Juventus have made an approach to sign highly-rated PSV youngster Joel Piroe, Goal understands.The 19-year-old forward has previously been courted by the likes of Paris Saint-Germain and Borussia Dortmund while Premier League sides Manchester City, Arsenal and Chelsea have also previously shown an interest.Piroe, who impressed for PSV’s Under-19 side last season under manager Mark van Bommel, has scored eight goals in 13 appearances for the Netherlands Under-19 side Article continues below Editors’ Picks Man Utd ready to spend big on Sancho and Haaland in January Who is Marcus Thuram? Lilian’s son who is top of the Bundesliga with Borussia Monchengladbach Brazil, beware! Messi and Argentina out for revenge after Copa controversy Best player in MLS? Zlatan wasn’t even the best player in LA! Serie A champions Juve have already contacted PSV about Piroe’s availability and are expected to lodge a bid in the region of €2 million for a player who has been watched regularly by Europe’s elite.He would likely start his Bianconeri career within their Under-23 squad, but should he impress then a potential to fast-track him into the first team is not being ruled out.Piroe moved to PSV from Feyenoord in 2014, having scored 45 goals in 26 games for the Rotterdam outfit, and was snapped up by Feyenoord previously from NEC Nijmegen.
Roy Hodgson was left furious after a series of refereeing decisions went against Crystal Palace in a home loss to Liverpool.James Milner opened the scoring from the penalty spot in Monday’s Premier League game after former Reds defender Mamadou Sakho was harshly adjudged to have brought down Mohamed Salah in the box .Salah drew a foul from Aaron Wan-Bissaka that saw the young right-back dismissed before the Egypt star sent Sadio Mane clear to wrap up the points in injury time. Article continues below Editors’ Picks Man Utd ready to spend big on Sancho and Haaland in January Who is Marcus Thuram? Lilian’s son who is top of the Bundesliga with Borussia Monchengladbach Brazil, beware! Messi and Argentina out for revenge after Copa controversy Best player in MLS? Zlatan wasn’t even the best player in LA! An angry Hodgson disagreed with Michael Oliver’s decision to award Salah a penalty and said Palace should have had a spot-kick of their own when Max Meyer went down in the box.”It wasn’t a penalty. I’ve been in football a long time, and if that is a penalty then the game has changed beyond all recognition,” Hodgson told a news conference.”Mamadou is trying to defend and there is no way he is looking to foul the player or get contact on him at all.”If people can’t see that then I’ll be the pariah who sees only what he wants to see, and if all you guys see it as something different then I’ll accept it.”I don’t want penalties for my team in that way – if you ask me one day ‘was it a penalty’ and I don’t say that those situations aren’t penalties both for and against, then I’ll be very disappointed in myself and you’ll be quite entitled to take me up on it.”I’m frustrated because I don’t think that’s a penalty. I also don’t think it was a foul on James Milner when we had a counter-attacking chance, and I do think it was a penalty in the last minutes when Max Meyer gets wiped out in the area by [Virgil] van Dijk when he was about to get a touch on the ball, but these things happen.”Sometimes refereeing decisions go against you and it’s disappointing and a cause for frustration and anger, but if you ask me about the team’s performance I think it was very, very good.”I take some comfort and pride in that, but it’s not going to change my disappointment and anger at how we came in at half-time losing 1-0.”A couple of key moments just before half time cost us tonight but solid performance against one of the league’s best… must take positives into Sunday! #CPFC pic.twitter.com/8qPzvXz4dF — Andros Townsend (@andros_townsend) August 20, 2018 Hodgson accepted Wan-Bissaka’s red card, though, the otherwise impressive 20-year-old bumping Salah to the ground after chasing down the Liverpool attacker as he ran through on Wayne Hennessey’s goal.”It’s one of those things,” the former England boss said. “We were pushing to get an equaliser, playing quite well, looking reasonably likely to get a goal and were asking questions of the Liverpool defence, but then from a ball lumped forward we didn’t win the header and we were light at the back.”Aaron did his level best to try and get back in and stop Salah from going free with the goalkeeper. He definitely touches him so there’s no question it was a sending off, but I don’t think he was looking to clip his heels – he was genuinely trying to get his foot on the ball but didn’t succeed.”As a result he caught the player and the referee was right to send him off.” Subscribe to Goal’s Liverpool Correspondent Neil Jones’ weekly email bringing you the best Liverpool FC writing from around the web
Jurgen Klopp blasted referee Szymon Marciniak after Liverpool’s Champions League hopes were left hanging by a thread following defeat to Paris St Germain.The Reds lost 2-1 in the French capital and must beat Napoli at Anfield – either 1-0 or by two clear goals – in their final Group C game to qualify for the knockout stages.His team were outplayed for swathes of the contest, but an angry Klopp’s main focus in his post-match interviews was on the performance of the official. Article continues below Editors’ Picks Man Utd ready to spend big on Sancho and Haaland in January Who is Marcus Thuram? Lilian’s son who is top of the Bundesliga with Borussia Monchengladbach Brazil, beware! Messi and Argentina out for revenge after Copa controversy Best player in MLS? Zlatan wasn’t even the best player in LA! The Pole issued six yellow cards to Liverpool and two to PSG – one of which, for Marco Veratti’s foul on Joe Gomez, the Liverpool boss was adamant should have been a red.And the German was further angered by the referee’s apparent uncertainty about awarding the penalty from which Liverpool scored through James Milner, with the assistant referee influencing the decision.Klopp ranted to Viasport Fotball: “I think we won the fair play competition three times in a row in England and today we [were made to] look like butchers!”We have six, seven, eight yellow cards and we were close to a red card.”Yes, there were one or two holding things which were yellow cards, but all the others – it’s unbelieveable.”We got a penalty – the ref didn’t want to give it but I don’t know how that’s possible.”The ref needs to be prepared for a game like this and he looked not prepared.“But they scored two and we only [got] one so it’s our fault.”He continued on the same theme in his press conference, adding: “That was a red for me, clearly from Veratti. I saw it very well and for sure it was not the same colour card as the 500 we got tonight.”Asked if the official had been infuenced by apparent play-acting by PSG star Neymar, Klopp snapped: “It’s not for me to talk about Neymar.”And he added to his interviewer: “Ask the ref. You can. Try.”Despite his anger, Klopp says his side remain confident of reaching the knockout stages ahead of a do or die test against Napoli.”Napoli is unbelievabley strong and we have to win by two goals which is not an easy job but we’ll have Anfield at out backs and we still believe,” he said.”We are dispoointed, for sure but we’ll have to be spot on.”Liverpool return to action on Sunday when they host Everton in the season’s first Merseyside Derby. Subscribe to Goal’s Liverpool Correspondent Neil Jones’ weekly email bringing you the best Liverpool FC writing from around the web
Jinder Mahal will face Randy Orton for the WWE Championship belt on SmackDown pay-per-view, WWE Battleground, in Philadelphia on July 23 in a Punjabi Prison match.SmackDown Live commissioner Shane McMahon announced on this week’s episode granted Randy Orton the re-match, while announcing that Jinder Mahal would get to decide the match stipulations.The ‘Modern Day Maharaja’ will be defending his title for the second time after successfully defeating the ‘Viper’ at Money in the Bank, and as Champion got to decide the match stipulations.Jinder Mahal won the WWE Championship belt defeating Randy Orton at WWE Backlash and then successfully defended it at Money in the back pay-per-view.If you are wondering what a ‘Punjabi Prison match’ is, the simplest way to put it would be that it is a cage match but with a twist.The Punjabi Prison match, very much like a steel cage match at Hell in a Cell or Elimination Chamber, is where two or more Superstars are locked inside to battle it out for supremacy without outside intervention.The difference being that there is a cage made of bamboo which is again surrounded by another octagonal bamboo structure while being topped with a series of razor-sharp bamboo spikes.The rules of a Punjabi Prison match is complicated and is far from what the regular cell matches.The WWE put the rules as,- To win, a Superstar must escape both cages. The interior structure contains four doors, all of which are attended by a referee.- When a Superstar calls for the door to be opened, they have one minute to walk through it and into the outer structure.advertisement- If they don’t make it through in time, the door is shut and locked for good. If a Superstar fails to make it through all four of the doors in the allotted time, they must climb out of the inner structure.- It makes for good practice, as the only way to escape the outer ring is to climb up and over it.- The first Superstar whose feet touch the ground wins the match. That means a Superstar cannot achieve victory inside the Punjabi Prison by something as ordinary as a pinfall or a submission, but must fight his way out.Here is what happened the last time the mach took place, Take a look at the last time the #PunjabiPrison was in play! https://t.co/ibn6hokCOT- WWE (@WWEIndia) June 28, 2017The competitors would find it impossible to escape and help from outside would be impossible, ‘outside help’ being the operative word.The continued interference from The Singh Brothers has irked many fans who would rather prefer a champion of a lighter hue.Up until now, there have been two Punjabi Prison matches in the history of the WWE and was introduced by The Great Khali.The Great Khali was supposed to take part in the first ever Punjabi prison match against The Undertaker at Great American Bash 2006, but couldn’t after failing to pass medical, as Big Show took his place. The second Punjabi Prison match was at No Mercy 2007 when The Great Khali faced Bautista.
