On accurate tools and calibration

first_img Leave a Reply Cancel reply You must Register or Login to post a comment. This site uses Akismet to reduce spam. Learn how your comment data is processed. Share this:TwitterFacebookLinkedInMoreRedditTumblrPinterestWhatsAppSkypePocketTelegram Tags: Design Methods Continue Reading Previous Mark your calendar for the Programmable Logic Meet-up at ESC Minneapolis 2016Next Book Review: The Innovators by Walter Isaacsoncenter_img I’m a sucker for tools that measure things, especially when they offer a great deal of precision. Or, better, accuracy, for accuracy is how closely a measurement conforms to reality, and precision is a measure of repeatability. Most of us, myself included, in casual conversation carelessly conflate these terms.Perhaps one of the more incredible measuring tools we all carry around is a smart phone GPS. In 1991 a friend and I sailed to England with an early Magellan unit. Big, costly and clunky it burned through AAs at an amazing rate so had to be left off except when we needed a position. The slow MCUs of the day required 20 minutes to obtain and reduce a position; I used to race it with the sextant. Today it’s amazing that a tiny bit of electronics can suck data from the spacecraft 20,000 km above the earth and almost instantly compute a position accurate to a few meters. What Captain Cook would have given for such technology! (I bet he would have liked decent charts even better.)One of my favorite measuring tools in the woodworking shop is this 6” scale:6” scale and calipers. Photo by author. These were available at Home Depot for $2 each. I bought two and now wish I had purchased more, for Home Depot, in the inevitable cheapening of things, replaced these with Chinese crap.One side is divided into 32nds, the other into 64ths. The calipers confirm as much accuracy as I can discern with aging eyes. But are the calipers accurate? According to a precision calibration block they’re within about 2 thousandths of an inch at the one inch setting. That’s more than good enough for my woodworking.But how accurate is the cal block? It was sold as being good to one ten-thousandth but that was years ago. And what about its tempco? Presumably at room temperatures the variation is low, but who knows? We all rely on some sort of faith as guiding our philosophical underpinnings; mine is in that cal block but it could be that it isn’t the One True Religion after all.One neat little item is this $30 Wixey tilt-box which measures angles.Wixey tilt box. Photo by author. MEMS accelerometers are so cheap today that a lot of these sorts of devices are available. A rare-earth magnet in the bottom of the unit sticks it to something to be measured; in this photo it’s measuring the angle of a table-saw blade. At $30 it has a claimed accuracy of +/- 0.2 degrees. I’ve checked it against my best square which is supposed to be within 0.0001” over 6”. But is the square really that good?I have to rely on faith. But these accuracies are good enough for woodworking.The tilt-box can’t measure absolute angles; they are all referenced to a value when one presses the “zero” button. So I put it on the saw’s table, zero it, and then mount it on the blade.The darn thing eats coin cells. After six months the CR2032 is dead, though I probably use it a total of ten minutes in that time. This puzzle got me interested in embedded systems that have to work for a long time from a battery which resulted in this study. The unit pulls 10 uA when “off” – the MCU is probably in some inefficient sleep mode. Interestingly, those $4 digital thermometers that live for years in a medicine cabinet yet spring to life when needed draw about a single nA when off. “Off” means different things to different engineers.How about tape measures? Here’s two:Two tape measures. Photo by author. One is a ¾” Dewalt, the other a ½” Stanley. At 7 feet they disagree by 1/16”. Which one is correct? An old saw states that a man with one clock knows what time it is; one with two has no idea, which seems to be the matter with these two tapes. We’re building a 30’ long barn so I imagine that the total difference over that run is a quarter inch. Horrors! But the truth is I screwed it up and there’s over an inch of skew in the building. Entirely my fault, though it would be nice to blame the tools.In the electronics lab we all have a plethora of equipment for measuring things. My work is mostly experimentation and really doesn’t need much in the way of high accuracy (or precision). Obviously, others will have different requirements. It is nice to know that the gear isn’t lying too much, but for me it makes no economic sense to send the stuff out to a cal lab every year.Take, for instance, a DMM. This HP 3468A is old but, with the exception of a display that’s a little hard to read, is quite a nice unit. Does “old” mean “out of calibration”?DMM being tested by the DMMCheck. Photo by author. The little board in front of the meter is a DMMCheck from VoltageStandard. For about $50 this thing provides a 5.000 volt output reference, accurate to 0.01% +/- 500 µV, a 1.000 mA reference, accurate to 0.1% +/- 1 µA, and three 0.1% resistors. Recalibration of the unit is free for the first two years and $10 after that. It’s really not important that my meter is super-accurate… but it sure feels good to know that it’s pretty darn close. (I know that a measurement at just one voltage doesn’t mean the meter is accurate at any voltage; the DMMCheck is just a reassuring sanity check.)Other gear is harder to evaluate. I check various instruments against each other from time to time. For instance, the HP 8640B signal generator’s indicated frequency is always within 1 KHz of what the Advantest R3132 spectrum analyzer reports – not bad at the signal generator’s max 500 MHz. My scopes are all digital and, connected to that signal generator, display the correct frequency to within the relatively low (few digits) resolution that most scopes provide as part of their automatic measurements.Voltage measurements are much more distressing since scopes generally are rated at -3 dB for frequencies at their max bandwidth. Even if in-calibration it bugs me to see the amplitude drop off as one cranks up the sig gen’s frequency. If you don’t know how a piece of test equipment is spec’d you may be deceived by what is displayed.My Agilent MSO-X 3054A scope does have an internal calibration feature, but I can’t find any information about how accurate this is. The manual does say that for NIST traceability one must follow a normal (and carefully-outlined) procedure using traceable test equipment.A recent EDN article discusses the merits of having an in-house calibration capability. For me, it doesn’t make much sense but for others the trade-offs are different.What are your favorite precision tools and instruments, and do you routinely calibrate them? Jack G. Ganssle is a lecturer and consultant on embedded development issues. He conducts seminars on embedded systems and helps companies with their embedded challenges, and works as an expert witness on embedded issues. Contact him at . His website is . last_img read more

