Flanagans bond over hockey, near-death experience

first_img Published on November 5, 2014 at 12:12 am Contact Kevin: [email protected] Brendan Flanagan can’t remember when he started playing ice hockey.He does remember giving high-fives to the St. Lawrence University hockey players his dad coached in the family’s hometown of Canton, New York.Now Brendan plays left wing for Syracuse’s men’s club team and Paul Flanagan is the women’s Division I coach. Their shared love for hockey is a large part of their relationship, but they also have a connection that transcends beyond the walls of the hockey rink. Brendan not only looks up to his father as a role model, but as a hero who literally saved his life.After gym class one day when Brendan was 10, another child shoved him in the locker room. The force pushed his head into a locker and the left side of his abdomen into the corner of a bench. Brendan was feeling “out of it,” and he was dragged to the school nurse.He was given an ice pack and sent home with his dad, but after bringing him home, Paul felt that something wasn’t right.AdvertisementThis is placeholder text“I threw up on the way out from the school, and he said I looked pale, I looked green,” Brendan said. “And he said something told him that something wasn’t right. He called it divine intervention that something told him that something’s not right.”Paul took him to the hospital in Potsdam, New York. A CAT scan showed that Brendan’s spleen had ruptured and that he was bleeding internally. His veins had collapsed significantly, and after struggling to insert IV needles, the hospital workers successfully performed surgery, Brendan said.They told him that if two to five more minutes passed, he may have died.It was an experience that deepened their connection that’s kept them close, partly through their passion for hockey. The conversations they have about the sport bring them together, Paul said, and often lead to discussions that aren’t related to the sport.They enjoy watching NHL games together, not in support of any particular team but simply for admiration for the game.Even though he was exposed to the sport largely due to his father’s role as an assistant coach in the St. Lawrence men’s program and a head coach for both the SLU and SU women’s teams, he said he never felt pressure from his father to play hockey.“I think they have a very good relationship and being around hockey, youth hockey and college hockey as much as I have been the one thing I think is really nice is that my husband has never pushed the hockey on Brendan,” said Sharon Flanagan, Brendan’s mother and Paul’s wife. “It was all something Brendan just loved for his own sake, it was his thing that he liked.”Brendan also played football and lacrosse at Jamesville-DeWitt High School in DeWitt, New York. He tried out for the SU lacrosse team as a walk-on during his freshman year, but didn’t make the team.Instead, he became involved with the hockey team in a matter of days.“I think everything happens for a reason,” Brendan said. “The guys I met on the hockey team are the greatest guys I’ve ever met and they’re all my best friends, so no regrets or anything.”His experiences with the team have been largely successful so far. Last year the team won the regular season championship of the Northeast Collegiate Hockey League, earning a spot in the American Collegiate Hockey Association Division I National Championship tournament for the first time.“He definitely lays it all on the line I think for the team. That’s definitely his best attribute,” said junior forward and assistant captain JR LaPointe. “He’s not afraid to block a shot. He always plays through injuries … He’ll do anything for the team in order for us to win and we certainly all feed off that I think everyday.”Brendan enjoys playing for the team and with the people that have become his close friends. Paul just enjoys watching.“You can’t put a price tag on the friendships he’s made, the camaraderie that he enjoys,” Paul said. “From practice to practice, from game to game when they go on the road.” Comments Facebook Twitter Google+last_img read more