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Highlights from Day 1 of the second Test between Sri Lanka and India being played at the Sinhalese Sports Club Ground in Colombo. (Scorecard)India 1st Innings:17.05 IST: India 344/3 (90 overs) at stumps on Day 1 vs Sri Lanka. Cheteshwar Pujara 128*, Ajinkya Rahane 103* Rahane and Pujara walk off to a standing ovation from the dressing room. A hundred from both of them have ensured India are right on top in this match. They did not lose a wicket in this session and have managed toadd 106 runs. After winning the toss and opting to bat this the ideal situation they would have wanted to be in.Sri Lanka on the other hand, have found it very difficult to apply anykind of pressure on the Indian batsmen. They were too short and bowledway too many bad balls. To make matters worse Nuwan Pradeep walked ofholding a hamstring and if he cannot bowl in this game it is going to be a crucial blow for the hosts.16.49 IST: THAT’S A TON FOR JINX! Ajinkya Rahane scores 9th hundred, second in Sri Lanka and sixth outside India. India’s best overseas player in Test cricket at the moment, you can see why. Has delivered once again on foreign soil. Leans ahead and taps it in front of point as he steals a single. Lovely knock. India 338/3 (85.2 overs)Finally! She said, after @ajinkyarahane88 gets to a well-made 9th Test century #TeamIndia #SLvIND pic.twitter.com/l1HlAM95x2- BCCI (@BCCI) August 3, 2017Batsman @ajinkyarahane88 brings up his 9th Test ton. Follow the game here – https://t.co/cexxqoSOZz #SLvIND #TeamIndia pic.twitter.com/diEzYrLH6aadvertisement- BCCI (@BCCI) August 3, 2017Ajinkya Rahane (21 50+ Test scores)100s: 990s: 280s: 270s: 260s: 150s: 5#SLvInd- Mohandas Menon (@mohanstatsman) August 3, 201716.31 IST: Pradeep is walking off the field. Seems like a hamstring injury. The last two balls of his over will be bowled by Pushpakumara. IND 321/3 in 81 overs16.27 IST: Second new ball has been taken. Nuwan Pradeep will have a crack with it first up.16.26 IST: Sri Lanka now have the option to take the second new ball. IND 317/3 in 80 ovs16.22 IST: Herath to Rahane, FOUR! Tossed up outside the line of off stump, Rahane drives it through extra cover and sends it all the way for a boundary.2nd Test. 79.2: R Herath to A Rahane (88), 4 runs, 315/3 https://t.co/cexxqpaqo9 #SLvIND #TeamIndia- BCCI (@BCCI) August 3, 201716.17 IST: Pushpakumara to Rahane, DROPPED on 80! A tough chance. He almost got his first Test wicket. Tosses it up on off, Rahane drives it uppishly to the left of the bowler who dives and stretches his hand but is unable to hang onto it. The ball goes down to long off for a run. IND 306/3 in 78 ovs16. 10 IST: Pushpakumara to Rahane, FOUR! Poor ball. Another free from a Lankan bowler. Short and wide outside off, Rahane rocks onto his back foot and firmly punches it through the covers for a boundary. India 299/3 (76 overs) vs Sri Lanka15.56 IST: de Silva to Rahane, FOUR! BANG! Rahane comes down the track and hits it over mid off for a one bounce boundary. He has played with great intent here. India 288/3 (73 overs) vs Sri Lanka15.38 IST: Pushpakumara to Pujara, bowled on the stumps, Pujara flicks it through square leg for a couple. He also brings up his 13th hundred. This has been very good knock by him. He has been patient and he deserves this. He is the seventh Indian batsman to score a ton in his 50th Test. India 266/3 (67.4 overs) vs Sri Lanka Fewest inns to 13 Test 100s for India68 S Gavaskar81 V Kohli82 S Tendulkar84 Cheteshwar Pujara#SLvInd- Mohandas Menon (@mohanstatsman) August 3, 2017Mr. Consistent – @cheteshwar1 brings up his 13th Test ton #SLvIND #TeamIndia pic.twitter.com/4QNedfg7qc- BCCI (@BCCI) August 3, 201715.26 IST: Pradeep to Rahane, FOUR! BEAUTIFUL! Full ball on off, Rahane leans into it and drives it through covers for a boundary.2nd Test. 64.4: N Pradeep to A Rahane (54), 4 runs, 258/3 https://t.co/cexxqpaqo9 #SLvIND #TeamIndia- BCCI (@BCCI) August 3, 201715.22 IST: WELL PLAYED JINKS! Fifty for Rahane! Has been flawless so far. Scored runs briskly and looked brilliant. Drives it to long off and takes a single. Like Pujara, he too must carry on and make a big score. IND 254/3 in 64 ovs15.13 IST: Pushpakumara and Perera bowling in tandem post tea. India 242/3 in 61 overs. Pujara 91*, Rahane 43*. Partnership: 109 off 133 balls 15.06 IST: Just the run one came from Perera’s over post tea. India 239/3 in 59 overs. Time for the final session as Pujara and Rahane walk out to the middle #TeamIndia #SLvIND pic.twitter.com/mHn00hQXVVadvertisement- BCCI (@BCCI) August 3, 201714.43 IST: India 238/3 in 58 overs at tea on Day 1. Pujara 89*, Rahane 41*. Post-lunch session – 137 runs in 30 overs, 2 wickets.Sri Lanka started off the session well by taking two quick wickets but Rahane and Pujara added some quick runs and have made sure that it has belonged to India. Pujara has been like a wall at one end and Rahane is scoring at a brisk rate. India will want the same to continue after the break.Sri Lanka on the other hand, have been wayward with their lines and lengths. They need a wicket or two to get back into the game. There is assistance from the pitch but the Lankan bowlers are not hitting the right areas. They need to come out fighting after the break. Join us for the final session in a while.14.40 IST: NOT OUT! Unsuccessful review from Sri Lanka, Rahane survives as he was struck outside off-stump 14.39 IST: Pradeep to Rahane, huge appeal for LBW! umpire says not out. Sri Lanka take a review14.34 IST: Herath to Rahane, a single brings up the 100-run partnership between Pujara and Rahane in just 104 balls.14.09 IST: 200 up for India in the 51st over. Pujara 67*, Rahane 26*. Partnership: 67 off 70 ballsIndian Test capts dismissed on “unlucky 13” most times – 2Gundappa Viswanath 1980Sunil Gavaskar 1983 & 1984Virat Kohli 2017#SLvInd- Mohandas Menon (@mohanstatsman) August 3, 201714.05 IST: Perera to Pujara, FOUR! Good timing. Met the ball well at its pitch and drove it through the line past the sliding mid off fielder, who couldn’t stop it moving to his left. Super shot.2nd Test. 49.2: MDK Perera to C Pujara (65), 4 runs, 195/3 https://t.co/cexxqpaqo9 #SLvIND #TeamIndia- BCCI (@BCCI) August 3, 201714.02 IST: Pushpakumara to Pujara, SIX! Wrong line and length to bowl. Very wrong. Malinda drops it short, on middle and leg, Pujara rocks back and with a powerful pull clears mid-wicket for a maximum.2nd Test. 48.4: M Pushpakumara to C Pujara (60), 6 runs, 190/3 https://t.co/cexxqpaqo9 #SLvIND #TeamIndia- BCCI (@BCCI) August 3, 201713.56 IST: Pujara gets to his 16th Test fifty in 112 balls. Pujara fifty steadies India post lunch. IND 178/3 in 47.1 overs13.52 IST: Pushpakumara to Rahane, FOUR! That’s a lovely shot. Rahane is afraid to take the attack to the opposition. Skips out watching the flight and lifts it over mid-wicket for a boundary. Excellent finish to the over.2nd Test. 45.6: MDK Perera to A Rahane (17), 4 runs, 170/3 https://t.co/cexxqpaqo9 #SLvIND #TeamIndia- BCCI (@BCCI) August 3, 201713.48 IST: Pushpakumara to Rahane, FOUR! Super shot! Tossed up delivery on middle, Rahane stays leg side, gets to the pitch of the delivery and smashes it past a diving Rangana Herath, who in all honestly stood no chance to stop it. It races away to the fence for a boundary.2nd Test. 44.3: M Pushpakumara to A Rahane (11), 4 runs, 163/3 https://t.co/cexxqpaqo9 #SLvIND #TeamIndia- BCCI (@BCCI) August 3, 201713.43 IST: Players break for drinks! Sri Lanka have come back into the game by using the conditions well. Picked up a couple of wickets and clogged the run flow effectively. This next phase of play will be quite important for both teams. India 159/3 in 44 overs (Pujara 45*, Rahane 7*). advertisement13.34 IST: TAKE A BOW CHE! Cheteshwar Pujara completes 4000 Test runs in his 50th Test match. He is joint-third fastest Indian, along with Rahul Dravid, to get to the landmark in 84 innings. IND 145/3 in 41.3 overs 13.30 IST: Herath to Rahane, FOUR! Drags his length back on middle, Rahane whips it through mid-wicket for a boundary. Ajinkya gets off the mark.13.24 IST: Herath to Kohli, OUT c Angelo Mathews b Rangana Herath. Angelo, you beauty! A great reflex catch by the ex-skipper. Flatter and outside off, Kohli tries to cut it but gets an outside edge which flies to Mathews at first slip who takes a brilliant catch diving to his right. Kohli is not happy with himself. That was too close to cut maybe. Never the less, a big wicket for Sri Lanka and they are right back into the game now.38.5: WICKET! V Kohli (13) is out, c Angelo Mathews b Rangana Herath, 133/3- BCCI (@BCCI) August 3, 201713.19 IST: Pradeep to Pujara, FOUR! EDGY BOUNDARY! Fuller in length, swinging away from