Takanashi takes second in first summer Grand Prix competition

first_img GET THE BEST OF THE JAPAN TIMES Ski jumper Sara Takanashi competes in a season-opening summer Grand Prix event on Friday in Courchevel, France, on Friday. | GETTY / VIA KYODO RELATED PHOTOS KEYWORDS Sara Takanashi, Ski jumping, Yuki Ito center_img Ito had a 219.0 after leaping to 91.0 and 85.0.Takanashi lamented the quality of her first attempt, which she was never expecting.“I failed my first jump and I managed to recover from it in my second, but I was too inconsistent,” said the 20-year-old Takanashi, who took the overall World Cup title last season.“I can’t regroup after a bad jump and that’s my weakness,” the Pyeongchang Olympic medal favorite added. “I can’t keep holding on to negative thoughts. I need to refocus and keep trying.” COURCHEVEL, FRANCE – Sara Takanashi and Yuki Ito finished second and third, respectively, at the first summer Grand Prix competition of the season on Friday.Takanashi started off with a jump of 89.0 meters and tried to make up for it with a 90.0 for a score of 220.1, but was unable to beat Germany’s Katharina Althaus, whose 230.8 (95.0, 88.5) handed her the win. IN FIVE EASY PIECES WITH TAKE 5last_img read more

Red Roses quartet commit to Bears Women

first_imgAll four players have played integral roles for the Bears throughout the 2019/20 season with Reed and Neilson leading from the front and providing a strong leadership pairing as co-captains.Meanwhile, Bern and Marston are arguably two of the most dangerous and destructive players in the Premiership with ball in hand, as well as providing thunderous hits in the defensive line.The quartet have all featured for Simon Middleton’s Red Roses over the past 12 months:Reed leads the way with 57 caps, Bern sits on 35, Nielson and Marston have 2 caps each.Bristol Bears Women Head Coach, Kim Oliver, said: “I’m delighted that all four girls have committed to Bristol Bears Women ahead of the 2020/21 campaign.“They’re all an absolute pleasure to coach with all four bring in different strengths to the playing group and driving the standards in their own unique way.”last_img read more

Chidi Okonya commits to Vols

first_imgDefensive end Chidi Okonya cited his relationship with Tennessee’s coaching staff as the biggest reason why he committed to the Vols.Defensive end Chidi Okonya cited his relationship with Tennessee’s coaching staff as the biggest reason why he committed to the Vols.KNOXVILLE — Defensive end Chidi Okonya, a rising senior at Riverdale (Ga.) High School, announced Friday night that he has committed to Tennessee.Okonya, who is rated three stars according to 247Sports.com’s composite index, chose the Vols over Duke, Clemson and Stanford.“Tennessee has an excellent business school, tremendous academic resources, world-class athletic facilities and a very passionate fan base,” the 6-foot-7, 230-pound Okonya said in a statement. “Most importantly, I have developed a really sound relationship with the coaching staff. Tennessee is the school where I felt most comfortable calling my next home.”Despite having played football for only four years, Okonya is the 266th-best prospect nationally for the class of 2016 and the 23rd best in Georgia, according to 247Sports.com. He is the 10th player, and first defensive lineman, to commit to Tennessee for next year’s class.“He loves the game and plays it like a warrior,” Riverdale coach Terry Herrod said of Okonya in a statement.Reach Matt Slovin on Twitter @MattSlovin.last_img read more

Final: Tennessee 27, South Carolina 24

first_imgTennessee running back Jalen Hurd (1) warms up with his teammates before the Vols play South Carolina on Nov. 7, 2015.Tennessee running back Jalen Hurd (1) warms up with his teammates before the Vols play South Carolina on Nov. 7, 2015. Tennessee wide receiver Von Pearson (9) scores a touchdown in the first quarter against South Carolina on Nov. 7, 2015.Tennessee wide receiver Von Pearson (9) scores a touchdown in the first quarter against South Carolina on Nov. 7, 2015. VolsVolsLive coverage of the Tennessee Volunteers against the South Carolina Gamecocks from Knoxville.Vols prevent comeback, beat South Carolina MOBILE USERS: Click here for live coverage of the Tennessee-South Carolina game.  Tennessee defensive lineman Owen Williams (58) and linebacker Darrin Kirkland Jr. (34) cover up South Carolina running back Brandon Wilds (22) on Nov. 7, 2015.Tennessee defensive lineman Owen Williams (58) and linebacker Darrin Kirkland Jr. (34) cover up South Carolina running back Brandon Wilds (22) on Nov. 7, 2015.Live Blog Tennessee vs. South Carolina  window.cilAsyncInit = function() { cilEmbedManager.init() }; (function() { if (window.cilVwRand === undefined) { window.cilVwRand = Math.floor(Math.random()*10000000); } var e = document.createElement(‘script’); e.async = true; var domain = (document.location.protocol == ‘http:’ || document.location.protocol == ‘file:’ ) ? ‘http://cdnsl.coveritlive.com’ : ‘https://cdnslssl.coveritlive.com’; e.src = domain + ‘/vw.js?v=’ + window.cilVwRand; e.id = ‘cilScript-9d8b2997c8’; document.getElementById(‘cil-root-stream-9d8b2997c8’).appendChild(e); }());last_img read more