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2019-11-18

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Spain’s Costa furious with Iran’s play-acting and time-wasting tactics

first_imgWith Spain and Iran locked in an intense Group encounter on Wednesday in World Cup 2018, Alireza Beiranvand and Diego Costa got involved in an ugly altercation.The incident took place in the 39th minute of the match when Costa came face to face with Beiranvand. As the Spanish striker turned around the Iranian goalkeeper started jumping in pain.At first glance, it looked like Costa had stepped on Beiranvand’s feet as he threw the ball before dropping to the ground. However, highlights showed that Costa didn’t step on his opponent’s feet and probably all that was play-acting in order to waste time.WORLD CUP 2018: IRAN VS SPAIN LIVEWith Portugal winning their match against Morocco earlier in the day, Iran were well aware that every point matters heavily as teams eye a spot in the round of 16. The difference between the quality of Spain and Iran is well known. The 2010 champions are placed 10th in the FIFA ranking, while Iran sit at the 37th position. In order to avoid any kind of drubbing Iranian coach Carlos Queiroz adopted a safety first approach.Iranian players sat deep and defended in numbers as they eliminated any free space for Spanish players to play their favourite passing football.The defensive football created a sense of frustration among Spanish players and in particular for Costa, who lacked quality service from the midfield because of the number of the bodies in and around the box.The first half ended 0-0 despite Spain having majority of the possession. However, the deadlock was broken in the second half when Costa scored in the 54th minute to put Spain ahead.advertisementThis remained the only goal of the match as Spain earned a 1-0 victory over Iran.last_img read more

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World Cup 2018: Spain, Portugal in last 16; Uruguay maintain clean sheet

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World Cup 2018: Activists find unique way to display Pride flag despite ban

first_imgThe attention of the entire world is fixed on the FIFA World Cup 2018. Football is the most followed sport in the world and the World Cup is the biggest sporting event in the universe.And it is at this stage that a group of activists made their views known.Ahead of the 2018 FIFA World Cup in Russia, there were plenty of concerns for the LGBTQ community.The LGBTQ community in Russia does not enjoy certain rights and various organisations had asked gay people to be careful if they did go to watch the World Cup.Besides, Russia bans the display the Pride flag — the rainbow coloured flag used to represent support towards the LGBTQ community around the world. The rainbow coloured flag used to represent support towards the LGBTQ community around the world is banned in Russia (thehiddenflag.com)On Tuesday, the Supreme Court of India heard pleas against Section 377 that criminalises gay sex in India. Pleas were filed against the law after the Supreme Court passed ‘Right to Privacy’ as a fundamental right last year and even though the final judgement is yet to come, the highest court is hearing the case.Just a few days before this hearing in New Delhi, far away in Russia, six activists walked around the streets created a hidden Pride flag through football jerseys.Activits Marta Marquez (Spain), Eric Houter (Netherlands), Eloi Pierozan Junior (Brazil), Guillermo Leon (Mexico), Vanesa Paola Ferrario (Argentina) and Mateo Fernandez Gomez (Colombia) came together in Russia and formed a hidden flag as a protest against the Russian law.advertisement Photos of these activists going around Russia was uploaded on their website (thehiddenflag.com)The photos of these activists going around Russia, standing, sitting and walking in the line of colours that form the rainbow flag was uploaded on their website.With the photos making it to social media, people marvelled at the courage and statement that the activists made and showed their support for the same.An LGBT activist Eric Rosswood shared the news and expressed his excitement about the unique show of support for the LGBTQ community in Russia.OMG! I love this so much! People went to Russia during the World Cup and dressed in different colored jerseys to form the rainbow flag when they stood next to each other! FABULOUS! #HiddenFlag https://t.co/7LbIiHPlJXEric Rosswood (@LGBT_Activist) July 10, 2018A Twitter user ValStew called it a “great idea” and expressed her support towards freedom to love.What a great idea. Way to go ! Everyone has the right to love whom ever they choose. #LoveIsLove #HiddenFlag https://t.co/co7lzdB7LYValStew (@vstew0360) July 9, 2018World Cup is a huge platform to show a range of ideals, emotions and beliefs to the world and these six activists have done exactly that.With Russia attempting to improve their image through the World Cup, this was a unique way to convey some of their loopholes and portray the voices behind the LGBTQ community. LGBT activits Marta Marquez (Spain), Eric Houter (Netherlands), Eloi Pierozan Junior (Brazil), Guillermo Leon (Mexico), Vanesa Paola Ferrario (Argentina) and Mateo Fernandez Gomez (Colombia) (thehiddenflag.com)Meanwhile, the footballing action in the World Cup is about to begin again on Tuesday with France and Belgium taking on each other in the first semi-final.England will take on Croatia in the second semi-final on Wednesday.While the third-place match will take place on Saturday, Sunday will the big day when two countries will battle for the coveted Trophy.last_img read more

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Arsenal’s Kolasinac, Maitland-Niles ruled out until October with injuries

first_imgArsenal have suffered massive injury blows as defender Sead Kolasinac and midfielder Ainsley Maitland-Niles have been ruled out until October with injuries.Kolasinac, 25, is out with a left knee injury which he sustained in a pre-season match against Chelsea earlier this month while Maitland-Niles was substituted off in the first half of Arsenal’s 2-0 defeat by champions Manchester City in their opening league fixture.The 20-year-old Maitland-Niles has a fracture to his left fibula. Defender Carl Jenkinson has also suffered a sprain on his right ankle and will be out for upto two months.”Sead has a left knee injury. We are aiming for him to return to training in October,” Arsenal said on their website.France international Laurent Koscielny, who missed his nation’s World Cup-winning campaign with an Achilles tendon tear, is on the mend and is expected to return to training in November.Arsenal have been boosted with striker Danny Welbeck and defender Nacho Monreal participating in full training ahead of Saturday’s league match against Chelsea.(With Reuters inputs)last_img read more

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2019-11-17

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Shahbaz Nadeem creates new world record with figures of 8/10 off 10 overs

first_imgJharkhand spinner Shahbaz Nadeem on Thursday rewrote record books with best bowling figures in List A cricket.Nadeem broke a two-decade-old world record for best bowling figures in List A cricket, with an incredible haul of 8/10 against Rajasthan in the Vijay Hazare Trophy in Chennai.Left-armer Nadeem, who has been knocking on the doors of the Indian team for a while now, ran through the Rajasthan batting to end a sensational spell. Rajasthan were all out for 73 runs in 28.3 overs with Nadeem’s final figures reading 10-4-10-8.Jharkhand chased the meagre target in just 14.3 overs, even as none of the batsmen scored over 30 runs, and won the match by seven wickets.RECORD ALERT: 10-4-10-8Jharkhand’s Shahbaz Nadeem now holds the record for best figures registered in List A Cricket. He picked 8 wickets against Rajasthan. Rahul Sanghvi (8/15) held the previous record.Details – https://t.co/HzgWSpSwc1 pic.twitter.com/rofaRWgjWnBCCI Domestic (@BCCIdomestic) September 20, 2018The previous best was also in the name of an Indian in Delhi left-arm spinner Rahul Sanghvi, who achieved the figures of 8/15 against Himachal Pradesh in a 1997-98 match. Sanghvi appeared in just one Test for India, back in 2001 against Australia.The 29-year-old Nadeem has played 99 first-class matches, taking 375 wickets at 29.74. He has taken 124 wickets at the List A level in 87 games besides 89 scalps in 109 T20s.He has been a consistent performer for Jharkhand in all formats including the four-day Ranji Trophy.He was recently part of the India A team which played in England and also the home series against Australia A.advertisement(With PTI inputs)last_img read more

