Cricket News Kolkata Knight Riders rope in THESE two players to coaching staff

first_img New Delhi: Kolkata Knight Riders (KKR) have made two big appointments for the next season of Indian Premier League (IPL) as the two-time champions have again roped in Trevor Bayliss as the chief coach, a report in TOI suggests. Apart from him, the franchise has also roped in Brendon McCullum, former New Zealand captain who made his debut for the franchise in the inaugural edition.Under Trevor, England created history on Sunday at Lord’s as they defeated New Zealand to become the world champions for the very first time. He took over the job after England’s poor run in 2015 World Cup.McCullum, on the other hand, was the at the helm from 2011 to 2014, during which KKR won IPL trophies twice. The team has not yet added another IPL trophy in the kitty. In fact, KKR haven’t played an IPL final since 2014.Meanwhile, Two-time champions Kolkata Knight Riders on Sunday parted ways with head coach Jacques Kallis and assistant coach Simon Katich following a below-par IPL 2019 in which they finished fifth.  The team however has not taken a call on the future of captain Dinesh Karthik who was part of India’s World Cup squad. It was the first time in four seasons that the side did not make the play-offs.”Jacques Kallis has been an integral part of the KKR family & will always remain so. We will be exploring ways of working with Jacques as we pursue our vision of establishing the Knight Rider brand as a global brand,” KKR CEO Venky Mysore was quoted by the team’s website.Kallis joined the side in 2011 as a player before replacing Trevor Bayliss as head coach in October 2015.”After nine fantastic years with KKR since 2011, as a player, mentor and head coach, it’s time to explore new opportunities. I would to like to thank the Owners, Management and fellow players for many happy memories,” Kallis said.Under Kallis and Katich, KKR won 32 of their 61 games. For all the Latest Sports News News, Cricket News News, Download News Nation Android and iOS Mobile Apps. highlightscenter_img Jacques Kallis and Simon Katich part ways with KKR.KKR has won 32 out of 61 games under their guidance.Brendon McCullum played for KKR in initial seasons. last_img read more

B&H National Sport Awards to Mirsad Fazlagić, Almedin Fetahović, Dražen Subotić and Dašo Simeunović

first_imgFollowing the proposition of the Ministry of civil affairs, the Council of ministers of B&H reached a decision on assigning the national award for the B&H sport.The first award of 10 000 BAM (around 5 000 Euros) was assigned to Mirsad Fazlagić who won the first place in 1987 in Chile as a coach of the ex-Yugoslavia national team up to 21 years and who, as captain of the national Yugoslav team, won the silver medal and was pronounced to be the best European back player back in 1968 in Rome.The second award of 5 000 BAM (around 2 500 Euros) was assigned to the boxer Almedin Fetahović who won the first place at the Mediterranean games in France in 1993 and the first place at the Balkans Juniors Championship in 1982.The third award of 5 000 BAM as well was assigned to the judo fighter Dražen Subotić for the golden medal that he won at the World Cup in Celje (Slovenia) in 2006.The forth award was assigned to the boxer Dašo Simeunović for winning silver at the European competition held last year in Mostar. He will receive a letter of thanks.(Source: Oslobođenje)last_img read more

Former Florida Congressman Lt. Col. Allen West Injured in Texas Crash

first_imgFormer U.S. Rep. Allen West of Florida has been injured in a motorcycle crash in Texas, according to reports.West’s wife wrote on Facebook Saturday evening that the Congressman’s motorcycle was hit outside of Waco, and that he was in the emergency room.She did not provide any additional details about his condition.However, his team issued Facebook updates on Sunday, stating the Congressman is in stable condition and is due to be released from the hospital Monday after suffering a concussion, several fractured bones, and multiple lacerations.He added, “I am alive by the grace of God.”Courtesy: Lt. Col. Allen West/FacebookLt. Col. West was returning from a rally in Austin focused on reopening that state amid the coronavirus pandemic when the accident occurred Saturday.He moved from Florida to Texas after leaving Congress in 2013.The Republican Congressman served one term and, at one point, called for then-President Barack Obama’s impeachment.West is currently running for chair of the Republican Party of Texas.last_img read more

England seniors thrash Italy to secure third place in Portugal

first_img8 Sep 2012 England seniors thrash Italy to secure third place in Portugal England’s senior men put the disappointment of not being in the final by finishing third in the European Men’s Team Championships at Estorial Golf Club in Portugal. After losing to Germany 2-3 in the semi-finals, England thrashed Italy 4½ – ½ in the third place match without losing a game. John Ambridge and Andrew Stracey won the foursome 2 and 1 against Cesare Castellini and Marco Bussinello then English seniors champion Alan Squires got over the line quickly by beating Federico Lang 5 and 4. (image John Ambridge © Tom Ward) There were also solid victories for Martin Galway, 4 and 3 over Vincenzo Sita, and by Tyrone Carter, 6 and 5 against Lorenzo Sartori. In the final game, Chris Reynolds played a halved game with Francesco Ghirardi. Sweden retained the title by beating Germany 3½ – 1½ in the final.last_img read more

