National Sports Awards 2017: Check out the list of names to receive the honour

first_imgOn August 22, Government of India announced the National Sports Award list including Rajiv Gandhi Khel Ratna Award, Dronacharya Award, Arjuna Award and Dhyan Chand Award. The awards will recognise and reward excellence in sports. A total of 29 players have been selected to receive the honours from President Ram Nath Kovind at a specially organised function at the Rashtrapati Bhawan on August 29, 2017.A large number of nominations were received for National Sports Awards-2017 this year, which were considered by the selection committees consisting of former Olympian, Arjuna Awardees, Dronacharya Awardees, Dhyan Chand Awardees, Sport Journalists/ Experts/ Commentators and sports administrators. The selection committee for Rajiv Gandhi Khel Ratna Award and Arjuna Awards was headed by Justice C K Thakkar. The selection committee for Dronacharya Awards and Dhyan Chand Awards was headed by Pullela Gopichand.More about the National Sports Awards:Rajiv Gandhi Khel Ratna Award is given outstanding performance in the field of sports by a sportsperson over a period of four yearArjuna Award is for consistency outstanding performance for four yearsDronacharya Award is for coaches for producing medal winners at International sports eventsDhyan Chand Award is for lifetime contribution to sports developmentApart from a medal and a citation, Rajiv Gandhi Khel Ratna Awardee will receive a cash prize of Rs 7.5 lakhArjuna, Dronacharya and Dhyan Chand Awardees will received statuettes, certificates and cash prize of Rs 5 lakh eachHere’s the list of awardees this year:Rajiv Gandhi Khel Ratna Award 2017:Devendra – Para AthleteSardar Singh – HockeyDronacharya Awards 2017:Late Dr R Gandhi – AthleticsadvertisementHeera Nand Kataria – KabaddiGSSV Prasad – Badminton (Lifetime)Brij Bhushan Mohanty – Boxing (Lifetime)PA Raphel – Hockey (Lifetime)Sanjoy Chakraverthy – Shooting (Lifetime)Roshan Lal – Wrestling (Lifetime)Arjuna Awards 2017:VJ Surekha – ArcheryKhushbir Kaur – AthleticsArokia Rajiv – AthleticsPrasanthi Singh – BasketballLaishram Debendro Singh – BoxingCheteshwar Pujara – CricketHarmanpreet Kaur – CricketOinamBembem Devi – FootballSSP Chawrasia – GolfSV Sunil – HockeyJasvir Singh – KabaddiPN Prakash – ShootingA Amalraj – Table TennisSaketh Myneni – TennisSatyawart Kadian – WrestlingMariyappan – Para-AthleteVarun Singh Bhati – Para-AthleteDhyan Chand Award 2017:Bhupender Singh – AthleticsSyed Shahid Hakim – FootballSumarai Tete – Hockey Interested in General Knowledge and Current Affairs? Click here to stay informed and know what is happening around the world with our G.K. and Current Affairs section.To get more updates on Current Affairs, send in your query by mail to education.intoday@gmail.comlast_img read more

Virat Kohli likely to be rested ahead of India’s tour of South Africa

first_imgVirat Kohli will most likely be rested for the third and final Test against Sri Lanka later in the year. The India captain might also sit out of the limited-overs series against the visitors.Kohli had earlier said key batsmen would be rested ahead of India’s daunting tour of South Africa, where they have not won a series in six attempts.It is understood, Kohli will be among the ones to be rested after the first two Tests against Sri Lanka. He is currently leading India in the ODI series against New Zealand.Since the start of 2017, Kohli has been arguably the busiest player in the world. He has so far featured in seven out of India’s eight Tests this year. Besides, he has played 24 ODIs and a handful of T20 internationals.Kohli had only missed the Dharamsala Test against Australia due to a shoulder injury and had to sit out of the first few IPL matches later. But he has been in the thick of things, leading India across formats since the Champions Trophy.India, ranked number one in Tests, are in good shape to challenge South Africa in their own conditions and the BCCI would be eager to ensure their trump card is well rested and fresh.last_img read more

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first_imgNew Delhi: Nov 16, 2017 (PTI) EDITORS: Photos with Captions released today. To view thumbnails of these Photographs, visit PTI website at..http.// NATIONAL Agartala: Journalist demand CI investigation into Santanu Bhowmik murder case (B) Sonamarg: Snowfall in valley (A) Adampur: President Kovind during an Air Force event (B) Bhopal: Fumigation work (B) Kolkata: Rains in Kolkata (B+A) Kolkata: Train passengers hiring taxies outside Railway Station (A) Bengaluru: 20th Bangalore Tech Summit (A) New Delhi: Rahul Gandhi interacts with AIUWC office bearers (B+A) Mumbai: Ranbir Kapoor addresses press (A+B) Surat: Sachin Pilot addresses press meet (B) Mumbai: Vidya Balan and Shilpa Shetty Kundra at promotional event (B) INTERNATIONAL Doha: Turkeys President Recep Tayyip Erdogan visit (B) Istra: President Putin and PM Dmitry Medvedev visiting the New Jerusalem Resurrection Monastery (A) Sarpol-e-Zahab: Apartment damaged by an earthquake (A) Harare: A military tank is seen with armed soldiers outside President office (B) Ukhiya : Rohingya Muslims at Kutupalong refugee camp (B) Washington : President Donald Trump after speaking in the Diplomatic Reception Room (B) Washington : Cary Summers walks through an exhibit at the museum (B) Vancouver: 2017 United Nations Peacekeeping Defence Ministerial conference (B) SPORTS London: ATP World Finals (B) Oklahoma City: NBA basketball game (A) Sydney : Australian PM takes a selfie photo with soccer team captain Mile Jedinak (B) Kolkata: Coach Ravi Shastri with cricketers during Ind vs SL test match (B) Guwahati: Women boxers in Guwahati (B) Guwahati:Hyderabad Cricket team during a practice session (A) PTI PHOTO HS DL OSSadvertisementlast_img read more