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Bharti Foundation expands ‘Quality Support Program’ to 30 government schools in Karnataka

first_imgBharti Foundation, the philanthropic arm of Bharti Enterprises, on September 18 announced that it has signed a Memorandum of Understanding (MoU) with the Education Department, Government of Karnataka to implement its Satya Bharti Quality Support Program in 30 government schools in Ramnagara District.As part of the MoU, Bharti Foundation will work in partnership with government schools to enhance the overall schooling experience of the students and the teachers. The initiative marks Bharti Foundation’s entry into the state of Karnataka.Key highlights of the programBharti Foundation will implement the programme in 30 government schools in Ramnagara districtThe Satya Bharti Quality Support Program works in partnership with government schools to enhance the overall schooling experienceInitiative to further encourage innovation, participation, ownership and facilitating sustainable change in school educationSatya Bharti Quality Support Program is operational across 12 States reaching to close to 2,00,000 students and more than 7000 teachersImpact of Satya Bharti Quality Support ProgramThe government will continue to own, manage and run the schools and provide its ongoing support to the school with its financial resources, teachers, infrastructure facilities and expansion as per the State’s annual plan.Currently, the Satya Bharti Quality Support Program is directly impacting close to 2,00,000 students and more than 7000 teachers across 12 states of India.”We are delighted to partner with the Government of Karnataka and are committed to jointly work with the State Education Department to drive the Government’s agenda of enriching schooling experience in the State. Our holistic development approach and school improvement plan involve working in close coordination with all stakeholders — the school leaders, educationists and officials in the Department” said Vijay Chadda, CEO, Bharti Foundation.advertisementAbout Satya Bharti Quality Support ProgramBharti Foundation’s Satya Bharti Quality Support Program is an education initiative run in partnership with Government Schools.Through this program, Bharti Foundation engages with the school leadership, teachers, students and local communities to enhance schooling experience and strive for excellence.The approach focuses on identifying, integrating and optimising best practices from Satya Bharti Schools from across the country with the intent of encouraging innovation, participation, ownership and facilitating sustainable change.Read: West Bengal Police Lady Constable Exam on this date, Check details @ www.policewb.gov.inRead: Indian Railways is hiring! Apply for RRB Group C vacancies in sports quota before October 15last_img read more

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IPL 2019 broadcast channels list: How and where to watch RR vs RCB live streaming

first_imgLaggards Rajasthan Royals (RR) and Royal Challengers Bangalore (RCB) will look to log their first win of the season and get their campaign back of track before its too late, when they lock horns in an Indian Premier League (IPL) tie at the Sawai Mansingh Stadium here on Tuesday.Both Royals and RCB have lost their opening three encounters and find themselves at the bottom of the table.Owing to better net run rate Royals are above RCB who succumbed to a mammoth 118-run defeat on Sunday and are at the foot of the heap.Royals too, were defeated by Chennai Super Kings though they gave a good fight going down.Where will the IPL 2019 match between RR vs RCB be played?The IPL 2019 match between Rajasthan Royals and Royal Challengers Bangalore will be played at the Sawai Mansingh Stadium in Jaipur from 8 PM IST.Where can I watch the IPL 2019 match between RR vs RCB live?The match will be shown on the Star Sports TV network and can also be streamed on hotstar.com.Where can I check the online live updates of the IPL 2019 match between RR vs RCB?You can follow our coverage here – www.indiatoday.in/sports/ipl-2019 & www.indiatoday.in/sports.What are the squads for the IPL 2019 match between RR vs RCB?Rajasthan Royals: Ajinkya Rahane, Krishnappa Gowtham, Sanju Samson, Shreyas Gopal, Aryaman Birla, S. Midhun, Prashant Chopra, Stuart Binny, Rahul Tripathi, Ben Stokes, Steve Smith, Jos Buttler, Jofra Archer, Ish Sodhi, Dhawal Kulkarni, Mahipal Lomror, Ajinkya Rahane, Krishnappa Gowtham, Sanju Samson, Shreyas Gopal, Aryaman Birla, S. Midhun, Prashant Chopra, Stuart Binny, Rahul Tripathi, Ben Stokes, Steve Smith, Jos Buttler, Jofra Archer, Ish Sodhi, Dhawal Kulkarni, Mahipal Lomror, Jaydev Unadkat, Varun Aaron, Oshane Thomas, Shashank Singh, Liam Livinstone, Shubham Rajane, Manan Vohra, Ashton Turner, Riyan ParagadvertisementRoyal Challengers Bangalore: Virat Kohli (captain), AB de Villiers, Parthiv Patel (WK), Marcus Stoinis, Shimron Hetmyer, Shivam Dube, Nathan Coulter-Nile, Washington Sundar, Umesh Yadav, Yuzvendra Chahal, Mohammed Siraj, Heinrich Klaasen (WK), Moeen Ali, Colin de Grandhomme, Pawan Negi, Tim Southee, Akshdeep Nath, Milind Kumar, Devdutt Padikkal, Gurkeerat Singh, Prayas Ray Barman, Kulwant Kejroliya, Navdeep Saini, Himmat Singh.Also Read | Sam Curran, KXIP’s most expensive foreign player of IPL 2019, gives team new dimensionAlso Read | 4 wickets or 5 wickets against Delhi Capitals? Sam Curran is not sureAlso Read | Got out of jail: R Ashwin after Sam Curran hat-trick wins KXIP thrillerAlso Read | IPL 2019: Sam Curran does the Bhangra with Preity Zinta after taking hat-tricklast_img read more

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Indian Super League: ATK and FC Goa play out goalless draw

