August 6

Indian Football: Sunil Chhetri considered for ‘Best Footballer in Asia’, David James sacked, and…

first_imgSunil Chhetri is in contention to win the Best Asian Footballer 2018 awardAdvertisement iz8hoNBA Finals | Brooklyn Vsb2gvuxWingsuit rodeo📽Sindre E59vbu( IG: @_aubreyfisher @imraino ) d7Would you ever consider trying this?😱aagax8Can your students do this? 🌚1gzRoller skating! Powered by Firework Despite the ISL and the I-League not taking place today, a lot of worthwhile things happened to keep the Indian football fans invested. Sunil Chhetri is in contention to win the ‘Best Footballer in Asia 2018’ award, Kerala Blasters sacked their manager David James, and Nishu Kumar is injured out of the national team setup for the 2019 AFC Asian Cup.Advertisement Sunil Chhetri is in contention to win the Best Footballer in Asia 2018 awardIf you had missed out our previous edition of the Indian football news roundup, you can check it out here. Without any further ado, here is today’s roundup of the Indian football.Sunil Chhetri in contention to win the ‘Best Footballer in Asia 2018’ awardTitan Sports released a 24-member list for the ‘Best Footballer in Asia 2018’ award. Sunil Chhetri is the lone representative from India, being nominated for the second time after his 2017 nomination. Apart from Sunil Chhetri, Lalrindika Ralte was the only other Indian to be considered for the award when he finished 25th in the 2013 edition of the award.Advertisement If Sunil Chhetri wins this award, it would be a proud moment for all the people who follow Indian football closely as no other Indian footballer has won it previously. The Sportsindiashow team wishes Sunil Chhetri all the best.Kerala Blasters sack David JamesThe Kerala Blasters management has sacked their manager David James for the remainder of the 2018-19 Hero Indian Super League owing to the poor performance of the club. Kerala Blasters are currently sitting on the eighth position in the table after 1 win and four draws. The side is on an 11-match winless streak. The assistant coach Thongboi Singto will be the interim coach until a new manager is announced.Advertisement Nishu Kumar injured out of the 34-member probable squad for IndiaNishu Kumar is injured out of India’s 34-member probable squad in the 2019 AFC Asian Cup. The 21-year-old suffered a knee injury in Bengaluru FC’s last match against ATK and was substituted in the first half itself. The official Twitter handle of Indian Football team announced the same.Six5Six is the new Indian football team’s kit sponsorThe AIFF has ended their partnership with Nike as the national team’s kit sponsor. From now on, the Indian football team will be wearing their jersey sponsored by Six5Six. The Gurgaon based sportswear brand is already the kit sponsor of Indian Super League clubs FC Pune City and Kerala Blasters. We can’t wait to see prominent Indian football stars like Sunil Chhetri wearing the jersey tailored by Six5Six.Mahmoud Al-Amna to Mohammedan Sporting?According to, Mohammedan Sporting Club is in talks with former East Bengal midfielder Mahmoud Al-Amna. The Black Panthers require the Syrian’s presence for the upcoming Second Division I-League to make an entry in I-League in which they last participated in the 2013-14 edition.Mahmoud Al-Amna was released by East Bengal after he got injured by training in the pre-season in Malaysia. The Syrian is a free agent now.Bengaluru FC’s Chencho Gyeltshen injuredBengaluru FC’s lone Bhutanese import Chencho Gyeltshen is injured. However, the club is not looking for his replacement as reported by Bengaluru FC is assessing the former Minerva Punjab player’s injury. His injury puts the total count on the number of injured Bengaluru FC players to three- the others being Nishu Kumar and Miku.Minerva Punjab allege Star Sports of poor broadcastingMinerva Punjab has alleged Star Sports India of poor broadcasting. Speaking to Sportskeeda, Minerva Punjab owner Ranjit Bajaj said, “The I-League is recognized as the top official league of the country where the winner gets a chance to represent the country in the AFC Champions League. So, why a step-motherly attitude been has been shown against us? Even the Ranji Trophy matches are broadcasted in HD.”Aizawl FC win the 2018 Mizoram Premier LeagueAizawl FC lifted the 2018 Mizoram Premier League by defeating Chhinga Veng FC in the finals. The scoreline finished 1-1 in regulation time and extra time and matters had to be solved in the penalties. Lalrinchhana Tochhawng delivered the deathblow to his former club as he converted his spot kick to win the shootout 5-4.2018 I-League Second Division groups announcedAIFF announced the groups of the 2018 I-League Second Division on Tuesday. A total of 24 teams had submitted their bid but only 15 of them were approved by the highest governing body of football in India. They have been divided into three groups of five clubs each.Group A: Lonestar Kashmir, Hindustan FC, ARA FC, FC Goa B, Bengaluru FCGroup B: Fateh Hyderabad SC, Ozone FC, South United, Kerala Blasters B, Chennaiyin FC BGroup C: Chhinga Veng, TRAU FC, New Barrackpore Rainbow, Mohammedan Sporting, ATK B, Jamshedpur FC BSuraj Rasaili becomes the first Indian footballer to play in BhutanJalpaiguri’s Suraj Rasaili became the first Indian football player to play in Bhutan after he signed for their top club Transport United. The Jalpaiguri-born 19-year-old midfielder used to train in East Bengal’s training academy in Jalpaiguri Raiganj area.  Advertisementlast_img read more

