Bulldogs Results At Home 6-Way Meet

first_imgThe Batesville wrestling team opened their season with their annual 6-way wrestling meet on Saturday Nov 19th.  Competing teams include: Brown County, Knightstown, Scottsburg, Shelbyville, and Southwestern. For the third year in a row Knightstown ended the day with a perfect record of 5-0.  The Bulldogs  ended the day in fourth place with 2 wins and 3 losses. Two of the three losses came down to just one individual bout which makes future victories for the Bulldogs look promising.  Batesville seniors Michael Deal and Jon Kurtz led the team with five victories over their opponents giving them a perfect start to their season.  Team results were:  Batesville 30, Knightstown 36; Batesville 36, Brown County 39; Batesville 40, Shelbyville 30; Batesville 27, Knightstown 51; Batesville 54, Scottsburg 18.  Individual Varsity results were:  Michael Deal 5-0, Jon Kurtz 5-0, Caleb Bischoff- Niese 4-1, Chris Schene 4-1, Jackson Wooldridge 4-1, JT Linkel 3-2, Jon Vincent 2-1, Axel Garcia 2-3, Drew Garbarini 2-3, Ethan Meyer 1-4, Xavier King 0-2. Individual JV Results:  Nick Nobbe 1-0, Malachi Kirby 0-1, Conner Bachelor 0-1, Jonah Chase 0-1.  Courtesy of Bulldogs Coach Chris Deal.last_img read more

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Arteta challenges Arsenal to live up to their FA Cup history

first_img Promoted ContentBest Car Manufacturers In The WorldTop 7 Best Car Manufacturers Of All TimeWho Earns More Than Ronaldo?8 Ways Drones Will Automate Our Future7 Ways To Understand Your Girlfriend Better5 Of The World’s Most Unique Theme ParksWho Is The Most Powerful Woman On Earth?You’ve Only Seen Such Colorful Hairdos In A Handful Of Anime5 Of The World’s Most Unique Theme ParksWhich Country Is The Most Romantic In The World?10 Risky Jobs Some Women Do6 Incredibly Strange Facts About Hurricanes Read Also:Messi predicts Champions League doom if Barca fail to change“Pure football reasons,” he replied over the decision to proceed without Ozil and Matteo Guendouzi for a number of weeks.“My decision is always that. My only ambition is to put the best squad and best players who give us the best balance on and off the field.” Loading… Mikel Arteta is not dwelling on Arsenal’s dismal recent record against Manchester City ahead of Saturday’s FA Cup semi-final at Wembley.Arteta took the reins at Emirates Stadium shortly after Pep Guardiola’ side sauntered to a 3-0 win in north London last December. That was City’s seventh win in nine attempts against the Gunners during Arteta’s stint as Pep Guardiola’s number two, and the tale of misery continued as Arsenal went down to another 3-0 loss at the Etihad Stadium in their first game after the Premier League restart.Indeed, City have won every match between the sides since losing at this stage of the FA Cup three years ago.However, Arsenal head to the national stadium buoyed by victory over champions Liverpool – who boasted a similarly imposing head-to-head record before a 2-1 midweek reverse – and Arteta insists lingering on past failures is no way to approach their remaining shot at silverware this season.center_img “I don’t know. He’s been there four years which for him is quite a long time already. And look at the success he’s had,” Arteta said.“He feels really happy there. He is surrounded with great people across the club and feels the players, the identity and the style belong to him as well. He feels really close to the fans.“I see him as really happy but I don’t know. That’s a question for him.”The futures of a number of key names at Arsenal have been a matter of conjecture since the resumption.Arteta restated his confidence that Pierre-Emerick Aubameyang is prepared to sign a new contract and confirmed talks with Real Madrid over making Dani Ceballos’ loan switch a permanent one remain ongoing.Mesut Ozil is training with the first-team squad ahead of the semi-final, with the head coach refusing to be drawn on his continued exile. FacebookTwitterWhatsAppEmail分享 “It’s a different [City] team, we are a different team as well,” he said, having twice lifted the FA Cup under Arsene Wenger in his playing days.“I know their strength and I know the flexibility they have, the things they are going to try, but even then it is difficult to stop.“I want to focus on what we will try to do. If I worry about them, it’s not the message I want to send to the players.“[The message is] what we have to try to do to win the game, to give us the best chance to compete against them over the 90 minutes to give them difficulties. That’s the same as every game.“If I look at the trends before we played Liverpool, in the last two calendar years they had, you get depressed.“What I need now is energy, trust in my players, belief. It is the FA Cup, we have a lot of experience here, we have a history related to that. Let’s got for it.”City have won six of the past eight major honours on offer in English football and speculation remains over the next move of the man who has masterminded this run.Guardiola has one more year to run on his contract, which will mean his City tenure overtakes his previous longest stint in charge of a club – four years between 2008 and 2012 with Barcelona.Arteta is unsure whether his former colleague will make good on suggestions he is open to an extended stay, even in light of the Court of Arbitration for Sport lifting City’s two-season ban from UEFA competitions earlier this week, but he believes the 49-year-old’s happiness in Manchester is beyond doubt.last_img read more