The Mets Wipe Out Dodgers, 8-0

first_imgLOS ANGELES — So much for Mike Bolsinger being dominant at home for the Los Angeles Dodgers.After winning his first four home starts with a 1.01 ERA, Bolsinger dropped his second straight in front of the home crowd in an 8-0 loss to the New York Mets on July 5.The right-hander (4-3) gave up four runs and a season-high nine hits in five innings, his fifth straight outing of less than six innings. Bolsinger struck out four and walked two while throwing a career-high 101 pitches. He has a combined 7.84 ERA in his past two losses.“I didn’t think it was that bad,” Dodgers Manager Don Mattingly said. “A little unlucky. He hung in there. He wasn’t getting squared up all over the yard. He kind of limited the damage.”Steven Matz allowed two hits in six scoreless innings and Wilmer Flores went 4-for-5 for the Mets, who took two of three from the NL West leaders.“Early on we kind of chased out of the zone,” Mattingly said. “The ball was taking off a little bit and as the game went on his command got better.”Matz (2-0) struck out eight and walked two in strongly following up a victory in his major league debut a week ago against Cincinnati. The left-hander had a run-scoring groundout in a three-run fourth that made it 4-0, giving him five RBIs in two games.New York had 15 hits against the Dodgers’ struggling pitching.Flores had a career-high four hits while driving in three runs and finished the three-game series 10 for 12. His single to Kike Hernandez in the fourth resulted in the Dodgers shortstop rolling over on his head with his legs splayed in the air in a fruitless attempt to field the ball.Juan Lagares had a two-run triple and Ruben Tejada added an RBI single off reliever Juan Nicasio in the seventh when the Mets led 7-0. Yasiel Puig lost Lagares’ hit in the sun and then overran it, stretching himself to the limit as the ball landed behind him in right field.Michael Cuddyer was hitless in five at-bats in his return to the Mets’ starting lineup after being out four games because of a knee injury, although he came off the bench in the past two.The Dodgers mustered just three hits. After A.J. Ellis’ leadoff single in the fifth, they had just two runners reach base the rest of the game.Puig went 0 for 4 with two strikeouts and rookie Joc Pederson was hitless in three at-bats with a strikeout.(BETH HARRIS, AP Sports Writer)TweetPinShare0 Shareslast_img read more

Bucs Beat Mets 8-1, Sweep Series

first_imgFLUSHING — The Mets fell flat in a flash.Soon after a sudden storm, some sloppy play by the NL East leaders helped propel Pittsburgh to an 8-1 victory Sunday that sealed the Pirates’ first season series sweep of New York.Pedro Alvarez, Aramis Ramirez and Gregory Polanco each had run-scoring hits in a breakaway four-run seventh, keyed by reliever Bobby Parnell’s throwing error.Pittsburgh also scored on a passed ball by Travis d’Arnaud in their sixth straight win over this potential postseason foe. The Pirates swept the Mets at home in a three-game set in May.“We had a bad day. Came out of the rain delay, we didn’t play good,” manager Terry Collins said. “We had a terrible two innings in a row in a good weekend.”The Mets were in position, as they were all three games of this series, to beat the team with the second-best record in the National League — New York lost in extra innings the previous two nights.Alvarez homered off Matt Harvey in the second, and d’Arnaud connected off Jeff Locke in the bottom half for a 1-all tie. Harvey and Locke then matched each other in a gritty duel until a surprising sun shower turned to a downpour in the bottom of the sixth, when the Mets had runners on first and second with one out.“Today was definitely a struggle and, overall, it was a tough day for us,” Harvey said. “We’ve got all the games to play and we’re still in good position, so we gotta flush this one and move forward.”Booming thunder and crackling lightning got a scream from the crowd of 40,250 — and a jump and a dash from Daniel Murphy, on second base. The Mets second baseman was startled by the clap and flash and ran from the field before umpires even called for the tarp.After the 42-minute delay, Arquimedes Caminero (4-1) got two crisp outs to end the Mets best chance.The Mets then lost their footing.Parnell (1-3), who got the defeat in the opener of the series Friday, was booed as he yielded four runs — two earned — in relief of Harvey.Parnell’s throwing error to second base in the seventh helped Pittsburgh score four times.In two outings this series, Parnell, whose coming off Tommy John surgery, gave up five hits and six runs — four earned — while only getting two outs. He was booed off the mound after both appearances.“If we turn the double play, we don’t hear that,” Collins said. “And I am a little concerned about Bobby.”Despite the three losses in a row, the Mets are 4 1/2 games up in the division over Washington, losers of six straight.“I believe it in my heart, as I’m sitting here, if any of you guys in this room would’ve told me on May 15th that with 44 games left in the season, we’d have a 4 1/2 game lead, I’d take it,” Collins said. “As bad as this game ended up looking, I’ll take it.”Harvey gave up seven hits and a run in six innings but threw 103 pitches. He walked one, ended a three-start streak without offering a free pass.“The getting the pitch count up, getting some hits early on was big,” Pittsburgh’s Neil Walker said. “It’s a testament to the approach as a whole.”TRAINER’S ROOMPirates: RHP Vance Worley threw 75 pitches for Triple-A Indianapolis on Saturday night, his first action since being designated for assignment July 30 and accepting a demotion to the minors after clearing waivers.Mets: 1B Lucas Duda (lumbar strain) did not start for a sixth straight game. He walked as a pinch hitter in the 12th Saturday and should be back in the lineup Tuesday, after an off day.UP NEXTPirates: Gerrit Cole tries for a majors-leading 15th win when Pittsburgh opens a seven-game homestand against Arizona. The right-hander has lost his last two outings but is 2-0 with a 1.98 ERA against Arizona in two career starts.Mets: Jacob deGrom is on a 15-start roll, with a big league-best 1.46 ERA in that span. He makes his sixth career start against an AL team (2-2, 3.06), when New York faces the Orioles in Baltimore on Tuesday.CENTRALLY SPEAKINGThe Mets dropped to 9-20 vs. the NL Central. They are 48-29 against the rest of the league.THAT HAD TO HURTGold Glover Juan Lagares crashed hard into the center field wall trying to catch Polanco’s flyball in the fifth. The ball hit off Lagares’ glove and then off the wall for a triple. Lagares remained in the game. TweetPinShare0 Shareslast_img read more

