Cristiano Biraghi’s last-gasp winner kept Italy’s chances of reaching the Nations League final four alive as it secured a 1-0 triumph away to Poland on Sunday.Roberto Mancini’s men looked to be heading for a disappointing stalemate due to poor finishing but Biraghi bundled in from close range in stoppage time to set up an intriguing League A Group 3 contest with pacesetters Portugal in November.Italy were completely dominant in the first half but somehow failed to take the lead, with Jorginho and Lorenzo Insigne both hitting the crossbar. Article continues below Editors’ Picks Man Utd ready to spend big on Sancho and Haaland in January Who is Marcus Thuram? Lilian’s son who is top of the Bundesliga with Borussia Monchengladbach Brazil, beware! Messi and Argentina out for revenge after Copa controversy Best player in MLS? Zlatan wasn’t even the best player in LA! Poland made a marked improvement in the second period, though Italy remained the controlling force and finally clinched a deserved three points right at the end, moving them to within two points of Portugal.IT’S ALL OVER #PolandItaly 0-1What drama!! Italy dominate over in #Chorzow and secure an extremely late win thanks to a goal from #Biraghi at the death. #POLITA #VivoAzzurro #NationsLeague pic.twitter.com/dZoOIXwIGw — Italy (@azzurri) October 14, 2018 It did not take Italy long to establish control and they almost opened the scoring in the second minute, as Jorginho struck the crossbar from 25 yards.Poland had another lucky escape after half an hour – Insigne prodding Federico Bernardeschi’s cross onto the frame of the goal.Italy’s dominance only increased as half-time approached, but the breakthrough eluded them due to the heroics of Wojciech Szczesny, who produced fine saves to deny Jorginho, Alessandro Florenzi and Giorgio Chiellini.The hosts looked more solid after the break and finally tested Gianluigi Donnarumma just before the hour, with the goalkeeper thwarting Kamil Grosicki from a tight angle.Shortly after Bernardeschi headed wide from close range, Donnarumma again had to be alert, parrying another Grosicki effort away and then seeing Arkadiusz Milik blast the rebound over.It was ultimately Italy who took the spoils, however, as Kevin Lasagna flicked on a corner delivery and Biraghi nudged it over the line from close range.The result sees Poland become the first team relegated to League B.What it means: Promising signs for ManciniItaly’s wastefulness in front of goal is something that can certainly be improved, but in terms of their general play in Chorzow, Mancini’s side played some attractive and entertaining football. Tweaks may be needed, but there is definitely life in them.Szczesny’s efforts go to wasteWere it not for the Juventus goalkeeper, Italy could have been comfortably ahead at half-time. Szczesny made a string of smart saves when those ahead of him failed to end the danger, but he was helpless for the winner.Chiesa flatters to deceiveWhile Bernardeschi was hardly impressive, he was at least involved and an occasional threat – Federico Chiesa was not, and he barely made an impact in attack. A disappointing display.What’s next?Poland face Czech Republic in a friendly on November 15, before travelling to Portugal for their final League A Nations League game five days later. Italy’s last match in the competition sees them host Fernando Santos’ group leaders on November 17. read more
Liverpool will be given the opportunity to push forward from the disappointment of losing away to Red Star in Europe when they host bottom-placed Fulham at Anfield in the Premier League.Jurgen Klopp’s side remain unbeaten in the league and sit tied with Chelsea in second place, though could return to the top of the table should they win against the Cottagers and Man City drop points against crosstown rivals Man United in Sunday’s derby.Ahead of the game, Goal brings you everything you need to know, including how to watch, team news and more. Article continues below Editors’ Picks Man Utd ready to spend big on Sancho and Haaland in January Who is Marcus Thuram? Lilian’s son who is top of the Bundesliga with Borussia Monchengladbach Brazil, beware! Messi and Argentina out for revenge after Copa controversy Best player in MLS? Zlatan wasn’t even the best player in LA! Game Liverpool vs Fulham Date Sunday, November 11 Time 12pm GMT / 7am ET Stream (US) fubo TV (7-day free trial) TV Channel, Live Stream & How To Watch In the United States (US), the game can be watched live and on-demand with fuboTV (7-day free trial) .New users can sign up for a free seven-day trial of the live sports streaming service, which can be accessed via iOS, Android, Chromecast, Amazon Fire TV, Roku and Apple TV as well as on a web browser. US TV channel Online stream NBCSN fubo TV (7-day free trial) In the United Kingdom (UK), the game can be watched live on BT Sport 1 and livestreamed on BT Sport Live. UK TV channel Online stream BT Sport 1 BT Sport Live Squads & Team News Position Liverpool squad Goalkeepers Alisson, Mignolet, Kelleher Defenders Clyne, Gomez, Van Dijk, Moreno, Alexander-Arnold, Robertson Midfielders Jones, Fabinho, Milner, Shaqiri, Wijnaldum, Henderson, Keita Forwards Sturridge, Firmino, Mane, Salah, Solanke Jordan Henderson and Naby Keita should be available for the squad again after recovering from ankle injuries, while Joe Gomez should also be fit following an Achilles problem.Dejan Lovren is also an option at centre-back after missing the loss