Fifa World Cup Body of missing Lionel Messi fan found in Kerala river

first_imgNew Delhi: The body of 30-year-old Dinu Joseph, an ardent fan of Argentinian captain Lionel Messi, who went missing on June 22 was found on Sunday near Illikkal Bridge in Kerala’s Kottayam, police said.Joseph had gone missing on June 22, hours after Argentina’s 3-0 loss to Croatia in 2018 FIFA World Cup match. He had left a suicide note at home, stating that he was upset with Argentina’s defeat and was going to end his life.“I have nothing else left to watch in this world. I am going to the unfathomable depth of death. Nobody else is responsible for my death,” Joseph wrote in his suicide note.The family of Joseph had filed a missing complaint in the police station. Following the complaint, police started, along with fire brigade personnel, launched a search operation to find him.Two days later, police found his body near Illickal Bridge, in Meenachil River, around 10 kilometers from his village Arumanoor.According to reports, when police searched his room, they found “Messi, my life is for you, waiting to see you lift the Cup,” written in one of his books. For all the Latest Sports News News, Fifa World Cup News, Download News Nation Android and iOS Mobile Apps.last_img read more

Badminton News World Championship: PV Sindhu beats Okuhara in straight games to enter semis

first_img For all the Latest Sports News News, Badminton News News, Download News Nation Android and iOS Mobile Apps. Nanjing: Star Indian shuutler P V Sindhu beat Nozomi Okuhara of Japan in straight games to cruise into the semifinals and assure herself of a medal in the World Championships on Friday.Sindhu defeated Okuhara 21-17 21-19 in a 58-minute quarterfinal match to set up a semifinal clash against World No. 2 and another Japanese Akane Yamaguchi on Saturday.The World No. 3 Indian produced a dominant display against her World No. 6 rival as she avenged her defeat in the last edition summit clash.In both the games on Friday, Okuhara led initially but Sindhu was able to come back to take the honours.Sindhu had lost to Okuhara in the final last year 19-21 22-20 20-22 but today, it was the India who got the upper hand throughout the match.The win by Sindhu meant that the head-to-head record between the two is now levelled at 6-6.After the World Championships final last year, they had played five times against each other, including today’s, and Sindhu have won three of them as against two by Okuhara.This will be Sindhu’s fourth medal from the World Championships as she has already won two bronze and a silver.Saina Nehwal’s impressive run, however, came to a disappointing end at the World Championships as she suffered a straight-game loss to two-time champion Carolina Marin.In the men’s qurterfinals, B Sai Praneeth was no match to Kento Momota of Japan as he lost 12-21 12-21 in just 39 minutes.Mixed doubles pair of Ashwini Ponnappa and Satwiksairaj Rankireddy also couldn’t cross the quarterfinal hurdle, losing 17-21 10-21 to top seeds Zheng Siwei and Huang Yaqiong of China.In the Saina vs Marin match, it turned out to be a lop-sided contest between the 2015 edition finalists as reigning Olympic champion Spanish once again produced her ‘A’ game on the big occasion to complete an emphatic 21-6 21-11 victory.A 5-4 head-to-head count meant little as Marin dismantled Saina with consummate ease. The Spaniard stamped her authority on the match, parading the court and screaming her heart out after winning every point.”Her movement was very quick today. She was moving so fast and covering the court very quickly. The kind of shots that she played, it seemed like she was suddenly very fast. Also I had a late match yesterday so to face someone so quick was difficult. I didn’t understand what to do, she never gave me a chance to play my game,” Saina told reporters.Marin said: “I’m doing well since first day. I was in control today. I’m the fastest in the world, it is my strength and I have to keep doing it. I am happy to reach the semifinal. The favouite player (Tai Tzu Ying) to win the tournament lost today, so ll try to give best tomorrow against China’s He Bingjiao.”Marin played a perfect game to bamboozle Saina in the opening game. The left handed shuttler took just 12 minutes to race away with the game after earning 14 game points when Saina failed to retrieve a shot. The Spaniard closed it with a smash from close to the net.Saina showed better fight in the early stages of the second game but Marin managed an 11-8 advantage at the break. The Spaniard stifled Saina with her stroke play and placement to surge ahead.Marin gained 10 match points when Saina found the net and the Spaniard closed the match when the Indian went long again. last_img read more