Germany beats Slovakia 3-0 to make Euro 2016 quarterfinals

first_imgTweetPinShare0 Shares LILLE, France (AP) — Germany produced its best performance yet at the European Championship to book a place in the quarterfinals with a comprehensive 3-0 defeat of Slovakia on Sunday.The world champion showed its defensive resilience as well as attacking ambition in a display that augurs well for the tougher challenges ahead.Up next is either two-time defending champion Spain or Italy, in what will undoubtedly be one of the most-anticipated matches in the quarterfinals.“Today was a good performance, in defense and in attack,” Germany coach Joachim Loew said. “But with due respect to our opponent, this was not an indicator for how the tournament will go on. We have to improve further to be successful.”Jerome Boateng put Germany ahead as soon as the eighth minute when his shot from outside the area took a slight deflection into the corner of the Slovakia goal.Germany’s Jerome Boateng, right, clears the ball from the German goal during the Euro 2016 Group C soccer match between Germany and Ukraine at the Pierre Mauroy stadium in Villeneuve d’Ascq, near Lille, France, Sunday, June 12, 2016. (AP Photo/Frank Augstein)“It was about time it went in,” Boateng said of his first international goal in 63 appearances for Germany. The 27-year-old had been a doubt for the game, but he had overcome a calf injury to play.Mesut Ozil had the chance to make it 2-0 six minutes later after Martin Skrtel conceded a penalty for a shove on Mario Gomez, but goalkeeper Matus Kozacik guessed the right way and palmed away his spot kick.The miss was the first by a German player at the European Championship since Uli Hoeness shot over the bar as Czechoslovakia defeated West Germany 5-3 in a penalty shootout in the 1976 final. Antonin Panenka famously scored the winning penalty with a chip down the middle.Germany had further chances to double its lead in the first half — Thomas Mueller had a host of opportunities but his peculiar record of never having scored at the European Championship has now been extended to nine matches. Ozil also went close.Germany’s pressure eventually paid off, when Mario Gomez doubled the score in the 43rd after man-of-the-match Julian Draxler eluded Juraj Kucka to set up the simple finish.“It’s such a nice moment,” said Gomez, who missed out on Germany’s World Cup win in 2014 due to injury and poor form. “I want to enjoy it and not think of the past. It’s such fun to play in this team.”Kucka had moments earlier come close to leveling for Slovakia only to be thwarted by a fine reflex save from Manuel Neuer.Draxler killed off any lingering hopes of a Slovakia comeback with a 63rd-minute volley from close range.“The coach asked me to do it. He has given me a lot of confidence,” said Draxler, back in place of Mario Goetze, who started each group game. “It’s not important if it was my best-ever game or not. I am just happy I could help the team.”Germany’s Bastian Schweinsteiger, right, scores his side’s second goal during the Euro 2016 Group C soccer match between Germany and Ukraine at the Pierre Mauroy stadium in Villeneuve d’Ascq, near Lille, France, Sunday, June 12, 2016. (AP Photo/Michael Probst)With the game settled, Loew introduced some players, including Lukas Podolski for his first appearance in the tournament, while resting Boateng, Draxler and Sami Khedira ahead of the quarterfinal match in Bordeaux on Saturday.“Now the games that we’re looking forward to are coming. They’re why we came to the European Championship. Of course we want the title. And for that you have to beat such teams,” Gomez said.Germany is the only team remaining at Euro 2016 that has yet to concede a goal. Loew’s side hasn’t conceded a goal since it lost 3-1 to Slovakia in a pre-tournament friendly in Augsburg on May 29.“We feel sorry,” Kozacik said. “Germany dominated from the beginning. They probably prepared better after we defeated them in the warm-up game.”Slovakia midfielder Marek Hamsik, who was involved in his side’s few forays forward, looked back on a campaign that yielded a 2-1 win over Russia and a scoreless draw with England.“It’s a pity the way we lost,” Hamsik said. “But looking back at the whole championships, I am happy what we achieved.”Loew is looking forward to the tougher challenges ahead, with France a possible semifinal opponent.“I think we have to become even stronger if we want to play a decisive role in this tournament,” Loew said. 2Of course, we will improve against better opponents.”last_img read more

