hearing on April 1. See P6last_img


Moroccos Cycling Tour Azerbaijani Asadov Elchin Wins 7th Stage


Fez – Azerbaijani Asadov Elchin won the seventh stage of Morocco’s 30th Cycling Tour, held Thursday between Guercif and Fez (184.5 km).Elchin crossed the finish line in a time of 4h57min11sec, ahead of Moroccan Karmouchi Hatim, while Croatian Rumac Jozip ranked third.This race is part of the UCI Africa Tour calendar and brings together 120 cyclists representing 20 teams from Africa, Europe and the Americas. The 8th stage of this competition, organized on April 7-16, will connect Friday between the cities of Fez and Meknes (148.5 km).


Moroccan Rapper Lartiste Supports Morocco for World Cup on French TV


Rabat – Lartiste wants the world to know that he is supporting his home country Morocco in the upcoming World Cup.Invited to sing on the set of the French show “Chanson de l’année 2018” (Song of the Year 2018), the Moroccan rapper surprised everyone by wearing a pro-Moroccan t-shirt, supporting the Atlas Lions for the football competition.Singing his hit song “Mafiosa” with Brazilian rapper Carolina, Youssef Akdim, who is called Lartiste, sported a “Keep Calm and Support Morocco” t-shirt during his performance to show that he is all in for the Atlas Lions who will soon compete in the 2018 World Cup in Russia. Despite not winning the “Song of the Year 2018” award, the singer of “Chocolat” has won the hearts of Moroccan fans who have not failed to show their enthusiasm on social networks.However, the year has started roughly for the native of Marrakech. In March, he was beaten up and forced to cancel concerts, tours, and interviews. In spite of everything, Lartiste managed to make a gold record with his album Grandestino, and this “without promo and without cheating,” as he said it on Instagram.Lartiste is a rap singer born July 4, 1985 in a village near Marrakech in Morocco. Raised with music, including raï (Algerican folk music), he moved with his family to Aulnay-Sous-Bois in Paris at the age of six.After several albums that allowed him to evolve his style and become known, he released his third opus “Maestro” in 2016 with the label of Master Gims, which is a hit. At the end of 2016, Lartiste started his own label, Purple Money, and released “Clandestino” in December, which he performed throughout 2017 on the roads of France.The record is certified platinum, thanks to his two hits “Clandestina” and “Chocolat,” featuring Awa Imani.This year, the Moroccan sensation has achieved new success with his hit “Mafiosa,” in collaboration with Carolina. He received a platinum single but also a gold record for his latest opus “Grandestino.” read more


Incoming UN envoy to Cyprus meets with SecretaryGeneral


Alexander Downer, the former Australian foreign minister, is due to arrive in Cyprus on Sunday, beginning his duties as the Secretary-General’s Special Adviser.Earlier today he met with Mr. Ban at UN Headquarters in New York and received briefings from UN officials amid widespread hope of a resolution to the long-running dispute in Cyprus.Early next week Mr. Downer is slated to meet Greek Cypriot leader Dimitris Christofias and Turkish Cypriot leader Mehmet Ali Talat.The two community leaders have agreed in principle, at talks held in Nicosia on 1 July on the possible reunification of Cyprus, on the issues of single sovereignty and citizenship.Mr. Christofias and Mr. Talat also agreed to meet again this Friday to undertake the final review of the working groups and technical committees.In May the two men committed themselves in a statement to working towards “a bicommunal, bizonal federation with political equality, as defined by relevant Security Council resolutions.”The partnership will comprise a Federal Government with a single international personality, along with a Turkish Cypriot Constituent State and a Greek Cypriot Constituent State, which will be of equal status.Last month representatives of the two communities also announced a series of measures aimed at easing the daily life of Cypriots across the island.The UN Peacekeeping Force in Cyprus (UNFICYP) has been in place on the island since 1964 after the outbreak of intercommunal violence. It is tasked with preventing a recurrence of fighting, contributing to a return to normal conditions and the maintenance of law and order. 23 July 2008The incoming senior United Nations representative in Cyprus is in New York today for talks with Secretary-General Ban Ki-moon and briefings with UN officials about the situation in the Mediterranean country. read more


