Other Sports Dipa qualifies for final round of Artistic Gymnastics World Cup

first_imghighlights India’s Dipa Karmakar made it to the vault finals after finishing third in the qualifying round.American Jade Carey took the top spot in the qualifying round.The top eight finishers in the qualification round will compete in the final. New Delhi: India’s Dipa Karmakar Thursday made it to the vault finals after finishing third in the qualifying round of the Artistic Gymnastics World Cup here. The 25-year-old Dipa, who had finished fourth in the event at 2016 Rio Olympics, performed a higher difficulty Hand front 540 vault for the first time in the competition. She scored 14.466 and 14.133 points in the two qualifying round vaults for an average of 14.299.American Jade Carey took the top spot in the qualifying round with an average score of 14.70 while Alexa Moreno of Mexico was second with 14.533. The top eight finishers in the qualification round will compete in the final. The vault final will be held on Saturday. Dipa will also take part in the balanced beam event on Friday.”It’s a good performance by Dipa. For all the Latest Sports News News, Other Sports News, Download News Nation Android and iOS Mobile Apps. Let us hope that she stands on the podium after Saturday’s final and take one more step towards Olympic qualification,” Gymnastics Federation of India vice president Riyaz Bhati said. Dipa had claimed a bronze at the vault event of the Artistic Gymnastics World Cup in Cottbus, Germany in November last year. It was her first appearance after recovering from a knee strain, which had forced her missed the vault final in the Jakarta Asian Games. last_img read more

Banks Beer Village Cup: Tiger Bay, Plaisance and Mocha secure opening night wins

first_imgTHE inaugural Banks Beer Village Cup commenced Tuesday evening at the Victoria Community Centre ground, with three exciting matches. Tiger Bay, Mocha and Plaisance secured vital wins and therefore progressed to the quarter-final rounds.Tiger Bay’s 3-0 rout of Liliendaal came off the boots of marksmen Manasseh Primo (7th), Darien Dickson (18th) and Deon Alfred (29th).Mocha edged East Ruimveldt 5-4 on sudden-death penalty kicks after their match ended 1-1. Michael Charles had opened the scoring in the 17th minute but four minutes later, Travis Blaze found the equaliser for East Ruimveldt.Plaisance whipped Sophia 3-0, with Vincent Thomas scoring a brace (17th and 79th). He received support from Akeem Thomas who netted in the fourth minute.Matches will continue this evening at the aforementioned venue with Pouderoyen in action against Kitty from 18:00hrs before Alexander Village battle Stewartville from 20:00hrs. The final match of the night pits Stabroek against Beterverwagting from 22:00hrs.Meanwhile, at a press briefing yesterday, the title sponsors confirmed their partnership with the event.Communications Manager Troy Peters stated, “We are proud to be on board this venture and it aids us in helping football being played throughout Guyana and we look forward to an exciting tournament.”Organiser Esan Griffith expressed his gratitude for the support of the company and felt the tournament had a productive start and fans can be assured of more riveting action.Griffith also explained the idea behind the tournament was to bring football back to its grassroots and give community teams a chance to showcase their talents.The tournament will see the winning team go home with $800 000 after the grand final set for December 30.The second-placed side will pocket $400 000, third-placed team will collect $200 000, and $100 000 to the fourth-placed finishers.last_img read more

Trojans enter conference tourney in the top spot

first_imgAfter capping a 22-1 season and an undefeated record in conference play with a win over UC Irvine on Saturday, the No. 1 Trojans are staying in the comfort of their own home as they enter the Mountain Pacific Sports Federation tournament with the top seed.The Trojans will ride a 39-game home winning streak, as well as a 15-game overall winning streak, into McDonald’s Swim Stadium, when they face the No. 8 seed (yet to be determined) on Friday.At the buzzer · Senior two-meter Shea Buckner scored the winning goal as time expired in last year’s MPSF conference championship. – Katelynn Whitaker | Daily TrojanUSC’s winning streaks were challenged over the last month with difficult matches against UC Santa Barbara, UCLA, Stanford and Irvine, but, behind strong defensive attacks and a couple of key plays, the Trojans were able to maintain their perfect conference record.For the seniors who have led the Trojans throughout the season, this tournament marks the last time they will compete in a conference event. Since 2006, the first year the group was together, USC has gone 96-6, winning one NCAA tournament (2008) and placing second in two others (2006 and 2007). The Trojans also won the MPSF tournament the last two years.Last year, the Trojans fared well in the MPSF tournament, beating Irvine and UCLA to advance to the championship match against Pepperdine. In the title match, senior two-meter Shea Buckner scored on a buzzer-beater to put USC up 3-2, lifting the Trojans to a 27-0 record and a No. 1 seed in the NCAA Championships, which they eventually swept as well.The Trojans will finish their postseason with the NCAA tournament, which takes place a week after the MPSF tournament.last_img read more

