Romagnoli: ‘Milan to turn tide’

first_img Watch Serie A live in the UK on Premier Sports for just £11.99 per month including live LaLiga, Eredivisie, Scottish Cup Football and more. Visit: https://subscribe.premiersports.tv/ Alessio Romagnoli assures Milan are focused on “turning the tide” as the struggling Rossoneri resume their season on Saturday against Napoli. Romagnoli scored during Italy’s 9-1 win over Armenia on Monday, and the defender now wants to bring that feelgood factor to his club side, who are only 14th in Serie A. “We hope to turn the tide as soon as possible,” he told Sport Mediaset. “We are coming from a difficult period.” The match is just as important for Napoli, who are on a five-game winless run… “We are ready for Napoli and we are looking to leave everything we’ve got on the pitch.” The 24-year-old has been an ever-present for Milan so far in 2019-20.last_img read more

Mahindra Xylo: Features, specifications, price and more

first_imgThe new Mahindra Xylo has undergone a huge makeover to become a stylish new Xylo with host of new features & technologies. Key highlights of the new Xylo include stylish looks, premium interiors, advanced technology and features besides luxurious space and comfort.It is now available in five variants with the top-end E9 variant sporting the advanced mHawk engine and new 5 MT 320 transmission.It is available in six attractive colour options – Diamond White, Fiery Black, Toreador Red, Java Brown, Mist Silver and Rocky Beige.The stylish new Xylo, available in 5 variants – D2, D4, E4, E8 and E9 – will start at an attractive price of Rs 7.37 lacs (D2, BS4 ex-showroom Delhi).Key styling changes are:New front grilleSleek chrome accentStylish new headlampsNew front bumper with airdamsNew bonnet with integrated Mahindra LogoSporty roof rails & spoilerPronounced wheel archesSophisticated body and roof decalsBlacked pillarsChrome tipped body side moldingNew footstep with mudflaps for easy entry and exitKey interior changes:Genuine Italian leather interiorsStylish new center consoleGlossy wood finishExciting new 2 tone dashboardSleek DDASNew inner door handlesConvenient storage placesFeatures and technologies:Voice command technology (VCT)Blue drive systemCruise controlAudio controls on steering wheelSurround cool dual ACDual SRS AirbagsABS with EBDExtra stability technology (EST)Intellipark reverse assist2 Din audio systemDigital drive assist systemIndividual AC vents & lights for all 3 rowsFlat bed seatsFoldable snack trayslast_img read more

India vs Austrlia: Dhoni happy after win against Australia

first_imgIndia skipper Mahendra Singh Dhoni and opener Gautam Gambhir on Sunday longed for Yuvraj Singh’s quick recovery and hoped the left-hander would overcome health issues and make a strong comeback.Yuvraj is currently undergoing chemotherapy in the US, for a malignant tumour in between lungs.”He will get well soon, he is someone who loves challenges and I believe he will come out strong,” Dhoni said about Yuvraj after leading his side to a four-wicket win over Australia in the ODI tri-series.Gambhir too wished for the left-hander’s qucik recovery to the Indian team.”There is a message for a very good friend. We want Yuvraj to get well soon. This is the place where he belongs and we are missing him a lot,” Gambhir, who was named the man of the match for his knock of 92, said.Needing 13 to win in the final over, Dhoni smashed Clint McKay for a massive six, which helped India to eventually seal the issue and the skipper said it was special shot.”This six was very special. This was the match when we needed that six. The World Cup six was also special but we could have done that with singles,” Dhoni said.India have recorded their second consecutive win but Dhoni felt shot selection still required improvement.”You have to analyse whether you should be playing that shot. There were a few shots we shouldn’t have played in this game so we need to work on that,” he said.Dhoni said the plan was to take the game till the end.advertisement”I told Suresh (Raina) that let’s take the game till the end. That was the time they were bowling well. So the idea was to take the game till the end and make use of the bad deliveries.”Dhoni also said that his team is taking things one game at a time.”It’s always great to be in the top 2, but it’s important to take one game at a time, no need to think about the finals.We need to now concentrate one game at a time,” Dhoni said.Gambhir was relieved to have beaten the Aussies for the first time in the series.”It was an important match for us against Australia, and I have happy to be contributing to the team’s success. Any runs in Australia is special.”As for Dhoni’s gigantic six, Gambhir said, “Dhoni is a good finisher and he stays calm and that’s important in those situations.”Australian captain Michael Clarke said they they were 10-20 runs short.”We were 10-20 short and the fielding was sloppy.”Clarke had a word of praise for Dhoni, who finished it off for India.”I have saying for a long time, the entire summer. He (Dhoni) played that innings beautifully and full credit to him Dhoni is a very good one-day player,” Clarke said.The Australian skipper was also happy for Peter Forrest who made 66 on debut.”Great to see Forrest get an opportunity, he made the most of it.””The last two games have been tight. Now it’s about how we come back in Sydney.”last_img read more