Mel and Sue to host BBC One primetime Saturday night show


first_imgMel and Sue had presented the Great British Bake Off with Mary Berry and Paul Hollywood Credit:BBC “Their warmth, wit, charm and chemistry married with their genuine love of entertainment are all a perfect fit for Let’s Sing And Dance For Comic Relief.”During the Saturday night show they will be challenging contestants to both sing and dance as they perform some of the biggest hits in pop history, while wearing red noses. The announcement comes just days after the end of the Great British Bake Off on the BBC. The two hosts had said they will not “follow the dough” to move to Channel 4, making clear their loyalty to the BBC. They will now host a Saturday night entertainment slot of all-singing, all-dancing celebrities in aid of charity.Kate Phillips, controller of entertainment commissioning at the BBC, said: “Bringing Mel and Sue to BBC One on a Saturday night is hugely exciting. Want the best of The Telegraph direct to your email and WhatsApp? Sign up to our free twice-daily  Front Page newsletter and new  audio briefings. Bringing Mel and Sue to BBC One on a Saturday night is hugely excitingKate Phillipscenter_img Mel Giedroyc and Sue Perkins, who shunned moving to Channel 4 when they poached the Great British Bake Off, have been rewarded with a primetime Saturday night show on the BBC.Mel and Sue, as they are known to fans, will host Let’s Sing And Dance For Comic Relief, a four-part series on BBC One next year. Viewers and a panel of judges will vote for who they want to see return to the competition’s grand finale after three live heats in the lead-up to Red Nose Day 2017.Perkins, 47, said: “I’m thrilled to be co-presenting Let’s Sing And Dance For Comic Relief, not least because it will finally show the world why I was voted West Penwith’s Krumping Champion – over 40s category.” Mel and Sue had presented the Great British Bake Off with Mary Berry and Paul Hollywood last_img read more


Capcoms upcoming Remember Me is basically Total Recall set in NeoParis


first_imgAs if we didn’t have enough to look forward to from Capcom — with Resident Evil 6, Devil May Cry, and Lost Planet 3 all looking excellent — that company just announced their new IP, Remember Me. The unveiling was done today at the Gamescom convention in Germany.Remember Me was in fact at last year’s Gamescom under the working title “Adrift” but only behind closed doors to members of the gaming press. We were supposed to see more of it at E3 this year but instead Capcom waited until now to show off a new trailer and gameplay.Remember Me is new, Paris-based developer Dontnod Entertainment’s first game and fittingly it’s set in Neo-Paris in the year 2084. You play as female protagonist, Nilin, an elite memory hunter who steals memories and changes them by breaking into peoples minds. The authorities soon fear her abilities though, and erase her own memories and throw her in jail. Nilin breaks out and is now on a journey to discover who erased her memories and find out just how much her powers can affect the world.There’s martial arts combat, exploration, and a brand new gameplay mechanic called “Memory Remix”, which allows you to change peoples memories in real time. Remember Me has a neo noir look and it being set in the future with a lot of rain, making it look a bit Blade Runner. Nilin is nimble, able to climb buildings and sneak up on others which is vital for a character who’s constantly on the run.Remember Me will be released May next year and come out on PS3, Xbox 360 and PC. Check out the gameplay below to see just how good this game looks.last_img read more


Diabète un composant du lait pourrait réduire les risques


first_imgDiabète : un composant du lait pourrait réduire les risquesLe Parisien a publié hier une étude de la revue Annals of Internal Medicine de ce mois-ci, démontrant les effets bénéfiques du lait dans la prévention du diabète de type 2.L’étude a été menée sur plus de 20 ans, en étudiant les données de 3.736 participants. Les chercheurs de l’université de Harvard ont surveillé le taux d’acide trans palmitoléique, un composant du lait, dans le sang de tous les participants. Ils se sont aperçus que ceux en ayant la plus forte concentration avaient jusqu’à 60% de risques en moins que les autres de développer un diabète de type 2.Cette découverte devrait permettre de lancer des effets cliniques pour développer des traitements préventifs et curatifs. Le responsable de l’enquête, le docteur Gökhan S. Hotamisligil, a déclaré que cet actif du lait a “un effet protecteur extrêmement fort, plus fort que les autres moyens que nous connaissons comme bénéfique contre les diabètes”.Le 22 décembre 2010 à 15:03 • Emmanuel Perrinlast_img read more