Wycombe footballer suspended after placing 183 bets

first_img Related Articles Submit GambleAware: Engage those with lived experience of gambling harms August 28, 2020 Share Betway ends all football transfer markets June 17, 2020 StumbleUpon Spillemyndigheden reports decline in Q2 betting August 25, 2020 Share Wycombe Wanderers’ forward Scott Kashket has been sanctioned with a two month suspension and £3446 fine after he admitted placing 183 bets on football matches.Kashket had been charged by the Football Association (FA) last month following a period between 2014 and 2016, during his time at Leyton Orient, in which the bets had been made. Kashket lost a total of £1,067.75 and won £946.13 with the latter sum added to the initial £2,500 FA fine.It is reported that of Kashket’s 183 bets, 65 were in competitions that Leyton Orient were taking part in, with 19 matches featuring the team, among them 10 betting against his side.Scott Kashket stated: “I regret my actions and will learn from the experience to improve myself both as a person and a player. I am thankful to Wycombe Wanderers for their ongoing support and am determined to come back stronger in two months’ time.”The independent regulatory commission assured that he did not play in any matches he placed a bet on, whilst also adding that there is no suggestion of using ‘inside information’ or match-fixing.The club stated: “Wycombe Wanderers continues to offer its full support to Scott, and while the club does not condone rule breaches of this nature, it recognises that the charge relates entirely to a difficult period in Scott’s career at his previous club Leyton Orient.”The sanctioning also includes a possible extended suspension if the player further breaches FA’s betting rules.Rob Couhig, the prospective majority shareholder at Wycombe Wanderers, has concluded: “I have found Scott to be a first-rate person and, while this is not an excuse for his actions, the treatment he sustained at Leyton Orient – under their previous ownership structure – was unconscionable.“I am glad he has taken personal responsibility for his actions, and that Leyton Orient are under new progressive ownership and leadership. We now look forward to drawing a line under the situation and having Scott fully fit and refreshed for the final few weeks of the season.”Couhig is referring to reported ownership issues and Leyton Orients’ financial crisis under Francesco Becchetti, when Kashket was playing for the side. Both the club and the player, in the same statement, announced that they will not appeal the decision.last_img read more

