Tottenham have everything to play for when they host Inter at Wembley on Wednesday to contest their penultimate Champions League group stage fixture, as only a win will keep their hopes of progressing to the last 16 stage alive.Barcelona are the only team from Group B (and the current group stage) to have cemented their spot in the knockout phases, and Spurs must win against the Italians to maintain a slim chance of qualification.A point for Inter, who sit three points above the Lilywhites in the table, will send the Italian side through. Article continues below Editors’ Picks Man Utd ready to spend big on Sancho and Haaland in January Who is Marcus Thuram? Lilian’s son who is top of the Bundesliga with Borussia Monchengladbach Brazil, beware! Messi and Argentina out for revenge after Copa controversy Best player in MLS? Zlatan wasn’t even the best player in LA! Game Tottenham vs Inter Date Wednesday, November 28 Time 8pm GMT / 3pm ET Stream (US) fubo TV (7-day free trial) TV Channel, Live Stream & How To Watch In the United States (US), the game can be watched live and on-demand with fuboTV (7-day free trial) .New users can sign up for a free seven-day trial of the live sports streaming service, which can be accessed via iOS, Android, Chromecast, Amazon Fire TV, Roku and Apple TV as well as on a web browser. US TV channel Online stream TNT USA / Univision Deportes En Vivo fubo TV (7-day free trial) In the United Kingdom (UK), the game can be watched live on BT Sport 3 and BT Sport 4K UHD and livestreamed on BT Sport Live. UK TV channel Online stream BT Sport 3 and BT Sport 4K UHD BT Sport Live Squads & Team News Position Tottenham players Goalkeepers Lloris, Vorm, Gazzaniga, Whiteman Defenders Trippier, Alderweireld, Vertonghen, Rose, Walker-Peters, Aurier, Davies Midfielders Winks, Lamela, Dier, Sissoko, Wanyama, N’Koudou, Alli, Eriksen, Moura, Amos, Skipp Forwards Kane, Llorente, Son Mousa Dembele (ankle injury) and Davinson Sanchez (hamstring) have both been ruled out of the fixture, while the likes of Danny Rose and Kieran Trippier (both groin) are doubts.Pochettino confirmed in his pre-match press conference that defender Jan Vertonghen has recovered in time for the clash and has been included in the starting XI, despite not featuring for two months.Christian Eriksen and Heung-Min Son both drop out, however, with Erik Lamela and Lucas Moura coming in.Potential Tottenham XI: Lloris; Aurier, Vertonghen, Alderweireld, Davies; Winks, Sissoko; Lamela, Dele, Lucas; Kane. Position Inter players Goalkeepers Handanovic, Padelli, Berni Defenders Vrsaljko, De Vrij, Ranocchia, Miranda, Skriniar, D’Ambrosio Midfielders Asamoah, Vecino, B. Valero, Perisic, Brozovic, Candreva, Nainggolan Forwards Icardi, L. Martinez, Balde, Politano Defender Simi Vrsaljko missed the trip to north London having failed to recover from a bicep injury, while star forward Mauro Icardi has also been given the green light to start.Potential Inter XI: Handanovic; D’Ambrosio, De Vrij, Skriniar, Asamoah; Vecino, Brozovic; Politano, Nainggolan, Perisic; Icardi.Betting & Match Odds Tottenham are priced at odds of winning 3/4 according to bet 365 , while a draw is available at 3/1. A win for Inter is priced at 19/5.Click here to see all of bet 365’s offers for the game, including goalscoring markets, correct score predictions and more. Match Preview Star striker Harry Kane kept the North London side fighting for a chance of progression when he scored a dramatic double against PSV in their most recent European outing.It’s all or nothing when Tottenham face Inter on Wednesday, however, and they must win in order to retain hopes of qualification. In the event that they manage a win, they will then need to better Inter’s result against PSV when they face Barcelona at the Camp Nou in the final group game.The Lilywhites opened their Champions League in catastrophic fashion, stunned 2-1 away at the San Siro in their opening game and then falling to a 4-2 defeat at the hands of Barcelona on home turf.They will, however, have momentum heading into the fixture following their brilliant 3-1 victory over Chelsea in the Premier League.A point for Inter will be enough to see them through to the last 16, and they will join Barcelona in progressing as group winners.The Catalan side are the only team to have secured their round of 16 status heading into matchday five, though their position has not yet been confirmed – currently sit top of the table with 10 points. Barcelona will secure first place if they manage to win their final game against Tottenham.Young Argentine prospect Juan Foyth will not be included in Tottenham’s Champions League squad as the club had already exceeded their limit of foreign players on the books, something that Pochettino has lamented about.”I’m so disappointed from the beginning,” the Spurs coach told reporters.”It’s a mistake we made that at this level of football we cannot repeat again. For different reasons we need to find a solution.
Real Madrid needed a late goal by Marcelo to make up for Cristiano Ronaldo’s missed penalty and secure a 2-1 win over Valencia that kept it on track for the Spanish league title on Saturday.The victory left Madrid three points ahead of Barcelona before the defending champions visit Espanyol later. Madrid also has a game in hand and can ensure its first Liga crown in five years if it wins all its four remaining matches.Madrid hosts crosstown rival Atletico Madrid on Tuesday in the first leg of their Champions League semifinal. Atletico visits Las Palmas also on Saturday.Ronaldo put Madrid ahead in the 27th minute when Valencia’s markers lost track of the Portugal forward, leaving him alone to nod in Dani Carvajal’s cross.Ronaldo had an excellent chance to add to his 20 league goals this season in the 57th after a questionable penalty when Luka Modric fell after contact with Dani Parejo.But Valencia’s penalty-stopping expert Diego Alves smothered his strike, taking his tally to six saved spot kicks on the season and 26 saves in 53 penalties since playing in the Spanish league. Three of those saves have come against Ronaldo.Parejo leveled in the 82nd by expertly bending a free kick up and over the wall. Goalkeeper Keylor Navas got a hand to the strike but couldn’t keep it out.Facing a damaging blow to its title hopes, Madrid right back Marcelo cut inside to open an angle around two defenders before curling the ball home.Ronaldo gave Madrid’s supporters a late scare when he stumbled over a Valencia player and slammed his right side into the goalframe. After a brief moment receiving attention from the medical staff, Ronaldo returned to finish the match.advertisementKarim Benzema sent a shot off the post for Madrid early in the second half, while Valencia’s Santi Mina hit the woodwork two minutes into the match.
