LUCKNOW, India (CMC):West Indies skipper Kieron Pollard has praised the professional performance by his side after they trounced Afghanistan by seven wickets in the opening one-day international (ODI) here yesterday.Pollard, in his first series as captain after replacing Jason Holder two months ago, said that he was pleased with how West Indies executed their run chase after being set 195 for victory at the Atal Bihari Vajpayee Stadium.Roston Chase top-scored with 94, while Shai Hope struck an unbeaten 77 – the pair adding 163 for the third wicket – as the Caribbean easily overhauled their target with 21 balls to spare.“It’s something that has been haunting us for a very long time, losing early wickets [and] not batting 50 overs, so today was a conscious effort to bat 50 overs and [there’s no two] better guys to do it but Shai Hope and Roston Chase,” Pollard said.“Chase [got] that opportunity to bat up the order in one-day cricket and he showed the kind of player he is. Shai Hope, we know he’s a class batsman and what his role is in the team, so again, kudos to those two individuals. “I think they batted well and brought us to victory. [It is] unfortunate for the couple guys who didn’t get a score, but that’s what team cricket is all about.”After winning the toss, West Indies executed brilliantly with the ball to dismiss Afghanistan for a modest 194 off 45.2 overs, with fast bowlers Jason Holder (2-21) and Romario Shepherd (2-32), along with off-spinner Chase (2-31), all picking up two wickets each.Rahmat Shah top-scored with 61 and 19-year-old wicketkeeper Ikram Alikhil struck 58 in a 111-run, third-wicket partnership but once the stand was broken, West Indies ran through the middle and lower order.Pollard, playing his first ODI in three years, said that the bowling effort was an expression of the ideal type of cricket West Indies wanted to play.“There are conversations we’ve been having in the last couple of days in terms of how we want to play cricket, and then we got the opportunity to bowl first and express ourselves,” he explained.“And who better to start but our [former] captain Jason Holder, and he continues to prove he wants to be the number one all-rounder in all formats, so that [was a] brilliant spell to open the bowling along with Sheldon (Cottrell).”West Indies will face Afghanistan in the second ODI at the same venue on Saturday.
Harlequins boss Conor O’Shea says his side are beginning to rediscover their best form following their gutsy 22-15 comeback victory over Gloucester at Kingsholm.Quins trailed 12-0 to four Billy Twelvetrees penalties but Nick Easter’s converted try helped reduce the deficit to 12-10 at the interval.And the visitors were on top from then on, securing their first win at Gloucester since 1999 thanks to second-half tries from Luke Wallace and Charlie Walker, and the kicking of Nick Evans – who added the other seven points.AdChoices广告“This is a massive win,” said O’Shea, whose side suffered heavy defeats against Saracens and Exeter. in a slow start to the Premiership season.“This group – over the last five or six weeks – is back where we need to be. We know we can still get better.“We started this huge fortnight behind the eight-ball, but we knew we were one good win away from being not far away from the top positions.”Quins were also missing England quintet Mike Brown, Danny Care, Joe Marler Chris Robshaw and Marlon Yarde, who are part of the squad that faces South Africa at Twickenham on Saturday afternoon.O’Shea, whose side are up to fifth following a fourth league win from seven games, added: “We’ve been doing a lot of work mentally and we’re missing guys away with England but we’ve still got some senior guys out there who can read things.“This is a very hard place to win and for some of those younger guys it’s a massive thing for them because you need them to have experience.“We weren’t helped by a slow start and also the first two penalties weren’t penalties and that is hard.“But the momentum shifter was a break by Charlie Walker down the wing. After that, they missed penalties, we missed opportunities but we got stronger as the game went on.”Follow West London Sport on TwitterFind us on Facebook
