Warriors score NBA-record 51 in 1st quarter to crush Nuggets

first_imgKevin Durant out with Achilles injury; to undergo MRI on Tuesday PLAY LIST 03:12Kevin Durant out with Achilles injury; to undergo MRI on Tuesday06:27SEA Games 2019: No surprises as Gilas Pilipinas cruises to basketball gold01:43Who are Filipinos rooting for in the NBA Finals?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 Malik Beasley finished with 22 points for the Nuggets. Big man Nikola Jokic struggled with early foul trouble, finishing with 17 points and eight assists in 23 minutes.“We’re not a bad team,” Jokic said. “The game just happened.”Denver knocked off Golden State 100-98 in Denver on Oct. 21 thanks to Juancho Hernangomez blocking a layup at the buzzer. This version of the matchup was never close.And this demonstrates just how dominant the Warriors were in the opening half: Denver scored 60, shooting 49 percent from the floor, and still trailed by 19 at the break.As tempting is it might be to erase this game from memory, Malone won’t let his team hit the reset button.“I don’t believe in flushing games when you get your (expletive) kicked,” Malone said. “Take this failure of tonight, learn from it and use it moving forward. If you can do that, this negative becomes a positive in the long run.”TIP-INSWarriors: Green was given a technical in the second quarter for arguing a call. … F Kevon Looney grabbed 12 rebounds.Nuggets: G Gary Harris missed a fifth straight game with tightness in his left hamstring. … G Jamal Murray scored 21.THE COUSINS COUNTDOWN Philippine Army to acquire MANPADS, self-propelled howitzers Nadine Lustre’s phone stolen in Brazil Golden State center DeMarcus Cousins remains on schedule to make his Warriors debut Friday in Los Angeles against the Clippers. He’s been steadily progressing after tearing his left Achilles tendon last January while with New Orleans. Cousins signed a one-year deal with Golden State in the offseason.“When he’s healthy, he’s one of the more unstoppable big men in the NBA,” said Malone, who coached Cousins when they were both with Sacramento. “He’ll give them a definite lift.”DUNK CONTESTThompson and former teammate Zaza Pachulia, now with Detroit, are keeping track of who has the most dunks.“He texted me after the game and said he’s never seen me have four dunks,” Thompson said. “Felt better than hitting 10 3s, to be honest.”UP NEXTWarriors: Host New Orleans on Wednesday. The Warriors are 5-1 in the second game of a back-to-back this season.Nuggets: Host Chicago on Thursday. Denver has beaten the Bulls 11 straight times at Pepsi Center. In fight vs corruption, Duterte now points to Ayala, MVP companies as ‘big fish’ Tom Brady most dominant player in AFC championship history Don’t miss out on the latest news and information. Golden State Warriors forward Kevin Durant (35) high-fives guard Stephen Curry (30) near the end of an NBA basketball game against the Dallas Mavericks, Sunday, Jan. 13, 2019, in Dallas. (AP Photo/Richard W. Rodriguez)DENVER — Kevin Durant and the Golden State Warriors weren’t trying to send any sort of message or make any kind of statement against a team they were chasing in the Western Conference.“They know who we are,” Durant said. ADVERTISEMENT Japeth Aguilar wins 1st PBA Finals MVP award for Ginebra LeBron James takes part in shoot-around on eve of next medical evaluation MOST READ Ginebra beats Meralco again to capture PBA Governors’ Cup title Ginebra beats Meralco again to capture PBA Governors’ Cup title Still, message received.Stephen Curry and Klay Thompson each scored 31 points as the Warriors, propelled by an NBA-record, 51-point first quarter, regained the top spot in the West by routing the Denver Nuggets 142-111 on Tuesday night.FEATURED STORIESSPORTSGinebra beats Meralco again to capture PBA Governors’ Cup titleSPORTSJapeth Aguilar wins 1st PBA Finals MVP award for GinebraSPORTSGolden State Warriors sign Lee to multiyear contract, bring back Chriss“Beautiful, beautiful basketball,” Warriors coach Steve Kerr said. “Just liked the way our guys moved the ball, the shot fakes, playing with purpose, playing with a simple style of execution but aggressive at the same time. Finding that balance is always what we’re looking for. That was as good as it gets for us.“I don’t remember a better first quarter. That was a fireworks show.” Golden State cruised to a fifth straight win to move a half-game in front of the Nuggets, who had their 12-game home winning streak snapped.The showdown between the top two teams in the conference proved a little too big for the Nuggets, with Curry and Co. putting on a shooting exhibition all night long. Durant hit the first shot of the night, a 12-footer, as the Warriors broke the old first-quarter mark of 50 held by several teams. The last time it happened was also against Denver when Phoenix scored 50 on Nov. 10, 1990.“They came in with an edge and we didn’t have that edge to start the game,” Nuggets coach Michael Malone said. “I don’t think anybody on our team is scared of the Golden State Warriors or too respectful. They took it to another level and left us in the dust.”Golden State shot a blistering 60 percent from the field, had 38 assists and hit 21 3-pointers — 10 in the first quarter — in leading wire-to-wire. Durant finished with 27 points and Draymond Green was a plus-41 as he had 13 assists to go with four points.“When we make shots, we’re a tough team to beat,” Curry said.ADVERTISEMENT Gretchen Barretto’s daughter Dominique graduates magna cum laude from California college LATEST STORIES In fight vs corruption, Duterte now points to Ayala, MVP companies as ‘big fish’ Sports Related Videospowered by AdSparcRead Next View commentslast_img read more