against Red Star on Tuesday due to an illness.Xherdan Shaqiri and Roberto Firmino return to the starting XI as Jurgen Klopp makes four changes to the team that lost to Red Star, with Fabinho and Joe Gomez also back in.Confirmed Liverpool XI: Alisson; Alexander-Arnold, Van Dijk, Gomez, Robertson; Fabinho, Wijnaldum, Shaqiri; Mane, Salah, Firmino. Position Fulham squad Goalkeepers Rico, Fabri, Bettinelli Defenders Mawson, Chambers, Le Marchand, Ream, Bryan, Fosu-Mensah, Christie, Odoi Midfielders Anguissa, McDonald, Cisse, Seri, Cairney, Johansen, de la Torre, Sessegnon, Kebano, Schurrle, Ayite Forwards Mitrovic, Vietto, Kamara Fulham will be monitoring the fitness levels of Joe Bryan who has been sporting a hamstring issue, and are expected to be without the services of Kevin McDonald after he suffered a knock in the loss to Huddersfield on Monday.Confirmed Fulham XI: Rico, Christie, Odoi, Mawson, Le Marchand, Anguissa, Chambers, Cairney, Schurrle, Mitrovic, Sessegnon.Betting & Match Odds Liverpool are priced at odds of winning 1/10 according to bet 365 , while a draw is available at 11/1. A win for Fulham is priced at 28/1.Click here to see all of bet 365’s offers for the game, including goalscoring markets, correct score predictions and more. Match Preview Liverpool compromised their first-placed spot in their Champions League group on Tuesday after losing 2-0 to Serbian side Red Star Belgrade , and will need to make sure that they are able to win their remaining two fixtures against Napoli and Paris Saint-Germain if they want to secure their spot in the last 16.The Reds have picked up three draws in their last five games in the Premier League – winning the other two – with the stalemates coming against Chelsea, Manchester City and Arsenal.Klopp’s side will be disappointed not to have picked up all three points at the Emirates last weekend despite the home side being on the front foot for the majority of the game , with James Milner’s opening strike cancelled out by an Alexandre Lacazette goal eight minutes from regular time.Sadio Mane had a goal disallowed – with Klopp stating that the goal should have stood – but the Reds have been given the chance to put the misery of the past week behind them when they welcome Fulham to Anfield.The London side have undergone a miserable start to the season following their promotion to the English top flight, winning just once and losing their last five games.Klopp dismissed criticism aimed at his side for failing to win games in the high-scoring style that league leaders Manchester City have been doing.”A little moan about the situation is great, but we are really ambitious and want whatever we can get,” Klopp told reporters.”We have 27 points. We have to not be satisfied but see it in the right way, be positive. It’s like we win a game and we have to say sorry for not winning it in a City way or whatever.”I get that, we have space for improvement, but there is no reason for any negative view.” Subscribe to Goal’s Liverpool Correspondent Neil Jones’ weekly email bringing you the best Liverpool FC writing from around the web
Inter defender Milan Skriniar is in talks over the prospect of a new contract, according to his agent.The centre-back is said to have received offers from five major clubs during the transfer window, but ultimately decided to stay at San Siro.Manchester United are reportedly considering an approach in January for the 23-year-old, though, as Jose Mourinho looks to bolster his shaky defence. Article continues below Editors’ Picks Man Utd ready to spend big on Sancho and Haaland in January Who is Marcus Thuram? Lilian’s son who is top of the Bundesliga with Borussia Monchengladbach Brazil, beware! Messi and Argentina out for revenge after Copa controversy Best player in MLS? Zlatan wasn’t even the best player in LA! However, Skriniar’s agent, Karol Csonto, claims they are already talking about a new deal with Inter, even though his current terms are not due to expire until June 30, 2022.”We’re talking about it,” he told Tuttomercatoweb . “We’re working on it. It’s a subject we’ll be facing more intensively over the next few months.”Csonto insists Skriniar is enjoying life with Inter, where he has developed into one of Europe’s best young defenders since signing from Sampdoria last year.”He is happy with the Nerazzurri shirt, he is playing well, but he is aware there are some difficulties in Serie A,” he said.”Inter had won seven games in a row prior to the loss against Atalanta. He is doing well. I’m happy.”He is happy to be playing in the Champions League. Clearly, the goal is to grow with the team and improve day by day.”Skriniar said back in August that he never thought about leaving the club, though he did admit interest from Manchester United. Barcelona were also among the clubs reportedly chasing the defender this summer, though he now seems set to stay put with the Serie A side as they attempt to challenge Juventus’ dominance in the league. Inter sit third in the league, nine points back of unbeaten Juve and four back of Napoli. Jose Mourinho’s Manchester United sit in considerably worse shape, eighth in the Premier League and 12 points back of leaders Manchester City, who they lost to in a derby clash on Sunday. Mourinho has left no doubt over his want for a new centre-back for his side, with the club having shipped 21 goals in 12 games so far this season, but it now seems as though he’ll have to turn away from the Slovakia international.
