Hugo Lloris 1 Tottenham goalkeeper Hugo Lloris insists he is happy to remain at White Hart Lane.The France international was linked with a move away from Spurs in the summer after Mauricio Pochettino’s side failed to qualify for the Champions League.Manchester United were said to be eyeing the 28-year-old amid doubts over David De Gea’s future.But Lloris insists he has never looked to leave the club, and has pledged his future to Spurs.“Of course I am happy here with Tottenham,” said Lloris.“I already replied to that type of question so the only thing I can say today is that I am happy at Tottenham.“I will do my best to get the best result possible for Tottenham.”
James Anderson took five wickets in ideal swing-bowling conditions as England skittled India out for 107 on day 2 of the second Test at Lord’s on Friday.Rain prevented play on Thursday and more showers allowed only 8.3 overs before the first prolonged passage of play began shortly after 5 p.m.By that point England had reduced India to 15-3. Anderson removed opening pair Murali Vijay (0) and Lokesh Rahul (8) before the recalled Cheteshwar Pujara (1) was run out following a mix-up with captain Virat Kohli when play briefly resumed after lunch.India vs England 2nd Test Day 2 at Lord’s: HighlightsKohli had single-handedly made the first Test at Edgbaston competitive, his 200 runs failing to save India as England took a 1-0 lead in the five-match series, but he couldn’t repeat his heroics on a green wicket at Lord’s.India vs England 2nd Test Day 2 at Lord’s: As It HappenedChris Woakes – replacing Ben Stokes who is in court in Bristol on a charge of affray – had Kohli caught at slip for 23 and removed Hardik Pandya the same way to leave India 61-5.India vs England: Virat Kohli’s cheeky act at Lord’s Long RoomSam Curran and Stuart Broad chipped in with a wicket each, while Anderson dismissed Ajinkya Rahane (18) and scoreless duo Kuldeep Yadav and Ishant Sharma to end with 5-20.Arjun Tendulkar seen helping Lord’s ground-staff as rain hampers India TestPut in to bat after incessant rain completely washed out the opening day, India failed to recover from the early jolts of openers Murali Vijay (0) and Lokesh Rahul (8) before the showers disrupted the proceedings in the morning session.advertisementVirat Kohli’s mistake costs Pujara his wicket minutes before rain stoppageComing back to the side, No.3 Cheteshwar Pujara survived 25 deliveries for 1 run before a mix-up with skipper Virat Kohli (23), cut short the Saurashtra Test specialist’s stay even as rain stopped play once again.The teams then returned to the field after losing more than three hours, and with India struggling at 15/3, Kohli was joined by his deputy Ajinkya Rahane (18).Both Kohli and Rahane survived the early jitters from the English pacers to start the rebuilding work with a 34-run fourth wicket stand before the in-form India captain fell to Chris Woakes.Kohli, who was looking all at sea against Woakes, finally fell to the right-armer in his third over, with Jos Buttler making no mistake this time at second slip.Ben Stokes accused of lying to jury during Bristol pub-brawl trialThereafter, wickets began to fall in heaps with Hardik Pandya (10) falling to Woakes before left-armer Sam Curran took Dinesh Karthik’s (1) stumps for a ride.Off-spinner Ravichandran Ashwin (29) then joined Rahane in the middle to add 22 runs for the seventh wicket before the old warhorse James Anderson came back to add more misery to the visitors with the dismissal of the Mumbai batsman.Rahane, who did all the hard work to survive 44 deliveries, nicked Anderson’s straight delivery to first slip Alastair Cook.Anderson immediately jolted India by trapping chinaman Kuldeep Yadav (0) plumb in front with a brilliant in-swinger, which the television replays also ruled in favour of the hosts.Anderson’s new ball partner Stuart Broad then joined the party with the wicket of Ashwin, who looked good during his 38-ball stay, that also included four brave hits to the fence.Towards the end, tailender Mohammed Shami struck a few lusty blows to guide India to the three-figure mark before fellow quick Ishant Sharma (0) was trapped by Anderson.(With AP inputs)
