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Lingard stunner propels Man Utd to FA Cup win

first_imgManchester, United Kingdom | AFP | Jesse Lingard’s latest wonder strike and substitute Romelu Lukaku’s late effort secured Manchester United a 2-0 victory over Championship high-fliers Derby in the third round of the FA Cup on Friday.Both attempts, which came in the final six minutes, were worthy of a highlights package in the first FA Cup tie involving Premier League giants United in 13 years not to be televised live. United had lost just one of their previous 35 FA Cup games against lower-league sides but were heading for a replay until one-time Rams loanee Lingard, with his eighth goal in 10 games, smashed home a swerving volley, with Lukaku then adding a second having broken from the halfway line.“I was feeling that we were close to scoring and we never stopped trying,” said United boss Jose Mourinho, who said the Championship was approaching Premier League quality.“But when you get past 80 minutes and the goal hasn’t come, you fear the second match. But the team kept trying so I knew the goal could arrive.“It was a great shot by Jesse Lingard in the top corner, he’s in a moment of confidence where things go well for him. He’s a good professional and a fantastic kid in the dressing room.”Last month’s League Cup exit and a 15-point deficit to Manchester City in the Premier League had placed extra importance on this competition, and that was evident with the strong line-up Mourinho deployed.Lingard, Paul Pogba and Marcus Rashford could all have scored inside an entertaining 19 minutes that suggested the television executives might have been wrong to snub the match. Derby were encouraged by a couple of runs from former United youngster Tom Lawrence, while Marcus Olsson forced Sergio Romero to tip his header over the crossbar, with Alex Pearce heading the resulting corner into the Stretford End.center_img That was a good opening but nothing like the one Rashford spurned 10 minutes before the break.For once Henrikh Mkhitaryan’s delivery was perfect and an unmarked Rashford glanced a header onto a post from six yards out.It was the type of miss that epitomised why Mourinho is reluctant to consider him as a central-striking alternative to Lukaku, whose arrival for the disappointing Mkhitaryan would soon come.Before the interval there was still time for Rams stopper Scott Carson to make two saves, one a routine stop from another Rashford header and the other a palm over the top from a Pogba free-kick destined for the top corner.– Lukaku on –Half-time substitute Lukaku’s first significant act was to close down Tom Huddlestone as the midfielder struck an effort that flew wide via an unsuspecting Luke Shaw.Rashford’s confidence, like Mkhitaryan’s, looked shot and a free-kick that failed to get beyond a one-man wall was proof of that.Pogba and Lawrence traded shots from distance that Carson and Romero pushed out before Mourinho sent for Anthony Martial.After Pogba had placed an attempt just wide, Rashford was once again denied by the woodwork.Martial’s introduction had seen Rashford shift to the right and the England international collected a pass from Lingard and unleashed a well-struck attempt that beat Carson but came back off the base of a post.There was a growing sense it was not going to be United’s night. A Lukaku header came back of the other post, albeit after the offside flag had been raised, and Pogba scuffed a rebound wide after Carson repelled Lingard’s attempt.Yet Lingard would finally break the visitors’ resistance, collecting a lay-off from Lukaku, teeing himself up and dispatching a swerving attempt into the corner of the net.His 11th of the season was every bit as special as the efforts against Watford, Burnley and Everton.Lukaku got in the act in the 90th minute, controlling Pogba’s long clearance on his chest in midfield before playing a one-two with Martial and beating Carson with a powerful strike to wrap it up.Share on: WhatsApplast_img read more

