ICC World Cup Sachin Tendulkar reveals how his ‘batting hero’ changed his mind to quit cricket in 2007

first_img For all the Latest Sports News News, ICC World Cup News, Download News Nation Android and iOS Mobile Apps. New Delhi: Bangladesh defeated South Africa by 21 runs in their opening encounter of ICC Cricket World Cup 2019. When last time they did that was during the 2007 World Cup. In the same tournament, they also ended India’s world cup hopes by defeating them in a must win league game. While the abysmal performance of the team was disappointing for many, it broke the moral of cricketing great Sachin Tendulkar, who started thinking of quitting the cricket.This has been well-documented that Sachin wanted to quit cricket and his elder brother Ajit Tendulkar changed his mind reminding him that the next world cup final would be in Mumbai and he must think of holding that coveted trophy in his home ground. However, there was more to the story, which Sachin himself revealed on Sunday during an ‘India Today’ programme in London.“I felt that was it. At that stage lot of things happening around Indian cricket were not at all healthy. We needed some changes and I felt if those changes did not happen then I was going to quit cricket. I was almost 90 per cent sure of quitting cricket. But my brother told me in 2011 there is World Cup final in Mumbai, can you imagine holding that beautiful trophy in your hand?” Sachin recalled one of the worst phases of his career.“After that I went away to my farmhouse and that is when I got a call from Sir Viv, saying I know there is plenty of cricket left in you. We had a conversation for about 45 minutes and that was so heart-warming because when your batting hero calls you it means a lot. That was the moment things changed for me and from that moment onwards I also performed much, much better,” Tendulkar said.Richards, who was also present in the programme, pointed to Tendulkar and said he had “always believed on this little guy”.“I have had the opportunity to play against Sunny Gavaskar, who I have always felt would be the godfather of Indian batting. Then came Sachin, then you now have Virat. But the fact which amazed me the most is how such a small guy be so powerful,” Richards said.Talking about the prospects of the current Indian side in the ongoing World Cup, Sachin said that ‘men in blue’ were the among the favourites to win the tournament along with England and Australia.(With inputs from agencies) last_img read more

The Latest: Ravens tell ticket holders no seats this year

first_imgThe Chicago White Sox are giving fans the opportunity to purchase cardboard cutouts of themselves that will be displayed at Guaranteed Rate Field during the team’s season-opening homestand.The cutouts cost $49 and will be available while supplies last. Proceeds will benefit the team’s charitable arm.The White Sox open with a three-game series against the Minnesota Twins starting on July 24.___More AP sports: https://apnews.com/apf-sports and https://twitter.com/AP_Sports Northwestern’s game against Wisconsin scheduled for Nov. 7 at Wrigley Field is being moved on campus to Ryan Field because of uncertainties due to the COVID-19 pandemic.Northwestern announced the decision Wednesday after consulting with the Chicago Cubs, state and local authorities and the Big Ten Conference. Athletic director Jim Phillips cited the possibility of a limited crowd at the famed ballpark even if fans were allowed. He called it “a disappointing conclusion to reach” and said the Wildcats hope to play there again “with a packed house.”In 2010, Northwestern played Illinois in the first college football game at Wrigley Field since 1938. The Wildcats have since played baseball and lacrosse games there.___ The team kept Reyes away from Progressive Field as a precaution after he attended a holiday gathering without wearing a mask. The Indians learned of Reyes’ off-field actions from social media.Manager Terry Francona says Reyes was re-tested for the coronavirus and may now participate in training camp. He is scheduled to take batting practice Wednesday and speak to the media on Thursday.Also, Indians outfielder Delino DeShields Jr., who tested positive for COVID-19, is traveling to Cleveland after he had one negative test. The team says DeShields experience minor symptoms from the virus. He’ll be tested again when he arrives and can rejoin his teammates as long as he doesn’t test positive again.DeShields is in his first season with the Indians, who acquired him in December from Texas in the trade involving ace Corey Kluber.___ Stanford has announced it’s eliminating 11 varsity sports programs after the 2020-21 academic year.Programs affected include men’s and women’s fencing, field hockey, lightweight rowing, men’s rowing, co-ed and women’s sailing, squash, synchronized swimming, men’s volleyball and wrestling. The university is the first Power Five school to cut any sports programs. It also said Wednesday that it’s eliminating the jobs of 20 support staff as part of the realignment. ___Cleveland Indians outfielder Franmil Reyes has been cleared by the team’s medical staff to return to the field after being isolated for attending a party over the July Fourth weekend. Associated Press The Latest: Ravens tell ticket holders no seats this year July 8, 2020 The team says season ticket holders will be offered the same seats in 2021, and money already spent for this season can be used for next year or refunded upon request.Because of the coronavirus pandemic, NFL games this season are expected to be held without fans or in front of a greatly reduced audience.According to an email sent Wednesday by the Ravens to the owners of Personal Seat Licenses, the team speculated that stadium capacity — if fans are allowed — would be fewer than 14,000 seats per game.If fans are permitted to attend, seats would be sold on a game-by-game basis with season ticket holders receiving a priority opportunity to purchase in advance of any public sale.___ Share This StoryFacebookTwitteremailPrintLinkedinRedditThe Latest on the effects of the coronavirus outbreak on sports around the world:___The Baltimore Ravens have informed season ticket holders that their seats will not available this year.last_img read more

