Video: Arsenal and Liverpool targets score brilliant goals as Lyon defeat AC Milan in pre-season friendly

first_imgPre-season friendlies can be dull affairs sometimes but Lyon and AC Milan put on a real show on Saturday night.The two teams went head to head at Stade Gerland and in the first half Nabil Fekir, wanted by Arsene Wenger, had edged the hosts ahead with a fantastic free-kick.Following the restart Andrea Poli levelled for the Italians with a netbusting half-volley, but Lyon regained the lead after 78 minutes as Alexandre Lacazette, who has had both Arsenal and Liverpool interested in securing his services, slipped the ball home after a neat passing move.You can see all three goals above…last_img

IPL 2017: Kings XI Punjab look to go all out against Gujarat Lions

first_imgOn a roll with back-to-back wins, a resurgent Kings XI Punjab will look to go all guns blazing against down and out Gujarat Lions on Sunday to keep their IPL playoff hopes alive.After registering a comprehensive ten-wicket win on their home turf in Mohali a week back against Delhi Daredevils, KXIP pulled off another win against bottom-placed Royal Challengers Bangalore in Bengaluru on Friday.Punjab had bundled out Daredevils for 67 the other night, while they defended a modest 138/7 by dismissing RCB for 119 to register a 19-run win last night.It was all-rounder Axar Patel who first smashed a 17-ball 38 and then followed it up with 3/11, to dash the hopes of Virat Kohli led side.In the eight-team competition, Punjab are placed at number five spot with five wins and ten points from 10 games, while Gujarat Lions have just three wins from 11 games with six points.With their win against RCB, Punjab, who had reached the finals of the 2014 edition, have improved their chances of making it to the playoffs.Hashim Amla has been their highest run-scorer with 316 runs, which included a century against Mumbai Indians. Martin Guptill, Shaun Marsh, Manan Vohra, Wriddhiman Saha, Axar Patel – all have chipped in from time to time but they need to be more consistent to lend depth to KXIP batting.For Punjab, the form of their skipper Glenn Maxwell has been a cause of concern. Maxwell, who can single-handedly destroy any bowling attack, has been off-colour, getting under 200 runs in 10 matches, with an unbeaten 44 being his highest score this season.advertisementPacer Sandeep Sharma’s brilliant three-wicket haul blew away RCB’s top-order to set up the win for Punjab last night and he is their best bowler.Seamers Varun Aaron and Mohit Sharma have the ability to do a good job, while spinner Axar Patel has proved himself with 13 wickets so far in the season.Gujarat Lions, on the other hand, are out of contention and they are struggling at the second last position. Having finished an impressive third in their inaugural season last year, it turned out to be a disappointing campaign for the Lions in 2017.The Lions are coming into the match following consecutive losses, which also includes the heartbreaking defeat against Mumbai Indians in a thrilling Super Over finish at Rajkot.Despite posting 208/7, the Lions were blown away by Rishabh Pant’s sensational 43-ball 97-run innings and Sanju Samson’s 61 in their last match against Delhi and they would still be reeling from the seven-wicket loss.Lions have also suffered a body blow losing their opener Brendon McCullum, who will miss the remaining matches after suffering a hamstring strain.Skipper Suresh Raina and Dinesh Karthik have done bulk of their scoring and with the likes of Ishan Kishan, Aaron Finch, and Dwayne Smith in their line-up, Gujarat have the ability to tear apart even the strongest of the bowling attack.But more often than not, it is their inexperienced bowling unit which has cost the side dearly.The likes of Shardul Thakur, James Faulkner, Basil Thampi and Ravindra Jadeja have failed to live upto the expectations of the side.last_img read more

GB Nagar admin warns of strict action against rumour mongers

first_imgNOIDA: Amid major political developments in Jammu and Kashmir, the administration in Gautam Buddh Nagar on Monday asked the people to verify any related content they post on social media and warned of legal action against rumour mongers. The Gautam Buddh Nagar administration has appealed to the public as well as the media “to not spread any kinds of rumours” and share content online only after verifying it from official sources, according to a statement. Also Read – After eight years, businessman arrested for kidnap & murder “If anybody is found spreading a rumour or disseminating unverified information on social media which impacts harmony and public order then legal action would be initiated against them by the district administration and the police,” District Magistrate BN Singh was quoted as saying in the statement. “Swift action would be ensured against the offenders in the district,” he added. Separately, police in the district adjoining the capital also asked the public to avoid “rumours, fact-less and misleading posts being circulated through social media. Posts on social media should be made only after verifying the information. Necessary legal action will be taken against those spreading rumour,” the police said in a statement.last_img read more

