Andy Murray mulls retirement after Australian Open: The pain is too much

first_imgAndy Murray may retire after the Australian Open, with the severe pain from his troublesome right hip having become almost unbearable for him to play on, the former world number one said on Friday.Overcome with emotion, the three-times Grand Slam champion wept at a media conference as he revealed that he had initially planned to quit after playing this year’s Wimbledon tournament but now felt Melbourne Park might end up his swansong.”There’s a chance of that, for sure, because I’m not sure I’m able to play through the pain for another four or five months,” the 31-year-old Briton, now ranked 230th in the world, said.”The pain is too much, really, and I don’t want to continue playing that way.”The pain is not allowing me to enjoy competing or training or any of the stuff I love about tennis.”Five-times a runner up at Melbourne Park, Murray had surgery on the joint a year ago, having played with pain for a number of years.He came back last June but was forced to cut his 2018 season short.While still struggling during a pre-season camp in December, Murray said he had told his team that he felt he could not go on for much longer.”Just playing with no idea when the pain was going to stop, and I felt like making that decision,” he said.”I said to my team, Look, I think I can kind of get through this until Wimbledon.’ That was where I’d like to stop stop playing. But I’m also not certain I’m able to do that.”advertisementTwice Wimbledon winner Murray, Britain’s first men’s champion since Fred Perry in 1936, left the door to an eventual comeback slightly ajar, saying he was mulling another round of major hip surgery.He said he had been in touch with American doubles champion Bob Bryan, who returned to the court at the recent Brisbane International after having the surgery.The twice Olympic champion added, though, that the operation would be more aimed at improving quality of life than prolonging his career.”I have an option to have another operation which is a little bit more kind of severe than what I’ve had before, having my hip resurfaced which would allow me to have a better quality of life,” he said.”That’s something I’m seriously considering right now.”Bob Bryan had this operation post-Wimbledon last year and is obviously playing.”But obviously there’s a difference between singles and doubles in terms of the physicality and movement and stuff. Certainly, no guarantees there.”Murray said basic things in everyday life, like putting on socks and shoes, were causing him severe pain and he had grown weary of talking about his hip in every conversation.Murray, who visibly struggled in a 6-1 4-1 practice match defeat to top seed Novak Djokovic at Melbourne Park on Thursday, has been drawn to play 22nd seeded Spaniard Roberto Bautista Agut in the first round on Monday.”I’m going to play, I can still play to a level, not a level that I’m happy playing at,” he said.Also Watch:last_img read more

Stephen Constantine was good but next coach should make us better: Subhasish Bose

