DU student union polls: NSUI release first women manifesto

first_imgNew Delhi, Aug 22 (PTI) In run up to the Delhi University Students Union polls, the Congress affiliated National Students Union of India (NSUI) today released a “women manifesto” raising issues concerning girls studying in the varsity.Facilitation of sanitary napkins in every college at subsidised rates, female health consultants in all colleges, standard hostel timings for boys and girls, deployment of female constables at bus stop and outside evening colleges, are among the issues listed by NSUI in its women manifesto titled “Priyadarshini”.”We will also start a Big sister programme in all the colleges where all senior students who enroll for the programme will be allotted a fresher who they will guide and mentor throughout their college period,” a NSUI spokesperson said.”At a time when most Rio olympic medals have been bagged by women of the country, girls are constantly being discouraged by university administration for being involved in sports. We will take several initiatives to improve this situation,” he added.The election of office bearers of DUSU and members of Central Council, the most keenly contested students polls in the country, will be held on September nine.Last year, the DUSU polls were swept by BJP-affiliated Akhil Bharatiya Vidyarthi Parishad (ABVP) trouncing NSUI and AAPs Chhatra Yuva Sangharsh Samiti (CYSS) to bag all four positions — president, vice president, secretary and joint secretary. PTI GJS RGlast_img read more

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Yoga in 100 Chinese varsities to help fight depression, stress

first_imgFrom K J M VarmaBeijing, Sep 20 (PTI) A Yoga campaign has been launched to introduce the ancient Indian practice in 100 universities in China to fight the growing problem of depression and stress among students.The campaign 100 days in 100 universities to fight depression was launched by Yogi Yoga, Chinas popular yoga institute run by former Chinese fashion journalist and her Indian husband and yoga teacher in association with Peking University.Say no depression with Yoga was launched yesterday at the university campus in which large number of students took part.It is a 100 day campaign in 100 universities to teach Pranayama, Meditation and special yoga Asanas, founder and CEO of Yogi Yoga, Yin Yan told PTI as her husband Mohan Singh Bandari kicked off the campaign with specially designed yoga postures to counter depression at ceremony at the University attended by its officials.Yin Yan, a former editor of the Chinese language edition of the ELLE international fashion magazine, along with Mohan whom she married in Rishikesh established Yoga Yogi in 2003 converting the Indian spiritual and art form into a commercial success.The centre, has branches all over China, has over 20,000 students with an annual turnover of over USD 10 million.”Depression has become a major problem in China as it currently has over 90 million people suffering from it,” Yin Yan said.The Chinese government, through the ministry of sports, identified Yoga to be practiced in universities to help students overcome depression and stress associated with competitive education system, she said.”We will implement this programme in the next 100 days in 100 universities,” she said, adding Yoga classes will be held once in a week starting from Peking University.advertisementNext to India, China has taken to Yoga in a big way.Considering its popularity, an initiative to establish Yoga college was launched during the visit of Prime Minister Narendra Modi to China last year.For the first time, Chinese Premier Li Keqiang has joined Modi in a joint demonstration of Yoga and Chinese ancient spiritual and art form Tai Chi.The Yoga college, in assistance with India, was established in the Yunnan Minzu (Nationalities) University.According to official media reports, it has become popular with participation of over 3,000 people taking part in free yoga sessions offered by the college.Yogi Yoga has also established a Yoga research centre in association with Peking University this year. PTI KJV CPS AKJ CPSlast_img read more

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SPORT-TENDULKAR 2 LAST

first_imgTendulkar further explained: “There will be proper Tendulkar further explained: “There will be proper batsman batting at all times and they will have to score runs against proper bowlers. You will also get to play a lot of variety as far as the bowling attack is concerned, you will have right-arm fast bowler, left-arm fast bowler, off-spinner, leg spinner, left-arm spinner, you will have to have more guys engaging, you will have to raise their interest levels as much as possible. When you are 12-13, you dont realise, the years are passing by and you are not playing school cricket and it is quite disheartening.”I feel for children when they leave home, it is extremely important, they either bowl one delivery or bat, they should know that I am either going to bat or bowl, and that is when the parents are going to start supporting them. But once they know, the kid has not played the whole year, the kid is back home without playing a single bowl, that is where the interest levels drop and the parents dont support their children enough. I think it is extremely positive move by MCA and Mumbai schools,” said Tendulkar.The Tournament was won by Karnataka Sporting Association, who defeated MIG Cricket Club in the final.Senior Mumbai Police officials Anup Kumar Singh, Deven Bharti among others were present on the occasion. PTI NRB ATK ATKlast_img read more

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Glenn Maxwell back on the big stage to push credentials for India

first_imgAll-rounder Glenn Maxwell was disappointed not to get an Australia Test recall during the recent overhaul of the squad but wants to use the one-day series against New Zealand to press his claims for next February’s tour of India.Australia awarded debuts to three batsmen for the third Test against South Africa at Adelaide Oval last month after losing the first two matches in the series on the back of a string of batting collapses.Although the prodigiously gifted Maxwell is better known for his all-out attack in shorter formats, he thought his recent performances had shown the sort of application that might have earned him another chance at Test level. (Also read: Pat Cummins returns to Australia’s one-day squad)”I thought I might have been a chance,” Maxwell told reporters on Thursday.”The way I batted in my first game back at the MCG against the reverse-swinging ball against Queensland, I thought that was a really good sign of the improvements I’ve made in my defence, technique and the way I leave the ball.”But the way the selections have gone I’m probably looking at the Indian series now. I think I’ve probably missed the boat for the home summer.”The 28-year-old, who played the last of his three Tests in 2014, was dumped from the one-day squad for their tour of Sri Lanka having struggled to score any meaningful runs and said the time away from the national set-up had helped him refocus.”I changed a few things slightly technically and slightly mentally as well, more so the way I look at the game and the way I start my innings,” Maxwell, nicknamed “Big Show”, said. (Also read: Trent Boult set to return for ODI opener against Australia)advertisement”I think that’s going to be a big change heading into this one-day series about starting my innings and making sure I get into the game, and not sort of throw it away too early.”Being back in the one-day squad was his first opportunity to show the selectors those changes to his game, he added, but he would be doing his best to make it as hard as possible to continue to leave him out of the test side.”Whether that comes from white ball cricket or any sort of cricket I’m playing whether they come down and watch me at Fitzroy-Doncaster and see how I’m going in club cricket it doesn’t matter,” he said.”I’m going to be trying to make as many runs and taking as many wickets and show them the improvements I have made.”last_img read more

