Everyday Eovaldi turns in Series performance for the ages

first_imgGov’t to employ 6,000 displaced by Taal Sports Related Videospowered by AdSparcRead Next Tim Cone, Ginebra set their sights on elusive All-Filipino crown Don’t miss out on the latest news and information. Los Angeles Dodgers’ Max Muncy celebrates his walk off home run off Boston Red Sox pitcher Nathan Eovaldi during the 18th inning in Game 3 of the World Series baseball game on Saturday, Oct. 27, 2018, in Los Angeles. (AP Photo/Jae C. Hong)LOS ANGELES — Nathan Eovaldi seemed to have a rubber arm. Maybe that second Tommy John surgery turned him into a bionic pitcher.Until the 97th pitch of an outing that was among the most unusual in World Series history, until the 561st pitch of an epic endurance test that sprawled across the night for 18 innings, he finally got beat.ADVERTISEMENT Jarin remains upbeat after another NU loss New York cut him loose, and Tampa Bay gave him a home for his rehab.“I’m trusting the doctors and the surgeons that they’re going to do their job. And then trusting the trainers,” Eovaldi said. “I never thought that I wouldn’t be here.”He was on the verge of returning for the start of this season when the Rays announced near the end of spring training that he had loose bodies in his elbow and needed surgery. That delayed his return to May 30.After going 3-4 with a 4.26 ERA in 10 starts, he was traded to Boston on July 25 for prospect Jalen Beeks. Eovaldi dropped his ERA to 3.33 in 10 starts and one relief appearance for the Red Sox, his average fastball velocity up to 97-98 mph.He beat the Yankees in his postseason debut, Game 3 of the Division Series, and then defeated Houston in the third game of the AL Championship Series.Will everyday Eovaldi volunteer to pitch Saturday?“Absolutely,” Eovaldi said.He only seemed to be half-kidding. Carpio hits red carpet treatment for China Coast Guard PLAY LIST 02:14Carpio hits red carpet treatment for China Coast Guard02:56NCRPO pledges to donate P3.5 million to victims of Taal eruption00:56Heavy rain brings some relief in Australia02:37Calm moments allow Taal folks some respite03:23Negosyo sa Tagaytay City, bagsak sa pag-aalboroto ng Bulkang Taal01:13Christian Standhardinger wins PBA Best Player award Will you be the first P16 Billion Powerball jackpot winner from the Philippines? Fastballs and cutters. Occasional sliders and splits. Inning after inning.“I felt good the whole time. I told AC, ‘I’m good. I want to stay in,’” Eovaldi said in front of the first base dugout after it was over.He gave a performance for the ages — especially in an era when managers have turned starters and relievers alike into one-batter wonders. It was a throwback to the days when Sandy Koufax and Don Drysdale took the Dodger Stadium mound and expected to finish what they started.After pitching the eighth inning to preserve leads in the first two games of the Series, Eovaldi was the scheduled Game 4 starter. Instead he became Boston’s record-tying ninth pitcher when he entered to start the 12th inning.He was on the verge of getting the win when second baseman Ian Kinsler made a throwing error that allowed the Dodgers to retie the game in the 13th.ADVERTISEMENT Nadine Lustre’s phone stolen in Brazil View comments Japeth Aguilar embraces role, gets rewarded with Finals MVP plum Lights inside SMX hall flicker as Duterte rants vs Ayala, Pangilinan anew Eovaldi allowed Max Muncy’s opposite-field homer to left-center on a cutter that hung over the high, outside corner, ending the longest World Series game ever after 7 hours, 20 minutes. The Dodgers’ 3-2 win over Boston on Friday cut Los Angeles’ World Series deficit to 2-1.“After the game was over I started crying,” Red Sox starter Rick Porcello said. “He literally gave everything he had on every single pitch.”FEATURED STORIESSPORTSGinebra beats Meralco again to capture PBA Governors’ Cup titleSPORTSJapeth Aguilar wins 1st PBA Finals MVP award for GinebraSPORTSGolden State Warriors sign Lee to multiyear contract, bring back ChrissBefore this week, Eovaldi had never pitched on consecutive days in his major league career.Now the 28-year-old right-hander was sent to the mound by manager Alex Cora for the third time in four days. In the World Series. Throwing 98 mph in his seventh inning of relief. LATEST STORIES Lights inside SMX hall flicker as Duterte rants vs Ayala, Pangilinan anew Gretchen Barretto’s daughter Dominique graduates magna cum laude from California college Allen Durham still determined to help Meralco win 1st PBA title “I feel terrible for Nate,” Kinsler said. “I feel like I let the team down right there.”Eovaldi was understanding.“He apologized to me, and I told him he has nothing to apologize for,” Eovaldi said.Muncy walked leading off the 13th and came home on Kinsler’s error, then nearly won the game in the 15th with a drive over the wall down the right-field line that hooked just foul.Eovaldi fell behind 3-0 to Muncy leading off the 18th, and then got a called strike followed by a pair of fouls. Muncy drove the next pitch 382 feet onto the stairway in front of the pavilion seats.“That was the last inning right there,” Cora said . “When he came in, I asked him, ‘How do you feel?’ He’s like, ‘Let me finish it.’ And I’m like, ‘OK.’ I don’t know if I told him, ‘You’ve got one more.’”Eovaldi threw four more pitches than any member of Boston’s staff had in an outing this postseason. Cora planned to have Drew Pomeranz hit for Eovaldi in the 19th and take the mound in the bottom half.“I felt privileged to be able to watch what Nathan Eovaldi did,” Porcello said. “That was the most incredible pitching performance I’ve even seen.”Eovaldi threw more than one-third of Boston’s 283 pitches, allowing two runs — one earned — and three hits in six innings. Not bad, especially given his past.He had his first elbow ligament replacement surgery in 2007 when he was a junior at Alvin High School in Texas. He had his second in August 2016 after getting hurt while pitching for the New York Yankees. 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Jomary Torres aims to get back on track vs KO artist Lin Heqin