the batsman. Pujara gets it off the outside edge through backward point and the ball races to the fence.2nd Test. 37.6: N Pradeep to C Pujara (27), 4 runs, 133/2 https://t.co/cexxqpaqo9 #SLvIND #TeamIndia- BCCI (@BCCI) August 3, 201713.14 IST: Herath to Kohli, FOUR! WHAT PLACEMENT! Loopy ball outside off, Kohli leans into it and drives it through covers for a boundary. He has played some great shots uptil now.2nd Test. 36.6: R Herath to V Kohli (13), 4 runs, 129/2 https://t.co/cexxqpaqo9 #SLvIND #TeamIndia- BCCI (@BCCI) August 3, 201713.09 IST: Pradeep to Kohli, FOUR! LOVELY SHOT! The short ball followed by a full one on off, Kohli leans into it and drives it through mid off for a boundary.2nd Test. 35.3: N Pradeep to V Kohli (8), 4 runs, 124/2 https://t.co/cexxqpaqo9 #SLvIND #TeamIndia- BCCI (@BCCI) August 3, 201712.59 IST: Herath to Pujara, FOUR! Plays the sweep thorugh backward square leg to great effect and collects a boundary.2nd Test. 32.3: R Herath to C Pujara (23), 4 runs, 118/2 https://t.co/cexxqpaqo9 #SLvIND #TeamIndia- BCCI (@BCCI) August 3, 201712.48 IST: RUN OUT! Yes, No, Yes, No and a run out. A big misunderstanding between the two batsmen. Tosses it up on off, Rahul pushes it towards covers and sets off for a run. Pujara first obliges but then stops in between the pitch and sends Rahul back who also was half way down. Chandimal is quick to the ball and fires in a throw to Dickwella who collects the ball and whips the bails off. Rahul is well short of his ground. He is not happy at all. He walks back dejected. He fails to covert it big once again. He is run out for the first time in his Test career. India have lost both their openers now. IND 109/2in 30.4 overs30.4: WICKET! L Rahul (57) is out, run out (Dinesh Chandimal), 109/2 https://t.co/cexxqpaqo9 #SLvIND #TeamIndia- BCCI (@BCCI) August 3, 201712.40 IST: Herath will begin the proceedings post lunch12.00 IST: India 101/1 in 28 overs at lunch on Day 1. Rahul 52*, Pujara 14*, Perera 1/11Despite the loss of Shikhar Dhawan early in the morning, this is still India’s session. Scored 101 runs in 28 overs as Rahul and Pujara have done well with the bat. Kept the scoreboard ticking and the former has gone on to score a fifty. Sri Lanka couldn’t do much in this session but the ball is already turning and this will surely encourage them. The afternoon session should make for an interesting viewing. Join us back shortly for that.And that will be Lunch as #TeamIndia get to 101/1 with @klrahul11 on 52* and @cheteshwar1 on 14* #SLvIND pic.twitter.com/zkaRC2m2uK- BCCI (@BCCI) August 3, 201711.56 IST: Herath to Rahul, FOUR! That’s just adding to Lanka’s woes. Rahul advances down the track and lofts it over mid off. It falls just inside the rope and that’ll be a boundary. 8th Test fifty for KL Rahul! This is his 6th consecutive fifty. But, 4 out of those 6 times he’s gotten out in the 50-70 range. Something to be careful about. IND 101/1 in 26.5 ovs 2nd Test. 26.5: R Herath to L Rahul (52), 4 runs, 101/1 https://t.co/cexxqpaqo9 #SLvIND #TeamIndia- BCCI (@BCCI) August 3, 201711.54 IST: NOT OUT! RAHUL LIVES TO FIGHT ON! But an excellent delivery from Herath and equally impressive glovework from Niroshan Dickwella. Slightly quicker through the air, turns and beats the outside edge of Rahul’s hanging bat. He’s a touch off balance too and this provides Dickwella the opportunity to whip the bails off and does so in a flash. It’s taken upstairs and replays show that he’s just managed to plant his back foot back in time.11.54 IST: Stumping appeal! This could be a big wicket for Sri Lanka. KL Rahul is the man in question. Dickwella could have got his man. IND 97/1 in 26.3 overs11.51 IST: India 97/1 in 26 overs. Rahul 48*, Pujara 14*. Current partnership – 41 off 95 balls11.22 IST: Herath to Rahul, FOUR! Full on middle, Rahul brings out the broom and sweeps it past short leg, through square leg and sends it across the rope for a boundary.2nd Test. 18.4: R Herath to L Rahul (42), 4 runs, 89/1 https://t.co/cexxqpaqo9 #SLvIND #TeamIndia- BCCI (@BCCI) August 3, 201711.20 IST: Pushpakumara to Rahul, FOUR! Short and flat on the stumps, Rahul goes back and pulls it over mid-wicket for a boundary.2nd Test. 17.6: M Pushpakumara to L Rahul (38), 4 runs, 84/1 https://t.co/cexxqpaqo9 #SLvIND #TeamIndia- BCCI (@BCCI) August 3, 201711.11 IST: Pushpakumara to Rahul, FOUR! Malinda gives it a lot of flight and seeing this, Rahul uses his feet well. Gets to the pitch and lofts it over extra cover for a boundary.2nd Test. 15.1: M Pushpakumara to L Rahul (31), 4 runs, 74/1 https://t.co/cexxqpaqo9 #SLvIND #TeamIndia- BCCI (@BCCI) August 3, 201711.09 IST: Perera to Pujara, FOUR! TOP SHOT! He loves using his feet to the finger spinner. Dances down the track and drives it past the bowler for a boundary.2nd Test. 14.4: MDK Perera to C Pujara (8), 4 runs, 70/1 https://t.co/cexxqpaqo9 #SLvIND #TeamIndia- BCCI (@BCCI) August 3, 201711.05 IST: Drinks break! India started off well but the Lankans have come back with Dhawan’s dismissal. A wicket or two now and they present themselves with the opportunity to have a firm position in this game.11.03 IST: Debutant Malinda Pushpakumara gives away just 1 run from his first over. IND 63/1 in 14 ovs 11.00 IST: Debutant Malinda Pushpakumara will bowl for the very first time in his international career.10.49 IST: OUT! A successful review from Sri Lanka this time. The bowling change has worked wonders. The danger man Dhawan has to depart. Bowls it full on middle, the ball straightens a little. Dhawan tries to sweep but misses and is struck on the pads. The Lankans appeal and this time the umpire gives it not out. Chandimal after a chat with his teammates decides to review. They go upstairs. Replays show that there was no bat involved. The ball has pitched in line, strikes him in line and is clipping the stumps. Three reds the umpire has to overturn his decision again. Big wicket for the home side. Dilruwan is ecstatic.(AP Photo)10.1: WICKET! S Dhawan (35) is out, lbw Dilruwan Perera, 56/1 https://t.co/cexxqpaqo9 #SLvIND #TeamIndia- BCCI (@BCCI) August 3, 201710.48 IST: Perera to Dhawan, another lbw shout! this time Dhawan is the man in question. Looks close, he could be in trouble.10.42 IST: KL Survives! NOT OUT! A brilliant review from him. The ploy to bowl with the part timer almost paid off for Sri Lanka. Bowls it on a length on middle, jags back in a touch. Rahul tries to flick but misses and is struck on the pads. The Lankans appeal and the umpire gives it out. Lokesh walks down to his partner and after a chat he decides to review it. They go upstairs. Replays show that the ball has pitched in line and hits him in line but is missing the stumps. The on-field call has to be overturned. IND 53/010.41 IST: Karunaratne to Rahul, BIG APPEAL and given out LBW by the umpire! Rahul has taken a review but it looks close!10.37 IST: Pradeep to Rahul, FOUR! It is raining boundaries in Colombo. Bowls it on the pads, Rahul flicks it to the fine leg fence for a boundary and brings up India’s fifty in the ninth over. Scoring rate – 5.882nd Test. 8.4: N Pradeep to L Rahul (18), 4 runs, 51/0 https://t.co/cexxqpaqo9 #SLvIND #TeamIndia- BCCI (@BCCI) August 3, 201710.35 IST: Pradeep to Dhawan, FOUR! He is so good through the cover region. Full outside off, Dhawan drives it through covers for another boundary. He is on the charge here.10.34 IST: Karunaratne’s first over goes for four runs. IND 42/0 in 8 ovs (Dhawan 28*, Rahul 14*)10.30 IST: An unlikely bowling change as part-time medium pacer Dimuth Karunaratne is introduced into the bowling attack.10.29 IST: Pradeep to Dhawan, BIG APPEAL! But nothing from the umpire. Lands it on a length on middle, Dhawan walks across and tries to flick but misses and is struck on the pads. Appeal made but seems like it was going down the leg side. IND 38/0 in 7 ovs 10.25 IST: Pradeep to Dhawan, FOUR! CRACKING SHOT! He is growing in confidence here. Fuller in length outside off, Dhawan leans forward and drives it through covers and the ball races to the fence.2nd Test. 6.1: N Pradeep to S Dhawan (25), 4 runs, 36/0 https://t.co/cexxqpaqo9 #SLvIND #TeamIndia- BCCI (@BCCI) August 3, 201710.23 IST: Herath to Rahul, FOUR! Back-to-back boundaries for Rahul. Dances down the track and hits it towards mid off where De Silva slips while running to his right and lets it through for another boundary.2nd Test. 5.6: R Herath to L Rahul (11), 4 runs, 32/0 https://t.co/cexxqpaqo9 #SLvIND #TeamIndia- BCCI (@BCCI) August 3, 201710.23 IST: Herath to Rahul, FOUR! TOP SHOT! Herath gives it air outside off, Rahul square drives it for a boundary.10.18 IST: Pradeep to Dhawan, FOUR! CRUNCHED! Bangs it in short on middle, Dhawan pulls it through square leg