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Bucks 134, Warriors 111: Warriors fall apart without Draymond Green

first_imgOAKLAND – Is Draymond Green the Warriors’ most important player?It seems well established that either Stephen Curry or Kevin Durant would be the best Warriors’ candidates to win regular-season MVP. Presuming the Warriors win their fourth Finals appearance in the past five years, the nod will likely go either to Curry or Durant.But as the Warriors experienced in their 134-111 loss to the Milwaukee Bucks on Thursday at Oracle Arena, no one can fully replace the unique qualities that make Green …last_img read more

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ICC World Twenty20: Kamran helps Pak beat India by 5 wickets

first_imgA scintillating Kamran Akmal (92 off 50 balls) on Monday helped Pakistan beat India by five wickets in their ICC World Twenty20 warm-up game in Colombo. Shoaib Malik (37* off 18 balls) gave him company.  Pakistan, who were 91/5 in 11.5 overs, were looking down the barrel with the fall of Umar Akmal (c & b Ashwin 2), even as Kamran Akmal (36*) was going strong. At 84/4 in 10.2 overs Pakistan were under pressure chasing 186, having lost Mohammad Hafeez (c Sharma b Ashwin 38) and Shahid Afridi (c Khan b Ashwin 0). Kamran (34*) and Umar Akmal were at the crease.    Mohammad Hafeez (31) Kamran Akmal (29) had earlier torn apart the Indian bowling as Pakistan (73/2 in 8 overs) scored almost nine runs an over. Pakistan, who lost two quick wickets of Imran Nazir (off Ashwin) and Nasir Jamshed (run out), were at 41/2 in 5.2 overs.  Earlier, Pakistan opened their innings on a brisk note scoring 29 runs in just three overs, with Imran Nazir and Mohammad Hafeez holding fort.Ravichandran Ashwin and Zaheer Khan were at the receiving end of the Pakistan openers blasting them away.  Two brilliant half-centuries by batting sensation Virat Kohli and Rohit Sharma powered India to 185/3 against arch-rival Pakistan in their second T20 warm-up game ahead of the ICC World Twenty20 in Colombo on Monday.Kohli slammed seven fours in his 75-run knock, while Sharma’s 56 was laced with six bondaries and two sixers. Kohli and Sharma are positive signs for India while Pakistan’s lack of discipline in bowling should worry them. Pakistan bowler Saeed Ajmal took two wickets and Umar Gul claimed one.Earlier, India skipper Mahendra Singh Dhoni won the toss and elected to bat.Teams:India: Mahendra Singh Dhoni (capt), Virender Sehwag, Gautam Gambhir, Yuvraj Singh, Suresh Raina, Rohit Sharma, Virat Kohli, Zaheer Khan, Laxmipathy Balaji, Irfan Pathan, Ravichandran Ashwin.Pakistan: Mohammad Hafeez (capt), Shahid Afridi, Imran Nazir, Umar Akmal, Kamran Akmal, Shoaib Malik, Nasir Jamshed, Umar Gul, Saeed Ajmal, Sohail Tanvir, Mohammad Sami.advertisementlast_img read more

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Recovering Isa Molde plays sparingly in UP loss to FEU