first_img‘I am prepared:’ Duterte reiterates openness to accept Rohingya refugees PLAY LIST 02:09‘I am prepared:’ Duterte reiterates openness to accept Rohingya refugees04:31Suu Kyi appeals to ICJ not to impose int’l justice02:11SEA GAMES 2019: PH’s Nesthy Petecio boxing featherweight final (HIGHLIGHTS)02:14Carpio hits red carpet treatment for China Coast Guard02:56NCRPO pledges to donate P3.5 million to victims of Taal eruption00:56Heavy rain brings some relief in Australia02:37Calm moments allow Taal folks some respite03:23Negosyo sa Tagaytay City, bagsak sa pag-aalboroto ng Bulkang Taal01:13Christian Standhardinger wins PBA Best Player award Torres is aware of the kind of fighter Lin is and the challenge that awaits motivates her more rather than be intimidated by it.“I am motivated to show everyone the Jomary Torres of old. I know Lin Heqin is a great athlete, and I can’t wait to share the cage with her and prove that I belong there.”Sports Related Videospowered by AdSparcRead Next LATEST STORIES Nadine Lustre’s phone stolen in Brazil Despite her struggles, Torres is determined to redeem herself starting with her bout against Lin.“It has not been easy, especially after losing my last two bouts, but I am not giving up. I want to make sure that I get back and regain my momentum,” said Torres.FEATURED STORIESSPORTSGolden State Warriors sign Lee to multiyear contract, bring back ChrissSPORTSCoronation night?SPORTSThirdy Ravena gets‍‍‍ offers from Asia, Australian ball clubsThe 23-year-old Torres, however, is expected to have her hands full against Lin, who is making her ONE debut but doesn’t lack experience with an impressive 16-2-1 record.Lin has made a name for herself in China as a knockout artist. She has won her last five fights, four of which via stoppage. Japeth Aguilar wins 1st PBA Finals MVP award for Ginebra Don’t miss out on the latest news and information. In fight vs corruption, Duterte now points to Ayala, MVP companies as ‘big fish’ View comments MOST READcenter_img Gretchen Barretto’s daughter Dominique graduates magna cum laude from California college Ginebra beats Meralco again to capture PBA Governors’ Cup title MMA fighter wanted in killings captured after escaping van Phivolcs: Slim probability of Taal Volcano caldera eruption Photo from ONE ChampionshipJomary Torres hopes to regain her winning ways when she returns to the cage against Lin Heqin of China in ONE: Reign of Valor on March 8 at Thuwunna Indoor Stadium in Yangon, Myanmar.Torres began her campaign in ONE Championship’s women’s atomweight division with three straight wins, but she hasn’t had much success recently after ending 2018 with back-to-back decision losses to Priscilla Hertati Lumban Gaol last September and Mei Yamaguchi a month ago.ADVERTISEMENT Will you be the first P16 Billion Powerball jackpot winner from the Philippines? Philippine Army to acquire MANPADS, self-propelled howitzers Tom Brady most dominant player in AFC championship historylast_img read more