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Report: Barca 2 Spurs 2 (5-3 pens)

first_imgDebutant Arthur scored a stunning goal and Malcom converted the decisive spot-kick as Barcelona surrendered a two-goal lead but survived to beat Tottenham 5-3 on penalties following a 2-2 draw at the International Champions Cup.Barca were cruising at half-time thanks to Munir El Haddadi and Arthur, who put the LaLiga champions in a commanding position in Pasadena, California on Saturday.A €40million signing from Gremio, 21-year-old Brazilian midfielder Arthur curled a shot past Spurs goalkeeper Paulo Gazzaniga approaching the half-hour mark at the Rose Bowl. 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! Arthur’s memorable strike followed Munir El Haddadi’s opener 14 minutes earlier, however, Tottenham dominated the second half and scored two goals in as many minutes with 15 minutes remaining through Son Heung-min and substitute Georges-Kevin N’Koudou.FINAL: Barça beats Tottenham in a penalty shootout, 5-3, to claim victory in the pre-season opener! #TheMagiciansOfTheBall pic.twitter.com/HNGDVgRmZB— FC Barcelona (@FCBarcelona) July 29, 2018Barca, though, held their nerve in the shoot-out as debutant Malcom – who was set to join Roma before the move was controversially hijacked by the Spaniards – scored the winning penalty after Anthony Georgiou’s penalty was saved.Barca were without a number of first-team regulars, with Lionel Messi, Luis Suarez, Philippe Coutinho, Ousmane Dembele and Gerard Pique among the absentees for the club’s United States tour.Tonight’s attendance: 66,805! Thanks to all the Barça fans who came out to the Rose Bowl to support the team! #TheMagiciansOfTheBall pic.twitter.com/T3uYMbGyjZ— FC Barcelona (@FCBarcelona) July 29, 2018The Spanish giants, however, were still able to call on Nelson Semedo, Andre Gomes and Jasper Cillessen for their ICC opener, while Clement Lenglet – signed from Sevilla – made his debut alongside Arthur.Premier League side Tottenham, who crushed Roma 4-1 last time out, included two-goal heroes Fernando Llorente and Lucas Moura as well as Christian Eriksen, Son, Serge Aurier and Moussa Sissoko.Barca controlled proceedings from the outset and they exposed Tottenham’s high defensive line on numerous occasions before breaking the deadlock.Munir – who spent last season on loan at Deportivo Alaves – lost his man at the back post and headed into an empty net from close range after Rafinha directed a header cross goal in the 15th minute.Semedo was constant threat down the flank and the Barca full-back almost doubled the lead, with his fierce shot parried away for a corner.Barca got their second goal in the 29th minute – Arthur teed up by Rafinha before unleashing an unstoppable shot into the far corner of the net – but there were concerns for the LaLiga champions after Denis Suarez and Gomes were forced off prior to the break.It was a comfortable opening 45 minutes for back-up keeper Cillessen, who made a relatively routine save to keep out Eriksen’s free-kick.FULL-TIME: A dominant second-half display from our young side sees us come back from two goals down to send the game to penalties! #SpursInUSA 🇺🇸 #ICC2018 pic.twitter.com/LdUncBp7PI— Tottenham Hotspur (@SpursOfficial) July 29, 2018The Netherlands international was beaten seven minutes into the second half but the crossbar came to his rescue as Eriksen’s long-range set-piece hit the woodwork for Spurs, who lost Sissoko to injury in the first half.There was some desperate defending from Barca in a goal-mouth scramble with 18 minutes remaining but the ball fell to Son, who side-footed his shot into the bottom corner of the net.And Tottenham equalised within a minute after N’Koudou thumped the ball into the net following Barca’s inability to clear their lines as the match headed to penalties.  read morelast_img read more

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Simeone: I’d pick Messi over Ronaldo

first_imgDiego Simeone rates Lionel Messi as a superior player to Cristiano Ronaldo despite believing the Juventus star is the better man for a bad situation.A recording of Simeone stating his preference for Ronaldo emerged in the aftermath of Argentina’s shock 3-0 loss to Croatia at the World Cup.But the Atletico Madrid head coach has now affirmed his belief that Barcelona ace Messi is the standout of the pair, on the condition he is surrounded by top talent. 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 Argentina captain, Simeone reasons, would struggle to match Ronaldo’s output among lesser team-mates.”If I had to choose between Messi and Ronaldo then most likely I would choose Messi,” Simeone told reporters.”Yes I said [Ronaldo] on the video, but the conversation was between me and [Atleti assistant] German Burgos, talking about football as everyone talks about it.”When I talked about Messi and Ronaldo it wasn’t from the perspective of who is the best in the world.”I just meant that if you have the chance to sign one of them for a normal club, with normal players, Ronaldo would probably fit in better.0 – Lionel Messi and Cristiano Ronaldo have never scored in the knockout stages of the World Cup; between both of them, they accumulated 1.090 minutes without scoring (666 Messi, 424 Ronaldo). Drought. pic.twitter.com/1crbUOfcBH— OptaJavier (@OptaJavier) June 29, 2018″But with Messi, surrounded by great players, Messi is better than Ronaldo.”The record-breaking duo, who share five Ballons d’Or apiece, are set to compete in different leagues for the first time in a decade following Ronaldo’s transfer from Real Madrid to Juventus.The Portugal star is set to take part in his first Juventus training session Monday.last_img read more