first_imgThere was no revenge, either for Manuel Lanzarote or Sergio Lobera as ATK and FC Goa played out a a goalless draw in an Indian Super League (ISL) clash at the Vivekananda Yuba Bharati Krirangan in Kolkata on Wednesday.The match was billed as a revenge battle between ATK captain Lanzarote and his former coach at FC Goa. Both spectacularly fell out during their time in Goa, but neither could exact revenge and prove a point.The visitors, who started the match on the front foot, had their attack prowess nullified by a resolute ATK defence. The hosts threatened more as the game wore on but a winner remained elusive for both teams, despite the battle getting heated at times with both battling for full points.The draw meant ATK remain in sixth position while Goa climb a spot to second. The result also means that ATK are yet to score in two games, while FC Goa have only scored once in two matches, possibly a concern for the visitors.Goa set the tempo early on with patient passing and prodding, pinning ATK into their own half. Brandon Fernandes surged forward into space through the centre in the seventh minute to create the first opening of the game.He found Jackichand Singh to his right who in turn released Seriton Fernandes into the box but the full-back’s powerful shot could only find the side-netting.Lanzarote then brilliantly chipped the ball into the box to pick out Jayesh Rane’s run in the 11th minute but Goa custodian Mohammad Nawaz rushed out to collect the ball before the winger could pounce.advertisementGoa missed an excellent chance to take the lead two minutes later. Edu Bedia’s short corner reached Ahmed Jahouh who delivered a beautiful diagonal cross towards the far post. Pronay Halder failed to keep a check on Mourtada Fall who headed wide into the side-netting.ATK chose their moments to push forward. Hitesh Sharma’s cross into the centre of the box from the right flank was sent wide by Everton Santos in the 27th minute. Two minutes later, Jayesh Rane crossed low for the Santos whose shot took a deflection on its way into the gloves of Nawaz.The hosts grew in confidence and pushed further up the field as the first half progressed. In the 36th minute, Everton’s cross into the box was chested down into the path of Manuel Lanzarote by Gerson Vieira. The attacking midfielder’s curling effort, however, beat both the goalkeeper and the post.Just after the hour mark, Goa almost took the lead when Manvir Singh was afforded time and space inside the box to curl a shot at the goal. The shot took a deflection off Andre Bikey and beat the goalkeeper but John Johnson pulled off a goalline clearance to keep the scoreline unchanged.last_img read more

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Bangladesh and West Indies fined by ICC for slow-over rate in 2nd T20I

first_imgBangladesh and the Wes Indies have been fined by the International Cricket Council (ICC) for slow over-rate in their second Twenty20 International played earlier this week in Dhaka. Bangladesh defeated the Windies by 36 runs to level the three-match series. The visitors had won the first T20.”Jeff Crowe of the Emirates ICC Elite Panel of Match Referees imposed the fines after the Shakib Al Hasan-led Bangladesh side was found to be one over short of its target when time allowances were taken into consideration, while the Carlos Brathwaite-led Windies side was two overs short,” an ICC release stated.In accordance with Article 2.22.1 of the ICC Code of Conduct for Players and Players Support Personnel, which relates to minor over-rate offences, players are fined 10 per cent of their match fees for every over their side fails to bowl in the allotted time, with the captain fined double that amount.Shakib has been fined 20 per cent of his match fee while his players have received 10 per cent fines. If Bangladesh commit another minor over-rate breach in a T20I within 12 months of this offence with Shakib as captain, it will be deemed to be a second offence by Shakib and he will face a suspension.Brathwaite has been fined 40 per cent of his match fee, while his players have received 20 per cent fines. If the Windies commit another minor over-rate breach in a T20I within 12 months of this offence with Brathwaite as captain, it will be deemed to be a second offence by Brathwaite and he will face a suspension.advertisementBoth captains pleaded guilty to the offences after the end of the match and accepted the proposed sanctions, so there was no need for formal hearings.The charges were levelled by on-field umpires Tanvir Ahmed and Gazi Sohail, third umpire Saikat Sharfuddoula, and fourth umpire Masudur Rahman.last_img read more

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2019-11-16

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Jason Holder No.1 Test all-rounder after exploits against England

first_imgWest Indies captain Jason Holder has become the No.1 all-rounder in the ICC Test rankings after his sensational performance in the first Test against England in Barbados. Holder hit his maiden Test double century and grabbed two wickets in the match to lead Windies to a 381-run win against England at the Kensington Oval.Holder’s all-rounder show helped rise two places to take the No.1 spot. Holder leapfrogged Shakib Al Hasan and Ravindra Jadeja to the top spot. He also rose sharply in the batting rankings, by a remarkable 25 spots, and now sits comfortably at No.33.The week was all about Holder, who was also named in the ICC Test team of the year 2018 for his all-round skills. He has, for the most part, been known as a bowling all-rounder, but he massively enhanced his batting reputation by stroking a marvelous unbeaten 202 against England. Under his leadership, the Windies also bowled England out for 77 and 246.He also picked the crucial wickets of Joe Root and Keaton Jennings, and all in all, his all-round rating jumped to a career-best 440 points.Among the others to make notable gains in the latest update to the rankings, following the Tests in Barbados and Brisbane, were the Australian trio of Pat Cummins, Travis Head and Marnus Labuschagne, along with the Windies’ Kemar Roach, Roston Chase and Shane Dowrich.Meanwhile, Dowrich, who supported him with a sedate 116*, also made a 14-spot jump to No.47. Shimron Hetmyer’s scores of 81 and 31 helped him rise 11 places to No.40.After Australia’s three-day win against Sri Lanka in the Brisbane pink-ball Test, there were big gains for their young batsmen in the batting rankings. Marnus Labuschagne made the biggest leap, moving 21 places to No.84, while Travis Head rose 17 places to No.43.advertisementAmong the bowlers, Pat Cummins pipped Vernon Philander to No.3 on the ICC Test rankings for bowlers after claiming ten wickets in the match, including a career-best 6/23.Jhye Richardson, who was handed his first baggy green in that match, also made an impressive entry at No.80 after claiming match figures 5/45.For the Windies, Kemar Roach, who took 5/17 in England’s first innings, climbed five places to No.20 while Chase shot up 14 places to No.14 after his excellent 8/60 in the second innings.It wasn’t all bad for players of the losing teams, though. Most notably, England’s Rory Burns climbed 14 places in the batsmen’s rankings to No.99 after making 84.Sri Lanka’s Niroshan Dickwella climbed to No.37 on the back of his 64, while Suranga Lakmal rose to No.31 on both the bowlers’ (two-place rise) and the all-rounders’ (three-place rise) charts after his spell of 5/75 and a knock of 24.Also Watch:last_img read more

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2019-11-16

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Manchester City’s Gundogan says no cup distractions give Liverpool advantage in title race

first_imgLiverpool’s elimination from England’s domestic cup competitions gives them an advantage in the Premier League title race with fewer fixtures while Manchester City fight it out on four fronts, City midfielder Ilkay Gundogan said on Sunday.Juergen Klopp’s Liverpool were knocked out in the third round of both the League and FA Cups this season while City are still alive in all four competitions, with a League Cup final against Chelsea scheduled on February 24.Liverpool lead City by two points in the title race and Gundogan believes that a lighter fixture load could work in his former manager Klopp’s favour, as it did during his time at Borussia Dortmund. The Bundesliga side won successive league titles in 2011 and 2012 under Klopp.”We had an advantage of just playing Saturday, Saturday, Saturday and the week off in between. He (Klopp) is in a similar situation now with Liverpool, just the Premier League and then the Champions League on top,” Gundogan told reporters.”When you have no concerns in your mind you are able to win a lot of times, that’s how I felt when we were able to win at Dortmund.”Maybe it’s going to be an advantage for them. It’s nothing we can change right now, they have to play their games and we have to play ours.”Liverpool will look to stretch their lead to five points in Monday’s clash at West Ham while City travel to Everton on Wednesday for a midweek league fixture.Also Read | Emiliano Sala missing plane: One body seen in underwater wreckageAlso Read | Manchester United manager Solskjaer saw PSG lose and he must be happy, feels SilvaadvertisementAlso See:last_img read more