first_imgIndia came within steps of entering the last 16 of the Asian Cup for the very first time in history but fell agonisingly short against Bahrain in their final Group A match in Sharjah. When India had finished runners-up at Asian Cup in 1964, there was no round robin format and henceforth, the national team was looking to create history. Alas! It wasn’t to happen.India played attractive football against Thailand (4-1 victory) and hosts UAE (2-0 loss) but against Bahrain, needing a win or a draw to go through, they got defensive against Bahrain’s incessant attack and slumped to a loss that knocked them out of the competition.It was Stephen Constantine’s last tournament with the Indian national football team. His second stint in India started back in 2015 when India were as low as 170 in the FIFA rankings. From there to 97 according to the current rankings, Constantine got the team a long way up. He had his own shortcomings though – he primarily had one strategy for the Indian football team and that was long balls. Like Indian defender Subhasish said, “I feel we need to keep the ball a lot more, we can’t be playing long balls all the time.”For all his success, Constantine himself bid goodbye to the national team and now the wait for the next coach starts. Will he bring the same kind of football for Team India or will his approach be completely different. A lot of questions and the answers will have to wait.advertisementMeanwhile, caught up with Subhasish to talk about the Asian Cup loss, Constantine, ISL, I-League and more. Excerpts:Abreshmina S Quadri: Take us through the whole experience of AFC Asian Cup in UAE.Subhasish Bose: We had prepared well before the Asian Cup by playing China and Jordan. Asian Cup was a whole different experience, I played the biggest tournament of my life. We won 4-1 against Thailand, it was a great win and we played well as a team. Second match, we lost 2-0 against UAE but We had 4-5 clear chances in the first half, may be because of that we got relaxed in the second hald and conceded goals but we performed very well in that match. Bahrain, we needed a draw to reach top 16, we played for a win but the game situation was such that we got defensive and then right at the end, we gave a penalty and lost and couldn’t qualify. But we were a young team and it was a good experience for the future and we will do in the future.Abreshmina: What happened in the game against Bahrain? Did being defensive cost the team?Subhasish: We played attacking football against Thailand and UAE and we played well. Against Bahrain, we were not told to play defensive but like I said, the game situation turned as such that we had to play defensive. Every time we would win the ball, they were closing down well. That is why we could not keep the ball well and create chances up front. Because we were so defensive, we ended up giving a penalty and conceded the goal.Abreshmina: What did Stephen Constantine tell the team at half time during the Asian Cup 2019 match vs Bahrain?Subhasish: We are told a few practicalities during the half time and everyone stays motivated when it is about playing for the country. That is what we were told – that ‘it is the biggest tournament of our lives and we have to do well’. We all gave our effort to create history and reach top 16 but unfortunately it couldn’t happen.Abreshmina: With Constantine now gone, what are you expectations from the new coach?Subhasish: Constantine was a good coach and whatever he did for our country, taking us up the rankings, he did a good job. But whoever comes now should get newer things and make us better. He should be able to guide us better and take the national team to a newer level, that is what we want and expect. We will also give our best to get better.Abreshmina: What do you feel about India’s long-ball strategy that Constantine used extensively?Subhasish: Our strength is counter-attacking right now. We take a few touches and then try to go direct up front at a quick pace because we have super fast wingers in Udanta [Singh] and Hali [Halicharan Narzary], our game style is like that. Now that the new coach will come and whatever game style he sets for us, we will do. Physically, we are getting better and better but we need to keep ball possession better. Since we attack up front, if we can’t keep the ball, we will have to defend a lot more and that puts a lot of pressure. We have to keep that in mind and whichever coach comes, hopefully he will take us to another level.advertisementIn ISL, there are a lot of Spanish coaches but like in Mumbai [City FC] we play high pressing game and then close down well at the back. Similarly we should do in the national team. According to the opponent and coach, strategies are decided. For example, in the Thailand match we did very well with high pressing and keeping the ball. I feel we need to keep the ball a lot more, we can’t be playing long balls all the time. Like that we won’t even be able to show good football and we won’t even be able to create solid chances for the team. However ever we keep the ball, we will be able to get opportunities.Abreshmina: How do you feel your Asian Cup experience would help Mumbai City FC in the ISL.Subhasish: Asian Cup, we played excellent opponents and so playing against them, we gained a lot of experience. That increased by confidence which I can bring to the ISL and I can perform better and help the team [Mumbai City FC].Abreshmina: People say that the intensity of ISL matches is quite low. Your thoughts?Subhasish: We get less time for recovery, we have quick matches. In the ISL, we try to perform well but sometimes we have to slow the game according to strategy. 90 minutes if we play fast, we can concede a goal also. We were talking about national team, 90 minutes if we play counter attack and do not keep the ball, it will put us under pressure and there will be chances of conceding. This is why we slow down the game and all. May be it looks like that but I don’t think it’s that slow.Abreshmina: What do you have to say about the talks of merger and a single top-division league in India?Subhasish: I can’t say much about the merger, that the officials can talk about. I don’t have much idea. But if there will be one league, there will be more teams and more competition and there will be better development of Indian football. We will get to play more matches also which will help us a lot.Abreshmina: How important are small clubs like Minerva Punjab, Aizawl FC and Real Kashmir FC (I-League clubs) for Indian football?Subhasish: These clubs are coming up and showing up well. Young players also get a chance because of these clubs and with that Minerva became champions, Aizawl too. Competition also increases for clubs like Mohun Bagan and East Bengal and it is good for Indian football and for young careers. Like I started my career at Sporting Club de Goa. As a young player, you don’t get much chance in clubs like Mohun Bagan and East Bengal, it is clubs like Sporting, Minerva and Aizawl that give chances to youngsters. These clubs should stay and come up more, only then Indian football will develop.advertisementAlso Read | Indian football needs actively involved Chhetri even after retirement, says Luis GarciaAlso Read | Asian Cup group stage elimination a setback, says Jeje Lalpekhlualast_img read more

Australia team going to India is not the World Cup squad, says Justin Langer

first_imgAustralia men’s cricket team head coach Justin Langer on Thursday said the team that will travel to India for the upcoming limited-overs series is not the one that will represent the country at the World Cup 2019.Australia named their squad with significant changes that will take on India for two T20Is and five ODIs, beginning February 24 in preparation for the World Cup.However, Langer said there is still a chance for aspirants to stake their claim for a spot at the prestigious world tournament. He pointed out that there is a five-match series against Pakistan before the team announcement for the World Cup.”Whether you are on this tour or not, there is still going to be spots up for grabs. But the World Cup is going to come up sooner than you know and guys like Steve Smith and Dave Warner are obviously going to bang very hard on the door,” Cricket Australia quoted Langer, as saying.”So there is going to be some competition there, but that is good as there is going to be some guys that need to stay on their toes the entire time and keep playing great cricket every time we play,” Langer said. The five-time champions Australia are ranked at number six on the ICC ODI team rankings. However, Langer is not too concerned if Australia are not among the favourites.”We know there are a lot of good players and there are only 15 spots for the World Cup. If you pick the best team for each game, the future usually looks after itself,” he said.advertisementThe much-awaited World Cup is scheduled to be hosted in England and Wales from May 30 to July 14. Australia will begin their campaign against Afghanistan on Jun 1 in Bristol.Also Read | David Saker resigns as Australia’s bowling coach ahead of 2019 ICC World CupAlso Read | Injured Mitchell Starc out as Australia name squad for ODI series vs Indialast_img read more