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Azkals give up two late goals, yield to Vietnamese

first_imgPhilippine Army to acquire MANPADS, self-propelled howitzers Nadine Lustre’s phone stolen in Brazil National cyclists dreaming of Tokyo 2020 View comments Don’t miss out on the latest news and information. Ginebra beats Meralco again to capture PBA Governors’ Cup title But two late quick-fire goals courtesy of substitutes Tran Danh Trung and Le Minh Binh left coach Anto Gonzales’ charges shell-shocked as they opened their Group A campaign with a defeat.Minh Binh’s flick past Filipino goalkeeper Michael Asong with four minutes remaining turned out to be the match winner for the Vietnamese side that is looking to carry the momentum of its senior team’s success in the AFF Suzuki Cup last year and the AFC Asian Cup last month.FEATURED STORIESSPORTSGolden State Warriors sign Lee to multiyear contract, bring back ChrissSPORTSCoronation night?SPORTSThirdy Ravena gets‍‍‍ offers from Asia, Australian ball clubs“The boys fought hard,” said Gonzales.” But we collapsed toward the end. This is the result of just two weeks of training. I don’t blame the players. They did well under the circumstances.”The Filipinos will face Thailand on Tuesday, before wrapping up their group assignments on Thursday against Timor Leste. Only the top two teams from the group will advance to the semifinals of the tournament also serving as a warmup for the 2019 Southeast Asian Games. LATEST STORIES Philippines defender Jordan Jarvis challenges for the ball against two Vietnamese players. —CONTRIBUTED PHOTOThe Philippines gave fancied Vietnam all that it can handle before falling, 2-1, last Sunday night at the start of the AFF Under-22 Championship at National Olympic Stadium in Phnom Penh, Cambodia.Lacking in preparation but never in fighting spirit, the young Azkals looked primed for an upset when they took the lead through University of the Philippines star Jeremiah Borlongan, who rifled home a free kick six minutes into the second half.ADVERTISEMENT Ginebra beats Meralco again to capture PBA Governors’ Cup titlecenter_img In fight vs corruption, Duterte now points to Ayala, MVP companies as ‘big fish’ Tom Brady most dominant player in AFC championship history Japeth Aguilar wins 1st PBA Finals MVP award for Ginebra Will you be the first P16 Billion Powerball jackpot winner from the Philippines? Gretchen Barretto’s daughter Dominique graduates magna cum laude from California college Sports Related Videospowered by AdSparcRead Next 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 MOST READlast_img read more