Holmdel Cop Steps Off The Beat To Help His Brothers

first_imgThree-Day Trek To Raise PTSD AwarenessBy John BurtonHOLMDEL – It was a long, tough weekend for Mike Dowens but worth every step of the journey.“I figure if I can help one person or maybe two, it would be a successful mission,” said Dowens this week, as he talked about three-day foot trek to Washington, D.C.Dowens, who has been a Holmdel police patrolman for six years, is a 37-year-old U.S. Navy veteran who decided to walk continuously from the New Jersey Vietnam Veterans Memorial located in the township, to the Vietnam Veterans Memorial in the nation’s capital over a period of three days.Dowens undertook what became a pretty arduous endeavor for a dual purpose: to raise public awareness of the impact post-traumatic stress disorder (PTSD) is having on scores of returned and returning military veterans and to raise money for The Refuge, an Ocklawaha, Florida, treatment facility specializing in caring for those dealing with PTSD and trauma.Dowens was able to raise $26,000 for the facility through a GoFundMe campaignEarlier this week Dowens was recovering from the effects of the 237-mile walk that began last Thursday morning and concluded at about 8:45 p.m. on Saturday. Upon returning to New Jersey, Dowens was admitted to Bayshore Community Hospital, in the township, to be treated for dehydration, exhaustion and what the walk did to his feet, hip, knee and the backpack straps to his back, he explained on Monday.It was grueling,” he said, explaining he did not stop not even to sleep or for a severe rainstorm, stopping only to eat. “But I could barely eat anything,” he said, and opted to continue. “I was able to push through it.”Dowens had begun the trip with two other veterans, but they wound up having to drop out after injuring themselves before making it out of New Jersey.As tough as it was, “If I had to put myself through a small amount of discomfort and agony to realize what they go through,” with “they” referring to veterans who continue to suffer the lasting effects of PTSD—“You can’t compare the two.”Post-traumatic stress syndrome- “It’s something that American public needs to know more about,” he said. Dowens said it qualifies as a disease and should be treated as such.Dowens speaks from personal experience. From 2002 to 2006 he was a U.S. Navy search and rescue swimmer, having served in Liberia, Somalia and Haiti, where his service led to his PTSD which he was treated for at The Refuge.He was honorably discharged as a disabled veteran, stemming from his diagnosis of asthma. He said he had tried to re-enlist on nine separate occasions, hoping to continue to serve, but was rejected because of his asthma. He acknowledged that led to a sense of guilt and loss of camaraderie and wanted to figure out some way to continue to serve.“I thought what better way to serve again and help other veterans get the same help I did.”He hopes his efforts will make people aware of what some returning veterans go through – the anxiety, depression, inability to adjust to civilian life; in some cases, alcohol and drug abuse – all of which can be as disabling as any physical combat wound.“I just wish government-subsidized programs did more for veterans coming home,” he said. “Since they don’t, I figured I would take it on and help someone else who’s suffering from it.”And this will be an ongoing effort. “I plan on doing it every year,” he vowed. “If it helps someone, I’ll do it as long as I can.”last_img read more

Leafs explode past Golden Rockets 9-3

first_imgNelson Leafs exploded for seven third period goals en route to a 9-3 Kootenay International Junior Hockey League pasting of the Golden Rockets Friday night at the NDCC Arena.Leaf forward Andy Fitzpatrick, named Nelson’s game star, led the charge, scoring twice while adding two assists in the third frame as the Leafs handed Golden its ninth consecutive loss to open the season.The teams were tied 1-1 after 20 minutes and 2-2 following the second period before Nelson jumped all over the Rockets.Jordan Davie snapped the 2-2 tie with a goal 51 seconds into the third period.Newcomer Nick Novin, scoring his second of the game, increased the lead to 4-2 before Leaf captain Rayce Miller scored to give Nelson a three-goal advantage.Kyran Karol cut the margin to 5-3 with power play marker. However, Tyler Garcia restored the three-goal advantage minutes later.Garcia’s marker also was on the power play.Eamonn Miller and Fitzpatrick completed the third period barrage as Nelson outshot the Rockets by a 23-3 margin.Ren Mason, scoring his first goal for the Leafs this season, also scored for Nelson.Terix Fischer-Kobes and Darion Nordick scored the other goals for Golden, which was out shot by a 45-21 margin.Nelson returns to action Saturday when Beaver Valley Nitehawks visit the NDCC Arena. The Hawks lost for the second consecutive time Friday, 5-3 to Summerland Steam.Puck drop is 7 p.m.Sunday, Nelson hosts the Summerland Steam at 2:30 p.m. in the NDCC Arena.LEAF NOTES: This is the first time this season Nelson has scored more than four goals in a game. The previous high came Friday, September 18 against Spokane Braves. . . . Andy Fitzpatrick finished the game with five points while Rayce Miller had four points. The explosion thrust Fitzpatrick into a four-way tie for top spot in Leafs scoring with seven points. Fitzpatrick is tied Jordan Davie, who leads the team in goals with six, Eamonn Miller and Brendan Smith. . . . Golden, which now has allowed a league high 56 goals, played the game with only 12 skaters.last_img read more