Chris Gayle back in ODI squad as West Indies gear up for World Cup

first_imgChris Gayle is slated for a yet another return to international cricket after the ‘Universe Boss’ was named in the West Indies one day international squad for the first two matches against England. Wicket-keeper batsman Nicholas Pooran has also received his maiden call-up in the 50-over format as cricket West Indies named their 14-man squad on Thursday.Gayle had last played an ODI for th West Indies back in July 2018 in a home series against Bangladesh. He had since made himslef unavailable for selection – missing the India and Bangladesh series, as he wanted to play in the Afghanistan Premier League and the T10 League.Gayle, now 39-year-old, is the second most capped West Indies player with 284 matches and is also the second highest run-scorer with 9,727 runs, behind only West Indies legend Brian Lara – who has 10,405 runs from 299 matches.Gayle has the most centuries by a West Indian in ODI, with 23, as well as the highest score of 215 ( which he scored in the last edition of the ICC Cricket World Cup against Zimbabwe. Gayle is also handy with the ball, picking up 165 wickets.Pooran, on the other hand, has only played eight T20Is with his highest score being 53 not out and a strike rate of 152.57.Courtney Browne, the Chairman of Selectors, also informed that Marlon Samuels was unavailable for the first two games as he is receiving treatment on his knees. Jason Holder, Ashley Nurse and Evin Lewis also return to the squad. Browne said that the home series against England will be looked as preparations for the 2019 ICC Cricket World Cup, which is slated played from May 31 to July 15 in England and Wales.advertisement”As we continue our Cricket World Cup preparations, the upcoming series against the top ranked ODI side is a great opportunity for us to gauge where we are as a team. This allows us to identify any areas that need addressing relating to selection and also helps the coaching staff to fine tune their game strategy,” Browne said in press release.”We welcome the return of Chris Gayle who missed the last two series and Ashley Nurse from injury. We are pleased to introduce Nicholas Pooran to the ODI squad for the first time. He is clearly a young player with undoubted talent and we believe he can add value to our middle order. Shannon Gabriel remains very much in our World Cup plans but with a heavy workload expected in the Test series he will be considered for selection later in the ODI series,” Browne added.The first ODI will be played at Kensington Oval on Wednesday, February 20, with the second being on Friday, February 22.West Indies squad: Jason Holder (C), Fabian Allen, Devendra Bishoo, Darren Bravo, Chris Gayle, Shimron Hetmyer, Shai Hope, Evin Lewis, Ashley Nurse, Keemo Paul, Nicholas Pooran, Rovman Powell, Kemar Roach, Oshane ThomasAlso Read | Australia team going to India is not the World Cup squad, says Justin LangerAlso Read | We are sorry: New Zealand Cricket after removing banner promoting sexual consentAlso Read | KL Rahul to lead India A vs England Lions, Ajinkya Rahane named Rest of India skipperlast_img read more

How to beat exam stress: Just sleep over it!

first_imgEvery year around exam time stress and sleepless nights often consume most teenagers. Rather than expending their break-time appropriately to exercise, take a walk or sleep well in time teenager’s end up resorting to unhealthier options, such as taking-in higher levels of caffeine and overspending time with ‘gadget friends’ for surfing social media or communicating with friends via WhatsApp. This invariably triggers odd sleeping patterns and behavioral changes among teenagers, which ultimately restricts them from getting sufficient time to rest or take a nap. In doing so, teenagers actually miss-out on utilizing the valuable break-time for reviving their energy levels, by engaging in activities that encourage relaxation of mind and body. Scientific research reveals that on average teenagers require a well-timed sleep for 8-10 hours to get through the day effectively.However, teens do not get this required amount of sleep owing to several reasons. These include – quickly changing body clock, incorrect understanding of sleep, and pressure from school, home or their environment, technology (phones, tablets) and so forth.An unhealthy sleeping pattern can leave a lasting negative impact on a teenager’s daily life and lead to problems like emotional imbalance, narcolepsy, and circadian rhythm disorders among others.Too much of inactivity along with sleep deprivation can lead to obesity and serious disorders like sleep apnea – which impact many vital organs of the body and impact memory, concentration ability – and also predispose the child to problems like depression, metabolic disorders and heart problems at a later ageadvertisement While the biological clock in teens changes every now and then, through individual efforts they can synchronize the clock to match the required pace by ensuring a good sleep-wake balance combined with a scheduled lifestyle and a healthy diet & exercise regimen. It is really easy to obtain quality sleep by following good sleep hygiene practices by:Going to bed and waking up at a scheduled time Maintaining the recommended sleep duration Exercising regularly Eating healthy meals Avoiding consumption of caffeine, alcohol, tobacco and similar hazards Engaging in recreational activities like playing a sport A good sleep is extremely important at every stage of life for good health. Following these recommended practices teenagers will not only be able to sleep comfortably but also benefit by deriving maximum of their true potential to progress in life.Authored article : Dr. Bhaskar Azad, Clinical Head, ResMed Academy Indialast_img read more

