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Palacio inspires Bologna to beat Samp

first_img Watch Serie A live in the UK on Premier Sports for just £11.99 per month including live LaLiga, Eredivisie, Scottish Cup Football and more. Visit: Rodrigo Palacio was inspirational as Bologna returned to victory after over a month, inflicting Claudio Ranieri’s first defeat on the Sampdoria bench. La Trenza opened the scoring, then Mattia Bani ensured success despite a Manolo Gabbiadini stunner. Click here for the full match report. OR See how all six of today’s Serie A games unfold on the LIVEBLOG.last_img read more

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Immobile celebrates Lazio Century

first_imgCiro Immobile has achieved his Lazio Century of 100 goals in the Biancocelesti jersey, in just 147 competitive games. The striker found the net with a glancing header in this evening’s 2-1 victory away to Milan, a result that put his team in joint fourth place with Atalanta and Cagliari. It consolidated his status as Capocannoniere with 13 goals in the opening 11 Serie A rounds. Above all, Immobile hit 100 goals in the Lazio jersey, managing the feat in only 147 appearances. The tally is divided up into 80 Serie A goals, 10 in the Europa League, eight Coppa Italia strikes and two in the Italian Super Cup. Watch Serie A live in the UK on Premier Sports for just £11.99 per month including live LaLiga, Eredivisie, Scottish Cup Football and more. Visit: read more

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‘Old Italy defence a problem’

first_img Watch Serie A live in the UK on Premier Sports for just £11.99 per month including live LaLiga, Eredivisie, Scottish Cup Football and more. Visit: World Cup winner Claudio Gentile warns “now the real work starts” for Italy and claims they are struggling to bring through defenders. Italy have secured their place at Euro 2020 with flying colours, winning nine out of nine qualifiers, and they will look to make it a perfect 10 against Armenia this evening. Despite that, Gentile told ANSA: “It’s always nice to win, but now the real work starts. “The road hasn’t been easy, but they deserved to qualify. Now we’ll see which role Italy will play at the European Championship. “The foundations are there, now we await the results. It won’t be easy to progress in the tournament.” The Azzurri have a plethora of talent coming through in midfield and attack, yet the former Juventus man sees no such case at the back. Giorgio Chiellini and Leonardo Bonucci [pictured] are now the wrong side of 30, as is new boy Francesco Acerbi. “We’ve been talking about it for a few years now, and you feel like this when you need to change something. “I can’t name a proper defender [coming through] when I look at the squad today. “This can cause some negative results, if you don’t have players who batten down the hatches.”last_img read more

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India vs Australia first T20 preview: India hoping for a turnaround in 1st T20

