Preview: Leicester Riders v Bristol Flyers

first_imgEverything you need to know ahead of Tuesday’s game can be found below.LEICESTER RIDERSThe oldest professional club in British basketball, the Leicester Riders have firmly established themselves as one of the leading clubs in the BBL. 2013 was the Riders’ most successful season to date, completing the treble of the Championship, play-offs and BBL Cup, narrowly missing out on the quadruple with a BBL Trophy final loss to Sheffield Sharks. While last year witnessed Riders come up empty-handed, they have already booked themselves a place in the BBL Cup final in January along with a solid record of 10 wins and 1 loss, guaranteeing themselves second in the league heading into Christmas.HEAD COACHRob Paternostro – A former player in the BBL with Birmingham Bullets and Leicester Riders via a spell in Belgium with Power Wevelgem. Taking up the Riders’ reins in 2008, Head Coach Paternostro has proved to be the most succesfull coach in Riders history, guiding the team to the treble in 2013. Coach Paternostro is one a select few men to have won the BBL Coach of the Year on more than one occasion – in his first year as coach and in 2013. ONE TO WATCHTrayvonn Wright – One of the front runners for league MVP this season, the American currently averages 16.6 points and 7.6 rebounds per game. Entering his second year in the BBL, Wright also leads the league in blocked shots per game, averaging 2.5 per contest.OFFICIALSTaking charge of Tuesday’s game will be Simon Unsworth, Dale Aitchison and Stephen Desmond.LAST TIME OUTRiders inflicted Flyers’ heaviest defeat of the season, 59-82 in their only visit to the SGS WISE Arena in the BBL.DID YOU KNOW?Coach Paternostro excelled in several sports in high-school – he was an all-city athlete in soccer and baseball.last_img read more