Carscom ranked the 15 most American vehicles and the results are surprising


first_img2019 Jeep Cherokee can handle the rough stuff East Liberty, Ohio Wentzville, Mo. 8 2018 Jeep Grand Cherokee Trackhawk: Everything is better with 707 horsepower Georgetown, Ky. Wentzville, Mo. Car Industry Car Culture Honda Accord (excludes hybrid variants) Lansing, Mich. 6:25 Lincoln, Ala. 2 3 Honda Pilot Lincoln, Ala. 4 2019 Jeep Grand Cherokee Trackhawk: Take the fast way home Honda Passport 5 Honda Odyssey Share your voice Lincoln, Ala. GMC Canyon 81 Photos 7 Comments Bowling Green, Ky. Cars.com’s 15 most American vehicles Honda Ridgeline Belvidere, Ill. Marysville, Ohio 9 Jeep Tags Acura RDX 15 13 Claycomo, Mo., and Dearborn, Mich. San Antonio, Texas 12 Jeep Cherokee 6 Toyota Avalon (excludes hybrid variants) Ford F-150 Make/Model 2019 Maserati Levante GTS: Heart of gold East Liberty, Ohio Chevrolet Camaro At the end of all its research, Cars.com came up with a list of the 15 most American vehicles that a consumer can purchase. Now, thankfully this isn’t a list of the “Most ‘Merican cars” because that would just be a bunch of pictures of people in Firebirds doing burnouts in front of Dairy Queen.Topping out the Cars.com list for 2019 is the Jeep Cherokee. It’s screwed together in Belvidere, Illinois out of lots of American-made and sourced parts. We like the Cherokee because it’s more capable off-road than most compact crossover SUVs, and it’s got a simple-to-use infotainment system. Now you can like it because it contributes the most to the US economy.Enlarge ImageHonda’s long-serving Odyssey family hauler clocks in at no. 2 on the Cars.com list, beating out the likes of the Ford F-150 and Chevrolet Camaro. Honda The next three vehicles on the list come from Japanese manufacturers — or, if you want to get specific, one Japanese manufacturer. This makes sense because Honda was an early participant in the rise of SUVs and minivans in the US and America’s “Chicken Tax” made importing these vehicles from the home market wildly unfeasible financially. Rounding out the top five is America’s sports car, the Chevrolet Corvette. The ‘Vette has been built in Bowling Green, Kentucky since time immemorial and will likely continue to be so for eons to come, even with the engine living behind the driver instead of in front of them. The Corvette has always been something of an oddity in US manufacturing with its extremely early adoption of fiberglass construction, and that’s helped to keep things close to home.What you won’t see on Cars.com’s list are any European manufacturers. Why is that? It’s not for lack of US vehicle production. BMW’s plant in Spartanburg is massive, as is Mercedes-Benz’ plant in Alabama. Volvo has a new US facility too; our own Andrew Krok has even been there. The key to their not making the list likely lies in the smaller sales volume they achieve (being luxury brands) and a lower percentage of American parts.So, if you’re out car shopping and you’re feeling particularly patriotic, don’t forget to check out what your friendly local Honda and Toyota dealers have on the lot, in addition to the usual domestic suspects. Now playing: Watch this: Chevrolet Ford Honda Jeep Toyota Acura Acura MDX (excludes hybrid variants) U.S. Assembly Plant Location(s) 28 Photos Roadshow’s favorite American-built vehicles 2019 Chevrolet Corvette convertible is a classic drop-top 14 More From Roadshow 10 Chevrolet Corvette Toyota Tundra Rank 7 The world is a complicated place, and that maxim also trickles down to the automotive industry. People like to “vote with their dollar” but doing so can be tricky with so many traditionally American manufacturers producing their vehicles overseas and so many foreign automakers building their US-market vehicles right here in the USA.So, what are you — as a consumer — supposed to do if you want to buy American? Maybe, more importantly, which vehicle can you buy that will have the most significant positive impact on the American economy? These are serious questions, but the folks from Cars.com decided to crunch a lot of numbers and get to the bottom of it, and it published the results on Tuesday. 1 Lincoln, Ala. 11 Chevrolet Coloradolast_img read more


Fiat Launches Linea TJet in India at ₹760 Lakh


first_imgItalian automobile giant Fiat has unveiled the much-awaited mid-size sedan Linea T-Jet in India with a price tag starting at ₹7.60 lakh.Fiat Group Automobiles India, which markets two models in the country, brought the powerful version of Linea T-Jet on Monday. It hopes to gain new tractions in the market with the relaunch of Linea T-Jet. The car packs 1.4 litre 1368 cc, 4-cylinder turbocharged petrol engine which churns out peak power outputs of 112.5 bhp at 5,000 rpm and 207 Nm of torque at 2,200 rpm. The drivetrain of the vehicle is mated with a five-speed manual transmission system.Two variants of the vehicle, which were launched in the country are Dynamic and Emotion. While the base variant Dynamic is price at ₹7.60 lakhs, the top variant is priced ₹8.40 lakhs. Oncars India, which believed to have got the first look of all new Fiat Linea, reported that “Fiat has made no changes to the new Linea T-Jet, however the 2013 model comes with same set of updates as the standard Linea. Standard features now include automatic headlamps, rain sensing wipers and audio system with remote.”Having a market share of just 0.3 percent in India, Fiat’s performance in the Indian auto market has been poor. The company is one of the first western carmakers to enter into the world’s seventh largest car market.Fiat with its new launches in the country targets to enlarge its market share to 1 percent by the end of 2013 and to 5 percent in the long run.last_img read more