Mumbai Indians’ off spinner Harbhajan Singh complained of air quality in Delhi after helping his team beat Delhi Daredevils by 146 runs, highest ever winning margin in IPL, at the Feroz Shah Kotla on Saturday.Harbhajan picked the scalps of Karun Nair, Pat Cummins and Mohammed Shami while the rest of the bowlers also pitched in to induce another batting collapse of the Daredevils.Even as the Mumbai Indians bowled Delhi out for their lowest ever total (66), the Indian spinner took to Twitter after noon to complain of smog issues in the capital last night.He said that “the conditions were not very conducive for a match yesterday” and with players and audiences finding it difficult to breathe, “measure should be taken to reduce it in the future.”The conditions were not very conducive for a match yesterday. A large amount of smog made it really difficult for the players (1/2)- Harbhajan Turbanator (@harbhajan_singh) May 7, 2017as well as the audience to breathe. This should not be neglected and measures should be taken to reduce it in the future. (2/2)- Harbhajan Turbanator (@harbhajan_singh) May 7, 2017Just last year, Delhi was plagued with smog-related problems after Diwali which led to widespread concerns about pollution in the city.On November 5, 2016, the smog went on to affect two Ranji Trophy matches, Bengal vs Gujarat at Feroz Shah Kotla and Tripura vs Hyderabad at Karnail Singh Stadium, leading to their cancellation.The conditions were so bad that the players found it difficult to breathe and their eyes were burning, due to which not a single ball could be played.advertisementThe Delhi smog is also looming over U-17 World Cup as no matches post-Diwali have been scheduled in Delhi anticipating the unplayable air.
Mumbai, Jun 22 (PTI) Leading Indian women paddlers, Madhurika Patkar and Monika Batra, believe that the Ultimate Table Tennis league, whose inaugural edition is to be held next month, will help the sport grow and benefit players. “UTT will benefit the sport in India. I will be staying with other foreign players (during the tournament). When we stay together, we benefit in terms of confidence mentally, among other things,” former national champion Madhurika told PTI today. Madhurika, currently ranked number 3 in India who will be representing Dabang Smashers in the League, said she was not specifically preparing for UTT but was focusing on next years Commonwealth Games in Gold Coast, Australia. “Honestly speaking we dont prepare for a particular tournament at this point. We as a (national) team are preparing for the next years Commonwealth Games in Australia”. Sathiyan Gnanasekaran, Anthony Amalraj are Madhurikas Indian teammates in the UTT and all of them are playing currently in the Central Zone TT in Indore. Madhurika pointed out that the emergence of leagues in India has benefited that particular sport, be it the Indian Premier League for cricket or the Indian Super League for Football, through its live telecast. “Likewise, UTT will benefit table tennis. Star Sports will broadcast the league and that will also help the sport to reach the masses,” she said. Some men table tennis players have said recently that the league could have been held over two months instead of from July 13 to 30 in three cities – Chennai, Delhi and Mumbai. Reacting to their views, Madhurika said,”Presently, the league is for one month. We can take two leagues in one year”. Echoing similar views Monika Batra, who represented India in the 2016 Rio Olympics, noted that the UTT was a great opportunity for all young players to play with and against good ranked players. “This league will help a lot of players in India and table tennis will also be benefited. It is a good opportunity for players,” said Monika, who will play for Oilmax Stag Yoddhas, in the league. The India junior no. 1 said she was excited to play with higher-ranked foreign players. “It (UTT) is a good preparation for next years Commonwealth Games. When we play with these foreign players, we will get to know each other and how they play and it will help us.” PTI NRB SSR NSK BASadvertisement
It’s been a couple of years since India created history winning their first Test series in Sri Lanka in 22 years. It was Kohli’s first as full-time captain and Ravi Shastri was the coach. The same combination will join forces again as India prepare for an all too familiar tour of Sri Lanka. A lot has transpired in between and the Indian dressing room has been in the middle of it all.Test vice-captain Ajinkya Rahane acting on BCCI’s advice can’t reflect on any of these tumultuous in-between times where the team has delivered but unusually two high-profile coaches have lost their jobs only to see the first coach return.Rahane has continued to grow from strength-to-strength but is still searching for a permanent place in the one-day format. Fresh from man of the series winning performance in West Indies, Rahane opens up about his efforts to become an all format batsmen and the challenges that lie ahead. Excerpts:Q. You are fresh from a Man of the series winning performance in West Indies. This series may have gone unnoticed for many but you would value this performance. You have been trying to give wheels to your one day career.A. This series was important for my one-day career. I was looking forward to doing well and hungry. I was not taking extra pressure but wanted to enjoy and do well. I thought I was batting well in the nets in Champions Trophy also. So I went to West Indies and had a couple of practice sessions; the mindset was good. I had kept my mind blank and wanted to give my best.advertisementWATCH FULL INTERVIEWQ. You are an established Test player but have had to wait in the sidelines in big one-day tournaments. How difficult has that been?A. All this while I have looked for improvement. In batting, fitness or fielding. During practice I had a couple of good sessions with batting coach