DONEGAL EVENT CALLS ON PEOPLE TO TAKE A STAND AGAINST VIOLENCE TO WOMEN

first_imgParticipants getting ready to take part in Friday’s event.The people of Donegal are being urged to take a stand this month and dance to demand an end to violence against women by joining the One Billion Rising day of action on February 14.The Donegal event will take place in front of the Regional Cultural Centre in Letterkenny between 1pm and 2pm on February 14, forming part of a massive global campaign.Local organiser Kate Brown said she is hoping a huge crowd will attend to join forces with people all across the world coming together to rise, release, dance in defiance of the injustices women suffer, demanding an end to violence against women and girls. “We hosted the first One Billion Rising event in Donegal on Valentine’s Day last year and we were delighted with the response. A very large crowd came to sing and dance in front of An Grianán Theatre.“It was a celebratory event, in that we celebrated our freedom to dance and to get our voices heard, but the campaign carries with it an important message – that violence against women and girls must end.”Kate says this year’s event does not clash with mid-term break holidays and she is encouraging students and their teachers to come and lend their support to the lunchtime rising campaign. Music, dance, song and poetry will form part of the hour-long event.She explained that the One Billion Rising name for the campaign comes from the fact that one in three women and girls will be beaten and raped in their life time. With a current female global population of three billion, that adds up to the staggering one billion figure. In 2013 activists in 207 different countries came together for the biggest mass action in human history to demand an end to violence against women and girls.“This year, the focus is on the issue of justice for all survivors of gender violence,” she added.The event though is not just for women and Kate says she would love to see as many women, girls and the men and boys who love them to gather to make their voices heard.“Last year we had people from across the spectrum, young and old, male and female, all prepared to show their support through dance for a campaign that aims to end violence against women and girls and this year we’re hoping for the same broad range of people and hopefully bigger numbers.”Across the world the campaigns will take place outside courthouses, school administration buildings, work places, places of worship, military courts, embassies and in other public gathering spaces. “This year’s campaign is about rising for justice. It is about deepening last year’s campaign and bringing, as so many wonderful agencies in Donegal are doing on a daily basis, information into the public arena about what survivors of gender violence need and deserve.” Kate added.For more information about One Billion Rising you can find details on the One Billion Rising Donegal Facebook page and by logging on to the global campaign website – www.onebillionrising.orgDONEGAL EVENT CALLS ON PEOPLE TO TAKE A STAND AGAINST VIOLENCE TO WOMEN was last modified: February 12th, 2014 by StephenShare this:Click to share on Facebook (Opens in new window)Click to share on Twitter (Opens in new window)Click to share on LinkedIn (Opens in new window)Click to share on Reddit (Opens in new window)Click to share on Pocket (Opens in new window)Click to share on Telegram (Opens in new window)Click to share on WhatsApp (Opens in new window)Click to share on Skype (Opens in new window)Click to print (Opens in new window)Tags:One Billion Risinglast_img read more