first_imgDA eyes importing ‘galunggong’ anew Don’t miss out on the latest news and information. Private companies step in to help SEA Games hosting Cayetano: Senate, Drilon to be blamed for SEA Games mess Molde has no problem playing a reduced role for now as she only appeared as a substitute in the first and fourth sets, since she knows her left ankle hasn’t fully healed.“The coaches are making sure that I should be a hundred percent because if my ankle’s not okay then there might be muscles that could tear apart if I force it,” said Molde in Filipino.FEATURED STORIESSPORTSPrivate companies step in to help SEA Games hostingSPORTSPalace wants Cayetano’s PHISGOC Foundation probed over corruption chargesSPORTSSingapore latest to raise issue on SEA Games food, logisticsMolde sprained her left ankle after landing awkwardly against Ateneo on March 30 and she was forced to sit the Lady Maroons’ next match against University of the East on Wednesday.She admitted there’s still a little bit of pain in her left ankle and she did walk out of Smart Araneta Coliseum with some sort of limp. Ysa Jimenez emerges as reliable 3rd option for UST vs UE Hontiveros presses for security audit of national power grid MOST READ View comments Philippine Arena Interchange inaugurated Trending Articles PLAY LIST 00:50Trending Articles00:50Trending Articles01:00Chief Justice Peralta on upcoming UAAP game: UP has no match against UST02:42PH underwater hockey team aims to make waves in SEA Games01:44Philippines marks anniversary of massacre with calls for justice01:19Fire erupts in Barangay Tatalon in Quezon City01:07Trump talks impeachment while meeting NCAA athletes02:49World-class track facilities installed at NCC for SEA Games02:11Trump awards medals to Jon Voight, Alison Krauss Panelo: Duterte ‘angry’ with SEA Games hosting hassles UP head coach Godfrey Okumu said Molde could still play against University of Santo Tomas on Wednesday but he still has to follow what the physicians tell him.“She’s still out and we’re hoping that she might have time to play on Wednesday if everything goes well,” said Okumu. “We have to listen to our physical therapists, I’m not a doctor so I can’t say if she will play or not.”Sports Related Videospowered by AdSparcRead Next Isa Molde. Photo by Tristan Tamayo/INQUIRER.netMANILA, Philippines—Isa Molde returned after missing one game due to an ankle injury but the University of the Philippines’ star spiker said she’s still taking it easy in fear of risking another sprain.Season 78’s Rookie of the Year was used sparingly in UP’s four-set loss to Far Eastern University, 25-21, 19-25, 25-23, 25-22, Saturday at Smart Araneta Coliseum and she knows that she can’t go back to her usual self just yet.ADVERTISEMENT Duterte wants probe of SEA Games mess LATEST STORIES SEA Games hosting troubles anger Dutertelast_img read more

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15 days agoEriksen reluctant to leave Tottenham in January

first_imgTagsTransfersAbout the authorPaul VegasShare the loveHave your say Eriksen reluctant to leave Tottenham in Januaryby Paul Vegas15 days agoSend to a friendShare the loveReal Madrid aim to prise Christian Eriksen away from Tottenham for a bargain £30million in January.But AS says Eriksen would rather wait until his deal runs out in June so he can leave for free and pick up a huge signing bonus.Real can enter talks on January 1 over a summer switch as clubs abroad will not be breaking rules speaking to a player in the final six months of his deal.But they could still try and tempt Spurs into cashing in, which would give Eriksen a choice to make.Zinedine Zidane’s No1 midfield target was Paul Pogba but Manchester United were not open to selling. last_img read more

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Ole Miss WR Laquon Treadwell Posts Photo Of His Return To The Field

first_imgOle Miss celebrates the Sugar Bowl win over Oklahoma State.NEW ORLEANS, LA – JANUARY 01: Laquon Treadwell #1 of the Mississippi Rebels celebrates during the trophy ceremony after their 48-20 win over the Oklahoma State Cowboys during the Allstate Sugar Bowl at Mercedes-Benz Superdome on January 1, 2016 in New Orleans, Louisiana. (Photo by Sean Gardner/Getty Images)Ole Miss star wide receiver Laquon Treadwell is a little over three months removed from a brutal ankle injury that cut short a brilliant season. Treadwell recently posted video of himself on the treadmill rehabbing, and today he celebrated his return to the field. Treadwell documented the occasion on his Instagram account.For anyone who watched Treadwell get hurt, the fact he’s made this much progress this quickly is just remarkable. We wish him well as he continues his recovery process.last_img read more

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Stocks swoon sending Dow down 600 points

first_imgThe stock market closed sharply lower, extending a weeklong slide, as the Dow Jones industrial average plunged more than 600 points.Stocks ended their worst week in two years Friday, and the Dow’s drop was its biggest in percentage terms since June 2016.Several giant U.S. companies dropped after reporting weak earnings, including Exxon Mobil and Alphabet. Apple and Chevron also fell.Bond yields rose sharply after the government reported the fastest wage growth in eight years, stoking fears of inflation.The S&P/TSX Composite Index was off 255.For the week, the Dow and the TSX are down by about four per cent.last_img read more

