Everton sign Real Madrid midfielder for £22m

first_imgRelatedPosts Fulham keen on Lookman loan deal Bayern Munich fans undergo Super Cup coronavirus tests Pirlo not out to copy anyone after Juventus’ comfortable opening win Everton have signed Colombia midfielder James Rodriguez for £22 million from Real Madrid.The 29-year-old has signed a two-year deal with an option for a third season in a move that sees him link up with Carlo Ancelotti for the third time, having played under him at Bayern Munich and Real. Ancelotti signed James from Monaco as Real manager in 2014, but the former World Cup Golden Boot winner failed to truly establish himself in the Spanish capital, before going on a two-season loan to Bayern in 2017, by which point Ancelotti was in charge of the German side.With one year remaining on his Real contract, James had been deemed surplus to requirements at the Bernabeu by Zinedine Zidane.“I am really, really happy to be at this great club, a club with so much history, and here with a manager who knows me really well,” he said.“I’m looking forward to achieving great things here – and winning things, which is what everyone’s aim is.“I’ve come here to try to improve, to get better. I’ve also come here to help the team to win, to play good football – entertaining football. “I’m convinced, with Carlo and his technical staff, we can achieve big things and one of the big reasons [I signed] was the presence of Carlo Ancelotti.“I have enjoyed some great times with him previously at two different clubs. That was a massive reason to come here.”James was named in the team of the tournament at last year’s Copa America, where Colombia reached the quarter-finals.Tags: Bayern MunichCarlo AncelottiEvertonJames RodriguezMonacoZinedine Zidanelast_img read more

Brazil Begins Football Gold Chase with Win against China

first_imgFootball is the only sport that will be staged at venues across the country.Sweden, ranked sixth in the world, secured the first win of the tournament when Nilla Fischer bundled in a second-half goal after a goalkeeping mistake.American Rivals to Feel ‘Full Wrath’ of Usain BoltUsain Bolt is promising to let American sprinter Justin Gatlin “feel his full wrath” as he zones in on an unprecedented treble-treble of gold medals at the Rio de Janeiro Olympics.Bolt was given a medical exemption by Jamaican officials to compete at the Rio Games after he pulled a hamstring during the Olympic trials and Gatlin wasted little opportunity in trying to get under the 29-year-old’s skin.Gatlin said the six-time Olympic gold medallist had been given ‘a medical pass’ to compete and Bolt said on Wednesday that had only served to fuel his desire to shut the American up by proving himself on the track.“Yes definitely, I think they have not learned over the years that the more you talk, the more I will want to beat you,” Bolt told Reuters on Wednesday.“It’s one of those things, but I’m looking forward to it, should be exciting and they will feel my full wrath as always.”Bolt, who returned to action in the 200 metres at last month’s Diamond League meeting in London, said he felt he was in better shape ahead of the opening race of his programme on August 13 – the 100 metres – than he was for last year’s world championships in Beijing.“I’m feeling much more confident now,” he added. “I’m much more comfortable with where I’m at.“I never try to predict times, because you never know what will happen. But for me the shape I’m in, I’ll say I’m in much better shape, so I think 9.6 seconds definitely.”Bolt’s world record for the 100 is 9.58 seconds. He ran 9.79 in clinching his third world championships title last year in Beijing.As for his preferred 200, Bolt said he and coach Glen Mills had been pleased with the work they had been doing on the bend after some “rust” in London, when he ran 19.89.“We’ve been doing a lot of work since I’ve been here, everything has been going well, I’ve been feeling great and I have no problem so I’m happy with the progress I’m making,” he said.“It was just rust for me, having not run the 200 in over a year pretty much, but now I’ve familiarized myself back with the work, and it’s just about going out there and executing.”Share this:FacebookRedditTwitterPrintPinterestEmailWhatsAppSkypeLinkedInTumblrPocketTelegram The Rio 2016 Olympic Games began on Wednesday night with a women’s football match played in front of a sparse Olympic Stadium crowd. Sweden won 1-0 against South Africa in the opener, before host nation Brazil beat China 3-0.Plenty of empty seats could be seen in the 60,000 venue at kick-off, although more fans arrived before Brazil’s game.The football tournament has started two days before Friday’s opening ceremony because of a packed schedule.More than 11,000 athletes will compete in the first edition of the Olympic Games to be held in South America.There are 42 Olympic sport disciplines, with 306 events over the course of 19 days of competition.last_img read more

