Cricket News India should be ready to forfeit World Cup final if they play Pakistan: Gautam Gambhir

first_img For all the Latest Sports News News, Cricket News News, Download News Nation Android and iOS Mobile Apps. New Delhi: The India vs Pakistan ICC Cricket World Cup clash on June 16 in Manchester is under a cloud following the Pulwama terror attack which killed 40 CRPF jawans. Following the attack, there has been calls from Indian sporting personalities to boycott the World Cup encounter. Gautam Gambhir has been vocal about his stance that India should boycott the game against Pakistan in the World Cup and they should be mentally prepared to give up two points. The move by India could result in a backlash, with world sporting bodies proposing to boycott events in India in the near future. In an interaction recently, Gambhir said the nation comes first.“All of us need to decide if sport is more important or lives of our soldiers? I am all for facing backlash if the international sporting federations decide to ostracise us. Sentiment of the country is far more important than sports, Bollywood, art or culture. If we get boycotted at sports events, we should be ready for it,” Gambhir said. highlights The United World Wrestling (UWW) asked all the national federations under it to stop communication with the Wrestling Federation of India (WFI) in the wake of visa denial of Pakistani shooters in the recent World Cup in New Delhi. The denial of visas to Pakistani shooters in the Delhi World Cup last month has jeopardised India’s chances of hosting the Olympics or any global event with the IOC suspending all such discussions with the country and recommending that no big tournament be awarded to it.Although India are facing Pakistan in the league stage, there is every possibility that the two sides can meet in the final of the World Cup as well. In the 2007 World T20 in South Africa, India defeated Pakistan by five runs while in the ICC Champions Trophy 2017 in England, Pakistan thrashed India by 180 runs to complete the set of ICC titles. When asked whether India will be ready to boycott Pakistan if they meet in the final, Gambhir was forthright.“Two points are not that important. Country is important, those 40 soldiers who lost their lives are far more important than a cricket match. If we let go of a World Cup final, the country should be ready for it. Certain section of society says that don’t mix sports with politics but Jawans are far more important than a game of cricket,” Gambhir said.The left-hander, who played a key role in India’s triumphs in the 2007 World T20 and 2011 World Cup, has said even England boycotted the game against Zimbabwe in the 2003 World Cup in Harare in protest of the Robert Mugabe regime in the country. The forfeiture proved to be costly as England were eliminated in the first round of the tournament.“England decided in 2003 and they wouldn’t go to Zimbabwe, they forfeited. If BCCI decides not to play against Pakistan, everyone should be mentally ready to give those two points,” Gambhir said. India will take on Pakistan in the ICC Cricket World Cup clash on June 16.The Pulwama terror attack killed 40 CRPF jawans.England forfeited the 2003 World Cup clash against Zimbabwe.last_img read more

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West Genesee swimmers, divers qualify for state meet