Riley is still BCA president after beating Garner 198-112

first_imgBRIDGETOWN, Barbados  ( – Conde Riley is still the president of Barbados Cricket Association (BCA).Riley, 66, defeated former long-standing president Joel Garner 198 votes to 112 at the 17th Special Meeting at Kensington Oval on Thursday evening.A retired investment banker and former local club cricketer, Riley was first elected president on July 27, 2017.Garner, also aged 66, an iconic former Barbados captain and West Indies fast bowler, was the president from 2007-2017 before stepping aside to take up an appointment as manager of the West Indies team.Conde RileyIt was the third time that Garner and Riley had opposed each other for the much-sought-after position. Garner first triumphed 166-121 on August 14, 2013 and again two years later, 127-101, on August 27 – both at the Lloyd Erskine Sandiford Centre.The other positions contested were all retained by the incumbents.Secretary Gregory Nicholls, with 195 votes, turned back the challenges of newcomer Amanda Reifer (53) and former secretary Anthea Ishmael (43).And the battle for three directors among 11 candidates resulted in Winston Stafford (146), Timothy Boyce (119) and Roland Butcher (115) winning comfortably.The other contestants were Jeff Broomes (82), Calvin Watson (80), Pedro Greaves (68), Hartley Reid (60), Amanda Reifer (54), Anthony Depeiza (31), Anthea Ishmael (24) and Errol Barrow (18).Full Board of Management reads: Conde Riley (president), Calvin Hope (vice-president), Gregory Nicholls (secretary), Jason King (treasurer), Winston Stafford, Timothy Boyce, Roland Butcher, Evril ‘Betty’ Lewis-Browne, Ignatius Marshall.last_img read more

Statuses of Lemon, Stevens uncertain for season opener; Orange prepares for sweltering conditions in Carrier Dome

first_img Published on August 30, 2012 at 8:46 pm Contact Chris: | @chris_iseman Facebook Twitter Google+ Syracuse wide receiver Alec Lemon’s status for Saturday’s season opener against Northwestern is uncertain, head coach Doug Marrone said during a press conference Thursday.Lemon has been dealing with a lower-body injury since training camp. While he’s been suiting up for practices, he’s been limited in drills.Not having Lemon for the game would be a big loss for the Orange to have to absorb. He caught for 834 yards on 68 receptions in 2011, and also scored six touchdowns.Marrone also said back-up tight end David Stevens could be out of Saturday’s game due to injury. He also officially ruled out left tackle Justin Pugh.Other notes from Marrone’s press conference:AdvertisementThis is placeholder text– Syracuse is expecting sweltering conditions in the Carrier Dome Saturday, and practiced in the Dome Tuesday, Wednesday and Thursday in order to prepare for game day. Marrone said hydration was a problem on Tuesday, but the team found a way to keep that from being an issue as the week progressed. Marrone certainly has plenty of experience playing in the Carrier Dome on hot days and knows how much it can be an issue for players.“I really believe as a former player having played in the Carrier Dome quite a bit early in the season, it’s very difficult to simulate that type of environment because of the dead air that sometimes makes it very difficult to breathe,” Marrone said. “That’s really one of the concerns going into this game on Saturday.The Orange is going to have a lot of players see time on the field Saturday since substitutions will be abundant to make sure everyone gets the rest they need.– Marrone said while many teams around college football use a spread offense, what makes Northwestern unique is that it’s used the system for so long.“So they know it inside and out,” Marrone said. “They’re a spread offense and they have obviously very good players on that offense.”He said Wildcats quarterback Kain Colter is dangerous, and everyone on the SU defense needs to know where he is at all times. Marrone gave some high praise to Colter, saying he reminds him of former Boston College quarterback and Heisman Trophy winner Doug Flutie.– When Marrone addressed his team at the start of the week, he said he reminded them how challenging the schedule is. It’ll be critical for the Orange to get off to a good start or else it could find itself in a hole early on in the season that could be difficult to recover from.“I told them we have a challenging schedule,” Marrone said. “We’re excited about the opportunity. It starts this Saturday.” Commentslast_img read more