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TV DOCUMENTARY TO EXAMINE DECLINE IN DONEGAL ISLAND’S POPULATION

first_imgA television documentary is to examine the reasons behind the drastic depopulation of Donegal’s Arranmore Island from 1,000 people to just over 500 in the past 50 years.Arranmore IslandIslanders is a TV3 documentary series focusing on life on Ireland’s islands.The four part series begins on Wednesday, April 15th and promises to be compulsive viewing. Documentary-makers set the scene…..Just three kilometers from the coast, Arranmore has two car ferries, two co-operatives, a fire-service, a secondary school and even a nightclub!Outwardly it seems perfect but it has a problem, a problem emblematic of many islands – its population is in swift decline.In the last fifty years, Arranmore’s population has halved from one thousand to five hundred, whilst nearly forty five percent of residents are over sixty five years of age. In the first episode of this landmark series for TV3, we meet Dr Shirley Gallagher (40s), a typical Arranmore Islander.Born off the island in London whilst her island parents were working there, Shirley’s family was reared on Arranmore. Shirley is well-travelled, well-educated and well able to speak her mind.Working in Sustainability & Environmental issues, Shirley returned home two years ago to apply all her learning and experience to her own home. She believes there are those on the island that don’t want to see change whilst others are apathetic.“When I saw the statistics on population decline I was truly shocked. You see the empty houses and derelict homes all around the place but it didn’t really trigger. I thought I need to do something about this – and here I am.”The impact of the population decline on Arranmore is entwined with another issue. Once, Arranmore had thirty trawlers and nearly one hundred men fishing its waters. Now, its inshore fleet is down to four boats with most men leaving to work in the more lucrative industries of mining or tunneling. But not all the men have left. Mild-mannered fisherman Neilie Kavanagh (40s) is preparing for the busy season ahead. Neilie is heartbroken over the decline of the inshore fishing industry in Arranmore.The ‘injustice’ of what has happened to his fishing village is deeply felt and it is hard not to feel sympathy for him. He explains the Catch-22 of the ‘harsh regulations’. If he is caught fishing illegally his licence will be revoked and his father’s family boat will no longer be able to fish. He is the custodian of the boat – the St. Anthony, built by his father on Arranmore over 40 years ago. Neilie has never worked or lived off Arranmore:“I was one of the lucky ones who didn’t have to emigrate. The boat was there and there were no rules or regulations when I started in 1983. You could fish away. You could catch spurdogs – they banned that, driftnet for salmon – they put in rules and regulations, in 2006 they put a complete ban on catching salmon. It was terrible because there were so many families depending on it.”Neilie blames bureaucracy and over-regulation for the decline of his way-of-life. The salmon fishery was a major earner during the season for Arranmore families. To compound matters fishing with gillnets was banned in AreaVIa – a major fishing ground off Donegal. This was done to preserve cod stocks but the Arranmore fishermen didn’t fish cod – they used gillnets to catch bait. In a perverse twist of fate they had to purchase their own bait from Killybegs in order to bait their pots.The fishing of spurdogs was also banned in 2008 in AreaVIa. Much of the inshore fleet is old and creaky having been decommissioned from the UK over 30 or 40 years ago so there is a sizeable barrier to entry for any new generations.In 2006 the fishermen of Arranmore were offered buyouts for their salmon licences. Most, including Neilie, refused to sell believing the outright ban to be unjust. The remaining fishermen of Arranmore were forced to turn to year-round fishing for crab and lobster. Neilie declares:“I was born and bred here and we’ve been fishing here, and my father before me, for over one hundred years. For them to turn around and say we were destroying the stocks is crazy. We’ve been doing this for over one hundred years.”With many twists and turns along the way, Islanders will follow the lives and stories of these characters to learn what threatens their survival, to discover a different way of life, and to share in what it means to be an islander.TV DOCUMENTARY TO EXAMINE DECLINE IN DONEGAL ISLAND’S POPULATION was last modified: April 3rd, 2015 by StephenShare this:Click to share on Facebook (Opens in new window)Click to share on Twitter (Opens in new window)Click to share on LinkedIn (Opens in new window)Click to share on Reddit (Opens in new window)Click to share on Pocket (Opens in new window)Click to share on Telegram (Opens in new window)Click to share on WhatsApp (Opens in new window)Click to share on Skype (Opens in new window)Click to print (Opens in new window)Tags:arranmoredonegalISLANDERSTV3last_img read more

