Maturity shown by Vihari, Ajinkya Rahane good for India: Sachin Tendulkar

first_imgNew Delhi: Legendary batsman Sachin Tendulkar reserved high praise for India’s middle-order batsmen Ajinkya Rahane and Hanuma Vihari who played crucial roles in the team’s 2-0 whitewash of the West Indies in the two-Test series which culminated with India’s thumping win at the Sabina Park on Monday.Vihari, who came to bat at No. 6, emerged as the leading run getter in the series with 289 runs, including a ton and two half-centuries. Rahane, India’s vice-captain, finished second behind Vihari with 271 runs, including a century and two fifties, in the four innings he played in the Caribbean Islands.“Lovely batting by Hanuma Vihari to get to his first 100. Also very good to see Ajinkya Rahane get back in form. The maturity and patience they have shown is a good sign for the Indian Test team,” tweeted Tendulkar while heaping praise on the duo.The 46-year-old also congratulated the team for the series victory, which saw them move to the top of the World Test Championship table with 120 points after they won the two matches in Antigua and Jamaica by 351 and 257 runs, respectively.“Congratulations to Team India on a fabulous series win,” Sachin Tendulkar said.“It’s been a joy to watch Jasprit Bumrah in this series. His hat-trick was special and the progress he has made in Test cricket has been absolutely terrific,” the Master Blaster said while pin-pointing Bumrah’s performance in the series.Bumrah, who picked up five wickets in the Antigua Test, continued from where he left off in Jamaica to claim a seven-wicket match haul, which included a first-innings six-fer and a hat-trick. IANSAlso Read: ICC Earns Wrath of Sachin Tendulkar Fans for Calling Ben Stokes ‘Greatest’Also Watch: AMCH observed a 24-hour “withdrawal of non-emergency medical services”last_img read more

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Lacrosse travels north for conference series

first_imgJunior attacker Izzy McMahon moves around a Hofstra defender at McAlister Field Feb. 9. (Michelle Mankoff/Daily Trojan) There is no individual Trojan in the top 100 rankings of goals per game, showing that they boast a well-balanced attack in the game with an offense that can dominate in many ways. After facing Cal on Saturday, USC will travel to face the Cardinal on Monday. Stanford is coming off wins over Oregon and Cal after suffering an upset loss to No. 23 Colorado at home. This season five Golden Bears are in double-digit goals, led by senior attacker Kirsten Swanson and senior midfielder Eliza Christman, each boasting 20 goals.   At the midway point of the lacrosse season, the No. 13 Trojans look poised to make a late season run for the conference title and national championship.   “Our team plays to win, yet no win is achievable without trust in one another on both ends of the ball,” Miller said. No team in the NCAA has more players scoring double-digit goals than USC with its seven players. The Trojans also have eight players in double-digit points (goals and assists), tied for most in the NCAA. With an intense set of matches this weekend, the Trojans hope not to repeat that feeling and that their hard work from these past few weeks reflects their performance this weekend against Cal Saturday at noon and Stanford Monday at 4 p.m. Senior defender Jackie Gilbert pushes her way through two Hofstra defenders in USC’s home opener at McAlister Field Feb. 9. (Michelle Mankoff/Daily Trojan) The Trojans have had a successful record against the Golden Bears, with their last game ending in favor of the Trojans, 17-3. That victory has brought USC’s overall record against Cal to a six-game win streak, four of which are double-digit victories for USC. “After the NCAA selection show last year, we all sat in a room upset after not [hearing] USC called,” Stallings said. This weekend match against Cal will mark the 10th regular season match for USC. Last week, No. 23 Colorado and No. 19 Stanford snapped the Golden Bears’ four-game win streak. Last year, USC split games with Oregon, winning the first matchup 9-8 in overtime and losing the second 11-18. On Sunday, the Trojans blew the Ducks out 14-5. USC put up five goals in the first seven minutes, never allowing the game to get close. The Cardinal are the fourth ranked opponent the Trojans have faced this season. USC currently owns 17 all-time wins over ranked foes (17-27) with an all-time meeting record of 5-6 against the Cardinals. This year’s team is much improved from the 2018 team that lost to Stanford in the Pac-12 Championship and missed the NCAA championship. The 2019 team is balanced offensively and defensively, ranking No. 21 in scoring offense and No. 19 in scoring defense. “One of our main goals this year is to take each day at a time,” sophomore midfielder Emily Stallings said. “We have to focus on ourselves every practice and not who we play that weekend. We also have aspirations to win the Pac-12 and make it to the NCAA tournament.” USC is currently ranked No. 20 in the IWLCA coaches poll and has held a ranking on the poll for 47 consecutive weeks. It will look stay on the polls this weekend as it takes on familiar foes No. 19 Stanford and Cal. Junior Kerrigan Miller, the reigning Pac-12 midfielder of the year who led the team in scoring last year, currently ranks seventh on the team in scoring. She still leads the team in caused turnovers and ground balls and is second in draw controls. Her ability to play a role as offensive facilitator without being the leading scorer shows the completeness of this USC team. Past matches against the Cardinal have not always ended in favor of the Trojans, especially last season, when their devastating loss cost a chance to compete in the final NCAA tournament. last_img read more