IPL 2019: No need to panic yet, assures RR skipper Ajinkya Rahane

first_imgRajasthan Royals might have lost four out of five matches in the ongoing IPL but captain Ajinkya Rahane feels there is no need to hit the panic button just yet.After restricting Rajasthan Royals to 139 for 3 in 20 overs, Kolkata Knight Riders’ Sunil Narine (47) and Chris Lynn (50) tore their bowling attack to shreds, sharing 91 runs for the opening stand in 8.3 overs to reach the target with 6.1 overs to spare.”I think there’s no need for us to panic yet. Out of the five matches that we played, we lost badly in just one game. We played well in our last four matches, out of which we could have won three,” Rahane said at the post match press conference.”When you’re losing, you can risk overthinking. But when you’re winning, you don’t dwell on things that much.”It’s not too late for us. If we can improve and apply ourselves, the desired results will surely follow,” he added.Rahane said that the batsmen need to stay longer at the crease and take calculated risks, while bowlers are expected to quickly get the hang of the wicket and execute the plans accordingly.”Execution is the key for us as a batting and bowling unit. Risk is an integral part of the T20 format and players need to often back themselves. It’s not the responsibility of an individual, but rather the whole team. We win as a team, we lose as a team. We need to improve as a team.”The set batsmen need to stay on the crease longer and take the game deeper, while also taking calculated risks. Similarly, the bowlers need to execute their plans based on the understanding of the wicket, and by observing the difficulties that the batsmen are facing with regards to playing any shots,” he explained.advertisementRahane said 150-160 would have been a fighting total against KKR here on Sunday night.”It was important for us to post 150-160 on board, which we felt would be a challenging total on that wicket. We struggled to get to 140, which is possibly a learning for the bowling unit. While playing at home, we need to adjust to the wicket as soon as possible, while also being aware of the correct line and length that is to be bowled.Our skipper is confident that the team will improve and bounce back in the games ahead.We look forward to Thursday now! #HallaBol Royals (@rajasthanroyals) April 8, 2019A ball from Dhawal Kulkarni got an inside edge off Lynn to hit the stumps but did not dislodge the bails. In fact, the ball travelled past the boundary ropes and was awarded a boundary in favour of the batsman.Rahane said he had approached the umpire and asked him to declare it a dead ball but to no avail.”The rules are rules. Having said that, maybe the boundary could have not been counted or it could have been called a dead ball. The game is already heavily tilted in the favour of batsmen. That was my conversation with the umpire. Though, there is no point of discussing aspects that we cannot control,” he said.Rahane backed all-rounder Ben Stokes, who during his 22-minute uncomfortable stay at the crease scored just 7 off 14 balls, to come good in the upcoming games.”Ben has been a vital cog for us and he has an impact on match but unfortunately it did not happen this time. The way he bowled in the last match and has been batting I don’t feel his selection for this match was wrong. I am sure he would be performing in the coming matches too.”As a team we have to back our players. It is not that any particular player is to perform in every match,” he insisted.Also Read | Dinesh Karthik lauds KKR’s clinical effort with ball and batlast_img read more

Watch: David Warner shows how to avoid getting Mankaded when R Ashwin bowls

first_imgSunrisers Hyderabad’s David Warner was extra cautious while Ravichandran Ashwin operated in the IPL Monday night, deliberately dragging his bat inside the safe zone to avoid becoming a victim of ‘Mankading’.The incident happened during the IPL match between Sunrisers Hyderabad and Kings XI Punjab in Mohali on Monday.Warner was seen taking precaution by staying inside the crease during Ashwin’s over.Warner, who was at the non-striker’s end, kept dragging his bat inside the safe zone to ensure that he does not become Ashwin’s ‘Mankad’ victim.The Australian’s antics was quickly picked up by the cameras and replayed on the big screen.The clip of the incident was later uploaded by the official IPL website — No, Warner doesn’t want to get ‘Mankaded’Full video #KXIPvSRHIndianPremierLeague (@IPL) April 8, 2019Earlier in the tournament, off-spinner Ashwin had dismissed Rajasthan Royals’ Jos Buttler without giving him a prior warning and that had attracted a lot of criticism from across the cricket fraternity.As per the rules, a bowler is within his right to dismiss a batsman who leaves the crease before the ball is being released. But the practice has been generally deemed as against the “spirit of the game.Also Read | R Ashwin opens up on Mankading row: People will keep giving opinionslast_img read more