The Season of Ice Skating in Zetra finished

first_imgAfter two months of enjoying on the ice surface in the Olympic Hall Zetra, the season of ice skating was closed yesterday. Lovers of ice skating, especially the youngest ones, were skating at the ice during their winter holidays, and on Saturday, disco nights were organized.From the Olympic hall Zetra was confirmed that they are satisfied with the season. Increased visit was recorded in January compared to February.“The average visit in January was from 1.500 to 2.000 skaters, as from skating clubs as well as in regular terms. Because of the start of classes, the visit was reduced by 50% in February. Disco nights on Saturdays were also visited and it showed to be a good thing“, said Mirza Ramic, the director of Zetra. He also added that they are planning some novelties for the next season but it will solely depend on the financial abilities.It is a common question whether the ice sheet will stay longer n Zetra and general stories about the ice in the Olympic Sarajevo. ZOI ’84 as a company can offer skating just for two months, and all other solely depend on the additional finances.In the last year, ice was also present in March, but ZOI ’84 recorded losses. In this year, it was decided to close the season on 25th February and the administration of Zetra is satisfied with the business.The owner of ZOI ’84 is the Government of Canton Sarajevo. This company has some proposals for improvement of business, but much will depend on yet unconstituated Government. The enthusiasm is there, so employees of Zetra wants to come closer to citizens and remind them that they can go bowling in Zetra, use the shooting range and small and big hall. They are also ready for the correction of prices in order to provide better service to citizens.(Source: klix.ba)last_img read more

Sumner County Sheriff Weekly jail bookings: Oct. 28 – Nov. 4, 2013

first_imgMonday 0800  to  Monday 0800  WEEKLY   BOOKINGS 10/28/2013 thru 11/4/2013  Payton, Tremell Bouvier49Westlake, LA300 Blk W 9th Wellington, KSWPDDriving while suspended10/29/13 Metz, Curtiss26Wellington, KSHarvey and H St Wellington, KsWPDDriving while suspended10/28/13 Conrad, Brian44Wellington, KS1400 E 16th Wellington KsWPDDriving while suspended11/2/13 Benner, Ryan29Haysville, Ks777 Kansas Star DriveSUSOUnlawful use of DL, Possession of Opiates, Interference with LEO, Possession of paraphernalia, KDOC hold10/29/13 Gressel, James29Wellington, KS200 S Jefferson Wellington, KsWPDProbation Violation10/28/13 Price, Ernest Gary44Pavisboro, NJ900 S Argonia Rd, Argonia KSSUSOFTA out of county warrant10/28/13 Reed, Dale61Wichita, KS610 E Hillside Wellington, KsSUSOServing sentence10/28/13 Love, Brian39Wellington, KS815 N C Wellington KsWPDBattery on LEO11/2/13 Farley Weston Heath21Wellington, KS501 N Washington Wellington, KSSUSOArrest Detain10/31/13 Gaines, Larry29Belle Plaine, Ks610 E Hillside Wellington, KsSUSOServing sentence10/28/13 Sumner Co18 Bonham, Michael34Wellington, KS215 E South Wellington KsWPDDomestic Battery11/3/13 Koester, Joshua34Wichita, KS610 E Hillside, Wellington, KSSUSOF.T.A. and Bond Revocation10/31/13 Grado Leon, Javier39Wellington, KS501 N Washington Wellington, KSSUSOPoss opiate, Poss para10/30/13 George, Stephen Mathew24Colorado Springs, CO8th St Wellington, KSSUSOFTA out of county warrant10/29/13 Terrell, Brittany20Wichita, KSI35 MP 33 KTAKHPDriving while suspended / Liability insurance11/2/13 Beard, Bobbie33Arkansas City, KsUS 166 and KTASUSOChild neglect and Failure to pay fines10/28/13 Moseley, Gregory Phillip38Wichita, KSEldorado Correctional FacilitySUSOProbation Violation10/28/13 Lane, Jared40Oklahoma City OK610 E Hillside Wellington, KsSUSOServing sentence11/1/13 Shepherd, Thurston57Wichita, KS1400 N US 81, Peck, KsSUSODriving while suspended11/1/13 Redford, Maggie33Wellington, KS501 N Washington Wellington, KSSUSOServing 60 Days10/31/13center_img         Caldwell PD0 Richards, Douglas Jr38Shaw, MS15th and C Wellington, KSSUSOOperate vehicle with out valid license,No insurance, Traffic contraband10/29/13 Belle Plaine0 Martinez, Jorge22Wichita, KSI35 MP 16 KTAKHPDriving under the influence, No Drivers License10/28/13 KHP2 Mulvane0 NameAgeHome TownLocation of ArrestAgencyChargesDate of Arrest Henton, Jessica37Caldwell KS501 N Washington Wellington, KSSUSOProbation Violation11/1/13 Ford, Tanner24Wellington, KS3000 N A Wellington KsSUSODriving under the influence11/3/13 Dick, Ronald65Wellington, KS614 N Plum Wellington KSWPDWPD Warrant11/1/13 Lewis, Carly30Emporia, KS610 E Hillside Wellington, KsSUSOSuco Warrant11/1/13 Bookings Sedgwick Co21 Wellington PD10 Morgaridge, Garry39Wellington, KS1000 N Olive Wellington KsWPDDriving under the influence11/3/13 Bail Bondsman0 Wolf, Shanea Inex Lee22Wellington, KS1402 Michigan, Apt. BWPDTheft and Obstruction with L.E.O.11/1/13 Young, Lana50Wellington, KS610 E Hillside Wellington, KsWPDServing sentence11/2/13 Clem, Aaron Russell30Mulvane, KS1st and Bridge Mulvane, KSSUSODUI,TOC,Poss Depress, Poss para10/31/13last_img read more