Sanjay Bangar on what should I do for this format. In West Indies the wickets were different from England. The challenge was to adopt mentally. It was one of the best tours for me and I like to keep this consistency going.Q. So what do you make of your one day cricket? Is it more of a mental switch needed?A. It is a mental switch. Whether it is Tests or ODIs, if you adopt quickly, can adopt anywhere in the world. It’s about getting used to the conditions. I wanted to take time in West Indies as the wickets were slow and damp. Once you get in it gets easier. I wanted to give myself time and build on starts.Q. You have batted with freedom in IPL at the top of the order. Do you think there is a case to try and take that attitude in your one day game?A. Yes. I am naturally an attacking and instinctive player. But on times one has to adopt and grind. In England we had good wickets. In West Inides, you had tennis ball bounce and it was slower. One has to take time and grab opportunities. In West Indies I remember the first match in Trinidad gave me confidence to score quickly in the second where I was batting with compete freedom. I knew the wickets better. It is a mental switch one needs to make.Q. What’s been Virat’s advice to you as the captain with regards to your one day game?A. Virat told me in West Indies to back myself and not to take pressure. He told me you are the best and know how to handle the situation. When the captain asks you to bat with freedom and says I am backing you and the team is with you, what more do you want.Q. We have noticed during the West Indies series, there were many occasions Virat would consult with MS Dhoni. They are now the senior pros in the side and in WIndies they had extra responsibility as well.A. It’s great to have MS Dhoni around. We are all lucky to have him. It becomes easier for Virat with him around. Many times Virat went and asked him opinions and he comes up with great ideas. It’s good to see both of them working together.Q. India next plays Test series against Sri Lanka. People may have forgotten but the last Test that India played, Ajinkya Rahane was the captain. Good memories?A. That was a great moment to win the Dharmashala Test as captain of India against Australia. It was a dream come true. Unfortunately Virat wasn’t playing. We went on to win. I will always cherish that. It gave me more confidence as a batsmen, captain and human being.advertisementQ. India would not take anything less than 3-0 against Sri Lanka?A. We want to win every series and every match. But look we don’t want to take Sri Lanka lightly. They are a good side. The last time we had a series there, we made a great comeback. We have the experience now but we will have to start from scratch and build from the start. One has to respect the opposition and it’s all about how we play to potential and strength.Q. With four years in international cricket, you have reached a phase where you have played all around the world. Do you see yourself as a more confident cricketer?A. Yes, I am a more confident player now with greater self belief. At the highest level, how strong you are mentally that matters. But I always stick to the process, I am confident but not overconfident.Q. India won a long home Test season. Stiffer challenges await the team now..A. Yes last season gave us a lot of confidence. 13 Tests and particularly the fast bowlers performance was too good to see. We will have Sri Lanka next, South Africa, England later, a lot of challenges away from home. But that’s the beauty of this game. That’s where you want to do well.
Google last year garnered praises for its Pixel and Pixel XL smartphone and this year the company is set to launch its successors, allegedly called Pixel 2 and XL 2.While the phones have already been through several scans, leaks and rumours giving us a peek into its expected specs, now a fresh revelation by casemaker Olixar gives a more detailed view of the design of the phones. Olixar is known for giving out looks of flagship smartphones through its cases. It has revealed looks for phones like iPhone 7, Galaxy Note 8 and similar high-end phones in past.The case shown off by Olixar is probably the first ever colourful look of the Google phones. The cases are listed on smartphone accessory website MobileFun and are seen in colours like Blue, Black, Purple and even a transparent case.Also Read: Google Pixel 2, XL 2 and 3 to come with Snapdragon 835 processorThe Olixar cases confirms that Google will ditch the 3.5mm headphone jack this time in its upcoming flagship. Further, the case shows cut outs for dual cameras thus, confirming that the phones would come with dual rear cameras. The phone models seen on site have thin bezels compared to Pixel and XL. There are talks that the upcoming Google phones could be manufactured by LG and are codenamed as Walleye and Taimen. To recall, Google’s last year phones were made by HTC.Reportedly, the Pixel 2 is expected to feature a 4.97-inch fullHD display and pack in 64 GB of memory. There are speculations that phone could be powered by Qualcomm’s latest flagship processor – the Snapdragon 835 paired with 6GB of RAM and 128GB memory. There could also be an addition of stereo speakers instead of the 3.5mm headphone jack. It is expected that Google’s upcoming flagship phones would be water proof and sport a premium metallic look. A concept video of Pixel 2 also shows off thin bezels and a mono-tone rear panel.advertisementAlso Read: Google Pixel 2 concept video leak, shows thinner bezels, dual rear camerasTalking about the Pixel XL 2, this could be priced more than the Pixel 2 and will also be larger in size than its brethren. As per the rumours, the phone could feature 5.99-inch OLED display with a resolution of 1440p . In terms of memory the Pixel XL 2 could come with 128GB of internal storage. The processor will most probably be the same as Pixel 2 with 6GB RAM.