for a boundary. That made a cracking sound off the bat.2nd Test. 4.3: N Pradeep to S Dhawan (19), 4 runs, 22/0 https://t.co/cexxqpaqo9 #SLvIND #TeamIndia- BCCI (@BCCI) August 3, 201710.16 IST: Herath bowls the first maiden over of the day. IND 18/0 in 4 overs10.14 IST: Dhawan is batting with a strike rate of over 93 with two boundaries and a six. IND 18/0 in 3 ovs10.11 IST: Pradeep to Dhawan, FOUR! Nails the cut shot this time. Shorter outside off, Shikhar camps back and cuts it through backward point for a boundary.2nd Test. 2.5: N Pradeep to S Dhawan (15), 4 runs, 18/0 https://t.co/cexxqpaqo9 #SLvIND #TeamIndia- BCCI (@BCCI) August 3, 201710.07 IST: Herath to Dhawan, SIX! BANG! We saw this so many times in the first Test. Dances down the wicket and lofts it over the long on fence for a maximum. Brilliant from Dhawan.2nd Test. 1.5: R Herath to S Dhawan (10), 6 runs, 13/0 https://t.co/cexxqpaqo9 #SLvIND #TeamIndia- BCCI (@BCCI) August 3, 201710.05 IST: Off-spinner Rangana Herath will share the new ball with Pradeep from the other end.10.03 IST: Pradeep to Dhawan, FOUR! STREAKY BOUNDARY! Lands it on a length just outside off, Dhawan pokes at it and gets an outside edge past the diving Kusal at third slip for a boundary. The slip should have been a little closer. A good over by Pradeep.2nd Test. 0.6: N Pradeep to S Dhawan (4), 4 runs, 4/0 https://t.co/cexxqpaqo9 #SLvIND #TeamIndia- BCCI (@BCCI) August 3, 201710.02 IST: Looking at the first three balls it seems this pitch is not going to assist the fast bowlers. Not much bounce on offer and is on the slower side as well. 10.00 IST: Shikhar Dhawan takes first strike for India. Nuwan Pradeep will open the attack for the hosts.Pre-match updates:9.50 IST: Sri Lanka Playing XI: Dimuth Karunaratne, Upul Tharanga, Kusal Mendis, Dinesh Chandimal(c), Angelo Mathews, Dhananjaya de Silva, Niroshan Dickwella(w), Rangana Herath, Dilruwan Perera, Malinda Pushpakumara, Nuwan Pradeep9.50 IST: India Playing XI – IND XI: L Rahul, S Dhawan, C Pujara, V Kohli, A Rahane, R Ashwin, W Saha, H Pandya, R Jadeja, M Shami, U Yadav- BCCI (@BCCI) August 3, 20179.40 IST: Three changes for Sri Lanka today – captain Dinesh Chandimal is back in the playing XI, Malinda Pushpakumara will make his debut and Dhananjaya de Silva gets a game.9.32 IST: TOSS! India captain Virat Kohli wins the toss and opts to bat first against Sri Lanka at Colombo. KL Rahul replaces Abhinav Mukund in the Indian playing XI.#TeamIndia win the toss and will bat first. @klrahul11 comes in place of Abhinav Mukund #SLvIND pic.twitter.com/gRdHTvSw34- BCCI (@BCCI) August 3, 20179.22 IST: Cheteshwar Pujara is all set to play his 50th Test match today. All the best ‘Che’Happy 50th Test @cheteshwar1 Good luck ????????? #TeamIndia #SLvIND pic.twitter.com/pSQspqt5mK- BCCI (@BCCI) August 3, 20179.10 IST: Meanwhile, the ICC has granted permission to Sri Lanka skipper Dinesh Chandimal to use an inhaler during the match following a bout of pneumonia.8.45 IST: Team India are off to the Sinhalese Sports Club Ground for the second Test.And…off we go #TeamIndia #SLvIND pic.twitter.com/ub0FOy0bCi- BCCI (@BCCI) August 3, 2017Brief Preview: In-form India will look to inflict another defeat on Sri Lanka and seal the three-Test series when the two sides clash in the second rubber at the Sinhalese Sports Club here on Thursday.India scripted a rampaging 304-run victory in the first Test with opener Shikhar Dhawan making a strong case for himself with regular openers Lokesh Rahul and Murali Vijay, left out injured.Dhawan smashed a 168-ball 190 in the first innings to steer India to a mammoth total of 600 and help it take a firm grip on the match, which eventually they never let go.Dhawan was adjudged Man-of-the-Match and that leaves skipper Virat Kohli with a happy headache of chosing between Dhawan, Abhinav Mukund and Rahul, who is back into the reckoning.Mukund also scored a crafty 81 in the second essay which had Kohli’s unbeaten 103. Rahul, who laid low in the first Test with viral fever, has now recovered and if he is successful in proving his fitness for this Test, the toss-up will be between Dhawan and Mukund for the second opener’s slot.It is unlikely that Mukund will get a look in, owing to Dhawan’s form.I’m positive about the fact that the current Indian team can do things that probably no other Indian team has done before – @RaviShastriOfc pic.twitter.com/LUek9yJYav- BCCI (@BCCI) August 1, 2017
Kolkata, Nov 1 (PTI) Former India captain Sourav Ganguly is penning a book on mind games in sport even as he considers authoring books nightmarish, something which has also discouraged him from writing his autobiography. “To sit and write, dictate someone, then correct it and make sure its on time with the publisher, its a nightmare,” Ganguly said here during a book release function. “I was chased for a long time but Im not a great writer. Ive been asked to write a book on mind games in sport,” he said about his upcoming book. “Its a book on how the players mindset is important to develop the sport and I found that pretty boring actually,” he confessed. One of the most successful Indian captains and in the backdrop of his controversy with Greg Chappell makes Ganguly a perfect autobiography material. “I have not started thinking about my autobiography. Honestly I dont have time and patience to write about what Ive done for 15-20 years.” Not an avid book reader, Ganguly said: “When I became captain a lot of people asked me have you read The Art of Captaincy by Mike Brearley or the book by Sunil Gavaskar… I said yes only the front page.” PTI TAP AT AT
The prospect of Narinder Batra’s election as the Indian Olympic Association (IOA) chief brightened on Wednesday after the General Body’s interpretation of an article of its constitution, which will allow him to contest for the top job post.The highest decision making body of the IOA, in its special meeting, unanimously decided to allow office bearers and members of the Executive Council elected in 2012 and 2014 to contest for the post of president and secretary general in the December 14 polls.The Special GBM was called to discuss and interpret Article XI (1) (c) of the IOA Constitution which states that: “… it shall be a mandatory requirement for elections to the posts of President and Secretary General that only those members, who had held the office and were members in the preceding Executive Council of the IOA, shall be eligible to contest the elections.””The General House today passed a resolution to the effect that the office bearers and members of the Executive Council elected in 2012 and 2014 will be eligible to contest for the post of president and secretary,” IOA vice-president Tarlochan Singh said after the meeting.The meeting was a brief affair and lasted just over half an hour. Incumbent president N Ramachandran, who is not seeking re-election this time, did not attend the meeting and hence senior vice-president Virendra Nanavati presided it.The Returning Officer of the IOA election, S K Mendiratta has already ruled that office bearers and members of the Executive Council elected in 2012 and 2014 can contest for the post of president and secretary general, and today’s decision at the SGM has given a seal of legitimacy to Batra’s candidature for the top post.advertisementIOA Treasurer Anil Khanna and vice-president Birendra Prasad Baishya have also filed nomination papers for the post of president.Khanna, a former president of All India Tennis Association, had seconded Batra’s nomination for the post of president but decided at the last minute to also jump into the fray himself.Khanna’s last minute filing of nomination papers after seconding a candidate for the same post could make him ineligible to stand for the presidency, said a senior IOA Executive Council member on the condition of anonymity.”The final call (on Khanna’s eligibility for the president’s post) will have to be taken by the Returning Officer and the Election Commission made up of retired Justices. The scrutiny of the nominations will be done tomorrow and we will decide whether (Khanna) is eligible or not,” the senior official told PTI.Baishya, who filed nomination papers for the post of president barely minutes before the deadline yesterday, could be the back-up candidate for Batra and he may withdraw later on.In other decisions, the faction of the Haryana Olympic Association led by P V Rathi was given the recognition. The decision of the IOA Executive Council on November 9 in Chennai to recognise Boxing Federation of India as the sole NSF was also ratified by the General Body.Tainted official Lalit Bhanot, whose election as IOA Secretary General in December 2012 was not recognised by the International Olympic Committee, reached the venue after the meeting was over. He was seen having discussions with the officials who attended the meeting.