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What is the Dele Alli challenge? How to do tricks

first_imgIt’s the celebration everyone is doing – or at least trying to do! Dele Alli has gotten football fans in Britain and all over the world contorting their fingers and hands to try to replicate his new celebration, in a viral craze known as the Dele Alli Challenge.Spurs and England attacker Alli introduced the world to his new celebration on the opening weekend of the 2018-19 Premier League season, making the gesture with his hand after finding the net against Newcastle.Since then, footballers and supporters have attempted to reproduce the celebration, with many frustrated fans poking themselves in the eye as they try to figure out the complexities behind what looks like a simple trick. 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! Want to impress your mates by pulling off a perfect Dele Alli Challenge manoeuvre? Follow our tips and tricks below!How to do the Dele Alli challengeThe best way to learn how to do the Dele Alli Challenge is to look at other people doing it and see how they position their hands. If you search on Twitter or Instagram, you’ll find photos and videos of celebrities attempting to do it – not just footballers, but other personalities such as pop singer Olly Murs, Soccer AM’s Smithy and Sky Sports’ Michelle Owen.But whatever you do, don’t try to replicate Manchester United midfielder Fred, who clearly has no idea what he’s doing despite most of his Red Devils team-mates easily figuring out the trick.Fred trying to do the #delechallenge has made my day 😂😂 pic.twitter.com/OyE3h5JoMt— Brotein Sheikh (@_AmirNazar) August 15, 2018Start off by making the ‘OK’ symbol with your thumb and index finger creating an ‘O’ and the remainder of your fingers pointing upwards.Move the ‘O’ part by folding your three fingers, putting your index finger and thumb at the top – so that the ‘O’ has slid to the other side.Flip over your hand and place against your eye and forehead. If you’ve done it correctly, you’ve completed the Dele Alli Challenge.So, to summarise: Make the ‘OK’ symbol. Move the ‘O’ part by folding your three fingers down. Flip over your hand and place against your eye.The only thing to do now is take a photo or video and put it on your social media accounts with the hashtag #DeleChallenge!What is the new Dele Alli challenge?Dele Alli Celebration 2.0Not content with making us all contort our fingers and hands with the original celebration, Alli has taken things a step further by bringing a new challenge to the masses.Started by Twitter user Lexi Ceballos, the new finger movement is much more difficult than the original and is done via either wizardry or having really flexible fingers. It involves making two circles to create a pair of glasses with your hand.magic pic.twitter.com/At4b8Z0yhX— lex (@lexi_ceballos) August 22, 2018Alli recreated the trick on his Snapchat account, but Spurs team-mate Georges-Kevin N’Koudou struggled to get close to making the right shape with his hands.Tottenham travel to Manchester United on Monday, where Alli could show the world his new trick if he can score at Old Trafford.last_img read more

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IPL 2017, RCB vs SRH Highlights: This is how rain played spoilsport in Bengaluru