HORROR AS ELDERLY CANCER PATIENT WAITS 14 HOURS ON A LETTERKENNY HOSPITAL TROLLEY

first_imgLetterkenny General HospitalA Donegal woman today spoke on RTÉ Raidió na Gaeltachta of her family’s distress after their elderly mother, a cancer patient, spent 14 hours on a trolley in Letterkenny Hospital A&E.Speaking of her mother’s experience, Bríd Nic Suibhne told the Barrscéalta programme on Raidió na Gaeltachta today that her mother ‘was just a number’.Máire Uí Dhomhnaill from Gaoth Dobhair was brought to hospital at 5 pm on Monday evening, and had to wait overnight on a trolley until 7 am the following morning before getting a bed. “My mother had blood taken, and had to answer personal questions, sitting on trolley in a hallway in A&E. She had no privacy at all.“She was just a number. I asked where she was on the list to be seen and I was told she was fifth. Two and a half hours later, she was fourth.’“We were told that if my mother got sick, she was to come straight to the hospital to oncology. Everyone knows that cancer patients undergoing treatment need to be protected from picking up other illnesses. It’s very dangerous. We have been told that an illness like a cold or pneumonia could kill her.’“This is our story today, but tomorrow it will be somebody else’s.” Bríd praised the work of doctors and nurses who do their very best in very difficult circumstances, but questioned the management of the hospital.“There is something very wrong with the system. Why does my mother have to go through A&E when she gets sick? She should be able to go directly to oncology where her own doctors can look after her. What do the politicians and the health service managers have to say on this?’Bríd Nic Suibhne was speaking today on Barrscéalta on RTÉ Raidió na Gaeltachta.A short time ago Donegal Sinn Féin TDs, Pádraig Mac Lochlainn and Pearse Doherty said they are urgently attempting to raise the renewed crisis at the Accident and Emergency Ward of Letterkenny General Hospital with the Minister for Health, James Reilly.They have expressed their serious concern at news that emergency patients from the southern half of the county are being diverted to Sligo Regional Hospital and that there was an attempt to divert emergency patients from Inishowen to Altnagelvin Hospital in Derry. They said: “There is clearly a staffing crisis at Letterkenny General Hospital that has now inevitably impacted on patients across Donegal. We are calling on the Minister to remove the moratorium on the hiring of nurses and other medical professionals at the hospital.“The team at Letterkenny General Hospital have been heroic in their response to the flooding crisis last year and it is frankly disgraceful that the moratorium enforced by this Government has increased the hugely stressful circumstances they have to work in.“We are also seriously concerned at the impact on other Departments throughout the hospital due to the shortage of nurses and other medical professionals up to consultant level. Many staff are working long hours that saps their morale”.“There is also the issue of how Specialist Registrars, so crucial to hospitals, are allocated to Letterkenny General. As we revealed last year, based on the number of inpatients being served by the hospital every year, Letterkenny General receives the lowest budget allocation in the state and is allocated the lowest number of medical professionals from the system in the state. “This injustice has to stop and we intend to raise this matter urgently with the Minister and confront this injustice head on again”.HORROR AS ELDERLY CANCER PATIENT WAITS 14 HOURS ON A LETTERKENNY HOSPITAL TROLLEY was last modified: January 15th, 2014 by StephenShare this:Click to share on Facebook (Opens in new window)Click to share on Twitter (Opens in new window)Click to share on LinkedIn (Opens in new window)Click to share on Reddit (Opens in new window)Click to share on Pocket (Opens in new window)Click to share on Telegram (Opens in new window)Click to share on WhatsApp (Opens in new window)Click to share on Skype (Opens in new window)Click to print (Opens in new window)Tags:hospitalletterkennytrolleyswaiting timelast_img read more