Cavs prove credentials with win over Spurs

first_imgCLEVELAND (AP):Cleveland’s LeBron James scored 29 points as the Cavaliers belatedly beat one of the top NBA teams by downing San Antonio 117-103 on Saturday night.The Cavaliers had been 0-5 against Golden State, San Antonio and Chicago – three of the teams contending for the title this season along with Cleveland – but broke through for a win that would silence some critics.Those critics might now turn their eyes to Golden State, as the Warriors needed a basket with two-tenths of a second left to beat Philadelphia in a clash of the league’s top and bottom teams.Elsewhere, Toronto extended its winning streak to a team record 11 games by downing Detroit and Memphis held on against a strong finish by Sacramento.Cleveland’s Kevin Love and Kyrie Irving added 21 apiece as the Cavaliers won a fourth straight under new coach Tyronn Lue, who replaced the fired David Blatt.Kawhi Leonard scored 24 for the Spurs, who still retain a healthy 11-1/2 game lead in the Southwest Division.HARD WORKToronto were forced to work hard to extend their record streak, with DeMar DeRozan’s 29 points helping the Raptors beat Detroit 111-107. Kyle Lowry had 18 points for the Raptors, who opened their lead in the Atlantic Division to 5-1/2 games. Reserve guard Brandon Jennings led the way for Detroit with 22 points.Golden State’s Harrison Barnes hit a three-pointer just before the buzzer to give the Warriors a 108-105 win against Philadelphia. Klay Thompson had 32 points and Stephen Curry scored 23 points for the Warriors, who nearly blew a 24-point second-half lead.Their sixth straight win improved the Warriors to 43-4; tying the best win-loss record over 47 games in NBA history.Isaiah Canaan had 18 points to lead the 76ers, who dropped to 7-41.Memphis’ Jeff Green scored 29 points to lead the Grizzlies to a 121-117 win against fast-finishing Sacramento.The Kings pulled within 118-117 on a three-pointer from Darren Collison with 18.7 seconds left. Courtney Lee sank two free throws for the Grizzlies to create a 120-117 lead. On the next possession, Collison lost the ball, allowing Memphis to hold on for a third straight win and send the Kings to a fourth successive loss.Marc Gasol had 22 points for Memphis and Rudy Gay led the Kings with 21 points, including 13 in the fourth quarter.last_img read more

Scam rocks Karunanidhi’s land quota scheme

first_imgA land allotment scam benefiting influential people has been unearthed in Tamil Nadu, exposing the misuse of Chief Minister M. Karunanidhi’s discretionary quota.Documents with Headlines Today show how rules were flouted to allot land to family members of politicians, top state bureaucrats and even former and sitting judges.In many cases, this was done by showing the allottees as social workers – one of the various eligibilities under the scheme. And to show a social work background, all that the allottees needed to get was a letter stating that they had donated blood in the past.As per Tamil Nadu Housing Board guidelines, land under the discretionary quota can be allotted to single women, widows or those deserted.Social workers, the physically challenged as well as eminent personalities from the field of arts, science, literature, public administration and sports too are eligible. Government officers can get land provided they have an unblemished record.Between 2001 and 2008, a total of 293 plots were allotted under the quota – 166 up to 2007 and another 127 the next year. Of these, 260 were handed out under the social worker category.”Judges, public prosecutors, IPS, IAS officers and even ex-bureaucrats are involved. MLAs and MPs have got plots claiming to be social workers. Social work certificates were issued by even municipal councillors. In some cases, the Salem tehsildar issued the social work certificate, which he was not authorised to do,” said Gopala Krishnan, an RTI activist.According to social activist Sudha Ramalingam, “The purpose of the housing board is to ensure that landless people get land at reasonable cost. This is a case of gross abuse of power.”advertisementOne of the plots was allotted to IGP (Intelligence) Jaffar Sait. He is now out to reap huge profits from the property.Sait has commissioned a builder to construct a multi-storey building with 12 flats, each costing Rs 1 crore even though the housing board rules do not permit commercial use of the land allotted.Reacting to the Headlines Today report, Tamil Nadu Revenue Minister I. Periyasamy said the land was allotted as per rules of Tamil Nadu Housing Board.last_img read more

Former Michigan Star Nik Stauskas’ House Got “Popcorned”

first_imgStauskas PopcornStauskas Popcorn Every year, NBA veterans like to haze rookies a bit, and one of the more popular moves is to “popcorn” a player’s car. Dion Waiters, who now plays for the Oklahoma City Thunder but was drafted by the Cleveland Cavaliers, received one of the worst in history, if you remember. But this week, former Michigan star Nik Stauskas, who plays for the Sacramento Kings, came home to an even bigger surprise. He doesn’t have a car right now, so instead, his teammates popcorned his house. Stauskas posted a video of the damage. It’s significant.Stauskas averaged 4.2 points per game in 15.2 minutes per contest this year. He’s expected to have a bigger role in 2015-2016.last_img read more