Mudiay Scores 28, Knicks Top Bucks 136-134 in OT

first_imgNEW YORK (AP) — In one locker room, the New York Knicks spoke about the fight they displayed over 53 minutes against the NBA’s highest scoring team.Down the hallway, the Bucks’ Giannis Antetokounmpo was fighting mad.“One thing about our team is that we’re always going to fight,” Emmanuel Mudiay said after he scored 28 points to lead the Knicks to a 136-134 overtime win over Milwaukee on Saturday.“We don’t play the scoreboard. That’s the one thing coach (David Fizdale) always preaches.”Rookie forward Kevin Knox scored a career-high 26 points as New York snapped a two-game losing streak. Damyean Dotson and Tim Hardaway Jr. added 21 points each. Noah Vonleh contributed 15 points.“It was good to see the ball go in the net,” said Knox, who had been the subject of criticism for his play. “It felt good. Just (have) to keep working (and) never get too high, never get too low.”While the Knicks were reveling in one of their most satisfying wins of the season, Antetokounmpo was vowing vengeance for an act he perceived as disrespect.Antetokounmpo was angry at Knicks forward Mario Hezonja, who early in the first quarter dunked on the Milwaukee star, then stared and stepped over him — much to the delight of the Madison Square Garden crowd.“I’m going to punch him in the (groin) next time,” said Antetokounmpo, who had 33 points and 19 rebounds.The teams next meet Christmas day in New York.Hezonja, who was unaware of Antetokounmpo’s words, did note the crowd reaction to his only bucket of the game.“Honestly, if you’re afraid, this is not for you,” Hezonja said. “I don’t want to be disrespectful but if you feel fear, this is not the place for you. New York Is not a place for you and this team is not a place for you.”Eric Bledsoe added 27 points for Milwaukee, which has lost three of its last five. Malcolm Brogdon finished with 22 points, Brook Lopez had 13, and Khris Middleton and Tony Snell each chipped in with 10.“We got up a couple different times but didn’t have the focus or determination to take it to the next level,” Bucks coach Mike Budenholzer said.New York took its first lead since Hardaway’s 3-pointer midway through the first quarter on Enes Kanter’s jumper from the wing 3:13 into the third period, giving the Knicks a 71-70 advantage.But that lead didn’t last long as Milwaukee went on a 17-0 run before Knox hit a 3-pointer. The Bucks led by as many as 16 points before the Knicks rallied, scoring the last seven points of the quarter and cutting the deficit to four at 97-93.Mitchell Robinson opened the fourth quarter with a layup as the Knicks closed within two, but Antetokounmpo converted a three-point play, Sterling Brown added a four-point play and Brogdon hit a 3-pointer as Milwaukee pushed the lead to eight, 107-99. Moments later, Brown scored on a layup and extended the lead to 113-99.“We’ve been competing a lot throughout this whole year. We lost a lot of games that have been down to one, two, three (points), so we’re going to compete to the end of the game,” Knox said. “We just kept fighting, competing and we just made sure that we kept chopping at the lead.”Indeed. The Knicks outscored Milwaukee 25-11 in the final 6:39 to force overtime. Mudiay hit a 3-pointer that tied the game at 124-all before the Knicks forced Antetokounmpo into a shot-clock violation, setting up the extra session.“We’re just trying to get the best shot available,” Mudiay said. “That’s a part of growing up.”Antetokounmpo hit a free throw that started the scoring in overtime, and New York responded with a 3-pointer by Mudiay that gave the Knicks a 127-125 lead. Bledsoe tied the game with a layup, but Mudiay answered again with another 3. Bledsoe hit a 3-pointer that tied the game at 130-all, then Antetokounmpo scored Milwaukee’s next four points, sandwiched around a Hardaway jumper as the Bucks to a 134-132 lead.Following a timeout, Dotson knocked down a 3-pointer that gave the Knicks a 135-134 edge. Antetokounmpo missed a runner in the lane, and a Mudiay hit a free throw that pushed New York’s advantage to 136-134.“He kind of took it on himself and really willed it,” Fizdale said of Mudiay. “He shared the game, but he really willed that for us.”On the next possession, Robinson blocked Bledsoe’s driving layup, forcing a jump ball. Antetokounmpo won the tip, and Lopez was fouled. He missed both free throws, and Antetokounmpo’s last attempt under the basket was blocked by Kanter.“I was just trying to get inside … and shoot over the guy guarding me,” Antetokounmpo said. “The guy was coming from the baseline, so I tried to go middle and raise up.”TIP-INS:BUCKS: Antetokounmpo also recorded a team-high seven assists. He has led Milwaukee in assists nine times this season. Antetokounmpo was three assists away from recording his third triple-double of the season, and the 12th of his career.KNICKS: During his pregame press briefing, Fizdale said Courtney Lee could make his 2018-19 debut against the Bucks, depending on circumstances in the game. However, Lee did not step onto the court and has missed the first 24 games of the season with neck spasms. “He’s gotten a few days under his belt with real contact,” Fizdale said of Lee, who began practicing with the Knicks last week. “I think all of us feel comfortable with it. Honestly, either way, it’s not like I’m throwing him out there for a lot of minutes.” . New York lost guard Trey Burke Jr. for the game with 4:54 left in the first quarter with a sprained right knee after he landed awkwardly on a layup attempt. A team spokesman said X-rays were negative.GROWING PAINS:In the first season under Fizdale, the historically quick-fix Knicks are undergoing the early stages of a rebuilding process. And they appear to have a fan in Milwaukee coach Mike Budenholzer.“They’re a hard-working, competitive group,” Budenholzer said in his pregame media availability. “Got a mix of, you know, a few veterans and some young guys. They play hard. Well coached. I think Tim Hardaway Jr. can get going. Put a lot of buckets up. (Enes) Kanter inside is a physical presence. Trey Burke and different guys — (rookie guard Allonzo) Trier has had a great rookie year — so I think different nights can be different guys. Impressed with what they doing.”While Budenholzer was praiseworthy, Fizdale was more straightforward in his analysis of his team.“Get better,” Fizdale said. “We (have) one message (and) it (doesn’t) matter where we are: Are we getting better? Are we competing at our highest levels? Are we growing each game from what we’ve been through before?”ETC.Prior to the national anthem, there was a moment of silence for George H.W. Bush, who passed away Friday night. . Among the 19,812 in attendance were former Knicks Dick Barnett, Latrell Sprewell, Michael Ray Richardson; actors Dustin Hoffman, Emily Ratajkowski, Kelly AuCoin and Ben Sinclair; radio host Howard Stern; comedian Jon Stewart; and rappers GZA, Biz Markie and Vinnie Brown.UP NEXT:Bucks: Host Detroit on Wednesday in the first of four regular-season matchups between the Central Division rivals.Knicks: Host Washington on Monday night.By DENIS P. GORMAN , Associated PressTweetPinShare0 Shareslast_img read more

Antetokounmpo, Middleton Pace Bucks Past Pacers 117-98 (Pic,Vids)