ESPN Article re: Ranking Baseball Uniforms

first_imgAtlanta is top 3 without a doubt. The guy missed the ball on them. Their home and road uniforms are just classic. Put anyone in a Braves uni and they look good. Even Prince Fielder. 182 Posted March 6, 2012 ksupilot Link to post ESPN Article re: Ranking Baseball Uniforms Sign in to follow this   50 posts 223 Page 1 of 2   3 Link to post Posted March 6, 2012 Members Members Didn’t expect much before clicking the link…hate being right. Top 10 isn’t bad, but most of the ones he trashed make no sense. Link to post 0 Link to post 0 CS85 37,657 posts Share on other sites Posted March 5, 2012 ksupilot 951 posts 15,138 posts Share this post kevinmets This topic is now closed to further replies. Sports Logo News 1,005 -Akronite- 9,904 Location:West Coast 8,670 Fox Prev Go To Topic Listing 38 Share this post Share on other sites 15,496 posts Share this post Link to post pmoehrin Link to post Members 1,103 Prev Posted March 5, 2012 The “Caple: Ranking the uniforms from worst to best” story is located at http://espn.go.com/mlb/story/_/id/7629005/ranking-uniforms-worst-best Share this post SportsLogos.Net Fox Members pmoehrin 0 0 3,230 posts Share this post Baseball! (formerly, briefly CherryMX) Location:Middleburg Heights, OH 1,350 posts 65 182 0 0 JQK Link to post 1 Link to post Members pdxuoduck 2 4,436 Posted March 5, 2012 3 Posted March 5, 2012 Share this post 9,904 HighCheese Location:Champaign, IL MDC I really want to believe this was just a silly list for fun — but a part of me thinks he was actually serious about the list. Share on other sites Members All Activity Share on other sites bosrs1 1,204 HighCheese Location:San Diego Followers 0 39 Members By pdxuoduck, March 5, 2012 in Sports Logo News Link to post The only one I really disagree with is the Braves.I’ve yet to see someone like bad in that uniform outside of the ice cream jerseys. Location:Indio, CA pdxuoduck CS85 Location:West La-La I’m the next Douglas Bubbletrousers 1,005 0 Link to post 7,511 posts JayJaxon It would be nice if someone who knows uniforms would have written that article. 14,934 posts Share this post Share on other sites 1,005 ksupilot Favourite Logos:I have some. Posted March 5, 2012 There’s something really annoying about a sports writer trying, and failing miserably, to be “witty.” His…ahem…jokes were not at all funny. His top ten isn’t bad. Members McCall Forums Home Posted March 6, 2012 Posted March 5, 2012 Share on other sites 0 39 Bleh, I probably shouldn’t have read that. Makes my brain hurt. 0 223 Share on other sites Members Link to post 1,288 Next 1,090 posts 963 posts Location:Middleburg Heights, OH Share on other sites Share this post 38 Sports Logos phutmasterflex 9,904 Link to post He trashes the Indians UNIFORM based only on the cap logo. If this were a home cap ranking, then maybe I’d give him a pass. But how can one logo put Cleveland at 29th? Members 1 SportsLogos.Net ESPN Article re: Ranking Baseball Uniforms Link to post OnWis97 WSU151 Posted March 5, 2012 223 MDC kevinmets 1,288 Let’s not make a big thing about this…We all could have disagreements with the list. No he does not “know” sports uniforms, but to most readers, it’s not important. This is about how seriously most people take uniforms, and frankly, I wish i was more that way.But yeah, not a decent joke in the column. Posted March 5, 2012 1,350 posts 65 0 Share on other sites Members Share on other sites 38 He trashes the Padres and rates them 30th because of their Sunday military uniforms? Does Caple hate America or something? OnWis97 4,436 OnWis97 Posted March 6, 2012 Sign in to follow this   14,934 posts Worthless article.Should have know when this thread started with “ESPN Article…” 7,847 posts Share on other sites 0 0 Share this post There’s something really annoying about a sports writer trying, and failing miserably, to be “witty.” His…ahem…jokes were not at all funny. His top ten isn’t bad.This. His critiques, personal memories, and suggestions were all awful. What a waste of time. 5,835 posts 0 0 WSU151 8,685 ksupilot 8,685 Followers 0 Location:DC area OnWis97 38 Forums Home Share this post Share on other sites Share on other sites He trashes the Padres and rates them 30th because of their Sunday military uniforms? Does Caple hate America or something? He even addressed that (since some people will pretty much say that), but it’s a once a week thing and he even says that their current uniforms are OK. I don’t like the camos either (feel they should be memorial day only or something), but I would not drop them from 20 to the bottom for it. But then again, it’s just one dude’s list…who really cares?Well they wear them on Sundays because they always have graduating classes of Marines there on Sunday (and Sundays are military appreciation days). So essentially every Sunday is Veterans/Memorial Day at PETCO Park. Members Posted March 6, 2012 7,190 posts 0 Posted March 6, 2012 1,204 4,436 Location:Missouri Posted March 6, 2012 Cardinal fan here, but the Yankees pinstripes, I’m sorry, IS probably the best in baseball. I don’t even think their bland roads would bring them down from the top. I personally would want to rank the Cardinals at #1, but being completely objective, it’d have to go to the Yanks. Dodgers I do believe should be #3. Share on other sites 8,670 Sports Logos Posted March 6, 2012 Members 1,323 -Akronite- 1,323 Members 4,436 1,103 Location:Location Location 0 bosrs1 31,105 posts 1,103 Share on other sites Members Share this post It should always be Christmas in New Jersey 1,288 Formerly & Currently McCall JayJaxon Link to post Location:San Diego 7,190 posts 38 0 Next Cardinal fan here, but the Yankees pinstripes, I’m sorry, IS probably the best in baseball. I don’t even think their bland roads would bring them down from the top. I personally would want to rank the Cardinals at #1, but being completely objective, it’d have to go to the Yanks. Dodgers I do believe should be #3.In my opinion there is a huge difference between the most iconic look and the best look. Though the Yanks should never change due to history, pin stripes and a plain as road jersey make them one of the more average looking sets in the league IMO. It doesn’t look horrid and it’s a classic look, so you can’t send it away. But pinstripes are ugly. Sports Logo News Location:Western Hemisphere 4,436 0 Share this post It should always be Christmas in New Jersey Members Share on other sites bosrs1 Posted March 6, 2012 Link to post Link to post 1,204 39 8,685 Share this post Page 1 of 2   Moderators Members phutmasterflex 2 There’s no pleasing people… bosrs1 0 1,288 8,670 Link to post Share on other sites Skunk Duck Studios 0 3 Link to post 1,288 Share this post Share this post infrared41 Share this post Sports writers don’t know crap about uniforms, and it makes me sick reading this. I can’t even tell you how often I hear them trying to bash the Bucs creamsicles. They always praise BFBS, too.His biggest complaint about the Mariners is that they wear their Northwest Greens too much. One of THE best single uniforms in baseball right now. Diamondbacks at 25? Nationals at 27? A’s at 20?I should have known this wasn’t going to be a very good list when I saw that #30 wasn’t Houston or Miami. Favourite Logos:Blackhawks>All Favourite Logos:Hartford Whalers Link to post Members Recommended Posts infrared41 Members JQK 1,118 182 McCall Share on other sites Share this post 1,118 Share this post 0 1,288 2,826 posts Posted March 5, 2012 0 65 Share on other sites 4,436 Link to post Share this post 0 Share on other sites 1,323 Posted March 5, 2012 He trashes the Padres and rates them 30th because of their Sunday military uniforms? Does Caple hate America or something? He even addressed that (since some people will pretty much say that), but it’s a once a week thing and he even says that their current uniforms are OK. I don’t like the camos either (feel they should be memorial day only or something), but I would not drop them from 20 to the bottom for it. But then again, it’s just one dude’s list…who really cares? Share this post 1,118 All Activity 17,487 posts 38 Posted March 5, 2012 well at least his top 3 is correctDodgers, Cards, Yankees in whatever order imoim obviously a dodger fan so i like his #1 ESPN Article re: Ranking Baseball Uniformslast_img read more