Promises, promises

first_imgEvery so often columns just jump into your lap, maybe not just exclusive to pro football in particular, but sports in general and how the average “Joe” feels about subjects related to the sports that may or not be just about first downs and interceptions.From here on; I will be attempting to recall for you the conversation that I was privy to while in route to the Homestead Waterfront, just a tad outside of Pittsburgh. I was on the Waterfront shuttle with two forty-ish White males with their tool belts still in place. They both appeared to be dog tired after a long, hard work day.Average “Joe” number one, or AJ1 asked average “Joe” number or AJ2 what plans he had for the weekend. “I am going to go in and get ready to go out for a little while;” AJ2 said, with a tired but broad smile stretching across sunburned face. “What about you?” AJ1 said, “my loot is sort of funny so I’m gonna stay in and watch Penguins and Steelers reruns. I don’t care how many times I watch the Steelers Super Bowl highlights, just like when I watch a good movie more than once, I always miss something; ya know what I mean?”At that point AJ1 seemed to become a bit irritated with his work mate. “I love the Steelers as much as anybody’” he said. “But I refuse to pay ESPN, the NFL network or any other station to watch reruns. Hey, we won’t get paid next week for the week we just put in; so why should the players or the networks get paid for games that have already been played?”A puzzled expression came across the face of AJ2. He appeared as if he had no response but finally a light clicked on somewhere. “I just like the game and I am not a politician or anything like that; so the money that they make well, I can’t control that.” “Oh, I know” AJ1 said, “but they find so many ways to make money off of us.” AJ2 now started to now get a bit emotionally involved. “Well if it was all about money, that didn’t stop Junior Seau from killing himself, did it?” At this point AJ1 seemed to be getting just a bit ticked off at his homeboy. “Hey that is why I follow high school football because those kids play with heart and because they love the game, not because of the money. Look at all of the money that Mike Wallace wants. He is an ungrateful young bas–rd! After all the Rooneys did for him, now he wants to break the freakin’ bank. These guys make too much money anyway just for catchin a ball.” At this point I thought to myself; what have the Rooneys done for Mike Wallace aside from paying him for a day’s work? Just like all of us average “Joes” want to be paid. But it’s not about my thoughts, right? Anyway, AJ2 came back a little passive but smart, “if you come over to my house we can pitch in on a case of brew get a sandwich ring and watch Pens highlights, plus the money that you are gonna spend for a couple of beers down the south side hell; we can buy a case of ‘Milwaukee’s Best.’”I had to get in on the action because if I didn’t, I’m sure that I would have burst wide open. “Hey do you guys know what stop I get off to get to Office Depot?” (I have only been there in all honesty over 100 times.) AJ2 seemed to view this timely intrusion as the perfect opportunity to exit from the previous conversation. “Yeah, the bus is going to turn into the mall (huh?) from Ann Street. When he makes the right turn you will get to Giant Eagle. That will be the last stop before the bus leaves the “mall” going back to Pittsburgh.” I said thanks to him but at that point the former conversation seemed to have left him a little discombobulated because he answered my thanks with, “thank you.”There are segments of society that have a “hate success” gene built into their DNA. But don’t hold them entirely at fault because for centuries the ruling class has dangled carrots of hope and possibility in front of their faces. As music legend George Duke once said, “the preacher’s on TV selling God today.” Look at the selling of the death of Trayvon Martin.The only thing that most of the talking heads say that means anything to them is; “we’ll be right back after this commercial break.” Why aren’t the CNN trucks parked outside of the Mon-View Heights housing project where two young African-Americans recently lost their lives in a senseless “gun battle.” Where are “the great reverends” Al Sharpton and Jesse Jackson when you need them? Young Black men better get it together. Rest in peace better start to mean; get a good night’s sleep to get ready for work. Bling-bling better mean an engagement ring for baby’s mama, peace.(Aubrey Bruce can be reached at [email protected] or 412-583-6741.) There are periods during the year especially during the time when pro football is on its annual hiatus when sportswriters and columnists assigned to cover the sport often have to look under a rock or two or in a few dark corners, just to find a story that will attract and maintain the interest of the average football fanatic. last_img read more