Cavaliers/Pacers

first_img Share this post 1,110 posts Share on other sites Sports Logos Favourite Logos:Put it on a fitted cap, I’ll probably love it. Share on other sites DrBear Share on other sites Share on other sites 1 1,990 posts Link to post Members Next Bemused member 0 VandyDelphia Mike NJTank 0 0 Multiple decades of nerding out to sports logos! 4,220 posts 8,685 Share this post Sports Logo News Favourite Logos:70s/80s Phillies, Swingin’ Friar, Tulane angry wave, 76ers Ben Franklin dribbling, 80s Milwaukee Bucks, Detroit Tigers D, UNC Tarred Heel, Gritty Posted November 26, 2006 0 darkshadow1031 I usually hate most throwback looks but I love both of these jerseys. I am also in the orange fan club. I also am usually not a huge fan of the “traditional” jerseys but the Pacers look great also. Share this post 13 Those are probably my favorite cavs jerseys.Regarding the pacers. . . this is one of the rare instances where I like the shorts better than the jersey. The jersey is just plain, but if it is what they wore then, it is what they wore.Celebrating an “era”? That is stupid. Maybe the nets will celebrate 1974 for no reason other than they like the unis that year. Win a championship cavs and celebrate that. Link to post Members Link to post Raider Nation Cavaliers/Pacers Posted November 26, 2006 17,487 posts Location:California Share this post I think those are the Pacers unis from NBA year 1 (1976-77). TFoA Location:Bronx Link to post Location:BX all day Members Old School Fool Forums Home 8,685 Favourite Logos:Put it on a fitted cap, I’ll probably love it. Hooray baseball 0 Go To Topic Listing Posted November 25, 2006 Members 2,203 posts 0 cranium 1,129 Posted November 26, 2006 313 I’ve never seen this Pacers jersey before in my life, and I’m pretty knowledgeable about throwbacks. Also note that there is a logo in the Lebron pic that pspells “F”. Normally the Pacers logo would be there. WHAT IS GOING ON.The F in the background is for the indiana fever wnba team BigEd76 Link to post Posted November 25, 2006 Share on other sites Bronxmet VandyDelphia Mike 0 totc Sports Logo News Link to post Location:Atlanta Favourite Logos:Florida State’s monograms and arrowhead | Late 90s/early 2000s Washington Capitals’ eagle | Coastal Carolina’s Chanticleer | Oklahoma State Cowboys | Tennessee Titans’ Fireball of Prometheus 0 313 0 Share on other sites Members 8,685 koizim 3,972 Share on other sites Share on other sites goforbroke Share on other sites Members 53,174 posts 9 posts Link to post By VandyDelphia Mike, November 25, 2006 in Sports Logo News Sports Logos Posted November 27, 2006 0 totc 422 0 Sign in to follow this   Next Share on other sites Link to post 0 goforbroke Share on other sites Posted November 26, 2006 Members Some animals are more equal than others. Old School Fool 2,171 0 Posted November 26, 2006 0 5,731 posts Why does it feel like the Pacers have worn every uniform in their history a second time? I suppose next year they throw back to the Flo-Jo set, and the year after the pinstripes?For the Cavaliers, this means yet another LeBron James jersey to market during the holiday season … is that cynical?Probably a planned measure by their marketing department. This game was yesterday, right? Black Friday…CO”INK”AD”INK”?methinks not.Either way, that is one sweet-looking jersey. If I had the green to pony up for that, I’d cop it in a NY second–since, you know, orange is one of my favorite colors. (~*INSERT COMPLETELY USELESS BUCCO BRUCE AND CREAMSICLE BUCS UNIFORM REFERENCE HERE*~) Share on other sites 0 LEWJ LeBron said it best they look like Orange Sherbert SportsLogos.Net This topic is now closed to further replies. 1 More pics @wrenwag All Activity Buc Don’t call it a comeback 1 Members 2,139 0 0 Share this post Link to post 333 Followers 0 Link to post SportsLogos.Net 3,972 2,139 Am I wrong or is that the original Pacers uni from ABA Year One? 0 2,774 posts Being a Mets fan is like being water boarded on a nightly basis 54 175 Posted November 27, 2006 Share on other sites Link to post Link to post 4 Location:About a mile from Lambeau Field Share this post 2,669 posts 0 0 Squeaks4 Members 0 BigEd76 Share on other sites 0 Why does it feel like the Pacers have worn every uniform in their history a second time? I suppose next year they throw back to the Flo-Jo set, and the year after the pinstripes?For the Cavaliers, this means yet another LeBron James jersey to market during the holiday season … is that cynical?I’ve never seen this Pacers jersey before in my life, and I’m pretty knowledgeable about throwbacks. Also note that there is a logo in the Lebron pic that pspells “F”. Normally the Pacers logo would be there. WHAT IS GOING ON. Memberscenter_img 0 Share this post 333 Posted November 25, 2006 0 