Malaysian attempt at Sumatran rhino IVF fails on low quality of sperm

first_imgArticle published by Basten Gokkon Popular in the CommunitySponsoredSponsoredOrangutan found tortured and decapitated prompts Indonesia probeEMGIES17 Jan, 2018We will never know the full extent of what this poor Orangutan went through before he died, the same must be done to this evil perpetrator(s) they don’t deserve the air that they breathe this has truly upset me and I wonder for the future for these wonderful creatures. So called ‘Mankind’ has a lot to answer for we are the only ones ruining this world I prefer animals to humans any day of the week.What makes community ecotourism succeed? In Madagascar, location, location, locationScissors1dOther countries should also learn and try to incorporateWhy you should care about the current wave of mass extinctions (commentary)Processor1 DecAfter all, there is no infinite anything in the whole galaxy!Infinite stupidity, right here on earth.The wildlife trade threatens people and animals alike (commentary)Anchor3dUnfortunately I feel The Chinese have no compassion for any living animal. They are a cruel country that as we knowneatbeverything that moves and do not humanily kill these poor animals and insects. They have no health and safety on their markets and they then contract these diseases. Maybe its karma maybe they should look at the way they live and stop using animals for all there so called remedies. DisgustingConservationists welcome China’s wildlife trade banThobolo27 JanChina has consistently been the worlds worst, “ Face of Evil “ in regards our planets flora and fauna survival. In some ways, this is nature trying to fight back. This ban is great, but the rest of the world just cannot allow it to be temporary, because history has demonstrated that once this coronavirus passes, they will in all likelihood, simply revert to been the planets worst Ecco Terrorists. Let’s simply not allow this to happen! How and why they have been able to degrade this planets iconic species, rape the planets rivers, oceans and forests, with apparent impunity, is just mind boggling! Please no more.Probing rural poachers in Africa: Why do they poach?Carrot3dOne day I feel like animals will be more scarce, and I agree with one of my friends, they said that poaching will take over the world, but I also hope notUpset about Amazon fires last year? Focus on deforestation this year (commentary)Bullhorn4dLies and more leisSponsoredSponsoredCoke is again the biggest culprit behind plastic waste in the PhilippinesGrapes7 NovOnce again the article blames companies for the actions of individuals. It is individuals that buy these products, it is individuals that dispose of them improperly. If we want to change it, we have to change, not just create bad guys to blame.Brazilian response to Bolsonaro policies and Amazon fires growsCar4 SepThank you for this excellent report. I feel overwhelmed by the ecocidal intent of the Bolsonaro government in the name of ‘developing’ their ‘God-given’ resources.U.S. allocates first of $30M in grants for forest conservation in SumatraPlanet4dcarrot hella thick ;)Melting Arctic sea ice may be altering winds, weather at equator: studyleftylarry30 JanThe Arctic sea ice seems to be recovering this winter as per the last 10-12 years, good news.Malaysia has the world’s highest deforestation rate, reveals Google forest mapBone27 Sep, 2018Who you’re trying to fool with selective data revelation?You can’t hide the truth if you show historical deforestation for all countries, especially in Europe from 1800s to this day. WorldBank has a good wholesome data on this.Mass tree planting along India’s Cauvery River has scientists worriedSurendra Nekkanti23 JanHi Mongabay. Good effort trying to be objective in this article. I would like to give a constructive feedback which could help in clearing things up.1. It is mentioned that planting trees in village common lands will have negative affects socially and ecologically. There is no need to even have to agree or disagree with it, because, you also mentioned the fact that Cauvery Calling aims to plant trees only in the private lands of the farmers. So, plantation in the common lands doesn’t come into the picture.2.I don’t see that the ecologists are totally against this project, but just they they have some concerns, mainly in terms of what species of trees will be planted. And because there was no direct communication between the ecologists and Isha Foundation, it was not possible for them to address the concerns. As you seem to have spoken with an Isha spokesperson, if you could connect the concerned parties, it would be great, because I see that the ecologists are genuinely interested in making sure things are done the right way.May we all come together and make things happen.Rare Amazon bush dogs caught on camera in BoliviaCarrot1 