Cricket News Tendlya and Kamblya – This Friendship Day wish between two Indian cricket greats is a sight

first_imgNew Delhi: On the occasion of friendship day, former India legend Sachin Tendulkar posted a video with his childhood friend and cricketing partner, Vinod Kambli. The video shows both the former cricketers playing a video game and having a casual banter. The video has been retweeted for more that 12 thousand times and it has created a buzz on social media. Happy #FriendshipDay guys… always remember that there are ‘No boundaries’ in friendship! 😉@vinodkambli349— Sachin Tendulkar (@sachin_rt) August 4, 2019Earlier, India’s greatest ever batsman shared a childhood picture of him with Kambli, captioning ‘Kamblya, found this photo of ours from our school days. Memories came rushing back and thought of sharing this.Kamblya, found this photo of ours from our school days.Memories came rushing back and thought of sharing this.— Sachin Tendulkar (@sachin_rt) August 3, 2019Kambli who was quick to respond, tweeted, “This brought back memories, Master! You remember this one time when we were batting & a kite fell on the pitch. I took the kite & started flying it.You saw Achrekar Sir coming my way but didn’t tell me and we both know what happened next!”This brought back memories, Master!😀You remember this one time when we were batting & a kite fell on the pitch. I took the kite & started flying it.You saw Achrekar Sir coming my way but didn’t tell me and we both know what happened next! 😡 🥊 Aathavtay ka?— VINOD KAMBLI (@vinodkambli349) August 3, 2019Tendulkar, who is rated as one of the greats the game of cricket has ever produced, made his debut at an early age of 16.  He played 463 ODIs, 200 Tests and a sole T20I, he scored 18, 426 and 15, 921 runs respectively. Kambli, on the other hand, played 104 ODIs for India and scored 2477 runs while he amassed 1084 runs in 17 Tests at an average of 54.2.Tendulkar-Kambli friendship dates back to 1988 when both the cricketers hogged the limelight while playing for Shardashram Vidya Mandir against St. Xavier’s in Harris Shield and sharing a mammoth partnership of 664-runs on February 24. Both Tendulakar and Kambli got training under coach Ramakant Achrekar and were schoolmates.The duo of Kambli and Tendulkar keeps giving something to the Indian fans to cheer by posting photos and exchanging tweets time to time.  For all the Latest Sports News News, Cricket News News, Download News Nation Android and iOS Mobile Apps.last_img read more

Baseball loses two straight in series against Washington

first_imgAfter beating the Washington Huskies in game one of the weekend’s series, the Trojans lost the next two games to bring their record to 13-11 on the year.Sophomore Lars Nootbaar’s struggles at the plate continued this weekend against Washington. Austin Paik | Daily TrojanThe Trojans took game one thanks to a clutch home run by redshirt junior third baseman Angelo Armenta in the bottom of the eighth inning to seal the game by a score of 1-0. The Trojans, however, were not as fortunate in game two, losing 5-2. The Trojans were off to an early lead in the first inning when junior first baseman Dillon Paulson hit a 2-run double.However, the Huskies were able to tie the score in the second inning and get 2 runs on the board courtesy of RBIs from freshman outfielder Braiden Ward and freshman second baseman Noah Hsue.The game was tied 2-2 until the top of the fifth inning when Washington senior shortstop Levi Jordan hit a double down the leftfield line off of junior pitcher Solomon Bates to to take the game to 3-2. The game was then killed off in the seventh inning after senior designated hitter Joe Wainhouse hit a 2-run single to put the game out of reach 5-2.After their early lead, the Trojans had a hard time getting the bats going. They only managed to get four more hits the rest of the game.“We jumped early and I thought for his first start Solomon pitched fine,” head coach Dan Hubbs said after game two. “You know they answered back and did a nice job.”Sophomore outfielder Matthew Acosta and junior outfielder Lars Nootbaar played in new positions during game two. Acosta, who usually plays in center field, played in right Friday night. And Nootbaar, who usually plays in left field, played in center.“The switch is more determined on the other outfielder,” Hubbs said. “We decided to put Dubb in the outfield today and get [John Thomas] in the lineup. And he’s better suited for left field and Matthew can play either equally well, and Lars can play left and center equally well, so it was more predicated on that third outfielder than anything else.”Game three ended like game two as the Trojans lost 9-5 on Saturday despite an early lead in the first. Paulson once again got the scoring started for the Trojans as he hit a 3-run homer into right field scoring in junior second baseman Brandon Perez and Nootbaar.However, as they did in game two, the Huskies responded by putting up runs in the second inning. The Huskies scored four runs in the second inning to take the score to 4-3. The Trojans then scored one more run in the fifth inning courtesy of an RBI from Nootbaar to tie the game at 4 runs a piece. In the sixth, the Trojans retook the lead thanks to an RBI from Perez putting the Trojans up 5-4 with three innings left to play.The Trojans have relied heavily on their bullpen all season as it is one of the best parts of their team, but the bullpen gave up 5 runs in the seventh and eighth, ending the game in a loss.The Trojans also uncharacteristically made seven errors in their series against the Huskies this weekend. Prior to the series, the Trojans led the nation in fielding percentage and defending, only making 10 errors the whole year. Earlier in the season, Hubbs mentioned how this team is built around its defense and its bullpen.While Bushor has been playing exceptionally well at shortstop this season, Hubbs seemed excited about the comeback of freshman shortstop Ben Ramirez who returned for game three with a walk and a strikeout.“Well, it would be hard for us to want to move Chase off of shortstop,” Hubbs said of fitting Ramirez and Bushor into the team. “It doesn’t mean that Ben won’t be in the lineup somewhere. Or it means that Chase can play third and move over, or he can play second. I mean there’s a lot of things that we can do, or Ben can play DH. I mean there’s a ton of ways to get him into the lineup.”The Trojans will hope to return to winning ways Tuesday when they play UC Santa Barbara.last_img read more