Finance Minister Pranab Mukherjee’s Budget disappoints sports federations

first_imgThis being an Olympic year, a lot was expected from the Union Budget as far as fund allocation for sports was concerned but Finance Minister Pranab Mukherjee’s total package of Rs 1,152 crore may not please many, including the sports federations.As compared to last year’s Budget in which Rs 1,121 crore was allocated to the Sports Ministry and was later revised to Rs 990 crore, this year’s Budget for sports shows a nominal hike of Rs 162 crore. Out of the total outlay, Rs 721.98 crore has been allocated for sports and games while Rs 310.22 crore has been earmarked for the Youth Welfare Scheme.The Budget has surely came as a disappointment for the Indian Olympic Association (IOA) which had requested the finance minister to consider allocating funds for sports in the range of Rs 4,000 crore. The Budget for sports in the last two years has seen a steep decline from Rs 3315.67 crore in 2010 and Rs 3,670.13crore in 2009. The Sports Authority of India (SAI), which often draws flak for it functioning, has been handed Rs 256 crore – a hike of just Rs 22 crore from last year’s Rs 236 crore. The lack of facilities at the various SAI centres in the country has often come in the limelight and frequently they have run short of food supplements for athletes.Out of the total Budget for the ministry amounting to Rs 1,152 crore, Rs 1,041 crore fall under the ‘plan’ expenditure while the rest (Rs 111 crore) is ‘nonplanned’. In its assistance to the various National Sports Federations, the government will shell out only Rs 110 crore which is an increase of just Rs 10 crore compared to last year’s Budget.advertisementAs expected, the IOA is not pleased with the funds allocated. “We expect our athletes to compete against the likes of Chinese and Americans but when it comes to investing money honour athletes, they give peanuts,” said IOA vice-president Tarlochan Singh.last_img read more

Bollywood bonanza set to descend on IPL night

first_imgBefore the adrenaline-powered cricketing action takes over, the fifth edition of the Indian Premier League will announce itself with a star-studded night of music and dance in Chennai on Tuesday.This is for the first time that the IPL has scheduled the opening ceremony a day before the first game, and at a different ground altogether- the YMCA College of Physical Education.Headlining the night will be American pop star Katy Perry, who will belt out some of her No. 1 hits like Teenage Dream, Hot Cold and California Gurls. Bollywood and the cash-rich league have gone hand-in-hand over the last four years, and it will be no different this time either, with mega star Amitabh Bachchan , Salman Khan, Kareena Kapoor and Priyanka Chopra set to perform on the night, dubbed IPL Opening Nite . One of Chennai’s favourite sons, the legendary dancer and actor Prabhu Deva, will also enthrall the crowd with his unique style, as will the reunited band Colonial Cousins, featuring Hariharan and Leslie Lewis, who created some memorable fusion numbers like Sa Ni Dha Pa in the 1990s.Tickets for the ceremony start at Rs.1,500, though not much information has been shared about the event by the organisers. The captains of all nine teams will provide the cricketing flavour to the event, when they sign the MCC’s Spirit of Cricket Pledge.The tournament proper will kick off on Wednesday with holders Chennai Super Kings taking on last year’s Champions League Twenty20 winners Mumbai Indians at the MA Chidambaram Stadium.IPL chairman Rajeev Shukla, while announcing the Opening Nite last month, had said it was the league’s way of thanking the fans for their support.”With four highly successful seasons behind us, we hope to raise the standards of the competition even higher, as we look forward to celebrating DLF IPL 2012 with much fanfare, starting with Opening Nite. We want to thank all the supporters for their continued support as they have made the league what it is today,” he had said.advertisementlast_img read more

