HHS orders more antivirals for national stockpile

first_img The antiviral courses were sent to Mexico at the request of the Mexican government, she said. The amount sent to Mexico accounts for less than 1% of the SNS, HHS said. HHS said in a press release that the purchase would cost about $251 million and is intended to replace the 11 million courses that it just sent to states and the shipment to Mexico, plus extra for other outbreak needs. Apr 30 HHS press release In other developments, a research team from the University of Hong Kong today published a modeling study that suggests early use of a secondary antiviral medication at the local level during a pandemic might delay resistance to the primary drug. The findings appear in an early online edition of Public Library of Science Medicine (PLoS Medicine). They also evaluated an early combination therapy strategy and calculated that it could also help delay antiviral resistance, but they reported it wasn’t practical because the safety of zanamivir-oseltamivir therapy has not been established. May 1, 2009 (CIDRAP News) – Federal officials will acquire 13 million more courses of antiviral medication for the nation’s Strategic National Stockpile (SNS) and have begun sending 400,000 treatment courses to Mexico to help control the spread of the virus, Health and Human Services (HHS) Secretary Kathleen Sebelius announced yesterday. “As this flu virus outbreak expands across the country, we have been taking necessary steps to ensure states have the resources they need,” Sebelius said in the statement. “The 13 million additional treatment courses that we will purchase will allow us to replenish our national stockpile and further ensure we are prepared to provide the American people with the treatments they may need to stay healthy.” In the current swine influenza outbreak setting, the authors said the secondary drug would be zanamivir (Relenza), the only other drug besides oseltamivir (Tamiflu) that has shown to be effective against the new virus. Apr 30 PLoS Medicine press release See also: Anne Schuchat, MD, interim deputy director for the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention’s (CDC’s) science and public health program, said at a press briefing today, “We don’t know if we’ll need them [the extra antivirals], but we want to be ready.”last_img read more

Ex Wallaby Steve Moore kicks home goals with new Brissie pad

first_imgStephen Moore at Suncorp Stadium. Picture: Annette Dew.QUEENSLAND rugby legend Stephen Moore is kicking some serious home goals with his latest property purchase.Talk of the Town can reveal Moore and his wife, Courtney, have forked out just over $3 million for a historic Queenslander in leafy Graceville. This historic home in Graceville has sold.The former Wallabies captain’s new home has seven bedrooms and four bathrooms and sits on a huge 1600 sqm block.It’s easy to see why the Moores fell in love with the home. The Graceville house has pressed metal ceilings and VJ walls.It’s brimming with character, featuring wide verandas, pressed metal ceilings, French doors and hand-blown glass windows.There’s also a pool, entertaining deck, home security system and landscaped gardens. The wide verandas of the home in Graceville.The couple sold their Paddington pad at 98 Howard Street for $3 million at the start of this year.More from newsParks and wildlife the new lust-haves post coronavirus10 hours agoNoosa’s best beachfront penthouse is about to hit the market10 hours agoMoore has several properties in Brisbane, including a house in Red Hill and units in South Brisbane and Alderley.Moore played Super Rugby for the Brumbies and Queensland Reds and won 129 caps for Australia internationally during his career, including 24 tests as captain.In 2017, Moore announced he would retire from international rugby at the end of the year and retire from Super Rugby at the end of 2018. He was made a Member of the Order of Australia in 2019. Former Wallabies hooker Stephen Moore, with his wife, Courtney, and their three children at the home they recently sold in Paddington. Photo: Christopher Frederick Jones.last_img read more