Feba very good iniciative to be fallowed by the ranchers all overSponsored Animals, Biodiversity, Captive Breeding, Conservation, Critically Endangered Species, Environment, Ex-situ Conservation, Extinction, Mammals, Megafauna, Rainforest Animals, Rhinos, Saving Species From Extinction, Sumatran Rhino, Wildlife, Wildlife Conservation center_img A recent effort to produce a Sumatran rhino embryo from egg and sperm samples taken from the last of the species in Malaysia has failed, officials said.The low quality of the sperm, extracted in 2015 and 2016 from an aging rhino that has since died, was cited as the main cause of the failure to fertilize the egg.Malaysian officials say they will continue to improve and attempt their in vitro fertilization attempts, and have called on Indonesia to send sperm samples from younger rhinos held in Sumatra.Indonesia has refused to send any samples, citing the need for a formal agreement, but conservationists say that captive-breeding of Sumatran rhinos is the only feasible solution to protect the species from extinction. JAKARTA — A recent effort by scientists to produce a Sumatran rhino embryo using egg and sperm samples taken from the last of the species in Malaysia has failed, according to officials.Those involved in the attempt had previously cautioned that there was a low chance of success, given the poor quality of the genetic samples they had to work with.The egg cell was extracted on Sept. 30 from Iman, the last known Sumatran rhino (Dicerorhinus sumatrensis) in Malaysia. The scientists then injected the egg with sperm from Malaysia’s last male rhino, Tam, who died this past May. His semen had been collected in 2015 and 2016 and preserved in liquid nitrogen.But the in vitro fertilization attempt on Oct. 1 failed to produce an embryo after 72 hours of incubation, Augustine Tuuga, the director of the Sabah state wildlife department, said as reported by the New Straits Time.“What we have gathered from the experts is that possibly Tam’s sperm was not of good quality,” Tuuga said. Tam’s age would have been around 60 years in human terms when his sperm was harvested.Given these circumstances, the rhino experts were not hopeful about the results. “Given that IVF in Sumatran rhino has been tried only about 6 times, we expect a high failure rate,” John Payne, the head of the Borneo Rhino Alliance (BORA), which was involved in the effort, told Mongabay in an email.“Iman’s egg cells are fine,” Payne said. “Tam’s sperm quality is likely to be the main problem. Imagine taking sperm from a 70 year old man with kidney disease — what do you expect? That is Tam.”Iman, the last female Sumatran rhino in Malaysia. Image courtesy of the Borneo Rhino Alliance (BORA).The fact that the team had to rely on “poor quality” sperm from a single aged rhino has highlighted the lack of progress on an agreement between Malaysia and Indonesia that would have allowed Iman’s eggs to be fertilized with healthy sperm from one of Indonesia’s rhinos. At the Sumatran Rhino Sanctuary in Way Kambas National Park, Sumatra, Indonesia hosts three young males, including one who has already successfully fathered two calves.However, Indonesia insists that to send sperm samples from its rhinos in Way Kambas to Malaysia, both countries would need to sign a memorandum of understanding for an exchange of specimens of protected species, the transfer of which is regulated under the Convention on International Trade in Endangered Species (CITES) and the Convention on Biological Diversity (CBD).Tuuga said the IVF efforts would continue and be improved, while also urging Indonesia’s help in providing sperm from the Way Kambas rhinos.Christina Liew, the Sabah state minister of tourism, culture and environment, said representatives of both countries have had regular meetings, most recently in August, to discuss the possibility of obtaining sperm from the rhinos in Way Kambas.No more than 80 Sumatran rhinos, a critically endangered species, are believed to survive in the wild, often living in small populations too small and isolated to be reproductively viable. Seven rhinos are held at Way Kambas, one in a sanctuary in Indonesian Borneo, and one in Malaysia. Two calves were born at Way Kambas after being conceived naturally, while previous IVF attempts in Malaysia were unsuccessful.Indonesia’s environment ministry said in August that the two countries had earlier this year agreed on a new partnership that would see eggs shipped from Malaysia for IVF attempts in Indonesia. To date, however, the paperwork to finalize the deal has still not been completed.Iman, the last female Sumatran rhino in Malaysia. Image courtesy of the Borneo Rhino Alliance (BORA).FEEDBACK: Use this form to send a message to the author of this post. If you want to post a public comment, you can do that at the bottom of the page.last_img read more