IPL 2019: Harbhajan plays down concerns over Kuldeep Yadav’s form ahead of World Cup

first_imgKuldeep Yadav’s sudden loss of form in the ongoing IPL will not in any way impact his performance in the World Cup where he will have ample chance of a comeback, feels senior off-spinner Harbhajan Singh.Kuldeep, who is expected to be a vital cog in India’s World Cup campaign, has got only four wickets in nine games for Kolkata Knight Riders in the IPL and was dropped in the last game against Sunrisers Hyderabad due to “poor form”.”There is no doubt that Kuldeep is going through a rough patch in IPL. T20 is a format which can destroy the confidence of any bowler but let’s not compare formats. One-day (match) is a different ball game and you will see a very different Kuldeep,” Harbhajan told PTI during an interview on Wednesday.Harbhajan said from what he has seen Kuldeep bowling in the IPL, the wrist spinner has no technical problems as such.”I have watched a bit of his bowling and I don’t think there are any technical problems. And please check who all are hitting Kuldeep? The Indian guys are primarily hitting him. Virat (Kohli) in two games, Mayank (Agarwal), Mandy (Mandeep), Prithvi Shaw, Shreyas Iyer, Shikhar Dhawan.”Leave aside Virat, who is in a different league, all these guys are competent players of spin bowling. They read Kuldeep’s wrists much better than foreign batsmen. So in World Cup, Kuldeep will be bowling mostly to those who are still not reading him well. I think you will see a different Kuldeep,” said Harbhajan, who has played two World Cup finals.advertisementBut Harbhajan expects Kuldeep to show some situational awareness when he is getting hit. He said in that situation his franchise captain should also play a role.”If he is getting hit by giving the deliveries more air, for a change, he can just push it a bit faster. If they are stepping out and hitting from a length, he can just alter the length by half a yard. Now when you get hit, your mind does not work automatically.”So there comes in the captain, who should tell him, ‘Okay, you have tried your thing, now try what I am telling you’. It helps a youngster,” said the player who has been a part of two most successful franchises in CSK and Mumbai Indians.Harbhajan then explained that in the World Cup, no team will be consistently attacking Kuldeep.”He may get hit but in the middle overs, the skipper will pack one side of the field, whether it’s inside 30-yard circle or outside. Even if he is hit for two fours, he can come back with figures of 3/50 or 2 for 45 on most days. And that’s decent figures. In ODIs, you have to be a really bad bowler to go for 75-80 runs every day,” said Harbhajan, who has 269 wickets from 236 ODIs.Another factor that will certainly work in Kuldeep and Yuzvendra Chahal’s favour is the period of play when they are expected to operate.”In IPL, Kuldeep is bowling the 14th or even the 16th over when batsmen are throwing their bats around. In the World Cup, Virat will probably finish their quota by latest 42nd or 43rd over. So the last seven overs, which will always be tricky, they are not expected to bowl,” Harbhajan said.Also Read | Kuldeep Yadav’s loss of form worrying for Team India before 2019 ICC World CupAlso Read | The boys just wanted to test our hearts: Harbhajan Singh jokes after another last-ball win for CSKlast_img read more

We are in the final because of our bowlers: MS Dhoni after CSK beat DC in Qualifier 2

first_imgMahendra Singh Dhoni’s Chennai Super Kings has done it again! The Dads Army, as they have been labelled in the Indian Premier League this season, has once again made it to the final of IPL 2019 thanks to their comfortable 6-wicket win over Delhi Capitals in the second qualifier in Vizag on Friday.Chennai rode on a complete team performance to outclass Shreyas Iyer’s Delhi, who were fighting to reach their maiden IPL final but their dream journey was cut short by the oldest team in the competition this season.Chennai Super Kings bowlers first restricted Delhi Capitals to 147 for 9 after opting to field first and then the openers Faf du Plessis and Shane Watson made light work of the run chase to help their team reach the target with 6 balls to spare.Faf du Plessis and Shane Watson both scored 50 each while Deepak Chahar, Dwayne Bravo, Harbhajan Singh and Ravindra Jadeja bagged two wickets each for Chennai Super Kings..@ChennaiIPL reach their 8th #VIVOIPL final, what a team #CSKvDC (@IPL) May 10, 2019Dhoni credited his team’s bowlers for the way they have performed throughout this season.”The crucial part was to keep getting wickets. The credit needs to go to the bowlers. The captain only asks this is what I need. Then it’s up to them to figure out how to bowl, and they have to put in the hard yards. Thanks to the bowling department for where we are this season,” Dhoni said at the post-match presentation.advertisement150 wickets in #VIVOIPL for @harbhajan_singh #CSKvDC (@IPL) May 10, 2019Chennai Super Kings booked the final showdown against Mumbai Indians on May 12. This will be their 8th final appearance in the Indian Premier League in 12 seasons.”It’s the usual route, last year was an exception. You’ll go for runs, miss a few catches, but it’s important to come back strong. The e way we batted to chase down 140-plus was really nice.”The bowling effort was brilliant, and we kept it in the right areas, not allowing Delhi to get a big score. It’s important to get their openers out – their batting line-up is really strong and they have many left-handers and we have a left-arm spinner to negate them. The ground is a little small, so it is important for them to keep getting wickets.Champion Celebration (@IPL) May 10, 2019″If the openers had stayed and done the finishing after the hard yards, that would have been better, but I’m happy to take the win any way,” Dhoni said.Also Read | DC vs CSK, Qualifier 2 IPL 2019 Highlights: Chennai beat Delhi to enter 8th finalAlso Read | Harbhajan Singh 4th bowler to take 150 IPL wicketsAlso Read | IPL 2019: Suresh Raina tying Rishabh Pant’s shoelaces is Spirit of CricketAlso Read | IPL 2019: Deepak Chahar teases Shikhar Dhawan with Mankading attemptlast_img read more