Kolkata, Apr 22 (PTI) East Bengal, under Ranjan Chowdhury, will seek to snap their four-match losing streak when they face Minerva Academy FC in their penultimate round match of the I-League at Barasat tomorrow. The former Mohammedan Sporting coach took over the reigns of East Bengal in an unexpected turn of events as a freak fall of Mridul Banerjee on his first day of practice had ruled him out for the season with a torn Achilles tendon on his left foot. Santosh Trophy-winning Banerjee was appointed coach less than 12 hours after Englishman Trevor Morgan had put his papers following East Bengals 0-1 defeat to DSK Shivajians that shattered their I-League title hopes. East Bengal, who had beaten the debutants from Punjab 5-0 in the first leg, will now look to get full points in their remaining two matches and finish in top three. “We want to win the remaining matches and finish on a high. The target will be to do well in the Federation Cup (next month). We will like to take the momentum from this two matches,” Chowdhury said. Chowdhury has worked under Morgan at East Bengal in the past. East Bengal are currently third in the table with 27 points from 16 matches with Willis Plaza their leading scorer on seven goals. Immune to relegation, Minerva are placed ninth in the table with 12 points as they have not registered a win in their last five matches. PTI TAP PDS PDS
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Former Australian skipper Ricky Ponting has analysed that the shoulder injury to KL Rahul has played an underappreciated role in Royal Challengers Bangalore’s (RCB) horror campaign in the ongoing tenth edition of the Indian Premier League (IPL).Predicting how RCB have gone from 2016 finalists to 2017 cellar-dwellers in the IPL, Ponting said although poor form of key players like Virat Kohli, AB de Villiers and Chris Gayle can be the obvious reason behind the team’s downfall, he insisted that the absence of Rahul could not be avoided.The 42-year-old, who was in charge of Mumbai Indians in 2015-16, pointed out that Rahul and Kohli were a pretty formidable opening pair last year and, therefore, the absence of one of them is a massive loss for the RCB.”KL Rahul is a massive loss for them. He had a terrific back-end to last season. He did some amazing things last year, so him not being at the top has been a big loss,” cricket.com.au quoted Ponting as saying.”He and Virat were a pretty formidable opening pair last year. You couldn’t argue with what they did last year and they’ve played a bit of cricket with each other in the Indian Test team for the few months leading in to the IPL. So they would have had a good dynamic there at the top of the order and unfortunately that’s been missing for them,” he added.Rahul, who averaged 44 in last year’s IPL, was ruled out of the ongoing IPL season as well as from the Champions Trophy after sustaining the shoulder injury during the four-match Test series against Australia in March.advertisementThe right-handed batsman opened the batting in six matches for the RCB last season, having scored more than 35 on four occasions, behind also impressing batting at No.4 spot when West Indies swashbuckling batsman Gayle returned to the side to open.ALSO WATCH:
Mumbai, Jul 20 (PTI) Indias lone ATP tournament, the Chennai Open, will now be held in Pune next year and would be henceforth called “Maharashtra Open”.IMG-Reliance, the right holders of the tournament along with Government of Maharashtra and Maharashtra State Lawn Tennis Association (MSLTA), announced this here.”We welcome the world class ATP tournament to our state,” said Maharashtra Chief Minister Devendra Fadnavis.”We are happy to host the Maharashtra Open and sure that we will take it to newer heights by bringing in an elite field every year,” he added.The Chennai Open became an important fixture on India?s international sporting calendar, drawing top players from across the world for 21 long years.Many of them, including 14-time Grand Slam mens singles champion Rafael Nadal of Spain who has often spoken about its importance in his journey to World No. 1, had made it their first stop every year.”We would like to thank everyone in Tamil Nadu, especially our innumerable fans, the Tamil Nadu government and the Tamil Nadu Tennis Association for making the Chennai Open such a grand success,? IMG-Reliance?s spokesperson said.”We look forward to similar love from tennis fans in not just in Pune and Maharashtra but in every part of the country,” the spokesperson said.”We have created a tennis legacy and have also provided our young players the opportunity to not only play against the best but to also pick up crucial points in world ranking system,” he added.MSLTA?s secretary Sunder Iyer and Tournament director Prashant Sutar were equally upbeat at the prospect of hosting the ATP tournament.advertisement”We have the best tennis infrastructure in the country. We will strive our best to make the world?s best players and our own, feel at home,” they said.India?s Leander Paes and Mahesh Bhupathi forged their formidable partnership at the Chennai Open, before they went on to conquer the world.Stan Wawrinka and Maric Cilic, among the more notable players, also took baby steps in this event before going on to break into ATP?s elite Top 5 list. PTI SSR NRB SDM