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Round-up: Fulham joy, boss wants £12m, exits at Chelsea & QPR, Blues youngsters sign new deals

first_imgFulham have beaten Newcastle 1-0 in their Championship opener at Craven Cottage.Matt Smith’s powerful header just before half-time was enough to give the Whites victory against Rafael Benitez’s side. Delighted Fulham boss Slavisa Jokavovic hailed his team – and made it clear he wants all of the £12m the club received for Ross McCormack to be reinvested in the team.Benitez described his team’s defeat as a “wake-up call” and admitted they were second best.Meanwhile, Chelsea have sold defender Papy Djilobodji to Sunderland for £8m – a year after his surprise arrival for £4m.Chelsea have also given new contracts to three academy players. Defender Richard Nartey has had his contract extended to next summer, while midfielders Mukhtar Ali and Ruben Sammut have had their deals extended by two years.Teenage Chelsea striker Tammy Abraham has completed a season-long loan move to Bristol City.Abraham is set to play in the Championship this seasonTwo QPR players have also left on season-long loan deals on the eve of the new Football League season.Forward Jay Emmanuel-Thomas has joined Gillingham, while midfielder Michael Doughty will spend the campaign with Swindon.West London Sport revealed on Friday morning that the out-of-favour Emmanuel Thomas was set to move to the Priestfield Stadium.Rangers will start their season with a home match against Leeds United on Sunday. Click here for five potential battles we think could be all-important in the game at Loftus Road.Nedum Onuoha has been speaking ahead of the big kick-off, insisting he is the right choice for QPR captain.Elsewhere, there have been a couple of non-League signings: Defender Yassin Moutaouakil has returned for a second spell at Hayes & Yeading, while former Watford winger Matty Whichelow has joined Wealdstone.And in cricket, despite an eye-catching 82 from Nick Gubbins and a half-century by John Simpson, Middlesex were made to work hard with the bat on day two against Surrey at Lord’s.Follow West London Sport on TwitterFind us on Facebooklast_img read more

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Stam says Fulham and Brentford are best teams Reading have faced

first_imgEmbed from Getty ImagesReading manager Jaap Stam says Brentford and Fulham have been the most impressive visitors to the Madejski Stadium so far this season.Stam made the comments in his post-match press conference after the Royals held Newcastle to a goalless draw on Tuesday.However, despite taking a point from the Championship leaders, the Dutchman insisted the two west London sides – who both lost at Reading – had been better.“The best two teams we have played at home this season have been Brentford and Fulham,” the ex-Manchester United defender said.“I think we were stronger today than Newcastle were.”Fulham were beaten 1-0 at the Madejski in January, while Brentford led 2-1 with 13 minutes to play last month, only to lose 3-2.   Ads by Revcontent Trending Articles Urologists: Men, Forget the Blue Pill! This “Destroys” ED x ‘Genius Pill’ Used By Rich Americans Now Available In Netherlands! x What She Did to Lose Weight Stuns Doctors: Do This Daily Before Bed! x One Cup of This (Before Bed) Burns Belly Fat Like Crazy! x Men, You Don’t Need the Blue Pill if You Do This x Do This Immediately if You Have Diabetes (Watch) x Follow West London Sport on TwitterFind us on Facebooklast_img read more