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2019-11-16

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India should not play Pakistan in 2019 Cricket World Cup: Harbhajan Singh

first_imgHarbhajan Singh said India should not play Pakistan in their World Cup match in Manchester on June 16 after the terror attack in Pulwama killed 40 personnel of the CRPF. Pakistan-based terror outfit Jaish-e-Mohammad claimed responsibility for the ghastly act.Harbhajan Singh said India are powerful enough to do well in the World Cup without having to play Pakistan. India will need to forfeit valuable points if they concede their fourth match of the tournament.”India should not play Pakistan in the World Cup. India are powerful enough to win the World Cup without having to play Pakistan,” Harbhajan Singh told Aaj Tak.He added: “This is a difficult time. The attack that has happened, it was unbelievable and it’s very wrong. Strict action will surely be taken by the government. When it comes to cricket, I don’t think we should have any relations with them otherwise they will keep treating us like this.The Indian cricket team will be chasing their third World Cup title after victories in 1983 and 2011 and the Virat Kohli-led team starts favourites to win the title. The ICC rules do not permit India to withdraw or boycott their game against Pakistan without (a) forfeiting points and (b) inviting sanctions but Harbhajan insists that is the way forward.”I don’t think we need to have any relations with Pakistan or play any cricket with them.”I don’t think India should play the World Cup match against Pakistan. Country comes first and we are all standing behind our country. Cricket or hockey or sports, it should be kept aside because this is a huge thing and repeatedly our soldiers are killed. We should stand with our country. Cricket or hockey or any sport, we don’t need to play with them.”advertisementWhat if India meet Pakistan in the semi-final or the final?While India can still afford to forfeit their game against Pakistan in the league stage, which, of course, will mean loss of points, the bigger question is what happens if the two sides find themselves face to face in the knock-out stage?Harbhajan said India can cross the bridge when it came to it in that case.”We are too small to discuss what needs to be done – there are big people sitting in power who can take a call.”What happens if we have to play Pakistan in the semi-final or final? There’s plenty of time for June-July. The people in power will need what to do. But nobody can harm India. What happened in Pulwama is tragic. We are safe today only because of our defence forces,” Harbhajan said.India do not play bilateral cricket with Pakistan and Harbhajan said India should not keep any kind of ties with Pakistan.”We should not keep any kind of ties with Pakistan: we are powerful enough to feed the world on our own. Cricket, sports is not as important. We stand with every member of the defence force. Their sacrifices should no go to waste. Before cricket, the main things should be sorted out. How that happens can be decided by the government. Till those problems are solved, India should not play cricket or any sport with them,” he said.India have never faced Pakistan in a bilateral series since the 2012-13 home series. After 2013, India have played Pakistan at the Asia Cup five times, twice in Champions Trophy, twice in World T20 and once in World Cup. The last time India met Pakistan was in Asia Cup in September last year where India thrashed their arch rivals three times twice in the league stage and then in the all-important final.India withdrew the MFN status for Pakistan the day after the attack and diplomatic efforts are on to isolate Pakistan internationally.Meanwhile, the Pakistan Cricket Board called the Indian official broadcasters of the Pakistan Super League, DSport’s decision to suspend coverage and the removal of Pakistan cricketers’ portraits from cricket clubs across India as “regrettable”.Also, IMG Reliance on Sunday pulled out from broadcasting the Pakistan Super League, meaning the PSL will go off air unless the PCB brings in an alternate production service.”Unfortunately, denying India cricket fans the right to follow HBL PSL by blocking all digital coverage as well as covering or removing portrait of former Pakistan cricket captain and Prime Minister Imran Khan and other legendary cricketers from one of the most historic cricket clubs and venues are highly regrettable actions,” the PCB said.”The PCB intends to take up these incidents with the BCCI and the ICC at the upcoming ICC committee meeting in Dubai later this month.”advertisementAlso Read | Pulwama terror attack: Mohammed Shami donates to families of martyred CRPF soldiersAlso Read | No cricketing ties with Pakistan until government nod: Rajeev ShuklaAlso Read | Photos of Pakistan cricketers removed from Jaipur stadium after Pulwama terror attackAlso Read | Hardik Pandya and I are seen as competitors but we share very good rapport: Vijay ShankarAlso See:last_img read more

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Fernando Alonso to test for McLaren F1 team and assist drivers in ambassadorial role

first_imgTwo-times world champion Fernando Alonso will test McLaren’s 2019 Formula One car and assist race drivers in a new ambassadorial role, the team announced on Wednesday.The Spaniard left Formula One at the end of last season but attended pre-season testing at Barcelona’s Circuit de Catalunya on Tuesday.McLaren said in a statement that Alonso would help advise compatriot Carlos Sainz and British rookie Lando Norris as well as engineers.”He will also drive at selected tests to support the development of MCL34 and MCL35 for 2020,” the team added.Alonso is also racing at the Indianapolis 500 in May for a McLaren team and is seeking to become only the second driver after Britain’s Graham Hill to win motorsport’s Triple Crown.A winner of the Le Mans 24 Hours sportscar race and Monaco Grand Prix, Indianapolis is the final part of the triple for the 37-year-old who won his two F1 titles with Renault in 2005 and 2006.”Fernando is part of the McLaren family,” said team boss Zak Brown in a statement.”He has set his place in the team’s history and continues to write his chapter of the McLaren story, so it is entirely appropriate that we formalise his status as a McLaren ambassador, joining another double champion, Mika Hakkinen.”For any race team, having someone of Fernando’s class on hand to provide support through his experience is of huge value.”Alonso, who is also competing in the world endurance championship with Toyota, said he saw McLaren as a spiritual home’ and intended to be a part of the team for a long time and Indianapolis was just a start of their further collaboration.advertisement”I am particularly passionate about nurturing young talent, whether that’s with my own team or helping the new generation of Formula One drivers at McLaren unlock their true potential,” he said.Also Watch:last_img read more