Jhulan Goswami is probably done with bowling in World Cups and she leaves on a high with a brilliant spell of bowling in the final of the Women’s World Cup at Lord’s.She ended with figures of 10-3-23-3 in the high pressure final against England — drawing high praise from Sachin Tendulkar, Virender Sehwag and Harbhajan Singh.What an incredible spell by Jhulan! Proud of your effort! Plenty of cricket to be played. Keep pushing hard… #IndvsEng #WWC17Final- sachin tendulkar (@sachin_rt) July 23, 2017 Jhulan ne Jhula daala.Wonderful fightback from India.#WWCFinal2017- Virender Sehwag (@virendersehwag) July 23, 2017Jhuuuulllllaaaaaannnn????????????????????????????????????????????? keep going?????? Ind vs Eng #WWC17 final @BCCIWomen @ICC- Harbhajan Turbanator (@harbhajan_singh) July 23, 2017Jhulan’s effort was the third best bowling figures in a Women’s World Cup, behind England’s Nicky Shaw (4/34) and Australia’s Ellyse Perry (3/19). Her spell came in at a handy time and got India back into the game as the hosts were beginning to go away with the game.England got off to a good start but lost three quick wickets before Sarah Taylor and Natalie Sciver joined forces to rebuild the innings. Taylor and Sciver weathered off the storm at first and kept the scoreboard ticking along. Set in the middle, the batswomen were looking to get on with it and India captain Mithali Raj brought her most experienced bowler back into the attack and she didn’t disappoint.She got rid of Taylor first on 45. The wicketkeeper was looking to flick one off her legs but got the slightest of knicks, only to get caught behind by Sushma Verma. She broke the important partnership of 83 runs the pair put together for the fourth wicket. She struck again in the very next delivery — getting Fran Wilson leg-before to leave England reeling at 146/5 in 32.5 overs.advertisementWith England losing half their side, the onus was on Sciver to take England to a promising score but Goswami had other plans. Right after the all-rounder completed her fifty, Goswami sent her packing by trapping her leg before wicket.Talking about her important spell today, she said that being a senior player she had to step up and look to give the team a good start.”This is the final match and an important one. Being the senior player I tried to give the team a good start and hit the ball into the right areas. There’s hardly any bounce in the wicket and is a bit slow. So, I was just trying to bowl wicket to wicket and outside the off-stump line,” said the former India captain.Goswami’s form coming into the tournament was not great but as the matches came along, she got better and better. Talking about her form, she said that she found her rhythm after the Pakistan match.”First two matches I was struggling and was not being able to hit the lines in the right areas. Then I got back to my basics and talked to my coach. In the Pakistan match I got back to my rhythm and then I kept my momentum going,” said Goswami.She adviced the batters to apply themselves and play the full quota of overs to grind out a victory.”Just be there and apply yourself and try to play full 50 overs and try to win the match.””Let the ball come to you, hit the ball through the lines and play with the spin,” she added.She is the leading wicket-taker in One-Day Internationals and has 195 wickets from 164 matches. The lanky pacer has four four-wicket hauls and two fifers to her name with 6/31 being her best against New Zealand at Southgate in 2011.
Sri Lanka cricket coach Nic Pothas says “too many cooks” are spoiling his efforts to revive the national team and has called for greater autonomy in the wake of yet another confidence-sapping loss against India on Sunday.Sri Lanka were well beaten in the recently concluded three-Test series against India, losing the first two matches inside four days and the last one in three to be whitewashed 3-0. (Also Read: Difference in quality between India and Sri Lanka like chalk and cheese: Sourav Ganguly to India Today)If the home fans had hoped the change in format would bring a change in fortunes, they were left bitterly disappointed as India breezed to a nine-wicket win in the first one-day international in Dambulla, chasing down a 217-run target in under 29 overs.”You do get angry – to say ‘too many cooks’ is probably accurate,” Pothas told reporters after Sunday’s loss, voicing his concerns at the role played by Sri Lanka’s administrators and selectors in running the team. “You get frustrated.”Am I angry with the players? Absolutely not. The players work as hard as anyone can ask of them. They’ve been superb. Support staff have been out of this world. Brilliant.”They work endless hours with planning and helping the boys. You can’t fault anyone within that changing room.”Sri Lanka were thrashed in both Tests and one-dayers in South Africa, lost a home Test against Bangladesh and then failed to progress beyond the group stage at this year’s Champions Trophy. (Also Read: Virat Kohli completes 4000 ODI runs in successful chases for India)advertisementIt was followed by their first one-day series loss to Zimbabwe in July, which prompted a frustrated Angelo Mathews to relinquish the captaincy of both the test and one-day sides.”If it was up to me and we had control over what we did, then we could probably give you a timeline (for improvement),” said Pothas, who was named coach in June following the resignation of Graham Ford. (Also Read: Shikhar Dhawan continues golden run in Sri Lanka with 11th ODI hundred)”It’s a question you probably need to ask a few other people as well. For me, if we were left alone and you could work with this group of players, you could get some stability and consistency over a period of six months. You’d see massive improvements.”These are seriously gifted players. You give them a little bit of time – you give them a little bit of love, a little bit of care, and build up that confidence, you’ll see results quick.”Pothas also asked the selectors to back a set of players and stick with them to give them confidence. (Also Read: Virat Kohli wants Shikhar Dhawan to stay in his ‘happy zone’ and win more matches for India)”When you get consistency within a team of players, you will see improvements in performance,” Pothas said. “When we’re getting new players every game, it gets very difficult from a confidence point of view.”From the player’s point of view it’s very difficult. It’s difficult for us – the coaching staff – to create a strategy.”