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Fishing the North Coast: More rain on the way – and hopefully steelhead too

first_imgWinter steelhead season has yet to really take off here on the North Coast, but changes are on the horizon. We have a pretty decent storm headed our way that will put all of the coastal rivers on the rise. This is coming on the heels of the season’s biggest storms to date, which on Monday pushed the rivers to their highest levels of the young season. And more rain is on the way next week. Steady rain and pulse flows is just what we need to entice some steelhead from the salt. If the rains come …last_img read more

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Strong first half for red meat exports

first_imgShare Facebook Twitter Google + LinkedIn Pinterest U.S. pork and beef exports continued to trend above year-ago levels in June, capping a very strong first half of the year. According to statistics released by USDA and compiled by the U.S. Meat Export Federation (USMEF), exports also achieved higher values on a per-head-slaughtered basis and accounted for a steady-to-higher percentage of total production.June beef exports were the largest of 2017, reaching 109,554 metric tons (mt) — up 11% year-over-year and the largest June total since 2011. Export value increased 10% to $602.5 million. For January through June, beef exports were up 12% in volume (606,876 mt) and 15% in value ($3.35 billion) compared to the first half of last year.Exports accounted for nearly 13% of total U.S. beef production in June and 10% for muscle cuts only — each about even with a year ago. The ratios were the same for January through June, which was also steady with the first half of last year. Export value per head of fed slaughter averaged $264.51 in June, up 6% from a year ago. Through June, per-head export value was up 8% to $269.21.Pork exports totaled 200,229 mt in June, up 6% year-over-year and the largest June volume on record, valued at $527.1 million, up 4%. This pushed the first-half total to 1.25 million mt valued at $3.21 billion — up 13% and 16%, respectively.Exports accounted for 27% of total pork production (up more than one percentage point from a year ago) in June and 22% for muscle cuts only (steady with last year). For the first half, with production at a record pace, both ratios increased significantly from a year ago. The percentage of total production jumped from 25.3% to 27.8%, and for muscle cuts the increase was from 21.4% to 23%. Export value per head slaughtered in June was up 1% to $53.41 and the first-half average increased 12% to $54.09.“In this time of large red meat production, the upward trend in per-head export value and in the percentage of production exported is especially critical to the industry,” said Philip Seng, USMEF President and CEO. “These metrics confirm that we’re not simply exporting more red meat because more is available — those exports are also generating excellent returns. It was also gratifying to see that the U.S. trade deficit narrowed in June due to an expansion of exports, knowing that the red meat industry made another solid contribution toward that effort.”Chilled beef to Asia drives first-half growth, but exports increased to most destinationsBeef exports to leading market Japan continued to gain momentum in June, with volume up 7% to 27,521 mt and value up 13% to $174.4 million (the highest since 2000). First-half exports to Japan exceeded last year’s pace by 23% in volume (150,812 mt) and 28% in value ($905.8 million). This included a 40% increase in chilled beef exports to 70,807 mt, valued at $511 million (up 38%), as the U.S. captured more than 50% of the chilled beef market. While demand for U.S. beef is very strong in Japan’s retail and foodservice sectors, frozen exports to Japan face a higher tariff rate through March 2018.June exports to South Korea were the largest since January at 14,701 mt, up 14% from a year ago, valued at $92.4 million (up 20% and the highest of 2017). First-half exports to Korea were up 13% in volume (83,357 mt) and 21% in value ($527.7 million). The U.S. also captured more than 50% of Korea’s chilled beef market as chilled exports totaled 18,816 mt (up 83% year-over-year) valued at $166 million (up 86%).Other first-half highlights for U.S. beef exports included:Exports to Taiwan totaled 20,376 mt (up 19% from a year ago) valued at $179 million (up 26%). This included chilled beef exports of 8,178 mt (up 19%) valued at $93.5 million (up 22%) as the U.S. captured more than 70% of Taiwan’s chilled beef market.After a slow start to the year, exports to Hong Kong rebounded to post double-digit first-half gains in both volume (56,846, up 11%) and value ($357.4 