Batesville MS Grapplers Battle Pirates

first_imgThe Batesville Middle School Wrestlers hosted the Greensburg Pirates in a hard fought out evening that the bulldogs came up short 81-29.The Bulldog grapplers got off to an impressive start as Joey Gutzwiller received a forfeit at 75, JT Linkel and Andy Gutzwiller put together a pair of wins with a 9-5 decision and a 17-9 major decision over their opponents respectively.  The gym heated up as the 95 ponders hit the mat; Isaiah Riffle and rival Kyle Stark bout back an forth within the four minute regulation time and ended in a 8-8 heading into an overtime period.  Riffle persevered through and fought hard as he had one final takedown to end the match 10-8.Rounding out the lighter weight classes was Henry Lipinski at 100, who came out with a quick takedown for a .59 second pin in the first period. Batesville’s final 6 points came from 130-pound Cole Streuwing’s forfeit.  Other wrestlers who wrestled with great intensity, yet came up short were Caleb Bischoff-Niece, Dallas Lamping, Jackson Wooldridge, Noah Hewitt, Ethan Gibbs, Hunter Hon, and Mitchell Thomas.As the night came to a close, both Enrique Arnold and Dylan Holcomb saw mat time in reserve matches.Batesville Varsity wresters will travel for their final meet of the year Saturday March 8th to Franklin County High School for the Franklin County Middle School Wrestling Tournament with wrestling starting at 9:15 AM.Submitted by Cassie Mumaw.last_img read more

Trojans Freshman Football Team Winners Over Dogs

first_imgBatesville Freshman Football team lost a tough 27-6 game to East Central to drop their record to 2-1.Offensively, the Bulldogs scored on a 12 yard TD run from Luke Schroeder. Garren WIlliamson had a nice catch for the offense while Josh Maple, Logan Mears, and Denny Sweezey blocked well for the Bulldogs.Defensively, Hunter Hon and Josh Maple lead the defense with multiple tackles for loss. Andrew Deputy and Logan Mears also played very hard and made nice plays for the Bulldogs. Drew McCleod also recorded an Interception.Batesville will play Lawrenceburg at home next Thursday at 5:30.Courtesy of Bulldogs Coach Eric Feller.last_img

Ulloa: Work needed during break

first_img In contrast to Leicester, many connected with Saints will see this international break as unfortunately timed. Ronald Koeman’s side are in wonderful form right now, with the defeat of Leicester their fifth straight win in all competitions. It has helped Southampton continue their best-ever start to a top-flight campaign – success which has surprised many onlookers, but not summer signing Dusan Tadic. “After 11 games nobody thought Southampton would have been second in the league, but we believe in our team and our group and until now everything is going well,” the Serbia international said. “We understand each other very well and other players also do. We have great organisation and because of that we are getting good results “We work very hard as professionals and everything is going very well up to now.” Press Association Leonardo Ulloa believes Leicester need to display more physical and mental strength if they are to avoid relegation this season. The poor form means Leicester will be in the relegation zone during the upcoming international break – a time Ulloa knows will require renewed focus at the training ground. “It is a difficult situation,” the Argentinian said. “We knew that this game would be difficult, but we need to be thinking about the next game now. “At moments we played well but they created more chances. We think positively and ahead to the next game. “The first half we played okay enough with the ball and defended. The second half started well and after they had the ball they created chances. “We need to think about the next game.” That next match looks a vital one, with fellow strugglers Sunderland heading to the King Power Stadium before they face another relegation-threatened side, QPR. “[The international break] is important for us,” Ulloa said. “We need to forget about this game and the last games. “We will think about the next game, just the next game. We need more mentally and physically.” A decent start to life in the top flight has quickly tapered off, with Nigel Pearson’s promoted side without a win since September 21. Furthermore, the goals have dried up since that memorable 5-3 defeat of Manchester United, with Saturday’s 2-0 defeat at high-flying Southampton the fifth game out of six they have failed to score in. last_img read more

Cricket News India vs Bangladesh,Highlights: Men in Blue become Champions of Asia