Anticipatory bail Bill gets President’s nod

first_imgPresident Ram Nath Kovind has given assent to a key Bill of Uttar Pradesh that will pave the way for reintroduction of the provision of anticipatory bail, revoked during the Emergency in 1976, officials said on Monday. Barring Uttar Pradesh and Uttarakhand, all other States in the country have the provision of anticipatory bail. “The President has given assent to the Code of Criminal Procedure (Uttar Pradesh Amendment) Bill, 2018,” a Home Ministry official said. With the Presidential assent, the provision of applying for an anticipatory bail in Uttar Pradesh has been restored after over four decades.last_img read more

Pencak Silat: PH finishes 6th in men’s doubles

first_imgLATEST STORIES Host Malaysia won the gold medal, Indonesia got the silver, and Singapore claimed the bronze in the event.Almohaidib Abad can still claim the Philippines a medal as he participates in seni tunggal (artistry men’s singles) on Saturday.FEATURED STORIESSPORTSWATCH: Drones light up sky in final leg of SEA Games torch runSPORTSSEA Games: Philippines picks up 1st win in men’s water poloSPORTSMalditas save PH from shutout Trending Articles PLAY LIST 00:50Trending Articles03:46Lacson: PH lost about P161.5B tax revenue from big trading partners in 201700:50Trending Articles01:37Protesters burn down Iran consulate in Najaf01:47Panelo casts doubts on Robredo’s drug war ‘discoveries’01:29Police teams find crossbows, bows in HK university01:35Panelo suggests discounted SEA Games tickets for students02:49Robredo: True leaders perform well despite having ‘uninspiring’ boss02:42PH underwater hockey team aims to make waves in SEA Games Alfau Jan Abad and Alhohaidib Abad of the Philippines perform during the Pencak Silat double final of the 29th Southeast Asian Games (SEA Games) in Kuala Lumpur on August 24, 2017. / AFP PHOTO / ADEK BERRYAlfau Jan Abad and Almohaidib Abad failed to make the podium in seni ganda (artistry men’s doubles) at the 2017 Southeast Asian Games Thursday at Kuala Lumpur Convention Centre in Malaysia.The Filipino duo only wound up sixth in seven teams that participated after wounding up with 529 points.ADVERTISEMENT Catriona Gray spends Thanksgiving by preparing meals for people with illnesses SEA Games in Calabarzon safe, secure – Solcom chief Blazing Teodoro carries JRU past San Sebastian WATCH: Streetboys show off slick dance moves in Vhong Navarro’s wedding LOOK: Venues for 2019 SEA Games MOST READ LIST: Class, gov’t work suspensions during 30th SEA Games View comments Read Next SEA Games: PH’s Alisson Perticheto tops ice skating short program UPLB exempted from SEA Games class suspension Don’t miss out on the latest news and information. Brace for potentially devastating typhoon approaching PH – NDRRMClast_img read more

India wins 10 medals in a day at XII Commonwealth Games in Brisbane, including 5 gold