Punjab Board Class 12 Results 2019 declared at The fate of 3 lakh students is here

first_imgPSEB Punjab Class 12 Board Result 2019: The Punjab School Education Board (PSEB) has declared the results for PSEB Class 12 board exam, today May 11, 2019. Students are requested to check their results on the official website of Punjab Board i.e. after 6 pm. The Punjab class 12 examinations were held from March 1 to March 29, 2019 and around 3 Lakh Students appeared for the examination. The Pass Percentage for 2018 was 65.97 percent.PSEB Punjab Class 12 Board Result 2019: How to checkStep 1: Log on to the official website of PSEB, 2: Click on ‘PSEB Punjab Board Class 12th Result 2019’.Step 3: Enter your roll number.Step 4: On submitting the same, the results will be displayed on the screen.Step 5: PSEB Punjab Board Class 12th Result 2019 will be displayed on the screen.Step 6: Download the result and take print out of the same for future use.PSEB Punjab Class 12 Board Results 2019: Last year dataThe overall pas percentage of the class 12 board exam 2018 was 65.97 percent with 198,199 students passing the exam.PSEB Punjab Class 10 Board Result 2019The Punjab School Education Board (PSEB) declared the Class 10 board examination result 2019 on, May 8, 2019 (Wednesday). The pass percentage of the 2019 Punjab Board was 85.8 percent. Neha Verma of Ludhiana district of Punjab was the state topper. She scored 647 out of 650 marks and has 99.54 percent, while Nandini Mahajan scores 100% to become topper in the sports category.About PSEB:The Punjab School Education Board came into existence through a legislative enactment in November 1969 for the development and promotion of school education in the state of Punjab.In 1987, the Vidhan Sabha amended the Board’s Act to grant it autonomy.The scope of Board’s functions is very wide and covers almost every aspect/stage of school education.advertisementRead: PSEB 12th Result 2019 Live update: Punjab Board PSEB 12th Result 2019 to be out in 30 minutes at Punjab Board PSEB 12th Result 2019 to be out today! Check PSEB Class 12th results @ read more

World Cup 2019: Shikhar Dhawan elated after India’s clinical win over Australia

first_imgShikhar Dhawan on Sunday showed his masterclass as he played through pain for hours to score a characterstic 109-ball 117 as India registered their second World Cup 2019 win, beating five-time world champions Australia by 36 runs at The Oval on Sunday.It was an all-round effort from India that helped them tame one of the tournament favourites Asutralia. After Dhawan’s classy century, Virat Kohli played a captain’s knock and hammered a fearless 82. It was followed by unfettered batting from Hardik Pandya (48), MS Dhoni (27) and KL Rahul (11) as India posted a total of 352.On a nothing-to-offer pitch for bowlers, Indian pacers Bhuvneshwar Kumar and Jasprit Bumrah impressed with their figures of 3/50 and 3/61 respectively to all out Australia for 316.And that’s what Man of the Match winner Shikhar Dhawan talked about during a post-match interview. Dhawan said India ticked all the boxes as India out-batted, out-bowled and out-fielded at The Oval.”We are happy with the result as it was a great team effort. It’s a great sign for our team and I’m happy with this man of the match award,” Shikhar Dhawan said.”We ticked all the boxes today. We knew they are a great side and the match will go down to the wire. We need to continue ticking the boxes in upcoming matches. The fans are having a great time and they’ll be happy with this win.””Very happy with the performance overall. We are a great fielding side, we took great catches. We have a good bowling side, great spinners as well. We work really hard in the nets, our process is very strong that’s why the results are going our way. “advertisementShikhar Dhawan injured his left thumb during the match on a Pat Cummins’ bouncer but continued to bat for hours despite being in pain to get his 17th ODI hundred and 3rd in a World Cup.India will next face New Zealand on June 13 in a bid to continue their winning run at World Cup 2019.Also Read | World Cup 2019: Shikhar Dhawan, Virat Kohli and bowlers shine as India wallop AustraliaAlso Read | World Cup 2019: Virat Kohli asks crowd to stop cheater chants directed at Steve SmithAlso Seelast_img read more

Tottenham Hotspur sign Lo Celso on loan, Manchester United offload Lukaku on deadline day

