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September 19, 2020

Other Sports Dutee Chand seeks legal protection from blackmail, criticism after same-sex revelations

first_img Bhubaneswar: India’s fastest woman Dutee Chand said she will take legal shelter against people blackmailing and criticising her over the revelation of being in a “same-sex” relationship. “I will take shelter of the law against persons and organisations,” Dutee told reporters, alleging that some media organisations were on “overdrive” to harm her by intruding into her private life.     The Asian Games silver medalist said she had kept the identity of her partner a secret, but still, some channels had dug it out and revealed the name and picture. “One should not poke their nose into the private life of other persons,” said Dutee. Asked whether she will initiate legal action against her sister, whom she accused of “blackmailing” over the relationship, Dutee said, “The person may be my blood relation, but I will not spare anyone intruding into my privacy.”RELATED     Dutee, 23, who holds the 100m national record (11.24 seconds), became one of the few athletes in the world to openly admit being in a same-sex relationship. Dutee’s elder sister Saraswati said, “My sister is being misled by some people. She is not saying (the) right things.”     Dutee’s mother also did not approve of her relationship. Earlier, Dutee had said, “I am having a relationship with a 19-year-old woman from my village for the past five years. She is studying B.A. second year in a Bhubaneswar college. She is a relative of mine and whenever I come home, I spend time with her. She is a kind of soul-mate for me and I want to settle down with her in future.”     Dutee came down heavily on her elder sister, saying, “She (elder sister) has thrown out my elder brother from home because she does not like his wife. She has threatened me that same will happen to me. But I am also an adult who has individual freedom. So, I decided to go ahead with this and make it public.”       The landmark judgement of the Supreme Court last year had made a same-sex relationship between consenting adults a non-criminal act though marriage between such individuals is still not legal in India. Dutee Chand holds the national record in the 100m race.Dutee Chand is one of the few athletes in the world to openly admit she is in the same relationship.Supreme Court had struck down Section 377. highlightscenter_img For all the Latest Sports News News, Other Sports News, Download News Nation Android and iOS Mobile Apps.last_img read more