With numerous rumours, leaked images and listings the past few week, it is almost certain the OnePlus will indeed bring out the OnePlus 5T as the successor to the OnePlus 5 before the year ends. After a recent AnTuTu benchmark listing, the OnePlus 5T was spotted on a third-party online retailer that details some of the specs that we have come to expect. The OnePlus 5T is expected to feature a design overhaul with a near bezel-less display. Much of the hardware, however, is expected to remain the same. OnePlus has been known to bring out phones with flagship-level specifications at an affordable price point. The recent OnePlus 5 was the company’s most expensive smartphone till date, but that could soon change with the OnePlus 5T. Since it expected that that the upcoming OnePlus smartphone will sport a bezel-less design, it is likely that it could come with a hefty price tag as well. The OnePlus 5 was launched starting at Rs 32,999 for the 6GB + 64GB variant, and you can expect the OnePlus 5T to carry a price tag a few notches higher.A few teaser images this week have given us a good look at what the OnePlus 5T could look like. Recently, a screenshot of the OnePlus 5T listed on the OnePlus Store was accompanied with the tagline “Larger screen. Same Footprint.” If this is true, it almost confirms that the OnePlus 5T will sport slimmer bezels.OnePlus 5T designThe upcoming OnePlus 5T will follow a design language unlike any other OnePlus phone before. Since 2017 has been about smartphone with slim bezels like the Samsung Galaxy S8, LG G6, iPhone X to name a few, OnePlus will want to bring out its own bezel-less smartphone to compete with them.advertisement– The OnePlus 5T is expected to sport a 6-inch (1080×2160) display with an aspect ratio of 18:9. Based on a listing from a third-party retailer, the phone could sport a 6-inch quad HD display. It is also possible that OnePlus will keep the same 5.5-inch form factor like the OnePlus 5 and increase the display size.– Slimmer bezels on the front means OnePlus will likely move the fingerprint sensor on the back. Leaked images suggest that the sensor will be placed above the OnePlus logo.Also Read: OnePlus 5T with bezel-less display leaked again, launch likely in November– Reports also say that the OnePlus 5T will look similar to the Oppo F5, which is expected to launch in India on November 2.– The OnePlus 5T will sport an aluminium frame and a speaker grille on the bottom left, based on recent leaked images.– You can expect the phone to sport a USB Type-C port on the bottom centre, similar to the OnePlus 5.OnePlus 5T specifications and featuresIn terms of hardware, the OnePlus 5T will largely be similar to the OnePlus 5 and will follow this year’s high-end specifications. The smartphone also showed up recently on an AnTuTu benchmark listing which was revealed by GizChina that confirms some of the specifications we have heard in the past few weeks and reveal some new details including Android 8.0 Oreo update and a beefed up rear camera sensors. Here’s what we know so far:– The OnePlus 5T will be powered by Qualcomm Snapdragon 835 processor.Also Read: OnePlus 5T with 6-inch bezel-less display to launch on November 5, company confirms– The smartphone will likely be offered in variants, one with 6GB RAM and 64 internal storage and the other with 8GB of RAM and 128GB of internal storage.– It is expected to sport a similar dual rear camera setup like the OnePlus 5 with a 16-megapixel and 20-megapixel configuration. However, the AnTuTu listing suggests that the OnePlus 5T camera could get bumped up to dual 20-megapixel sensors. — OnePlus could bump up the front camera of the OnePlus 5T which may see a dual camera module with software additions like a portrait mode for selfies. The AnTuTu listing suggests a 20-megapixel sensor on the front, up from 16-megapixel on the OnePlus5.– The OnePlus 5T is tipped to run on Oxygen OS based on Android Oreo. Much like the OnePlus 5, the upcoming smartphone will also sport a clean UI with stock Android.
Colombo, Dec 5 (PTI) Indian cricketer Yuvraj Singh will be promoting a UNICEF sports initiative for youngsters in South Asia, which will also have the ICCs backing.Yuvraj launched the “Power of Sports to Shape the Future of Adolescents” campaign in South Asia here.Yuvraj was joined by under-19 players from Afghanistan, Bangladesh, Pakistan and Sri Lanka who will compete in the ICC under-19 World Cup in New Zealand in January next year.A panel discussion was followed by a friendly match between the players and the youth who attended the event which was jointly organised by UNICEF South Asia and the ICC.”There are 340 million adolescents in South Asia. When I see the energy, passion and determination of these young people, I feel so much hope. While the challenges in this region are vast, my hope is that their energy can be harnessed to create a better tomorrow for all adolescents in South Asia” Yuvraj said.ICC CEO David Richardson said the ICC under-19 World Cup will give young players the real flavour of international cricket.”Our partnership with UNICEF is an important one and the commitment that place have shown to being part of the panel is a wonderful demonstration of that,” he said. PTI GDK PM PM
High-ranking Russian officials reacted cautiously to the International Olympic Committee (IOC) decision to ban the country from the 2018 Pyeongchang Winter Games, while some sports bureaucrats expressed shock and dismay.The IOC said on Tuesday that Russia had been banned from the Olympics after evidence emerged of an “unprecedented systematic manipulation” of the anti-doping system.The door was left open, however, for Russians to compete as an “Olympic Athlete of Russia” as long as they satisfy strict conditions that show they have a doping-free background.Russian authorities did not lash out as they sometimes have against international sports authorities who have alleged the existence of state-backed doping in the country.Russian Sports Minister Pavel Kolobkov and Russian Olympic Committee president Alexander Zhukov said the IOC decision was “contradictory”, with Zhukov saying it had “positive and negative sides”.Russian Deputy Prime Minister Vitaly Mutko, who was banned from the Olympics for life as part of the IOC decision, could not immediately be reached for comment.Most of the indignation in Russia came from the presidents of winter sports federations, who slammed a decision they said was unjustified and demeaning.”COMPLETELY UNJUSTIFIED” “The IOC decision is offensive and insulting. It is completely unjustified,” Alexei Kravtsov, president of the Russian Skating Union, told R-Sport agency.His counterpart at the Russian curling federation, lawmaker Dmitry Svishchev, accused the IOC of having succumbed to external pressure when making its decision.”I consider that the IOC’s decision is unprofessional,” Svishchev told Reuters. “I am profoundly convinced that it was made under pressure. Someone needed Russia not to participate in the Games.”advertisementBobsleigh federation president Alexander Zubkov, who was stripped of his two gold medals from the 2014 Sochi Games and banned for life from the Olympics last month, told Reuters he was shocked by the IOC decision.”I am simply shocked by what is happening and what happened and by (IOC President) Thomas Bach’s decision regarding our country and our athletes.”The Kremlin had said earlier this week that Russia had no plan to boycott the Olympics if the IOC imposed restrictions on the country’s participation.More than 20 Russian athletes have been banned for life from the Olympics in the past few weeks over doping violations at the 2014 Sochi Games.The bans came as a result of an IOC investigation into allegations of widespread doping among Russians and sample tampering by laboratory and security officials at the Sochi Olympics.The Russian authorities have repeatedly denied state involvement in doping and pledged to work with international sports bodies to curb the use of banned performance-enhancing drugs in the country.