Throwback Uniform vs. Regular Season Uniform

first_imgsportstar1212 2,517 Throwback Uniform vs. Regular Season Uniform cranium Sports Logo News Location:West Coast cranium illwauk How do these throwbacks games work? Since this throwback game is part of the Cards’ celebration, then do the Cards provide the funds to the Brewers to also wear throwbacks? If that’s the case, then the Cards are to blame for this. And also, since they only gave the Brewers one set to wear, there was no way they could have worn it on Sunday.Home teams pay for the uniforms, but if the Brewers declined to participate, then it doesn’t make one bit of difference. There is no rule saying that the road team HAS to participate.And it doesn’t matter if the Cards only gave the Brewers one set to wear. They could have chosen to wear them again Sunday. I’m almost 100% certain there is a washing machine available for the road team to use at Busch Stadium. As it was, game 3 featured two teams in road uniforms, which is rather lame but common when the powder blue throwback unis are worn by home teams. Share on other sites The Imperfect Share on other sites How do these throwbacks games work? Since this throwback game is part of the Cards’ celebration, then do the Cards provide the funds to the Brewers to also wear throwbacks? If that’s the case, then the Cards are to blame for this. And also, since they only gave the Brewers one set to wear, there was no way they could have worn it on Sunday.Home teams pay for the uniforms, but if the Brewers declined to participate, then it doesn’t make one bit of difference. There is no rule saying that the road team HAS to participate.And it doesn’t matter if the Cards only gave the Brewers one set to wear. They could have chosen to wear them again Sunday. I’m almost 100% certain there is a washing machine available for the road team to use at Busch Stadium.Brewers couldn’t wear the set on Sunday because they were powder blue, not because they were dirty. Share this post 9,114 posts 2 phutmasterflex OnWis97 Do these kind of match-ups piss anyone else off? Here I am, 3:43 ET, and ESPN is replaying St. Louis vs. Milwaukee. I saw the Cardinals reppin’ their ’82 set in honor of their World Series championship team, which is really cool of course, but then there’s Milwaukee, one of the teams most notable for wearing their throwback uniforms, and they’re just wearing their plain ole’ navy road uniforms…I mean, what’s up with that! Is Milwaukee not celebrating cause they lost the Series? Or do they just wanna look like jack-asses on national television? I mean come on! I hate when these kind of match-ups happen, just looks silly to me! Sign in to follow this   1,028 posts Posted August 7, 2012 Members Location:Birmingham, UK 415 1,281 posts 415 Forums Home Link to post 2 OnWis97 How do these throwbacks games work? Since this throwback game is part of the Cards’ celebration, then do the Cards provide the funds to the Brewers to also wear throwbacks? If that’s the case, then the Cards are to blame for this. And also, since they only gave the Brewers one set to wear, there was no way they could have worn it on Sunday.Home teams pay for the uniforms, but if the Brewers declined to participate, then it doesn’t make one bit of difference. There is no rule saying that the road team HAS to participate.And it doesn’t matter if the Cards only gave the Brewers one set to wear. They could have chosen to wear them again Sunday. I’m almost 100% certain there is a washing machine available for the road team to use at Busch Stadium.Brewers couldn’t wear the set on Sunday because they were powder blue, not because they were dirty.There have been 2-3 instances this year of teams blowing off the clash-color jersey rule, so I am glad to see MIL not wear them again. Posted August 6, 2012 Posted August 7, 2012 DC in Da House w/o a Doubt Share this post Link to post 4,436 3,760 Location:Tampa Bay TBGKon 2,570 posts Moderators Members Link to post phutmasterflex Share on other sites Share this post 0 Share on other sites Link to post Link to post phutmasterflex This topic is now closed to further replies. Share this post Share on other sites 0 0 1,028 posts Share on other sites Members BrandMooreArt I would like the NFL to turn Thanksgiving weekend into a full on throwback weekend. And that is the ONLY week you are required and allowed to wear the throwbacks.ill co-sign on that as welldosent really bother me to see a throwback vs a current but it is a lot better experience to see the 2 teams match. at least somewhat Share this post Members 2 8,272 posts 1,005 Members 86 Forums Home 447 Followers 0 Share on other sites Discogod Posted August 7, 2012 0 17,646 posts Share this post Share on other sites phutmasterflex 2,517 1,005 The Imperfect Members 203 jc… Link to post Location:Clutch City (Houston, TX) 1,690 posts 1,005 1,005 Members Share on other sites SportsLogos.Net Posted August 6, 2012 By The Imperfect, August 6, 2012 in Sports Logo News 203 447 0 BrandMooreArt 14,934 posts 5,835 posts Discogod 0 Share this post Share this post Share on other sites phutmasterflex Link to post 203 Location:The DMV 423 Go To Topic Listing Posted August 7, 2012 Link to post Posted August 6, 2012 phutmasterflex 1,292 Location:West Coast Members Share this post 3,583 834 posts 0 Location:Wisco 12,401 posts Location:Indiana > Miami Do these kind of match-ups piss anyone else off? Here I am, 3:43 ET, and ESPN is replaying St. Louis vs. Milwaukee. I saw the Cardinals reppin’ their ’82 set in honor of their World Series championship team, which is really cool of course, but then there’s Milwaukee, one of the teams most notable for wearing their throwback uniforms, and they’re just wearing their plain ole’ navy road uniforms…I mean, what’s up with that! Is Milwaukee not celebrating cause they lost the Series? Or do they just wanna look like jack-asses on national television? I mean come on! I hate when these kind of match-ups happen, just looks silly to me!I would not “blame” Milwaukee for this.On the first day, the Cards wore their white throwbacks and Milwaukee wore their powder blues. (Though they should have worn yellow-paneled hats; I think they were wearing those on the road in 1982, anyway). So they lazily just brought their Friday caps with for the day. Same with the helmets, which I thing should have been white-paneled.But on the second day, the Cards wore power blues. I guess that makes some sense if they really wanted to remind their home fans of that uniform. But Milwaukee would have had to either wear theirs again, which would have left us with powder blue vs. powder blue or they’d have had to wear their home throwbacks on the road in St. L, which I think would have been silly. If St. L really needed to do this with the powder blues, then I’d say the Brewers did the right thing and I cannot accuse them of sour grapes over losing that series.Overall, I can live with the fact that sometimes only one team is throwing back. That bothers me much less than inaccurate throwback designs, not using a throwback batting helmet, etc. So I’d have more complaints about the Brewers on Day 1 than on day 2. Recommended Posts Share this post Share on other sites 415 0 Sports Logos 0 phutmasterflex 1,005 1,005 1,281 posts 1,005 Members Share this post 4,436 12,353 posts Favourite Logos:The Commodore. 