first_imgMILWAUKEE (AP) — Giannis Antetokounmpo channeled his frustration over a technical foul in the best way possible.Antetokounmpo scored 29 points and Khris Middleton added 27 to help the Milwaukee Bucks bounce back from their first consecutive losses of the season with a 117-98 victory over the Indiana Pacers on Thursday night.Milwaukee, which improved to an NBA-best 49-16, was coming off back-to-back losses to Utah and Phoenix after opening a five-game road trip with three victories.The Bucks ran off 13 consecutive points after Antetokounmpo was assessed a technical midway through the third quarter, one possession after he was knocked down attempting a shot, with no foul called. The Pacers missed the technical free throw and the Bucks responded with a 13-0 run. Antetokounmpo started the spurt with a dunk and finished it with another to put Milwaukee up 80-64 with 2:56 left in the period.Milwaukee Bucks’ Giannis Antetokounmpo drives to the basket against Indiana Pacers’ Myles Turner (33) during the second half of an NBA basketball game Thursday, March 7, 2019, in Milwaukee. (AP Photo/Aaron Gash)“Sometimes, things are not working out the way you wanted and you just get frustrated,” Antetokounmpo said. “Sometimes you take it out on the ref, sometimes you take it out on yourself. Today, obviously I took it out on the ref and got a tech. Definitely deserved it.“But, I think my team did a great job just picking it up, playing with energy, rebounding the ball and responding that way.”The Bucks padded their lead with a 12-0 spurt early in the fourth quarter. Kyle O’Quinn opened the final period with a floater from the lane to bring the Pacers within 10 at 84-74. Ersan Ilyasova hit a 3-pointer to trigger the run, capped by Antetokounmpo’s drive to make it 96-74 with 8:21 left.The Greek Freak was in MVP mode tonight: 29 PTS | 12 REB | 5 AST | 59% FG #FearTheDeer— Milwaukee Bucks (@Bucks) March 8, 2019Myles Turner had 22 points and Bojan Bogdanovic 17 for the Pacers.Bogdanovic hit a pair of 3-pointers to pull Indiana within three points at 67-64 before the technical on Antetokounmpo. Indiana’s Thaddeus Young thought that was the turning point.“The next play down, he imposed his will,” Young said. “He got a foul on me, got a dunk, and another dunk after that. I think that was the change in the game.”Bucks coach Mike Budenholzer said the entire team fed off the technical foul.“It felt like the whole arena, his teammates, I think everybody was probably somewhat frustrated, but I think that frustration got channeled into a great energy,” Budenholzer said. “His teammates, and then Giannis, I thought made a couple big plays coming off the technical.”“We had a bad taste in our mouth after the Phoenix game. We just wanted to get back on track.”— Milwaukee Bucks (@Bucks) March 8, 2019The Bucks opened their largest lead of the first half at 47-33 on two free throws by Antetokounmpo, but the Pacers went on a 17-7 run to close within 54-50 at the break.“Too much Antetokounmpo, too much Middleton,” Pacers coach Nate McMillan said. “When they have the attack at the basket and are knocking down 3s, they’re going to be tough to guard. They were pretty much knocking shots down from the perimeter and getting shots at the rim tonight. We missed some shots. We had some open looks that you need to knock down and we didn’t early.”TIP-INSPacers: Indy’s two-game road trip to Milwaukee and Philadelphia has important implications in the standings. The Pacers entered the game in third place in the Eastern Conference at 42-23, one game ahead of the Sixers.Bucks: Rookie guard Donte DiVincenzo, sidelined for almost two months with a heel injury, was available for Thursday night’s game against the Pacers. DiVincenzo, who was averaging 4.8 points and 15.6 minutes, is not likely to be back in the rotation immediately. DiVincenzo played slightly more than six minutes in the first half, then scored five points in the closing minutes.McMILLAN LIKES BUCKS MOVESVeteran center Pau Gasol, signed by the Bucks on Monday after a contract buyout by the Spurs, made his home debut, grabbing five rebounds in almost 11 minutes. Milwaukee already had added forward Nikola Mirotic in a three-team trade in early February. “I think they’ve done a nice job of adding to their roster,” McMillan said. “I think it’s a message to the rest of the league that they’re going for it.”UP NEXTIndiana is at Philadelphia on Sunday.The Bucks host Charlotte on SaturdayBy: Jim Hoehn, Associated PressTweetPinShare11 Shareslast_img read more

Andes: RISC-V IDE available for free download

first_imgAndes Technology announced the free download of its AndeSight Integrated Development Environment to accelerate software development for RISC-V based SoC. AndeSight IDE is a professional IDE based on Eclipse with many useful Andes add-on features, developed and widely used over the past 13 years, which provides an efficient way to develop embedded applications for RISC-V based SoC.In an era of ever-changing embedded products, to pursue an easy, flexible design environment and to save efforts of hardware designers and software programmers, AndeSight integrates all environments for hardware and software from simulators, FPGA, to final SoCs to provide a complete software development solution. Empowered by AndeSight, RISC-V developers can run benchmarks and evaluate algorithm performance easily using a near-cycle accurate simulator. Based on Eclipse, AndeSight has many additional user-friendly features to help reduce development time. These include          Meta linker script editor, Flash in-system-programming, Virtual hosting, Meta-file-based bit-field viewer for SoC registers, Script-based RTOS awareness debugging,        Break and display on exceptions, Function profiling, Code coverage, Function code size, Stack size analysis. AndeSight also comes with a highly optimized compiler to deliver best-in-class performance and code density.AndeSight for Andes RISC-V cores, N25/N25F, NX25/NX25F, A25 and AX25, is available for free download now. The free download version is a full-featured AndeSight with a three-month time limit.Share this:TwitterFacebookLinkedInMoreRedditTumblrPinterestWhatsAppSkypePocketTelegram Tags: Tools & Software Continue Reading Previous Manhattan Skyline: PicoITX SBC with NXP i.MX8M processorNext Renesas expands RX24T and RX24U MCU lineup for motor control applicationslast_img read more

Vihari, Prithvi tons power India A to One-day Tri-Series final

first_imgPrithvi Shaw and Hanuma Vihari scored centuries as India A recorded a crushing 203-run victory over West Indies A and book their place in the final of the Tri-Series one-day tournament at the County Ground in Northampton on Friday.India A will be facing England A, who are the other team in the tournament, in the final at the Kennington Oval in London on Monday.Batting first after winning the toss, India A notched up an imposing 354 for six in the allotted 50 overs.Opener Shaw blazed his way to 102 off 90 balls, while Vihari smashed 147 off 131 deliveries with the help of 13 boundaries and five sixes, as the Indians toyed with the opposition bowlers at the County Ground.During his explosive knock, Shaw found the fence 16 times.India A lost two wickets for just 28 runs but the duo of Shaw and Vihari forged a quick partnership of 160 runs for the third wicket to set the platform for a big total.After the dismissal of Shaw, Vijay Shankar and Ishan Kishan produced a few lusty blows towards the end as India A crossed 350.Almost all the West Indian bowlers were taken to the cleaners by the marauding duo of Shaw and Vihari.In reply, West Indies A were all out for 151 in 37.4 overs, gifting the Indians a comprehensive win.Left-arm spinner Axar Patel was the most successful bowler for India A, returning figures of 4/34, while there were two wickets for Deepak Chahar.Chandrapaul Hemraj top-scored for West Indies A with 43 off 46 balls.(With inputs from PTI)advertisementlast_img read more