Wisconsin’s offense explodes for 82 points

first_imgThe talents of redshirt junior Michala Johnson are well known not just by the Wisconsin women’s basketball team, but across the Big Ten.Michala Johnson came into Sunday’s game against Ohio State as the team’s leading scorer, averaging 16.1 points per game and ranked second on the team in rebounds, hauling in 7.4 per game. Sunday, however, she had a running mate in the frontcourt in junior forward Jacki Gulczynski.Both Gulczynski and Michala Johnson were dominant, causing Ohio State headaches all day as they paced the Badgers in both scoring and rebounding in their 82-71 win over the Buckeyes.For Gulczynski, her scoring effort started early on for UW as she had 15 points on 6-of-9 shooting (2-3 three-point) in just the first half. Gulczynski scored on a layup at the 13 minute mark and would go on to score 12 of the next 16 points for the Badgers to give them a 28-17 lead.Gulczynski credits her teammates for the ability to get her the ball, which allowed her to keep shooting lights out in the first half. She finished the game with 21 points, a game-high and tied for career-high 15 rebounds, and four blocks.“Our teammates are great at noticing who has the hot hand,” Gulczynski said. “Often it’s Michala [Johnson], Taylor [Wurtz]. Sometimes it’s going to be me or Morgan [Paige]. It’s just team recognition of who has the hot hand. We just know who to get the ball to.”In a much more common occurrence, Michala Johnson wrecked havoc for the opposing team down low, especially in the second half.Getting her second foul with 11 minutes, 20 seconds left in the first half, which forced her to the bench, she only managed five points and two rebounds in the first 20 minutes of play. However, things changed in the second half as she went off for 16 points and grabbed another five rebounds.Much like Gulczynski’s run in the first half, Michala Johnson had a run of her own. Starting with an offensive rebound and put back with 15:23 remaining in the second half, Michala Johnson would proceed to score 12 of the next 16 points for the Badgers and push their lead to 67-45. She ended the night with 21 points (9-for-15 FG) and seven rebounds, despite the early foul trouble.“My main thing coming into the second half was don’t get the third foul, don’t get in foul trouble” Michala Johnson said. “Like I said before, my points and scoring will come, so my main focus is rebounding, boxing out, just not trying to get that third foul.”With Michala Johnson’s foul trouble in the first half, her sister, freshman Malayna Johnson, stepped up, logging eight minutes of play and scoring five points. Four of her points came from the foul-line, much to the approval of Badger head coach Bobbie Kelsey.“They were,” Kelsey said about the importance of Malayna’s minutes. “Malayna doesn’t have a whole bunch of experience, but she did get to the free-throw line. She’s tall, so she was at least able to stand and put her hands up. But some of it is she’s not a great scorer, so you lose some [scoring] when [Michala Johnson] goes out.”Kelsey was pleased with the frontcourt play overall for UW Sunday. Gulczynski and Michala Johnson scored over half of Wisconsin’s points with 42 and accounted for 22 of the 49 rebounds. Kelsey recognized how successful the team can be when both Gulczynski and Michala Johnson are playing at such a high level. It can really open things up for Wisconsin, as evidenced Sunday. Redshirt senior Taylor Wurtz reaped the benefits of the Badgers’ inside play, scoring all 17 of her points in the second half.“[Gulczynski] is a little bit of a mismatch,” Kelsey said. “So when they put a big on her, we’re just going to throw it back out. They put a little one on her, we’re just going to post up, and that gives [Johnson] a break. She doesn’t have to try and do it all by herself in there.”For Michala Johnson and Gulczynski, Sunday’s game was a continuation of the success they have found over the past few games. In her last two games, Michala Johnson has scored 26 and 21 points respectively, and with Sunday’s performance, she now has reached the 20-point mark nine times this season. Gulczynski remains dominant on the boards, and with her 15 rebound day Sunday, she now has 10-plus rebounds in five games this season.It hasn’t happened in every game this season, but if the Badgers can have outputs from Michala Johnson and Gulczynski like they did Sunday, they can play like one of the best teams in the Big Ten. But for now, Kelsey and the rest of the Badgers, are just happy the frontcourt’s effort helped end their four game losing streak.last_img read more