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Reading confirm Adkins appointment

first_img Long-time assistant Andy Crosby will join Adkins at Reading and the pair will take the team to Arsenal on Saturday before a home meeting with Southampton. Royals owner Anton Zingarevich agreed the deal with Adkins on Monday night and is happy to have got his man. “I am delighted to bring Nigel to our club because he is perfect for us,” the Russian said in a statement. “He has great respect within the game, his CV speaks for itself and he has many attributes as a manager, he is progressive, he develops players, his teams play attacking, passing football but most of all he knows how to win games at all levels. “This is an appointment we have made both with the short and long term in mind and Nigel can take our club forward. “I know our supporters have been keen to hear news over the past two weeks and I am certain they will join me in saying it was worth the wait. “I wish Nigel and Andy nothing but good luck and now we focus on eight hugely important games in the Premier League. Our supporters will also play a vital part in the finale to the season and I am certain Nigel will get an excellent reception from our fans at the Emirates on Saturday.” Press Association Reading have confirmed Nigel Adkins as their new manager on a deal until the summer of 2016.center_img The Royals have been searching for a new boss since they sacked Brian McDermott two weeks ago, and former Southampton manager Adkins is the man they have opted for. The 48-year-old had been out of work since surprisingly losing his job with the Saints in January, with his sacking coming after back-to-back promotions. last_img read more

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Reifer heroics futile as Windies A lose again

first_imgNORTH SOUND, Antigua, (CMC) – Raymon Reifer’s defiant half-century went in vain as West Indies A produced another inept batting display to slip to their second defeat in four days to India A here Sunday.In pursuit of 256 at the Vivian Richards Cricket Ground, West Indies a slumped to 190 all out in the 44th over, to lose by 65 runs and fall behind 2-0 in the five-match one-day series.Tottering on 108 for seven in the 30th over, Reifer, promoted to number three, stroked a top score of 71 to rescue some pride for the hosts.Tail-ender Romario Shepherd hit an accomplished unbeaten 34 while Sunil Ambris got 24, but the Windies A top order failed once again in a spineless display.The innings was wrecked by fast bowler Navdeep Saini who claimed five for 46 while leg-spinner Rahul Chahar supported with two for 47.India A had earlier gathered 255 for eight off their 50 overs after being sent in, with Ruturaj Gaikwad top-scoring with 85 and opening partner Shubman Gill stroking 62.Captain Manish Pandey got 27, wicketkeeper Ishan Kishan chipped in with 24 while Hanuma Vihari struck 23.Fast bowler Shepherd was the leading wicket-taker with four for 36.Looking to level the series following their meltdown in Thursday’s opening one-dayer at Coolidge Cricket Ground, West Indies A were immediately put on the back foot as Gaikwad and Gill put on 151 for the first wicket.The 22-year-old Gaikwad faced 102 balls and struck five fours and two sixes while Gill counted four fours and a six off 83 deliveries.Shepherd trapped Gill lbw in the 31st over to break the stand and his departure triggered a slide that saw India lose three wickets for two runs in the space of 10 balls.Pandey and Vihari rebuild in a 59-run fourth wicket partnership but West Indies A kept the brakes on the innings and the visitors were unable to accelerate at the death.The hosts were then set back early when impressive left-arm seamer Khaleel Ahmed removed left hander John Campbell for five with the score on 11 at the end of the second over.Reifer and Ambris steadied the innings, however, putting on 36 for the second wicket as West Indies A started to find their touch.Ambris had struck three fours in a 31-ball knock when he was lbw for the second match in a row, hit in front by Navdeep at 47 for two in the 12th over.The wheels then suddenly came off the West Indies A innings as six wickets tumbled for 61 runs. Captain Roston Chase edged a cut at Chahar and was caught at the wicket for two in the 13th over and left-hander Jonathan Carter (10) sliced Navdeep to Chahar on the ropes at third man in the 18th over.With no addition to the score, Rovman Powell gloved the second ball he faced from Navdeep and was caught at the wicket without scoring, at 77 for five, and Test wicketkeeper Shane Dowrich lasted eight balls for his five runs before he was spectacularly yorked by Navdeep, leaving the innings in disarray.The left-handed Reifer then staged a recovery, punching seven fours and three sixes in an innings lasting 103 deliveries.Crucially, he put on 24 for the seventh wicket with Rahkeem Cornwall (13) before adding a further 69 for the eighth wicket with Shepherd.Reifer started cautiously before blossoming to reach his half-century in style, carting Chahar over long on for six and then lifting him over square leg for a four two balls later.With the partnership beginning to threaten, he was run out by Axar Patel’s direct hit from gully in a mix up over a single with Shepherd in the 41st over, ending West Indies A’s hopes of a comeback win.last_img read more