Dream come true moment for Indian players as NBA star Lopez hosts them for lunch

first_imgBy Saumojyoti S Choudhury Orlando (US), Aug 7 (PTI) Disney World advertises itself as a place where dreams come true and it is exactly turning out to be the same for 20-odd boys and girls from India, who are taking part at the inaugural NBA Junior World Championships starting here today. The Indians, who have come to Disney World to take part in the NBA Jr World Championship at the ESPN Wide World of Sports complex, were invited for a special lunch by Milwaukee Bucks star Brook Lopez at his home. Lopez, who was in India earlier this year as part of an NBA promotional programme, was so mesmerized by the Indian hospitality that he decided to host the Indian contingent at his plush summer villa here. And, the 13- and 14-year-old enthusiastic Indian youngsters could not have asked for more as they got a chance to meet one of their idols and his family as they gulped a variety of pizzas and other stuffs by a luxurious pool at Lopez’s Golden Oak residence. “When I came to India to see the kids playing at the Junior NBA Academy, the people of India were so welcoming. I had the best time out there and I am planning more visits in future to experience the culture,” Lopez told PTI here. “I really had a good time. So when I heard the Jr NBA World Championships will be held here in Orlando, my agent and I had talked about welcoming the kids here in the same was I was treated in India,” said the seven feet tall Lopez, who also has played for the New Jersey/Brooklyn Nets and Los Angeles Lakers during his 10-year NBA career.advertisement For the young star-struck kids, it is definitely turning out to be a dream come true trip. Just to meet, have lunch with and get autographs from an NBA star was quite an experience for members of the Indian team. “It’s really great that I’m here,” said Yatish Sakhuja, a 5-foot-7 point guard of the Indian boys’ team from Delhi. “For us it is unbelievable to meet the NBA stars. We are here in America, that too in Disney World. We are here to play our favourite sport basketball and represent the country. It is a dream come true moment for all of us,” added Yatish. But, making the trip to Disney was not easy for the 20-odd boys and girls as the two squads had to fight it out in Junior NBA World Championship India National Finals to secure their spot in the NBA Junior World Championship. The Indian boys’ team is from Delhi while the girls are from Bengaluru. Indian boys’ and girls’ teams will participate in the 16-team international division, while 16 other teams will comprise the US bracket. The Indian teams looked confident as Yatish said they are here not just to make numbers. “We will give our best. We want to win the championship,” Yatish said. PTI SSC PDSPDSlast_img read more

Justice Raghupathi, heading panel to probe construction during DMK regime, demits office

first_imgChennai, Aug 17 (PTI) Justice R Raghupathi, heading a commission of inquiry tasked with probing the alleged irregularities in constructing a new building to house the state secretariat during the previous DMK regime, has tendered his resignation.A week after the Madras High Court directed the Tamil Nadu government to suspend the panel, Justice Raghupathi sent a communication to the state chief secretary on August 13, apprising her that he had demitted office, effective August 10.In an eight-page letter to the chief secretary, Justice Raghupathi said the commission’s functioning was delayed due to the administration side of the high court.A new secretariat building was constructed during the DMK’s 2006-2011 regime and the AIADMK government had set up the commission after coming to power in 2011.The former Madras High Court judge said the panel was directed by the high court in 2015 not to proceed further with the matter till a writ petition in this connection was disposed of.He also handed over to the secretary of the commission a sports utility vehicle (SUV), which was given to him by the government, a computer and a printer.On August 3, the high court had directed the state government to suspend the Justice R Raghupathi Commission of inquiry within a week and stop all further allotment of funds and government facilities to it.Justice Raghupathi said soon after assuming office on December 3, 2011, he had launched an inquiry into the alleged irregularities in the construction of the giant structure.The commission had sent summons to public servants and 24 IAS officers and Public Works Department (PWD) engineers had appeared before it.advertisementSummons were also issued to then chief minister late M Karunanidhi, then deputy chief minister M K Stalin and then PWD minister Duraimurugan.On a writ petition filed by the public servants, the high court had in 2014 ordered that the petitioners need not appear before the commission and allowed the panel to send questionnaires to them.Hearing the second batch of writ petitions, along with stay petitions, the high court had in 2015 ordered the commission not to proceed further with the matter till the writ petition was disposed of.Though the advocate general had requested the court for an early hearing of the writ petitions to enable the commission to proceed with the task, the plea was rejected.Against this background, the matter came up before Justice S M Subramaniam, who directed the suspension of the commission.”This court is of an opinion that the commission was constituted and prolonged for an unspecified period in order to neutralise the sensitiveness of the issues involved and to divert the attention of the people,” the court had said.Raghupathi said even before hearing the arguments of the counsels, several unwarranted oral comments were made as if there was an intentional delay by all the commissions of inquiry and as if public money was being wasted. PTI CORR VGN APR RC RClast_img read more

Asian Games 2018: Dipika Pallikal settles for bronze in squash singles

first_imgDipika Pallikal Karthik settled for a bronze medal is squash women’s singles as she lost her semi-final to defending champion Nicol David of Malaysia at the Asian Games 2018 in Jakarta on Saturday.David, who is a four-time Asian Games singles winner, defeated Dipika in three straight sets 7-11, 9-11, 6-11 to ease into the final.Dipika, on the other hand, had to be content with the bronze as both the losing semi-fnalists get the bronze medal without any bronze medal play-off.Earlier, Dipika had stormed into the semi-finals with a 3-0 (11-5, 11-6, 11-8) win over Japan’s Misaki Kobayashi. In the Round of 16, Dipika had defeated Indonesia’s Rohmah Yeni Siti 3-0.Joshna Chinappa and Saurav Ghosal will also play their respective semi-finals later in the day.Saurav and Dipika had claimed a silver and bronze in the singles at the 2014 Incheon Games. Three medals in the singles squash event in an edition will happen for the first time for India.It will be the first individual medal for Joshna at the Asian Games. She was part of bronze and silver medal winning teams in 2010 and 2014.Ghosal had defeated compatriot Harinder Sandhu 3-1 (9-11, 11-7, 11-7, 11-7). Ghosal, a three-time Asian Games singles medallist, will take on Leo Au of Hong Kong in the semi-finals.Joshna got the better of Joey-Chan Ho-ling of Hong Kong 3-1 (11-5, 12-10, 5-11, 12-10) in the quarter-finals to also assure herself a medal.In the semi-finals, Joshna will meet Malaysian young talent Sivasangari Subramaniam, who got past Annie Au of Hong Kong.advertisement(With IANS inputs)last_img read more