first_imgThe Indian Premier League match between Royal Challengers Bangalore (RCB) and Sunrisers Hyderabad (SRH) at the M Chinnaswamy Stadium on Tuesday was called off due to incessant rain.Both the teams will share a point each as the rain refused to relent.RCB with five points in their kitty are placed at sixth in the IPL team standings while the visitors are at third with nine points from their eight outings.HIGHLIGHTS: (Points Table)23.10 IST: This washout has hurt RCB’s chances of making it to the play-offs. They will need to win almost every game from hereon.  23.05 IST: Sunrisers Hyderabad will stay third in the table on nine points. Pull down the curtains, the match has been called off. The weather stole the show. We both share a point each ???. #OrangeArmy #RCBvSRH- SunRisers Hyderabad (@SunRisers) April 25, 201723.04 IST: Royal Challengers Bangalore move to 6th with 5 points from 8 matches.Official: #RCBvSRH has been called off due to rains, both teams share 1 point #PlayBold- Royal Challengers (@RCBTweets) April 25, 201723.02 IST: Match has been washed out. Both teams will share one point each. #IPL Match 29: The match has been abandoned. Both @RCBTweets and @SunRisers share a point each #RCBvSRH pic.twitter.com/wVGJe9ZFN9- IndianPremierLeague (@IPL) April 25, 201722.59 IST:The match has been called off.First the nature of the pitch and now, the rain. Bangalore hasn’t been kind to the Royal Challengers this #IPL #RCBvSRH- Aakash Chopra (@cricketaakash) April 25, 201722.43 IST: The ground needs to be ready by at least 11.10 PM for the game to start by 11.20 PM.advertisementFor a 23.20 cut off, the ground has to be ready for play by at least 23.10. Groundsman needs time to clear covers. Fear this game is done.- Harsha Bhogle (@bhogleharsha) April 25, 201722.36 IST: Thunder and lightning have accompanied rain, as fans start to leave.  22.23 IST: The rain persists. It’s still raining at the Chinnaswamy!Meanwhile, read what Aravind had to say at the sidelines: https://t.co/lxpV9kWaRq #RCBvSRH #PlayBold pic.twitter.com/t53vplSCCW- Royal Challengers (@RCBTweets) April 25, 201722.12 IST: The match officials are having a discussion. The wait continues. #IPL Match 29: The match officials get into a huddle #RCBvSRH @RCBTweets @SunRisers pic.twitter.com/PqRYFT6vB6- IndianPremierLeague (@IPL) April 25, 201722.00 IST: We can have a 5-over game if play starts by 11.20 PM.22.00 IST: Looks who is here. #BFC boys are at the Chinnaswamy to support us! Follow us on Instagram at: https://t.co/40mvv0Pyfg for live stories! #PlayBold #RCBvSRH pic.twitter.com/Jk2K5JeiOI- Royal Challengers (@RCBTweets) April 25, 201721.56 IST: The face says it all. The wait #RCBvSRH #IPL @RCBTweets pic.twitter.com/FCTVSkbblt- IndianPremierLeague (@IPL) April 25, 201721.48 IST: The odds will against Bangalore if no game if possible tonight.#RCB will want to play today, they need the points. Will see 1 point, if it comes to that, as a point lost not one obtained- Harsha Bhogle (@bhogleharsha) April 25, 201721.38 IST: The wait continues. Live from Chinnaswamy Stadium! @RCBTweets #Boldarmy waiting eagerly for the rain to stop and match to begin! #RCBvSRH @IPL #VIVOIPL pic.twitter.com/NT6p0PGliI- Subhash Nayak (@subhashnayak7) April 25, 201721.29 IST: The rain Gods are in no mood for respite tonight. The ??? has gotten a little heavier. Anyone know any rain-halting rituals? Shoot out your ritual with #RainGoAway.#OrangeArmy #RiseOfOrange- SunRisers Hyderabad (@SunRisers) April 25, 201721.12 IST: One things is for sure, if and when the match starts, it won’t be a 20-over game anymore. #RCBvSRH: Won’t be a full 20 over game but the rain has started to slow down at the Chinnaswamy #PlayBold #VIVOIPL- Royal Challengers (@RCBTweets) April 25, 2017One thing’s for sure, if the match commences, it will be a rain-curtailed game. Something’s better than nothing. ???#OrangeArmy #RCBvSRH- SunRisers Hyderabad (@SunRisers) April 25, 201721.05 IST: The rain is slowly becoming a drizzle again.#IPL Match 29: With the rain a bit lighter now, the Umpires have ventured out to have a look. And so the wait goes on #RCBvSRH pic.twitter.com/uufSa0GMEL- IndianPremierLeague (@IPL) April 25, 201721.00 IST: The rain is getting lighter, and the umpires are out for an inspection. But, we start losing overs from now. 20.51 IST: The crowd at Chinnaswamy are patiently waiting for a cracker of a game. #IPL Match 29: It is a completely packed house here at M. Chinnaswamy Stadium and we all are waiting for the drizzle to stop #RCBvSRH pic.twitter.com/ZHOwx0t0BH- IndianPremierLeague (@IPL) April 25, 201720.47 IST: The cheerleaders have been entertaining the crowds at IPL for 10 years now. Take a look at their journey here.  20.35 IST: Just in case you were wondering, the cut-off time for a five-over game is 11.20 PM and we will start losing overs after 9 PM.advertisement20.20 IST: More bad news from Bengaluru. It is raining cats and dogs at the moment. Fingers crossed!#IPL Match 29: Here’s the update on @RCBTweets vs. @SunRisers by @RaviShastriOfc #RCBvSRH pic.twitter.com/DKkh6KeuM6- IndianPremierLeague (@IPL) April 25, 201720.03 IST: It is still drizzling in Bengaluru.The covers are back on ???. The drizzle continues, we’re as eager as you to get on the field. Patience ???.#OrangeArmy #RiseOfOrange #RCBvSRH- SunRisers Hyderabad (@SunRisers) April 25, 201719.50 IST: Coaches chat up as drizzle has turned into a shower.#IPL Match 29: Caption this pic? @TomMoodyCricket #RCBvSRH pic.twitter.com/j2dJhFIfSs- IndianPremierLeague (@IPL) April 25, 201719.45 IST: The Toss which was earlier scheduled for 7.40 PM has been further delayed.  #IPL Match 29: The toss has been further delayed due to rain #RCBvSRH @RCBTweets @SunRisers pic.twitter.com/xFB1rDqTXt- IndianPremierLeague (@IPL) April 25, 201719.37 IST: Michael Clarke: “Very evenly sized ground. 150 is the average score this year. It’s a two-paced pitch. It hasn’t been the 180s, 190s pitch that you’d normally witness here. If RCB are to win, the big three [Gayle, ABD, Kohli] have to deliver.”#IPL Match 29: As we wait for the official update, take a look at @MClarke23’s preview #RCBvSRH https://t.co/PnuPY9USly- IndianPremierLeague (@IPL) April 25, 201719.37 IST: Looks like it waiting game for now, as rain Gods decide to have some fun. 19.32 IST: Game starts at scheduled time, at 8 PM.#IPL Match 29: The game will start at 8 PM IST, but there will be a slight delay on the toss, which will be at 7:40 PM IST #RCBvSRH pic.twitter.com/nbJUzg0yeR- IndianPremierLeague (@IPL) April 25, 201719.20 IST: Toss in 10 minutes, 7.40 PM. Good news: The covers have come off! Toss at 7.40 PM IST #PlayBold #RCBvSRH- Royal Challengers (@RCBTweets) April 25, 201719.28 IST: The covers are coming off. New drainage system comes into play now.#IPL Match 29: The covers are coming off. Good signs here at M. Chinnaswamy Stadium #RCBvSRH @RCBTweets @SunRisers pic.twitter.com/px3R5hnh5A- IndianPremierLeague (@IPL) April 25, 201719.24 IST: Rain, rain go away.The @RCBTweets vs. @SunRisers tonight, a big game for RCB. The crowd packing in no matter the weather, hopefully the ? goes away soon!! pic.twitter.com/wgKakjnPn2- Michael Clarke (@MClarke23) April 25, 201719.22 IST: Virat Kohli had scored three of his four hundreds when Royal Challengers Bangalore needed to win six of their last seven matches last year. Can Virat Kohli and Bangalore repeat the feat?   19.18 IST: Home comforts for team from Bangalore up against the team that haven’t won away this season. Or, Virat Kohli vs David Warner however one chooses to see it.#IPL Match 29: The Teams have arrived #RCBvSRH – @RCBTweets @SunRisers pic.twitter.com/8XfWJofprT- IndianPremierLeague (@IPL) April 25, 201719.16 IST: The pair to watch out for.We sure are gearing up for tonight’s encounter. How are you?#OrangeArmy #RiseOfOrange pic.twitter.com/P99yu6MudO- SunRisers Hyderabad (@SunRisers) April 25, 2017 19.09 IST: The players are ready, the crowd at the stadium is ready, but rain may play spoilsports tonight.#IPL Match 29: The rain has stopped here at M. Chinnaswamy Stadium #RCBvSRH pic.twitter.com/E55T1GEBq8advertisement- IndianPremierLeague (@IPL) April 25, 2017Royal Challengers Bangalore (RCB) will look to dust themselves up from the devastating outing in Kolkata Sunday night as they face Sunrisers Hyderabad, who seek first away win in the Indian Premier League(IPL)on Tuesday. (Read Full Preview)Pursuing Kolkata Knight Riders’ lowly total of 131 on Sunday, RCB, boasting the star troika of Virat Kohli, AB de Villiers and Chris Gayle, were floored for 49 all out in 9.4 overs – IPL’s lowest ever total, losing the match by 82 runs at the Eden Gardens.The defeat was RCB’s fifth in seven games and left them languishing at the bottom of the table. As RCB skipper Virat Kohli admonished his batsmen, he also said that the team needed to move on, leaving behind the poor show.In the coming game against SRH, RCB batsmen will also face tough test. SRH, currently at the third spot with four wins, have in-form bowlers like Bhuvneshwar Kumar, Ashish Nehra, Rashid Khan, Mohammed Siraj and Moises Henriques.In their last match, this bowling line-up had Rising Pune Supergiant on the ropes, defending a total of 176/3. But SRH were blown away by Mahendra Singh Dhoni’s 34-ball 61 not out wonder.It was defending champions SRH’s third consecutive away loss and they will need to deliver a disciplined performance against RCB. All of SRH’s four wins have come at home and they need to quickly solve the away puzzle. At this juncture, RCB, who will need to pick themselves up mentally, may be the best side to face.last_img read more