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USC studies impact of housing prices on businesses

first_imgAn ongoing study from the USC Sol Price School of Public Policy has found that a lack of affordable housing can be a burden for employees and the businesses looking to hire them in Los Angeles.The study was commissioned by the Los Angeles Business Council and is led by Raphael Bostic, a professor at Price who focuses on urban issues and economic development, and his team of graduate students. The team is surveying 30 businesses spanning the private and public sectors in fields such as health care, education and banking in Los Angeles to determine how a high cost of living affects their ability to hire high-skilled workers.Preliminary findings of the study, which have already been released, were presented last Friday at the Mayoral Housing, Transportation and Jobs Summit to show the issues ahead of the election, Bostic said. Housing affordability initiatives such as Measure JJJ, which would impose minimum affordable housing requirements and labor regulations on new developments, are on the ballot on Nov. 8.“We wanted to give people a heads-up that the survey was taking place, and we wanted to give a flavor of some of the things that we have started to find as we talk to employers across the region,” Bostic said. “We wanted to get it out in the context of this election, because there are a number of things going on in the ballot that are relevant to this context.”Research from organizations such as California Forward shows that L.A. residents face a high cost of living, as 44 percent of households use more than 30 percent of their income on housing. But while this does not strongly impact high-level managers and other higher-paid employees, for whom salaries are adjusted based on housing prices, lower-level, unionized employees are having to leave their jobs and move away to more affordable areas.“We don’t see the same sorts of packages being offered to people at lower levels,” Bostic said.The study found that some businesses are “feeling the pinch” of employee losses. Bostic hypothesized that housing prices could be the reason, but as companies aren’t required to ask employees why they leave, it is difficult to determine the exact reason.On the other hand, some of the respondents in the Price’s survey said that they had no trouble enticing employees to work in expensive areas, according to Bostic. Despite concerns about housing, the L.A. metropolitan area added 93,000 jobs last year, on average with most major metropolitan areas in the United States.“They don’t find it difficult to find employees, and that there is a very competitive market,” Bostic said. “On some levels, it’s a buyer’s market when it comes to finding employees.”With this survey, Bostic hopes to get a better sense of the barriers that exist for employees so that businesses can find ways to lessen the burden of increased housing prices. Bostic said that employees are most burdened by long commutes to work to escape areas where housing affordability is an issue. Firms are aware of this issue, and in Bostic’s survey some businesses said 30 to 50 percent of the people they employ are in the car for more than 45 minutes on their way to work. And as home values are expected to increase by 4 percent per year until 2020, according to a report conducted by Beacon Economics, the issue will remain pressing in the near future.Bostic and his team have interviewed 14 out of the 30 businesses they selected for the survey. He hopes to finish the study by December.Funding for the project comes from JPMorgan Chase & Co., California Community Foundation, Enterprise   Community   Foundation, Federal Home Loan Bank of San Francisco and Habitat   for    Humanity,  according to an LABC press release.last_img read more