3,583 0 1,292 sportstar1212 Throwback Uniform vs. Regular Season Uniform Share on other sites 5,835 posts 1,005 6,236 posts Alright, some solid answers in here that make some good sense thanks guy(s)! I would like the NFL to turn Thanksgiving weekend into a full on throwback weekend. And that is the ONLY week you are required and allowed to wear the throwbacks.What if say a team like the Panthers or Texans play on Thanksgiving? Members Location:Clutch City (Houston, TX) 423 Share on other sites 86 jc… Link to post Share on other sites 2,570 posts Posted August 6, 2012 Share on other sites 423 Posted August 7, 2012 How do these throwbacks games work? Since this throwback game is part of the Cards’ celebration, then do the Cards provide the funds to the Brewers to also wear throwbacks? If that’s the case, then the Cards are to blame for this. And also, since they only gave the Brewers one set to wear, there was no way they could have worn it on Sunday. Link to post Location:West Coast Posted August 7, 2012 Resolutely analogue 0 TBGKon Posted August 6, 2012 Location:Plattsburgh NY 2 Link to post All Activity 3,760 1,292 DC in Da House w/o a Doubt 3,760 I would like the NFL to turn Thanksgiving weekend into a full on throwback weekend. And that is the ONLY week you are required and allowed to wear the throwbacks.What if say a team like the Panthers or Texans play on Thanksgiving?fauxback!Panthers logo changed for this season, so, they still can. And the Texans can wear an alternate. I wasn’t talking about just Thanksgiving day, but the whole weekend. Link to post Members 203 Members 3,583 Share this post Share on other sites 0 I thought the Brewers were supposed to be wearing throwbacks too?It does bug me when one team wears throwbacks and the other team just wears their regular uni, or even if 2 teams play each other whilst wearing throwbacks from different eras. Just seems lazy to me… Share this post 86 Members 0 The Brew Crew wore their powder blue throwbacks on Saturday, against the Cards in white throwbacks.http://scores.espn.go.com/mlb/photos?gameId=320804124&photoId=2299301#photo_2299301http://scores.espn.go.com/mlb/photos?gameId=320804124&photoId=2299301#photo_2299303 Location:Plattsburgh NY Posted August 7, 2012 2,517 Share this post Do these kind of match-ups piss anyone else off? Here I am, 3:43 ET, and ESPN is replaying St. Louis vs. Milwaukee. I saw the Cardinals reppin’ their ’82 set in honor of their World Series championship team, which is really cool of course, but then there’s Milwaukee, one of the teams most notable for wearing their throwback uniforms, and they’re just wearing their plain ole’ navy road uniforms…I mean, what’s up with that! Is Milwaukee not celebrating cause they lost the Series? Or do they just wanna look like jack-asses on national television? I mean come on! I hate when these kind of match-ups happen, just looks silly to me!If you think the Brewers organization would purposefully pass up a chance to remind its fans of that one time they made it to the fall classic, then you clearly don’t know the Brewers organization I just don’t see why it would’ve been so hard to communicate to where the Brewers could’ve just brought their throwback alts to STL with them. Share on other sites Link to post Sign in to follow this   2 The Imperfect Bouj Bouj 1,005 Posted August 6, 2012 Share this post Members Followers 0 Share this post Posted August 7, 2012 0 It should always be Christmas in New Jersey I would like the NFL to turn Thanksgiving weekend into a full on throwback weekend. And that is the ONLY week you are required and allowed to wear the throwbacks.What if say a team like the Panthers or Texans play on Thanksgiving?fauxback! 0 TheOldRoman The Imperfect 1,005 Posted August 6, 2012 5,835 posts Location:West Coast 1,005 illwauk 86 Share on other sites 2 Posted August 7, 2012 Sports Sports Logos Location:Fayetteville, AR How do these throwbacks games work? Since this throwback game is part of the Cards’ celebration, then do the Cards provide the funds to the Brewers to also wear throwbacks? If that’s the case, then the Cards are to blame for this. And also, since they only gave the Brewers one set to wear, there was no way they could have worn it on Sunday.Home teams pay for the uniforms, but if the Brewers declined to participate, then it doesn’t make one bit of difference. There is no rule saying that the road team HAS to participate.And it doesn’t matter if the Cards only gave the Brewers one set to wear. They could have chosen to wear them again Sunday. I’m almost 100% certain there is a washing machine available for the road team to use at Busch Stadium.Brewers couldn’t wear the set on Sunday because they were powder blue, not because they were dirty.There have been 2-3 instances this year of teams blowing off the clash-color jersey rule, so I am glad to see MIL not wear them again.That was the point I was making. Can’t have two teams wearing the exact same color go against each other. It will cause lots of confusion Members 0 0 0 4,436 0 Posted August 7, 2012 All Activity 447 Link to post “People of the court, these guys are total dildos!&quot SportsLogos.Net Members Share this post 1,005 #Grateful 203 Link to post Bouj jc… How do these throwbacks games work? Since this throwback game is part of the Cards’ celebration, then do the Cards provide the funds to the Brewers to also wear throwbacks? If that’s the case, then the Cards are to blame for this. And also, since they only gave the Brewers one set to wear, there was no way they could have worn it on Sunday.Home teams pay for the uniforms, but if the Brewers declined to participate, then it doesn’t make one bit of difference. There is no rule saying that the road team HAS to participate.And it doesn’t matter if the Cards only gave the Brewers one set to wear. They could have chosen to wear them again Sunday. I’m almost 100% certain there is a washing machine available for the road team to use at Busch Stadium.Brewers couldn’t wear the set on Sunday because they were powder blue, not because they were dirty.There have been 2-3 instances this year of teams blowing off the clash-color jersey rule, so I am glad to see MIL not wear them again.Blowing off clash rules for alternate jerseys is one thing (and it’s a bad thing), but there was no way in hell you would see both teams take the field in powder blue jerseys and pants. Share this post 0 Link to post 86 TheOldRoman 203 Members Bouj 5,835 posts phutmasterflex jc… 86 Link to post Posted August 6, 2012 Share this post How do these throwbacks games work? Since this throwback game is part of the Cards’ celebration, then do the Cards provide the funds to the Brewers to also wear throwbacks? If that’s the case, then the Cards are to blame for this. And also, since they only gave the Brewers one set to wear, there was no way they could have worn it on Sunday.Home teams pay for the uniforms, but if the Brewers declined to participate, then it doesn’t make one bit of difference. There is no rule saying that the road team HAS to participate.And it doesn’t matter if the Cards only gave the Brewers one set to wear. They could have chosen to wear them again Sunday. I’m almost 100% certain there is a washing machine available for the road team to use at Busch Stadium.Brewers couldn’t wear the set on Sunday because they were powder blue, not because they were dirty.There have been 2-3 instances this year of teams blowing off the clash-color jersey rule, so I am glad to see MIL not wear them again.Blowing off clash rules for alternate jerseys is one thing (and it’s a bad thing), but there was no way in hell you would see both teams take the field in powder blue jerseys and pants.Exactly what I was thinking ^ I would like the NFL to turn Thanksgiving weekend into a full on throwback weekend. And that is the ONLY week you are required and allowed to wear the throwbacks. Share on other sites Link to post Graphic Designer Link to post 0 0 Posted August 6, 2012 Members Sports Logo News Throwback Uniform vs. Regular Season Uniformlast_img read more