first_imgNew Delhi: India clinched the Asia Cup 2018 in a nail-biting finish as fans witnessed a hamstring injury-struck Kedar Jadhav seal the deal along with Kuldeep Yadav after Rohit Sharma, MS Dhoni, Ravindra Jadeja and Dinesh Karthik played crucial knocks to hand India the Asia Cup 2018 trophy. However, India would know that their middle-order crisis have not ended in the absence of their backbone Virat Kohli, as the middle order failed to take the Men in Blue towards the winning line. India vs Bangladesh, Asia Cup 2018 final was off to a flyer after Bangladesh opener Mehidy Hasan and Liton Das started brightly by posting 120 runs for the opening stand. Liton Das especially was at his best as he smashed a scintillating 121 off 117 balls. However, the elegant opener didn’t get much of a support from other Bangladeshi batsmen as they were bowled out for just 222 runs. Mashrafe Morataza handed out a huge surpirse by sending out Mehidy Hasan to open the Bangladesh innings and both of the openers didn’t disappoint as they smashed Bhuvneshwar Kumar, Jasprit Bumrah and co. all over the park. Bangladesh have defied the odds to lock horns with the Rohit Sharma-led Men in Blue in the finals. Whereas, Indian openers have been in brilliant form with Rohit Sharma and Shikhar Dhawan putting up the majority of runs for them. However, the Indian middle order still remain a mystery as their inconsistencies have been a major point of concern for the team and the fans.Meanwhile, Bangladesh bowlers – Mustafizur Rahman, Rubel Hossan and Mehidy Hassan have been impressive throughout the Asia Cup 2018 and if they can replicate their performance against Pakistan then this final could become a nail-biter.India go to the finals as the favourites whereas Bangladesh would be eyeing a perfect revenge for their final defeats in the Asia Cup 2016 and the Nidahas Trophy 2018.ALSO READ: India vs Bangladesh: What happened in the previous finalsIndia vs Bangladesh, Asia Cup 2018 FINAL Highlights:# This is the best final in some time now. Bangladesh fought their hearts out, but kudos to India as they kept their nerves to seal the tie. Rohit Sharma has a big smile on his face. # 49.6 Overs: They have done it! India have clinched the Asia Cup 2018!! What a game! What a match! Cricket lives on! # 49.5 Overs: Kuldeep takes a tight single…scores levels!# 49.4 Overs: DOT!# 49.3 Overs: Kuldeep tonks it and takes a two…much needed. # 49.2 Overs: Kedar Jadhav knocks it for a single. 4 from 4 needed# 49.1 Overs: Kuldeep Yadav takes a single. Kedar Jadhav on strike now# Ball by ball updates now…# India are 217/7 after 49 Overs. 6 runs needed from 6 balls. Nail-biter this. Phew!# 48.1 Overs: OUT! The FIZZ strikes again as Bhuvneshwar Kumar walks back to the hut! Crucial moment now. Bhuvneshwar c Rahim b Mustafizur 21(31)# After 48 Overs, India are 214/6.# Kedar Jadhav walks in yet again.# 47.1 Overs: Bangladesh have taken a review for a caught behind. Jadeja is the batsman! Was there any sound? OUT! Jadeja c Rahim b Rubel 23(33) # After 47 Overs, India are 210/5. # After 46 Overs, India are 205/5. Need 18 off 24 balls.# 45.3 Overs: SIX! Bhuvneshwar clears it with ease. Straight over the sight-screen!# After 45 Overs, India are 197/5. Need 26 off 30 balls.# India need 28 runs off 33 balls.# After 42 Overs, India are 186/5# After 41 Overs, India are 178/5# After 40 Overs, India are 172/5# Kedar Jadhav is walking back to the dug out as retired hut. Bhuvneshwar Kumar is the new man in!# After 38 Overs, India are 167/5.# After 37 Overs, India are 162/5.# 36.1 Overs: OUT! Dhoni walks! Is this the match-winning wicket for Bangladesh?? Rohit in the stands can’t believe it. Dhoni c Rahim b Mustafizur 36(67)# After 36 Overs, India are 160/4.# 48.3 Overs: FOUR! Kedar Jadhav sweeps it superbly. He is in pain, definitely!# Kedar Jadhav is holding his hamstring there, looks in some pain as the physios check on him. Not good signs for India.# After 35 Overs, India are 154/4.# After 34 Overs, India are 152/4.# After 33 Overs, India are 147/4.# 32.2 Overs: SIX! Boom! Straight at the sight screen! Kedar Jadhav clears the boundary!# After 32 Overs, India are 139/4.# 30.4 overs: OUT! Big wicket for Bangladesh. Mahmudullah completely deceived DK and he turned his back the moment it hit his pads. Karthik lbw b Mahmudullah 37(61)# After 30 Overs, India are 135/3, with Dhoni and Karthik at the crease. # After 29 oversIND 134-3# After 28 overs, India 129-3# After 27 overs, India 125-3# After 26 overs, India are 120/3# After 25 overs, India are 112/3; Dhoni 17(31); Karthik 27(43)# After 24 overs, India are 105/3# After 23 Overs, India are 99/3# After 22 Overs, India are 98/3.# After 21 Overs, India are 97/3# 20.4 Overs: SIX! HUUUUUGEEEEEEE!!! Dinesh Karthik sends it 84 metres back! Phew!# After 20 Overs, India are 90/3.# After 19 Overs, India are 88/3.# After 18 Overs, India are 85/3.# After 17 Overs, India are 83/3. New man at the crease is Mahendra Singh Dhoni!# 16.4 Overs: OUT! Rohit Sharma goes and the crowd is silent! Pin drop silent! Rohit c Nazmul Islam b Rubel 48(55)# After 16 Overs, India are 83/2.# After 15 Overs, India are 79/2.# 14.6 Overs: Oh! What happened there. Complete mix-up and either of DK or Rohit were gone there, however, both are safe…somehow!