first_imgTheir reputation bruised and battered after the humiliating loss in the Test series, India will be desperate to turn their fortunes around and restore some pride in the limited overs matches, starting with the first T20 against Australia here on Wednesday.The Indians slumped to their lowest ebb in the longer version last week when Australia mauled the visitors by a 4-0 margin in the Test series.The drubbing at the hands of Australia was also India’s eighth straight overseas Test defeat following the series loss by an identical margin in England last year.But with some fresh legs – Suresh Raina, Manoj Tiwary, Praveen Kumar, Irfan Pathan, Parthiv Patel, Ravindra Jadeja and Rahul Sharma – joining the team for the limited overs matches, Mahendra Singh Dhoni would be hoping for lady luck to smile on him in the first of the two T20 matches tomorrow ahead of the tri-series, featuring hosts Australia and Sri Lanka.With India’s famed batting line-up failing miserably in the Test series, there is a scramble for early berths in the opening Twenty20 match at the ANZ Stadium.There is competition for each spot in the team, especially after the debacle in the Test series.The opening duo of Virender Sehwag and Gautam Gambhir have time and again failed to give India a good start in the Test series.To add to it, skipper Dhoni himself has looked a pale shadow of his former self with the bat as well as his leadership qualities.Though there is little threat to their positions in the playing eleven as of now, the trio knows that it is high time for it to perform or make away for youngsters like Manoj Tiwary and Parthiv Patel.advertisementThe talented Rohit Sharma is expected to finally get a match after being on the sidelines for the entire Test series. Apart from Rohit, the middle-order will have Raina, Virat Kohli and Dhoni with Ravindra Jadeja playing the role of an all-rounder.India’s bowling department will be led by Zaheer Khan. He is expected to have Umesh Yadav and Praveen Kumar for company, even as left-arm pacer Irfan Pathan stands with an outside chance because of his batting abilities and experience of playing in Australian conditions.Off-spinner Ravichandran Ashwin is expected to spearhead the spin department with Jadeja.But all said and done, one thing that stands against India is their record in T20 format.India lost three straight games each in the super league stage of the two consecutive T20 World Cups in England and in West Indies in 2009-10 and the young batsmen were exposed against the short-pitched deliveries.The Indians were all out on most occasions, despite having a galaxy of batting stars in their ranks.But thankfully for the Indians, the present Australia T20 squad, under George Bailey, does not have menacing fast bowlers. There is no Peter Siddle, Ben Hilfenhaus or Ryan Harris in the team. The only one with some credentials is veteran Brett Lee, who has long retired from Test cricket.But young James Faulkner is an unknown entity and is said to be a good left-arm fast bowling all-rounder from Tasmania.Still, Daniel Christian is highly spoken of and Clint McKay has had a few impressive performances in the recent Big Bash League (BBL).Australia’s biggest advantage going into tomorrow’s match is that most of their players can perform dual roles.Out-of-form Shaun Marsh will possibly get one last opportunity tomorrow after his repeated faulures in the Test series, which led to his omission from Australia’s ODI team.Shaun’s brother, the big-hitting Mitchell Marsh, is also expected to play on Wednesday and will provide Bailey with an all-round option.SquadsIndia: Mahendra Singh Dhoni (capt), Gautam Gambhir, Virender Sehwag, Virat Kohli, Rohit Sharma, Suresh Raina, Parthiv Patel, Rahul Sharma, Zaheer Khan, Ravichandran Ashwin, Umesh Yadav, Praveen Kumar, Vinay Kumar, Irfan Pathan, Ravindra Jadeja and Manoj Tiwary.Australia: George Bailey (capt), David Warner, Travis Birt, Daniel Christian, Xavier Doherty, James Faulkner, Aaron Finch, David Hussey, Brett Lee, Clint McKay, Mitchell Marsh, Shaun Marsh, Matthew Wade and Brad Hogg.Match starts at 14:05 ISTlast_img read more

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Delhi Medical Council turns up the heat on Yuvraj Singh’s physio

first_imgJatin Chaudhry, troubled physiotherapist of cancer-stricken cricketer Yuvraj Singh, is once again under the scanner of medical regulatory authorities with fresh complaints against him.The Delhi Medical Council (DMC), which investigated Chaudhry in 2009, has decided to launch a fresh investigation against the selfstyled physiotherapist based on complaints filed by patients and the Indian Medical Association (IMA). These complaints have been filed after reports last week about Chaudhry’s being a quack.Relatives of patients have complained that Chaudhry has been using his association with the cricketer to ‘trap’ innocent patients and has been charging hefty fee. “We went to him when we heard that he has been treating Yuvraj. Clippings about Yuvi were on display all over his clinic. He gave some medicines and acupuncture treatment which only worsened the condition of my bother”, said Anurag Soni, who took his bother Rahul to Chaudhry for treatment. Rahul had suffered spinal cord injury in a road accident in July 2010.Soni has approached DMC for action against Chaudhry. “We will be investigating the case after the anti- quackery committee of the council examines it”, confirmed DMC secretary Dr Girish Tyagi. Meanwhile, IMA has written to the Delhi government as well as the Delhi Council of Physiotherapy and Occupation Therapy to proceed against Chaudhry as he was not registered for practicing physiotherapy as well.Chaudhry started treating Rahul in May last year and promised that his condition would improve within three months. “He has been giving some medicines of Forever Living Company costing about Rs 15,000 a month and weekly two sessions of acupuncture costing Rs 1000 each sitting. Even after 20 sessions, there was no improvement. Instead there was swelling where needles were punctured”, Soni narrated in his complaint. He said the medicines which Chaudhry has been selling directly are available from the market at half the price. Chaudhry never gave receipts for any payments made to him.advertisementPatients seen by Chaudhry have also landed in other city hospitals. “One of them was suffering from Multiple Sclerosis, for which one is not supposed to use acupuncture at all. Such patients have to be seen by neurologists. Acupuncture can’t be promised as treatment for serious ailments. It can only slow down progression of such diseases”, said Dr Raman Kapoor, head of acupuncture at the Sir Ganga Ram Hospital.Curiously, Chaudhry’s website sharnamhealing. com is not accessible since the controversy about his qualifications broke out. Besides claiming to have treated Yuvraj Singh, Sania Mirza and golfer Arjun Atwal, the website promised treatment of a range of diseases including cancer. Chaudhry or his clinic did not respond to calls on Tuesday. “Celebrities are role models for their fans. If they depend on unqualified people for medical problems, then people get misled”, said Dr Anil Bansal of IMA.last_img read more