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HTC U11 official video teaser shows Edge Sense feature, launch set for May 16

first_imgAfter announcing the HTC U Ultra and U Play earlier this year, HTC is working on another U series phone. The smartphone manufacturer is set to launch its next flagship smartphone on May 16, which will be called the HTC U11. The name has been confirmed by the company on its official Twitter handle a few days ago. HTC U11 ahead of its launch has already been subject to numerous leaks and rumours on the web. A newly leaked teaser of the phone shows the device from all angles.The leaked video teaser doesn’t reveal much details about the HTC smartphone. The teaser shows people squeezing several objects, which reminds us of the Twitter post by HTC which reads: “Squeeze for the Brilliant U”. This basically indicates to the unique gesture system that the device is tipped to come with. The video also shows that HTC U11 will be coming in shiny blue colour. However, the company may also add several other colour variants with time.Also Read: HTC’s squeezable U phone to be called HTC U 11, confirms companyThe key highlight of the smartphone is going to be the Edge Sense feature. Furthermore, HTC U11 is expected to come with a touch sensitive outer frame which allow users to open an app or launch the camera app, or perform any other functions directly. Basically, the upcoming HTC U series phone will come with the ability to interpret gestures into actions. You can watch the video teaser of HTC U11 below.advertisementAs far as the specifications are concerned, the upcoming HTC U11 is expected to support Bluetooth 5.0. If that’s the case, the HTC U11 will be the second smartphone to come with Bluetooth 5.0, after the recently launched Samsung Galaxy S8 and S8+. In terms of specifications, the HTC flagship smartphone will reportedly come with a 5.5-inch Quad-HD display screen and be further powered by Qualcomm’s latest Snapdragon 835 processor. Again, similar to the recently launched Samsung Galaxy S8.Also Read: HTC’s squeezable flagship U phone with Edge Sense set for May 16 launchHTC U11 is expected to come packed with 4GB of RAM coupled with 64GB of internal storage and will be backed by a 3,000mAh battery. On the camera front, the HTC flagship smartphone is said to hone a 12-megapixel camera. Further, if the rumours are to be believed, the U 11 will also allegedly come with a 3.5mm audio jack. Water-resistance features are also seen on the cards. Further, HTC U11 might also sport the company’s very own virtual assistant, or better known as Sense Companion. The feature was previously seen on HTC U Ultra.last_img read more

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Why it would be wrong to compare Greg Chappell and Anil Kumble episodes

first_imgThe Virat Kohli-Anil Kumble spat was not the first time coach and captain of the Indian team were at loggerheads. The fight between Sourav Ganguly and Greg Chappell was the first such incident before the rift between Kumble and Kohli emerged.Kumble in his statement after a shocking resignation mentioned that he was told by the BCCI on Monday that captain Kohli had “reservations” with his style and about him continuing as head coach. (Also read: Team India to get new head coach before tour of Sri Lanka next month)Kumble was appointed by the BCCI’s Cricket Advisory Committee (CAC) comprising Sourav Ganguly, Sachin Tendulkar and VVS Laxman. He was given a one-year contract last June before India’s tour of the West Indies and it expired at the conclusion of the ICC Champions Trophy which Pakistan won after beating India. Incidentally, India play their next series in the West Indies, albeit for different formats.Kumble achieved great success in his tenure despite little previous first-class coaching experience. India’s highest wicket-taker led the team to the top of the Test rankings, after series wins over West Indies, New Zealand, England, Bangladesh and Australia.India won 12 of 17 Tests and lost only one. They won eight of 13 ODIs, and had a shot at defending the Champions Trophy crown.With Kumble gone, there would be an inevitable tendency to compare the way Chappell left, having antagonised the stars of the team. But there is a massive difference: Chappell had infuriated the entire country and had little support from the cricket fraternity while Kumble stepped down with his honour intact.advertisementWATCH VIDEO HEREWhen Kumble joined as coach, many believed that his partnership with captain Kohli would take India to greater heights in coming years. Though the results were clearly visible as India recorded five Test series wins, two ODIs and a T20 International series triumphs. The only failure was India’s 1-0 defeat to West Indies in a two-match T20 series last year.However, captain and the team were not happy with Kumble’s style of coaching and the reports of rift between the duo emerged. Soon BCCI advertised for the post of head coach but Kumble was in advantage of getting a contract extension.Kohli termed the reports of rift as rumours in a press conference ahead of India’s opening Champions Trophy game against Pakistan.The majority of players were in favour of Kumble being removed as most did not get along with him or his style of coaching. It was also learnt that following India’s defeat in the final, Kumble screamed at the players for about 30 minutes which did not do down well with the players in the dressing room.He did not fly out with the team for the limited-overs tour of the West Indies starting on Friday, and instead stayed in London to attend International Cricket Council (ICC) meetings. He is chair of the cricket committee.Reuters Photo GANGULY-CHAPPELL EPISODEThere was another big friction in 2005 when Australia great Greg Chappell was appointed Team India coach after John Wright did not extend his contract. Chappell had a tumultuous two-year tenure which ended in 2007.Chappell pipped the likes of Dav Whatmore, Mohinder Amarnath, Graham Ford, Desmond Haynes, Tom Moody and John Emburey in a highly publicised selection process.It all began during India’s tour of Zimbabwe when out-of-form Ganguly was asked to step down as Team India captain by Chappell to focus on his batting. Before the first Test, Chappell stated that if left to him, he would pick both Yuvraj Singh and Mohammad Kaif ahead of Ganguly in the laying XI for the first Test. Irked by this, Ganguly decided to pack his bags and leave the tour. The team director Amitabh Chowdhary, along with Chappell and Dravid, insisted that he continue to play, as the captain leaving the team in the middle of the tour would be disastrous.Chappell sent an email to BCCI, criticising Ganguly for being “mentally and physically unfit” to lead the team. He also stated that Ganguly’s “negative attitude” would hamper India’s development as a unit for the 2007 World Cup. The Aussie coach also accused Ganguly of faking an injury. Several members of the Indian team backed Ganguly during this time and were unhappy with the way the matters were handled by Chappell.However, Ganguly’s remained in and out of the team with Chappell favouring youth before experience. Chappell had alleged that he was a victim of a “racist attack” at the Bhubaneshwar Airport in January 2007.In his autobiography Playing It My Way, Sachin Tendulkar criticised Chappell, calling him a “ringmaster”. Several other players like Zaheer Khan, Harbhajan Singh and Laxman also criticised the Aussie. While Zaheer called Chappell a “control freak”, Laxman said Chappell took Indian cricket “backwards”.advertisementlast_img read more