There was cheers all around the Dubai International Cricket Stadium on Tuesday even though India’s centurion Shikhar Dhawan was dismissed trying to up the ante. The reason for the cheer, MS Dhoni was walking out to bat.But the cheers suddenly turned to sorrow. The reason, Dhoni walked back to the pavilion and that too for a duck.In India’s 2018 Asia Cup opener against Hong Kong, Dhoni tried to force the issue as he came down the track but was deceived. He ended up getting a faint edge as the Hong Kong keeper took a sharp catch to send back the former India captain.The perpetrator (read bowler) was Ehsan Khan, a Pakistan-born 33-year-old off-spinner.Earlier in the match he had dismissed Rohit Sharma, who is leading Team India in the tournament after regular captain Virat Kohli opted to take a break. Ehsan Khan reacts after getting the wicket of MS Dhoni (AP Photo)So who is Ehsan Khan?Playing just his 15th one-day international, Ehsan made his first-class cricket debut against Ireland in the 201517 ICC Intercontinental Cup, and played his first ODI against Scotland – where he took 2/28. His best performance tough came against Afghanistan as he took 4 wickets for just 33 earlier this year in the ICC Cricket World Cup Qualifier at Bulawayo.After that performance Ehsan, named the match of the match, had said that Hong Kong “showed we can beat any team”. After the end of the qualifiers, though Hing Kong failed, Ehsan was named the ‘rising star’ of his team by ICC.advertisementHe has taken a total of 47 first class wicket from 22 matches and 11 wickets from 4 List-A games. In T20Is, Ehsan has a total of 6 wickets from 4 matches since making his debut against Ireland in 2016. Apart from the Hong Kong national team, Ehsan has played for Diasqua Little Sai Wan Cricket Club in Hong Kong and also for Rawalpindi in Pakistan.In Hong Kong’s first match of the Asia Cup, Ehsan had dismissed Fakhar Zaman and Babar Azam, finshing the game with figures of 2/34.India went from 240/2 in 40 overs to 285/7, despite Dhawan scoring his 14th ODI ton as the other middle-order faltered once again, thanks to some clever bowling by the Hong Kong spinners.As for Dhoni, the frowns on the World Cup-winning captain’s brow must be growing especially given his recent slump in form.His strike rate in the recent tour of England had brought a lot of criticism, and doubts being raised over his finishing abilities during the limited-overs series.Dhoni’s slow batting led to boos from the stands in Lord’s as India failed to chase down England’s set target of 323 in the second ODI.Though the world stands divided on questions of Dhoni’s participation in the 50-over World Cup in 2019, the answer might just have to wait for the time now.
In line with Touch Football Australia’s direction to assist in the International Development of the Sport, National Coaching Director Dennis Coffey has returned from a development tour of Europe. Whilst in Europe, DC as he is commonly known, conducted a number of coaching courses in Germany, France, England and Scotland, with participants from these nations and also Belgium, Ireland, Wales, and Guernsey, training and accrediting over 100 new coaches. Participants included the likes of current Elite players and Presidents of the National Associtations. The courses will greatly assist in the development of coaches in these European Countries, which will further lead to the development of skills and the game overall.
BYU’s football team will be lacking some depth when it takes on Nebraska in its season opener on Sept. 5. The school announced Tuesday morning that it will be disciplining “10-ish” players for the game against the Huskers due to their role in the brawl against Memphis. Following the Miami Beach Bowl on Dec. 22, many of the Cougars and Tigers’ players got into a severe scuffle on the field. Multiple punches were thrown, faces were battered – it was an incredibly ugly scene.BYU will discipline “10-ish” players for their role in brawl with Memphis in their opener vs. Nebraska. Still not saying who, however.— Tim Griffin (@TimGriffinBig12) March 3, 2015Here’s video of the brawl.With star quarterback Taysom Hill returning, BYU was expected to be a tough test for Nebraska in Week 1. The Cougars’ chances of pulling off an upset in Lincoln took a decent hit today, though.
