Joshua stops Kltischko in 11th-round to win world titles

first_imgBy Ian ChadbandLONDON,(Reuters)-Anthony Joshua delivered one of the great nights in British boxing annals by stopping Ukrainian,Wladimir Klitschko in the 11th round to be crowned IBF, WBA and IBOWladimir Klitschko receives a count by the referee after being knocked down by Anthony Joshua(Action Images via Reuters / Peter Cziborra Livepic)world heavyweight champion in front of 90,000 fans at Wembley Stadium on Saturday.Britain’s unbeaten IBF title holder earned a sensational victory by knocking down the 41-year-old former champion twice in the 11th and penultimate round before the referee stepped in to save Klitschko from any more punishment.What was hailed as the biggest fight night ever staged in a British ring, watched by the largest crowd for a boxing show in Britain for 78 years, lived up to its billing.It was a thrilling contest which saw both combatants clamber off the canvas seemingly on the verge of defeat,and one which looks destined to be recalled as one of the great heavyweight title fights.Joshua survived a knockdown for the first time in his professional career in the sixth round and looked close to surrendering his unbeaten record until his late bombardment forced the stoppage.In a sensational fifth round, Joshua knocked down Klitschko only to end up hanging on desperately at the end of the round as the Ukrainian launched a remarkable comeback.The veteran had even looked the more likely winner as he defied a 14-year age gap and was outboxing Joshua in the latter stages until the Briton produced a blistering finish to take his unbeaten record to 19 straight stoppage wins.Both men had to dig deep and both looked close to exhaustion before the 27-year-old Joshua’s youth, fitness and sheer power took over in a penultimate round that sent the huge crowd into ecstasy as two barrages sent Klitschko down.“What can I say? 19-0, three-and-a-half years in the game. As I said, I’m not perfect but I’m trying,” Joshua told the cheering crowd from the ring.“As boxing states, you leave your ego at the door and you respect your opponent. So a massive shout out to Wladimir Klitschko.”“The best man won tonight and it’s a massive event for boxing,” responded Klitschko after his second defeat in succession at the hands of a British heavyweight,following the loss of his titles to Tyson Fury 17 months ago after an 11-year reign.“Two gentleman fought each other. Anthony was better today. It’s really sad I didn’t make it.”The fight attracted a gate that had not been matched for a British show since Len Harvey fought Jock McAvoy for the British light-heavyweight title at another London venue, White City, in 1939.The mutual praise between Joshua and Klitschko echoed the civilized and respectful way the two former Olympic champions had behaved in the build-up to the contest,but there was nothing civil about the brutal punishment they dished out to each other.After four rounds of feeling each other out, with Klitschko’s movement and Joshua’s power quite apparent, the crowd were not prepared for an astonishing fifth round.First, Joshua launched a blistering left hook and followed up with a flurry of punches that saw the Ukrainian drop to his knees and, when he rose groggily, take a standing count.Klitschko suddenly looked old and the end seemed nigh as Joshua roared in to finish the job,but that was when he found his champion’s spirit in his desperation, landing a big left of his own to leave Joshua in real peril.The Ukrainian continued in the sixth, setting up his opponent with the jab before a huge right cross sent Joshua down.He scrambled off his knees but it did not look as if he would see the eighth round, uncharted territory for the Briton who had won all his previous fights within seven.Yet after Klitschko had, remarkably, looked almost the younger of the two fighters in the stretch, Joshua demonstrated real heart to go with his power as he unleashed a right uppercut that signaled the final assault on the Ukrainian’s scrambled senses.last_img read more