August 5

Tooradin teen defender’s tops

first_imgCASEY Cardinia League netball followers will most likely already be familiar with Tooradin’s Rising Netball Star nomination Mel Mantel. The…[To read the rest of this story Subscribe or Login to the Gazette Access Pass] Thanks for reading the Pakenham Berwick Gazette. Subscribe or Login to read the rest of this content with the Gazette Digital Access Pass subscription.last_img

May 14

Sinclair breaks goal record

first_imgThe attacker broke Abby Wambach’s record when she scored her 185th goal for Canada in the 23rd minute of an 11-0 win over Saint Kitts and Nevis in Olympic Games qualifying.Sinclair, 36, earlier opened the scoring with a seventh-minute penalty in her 290th international appearance.United States legend Wambach – who netted her 184th goal in 2015 – held the record for over six years after surpassing compatriot Mia Hamm’s 158 goals in June 2013.”I definitely feel a relief,” Sinclair, an international since 2000, told Canada Soccer.She made history tonight. Post-match comments from our Captain Christine Sinclair!#Sincy185 #CANWNT— Canada Soccer (@CanadaSoccerEN) January 30, 2020″Especially with the tournament we’re in right now, there’s some big things to focus on.”It’s nice to get it out of the way in the opening game so now we can focus on getting better, improving and qualifying for the Olympics.”Iran’s Ali Daei remains the highest scorer in men’s international football with 109 goals. Photo Getty Images Caption: Canada captain Christine Sinclairlast_img read more

January 17

Change in demeanor turns things around for NU libero Jennifer Nierva

first_imgJennifer Nierva. Photo by Tristan Tamayo/INQUIRER.netMANILA, Philippines—National University maintained its place in the race for a Final Four spot in the UAAP Season 81 women’s volleyball tournament and a large part of that is thanks to young libero Jennifer Nierva.The Lady Bulldogs fended off Adamson University, 28-26, 30-32, 25-21, 25-22, on Sunday to keep their hopes alive for the semifinals with their 3-7 record giving them a mathematical chance of entering the grand ball.ADVERTISEMENT Khabib Nurmagomedov doubts Conor McGregor’s retirement is for real Nierva did display her calmness on the court with 44 excellent digs and 33 successful receptions leading the Lady Bulldogs to break their three-game skid.“My goal before the start of the game is to be the source of positivity, the source of energy, the source of happiness,” said Nierva, 19. “Since I’m the libero, I have to be stable.”Sports Related Videospowered by AdSparcRead Next ‘Duterte legacy:’ Gov’t boasts achievements so far Tim Cone still willing to coach Gilas but admits decision won’t be ‘simple yes or no’ LATEST STORIES Don’t miss out on the latest news and information. Will you be the first P16 Billion Powerball jackpot winner from the Philippines? Carpio hits red carpet treatment for China Coast Guard PLAY LIST 02:14Carpio hits red carpet treatment for China Coast Guard02:56NCRPO pledges to donate P3.5 million to victims of Taal eruption00:56Heavy rain brings some relief in Australia02:37Calm moments allow Taal folks some respite03:23Negosyo sa Tagaytay City, bagsak sa pag-aalboroto ng Bulkang Taal01:13Christian Standhardinger wins PBA Best Player award Phivolcs: Slim probability of Taal Volcano caldera eruptioncenter_img Nierva said that even though she’s a rookie, her team relies on her to bring the stability on and off the floor.After NU’s three-set loss to De La Salle, 25-20, 25-18, 25-10, Nierva left the playing floor in tears, but she changed her demeanor heading into the match against the Lady Falcons.FEATURED STORIESSPORTSGolden State Warriors sign Lee to multiyear contract, bring back ChrissSPORTSCoronation night?SPORTSThirdy Ravena gets‍‍‍ offers from Asia, Australian ball clubs“After that, I thought to myself that I had so much drama,” said Nierva in Filipino Sunday at Mall of Asia Arena. “I said that I should’ve never cried after our loss and I should always be happy and enjoy the game.”“If I have that kind of demeanor, the happiness will eventually translate to the game because if I’m overly emotional you’ll limit your performance and you won’t play at the best of your abilities.” Gretchen Barretto’s daughter Dominique graduates magna cum laude from California college Sarah Geronimo’s ‘Tala’ enters Billboard’s world digital song sales chart MOST READ P260,000 each in aid to displaced Marawi folk released by US Sarah Geronimo’s ‘Tala’ enters Billboard’s world digital song sales chart Comelec assures no disruption in operations with retirement of execs View commentslast_img read more