million, up 17%).Exports to Mexico increased 3% in volume (114,923 mt) while slipping 3% in value ($459.7 million). But muscle cut exports to Mexico — mainly shoulder clods, rounds and other end cuts — fared better, increasing 9% in volume (61,782 mt) and 2% in value ($353.8 million).Led by a doubling of exports to Vietnam and Indonesia and strong demand in the Philippines, exports to the ASEAN region increased 85% in volume (20,532) and 61% in value to $99 million.Fueled by strong growth in Chile, Guatemala and Colombia, exports to Central and South America increased 11% in volume (19,137 mt) and 5% in value ($83.8 million). Exports to Brazil, which began in late April, totaled 412 mt of muscle cuts and 651 mt of variety meat at a combined value of $2.6 million.After reopening in 2016, South Africa quickly emerged as the fourth-largest destination for U.S. beef variety meat, with first-half exports (mainly livers) reaching 7,849 mt — an increase of nearly 500% from a year ago — valued at $6 million. First-half pork export growth led by Mexico, Korea, South AmericaPork exports to leading volume market Mexico remained on a record pace in June, increasing 19% year-over-year in both volume (64,712 mt) and value ($124.9 million). This pushed the first-half total to 398,565 mt (up 23%) valued at $731.6 million (up 29%). A major factor behind this increase is that Mexican consumers are eating significantly more pork, both imported and domestic. Over the past 10 years, Mexico’s annual per-capita pork consumption has increased by about one third, and is expected to reach 18 kilograms this year (carcass weight equivalent), based on USDA estimates. Over the same period, Mexico’s pork production has increased by 30%.June exports to leading value destination Japan were below year ago levels, dipping by 8% in volume (30,401 mt) and 10% in value ($124.3 million). But first-half totals remained higher than a year ago at 200,175 mt (up 4%) valued at $810.6 million (up 8%). Chilled pork exports to Japan declined 2% to 107,032 mt, but value increased 5% to $501 million. The U.S. holds 55% of the chilled pork market in Japan and continues to face growing competition from Canadian pork.Other first-half highlights for U.S. pork exports included:Capitalizing on rapid growth in home meal replacement items and other foods that emphasize convenience, as well as duty-free status for most cuts under the Korea-U.S. Free Trade Agreement, pork exports to South Korea climbed 31% from a year ago to 94,545 mt, valued at $258.5 million (up 38%). With a strong second half, exports to Korea could exceed the record set in 2011, when Korea was facing a domestic pork shortage due to foot-and-mouth disease. This year Korea’s imports have been driven by strong consumer demand, as Korea’s domestic pork production is slightly ahead of last year’s pace.While exports to China/Hong Kong fell below last year’s pace in volume (271,297 mt), value still increased 3% ($558.4 million). This reflected the strong price commanded for pork variety meat, as first-half variety meat exports to the region climbed 19% in volume (172,269 mt) and 28% in value ($367.2 million).Led by exceptional growth in Colombia and Chile, pork exports to Central and South America were up 51% in volume (81,930 mt) and 56% in value ($200.3 million). Exports also doubled to Peru and solid increases were achieved in Honduras, Panama, Nicaragua and El Salvador.Strong growth in the Dominican Republic pushed pork exports to the Caribbean up 36% in volume (26,984 mt) and 35% in value ($63.7 million). Exports also increased to the Bahamas, Trinidad and Tobago, Haiti and Barbados.Larger shipments to the Philippines and Singapore helped drive exports to the ASEAN region up 20% in volume (23,207 mt) and 28% in value ($59 million).Led by the above-mentioned success in China/Hong Kong, pork variety meat exports achieved exceptional growth in the first half, increasing 19% year-over-year in volume (286,787 mt) and 32% in value ($580.3 million). Additional markets contributing to this growth included Mexico, Canada, Chile, Colombia and the Philippines. Variety meat export value averaged $9.78 per head slaughtered in the first half, up $2.10 from a year ago.Lamb exports continue to show improvementU.S. lamb exports exceeded year-ago levels for the second straight month in June, reaching 642 mt (up 40%) valued at $1.75 million (up 58%). First-half lamb exports were still down 13% from a year ago in volume (3,755 mt) but increased 10% in value to $9.6 million. For lamb muscle cuts only, first-half exports were up 20% in both volume (1,079 mt) and value ($6.6 million) including year-over-year growth to Mexico, the Caribbean, Central America and Taiwan.last_img read more