DraftKings expands Fantasy Football to Ireland and Austria

first_img Betfred secures British Masters title extension July 27, 2020 Winamax maintains Granada CF sponsorship despite bleak Spanish outlook August 19, 2020 Betway and Dafabet grow La Liga sponsorship portfolios August 14, 2020 DraftKings, the world’s largest Daily Fantasy Sports (DFS) platform, has announced plans to expand into Ireland and Austria.The Boston-based provider will offer several football leagues to Irish and Austrian players, including the English Premier League, UEFA Champions League and Spanish La Liga, as well as golf (PGA and European Tour), mixed martial arts, Esports, Canadian Football League, EuroLeague Basketball and an extensive range of American Sports.The platform launch will be marked by a promotion offering gamers the chance to win tickets to the upcoming Premier League fixture between Liverpool and Manchester United this Saturday.Jason Robins, DraftKings Chief Executive, said: “Sports fans in Europe are embracing the game inside the game through DraftKings’ contests and content.“As we looked to expand our European footprint, it was an easy choice to launch in Ireland and Austria, given their renowned passion for sports.”The Emerald Isle had long been earmarked by the company as a desirable expansion market, due to the country’s well-known passion for all things sport.The Philip Lee Sport Report II notes that there are 2.7 million people in Ireland interested in sports, of which 2.1 million attended professional and amateur sporting events in 2016. The country also spent €2.5 billion on the sports industry last year alone.Jeffrey Haas, DraftKings Chief International Officer, said: “Ireland’s sports culture runs deep, with hundreds of thousands of passionate fans following both ‘proper football’ and ‘gridiron football’ across European and American sports leagues.“Irish football fans will find many opportunities to test their wits on DraftKings while enjoying a new way to sweat the action during fixtures.“We enhance that connection with our exciting contests, innovative content and real-time sports analysis and data. DraftKings is essentially the second screen for sports fans watching a match at the pub, at home or on the go.”The expansion into Ireland and Austria comes 18 months after DraftKings first opened in Europe, with considerable growth figures recorded during this period.September 2017 saw 51% year-over-year growth in entry fees and 31% year-over-year growth in new customers in the UK, and 46% month-over-month growth in registered customers in Germany – the largest monthly growth to-date. Share Share StumbleUpon Related Articles Submitlast_img read more

Woman saves her dog before flames takeover car

first_imgAddThis Sharing ButtonsShare to FacebookFacebookShare to TwitterTwitterShare to MoreAddThisAlpena, Mich. — A car on fire and a woman’s quick instincts, that’s what unfolded Wednesday near the corner of First Ave. and Hitchcock St. in the city.Kristina Seguin’s 2008 Pontiac G6 went up in flames while she was visiting a friend. Firefighters put out the blaze in minutes, but before they arrived, Seguin had to run to her burning car and save something very near and dear to her heart.“I heard some commotion outside, and some guy was running up the porch on the phone, and I didn’t know who he was talking to,” said Seguin. “I heard car on fire, and I came out the door, and I saw that it was mine, and I knew my dog was in there, so I went and got her.”That action saved her five-year-old dog Macy’s life. She left her window open before she went inside, but the dog refused to jump out, and instead, hid on the passenger side as the flames started to grow. Seguin or her friend didn’t smell smoke or had any indication of what was going on until the man came up to the door. The car was turned off at the time. Seguin and firefighters don’t know what caused the fire. Seguin is just happy to have her dog alive and well.“The car can be replaced,” said Seguin. “she [Macy] can’t, not for a long time.”Macy underwent some oxygen treatment after the experience. She was not burned. Her coat did suffer some damage, but she is doing okay at this time.AddThis Sharing ButtonsShare to FacebookFacebookShare to TwitterTwitterShare to MoreAddThis Tags: alpena, Alpena City Fire Department, Car, City of Alpena, fire, Flames, Viral VideoContinue ReadingPrevious Photo of the Day for Thursday, April 11Next Seniors add new tool to the lifesaving arsenal with Smart911last_img read more

Liverpool to sign defender Joel Matip from Schalke on a free transfer in the summer

first_imgLiverpool will sign defender Joel Matip when his contract with current club Schalke expires in the summer, the German club have confirmed.Matip, 24, has long been linked with a move to Anfield – with Reds manager Jurgen Klopp known to be an admirer of the Cameroon international.And Schalke have now confirmed that the centre-back will depart the club when his contract expires in the summer, with Liverpool snapping up the player on a free transfer.”His decision is nothing against Schalke,” club general manager Horst Heldt told reporters. “He wants to try something new.”The Bochum-born defender can play across the backline and even in midfield if required, and will add athleticism and discipline to a backline that has struggled for much of the current campaign.Last week Schalke secured a contract extension for Matip’s centre-back partner Benedikt Howedes, amid reported interest from a number of European clubs. –Follow Joy Sports on Twitter: @JoySportsGH. Our hashtag is #JoySportslast_img read more

