Two more junior gold medals for India at shooting world c’ships

first_imgChangwon, Sep 13 (PTI) Udhayveer Singh, all of 16, shone bright with an individual gold in the junior men’s 25m pistol event after spearheading India to the team gold in the World Shooting Championships here Thursday. Singh shot a score of 587 (291 in precision and 296 in rapid) in the individual competition to grab the gold ahead of American Henry Leverett (584) and Korean Lee Jaekyoon (582). Compatriot Vijayveer Sidhu finished fourth with a score of 581, while Rajkanwar Singh Sandhu took the 20th spot with a score of 568. The trio’s combined score of 1736 fetched the team gold for India followed by China, which totalled 1730. The bronze medal went to Team Korea, which shot a score of 1721. In the senior competition, Sheeraz Sheikh was the best-placed Indian at eighth after day one of the men’s skeet qualification with a score of 49. Angad Vir Singh was 69th after shooting 47, while Mairaj Ahmed (41) was further down at 79th. The Indian team, comprising the trio, was 16th in the overall standings with a score of 137. There were no medals for India in the 25m centre fire pistol event with Gurpreet Singh managing the 10th spot with a score of 581, followed by London Olympics silver-medallist Vijay Kumar. Kumar tallied 576 to end a disappointing 24th. A spot behind him was Commonwealth Games gold-medallist Anish Bhanwala, who shot the same score but had lesser inner-10s to his credit. The team signed off fourth with a score of 1733. India are placed fourth in the medals tally with nine gold, eight silver and seven bronze medals for a total of 24, making this their best performance in the International Shooting Sport Federation’s showpiece.advertisement The country has managed to clinch two Olympic quota places from the first qualifying event for Tokyo 2020 Games. PTI PM PMlast_img read more

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a month agoArsenal hero Parlour advises Emery to make Carabao Cup aim

first_imgAbout the authorFreddie TaylorShare the loveHave your say Arsenal hero Parlour advises Emery to make Carabao Cup aimby Freddie Taylora month agoSend to a friendShare the loveArsenal legend Ray Parlour thinks Unai Emery should be aiming to win the Carabao Cup.The Gunners host Nottingham Forest in the third round on Tuesday night as they start their campaign at the Emirates.”I think he mixed the team with experience and youngsters,” Parlour said of Arsenal’s run to the quarter-finals in last season’s Carabao Cup.”There is no problem with that, it is good to give the youngsters game time and they have some very good youngsters at Arsenal – Reiss Nelson, (Ainsley) Maitland-Niles, Joe Willock and Emile Smith Rowe. It is great to see players like that come into the team.”But you can also see how important the competition is to teams like Manchester City and it is another trophy to talk about at the end of the season.”It is a magnificent achievement to win any competition and for Arsenal and Unai Emery, and the rest of the top six, they should be – and probably will be – taking it seriously.”There are a lot of games and you get injuries through the season so it is a bit about balancing the squad.”He added: “The big teams have got bigger squads but it still baffles me when you get to the latter stages of any cup competition and rest players.”Arsenal fans would embrace another day out at Wembley and have a good time, as well as challenging to win the trophy – something Arsenal will be wanting to do, I’m sure.”If you ask any fan around the country and say ‘do you want a Wembley day out to go for a cup and win a trophy’ they would say ‘yes, definitely’.”I’m really surprised sometimes when teams rest players. It was the first ever trophy I won as a player and I really enjoyed it and now Emery could make it his first title in England as well.” last_img read more

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a month agoMoussa Sissoko delighted with new Spurs deal

first_imgMoussa Sissoko delighted with new Spurs dealby Paul Vegasa month agoSend to a friendShare the loveTottenham midfielder Moussa Sissoko is delighted with his new deal.He has signed a new contract with the club until 2023.The Frenchman arrived in north London in the summer of 2016 and has developed into a key player under Mauricio Pochettino.Sissoko said: “I’m very proud to sign a new deal with the club – that means the club believes in me and they’re happy with what I’m doing.”Hopefully I can give my best to the club for a long time and hopefully we can get some trophies all together.” TagsTransfersAbout the authorPaul VegasShare the loveHave your saylast_img