NBA 2019-20 Milwaukee Bucks profile: Roster and season schedule

first_img November 2 4:30 am Orlando Magic Amway Center Also read | Addressing Growing Fan Behavior Problem Top Priority For NBANBA 2019-20: Milwaukee Bucks roster Devika Pawar October 25 5:30 am Houston Rockets Toyota Center Written By 10 months ago NBA, China feud over Houston Rockets official’s controversial tweet October 29 5:30 am Cleveland Cavaliers Fiserv Forum WE RECOMMEND First Published: 21st October, 2019 17:33 IST SUBSCRIBE TO US COMMENT Also read | LA Lakers’ Kyle Kuzma Not To Feature In NBA Season Opener October 31 5:00 am Boston Celtics TD Garden 10 months ago Lakers, Clippers set to star in wide-open NBA season 10 months ago Dream11: DAL vs LAC NBA pre-season predictions, squad updates & news WATCH US LIVE Milwaukee Bucks will start their NBA 2019-20 season with a few changes. In the pre-season draft, they bought back Brook Lopez, Khris Middleton and part-time closer George Hill successfully. However, they lost Malcolm Brogdon to Indiana Pacers. Nikola Mirotic has also returned to the EuroLeague. Instead, the Bucks have signed on a trio of veterans – Wesley Matthews, Kyle Korver and Robin Lopez. Thanasis Antetokounmpo and Dragan Bender are two more additions to their revamped roster. Thanasis will be uniting with his younger brother Giannis for the very first time in the NBA. LIVE TV Giannis Antetokounmpo, Thanasis Antetokounmpo, Dragan Bender, Eric Bledsoe, Sterling Brown, Pat Connaughton, Donte DiVincenzo, George Hill, Kyle Korver, Ersan Ilyasova, Brook Lopez, Robin Lopez, Frank Mason, Wesley Matthews, Khris Middleton, Cam Reynolds, Rayjon Tucker and D.J. Wilson.Also read | NBA: LA Clippers Team Profile And News Ahead Of The New CampaignNBA 2019-20: Milwaukee Bucks pre-season formThe Bucks have had a good pre-season, winning all their five games. They won the games with a combined 80-point margin. Dragon Bender was an integral part of their victories. Bender averaged 10.4 points on 17-of-28 shooting from the field (60.7 percent), 7-for-13 from three (53.8 percent), 4.8 rebounds, 2.0 assists and 1.4 blocks over his 15 minutes per game across his five pre-season appearances. Giannis Antetokounmpo and Ersan Ilyasova also played well during the pre-season games and will be key players to watch out for, yet again.Also read | NBA: A Look At What To Expect From The Western Conference This SeasonNBA 2019-20: Milwaukee Bucks’ first five fixtures Last Updated: 21st October, 2019 17:34 IST NBA 2019-20 Milwaukee Bucks Profile: Roster And Season Schedule The Milwaukee Bucks will start their NBA 2019-20 season against Houston Rockets on Friday, October 25. Let us take a look at their team profile, changes & form. October 27 2:30 am Miami Heat Fiserv Forum 10 months ago Chicago Bulls forward Luol Deng retires from the NBA after 15 years 10 months ago NBA: Lakers beat Warriors 126-93 to secure a dominating pre-season win FOLLOW US DATE TIME (IST) OPPOSITE VENUElast_img read more

Analysis: The NBA has shifted its standard for the bubble from ‘safe’ to ‘safer than elsewhere’

first_imgBack in April, when it was becoming clear that what was once envisioned as perhaps a month-long hiatus would be much, much longer, NBA commissioner Adam Silver said that safety was the league’s No. 1 concern.The NBA wanted to return, to help boost the nation’s spirits and perhaps help kickstart an economic comeback. But safety, Silver said at the time, was paramount.“I can say that I think all these team owners are in this business because they love the game, they love the competition,” he said in April. “I know from my conversations with players, they feel the same way. But when you’re dealing with human life, that trumps anything else we could possibly be talking about.”Nearly three months later, as NBA teams have begun reporting to Walt Disney World and are scheduled to open practice as early as Thursday afternoon, it’s universally acknowledged by the league that its strategy to return is not fool-proof. While the 25 reported positive coronavirus tests have, in one sense, been a relief to league parties that worried about a higher ratio, they’re definitive evidence that the threat of COVID-19 remains. It has already derailed teams like the Brooklyn Nets who saw four major players either opt out or be ruled out due to a coronavirus diagnosis. Video: What LeBron James said about Jacob Blake … ‘Black people in America are scared’ But the messaging of the NBA has pivoted, as Silver acknowledged yesterday in a virtual conference for Brainstorm Health. The message is not that the bubble is completely safe, but that it is “safer” than the world around it.“I’m confident, based on the positive cases we’re seeing from our players in the general public around the country that it will be safer on campus than off this campus,” Silver said.That baseline has appeal to players who are eager to return to competition and earn paychecks, but it hasn’t exactly created enthusiasm. Earlier this week, Celtics forward Jayson Tatum said he wasn’t “excited” or “thrilled” to be traveling to the Disney campus. League-wide, players have acknowledged the spike in coronavirus cases: Florida reported a nearly 10,000-case increase on Wednesday morning with 48 more deaths.The built-in permeation in the bubble remain a concern, particularly given not all Disney cast members servicing hotels and playing venues will be tested at the same rate as the players. Teams also have just a 48-hour quarantine from when they arrive on campus: The Lakers fly into Disney on Thursday, and have their first practice scheduled for Saturday night. Is that enough time to isolate any new cases of the virus?But others see the positive cases that the NBA has already detected as a sign that the restart on campus could be safer than the markets where teams and players would otherwise reside. The argument is that players would otherwise be living their lives, many of them in California or Texas which are now hotspots for COVID-19 spread. Under a controlled environment in Orlando, they could be at less risk. “We all know the possibilities that there is an outbreak or whatever you want to call it that would prevent us from finishing the season, but we’re optimistic that it will happen,” Frank Vogel said recently. “I think the environment that Adam Silver and the league office have created could probably be one of the safer environments in the world.”Those precautions will be extensive, and not just when players and staff are on the clock: It will require distancing in most situations, masks when not playing, and rigid monitoring through wearable technology and testing that many players seem to be grudgingly accepting of in the name of safety.Related Articles But “safer” is not “safe.” The Wall Street Journal interviewed several epidemiologists who drew concern over of the short quarantine period on campus that could possibly lead to missing a positive diagnosis since coronavirus symptoms can take as much as a week to manifest. Other leagues have also had difficulty: Major League Baseball had a backlog of tests over the holiday weekend, and Major League Soccer has already had FC Dallas withdraw from its restart due to positive tests multiplying.The NBA has not publicly announced how many cases will be too many, which Silver said was still being worked on with the aid of health experts. Leaving that line unclear, however, might indicate that the league could judge that criteria in real time.While the NBA has put painstaking thought into a plan with as much as a billion dollars on the line, that subtle change in messaging indicates the league knows that it is taking a risk. Chris Paul, Russell Westbrook and other NBA stars pay tribute to Kobe Bryant center_img For Lakers’ LeBron James, Jacob Blake’s shooting is bigger issue than a big Game 4 victory Photos: Lakers defeat Trail Blazers in Game 4 of first-round playoff series On Mamba Night, the Lakers make short work of Blazers to take 3-1 series lead Newsroom GuidelinesNews TipsContact UsReport an Errorlast_img read more