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Stave to start Saturday against UTEP

first_imgJoel Stave stepped onto the field for the first time in his career Utah State, completing 2-of-6 passes for 15 yards.[/media-credit]Wisconsin head coach Bret Bielema confirmed redshirt freshman Joel Stave will start at quarterback against Texas-El Paso at his press conference Thursday.Stave landed the first game experience of his career in the second half of a 16-14 win over Utah State Saturday, connecting on two of the six passes he threw for a total of 15 yards. The Greenfield, Wis., walk-on entered the game after Bielema benched Danny O’Brien, in his first year suiting up for Wisconsin after transferring from Maryland earlier this summer.Bielema said the move was largely based on his confidence that Stave will avoid costly turnovers. “I think the fact that Joel responded so well, didn’t have any issues – no fumbled snap exchanges, there wasn’t any incorrect balls or anything that really was his fault,” the head coach said. “Didn’t show me any reason not to stay with him.”While naming the redshirt freshman the starter this weekend, Bielema said he is still most comfortable with O’Brien in the two-minute offense – which could be a factor in close, late-game situations – and that “all three (quarterbacks) might bet a shot.”Also factoring into the decision was Stave’s confidence and poise, something Bielema said he showed after failing to complete a third down pass Saturday when the targeted receiver wasn’t open.Though most expected O’Brien – who, with 17 starts coming in, held by far the most collegiate experience of any quarterback on the Badgers’ roster – to hold onto the starting role, a lost fumble and called-back interception left him watching the second half from the sideline. On a team that puts such high value on protecting the football, UW’s head coach made it clear the turnovers led to the redshirt junior’s benching.In three games, O’Brien completed 62 percent of his passes for 454 yards, but under his command the offense struggled to put together consistent scoring drives.Wisconsin’s head coach said Stave’s lack of experience won’t limit the gameplan, but he didn’t rule out someone else stepping in later this year. “I make every move with the idea that it’s going to be long-term,” Bielema said. “But on the same account, you understand we have a number of guys [who may play].”last_img read more

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USC outplayed by UCLA in regular season finale

first_imgIn a rivalry game against UCLA, the stakes were high for the Trojans. Three-year captain Jordan McLaughlin, USC’s all-time leader in minutes played, and forward Elijah Stewart, USC’s all-time leader in 3-point field goals, were playing their last games ever at the Galen Center. The same was probably true for junior forward Chimezie Metu, a top prospect in the NBA Draft. The three of them have helped USC transition from worst in the Pac-12 three years ago to second in the conference this year. Along the way, they have shared two NCAA Tournament wins and two Tournament berths. Junior guard Shaqquan Aaron goes up for a slam dunk against UCLA. Alex Zhang | Daily TrojanHowever, Saturday night’s game did not go their way. Although the Trojans (21-10, 12-6) took a double-digit lead in the first half, they immediately allowed the Bruins (20-10, 11-7) an 11-0 run. USC would regain a 3-point lead at halftime, 43-40. Yet, their final lead slipped away with 10 minutes to play in the game. Ultimately, the Bruins won 83-72, spoiling Senior Night and, perhaps, USC’s shot at a third consecutive NCAA Tournament win.“We got outplayed for 10 minutes and that’s it,” head coach Andy Enfield said. “UCLA made shot after shot. We had trouble stopping them.”In fact, a pair of Bruins flashed career nights: guard Aaron Holiday and small forward Kris Wilkes. Holiday, who led the Pac-12 in scoring this season, scored 34, converting on 6-of-9 3-point shots. In addition, guard Kris Wilkes, one of the top freshmen in the conference, scored 22 points.McLaughlin commended Holiday’s performance. Either of them could be named the top point guard in the conference or the nation.On Saturday, McLaughlin had an unusual but very good performance. Normally a pass-first player, McLaughlin shot the ball a season high 19 times. He scored 19 points and tallied four assists, more than three short of his season average.This year’s home finale had several highlights for the Trojans. In the first half, the Trojans slammed home three dunks in a span of two minutes. McLaughlin connected with Metu on an alley-oop thrown from beyond half court.Then, Stewart and redshirt junior Shaqquan Aaron each made a dunk of their own. Slam City, a label these upperclassmen have built for the program over the past few seasons, was on full display throughout their final home game. “Tonight was a rollercoaster of emotions,” Stewart said. He tried to stay mellow during the pregame festivities, but he could not help but feel excited once USC took a 10-point lead. The game was also exhausting for him. “Nowhere in the game did we think we were gonna lose, so we just kept playing as hard as we could until the time expired,” Stewart said.USC will have to bounce back on Thursday night when they play their first game in the Pac-12 Tournament. Or else, they will not get an NCAA Tournament bid. After tonight’s game, ESPN has UCLA listed as one of the last four teams in the Tournament while USC is one of the last four teams out.Enfield is worried about winning, not prognosticating. “We are not even concerned about the NCAA tournament,” he said. “We just want to play the best basketball we can in Las Vegas.”It was a bittersweet season for the Trojans. Although they finished second in the conference, they failed to meet preseason expectations. They were swept by UCLA, lost to Princeton at home and lost rematches against Texas A&M and SMU, two teams they beat last year. Overall, they assembled a resume that puts them on the border of an NCAA berth. Of course, winning the Pac-12 Tournament will guarantee a bid. Two wins, which equals a trip to the conference championship, should be enough. One win or none and the Trojans might not be invited to the Big Dance. “Everyone has to strap up their shoes and play their best,” Stewart said. Any less than their best, and the Trojans’ postseason aspirations will come to an end in Las Vegas.last_img read more