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Galaxy Note 8 could be the most expensive phone by Samsung: Report

first_imgSamsung is currently working on the successor of last year’s ‘not-so’ successful Note 7, dubbed — Note 8. Rumours and leaks about the upcoming Galaxy Note 8 has been making rounds for quite sometime over several months now. Some rumours claim that the device will sport dual cameras on the rear, while other leaks suggest Note 8 will sport curved 4K display. Now a new report claims that the successor of the Note 7 will be the most expensive device by the South Korean company ever.As per the launch time frame, Note 8 is expected to hit the market thsi September. Evan Blass, a popular phone leakster on Friday tweeted that Samsung’s upcoming Galaxy Note 8 will launch in the month of September.  To recall, just a few days ago, a report from Sammobile revealed that the South Korean company is expected to launch the Note 8 on August 26. This means that Samsung is possibly delaying the launch of the device by almost a month.Whatever may be the reason.Also Read: Samsung Galaxy Note 8 launch delayed to September, expected to be priced above Rs 60,000Evan also tipped the expected price of the Note 8. He said that the upcoming device will be priced nearly around $1000, which is roughly around Rs 64,500, which is way more expensive than Note 7. Now a new report from Venture Beat claims, “Samsung’s upcoming Galaxy Note 8 may be its priciest one till now with a price tag of $900 (roughly Rs 58,045).” On the other hand, another report suggests that the next iPhone, which is the iPhone 8 is also rumoured to be the costliest Apple device till date with a cost price of $1,000 (roughly Rs 64,500).advertisementAs per the specifications, the upcoming Samsung Galaxy Note 8 is expected to sport a much bigger and curvy display than its predecessor — Note 7. Rumours suggest that Note 8  will come packed with a screen much bigger than 6.2-inch. That beings said, the upcoming Note 8 will be much bigger in size than Galaxy S8. To recall, last year’s Note 7 was launched with 5.7-inch curved screen and one rear camera. However, new reports suggest that the upcoming Samsung tablet will feature dual camera.Other rumours surfacing the web claims that Note 8 may sport a massive 6.3-inch curve display screen and is said to offer an aspect ratio of 18.5:9, which means that the device is going to be the first ever device with 4K resolution. Further the device is expected to come in two variants, one with Qualcomm’s latest Snapdragon 835, while the other variant is expected to come with Exynos 9810 processor, and both are said to run on the latest Android 7.1.1 Nougat OS.last_img read more

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Pankaj Advani-led India beat Pakistan to win Asian Snooker Championship

first_imgIndia’s leading cueist Pankaj Advani teamed up with Laxman Rawat to demolish Pakistan in the final of the Asian Team Snooker Championship on Wednesday.Advani drew first blood by putting on a sterling performance against Mohammad Bilal.After the Pakistani scored the first solitary point and benefited from a foul from Advani, the Indian bounced back to piece together a brilliant break of 83 to seal the first tie of the best-of-five final.India’s fate was going to be determined by Advani’s partner Rawat’s form and he did not disappoint.He rose to the occasion to head towards what was to be his first major international title with a clinical 73 break to win the frame without allowing his opponent, Babar Masih to score a single point.To complete a whitewash the Indian pair needed to maintain their superlative performance in the doubles tie.However, the Pakistani duo responded well to pressure of being 0-2 down, knowing they needed to win this crucial tie to stay alive in the final. But it was Rawat who saved the day for India by scoring a 50 break just when they had a deficit of a similar margin.But a critical miss on the pink before starting with the colours, brought Masih back to the table, gifting him a regulation clearance of yellow to black. Given the kind of pressure that was resting on his shoulders to rescue Pakistan from the brink of defeat, he fumbled on the green and gave Advani an unintended snook.But the Indian ace was in no mood of leaving the table without getting the job done. He played a classy swerve and managed to just sink the green in the pocket and saw himself in a spot of bother with the brown.advertisementA heroic attempt by Advani got him the pot and India were now just the blue and pink away from lifting the Asian title.He held his nerve and completed the task of clearing the frame and winning the final 3-0.India A comprised Malkeet Singh with Ashok Shandilya as coach.Advani remained the only player to not lose a single individual match in the team event. This title brings up Advani’s second Asian title this season and 8th overall (6 Billiards, 1 6-red and 1 Team Snooker) while it is a first for Rawat and Singh.last_img read more

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Wimbledon 2017: Venus Williams comes back to win vs Wang Qiang in second round

first_imgVenus Williams has come back to win and reach Wimbledon’s third round after dropping the opening set against Wang Qiang of China.Williams powered her way through the final set to pull out the 4-6, 6-4, 6-1 victory. She wound up with more than twice as many winners as her opponent, 43 to 20.This is Williams’ first tournament since a two-car crash police say she caused in Florida on June 9. A 78-year-old passenger in the other vehicle died about two weeks later.Williams also beat Wang at the French Open in May. The 55th-ranked Wang has never been to the third round at a Grand Slam tournament.Williams owns seven major titles, including five at Wimbledon. Wednesday’s match was her 97th in the main draw at the All England Club, breaking a tie with her sister Serena for the most among active players.last_img read more