Black Lives Matter honored as Dodgers, Giants kneel during pregame ceremonies

first_img Cody Bellinger homer gives Dodgers their first walkoff win of season “I also need to put some actions into play as far as away from MLB and that’s my primary goal,” he said.The son of an African-American man who served in the Marines for 30 years, Roberts did not take a knee during the anthem Thursday. Like Betts, he said his opinion on the protest has “evolved.”Three years ago when Oakland A’s catcher Bruce Maxwell was the first MLB player to join Kaepernick in taking a knee during the anthem, Roberts said he would “have a problem” with one of his players following suit.“I’m always trying to evolve and learn and be educated,” Roberts said Thursday. “I’ve realized that standing at attention is not mutually exclusive to your thoughts on social justice and police brutality and things that Colin Kaepernick and Maxi (Maxwell) what he felt. As I’ve learned you’re not trying to disrespect the soldiers, men and women that serve our country and that lay their lives on the line every single day, my father included. So, yeah, I have evolved and changed.”Roberts said he appreciated MLB allowing The Players Alliance to lead the way on addressing the issues. If any of his players wanted to kneel during the anthem to further emphasize the point, Roberts said that was their decision to make.“I have talked to our guys about kneeling and for me it was more of an individual choice,” he said before the game. “So collectively we really haven’t settled on anything but I think for me, I just wanted to encourage each and every man to make their own decision.”Related Articles How Dodgers pitcher Ross Stripling topped the baseball podcast empire Newsroom GuidelinesNews TipsContact UsReport an Error Dodgers hit seven home runs, sweep Colorado Rockies LOS ANGELES >> A more woke Major League Baseball arrived at its delayed start to the 2020 season Thursday night.Opening Day at Dodger Stadium featured a pre-game video from The Players Alliance, a group of over 100 African-American players led by CC Sabathia, Curtis Granderson and Edwin Jackson, calling for racial justice and asserting “Black Lives Matter.”The Dodgers coaching staff, led by manager Dave Roberts, and the entire San Francisco Giants squad wore T-shirts with “Black Lives Matter” during the pre-game warmups. Both teams took a knee and held a black ribbon encircling the field during a moment of silence following The Players Alliance video. It was billed as a “Unity Moment” by MLB.The same ritual also played out at Nationals Park before the Yankees-Nationals game earlier in the day. Fire danger is on Dave Roberts’ mind as Dodgers head to San Francisco During the National Anthem at Dodger Stadium, several Giants led by manager Gabe Kapler continued to take a knee (as they had during exhibition games in the Bay Area). This time, Mookie Betts (one of two African-American players on the Dodgers’ roster along with Terrance Gore) took a knee as well. No other Dodger took a knee but Cody Bellinger and Max Muncy, flanking Betts, put their hands on his shoulders.“Just unity,” Betts said after the game of what the moment showed. “Everybody’s here. We’re all on the same same team. We’re all here for change. … Even the Giants, I definitely tip my cap to them for the support. Like I said, we have a great group of guys here. We’re all supportive of each other and that definitely doesn’t surprise me that Belly and Munc were there with me.”When Colin Kaepernick began the protest against police brutality and for racial justice in 2016, Betts said he would always stand for the anthem because of his father’s time in the Air Force during the Vietnam War. Like many, he said his view of the symbolic nature of kneeling during the anthem has changed.“I think then I wasn’t exactly sure. I wasn’t educated and that’s my fault,” Betts said after Thursday’s game. “I need to be educated on the situation. I know my dad served and I’ll never disrespect the flag. But there’s also got to be change in the world. The kneeling has nothing to do with with those who served our country.”Betts said he wasn’t sure if he would continue to take a knee during the anthem before games. Dodgers’ Max Muncy trying to work his way out of slow start last_img read more

Džumhur and Pavlašek in the Secound Round of the ATP Challenger in Morocco

first_imgBosnian tennis player Damir Džumhur played in pair with Adam Pavlašek from the Czech Republic and placed himself onto the second round of doubles at the ATP Challenger Tournament in Kenitra (Morocco).(Source: Oslobođenje)last_img

Bruh moment of 30th November 2019: Gerard Piqué reveals when an angry SAF kicked…

first_imgImage Courtesy: Getty/ReutersAdvertisement vhtNBA Finals | Brooklyn Vs91sqWingsuit rodeo📽Sindre E5njhcs( IG: @_aubreyfisher @imraino ) 7popWould you ever consider trying this?😱2pCan your students do this? 🌚52Roller skating! Powered by Firework A young and nascant Gerard Piqué switched his youth academy from La Masia to the Theater of Dreams in 2004, the same year he was promoted to the senior team. However, the present pillar of defense in FC Barcelona and the Spanish national team, it was the spell under Sir Alex Ferguson that made Piqué what he is today. And that includes two bizarre incidents with his former gaffer.Advertisement Image Courtesy: Getty/ReutersStarring in Barça’s brand new documentary series ‘Matchday’, the 32 year old recollected his memories at Old Trafford, and dug up some really strange menaces he got himself into, and that even includes a couple of visit to the cops.The 2010 World Cup winner said: “Some really dark moments in (Manchester). I ended up in the police station more than once. Best not to go into that, it was when I was young. I was there and I wasn’t anybody.”Advertisement Even still, probably the more daring job Piqué did was to send Fergie into a fit of rage!“I rented a house from Sir Alex…And I bought a rabbit and it destroyed the house. It bit all the seats, everything. And when I left, he called me, (he was) raging.” he added.Advertisement And after a hard party on the eve of Christmas, he did it again, so much in fact, Sir Alex injured himself.he continues- “The next day Sir Alex was waiting for us in the dressing room. We got a real scolding. There was an aluminum chair and he kicked it but unfortunately with his shin. You could see him start limping. He’d destroyed his leg. It was spectacular. From there on they stopped with the Christmas party.” Advertisementlast_img read more