DARWIN, Australia — Teenager Thanasi Kokkinakis will open the Davis Cup quarterfinal for a controversy-hit Australia team on July 17 against Kazakhstan No. 1 Mikhail Kukushkin.Following the July 16 draw, Australian No.1 Nick Kyrgios plays Aleksandr Nedovyesov in the second opening singles on outdoor grass courts.Sam Groth and veteran Lleyton Hewitt are scheduled to play doubles for Australia on July 18 against Nedovyesov and Andrey Gulubev.On July 19 in reverse singles, Krygios is set to play Kukushkin and Kokkinakis would play Nedovyesov.The Australian team has been affected by recent infighting between players and officials. Kyrgios was criticized for his on-court demeanor at Wimbledon, where he was fined for swearing and racket abuse, and Bernard Tomic was suspended from the team for making critical comments about Tennis Australia and its Performance Director, former Grand Slam winner Pat Rafter.The countries have never met in the Davis Cup. Players from Kazakhstan competed for the Soviet Union before 1995.If 28-time champion Australia wins, it will host France or travel to Britain for September’s semifinals.Britain is playing France on grass at London’s Queen’s Club, the 21st meeting between the countries but the first since 1992.In the other quarterfinals, Argentina hosts Serbia on indoor clay at Buenos Aires while Canada travels to Belgium to play on outdoor clay. The winners of those ties will play each other in the semifinals, with venues to be determined.Australia is bidding to reach the semifinals for the first time since 2006.Kazakhstan has reached the quarterfinals — but never beyond — four of the past five years despite having only one player inside the top 100: Kukushkin at No. 63. Nedovyesov (115th) and Golubev (155th) are the other main team members.“That is extraordinary,” Australia captain Wally Masur said of Kazakhstan’s record. “It just points to the focus they have, and intensity and passion.”Masur said the 20-year-old Kyrgios, who has won both his Davis Cup matches on grass, sustained a right thigh strain in training this week, but has recovered.“He’s fine,” Masur said. “He played over three hours of tennis yesterday. He played a bit of basketball this morning. He’s got an opportunity to get on that match court tomorrow. No dramas there.”None of Kazakhstan’s team has played a Davis Cup match on grass.Australia beat the Czech Republic and Kazakhstan defeated Italy in the first round, both by 3-2 scores.Kokkinakis came from two sets down to beat No.46-ranked Lukas Rosol in Australia’s win over the Czechs, and he said that experience has given him confidence ahead of the July 17 opener in Darwin.“Having that experience in Czech was really good for me — showing I can do it even when things aren’t going my way,” Kokkinakis said.TweetPinShare0 Shares
TAMPA, Fla. — Eli Manning and the New York Giants shrugged off a bad loss and stayed on top of the NFC East.Manning threw for 213 yards and two touchdowns, helping the first-place Giants rebound from last weekend’s debacle at New Orleans with a 32-18 victory over the Tampa Bay Buccaneers on Nov. 8.Josh Brown booted four field goals for the Giants (5-4), including fourth-quarter kicks of 53 and 44 yards that gave New York some breathing room after the Bucs (3-5) pulled within two points. The victory on the heels of a 52-49 loss to the Saints moved New York back over .500.Manning threw first-half TD passes of 8 yards to Reuben Randle and 4 yards to Shane Vereen. The defense, bolstered by the return of Jason Pierre-Paul, did its part by keeping the Jameis Winston-led Tampa Bay offense out of the end zone until the rookie scrambled 10 yards for a TD that made it 20-18 with 9:25 remaining.Winston’s 2-point conversion pass to the rear of the end zone was caught out of bounds. The Giants sealed the victory with Brown’s fourth field goal following a long, time-consuming drive, and Trevin Wade had a fumble recovery for a touchdown on the game’s final play.Winston completed 19 of 36 passes for 247 yards. The rookie went a fourth straight game without a turnover, but running backs Doug Martin and Charles Sims hurt Tampa Bay’s chances of winning consecutive games for the first time in two years by losing fumbles.A week after allowing 608 yards, including 505 yards and a record-tying seven touchdowns passing to Drew Brees, the NFL’s last-ranked defense held the Bucs to three first-half field goals — one after Manning threw an interception on the first play of the game and another after Winston and Mike Evans teamed on a 68-yard catch and run to the New York 12.Evans had eight receptions for 150 yards, but also hurt the Bucs with several dropped passes.Pierre-Paul made his season debut for the Giants, playing for the first time since the July 4 fireworks accident that sidelined him for training camp and the first eight games.The sixth-year pro lost his right index finger and suffered other damage to the hand in the accident. He returned to practice two weeks ago and was believed to be on track to return next week against the New England Patriots.But he progressed enough during workouts that the Giants decided to activate him against the Bucs.The game was a homecoming of sorts for Pierre-Paul, who played in college at South Florida. The Bulls play home games in Raymond James Stadium, which is also home to the Bucs.Manning, who threw for six TDs the previous week against the Saints, completed 26 of 40 passes and was intercepted twice. Odell Beckham Jr. had nine receptions for 105 yards.(FRED GOODALL, AP Sports Writer)TweetPinShare0 Shares
RIO DE JANEIRO (AP)— When Simone Manuel touched the wall to clinch a gold medal Saturday night, it was a moment 120 years in the making.The U.S. women’s 4×100-meter medley relay team of Kathleen Baker, Lilly King, Dana Vollmer and Manuel — winners at the Rio Games on Saturday night — is being recognized by the U.S. Olympic Committee as delivering the nation’s 1,000th gold medal in Summer Olympics history.By their count, anyway. Keeping count of the gold total is not as exact a science as one might think.The count accepted by the U.S. Olympic Committee coming into the Rio Games was 977 gold medals, and even that was adjusted a bit in recent weeks over a debated medal from the 1904 St. Louis Games. That means the gold medal in the women’s eights on Saturday morning was the 21st for the Americans in Rio, and No. 998 overall. Some sites say there’s a few more, some say a bit less. The USOC count is the accepted one.And the relay win was No. 23 in Rio, so by the USOC’s count that made it official.“A gold medal is like a newborn baby,” said long jumper Jeff Henderson, who put the U.S. on the brink with gold No. 999 earlier Saturday night. “It’s just lovely.”Lovely, 1,000 times over now for the Americans.“A remarkable achievement made possible by the culture of sport that is the fabric and foundation of Team USA,” USOC CEO Scott Blackmun said Saturday night.James Connolly won the first for the U.S. in 1896, and of course no one has added more to the total than Michael Phelps, a 23-time gold medalist. Illustrating how not-so-simple this medal-counting business is, the official info portal for the Rio Games even has a different number than the USOC, saying the one the Americans will recognize as No. 1,000 is really No. 1,001.Whatever the real number, the U.S. is the first to reach four figures — in a landslide. The Soviet Union remains No. 2 on the all-time summer gold list, and no other nation has even reached 500.“Here’s the significance: The next four best nations had 1,004 gold medals coming into Rio,” said Bill Mallon, an Olympic historian. “You add up the next four and they barely have more than we do.”At its current rate, China wouldn’t reach 1,000 golds until 2100. Germany wouldn’t get there until 2204.But there have been some very interesting story lines on the U.S. road to 1,000. Consider some of them:THE DEMONT CASEIf Rick DeMont had his way, gold medal No. 1,000 would really be identified as gold medal No. 1,001.Or maybe even No. 1,002.DeMont was 16 when he won gold in the 400-meter freestyle at the Munich Games in 1972. But he tested positive for ephedrine, which was part of his asthma medication, and stripped of the medal days later along with a chance to compete in a 1,500-meter event.His saga, however, doesn’t stop there.DeMont tried for decades to get the medal back, saying he was wronged because the USOC did not properly disclose to Olympic officials that he was on medication — and that if they had done so, his ephedrine level would not have led to his ban. In 2001, the USOC recognized DeMont for his achievements and said it was bringing him “back into the Olympic family.”But the International Olympic Committee — in part out of concern for setting a precedent that could lead to enormous numbers of athletes contesting results — declined later that year to consider restoring DeMont’s gold over the USOC paperwork mix-up. So the gold remains awarded to Bradford Cooper of Australia. Cooper now owns a swimming school in his homeland while DeMont is the swimming coach at Arizona.