first_imgThough he finished second to Jamesville-DeWitt/CBA’s Lucas Dekaney (514.75 points), Byrne had secured the score he needed to earn a trip to Long Island’s Nassau Aquatic Center, where on March 6-7 the state meet takes place.Puma almost got to that total, too, earning 437.65 points for fourth place. Parker McIlroy was seventh with 363.85 points, with Bryan Reichert 12th (342.85), Aiden Burlingame 15th (316.70) and Kyle Collins 17th (297.40).Now it was on to last Wednesday’s overall state qualifier, which brought together the 16 top divers from all the classes. Byrne, Puma and McIlroy all were in the field. Tags: swimmingWest Genesee With one more chance to improve his score and reach the state meet, Puma did so, earning 454.65 points to join Byrne, who was third with 508.35 points as McIlroy got 11th place with 386.20 points.Overall, a Section III record seven divers advanced to the state meet – Byrne, Puma, Dekaney, Moaz Elazzazi (New Hartford), Jack Tonkin (Oswego), Connor Gleasman (Fayetteville-Manlius) and Kian Long (Mexico).Then it was the swimmers’ turn last Thursday afternoon, where McMahon, swimming with Scharoun, Alex Shuron, and Chase Foresti, would go one minute, 40.16 seconds in the 200 medley relay, which beat the state qualifying standard of 1:40.67 by more than half a second.WG was third in that event and third overall in the team standings by the end of the meet, helped by McMahon’s second-place finish in the 100 breaststroke in 1:01.21 and a fourth in the 500 freestyle in a season-best 4:56.58.As for Scharoun, he got to second place in the 100 backstroke in 55.26 seconds, trailing only the 54.33 from Liverpool’s Curtis Merrick, and rose to sixth in the 50 freestyle in 23.15 seconds.But it was in Saturday’s state qualifier that Scharoun got the mark he needed in the 100 backstroke, improving to 54.74 seconds when 54.82 was needed to advance, Scharoun again second behind Merrick’s 53.74.Shuron was third in the Class A 100 butterfly in 54.53 seconds, beating his previous best of 57.37 by nearly three full seconds, to go with a ninth in the 200 individual medley in 2:12.52. In the state qualifier, Shuron was sixth in the 100 butterfly in 55.65 seconds.Long, Foresti, McMahon and Shuron earned sixth place in the 200 freestyle relay in 1:33.97, with Long, Matt Barrington, Josh Goshow and Joe McManus seventh in the 400 freestyle relay.Later that day, in the sectional Class B/C meet, Westhill junior Vincent Tarolli won twice, going 22.40 seconds to pull away in the 50 freestyle (no one else broke the 23-second mark) and then taking the 100 freestyle in 49 seconds flat.When it moved to the state qualifier, Tarolli’s 48.65 seconds in the 100 freestyle was enough to reach the state meet, since the qualifying standard was 48.76.Tarolli finished third in the 100 freestyle behind Watertown’s Simon Stratton (47.73) and Liverpool’s Julien Brownlow (47.84), and his 22.32 seconds put him fourth in the 50 freestyle but short of the state qualifying mark of 22.19.Share this:FacebookTwitterLinkedInRedditComment on this Story center_img When the West Genesee boys swim team made its way to Nottingham High School for last Thursday’s Section III Class A championships, some of the pressure was already off.Ryan McMahon was already bound for the state championship meet in the 100-yard breaststroke. Now he was joined by swimmer Keegan Scharoun, divers Justin Byrne and David Puma along with the Wildcats’ 200-yard medley relay team.In the sectional Class A diving competition on Feb. 8, Byrne broke through. It takes a score of 450.00 points at some point during the season to qualify for the state meet and Byrne flew past that mark, earning 462.90 points.last_img read more

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Syracuse men’s soccer pummeled by South Florida