first_imgMahabir Singh (nearest to camera) floors Graeme Hawkins of New Zealand: Fighting display of talentTen medals in a day. After scrounging for silvers and bronzes for a week at the XII Commonwealth Games in Brisbane, Australia, last fortnight, the Indian contingent struck gold on October 8, with four of its,Mahabir Singh (nearest to camera) floors Graeme Hawkins of New Zealand: Fighting display of talentTen medals in a day. After scrounging for silvers and bronzes for a week at the XII Commonwealth Games in Brisbane, Australia, last fortnight, the Indian contingent struck gold on October 8, with four of its wrestlers grappling their way to the top, four others settling for second place and a lone matman taking a bronze.The limelight shone especially brightly on the fifth gold medallist: badminton player Syed Modi, who defeated Nick Yates of England in a pulsating 75-minute encounter to ensure that the crown that Prakash Padukone brought to India four years ago from Edmonton, Canada, remained in the country. With the tinkling haul of medals on Friday, India moved up to a respectable sixth place in the medals table from a dismal 12th position.It was Modi who began India’s gold rush with his win over Yates, who was seeded second in the tournament. The modest, unassuming player has lived for years in the mighty Padukone’s shadow, so that this major international championship will go a long way to establishing him as a redoubtable player in his own right.Modi later admitted that he was nervous at the beginning of the match and this showed when he lost the first game 7-15. Then the confidence started flowing back and Modi levelled the encounter by winning the second game 15-6. Yates could do little thereafter to stem the Modi tide, which took the third game, and with it the match, at 15-5.advertisementWrestling Success: India’s medals drive revved up after this when, one by one, the wrestlers started coming good. Rajinder Singh in the 74 kg class, Jagminder Singh (68 kg), Mahabir Singh (52 kg) and Ram Chander Sarang (48 kg) were golden boys. A rung below them were Rajinder Singh (100 kg plus), Satpal Singh (100 kg), Kartar Singh (90 kg) and Ashok Kumar (57 kg), who won silver medals.Jai Prakash Mangar in the light-heavyweight class was the bronze medallist. Satpal Singh could have brought India a gold, but he was fighting almost one-handed – the index finger of his left hand was broken – and considering the circumstances it was a brave performance.However, there was one bout where the Indians were clearly not happy with the result. In the 57 kg tussle, Brian Aspen of England very narrowly outpointed – 6-4 – the defending champion Ashok Kumar. Two of the three officials for the match were Canadians and Indian coach K.N. Singh felt that this should have been avoided as the Canadians were battling with India all the way for the wrestling honours. Added Singh: “We were not happy with the scoring of this bout. But overall we are very pleased with our performance.”The string of medals on October 8, even though they were largely restricted to one sport was a welcome shot in the arm for the Indians after a disappointing week in which the swimmers and the much-vaunted athletes were often worse placed than the also-rans. Three weight-lifters and a pair of shooters had brought four silvers, while another pair of shooters and a boxer had brought in two bronzes.The first Indian to climb onto the victory stand was  iron man Gurunandan Kombiah who totalled 200 kg in the 52 kg class for the silver; he was followed by Bijay Kumar Satpathy in the 52 to 56 kg class with a total of 227.5 kg and M.T. Selvan in the 60 kg class with 245 kg.Fighting Performances: Meanwhile, the shooters were doing their bit. A silver arrived through Mohinder Lal and Ashok Kumar Pandit in the centre-fire team event – combined total: 1,138 points. In the rapid-fire team event, Sharad Chauhan and R.K. Vij grabbed the bronze with a tally of 1,151 points. The only boxer to do anything was the durable T. Machaiah who fought his way to a bronze.Another Indian boxer to impress was Birender Singh Thapa, but unfortunately he was eliminated early on. And India lost the chance for another medal in badminton: in the women’s doubles, Ami Ghia and Kanwal Thakur Singh played off for the third and fourth places but had to be content with the fourth.Predictably, Australia, England and Canada dominated the Games. Topping the excitement was a world record in swimming and a unique dead-heat in athletics. In the 200 m individual medley Canadian Alex Bouwman broke his own 14-month-old record by 0.53 seconds when he clocked in at 2 minutes 2.25 seconds. In the 200 m sprint, Allan Wells of Scotland and Mike McFarlane of England crossed the line together: after scratching their heads for nearly half-an-hour over the video tape record, the judges awarded golds to both.advertisementFor India, the lessons were clear: Indian sportsmen have a tough battle on their hands at the ninth Asiad in November. The athletes and the swimmers, who have not exactly covered themselves in glory in Brisbane, will face much stiffer competition when Japan, China and the two Koreas will all be in the ring. Hopefully, the broad but overworked shoulders of the Indian matmen will not have to carry the burden in November, as they did so gracefully in Brisbane.last_img read more