“It was so long ago that it almost seems like it happened to another person in another life,” DeMont said Saturday. “I don’t carry it with me.”THE ST. LOUIS GAMESNo matter how well the U.S. does in these Rio Games, the medal count this year won’t come close to the St. Louis Games in 1904.Officially, here’s the count from that Olympics for the U.S.: 79 golds (it had been 78 until recently, when one medal that was counted as being won by a mixed-nationality team was added to the U.S. total because five of the six members were Americans, along with one Austrian), 78 silver and 79 bronze — 236 medals in all.Germany was second in the medals standings, with 13.“There is no wrong or right,” Mallon said. “It’s an interpretation.”The Olympic website describes those St. Louis Games as being “lost in chaos.” They lasted nearly five months, had a marathoner disqualified for using a car on the route, saw gymnast George Eyser win six medals despite having a wooden leg and featured events such as dumbbells and tug-of-war.About half the official competitions in those games had only American entrants, and some historians have suggested that even some of the athletes who are listed as part of the U.S. team likely were newly arrived immigrants who either hadn’t become citizens yet or never actually completed that process.THE 1906 GAMESYou might not know about them, since they don’t count.Held in Athens, Greece, they were considered an Olympics at the time — though aren’t now recognized by the IOC, so the medal counts appear in no official lists. Though unlike the St. Louis Games two years earlier, this had more of a normal Olympic program.There were 78 events and medals were awarded; there even was a true opening ceremony. The U.S. was second to France in the medal standings, winning 12 golds to their 15.So while little debates and differing counts will likely continue, the U.S. dominance isn’t in question. And maybe it was fitting that Phelps, the most decorated Olympian ever with 28 medals helped start the march toward the next milestone Saturday night, when the final swim of his career — part of a win in a relay — delivered gold No. 1,001.“It’s the Olympics,” said U.S. swimmer Katie Ledecky, a five-time winner of Olympic gold. “It’s the pinnacle of our sport … and we feed off of each other.”TIM REYNOLDS, AP Sports WriterTweetPinShare0 Shares
Continue Reading Previous Infineon: driver IC improves efficiency for LED stripsNext Augmented reality, virtual reality, mixed reality… What is the reality? Lauterbach has extended the kernel awareness for the embOS Real-time Operating System from SEGGER Microcontroller to the RH850 family of microprocessors from Renesas. TRACE32, the class leading debug tools from Lauterbach, already supports embOS on ARM, PowerPC, RX, SH and NIOS-II families and this tried and tested technology has now been extended to include RH850.The embOS awareness plugin for TRACE32 allows the developer to visualise RTOS resources and objects such as task lists, mailboxes, timers and semaphores. Developers are free to investigate interrupt routines, drivers and application code all from within the familiar environment of TRACE32. When the awareness is configured, extra features become available, for instance the setting of task aware breakpoints.All members of the RH850 family provide dedicated counter registers which can be accessed non-intrusively by the TRACE32 debugger. These can be configured to display minimum, maximum and mean runtimes for a user marked block of code or the runtimes of various tasks in the embOS system.If the target provides off-chip trace capabilities, TRACE32 can record processor cycles and can be configured to collect data on task switches. Using this information, a detailed analysis of the program history, including task switches, can be viewed.All features of the TRACE32 awareness for embOS do not require any additional target configuration or any hooks or patches within the RTOS itself. The philosophy of TRACE32 is for the application to behave exactly the same in the debug environment as on the final product; only this way can 100% certainty of testing be achieved.Share this:TwitterFacebookLinkedInMoreRedditTumblrPinterestWhatsAppSkypePocketTelegram Tags: Tools & Software
Infineon Technologies and Alibaba Cloud have signed a memorandum of understanding for the joint promotion of IoT applications within the fields of smart life and smart industry. Infineon and Alibaba will thus facilitate the digital upgrade of Chinese enterprises and cities.As an active promoter and practitioner of Industry 4.0, Infineon will rely on its own core technology and service advantages in the field of IoT to collaborate with Alibaba Cloud on its IoT operating system, AliOS Things, and provide technical services. Additionally, with the acceleration of the IoT application process, new requirements are also placed on system security. As part of this collaboration, the two parties will further explore the planning, implementation and security standards of the IoT, enabling SMEs and individuals to deploy and access Alibaba Cloud in a low-cost, highly reliable manner. This will enable the participants to share in the development dividend of the IoT, while protecting them from losses caused by security risks. The two companies also plan to collaborate on e-commerce channels.Based on this, both parties will make use of Alibaba Cloud’s integration capabilities and successful experiences in IoT and work together to create advanced and secure IoT solutions. This will help upgrade and transform the smart digitalization of SMEs, allowing them to manage the entire production process through digital means.Share this:TwitterFacebookLinkedInMoreRedditTumblrPinterestWhatsAppSkypePocketTelegram Tags: Chips & Components Continue Reading Previous Densitron: MIPI DSI displays features outstanding readability and projected capacitive touchNext Microsemi: Switchtec PCIe switches provide 16 GT/s PCIe connectivity
Continue Reading Previous Abaco: NVIDIA Quadro P2000 XMC graphics and GPGPU boardNext Arrow Electronics announces Artificial Intelligence Experience Tour Farnell is now stocking a range of Ultimaker products in Europe. Ultimaker 3D printers help users bring prototypes and functional models to life in hours instead of weeks and are trusted by professionals, educators and innovators worldwide.The Ultimaker range of 3D printers available from Farnell include:• Engineered to perform, the Ultimaker 2+ is a great all-rounder that delivers consistent results. Reliable, efficient and user-friendly, this 3D printer supports a wide range of materials and is suitable for a huge variety of applications, including prototypes and customized tools.• Based on Ultimaker 2, the Ultimaker 2+ extended is one of the most advanced, precise and reliable desktop 3D printers around. From the moment it’s out of the box, it’s ready to go. Intuitive software quickly and intelligently prepares the design for print. A radial scroll wheel allows for adjustment of speed and heat even whilst it’s printing. Long print jobs come with the reassurance of hours upon hours of continuous reliable printing and even the heated print bed rarely needs adjustment.• The Ultimaker 3 is the most reliable dual extrusion 3D printer available, helping users achieve complex designs and improved 3D print performance due to a unique auto-nozzle lifting system, professional build and support material combinations, and swappable print cores. The Ultimaker 3 features seamless hardware, software and material integration, enabling designers, engineers and manufacturers to approach the innovation process in a completely new way and create complex geometries and remarkable design intricacy.Share this:TwitterFacebookLinkedInMoreRedditTumblrPinterestWhatsAppSkypePocketTelegram Tags: Chips & Components