first_imgThe Syracuse men’s soccer team saw its unbeaten streak snapped Saturday after losing 4-0 to South Florida in Tampa, Fla. SU (1-5-3, 0-1-1) drops back to fifth place in the Big East’s Red Division with the loss. For the sixth time in nine games this season, the Orange allowed its opponent to score in the first half. USF’s Hasani Sinclair got on the board in the 20th minute after putting away a loose ball inside the box. SU kept the score 1-0 until the 78th minute, when everything went wrong for the Orange. Syracuse goalkeeper Jeremy Vuolo received a red card for his takedown of Sinclair inside the penalty box. With Vuolo’s ejection, sophomore Ryan Jones was called upon to step in. He failed to save the penalty kick, and Sinclair registered his second goal of the game. The Bulls would add two more goals in a span of less than three minutes. In eight minutes total, the Orange went from one goal down to four goals down. USF outshot Syracuse 12-4 Saturday. The four shots by SU is the third lowest total this season. Of those four shots, junior midfielder Nick Roydhouse contributed three and put two on goal. He remains the only consistent offensive attack for the Orange. Forwards Federico Agreda, Fredrik Forsman and Brett Jankouskas failed to get off a single shot among the three of them.AdvertisementThis is placeholder text With the loss, Syracuse has been shut out in two of its last three games. The Orange has the fewest goals and second fewest shots of any team in the Big East. Syracuse returns to action Wednesday when it hosts Colgate in a non-conference matchup. Big East play resumes Saturday against DePaul at the SU Soccer Stadium. Field hockey The Syracuse field hockey team rode the momentum from its thrilling win over Louisville into the first swing of a five-game road trip, but even that victory couldn’t prevent a repeat of every other weekend on the road this season. The Orange took the Saturday game with a 3-0 shutout at Providence (2-9, 0-2 Big East), but dropped the Sunday game 2-0 to Massachusetts (5-6). The weekend began as well as the No. 8 Orange (7-4, 3-0) could have hoped for, as the team stayed undefeated in conference. Junior midfielder Martina Loncarica put SU on the board as the first half ended, putting in a deflection from freshman midfielder Leonie Geyer off of a penalty corner. The score held until junior midfielder Liz McInerney scored her first career goal with just over 11 minutes remaining. Loncarica added another goal five minutes later to cement the victory. The Orange outshot the Friars 16-2 in the game and failed to allow a single penalty corner. Sophomore goalkeeper Leann Stiver only needed to record one save in the shutout. Loncarica is tied for the team lead with six goals and leads the team with 16 points, and Geyer now has a team-leading seven assists on the season. The game at UMass was a different story, but essentially the exact same story that has plagued SU all season. After big road wins on Saturdays, the Orange has not been able to win on Sunday. SU outshot its opponent 23-11 in the game, but could not capitalize on the abundance of chances. The Minutewomen took the lead with just over four minutes left in the first half and held it for the rest of the game, handing the Orange another devastating loss. Stiver recorded three saves for SU. The Orange will attempt to bounce back on Oct. 10 at No. 17 Albany and won’t play another home game until Oct. 23 against No. 5 Connecticut. Women’s soccer The Syracuse women’s soccer team lost two Big East contests this weekend. SU dropped its second and third consecutive games and now has a record of 5-6-3 and 2-3 in the Big East. The Orange dropped its Friday contest at No. 5 Notre Dame 3-0. The Fighting Irish dominated the game, outshooting SU by a 27-1 margin. Notre Dame started off with a goal in the 26th minute, when Elizabeth Tucker connected off of a pass from Jessica Schuveiller. Melissa Henderson would score two second-half goals to widen the goal disparity. SU goalkeeper Brittany Anghel made eight saves in the contest. The Fighting Irish earned 10 corner kicks during the game. Syracuse lost to Depaul 2-1 in overtime on Sunday. The Orange took an early lead in the 23rd minute when Alyscha Mottershead scored on a slow roller from 18 yards out. But Depaul would answer when Natasa Radosavljevic scored two minutes before halftime. The Blue Demons scored two minutes into the overtime session on a pass from Arianna Foster to Ashleigh Goddard. Depaul outshot Syracuse by a 10-7 margin, but SU held a 5-2 advantage in corner kicks. The Orange returns home for two Big East contests with West Virginia and Pittsburgh this Friday and Sunday. — Compiled by The Daily Orange sports staff Published on October 3, 2010 at 12:00 pm Commentscenter_img Facebook Twitter Google+last_img read more

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Poll: How will Syracuse basketball’s season end?

first_img Published on November 11, 2015 at 8:23 am You can check out all of The Daily Orange’s coverage of Syracuse basketball here before SU officially opens its season against Lehigh Friday and all season long.You can also tell us your thoughts on how the season will go by voting in this poll. If you have any additional thoughts, put them in the comment section under the poll.How will Syracuse basketball finish its season?Miss the NCAA TournamentLose in the Round of 64Lose in the Round of 32Lose in the Sweet 16Lose in the Elite 8Lose in the Final FourLose in the national championshipWin the national championshipVoteView ResultsCrowdsignal.comHow will Syracuse basketball finish its season? Comments Facebook Twitter Google+last_img

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Families to receive packages at area school

first_imgAddThis Sharing ButtonsShare to FacebookFacebookShare to TwitterTwitterShare to MoreAddThisALPENA, Mich.— All hands on deck were needed at Oscoda High School this afternoon as families picked up much needed supplies for their children. Since Governor Gretchen Whitmer signed the executive order to close schools for the remainder of the year, Oscoda Area Schools are providing two forms of learning packages … paper copies and digital.School staff not only handed out learning packages, but also laptops, student locker contents and food items. Families received five breakfast and lunch meals with packages containing entrees such as pizza, veggies and milk.Students also have the option for three meals on the weekend provided through the Community Backpack Program. An extensive summer school program will be provided to students this year and a decision whether or not the school will hold graduation for seniors has not yet been determined.Superintendent Moore says, “He wants the community to know they have resources available to students and they will continue to do everything possible to progress students forward.”If families were not able to come to the school today, staff will give out learning packages and food items Friday morning.Families are encouraged to contact Oscoda Area Schools at 989-739-9173 or by email at hamiltons@oscodaschools.org for food packages.AddThis Sharing ButtonsShare to FacebookFacebookShare to TwitterTwitterShare to MoreAddThisContinue ReadingPrevious DHD4 confirms first COVID-19 death in Alpena CountyNext School year to resume on Mondaylast_img read more