The wait has whittled to just one week for first time competing bodybuilders eager to don their posing trunks and showcase their chiseled physiques. It has been confirmed that next Saturday is set in stone for the Guyana Bodybuilding and Fitness Federation Inc. (GBBFFI) annual Novices Championship.Scheduled for a 19:00hrs start at the Theatre Guild, musclemen and women outfitted with rippling abdominals, well defined quadriceps, sculpted arms, stilettos and bikinis will be on display as they battle for supremacy.For the fifth time on the Novices stage, the Men’s Physique segment will be contested along with the customary bodybuilding categories, Ms. Bikini and Ms. Body Fitness categories. This year’s event promises to be of a higher standard since many of the athletes have been through months of grueling contest prep. When interviewed, the gladiators promised to bring their ‘A’ game to the stage.A thrilling night is envisioned.The athletes will be placed in the customary categories, namely: under 21-years, flyweight, bantamweight, lightweight, welterweight, light middleweight and heavyweight along with the two categories for the women. For the Ms. Bikini Contest, judges will analyze body shape, tone, symmetry, complexion, poise, presentation and overall condition. Also, they will be looking for a fit, toned feminine body that display proper conditioning. Contestants will be judged individually and in group comparisons. According to Organizing Secretary, Videsh Sookram yesterday, “there will be 25 plus males and females on the stage.”Admission to the venue will cost $1500. Athletes are reminded that the final meeting will be held today at 13:00hrs at Bishops’ High School.Fitness Express, DeSinco Trading, LAW28 Fitness and Stage of Champions are the notable sponsors for the event so far.
Last Updated: 20th February, 2020 15:27 IST Top Indian Golfers To Face Strong International Star Cast In Next Month’s Hero Indian Open A strong Indian contingent comprising former champions will take on an equally strong international star cast at the Hero Indian Open which tees off at the DLF Written By SUBSCRIBE TO US LIVE TV Press Trust Of India A strong Indian contingent comprising former champions will take on an equally strong international star cast at the Hero Indian Open which tees off at the DLF Golf and Country Club in Gurgaon on March 19. The flagship event of Indian golf — which is also the longest-running international event in India — will see almost all top Indian golfers, including past champions such as SSP Chawrasia (2016 and 2017), Anirban Lahiri (2015) and three-time winner Jyoti Randhawa (2000, 2006 and 2007), in action at the Gary Player layout. Established champions such as Shiv Kapur, Rashid Khan, Rahil Gangjee, Shubhankar Sharma and many others will also be in fray as a total of 144 players will vie for top honours at the USD 1.75 million tournament.PGTI regulars such as Udayan Mane, who has won the last three events on the domestic tour, Viraj Madappa, Khalin Joshi, S Chikkarangappa, Ajeetesh Sandhu, Aman Raj, Kshitij Naveed Kaul, Karandeep Kochhar and Veer Ahlawat will all be hoping to strike it big at India’s biggest golfing event. Defending champion Stephen Gallacher of Scotland had won his first professional title in Asia and his third on the European Tour when he triumphed in Delhi last year. The former Ryder Cup player had staged a remarkable comeback by firing three birdies in his closing four holes to win the Hero Indian Open by one-shot over Japan’s Masahiro Kawamura and the Scot will be back to defend his title.The stellar international field will also include past Indian Open champions such as Matt Wallace (2018), Siddikur Rahman (2013), David Gleeson (2011), Liang Wen-chong (2008) and Mardan Mamat (2004). Dane Thomas Bjorn, the winning captain of 2018 European Ryder Cup team, Dutch golfer Joost Luiten, a six-time European Tour winner and Andy Sullivan, a three-time European Tour winner, will also be vying for honours at the 56th edition of the tournament, which is co-sanctioned by the European Tour and Asian Tour. A quartet of fresh talent such as Justin Suh of the United States, a former world number 1 amateur; Akshay Bhatia, a golfer of Indian origin who represents the US and is a much-decorated amateur, Denmark’s Nicolai Hojgaard and Matthew Jordan of England — all will look to make the week their own. COMMENT First Published: 20th February, 2020 15:27 IST WATCH US LIVE FOLLOW US