from Nov 10 Bengaluru, Nov 4 (PTI) The Art of Living International Centre is hosting a two-day Global Leadership Forum here from November 10 where an array of leaders from politics, business and media will take part. The event is aimed at deliberating on developing leadership based on sustainability, human values, sports, politics and ethics. This is the second edition of the event, the first one took place in Delhi last year where 110 speakers and more than 4,000 delegates from 80 countries participated. The key-speakers of this years summit are GMR Group chairman Grandhi Mallikarjuna Rao, Pullela Gopichand, former prime minister of Republic of Slovenia Alojz Peterle, former SBI chairman Arundhati Bhattacharya, MD and president of Siemens Gerd Hoefner, BEML MD Deepak Hota and scholar and activist Dr Vandana Shiva. In his pre-event message, Sri Sri Ravishankar said, “Thinking, discussing, arguing and disagreeing will all leadto something very good -if done with the right intention andpurpose for the right cause.” PTI GMS RA ROH MVV
Sushil Kumar got injured during his practice session on Friday just a few hours ahead of his team Delhi Sultan’s Pro Wrestling League (PWL) tie against Haryana Hammers.Sushil had not played Delhi’s first tie of the season against Mumbai Maharathi because he was blocked and Mumbai won 54-41, where Sakshi Malik played a starring role.Sushil was set to take the mat on Friday at the Siri Fort Sports Complex but injured his knee earlier on Friday and has been advised a two-day rest by the doctor.ALSO WATCHSushil will be replaced by Parveen, who won the bronze medal at the Senior National Championship 2017, for the Friday match in the 74 kg category.The two-time Olympic medallist was picked by Delhi Sultans for a massive 55 lakh, the highest-ever amount in the history of PWL.Sushil has recently been muddled by controversies relating to the scuffle between him and Parveen Rana.Rana lost to Sushil in the Commonwealth Games selection trails a few days ago and after that, news broke out that the supporters of both the wrestlers were involved in a massive brawl, where Rana was also manhandled and his brother suffered a head injury.A few days ago, Rana alleged that Sushil personally instigated his supporters.Rana also claimed he was threatened before the Nationals, and the walkover he gave to Sushil was because he was struggling with an injury.”During the Nationals I was threatened. I don’t know who was behind it but a few men came to me and threatened me. I gave the walkover because I was injured. I knew I had CWG trials a few days later and I wanted to focus on that,” Rana said.advertisementThe 25-year-old grappler acknowledged that such an unprecedented incident, involving two wrestlers and their supporters, had never occurred before in India.”I have fought against Narsingh, I have lost to him twice and I have won once. But no such thing happened. It’s a sport, the best person should win and be given a chance.”The two grapplers are set to clash on January 21 when Rana’s Veer Marathas take on Sushil’s Delhi Sultans in the PWL.”It’s not a do or die game for me as I have just started my career. I have many more bouts to play. I have just started, I want to win medals for the country,” Rana said.The Wrestling Federation of India (WFI) had issued a notice to Sushil as a part of its investigation into the fracas that followed the selection trials.(With inputs from ANI)
Pictures of Maharashtra forest officials, Hyderabadi shooter Nawab Shafath Ali Khan and Chalisgaon MLA Unmesh Patil cheerfully posing alongside the “dangerous” leopard killed by them on Saturday night have earned them the ire of wildlife conservationists.After visuals surfaced of the dead cat being dumped in the rear of a vehicle, with the legs of the seat placed on it, topped by heavy bags, activists asked, “Is this how the attitude of a wildlife protection force supposed to be?” The female sub-adult cat is alleged to have mauled to death seven people in the last three-four months in Chalisgaon taluka near Nashik.Its last claimed victims were a boy and a 70-year-old woman. A shoot-at-sight order was issued by the chief wildlife warden, AK Mishra, in November last week.Mumbai-based activist, Dr Sarita Subramaniam, asked, “Why can’t a state like Maharashtra, which is rich in wildlife, have a trained team of veterinarians that can tranquilise a big cat in the wild. They could have rescued it and kept it in a rescue centre.” “Experts from nearby Tamil Nadu, Karnataka or Madhya Pradesh forest departments could have been called in to capture it alive. Why summon a shikari (hunter) like Nawab Shafath Ali Khan?” Sport hunter Khan, has been a controversial figure with his penchant for wild animals and guns. As per some reports, he had been arrested by police in 1991-92 for supplying weapons to Maoists along the Andhra Pradesh-Odisha border.Dr Sarita wondered: “How could they allow taking selfies with the dead cat? Even as per the Wildlife Protection Act, (WPA) 1972, display of hunted animal trophies is banned.advertisementIt gives out a very wrong message, especially when a government forest department is involved.” The leopard is a Schedule-I animal as per the WPA, which serves highest protection to tigers and elephants. However, instances of human-animal conflict have been on the rise. In several incidents, leopards have been beaten to death without provocation.In February this year, a leopard was burnt to death by locals in Gujarat’s Gir-Somnath district. In another November-2016 case, videos of which went viral, a leopard was battered to death with sticks by irate vil-lagers when it strayed into Gurugram’s Sohna district. Maharashtra has lost 375 big cats since 2010, emerging among India’s top four states to record tiger and leopard deaths.It lost 291 leopards and 84 tigers between 2010 and 2017, with poachers killing 159, as per a Wildlife Protection Survey of India study. Activists also raised questions on how a wild animal is declared a “man-eater.” Dr Jerryl Avinash Banait, who filed several petitions in Bombay High Court to save Brahmapuri Tigress T27 cub 1, Kismat, before it was electrocuted, said, “A rogue wild animal cannot be called a maneater when humans have entered into its buffer zone.”Band, Baaja, Baraat: Best of images from Virat-Anushka wedding in Tuscany