Cowboys Go For Six Straight Big 12 Wins On Saturday Which Is Significant

first_imgWhile you’re here, we’d like you to consider subscribing to Pistols Firing and becoming a PFB+ member. It’s a big ask from us to you, but it also comes with a load of benefits like ad-free browsing (ads stink!), access to our premium room in The Chamber and monthly giveaways.The other thing it does is help stabilize our business into the future. As it turns out, sending folks on the road to cover games and provide 24/7 Pokes coverage like the excellent article you just read costs money. Because of our subscribers, we’ve been able to improve our work and provide the best OSU news and community anywhere online. Help us keep that up. Oklahoma State will host its last home game of the season (I can’t believe I’m typing those words) this weekend against Texas Tech. It’s going to be a beautiful disaster of a game if last year’s 70-53 result is any indication.Let’s look at three numbers you should know about this weekend as Kliff Kingsbury and Co. come to Stillwater.Streaking to end the yearAfter losing to Baylor, OSU has reeled off five straight Big 12 wins against Texas, Iowa State, Kansas, West Virginia and Kansas State. Saturday would be No. 6. That is significant.OSU has only won six straight (or more) three other times. They won seven in a row in 2011 (pre-ISU) and 2013 (post-WVU) and eight from the end of 2014 (OU) through the first seven games in 2015 (pre Baylor and OU).That’s a pretty impressive feat for Mike Gundy.Big 12 dominanceIf OSU wins on Saturday, it would move to 44-17 in Big 12 play since 2010. Only OU currently has a better mark at 46-13. It’s pretty easy to cherry-pick these numbers to make them look favorable for you, but that doesn’t mean OSU’s seven-year run is any less outstanding.OSU has in a lot of ways been co-top dog with OU this decade in the much maligned Big 12 Conference.Mike Gundy Has Owned TechOSU has won seven straight over Texas Tech. Tech hasn’t beaten OSU in Stillwater since back in 2001. Those are gaudy numbers. So this would be eight straight against the Red Raiders and move Gundy to 10-2 overall against them since he took over in 2005.That’s great against any team, but it’s especially great against a team that, for all intents and purposes, should probably be your equal in the stat of Texas.screen-shot-2016-11-10-at-7-35-13-amlast_img read more