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Rohit Sharma juggled his bowlers to the best situation: Jayant Yadav

first_imgIt was yet another clinical performance from the Mumbai Indians as they defeated Chennai Super Kings (CSK) to make it to their fifth IPL final.After restricting CSK to a paltry 131/4, Mumbai rode on a brilliant unbeaten knock of 71 from Suryakumar Yadav and chased down the target with nine balls to spare to make it to the finals of the ongoing edition of the Indian Premier League (IPL), here on Tuesday.Off-spinner Jayant Yadav, who was included in the playing XI on a turning Chepauk wicket, said Mumbai’s ability to field a side specific to the conditions they were playing in was one of the biggest reasons for their success in this season.”Beating Chennai anywhere is a great feat because they are a complete team and they have a great leader. Our plans, batting or bowling have been condition specific. For example, in Wankhede we had different plans to different people, Chennai was different plans to different people,” said Jayant at the post-match press conference.”So, it is about gearing yourself up tactically to the situations and executing those plans to the hilt,” he added.Jayant, who has played just two games in this edition, said his role in the team was to bowl in the power play and trouble the left-handers with the ball turning away.”I played in Chennai because the track offers spin here. I came in as the extra spinner. My match-up was against the left handers and bowling in the powerplays. It was a tactical decision which came off in the end.”advertisementOne of the other things that went in Mumbai’s favour was that their spinners outshined their Chennai counterparts with Krunal Pandya, Rahul Chahar, and Jayant claiming all four CSK wickets to fall and returned combined figures of 4/60 in their 11 overs.After restricting CSK to a below par total, Mumbai made light work of their chase and won the match losing just four wickets.”I think their spinners also bowled really well. It was just that they were batting first and had to put up a total. When Jaddu or Imran was bowling, there was adequate turn. The advantage that we had was we knew after 11 overs we were chasing just around six runs an over. That played a part,” explained Jayant.Another tactic which Rohit Sharma applied well during the course of the game was that he shuffled his bowlers well during the powerplays. In fact, he used five bowlers inside the first six overs and Jayant said the reason for this was not letting the batsmen get used to one type of a bowler during the field restrictions.”I think in the power play, the batsman cannot get used to you because if he understands what you are trying to do in different deliveries, he can really size you up because of the field restrictions,” Jayant said.”Rohit, I think has been brilliant with that and it was just one of those occasions when he juggled his bowlers to the best situation,” he added.Also Read | MI played a nice brand of cricket in our conditions: CSK coach Stephen FlemingAlso Read | Mumbai Indians’ enviable record in IPL finals: 3 wins, 1 loss out of 4 finalsAlso Read | IPL 2019: Rohit Sharma reveals Chepauk mantra after MI outclass CSK to reach finallast_img read more

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World Cup 2019: Memes go viral after Sarfaraz Ahmed’s diving effort

first_imgSo far in the World Cup 2019, sloppy ground fielding, dropped catches and missed run-outs have been the highlighting features of the Pakistan team.Before facing New Zealand at Edgbaston on Wednesday, Pakistan had dropped 13 catches in the tournament. Against South Africa alone at Lord’s, they had dropped 6 of them. When they faced Australia, Asif Ali first dropped Aaron Finch at slips and later also popped out a sitter at the third man providing David Warner with an opportunity to score a century.Having said all this, it would not be wrong to quote Ramiz Raza here, that Pakistan’s fielding has been “rubbish” in this World Cup.For their poor show on the field, Pakistan have become the favourite subject to the meme game on the internet. From the skipper Sarfarz Ahmed’s yawning on the field to his team’s burger party ahead of the India clash, Pakistan have found themselves at the recieving end of flak from their fans.Recently, a video had also surfaced where skipper Sarfaraz was seen walking in a mall in England with his son when a fan stopped him and asked why he was fat like a pig.However, it looks like, Sarfaraz Ahmed has finally silent the crictics after taking a magnificent catch during their match against New Zealand in Birmingham where the Asian giants are fighting to stay in contention for a semi-final spot.During the 9th over of the match, Sarfaraz Ahmed pulled off a Jhonty Rhodes behind the wicket to dismiss Ross Taylor for 3. When Taylor got a thick edge of Shaheen Shah Afridi’s full length delivery, Sarfaraz Ahmed threw himself full-length to his right, flying like superman and plucked the ball to give Afridi his second wicket.advertisementAs Sarfaraz took the brilliant catch, the internet was once again flooded with memes, some praising his efforts while others taking a dig at his yawn during India’s match.Sarfaraz ne catch nahi match pakra hai…Time pe soney ke faidey!#PakvNZ pic.twitter.com/PQPF13M0reSafia diya (@pukhtana_tweets) June 26, 20191. how others see the ball2. how sarfaraz see the ball #NZvsPAK pic.twitter.com/WZruxqUukpayushi singh (@__ayyushi) June 26, 2019The Sarfaraz The SarfarazNZ expected NZ got pic.twitter.com/8H4rvbT4EV https://t.co/hSQw11UPr3(Nishh) (@Nishkarsh1108) June 26, 2019#NZvPAK #PAKvNZ #CWC19*Pakistan Team Taking two early wickets*Me : Okay !!*Pakistani players giving their 100 percent effort in fielding*Me : okay !!*Sarfaraz takes the catch which was almost in the first slip*Me pic.twitter.com/U9E1Y4YUwgubaidiqbalkhan (@ubaidiqbalkhan) June 26, 2019Sarfaraz To Shoaib Akhtar : Ab bol na Unfit Sarfu you beautyWhat a catch #CWC19 #pakvnz #NZvPAK #pakvsNZ #NZvsPAK pic.twitter.com/nxjn8vKgyIShivam (@batballlover) June 26, 2019*Sarfaraz CatchReminds: pic.twitter.com/1uV6bCFmfzHaffiii (@HaffiSpeaks) June 26, 2019Shoaib Akhter after watching SArfaraz’s catch pic.twitter.com/UHul6uGDMNQaria Akram (@QariaAkram) June 26, 2019Sarfaraz later also caught skipper Kane Williamson behind the wickets as New Zealand lost their 5th wicket for 84 runs.Also Seelast_img read more

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I would pick Bhuvneshwar over Shami: Sachin Tendulkar ahead of India vs West Indies clash

first_imgCricket icon Sachin Tendulkar on Wednesday picked pacer Bhuvneshwar Kumar over fellow speedster Mohammed Shami, who took a sensational last over hat-trick against Afghanistan, when an unbeaten India take on West Indies in their World Cup game at Manchester Thursday.The Master Blaster picked ‘Bhuvi’, as pacer is commonly known, for his sheer ability to trouble swashbuckling West Indies batsman Chris Gayle.”It’s a great news for India that Bhuvneshwar Kumar is fit. I have seen his body language which showed that he is really confident,” Tendulkar told Star Sports.Kumar (29) had sustained an injury against Pakistan and missed the game against Afghanistan, which India won by 11 runs on June 22.Shami (29), who was drafted in the team in place of Kumar, took a hat-trick in the 50th over of Afghanistan’s innings, becoming just the second Indian, after pacer Chetan Sharma, to achieve the feat in a World Cup match.”For the upcoming match between India and West Indies, if I had to choose between Bhuvneshwar Kumar and Mohammed Shami, I would definitely pick Bhuvneshwar Kumar.”The only reason being, Bhuvneshwar Kumar can bowl to Chris Gayle at the outer angle and that is what makes Chris Gayle uncomfortable.”I still remember how uncomfortable Chris Gayle was when Bhuvneshwar Kumar was bowling at him in the last Test I played,” added Tendulkar, who holds numerous records to his name.The 46-year-old batting legend played his last of 200th Test, a world record, at Mumbai in 2013.”I know it will be a little unfortunate for Mohammed Shami but I believe for this game, Bhuvneshwar Kumar should be picked,” Tendulkar signed off.advertisementIndia, unbeaten in the World Cup till now, will take on an ousted-yet-dangerous West Indies in the sixth league phase encounter of the showpiece event.last_img read more