STABLE NOTES BY ED GOLDEN / MIKE WILLMAN – FRIDAY, MARCH 10, 2017

first_imgKent Desormeaux12226151321%44%$1,479,997 O’NEILL HAS ’11-4 THE MONEY’ ON SATURDAY‘CLASS IS IN’ THROUGHOUT DAY IN PADDOCKWHITE’S MORNING LINE AVAILABLE FOR ALL SATURDAY STAKES JockeyMts1st2nd3rdWin%ITM%Money Won Jockey Standings Rafael Bejarano11119172017%50%$1,079,983 TrainerMts1st2nd3rdWin%ITM%Money Won Stewart Elliott13014161811%37%$693,348 Race Six:      Bal a Bali, Richard Mandella (Kilroe Mile)Twentytwentyvision, Mandella (Big ‘Cap)Siberian Iris, Mandella (China Doll)Vending Machine, Peter Miller (San Felipe)             FINISH LINES:  Jon White’s morning line for all of Saturday’s Stakes are as follows:  Grade II, $400,000 SAN FELIPE STAKES (Race 5):  Term of Art (20-1), Vending Machine           (20-1), Ann Arbor Eddie (8-1), Mastery (6-5), Gormley (9-5), Iliad (5-2) and Bluegrass Envy (50-1)…Grade I, $400,000 TRIPLE BEND STAKES (Race 8):  Denman’s Call (15-1), Point Piper (10-1), Kobe’s Back (5-2), Silent Bird (4-1), Masochistic, (even), Nowalking (15-1) and Conquest Cobra (10-1)…Grade I, $400,000 FRANK E. KILROE MILE (Race 9):  Bal a Bali (8-1), Flamboyant (12-1), Bolo (3-1), Dortmund (4-1), Ring Weekend (4-1), Conquest Enforcer (7-2) and What a View (7-2)…Grade I, $1 million SANTA ANITA HANDICAP (Race 10):  Midnight Storm (8-5), Gangster (30-1), Shaman Ghost (2-1), Isotherm (12-1), Hard Aces (15-1), Follow Me Crev (8-1), Twentytwentyvision (12-1), Hi Happy (12-1) and Imperative (5-1)…$75,000 CHINA DOLL STAKES (Race 11):  Miss Sugars (4-1), Go On Mary (10-1), Bernina Star (20-1), How About Zero (15-1), Sircat Sally (5-2), Grand Prix         (20-1), Simmy’s Temple (30-1), La Force (12-1), Madam Dancealot (6-1), Beau Recall (5-1), Miss Sunset (6-1), Lady Beware (30-1), Siberian Iris (12-1) and Spy Ring (8-1)…Come early on Saturday, as there is special early first post time of 12 noon.  Admission gates open at 10 a.m…All Santa Anita THOROUGHBREDS members will receive a signature Santa Anita umbrella, free with paid admission while supplies last on Big ‘Cap Day…There will be a $1 million guaranteed Late Pick 4 and a $100,000 guaranteed Pick Six on Saturday as well…Don’t forget, SPRING FORWARD! one hour Saturday night, as Daylight Savings Time will be in effect Sunday.   Flavien Prat19544303823%57%$2,813,844 Luis Contreras8910102311%48%$487,537 Joseph Talamo13319131814%38%$636,468 TEAM O’NEILL SET FOR BUSY DAY WITH 11 HORSES ENTERED The big boys come out to play Saturday.Among those entered at Santa Anita in five stakes–three of them Grade I’s–are Bob Baffert’s undefeated Triple Crown contender Mastery and John Shirreff’s nearly perfect Grade I winning Gormley in the Grade II San Felipe Stakes for 3-year-olds at 1 1/16 miles; Phil D’Amato’s versatile speedster Midnight Storm and Jimmy Jerkens’ highly accomplished Shaman Ghost in the Grade I Santa Anita Handicap for older horses at a mile and a quarter; Peter Eurton’s stretch-running Kobe’s Back in the Grade I Triple Bend Stakes for older horses at seven furlongs, his first start since finishing third in the 2016 Triple Bend last June; and 2015 Santa Anita Derby winner Dortmund, who’s making his debut on grass in the Grade I Frank E. Kilroe Mile–which is also his first start for trainer Art Sherman.With an 11-race card on tap, the busiest trainer in Arcadia will be Doug O’Neill, who has 11 horses entered throughout the day which will begin with a special early first post time of 12 noon.  A three-time Santa Anita training king, the 48-year-old O’Neill is a racing department’s dream, evidenced by the fact he’s entered a Winter-Meet high of 121 horses, 12 more than runner-up Richard Baltas.