RealTime Data Could Corrupt BigTime Sports

By Jody Avirgan As you’re watching the Super Bowl this weekend, keep in mind that behind the scenes, loads of data — and money — is shifting with each and every play. And as real-time data plays a bigger and bigger role in big-time sports, there are more opportunities for corruption.On this week’s episode of our podcast What’s The Point, James Glanz of The New York Times discusses his reporting on high-speed data in sports, as well as his investigations into daily fantasy sports. To listen, stream or download the full episode above, or subscribe using your favorite podcast app.Glanz also reveals that over the course of his reporting, he uncovered that the government routinely finds the names of active professional athletes when it takes down gambling rings. Video and a transcript of that part of the conversation are below.Are pro athletes gambling?Jody Avirgan: In the last couple years, you hear NFL players talk more explicitly about the fact that they know people have them in fantasy sports and their performance is linked to this proxy game or gambling that’s happening. Does it worry you that players are aware of all this other stuff that’s happening around them?James Glanz: Yeah. Yeah, it does. In reporting this story, integrity monitors are some of the people I spoke with — we didn’t do a lot about that — but what I hear from them is that unfortunately, even when [sports leagues] are working privately with integrity monitors, it’s not in any of the sports’ interest to really publicize the cases that they actually find. For example, here’s something I’ll give you that we didn’t put into the series.Avirgan: Are you about to out a player?Glanz: I’m not going to out a player, but in the United States betting organizations get taken down, prosecuted — sometimes severely if they’re convicted of money laundering and things like that, which is the usual charge — but prosecutors do not go after individual bettors, but they often know who they are. And in ring after ring, in this country, active players are constantly caught up in these dragnets that become criminal prosecutions, but because the players are generally just betting, they’re never named.What exactly is data?Avirgan: Over the course of all your reporting, did you land somewhere in terms of how our law should think of what the Internet is — or what data is?Glanz: I guess I’d turn it around. The Internet doesn’t rule the world. We’re in a nation of laws, and we have to actually change those laws if we want to operate under a different set of operating principles. The Internet calls some of that into question, but in some cases it just takes advantage of people’s ignorance about the way the whole system works — I’m talking about the digital system. So, if you’re running an illegal casino in Chelsea, you’re going to have to own up to it; that’s just the way it works.Avirgan: But you’re OK with the fact that it’s illegal in Chelsea, but it’s legal in Malta or some Caribbean island?Glanz: Well, I can’t really help what happens in Malta. I guess the way I’d put it is, that if you’re going to set up your casino in Chelsea, then put a sign out front. Because if what you’re doing is relying on law enforcement’s ignorance about the Internet, I can tell you, the house isn’t going to stand forever, because they’re going to figure that out — and they partly did from our series. That’s an inconvenient fact. Data is like all the rest of us, it exists in a physical place, and you have to take that into account. That’s just the way it is.Avirgan: What’s next in your reporting?Glanz: I’m not sure. I think that networking, and I’m talking about this in a very technical sense, is something that now weaves through all of our lives and affects almost every professional area in the United States as well as our personal lives and very few people understand. I’ve just started to get close to how complicated it is, but also how weirdly understandable it is. I’ll probably find another topic that kind of takes me through that world, and I’ll end up again in these places where you’re looking around and you think you’re in the belly of a submarine, but it’s really “the cloud.” I sort of like those places. More: Apple Podcasts | ESPN App | RSS | Embed “After a goal is scored, the result is transmitted to a server in Malta and shows up on a screen, before people in the stadium even jump up and scream.” Read more: “Inside the Shadowy World of High-Speed Tennis Betting” Embed Code If you’re a fan of What’s The Point, subscribe on Apple Podcasts, and please leave a rating/review — that helps spread the word to other listeners. And be sure to check out our sports show Hot Takedown as well. Have something to say about this episode, or have an idea for a future show? Get in touch by email, on Twitter, or in the comments.What’s The Point’s music was composed by Hrishikesh Hirway, host of the “Song Exploder” podcast. Download our theme music. read more

Child dies after being struck by SUV in Fallbrook

first_img FALLBROOK (KUSI) – An 8-year-old girl was struck in a Fallbrook parking lot Friday evening and died while being taken to a hospital.At around 6:30 p.m. Friday, a woman driving a Toyota Rav4 tried to make a right turn into a parking lot on Heald Lane, a dead end off Fallbrook Street, while the 8-year-old and two family members were walking on the sidewalk across the parking lot entrance, according to California Highway Patrol Officer Mark Latulippe.The Toyota driver apparently did not see any of the three, and struck the child while making the turn.Emergency personnel treated the 8-year-old at the scene and took her to Rady Children’s Hospital in San Diego, but she succumbed to her injuries on the way to the hospital, Latulippe said.The driver remained at the scene while officers investigated.Alcohol and drugs were not considered to be factors in the crash, Latulippe said. Posted: August 4, 2018 Categories: Local San Diego News FacebookTwitter KUSI Newsroom, KUSI Newsroom August 4, 2018 Child dies after being struck by SUV in Fallbrooklast_img read more

Twoyearold falls into pool and drowns in Oceanside

first_img Posted: June 22, 2019 June 22, 2019 Categories: Local San Diego News FacebookTwitter Updated: 4:52 PM Two-year-old falls into pool and drowns in Oceansidecenter_img OCEANSIDE (KUSI) – A 2-year-old girl drowned in a backyard pool today, police said.A witness told Oceanside police the girl fell into the pool in the 1800 block of Morena Street sometime Saturday. Family members pulled the child from the pool and began CPR until police and paramedics arrived.She was rushed to a hospital, where she died as a result of drowning. KUSI Newsroom KUSI Newsroom, last_img