Last Updated: 11th June, 2020 17:10 IST Ronnie Coleman Now: Mr Olympia’s Incredible Journey On Rogan’s Podcast Leaves Fans Stunned ‘Ronnie Coleman now’ and Coleman during his heyday might look like two different people, but the 8-time Mr Olympia still remains one of the greatest in history. Written By LIVE TV Also Read | 49ers CB Richard Sherman Calls For More Diversity In NFLRonnie Coleman Mr Olympia: Big Ron leaves Joe Rogan surprisedRonnie Coleman nowFor most hardcore fans of bodybuilding including Joe Rogan, Ronnie Coleman’s out-and-out strength and his superhuman diet are well-known facts. However, one detail that amazed even Rogan was Coleman’s body fat percentage during Mr Olympia shows. Ronnie Coleman said his body fat was as low as 0.33 percent, “that’s less than half a per cent,” Coleman clarified. A surprised Joe Rogan responded, “What? How does a human get that low?” To put this into perspective, an average athlete carries anywhere between 8 to 13 percent of body fat. Having won his first Mr Olympia title in 1998, Ronnie Coleman held the title till 2005, before he was finally beaten by four-time Mr Olympia Jay Cutler. The King pushed the envelope with his impressive physique each year during his eight-year reign of dominance and is widely credited to have given a new meaning to bringing the mass game to the Olympia stage. Also Read | McIlroy, Koepke And Na Look Ahead To The PGA Tour Restart At Colonial CCRonnie Coleman now, after surgery Ronnie Coleman’s contest weight usually ranged between 130 to 136 kg. The record Mr Olympia winner was used to weighing as high as 145 kg during the offseason. Known for his massive size, Coleman revealed he used to eat almost a pound (450g) of grilled chicken breast with half a cup of rice in just one meal. ‘Big Ron’ said he used to have about six such meals every day. Also Read | Portland Trail Blazers Founder Harry Glickman Dead At 96 WATCH US LIVE “It’s kind of hard to eat like that so I would have to wake up in the middle of the night to eat and go back to sleep. You kind of get used to it. When you eat like that, you get hungry every three hours. Every two or three hours you’re hungry because I’m not eating a lot of fat. It’s lean, I’m not eating a lot of carbs so it’s a little bit of food at a time,” Coleman explained his eating pattern during Mr Olympia prep. First Published: 11th June, 2020 16:53 IST COMMENT Eight-time Mr Olympia Ronnie Coleman might be far from the dominating presence he was during his heyday, but ‘The King’s’ bodybuilding legacy means he has etched his name as one of the greatest in Mr Olympia history. His condition and physique after his back surgery in 2018 was a sad sight for most bodybuilding fans. In 2020, however, The King appears fit as ever, although the days of him being bodybuilding’s ‘Hulk’ are long gone.Also Read | MLB Opens Draft With Black Lives Matter Message, DonationsRonnie Coleman Mr Olympia: The King walks down memory laneRonnie Coleman recently joined UFC commentator and former amateur bodybuilder Joe Rogan on his podcast, The Joe Rogan Experience, where The King discussed his transformation and how he became ‘the biggest guy on the stage’ during the early 2000s. “What a lot of people don’t understand is you see me big up there, but it took a long time for me to get there,” Ronnie Coleman told Rogan. “I didn’t get there overnight. I put on between five and 10 pounds (2-4.5kg) of muscle a year, and that came from all that heavy lifting, a lot of eating, a lot of eating.”Ronnie Coleman Mr Olympia: Ronnie Coleman Joe Rogan podcastRonnie Coleman now SUBSCRIBE TO US Sujay Chakraborty FOLLOW US
Kubrat Pulev defeats Hughie Fury in IBF final eliminator, becomes mandatory defense for Anthony Joshua