Roundtable Wednesday: Let’s Fix The CFB Playoffs and Talk Big 12 Hunger Games

first_imgHere at Pistols Firing, we use Slack to communicate back and forth. Sometimes this is constructive. Other times we riff for 20 minutes on Mike Gundy’s golf game. We’re going to try and do an informal roundtable every Wednesday about whatever is going on this week and post it here.It’s going to be pretty slangy and GIF-y and not meant to be anything serious. We’re just here to talk about OSU the way we all do in real life. If you need to brush up on any of the contributors, you can do so here.Kyle Porter: OK @everyone who can do it, let’s roundtable! Question is what would you do to fix/change the playoff, if anything?Kyle Boone: Bring back the BCS system and move it to a playoff format.Sam Aldrich: Expand to 8 teams — 5 major conference winners, 3 wild card spots.Kyle Cox: I have to agree with @sam.aldrich and @porter on that. eight would fix a lot, not all. Maybe just set an actual guideline that makes sense and stick to it? Combine BCS-type system with a committee. Wse the committee only for the tie breakers and to veto any obvious flaws in the system. Has to be high majority to overrule computers.Caleb Deck: Who’s better at math, me or a calculator? Calculator, by a larger margin than I can count. Point being: computers are important and objective instead of biased and subjective. I have no idea why they decided to rebrand the whole championship system for more equality and clarity and removed the most “fair” and objective thing about it all. Makes absolutely no sense. There’s definitely a place for a committee and for a bit of subjective discussion and debate (see OkState vs CMU *loss*) but the computers are important for surePorter: Everybody plays the same number of conference games and has a conference championship. Five conference champs — if the Big 12 is stupid enough to have its teams have a rematch for the conference title, that’s its own problem. Three wild cards so you get the Boise States or this year apparently Ohio State. Top four get home games in first round. Semis and finals are at current bowl sites. $1 trillion idea. Make it rain.Everybody has a path to the title, and you can’t (legitimately) complain if you don’t make it.Aldrich: Texas A&M will still complainPorter: Texas A&M would complain if the national title was an agronomy contest.Justin Southwell: Sorry, @porter, we need a plan that makes a little less sense. It’s too logical. Try again.Steven Mandeville: I like the idea of requiring explanations for placement… at least make them admit the hypocrisy.Cox: How about we take all the schools that are in the top-25 on the last week of the season, give them lottery balls based on blue-blood status. Alabama and Ohio State get more than say West Virginia. Then we do an NBA Draft-style lottery for the rankings. They’ve never had an controversy with that.Porter: What if coaches just competed on Legends of the Hidden Temple and the winners moved on to the playoffs?Chris Knox: screen-shot-2016-11-16-at-3-26-18-pmSouthwell: Any coaches? Like Coach Glass could represent Oklahoma State?Porter: Andre Sexton would crush.Boone: I’d nominate Coach Arroyo…he seems like he could be a warrior in the ring.Aldrich: It’s a Hunger Games scenario, you pick your champion.Porter: Big 12 Hunger Games between football and basketball coaches, who wins?Boone: Bob Huggins would win .. Just sit on his opponents.Cox: I think Shaka would be sneaky-tough to beat.Porter: Bill Snyder wins the Big 12 Hunger Games. Zero doubt.Aldrich: Caleb: Jim Grobe would last a long time. He’s really good at dodging controversial encounters.Porter: Whoooooooo.Boone: That’s fire Caleb. Bringing it!Caleb: I see several Survivor-style alliances starting I’m just not sure who could get more on board or how loyal they would be. Gundy-Stoops-Patterson-Kliff would probably be strong. Underwood-Self-Lon? Not so sure about that….Porter: Who goes out first?Boone: Scott Drew would probably just forfeit. I’ll go with him.Aldrich: It’s not even a question- Bruce Weber immediately eats nightlock berries and dies.Porter: I think everyone would turn on Drew and offer him as a sacrifice to President Snow. Man, how good was the real Hunger Games. I think I got pneumonia because I didn’t sleep for three days because I read through the entire trilogy.Caleb: Can we cite previous coaches? If so, Mangino goes out first. Other than that I’m not sure if Snyder makes it to the start…Aldrich: Is President Snow Bob Bowlsby?Porter: How insane would Dana be in a Hunger Games dome? He’s definitely on point with a bow. Like, in real life. Not in this made-up Hunger Games series.Boone: So Kirby Hocutt is definitely the gamesmaker, right? He just thinks up a bunch of random crap to try and bring down all the participants.Porter: The odds are ever in your favor (if you’re OU and not West Virginia).Aldrich: Too bad the Big 12 Hunger Games would probably get flexed to 11 AM and televised on FS1.Porter: That was a walk off. OK, would you guys rather have Jawun Evans for two more years or Mason Rudolph for one?Aldrich: One more year of Mason — we’ve got a real shot to win the Big 12 next year if he returns, and Underwood will probably need more than this year and next to be a Big 12 title contender in hoops. Plus, we’re in great hands with this guy taking the reins at point.Boone: I’d take Mason Rudolph for one more. BrUnderwood will have Trae Young and Zach Dawson next year, but next year the football team will be ready to take a B12 title. I’m not sure they will be able to do that behind Keondre Wudtee.Southwell: Mason Rudolph for one. We need another Big 12 Championship and he gives us the best chance. Kansas will probably continue to win conference championships in basketball regardless of if we have Evans, as much as I’d like for him to stay.Porter: I’d take Rudolph, too, I think. CFB Playoff is in play next year with Rudolph (unless they change it to Supermarket Sweep rules). That’s not true of OSU in hoops, I don’t think, in the next two years.Aldrich: Rudolph coming back also probably means The President stays. We all know how the stud QB-WR combo returning for one more year turned out in 2011…Boone: With Chuba, Justice Hill and J.D. King next year, he may never even have to throw the ball.Cox: Rudolph for one year  just because he means more to the football team than even Evans does to bball. plus football is king at this point. Who knows if it will ever go back to bball.Porter: I just saw this, I’m in tears!SHOCKING INTERVIEW WITH BIG 12 ASSOCIATE REGARDING OKLAHOMA STATE NIGHT GAMES pic.twitter.com/H71zua9CO4— Zachcoin® (@YaaaBoyZach) November 13, 2016Southwell: Lastly, I just wanted to point out that OkState hasn’t lost a game since being crowned the 1945 National Champions. While you’re here, we’d like you to consider subscribing to Pistols Firing and becoming a PFB+ member. It’s a big ask from us to you, but it also comes with a load of benefits like ad-free browsing (ads stink!), access to our premium room in The Chamber and monthly giveaways.The other thing it does is help stabilize our business into the future. As it turns out, sending folks on the road to cover games and provide 24/7 Pokes coverage like the excellent article you just read costs money. Because of our subscribers, we’ve been able to improve our work and provide the best OSU news and community anywhere online. 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