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RFYS committed to transform India into multi sports nation

first_imgKochi, Aug 16 (PTI) Reliance Foundation Youth Sports (RFYS) is committed to transform India into a multi-sports nation in the not too distant future, its chairperson Nita Ambani said here today. Launching the second edition of RFYSs national football competition here, she said her aim was to create a unified sports structure through the Foundation and have a holistic plan for all major Olympic sports. “Reliance Foundation Youth Sports was set up to realise the dream of making India a multi-sport nation. It is a unifying structure of school and college competition. We would like to provide viable sports career opportunities for the youth of our country,” Nita Ambani said. She said the RFYS in its first year itself had reached out to two million children and for the next year its goal was to reach out to four million children in the country. “Last year we reached out to 1,900 educational institutions. Our aim is to reach out to 3,000 institutions this year. That means more children will be playing sports,” Nita Ambani, who is also a member of the International Olympic Committee, said.She said this year itself the foundation is expanding from football to athletics in eight cities, including Delhi, Chandigarh, Mumbai and Bangaluru. “Kerala is also part of our athletics plan. We will be covering football and athletics in Kerala also,” she said in response to a question from reporters. She said RFYS would like to provide viable sports career opportunities for the youth of the country. She described Kerala as a “wonderful place” to kickstart the Reliance Foundation Youth Sports national football competition. “I am always being so overwhelmed by the love, the support and the passion the Kerala has for this beautiful game of football,” she said. Ajith Sivan, a 20-year-old student from Kochi, was inducted into the Kerala Blasters team for the upcoming ISL at the launch of the football competition. “Ajith showcased his skills in the RFYS tournament last year. He proved to be so good and promising that the Blasters have already picked him up,” Nita Ambani said. PTI TGB APR APRadvertisementlast_img read more

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US Open: Defending champion Angelique Kerber knocked out in first round

first_imgDefending champion Angelique Kerber of Germany was knocked out of the US Open in the first round when she lost 6-3, 6-1 to Japanese teenager Naomi Osaka on Tuesday.The last defending women’s champion to lose in the first round at Flushing Meadows was Russian Svetlana Kuznetsova in 2005.The 19-year-old Osaka, the 2016 WTA newcomer of the year, was rarely troubled by the sixth-seeded Kerber, who has not won a title since she prevailed here last year.Osaka broke for 5-3 in the opening set and never looked back to claim her first victory against a top-10 player.last_img read more

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Danish badminton duo reveal their relationship

first_imgBy Amit Kumar DasOdense, Oct 24 (PTI) Out of the closet after eight years of being in a relationship, Denmarks world No.4 womens doubles pair of Christinna Pedersen and Kamilla Rytter Juhl are hoping that playing badminton wouldnt become tough for them in countries like India, where homosexuality is a taboo.Pedersen and Juhl chose to reveal their relationship in a book, which details their journey in the sport.”Me and Kamilla love playing in India. We are still the same badminton players, we wont change anything, we wont change how to act, or behave when we visit other countries, we are totally the same and I hope we are still respected and loved the way we have always been,” Pedersen told PTI in an interaction here.Pedersen and Juhl are scheduled to compete in the upcoming Premier Badminton League, having been picked by different franchises. While Pedersen will play for Awadhe Warriors, Rytter Juhl will be turning up for Ahmedabad Smash Masters.Homosexuality is still a criminal offence in India.The pair is a multiple-time European Championships winner besides being runners-up in the World Championships in 2015.”We have been writing a book where we tell everybody how it is to be a professional badminton player, how it is to be Kamilla and Christina on and off the court.”The book is in Danish and it will be written in English soon, so we told the media that we are also in a relationship,” Pedersen said.The book, published in Danish, was launched early this month.advertisement”We still love playing badminton in Asia, we love playing in India, Malaysia, Indonesia, China, Japan. We love to travel there and play there. But we are afraid that some wont respect us, though we dont know yet,” said Pedersen, who has won two bronze and a silver at the World Championship along with Juhl.”We just hope everybody will see us as badminton players that we have been for the last 10 years even though now they have an information about us. We still look forward to visit all the countries.”Pedersen and Juhl have been playing in India for the last few years and have made appearances at the India Open Super Series, Syed Modi International Grand Prix Gold and Premier Badminton League. PTI ATK PM CMlast_img read more

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Exclusive: Kidambi Srikanth doesn’t think of records but eyes consistency