“Team O’Neill” could have its best chance Saturday with Iliad in the San Felipe, although the son of 2004 Horse of the Year Ghostzapper looms the third choice behind Mastery and Gormely, a winner of the Grade I FrontRunner here on Oct. 1 and the Grade III Sham Stakes on Jan. 7.O’Neill has enjoyed successful treks on the Triple Crown trail, having won the Kentucky Derby twice in the last four years, with I’ll Have Another in 2012 and again last year with Eclipse Champion 2-year-old Male of 2015, Nyquist.Owned by Kaleem Shah, who also campaigns Dortmund, Iliad has had only three starts, all of them sprints and none further than his 3 ½ length win in the seven furlong, Grade II San Vicente here on Feb. 12–a race that produced a career-best 96 Beyer Speed figure.Among those in Iliad’s San Vicente wake was 4-5 favorite Battle of Midway, who although he was beaten eighth lengths, rebounded to win a first condition allowance here on Thursday for Jerry Hollendorfer, prevailing by a neck while getting a mile and a sixteenth in 1:44.16 under Flavien Prat.  Following the win, Hollendorfer told TVG’s Britney Eurton that his Smart Strike colt would now be considered for the Grade I, $1 million Santa Anita Derby on April 8.“Iliad ran huge in the San Vicente,” said O’Neill.  “He’s got a mind, the stride and the pedigree of a two-turn horse, but you never know until you do it.  We’re excited about him.  He’s doing really well.”In addition to Iliad, O’Neill will also be represented in the San Felipe by Term of Art and Ann Arbor Eddie.A winner of the Grade III Cecil B. DeMille Stakes three starts back at Del Mar on Nov. 27, Term of Art comes off an even fourth place finish in the Grade III Robert B. Lewis on Feb. 4, while Ann Arbor Eddie, a two-time stakes winner versus state-breds, comes off a second place finish at even money in the Grade III El Camino Real Derby at Golden Gate Fields on Feb. 18.The San Felipe offers 85 Kentucky Derby qualifying points, distributed on a 50-20-10-5 basis.Team O’Neill will also have a three-pronged attack in the $75,000 China Doll Stakes for 3-year-old fillies at a mile on grass:  Go On Mary, How About Zero and Simmy’s Temple.I don’t know if running 11 in one day at the same track is a personal record,” O’Neill said, “But it’s close.  I’ve had a bunch before, but that’s a lot.  It’s going to be an exciting day.  The weather’s going to be nice and all the horses are doing well.” Santiago Gonzalez10912181311%39%$570,427 LARGE NUMBER OF BIG ‘CAP DAY SCHOOLERS SET FOR TODAY            The following horses, all entered for Santa Anita Handicap Day, tomorrow, will be on display in the saddling paddock throughout this afternoon: Race Three: Masochistic, Ron Ellis (Triple Bend)Imperative, Bob Hess, Jr. (Big ‘Cap) Philip D’Amato7515101320%51%$910,490 Tyler Baze21035412417%48%$1,646,719 William Spawr27104337%63%$303,251 (Current Through Thursday, March 9, 2017 Inclusive) Martin Pedroza10314191914%50%$586,753 Peter Eurton48105621%44%$531,807 Race Two:  Flamboyant, Paddy Gallagher (Kilroe Mile)La Force, Gallagher (China Doll)Madame Dancelot, Richard Baltas (China Doll)Silent Bird, Mark Glatt (Triple Bend)center_img Race One:  No Walking, Phil D’Amato (Triple Bend)Conquest Enforcer, D’Amato (Kilroe Mile)Midnight Storm, D’Amato (Big ‘Cap)Hard Aces, John Sadler (Big ‘Cap)Lady Beware, Mick Ruis (China Doll) Edwin Maldonado61107916%43%$321,640 Bob Baffert51107920%51%$978,451 Richard Baltas10919191717%50%$1,011,712 Trainer Standings Corey Nakatani65117617%37%$603,746 (Current Through Thursday, March 9, 2017 Inclusive) Tiago Pereira9511111312%37%$380,035 Jerry Hollendorfer10521142120%53%$1,494,864 Steven Miyadi56814614%50%$378,701 Doug F. O’Neill12115242012%49%$1,181,851 SANTA ANITA STATISTICS Norberto Arroyo, Jr.90188920%39%$790,821 Mark Glatt67911913%43%$420,450 Kristin Mulhall3176323%52%$213,230 Vladimir Cerin47910719%55%$337,504 Mike Smith451541333%71%$1,389,527 Peter Miller892721930%64%$1,330,356 Race Four:   Conquest Cobra, Vladimir Cerin (Triple Bend)Follow Me Crev, Cerin (Big ‘Cap)Gormley, John Shirreffs (San Felipe) John W. Sadler509101018%58%$525,394 J. Keith Desormeaux3573520%43%$447,105last_img read more