first_imgManchester United succeeded in offloading striker Romelu Lukaku to Inter Milan on a transfer deadline day which saw plenty of business but few jaw-dropping deals from Premier League clubs.Belgian Lukaku, who spent two years with United after 75 million pounds ($91.05 million) move from Everton, joined Inter for a fee reported to be around 80 million euros.United had been keen to move on the forward who disappointed last season and whose style of play did not suit the approach being taken by Norwegian manager Ole Gunnar Solskjaer.With United unable to sign a replacement, the pressure will be on 21-year-old England forward Marcus Rashford to deliver the goals in a more central role than he has previously operated in.United had already invested heavily to bring in centre-back Harry Maguire from Leicester City for 80 million pounds, making him the most expensive defender in the world.Solskjaer has also added right-back Aaron Wan-Bissaka and winger Dan James, while some fringe players may yet move out while the European transfer window remains open until Sept. 2.Spurs tie up 2 deals on deadline dayTottenham Hotspur famously spent nothing in the window a year ago before reaching the Champions League final but tied up two deals for manager Mauricio Pochettino on deadline day.Argentina midfielder Giovani Lo Celso joined from Spanish side Real Betis on a season-long loan with an option for a permanent switch.Highly-rated 19-year-old Ryan Sessegnon was bought from Fulham for a reported initial fee of 25 million pounds — the left wing-back signing a five-year deal.advertisementArsenal sign Kieran TierneyTottenham’s north London rivals Arsenal were also active, spending a reported 25 million pounds on Celtic’s highly-rated Scotland left-back Kieran Tierney.Media reports said Unai Emery’s side were also trying to bring in Brazilian defender David Luiz from Chelsea but could lose midfielder Alex Iwobi to Everton in a deal worth up to 40 million pounds, although neither of those deals had been confirmed before the 1700 local (1600 GMT) deadline.Former England striker Andy Carroll has rejoined his boyhood club Newcastle United, 8-1/2 years after leaving them to join Liverpool in a then British record transfer.The injury-plagued 30-year-old was a free agent after being released by West Ham United at the end of last season.Watford signed Senegal winger Ismaila Sarr from French club Rennes on a five-year deal for a club-record fee.Watford did not disclose the cost but French media reported it was in the region of 32 million pounds, eclipsing the 18.5 million pounds the Hornets paid for forward Andre Gray in 2017.Chelsea midfielder Danny Drinkwater, who has struggled to get game time in the two years at Stamford Bridge since his move from Leicester, joined Burnley on a six-month loan deal.Australia midfielder Aaron Mooy moved from second-tier Huddersfield Town, who were relegated from the top flight last season, to Brighton & Hove Albion on a season-long loan.Also Read | Mohun Bagan condemn razing of East Bengal’s centenary gate, offer to bear expenses for re-erectionAlso See:last_img read more


first_imgThe last holiday weekend of summer is just ahead and many Iowans will be spending at least part of their Labor Day vacation on the water.Susan Stocker, education coordinator for the Iowa D-N-R, says it’ll be a busy weekend on Iowa’s lakes and rivers as the forecast calls for sunny skies and warm temperatures.Audio Player Up/Down Arrow keys to increase or decrease volume.OC……..”stay safe” ;15Stocker say last year Labor Day weekend saw several boating mishaps:Audio Player Up/Down Arrow keys to increase or decrease volume.OC………”injuries involved” ;11Stocker says alcohol and water can be a dangerous combination for boaters:Audio Player Up/Down Arrow keys to increase or decrease volume.OC……..”we suggest” ;14It’s also important to have life jackets on board for all boaters and to ensure they fit properly.Boats should also be equipped with a working fire extinguisher.RADIO IOWAlast_img read more


first_imgThe town of Hornick will hold a town hall meeting for all residents tonight (Friday) at 6:30pm at Town Hall.A meal will be provided and children are welcome.The Salvation Army will have 2 bounce houses set up for school aged kids at the park during the meeting.They will also be serving supper to make sure volunteers are taken care of, so the kids are welcome to eat there as well.last_img



A GIF to celebrate Tracy Moore’s 19th year of college

first_imgTracy Moore had three for 20 and this lone TD against A&M in 2011 — known in some circles as the greatest half of football Todd Monken has ever called.Did you know time: Tracy Moore has played 34 college football games, 31 times he has accumulated fewer than 100 yards and 25 times he has failed to find the end zone.That should change in a big way this year.If you’re looking for the comments section, it has moved to our forum, The Chamber. You can go there to comment and holler about these articles, specifically in these threads. You can register for a free account right here and will need one to comment.If you’re wondering why we decided to do this, we wrote about that here. Thank you and cheers!last_img

The Cactus Bowl Infographic

first_imgPFB_IG_BOWLIf you’re looking for the comments section, it has moved to our forum, The Chamber. You can go there to comment and holler about these articles, specifically in these threads. You can register for a free account right here and will need one to comment.If you’re wondering why we decided to do this, we wrote about that here. Thank you and cheers!last_img