# 14.1 Overs: SIX! Rohit hooks it over the fine leg fielder. # After 14 Overs, India are 73/2.# After 13 Overs, India are 67/2.# Looks like India are taking things easy, not chasing stuff too aggressively and that is the right way to go.# After 12 Overs, India are 63/2.# After 11 Overs, India are 58/2.# After 10 Overs, India are 57/2.# 9.2 Overs: FOUR! Lovely punch towards extra cover by Rohit Sharma! Classy!# After 9 Overs, India are 52/2.# After 8 Overs, India are 48/2# Dinesh Karthik, the hero of Nidahas Trophy 2018 final against Bangladesh walks in!# 7.3 Overs: OUT! Rayudu edges it and Mushfiqur takes a dolly behind the stumps. Rayudu c Rahim b Mortaza 2(7)# After 7 Overs, India are 45/1.# After 6 Overs, India are 43/1.# 5.6 Overs: SIX! Blown away! Phew that was a stunning hit by Rohit Sharma. # After 5 Overs, India are 35/1. Ambati Rayudu the new man on crease.# 4.4 Overs: OUT! Too much aggressive maybe? Dhawan departs for cheap! Dhawan c Soumya Sarkar b Nazmul Islam 15(14)# 4.3 Overs: FOUR! Swept away in style by Dhawan!# 4.1 Overs: SIX! That’s a biggie by the Hitman! Out of the park! # After 4 Overs, India are 24/0# 3.4 Overs: FOUR! Dhawan gets the room to free his arms and smashes it towards the cover point region! Bullet! # After 3 Overs, India are 17/0.# 2.3 Overs: FOUR! Rohit blasts the short delivery towards square leg boundary! # Mehidy Hasan is getting some turn out off this broken and tired Dubai pitch. # After 2 Overs, India are 12/0. Superb start by the FIZZ! # Mustafizur ‘the fizz’ Rahman from the other end for Bangladesh.# After 1 over, India are 10/0# 0.4 Overs: FOUR! Rohit Sharma punishes the poor delivery to fine leg boundary.# 0.2 Overs: FOUR! A Dhawan special cut to start the boundary proceedings for Men in Blue.# Rohit Sharma and Shikhar Dhawan walks to crease for the 223-run chase for India. Mehidy Hasan to start for Bangladesh.# I think we got a good start. We had a mix-up and three run-outs which changed things for us. Hopefully we an pull it back with a few quick wickets upfront. We wanted to accomodate a batsman in front of the other spinners, hence the change in the opening combination with Mehidy. Lots of good changes in the spin department, Mehidy has done well, Shakib is missed. Mahmudullah has done well too and I have had a great time in the dressing room. If we get early wickets, anything is possible today, says Bangladesh spin bowling coach and former Indian player Sunil Joshi.# India need 223 runs to win! # India win the toss and elect to field first!# Rohit Sharma and Mashrafe Mortaza walks in for the toss with presented Ramiz Raza in!# We are moments away from the toss and as stats say India have been a better chasing side, while Bangladesh have been more successful while defending them! An exhilarating contest awaits us. For all the Latest Sports News News, Cricket News News, Download News Nation Android and iOS Mobile Apps.center_img # 48.3 Overs: OUT! That’s all from Bangladeshi batters! Rubel b Bumrah 0(2)# 48.1 Overs: OUT! Dhoni at it again! Soumya Sarkar departs after some clean work by Rayudu and Dhoni. Soumya Sarkar run out (Rayudu/Dhoni) 33(45)# After 48 Overs, Bangladesh are 221/8.# The runs have stopped flowing for Bangladesh as India eyes for a strong, economical finish against the Tigers.# After 47 Overs, Bangladesh are 213/8.# 46.4 Overs: OUT! Run Out! Poor mix-up by both and Nazrul Islam is the victim! Nazmul Islam run out (Manish Pandey) 7(13)# After 46 Overs, Bangladesh are 210/7.# 44.1 Overs: 200 up for Bangladesh.# After 44 Overs, Bangladesh are 199/7.# After 43 Overs, Bangladesh are 196/7.# Bangladesh losing the plot after a strong start. Failing to read Kuldeep Yadav once again!# 42.5 Overs: OUT! Kuldeep with a brilliant googly and Mashrafe swings blindly and misses it. Dhoni does what he does the best! Mortaza st Dhoni b Kuldeep Yadav 7(9)# 42.2 Overs: SIX! Mashrafe Mortaza can hit those and he hits it cleanly! Tonk it to the cow corner. Brutal!# After 42 Overs, Bangladesh are 190/6. Mashrafe Mortaza the new man in!# 40.5 Overs: OUT! After multiple looks by the third umpire, he decides to give the red light! Liton Das departs after a stunning maiden century. Liton Das st Dhoni b Kuldeep Yadav 121(117)# 40.3 Overs: FOUR! Liton Das plays a technically strong shot straight down the ground. Top notch batting by the opener.# After 40 Overs, Bangladesh are 178/5 # 39.1 Overs: SIX! Soumya Sarkar goes big and clears the ropes easily! Clean hit!# Bangladesh’s superb start has been rocked by continuous fall of wickets.# After 38 Overs, Bangladesh are 166/5. Brilliant over by Kedar Jadhav!# After 37 Overs, Bangladesh are 166/5 with Liton Das and Soumya Sarkar at the crease.# 32.2 Overs: OUT! Kuldeep Yadav strikes as Mahmudullah walks back to the hut. India back in the mix after a torrid start. Bangladesh 5-151 after 32.2 Overs  # Bangladesh 150-4 after 31.4 overs# After 28.4 Overs:  Maiden century in international cricket for Liton Das. # WICKET!!! M Mithun is out run out. Bangladesh are in trouble now. 139/4 after 27.6 Overs# 26.5 Overs: Kedar Jadhav strikes again, this man is on fire. Sends one of the most important batsmen of Bangladesh back, Mishfiqur Rahim it is. # After 25 Overs, Bangladesh are 133/2  24 Overs, Bangladesh are 128/2# 23.5 Overs: OUT! Chahal strikes as umpire’s finger goes up but Kayes is taking a review here, but it does not change the decision! There goes Imrul Kayes back to the pavillion. Kayes lbw b Chahal 2(12)# After 23 Overs, Bangladesh are 128/1# After 22 Overs, Bangladesh are 124/1# After 21 Overs, Bangladesh are 120/1 and the new batsman at the crease is Imrul Kayes.