Joyce Long, 86, Wichita: August 3, 1929 – Sept. 26, 2015

first_imgJoyce LongJoyce Long, age 86, of Wichita, died Sept. 25, 2015 at her home.  She was a homemaker.Joyce (Gallagher) Long was born on August 3, 1929 in Wellington.On May 25, 1946, she married Glenn C. Long in Wellington, KS.  He preceded her in death on November 11, 2010.  Joyce and Glenn had resided in Salina, KS for 40 years where they owned and operated Long’s Clothing Store before moving to Wichita in 2004.She enjoyed spending time with her family and friends, traveling, and camping. She was a member of Eastern Star, Round Table Club, and was a volunteer in the gift shop at Salina Regional Hospital.She is preceded in death by her husband, Glenn; infant son, David Glenn Long; two grandsons, Jeremy King and Ross Griffin; and infant granddaughter, Katherine Long.Survivors include; one son, Dennis Long and his wife Sue of Salina, KS; three daughters, Glenna Weir and her husband John of Wichita, KS, Janna Long of Wichita, KS and Patricia Temple and her husband Chris of Bennington, KS; 14 grandchildren; and 21 great grandchildren.Graveside Services will be held on Wednesday, September 30, 2015 at 11:30 A.M. at Bethany Cemetery in Perth, KS.  The Reverend Tom Welk will officiate.Cremation has taken place. There will be no visitation.A memorial has been established with the Wichita Humane Society.  Contributions can be left at or mailed to Frank Funeral Home, 417 N. Washington Ave., Wellington, KS 67152.Frank Funeral Home has been entrusted with the arrangements.To leave condolences or sign our guest book, please visit our website at www.frankfuneralhome.netlast_img read more

Cerro Gordo supervisors to consider Compensation Board recommendation for elected officials pay

first_imgMASON CITY — The Cerro Gordo County Board of Supervisors on Tuesday will consider approving the recommendation by the county’s Compensation Board that the county’s elected officials should get a two-and-three-quarters percent pay raise in the next fiscal year that starts in July.  It would be equal to what the board recommended last year and slightly higher than the two percent recommendation the year before. The supervisors have the choice of accepting the Compensation Board’s recommendations or they can approve a lower percentage of a raise. The supervisors are not allowed by law to approve anything higher than the board’s recommendation, but they can freeze or cut their own pay. When the Compensation Board met in December, supervisor Chris Watts told KGLO News that he would recommend that the supervisors have their pay frozen for the upcoming fiscal year. .The supervisors will also consider approving funding requests from organizations outside of the county government for the next fiscal yearThe supervisors meet at 10 o’clock in the board room on the first floor of the Cerro Gordo County Courthouse.last_img read more