NEW YORK — Ray Rice has won the appeal of his indefinite suspension by the NFL, which has been “vacated immediately,” the players’ union said Nov. 28.The appeal was heard earlier this month by former U.S. District Judge Barbara S. Jones.She was deciding whether the NFL overstepped its authority in modifying Rice’s two-game suspension, making it indefinite after video of the Baltimore Ravens running back punching his fiancee— now his wife — became public.Rice was released by the Ravens and NFL Commissioner Roger Goodell made the suspension indefinite shortly after the video was made public.(BARRY WILNER, AP Pro Football Writer)TweetPinShare0 Shares
ARUNDEL, England — Two cricketers were knocked unconscious when they collided in an English county match on Sunday and were taken to a hospital in ambulances that had come onto the field.Surrey duo Moises Henriques and Rory Burns were injured while going for a catch during a Twenty20 match against Sussex in front of 8,500 spectators. The match was later abandoned.Henriques suffered a suspected broken jaw after he was struck by Burns’ knee. They regained consciousness at Arundel Castle Cricket Club in southern England before being taken to a hospital.“Both were unconscious after the collision,” Sussex physiotherapist John Marrale said. “Henriques was caught by Burns’ knee and Burns had lacerations on the top of his head and below his eye.“They were given oxygen and pain relief was administered by an intravenous drip before they went to hospital. Fortunately they were sitting up when they left the ground but it was a sickening incident.”The 28-year-old Henriques, a Portuguese-born Australia allrounder, signed for Surrey in April to play in the T20 Blast competition as an overseas player. Surrey was awaiting the results of an X-ray on Henriques’ jaw on Sunday night.The 24-year-old Burns, an opening batsman who was a graduate of London-based Surrey’s academy, was reported by the team to be chatting to staff at the hospital while waiting to see a specialist.Umpire Alex Wharf described the clash as a “horrific situation.”“Incidents like that are very rare but the first priority is always the welfare of the players,” Wharf said. “We consulted with the ECB (England and Wales Cricket Board) and the captains and there was never any chance of the game continuing.”The collision occurred after Sussex batsman Steffan Piolet launched a huge top edge into the off side. Henriques and Burns were no more than 20 yards (meters) apart when they collided at full pace and fell face down. TweetPinShare0 Shares
EAST RUTHERFORD, N.J. — For all the Giants offense accomplished in their 31-24 win over the Dolphins, Tom Coughlin was grateful for two plays that involved neither a pass nor run.They were the ones where quarterback Eli Manning took a knee to run off the final seconds — the so-called victory formation.The Giants finally finished a game the way their coach had always envisioned, but rarely realized, during a frustrating 6-7 season.The victory allowed the Giants to remain in a three-way tie atop the weak NFC East with the Redskins and Eagles.But just as important was how they finished off the Dolphins. It took several key plays to get to victory formation, as well as a few anxious moments.Eli Manning’s 84-yard touchdown to a wide-open Odell Beckham Jr. in the fourth quarter broke a 24-24 tie early in the fourth quarter. From there, New York kept the ball away from Miami’s offense.Struggling running back Rashad Jennings, who finished with a season-high 81 yards on 22 carries, had a key first down in the final minutes. Dwayne Harris and Beckham also had key catches.“The way we just buckled down with the 4-minute runs, there was some real head-knocking in there at that point,” Coughlin said. “I thought that was a little bit of a step forward.”Manning went 27-of-31 for 337 yards, four touchdowns, and no interceptions for a near-perfect passer rating of 151.5. Beckham had seven catches, 166 yards and two touchdowns — his sixth straight game with at least 100 yards receiving.Now that the Giants have finally played a fourth quarter to Coughlin’s satisfaction, the trick is to do it again.This time, they’ll go against the undefeated (13-0) Carolina Panthers.“Anytime you have that kind of confidence, there will be a certain measure of accomplishment,” Coughlin said. “The question I’ll have again is, ‘OK, we did this the other night. Do you realize how much we’ll have to improve over that against an undefeated team?’(ERNIE PALLADINO)TweetPinShare0 Shares
EAST RUTHERFORD, N.J.— Bill Belichick won the coin flip and lost the game.And everyone was left trying to make heads or tails of the New England coach’s stunning decision.Eric Decker’s 6-yard touchdown catch from Ryan Fitzpatrick on the first drive of overtime — after New England chose to kick off — lifted the Jets to a 26-20 victory Sunday that put New York in position to make the playoffs.“I thought it was the best thing to do,” said Belichick, whose team failed to lock up the No. 1 overall seed in the AFC playoffs.Before the Patriots went out to midfield for the toss, Belichick told his players that if his team won the toss, the Patriots would kick off. Referee Clete Blakeman flipped the coin, the Patriots won and decided to kick off to the Jets.