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Lovgreen lights up Pleasant Valley

first_imgPSC Golf from The Café KronborgMonday, March 7, Silky Oak – StablefordA Flight (0-23)1st Henning Olsen (17) 39pts2nd Peter Bygballe (18) 33pts 3rd Elias Magnusson (23) 33pts4th Arne Pedersen (18) 32ptsB Flight (24+)1st Karl (30) 37pts2nd Kaj Aabling (25) 36pts3rd Torben Sorensen (27) 36pts4th Jan Lovgreen (24) 35ptsLong Putts: #18 Hanne ErbsNear Pins: #3 Jan Johansen, #6 Elias Magnusson, #8 Ronnie Ratte, #14 Hanne Erbs, #16 Kenneth MadsenSilky Oak was the big challenge today and after a swift check-in we were off the first tee 20 minutes early in hot and sunny conditions.The course was in fine condition but with elevated tees and greens it was tough work, even though we had carts.Two flights today with the cut at handicap 23 and a full lineup of pins to shoot for.Henning Olsen took the A Flight with 39 points, six ahead of Peter Bygballe in second who won a count back over Elias Magnusson.  Arne Pedersen completed the podium in fourth with 32 points.Karl Beter won the B Flight with 37 points and Kaj Aabling claimed second on a count back from Torben Sorensen, both with 36 points.  Jan Lovgreen was a further point back in fourth.Thursday, March 10, Pleasant Valley – StablefordA Flight (0-23)1st Kenneth Madsen (18) 41pts2nd Ronnie Ratte (23) 39pts3rd Richard Kubicki (12) 38pts4th Peter Bygballe (18) 37ptsB Flight (24+)1st Jan Lovgreen (24) 42pts2nd Hanne Erbs (29) 39pts3rd Kaj Aabling (25) 38pts4th Daryl Evans (24) 37ptsLong Putts: #9 Daryl Evans, #18 Kurt SandgaardNear Pins: #5 Hanne Erbs, #8 & #17 Peter Bygballe, #13 Jan JohansenPleasant Valley was on the schedule for Thursday and once again it was another very hot day.We teed off 30 minutes early on a course that in good condition but with slowish greens.Two flights again today with the cut at handicap 23 and a full bevy of near pins.Kenneth Madsen topped the A Flight with a fine 41 points while Ronnie Ratte was second with 39.  Richard Kubicki rolled in third with 38 points and Peter Bygballe was another point back in fourth.Jan Lovgreen won the B Flight with a fine 42 points, three ahead of Hanne Erbs in second with Kaj Aabling third on 38 and Daryl Evans fourth on a count back from Eddie Glinsek and Gordon Clegg.last_img read more

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Irish eyes smiling at Diana Seniors

first_imgThe final Diana Senior and Ladies Open for the year had 51 players at Pattaya Country Club on Thursday November 25.  It was a busy day with our friends from Café Kronborg following our 14 groups.The course continues to improve and with the dry season here, there was lots of run on the ball which produced some excellent scores.  All the drink stops have been completely re-furbished making it a pleasure to stop for a quick one!December winners John Conolly, Tom Breslin and Chant “Moon” Schwulera with the tournament organizer, Nigel Cannon, left. In the Ladies comp our good friend Chant “Moon” Schwulera (H/cap 11) was in top spot with 34 points.  It was the same score for the runner up Noi Saraprakhon (25) who just made second spot over Brit-Marie Wimmersted (20), also with 34 points, with the count-back going to the front 9 (back 6)!There was a big Irish group with us today providing the winners in both of the Men’s divisions.In the Seniors it was a new face – John Conolly (20) with a fine 41 points taking the honours.  Ake Ovegren (27) was runner-up with 39 points.Returnee Irishman – and good friend of the Diana Seniors – Tom Breslin (23) was the winner in the Super Seniors with 41 points, followed by Werner Schwarz (17) with 39 points.  All scores are submitted to Pattaya Sports Club.Near Pins went to Ake Ovegren, Willy Hindsjo, Pimusa Tonkhoksoong and Werner Schwarz, while the long putts were sunk by Bo Temmell and Britt-Marie WimmerstedtBefore announcing the winners Diana Seniors Organizer Nigel Cannon took the opportunity to thank all players for their support during the year.  He particularly thanked Alan Pearce who had checked the cards and worked out the results every month.  Appreciation was made of the staff at PCC for their help and friendliness throughout.Nigel also stated that The Diana Group would continue with the Seniors and Ladies monthly open throughout 2011 – with some minor changes.The next Diana Seniors and Ladies open is on Thursday, January 27 at Pattaya Country Club with a tee time of 0900.  Sign-up sheets will be at Diana Green Bottle on 2nd Road and the Diana Driving Range from early January.last_img read more