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Akhilesh Yadav emerges as new star of UP politics

first_imgIndia Today Editor Kaveree Bamzai.Delhi’s most powerful people are least visible, at least to the lower orders. Priyanka Vadra Gandhi makes an appearance only at her children’s PTA meetings. Rahul Gandhi goes to swish restaurants only after everyone else has left. Sonia Gandhi steps out these days only to scold,India Today Editor Kaveree Bamzai.Delhi’s most powerful people are least visible, at least to the lower orders. Priyanka Vadra Gandhi makes an appearance only at her children’s PTA meetings. Rahul Gandhi goes to swish restaurants only after everyone else has left. Sonia Gandhi steps out these days only to scold Manmohan Singh or get a medical check-up. Yet the city spends much of its time obsessing about them. The Gandhis do, after all, control the party that controls the Government, even if it has stopped governing. The city is urgently in need of a new cult. Cults have a wonderful habit of breeding followers, followers tend to generate all manner of fixers, and fixers inevitably breed gossip and patronage. Since the Gandhis are inaccessible to power brokers of recent vintage, these ladies and gentlemen tend to gravitate towards outsiders who find the foxy nature of the Capital difficult to negotiate. Remember the last time it happened? Yes, it was the Marans and M. Karunanidhi’s children. The tussle for the affections of the DMK chief led to the rise of a certain statuesque PR professional given to light flirtation and heavy wheeling-dealing. Since then the Capital has had to focus its considerable speculative energies on the Gandhis, from their living arrangements to their vacation spots.Akhilesh Yadav.Thankfully, now there is a new hero. An unknown quantity who has spent much of the past 12 years of his public life mingling with the natives in his village, Saifai. It’s 280 km from Delhi but a world apart in possibilities. Akhilesh Singh has spent much of his youth there, even the years at boarding in Sainik School in Dholpur, just 70 km away. The probability of Delhi’s ladies who do power lunches and men who finance them making their way to its dusty streets fills my heart with much delight. So as a public service, this is a primer to distinguish the current object of their attentions from their pet magnet of the past. Forget the trips to Dubai, hoping to run into Rahul. Try dividing your time between Akhilesh’s Delhi ghar and Etawah gaon.The wheels Rahul Gandhi loves superbikes, Akhilesh prefers bicycles. It’s symptomatic of how they keep fit. Rahul likes the gym, Akhilesh prefers the treadmill at his own home. So please forget the six pack and try breathing fresh air. Or better still, do five rounds of the hockey stadium in Saifai.The hangout It’s futile hoping to catch Rahul’s eye at Aman. Try hanging out at Khan Market. You might bump into Dimple Yadav, Akhilesh’s wife, buying things for the home or their three children.The buddies High-profile dynasty MPs for Rahul. Low-profile friends from the past for Akhilesh. You could try befriending them, but first you’d have to know who they are.The sport Soccer. Rahul, as we know from years of watching him in the stands with beautiful Bollywood people, follows cricket.The education Not Harvard or Cambridge, but University of Sydney; not development economics, but environmental engineering.The honorific It’s not Mummy but Netaji. So forget Tughlaq Lane, kindly get in the queue outside Akhilesh’s Pandara Park home. Apparently, there are no curtains. So you can look right in.advertisementlast_img read more