Motorola One Power will be available at Rs 14,999 during Flipkart Big Shopping Days Sale

first_imgMotorola will be selling its Android One smartphone, the Motorola One Power, at a special discounted price of Rs 14,999 during the three-day Flipkart sale. The Motorola One Power was launched at Rs 15,999 in India. The Flipkart Big Shopping Days Sale will take place between December 6 and December 8. During this period, the Motorola One Power will see a discount of Rs 1,000 and the company is also offering additional offers on the e-commerce platform.During the Flipkart Big Shopping Days Sale, the Motorola One Power can be purchased at Rs 14,999. Additionally, customers can also avail 10 per cent instant discount with HDFC Bank Credit and Debit cards and EMI transactions, No Cost EMI starting at Rs 2,500/ month, as well as discounts on exchanging an old phone.The Motorola One Power’s biggest USP is that it is an Android One phone, which means the device runs a pure, stock version of Android Oreo out-of-the-box. Notably, the One Power was recently upgraded to Android 9 Pie as well, which makes it the only Motorola phone to officially run on the latest version of Android.The Motorola One Power is also the company’s only phone in India to sport a notched display. It brings a 6.2-inch FHD+ display with a 19:9 aspect ratio. It is powered by a 1.8GHz Snapdragon 636 chipset which is coupled with 4GB of RAM and 64GB of internal storage with support for expandability. Another major highlight is that the One Power houses a 5,000mAh battery that will deliver a good two days of battery life on a single charge. As for the cameras, the One Power comes with a 16MP + 5MP setup on the back and a 12-megapixel sensor on the front.advertisementlast_img read more

2nd Test: Faf du Plessis century puts South Africa in pole position vs Pakistan

first_imgCaptain Faf du Plessis led from the front with a hard-earned century to give South Africa a commanding 205-run advantage at the end of the second day of the second Test against Pakistan at Newlands on Friday.Du Plessis failed to score in either innings in the first Test in Pretoria last week, but made 103 in a 226-ball knock as South Africa piled up 382 for six in reply to Pakistan’s 177 all out on the opening day.Pakistan will be up against it on Saturday when South Africa resume with Quinton de Kock not out on 55 and Vernon Philander on six as they look to press home their advantage.Du Plessis had to toil for his ninth Test century on an uneven pitch, hitting some superb shots through extra cover but also surviving being dropped on 96 to an easy catch down leg that Pakistan wicketkeeper Sarfraz Ahmed spilt.He was eventually out to a feint tickle off teenager Shaheen Shah, who finished the day with the best Pakistan figures of 3/112.Temba Bavuma, who saw two reviews go his way, made 75 and it was his 156-run fifth wicket partnership with the skipper that enabled South Africa to take the game away from their opponents after losing two wickets early in the day.South Africa were on 123/2 overnight but Hashim Amla (24) and Theunis de Bruyn (13) departed in the morning session before Bavuma, having scored three, was reprieved by the third umpire after appearing to be caught in the slips.It was decided that the catch had been taken off the turf.advertisementHe also survived a lbw decision with the review going his way to the exasperation of Pakistan.Bavuma was eventually caught by Sarfraz off Shaheen, who then also bagged du Plessis but only after another review, which this time went Pakistan’s way.De Kock hit fours off his first two deliveries and never looked back as he raced to his half century off 59 balls.Also Watch:last_img read more

Watch: England cricket team dressing room has a hungry, unique visitor

first_imgThe England cricket team’s dressing room had a unique visitor and even found food as it walked around the area picking food while a few of the staff and players arrived to watch the guest with fun. England are currently in the Caribbean Islands for almost a two-month long tour of Tests, one-day internationals, twenty20 internationals.England cricket’s Facebook handle posted a video of a chicken in the dressing room with a line of food in the centre. The players’ kits and everyone were on the side while the chicken walked picking food in the centre.Towards the end of the video, a few from the staff watched the chicken from near the door. A staff member could be seen making a video while Moeen Ali laughed along at the back.Last year, England had a surprise visitor in the practice session at the Pallekele International Cricket Stadium when they were on tour in Sri Lanka.Snakes had invaded England’s training session and in the video put up by England cricket’s social media, the groundsmen could be seen trying to contain the ‘Cobra’ using pipes and sticks.England are set to play three Test matches against the Windies, starting January 23. Ahead of the Test series, they will play one two-day practice match against West Indies Cricket Board President XI in Barbados on January 17 and 18.After the Test series, England will play another practice game against UWI Vice Chancellors XI in Barbados ahead of the start of the ODI series.England and the Windies will play a five-match ODI series from February 20 to March 20 and a three-match T20I series from March 5 to March 10.advertisementMeanwhile the build-up to the 2019 ICC World Cup in England has already begun with England and India being termed as favourites in the tournament.England are currently the top-ranked ODI team in ICC rankings while India are a close second. On Wednesday, former Australia fast bowler Jason Gillespie termed England as the favourites while he felt the current Indian bowling attack led by Jasprit Bumrah makes India one of the favourites too.”I think the Indian attack is well balanced. Bumrah has been rested for obvious reason but their attack is still quite good,” Gillespie told PTI in an interview.”Everyone offers different things, and you add Bumrah to it, so they are well placed to mount a challenge for the World Cup. I think England are the obvious favourites, but India won’t be far behind,” he insisted.Also Read | Yuvraj Singh harbours hopes of playing 2019 ICC World Cup in England and WalesAlso Read | Celebrating Kapil Dev who won India’s first World Cup in Englandlast_img read more