December 30

Improved 101-405 crossing marks end of decade-long battle to ease gridlock

first_img AD Quality Auto 360p 720p 1080p Top articles1/5READ MOREGame Center: Chargers at Kansas City Chiefs, Sunday, 10 a.m.“If we continue to work together as one team, we can fix a lot of traffic problems all over the state of California,” Gov. Arnold Schwarzenegger said. Friday’s grand-opening ceremony drew Mayor Antonio Villaraigosa, Caltrans officials, Los Angeles City Council members and others to the Sherman Oaks Galleria rooftop for the announcement. It was also the third high-profile transportation event in Southern California this week for Schwarzenegger, harshly criticized this summer for diverting $1.3billion from a special gas-tax fund to help ease a state budget deficit. On Monday, Schwarzenegger spoke in San Diego County at the groundbreaking of an eight-mile car-pool-lane project at the 5 and 805 interchange in San Diego County. The project is receiving $24.5million from the $20billion, voter-approved Proposition 1B. On Tuesday, he was aligned with Villaraigosa and Assembly Speaker Fabian Nu ez, D-Los Angeles, to announce a $150million boost from Proposition 1B for traffic-signal synchronization in Los Angeles. SHERMAN OAKS – Promising to slash 11,000 combined hours each day off commutes through one of the nation’s worst interchange bottlenecks, the new-and-improved intersection of the San Diego and Ventura freeways was unveiled Friday. The two-year, $46million undertaking extends a lane on the northbound San Diego Freeway past the Greenleaf Street off-ramp to smooth the transition to the Ventura Freeway. It jettisons the old, nerve-racking way of crossing several lanes to access the connector that created unruly traffic snarls. It also reconfigures nearby on-ramps. And the unveiling marked the end of a decade-long battle to try to ease gridlock in the area, first detailed in 1997 by the Daily News. But Steve Maviglio, spokesman for Nu ez, said the governor’s appearance at the transit events conflicts with his actions on the state budget. “It’s ever so slightly disingenuous to position yourself as a champion of transportation,” he said. “But that’s what governors do.” Although $1.9billion of this year’s state budget went toward transportation – a $700million increase from last year – the decision to divert the gas-tax money eliminated 40percent of the money transportation officials thought they could spend this year. Critics called the move a bait-and-switch by shifting gas-tax money to the general fund and then relying on voter-approved propositions to fund transit projects. But Schwarzenegger spokesman Aaron McLear said the governor is a strong supporter of transportation funding, as evidenced by his proposing and successfully campaigning for Proposition 1B. “The governor is a champion for infrastructure in this state,” McLear said. “He campaigned hard for the infrastructure bonds last year that were ultimately passed by the voters.” The governor also has to consider the needs of the entire state – from real estate to a growing deficit, said Bob Stern, president of the Center for Governmental Studies, a Los Angeles-based nonpartisan research organization. “And everyone is concerned about traffic – particularly voters,” he said. Emily Rusch, consumer advocate at the California Public Interest Research Group, said that while Schwarzenegger is committed to attacking global warming, he needs to be equally devoted to new transit projects. “Obviously the next test for the governor will be whether or not he fully funds transit in next year’s budget,” Rusch said. Even as officials gathered atop the Sherman Oaks shopping center for the announcement Friday, morning traffic below crept along the southbound 405. The clog caused some commuters to question what kind of traffic improvements they should expect with the busy interchange. “It’s still bumper to bumper,” said Marie Patak of Woodland Hills. “There are too many cars.” About 580,000 cars and trucks pass through the interchange each day. To ease congestion, the Sepulveda Boulevard on-ramp was reconfigured to separate the 101 connector on-ramps from the northbound 405 on-ramps. The project also closed the on-ramp from eastbound Ventura Boulevard and constructed a bypass on Dickens Street. Despite the recent changes to the well-traveled freeways, the popular area that the interchange presides over also attracts many people. And that also adds to the perpetual bottlenecks in the area, said Ray Morales of Santa Clarita. “I thought there would be an improvement,” said the 27-year-old Morales. “That’s not the case.” (818) 713-3746160Want local news?Sign up for the Localist and stay informed Something went wrong. Please try again.subscribeCongratulations! You’re all set!last_img read more