India’s star cricketers were unpaid despite a massive hike in their remuneration in March. The Committee of Administrators (COA) had announced new player contracts but there was a catch to it.More than three months later, Virat Kohli and Co. were unpaid. The players followed up with officials and they were assured that the contracts would be honoured.Hours before their departure for Ireland and England, BCCI finally okayed the new contracts. On Thursday, BCCI Acting Secretary Amitabh Chaudhry had said he would sign off the revised pay only if it was approved by the house.The Indian team will be busy for the next five years. They will play two T20 Internationals in Ireland before travelling to England for three T20Is, three ODIs and five Tests. Over the next five years, India will play over 200 international matches.The SGM’s approval for the revised pay, therefore, will come as a huge relief for the players.Under the new pay structure, a new Grade (A+) was introduced. Players in the A+ category will be paid Rs 7 crore while those in Grade A will get Rs 5 crore. Those in Grade B and C will get Rs 3 crore and Rs 1 crore respectively.There was a siginificant pay hike for women cricketers too.Chaudhry has also promised a huge pay hike for domestic cricketers.
On the outset, England vs Belgium looks like a big-team stalemate that bears no consequence on the World Cup as much but in reality it is far from it.Gareth Southgate has to choose between giving Harry Kane a chance at the Golden Boot and resting him for the knockout. Belgium coach Roberto Martinez faces a similar decision with Romelu Lukaku.Harry Kane, after his hat-trick against Panama, is now the leading scorer of the World Cup with five goals while Lukaku and Cristiano Ronaldo are just behind him with four goals.With the battle from the knockouts expected to get much tougher and more and more uncertainty creeping in, England vs Belgium might actually be the chance for both of them to tighten their stranglehold on the top prize.2018 FIFA WORLD CUP: FULL COVERAGETwo of the #WorldCup top scorers could face each other tonight in Kaliningrad…Who has impressed you more at this tournament so far? #ENGBEL pic.twitter.com/IJRscY8f2JFIFA World Cup (@FIFAWorldCup) June 28, 2018″He’s sitting really proudly at the top. He’s gone ahead of some major, major names in English football history in terms of World Cup goals,” Southgate said. “That should make him incredibly proud, but he also knows the team is the most important thing and we have to make decisions that are right for the team.”Lukaku, meanwhile, did not train with Belgium on Tuesday and looks likely to be rested. Lukaku, playmaker Eden Hazard and winger Dries Mertens are all nursing injuries after Belgium’s 5-2 victory over Panama.advertisementWORLD CUP 2018 – FIXTURES | POINTS TABLE FIFA World Cup 2018: Eden Hazard (left) and Romelu Lukaku have been at the heart of Belgium’s success so far. (Reuters Photo)While this is one side of the story, the other is that they have both qualified and with Colombia, Japan and Senegal battling it out in Group H, it does not really matter who out of England and Belgium top Group G.Topping the group would hardly make a difference for either of England or Belgium and give them any advantage, considering all the contesting teams of Group H are at more or less the same level.That is exactly why it is widely believed that both teams will rest their key players for their final group game at Kaliningrad and they may give a chance to the underused squad members.”For our country, that would be a very difficult mindset to have,” Southgate said of the possibility of taking it easy. “We want to win every game of football we go into. I don’t know how we would go into a game not wanting to win and not wanting to play well.”Also read – World Cup 2018: Why England and Belgium might want to lose on ThursdayBelgium defender Toby Alderweireld echoed that sentiment.”We are going to try to win the game, because as a footballer you want to win every game,” he said.England knows from bitter experience that there is no such thing as an easy draw at major tournaments after its embarrassing defeat by Iceland at the 2016 European Championship in France.That said, Belgium coach Roberto Martinez has already signaled he will be shuffling his team on Thursday.Also read – Jesse Lingard perfects shoot dance after scoring against Panama”The reality is that we are qualified and in a tournament like the World Cup, you’re only as good as the 23 players (in the squad). There will be opportunities for other players,” he said.Alderweireld, for one, doesn’t feel like sitting out a match.”Rest? I think footballers always want to play. Everybody wants to play,” he said. “I feel good. There are enough days between matches. I feel ready if the trainer needs me.”Who will top the group?Marouane Fellaini expects an even contest when Belgium meet England in #ENGBELWho do you think will take top spot in Group G? #WorldCup pic.twitter.com/ekH576qfhKFIFA World Cup (@FIFAWorldCup) June 28, 2018England and Belgium have identical records and goal tallies heading into their group decider, so a draw in Kaliningrad would have FIFA consulting its tiebreaker rules to determine the group winner. That means it could come down to the teams’ disciplinary records and if that doesn’t separate them, drawing lots.The Group G winner next plays the runner-up from Group H, where three teams are still in contention Japan, Senegal and Colombia. The Group G runner-up plays the winner of Group H.Also read – Harry Kane first Englishman to score World Cup hat-trick since 1986advertisementFamiliar foesEngland and Belgium players will encounter plenty of familiar faces. Assuming they play, the match will pit Manchester City teammates Kevin De Bruyne and John Stones against one another, while Kane could have to beat Tottenham defenders Jan Vertonghen and Alderweireld if he is to add to his tournament-leading goal tally. Stones also used to play with Lukaku at Everton.Also read – World Cup 2018: Lukaku demands more from Belgium after Tunisia winReturn from injury for Vincent Kompany?Another Manchester City star, Belgium center back Vincent Kompany, looks to be returning to fitness. He trained with the team Monday and Tuesday, although it remains unclear if he is ready to take on England in a match Belgium doesn’t have to win.Also read – World Cup 2018: Harry Kane wants England to believe after reaching last 16Kompany has not played since injuring his groin on June 2 in a pre-tournament friendly against Portugal in Brussels.PANAMA, TUNISIA EYE CHANCES TO IMPROVE WORLD CUP LEGACIESPanama defender Felipe Baloy has one more goal before his international career ends this year at age 37.After scoring his country’s first goal at its first World Cup , Baloy now would like to experience Panama’s first victory on international soccer’s greatest stage. Standing in the way is Tunisia, which will be seeking its first World Cup victory since 1978 when the sides meet to close out Group G play on Thursday night.”When we came to this World Cup, we knew we were going to have three really hard matches against Belgium, England and Tunisia,” Baloy said before training Tuesday. “We knew the first two were difficult. The last match against England, we couldn’t achieve a victory, but we achieved our first goal.Also read – Watch: Panama commentators in tears after World Cup debut”That’s not to say we’re going to beat Tunisia, but we hope to have a victory to give as a gift to our people in Panama so they can celebrate and be proud of us.”Baloy also would like as many fans as possible to watch Panama’s pursuit of history, rather than the other Group G finale between England and Belgium at the same time.”It’s difficult to ask fans to watch our match instead of England and Belgium because they have players who are world class,” Baloy said.Panama and Tunisia are both eliminated, while England and Belgium have advanced to the round of 16.Still, Baloy invited soccer fans worldwide “to watch our game, because it will be a beautiful game and we are very proud to play our last game at the World Cup.”Indeed, low-stakes group finales between teams who’ve failed to qualify for the knockout stage have a way of producing plenty of highlights. The pressure is off to defend robustly. Rather, players can feel relaxed to explore the bounds of their abilities in an effort to make their mark on the tournament.There hasn’t been a draw in such a game since the tournament expanded to 32 teams in 1998, a trend extended when Saudi Arabia pulled out a 2-1 victory over Egypt with an injury-time goal Monday.advertisement(With AP inputs)