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Grinding Gears: Rams legacy could begin with the Super Bowl

first_imgSuddenly, local attention is picking up. Suddenly, the Rams are filling the Coliseum, averaging 72,429 fans per game this season. But, even if they knocked off the Patriots on Sunday and claimed a championship, will it be enough to reinvigorate their stature in Los Angeles, a city already stacked with iconic sports teams — both professional and collegiate? Three years ago, the Rams moved from St. Louis to Los Angeles amid an uproar of controversy, and the team quickly became a laughingstock. Interest was tepid. The Coliseum was half-filled. Jeff Fisher was a mediocre head coach. Quarterback Jared Goff was labeled a bust. The likelihood of the Rams breaking through among the throng of professional franchises in Southern California seemed extremely unlikely. It was easy for me to root for the 49ers growing up. I was born in San Francisco, raised in the Bay Area and quickly aligned myself with the region’s sports teams. I was drawn in by the 49ers and their history, enthralled by old highlights of Joe Montana and Steve Young, Dwight Clark and Jerry Rice. The 49ers earned my support, though, purely out of location. They were in the Bay. I grew up in the Bay. That was it. I’m not saying it will take half a century for the Rams to develop a fanbase. But it will take that level of sustained success for the franchise to truly find a home in Los Angeles. The upside to playing in L.A. is the large media market and the automatic attention that comes with it. The downside is that in a region so oversaturated with sports teams, the Rams will have to be spectacular for a long period of time before they can even start climbing the ladder to reach the Lakers, Dodgers or USC. But regardless of what transpired Sunday in Atlanta, the fact that the Los Angeles Rams played in the Super Bowl remains remarkable. The long-term answer is maybe. The short-term answer is no. One big caveat to my column this week: This issue was sent to the printer before the end of the Super Bowl, so forgive me if I left opinions on potentially juicy highlights, such as Tom Brady dropping another wide-open pass or Gisele yelling at Tommy’s teammates for dropping passes or really, any embarrassing thing that may have happened to Brady — I was here for it.     In fact, in the week leading up to the Super Bowl, the game wasn’t even the most discussed sports topic in Los Angeles — all the buzz focused on whether the Lakers would acquire Anthony Davis, the NBA superstar who requested a trade early last week. And on Thursday, LeBron James returned from a monthslong injury for the Lakers and stole more headlines. According to Los Angeles Times writer Nathan Fenno, the top six most-read sports stories last Monday in the paper were about the Lakers, Dodgers and USC. Six days before playing in the biggest annual sporting event in the world, the Rams were relegated to below the fold by their hometown paper. It all starts with a Super Bowl appearance, though. If they haven’t already, kids in L.A. who have yet to pick an NFL allegiance have automatically become Rams fans, win or lose on Sunday. In turn, they will pass on their fandom to their children, and so forth. And that is where the legacy of the Los Angeles Rams can begin. But things have changed, and all it took was a little winning. After a playoff appearance last season warmed up interest, the Rams blitzed through the NFC this season and wound up in the Super Bowl in their third season at the team’s new home. They have found a gem of a head coach in Sean McVay, who turned Goff into one of the league’s best quarterbacks.  Eric He is a senior writing about current events in sports. He is also the features editor of the Daily Trojan. His column, “Grinding Gears,” runs Mondays. To Los Angeles football fans of my generation, there was no such team, and it didn’t seem like they cared much. The Rams’ move to Los Angeles was not like the Seattle SuperSonics’ move to Oklahoma City, where they immediately became the hottest ticket in town as the lone professional sports franchise. In L.A., there are literally two franchises for every professional sport — NBA, MLB, NHL, MLS and now, the NFL — in addition to USC and UCLA. There were 10 teams worth following year-round before the Rams even came to town.   But here is the long-term view: Every sports franchise had to integrate itself into its home city. Even Los Angeles’ most iconic teams came from elsewhere — the Dodgers from Brooklyn in 1957, the Lakers from Minneapolis in 1960. Over the course of more than half a century, both franchises developed cultures of sustained success and legacies, drawing in generation after generation of fans. Going through the Lakers’ timeline conjures up memories of Jerry West, Kareem, Magic, Kobe and Shaq, all the way to the present day with LeBron. Look at how many Dodgers are in the Hall of Fame and how much the team’s recent World Series appearances meant to the city.   In Los Angeles, the Rams shoved their way into a crowded elevator, fighting for space. And it is hard when there hasn’t been an NFL franchise in the city since the mid-1990s. When you think football in L.A., you think of Saturdays watching USC at the Coliseum or, to a lesser extent, UCLA at the Rose Bowl. You don’t think about coming back to watch the Rams or Chargers on Sundays. Aside from the fact that Los Angeles is typically a college football town, many NFL fans in L.A. already have their teams. If you grew up in Los Angeles in the ’90s or early 2000s, you probably rooted for an out-of-town franchise. So why suddenly change allegiances just because the Rams arrived?last_img read more

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Year of many firsts for Sathiyan as he takes over the mantle from Sharath