EXPERT CONFIRMS THAT MYSTERIOUS DONEGAL CREATURE IS TURTLE

first_imgA healthy Leatherback Turtle pictured in French Guiana. Pic by Dr Tom Doyle.A mysterious creature washed up off the coast of Co Donegal has been identified as a Leatherback Turtle.The creature was found by walkers at Magheroarty Beach near Gortahork.This is the second discovery of a dead Leatherback Turtle on Irish beaches in recent days with another being found in Dingle. Marine biologist Dr Tom Doyle of the Coastal and Marine Research Centre at University College Cork told Donegal Daily it is possible the turtles may have drowned.The remains of the turtle washed up at Magheroarty“They could have become caught up in pot ropes and eventually drowned.“That often happens but it is difficult to tell,” he said.Dr Doyle said a number of alternatives are being looked into to attempt to keep turtles away for the paths of such buoy ropes. The huge Leatherback Turtles, which are native to Irish shores, can live up to 80 years and can dive to a depth of up to 1,280 metres.The creatures lives on jellyfish and migrate to warmer climates around South America near French Guiana.Dr Doyle also revealed that beach litter is also causing great harm to Ireland’s population of magnificent Leatherback Turtles.“Beach litter including plastics are proving a real problem for our turtles.“The problem is that turtles mistake plastic for jellyfish and are eating a lot of it which is causing them al sorts of problems,” he said. EXPERT CONFIRMS THAT MYSTERIOUS DONEGAL CREATURE IS TURTLE was last modified: November 13th, 2013 by StephenShare this:Click to share on Facebook (Opens in new window)Click to share on Twitter (Opens in new window)Click to share on LinkedIn (Opens in new window)Click to share on Reddit (Opens in new window)Click to share on Pocket (Opens in new window)Click to share on Telegram (Opens in new window)Click to share on WhatsApp (Opens in new window)Click to share on Skype (Opens in new window)Click to print (Opens in new window)Tags:donegalDr Tom DoyleLeatherback TurtleMagheroartylast_img read more

Hundreds of homes without power as Storm Gareth reaches Donegal

first_imgStorm Gareth is hitting landfall across Donegal this afternoon with hundreds of homes across the county now without power.ESB networks are reporting that more than 300 homes are without supply at present.The main outages are in Cullion, Letterkenny where more than 116 customers are without power due to a fault. In north Inishowen a cluster of faults has left at least another 150 homes without power.ESB networks estimate that it will be 6pm until the faults are fixed.Hundreds of homes without power as Storm Gareth reaches Donegal was last modified: March 12th, 2019 by StephenShare this:Click to share on Facebook (Opens in new window)Click to share on Twitter (Opens in new window)Click to share on LinkedIn (Opens in new window)Click to share on Reddit (Opens in new window)Click to share on Pocket (Opens in new window)Click to share on Telegram (Opens in new window)Click to share on WhatsApp (Opens in new window)Click to share on Skype (Opens in new window)Click to print (Opens in new window) Tags:donegalESBhomesPowerstorm garethlast_img read more

Latest: Fulham 1 Aston Villa 0 – Sidwell blasts Whites in front

first_imgSteve Sidwell gave Fulham a deserved lead on 21 minutes.Rene Meulensteen’s side have been zipping the ball about attractively and got the reward their play deserved when the midfielder tucked away after a fine move.Earlier, Fulham fans wanted a penalty when Dimitar Berbatov appeared to be pushed as he tried to meet an Alex Kacaniklic cross.From the resultant corner, the Bulgarian did get a header away, only for Villa keeper Brad Guzan to tip it on to the woodwork.Kacaniklic also saw a curling effort cleared off the line by Nathan Baker, as a scrambling Villa defence failed to cope with Fulham’s movement in the box.The visitors’ only chances of note has come following swift counter-attack, with Gabriel Agbonlahor crossing for Christian Benteke, whose glancing header flashed wide across goal.Fulham: Stekelenburg; Riether, Hughes, Senderos, Riise; Dejagah, Parker, Karagounis, Sidwell, Kačaniklić; Berbatov.Subs: Stockdale, Zverotic, Richardson, Kasami, Duff, Ruiz, Christensen. 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 Follow West London Sport on TwitterFind us on Facebooklast_img read more