Elite topple No. 1 Bolts in thriller, force decider for semis spot

first_imgHotel says PH coach apologized for ‘kikiam for breakfast’ claim Ethel Booba on hotel’s clarification that ‘kikiam’ is ‘chicken sausage’: ‘Kung di pa pansinin, baka isipin nila ok lang’ Don’t miss out on the latest news and information. Robredo: True leaders perform well despite having ‘uninspiring’ boss PLAY LIST 02:49Robredo: True leaders perform well despite having ‘uninspiring’ boss02:42PH underwater hockey team aims to make waves in SEA Games01:44Philippines marks anniversary of massacre with calls for justice01:19Fire erupts in Barangay Tatalon in Quezon City01:07Trump talks impeachment while meeting NCAA athletes02:49World-class track facilities installed at NCC for SEA Games “Going into the final 15 seconds of the game with Meralco up by one, the instruction was to have a good shot and if there was opening, we take it,” Blackwater head coach Leo Isaac recalled.“We challenged the players to face the situation. We wanted the ball to Walker but there was also an option for Maliksi,” Isaac said.FEATURED STORIESSPORTSSEA Games: Biñan football stadium stands out in preparedness, completionSPORTSPrivate companies step in to help SEA Games hostingSPORTSBoxers Pacquiao, Petecio torchbearers for SEA Games openingThe ball did go into the hands of Walker, who then setup Maliksi for game-winning jumper from the free throw line with 9.5 seconds left.Walker and Maliksi carried the Elite down the stretch but it took team effort in the waning seconds to pull off the defensive stop on the Bolts, whose last shot was a one-hander from just inside the 3-point line by Mike Tolomia that was off target. Trump to designate Mexican drug cartels as terrorist groups No more menthol cigarettes: New ban on tobacco, vape flavors PBA IMAGESAllein Maliksi continued to prove why Blackwater made a good move in trading for him late in the season.Maliksi came up clutch as the Elite took down the top-seeded Meralco Bolts, 92-91, Wednesday to pave way for a do-or-die for a slot in the 2017 PBA Governors’ Cup semifinals at Mall of Asia Arena.ADVERTISEMENT Marcelino twins help Lyceum go 14-0 Argentine bishop appears at court hearing on abuse chargescenter_img ‘A complete lie:’ Drilon refutes ‘blabbermouth’ Salo’s claims LATEST STORIES Lacson: SEA Games fund put in foundation like ‘Napoles case’ Reigning Best Import Allen Durham posted 18 points, including an inside basket that gave the Bolts a 91-90 edge with 15.8 ticks remaining, 21 rebounds and seven assists while Chris Newsome and Cliff Hodge had 19 and 18 points, respectively.Blackwater tries to become only the fourth team to knock off the No. 1 team on Thursday at Smart Araneta Coliseum.Sports Related Videospowered by AdSparcRead Next “We played good defense and made the stop,” Isaac said.The dramatic win was Blackwater’s first in the playoffs since joining the league in 2014 and it couldn’t have come at a better time with the Elite facing the formidable Bolts, who won nine games against only two losses in the elimination round.Walker only had 11 points in the first three quarters before taking over when it mattered most. He exploded for 19 points in the fourth quarter, scoring Blackwater’s first 18 points in the period.The former NBA veteran, who had stints with the Boston Celtics, New York Knicks and Miami Heat, scattered 30 points, 18 rebounds, six assists, one steal and a block.The 30-year-old Maliksi, who was acquired from Star in a four-player trade on Sept. 10, wound up with 15 points and four rebounds. Starting guard Mike DiGregorio added 20 points.ADVERTISEMENT MOST READ Winter storm threatens to scramble Thanksgiving travel plans View commentslast_img read more