Mike Yurcich Talks Offensive Line, Wudtee and Mason Rudolph’s Film Habits

first_imgOn Wednesday at a media availability day at Karsten Creek, offensive coordinator Mike Yurcich was asked about a variety of topics including his stable of quarterbacks and whether that offensive line of his was actually going to be better in 2016.“We know we made improvements in the spring,” said Yurcich of his line. “We have to continue on that path. There’s no other way than just to practice and practice tough. And make sure that we’re in good plays. At the end of the day it’s about coming off the ball, striking, being in good body position and finishing.”This is all very cliche, but it’s also very true. We’ve beaten that #narrative into the ground over the last eight months, but it really is probably what a 10-2 vs. 8-4 season could hinge on. It’s not that fun to talk about the big uglies up front despite their importance so let’s get on to some more interesting stuff … like, say, who in the world is going to back up Mason Rudolph?“I can tell you from our meetings over the summer that (Keondre Wudtee) is an intelligent football player,” Yurcich told the Tulsa World. “We knew that when we were recruiting him. He’s got tremendous upside when it comes to athleticism. Time is going to tell on Keondre. We’re excited to have him, just like we’re excited about every guy we signed this year. Hopefully, we’ll feel good about them three years from now.”That’s interesting. I don’t know which way to lean on that. Is he going to play?“[Any run-only QB like J.W. Walsh would] have to be awfully good to take Rudolph off the field,” Yurcich told the World.So we might as well talk about QB1 too.“The foot seemed to be a non-factor, and he says he feels great,” added Yurcich. “He’s throwing the ball extremely well. The biggest thing with him is just the mental aspect. He’s constantly in the office, he’s always watching film. He works with Zac Robinson on some throwing techniques, so he’s always looking for that next step. He has never thought that he’s arrived. He’s always looking to get better. That’s a quality that all great quarterbacks have to have. He’s a film rat, and he’s getting better with his football knowledge, from defensive identification, to protections, to what’s a good run, to what different looks we receive from the defense.”Never thought that he’s arrived. I like that. That’s what I want from QB1. September can’t get here soon enough. If you’re looking for the comments section, it has moved to our forum, The Chamber. You can go there to comment and holler about these articles, specifically in these threads. You can register for a free account right here and will need one to comment.If you’re wondering why we decided to do this, we wrote about that here. Thank you and cheers!last_img read more

How Depth at Defensive Tackle Will Benefit Young Defensive Ends

first_imgOklahoma State will be breaking in two new starters on the ends of the defense to start this season, with both redshirt sophomores Jordan Brailford and Jarrell Owens listed as the No. 1’s in the latest depth chart.And on the two deep, there are no returning players at defensive end who boast starting experience with Cole Walterscheid and Trey Carter, two redshirt sophomores, behind them.With all the youth at defensive end, Oklahoma State has plans to free up their guys on the edge by stuffing the middle. The defensive tackle position is arguably the deepest of the bunch, with starting experience and talent not in short supply.“We have a lot of people stepping up, especially on the interior of the D-line,” Brailford said recently. “We have some legitimate pass rushers on the inside this year, so I think that’s really going to help us out on the edge this year.”The two starters from a year ago at defensive tackle started all 13 games in 2015. The experience and quality depth on the interior of the line should allow for fresh bodies to stay in the rotation, and force opposing lines to pay more attention in the middle — opening things up on the outside for the youngsters.The anchor of the position who burst onto the scene last year, Vincent Taylor, appears hungry and ready for the challenge to embrace his new role as what will likely be the focal point of the Ogbah treatment, likely getting more attention and drawing double teams in certain situations.“Me and Motekiai (Maile) are the ones with the most experience,” Vincent Taylor said. “We started all 13 games last year. Now that Emmanuel Ogbah and Jimmy Bean are both gone, it’s my time to kind of step up as a leader and show the young guys the ropes.”If you’re looking for the comments section, it has moved to our forum, The Chamber. You can go there to comment and holler about these articles, specifically in these threads. You can register for a free account right here and will need one to comment.If you’re wondering why we decided to do this, we wrote about that here. Thank you and cheers!last_img read more

Dalglish: Rangers not ready to match Celtic

first_imgRangers v Celtic Dalglish: Rangers not ready to match Celtic Goal Last updated 2 years ago 11:16 23/9/2017 FacebookTwitterRedditcopy Comments(0) Kieran Tierney Celtic Getty Images Rangers v Celtic Rangers Celtic Premiership The legendary Liverpool boss does not believe that the Ibrox side have improved enough to challenge the defending champions Kenny Dalglish does not believe that Rangers have improved enough to present a real threat to Celtic, who ran away with the Scotish top flight title last season and are already five points clear of their hated rival through six matches this term. While former Celtic player and manager Dalglish does believe the Ibrox club looks better than last season, he doesn’t think they’ve done enough to pose any real threat to his former club. Aberdeen 7/1 to beat Motherwell 1-0 Article continues below Editors’ Picks ‘I’m getting better’ – Can Man Utd flop Fred save his Old Trafford career? 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 “Rangers are pushing and pushing but whether they are getting closer or not can only be judged on the pitch,” the former Liverpool manager told talkSport.”They got close a couple of times recently, like in the League Cup semi-final when they lost late on (1-0), so they got a wee bit closer.”They are better than they were when they lost five at Celtic Park but I don’t think they’re ready yet to take over from Celtic.”Rangers look a bit better but not that much better that they can match Celtic.”Dalglish also praised fellow former Liverpool boss Brendan Rodgers for the job he’s done since taking the reigns for Celtic, but claims that the club’s dominant domestic run has not been about any one person. “No-one can say anything other than Brendan has done fantastically well – undefeated last year and qualifying for the Champions League two years running.”It’s not just down to one person – Scott Sinclair has come in, Moussa Dembele has come in and set the place alight.”They’ve done fantastically well and it will take a good side to beat them.”last_img read more