‘Proud’ Rahmat scores Afghanistan’s first Test ton

first_imgBATSMAN Rahmat Shah, on Thursday, became the first Afghanistan cricketer to score a Test century, helping the newcomers start strongly against Bangladesh on the opening day of the one-off Test match.Rahmat made 102 and put on a crucial 120-run fourth-wicket stand with Asghar Afghan, not out on 88, to counter the Bangladesh spin attack at the Zahur Ahmed Chowdhury Stadium in Chittagong.Afghanistan were 271-5 at stumps with Afghan and Afsar Zazai, on 35, putting together a 74-run partnership in the final session of play.But it was Rahmat and Afghan who ensured that Afghanistan fought their way back in to the contest after being in trouble at 77 for three at lunch.“It is a proud moment for me. I am the first person who has the first half-century (in a Test) for the country and now the century,” Rahmat told reporters after the opening day’s play.“I had the dream to become the first centurion for Afghanistan. So naturally I was very upset when I got out scoring 98 against Ireland. Today I got the chance and scored the century.”Taijul Islam and Nayeem Hasan took two wickets each to hurt Afghanistan after the tourists elected to bat first in just their third five-day game.The war-torn nation had a bruising introduction to Test cricket after India outplayed them inside two days in 2018.Afghanistan registered their first Test victory against Ireland early this year with Shah scoring two fifties in the game including a 98 in the first innings.Rahmat extended his prolific run of form as he reached his hundred with a boundary off Hasan, raising his bat to a standing ovation from the crowd and the dressing room.His celebration though was short-lived as Hasan got the batsman, who hit 10 fours and two sixes in his 187-ball knock, out on the next ball.Hasan struck again with his off-spin three balls later in the same over, rattling the stumps of Mohammad Nabi for nought as Afghanistan slipped to 197-5.Afghan, who survived a reprieve on 42 by the third umpire after being given leg-before out off Mehidy Hasan, has struck three fours and two sixes so far in his second Test fifty.In the first session Taijul bowled opener Ihsanullah Janat for nine with his left-arm spin and became the fastest Bangladeshi bowler to reach 100 Test wickets.Taijul, who finished the day with 2-73, also became the third Bangladeshi bowler after his captain Shakib Al Hasan and Mohammad Rafique to achieve such a feat in the longer format in his 25th match.Off-spinner Mahmudullah chipped in when he forced Hashmatullah Shahidi to give a catch to Soumya Sarkar at slip for 14 in his first over.Bangladesh fielded an all-spin attack without picking a single pace bowler while Afghanistan handed a Test debut to Ibrahim, Qais Ahmed and Zahir Khan.Afghanistan skipper Rashid became the youngest-ever Test captain at the age of 20 years 350 days, breaking the record held by Zimbabwe’s Tatenda Taibu, who made his debut as Test captain just eight days older than Rashid in 2004. (AFP)AFGHANISTAN 1st InningsIbrahim Zadran c Mahmudullah b Taijul Islam 21Ihsanullah b Taijul Islam 9Rahmat Shah c Soumya Sarkar b Nayeem Hasan 102Hashmatullah Shahidi c Soumya Sarkar b Mahmudullah 14Asghar Afghan not out 88Mohammad Nabi b Nayeem Hasan 0Afsar Zazai † not out 35Extras: 2 (lb 1, nb 1)Total 271/5 (96 Overs, RR: 2.82)Bowling:: Taijul Islam 31-4-73-2, Shakib Al Hasan 17-1-50-0,Mehidy Hasan Miraz 22-4-59-0, Nayeem Hasan 13-0-43-2, Mahmudullah 4-0-9-1, Soumya Sarkar 4-0-26-0, Mominul Haque 4-0-9-0, Mosaddek Hossain 1-0-1-0last_img read more

HiFL Organisers to Announce New Dates for Tournament

first_imgthe kickoff date will remain under constant review and will be announced as soon as it is conclusive.“We will continue to monitor developments and work with relevant stakeholders through this very challenging time.After a thorough and rigorous exercise carried out by the accreditation team, a final list of 29 universities including those from federal, state and private institutions from an initial 54 schools were confirmed to participate in the 2020 season.“We remain grateful to all interested universities and their handlers for their laudable co-operation.“The full list will be shared across our official digital channels immediately. “Please be on the lookout for the groupings and other proceedings, pending the lifting of the bans,” observed the organisers.They however pleaded with affected institutions and players to follow the guidance of all relevant health authorities.“The safety of all of us depends on each of us. We hope you are keeping well and safe. Our thoughts and prayers are with everyone, especially with those who have lost loved ones.“To all decision makers, health professionals and key workers on the frontline, you are heroes. The entire HiFL family stands with you and salutes you all,” concludes the statement from the HiFL team.Share this:FacebookRedditTwitterPrintPinterestEmailWhatsAppSkypeLinkedInTumblrPocketTelegram Organisers of the Higher Institutions Football League (HiFL), PACE Limited have said that a new date is to be announced for the tournament as soon as the ravaging Coronavirus pandemic is put under control.The league had earlier announced the suspension of the start of the season by one month and that fixtures will not return until the ban on academic/footballing activities elapses.According to the Chief Operating Officer of the HiFL, Olamide Adeyemo,last_img read more