Serratore reflects, looks ahead after missing season with injury

first_img Published on December 2, 2014 at 12:41 am Outside hitter Silvi Uattara led Syracuse in kills, attack opportunities and digs this season. She was setter Gosia Wlaszczuk’s go-to hitter and the primary target of opponent’s servers that tried to take her out of play. The Orange lacked another star hitter.Senior outside hitter Nicolette Serratore went down with a broken foot before the season, and SU lost a hitter, defender and a leader.“She’s my other Silvi,” Wlaszczuk said of Serratore’s ability to finish consistently. “That’s what we’re missing, a person to go to. That’s a person to go to in critical moments.“She will never disappoint you.”AdvertisementThis is placeholder textAfter sitting out this entire senior season, Serratore will return to the court next season for Syracuse (9-21, 2-16 Atlantic Coast) in her fifth year as she pursues a graduate degree or a second major. She was planning to spend another year in school somewhere, so the injury has made it convenient for her to return to SU. The Orange has a strong incoming class after a very difficult season, and head coach Leonid Yelin said Serratore is the player least likely to lose her starting job.“I learned a lot just about the game, the speed of the game, reading the players but also mentally how everyone affects each other,” Serratore said.Syracuse failed to live up to Yelin’s “huge” expectations for this season, mainly due to injuries. Aside from Serratore, outside hitter Valeriya Shaipova played injured in the beginning of the season before reinjuring her knee on Oct. 12, and sat out the rest of the season. Additionally, a variety of players missed games due to smaller injuries.As a result, Syracuse hit .191 as team for the season, good for 13th out of 15 in the ACC. SU was last in assists and kills and bottom five in the conference in digs, aces and opponent hitting percentage. The Orange expects Serratore, a strong all-around player, to help on all fronts.“Oh my God, a lot, a lot. A lot,” Yelin said when asked how his team missed Serratore. “We lost our ball control and Nico was obviously this kind of hitter who has (the) best ball control on the team.”Yelin talked throughout the season about the team’s struggles to “stay in system,” which starts with ball control and serve receive. Senior Lindsay McCabe called Serratore a “very, very strong defender and serve receiver,” and it’s clear SU could’ve used her defense this season.Without Serratore and Shaipova, opponents could focus their game plans on Uattarra. The hitter routinely faced double and triple blocks when on the attack and frequently had to dig and serve receive as opponents hit at her, trying to take her out of the play.An “other Silvi,” as Wlaszczuk said, would not only give the setter extra options, but also prevent the defense from focusing on one player. When Uattara didn’t play well, the Orange often didn’t score well.“This freshman class, it’s going to give them competition, big time,” Yelin said of next season. “Nobody is safe.”Yelin didn’t want to compare next year’s possibilities to this season because of the inordinate amount of injuries the team faced. Nonetheless, he said the talent level would be higher.Serratore is working her way back from injury, now starting to practice and work on certain skills she’s been cleared for. Yelin thinks she may be able to jump, but doesn’t want to risk it.She’s been working with the team’s three young defensive specialists on improving their serve receive. She participated in limited pregame warm-ups with the team in its last few weeks. Yelin watched her do smaller jumping exercises during practice a few weeks ago.Serratore views her situation not as a setback, but as an opportunity to continue her education and to keep playing volleyball.“It’s just made me really appreciate of everything, all the little things,” Serratore said. “Right now, I’m so excited to be able to play volleyball again and I appreciate the sport so much more.” Comments Facebook Twitter Google+last_img read more

Sammy forces play-off with last hole birdie

first_img England’s Sammy Fuller birdied the last hole to force a sudden-death play-off in the Irish girls’ open stroke play championship at Roganstown. But her bid for the title ended on the second hole of the play-off when Ireland’s Olivia Mehaffey chipped dead to secure a winning birdie four – and her third consecutive victory in this championship. Despite the disappointment Fuller had much to cheer about, for the result marked a return to fitness after a year of being hampered by a wrist injury. “It’s been quite difficult, it’s affected my golf big-time,” said the 15-year-old from Roehampton in Surrey (image © Leaderboard Photography). “Last year I was just playing through the pain and it got to the point when I couldn’t physically play anymore.” An MRI scan finally identified the problem in her left wrist and she had surgery three months ago. “The Irish girls’ was my first proper big tournament for ages and my aim was to finish it pain free, which I did,” said Fuller. “It’s 100 per cent better.” Fuller had been two shots off the pace after 36 holes, while Mehaffey was a further stroke back. But in Sunday’s final round the overnight leader, Isabella Holpfer of Austria, slipped back after two bogeys and a double in her first nine holes. Mehaffey shot level par 71 to take the clubhouse lead, but moments later Fuller tied her, holing a 10-footer on the 18th for her only birdie of the round and a closing 72. “I played really well in the last round, I bogeyed two of the first four holes but then I hit pretty nearly every green and parred every single hole until the last, which I birdied to get in the play-off.” The players set out to decide the title on the par three ninth, which they halved in par. On the par five 10th, Mehaffey overshot the green in two but chipped dead for her winning birdie. The international team event was won by Sweden, one shot ahead of England, represented by  Fuller, Emma Allen (Meon Valley) and Sophie Lamb (Clitheroe), and Scotland. Click here for full scores 19 Apr 2015 Sammy forces play-off with last hole birdie last_img read more