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Teepee set up at the foot of Parliament Hill will remain until

first_img(A teepee is sitting at the foot of Parliament Hill, not where organizers wanted it further up towards the Peace Tower, in the heart of Canada 150 celebrations.) Mark Blackburn APTN National NewsAs rain poured down, Jocelyn Wabano-Iahtail addressed the media outside a teepee set up at the foot of Parliament Hill, on unceded Algonquin territory, the day after a run in with RCMP and Hill security staff.“You have been speaking for 524 years,” Wabano-Iahtail told the reporter, and to Canadians. “It’s our turn to talk and it’s time for you to listen.”At times, Iahtail is having to speak over rehearsals on a giant stage set up for the Canada Day concert set for Saturday up at the top of the hill, where the group wanted to erect the teepee.Moments before Wabano-Iahtail’s interview, her group abruptly ended a news conference after being “disrespected” by a member of the national media, and where she declared a state of emergency over the state of Indigenous communities in Canada.“We’re declaring a state of crisis in what’s happening here in what you know as Canada, that there is a hunt taking place on our Indigenous human beings,” she said. The agenda of the news conference covered water, the National Inquiry into Missing and Murdered Indigenous women and Canada’s 150 celebrations.(Johnny Wabigwan, from Thessalon First Nation, is in handcuffs at a detainment tent on Parliament Hill. Photo: Jorge Barrera/APTN)Most on the podium at the news conference went face to face with the RCMP and Parliament Hill security Wednesday night and into the wee hours Thursday as they marched onto the Hill to set up the teepee.For a couple hours the teepee poles were physically stopped by Parliament Hill security officers, who are now overseen by the RCMP.The Hill security officers clung to the front end of the poles held aloft by supporters of the Bawating water protectors who drove down from Sault Ste. Marie, Ont., to launch the ceremonial action.Ten people were arrested during the clash.(Brendan Nahwegezhic outside the teepee on Parliament Hill. Photo: Mark Blackburn/APTN) “We had to fight to celebrate our traditions,” said Brendan Nahwegezhic from Batchewana First Nation, near Sault Ste Marie. “I had to explain this to the RCMP. We were met with conflict … we did not mean any harm. I hear about equality all the time, but where is it? People in our communities are living in poverty.”On Saturday at 4 p.m., as hundreds of thousands of people are expected to flood downtown Ottawa to celebrate Canada Day, the teepee is going to be moved.“With hundreds of thousands of people, settler people in this area, it’s going to be really dangerous to be Indigenous on Canada day,” said Freddy Stoneypost from Sagamok Anishnawbek. “Especially in downtown Ottawa.”Officials have not told the group that there are threats – Stoneypost said as a group they felt it was best to leave Parliament Hill.He said it will be replaced.“It’s called a Die-in,” he said. “It’s kind of like a human installation, human performance art.”(Candace Day Neveau at a news conference on Parliament Hill Thursday. “How can I celebrate Canada 150? She asked. Photo: Mark Blackburn/APTN) Candace Day Neveau, who was part of the group who fought to get the teepee on the hill, said the government had an opportunity to get the Canada 150 celebrations right by making reconciliation a big part of July 1 celebrations.“How can I celebrate Canada 150 when our children live like they do?” asked Day Neveau. “Celebrating Canada 150 is hard because of what has happened to our people … we will be celebrating Indigenous people who are pushing back.”Prime Minister Justin Trudeau was on Prince Edward Island Thursday.The push to get a teepee on Parliament Hill comes a week after the federal Liberals announced that it is taking the Canadian Human Rights Tribunal to federal court to “clarify” rulings ordering the government to comply with its demands to fix the First Nation child welfare system.Speaking at a curling rink packed with Islanders, Trudeau said he recognizes that Indigenous Canadians may not be celebrating in the same way as others across the country.Trudeau told the crowd in Montague that “the history of the last 150 years for Indigenous peoples has not been as positive.”A ceremony is planned for Thursday 6 p.m. at the teepee.-with files from the Canadian Presslast_img read more

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2015 Really Was The Bizarro Peyton Manning Season