zoomImage by WMN Greek shipowner Empire Navigation is reportedly bolstering its Medium Range (MR) tanker fleet with up to eight newbuildings.According to Fearnleys’ weekly report, the company has placed an order for four 50,000 dwt MRs with Korean shipbuilder Hyundai Mipo Dockyard.Under the deal, Empire has options to boost its order to eight units. The shipbroker did not disclose any price details, however, the firm MR quartet is set for delivery in 2020, the report said.World Maritime News is yet to receive a comment on the order from the Greek shipowner.Hyundai Mipo has been tied to an order for four 1,800 continerships from Nissen Kaiun. The ships are scheduled for completion in 2019, the shipbroker added.World Maritime News Staff
CALGARY (660 NEWS) – About 1,500 people are expected to attend the Small Business Calgary Expo Thursday.It features 150 exhibitors and is billed as Alberta’s largest business to business expo.There are two keynote speakers: Kristen Wood, founder and CEO of The Ten Spot, and Justine Barber, co-founder of Poppy Barley.On the Digital Tools Stage, 15-minute rapid-fire sessions are designed to give tips on how to transform and grow a business.The expo takes place from 10 a.m. to 5 p.m. at the BMO Centre.
New Delhi: About 146 kg of gold jewellery worth over Rs 82 crore has been seized by the ED after it raided the premises of a Hyderabad-based jewellery group and its associates in connection with a post demonetisation money laundering case, the agency said Thursday. It said the searches were conducted at the showrooms of Musaddilal Jewellers at Hyderabad and Vijaywada, its promoter Kailash Gupta, a company named Balaji Gold and its partner Pavan Agarwal, another company Ashta Laxmi Gold, its proprietor Neel Sunder Tharad and chartered accountant Sanjay Sarda over the last few days. Also Read – Uddhav bats for ‘Sena CM’ “For tracing the proceeds of crime, simultaneous searches were conducted in the premises of the accused persons which resulted in the seizure of 145.89 kg of gold jewellery worth Rs 82.11 crore,” the Enforcement Directorate said in a statement. The agency had filed a criminal case under the Prevention of Money Laundering Act (PMLA) against these people based on an FIR of the Telangana Police and a complaint of the Income Tax Department for “blatantly misusing the scheme of demonetisation by illegally depositing huge amounts of unaccounted demonetised cash in their accounts.” Also Read – Farooq demands unconditional release of all detainees in J&K “For this purpose, they (accused) fraudulently created around 5,200 back-dated fabricated advance sale receipts dated November 8, 2016 for an amount less than Rs 2 lakh to avoid furnishing PAN (permanent account number) details,” the agency said. Describing the alleged modus operandi deployed in the case, the statement said that soon after after the notes ban was announced, the accused “illegally deposited Rs 110.85 crore in their bank account falsely claiming that within a few hours they had received advances of less than Rs 2 lakh each from more than 5,200 customers on the night of November 8, 2016 for purchase of gold and jewellery from their firms”. The ED said all these invoices were “bogus.” It also analysed CCTV footage of the firms’ offices and that of the neighbourhood that showed that “no such activity” of purchase of gold was carried out during that period. It said that out of the total Rs 110.85 crore alleged illegal funds, about Rs 80 crore was transferred to the bank accounts of various gold and bullion dealers like Ashta Lakshmi Gold, Shri Balaji Gold and others on the pretext of purchase of gold. “The accused have admitted that they created fake sale invoices. The accused failed to give any satisfactory account of the source of this illegal cash and also failed to provide the details of the accounts regarding the utilisation of about 270 kg of gold purchased out of this money,” the ED alleged. The demonetisation of Rs 500 and Rs 1000 was declared by Prime Minister Narendra Modi on the night of November 8, 2016.