I boo and throw snowballs at Santa Members Location:Somewhere on I-90 most likely Location:Toledo, OH 2,171 Share on other sites Favourite Logos:Houston TexansSuper Bowl XXXVISuper Bowl XLIVMinnesota WildNew Orleans Hornets (Fleur de Bee) Favourite Logos:The Commodore. Link to post Link to post Location:southeastern PA Location:St. Catharines, ON 333 We’ll get turned around soon. Cavaliers/Pacers 0 1,358 posts 422 Members Members The Cavs will wear those jerseys again tonight vs the Sixers…Schedule:11/24 at Indiana11/25 vs Philadelphia12/1 at Atlanta12/6 vs Toronto2/22 vs Chicago2/25 at Miami3/3 vs Toronto3/21 vs Dallas4/5 vs Miami4/14 vs AtlantaAlso, here’s the logo on the shorts: 2,171 Share on other sites Link to post Share on other sites NJTank 0 54 1 Posted November 26, 2006 Posted November 27, 2006 Share this post sc49erfan15 0 Hooray baseball Location:Greensboro, NC Members Link to post Share this post Link to post 28,352 posts TFoA Link to post TFoA Members WSU151 54 TFoA 2 Location:Atlanta LEWJ ChadR11 DrBear Share this post Share this post LeBron said it best they look like Orange SherbertOn the FSN Cleveland broadcast they said that Lebron like the 1980’s orange throwbacks better than the 1970’s yellow throwbacks. Since whatever Lebron says goes, expect these jerseys to stick around over the other ones. Location:Three Three Zero 422 175 Location:Fayetteville, AR Share this post 0 Posted November 26, 2006 175 9,294 posts 2,139 0 3,017 posts 12/1 at AtlantaAwesome. I’m going to that game for sure now. 1,129 Link to post Share this post 54 28,352 posts Just when i thout the zoom lebron iv couldn’t get any uglier… 0 0 Favourite Logos:New York MetsDetroit Red WingsBoston Celtics 440 posts Location:Havertown, PA Why does it feel like the Pacers have worn every uniform in their history a second time? I suppose next year they throw back to the Flo-Jo set, and the year after the pinstripes?For the Cavaliers, this means yet another LeBron James jersey to market during the holiday season … is that cynical? Also note that there is a logo in the Lebron pic that pspells “F”. Normally the Pacers logo would be there. WHAT IS GOING ON.What in the world are you talking about? “PACERS” across the chest…”PACERS” down the side of the shorts. 0 3,972 Posted November 26, 2006 Share on other sites sc49erfan15 Oh, Lebron and his matching rubber bands around his wrists…I think this is a good look for the Cavs. There aren’t enough orange jerseys in pro sports these days; and most of the ones that are regularly used are very ugly. It would be better if the thing above the V had basketball piping, but that’s just a small gripe. Agreed. I love orange, and I’d buy that in a second.With that being said, I’m gonna have to go to the Dec. 1st Hawks game, since the Hawks will be wearing the Pac-Man unis, and apparently Cleveland would wear these to match, then, for the first time in who knows how long, we will have a throwback night in which both teams actually match the era that the home team is throwing back to. Awesome! 13 Mascot Turned Announcer Members Posted November 26, 2006 834 posts Location:Indianapolis Posted November 26, 2006 1,129 Am I wrong or is that the original Pacers uni from ABA Year One?You are correct. Those are the jerseys for the inaugaural season in 1967. They are using those as their throwbacks this year because it’s their 40th anniversary as a franchise. I like them a lot and might have to go get one of those. Share this post Squeaks4 Share on other sites 0 Posted November 26, 2006 Share this post 0 steiny_ramone 0 Location:Belleville, NJ Forums Home Link to post Regarding the pacers. . . this is one of the rare instances where I like the shorts better than the jersey. The jersey is just plain, but if it is what they wore then, it is what they wore.Too bad the NBA store doesn’t carry game-authentic shorts anymore. All you can find are the game-worns after seasons end.I just hope Cleveland doesn’t throw back to the blue and black jerseys with the orange lettering. God, those are fugly.And is it my imagination, or are the Cleveland numbers inaccurate? They’re thinner than they should be, and it looks like they’ve move the border a bit to give it that New York Rangers shadow. Both of those jerseys are beautiful. darkshadow1031 Bronxmet Location:AZ Posted November 26, 2006 14,053 posts 4 Share this post Members Recommended Posts 0 54 Banned Share this post Members Share this post 313 WSU151 Members 10,038 posts 54 Followers 0 cranium 0 Sign in to follow this   Location:DC area Posted November 26, 2006 Share this post 0 Share this post Buc koizim Prev 4 2 Prev 1 13 Page 1 of 2   steiny_ramone Page 1 of 2   All Activity Posted November 26, 2006 655 posts Share on other sites ChadR11 Cavaliers/Pacerslast_img read more