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Private manufacturing firms made 249 net profit growth in Q3 RBI

first_imgMumbai: The private companies in manufacturing sector posted a 24.9 per cent growth in net profit in the October-December quarter of the current fiscal on annual basis, benefitting from lower tax provisions, the RBI said Wednesday. The analysis is based on the performance of private corporate sector during the third quarter of 2018-19 drawn from abridged financial results of 2,703 listed non-government non-financial (NGNF) companies, it said. “The manufacturing sector continued to record strong growth in net profits, benefitting from the lower tax provisions in Q3:2018-19,” the RBI said while releasing the latest data on performance of the private corporate business. The companies posted a net profit of Rs 77,500 crore in the third quarter of the fiscal compared to Rs 57,800 crore in the year-ago period. Their profit was Rs 71,900 crore in the July-September quarter of 2018-19. However on the sales front, demand conditions in the manufacturing sector weakened on year-on-year basis. “This moderation was observed mainly in textiles, iron and steel, motor vehicles and other transport equipments industries whereas sales growth improved for consumer-driven sectors such as food product and beverages, and pharmaceutical,” the central bank said. The interest expenses incurred by manufacturing sector also witnessed a dip from a year ago level, reflecting ongoing deleveraging in the corporate sector. In IT sector, RBI said, sales growth remained broadly unchanged in relation to the previous quarter, while the services (non-IT) sector maintained the pace of sales growth, riding on the improvement recorded by the transport and storage services industries. The telecommunication sector continued to experience contraction in sales. As per the RBI, pricing power in terms of operating profit and net profit margins remained flat in manufacturing sector. Net profit margin of the IT sector declined marginally.last_img read more

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Leaked Rafale papers put national security at jeopardy

first_imgNew Delhi: The Centre Wednesday told the Supreme Court that documents filed by the petitioners seeking review of its Rafale deal verdict are “sensitive to national security” and those who conspired in photocopying the papers have committed theft and put the security in jeopardy by leaking them.The Ministry of Defence said an internal enquiry commenced on February 28 and is currently in progress over the leakage of sensitive documents and it is of utmost concern to find out where the leakage took place. Also Read – Squadrons which participated in Balakot air strike awarded citations on IAF Day”This puts the national security in jeopardy. Without consent, permission or acquiescence of the Central Government, those who have conspired in making the photocopy of these sensitive documents and annexing it to the review petition/ miscellaneous application and thereby committing theft by unauthorised photocopying of such documents relied in this regard…have adversely affected the Sovereignty, Security and Friendly Relations with the foreign countries,” said the affidavit, filed by Defence Secretary Sanjay Mitra. See P7last_img read more

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Prasar Bharati asked to ensure levelplaying field for all parties

first_imgNew Delhi: The Information and Broadcasting Ministry has instructed public broadcaster Prasar Bharati to ensure that the Election Commission’s directive to “desist” from extending any preferential or disproportionate airtime coverage in favour of any party is adhered to in letter and spirit.I&B Secretary Amit Khare, in a letter to Prasar Bharati CEO Shashi Shekhar Vempati, instructed that the coverage by Doordarshan and All India Radio abides by the EC directive and asked him put in place a mechanism for adherence to the Model Code of Conduct, sources said. Also Read – Uddhav bats for ‘Sena CM’In a strongly-worded letter to the secretary of the Information and Broadcasting Ministry, the EC said, “Would like you (secretary) to direct the DD News channel to desist from extending any preferential or disproportionate airtime coverage in favour of any party and extend commensurate and balanced coverage of the activities of all recognised political parties…” The commission had recently issued a show-cause notice to DD News for showing Prime Minister Narendra Modi’s ‘Main Bhi Chowkidar’ programme for nearly one hour after opposition parties complained that the national broadcaster was being biased.last_img read more

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Over 6 people hurt as DTC bus rams into transformer

first_imgNew Delhi: Around six persons were injured after a DTC bus collided with the transformer in Kanjhawala area in Rohini district. Police said they are questioning the bus driver in the case. According to police, the incident was reported in the morning around 11 am when a bus reached Ladupur village and hit the transformer. The people who were at the spot inform the police about the incident. “The victims were pulled out from the vehicle and rushed to the hospital,” police said. Also Read – Odd-Even: CM seeks transport dept’s views on exemption to women, two wheelers, CNG vehiclesA senior police officer said that they were minor injuries. “We are questioning the bus driver who claimed that the brake did not apply at the right time resulting in the incident,” police said. The investigating agency is probing whether the bus was being driven at high speed. A case has been registered in this regard. In February, a truck driver died and 13 passengers were injured after a dumper hit DTC bus in Central Delhi’s ITO area. The bus carrying 15 to 16 passengers was coming from Vikas Marg when it was hit by the truck.last_img read more