Young Chelsea XI beaten by Arsenal

first_imgChelsea’s reserves were beaten 2-0 by Arsenal at Cobham on Monday afternoon.Chucks Aneke scored first for the Gunners, who doubled their lead when Hector Bellerin’s effort was adjudged to have crossed the line.Lucas Piazon had a decent chance for Chelsea but headed over. He later forced an excellent save from keeper Damian Martinez.Arsenal would have added a third but for Nathaniel Chalobah’s late goal-line clearance.Follow West London Sport on TwitterFind us on Facebooklast_img

Be-WAIR of Clawed Birds

first_imgEvolutionists have not come up with a better theory for bird flight than a silly hypothesis concocted 16 years ago.Are Enantiornithines Pre-Birds?Fossils of extinct birds called enantiornithines (“other birds”) have generated enormous discussion and confusion about the history of birds and, especially, how flight originated. Enantiornithines had claws on their wings and teeth in their beakless mouths, but apparently could fly well (at least some of them, depending on who classifies what). Evolutionists consider them missing links on the way from “feathered theropods” to modern birds. Creationists argue that the entire fossil record shows much more diversity of animal life than we have today. Some of the fossils dubbed “feathered dinosaurs” that were unable to fly, they argue, could be secondarily flightless descendants of flying birds. Ostriches, emus, cassowaries, penguins, recently depleted moas, and the extinct “terror birds” provide plenty of examples of successful birds that are not evolving toward flight. Other flightless birds like the flightless cormorant of the Galapagos and perhaps the kiwi of New Zealand appear to have “devolved” from flying birds more recently. It’s much easier to lose a trait than to gain it, Michael Behe argues in his newest book, Darwin Devolves.Darwin’s HurdlesFor evolutionists to explain flight, they need to see progress from the ground or from elevated places like trees to get from terrestrial limbs to true, powered flight. They need all the accessory equipment (including brain software, lighter bones, streamlined bodies and much more) to appear simultaneously and independently. All this, furthermore, must arrive by natural selection of mistakes – not intelligent design. And that’s not their only set of worries. They need to explain powered flight four times independently: in insects, pterosaurs (reptiles), birds and bats (mammals).Where Did WAIR Come From?In the case of birds, one evolutionist concocted a story that, when it first came out in 2003, we critically analyzed as – well, to put it bluntly, stupid. Ken Dial, a Montana DODO (see Darwin Dictionary), used living partridge chicks to build his story, which he gave the fancy name WAIR: “wing assisted incline running.” He got chukar partridge chicks to run up inclined ramps and noticed that they stuck out their arms. He speculated that, once upon a time, a dinosaur stuck out its arms running uphill from predators. Presto: The evolution of flight! A key step on the origin of wings had been demonstrated!The problems with this hypothesis are legion. Not only is it Lamarckian, but the birds he used were already programmed to fly and are born with all the flight equipment necessary to take off with flapping flight a short time after hatching. They stick out their wing bones because, being programmed to fly, that is what they will be doing after gaining a little more weight and maturing into adults. Did Montana evolutionist Ken Dial identify a germline mutation that made a dinosaur stick out its forelimbs? No. Did he identify a gene that got selected? No. Did he watch a dinosaur lift its arms and try to fly? Obviously not. He did nothing but invent a silly story that, at best, could only