first_imgKidambi Srikanth has risen like a phoenix in the past one year.The flambouyant star of Indian badminton is no more all about eye-pleasing and attractive badminton but is actually starting to put meaning to his career.On Sunday, Srikanth became the first Indian and only fourth male shuttler in history to lift four Super Series titles in a calendar year when he beat Japan’s Kenta Nishimoto in the men’s singles final at French Open on Sunday.On a day when he matched the great Lin Dan, Lee Chong Wei and Chen Long and became only the second shuttler to win back-to-back Super Series twice in a year, Srikanth played it down and said he isn’t giving the records much thought.”I haven’t really thought about the records and all and for me, it was just about playing,” Srikanth said in an exclusive chat with IndiaToday.in.Just after Srikanth’s historic win, chief national coach and Srikanth’s academy coach Pullela Gopichand said to India Today that “for me this would go down in history of Indian sports as one of the best performances in a year.”However the charming 24-year-old is just gushing about the fact that he played well and won at the end of it all.”I am very happy with the win and in all, it has been a fantastic last couple of weeks for me. I am very happy with the way I was playing,” the man from Guntur expressed. (Surprised with back-to-back Super Series titles: Srikanth to India Today)advertisementSrikanth had some close game in this tournament — coming back from a game down in both the quarter-final against China’s Shi Yuqi and semi-final against fellow Indian HS Prannoy.He was surely tired! Having played 10 matches in 12 days, Srikanth just didn’t want to give Nishimoto any chance in the final. Perhaps for he didn’t want to be stretched for the third match in a row.”I knew he had been playing very well in this tournament and I really didn’t want to give him any chance. I really wanted to play my game from the beginning itself and I think it did really work for me.”Srikanth actually summarises the brilliant year that the male Indian shuttlers have had.Sameer Verma started the good times with Syed Modi Grand Prix Gold win beating compatriot B Sai Praneeth.Praneeth built on his Syed Modi performance and lifted the Singapore Open in April against Srikanth. He followed it up with a Thailand Open victory in May.AP PhotoBuilding on his Singapore Open runner-up finish, Srikanth began his rise and rise.He lifted the Indonesia Super Series Premier and Australian Open Super Series consecutively in June after which, HS Prannoy and Parupalli Kashyap played an all-Indian US Open final where the former prevailed.With Lakshya Sen getting better and better in the junior circuit, the seniors also upped their game and consistently reached the later stage of the tournament.In June, three male Indian players — Ajay Jayaram, Srikanth and Praneeth — entered the top 15 at the same time in a first for Indian badminton, which the men followed up with Sameer Verma and HS Prannoy also entering the top 20 in September.”I think the men’s singles players (Indians) have been doing great and all we are thinking about is to be much more consistent in the coming tournaments,” Srikanth conceded.This is exactly what Gopichand keeps stressing upon — consistency. While whispers of Indian badminton becoming a powerhouse has begun, Gopichand refuses to back the whispers and stresses on much more work that needs to be done.For now though, Srikanth is all set to reach a career-high of world No. 2 when the next BWF Rankings come out and he has already sealed the top spot at the Dubai Destination Rankings.There’s still China Open and Hong Kong Open set to take place in November, ahead of the BWF Super Series Finals in Dubai in December and though all tired, Srikanth is all set to rest a bit and begin training again.”I am really happy but I have continuous tournaments even after coming home and so I am only thinking about taking a couple of days off and then start training for the tournaments,” Srikanth signed off.last_img read more

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Greek Hoop League Opens

first_imgGreece’s basketball league opened with a bevy of games led by Panathinaikos’ 76-70 win over Aris thanks to American James Gist.Olympiacos, the other perennial power, whomped Kolossos Rhodes, 88-62, while AEK overcame Thessaloniki’s PAOK, 65-53.Arkadikos-division team, almost won its first game in the top tier but the team from Tripoli was edged by host Kifissia, 68-66, the same score as Kavala’s win over Lavrio.The Rethymno Cretan Kings defeated Apollon Patras 87-73 and Trikala beat Korivos Amaliadas, 73-64.TweetPinShare0 Shareslast_img read more

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Red Bulls Demolish NYCFC 7-0

first_imgThings were getting ugly even before the game began as a brawl broke out between the fans of the rival MLS teams, but was quickly broken up by the NYPD.TweetPinShare0 Shares NEW YORK—Bradley Wright-Phillips and Dax McCarty score two goals each for the New York Red Bulls in the blow-out against New York City FC 7-0 at Yankee Stadium on Saturday. The Red Bulls win ties the MLS record for largest margin of victory.McCarty put away a header into the top-right corner, off a corner from Sacha Kjelstan, in the third minute, and Wright-Phillips added two goals — the second coming on a bicycle kick in stoppage time — as the Red Bulls (4-7-1) took a 3-0 lead into halftime.Wright-Phillps, who was scoreless in his first seven matches this season, has five goals in his last six.McCarty made it 4-0 in the 51st minute and substitutes Alex Muyl, Gonzalo Veron and Gideon Baah added goals.It was the first career goal for Muyl, a 20-year-old rookie and Manhattan native.The Red Bulls improved to 4-0 against NYCFC (4-4-5), which had its five-game unbeaten streak snapped.It was the first multi-goal game of McCarty’s career.last_img read more

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Reus Scores Winner for Dortmund at ‘Gladbach

first_imgBERLIN (AP) — Marco Reus scored his first Bundesliga goal of the season to give Borussia Dortmund a 1-0 win at his former team Borussia Moenchengladbach on Sunday.Reus, Andre Schuerrle and Mario Goetze started for the first time together for Dortmund, and the three Germany teammates were all involved in the 32nd-minute goal.Goetze played the ball to Schuerrle, who crossed for Reus on the right. Reus looked up and lifted the ball over ‘Gladbach goalkeeper Yann Sommer to score off the underside of the crossbar.“It was a good goal. I think he wanted to do that,” Sommer said.Reus, who returned from a serious knee injury last weekend against Hamburger SV, said he wanted to play the ball further to the left “but the important thing is it went in.”Goalkeeper Roman Buerki was man of the match for producing a string of saves to deny the home side what would have been a deserved equalizer.Dortmund moved second, 19 points behind Bayern Munich, while ‘Gladbach stayed 10th after its fourth consecutive defeat without scoring.Dortmund forward Michy Batshuayi failed to score for the first time in four games since his deadline-day switch from Chelsea, though he wasn’t helped by the poor condition of the pitch. Some players lost their footing as the grass gave way.___GOMEZ ON TARGETMario Gomez scored for Stuttgart to beat Augsburg 1-0 for the side’s first away win in the Bundesliga for more than a year.Ahead of the World Cup in Russia, Gomez reminded Germany coach Joachim Loew of his prowess when he managed to control a rebound from a free kick and fire it inside the right corner despite being off balance in the 27th minute.It was the 32-year-old’s second goal in six Stuttgart games since his winter transfer from Wolfsburg and it secured the club’s first away win in the league since a 4-2 win in Frankfurt on Feb. 6 last year.Augsburg had coach Manuel Baum sent to the stands in a heated second half as the home side’s frustrations with the referee grew.Michael Gregoritsch had an equalizer ruled out through video analysis for offside minutes before the break.Stuttgart missed several chances to seal the result with goalkeeper Marwin Hitz keeping Augsburg in the game in the second half.Tayfun Korkut stayed unbeaten in his third game as Stuttgart coach, while his side pulled four points clear of the relegation zone after its second successive win.—By CIARAN FAHEY , Associated PressTweetPinShare0 Shareslast_img read more

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