Tata Steel Chess: Anand beats Firouzja, jumps to joint sixth

first_imgLast Updated: 25th January, 2020 17:59 IST Tata Steel Chess: Anand Beats Firouzja, Jumps To Joint Sixth Five-time world champion Viswanathan Anand gave a fine endgame lesson to young Alireza Firouzja, jumping to joint sixth position at the end of the 11th round Press Trust Of India Masters round 11: Nikita Vitiugov (Rus, 4) drew with Daniil Dubov (Rus, 5.5); Alireza Firouzja (Fid, 5.5) lost to V Anand (Ind, 5.5); Vladislav Kovalev (Blr, 3) lost to Fabiano Caruana (Usa, 8); Jan-Krzysztof Duda (Pol, 6) drew with Magnus Carlsen (Nor, 7); Vladislav Artemiev (Rus, 5.5) beat Jorden Van Foreest (Ned, 6); Wesley So (Usa, 6.5) drew with Jeffery Xiong (Usa, 5); , Anish Giri (Ned, 5.5) drew with Yu Yangyi  (Chn, 4).Challengers: Vincent Keymer (Ger, 5.5) drew with Rauf Mamedov (Aze, 5.5); Nihal Sarin (Ind, 5.5) drew with Erwin L’Ami (Ned, 7); Nils Grandelius (Swe, 6) drew with Surya Shekhar Ganguly (Ind, 6.5); Pavel Eljanov (Ukr, 6.5) drew with Jan Smeets (Ned, 5.5); Anton Smirnov (Aus, 4) lost to David Anton Guijarro (Esp, 8); Max Warmerdam (2.5) drew with Dinara Saduakassova (Kaz, 2.5); Lucas Van Foreest (Ned, 5) lost to Nodirbek Abdusattorov (Uzb, 7).  LIVE TV COMMENT First Published: 25th January, 2020 17:59 IST SUBSCRIBE TO US Five-time world champion Viswanathan Anand gave a fine endgame lesson to young Alireza Firouzja, jumping to joint sixth position at the end of the 11th round of Tata Steel Masters here. With his second victory, Anand clawed his way back to a fifty percent score and will now hope to end the tournament on a high. At just 16 years, Firouzja is less than one-third of Anand’s age, and the Indian ace showed that the Iranian still has a lot to learn. Anand started with the Nimzo Indian and faced the Samisch setup by the Iranian.The middle game was double-edged but Anand made most of it. Converting to a rook and opposite coloured Bishops endgame, Anand capitalised on his better pieces to tie down white’s forces and in the end forcibly won a pawn. For Firouzja, this was the third straight loss in the tournament after a brilliant start that saw him on the leaderboard around the half way mark. “I was not very optimistic before the round,” Anand said after the game, adding, “I felt that after the rest day he will get back in some sort of control, but he is very dangerous and aggressive.”With two rounds to go, Fabiano Caruana of the United States made a decisive stride forward for his maiden title here, crushing Vladislav Kovalev of Belarus to reach a very impressive eight points. The American now enjoys a full point lead over world champion Magnus Carlsen of Norway. Wesley So of the United States is in sole third spot on 6.5 points, a half point clear of fourth-placed Jan-Krzysztof Duda of Poland and Jorden Van Foreest of Holland. In the Challenger’s section, Grandmaster David Anton Gujjaro of Spain also moved ahead of the field, defeating Anton Smirnov of Australia.  India’s Surya Shekhar Ganguly is in joint fourth spot on 6.5 points while Nihal Sarin is joint seventh on 5.5.Results Written By FOLLOW US WATCH US LIVElast_img read more