Terry Bradshaw48788643616282 Donovan McNabb45677285457972 Jim Kelly76647947656456 Roger Staubach79707983407375 Dan Fouts81697160875530 After breaking down the characteristics of Manning and his teams over the years, it’s amazing to see how sharply the usual tendencies were inverted along Denver’s path to the championship. On average, Manning’s teams were middle-of-the-pack on defense, and a shade better than that at running the ball. That was more than enough to rattle off an absurd string of 10-plus-win seasons, because Manning was very good — if not completely and totally great — in every facet of passing the football. His average defense was worse than that supporting Brett Favre, Joe Montana or Steve Young, and the running game was less efficient than what Tom Brady, Drew Brees or John Elway was working with.Manning did have a lot more help than Dan Marino, but he also bested him across every passing category — like a more accurate, deeper-throwing version of the Dolphins great, who got the ball out just as fast but was more careful with it. And since we’re looking at percentiles instead of raw output, the differences between eras soften, though they don’t completely disappear.That was prime Peyton, however. This year’s version was far, far worse, particularly in categories where he once excelled. To wit: His rates of completions, touchdowns and interceptions, each typically among the top 30 percent of regular QBs, all dipped into the bottom quarter of passers this season. Meanwhile, his defensive support, usually in the middle of the pack, zoomed up to the best in football. Peyton Manning91648870956052 Sources: pro football reference, football outsiders Tony Romo80778259606954 Joe Namath42886839924930 Kurt Warner93828944676061 From a lot of angles, Peyton Manning is the greatest quarterback of all time. His second Super Bowl win, however, came in decidedly un-Peyton-like fashion, with Manning riding in the wake of an all-time defense while doddering well below replacement level for most of the season. Perhaps this is karma, a just reward after a career of — with a few exceptions — being shackled to some of the worst defenses ever to run deep into the playoffs. It’s the popular line of thinking, at least, and popular enough to dig a little deeper. So: Just how bad were Peyton’s defenses in his best years?Here’s a look at the statistical profiles of Hall of Fame and near-Hall of Fame QBs from the modern era — this includes the defensive and rushing support each received throughout his career, but especially his prime. To find this, I took each passer’s performance in a few categories — completion percentage, yards per completion, touchdown percentage, interception percentage, sack percentage — and sorted them by their percentile relative to the league in any given season. I then weighted each season to give more weight to a player’s best years according to value over replacement (like I did with Ken Griffey Jr. here). Then, I did the same for Defense-adjusted Value Over Average for both rushing offense and defense. It’s been a stunning reversal, the likes of which we haven’t really seen from such a good QB before; the only possible exceptions were the final full seasons of Marino, Ken Stabler and Joe Theismann’s careers. Those performances all came in the service of mediocre teams, though. Somehow Manning actually turned an even more extreme version of this formula into a championship.We aren’t sure if the Super Bowl was Manning’s final game, and it’s hard to speculate about how this changes Manning’s legacy (not that a paltry two titles will ever satiate the “Count The Ringz!!!” crowd anyway). But even if Manning happened to be dragged to a championship in the final throes of his senescence by Von Miller and Denver’s ferocious defense, it’s hard not to appreciate the strange symmetry after Manning spent a career elevating middling and worse teams with his brilliance. Troy Aikman88384677788056 Ben Roethlisberger81797157355968 John Elway59646367637649 Philip Rivers82738167644333 Brett Favre78558257704763 Dan Marino74577866945030 PERCENTILE VS. LEAGUEDVOA FROM… QUARTERBACKCMP%YD/CMPTD%INT%SK%RUSHING OFFENSEDEFENSE Ken Anderson83526784486945 Joe Montana93327484717369 Drew Brees90528267887031 Carson Palmer69597551775547 Aaron Rodgers82799388367759 Bob Griese86558756458750 Tom Brady77688485787852 Steve Young98719078428267 Warren Moon74537159705259 read more

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Michael Hartfield jumps his way into Ohio State track and field lore