Ghanaian Olympian, Akwasi Frimpong, features twice in Pyeongchang finals

first_imgGhana’s first skeleton Olympian, Akwasi Frimpong, twice qualified for the finals during the International Bobsleigh and Skeleton Federation Pyeongchang InterContinental Cup this week in Pyeongchang, South Korea. It is the same track where Frimpong made history for his country and began his drive to become the Hope of a Billion when he competed in the 2018 Winter Olympics. Frimpong’s results this week showed just how far Frimpong has come as a skeleton athlete on the world stage. In 2018, Frimpong finished 30th out of 30 athletes.This week, Frimpong finished 19th and 20th out of 24 athletes beating countries from the Netherlands, Belgium, South Africa, Luxembourg, and New Zealand.The results come despite not having a sliding coach. As his successful sliding season wraps up, Frimpong competed in 12 races and qualified for the finals eleven times. Frimpong currently ranks 76th out of 150 skeleton athletes in the world. He can still move up in the world rankings since only 7 best races are now counted on the world rankings with one more to be added by next weekend. “I made some big improvements this year,” Frimpong said. “I’m proud of what I have accomplished, but there is still so much work ahead of me before the 2022 Olympics. I hope in the upcoming season I can find the support I need to have a sliding coach to make bigger strides for Ghana.“ Qualifying for the Olympics is going to be extremely difficult if I don’t have a sliding coach and the resources of other countries. I trust something good will happen I just have to keep working hard and stay relentless.”“For now, I plan to take a couple of days off to be with my family then start training to prepare for next season. I want to thank my head sponsor, Ghana Gas, whose support has been critical to my growth this season. “Team Murdock Hyundai from Murray, Utah made my traveling to training locally possible since 2017 and my new sponsor, Forever Living Products International has been supporting me with their amazing Aloe Vera products which help with my recovery. Finally, I have to thank everyone who has been part of the Hope of a Billion story this season.”last_img read more

Anger as North West is neglected from ‘Ability’ funding allocation

first_imgThe Department of Employment Affairs and Social Protection this week announced funding of €16 million for 27 projects across Ireland to support young people with disabilities. As the above map shows, there are no organisations above the Dublin-Galway line included in the programme. The 27 projects are set to receive grants of €200,000 – €750,000 for the delivery of the Ability Programme to assist young people in their transition from school to further education, training and employment.Local volunteer groups such as iCARE in Buncrana have expressed their disappointment with the lack of local funding allocations. “Are there no young people with disabilities North of Dublin or Galway? We have lots of young people accessing iCARE and are in urgent need of funding,” a group member commented. Donegal Sinn Féin TD Pearse Doherty has said the allocation is a ‘disgrace’ which graphically highlights the state’s neglect of the North West when shown on a map.Speaking today Teachta Doherty said; “We in the North West are acutely aware of the state’s neglect of this region but the graphic doing the rounds on social media is shocking all the same.“Just one allocation of funding was provided north of a line from Dublin to Galway with nothing in Cavan, Monaghan, Sligo or Donegal.“I’m keenly aware that there was a very good proposal made by a group in Donegal that I along with the group and other public reps met the Minister with in the last few weeks. “This announcement will come as a severe blow to the groups in Donegal who have provided services to the people of Donegal without any state support for over a decade.“The Minister must reassess this allocation and ensure that those with disabilities in the North West are not ignored.“Does the government believe that we have no young disabled people in this region?“This is a disgrace and I will be raising it with the Minister when the Dáil resumes next week.”Anger as North West is neglected from ‘Ability’ funding allocation was last modified: June 12th, 2018 by Rachel McLaughlinShare this:Click to share on Facebook (Opens in new window)Click to share on Twitter (Opens in new window)Click to share on LinkedIn (Opens in new window)Click to share on Reddit (Opens in new window)Click to share on Pocket (Opens in new window)Click to share on Telegram (Opens in new window)Click to share on WhatsApp (Opens in new window)Click to share on Skype (Opens in new window)Click to print (Opens in new window) Tags:ability programmebuncranaDisabilitiesiCAREPearse DohertySinn Feinlast_img read more