Reaction to possible IOC postponement of 2020 Tokyo Games

first_img(Reuters) – A round-up of reaction to the International Olympic Committee (IOC) announcing it is considering postponing the 2020 Olympic Games in Tokyo as a result of the coronavirus pandemic, while ruling out cancelling the Games. Sarah Hirshland, chief executive of U.S. Olympic and Paralympic Committee“The progress reflected in today’s IOC update to the global athlete community is an important step in providing clarity, but our athlete community continues to face enormous ambiguity surrounding the 2020 Games in Tokyo.“Having spent countless hours communicating with IOC leadership, our peers around the world, our NGBs and the athletes we serve, we know the difficult obstacles ahead and we are all appreciative that the IOC has heard our concerns and needs, and is working to address them as quickly as possible.”World Athletics“World Athletics welcomes discussions with the IOC to postpone the Tokyo 2020 Olympic Games and wrote to the IOC earlier today to relay this feedback from its Area Presidents, Council and athletes.“We stand ready to work with the IOC and all sport on an alternative date.”Andrew Parsons, president of the International Paralympic Committee (IPC)“The IPC and I am certain, the whole Para-lympic Movement, fully support the IOC’s decision to look into the potential scenarios regarding the Tokyo 2020 Olympic and Paralympic Games, including postponement.“Human life is much more important than anything at all, and currently it is vital that everyone, including athletes, stay at home to help prevent the further spread of this horrible disease which is impacting the global community.” Nigel Huddleston, UK sports minister“It is right that the IOC seriously considers postponing the Tokyo 2020 Olympic Games. The health and safety of athletes, sports fans and officials due to work at the Games is absolutely paramount. We would welcome the IOC making a definitive decision soon, to bring clarity to all those involved.”Hugh Robertson, chairman British Olympic Association (BOA)“We welcome the IOC Executive Board decision to review the options in respect of a postponement of the Tokyo 2020 Olympic Games. How-ever, we urge rapid decision-making for the sake of athletes who still face significant uncertainty.“Restrictions now in place have removed the ability of athletes to compete on a level playing field and it simply does not seem appropriate to continue on the present course towards the Olympic Games in the current environment.”Dame Katherine Grainger, Chair of UK Sport“Given the circumstances, today’s news that the IOC are looking at options to postpone the Tokyo 2020 Olympics was inevitable, and the correct decision for the safety of athletes, staff and fans.” International Golf Federation (IGF)“The IGF remains committed to supporting the IOC and Tokyo 2020 Organising Committee to delivering the Tokyo 2020 Olympic Games and will work with them over the coming weeks at investigating all scenarios that will enable safe and fair competitions for our athletes.”last_img read more

Barcelona Sign Canadian Forward Jean-Yves Tabla

first_imgBarcelona have signed Ivorian-born Canadian forward Jean-Yves Tabla from Major League Soccer (MLS) side Montreal Impact.The 18-year old has signed a three-year contract with the Spanish La Liga leaders with the option to extend it for a further two years.His buyout clause is €25m for the first three years and that will increase to €75m for the next two years.Jean-Yves Tabla is expected to team up with the club’s second team, Barcelona B.RelatedIvorian Star Gervinho Returns To Europe With ParmaAugust 17, 2018In “Africa”Sensational U-Turn! Yaya Toure Rescinds Retirement DecisionDecember 27, 2017In “Africa”Fernando LlorenteJune 30, 2017Similar postlast_img read more