Accent marks on the back of jerseys

first_img 721 Share this post Sports Logo News Members Some animals are more equal than others. 0 Sign in to follow this   0 Share this post 0 Share this post 125 0 Share this post I caught a glimpse of the Pittsburgh-Louisville game at work, and saw a Pittsburgh player named Peña who had his last name on the back of his jersey, complete with tilde. The N was slightly shrunk so that the Ñ wasn’t any taller than the rest of the letters, but it got me thinking…Why don’t more teams use accent marks on their jerseys? “Pena” and “Peña”, as well as other accented names/letters/words, are pronounced very differently…and with the influx of European and international players into not only the NBA, as well as other sports…why isn’t this done more? I think it would look a lot better, not to mention being phonogically correct. Honestly, how cool would Türkoğlu, Stojaković, Ha?ek, Dvořák, etc look on the back of a jersey?I’d imagine there aren’t many examples of this, but if anyone knows of pics of accented nameplates, I’d like to see them.It’s a bit hard to tell in the pic below, but when Fredrik Jönzén (pronounced Yon-zee-un) played for Oklahoma State a few years ago, his name on the back of his jersey had the proper accent marks. Link to post Accent marks on the back of jerseys Location:St. Catharines, ON Posted November 27, 2006 Followers 0 Share on other sites I caught a glimpse of the Pittsburgh-Louisville game at work, and saw a Pittsburgh player named Peña who had his last name on the back of his jersey, complete with tilde. The N was slightly shrunk so that the Ñ wasn’t any taller than the rest of the letters, but it got me thinking…Why don’t more teams use accent marks on their jerseys? “Pena” and “Peña”, as well as other accented names/letters/words, are pronounced very differently…and with the influx of European and international players into not only the NBA, as well as other sports…why isn’t this done more? I think it would look a lot better, not to mention being phonogically correct. Honestly, how cool would Türkoğlu, Stojaković, Ha?ek, Dvořák, etc look on the back of a jersey?I’d imagine there aren’t many examples of this, but if anyone knows of pics of accented nameplates, I’d like to see them. 0 2,139 Posted November 28, 2006 I remember Fernando Vina had a tilde over his N with the Brewers, though I don’t recall whether or not he had it with the Tigers or Cardinals. I’m positive Ronny Cedeno also has a tilde on his road jerseys. I don’t recall any of baseball’s Martinezes and Ramirezes (among other surnames) having accent marks over their I’s, though.I’m wondering, though…anybody know if Ronaldinho has a tilde on either his Barca or Brazil shirts? Cus I know Portugese uses tildes like Spanish does, and what’s more international than soccer?Accent marks are extremely rare in Martinezeseseses and Ramirezeseses. I’ve only seem them maybe three or four times; and I live in Miami. f-ing palko Link to post 0 Members Members 0 Members Posted November 27, 2006 Some animals are more equal than others. 