Kylian Mbappe was a modest man despite his heroics earning France a dominating victory over Argentina in the Round of 16 of the 2018 FIFA World Cup in Russia.Mbappe’s goals in the 64th and 68th minute handed France a 4-2 lead and took the game away from La Albicelestes at the Kazan Arena. Sergio Aguero did score in the 93rd minute but it was too late and Lionel Messi’s team was knocked out of the tournament after losing 4-3.The teenager not only scored but also provided an assist after his defence-splitting run earned France a penalty in the 12th minute of the game, from which Antoine Griezmann scored to give Les Blues the lead.Following that, he didn’t slow down. His sheer pace and strength was too much for the Argentines to handle and the 19-year-old’s determination paid off when he scored two goals inside six minutes to take France through to the next round.With his two goals on Saturday, he became the first teenager to score at least twice in a World Cup match since Pele scored a brace against Sweden in 1958.2018 FIFA WORLD CUP: FULL COVERAGEDespite all that, he wants to stay grounded and said that he is flattered to be compared with Pele.”I’m very happy and it’s flattering to be the second teenager [to score twice in the knock-out rounds] after Pele but let’s put things in context: Pele is another category, but it’s good to be among these people.”As I’ve already and always said, at a World Cup you have all the top-level players, so it’s an opportunity to show what you can do and what your abilities are. There’s no better place than a World Cup,” the Paris Saint-Germain forward added.advertisementMATCH REPORT | HIGHLIGHTSThis French side is the youngest in this year’s World Cup and coach Didier Deschamps is thrilled by his young team, which has showed great character in a stadium packed with French fans.”If I am a coach it is because I want to live this: a full stadium, highly-experienced teams. Our team is much younger, but it’s there. We answered the call, we have a lot of character and it was not easy as we were leading, then there was an equaliser, then we were 2-1 behind, but we kept fighting,” said the 1998 World Cup winner with France.He was all praise for the young team’s mentality and said that the team has been preparing for weeks and he is glad that it has paid off.”There is an excellent mentality in this group and we did everything to go further. Since I am responsible for everything, particularly when it doesn’t go well I’m very proud. I’m very happy for them because they have been preparing themselves for weeks and months. We couldn’t miss it and we didn’t miss it,” said the 49-year-old.France will next play the winner of the match between Uruguay and Portugal in the quarters on June 6 at the Nizhny Novgorod Stadium.
New Delhi, Jul 7 (PTI) The Indian Olympic Association today made several changes to the country’s contingent of athletes for the upcoming Asian Games, dropping the entire triathlon team for furnishing “misleading information” by the national federation. The IOA had on July 3 announced a 524-member contingent but after a long meeting today, as many as six athletes were rejected on various grounds. Eight athletes from sport climbing — who were not in the list of 524 — were considered later but out of the eight, five were rejected today. The participation of these three athletes from sport climbing depends on the acceptance of their entries by the Asian Games organisers. There could also be some changes in the 10-member swimming team already named. “All the four triathletes who were named in the earlier list were rejected today as we were misled by the federation. We were earlier told that the relay event was happening for the first time (in Asian Games). But today, we found out the information given to us was incorrect, the relay event is happening for the second or third time and Indian team is not in the top 15,” IOA president Narinder Batra told PTI. After a lot of meetings and representations by the aggrieved players, a three-member equestrian show jumping team was cleared in addition to the four from the eventing team already named on July 3. “We have added three athletes in show jumping in equestrian,” Batra said after a meeting attended by IOA secretary general Rajeev Mehta.advertisement In sambo, the IOA had earlier cleared six athletes (2 men and 4 women) but today five of them were rejected after anomalies were found in the figures provided to the national Olympic body. Now only one sambo player — Srikanth — will travel to Indonesia. “We have rejected five sambo players from the six named earlier after a thorough review. We found some anomalies in the figures given to us earlier by the federation. When we cross checked, we found that the figures were not correct,” the IOA chief said. In sailing, the IOA replaced two players with another two but Batra said this will be subject to a Delhi High Court order, which is expected to come up soon. “We have named Varsha Gautham and Shweta Shervegar in place of Ekta Yadav and Shaila Charles. Varsha and Shweta are silver medallists in the Asian Championships while Ekta and Saila are bronze medallists. “This selection is subject to Delhi High Court order which is coming soon, may be tomorrow. The HC had asked our view and we have given it.” PTI PDS PDS AHAH
After its global unveiling in Paris last month, the Find X has now made its way to India. At an event in New Delhi, Oppo announced that the Find X will be available in the country at Rs 59,990 via Flipkart and offline stores. The latest flagship from Oppo comes with a futuristic design language that includes an edge-to-edge curved display with no notch, an all-glass design, and a motorised camera system, among other things.The Find X a number of 2018 trends which includes a bezel-less display on a phone that’s almost entirely made up of glass. But what sets the Find X apart from pretty much every other Android flagship today is that there is no notch to be found here. What you get instead is a whopping 93.8 per cent screen-to-body ratio and some flagship-grade hardware in Glacier Blue and Bordeaux Red. Here’s what you need to know.Oppo Find X specs:Display: The Oppo Find X sports a 6.4-inch 1080p+ OLED display with a 19.5:9 aspect ratio and a 93.8 per cent screen-to-body ratioProcessor: The flagship is powered by a Qualcomm Snapdragon 845 processor.RAM: It comes with 8GB of RAM.Internal storage: The Find X is offered with 256GB internal storage, which is non-expandable. There’s also a special Lamborghini edition model that comes with 512GB of internal storage.Rear camera: The Oppo Find X sports a dual camera system on the rear consisting of one 16MP camera and another 20MP shooter. There’s OIS and also lots and lots of AI on-board.advertisementFront camera: On the front, the Oppo Find X comes with a 25MP camera with AI and portrait light feature.Software: The Oppo Find X runs Android 8.1 Oreo-based Colour OS 5.1. The phone is also eligible for Android P Beta.Battery: The phone is backed by a 3,730 mAh battery with support for VOOC fast charging and USB Type-C.Special features:– The Oppo Find X brings a stunning edge-to-edge curved display with no notch and barely any chin. The flagship brings a 19.5:9 aspect ratio and an all-glass design. Apart from an attractive bezel-less display, the back also comes with a unique curvature and two gradient colours, called Glacier Blue and Bordeaux Red, which changes its shade depending on the angle.– Arguably, the biggest highlight of the Find X is its motorised camera system that pops out from the top of the phone when activated. The mechanism raises when using face unlock and whenever the camera app is used. Unlike the Vivo Nex S which has a tiny pop-up selfie camera, the entire top of the Find X raises up to reveal the front and dual cameras.– The 3D facial recognition technology on-board the Oppo Find X uses a system that’s pretty similar to the one found on the iPhone X. It consists of a dot projector, an infrared camera and a flood illuminator that apparently makes O-Face (that’s what Oppo calls its system) a whole lot secure and faster than conventional mechanisms. The sensor also allow face unlock to work in the dark.– The glass back on the Find X comes with a unique colour scheme in gradient Glacier Blue and Bordeaux Red colours. The colour starts of bright from the edges and grows darker as it reaches the middle. Oppo says the colour shade changes at certain angles.– While the Find X brings a stunning design, it also packs top-notch hardware inside as well. You’ll get about all the best 2018 Android hardware in the Find X, which includes a Snapdragon 845 chipset, 8GB of RAM and 256GB of storage and dual cameras, among other things.Oppo Find X India price and availability:Oppo announced that the Find X will cost Rs 59,990 and will be available in Glacier Blue and Bordeaux Red. The flagship will go on sale starting August 3 on Flipkart and across offline stores in India. Pre-orders for the phone will begin on July 25 on Flipkart. The company also announced a special Oppo Find X Lamborghini Edition that comes with 8GB + 256GB configuration and SuperVOOC fast charging.