# 20.5 Overs: OUT! Mehidy Hasan departs as Ambati Rayudu takes a dolly at cover point. Kedar Jadhav’s golden arm strikes again! Mehidy Hasan c Rayudu b Kedar Jadhav 32(59)# Kedar Jadhav has been brought in by Rohit Sharma. Can his golden arm do the job for India?# After 20 Overs, Bangladesh are 116/0. Liton Das batting at 85 and Mehidy Hasan at 29.# 19.3 Overs: FOUR! Swept away with swagger and style. # 19.1 Overs: FOUR! Liton Das is looking unstoppable here, the Indian fans in the stands are shell shocked. # After 19 Overs, Bangladesh are 108/0# It has been some sensational piece of batting by the Bangladeshi openers, especially by the seasoned Liton Das.# After 18 Overs, Bangladesh are 102/0.# 17.5 Overs: FOUR! Liton Das cuts it past the short third man fielder. 100 partnership up for Mehidy Hasan and Liton Das. Top Stuff!# After 17 Overs, Bangladesh are 97/0.# After 16 Overs, Bangladesh are 93/0.# 15.5 Overs: Liton Das again goes towards that mid-wicket region, good piece of fielding by Bhuvneshwar at the deep.# 15.3 Overs: FOUR! Stand and deliver stuff by Liton Das. # After 15 Overs, Bangladesh are 86/0.# 14.2 Overs: FOUR! Mehidy Hasan smashes it towards the point region! # After 14 Overs, Bangladesh are 79/0. Ravindra Jadeja putting a break into free-flowing scoring.# After 13 Overs, Bangladesh are 78/0# After 12 Overs, Bangladesh are 74/0.# 11.2 Overs: DROPPED! It was high and Chahal went for a reverse cup. Always tough. Rohit and Dhoni not happy.# 11.1 Overs: FOUR! Picture perfect cover drive and the ball went to the boundary in a flash! Liton Das brings up his fifty.# After 11 Overs, Bangladesh are 66/0.# After 10 Overs, Bangladesh are 65/0.# After 9 Overs, Bangladesh are 64/0# 8.3 Overs: FOUR! Full Toss and punished for a boundary by Liton Das. He is on 45 off 27 balls.# After 8 Overs, Bangladesh are 58/0.# 7.6 Overs: SIX! Mehidy Hasan joins the party! Tonks it to the cow corner. Phew!# 7.2 Overs: SIX! Liton Das sweeps it above the square leg boundary that too against the turn. Brilliant batting! # Bowling change for India, Yuzvendra Chahal comes in!# After 7 Overs, Bangladesh are 42/0# 6.5 Overs: FOUR! WOW Liton Das! Steps out and tonks it over the mid-wicket fielder for a boundary.# The ball is not doing much for the seamers. Liton Das freeing his hands early on could be a warning sign for Rohit Sharma and co.# After 6 Overs, Bangladesh are 36/0. Impressive start by the Tigers.# After 5 Overs, Bangladesh are 33/0.# 4.5 Overs: FOUR! Poor delivery and Das punishes it perfectly.# 4.4 Overs: FOUR! Liton Das is on FIRE! Bhuvneshwar goes for a short delivery and he pull it in style.# After 4 Overs, Bangladesh are 25/0.# 3.6 Overs: FOUR! What a shot by Liton Das! Perfect backfoot punch through the cover regions.# 3.2 Overs: Another aggressive pull by Liton Das. Is he trying to attack the Indian bowlers early on?# 3.1 Overs: FOUR! Liton Das steps out and dispatches the ball towards mid-wicket boundary. Super Shot!# After 3 Overs, Bangladesh are 13/0.# Scoreboard keeps on ticking for Bangladesh, as they are stealing singles and doubles now.# Bhuvneshwar is getting some movement there and that could be worrying for the openers out there.# After 2 Overs, Bangladesh are 8/0.# 1.4 Overs: FOUR! Edge and beats the 2nd slip, first boundary for Bangladesh.# 1.3 Overs: Mehidy Hasan goes for a wild square cut but completely misses it.# Jasprit Bumrah from the other end.# After 1 over, Bangladesh are 3/0.# 0.4 Overs: Slight edge, and Dinesh Karthik had a very very tough chance to get to it. Bangladesh gets a single.# Bhuvneshwar Kumar is getting some movement out off the pitch. Nothing in the air though.# Mehidy Hasan and Liton Das walk out to open for Bangladesh# Bangladesh (Playing XI): Liton Das(w), Soumya Sarkar, Mohammad Mithun, Mushfiqur Rahim, Imrul Kayes, Mahmudullah, Mehidy Hasan, Mashrafe Mortaza(c), Nazmul Islam, Rubel Hossain, Mustafizur Rahman# India (Playing XI): Rohit Sharma(c), Shikhar Dhawan, Ambati Rayudu, MS Dhoni(w), Dinesh Karthik, Kedar Jadhav, Ravindra Jadeja, Bhuvneshwar Kumar, Kuldeep Yadav, Yuzvendra Chahal, Jasprit Bumrah# Credit goes to the boys for the way they stood out in the last few games. Today is another big match but we have to take the pressure off, play hard, and fight it out till the last ball. Mominul is not playing, left-arm spinner Nazmul Islam comes in – we’re going with 5 bowlers today. They (India) are the best side for a reason. We have a great chance but there is always the pressure in a final so we’re just going out there and looking to win the game, says Bangladesh skipper Mashrafe Mortaza.# Going to field first. That’s what we’ve done the whole tournament. We’ve done well fielding first throughout the tournament, so I feel like we don’t need to change anything. The guys have delivered over the tournament, and there’s just one last hurdle to cross. We are ready for it. All five guys who missed out in the last game are back for the final, says India skipper Rohit Sharmalast_img read more