Couple of more ODIs before World Cup would have been more ideal and logical: Virat Kohli

first_imgIndia captain Virat Kohli feels that it would have been “more logical” if his team could have played a couple of more ODIs instead of the two T20 Internationals as a part of their World Cup preparations.India are playing two T20 Internationals and five ODIs against Australia in what will be their last international assignment before the opening World Cup fixture against South Africa in Southampton on June 5.”Probably, a couple of more ODIs would have been more beneficial for both the teams not just us. It would have been more ideal and logical,” Kohli said on the eve of the opening T20.Even though it’s a T20 game, Kohli would like to treat these shortest format games also an extended preparation for the World Cup.”But look we have to utilise what’s in front of us as best as possible. And as I said we’re going to look to get into the right kind of frame of mind as a team,” the skipper added.The core team for the World Cup is set but skipper didn’t rule out an exceptional performer getting a look in.”We’re more or less sorted. But through the course of the series you might see something which might surprise you as a team and which you might want to change immediately. But those are things that are upon how circumstances come in front of you,” he said.”As of now, we feel pretty balanced as a side and I don’t see any concerns or areas that we need to think about anymore. Everything is more or less sorted,” world’s No 1 batsman sounded quite assured.advertisementThe skipper didn’t reveal whether leg-spinner Mayank Markande will be given preference over regular wrist spinner Yuzvendra Chahal. Chahal and Krunal Pandya have been the two specialist spinners in the T20 format.”Look, he (Markande) has been given an opportunity because he’s done well. It’s purely giving a youngster a chance, who has done well over the last couple of seasons and bowled well in the IPL and T20 cricket.”The Indian captain marked Marcus Stoinis as the most dangerous player in the Aussie set-up. Stoinis is set to play in the IPL for Royal Challengers Bangalore.Kohli termed Aussie all-rounder Marcus Stoinis as a threat for the upcoming series. Stoinis scored 533 at 53.30 with a strike rate of 130.63 for his franchise Melbourne Stars in the BBL.”If I had to single out one player that can make more impact, that would be Stoinis. He has come around really well during the BBL and he’s making stand out performances. You can see he’s grown in confidence and he’s definitely going to be a very important player for them.””A few of the guys have done really well in the BBL. But from the last time that we played, the games were close contests, both of them. One was washed out, but the other two were really exciting games. We obviously expect a stiff competition overall from the Australian team,” he signed off.Also Read | Virat Kohli’s advice to World Cup-bound Indian team: Don’t pick up bad habits in IPLAlso Read | Virat Kohli on World Cup clash vs Pakistan: We will go by what government and BCCI decidelast_img read more

Virat Kohli 2nd batsman after Sachin Tendulkar to hit 40 ODI hundreds

first_imgBrief scores – India 225 for 6 (43.1 overs) vs Australia in Nagpur. Virat Kohli (103*), Ravindra Jadeja (14*). Scorecard | Live BlogVirat Kohli became only the second man after Sachin Tendulkar to score 40 one-day international hundreds during the second ODI against Australia in Nagpur on Tuesday. Tendulkar leads the ODI hundred charts with 49 centuries.Kohli also drew level with Tendulkar with his fouth hundred against Australia in India.This also happens to be Virat Kohli’s second hundred against Australia this year. In Adelaide, Kohli had scored 104 as India chased down 299 against Australia in the second match of a three-ODI series.Overall, this was Kohli’s 7th ODI hundred against Australia. Sachin Tendulkar leads the list for batsmen with most centuries in India-Australia ODIs with nine hundreds. Kohli and Rohit Sharma are tied on the second spot with seven hundreds each.Take a bow #KingKohli #INDvAUS (@BCCI) March 5, 2019Virat Kohli had a sensational time in 2018, hitting 11 hundreds in international cricket including 5 in Tests and 6 in ODIs.In 2019, Kohli played 6 ODIs before the five-match series against Australia started at home. In New Zealand, he played three ODIs before being rested for the final two matches. He was also rested for the three-match T20I series against the Black Caps.FIFTY!The Indian Skipper brings up a hard fought half-century. This is his 50th in ODIsScorecard – #INDvAUS (@BCCI) March 5, 2019Virat Kohli, who debuted in 2008, is among the greatest batting stars in limited-overs cricket.advertisementKohli, who took charge of India’s limited-overs teams in 2017, has sensational stats as ODI skipper. 18 of his 40 ODI hundreds have come while leading India. As many as 24 of his 40 hundreds have come while chasing.Earlier in the day during his gutsy innings, Virat Kohli became the 7th Indian batsman to score 50 ODI fifties. He joined the likes of Sachin Tendulkar, Rahul Dravid, Sourav Ganguly, MS Dhoni, Yuvraj Singh and Mohammad Azharudding to achieve the feat.The last two years have been spectacular for Virat Kohli. He scored six hundreds each in 2017 and 2018 after hitting three hundreds from 10 ODIs in 2016.Also Read | India vs Australia: Virat Kohli 7th Indian batsman to hit 50 ODI fiftiesAlso Read | Sanjay Manjrekar lauds Vijay Shankar: That innings of 46 was oozing classAlso Read | India vs Australa: MS Dhoni falls for fifth golden duck in ODI careerlast_img read more

Lyca Productions backs out of Ponniyin Selvan. Will Mani Ratnam’s dream project take off?

first_imgFor a long time now, Mani Ratnam has been wanting to adapt the Tamil epic novel Ponniyin Selvan for a period film. The director started the pre-production in 2016 with Mahesh Babu but the project failed to take off.After the success of the multi-starrer film Chekka Chivnatha Vaanam, Mani Ratnam is again making attempts to realise his dream. It was earlier said that Lyca Productions and Madras Talkies are teaming up to produce the mega-budget film.Karthi, Jayam Ravi, Amitabh Bachchan and Mohan Babu were considered for the lead roles. However, looks like the film has hit another dead end with Lyca Productions backing out of the project. Reportedly, for reasons unknown, the production house has called off the deal.Mani Ratnam is currently in talks with Reliance Entertainment for making the film, and the future of the project is uncertain now. It is not clear whether the film will take off any time soon.Ponniyin Selvan is the epic novel written by Amarar Kalki, a popular fiction writer in Tamil. The story is about king Raja Raja Cholan.ALSO SEE | Thalapathy 63: Is Vijay-Atlee film a sports entertainer?ALSO WATCH | Actor Vijay pays homage to Karunanidhi at Anna Memoriallast_img read more