After 77 years, Jesse Owens, the former Ohio State track star and the man who thumbed his nose at Adolf Hitler and the idea of “Aryan Dominance” at the 1936 Berlin Olympics by winning four gold medals, has been supplanted in OSU outdoor long jumping lore. Redshirt senior Michael Hartfield set the new OSU record on March 29 at the 86th Clyde Littlefield Texas Relays in Austin, Texas, with a personal-best jump of 8.15 meters (26-9.00), edging Owens’ mark of 8.13 meters (26-8.25) set in 1936. “That accomplishment was the biggest one I’ve done,” Hartfield said. “To break a legend’s record, he’s one of the greatest athletes of all time … and it’s been really awesome to put it all together my senior year and break that record which has been my goal since I got here.” Hartfield has been one of the most decorated athletes in OSU track history, garnering three second team All-American honors in the long jump, five All-Big Ten selections for the long and triple jumps and earning the titles of 2011 Big Ten Field Athlete of the Year and the 2011 U.S. Track and Field and Cross Country Coaches Association Great Lakes Outdoor Field Athlete of the Year. On Wednesday, Hartfield was also named Big Ten Field Athlete of the Week, his second time earning the honor this season and the fourth time in his career. His performance at the Jim Click Shootout Saturday, where he earned first-place with a mark of 8.10 meters (26-7.00) in the long jump and first-place in the triple jump with a 15.84 meters (51-11.75) mark, garnered him the honor. But even with all of the accolades and breaking Owens’ record, Hartfield said he isn’t done just yet. “I’m going to keep pushing for another record, try and push a world record,” Hartfield said. “You never know, I just gotta keep working hard and keep pushing the limits and see where it takes you.” The current long jump world record is 8.95 meters, set by Mike Powell from the U.S. in 1991. His jumps coach, Brian Brillon, said when he first met Hartfield, he saw potential for him to break Owens’ record. “When I first met him and we first did some drills, Mike just had that ‘it’ factor,” Brillon said. “And you know when you see ‘it.’ Each year he’s been progressing, and he’s one of those guys determined to get better. He’s a blessing to coach.” Hartfield is already looking ahead to the 2013 Big Ten Outdoor Track Championships, which are set to be held at Jesse Owens Memorial Stadium on May 10. He said he has a goal to win a conference title as a senior on the Buckeyes’ home track. “I want to help the team toward a Big Ten Championship, that’s still the goal,” Hartfield said. “Let’s try and get a championship … let’s just keep pushing to get better, that’s basically the team goal always.” Brillon said Hartfield’s work ethic doesn’t just inspire the team, but also his coaches. Brillon said Hartfield’s leadership might be his biggest asset. “I think (Mike’s) helped all of us get better,” Brillon said. “He’s helped me be a better coach, he’s helped the other athletes be better just having him on the team, and he brings an atmosphere of competitiveness and excellence.” Hartfield’s jumping career won’t end once he removes the Scarlet and Gray track suit. Hartfield said his personal goals stretch far beyond the confines of the aptly named Jesse Owens Memorial Stadium. “I plan to go on the pro circuit and to try and make the world team,” Hartfield said. “Everyone wants to be an Olympian, that’s the peak. I want to make the Olympic team and say I’m an Olympian.” Hartfield and OSU’s next home meet is the Jesse Owens Track Classic, which is scheduled to begin April 19 at 4 p.m. at Jesse Owens Memorial Stadium. read more

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Dean Bouzani on loan to PEC Zwolle

first_imgMelbourne City has opened up on Friday about Dean Bouzani’s move to join the European club, Pec Zwolle, on a loan.Bouzani watched Zwolle from the bench on Monday as they went on to win their host Groningen in a 1-0 victory. It was the club’s first win in four matches.Bouzani is over at Zwolle to stand in for Diederik Boer who is currently nursing an injury. However, in clause in his transfer deal gives his new side the right to sign him over should he impress the club enough.Sepp Van den Berg thought Liverpool rumors were a joke Taimoor Khan – June 27, 2019 Liverpool have snapped up Sepp Van Den Berg from PEC Zwolle after initially thinking that rumors linking him with Anfield were not true.Sepp van…Football Network has it that Zwolle will feel so much like Melbourne City to Zwolle as there is a handful of people he has been with at City there. These people include his former coach at City John van ‘t Schip who is currently managing Zwolle, and his former teammate Denis Genreau, who is also on loan at Zwolle.Bouzani had made 46 appearances for City since he moved over to their camp from Western Sydney Wanderers in the middle of the 2015/16 season. He had kept 7 clean sheets and conceded only 26 goals in the previous season.last_img read more

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