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Luca Zidane trains with Real Madrid first team

first_imgThe second son of Real Madrid assistant Zinedine Zidanetook part in first-team training with the Spanish outfit on Sunday morning.Goalkeeper Luca Zidane, 16, currently represents the Cadet A side, but was invited to take part in a first-team session following Madrid’s 1-0 win over Malaga on Saturday evening.Former French international Zidane has three sons currently with the Spanish side – Enzo is a Juvenil A player, while Theo represents Alevin A.Los Blancos are currently preparing for the second leg of their last-16 Champions League clash with Schalke 04 on Tuesday, with Ancelotti’s side holding a 6-1 lead from the first leg.last_img

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LA Tenorio moves to 15th in PBA all-time assist list

first_img“I’m thankful and very honored to be part of the top 15. To be a member of that group, it’s really an honor to be there,” he said.Despite the achievement, Tenorio wants the honor to be set aside as he focuses on his bigger goal with the Gin Kings.However, he’s discounting the possibility of climbing up the ladder as his career goes on that could get him to the top 10.“We’ll see. We’ll be able to achieve that if we just continue playing every game. We just have to pray that there won’t be injuries, but we’ll make it as long as we’re playing,” he said.ADVERTISEMENT Photo by Tristan Tamayo/ INQUIRER.netCracking the top 15 of the PBA’s career assists ladder, LA Tenorio couldn’t help but accept the realities that come with the every milestone.“That means I’m getting old,” Tenorio said with a chuckle after dishing out seven dimes in Ginebra’s 104-97 victory over GlobalPort on Sunday to pad his career assist total to 2,464, good for 15th all-time.ADVERTISEMENT Brian Heruela arrival bolsters Phoenix backcourt, defense 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 Jarencio laments late-game meltdown in loss to Ginebra Steam emission over Taal’s main crater ‘steady’ for past 24 hours MOST READ Redemption is sweet for Ginebra, Scottie Thompson Scottie Thompson also worthy of Finals MVP, thinks Cone Sports Related Videospowered by AdSparcRead Next OSG plea to revoke ABS-CBN franchise ’a duplicitous move’ – Lacson OSG plea to revoke ABS-CBN franchise ’a duplicitous move’ – Lacson Jiro Manio arrested for stabbing man in Marikina LATEST STORIES View comments Meralco ‘never the same’ after Almazan injury in PBA Finals Judy Ann’s 1st project for 2020 is giving her a ‘stomachache’ Don’t miss out on the latest news and information. Tenorio’s assist to Kevin Ferrer’s trey in the third quarter moved him past Gerry Esplana as he now looks forward to overtaking another legend in Ricardo Brown at 14th with 2,480 dimes.But for the 12-year-veteran, he admits that milestones like this means more the longer you stay in the league.FEATURED STORIESSPORTSTim Cone, Ginebra set their sights on elusive All-Filipino crownSPORTSGinebra beats Meralco again to capture PBA Governors’ Cup titleSPORTSAfter winning title, time for LA Tenorio to give back to Batangas folk“These milestones come unexpected and I’m very honored for this. It’s a blessing for me, an achievement that makes you want to show the people more of what you can do — especially as a point guard where we’re gauged by the assists, on how we can deliver to our teammates and make them look good every game,” he said.It also humbles Tenorio knowing that he’s in the same conversation as the likes of legends in Robert Jaworski, Ramon Fernandez, Ronnie Magsanoc, and Johnny Abarrientos, former foes like Jimmy Alapag and Alex Cabagnot, and even Ginebra assistant coach Olsen Racela.last_img read more

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Bartica Regional Hospital gets CT ccanner