The struggling Panathinaikos basketball team, traditionally a strong player in the Euroleague, rebounded from a home loss to Iraklio to whip group leader Lokomotiv Kuban, a Russian club, at their home stadium in Krasnodar.The victory put the Greens in third place in their bracket and they can finish second if they win their last game at home against Maccabi Tel Avi.Without Jonas Maciulis and Nikos Pappas, Panathinaikos used radar-like shooting of 60 percent, 14-of-23, from three-point land to put the game ouet of reach early.The winners had six players in double figures and dug down deep on defense to stymie the Russian team, which was atop the group. After trailing 23-21 when the first quarter ended, Panathinaikos turned on the jets for a 20-2 run to take a first half lead of 46-30 and never looked back, firing away with more three pointers in the second half to keep the Russians gasping on defense with no answers for the attack.Antonis Fotsis and Roko Ukic scored 17 points each, while Ramel Curry had another good game in the Euroleague with 13 points. TweetPinShare0 Shares
BOSTON — Suffolk Downs, New England’s last thoroughbred racing track, says it is closing this year as the venue, which once hosted Seabiscuit and other premier horses of the day, falls victim to changes in a gaming industry that now revolves around lotteries and casinos.The 160-acre track, located just outside downtown Boston, had hoped to revive its sagging fortunes with a $1.1 billion Mohegan Sun casino project. But after the proposal was rejected last week, the operators said they have no choice but to close the nearly 80-year-old track.The live racing season ends Oct. 4. Betting on televised races — or simulcasts — will be offered until about December. It is a blow to the local racing industry and, to some, the end of an era for Boston.“It was a great, great part of the sports tradition we had here,” says Anthony Spadea, who, as President of the New England Horsemen’s Benevolent and Protective Association, remains optimistic state leaders will find a way to preserve thoroughbred racing in the Bay State, perhaps on a smaller scale. “Now, there’s so much competition for the entertainment dollar.”As word of the track’s likely closing has spread in recent days, first-time visitors have been stopping by.Late Sept. 22nd, as the day’s races were winding down, a few dozen people milled around the property, snapping photos of the horses near the finish line and wandering through the track’s cavernous grandstand and concession area.“It’s so strange walking through here,” said Paul Christie, a Somerville resident who was with his wife and two young boys. “It’s like one of those post-apocalyptic movies where you walk through the city and everything is as it was, but no one is there.”Industry experts say the track’s closing will be felt across the country. One less track means fewer owners producing thoroughbreds, fewer jobs for lower-skilled horse workers and fewer bettors for simulcast races.“Losing Suffolk is kind of like wiping out a region,” says Christopher Scherf, Executive Vice President of the Thoroughbred Racing Associations. “You’ll lose a good portion of the New England and Boston bettors. They’ll leave the sport and become slots players, poker players or fantasy football players. …That’s not good for the industry as a whole, especially when you’re looking around the country at how we survive.”The Maryland-based association says there are roughly 100 thoroughbred tracks left in the U.S. At one point, there were as many as 17 racing venues in New England alone, local officials say.Massachusetts gambling regulators scheduled to meet Sept. 25 at the Hynes Convention Center promise to look for ways to preserve the racing industry and its approximately 1,200 permanent and seasonal jobs.But Suffolk Downs’ owners, which include prominent casino developer Richard Fields, say they’re not holding out for an 11th hour reprieve. After losing nearly $60 million over the last seven years, they’re eyeing other development options for the property.In the meantime, horse owners and others working at Suffolk Downs’ stables on a recent weekday afternoon said they face an uncertain future.Kevin McCarthy, a Pembroke resident who has owned and trained racehorses for only a few years, says he’ll send some of his horses south for the winter to compete, as he normally does. Beyond that, he’s not sure.“The shame of it is there are horsemen here that are as good as horsemen from around the country,” he said. “They’re just New Englanders, so they stayed here.”(PHILIP MARCELO)TweetPinShare0 Shares
MILWAUKEE (AP) — The Milwaukee Bucks proved they could thrive, at least temporarily, without their franchise player.With Giannis Antetokounmpo sidelined to start the second half while being evaluated for a possible concussion, the Bucks built a big third-quarter lead and cruised to a 113-91 win over the Orlando Magic on Saturday night.The Bucks have won six consecutive games to start the season, one shy of the record set by the 1971-72 team. The win sets up a Monday night showdown in Milwaukee with the Toronto Raptors, the league’s only other unbeaten team.Antetokounmpo, who finished with 21 points in a season-low 19 minutes, fell to the floor underneath the basket midway through the first quarter after catching an elbow from the Magic’s Aaron Gordon.“I just got hit in the head,” Antetokounmpo said. “I tried to block the shot. I fell down. I don’t remember much after that. I have to be careful with that. We did some (concussion) tests in the second quarter and some additional tests in the third quarter.”When asked what he remembered about the play, Antetokoumpo said he was “probably knocked out.”“I just remember the hit. But I’m fine,” he said.Milwaukee coach Mike Budenholzer noted that Antetokounmpo continued to play close to his normal minutes in the first half after the blow to the head before being sent back to the locker room to undergo further tests after halftime. Antetokounmpo played 3 minutes in the fourth quarter.“We just wanted to be extra cautious, make sure everything was OK and give him an extra look,” Budenholzer said.Gordon described Antetokounmpo as “tough” for coming back out on the court.“He is resilient. I hit him with the elbow, unintentionally,” Gordon said. “It was hard. Props to him for coming back into the game.”Khris Middleton added 18 points and Malcolm Brogdon scored 16 for the Bucks, who were coming off a 125-95 blowout of the Minnesota Timberwolves on the road on Friday night in which they made 19 3-pointers on 46 attempts, both season highs.Milwaukee connected on just 10 of 30 shots from long range against the Magic.Nikola Vucevic had 16 points and nine rebounds for Orlando. D.J. Augustin added 11, all in the first half. The Magic shot 32 percent from the field overall and 23 percent from 3-point range.“We didn’t do a good job playing our game tonight,” Vucevic said.The Magic attempted a franchise-record 43 3-pointers and made 10.