USC launches community garden on Shrine Place

first_imgStudents and community members can now dig up some dirt and contribute to the sustainability effort with a new community garden in the North University Park.The 350-square-foot garden opened Thursday and is located at 3015 Shrine Place. It hopes to be a joint effort between the school and local residents and aims to help feed the hungry.Breaking ground · Brian Rodysill, a sophomore, works on the border of the new community garden, located at 3015 Shrine Place. – Sunil Murali | Daily Trojan Student and staff volunteers, working closely with Sustainability Director Matthew Oden and the non-profit organization Urban Farming, manually dumped and raked soil Thursday, marking the first day of work on the garden.Oden said the idea of a community garden has been in the works for a long time, but the impetus came when Urban Farming contacted the school, interested in starting an organic garden in unused space.“It just happened to align when we were starting to think about a garden project,” Oden said.Oden worked with John Baldo, the Undergraduate Student Government’s director of university outreach, to involve student groups, including Environment First and the California Public Interest Research Group. The students researched possibilities and ultimately came to an agreement with Urban Farming to start the project in the USC area.Oden worked with the USC Real Estate & Asset Management Department to see which USC-owned properties around campus would be suitable for the project. They identified the property on Shrine Place as an area with a large enough yard for the garden.3015 Shrine Place is owned by USC and is leased by the Department of Public Safety. The building is currently used as headquarters for the Contemporary Services Corporation guards, the security guards in yellow jackets that man various locations around campus.USC Facilities Management Services gave Oden and his crew the tools needed to start the garden, such as shovels, wheelbarrows and cinderblocks to border the walls of the garden.So far, Urban Farming has supplied all the necessary seeds and soil and has also contributed tools and volunteers.Meg Glasser, West Coast regional manager for Urban Farming, will visit the garden every week in the upcoming months to oversee the project and teach USC and community volunteers how to keep the garden going.Much of the student interest right now is from the few student organizations that have already been volunteering, Baldo said. But he hopes more volunteers will join over time.“We definitely think a lot of people in the community are interested once we have it set up with signage,” Baldo said. “We’re just getting started now, but we have high hopes.”Baldo said he hopes to work with the university to eventually integrate the garden into environmentally themed courses on campus.Right now, the garden will focus on growing summer crops, such as tomatoes, basil and squashes. The ripe crops will be offered to the volunteers who helped grow them.Eventually, Oden said, he wants to reach out to Tom Sayles, USC’s vice president of government and community relations, to distribute the food to the community.“We don’t want to just give it away to people who have access to enough food and [are] already paying their bills,” Oden said. “So we’ll work to identify families that truly have the need for the food.”Shana Rappaport, Green Office Program liaison for the Sustainability Office, started a similar garden outside her house on 30th Street. She said it has garnered a lot of attention from students and community members and hopes the same will happen with the garden on Shrine Place.“When people actually see food growing out of the ground and get to put their hands in the plant and nurture that food, it’s a really beautiful thing and helps people feel reconnected to the process,” she said.The next phase of the project, the planting of the seedlings, will take place on Thursday, March 4.last_img read more

Department of Education investigates women’s basketball coach on sexual harassment claim