0 Share this post Recommended Posts Share on other sites 0 steiny_ramone Medical Crab Members Sports Logos Mascot Turned Announcer marlinfan 0 best pic i could find of Rey’s tilde: Posted November 27, 2006 Accent marks on the back of jerseys marlinfan Location:New York City Link to post 1,182 1,182 Location:St. Catharines, ON is very bendy…and I need a hug Members 0 11,770 posts 125 steiny_ramone Posted November 27, 2006 I remember Fernando Vina had a tilde over his N with the Brewers, though I don’t recall whether or not he had it with the Tigers or Cardinals. I’m positive Ronny Cedeno also has a tilde on his road jerseys. I don’t recall any of baseball’s Martinezes and Ramirezes (among other surnames) having accent marks over their I’s, though.I’m wondering, though…anybody know if Ronaldinho has a tilde on either his Barca or Brazil shirts? Cus I know Portugese uses tildes like Spanish does, and what’s more international than soccer? zig sc49erfan15 Share this post 2,139 0 Link to post Share on other sites Share this post 137 posts 0 0 By sc49erfan15, November 27, 2006 in Sports Logo News All Activity 0 0 Share this post Members 1,575 posts Moderators This isn’t really an example but here is how they might look.It looks a little weird to me but I’m used to seeing Hasek and Dvorak without accents 0 slapshot doafhat sc49erfan15 721 zig Share on other sites Y la bola, SEEEEE LLEVO LA CERCA! 10,038 posts Go To Topic Listing 2,139 Share this post doafhat Location:Racine, WI…where I am very proud of my 0-year NFL career steiny_ramone Sign in to follow this   All Activity slapshot Accent marks on the back of jerseys Link to post 0 440 posts Link to post SportsLogos.Net While they look cool, the reson you probably don’t see more of them is that it’s just more work for the people who stitch the names on the jerseys, and it just makes it harder for uni-lingual english people to pronounce. They’re more comfortable reading names without accents, then trying to figure out how to pronounce a ame with one. 2,669 posts 0 2,669 posts 721 darkshadow1031 17,857 posts 0 While they look cool, the reson you probably don’t see more of them is that it’s just more work for the people who stitch the names on the jerseys, and it just makes it harder for uni-lingual english people to pronounce. They’re more comfortable reading names without accents, then trying to figure out how to pronounce a ame with one.Who cares how much work the people who stitch the names on the jerseys have to do? Isn’t that thier job? darkshadow1031 Location:Three Three Zero 125 While they look cool, the reson you probably don’t see more of them is that it’s just more work for the people who stitch the names on the jerseys, and it just makes it harder for uni-lingual english people to pronounce. They’re more comfortable reading names without accents, then trying to figure out how to pronounce a ame with one.Who cares how much work the people who stitch the names on the jerseys have to do? Isn’t that thier job?That’s what I think, but you never know what owners/GMs will try these days to save a few bucks. Forums Home f-ing palko Posted November 28, 2006 Share on other sites 0 I’m pretty sure there was a tilde over the N on Wily Mo Peña’s Red Sox uniform. Discrim 0 Why can’t the NHL Season start already? Sports Logo News Location:Greensboro, NC 2,153 posts Favourite Logos:Philadelphia EaglesSeattle MarinersCubs “Cuba” scriptFremantle Dockers 0 0 Members SportsLogos.Net Posted November 28, 2006 Posted November 27, 2006 Share on other sites Sports Logos 0 0 Link to post steiny_ramone 0 This topic is now closed to further replies. 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Raonic overcomes Wawrinka in pulsating four-setter