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Glenn Spencer: ‘It Wouldn’t Have Upset Me If They Said We’re Not Playing’

first_imgI’m not trying to make light what should be heavy, but you know when Glenn Spencer doesn’t care about playing football, it’s bad. “I don’t know. I’ve never been through that before in my life. I’d love to say I had a great prophetic answer to [how I dealt with the news], but I don’t. I don’t even want to see a stat sheet because I really don’t care. People lost their lives today, and this is a game so it’s hard to celebrate.“I think hearts are heavy. We just did what we did. We hurt, we recognized there was a great tragedy and we played a football game. To be honest with you, it wouldn’t have upset me if we hadn’t played today, but we did and the kids went out and played a game. They knew what happened and there were some heavy hearts, and I really didn’t know how they were going to react. I wish I had some magic words for any of this, but I don’t. I just know there’s a lot of people hurting right now.“I wouldn’t have been upset if they hadn’t played a good game. I grieve for those people. I’m staying focused because it’s my job, but it’s in the back of your head. There were a few times where I’m going ‘Are you serious? There’s people grieving who lost loved ones,’ and we’re out there playing a game.”Well said. But he wasn’t done there.#OKstate More from an emotional Glenn Spencer: “To be honest with you, it wouldn’t have upset me if they said we’re not playing today.”— Kyle Fredrickson (@kylefredrickson) October 25, 2015There was a lot of good perspective from Spencer, Mike Gundy and Kansas coach David Beaty after the game. That’s good. Like I said in my 10 thoughts, football is football. It’s good to remember that although I wish it didn’t take something like this to do it. If you’re looking for the comments section, it has moved to our forum, The Chamber. You can go there to comment and holler about these articles, specifically in these threads. You can register for a free account right here and will need one to comment.If you’re wondering why we decided to do this, we wrote about that here. Thank you and cheers!last_img read more

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Recapping Week 12 in the Big 12: OU Squeaks by TCU

first_imgTrevor Knight played the remainder of the game for OU, completing five of his 16 pass attempts for 76 yards and one interception. Early in the third, it looked as though the Sooners might have another player down, as Samaje Perine exited the game with an ankle sprain after catching a short pass from Knight. After being out for some time, Perine returned and broke out for a 72-yard run, the longest of his career. There were no questions about Perine’s health after the play.AND THERE HE GOES!! Touchdown @OU_Football, and a career long rush for Samaje Perine! https://t.co/n4iCBsBbp6— Big 12 Conference (@Big12Conference) November 22, 2015As the fourth quarter winded down, TCU made its biggest push of the game to try and escape with the win. An 86-yard TD pass from Kohlhuasen to KaVontae Turpin made the score 30-20, and then a Jaden Oberkrom field goal pulled the Horned Frogs within one score.He gone! #TurpinTime #BeatOU https://t.co/pdi3f9ntc5— TCU Football (@TCUFootball) November 22, 2015With only 51 seconds remaining in the game, Kohlhausen connected with Emanuel Porter for a 14-yard touchdown that made the score 30-29. Suddenly, head coach Gary Patterson had a big decision to make—kick the extra point and go to overtime, over go for the two-point conversion and win the game.Patterson decided to go for two points and the victory, and the game came down to that one final play. Steven Parker made the play of the day for OU, swatting away Kohlhausen’s pass that was intended for the back of the end zone. Patterson made it clear he didn’t regret his gutsy decision after the game, saying: “Our rule has always been to go get the win on the road.”The 2-pt attempt from TCU is …. NO GOOD!!!! The @OU_Football defense holds on for the 30-29 victory!! https://t.co/kqguNThcCT— Big 12 Conference (@Big12Conference) November 22, 2015The Sooners will move on and head to Stillwater for Bedlam, which is set for a 7 p.m. kickoff with ESPN’s College GameDay in town for the big rivalry. The TCU Horned Frogs will head back home and host the Baylor Bears in another Big 12 showdown.Iowa State-Kansas StateUp next, the Iowa State Cyclones went on the road to Bill Snyder Family Stadium for a matchup with the K-State Wildcats. Although head coach Bill Snyder and his team have been enduring the worst losing streak for the program since 1989, there was finally a different attitude after Saturday’s game.The Wildcats enjoyed a crazy late rally after facing an early deficit and defeated the Cyclones 38-35, improving to 4-6 overall and 1-6 in the Big 12. Respectively, Iowa State fell to 3-8 and 2-6. This win keeps K-State’s bowl hopes alive, but certainly does not guarantee that sixth victory with two games left on the season.K-State’s comeback ignited early during the second half, as Jones rushed for an 8-yard TD to pull his team back in the game. Early in the fourth quarter, Hubener connected with Kody Cook for a clutch TD pass on fourth down to make the score 35-28.It’s a one-score game in Manhattan! Cook converts a #Touchdown on fourth down to pull @kstatesports within seven. https://t.co/AleQ78ZqxH— Big 12 Conference (@Big12Conference) November 21, 2015In the final seven minutes when it mattered the most, Iowa State couldn’t hold on to the football. Three lost fumbles for the Cyclones, two from Warren and one from Lanning, greatly helped K-State seal their comeback. Warren’s second fumble came with 1:31 left to play, when Iowa State was in a situation where taking a knee would’ve been advised. Charles Jones rushed for a 5-yard TD after K-State took over and suddenly the game was tied at 35-35 with 42 seconds left.On the next possession, Marquel Bryant sacked Lanning and forced a fumble. The Cyclones recovered on their own 25, and set up the ensuing game-winning field goal.Comeback = ✔️ Jack Cantele splits the uprights for a 42-yard #FieldGoal as @kstatesports comes from behind to win. https://t.co/ULUcWxx4Ri— Big 12 Conference (@Big12Conference) November 21, 2015Iowa State will move on and travel to Morgantown next to take on West Virginia, and Kansas State will seek a second consecutive win against Kansas.West Virginia-KansasOver in Lawrence, Kansas, the West Virginia Mountaineers were in town to take on the Kansas Jayhawks, with not much on the line. The Mountaineers were hoping to become bowl eligible with its sixth win, and the Jayhawks were trying to win their first game of the season.To no surprise, WVU came out on top, blanking Kansas by a score of 49-0. West Virginia improves to 6-4 overall and 3-4 in the Big 12, and will now be playing in a bowl game. Kansas, however, remains winless on the season and drops to 0-11 and 0-9.WVU quarterback Skyler Howard threw for 133 yards and one touchdown, while also rushing for 129 yards and another TD. Wendell Smallwood had 18 carries for 115 yards and two TD’s, and Rushel Shell ran for another 108 yards and two more scores. For the first time since September 13, 1969, the Mountaineers had three players with over 100-yards on the ground.The West Virginia defense also accomplished an impressive feat, as it recorded its shutout on the road since 2005. An argument could be made that it was done against the Kansas offense, but credit still goes to the defense. The Jayhawks only mustered 221 yards of offense, including just 94 on the ground.The Jayhawks have now lost 14 consecutive games dating back to last season, and fan support is clearly at an all time low. Only a few thousand fans attended the game inside Memorial Stadium, and one count showed just over 400 students at the game. Clearly the students and fans were a part of the majority that expected Kansas to provide another lackluster performance.West Virginia will move and host the Iowa State Cyclones coming up next on the schedule, and the Jayhawks will remain at home and host the K-State Wildcats.If you’re looking for the comments section, it has moved to our forum, The Chamber. You can go there to comment and holler about these articles, specifically in these threads. You can register for a free account right here and will need one to comment.If you’re wondering why we decided to do this, we wrote about that here. Thank you and cheers! The 12th week of the college football season has come and gone, and now only seven Big 12 games remain. In case you missed out on the action, let’s take a look at all of the winners and losers.OU-TCUStarting off down in Norman, the No. 7 Oklahoma Sooners hosted the No. 18 TCU Horned Frogs as Bob Stoops and his team hoped to continue their recent string of success. The Sooners found a way to hang on late as they defeated TCU by a score of 30-29 to improve to 10-1 overall and 7-1 in the Big 12. The Horned Frogs dropped to 9-2 overall and 6-2 in the conference.The Sooners have won six consecutive games, and are now one of the front-runners to win the Big 12 championship. With a victory over Baylor already accomplished, a tough road trip to Oklahoma State is the only thing standing between Oklahoma and the title.Quarterback Baker Mayfield completed nine of 20 pass attempts for 127 yards and two touchdowns, but left after the first half with an apparent head injury. Running back Samaje Perine rushed for 188 yards and one touchdown, and Sterling Shepard had eight receptions for 111 yards and one score.TD pass No. 2 for Mayfield! Cue the #ShakeNBake GIF @OU_Football. https://t.co/uSzbeDHr1B— Big 12 Conference (@Big12Conference) November 22, 2015The Horned Frogs were nowhere near full strength, playing without star quarterback Trevone Boykin and their star receiver Josh Doctson. Freshman Foster Sawyer replaced Boykin at the helm, and got off to a strong start. Sawyer completed seven of his first eight passes for 103 yards and one touchdown, putting his team up 7-0 early.Foster. Australian for long TD pass. 7-0 @TCUFootball. https://t.co/yY1X5xxVSq— Big 12 Conference (@Big12Conference) November 22, 2015However, Sawyer quickly lost his touch, going just 1-of-10 on pass attempts and also throwing three interceptions. Sawyer was replaced in the third quarter with Bram Kohlhausen, who closed out the game at quarterback for TCU. The Horned Frogs turned the ball over four times on the day, which led to 24 points for OU..@OU_Football was 6th in the NCAA in defensive efficiency. Forcing four turnovers will be probably help that go ⬆️ https://t.co/6URTDHBira— Big 12 Conference (@Big12Conference) November 22, 2015After TCU took a 7-0 lead, the Sooners finished off the first half with a scoring onslaught. Two touchdowns and three field goals gave OU a 23-7 lead at half, but Kohlhausen and running back Aaron Green gave the Horned Frogs a late spark. Kohlhausen went 5-of-11 on pass attempts for 122 yards and two touchdowns, and Green rushed the ball 23 times for 126 yards and one score. 96 of Green’s 126 yards came in the second half.With no Baker Mayfield in the second half, the Sooners did not have as much power at quarterback.Mayfield was rattled after he took a direct helmet-to-helmet hit from lineback Ty Summers early in the second quarter. Summers was ejected from the game for targeting, and even though Mayfield finished the first half, he was unable to finish the game.last_img read more