South Africans going to WEF in Davos

first_imgThe World Economic Forum annual meeting takes place in Davos-Klosters, Switzerland from 17 to 20 January. South Africa’s delegation includes people from the government, media and respected business leaders.South Africa is sending a top team of representatives to the World Economic Forum annual meeting in Davos, Switzerland, starting on 17 January 2017. (Image: South African Government, CC BY-NC-SA 2.0, via Flickr)Brand South Africa reporter South Africans from the government, business, and civil society will be attending the 47th World Economic Forum (WEF) annual meeting in Davos-Klosters, Switzerland, taking place from 17 to 20 January under the theme “Responsive and Responsible Leadership”.The WEF annual meeting gathers leaders from all sectors of society to discuss the global economy and look for solutions to challenges through public-private co-operation.“Leaders have to be responsive and responsible; they must understand that we are living in a world marked by uncertainty, volatility and deep transformational changes,” said Klaus Schwab, founder of the WEF.People were living in precarious situations, he said, and were searching for identity, meaning and a sense of purpose.“More than ever, leadership means taking responsibility,” Schwab said. “It requires courage and commitment to listen and honestly explain the breadth and complexity of issues, to proactively generate solutions and to take action based on core values.”Watch his message:South Africa’s delegation includes:GovernmentCyril Ramaphosa, deputy presidentJeff Radebe, minister in the presidencyEbrahim Patel, minister of economic developmentPravin Gordhan, minister of financeRob Davies, minister of trade and industryState-run organisationsKingsley Makhubela, CEO, Brand South AfricaGeoffrey Qhena, CEO, Industrial Development Corporation of South AfricaBusisiwe Mabuza, chairperson, Industrial Development CorporationDaniel Matjila, CEO, Public Investment CorporationBongani Nqwababa, CEO, Sasol LimitedLesetja Kganyago, governor, South African Reserve BankDaniel Mminele, deputy governor, South African Reserve BankJabulane Mabuza, chairman, TelkomSiyabonga Gama, CEO, TransnetShulami Qalinge, group executive of strategy, TransnetLinda Mabaso, chairperson of the board, TransnetFinance and investmentMaria Ramos, CEO, Barclays Africa Group LimitedDavid Hodnett, deputy CEO operations, Barclays Africa Group LimitedJabulani Moleketi, chair of the board, Development Bank of Southern AfricaPatrick Khulekani Dlamini, CEO, Development Bank of Southern AfricaLaurie Dippenaar, chairman, FirstRand LimitedHendrik du Toit, CEO, Investec Asset Management LimitedStephen Koseff, CEO, Investec LimitedNonkululeko Nyembezi-Heita, chairman, Johannesburg Stock Exchange LimitedThabo Dloti, CEO, Liberty HoldingsNicolaas Kruger, CEO, MMI Holdings LimitedMike Brown, CEO, Nedbank GroupTrevor Manuel, chairman, Old MutualAnisha Archary, human resources director, Old Mutual Emerging MarketsRex Tomlinson, chief of staff, Old MutualIqbal Survé, executive chairman, Sekunjalo Investment HoldingsSimpiwe Tshabalala, joint CEO, Standard Bank Group LimitedBusiness leadersBrian Dames, CEO, African Rainbow Energy and PowerPatrice Motsepe, founder and executive chairman, African Rainbow MineralsAndries Jacobus Wilkens, executive director, African Rainbow MineralsSipho Pityana, chairman, AngloGold AshantiStewart Bailey, senior vice-president, AngloGold AshantiThoba Grenville-Grey, senior associate of investments, Awethu ProjectAdrian Gore, group chief executive, Discovery LimitedMokena Makeka, creative and managing director, Makeka Design LabPhuthuma Nhleko, executive chairman, MTN GroupStephen van Coller, vice-president of strategy, mergers and acquisitions, MTN GroupPeter Staude, CEO, Tongaat HulettDave Duarte, CEO, TreeshakeMediaAlec Hogg, editor, Biznews.comBronwyn Nielsen, editor-in-chief and executive director, CNBC AfricaChristina Adriana de Wet, executive editor, Independent MediaImtiaz Patel, CEO of Naspers Video Entertainment, Naspers LimitedAnant Singh, producer, Videovision EntertainmentOtherTrevor Mundel, president of the Global Health Programme, Bill and Melinda Gates FoundationLindiwe Mazibuko, former opposition leader in Parliament for the DAPrecious Moloi-Motsepe, CEO, Motsepe FoundationNozipho Joyce Mxakato-Diseko, permanent representative of South Africa to the United Nations and other international organisations in Geneva, Permanent Mission of South AfricaPeter Draper, senior research fellow in the Economic Diplomacy Programme, the South African Institute of International AffairsCobus de Swardt, managing director, Transparency InternationalMax Price, vice-chancellor, University of Cape TownAndrew Muir, CEO, Wilderness Foundation AfricaWould you like to use this article in your publication or on your website? See Using Brand South Africa material.last_img read more

South Africa leads the pack on the African continent ahead of WEF 4IR Affiliate Centre launch

first_imgThe South African government is delighted to spearhead an affiliate centre for the Fourth Industrial Revolution (C4IR), under the World Economic Forum (WEF) banner. Members of the media and CSIR partners gathered in Pretoria on Tuesday for the C4IR Business Breakfast Consultation ahead of the centre launch, set to take place on the sidelines of WEF Africa, 4 – 6 September 2019.The event created an opportunity for all stakeholders to probe conversation on SA’s state of readiness for the 4IR and also take stock of implementations that need to be put in place. Affiliate centres have already been established in China, Japan and India, with South Africa, Saudi Arabia and Israel next in line.In her address, Minister of Science and Technology, Ms Mmamoloko Kubayi-Ngubane elaborated on how widespread the impact of the 4IR will be: “The technologies associated with the phenomenon of the Fourth Industrial Revolution have already begun reshaping the way we produce goods and services; how we communicate and interact; how we administer health; how we educate the young; and how we do many other things that determine how we live. It is no longer possible to discuss economic development without factoring in the impact of the Fourth Industrial Revolution on the economy as whole. Any effort we make as a country to grow our economy will now largely be shaped by how quickly we are able to embrace and master the technologies associated with the Fourth Industrial Revolution.”Minister Kubayi-Ngubane further said that as a country, we were spectators of the second and third Industrial Revolutions, but this time around government would like to position South Africa as a forerunner.Head of the WEF 4th Industrial Revolution Network, Dr Murat Sönmez presented a talk on WEF C4IR, highlighting aspects of machine learning and artificial intelligence, the internet of things, robotics, digital trading, data policies and smart cities. “Who gets to benefit from the #4IR? Through affiliate centres like these, we need to come up with policies and protocols that will ensure that the 4IR doesn’t only benefit a select few”, he said.Dr Sönmez also announced that South Africa will have a seat on the WEF C4IR global advisory board.The realisation of the Fourth Industrial Revolution is highly dependent on a reinforced collaboration as the world gears up for global transformation.last_img read more