first_imgLast Updated: 22nd December, 2019 12:16 IST Year Of Many Firsts For Sathiyan As He Takes Over The Mantle From Sharath The sprightly G Sathiyan came of age to take over the leadership mantle in Indian table tennis from veteran A Sharath Kamal in a year which saw paddlers shine COMMENT First Published: 22nd December, 2019 12:16 IST Press Trust Of India “The good thing is that all of us are in good shape and all we need to do is play as per our ranking. If we do that, we qualify for the Olympics as a team for the very first time,” said Sharath, who managed his workload by playing seven ITTF World Tour events this year. Written By The sprightly G Sathiyan came of age to take over the leadership mantle in Indian table tennis from veteran A Sharath Kamal in a year which saw paddlers produce memorable performances despite the lack of a full-time coach. For a decade and a half, Sharath was India’s lone warrior on the big stage but now he too is relieved that he has got a fast-improving Sathiyan for company. “It’s time (we had someone else taking over the leadership responsibility). Sathiyan is improving rapidly in the international arena and I am really happy for him,” said the 37-year-old Sharath, arguably the finest table tennis player India has produced.If 2018 was about India doing exceedingly well at the Commonwealth and Asian Games, 2019 was mainly about Sathiyan making his mark at the highest level where he defeated quite a few top-20 players, including world number five and young Japanese teenage sensation Harimoto Tomokazu. The 26-year-old also became the first Indian to break into the top-25 of the ITTF world rankings when he rose to 24 in July. Another feather in his cap was finishing sixth in his first-ever Asian Cup which helped him qualify for the World Cup where he made the main draw after topping his group. “It has been a satisfying year. I beat quite a few higher-ranked players and target for next year is to register more wins against the top-10 players. We are also doing well as a team and that gives us confidence going into the Olympics qualifiers,” Sathiyan told PTI.READ | Anthony Joshua Makes It Clear That He Is Ready To Fight Deontay WilderIndian paddlers have now become a force to reckon with and they were without a full-time coach in the journey this year. The individual brilliance aside, they also make for a potent men’s team. After winning a historic bronze at the Asian Games last year, the squad comprising Sharath (WR 34), Sathiyan (30) and reigning Commonwealth champion Harmeet Desai (85) has a very good chance of achieving another first when it plays the Olympic team qualifiers in Portugal beginning January 22.         Currently ranked 8th, all India needs to do is to reach the quarterfinals to ensure a first-ever Olympic qualification as a team. So far, Indian players have only featured in individual events at the Olympics.center_img SUBSCRIBE TO US LIVE TV WATCH US LIVE READ | Superfan With Kohli’s Records Tattooed On His Body Recalls ‘special Moment’ With SkipperThe much younger Sathiyan played in 11 World Tour events where he got the better of many established names in the business. The squad, which is without a coach for the past 16 months, is assembling in Chennai later this week to