“The only confusion was whether or not we got to choose which direction we get to kick the ball,” said Patriots wide receiver Matthew Slater, who was out for the toss.According to audio from the CBS broadcast, Blakeman said: “Heads is the call. … It is heads.” He then turned to Slater and asked: “You want to kick?”Slater responded: “We want to kick, that way.”But then, a puzzled-looking Slater, asked Blakeman: “Hey, we won. Don’t we get to choose?”Slater acknowledged that he was simply trying to get clarification from Blakeman on not being able to choose the direction of their kick.“We wanted to kick the other way, but we weren’t able to make that decision because we won the toss and we chose to kick off,” Slater said. “That was the end of our decision making. We didn’t get to decide which way we got to kick it off as well.”Slater acknowledged that he didn’t know that he didn’t get to decide that aspect of the toss.“That’s why I asked for clarification,” he said. “There’s not much to it. We wanted to kick off. We won the toss. We kicked off, which is what we wanted to do.”The Jets were stunned when they saw the Patriots’ kicking team take the field.“My first reaction was, ‘Stop ’em!’ said Jets wide receiver Brandon Marshall, thinking Tom Brady and the offense would have the ball first since the Patriots won the toss.Despite most of MetLife Stadium being dumbfounded, Belichick insisted everything was fine.“There wasn’t any confusion,” the coach said. “There was no confusion.”Belichick had done it once before in 2013, but a hefty wind was involved against Denver. That decision worked. This one flopped.And Fitzpatrick and the Jets made the Patriots pay.“They took the ball out of (Brady’s) hands and I’m grateful they did that,” Jets defensive lineman Sheldon Richardson said. “We’re on to next week.”It was the third time since the 2012 rule change a team chose to kick off for OT. The other times, New England and Minnesota, were winners.New York used a career-long 48-yard reception by Quincy Enunwa and a 20-yard pass to Marshall to move into scoring position. And then, Fitzpatrick hit Decker on a fade behind Super Bowl hero Malcolm Butler for New York’s fifth straight victory.Marshall had two touchdown catches and also became the first NFL player with 100 receptions in six seasons. Fitzpatrick tied a franchise record with 29 TD throws this season.Brady hit James White for a 9-yard score with 1:55 to go, forcing OT. That was the only drive on which Brady got comfortable against an aggressive defense that pressured and hit him all game.It was also the most impact Rob Gronkowski had for the undermanned Patriots, who were missing top wideouts Julian Edelman and Danny Amendola. The tight end had an 8-yard reception on fourth-and-1, then a 26-yarder to set up the touchdown.“I think we have some mental toughness,” Brady said. “A lot of guys have been in and out of the lineup. We have a lot of guys coming in off the street trying to play.”Jamie Collins’ 14-yard fumble return on a third-quarter sack of Fitzpatrick by Jabaal Sheard made it 17-13.“It’s tough,” Patriots running back James White said. “We just have to learn from it and move on pretty quickly.”NOTES: New England OT Sebastian Vollmer (leg) left in the first quarter and OT LaAdrian Waddle (shoulder) went out in the fourth period, as did DB Justin Coleman (head). … Brady went 22 of 31 for 231 yards, one TD and an interception by Darrelle Revis.DENNIS WASZAK Jr., AP Sports Write__TweetPinShare0 Shares
Kontron has introduced the new SMARC-sAMX8X module distinguishing itself by its low power consumption, forming an ideal base for networked terminal devices in industrial environments thanks to its powerful NXP i.MX8X processor in Dual Core or Quad Core configurations. With dimensions of 82×50 mm, it can be deployed flexibly and is designed for operating in an extended temperature range of -40 to +85°C. Kontron presents the new SMARC-sAMX8X alongside other boards and modules based on the latest Intel, AMD Ryzen, i.MX8, and Layerscape processors at electronica 2018.SMARC-sAMX8X will be available in three standard variants. The QuadX+, DualX+ and DualX processors offer up to four Cortex A35 cores clocked at 1.2 GHz. An additional Cortex-M4 core can be used for minor management tasks within the system, which traditionally a seperate controller would have been required for. The new module features three GByte LP-DDR4 memory, a Dual Channel LVDS interface for HDMI or DP displays, up to two GbE, up to three PCI-Express and six USB 2.0 ports, as well as one USB 3.0 port. Between 2 and 64 GB of eMMC 5.0 onboard storage serve as bulk memory. Additionally, the SMARC-sAMX8X offers an SDIO card slot as well as four serial interfaces, one I2S, four I2C, two SPI, one MIPI CSI, twelve GPIO, and two CAN interfaces. The SMARC-sAMX8X utilizes Uboot as bootloader and Yocto Linux as operating system.The SMARC-sAMX8X module supports Kontron’s Security Solution APPROTECT powered by Wibu-Systems. Based on an optionally integrated Wibu-Systems security chip combined with a specifically developed software framework, it provides IP- and copy/reverse engineering protection. Additionally, Kontron’s APPROTECT Licensing also allows pay per use, time-based trial versions, or to enable/disable features.Share this:TwitterFacebookLinkedInMoreRedditTumblrPinterestWhatsAppSkypePocketTelegram Tags: Boards & Modules Continue Reading Previous Increasing code flexibility using callbacksNext TI: multiprotocol gigabit TSN-enabled processors for Industry 4.0