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Koh Samui Adventure Race set for September 17

first_imgThe third edition of “The ibis Koh Samui Trophy” adventure race is set for September 17. Supported by ibis Hotels, the Tourism Authority of Thailand, the Tourism Association of Koh Samui and the Thai Hotel Association of Koh Samui, this adventure race is set to attract 100 teams from around the world.Scheduled on and part of the Amazing Thailand Adventure Race Series, the race will start and finish on Bophut beach. Adventure Racing is a highly visual and dynamic sport genre, stretching competitors to their limits. It is a sport that is rapidly capturing the imagination of sport people in Thailand and around the world.“After the tremendous international success of the last River Kwai Trophy in Kanchanaburi, we are very excited to bring quality Adventure Racing in Samui again,” explains Serge Henkens, the race director and managing director of Active Management Asia.This year’s event looks even more interesting with top Asian teams coming from China, Hong Kong and Singapore to challenge local champions and last year’s winners Saman Gunnan and Seree Ruansiri.Asian champions Asia Pacific Adventure team led by Adventure Racing Star Ryan Blair will be the main contender in Samui this year. Chiru Endurance team from Hong Kong is also looking for silverware.The ibis Koh Samui Trophy Adventure Race will offer 4 disciplines: running, cycling, kayaking and swimming.The competitors will hike and run through jungle, paddle and swim on waters in the gulf of Thailand and cycle over the Samui hills.“As we offer 2 divisions, Adventure (easier course) and Extreme (longer course), the race is really accessible to everyone!” concludes Henkens.The winners of the extreme division are expected to complete the course in approximately 4:30. The fastest team in the Adventure division is planned to finish in around 3:30.Teams of 2 racers will compete in categories for Men, Women, Mixed, Masters Men (over 80 years combined) and Grand Masters Men (over 100 years combined).For more information: contact Active Management Asia Co., Ltd., email: info@ active-asia.com, website: www.kohsamuitrophy.com, www.ama-events.comlast_img read more

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Redmond rules at Pattavia

first_img1st PJ Redmond (24) 38pts2nd Chris Cox (15) 36pts3rd Tore Eliassen (20) 35ptsNear Pins: Dave Ashman (2), Colin Greig, Keith HemmingsWednesday, April 15, Greenwood A & C – MedalNew face Brian Parish would have certainly shown the regulars a thing or two if the wheels hadn’t come off on 9 and 18.  Even with these two missteps he posted a net 74, only one behind the winner Gerry Cooney at 73.Overall the Bunker Boys didn’t fare so well at this lovely track, posting an average net score of 83. The course was in good shape and the weather was agreeable, but the guys just weren’t on their games.  Oh well, even monkeys fall from trees!1st Gerry Cooney (16) net 732nd Brian Parish (14) net 743rd Mashi Kaneta (15) net 75Near Pins: Gerry Cooney (2), Brian ParishNote:  The Bunker Boys are a PSC affiliated golf society, who now play out of The Ranch bar on Pattaya 3rd Road (in front of the fire station, and almost opposite the Buffalo Bar).  We play on Mondays, Wednesdays, and Fridays, so if you enjoy a fun day out, and a friendly but competitive golf competition why not come and join us.We meet at The Ranch at 9 a.m. for breakfast and transportation, and new players are always welcome.  Contact “Buff” on 086 046 5091 or 080 605 5663 for all enquiries or check website: www.bunkersociety.com. PSC Golf from The Bunker BarMonday, April 13, Pattavia – StablefordMany of the guys invariably break out in song “Pineapple Fields Forever” when negotiating the pot-hole strewn road leading into Pattavia.  Fortunately, no one goes in a VW bug or they may never make their T-time.We arrived to find the course virtually empty and were off without any snags.  The greens had recently been cored but not recently cut, so slower than slow was the order of the day.  Even the “Putter Man” managed to 3-putt a green or two.P.J., after only a brief absence, returned to the podium to claim first place with 38 points while the rest of the field turned in a fairly good performance, averaging 32 stableford points.last_img read more

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