first_img Comments The United States Department of Education’s Office for Civil Rights is investigating a Title IX sexual harassment complaint made by former Syracuse University women’s basketball player Lynnae Lampkins against head coach Quentin Hillsman. In the complaint, Lampkins accuses Hillsman of inappropriate text messaging and touching. Lampkins, a junior who is no longer on the team, is still a student at SU, according to the SU student directory. ‘The ordeal of receiving text messages that I felt were offensive, the inappropriate touching and the coach asking me during warm up of the first game of last season to come into the men’s locker room alone with the lights out to sign a so-called contract caused a great deal of anxiety for me,’ Lampkins wrote in an e-mail to The Daily Orange. Department of Education spokesman Jim Bradshaw confirmed Friday the office is investigating SU. ‘The complaint is currently under investigation,’ Bradshaw wrote in an e-mail to The Daily Orange.AdvertisementThis is placeholder text SU Senior Vice President for Public Affairs Kevin Quinn told The Daily Orange on Friday that the university ‘did a full investigation’ and there was ‘no basis for the allegation against Coach Hillsman.’ The complaint was filed last summer, he said. In a statement, Quinn said SU used ‘outside counsel’ for the investigation, but at this time he had no comment on who had been hired for that outside counsel and how much the university paid for the service. The Department of Education received the complaint on Dec. 9, according to Bradshaw’s e-mail. The complaint was filed after Lampkins and her father, Gary Lampkins, determined a complaint they previously filed to SU did not result in a fair investigation, according to Lampkins’ e-mail. ‘My father’s position was and is that the filing of the Dept. of Ed. complaint was necessary since the university did not conduct an unbiased investigation,’ Lampkins wrote in the e-mail. According to Lampkins, Gary stated in the complaint: ‘The evidence substantiates a deliberate circumvention and thus violation of Title IX regulations by the university. This was achieved by not utilizing the codified grievance procedures of the university to investigate matters of sexual harassment as mandated by said law.’ SU’s Sexual Harassment Prevention Policy states, ‘Syracuse University defines sexual harassment as unwelcome behavior of a sexual nature that relates to the gender or sexual identity of an individual and that has the purpose or effect of creating an intimidating or hostile environment for study, work or social living.’ Hillsman denied the allegations Friday in a statement released by the university. He was back on the sidelines coaching the Orange on Saturday in the Carrier Dome against South Florida. In his postgame press conference, he echoed the sentiments of his previous statement when he was asked if the allegations were a distraction during the game. ‘It wasn’t because the allegations are untrue,’ Hillsman said. ‘They’re very hurtful to my family, to our players and to this university.’ Quinn responded Sunday night to Lampkins’ specific allegation of Hillsman taking her into the Dome locker room. ‘This accusation is untrue,’ Quinn said in a statement provided to The Daily Orange. ‘There is no ‘men’s locker room’ at the Carrier Dome during home women’s games. The area in question is used as the home coaches’ office. All staff, male and female, have access, it is active during games and the lights are always on. Also, it is normal for coaches from all sports to ask players to sign forms, paperwork, etc. throughout the year.’ Hillsman addressed the inappropriate text message Lampkins accused him of sending through a statement Friday. ‘I utilize text messaging to communicate with our players and staff,’ Hillsman said, ‘and the text in question was sent to multiple players and reflects my sentiments about the team, not a specific player. If you know me, you know that I am very enthusiastic about the game of basketball and our players. I regret if my enthusiasm was misinterpreted.’ The opening of the investigation does not imply that the Office of Civil Rights has made a determination on the merits of the case, Bradshaw said. He added the office will ‘collect and analyze all relevant evidence from the parties involved to develop its findings.’ In addition to her sexual harassment claim, Lampkins also cited other instances of discomfort that were contained within the complaint. ‘In the women’s basketball program there were instances in addition to the sexual harassment, of mental, physical and emotional abuse which were contained in the complaint that was filed with the university,’ she wrote in the e-mail. — Managing Editor Kathleen Ronayne contributed reporting to this article.  Published on January 27, 2011 at 12:00 pmcenter_img Facebook Twitter Google+last_img read more

Tipp hurlers working from depleted squad on Sunday

first_imgHowever, Seamus Callanan is expected to return to action for the Munster Quarter Final following recovery from a broken thumb.And Cork captain Stephen McDonnell says that the rebels haven’t much to worry about on the injury front. The Tipperary senior hurlers won’t have a full squad available to them when they take on Cork this weekend.They’re sweating on the fitness of a number of players – Bonner Maher picked up a hamstring injury during club action recently, and Donagh Maher, Barry Heffernan and Michael Cahill are all doubts.Meanwhile, Jason Forde won’t be available for the game due to suspension.last_img

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Sourav Ganguly: India must move on after Dhoni’s retirement

first_imgAdvertisement x4dt8NBA Finals | Brooklyn VsekxWingsuit rodeo📽Sindre E3q7y( IG: @_aubreyfisher @imraino ) dzl1moWould you ever consider trying this?😱c2ktCan your students do this? 🌚w74Roller skating! Powered by Firework Former Indian skipper and legend Sourav Ganguly has stated that the Men in Blues must prepare for a life without the great Mahendra Singh Dhoni, as the two-time World Cup winning captain won’t play forever. The veteran wicketkeeper-batsman has struggled in the last few months to finish off games, something he was renowned for in his prime. He faced severe criticism after India’s semi-final loss to New Zealand in the 2019 Cricket World Cup and Ganguly claims that the 38-year-old needs to evaluate where he stands.Advertisement In an interview with India Today Ganguly said, “Indian cricket will have to get used to this thing that MS (Dhoni) won’t play all the time and won’t play for a longer period. But I feel this decision M.S. has to take.”Advertisement He then went on adding that like all good things in life, all great players’ careers will also end one day.“Every big player has to hang up his shoes. That’s sport. Look in football, Maradona had to quit. There hasn’t been a bigger player than him. Tendulkar, Lara, Bradman… everyone had to quit. This is the way the system has been and will be.”Advertisement However, Dada signed off the interview saying that the final decision must be taken by Dhoni himself.“Players like M.S. Dhoni, Virat Kohli, Tendulkar play for a while and then there are expectations from them that they will play in a certain way and win the games. And I feel that this decision has to be taken by M.S. Dhoni.” Advertisementlast_img read more