Football News Neymar Becomes Youngest Brazil Player To 100 International Caps, Team Held By Senegal

first_imgSingapore: Neymar became the youngest player to make 100 appearances for Brazil on Thursday but the Paris Saint-Germain forward had to settle for a 1-1 draw as he failed to score in a friendly with Senegal in Singapore. Roberto Firmino opened the scoring for the Copa America champions with a stunning lob after a Coutinho lay-off in the eighth minute. As the half progressed, the livelier Senegal became, driven on by their captain Cheikhou Kouyate. Famara Diedhiou levelled from the penalty spot just before half-time after Sadio Mane was dragged down in the area.  Also Read | Neymar misses Brazil training session eyeing pain in kneeNeymar, who was not in the side that won the Copa America in June, had a relatively quiet game but went close with a 67th minute free-kick. He then teed up Richarlison whose shot from the edge of the box flashed wide. Ismaila Sarr and Mane both had chances to snatch the game for the Lions of Teranga. Although he failed to get on the scoresheet, it was still a big day for the 27-year-old, who became one of seven Brazilians to reach 100 caps.  He has scored 61 goals for the Selecao, making him the third highest scorer in the history of his national team. Neymar is one behind Ronaldo but needs 16 to catch Pele who only played 92 matches.Also Read | Neymar ‘rape’ case: Rio de Janeiro police wants footballer to testifyHe has also provided 41 assists. He won an Olympic gold medal in Rio de Janeiro in 2016 but has experienced many disappointments for his national team, particularly at the World Cup.  In 2014, in Brazil, a back injury in the quarter-finals against Colombia prevented him from being on the field for the 7-1 semi-final thrashing from Germany. He scored twice during the tournament in Russia four years later, but Brazil were dumped out at the quarter-final stage by Belgium. For all the Latest Sports News News, Football News News, Download News Nation Android and iOS Mobile Apps.last_img read more