represent a tiny step in a much bigger challenge (see the helicopter analogy in 2/13/2013 commentary). But since it was an evolutionary story, he became famous. Almost all the other evolutionists leapt to WAIR like a man excitedly flapping his arms. To this day, WAIR is the best story they have going (see “Best-in-Field Fallacy” in the Baloney Detector). It seems to have escaped today’s evolutionists that WAIR has since been falsified. (19 July 2016).Adult hoatzin from Peru (Credit: Carin06, Flickr)Enter the HoatzinThe hoatzin is a bird with claws on its wings in the juvenile stages. Creationists have long argued that the presence of claws is not evidence of evolution from dinosaurs to birds. One can almost hear Duane Gish quipping, ‘Some birds have claws, and some don’t. Some birds had teeth, and some don’t. Some people have teeth, and some don’t.’ Many extinct birds had wing claws. The hoatzin proves that the presence of claws on wings does not provide evidence for evolution.How Wings Lost Their Claws (Science). Science Magazine this week tried to drag the hoatzin back into Ken Dial’s WAIR tale.As birds evolved, most lost the claws that characterize the wings of Archaeopteryx, a dinosaur from the evolutionary transition point between nonavian and avian dinosaurs. Curiously, hatchlings of the hoatzin (Opisthocomus hoazin) have similar claws on their wings but lose them by adulthood. Abourachid et al. observed the swimming and climbing movements of four fledgling hoatzins. While swimming, the chicks exhibited a synchronized motion of their wings like that of modern birds. However, the chicks climbed with the help of their claws using an alternating motion. This seeming reappearance of an ancient trait suggests greater plasticity in bird evolution than previously thought.The paper they cite in Science Advances, sure enough, resurrects the WAIR just-so story. In “Hoatzin nestling locomotion: Acquisition of quadrupedal limb coordination in birds,” Abourachid et al say,Juvenile extant birds may provide key insights into our understanding of the evolutionary and functional transformations that took place toward the evolution of modern birds. Before they are capable of active flight, most juveniles flap their wings in the context of wing-assisted incline running (WAIR) to move up steep slopes. During WAIR, the wings generate aerodynamic forces that help the animal ascend obstacles. As the synchronous wing coordination observed during flying and WAIR is shared by many birds across the majority of clades, it is likely basal for the group.The non-sequitur here is obvious. WAIR has nothing to do with dinosaurs evolving into birds. Why must this be labeled “evolutionary,” anyway? Little birds hold out their forelimbs while running, as stated before, because they are already programmed to fly. Where’s the evolution? The high perhapsimaybecouldness index in this statement disqualifies it as science. The authors make a big deal of alternating vs synchronized limb motions in living birds. What does that possibly have to do with dinosaurs evolving flight? Observe the power of suggestion using Jargonwocky to obfuscate the naked speculation going on:Our results thus suggest the existence of a larger locomotor repertoire in transitional forms likely including both WAIR wing flapping and quadrupedal limb coordination during climbing allowed by the presence of claws on wings.In plain English, living hoatzin chicks are ambidextrous. They come equipped with highly-coordinated limb movements. That’s the science, folks. Evolution has nothing to do with it.WAIR theory is Shakespearean in its ponderous, eloquent intensity. But the play is “Much Ado About Nothing.” (Visited 387 times, 1 visits today)FacebookTwitterPinterestSave分享0last_img read more