Crouch, 6ft 7in, towers above tiny Cole as pundits leave viewers in hysterics

first_imgLatest Premier League newsExclusiveBOURNE AGAINHowe says Cherries are stronger after lockdown with FIVE fit-again starsLive BlogTOON LATESTNewcastle takeover LIVE: Follow all the latest updates in Saudi sagaLive Blogblues newsChelsea news LIVE – Latest updates from Stamford BridgeLive Blogunited newsMan Utd news LIVE – Latest updates from Old TraffordLive BlogGunners newsArsenal news LIVE – Latest updates from the EmiratesExclusiveRIYAD RAIDMan City’s Riyad Mahrez has three luxury watches stolen in £500,000 raidHEAT IS OFFHeaton will miss Aston Villa’s 10-game relegation dogfight with knee injuryPASSED THE TESTHuge boost to Project Restart with ZERO positive results in new Covid testsAnd another user typed: “Joe Cole next to Peter Crouch isn’t fair.”Mourinho is desperate to get the best out of the likes of Eric Dier and Dele Alli who struggled during the latter stages of Mauricio Pochettino’s reign in North London.But the future of Christian Eriksen still needs to get sorted with the Dane out of contract next summer and left on the bench for the derby at West Ham.2 Cole and Crouch played alongside each other for England including at the 2006 World Cup in GermanyCredit: ReutersJose Mourinho asked Dele Alli ‘are you Dele or his brother-’ as he bids to get Spurs star firing again They put Joe Cole next to Peter Crouch. Seriously. 🤣— The Wheel Of DOOM (@wheel_doom) November 23, 2019 BT SPORT viewers were left in hysterics before West Ham’s clash with Tottenham – as Peter Crouch towered over fellow pundit Joe Cole.Rather than sit next to each other around a table as usual, the pair stood side-by-side in the studio at the London Stadium.2 Peter Crouch had viewers in hysterics as as he loomed over fellow BT Sport pundit Joe ColeCredit: BT SportAnd fans could not stop laughing as the 6ft 7in star made the former Hammer look tiny.Cole is not the biggest at around 5ft 9in but is still almost a foot shorter than his former England team-mate.So it was little surprise Twitter was focused on the difference in height between the pundits rather than the difference Jose Mourinho will make on his first game in charge of Spurs.One wrote: “BT producers pretty openly stitching up Joe Cole today…”Another said: “Shall we get them to sit down. Nah, it won’t look like Joe Cole is miles away stood next to Crouch.”A third added: “Are you taking the p*** by making Joe Cole stand between Peter Crouch & Jake Humphrey? The lad looks like an oompa-loompa.”In another Roald Dahl-related comment, one commented: “Stood next to Joe Cole, Peter crouch looks like the kid out of willy wonka and the chocolate factory after he’s been stretched.”One went with: “They put Joe Cole next to Peter Crouch. Seriously.”Stood next to Joe Cole, Peter crouch looks like the kid out of willy wonka and the chocolate factory after he’s been stretched.— Sullyyyyyyy (@sullyy1992) November 23, 2019last_img read more

Granada will use Germán’s second yellow against Barça

first_imgTo try to avoid punishment, Granada will present an appeal to Competition with the aim of having that second warning withdrawn, they confirmed Efe from the club.Germán himself showed his discomfort this Monday in his personal account from Twitter for the expulsion suffered in a match in which he saw yellow paths in the only two fouls he committed and in which no player from Barcelona was cautioned.“Proud of this team that competed as far as he could or where they left him,” said the rojiblanco central. LaLiga Santander* Data updated as of January 20, 2020 Granada will appeal to the Competition Committee the second yellow card that saw its central Germán Sánchez in the match of this sunday against Barcelona, with the aim of being withdrawn and can participate in the clash of LaLiga next Saturday in the field of Seville.Germán was sent off by Madrid referee Valentín Pizarro Gómez in the 69th minute of the game for a double yellow card, the second of them for “knocking down an opponent in the form of the ball reckless “, as indicated by the arbitrator in the minutes.The rojiblanco team, who fell to Barcelona because of a goal scored by the Catalans shortly after the expulsion of Germán, not only did he stay with ten players at the Nou Camp but neither can count on the defender in the next clash against Sevila.last_img read more