Warriors HQ Podcast: DeMarcus Cousins is a double-edged sword

first_imgIn the latest episode of the WarriorsHQ podcast, Warriors reporter Logan Murdock and columnist Dieter Kurtenbach discuss DeMarcus Cousins’ performance in Golden State’s victory over the Hornets Monday night, Draymond Green’s importance and place a friendly wager on who the Warriors’ first-round postseason opponent will be.Timestamps1:40 Draymond Green looks great after what appeared to be a serious injury.7:18 Kevin Durant and his inspired performance18:02 Serviceable defense and DeMarcus …last_img read more

Brand South Africa partners with the 14th Sunday Times Generation Next Youth Engagement

first_imgby Phindi MadunaOn 14 June 2018, Brand South Africa partnered with the Sunday Times Generation Next and HDI Youth Marketers to host the 14th Sunday Times Youth Marketing Conference, Interactive Showcase and Awards. The collaboration with Generation Next is a way to ensure that relationships  with key stakeholders are maintained to create an inspiring narrative for the Nation Brand.The Generation Next survey is  the leading barometer of youth opinion towards brands in South Africa.  Brand South Africa is honoured  to partner with this initiative that promotes how young people see and and experience brands this opens up  opportunities on what the  country has to offer.The three part engagement began with a Youth Marketing Conference where a variety of industry experts shared their research findings, experiences, trends and insights. The discussion focused on various aspects of youth marketing such as the ethical aspects of youth marketing, youth entrepreneurship, digital marketing, youth media consumption and technology trends.Brand South Africa’s Research Manager, Leigh-Gail Peterson was part of a panel that discussed youth trends and insights that help brands build sustainable relationships. “Research methods must evolve with the dynamic audiences. Data collection methods for example must adapt and be flexible. This includes the mediums that we utilize when we collect data. Social media is one such tool that we cannot over look when collecting data in today’s research environment” said Peterson.Source: Brand South AfricaThe panel discussion was followed by an Interactive Showcase where youngsters had an opportunity to experience several brands including Brand South Africa at the Play Your Part exhibition. They shared their acts of active citizenship  and pledged to  play their part in their respective communities.Source: Brand South AfricaThe day ended on a high note with an energy charged Awards Ceremony. Some of the winners included South African brands like Metro FM,  First National Bank, DSTV, Mr Price, Mall of Africa, Dischem, Engen, Spur Restaurants and Pick ‘N Pay; with Nike winning the overall coolest brand for 2018. Local personalities who  also walked away with awards were rapper Nasty C, DJ Black Coffee and Gqom Star Babes Wodumo.Source: @ST_GenNext Twitter PageBrand South Africa extends a big congratulations to all the brands and personalities who continue to put South Africa on the global stage  and take charge in contributing towards building a positive nation image. As the custodian of the Nation Brand, we celebrate brands that contribute positively towards the country’s reputation.last_img read more

Falcons edge Bulldogs for 2-2 record

first_imgFILE PHOTO – Adamson center Papi Sarr during the Falcons’ game against the La Salle Green Archers. Tristan Tamayo/INQUIRER.netAdamson University evened its record in the UAAP Season 80 men’s basketball tournament tripping National University, 83-76, Sunday at Mall of Asia Arena.The Soaring Falcons improved to 2-2 tying the Bulldogs at the fourth spot.ADVERTISEMENT Frontrow holds fun run to raise funds for young cancer patients  View comments MOST READ Adamson had four players scoring in double digits, and that was the kind of production head coach Franz Pumaren envisioned his team would have coming into the season. “What I saw right now was the team that I envisioned at the start of the season wherein each and everyone will contribute one way or the other,” said Pumaren.FEATURED STORIESSPORTSWATCH: Drones light up sky in final leg of SEA Games torch runSPORTSSEA Games: Philippines picks up 1st win in men’s water poloSPORTSMalditas save PH from shutoutPapi Sarr led Adamson with a 19-point, 13-rebound double-double while Jerrick Ahanmisi and Jonathan Espeleta had 13 points apiece.Jerie Pingoy filled the stat sheets with 12 points, five assists, and six steals for the Falcons. Kammuri turning to super typhoon less likely but possible — Pagasa LATEST STORIES E.T. returns to earth, reunites with grown-up Elliott in new ad  Brace for potentially devastating typhoon approaching PH – NDRRMC BSP sees higher prices in November, but expects stronger peso, low rice costs to put up fight Pumaren on UE’s 0-4 start: ‘We need everyone to contribute’ Trending Articles PLAY LIST 00:50Trending Articles00:50Trending Articles00:50Trending Articles01:37Protesters burn down Iran consulate in Najaf01:47Panelo casts doubts on Robredo’s drug war ‘discoveries’01:29Police teams find crossbows, bows in HK university01:35Panelo suggests discounted SEA Games tickets for students02:49Robredo: True leaders perform well despite having ‘uninspiring’ boss02:42PH underwater hockey team aims to make waves in SEA Games Read Next For the complete collegiate sports coverage including scores, schedules and stories, visit Inquirer Varsity. Nonong Araneta re-elected as PFF president LOOK: Loisa Andalio, Ronnie Alonte unwind in Amanpulo for 3rd anniversary Fire hits houses in Mandaluyong City Don’t miss out on the latest news and information. Kurt Lojera scored his lone field goal of the game on a pull-up jumper to give Adamson a 10-point lead, 76-66, while Sarr and Sean Manganti scored five straight points for an 81-69 buffer with 2:40 left as the Falcons kept the Bulldogs at bay.Jayjay Alejandro was the lone offensive bright spot for NU as he finished with 25 points, on 10-of-20 shooting, with seven rebounds.last_img read more