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Update on the latest sports

first_imgUpdate on the latest sports February 5, 2020 Associated Press Two people with the situation say Robert Covington is going to the Houston Rockets and Clint Capela is going to the Atlanta Hawks as part of the complicated trade. The people spoke to The Associated Press on condition of anonymity because the trade has not received league approval.Covington and Jordan Bell will join the Rockets from Minnesota, while Capela and Nene are leaving the Rockets for the Hawks. The Timberwolves will add soon-to-be restricted free agents Malik Beasley and Juancho Hernangomez (WAHN’-choh hur-nahn-GOH’-mehz) from Denver, and the Nuggets get Shabazz Napier from Minnesota plus a first-round pick from Houston.But wait, there’s more.Jarred Vanderbilt is leaving Denver for Minnesota, and the Nuggets are getting Keita Bates-Diop (DEE’-ahp) and Noah Vonleh (VAHN’-lay) from the Timberwolves as well as Evan Turner from the Hawks. The injured Gerald Green also goes to Denver from Houston to help make the math work and is likely to be waived once the deal is final. Atlanta will also have to make another move to finalize the trade since it must first clear a roster spot. ESPN reported Wednesday that the Hawks would waive Chandler Parsons to clear the necessary space.MLB-NEWS Mickelson is No. 72 in the world. He can avoid qualifying by getting into the top 60 on May 18 following the PGA Championship or once the final ranking before the U.S. Open is held on June 15.KOBE BRYANT-ITALYItalian team retires Kobe Bryant’s No. 24 in tributeRIETI, Italy (AP) — The first Italian basketball team that Kobe Bryant’s father played for has retired the Lakers superstar’s jersey to the rafters in a pregame ceremony Wednesday.NPC Rieti hoisted a gold Lakers’ jersey with Kobe Bryant’s No. 24 to the ceiling of the arena as a recording of his lineup introduction from his NBA playing days was played. Rieti was where Joe Bryant made his Italian basketball debut in 1984, when Kobe was 6 years old. — The Braves have defeated Shane Greene in the first salary arbitration case this year. The reliever will be paid $6.25 million instead of his request for $6.75 million. The 31-year-old right-hander was a first-time All-Star last year before finishing the season with a 2.30 ERA, 64 strikeouts and 17 walks over 62 2/3 innings for the Tigers and Atlanta.— The Reds and right-hander Pedro Strop (strohp) have finalized a one-year package worth $1,825,000, their first offseason move to upgrade the bullpen. A hamstring injury limited him to 50 appearances last season, when he went 2-5 with a 4.97 ERA, 10 saves and six blown saves.— The Cubs have invited former closer Brandon Morrow to spring training after buying out his contract last November. Morrow hasn’t pitched since July 2018 because of a bone bruise that required surgery. He had 22 saves and a 1.47 ERA in 35 games when he was shut down in the summer of 2018.— The Phillies have signed infielder Logan Forsythe and right-handers Anthony Swarzak, Blake Parker and Trevor Kelley to minor league contracts with invitations to major league spring training.— Major League Baseball is returning to the Dominican Republic for the first time in 20 years. The Minnesota Twins and the Detroit Tigers will play a spring training game in Santo Domingo on March 7. MLB has never played a regular-season game in the Dominican Republic. Share This StoryFacebookTwitteremailPrintLinkedinRedditNBA-FOUR-TEAM TRADEAP sources: Covington, Capela on move in 4-team tradeUNDATED (AP) — Twelve players and at least three draft picks are part of a four-team trade that was hammered out on the eve of the NBA trade deadline.center_img NFL-CHIEFS-SUPER BOWL PARADEChiefs get warm reception in chilly paradeKANSAS CITY, Mo. (AP) — Hundreds of thousands of Kansas City Chiefs fans braved sub-freezing wind chills on Wednesday to celebrate the team’s first Super Bowl victory in 50 years.Fans lined the 2-mile parade route to thank their football heroes for bringing the Lombardi Trophy back to Kansas City and ending a Super Bowl drought that began after the Chiefs won Super Bowl IV in 1970.Quarterback and Super Bowl MVP Patrick Mahomes (mah-HOHMZ) struggled with a strained voice but said the championship fulfilled two goals he set when he became the team’s starter. Óne was to bring the Lamar Hunt Trophy back to Kansas City as AFC champs, and the second was to win a Super Bowl for head coach Andy Reid. The Hunt Trophy is named after the original owner of the Chiefs. Meanwhile, the rival Steelers have given their general manager a contract extension. Kevin Colbert is now signed through the 2021 draft after considering retirement.COLLEGE FOOTBALL-SIGNING DAYSEC enjoys recruiting bonanzaUNDATED (AP) — The SEC has dominated the recruiting landscape even more than usual this year.The conference had six of the nation’s top eight classes as the remaining unsigned football prospects finalized their college plans Wednesday. That’s according to composite rankings of recruiting sites compiled by 247Sports. NFL-NEWSBrowns introduce new GMUNDATED (AP) — The Cleveland Browns have introduced Andrew Berry as their new general manager.The 32-year-old Berry is believed to be the youngest GM in NFL history, and he’s the second current African-American GM in the NFL. He joked he didn’t receive an upgraded parking space upon his return to Cleveland, where he was vice president of player personnel from 2016-18 under GM Sashi Brown.Berry spent last season in the Philadelphia Eagles’ front office. Yanks’ Paxton out until at least MayUNDATED (AP) — The New York Yankees have announced some bad news concerning their starting rotation.Left-hander James Paxton has had back surgery for a herniated disk and is expected to be sidelined until May or June. The Yankees estimated Paxton’s approximate timeline to pitch in a major league game as three-to-four months.The injury weakens a Yankees rotation already missing right-hander Domingo Germán, who must serve the final 63 games of an 81-game suspension for violating Major League Baseball’s domestic violence policy. Germán is eligible to return June 5, barring any postponements.In other baseball news: The rankings included No. 1 Georgia, No. 2 Alabama, No. 4 LSU, No. 6 Texas A&M, No. 7 Auburn and No. 8 Florida. Only Clemson at No. 3 and Ohio State at No. 5 broke things up.US OPEN-MICKELSONMickelson says he won’t accept US Open exemptionPEBBLE BEACH, Calif. (AP) — Phil Mickelson is still not exempt for the U.S. Open and says he won’t accept a special invitation.The U.S. Open is the one major keeping Mickelson from the career Grand Slam and no other major has given him more grief. He has had a record six runner-up finishes at the U.S. Open, most recently at Merion in 2013.last_img read more