Asaba 2018: Media LOC Clarifies Sensational Report About Stephen Keshi Stadium

first_imgThe Media department of the Asaba 2018 LOC has noted the report on some news platform about a falling fence near the swimming pool area at the Stephen Keshi Stadium and described the report as sensational.In a statement issued by Olukayode Thomas, the Head of Media and Publicity for the CAA Asaba 2018, he faulted the way the incidence was reported to give a wrong perception of what actually happened.“It is unfortunate to see journalists deliberately chose not to be professional in their work. The area in question is far away from the stadium where the championship is taking place. It is also still under construction; hence no one has passed it fit for use. None of this was put in context but the reporter only chose to take the shine off the good work the Delta state government is doing and the excitement the African athletes are having in Asaba since the championship kicked off on Wednesday.Thomas also explained that the affected cars were all outside the stadium contrary to how the report was projected.“I am available for anyone to ask questions and seek clarity on issues, I cannot stop anybody for doing their job, but it is only proper for journalists to be factual and be balance in their reporting.”While Thomas thanked all the media practitioners that have been giving so much publicity to the 21st African Championship which entered its third day of action on Friday, he encouraged them to also be thorough in their reports.Already, the IAAF President Sebastian Coe and his counterparts in the Confederation of African Athletics, Hammad Kalkaba has given commendations to the Delta State Governor, Ifeanyi Okowa for providing a legacy in Delta state with the Stephen Keshi stadium and other facilities put in place for the African Championships.Relatedlast_img read more

Mike Tyson offered zoo keeper £9,000 so he could fight a silverback gorilla in a cage on romantic night out with ex-wife

first_img Source: Boxing – thesun.co.uk Top 5 Best Budget Hotels In Dubai under AED 400 a night. Travel Diary // Vietnam 2017 Real or Fake? Shark Attacks Helicopter Rebekah Vardy scores an impressive penalty in six-inch heels 8 MOST DANGEROUS RAINS of All Time | TOP 10 INTERESTINGcenter_img MIKE TYSON reportedly offered a zookeeper £9,000 to let him fight a huge silverback gorilla during a romantic night out with his ex.The boxing legend became the youngest heavyweight champion aged 20 back in 1986.Boxing legend Mike Tyson once wanted to fight a huge gorillaCredit: Splash NewsRenowned animal-lover Mike Tyson has kept several exotic tigers as petsCredit: GettyAnd “The Baddest Man on the Planet” clearly fancied his chances of going toe-to-toe with anyone… or ANYTHING!Tyson, 53, revealed his stunning offer came after he bribed a worker to open the zoo back in the late 80s so he and then wife Robin Givens could enjoy a private and romantic stroll among the animals.But he suddenly got an idea as they approached the ape enclosure and spotted a dominant alpha male bullying the rest of the submissive group.He attempted to offer the cash to the zookeeper to open the cage so he could go in there and punch the gorilla.‘Iron Mike’ offered a zookeeper £9k to let him into an enclosure and punch the huge silverbackCredit: GettyThe incident occurred in the late 80s after he paid for he and his ex-wife to have a private walk around the zooCredit: GettyTyson with ex-wife Robin Givens on their wedding day – and a year before getting divorcedCredit: AP:Associated PressTyson explained: “I paid a worker at New York’s zoo to re-open it just for me and Robin.“When we got to the gorilla cage there was one big silverback gorilla there just bullying all the other gorillas. LEW BLEW IT Lennox Lewis: Anthony Joshua’s bad decisions cost him Deontay Wilder undisputed heavyweight bout“They were so powerful but their eyes were like an innocent infant.“I offered the attendant $10,000 to open the cage and let me smash that silverback’s snotbox! He declined.”Despite this epic tale, the American has always been an animal lover.Tyson famously likes his pigeons and is well-known for keeping a number of exotic tigers as pets – which he recently revealed he regretted.Away from the ring “Iron Mike” continues to revel in the marijuana industry and was even photographed smoking a foot-long joint in February.The former heavyweight world champ is the proud owner of a huge 40-acre ranch in California after breaking into the business two years ago.Mike Tyson can be seen smoking a huge joint at a marijuana eventMike Tyson seen smoking joint at marijuana festival as Boxing legend sets up ranch growing plantIron Mike Tyson has long been an advocate of the Class B drugThe ex-boxer has long been an advocate of the Class B drug, and he took delight in passing the gigantic spliff at an event held by BREALTV recently.Tyson – who claimed he was stoned when he fought against Andrew Golota in 2000 in a brutal comeback win – is taking advantage of California’s legalisation of recreational use of marijuana.His ranch has 20 acres set aside for the growing of the plant, while he also has his own school to teach farmers how to grow and develop their strains – called the ‘Tyson Cultivation School.’ What’s This “Trick” Called? Comment Down Below!! 10 INCREDIBLE Space Launch Failures! People Slammed By Massive Waves 4last_img read more

Did Gigi Hadid just hint that she and Zayn Malik are back together again?