Stingrays coach Holder works to get more Blacks involved in swimming

first_imgPhysically demanding. Mentally draining. Those are a couple of sentiments that Pittsburgh Stingrays coach Hosea Holder offers about the sport that he fell in love with over four decades ago. HOSEA HOLDER (CENTER w/CAP) AND PITTSBURGH STING RAYS SWIM TEAM (Courier Photo/Erin Perry) “When you swim, air leaves the body quickly,” Holder said. “It’s such a tough sport that a number of athletes think they can all do at first. But they find out, just as quickly, that is not the case.”Holder, a 1955 graduate of Westinghouse High School, moved here from Birmingham, Ala. as a young boy. He said his first interest in swimming came when he would go to the Hill District’s Ammon Recreation Center pool and see it filled.“It was quite fascinating to see that tank full of folks up there,” he said.A former member of the 3rd infantry division, 35th armor, Holder served in the military for six years. As a part of his tour, he served in Frankfurt, Germany. He loved how they coveted his beloved sport.“That country wanted to implement a swimming facility for every 50,000 people,” Holder said. “They had amazing places to swim in Germany. It was amazing to see that culture.”After leaving the military, Holder officially began his coaching career in 1965. And for the past 47 years, it’s been his life’s work to educate and coach the area’s youth.But it came at a cost.During a time in which racism was prevalent, Holder reflected on how tough it was to be a Black man that was heavily involved in a sport that was predominantly White.“There were times in which rich Europeans had to intervene in situations that my White counterparts wouldn’t allow my kids to compete,” he said. “That was a tough thing to deal with because I knew my kids had what it took to be dominant.”Today, he coaches the Pittsburgh Stingrays, a competitive youth swimming team that houses youth in four age groups: 10 and under, 11-12 years, 13-14 years, and 15-18 years.They compete under USA Swimming, which is the national governing body for the sport. Regionally, the Stingrays contend as a part of Allegheny Mountain Swimming which administers competition in parts of Pennsylvania, Ohio, and West Virginia.Holder is proud to have coached for regional All-Stars, that during the 60s and 70s, competed in as far as Montreal, Quebec for nationally qualifying meets.The All-Stars had a hand in the development of Nate Clark—a South Hills high product, who as a member of Ohio State in1962, was the first Black to score a point in an NCAA final.“That was truly a golden time for our organization,” he added.But the current state of the economy doesn’t make it easy for kids, namely in the African-American community, to participate.“It’s so expensive to cover pool time these days.” he said.Previously, the Stingrays used Duquesne University as their practice venue—which according to Holder—costs upward of $15,000 per indoor swimming season and $1,700 for outdoor. The team is currently in the process of finding a new indoor venue.This summer, they’ve competed at Citiparks’ Highland Park pool.The cost per family for children to participate is usually somewhere between $500-$600, annually.In addition to the high financial costs, and unlike many sports, swimming has a 12-month season. The training hours aren’t ordinary. During the summer, practice runs from 9-11a.m. and for the rest of the year it goes from 5-8 in the evening.“It takes many commitments to be able to achieve in this sport,” Holder said. “Finances, time, physical, and mental. It is truly a huge commitment.”(Malik Vincent can be reached at or on Twitter @malikvincent.)last_img read more

Juan Villar is chosen to replace the injured Ulloa

first_imgThe Andalusian, 31, can act as both extreme and center forward. He was not currently playing a role in Osasuna, where He has only played 237 minutes in ten games (two of them holder), in which he has only scored one goal (from penalty to Alavés). Of course, also wet in the Cup, against Lorca. El Rayo has already chosen a substitute for the injured Ulloa and this will be Juan Villar. According to BE, the franjirrojo club and Osasuna meet negotiating the transfer of the player. In addition, a compulsory purchase option in case the vallecanos ascend. An operation that would be very advanced, as confirmed by the same rojillo sports director, Braulio. Nevertheless, their targets were fundamental in the ascent of Osasuna from 2018-19. Then, Juan Villar scored twelve goals, the same as his teammate Roberto Torres, two pillars in that team. This is the only ascent of his career, although with Cádiz he won the championship of his group during 2014-15. Of course, he fell in the playoff and did not go up to Second.center_img His best scoring records he signed with the shirt of Cádiz. Juan Villar achieved 18 goals in 2013-14 and a total of 40 in the League during his three seasons at Carranza. The tip, raised in the quarry of the Recre, treasures a great experience in Second, where it has grown from the hand of the Dean, Valladolid, Tenerife and Osasuna. In the silver category it adds 54 targets.last_img read more