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September 16, 2020

Brittney Sykes turns in vintage performance launching Syracuse into 1st-ever Sweet 16

first_img Related Stories On her feet: After 2 ACL recoveries in 2 years, Brittney Sykes is primed to play for SUBrittney Sykes is still reshaping her game in 1st full season back from ACL tearsBrittney Sykes thrives atop Syracuse’s pressBrittney Sykes shows evolved skill set in Syracuse’s 91-32 win against Texas Rio Grande Valley Published on March 20, 2016 at 7:05 pm Contact Connor: cgrossma@syr.edu | @connorgrossman Brittney Sykes couldn’t wait for the buzzer to celebrate the highest moment of her career. With 10 seconds standing between Syracuse and its first-ever Sweet 16 berth, she swallowed Cornelia Fondren in a hug at midcourt.It was Sykes’ final moment on the Carrier Dome floor this season, and possibly of her career as next year looms with uncertainty. Syracuse jubilantly spilled out onto the court, celebrating both a historic program win and a season-best 24-point performance from their embattled veteran leader.Just don’t ask Sykes about a small stumble or trip on the court. Thirty-four games into the season, she’s annoyed that others haven’t moved on from her twice-torn right ACL like she has. She proved it Sunday with the biggest performance of her career in SU’s second-round NCAA tournament game, one she’s missed out on each of the last two years because of injuries.“I look at her and I just go, ‘Wow,’” assistant coach Tammi Reiss said. “For her to do that today on national TV, in the biggest game of our season, has to just make her heart feel so good.“The moment isn’t too big for her. Lights. Camera. Action. That’s Brittney Sykes.”AdvertisementThis is placeholder textIt was Sykes’ first 20-point game in more than two years, and she pioneered Syracuse (27-7, 13-3 Atlantic Coast) to a 76-59 win against Albany (28-5, 15-1 America East) to send the program to its furthest-ever point in the NCAA tournament. She complemented her scoring eruption with five steals and a season-best 9-of-10 day at the free-throw line.MORE COVERAGE:Syracuse advances to first-ever Sweet 16 with win over AlbanyBria Day steps up as ‘MVP’ in Round of 32 winThree observations from Syracuse’s 76-59 victory over the Great Danes At times this year she was a shadow of her former self, the player who drove the paint with reckless abandon and weaved effortlessly through defenders. But against the Great Danes she was back in the limelight. Driving the paint. Splitting defenders. Carrying SU like she once could.“I told a couple of teammates,” Sykes said, “that it felt like the old me. I felt like the old Brittney when it came to attacking the basket and just being confident.”She knew the challenges that awaited her at the start of this season, fully acknowledging the “right of passage” endured by basketball players with torn ACLs. They become shooters. Sykes carved out extra time before the season to refine her jumper and long-range shots, knowing she’d have to compensate for not driving the paint as frequently.Her shooting success has teetered, with a field-goal percentage nearly eight points worse than either of her other two full seasons. But if nothing else, Sykes has been timely. And on Sunday she picked the start of the second half to be her moment, scoring SU’s first seven points of the third quarter.When Sykes pulled up and hit her first jumper in that stretch, she subtly nodded her head toward the basket. On Syracuse’s next possession she leaked outside the Great Danes’ perimeter and swished a 3. This time, a little more demonstratively, she tilted her head to the right as she stretched the Orange’s lead to 10.To cap off the hectic 90-second stretch, she corralled an errant Albany shot. And as if a 2013-14 highlight reel was playing out on the court, she split three defenders en route to rattling down a layup.“The first half I had my four points,” Sykes said. “Second half it was like, ‘You know what? It’s time to make my mark.’”Logan Reidsma | Senior Staff PhotographerThe 5-foot-9 fourth-year player erupted in the latter 20 minutes, scoring 20 of her 24 points in crunch time. In addition to her seven-point run in the third quarter, she went on a six-point tear to push the Orange’s lead to 15, its biggest of the game with three minutes remaining.As the final result grew more inevitable, Sykes’ hand steadied. She sunk all nine of her free-throw attempts in the fourth quarter, twice stole the ball from Albany in the final five minutes and both led to scoring possessions.“All in all, yeah, probably her most complete game,” head coach Quentin Hillsman said of where Sykes’ performance stacks up in her career. “(It was) her most timely game because we needed all of those points to be successful.”It’s a career that started with so much promise before crashing down near career-ending lows. Sykes knows she has freshmen teammates who haven’t seen a performance like this out of her, and she joked with them that this used to be a nightly occurrence. Without a drop of cockiness, she reaffirmed her point on the court: this is who she used to be.But with Sunday’s win came an injection of new life, or in Sykes’ case, old life. And it’s never been a more opportune moment.“’Just ride with me. I’m going to be there for you,’” Sykes recalled telling her teammates after the game. “This isn’t anything shocking for me. I know I can do this.’“’It’s just a matter of doing it.’” Comments Facebook Twitter Google+last_img read more