The win was coming: Maguire

first_imgAfter going down to the Cowboys in Townsville, the Bunnies brushed off a late converted try from the Panthers to march up field and allow for Reynolds to slot the match-winning one-pointer.NRL.com reports a collective team effort satisfied Maguire the most, who said the combinations were beginning to show out on the field after six rounds of the Telstra Premiership.”The boys have been working pretty hard over the last few weeks where we haven’t really had too many rewards but it was nice to see them work through that game,” Maguire said post-game.”We put pressure on ourselves sometimes but stuck strong throughout and our preparation helped us get through periods like that.”The Bunnies were led strongly by halves pairing Adam Reynolds and Cody Walker with the field-goal at the death earning high praise from the premiership-winning coach.”Adam’s finish there… he’s done a lot of work around that area to make sure when those times come, he comes up with the right play,” Maguire said.”He does a bit [of practice], obviously like any kicker but there are a lot of players who do a lot of work.”I thought John Sutton was excellent today, he really put his hand up there with 20 minutes to go, he couldn’t move but then he come up with a strong run and then Kyle Turner got on the back of it.”From there Adam was able to kick that field goal so it was very pleasing for those individuals in our team.”I’ve seen them over the last three weeks starting to build really well and building some really good combinations together so it’s another step forward for us.”Defensively they were very strong throughout the game but there are areas there where we can still look at.”Meanwhile, Rabbitohs skipper Sam Burgess said the halves’ control throughout the second half went a long way to the Bunnies getting over the line late in the contest. “I thought we played well tonight and made some great choices with better last-play finishes compared to the last few weeks,” Burgess said. “I’m pleased for Adam to get that field goal, like Madge said he puts a lot of practice in and people don’t see that so it’s nice to see him get one out on the field tonight.”On a horror night for outside backs, Maguire defended Braidon Burns’ efforts against the right-boot of Nathan Cleary after the rookie winger spilled the ball on four occasions in an unhappy return to Pepper Stadium.”He’s got a fair kick on him, Nathan,” Maguire said.”They (Panthers) obviously peppered that side and I thought earlier in the game we probably didn’t have enough kick pressure so we allowed him to have better kick-time. “Robbie [Farah] came out and probably started to put more pressure on and it changed the game from that point of view.”I’m sure Braidon will do a bit of practice at training and maybe Greg [Inglis] will be able to help him out.”Maguire’s side will now face the Bulldogs next week in the annual Good Friday fixture and face a confident Canterbury outfit after Des Hasler’s men notched up their second win on the trot with a 22-12 victory over the Knights on Friday afternoon.last_img read more

Valencia – Athletic | Duel for the Champions

first_imgSeville, Valencia and Villarreal. For many years when Simeone talked about rivals those were the names that came out of his mouth. Villarreal, Valencia, Seville. At them, Atlético looks again in this “transition” season. Madrid and Barça are far, 13 points one, 10 the other. The fight is the Champions League, the places that give access to be in it next season. Atletico is 4th, they returned to them last day, Valencia, 7th, two points less. In the first round his confrontation ended in a draw. Whoever wins today takes more than three points, also takes the goal average. They can call it a match but it’s really a battle for the Champions League. Very hard. The two need to win it.Valencia grabs Mestalla. He hasn’t lost at home since April 2019. That is, throughout this season. That is, neither Barça nor Madrid nor Seville managed to win there. It is the good face of the Celades team, that of Mestalla. Outside it happens like Atlético, it’s Mr. Hyde Three home games in 2020, three wins. Two out, two reviews. He still licks the wounds of last week in Getafe. Gayà arrives, Gameiro and Cheryshev return but not Coquelin. Rodrigo either. As in the first round you can not face the team that was about to be yours in summer. Knee. Guedes could play on his hitch, and so Celades keeps his usual midfield. Ferran and Soler for the bands. Kondogbia and Parejo. The lack of solidity is his fate, how much he grants, aggravated by Garay’s injury. Diakhaby or Mangala, the doubt. Morata, with Atlético Simeone travels with Morata. The plan is to have minutes, the goal is Liverpool. Giménez also travels. In the infirmary there are only Trippier, Herrera and João Félix. Starting, as before Granada, Atlético will play without pure strikers, with Vitolo and Correa. The Argentine, the piece chosen for Rodrigo to come and go, is essential today. Six goals and six assists. Fundamental more than ever, the team, the shield and all the others are put behind their backs. Good thing he didn’t leave. Felipe returns to eleven and breathes the Cholo: also Arias. You have tried Llorente on the right. It goes to more and more. Face Mr. Hyde Atleti is only three wins out. A poor baggage for a team that, as always, first of all looks for something. The Champions. The train next season passes through Valencia today.last_img read more