“It is part of our game plan to have a lot of us shooting 3s and space the floor,” Vucevic said. “Our 3s tonight weren’t exactly good ones. You can’t just shoot any shot. You’ve got to make sure you work for the right one.”After a tightly contested first quarter in which Orlando led by five at one point, the Bucks took control in the second and built a 14-point lead at the half. Antetokounmpo had 15 first-half points, while Middleton had 12.Milwaukee’s lead grew to 26 in the third with Antetokoumpo on the bench for the entire period. The Bucks closed the quarter on an 11-1 run and headed to the fourth with a 93-68 lead.LESS WEAR AND TEARAlthough it took a shot to the head to keep him off the court on Saturday night, Antetokounmpo only logged 23 minutes of playing time on Friday night in the blowout win. He said he appreciates the rest during back-to-back games.“I know when I’m 40 and I’m retired, I’m going to be able to chase my kids and I’m still going to have my knees and I’m not going to look for knees on eBay,” Antetokounmpo said.TIP-INSMagic: Didn’t lead after first quarter. … The Bucks’ high-powered offense is getting a lot of attention, but Orlando coach Steve Clifford sees another reason for Milwaukee’s early-season success. “To me, their offense is one thing, but they were a top-10 offensive team last year,” Clifford said. “It’s the defense though that is making a bigger difference.”Bucks: Rookie Donte DiVincenzo had a season-best 15 points, including back-to-back baskets late in the third quarter, topping his previous high of nine points set Friday night. .Ersan Ilyasova pulled down 10 rebounds. … Budenholzer called a timeout with a 27-point lead late in fourth quarter after his team surrendered an easy basket.UP NEXTMagic: Host Sacramento on Tuesday.Bucks: Host Toronto on Monday.By RICH ROVITO , Associated PressTweetPinShare0 Shares
Intel extended its FPGA acceleration platform portfolio with the addition of the new Intel Programmable Acceleration Card (PAC) with Intel Stratix 10 SX FPGA, Intel’s most powerful FPGA. This high-bandwidth card leverages the Acceleration Stack for Intel Xeon CPU with FPGAs, providing data center developers a robust platform to deploy FPGA-based accelerated workloads. Hewlett Packard Enterprise will be the first OEM to incorporate the Intel PAC with Stratix 10 SX FPGA along with the Intel Acceleration Stack for Intel Xeon Scalable processor with FPGAs into its server offering.Like the previously announced Intel PAC with Intel Arria 10 FPGA, this new Intel PAC with Stratix 10 FPGA supports an ecosystem of design partners that delivers IP to accelerate a wide range of application workloads. The Intel PAC with Stratix 10 SX FPGA is a larger form factor card built for inline processing and memory-intensive workloads, like streaming analytics and video transcoding. While the smaller form factor Intel PAC with Arria 10 FPGA is ideal for back testing, data base acceleration and image processing workloads.As the demands for big data and artificial intelligence (AI) increase, the reprogrammable technology of the FPGA meets the processing requirements and changing workloads of data center applications. With reconfigurable logic, memory and digital signal processing blocks, FPGAs can be programmed to execute any type of function with high throughput and real-time performance, making them ideal for many critical enterprise and cloud applications.The acceleration stack for Intel Xeon CPU with Intel FPGAs works with industry-leading OS, virtualization and orchestration software partners, providing a common interface for software developers to get faster time to revenue, simplified management and access to a growing ecosystem of acceleration workloads.Share this:TwitterFacebookLinkedInMoreRedditTumblrPinterestWhatsAppSkypePocketTelegram Tags: Chips & Components Continue Reading Previous Amplicon: Serial-to-Ethernet Integration made easy with industrial-grade device serversNext Maxim unveils wrist-worn platform for monitoring ECG, heart rate and temperature
Continue Reading Previous Renesas: radiation-hardened precision current source for sensing applicationsNext Socionext: HDMI 2.1 compatible video processing chips SEGGER just released a new beta version of its powerful cross-platform development software “Embedded Studio”. The new version focuses on program size reduction, achieving an amazing 5 to 12% on typical applications over the previous version, and even higher gains compared to GCC tool chains. These savings are the result of the new Link-Time Optimization, combined with SEGGER’s Linker and Run-time library emLib-C. LTO combines all input object files into one module and optimizes the entire application, opening the door for optimizations not available to the compiler itself.The SEGGER Linker adds features such as compression of initialized data, deduplication, as well as the flexibility of dealing with fragmented memory maps that embedded developers have to cope with. Like all SEGGER software, it is written from scratch without any legacy code or legacy thinking, focusing on the requirements of embedded developers. Additionally, the size required by the included runtime library is significantly lower than that of runtime libraries used by most GCC tool chains.Share this:TwitterFacebookLinkedInMoreRedditTumblrPinterestWhatsAppSkypePocketTelegram Tags: Tools & Software
dhs ELMEA tools has signed a distribution agreement which entitles it to sell the video interface test tools of Unigraf throughout Germany, Austria and Switzerland.Unigraf is highly regarded as a supplier of equipment for R&D, production and compliance testing of video electronics equipment such as computers, mobile phones, monitors, televisions, set-top boxes and graphics chipsets. Its products are used for testing DisplayPort, HDMI, LVDS and Vx1 video interfaces. Unigraf’s new UCD-340 provides a unique set of capabilities for production testing of USB Type-C interfaces. Its UCD-400 is a fully featured DisplayPort 1.4 test tool which includes DP 1.4 Link Layer and HDCP 2.2 CTS tests.Operating in the specialised fields of protocol testing, high-speed communications testing, power analysis and electronics test, dhs offers a high level of technical expertise to help customers choose the right tool for their application and to make sound investments in test equipment assets. The broad range of products that dhs supplies includes protocol analyzers from suppliers including Ellisys and Serialtek, network test and analysis tools from companies such as VeEX, Calnex, Cubro and Packetstorm, and electronics test instruments and power analyzers from Kikusui, Dana, Noiseken and Rigol.Share this:TwitterFacebookLinkedInMoreRedditTumblrPinterestWhatsAppSkypePocketTelegram Tags: Tools & Software Continue Reading Previous Sustaining IoT growthNext Designing a more flexible core for the multi-gigabit campus network