first_img– $11M water ambulance commissionedResidents of Bartica, and by extension Region Seven (Cuyuni-Mazaruni), and other nearby regions can now breathe a sigh of relief knowing that a computerised tomography (CT) scan will soon be operationalised.The $11 million water ambulance which has been commissioned for BarticaAccording to the Department of Public Information (DPI), after the complete installation of the CT scanner at the Bartica Regional Hospital, persons in need of scans from Regions Two (Pomeroon-Supenaam), Three (Essequibo Islands-West Demerara), Seven, Eight (Potaro-Siparuni) and 10 (Upper Demerara-Berbice) can access the service free of charge.Dr Edward Sagala, Regional Health Officer of Region Seven emphasised the importance of having such a critical piece of equipment functioning in that part of the country.“This is a sensitive piece of equipment which is a necessity in any modern medical institution. With medical specialists now operating and working at the Bartica Hospital this will facilitate a speedy diagnosis of conditions that are complex so that we can institute necessary medical treatment.”Dr Sagala also reflected that “persons who needed this service, would have had to go straight to the Georgetown Hospital or a private institution and there they had to spend money, it’s not cheap, it’s expensive,” he said.Public Health Minister Volda Lawrence stopped at the hospital while in Bartica to receive an update regarding the installation of the machine. She was pleased to learn that the residents of Bartica and nearby villages will soon be able to access the service.The building, which houses the CT scanner, was constructed to specification at a cost of $30 million.Regional Health Officer of Region Seven, Dr Edward SagalaRAD-AID in 2016 handed over two new CT scanners valued at approximately US$200,000 to the Public Health Ministry, which at that time determined that one will be placed at the Bartica Regional Hospital and the other at the New Amsterdam Regional Hospital.Meanwhile, Bartica received a newly commissioned water ambulance. The emergency water transport was handed over to the town by Public Health Minister Volda Lawrence. It was built by local contractor Sunrise Marine Incorporated.The water ambulance, costing approximately $11 million, is equipped with all that is needed for the vehicle for its use in the effective delivery of healthcare services in the riverine regions.This ambulance will mainly transport emergency cases and referrals from Bartica to Parika after which the patient is transported from Parika to the Georgetown Public Hospital.Also, training for river ambulance operators has started and continues to ensure they effectively deliver the requisite services.According to Regional Chairman Gordon Bradford, the need for the water ambulance was cited since 2006, however, priority was never given to the means of transport by the previous Administration.“We have been back and forth with this particular project and it started since 2006 since then we visualised that we needed a river ambulance… This ambulance will effectively evacuate persons not only from Bartica but those nearby riverine communities.”During a brief commissioning ceremony, Minister Lawrence delightfully noted that it was Bartica, and by extension the entire region, which made the step for the acquisition of the water ambulance.She added that it will not only aid in referrals from Region Seven but also Regions Two, 10 and islands in Region Three. More importantly, Minister Lawrence highlighted that the regional hospital is staffed with specialists and geared with services that cater to cases requiring emergency intervention. These include high-risk maternity cases, accidents and emergency cases among others. The water ambulance will simply aid in transporting those patients in need of a higher level of care.Deputy Regional Executive Officer, Holbert Knights said after long periods of consideration, “we finally have been able to get the right boat with the right equipment.” Regional Chairman Bradford agreed that the commissioning of the water ambulance is a dream come through.It was also noted that the operation of the water ambulance will eliminate the need for the region to contract and rent boats as was the norm for many years. With gratitude, Bartica Mayor Gifford Marshall said, “The people of Bartica now have another reason to celebrate.”He explained that over the last three years, the region’s health sector has undergone tremendous improvement and Bartica has benefited significantly.last_img read more

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Concert celebrates FSJ musical diversity

first_imgFort St. John will be holding an outdoor concert celebration, Saturday.After being declared the Music Capital of Northern B.C., the city will be holding a series of events to celebrate its love of local music.- Advertisement -Saturday’s concert, titled ‘On a Northern Note: A Tribute to Music of the 60’s through 90’s’, will be held at Centennial Park, starting at 6 p.m. and feature a number of local musicians.The concert will run until 8 p.m., but there will also be an informal jam session afterward for anyone to join, which will run until 9 p.m. All that’s needed is an instrument.So, haul out the lawn chairs and blankets and listen to an evening of music.last_img

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‘I’m just human!’ Not every Tottenham player is enjoying his loan spell… (video)

first_imgTempers flared in Hamburg at the weekend as the German club lost 2-0 to Wolfsburg, with midfielder Lewis Holtby confronting the club’s angry fans.It was a result that didn’t help the Bundesliga club’s relegation worries as they are rooted to the bottom of the table, four points from safety.While Aaron Lennon and Alex Pritchard are enjoying their loan spells at Everton and Brentford respectively, Holtby’s season-long loan from Tottenham in Germany has been interrupted by injury.WATCH ALEX PRITCHARD’S SUPERB GOAL FOR BRENTFORDHe only returned to training in March after a broken collarbone had kept him out since January.But his passion when speaking with supporters shows he may be up for the relegation battle.last_img

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