Intel acquires driver assistance firm Mobileye for $15 billion

first_imgTags:#AI#artificial intelligence#autonomous cars#driver assistance#Intel#Mobileye#Self-Driving Break the Mold with Real-World Logistics AI and… For Self-Driving Systems, Infrastructure and In… Related Posts David Currycenter_img Chip giant Intel announced on Monday that it has acquired Mobileye for $15.3 billion, in an effort to remain a dominant player in the self-driving industry.Mobileye is one of the largest providers of driver assistance and collision prevention systems. It also started work on a camera, radar, and sensor system for self-driving vehicles, in cooperation with global auto-parts supplier Delphi.See Also: Ford spends billions to meet ambitious self-driving goalIntel will move its automotive headquarters to Israel, where Mobileye is based.“This acquisition is a great step forward for our shareholders, the automotive industry and consumers,” said Brian Krzanich, Intel CEO, in a statement. “Intel provides critical foundational technologies for autonomous driving including plotting the car’s path and making real-time driving decisions. Mobileye brings the industry’s best automotive-grade computer vision and strong momentum with automakers and suppliers. Together, we can accelerate the future of autonomous driving with improved performance in a cloud-to-car solution at a lower cost for automakers.”The two companies have already partnered with BMW to build the iNext, the automaker’s first self-driving vehicle. It is expected to launch in 2021, Intel will fit the processing power and Mobileye will supply all of the sensors and software.“We expect the growth towards autonomous driving to be transformative. It will provide consumers with safer, more flexible, and less costly transportation options, and provide incremental business model opportunities for our automaker customers,” Ziv Aviram, Mobileye co-founder, president and CEO, added.It is the largest Israeli tech acquisition ever, almost fifteen times larger than Google’s acquisition of Waze for $1.1 billion. Intel expects a $70 billion opportunity in the vehicle systems, data, and services market. IT Trends of the Future That Are Worth Paying A… 5 Ways IoT can Help to Reduce Automatic Vehicle…last_img read more

I never think about records: Tendulkar

first_imgSachin Tendulkar has always stressed that he never plays for records and it was no different when the media asked him to describe his feelings after completing the historic milestone of 50 Test centuries.”I never think about records. I love to focus on preparation and trying to give more than 100 percent on the field. I love to play. Try and keep improving. If I would have been chasing records, I would not have opted out of few ODIs.I believe in producing quality cricket whenever I step on the cricket field.About this particular knock, Sachin said,”Scoring in situation like this gives one immense pleasure. All of us know that how the wicket behaved on the first day of the match. I don’t want to give any excuse but wicket was different only on the 1st day.”It was extremely important to bat well in the 2nd innings. It was even more important to send loud and clear message that we can fight back strongly. I think we have done that.”However, the legend feels that his knock of 136 vs Pakistan in Chennai (1999) was the most difficult knock of his career.”I think my knock of 136 against Pakistan at Chennai was toughest. Wicket was really deteriorating and quality of bowling attack was outstanding.”Sachin also attributed his good show to the bat he has been using for almost one year.”God has been kind to me. Yes, this bat has given amazing service to me. Normally, a bat doesn’t last that long. You may get one bad awkward ball which keeps low and bat gets broken in the toe.advertisement”I have been lucky as far as this bat is concerned. I know that this bat is not in best of condition as I am using it for so long. I have few bats absolutely ready for match.But the moment, I pick up this bat, I feel that no one can get me out,” Sachin said with broad smile on his face.For the record, Sachin has scored 12 hundreds with this bat including first ever ODI double century.About the state of the match, Sachin said, “I won’t rule out possibility of us saving this Test match.”- With PTI inputslast_img read more

Greek-American Mike Moustakas Breaks Royals’ HR Record in 15-5 Rout of Jays (Video)