4th Test: India thrashed again, slip to No. 3 in Test rankings

first_imgSachin Tendulkar came agonisingly close to a phenomenal 100th international century before a pathetic India slumped to an innings and eight runs defeat in the fourth and final cricket Test to give a ruthless England a resounding 4-0 series win at The Oval cricket ground in London on Monday. Score | PicturesNeeding to bat out the entire fifth day to save the game, Tendulkar (91) led a spirited fightback alongwith Amit Mishra (84) but the complexion of the game changed dramatically after their dismissals as the visitors lost as many as seven wickets for a mere 21 runs to be all out for 283 in the second innings just at the stroke of tea.With this emphatic victory, England officially crowned themselves the number one team in Test rankings with 125 points followed by South Africa with 118 points.The Indians, who started the series as the number one Test team, surrendered the number one tag after losing the third Test in Birmingham and have now slipped to the number three position following the 4-0 whitewash.Spinner Graeme Swann was the wrecker-in-chief for England with with impressive figures of six for 106 while Stuart Broad chipped in with two wickets.Resuming at the overnight total of 129 for three, Tendulkar and Mishra raised hopes of drawing the game as the duo put on 144 runs for the fourth wicket but Mishra’s departure virtually opened up the floodgates as none of the Indian batsmen showed the determination to hang around for long.The visitors suffered a stunning collapse, losing their last seven wickets for 21 runs, a reflection of the caputilation which has been a feature right through the series.advertisementTendulkar and Mishra, who resumed this morning, continued the good work for the first 40 minutes after lunch but then both were gone in quick succession.Mishra started the rot when he played inside the line to a Graeme Swann delivery and his off-stump was pegged back.The gusty knock by the leg-spinner lasted for 184 minutes and 141 balls and his 84 runs included 10 fours.From the other end, India suffered the double blow when Tendulkar was given out leg before wicket which appeared a harsh decision as the Tim Bresnan delivery appeared to be heading down the leg stump.Television replays showed that the ball would have hit the top of the leg stump.Tendulkar made his 91 runs in 239-minutes and 172-ball innings, slamming 11 fours. It was not the best of his knock as he was dropped on scores of 70 and 85 off Swann and there was also a stumping against the off-spinner which went abegging last night.India?s innings unfolded quickly as Suresh Raina took his second duck from the match, out again to Swann but this time leg-before-wicket.England claimed the second new ball as soon as it was due and its? effect was immediately apparent. Mahendra Singh Dhoni (3) slashed at a wide delivery from Stuart Broad and was caught at second slip.RP Singh departed in the same over when he edged an outswinger into the gloves of wicketkeeper Matt Prior.Gautam Gambhir came out to bat at number eight and was hit on his helmet by a rising delivery from James Anderson.After six overs by the medium-pacers, off-spinner Swann was brought into attack and there was a loud claim for a catch in close-in cordon off Ishant Sharma which was upheld by umpire Rod Tucker.But the batsman asked for a review on the decision and the replays showed there was no contact with either the bat or the gloves.Swann also claimed the wicket of Gambhir when the left-hander charged down the wicket and only spliced a catch to Eoin Morgan at gully.-With PTI inputslast_img read more