Police off to strong start as B & J Classic commences.

first_imgMUCH was expected from Linden athletes Daniel Williams and Chantoba Bright, and much was delivered, yesterday, with Williams pushing through to a win in the men’s 200m and Bright continuing her rule over the women’s long jump, despite clearing only 5.35m on her best try, at the Mackenzie Sports Club Ground in Linden.However, none of that would be enough to see Linden finish anywhere better than fourthGDF’s Troy Lewis won the men’s discus throw with a winning throw of 41.65mamong the five clubs competing at this year’s Kares Engineering Inc Boyce and Jefford Classic VIII, which began yesterday at the MacKenzie Sports Club Ground.Complete dominance in the relays, backed by aggregate points picked up throughout the other events of the day, placed Police Progressive Athletics Club with a 32-points lead at the close of 12 finals.The defending champions closed with 162 points, one of only two teams to reach triple digits. The Guyana Defence Force followed with 130 points. Super Upcoming Runners enter the second day of competition today in a distant third with 44 points.Linden has 36 points, while bringing up the rear was De Challengers with 18 points.“At the end of the first day I am prond of where we are, and we’re coming tomorrow to finish it off,” boasted Police head coach, Lyndon Wilson.“We’ve covered most of the events and performed in the areas that we wanted to perform in. We are where we wanted to be at the end of the first day. I will say openly that we will be the winner.”Though they shone as a team, however, Police did not make it to the top podium position that often for the individual races.In the fiercest battle of the night, Williams gave his fans just what they came for, with cheers breaking out as the 16-year-old whizzed past the finishing line ahead of the field, leaving Army’s Davin Fraser for second place, and his fellow junior athlete, Tyrell Peters for third.The World Youth silver medallist was in fine form all day, clocking wins in his 100m, 200m and 400m heats earlier in the day. There were those who may have doubted his abilities to still be strong in the 200m finals after such a harrowing day, but he was determined to deliver.The winning time clocked was 21.8 seconds, while Fraser had touched the line at 22.2 seconds, just pipping Peters who had a time of 22.4 seconds.In the women’s 200m Toyan Raymond, with a time of 25.2 seconds, left Police Alita Moore to settle for the second place of the race, coming in with a time of 25.4 seconds.Raymond was second to Bright in the long jump where her top leap took her 5.15m.GDF took the men’s 5000m after Cleveland Forde clocked 16 minutes and 27.7 seconds for the win, continuing to rule over Winston Missigher, who was out representing Police.last_img read more