Woods returns with solid round and good start in Bahamas

first_img“Tiger must be there,” Johnson said. “Because there’s 40 people instead of four.”Golf Channel added an hour of coverage, and Twitter came alive with people curious about the latest return. That included Steph Curry, the Golden State Warriors’ two-time MVP who played a Web.com Tour event in August. “The wait is over. The wait is over,” he tweeted .Michael Phelps said he was “pumped to be watching” Woods on TV again.This event doesn’t draw big crowds, but most of them were with Woods to see how he would fare in this latest comeback, this one from fusion surgery on his lower back on April 20. Given it was his fourth surgery in three years, coupled with a DUI arrest in the summer that exposed the struggles Woods was having with pain medicine, a day like this seemed a long way off.Woods said he appreciated the moment Thursday morning.“I was in my head thanking all the people who have helped me in giving me a chance to come back and play this round again,” he said. “There were a lot of people who were instrumental in my life — friends, outside people I’ve never met before, obviously my surgeon. I was very thankful.”And he was as competitive as always.Woods delivered his first fist pump on par-4 fourth hole when he scooped a chip that didn’t reach the green, and then holed an 18-foot par putt.While the field is short, the competition is strong with eight of the top in the world at Albany. Woodsrealizes they have spent the last couple of years playing at a high level that allows them to overcome a few mistakes.“I don’t want to lose shots,” Woods said. “I haven’t played in a very long time and I can’t afford to go out there and make a bunch of bogeys and know that I can make nine, 10 birdies and offset them.” Russia signals rainbow flags tolerated at World Cup MRT 7 on track for partial opening in 2021 Don’t miss out on the latest news and information. View comments Ethel Booba on hotel’s clarification that ‘kikiam’ is ‘chicken sausage’: ‘Kung di pa pansinin, baka isipin nila ok lang’ Malditas save PH from shutout MOST READ After his best shot of the day — a pitching wedge he hit low from 95 yards that settled a foot behind the hole for birdie on No. 14 — he sent a drive well to the right into the native dunes. Woods had to take a penalty drop to get back in play and wound up making bogey.But it was solid enough that Woods was far more interested in the leaderboard than the fact he felt strong physically.“It was not only nice to get the first round out of the way, but also I’m only three shots out of the lead,” he said. “So to be able to put myself there after not playing for 10 months or so, it was nice to feel the adrenaline out there.”He was tied for eighth in the 18-man field of this holiday exhibition that awards world ranking points but does not count as official on any tour. Rickie Fowler and Matt Kuchar were at 67, while Dustin Johnson, Jordan Spieth, Justin Rose and Kevin Chappell were at 68.The buzz was back. Johnson noticed it when he was on the practice range and noticed a crowd around theputting green.ADVERTISEMENT Along with his five birdies — only two of them were tap-ins — Woods had an assortment of tough par saves, including a 10-footer that kept him dropping another shot on a par 5 at No. 11. He finished his round with a belly wedge from short of the 17th green because of mud on his ball, and holing a 6-foot par putt on the 18th.A year ago, Woods made a pair of double bogeys over the last three holes for a 73 to finish nine shots behind. This time, he closed with pars and was three back.PGA champion Justin Thomas, who also opened with a 69 in the same pairing with Woods, is among those whohave played with him in recent weeks in Florida. Woods said he once played nine straight days.“It was what I saw when we played at home,” Thomas said. “Obviously, taking this much time off from competition is hard. I felt rusty starting after a month-and-a-half, so I can’t imagine what it felt like for him. But he played well.”Sports Related Videospowered by AdSparcRead Next Robredo: True leaders perform well despite having ‘uninspiring’ boss PLAY LIST 02:49Robredo: True leaders perform well despite having ‘uninspiring’ boss02:42PH underwater hockey team aims to make waves in SEA Games01:44Philippines marks anniversary of massacre with calls for justice01:19Fire erupts in Barangay Tatalon in Quezon City01:07Trump talks impeachment while meeting NCAA athletes02:49World-class track facilities installed at NCC for SEA Games Jordan delivers on promise: 2 Cobra choppers now in PH “For me, I thought I did great,” Woods said with a smile.And in a sign that he was ready to get back into the mix, he was far from satisfied.FEATURED STORIESSPORTSSEA Games: Biñan football stadium stands out in preparedness, completionSPORTSPrivate companies step in to help SEA Games hostingSPORTSBoxers Pacquiao, Petecio torchbearers for SEA Games openingUnlike a year ago, when Woods ended a 15-month hiatus from his ailing back, he didn’t show any fatigue at the end of his round or make any big numbers. His only regret was playing the par 5s at Albany Golf Club in 1-over par with two bogeys that stalled his momentum.Coming off a 25-foot birdie putt on the par-3 eighth, Woods hit a 3-wood that rolled up on the green and then down a slope about 30 feet from the pin. It took him four shots from there, starting with a chip that didn’t reach the green and his first expletive loud enough for television to pick up. Tiger Woods prepares to hit from the second fairway at the Hero World Challenge golf tournament at Albany Golf Club in Nassau, Bahamas, Thursday, Nov. 30, 2017. (AP Photo/Dante Carrer)NASSAU, Bahamas — Tiger Woods looked a lot better in his return to golf than he did when he left.Playing for the first time since his fourth back surgery, Woods returned from a 10-month layoff with a 3-under 69 on a breezy Thursday in the Bahamas that left him three shots behind Tommy Fleetwood after the opening round of the Hero World Challenge.ADVERTISEMENT ‘A complete lie:’ Drilon refutes ‘blabbermouth’ Salo’s claims LATEST STORIES After 30 years, Johnlu Koa still doing ‘hard-to-make’ quality breads Hotel says PH coach apologized for ‘kikiam for breakfast’ claim The Fatted Calf and Ayutthaya: New restos worth the drive to Tagaytaylast_img read more