Pulev responded by rocking Fury in the ninth. He continued to land his jab followed by right hooks to Fury’s head. Pulev didn’t have enough to land a knockout blow, however.The victory gives Pulev a second chance to face Joshua. Pulev pulled out of their previously scheduled bout in October 2017 because of an injury. His replacement, Carlos Takam, stepped in on short notice and was defeated via a 10th-round TKO.The IBF is notorious for forcing its champions to face their mandatory challengers or to vacate the belt. This could work in Pulev’s favor; unless a unification fight is made for Joshua to face the winner of the Dec. 1 fight between Deontay Wilder and Tyson Fury, Pulev could well fight Joshua on April 13 at Wembley Stadium in London. Kubrat Pulev defeated Hughie Fury via unanimous decision Saturday in an IBF heavyweight world-title final eliminator at the Arena Armeec in Sofia, Bulgaria. Pulev becomes the mandatory challenger for heavyweight champion Anthony Joshua.The 37-year-old Pulev (26-1, 13 KOs) put on a dominant display in front of a home crowd to win 117-111, 118-110 and 115-113 on the judges’ cards. He controlled the center of the ring as he won rounds convincingly, and he used his experience to get in close and regularly land overhand rights. Fury (21-2, 11 KOs) started the faster of the two in this scrappy bout, landing a pair of right hands. Pulev landed a straight left hand that opened a cut on Fury’s left eye the needed attention from his corner after the second round. Worried about the cut, Fury fought the rest of the fight on the back foot, trying to protect his eye, but he was continually caught by Pulev’s leading left hand.MORE: Join DAZN to watch Canelo vs. Fielding (first month free)With the blood from the cut temporarily stemmed at the start of the fifth round, Fury, not throwing his jab, waited for a moment to land his right hand, to little effect. He did, however, rock Pulev in the eighth round but couldn’t land a knockout punch. That allowed Pulev recovered.
Here is the lineup. RF MarkakisLF PearceCF JonesDH Cruz1B DavisSS Hardy3B MachadoC Joseph2B SchoopRHP TillmanPlease follow and like us: The Baltimore Orioles start the second half of the baseball season on the road as they take on the Oakland Athletics. The Orioles were on a roll before the All-Star break and are in first place in the AL East. The Orioles will send out one of their common lineups. Hopefully the All-Star break was refreshing for the Orioles.
In this Aug. 28, 2014, file photo, Pittsburgh Steelers running back Josh Harris (40) runs away from Carolina Panthers defensive back Colin Jones (42) in the fourth quarter of a NFL preseason football game in Pittsburgh. (AP Photo/Don Wright, File)PITTSBURGH (AP) — Doug Legursky’s return to the Pittsburgh Steelers didn’t last long.The team cut the veteran offensive lineman on Saturday, less than two weeks after they signed him as a potential replacement for injured All-Pro center Maurkice Pouncey. Legursky started 17 games for the Steelers during his first stint in Pittsburgh from 2009-12, including the 2011 Super Bowl against Green Bay when Pouncey was hurt.Pittsburgh also released running back Josh Harris, who was vying for a backup spot behind Le’Veon Bell and DeAngelo Williams. Bell is suspended for the first two games of the season stemming from his arrest last summer on DUI and drug charges, meaning the Steelers will rely heavily on Williams and second-year back Dri Archer to help fill the void. Coach Mike Tomlin did not rule out scanning the waiver wire for additional depth heading into Thursday’s opener at New England.“Replacing a guy as dynamic as (Bell) is not usually a one-man job,” Tomlin said. “We have guys with skills capable enough of filling that void. I’m excited about watching them do it, with Dri being one of them.”The Steelers did keep a pair of fullbacks, with veteran Will Johnson and newcomer Roosevelt Nix both surviving as Pittsburgh trimmed the roster to 55. The Steelers had two additional spots to fill with Bell and wide receiver Martavis Bryant unavailable. Tomlin said having the flexibility made the decision making easier at the deadline.