first_imgMELBOURNE,  (Reuters) – Milos Raonic served his way into the third round of the Australian Open yesterday with a pulsating 6-7(4) 7-6(6) 7-6(11) 7-6(5) victory against former champion Stan Wawrinka. In one of the best matches of the opening rounds, the 196 cm (6.43 ft) Canadian repeatedly served his way out of trouble against an opponent armed with an elegant as well as destructive single-handed backhand.The reserved Canadian raised his fists in triumph after his Swiss opponent misfired on his forehand on match point after four hours of intense play.“Sort of just held on, got through,” Raonic said. “Was a little bit lucky there, as well.” Raonic, seeded 16, will play Pierre-Hugues Herbert in the third round, after the French player beat last year’s semi-finalist Chung Hyeon.Neither Raonic or Wawrinka could assert authority in the early stages of the match, which resulted in a first set tiebreak, where Raonic secured a mini-break early on.The Canadian had a straight-forward volley that would have extended his lead in the shoot-out but tried to wrong-foot his opponent, hitting the volley behind Wawrinka to his backhand. This is a bit like giving spinach to Popeye.The Swiss obliged, unleashing one of the most beautiful shots in tennis, a backhand forged near Lake Geneva in his home-town of Lausanne, that left the Canadian stranded.Wawrinka followed up with a clean down-the-line backhand winner from the baseline the next point and soon secured the set. Play was briefly halted in the second set as paramedics looked after a spectator who appeared to be struggling in the intense humidity.The rain eventually came, and the centre court roof was closed for the first time this tournament.Raonic’s serve dominated the second set tiebreak, while the third set tiebreak turned into a tussle, as the Canadian’s return-of-serve went missing, as did Wawrinka’s first serve. Wawrinka played a loose point at 11-11 in the tiebreak, giving the Canadian a chance to missile his way into a two-sets-to-one lead, which he did, by sending down another unreturnable serve.“For sure, when it’s that tight, the match can change for one, two points,” said Wawrinka.Wawrinka grabbed a break in the fourth set by landing a series of returns at the shoelaces of his incoming opponent and the match suddenly looked destined to go the full distance.But Raonic recovered again to set up a fourth consecutive tiebreak and it took an wayward Wawrinka forehand to end the enthralling contest. Wawrinka, a three times major winner who broke through to win his maiden Grand Slam in Melbourne in 2014, said he was pleased with his progress from a career-threatening knee injury last year.“I have to keep pushing and keep doing the right things,” he said.“The season is long – 11 months. There is a lot of tennis to be played. Hopefully I will achieve some things.”last_img read more

Ireland consolidates position among Show Jumping global superpowers with eleven Irish riders now in world top 100

first_img The latest Longines World Show Jumping rankings released today (Thursday) by the FEI, shows Ireland now has eleven riders ranked among the top 100 in the world – a figure only surpassed by the USA with twelve. The news comes on the back of a strong start to the season by Irish riders at competitions around the globe.Wexford’s Bertram Allen continues to be Ireland’s top-ranked showjumper at No.23, just ahead of Tipperary’s Denis Lynch at 24 and Meath’s Cian O’Connor at 25. Cork’s Shane Sweetnam is next best of the Irish at 31.One of the biggest movers this month was Co Derry’s Daniel Coyle who continues his meteoric rise up world rankings with the 23-year-old moving up seven places to 34. while Tipperary’s Shane Breen comes in at No.44.Other Irish riders among the top 100 include, Darragh Kenny (51), Conor Swail (66), Richie Moloney (80), Mark McAuley (81) and Cameron Hanley (93).America’s Kent Farrington remains the World No.1 with Dutch rider Harrie Smolders at No.2 and Sweden’s Peder Fredricson at No.3. Home  »  General  »  Ireland consolidates position among Show Jumping global superpowers with eleven Irish riders now in world top 100 Ireland consolidates position among Show Jumping global superpowers with eleven Irish riders now in world top 100 5 April 2018, 17:47 Tags:last_img read more