Past failures spur Adamson coach on

first_imgPhoto by Tristan Tamayo/INQUIRER.netThere are facets in life that humans tap into to give them that extra kick of motivation, and for the head coach of Adamson Pep Squad it was the losses when he was still a student-cheerleader that spurred him on.Jeremy Lorenzo,  a wide-eyed member of the Pep Squad from 2007 until 2012, was never able to step into the podium of the UAAP cheerdance competition in those five years.ADVERTISEMENT Robredo: True leaders perform well despite having ‘uninspiring’ boss PLAY LIST 02:49Robredo: True leaders perform well despite having ‘uninspiring’ boss02:42PH underwater hockey team aims to make waves in SEA Games01:44Philippines marks anniversary of massacre with calls for justice01:19Fire erupts in Barangay Tatalon in Quezon City01:07Trump talks impeachment while meeting NCAA athletes02:49World-class track facilities installed at NCC for SEA Games Jordan delivers on promise: 2 Cobra choppers now in PH No disappointments for UP despite failing to get podium finish LATEST STORIES For the complete collegiate sports coverage including scores, schedules and stories, visit Inquirer Varsity. The Fatted Calf and Ayutthaya: New restos worth the drive to Tagaytay And those setbacks were what kept his fire burning, inspiring him to coach Adamson into cheerdance glory when the Pep Squad captured the gold in the Season 80 edition.“My motivation really were the winless experiences, being a loser during my college life,” said Lorenzo in Filipino Saturday at Mall of Asia Arena.FEATURED STORIESSPORTSSEA Games: Biñan football stadium stands out in preparedness, completionSPORTSPrivate companies step in to help SEA Games hostingSPORTSBoxers Pacquiao, Petecio torchbearers for SEA Games openingThe closest Lorenzo got to a medal when he was still student was when Adamson finished fifth in 2007, 2008, and 2011.Adamson hit rock bottom in 2010 and 2012, Lorenzo’s final collegiate year, when the Pep Squad finished dead last at eighth. Malditas save PH from shutout View comments Don’t miss out on the latest news and information. After 30 years, Johnlu Koa still doing ‘hard-to-make’ quality breads So when the opportunity to go back to his alma mater as a coach came his way, he never hesitated and kept all those pent up frustrations to use as his tinder to light the fire in his pupils.“When I was given the opportunity to apply as the coach for my school, I remembered all those past losses as motivation,” said Lorenzo whose Adamson Pep Squad scored 663.50 points out of 800. “My inspiration was my frustration from the years I experienced all those losses.” Ethel Booba on hotel’s clarification that ‘kikiam’ is ‘chicken sausage’: ‘Kung di pa pansinin, baka isipin nila ok lang’ MRT 7 on track for partial opening in 2021 Hotel says PH coach apologized for ‘kikiam for breakfast’ claim ‘A complete lie:’ Drilon refutes ‘blabbermouth’ Salo’s claims Sports Related Videospowered by AdSparcRead Next MOST READlast_img read more