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New ODI jersey made out of plastic bottles

first_imgTeam India will debut in the new One-Day International kit, which has brighter and bolder blue jersey made from recycled polyester in their first match against Australia at the Jawaharlal Nehru stadium in Kochi on Sunday.”The new jersey is made entirely from recycled polyester, each one produced from up to eight recycled plastic bottles,” Ravi Kallayil, business director-cricket Nike India Private Ltd, said. “The new ODI kit not only looks great and delivers performance benefits, but is also made with recycled materials, creating less impact on the environment,” he said.Nike would provide cricket fans an assortment of jersey replicas, including the authentic game day jersey. Besides, a complete range of the team’s training and travel gear will also be part of this range. The products would be made available at Nike stores and leading multi-brand doors across the country. The new ODI kit is made from Nike’s proprietary DriFit Technology- ‘Denier Differential’ for superior moisture management.”Yarns of different circumference are used on the face vis-a-vis the back to create increased surface area, resulting in an exceptional way to transport moisture through the fabric, keeping athletes cool and dry,” Kallayil said. The Aerographic print on the back panel along high sweat zones enhances cooling while increasing aesthetics.The ‘Gusset’ construction based on body motion analysis allows for maximum flexibility and stretch for the athletes. “The kit has been designed to keep players drier, cooler and more comfortable allowing them to maintain an optimum body temperature and perform at their best on pitch,” he said. Ventilation zones, with up to 200 tiny laser cut holes, are placed on each side of the jersey to enhance breathability and are combined with a fabric that increases air flow by up to seven per cent compared to previous kits.advertisementAir can now pass across a player’s whole torso, keeping him cooler. “The jersey’s new double knit structure not only gives it a sleeker appearance, while offering 10 per cent more stretch than the last national team kit jerseys, but also boasts a new dynamic fit cut to follow natural contours of the body while still allowing for maximum airflow and movement,” he said.The design and aesthetics of the new kit draws inspiration from the rich Indian heritage and cricket culture ensuring that the Men in Blue embody the surging new India.– With inputs from PTIlast_img read more

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Virat Kohli gives away his pads to young fan at MCG after Boxing Day Test win