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In-form NU, Adamson nail 4th victories

first_img‘A complete lie:’ Drilon refutes ‘blabbermouth’ Salo’s claims Robredo: True leaders perform well despite having ‘uninspiring’ boss PLAY LIST 02:49Robredo: True leaders perform well despite having ‘uninspiring’ boss02:42PH underwater hockey team aims to make waves in SEA Games01:44Philippines marks anniversary of massacre with calls for justice01:19Fire erupts in Barangay Tatalon in Quezon City01:07Trump talks impeachment while meeting NCAA athletes02:49World-class track facilities installed at NCC for SEA Games Sports Related Videospowered by AdSparcRead Next Argentine bishop appears at court hearing on abuse charges Trump to designate Mexican drug cartels as terrorist groups Winter storm threatens to scramble Thanksgiving travel plans Lacson: SEA Games fund put in foundation like ‘Napoles case’ Hotel says PH coach apologized for ‘kikiam for breakfast’ claim MOST READ No more menthol cigarettes: New ban on tobacco, vape flavors LATEST STORIES Don’t miss out on the latest news and information. The San Marcelino-based Lady Falcons thus stretched their impressive run to four and took the first Final Four seat in their side of the two-division tournament organized by Sports Vision.University of the Philippines and Arellano, tied at second with 3-1 marks, dispute the other slot this Saturday.FEATURED STORIESSPORTSSEA Games: Biñan football stadium stands out in preparedness, completionSPORTSPrivate companies step in to help SEA Games hostingSPORTSBoxers Pacquiao, Petecio torchbearers for SEA Games openingBut the victory proved costly for the Lady Falcons, who lost top spiker Jema Galanza in the third set after the Adamson skipper twisted her right foot after landing off a block.Earlier, National U dominated Jose Rizal U, 25-11, 25-15, 25-13, to also go 4-0 and clinch at least a playoff for the other Final Four berth in Group A. —CEDELF P. TUPAS Adamson warded off St. Benilde’s second-set comeback to post a 25-19, 25-20, 25-17 victory and clinch the first semifinal berth in Group B of the Premier Volleyball League Collegiate Conference at Filoil Flying V Center on Monday.The Lady Falcons struggled against the Lady Blazers, who led midway through the second set, before escaping with a straight-sets triumph.ADVERTISEMENT Ethel Booba on hotel’s clarification that ‘kikiam’ is ‘chicken sausage’: ‘Kung di pa pansinin, baka isipin nila ok lang’ Three-leg winner Mondilla favorite in ICTSI Players Championship View commentslast_img read more

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Lava launches budget 3G Iris 350 handset at Rs 3,499

first_imgHome grown manufacturer, Lava has listed a new 3G ready budget handset on its official website. The Lava Iris 350 smartphone has been listed at a price tag of Rs 3,499, however, there is no word yet regarding the device’s exact date of availability.   The Lava Iris 350 smartphone features a 3.5-inch HVGA TFT display with a 320×480 pixels resolution. It is powered by a 1GHz single-core (unspecified chipset) processor alongside 256MB of RAM. It comes with 512MB of inbuilt storage expandable up to 32GB via microSD card.The dual-SIM device runs Android 4.4.2 KitKat out-of-the-box. It sports a 2MP fixed-focus rear camera with LED flash and a 0.3MP front-facing camera. Connectivity options on the device include: 3G, GPRS/ EDGE, Wi-Fi 802.11 b/g/n, Micro-USB, and Bluetooth. The device decks in a 1400mAh battery rated to deliver up to 12 hours of talk time and up to 244 hours of standby time on 2G.Earlier, the company launched the Iris Alfa smartphone at a price tag of Rs. 6,550, another budget device. The Lava Iris Alfa Android 4.4 KitKat out-of-the-box and supports FOTA (firmware over the air) updates.last_img read more