Poll official killed, 5 injured in Kashmir militant attack

first_imgOne polling officer was killed and five others were injured on Thursday in an attack by militants on a polling staff party in Jammu and Kashmir’s Shopian district, police said.A senior police officer told IANS that polling staff was returning in a bus to the district headquarters in Shopian district from Nagbal polling station when they were fired upon by militants.”One polling officer was killed in this militant attack while five others including two Central Reserve Police Force (CRPF) troopers, a local policeman and two members of the polling staff – were injured.”This was the first major militant attack on the polling staff in Anantnag Lok Sabha constituency which went to vote on Thursday amid separatist boycott call and stone pelting incidents by youths at many places.last_img read more

Terry Walsh resigns as Indian hockey head coach over ‘pay dispute’

first_imgTerry Walsh had recently guided India to a historic gold medal at the Asian GamesIndia’s chief hockey coach Terry Walsh on Tuesday sprang a surprise by resigning from his post because of a ‘pay dispute’, barely three weeks after guiding the team to a historic gold medal in the Asian Games in Incheon.The 60-year-old Australian, himself a noted Olympian, submitted his resignation in dramatic fashion, saying that he was finding it difficult to adjust to the decision making style of the sporting bureaucracy in the country.”I hereby tender my resignation as the Chief Coach, Indian Men’s Hockey Team, effective as per the details of my contract or as agreed to by all concerned parties,” Walsh said in a letter sent to SAI Director General Jiji Thomson on October 19.”I am finding considerable difficulty adjusting to the decision making style of the sporting bureaucracy in India which I believe, in the long term, is not in the best interests of Indian Hockey or it’s players,” said Walsh under whom India also won a silver in Glasgow Commonwealth Games.It is, however, learnt that Walsh and some other support staff were having some issues with the government over TDS (Tax Deduction at Source) on their salaries.Interestingly, Walsh also said that he would not like to continue with the top job on account of constant travelling with the team.”In addition to my difficulties with not being able to professionally operate within these bureaucratic confines, I am not willing to continue with the constant time away from my family in Australia. My current commitment places too much stress on my personal life.advertisement”Over the recent twelve month period I have become particularly attached to the playing group. In future years I would enjoy the prospect of retaining some involvement with the team and Indian Hockey,” said the former Olympian who was part of Australia’s silver winning team in 1976 Olympics.Walsh thanked the SAI for giving him an opportunity to work as head coach of the team.”May I thank you for the honour and opportunity to have worked with an Indian National Program for the last twelve months. I wish the Sports Authority of India every success as it builds into and beyond the 2016 Olympic Games,” he said.In an e-mail circulated to the media, Hockey India President Narinder Batra said that Walsh had issues with the SAI over his contract.”Besides other issues he (Walsh) has issues with his contract with SAI, which now after his resignation expires on 19.11.2014,” Batra said.”We suggest if SAI can have a re-look at his contract before 19.11.2014 so that he may continue till Olympic 2016. We suggest for a meeting between SAI and Mr Walsh,” he said.last_img read more