The Pakistan Cricket Board (PCB) has confirmed that a prominent cricketer has tested positive for a prohibited substance but refused to reveal the name as per International Cricket Council (ICC) rules.PTI however, reported that the player in question is Pakistan opener Ahmed Shehzad who has failed the dope test and risks a minimum suspension of three to six months for violating the anti-doping laws.Shehzad, 26, who has played 13 Tests, 81 ODIs and 57 T20 internationals, will face an inquiry committee formed by the PCB.”He has tested positive in the initial test but the process has to be completed before we can make any official statements,” a reliable source in the board told PTI.The source confirmed Shehzad had tested positive for a dope test taken during the Pakistan Cup one-day tournament held in April-May in Faisalabad.The PCB confirmed the development in a tweet but refrained from identifying the player.A player has reportedly tested positive for a prohibited substance. But under ICC rules PCB cannot name the player or chargesheet him until the chemical report is CONFIRMED by the Anti-Dope Agency of the government. We should have an answer in a day or two.PCB Media (@TheRealPCBMedia) June 20, 2018″A player has reportedly tested positive for a prohibited substance. But under ICC rules PCB cannot name the player or chargesheet him until the chemical report is confirmed by the anti-dope agency of the government. We should have an answer in a day or two,” the tweet read.The PCB is now awaiting the results of a blood sample from Pakistan’s anti-doping department which will rubber stamp the doping although the test has come back positive.advertisementIn February 2016, the ICC had banned Pakistans leg-spinner Yasir Shah for three months after he had failed a dope test and pleaded guilty to the charge.The PCB source said that as per the WADA and ICC anti-doping regulations, random dope tests were carried out regularly in domestic cricket as well.”The board has a zero tolerance policy on this issue but at the same time it is fair to give a proper chance to the player to defend himself, he added.In the past, Pakistan cricketers including Shoaib Akhtar, Muhammad Asif, Abdul Rehman and Reza Hasan have also tested positive in dope tests.(With PTI inputs)
Ravichandran Ashwin was back to doing what he does best — pick wickets — as India completely dominated England in the final session of the first day of the opening Test match at Edgbaston on Wednesday.Ashwin picked up four wickets (4/60) as England were reduced to 285/9 at the close of play on the first day. Mohammed Shami bagged two wickets while Umesh Yadav and Ishant Sharma got one wicket each.Sam Curran 24 and James Anderson (0) were the two England batsmen overnight.England looked like running away with the game with a fourth-wicket partnership of 104 runs between Joe Root (80) and Jonny Bairstow (70) before Virat Kohli fired a direct hit to end the England captain’s stay at the crease.Root’s wicket changed the course of the game as it triggered a collapse after tea with England losing six wickets for 67 runs in the final session.DAY 1 HIGHLIGHTS | SCORECARD | BALL-BY-BALL COMMENTARYBairstow too followed soon when he dragged one to his own stumps off Umesh while Jos Buttler was trapped leg before by Ashwin without opening his account.Earlier, skipper Root and Bairstow steadied England with a century stand after Shami put the visitors back in the game with two wickets in the afternoon session.However, Root was looking increasingly confident against the Indian bowling attack and comfortably reached his half-century. Bairstow provided good company on a wicket that is starting to slow.England had reached 83 at lunch in a morning session that began strongly but almost threatened to unravel.In the host country’s 1,000th Test match, opener Keaton Jennings was dropped on nine but moved to 38 while Root looked fluent on his way to 31.advertisementIndia’s seam attack struggled to extract much help from the pitch and the visitors’ one success was a ripper from off-spinner Ravichandran Ashwin that removed Alastair Cook for 13.The 33-year-old had struck two handsome boundaries off Umesh Yadav but in Ashwin’s second over he played forward to a ball that drifted in towards middle stump before straightening past Cook’s outside edge and clattering off stump.Jennings got lucky in the sixth over of the day when he was squared up by a good length ball by Ishant Sharma and it flew off his outside edge but Ajinkya Rahane could not cling on to the catch at fourth slip.After Cook’s dismissal there were few alarms for the England batsmen although Shami continued to look dangerous for India — beating Jennings with a beauty in the 21st over.Shami eventually took the wicket of Jennings midway through the afternoon while Dawid Malan could only score eight before becoming the Indian’s second victim of the day.(With inputs from Reuters)
India and Pakistan, who are slated to face each other in the 2018 Asian Cup in UAE, but even though the two neighbouring countries haven’t played any bilateral cricket – Shoaib Malik says the players ‘behave like friends’.The 36-year-old Pakistan batsman said that India and Pakistan should play more matches as it would help in improving the ties between the two nations.Malik further said that players from both the countries share cordial relations with each other and are very professional on the field.”It is in the benefit of all if both India and Pakistan play a maximum number of matches against each other as it brings entertainment not only for the people of the two countries but also for the rest of the world. It also brings the people of India and Pakistan closer to each other,” Dawn.com quoted Malik, as saying.”The cricketers of India and Pakistan are professionals and they want to give their best on the field against each other. And off the field, they like to behave like friends and we take meals together,” he added.Reflecting on the omission of batting all-rounder Mohammad Hafeez from the team ahead of the upcoming Asia Cup, the right-hand batsman said that such issues are a part of one’s professional career and the best way to come out of the same is to perform well in the domestic circuit.”As a cricketer, everybody faces such problems in their career. And the better way to deal with it is to perform on the domestic circuit and also to hold table-talk with the authorities concerned to have their (player’s) reservations if any exists, removed,” he said.advertisementCommenting on the India-Pakistan clash in the Asia Cup, the former skipper asserted that the key to winning the match would be to play without any extra pressure.Malik added that the upcoming 2019 World Cup would be his last ODI tournament, while he intends to prolong his T20I career till the World T20 slated to be held in the year 2020.(With inputs from ANI)