first_imgTORONTO (AP) — With his first home run in almost three weeks, Mike Moustakas bid Steve Balboni “Bye Bye” from his place in the Kansas City Royals’ record book.Moustakas hit his 37th home run of the season, breaking Balboni’s 1985 record, Salvador Perez and Whit Merrifield also connected and the Royals routed the Toronto Blue Jays 15-5 on Wednesday night.A record 13 different Kansas City players had at least one hit as the Royals collected 18 in total.Moustakas went 3 for 4 and came within a triple of hitting for the cycle. He eclipsed “Bye Bye” Balboni’s mark with a solo blast to right off Carlos Ramirez in the sixth, his first homer since Sept. 1 at Minnesota.Steve Balboni has a special message for the new #Royals home run champion. #RaisedRoyal pic.twitter.com/S9hRufz9uB— Kansas City Royals (@Royals) September 21, 2017“It was a good feeling to see it go over the wall and kind of get that one off my chest,” Moustakas said.Just as good was the reception Moustakas got when he returned to the Royals dugout.“It was pretty special to be able to hit that and then come in and share that with all my teammates, all the guys I’ve spent 10-plus years with,” Moustakas said. “It’s definitely an awesome feeling and something I’m going to remember for the rest of my life.”Royals manager Ned Yost praised Moustakas for his “great accomplishment.”“It’s been 32 years, I think, if my math is right,” Yost said. “That means that there obviously has been some major degree of difficulty in doing it.”Merrifield also had three hits and drove in a pair of runs as the Royals snapped a three-game losing streak and won for the second time in their past seven.Kansas City came within a run of matching its season high. The Royals scored 16 against Detroit twice within a seven-day span in late July.“They came out swinging and they didn’t miss,” Blue Jays manager John Gibbons said.Toronto has allowed 15 or more runs four times this season, matching their total from the previous six seasons combined.Rookie right-hander Jakob Junis (8-2) allowed four runs, two earned, in 6 1/3 innings, improving to 5-0 with a 2.42 ERA over his past eight starts.“We were able to get some good runs early for him, like we’re supposed to, and he did the rest,” Moustakas saidLeading 1-0, the Royals exploded for eight runs and seven hits in the second, chasing Blue Jays left-hander Brett Anderson and sending 12 batters to the plate. Alcides Escobar had a two-run single, Merrifield hit an RBI single, Eric Hosmer ended Anderson’s night with a two-run double, and Perez greeted reliever Luis Santos with his 26th home run, a two-run drive to left.Anderson (3-4) left his previous start at Minnesota in the fifth after being bothered by a blister on his index finger. Against the Royals, he allowed eight runs and seven hits in 1 1/3 innings. Anderson was caught by TV cameras ripping his cap apart as he sat in the dugout after coming out of the game.“I think there’s parts of it left in the dugout if you guys want some souvenirs,” Anderson quipped.Kansas City added four more against Ramirez in the sixth, snapping the rookie’s streak of 47 2/3 scoreless innings in the minors and majors. A converted outfielder, Ramirez had pitched 10 shutout innings to begin his big league career.“It’s a heck of a feat,” Gibbons said. “He’s got something. He’s really shown us a lot.”Merrifield ended the streak with a leadoff homer, his 18th, Cabrera hit an RBI double, Perez drove in a run with a groundout and Moustakas added a two-out homer.Raffy Lopez homered in the ninth for the Blue Jays.ESTRADA SIGNS FOR 2018RHP Marco Estrada signed a one-year, $13 million deal to remain with Toronto in 2018. Estrada is 9-8 with a 4.84 ERA in 31 starts this season, his third with the Blue Jays.FULL HOUSEWith a crowd of 33,050, the Blue Jays became the first AL team to break the 3 million mark in attendance this season. It’s the second year in a row and seventh time overall that Toronto has drawn 3 million.TRAINER’S ROOMRoyals: Perez took a foul ball off his left elbow in the bottom of the seventh. Perez finished the inning but was replaced by pinch hitter Drew Butera in the eighth.UP NEXTRoyals: LHP Jason Vargas (16-10, 4.19) pitched five innings to beat the Indians in his previous start as Kansas City snapped Cleveland’s 22-game winning streak.Blue Jays: LHP J.A. Happ (9-10, 3.76) is 3-0 with a 2.50 ERA in three September starts.IAN HARRISON, Associated PressTweetPinShare0 Shareslast_img read more