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USC powers through Colorado to clinch Pac-12 South

first_imgRonald Jones II started to run to the right.Then, seeing the mass of Colorado defenders in front of him, he paused — almost to a full stop — shifted directions to the left, eluded one would-be tackler and sprinted into the end zone.“They all went to the right, so I went left,” Jones said.Ronald Jones II makes a cut against Colorado – Ollie Jung | Daily TrojanWith that 22-yard touchdown run, USC went ahead by three scores midway through the fourth quarter, wrapping up the Pac-12 South division and clinching its spot in the Pac-12 Championship on Dec. 1.“November is crunch time,” redshirt junior cornerback Ajene Harris said. “We’ve got to get to the championship, so we’re going to do everything we can to get there.”The 11th-ranked football team followed a scoreless first quarter with a 20-point second quarter while shutting out Colorado in the first half en route to a 38-24 victory in Boulder.“We weren’t in this position last year,” head coach Clay Helton said, “and now we are.”Though, USC had to work in the second half to make good on the division clincher. The Trojans gifted the Buffaloes with 14 points early in the second half, first leaving Colorado receiver Juwann Winfree wide open on a 79-yard touchdown, and then allowing a punt in USC territory to be blocked and returned to the one-yard line.From there, Phillip Lindsay punched in the score to cut USC’s lead to 27-14.But redshirt sophomore quarterback Sam Darnold and USC’s offense put up enough points to stave off a Colorado offense that came alive too late, redshirt junior cornerback Ajene Harris recorded an interception with the Trojans in front 38-24 and redshirt sophomore linebacker John Houston Jr. sacked Colorado quarterback Steven Montez on fourth-and-1 with under two minutes to play to help conclude matters.On defense, USC pitched a shutout until midway through the third quarter, when blown coverage led to Winfree waltzing in for a 79-yard catch-and-run touchdown. The Trojans bent but did not break on several Colorado drives. They also blocked two field goals in addition to Harris’ pick-six, the first time USC has blocked two field goals in a game since 2011 against Colorado.“Defensively, our guys had an unbelievable first half,” Helton said, “and when plays needed to be made at the end, [Harris] did an unbelievable job. I told them [in the locker room] that it’s a player’s game and they won it.”The Trojans celebrate after Michael Pittman Jr. catches a touchdown – Ollie Jung | Daily TrojanThe Trojans grabbed the lead early in the second quarter when Darnold threw a jump ball for sophomore wide receiver Michael Pittman Jr., who hauled it in over the defender for his first career touchdown grab.Then, after a three-and-out by Colorado, Darnold marched the Trojans right back down the field, throwing consecutive back-shoulder fades to redshirt freshman wide receiver Tyler Vaughns that set up an 18-yard strike to junior wide receiver Deontay Burnett for the touchdown.Up 14-0, USC put a stranglehold on its lead before halftime when Harris telegraphed a pass on the right sideline, intercepting it and running it back for a 34-yard pick six.The Trojans took a 20-0 lead into halftime, and then tacked on right off the bat in the third quarter, when Darnold hit Burnett on a deep ball and then ran it in himself on a 24-yard scamper with a wide-open lane to the end zone.It was probably Darnold’s best game of the season. The quarterback completed 21-of-34 passes for 329 yards and two touchdowns. And, most importantly, it was his first game all season with no turnovers.“It means a lot,” Darnold said. “Whenever I can play a really clean game, it’s always nice. It was good to sustain some drives and not turn the ball over.”Sam Darnold runs for a gain against Colorado – Ollie Jung | Daily TrojanHe spread the ball out to a variety of receivers, with Burnett, freshman Tyler Vaughns, sophomore Michael Pittman and redshirt receiver Steven Mitchell Jr. all catching at least four passes.“I’m finally starting to get a good groove and a good rhythm with my receivers, and it’s really comforting,” Darnold said.It was also a testament to the receivers getting open and gaining confidence as the regular season reaches its final weeks.“They had the mentality that, ‘If I touch it, I catch it,’” Helton said.The coach added that he expected Colorado to zero in on the run, considering USC had racked up 300 yards on the grounds the past few weeks.“You’re going to get your one-on-one shots,” Helton said to the wide receivers during the game. “You’ve got to make the plays.”Regardless, USC still rushed for 193 yards on the ground, with Jones accounting for 146 of them. He carried the ball 25 times and passed Mike Garrett and Reggie Bush to step into sixth place on USC’s career rushing list.Jones was explosive, breaking off first down runs on nearly every drive, at times carrying defenders with him.“The game called for it,” Jones said on his performance. “Looking at how the game flowed, the offensive line establishing their dominance once again — that’s where we win games: in the trenches.”After the game, outside the locker room with rap music blaring, players remained optimistic that they still had a chance at sneaking into the College Football Playoff. They acknowledged that they would need a number of teams to lose. But, playing their best football of the season — and with a rivalry game against UCLA next week — the Trojans are, in Harris’ words, “hungry.”“We want it all,” he said. “We want the Pac-12 championship, the playoffs. We want the college football championship as well.”USC’s opponent in the Pac-12 Championship Game is still in the air, though it will face either Washington, Washington State or Stanford.last_img read more