Indian automobile manufacturer Tata Motors has now officially put a name tag on it highly anticipated SUV H5X which made its Indian debut at the 2018 Auto Expo held in February 2018. Called the Harrier, the sporty five-seater premium SUV is slated to make ground in the Indian car market next year in January.However, Harrier is the name of the five-seater version of the H5X SUV. Tata is planning to launch a 7-seater variant as well which will be launched under a different moniker. The Harrier is expected to be powered by a Fiat-sourced 2.0-litre diesel engine.Additionally, Tata is also working on increasing its sales network strength and is planning to give its customers a more detailed and richer experience with a premium makeover of their dealerships.The teaser images released by Tata of the Harrier SUV shows the design very similar to the concept H5X SUV which made its debut at the 2018 Auto Expo. The Harrier retains the high-set LED headlamps, and the humanity line which connects the headlamps and the grille.Here are top five things no one told you about:One:The Harrier will be built on the Omega platform which is a derivative of the L550 platform from the stables of Jaguar Land Rover for the Discovery Sport. This means the Harrier is slated to use the parts bin of the Discovery Sport which includes floor panels, all-independent suspension, and steering gear. However, steel will aluminum to optimize cost.Two:The Harrier is also slated to share the wheelbase from the Discovery Sport which is 2,741mm and will be 4×4 capable like the Discovery Sport and will come with a proper 4×4 drivetrain.advertisementThree:The best part yet, Tata designers have stated that the final production model will be very much similar to the concept model. We can say this considering the teaser image of the Harrier SUV showed high-set headlamps with LED DRLs. Other styling similarities include wheel arches, front and rear armrests, slim headlamps which are in accordance to their Impact Design 2.0 language.Four:The Harrier is expected to be powered by a 2.0-litre 4-cylinder, turbo-diesel engine sourced from Fiat Chrysler with a 4-wheel drive system which will be developed by Tata. Interestingly, the same engine powers the Jeep Compass which you know is already made its mark on the Indian car market. The powertrain will be mated to a 6-speed manual, or a ZF-sourced 9-speed automatic, again found on the Compass. The engine will get multiple drive modes which are already available on Tata’s Revotron and Revotroq line of engines.Five:Interior wise, the Harrier will feature front and rear AC vents, sunroof, touchscreen infotainment system, steering mounted controls, electric seats with memory function, parking sensors, and reverse camera.
Leicester City club owner Vichai Srivaddhanaprabha and four others died when his helicopter crashed and then exploded after a Premier League match on Saturday.Vichai bought the unheralded central England side in 2010 and went on to stun the soccer world by beating odds of 5,000/1 to win the Premier League title in 2016 in what amounted to a sporting fairy tale.The father of four and founder of duty-free King Power International was a huge favourite with the club’s fans.”It is with the deepest regret and a collective broken heart that we confirm our chairman, Vichai Srivaddhanaprabha, was among those to have tragically lost their lives on Saturday evening when a helicopter carrying him and four other people crashed outside King Power Stadium,” a club statement said on Sunday.The aircraft came down in a car park near the King Power stadium shortly after 19:30 GMT, about an hour after the end of Leicester City’s game against West Ham United, police said. Mural of Leicester City’s owner Vichai Srivaddhanaprabha near the football club (AP Photo)The other victims were believed to be two members of his staff, Nursara Suknamai and Kaveporn Punpare, pilot Eric Swaffer and passenger Izabela Roza Lechowicz, Leicestershire Police said.No one on the ground was believed to have been injured, they said.According to witnesses, the helicopter had barely cleared the top of the stadium before it started to spin. It then plummeted to the ground and burst into flames.John Butcher, who was near the stadium at the time of the crash, told the BBC his nephew saw the helicopter spiral out of control apparently because of a faulty rear propeller.advertisement”Within a second, it dropped like a stone to the floor. … Luckily it did spiral for a little while and everybody sort of ran, sort of scattered.”TITLE WINAfter pumping millions of pounds into the club, Vichai helped steer Leicester back into the top flight in 2014 before they stunned the sport by beating the likes of Manchester United, Liverpool and Chelsea to become champions of England.Hundreds of fans laid flowers, football shirts and scarves outside the stadium in tribute to Vichai on Sunday.”He’s put so much money into the club. He has brought the club up from receivership, put the money in, built the team, won the Premiership,” 68-year-old fan Richard Mobbs told Reuters.”The future is looking bright or at least it was looking bright.”According to Forbes magazine, Vichai was the fifth-richest person in Thailand with an estimated net worth of $4.9 billion. Supporters pay tribute outside Leicester City Football Club (AP Photo)The self-made businessman’s duty-free company, founded in 1989, was granted an airport monopoly in 2006 under the government of Prime Minister Thaksin Shinawatra. It continued to prosper even after Thaksin’s ousting in a coup that year.The family’s empire also includes Belgian football club, Oud-Heverlee Leuven.The investigation into the cause of the crash was being led by the Air Accidents Investigation Branch (AAIB), and was likely to take several days, the police said.The maker of the helicopter, Italian aerospace company Leonardo SpA, said it was ready to help the investigation.It said it was the first AW169 aircraft to be involved in an accident.The EFL (English Football League) said Leicester City’s round-four Carabao Cup tie with Southampton, scheduled for Tuesday, had been postponed because of the incident. The tie was due to have been held at the King Power Stadium.It said that as a mark of respect to those who died, players would wear black armbands at all EFL fixtures over the next seven days.(With inputs from Reuters)