prepare for the all-important Olympic qualification event. Since no national camps have taken place due to the absence of a coach, players have been training on their own. “Ahead of an important team event, we must train together. We are playing well individually but lack of a full-time coach is taking a toll on all of us including the federation which is trying its best to find a good coach,” said Sharath, who has an added responsibility of mentoring the unit.READ | Gujarat Giants Rally To Claim Top Honours In Big Bout Indian Boxing LeagueThe women’s team may not be as strong as the men’s team but expectations have been high from Manika Batra ever since she bagged four medals at the 2018 Commonwealth Games. The world number 61 could not build up on that exceptional showing in 2019 and slipped in the rankings. Off the court, the 24-year-old from Delhi had a lot going on as she split with her childhood coach Sandeep Gupta citing stagnancy in her game. Having moved her training base to Pune from Delhi, Manika is aiming to break back into the top-50. READ | Nikhat Zareen To Take On Mary Kom For Olympic Qualifier Trials FOLLOW USlast_img read more

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Coral renews sponsorship of Welsh Grand National until 2022

first_img Related Articles ITV secures three-year British racing broadcast deal August 5, 2020 Submit New look ARC revamps executive leadership team February 18, 2020 Share Arena Racing Company (ARC), Chepstow Racecourse and Ladbrokes Coral have announced a five-year renewal of Coral sponsorship of the Welsh Grand National, making it the longest Graded race sponsorship in British jump racing.Under the renewed agreement, Coral will continue to sponsor Wales’ most prestigious race until 2022, which will be the 50th year that the operator has sponsored the event.Ladbrokes Coral PR Director, Simon Clare, said: “It is a source of great pride that Coral has maintained such a long and successful association with this historic jump race. The Coral Welsh Grand National is one of our flagship sponsorships and we are looking forward to celebrating the 50th anniversary of our partnership in 2022”.The race is the biggest event in the Welsh racing calendar, offering seven jump races over three miles and 5½ furlongs. Previous winners have included Raz de Maree and Native River.Executive Director of Chepstow Racecourse, Phil Bell commented: “We are absolutely delighted to renew our partnership with Coral for a further five years.  They have been tremendous supporters of racing at Chepstow, and the Welsh Grand National in particular, for almost fifty years.  “It is a real honour for Chepstow to host one of the longest running jump race sponsorships in the UK.”The 2018 renewal looks set to be another eventful race with the sponsors making Colin Tizzard’s Ladbrokes Trophy runner up ELEGANT ESCAPE 6/1 antepost joint favourite with David Pipe’s 2018mCoral Welsh Grand National Trial winner RAMSES DE TEILLEE. Gordon Elliott’s FOLSOM BLUE leads the Irish challenge at 9/1 with BAIE DES ILES, trained by Ross O’Sullivan available at 10/1. Share Argyll orders full compliance makeover with TruNarrative  August 17, 2020 StumbleUponlast_img read more

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