March Madness 2019: Over 45M U.S. adults expected to bet $8.5B on brackets, survey shows

first_imgWith sports betting finally legal, gamblers are expected to wager a lot of money on the NCAA Tournament.According to a survey released Monday by the American Gaming Association, approximately 47 million Americans are expected to bet $8.5 billion during March Madness, with 149 million brackets accounting for the majority of the wagering. “Before the PASPA Supreme Court decision, there were very limited opportunities to wager legally,” AGA’s president and chief executive officer Bill Miller said. “Those opportunities are increasing and that’s a good thing. As more people become aware there is a legal method to wager, I think the interest in sports betting will only get larger.” The Supreme Court ruled last May that a federal ban on state-sanctioned sports betting is unconstitutional. Sports betting legalization is currently being considered in 23 states. Of those wagers, an estimated 4.1 million people will place bets legally. On the other hand, nearly 18 million people will bet $3.9 billion at a sportsbook, online, with a bookie or with a friend. March Madness 2019: Biggest snubs, surprises to make field of 68 on Selection Sunday Furthermore, 29 percent of the respondents favored Duke to win it all following its ACC Tournament championship win over Florida State on Saturday. The next closest favorite is Gonzaga at a measly nine percent, followed by North Carolina, Kentucky, Virginia and Michigan.”They are in the national championship mix every year,” William Hill U.S. director of trading Nick Bogdanovich told USA TODAY Sports. “Under Coach K, they have been the New England Patriots of college basketball. Like the sun coming up in the morning, you can rely on Duke money.” Related Newslast_img read more

Robert Quinn injury update: Cowboys defensive end to undergo hand surgery

first_img Cowboys’ Stephen Jones: We’re ‘not going to be a market-setter’ on contracts for Ezekiel Elliott, other stars Ezekiel Elliott contract: Cowboys star’s no deal-no play ultimatum ‘news to us,’ COO says The Cowboys will be down a defensive end when they open preseason play this week.Robert Quinn, who is entering his ninth NFL season and first with Dallas, left Tuesday’s workout “with a hand issue,” according to a report from 105.3 FM The Fan, a local Dallas radio station. The issue turned out to be a serious fracture that will require surgery. However, the team is optimistic he will be able to play when the Cowboys host the Giants in the season opener. “I think he’ll be ready for the start of the season, for sure,” executive vice president Stephen Jones said. “The relief is he’s going to be back and be fine and be ready to play the Giants (in Week 1).” Related News Amari Cooper leaves Cowboys practice with heel injury Check out the play where #Cowboys DE Robert Quinn fractured his left hand. He’ll need surgery, but Stephen Jones says Quinn should be ready for the season opener.#WFAACowboys pic.twitter.com/4IxyjYVsif— Joe Trahan (@JoeTrahan) August 7, 2019Dallas acquired Quinn from Miami during the offseason.He had 6 1/2 sacks for Miami last season and has 69 in his career.Quinn, who was the 14th overall pick in the 2011 draft, is a two-time Pro Bowl player and was a first-team All-Pro in 2013 after racking up 19 sacks for St. Louis.He also spent two seasons with Los Angeles. Quinn seems to be excited about his new home.“I don’t see a weakness, which is unbelievable to say,” he said recently. “It makes you more excited to come into the building. It makes you want to work harder. You don’t want to let anyone down because of what they did last year. I believe I’m a pretty decent player. So I just want to add what I can do and help this team get even better.”last_img read more

Street Football for Pupils in Centre of Sarajevo

first_imgMarketing agency B40, at the end of May is organizing the 3. Tournament in small football for pupils named “Sarajevo Street Football 2014”.More than 500 children are expected to attend and the teams are made from 4 players and 3 replacements. Players will be allocated in three categories, till 4th, 6th and 9th grade of the primary school.Tournaments will be played from 24th until 28th of May on the field especially made for that occasion. It will take place on the plateau n front of the BBI centre. The aim of the project is to include the most children in the sports activities.The best three teams in all three competitions will win diplomas and award, was announced from Marketing agency B40.(Source: Fena)last_img

Trump to Visit The Villages Orlando Today

first_imgPresident Trump is in The Villages in Orlando this afternoon for an official White House event focused on health care.Trump’s supporters in the over 55 community are behind him all the way.David Gee is the founder of Villagers for Trump and says they are praying for him.  Today, the President will appear at an invitation-only event about health care and Medicare.White House sources tell Spectrum News the president will sign an executive order expanding provisions of the Medicare Advantage program.President Trump’s first trip to The VillagesWill sign an executive order to expand Medicare AdvantageSharon Morse Performing Arts Center Thursday, 1 p.m.5 Things To Know: President Trump In Villages Thursday Herelast_img