Rohit hundred trumps Smith, India win series

first_imgBENGALURU, (Reuters) – Rohit Sharma smashed a scintillating century and Virat Kohli starred in another successful chase as India beat Australia by seven wickets in the final one-dayer yesterday to complete a 2-1 series victory. Steve Smith’s first ODI hundred in three years had propelled Australia to 286-9, although the tourists at one stage looked set for a 300-plus total at the M Chinnaswamy Stadium.Rohit’s 119 laid the foundation for India’s chase and Kohli made 89 as three premier batsmen of their era shone in a mouthwatering contest.Steve SmithEarlier, Australia captain Aaron Finch won the toss and elected to bat but the touring side did not get the strong start they expected from their openers. David Warner fell cheaply and Finch ran himself out after an almighty mix-up with Smith as both finished up at the same end.Smith redeemed himself with a typically fluent knock, adding 127 runs with the in-form Marnus Labuschagne (54), before wickets started tumbling at the other end.Kohli took a stunning one-handed catch to send back Labuschagne and Mitchell Starc, promoted in the order as a pinch-hitter, fell in the same Ravindra Jadeja over. Smith could not be denied his ninth ODI century, however, and the prolific Australian made a run-a-ball 131 before holing out in the deep.Jasprit Bumrah bowled with characteristic parsimony and Mohammed Shami (4-63) produced a string of yorkers to hurt Australia who lost their last five wickets for 51 runs.India suffered a blow before beginning their chase with opener Shikhar Dhawan hobbling off after hurting his shoulder while fielding. KL Rahul, who batted at numbers three and five in the last two matches, made 19 opening the innings with Rohit whose 137-run stand with Kohli put India on course for victory.Fed juicy half-trackers by the Australian spinners, Rohit smacked half a dozen sixes in his 29th ODI century.The elegant right-hander, named 2019 ODI Player of the Year last week, also completed 9000 ODI runs in his 224th match. Kohli occasionally struggled to read Adam Zampa’s googly but kept India on course after Rohit’s departure.Shreyas Iyer made a brisk 44 not out to help India home with 15 balls to spare as the hosts, thumped by 10 wickets in the first game, came from behind to win the series.last_img read more

Russia’s retaliation to US actions ‘long, long overdue,’ Kremlin says

first_img Related ABC News(NEW YORK) — Russia’s deputy foreign minister said his country’s retaliation over U.S. actions against Russia was “overdue” and that the Kremlin will consider “symmetrical or asymmetrical” responses to new sanctions passed by Congress. In an interview on ABC’s This Week Sunday, Deputy Foreign Minister Sergei Ryabkov discussed the Kremlin’s actions Friday to demand a cut in the number of American diplomats in Russia and seizing two U.S. facilities.“I think this retaliation is long, long overdue,” Ryabkov told This Week co-anchor Martha Raddatz, adding that after the U.S. Senate on Thursday “voted so overwhelmingly on a completely weird and unacceptable piece of legislation, it was the last drop.”A new sanctions bill against Russia, Iran and North Korea cleared Congress with overwhelming bipartisan support — by a 98-2 vote in the Senate and 419-3 in the House. The legislation now awaits President Trump’s signature, and in a statement Friday night, the White House said Trump “approves the bill and intends to sign it.”Russian President Vladimir Putin, meanwhile, promised last week to retaliate if the United States issued new sanctions, according to reports.And on Friday, the Kremlin acted, ordering a cut in the number of U.S. diplomats in Russia and seizing two American facilities in the country — a recreational country house outside Moscow and a storage facility in the Russian capital.Ryabkov said on This Week that “if the U.S. side decides to move further towards further deterioration, we will answer. We will respond in kind. We will mirror this. We will retaliate.”As to how the Kremlin might respond, he said, “We have a very rich toolbox at our disposal. It would be ridiculous on my part to start speculating on what may or may not happen.”He added, “I can assure you that different options are on the table, and consideration is being given to all sorts of things.”Raddatz also asked Ryabkov if Russia provided damaging information about Democrat Hillary Clinton to the Trump campaign during the 2016 election.He did not answer directly, saying, “All the information which we provide to anyone can be easily found in open sources.”Ryabkov added, “We are not doing anything to the detriment of the domestic developments or internal affairs of any country — the U.S. included.”Raddatz reminded the Kremlin official of his saying in November that Russia had contacts with the Trump campaign during the election.“What kind of contacts, and who were you talking about?” she asked.“You have all the names,” Ryabkov responded. “You have to go through all the hearings and all the material which is available by now for the Congress.”Despite the ongoing probe into Russia’s interference in the 2016 election, Ryabkov said he is optimistic that the U.S. and Russia have room to begin building a better relationship.“I believe there are several areas where the U.S. and Russia can and should work together cooperatively. Nonproliferation of weapons of mass destruction, countering terrorism, illicit immigration, trafficking in people, climate change, you name it,” Ryabkov said.“We are ready, we are stretching our hand forward, we are hopeful that someone on the other side — President Trump included, but also others — may see here a chance for a somewhat different way,” he added.Copyright © 2017, ABC Radio. All rights reserved.Powered by WPeMaticolast_img read more