first_imgAndrew Lipovsky/NBC(NEW YORK) –The famous on-again-off-again couple might be giving things another shot after model Gigi Hadid posted something on Instagram that has fans hopeful that she and Zayn Malik rekindled the flame. On Sunday, Hadid posted to her Stories that she was following a recipe from Malik’s mother, a chicken curry pasta salad.  “Sunday in the kitchen, about to marinate the chicken for one of my favorites!!!,” She captioned before crediting the recipe to Trisha Malik and tagging the foodie. Hadid also added in tiny print in the same post, “Hopefully she’ll share the recipe with the world one day.”Rumors of a potential reunion intensified when Trisha not only uploaded Hadid’s post to her story, but also a fan’s plea for the two women to start their own cooking show. Hadid parted ways with Bachelorette star Tyler Cameron in November after a whirlwind summer romance. On the other hand, she and Zayn were first linked back in November 2015 before publicly ending things in March 2018.  The two officially reconnected in October 2018 before they were on the outs again in January.A quick Instagram check on Sunday confirmed that Malik and Hadid have followed each other again.Copyright © 2019, ABC Audio. All rights reserved.last_img read more

Richie Gustin checks out on IMCA Harris Clash foes

first_imgRichie Gustin reigned at Tuesday’s Harris Clash, earning $2,000 for his IMCA Modified victory at Hamilton County Speedway. (Photo by Barry Johnson)WEBSTER CITY, Iowa (Aug. 8) – Richie Gustin made sure the race was for second Tuesday night at Hamilton County Speedway.Gustin led all 25 laps of the Harris Clash for IMCA Modifieds, earning $2,000 for a dominating performance. Tim Ward took over second late in the contest but didn’t have enough laps left to reel in Gustin.Ryan Ruter chased Gustin early and ended in third while Hunter Marriott was fourth. Kelly Shryock and Joel Rust came out of “B” features to finish fifth and sixth, respectively.Gustin had started outside Todd Shute on the front row and quickly moved into the front spot, run­ning the extreme lower line with Ruter.A couple cautions were all that slowed Gustin as he pulled away from the rest of the field after each restart. Ward found success on the high side in working his way to the runner-up spot.Shryock started 16th, Rust 18th. Already on the ballot for next year’s Fast Shafts All-Star Invita­tional, Gustin had previously won the Harris Clash in 2010.Rust, the defending Clash winner, topped the 10-lap dash for feature winners on designated nights at 10 area race tracks. He passed Chris Abelson and took the $500 checkers ahead of Gustin.Jared VanDeest was the $1,000 Karl Chevrolet Northern SportMod winner, pulling away from Cur­tis Van Der Wal in the late going in that 20-lapper.After working his way past Austin Luellen for the lead, VanDeest had checked out on everybody while the 11th starting Van Der Wal began his drive toward the front.Jake McBirnie, Luellen and 16th starting Jack Sachau completed the top five.Fifty-two Modifieds and 38 Northern SportMods competed at the 26th annual Clash. The pole posi­tion was left empty during a SportMod parade lap in honor of the late Robbie Conway, who had competed at last year’s event.“He was one of those guys you couldn’t help but like,” said Event Promoter Bob Harris. “He did so much for so many people, plus he was a great racer.”Feature resultsModifieds – 1. Richie Gustin, Gilman; 2. Tim Ward, Harcourt; 3. Ryan Ruter, Clear Lake; 4. Hunter Marriott, Brookfield, Mo.; 5. Kelly Shryock, Fertile; 6. Joel Rust, Grundy Center; 7. Kyle Strickler, Mooresville, N.C.; 8. Chris Abelson, Sioux City; 9. Mike Mashl, DePere, Wis.; 10. Tyler Droste, Waterloo; 11. Todd Shute, Des Moines; 12. Ethan Dotson, Bakersfield, Calif.; 13. Jeremy Mills, Garner; 14. Tad Reutzel, Burt; 15. Jon Snyder, Ames; 16. Jon Plowman, Woodbine; 17. Paul Stone, Winton, Calif.; 18. Chase Ellingson, Williams; 19. Nate Hughes, Humboldt; 20. Tom Berry, Medford, Ore.; 21. Clay Money, Penokee, Kan.; 22. Racer Hulin, Laurel; 23. Shane Swan­son, Forest City; 24. Kyle Brown, Madrid.Clash Dash – 1. Rust; 2. Gustin; 3. Plowman; 4. Mashl; 5. Shryock; 6. Reutzel; 7. Marriott; 8. Abelson; 9. Mike Jergens, Plover; 10. Jeff Aikey, Cedar Falls.Northern SportMods – 1. Jared VanDeest, Holland; 2. Curtis Van Der Wal, Oskaloosa; 3. Jake McBirnie; 4. Austin Luellen, Minburn; 5. Jake Sachau, Denison; 6. Ty Griffith, Webster City; 7. Doug Smith, Lake City; 8. Sam Wieben, Dysart; 9. Ethan Braaksma, Newton; 10. Dan Drury, Eldora; 11. Rocky Caudle, Ellsworth; 12. Cory Pestotnik, Boone; 13. Cody Thompson, Sioux City; 14. Jesse Skalicky, Fargo, N.D.; 15. John Watson, Des Moines; 16. Lucas Lamberies, Clinton­ville, Wis.; 17. Cory Rose, Boone; 18. Jack Housley, Des Moines; 19. Dan Paplow, Dundee, Minn.; 20. Bryan Johnson, Roland; 21. Austin Schrage, Cresco; 22. Taylor Musselman, Urban­dale; 23. Robert Moore, Maxwell; 24. Christopher Elliott, Webster City.last_img read more