first_imgAs if a victory was not enough, India captain Virat Kohli went on to make a young fan’s day even special by gifting him his pads, along with an autograph on the boy’s miniature bat after his team’s historic triumph at the Melbourne Cricket Ground on Sunday.Kohli, along with the Indian team, took a lap of honour around the MCG and thanked the fans who braved the rain to turn up at the stadium on Day 5 and cheered for the touring side throughout the match.India wrapped up the Boxing Day Test by 137 runs after picking up the final two Australian wickets in the second session after rain wiped out the first session.Australia needed 141 runs on the final day with two wickets in hand but their resistance was ended by in-form pacers Jasprit Bumrah and Ishant Sharma, who got the wickets of the overnight pair of Pat Cummins and Nathan Lyon, respectively.The Indian players then went to thank their fans after the post-match ceremonies and it was then that Kohli decided to give away his pads to a young boy.@imVkohli Handed over his batting pads to the young boy at MCG today after winning the 3rd Test #AUDvIND pic.twitter.com/UUEMcnYi0bVirushka Updates (@VirushkaUpdate_) December 30, 2018The Indian cricket team’s Instagram account also shared a video of their victory lap around the MCG, where India registered its first victory in a Boxing Day Test on Australian soil on Sunday.”Thank you to all the fans for the love and support. A special win at the MCG as we head to the SCG next,” the post read on Instagram.advertisementKohli was thrilled with the way his team bounced back in Melbourne after losing the second test at Perth Stadium, where they opted for four pace bowlers rather than picking a spinner.India declared twice at the MCG to set Australia a daunting victory target of 399, and the bowlers skittled Tim Paine’s side for 151 and 261 in a total team performance.Well might the skipper be pleased. The only other time India won two Tests in Australia was in 1977-78, when the home side were weakened by the World Series Cricket breakaway.While a Bob Simpson-captained Australia won the deciding fifth test in that series, Kohli is convinced his own side can break new ground Down Under.”You have to give everything that you have to win a series … to win a series away from home, it has to be an obsession,” said Kohli, who has now won 11 Tests away from home, equalling the India record of former skipper Sourav Ganguly.”Hats off to the whole team for sticking together, believing in themselves and being obsessed. Nothing is going to distract us from winning that last test. We’ve never been in this position, we’ve worked really hard,” the 30-year-old added.Also Read | Virat Kohli shares dressing room photos after crushing AustraliaAlso Read | We are not going to stop, ready for Sydney: Virat Kohli after historic Boxing Day Test winAlso Read | Tim Paine cries foul after Australia lose: We served India pitches that suit themlast_img read more

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Iniesta signs ‘lifetime’ Barcelona contract

first_imgBarcelona Iniesta signs new ‘lifetime’ Barcelona contract to end speculation surrounding his future Chris Burton Last updated 2 years ago 17:46 10/6/17 FacebookTwitterRedditcopy Comments(3) Andres Iniesta Barcelona Getty Barcelona Primera División The World Cup-winning midfielder has committed to the fresh terms with the La Liga giants which will keep him at Camp Nou for “the rest of his career” Andres Iniesta has brought an end to the speculation surrounding his future by signing a new contract at Barcelona.The 33-year-old was set to become a free agent in the summer of 2018 and uncertainty regarding his long-term presence in Catalunya sparked talk of a possible move elsewhere for a one-club man.Barcelona 13/2 to win CL with dabblebet Article continues below Editors’ Picks Why Barcelona god Messi will never be worshipped in the same way in Argentina Lyon treble & England heartbreak: The full story behind Lucy Bronze’s dramatic 2019 Liverpool v Man City is now the league’s biggest rivalry and the bitterness is growing Megan Rapinoe: Born & brilliant in the U.S.A. Iniesta did, however, state in late September that “good news” was on the way regarding discussions over fresh terms .Barcelona have now announced that an agreement has been reached, with a statement on the club’s official website reading: “Andres Iniesta signed a lifetime contract with FC Barcelona on Friday, in a deal that will keep him at the club for the rest of his career.[BREKING NEWS]The captain @andresiniesta8 renews for live at FC Barcelona #ForeverIniesta pic.twitter.com/6SjNgxggGp — FC Barcelona (@FCBarcelona) October 6, 2017 “The Spanish midfielder, who has made 639 appearances for Barca, ranks second on the all-time games played list at the club.“He has scored 55 goals for the first team, for which he debuted on October 29th, 2002.“Since 2015 Iniesta has been the team’s first captain, and is one of the club’s most distinguished symbols.“The 33-year-old midfielder joined the club in September 1996, at the age of 12.“Iniesta and Leo Messi share the record for the most titles in Barca history, with 30.”#ForeverIniesta @andresiniesta8 pic.twitter.com/pGginzIztf — FC Barcelona (@FCBarcelona) October 6, 2017 That enviable collection of trophies includes eight La Liga titles and four Champions League crowns.Iniesta has also won the Copa del Rey on five occasions and the Club World Cup three times.In the colours of Spain, he has tasted two European Championship successes and famously netted the extra-time winner in the 2010 World Cup final against the Netherlands.He will be hoping that there are more honours to come after committing to see out his playing days at Camp Nou.last_img read more

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