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August 16, 2020

Stevanović played his first football match for FC ”Sevilla”

first_imgOur national football team player Miroslav Stevanović played his first football match since he transferred to the football club ”Sevilla”. Stevanović played the second half of the rematch between ”Sevilla” and ”Mallorca”.Although ”Sevilla” was defeated in this match, this football club will continue with the competition because of the victory in the first match.last_img

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August 14, 2020

Wellington Heat beat Denver Cougars 11-2, stay undefeated at 5-0

first_imgby Tracy McCue, Sumner Newscow — The Wellington Heat baseball team closed out its opening non-conference five-game home series with an 11-2 victory over the Denver Cougars.The 5-0 Heat will host the El Dorado Broncos on Thursday for the Jayhawk League opener. Free tickets from the Reedy Ford table will be at the entrance of the stadium.This marked the third straight victory over the Cougars. In the season opener, Wellington won the first game with a 16-0 thumping on Friday. Saturday, the Heat would beat the Cougars 11-2 – a score that would be replicated two games later.Wellington then beat Valley Center 7-6 Monday evening.The updated schedule is as follows: Wellington 16 Cougars 0Wellington 11 Cougars 2Wellington 9 Kansas Cannons 7Wellington 11 Cougars 2El Dorado at Wellington, Thursday, 7:05 p.m.Wellington at Dodge City A’s, Friday-Sunday, 7:05 p.m.Tulsa Braves at Wellington, Monday, 7:05 p.m.Wellington at Derby Twins, Tuesday, 7:05 p.m.Follow us on Twitter. Close Forgot password? Please put in your email: Send me my password! Close message Login This blog post All blog posts Subscribe to this blog post’s comments through… RSS Feed Subscribe via email Subscribe Subscribe to this blog’s comments through… RSS Feed Subscribe via email Subscribe Follow the discussion Comments Logging you in… Close Login to IntenseDebate Or create an account Username or Email: Password: Forgot login? Cancel Login Close WordPress.com Username or Email: Password: Lost your password? Cancel Login Dashboard | Edit profile | Logout Logged in as Admin Options Disable comments for this page Save Settings You are about to flag this comment as being inappropriate. Please explain why you are flagging this comment in the text box below and submit your report. The blog admin will be notified. Thank you for your input. There are no comments posted yet. Be the first one! Post a new comment Enter text right here! Comment as a Guest, or login: Login to IntenseDebate Login to WordPress.com Login to Twitter Go back Tweet this comment Connected as (Logout) Email (optional) Not displayed publicly. Name Email Website (optional) Displayed next to your comments. Not displayed publicly. If you have a website, link to it here. Posting anonymously. Tweet this comment Submit Comment Subscribe to None Replies All new comments Comments by IntenseDebate Enter text right here! Reply as a Guest, or login: Login to IntenseDebate Login to WordPress.com Login to Twitter Go back Tweet this comment Connected as (Logout) Email (optional) Not displayed publicly. Name Email Website (optional) Displayed next to your comments. Not displayed publicly. If you have a website, link to it here. Posting anonymously. Tweet this comment Cancel Submit Comment Subscribe to None Replies All new commentslast_img read more

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September 15, 2019

Firefighters rescue dog caught under fence

first_imgNORTHWEST MIAMI-DADE, FLA. (WSVN) – Miami-Dade Fire Rescue responded to a call about a dog trapped under a chain link fence, Friday.The owner stuck by the animal’s side near Northwest Second Avenue and Northwest 54th Street, keeping it calm.After 10 minutes and careful cutting, firefighters managed to free the dog.The dog suffered a couple of small puncture wounds but was more than happy to be running around again.Copyright 2019 Sunbeam Television Corp. All rights reserved. This material may not be published, broadcast, rewritten or redistributed.last_img

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