Continue Reading Previous Nvent SCHROFF improves digital workflow through coordinated tools and processesNext Smartwatch teardown shows dual supplies At embedded world 2019, Rigol Technologies will present a number of actually introduced innovations in addition to their proven instruments for test and measurement applications.The portfolio of high-performance oscilloscopes includes the fully featured MSO/DS7000 Mixed-signal Digital Oscilloscope Series, introduced in 2018 and based on Rigol’s state-of-the-art on-chip ASIC technology. With bandwidths from 100 MHz to 500 MHz and sampling rates of up to 10 GS/s, this series is ideally suited for demanding applications in research, development and production. The instruments have a very large 10.1″ color touch screen for clear signal presentation and for optimal display of additional information. For recording and processing of large measurement datasets, a memory depth of up to 500 million points is available, and with a signal acquisition rate of up to 600,000 wfms/sec, the user can acquire, display and evaluate fast signal sequences. The fast analysis and visualization capabilities were realized through the ultra-fast ChipSet of the latest UltraVision II architecture.A novelty are the MSO5000 high-performance oscilloscopes with 9″ color touch screen, whose functionality is slightly below the MSO7000 series. With bandwidths ranging from 70 MHz to 350 MHz and sampling rates up to 8 GS/s, these oscilloscopes are the more cost-effective solution for less demanding applications that require memory depths of up to 200 million points and signal acquisition rates up to 500,000 wfms/sec.As a special highlight, Rigol will present the Top-of-the-range Oscilloscope MSO8000 with bandwidths from 600 MHz up to 2 GHz and a multitude of highly efficient functions. This device is predestined for high-speed signal analysis in all high-tech industries.The RSA5000 Series Real-time Spectrum Analyzers are based on Rigol’s newly developed Ultra Real technology, with the newly created complete platform making it possible to perform real-time measurements. The RSA5000 series is featured by its compact, elegant design, its operation via touch screen and its wide range of possible applications. With an additional 3.2 / 6.5 GHz tracking generator, it can also be used as a “scalar” network analyzer.In addition, for the RSA5000 series Rigol will present its Vector Signal Analysis Software VSA, which will also be available from Q1 2019. This measurement application is integrated in the signal analyzers and will also be available as an upgrade for existing RSA5000 instruments. With the VSA application, the user has a comprehensive tool for demodulation and vector signal analysis to find problems in time, frequency and modulation domains.Share this:TwitterFacebookLinkedInMoreRedditTumblrPinterestWhatsAppSkypePocketTelegram Tags: Tools & Software
Kontron announced the new VX305H-40G 3U OpenVPX single board computer module. It continues to build on its successful VX305x SBCs and the I/O intensive VX305C-40G, which began shipping in December 2018. The VX305H-40G brings high-performance Xeon-D based computing and 40/10 Gigabit Ethernet networking in a package that is both developed in alignment with the SOSA technical standard and is compatible with the US Army’s CMOSS definition.Kontron continues its tradition of offering high-performance open systems architecture computing products with their new VX305H-40G 3U OpenVPX single board computer. Designed to the VITA 65 slot profile SLT3-PAY-1F1F2U1TU1T1U1T-14.2.16 (known as the “Compute Intensive SBC profile”) chosen for inclusion in the SOSA technical standard, the VX305H-40G combines the computational power of the 12-core Intel Xeon D-1559 processor with multiple high-performance data pipes, including a 40 Gigabit Ethernet Data Plane, a second 10 GbE Data Plane, a 10 GbE control plane, and a wide, 8-lane PCI Express Gen 3 Expansion plane port. This combination in an OSA platform makes it an ideal choice when designing a high-performance sensor system using modular open systems architecture principals.The Kontron VX305H-40G leverages the Intel Xeon D-1559 processor, which provides best-in-class computation performance for demanding signal and image processing applications. The VX305H-40G combines that with a 40 GigaGbE Data Plane, a second 10 GbE Data Plane, a 10 GbE Control Plane, and a wide, four-lane PCI Express 3.0 expansion plane to the backplane for system I/O. It also offers an XMC site to easily add front-panel I/O or bulk data storage. The result is a versatile 3U SBC platform designed to fit in any SOSA or CMOSS payload profile slot with a ruggedized package for harsh size, weight, power, and cost constrained environments.Other features of the VX305H-40G include a Kontron-designed VITA 46.11 compatible Intelligent Platform Management Controller to provide system-wide health management, sequenced system power-up, and Temperature/Power/Performance management. To complement this, the VX305H-40G offers a Power-On Built-in Test that give designers a comprehensive package for board and system diagnosis. An additional layered product includes CMON, a lightweight, user-configurable, continuous system monitoring tool.Share this:TwitterFacebookLinkedInMoreRedditTumblrPinterestWhatsAppSkypePocketTelegram Tags: Boards & Modules Continue Reading Previous Microchip: scale space applications with COTS-to-radiation-tolerant Core MCUsNext Teledyne LeCroy: WaveRunner 9000 oscilloscope offers large display, powerful toolbox