Captain Rohit Sharma emulates Virat Kohli as India hammer New Zealand in Auckland

first_img2nd T20I Brief Score – India (162/3) beat New Zealand (158/8) by 7 wickets to level the three-match series. Rohit 50, Pant 40 not out. Full ScorecardIndia’s stand-in captain Rohit Sharma is now joint second on the list of India captains with most wins in T20I cricket. After India’s seven-wicket win over New Zealand in Auckland on Friday, Rohit has 12 wins from just 14 matches while Virat Kohli has 12 wins under his belt in 20 matches.World T20-winning former skipper, MS Dhoni is on top of the chart with 41 wins from 72 matches.Meanwhile, Rohit also has the most number of wins (12) alongside Pakistan’s Sarfraz Ahmed and former Australia captain Michael Clarke in the first 14 matches as captain. Pakistan’s Shoaib Malik and Afghanistan’s Ashgar Stanikzai had 11 wins from 14 matches while former South Africa and Sri Lanka captains, Graeme Smith and Mahela Jayawardene had 10 each from their first 14.Rohit has proved his worth as a captain in the shortest format of the game both at the international level and at the Indian Premier League. While he had led Mumbai Indians to three IPL titles, Rohit also captained India to a memorable win in a T20I tri-series the Nidahas Trophy in Sri Lanka last year.#TeamIndia win by 7 wickets. Level the three match series 1-1 #NZvIND pic.twitter.com/kudlWM0r9XBCCI (@BCCI) February 8, 2019On Friday, Rohit led India’s come back in Auckland after they were hammered by 80 runs, their heaviest defeat in terms of runs in the shortest format of the game in Wellington on Wednesday.advertisementRohit led from the front with the bat as he scored a 29-ball 50, which included four sixes and three boundaries in India’s successful chase of 159. Trusting his playing XI despite the heavy defeat in Wellington, Rohit had gone in with an unchanged unit for the must-win T20I.Bhuvneshwar Kumar struck early as he picked up the wicket of dangerous New Zealand opener Tim Seifert before left-arm spinner Krunal Pandya struck twice inside the powerplay overs, repaying the faith his captain had shown in him.Rohit marshalled his troops well as India bowlers were able to pick up regular wickets and restrict New Zealand to 158 despite a quickfire fifty from Colin de Grandhomme.Rishabh Pant, who had failed to get going in Wellington, smashed a 40-ball 28 and scored the winning runs for India. MS Dhoni also chipped in with a 17-ball 20 as India crossed the finish line with seven balls to spare.Rohit’s move to send Rishabh Pant at No. 3 ahead of Vijay Shankar, who had batted at the spot in Wellington worked wonders as the Delhi wicketkeeper-batsman had enough time to pace his innings to perfection.With the series level at 1-1, India and New Zealand will meet in the decider at the Seddon Park in Hamilton on Sunday, February 10.Also Read | Controversy rocks India’s T20I vs New Zealand in Krunal Pandya’s 1st overAlso Read | Rohit Sharma overtakes Martin Guptill to become highest run-scorer in T20IsAlso Read | India vs New Zealand: India’s openers took the game away from us, says Kane WilliamsonAlso See:last_img read more

10 months agoBarcelona fullback Jordi Alba admits new contract frustration

first_imgBarcelona fullback Jordi Alba admits new contract frustrationby Carlos Volcano10 months agoSend to a friendShare the loveBarcelona fullback Jordi Alba has again expressed frustration over a lack of progress regarding new contract talks.He has a contract until the summer of 2020, but would like to move forward with talks on a new deal.”It doesn’t just depend on me, as it also depends on the club,” he said after victory over Celta Vigo.”When I signed for Barcelona it wasn’t for money.”I came here for the feeling and because it is my home.”In the end, it’s not enough to say that I’m a great player, as actions also matter.”A deadline? When the contract ends.” TagsTransfersAbout the authorCarlos VolcanoShare the loveHave your saylast_img read more