Panday planning for Endurance glory

first_imgTHE time is swiftly drawing near to this weekend’s season-opening Endurance race meet of the Guyana Motor Racing and Sports Club (GMR&SC).One team, in particular, are anxious to strike gold in the 1600cc class by ousting their competitors.Team ER racing drivers, comprising Davin Panday and Azaad Hassan, are making their intentions known ahead of the event set for this Sunday at the South Dakota Circuit. .Chronicle Sport caught up with Panday, who said his 4AGE powered AE91 Toyota Corolla is almost ready to go.“The car had brakes failure and temperature issues at the last event in December, but we’ve done some changes and these seem to be working. Just some testing and tuning during this week and we’ll be ready for race day,” he added.When asked about the stiff competition within the 1600cc group, Panday had this to say, “The group is probably the toughest of all the groups, with cars like the Ramchand’s Levin and Motor Trends AE91 topping the list, but we’re confident in what we have; the guys worked hard on the car and we’ll give it our all.”Panday also expressed thanks to his loyal sponsors P&P Insurance Brokers, John Lewis Styles, Shoe Source, Harry Rambaran Auto Sales, A&R Jiwanram Printery and Emran & Raymon General Automotive Services.last_img read more

CMU head coach John Bonamego reaches out to Scott Shafer about Dungey

first_img Published on September 23, 2015 at 12:59 pm Contact Sam: sblum@syr.edu | @SamBlum3 Facebook Twitter Google+ Syracuse head coach Scott Shafer said he’s spoken to Central Michigan head coach John Bonamego about the targeting penalty that injured quarterback Eric Dungey, and said SU has “moved beyond it.”Chippewas defensive lineman Mitch Stanitzek told the Mount Pleasant Morning Sun that he wanted to apologize to Dungey after the helmet-to-helmet contact with him on Saturday sidelined SU’s quarterback for the second half and likely the game on Saturday against No. 8 Louisiana State (2-0, 2-0 Southeastern).Stanitzek was ejected from the game, a 30-27 in overtime win for the Orange (3-0, 1-0 Atlantic Coast).And while Shafer didn’t say whether he had heard from Stanitzek or not, the conversation with Bonamego after the game and the subsequent text he sent the day after put the situation to rest.“I really appreciated that,” Shafer said. “He’s a first class guy … We’re focused in on LSU.”AdvertisementThis is placeholder text Commentscenter_img Related Stories Scott Shafer: Eric Dungey ‘probably doubtful’ for LSU gameSyracuse OC Tim Lester: Zack Mahoney is ‘the guy’last_img read more