December 28

Toure says sorry to Guardiola but agent tells talkSPORT: ‘I’m not apologising!’

first_imgDimitri Seluk, the agent of Yaya Toure, has told talkSPORT he will NOT be apologising to Manchester City boss Pep Guardiola – despite his client doing so.Toure has been sidelined by City since Seluk publicly criticised Guardiola over his treatment of the midfielder in September.Guardiola has since said he will not pick the Ivorian again until he receives an apology from his long-time representative.Toure took steps to end his exile on Friday morning by releasing a statement on his Facebook page.The 33-year-old wrote: “I wish to apologise – on behalf of myself and those who represent me – to the management team and all those working at the club for the misunderstandings from the past.”Seluk joined the Alan Brazil Sports Breakfast shortly after the statement was released.And the outspoken Ukrainian said that, while he was eager to make peace with Guardiola, he was not prepared to follow his client’s lead and say sorry for his comments.Seluk, who accused the City manager of ‘humiliating’ Toure by leaving him out of his Champions League squad, insisted: “I’m not apologising.“We want peace, but I’m not apologising. Apologise for what?“Maybe Toure has apologised for this, but I don’t know for what.“I think Yaya don’t mean this. He wants peace between him Guardiola.”Seluk says it is now up to Guardiola to decide whether to welcome Toure back in from the cold.But he insists the former Barcelona star, who has won two Premier League titles, the FA Cup and two League Cups during his time at City, still has much to offer.“A lot of supporters want to see Yaya on the field and Yaya wants to help Manchester City get good results,” he said.“A player like Yaya, one of the top players in the world who has a very big salary, normally does not stay out of the team. He must play.“We want to make peace between Guardiola, Yaya and me for the supporters, the team and for the results.“For Manchester City, the fans and for football, it is important Yaya plays because he is a top player.“We will see about the future, but most important we make steps to each other. Guardiola must now do the next step, because we make a step from our side to make peace.“Yaya has won two titles and this team is in his heart. He is a legend in the history of this club.“Now we say nothing. We’ve made our steps now and we will see what Guardiola will do.”last_img read more

December 28

No deal for Dembele! Liverpool can forget about landing top transfer target

first_imgParis Saint-Germain are poised to end Liverpool’s hopes of landing young defender Mahamadou Dembele.With the 18-year-old not yet to pen a professional deal with PSG, Liverpool had zeroed in on the centre-back as they look to continue to recruit the best young talent available.However, the French giants are determined to keep hold of Dembele and, according to L’Equipe, he is now set to commit his future to them.Dembele is expected to put pen-to-paper on a professional contract with PSG in the coming weeks, resisting the temptation of leaving for the Premier League.He has been a consistent part of PSG’s squad in the UEFA Youth League and turned out against the likes of FC Basel, Arsenal and Red Bull Salzburg.His impressive performances in the competition attracted the attention of Liverpool and a host of other clubs across Europe. 1last_img read more

December 24

Hearts suffer blow as Mitchell set for long spell out

first_imgDemetri Mitchell looks to have played his last game for Hearts after the Manchester United loanee suffered a knee injury.The left back faces two months on the sidelines after tearing his meniscus, leaving it unlikely he will pull on a maroon jersey again before his loan move to the capital comes to an end.Mitchell had impressed since arriving in Edinburgh, scoring the winner in Hearts’ cup win over St Johnstone.However, he has been dealt a cruel blow upon returning to Manchester to have his knee assessed as the damage done is worse than originally feared. While Mitchell faces a longer than expected period out of action, Christophe Berra is expected to return ahead of schedule.The Scotland international was deemed a major doubt for Friday’s Edinburgh derby after suffering a head knock in the Tynecastle side’s 2-1 Scottish Cup loss to Motherwell.But he has since been given the all clear after passing concussion tests and is expected to return to Craig Levein’s defence for the derby clash.last_img read more