“You often spend a lot of time debating on the guys from 50 through 55,” Tomlin said. “Having those two additional spots minimized that discussion.”Nix helped his cause by blocking a punt in the preseason finale against Carolina. A former defensive tackle, the 5-foot-11, 245-pound Nix began training camp as a roster filler before winning the staff over with his relentless play, a valuable character trait for a team hoping to give special teams ace Robert Golden a running mate.“I always played with that chip on my shoulder,” Nix said. “I really didn’t appreciate it when somebody tells me I can’t do it.”Nix was one of 13 undrafted free agents to make the Steelers. Pittsburgh also kept wide receiver Tyler Murphy, a converted quarterback. Nearly all of the Steelers’ 2015 draft picks also survived cut day, including outside linebacker Anthony Chickillo, who becomes the third generation of his family to make an NFL roster.Pittsburgh cut seventh-round pick Gerod Holliman, who led the FBS in interceptions last fall at Louisville. The Steelers signed free agent Ross Cockrell for depth. Cockrell was a fourth-round selection by Buffalo last season.“He’s a smart, savvy guy,” Tomlin said. “He knows how to cover guys as well. He has long arms and we are excited about getting to know him and include him into our equation.”___AP NFL websites: http://pro32.ap.org and http://twitter.com/AP_NFL
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Following an off-season of turmoil, new coach and GM Dave McLellan hopes to bring a sense of calm to the Good Ship Leaf as the Kootenay International Junior Hockey League club kicks off the 2014-15 campaign with training camp Friday at the NDCC Arena.McLellan has been thrust into the leadership role with the Green and White after first choice to succeed Frank Maida decided to dump the Murdoch Division franchise like a bag of old pucks during the summer.“Outside it seems to be crazy but right now we’re working through process of finding and assessing player’s potential players,” said McLellan, who found time to talk to The Nelson Daily in between player calls and meetings with the board.“But I’m confident, and if anything, we have a unique situation of too many players returning wanting to make team.”In McLellan, Nelson gets a seasoned veteran of the game, well versed in building winning teams.And McLellan will use that experience to find the right mix of players to roster the Heritage City franchise.“My main focus has been getting in contact with BC Hockey, Western Hockey and Alberta Hockey teams looking for players who don’t make their rosters who would like to join us at some stage, whether it be (training) camp or after camp,” McLellan explained. The former Delta Ice Hawks and Burnaby Express skipper expects roughly 45 players in camp when the Leafs take to the ice Friday afternoon.The players will be divided into two teams.On ice evaluations start the tryout session before the teams take to the pond for a scrimmage.The teams practice separately before another scrimmage allows coaches and evaluators a chance to gauge the players.Some of the players already on the bubble are the host of returning veterans to the Leafs — defencemen, and last year’s captain Darnel St. Pierrie, Patrick Croome, Kyle Clayton, Robson Cramer and forwards Adam Hodge and Matt MacDonald.While experience is good, KIJHL allows only five 20-year-olds on the roster.“We have numbers crunch of 20-year-olds coming to camp,” McLellan explained. “We’ll see how camp goes but we’ll probably try to acquire some other players through trades using the 20-year-olds.”Others returning to training camp from a Leaf team that finished fourth at the Cyclone Taylor Cup are goalie Adam Maida, defence men Austin Seaman and forwards Alec Wilkinson, Quinn Klimchuk and Rayce Miller.Sunday the players are presented with one last opportunity to impress the coaches before exit interviews conclude the camp during the afternoon.McLellan gets to see the team in action on Wednesday when Nelson travels to Fruitvale to meet the defending KIJHL Champion, Beaver Valley Nitehawks. Exhibition home games for Nelson at September 6 (Creston) and September 7 (Beaver Valley) before Nelson opens the season September 12 against the Nitehawks.