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City keeper Ederson ‘fine’ after Mane clash

first_imgManchester City v Liverpool Man City keeper Ederson ‘fine’ after taking boot to the face from Liverpool’s Mane 22:09 9/9/2017 FacebookTwitterRedditcopy Comments(0) Sadio Mane Ederson Manchester City Liverpool Getty Manchester City v Liverpool Manchester City Liverpool Premier League The Brazilian goalkeeper was caught by a high boot during a Premier League clash on Saturday, but has moved to ease any serious injury fears Manchester City goalkeeper Ederson says he is “fine” after being caught in the face by a high boot from Liverpool forward Sadio Mane.The Brazilian was forced from the field on a stretcher during a Premier League encounter at the Etihad Stadium on Saturday.He collided with Mane as both chased down a ball floated over the top of City’s defence, with Ederson winning the race and connecting with his head. Article continues below Editors’ Picks ‘I’m getting better’ – Can Man Utd flop Fred save his Old Trafford career? Why Barcelona god Messi will never be worshipped in the same way in Argentina Lyon treble & England heartbreak: The full story behind Lucy Bronze’s dramatic 2019 Liverpool v Man City is now the league’s biggest rivalry and the bitterness is growing Mane, though, raised his foot in an effort to get the first touch and ended up connecting with Ederson’s chin, forcing him to require lengthy treatment and the Liverpool man to see red.After being removed from the action, Ederson underwent medical checks amid fears that he could have suffered cheek or jaw damage.He was, however, able to take a seat in the stands before City wrapped up a 5-0 win and has now moved to ease any fears regarding a possible serious injury.Olá a todos, estou bem, é um susto. Importante Vitoria somos fortes Obrigado a todos por msgs pic.twitter.com/etl8SrdYtT— Ederson Moraes (@edersonmoraes93) September 9, 2017Ederson’s message on Twitter read: “Hello everyone, I’m fine, it’s just a scare. Important victory. We are strong. Thank you for all the messages.”Claudio Bravo was introduced in place of Ederson against Liverpool and will provide experienced cover if Pep Guardiola is forced to tinker with his plans over the coming weeks.While concerned for their goalkeeper’s wellbeing, City took full advantage of their numerical advantage against Liverpool.Sergio Aguero had already opened the scoring when Ederson picked up a knock, with Gabriel Jesus and Leroy Sane going on to bag a brace apiece in a crushing victory. Subscribe to Goal’s Liverpool Correspondent Neil Jones’ weekly email bringing you the best Liverpool FC writing from around the weblast_img read more

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