Northeast groups to protest against govt’s bid to reintroduce Citizenship Bill

first_imgNon-Governmental Organisations across the northeastern States have lined up protest programmes against the Narendra Modi government’s bid to reintroduce the Citizenship (Amendment) Bill.Assam Finance and Health Minister Himanta Biswa Sarma said a few days ago that the Centre would reintroduce the Bill in Parliament in November. The proposed legislation was cleared by the Lok Sabha in January but not tabled in the Rajya Sabha. The Bill seeks to amend the Citizenship Act of 1955 and grant citizenship to people from minority communities — Hindus, Sikhs, Buddhists, Jains, Parsis and Christians — from Afghanistan, Bangladesh and Pakistan after six years of stay in India even if they do not possess any proper document. The current requirement is 12 years of stay.In Nagaland capital Kohima, the North East Forum for Indigenous People (NEFIP) has scheduled a ‘public protest’ on October 3 to mark the beginning of the campaign against the Bill perceived to be a demographic threat to indigenous communities, some of whom number less than 1,000.NEFIP president Ningthouja Lancha said the organisation had asked all the Legislative Assemblies of the eight north-eastern States to adopt a resolution against the Bill and urge the Centre to take necessary steps to implement the United Nations Declaration on the Rights of Indigenous Peoples.The NEFIP is a conglomerate of 250 social organisations in the northeast.Student organisations Mizo Zirlai Pawl, Khasi Students’ Union and All Manipur Students’ Union have pledged support to the protests.In Assam, the Krishak Mukti Sangram Samiti has sought a united protest by the State’s indigenous organisations against any attempt to pass the Bill. “We will not accept the Bill under any circumstances. It poses a huge threat, which will affect the spirit of democracy. We cannot let this kind of Bill destroy our society,” its leader Akhil Gogoi said.last_img read more

PM Modi, Tendulkar lead applause for Srikanth

first_imgNew Delhi, Jun 25 (PTI) Prime Minister Narendra Modi and cricket icon Sachin Tendulkar, among others, lavished praise on Kidami Srikanth for claiming the Australian Open title with a stunning win over reigning Olympic and world champion Chen Long. It was Srikanths fourth Super Series title and the Prime Ministers Office (PMO) congratulated the ace shuttler. “PM @narendramodi congratulates @srikidambi for his accomplishments during #MannKiBaat,” PMO India tweeted. The triumph is his second successive after clinching the Indonesia Open Super Series Premier title last week and Tendulkar said he was proud of “champion” Srikanth. “Heartiest congratulations to @srikidambi on winning 2nd successive superseries title. Proud of you champion! #AustralianSS,” wrote Tendulkar on his twitter handle. Another former India cricketer Virender Sehwag also extended his best wishes as he wrote, “Congratulations @srikidambi on beating reigning Olympic & World Champion Chen Long & winning a 4th Superseries title. Take a bow, Srikanth ! Srikanths compatriot H S Prannoy tweeted: “Looks like its getting tough for everyone to Clinch titles when Indian boys are in form!! Congrats @srikidambi.” Denmark shuttler Mathias Boe felt Srikanths achievement of winning back-to-back titles was rare. “Massive congrats @srikidambi back to back titles, not many players have done that. Jai hind.” Sports Minister Vijay Goel also lauded Srikanths second consecutive Super Series title. “2nd successive Superseries title for @srikidambi. Defeats Olympic champ Chen Long 22-20, 21-16 to become #AustraliaSS winner! Proud of you!,” Goel tweeted. Former India hockey captain Viren Rasquinha not only applauded Srikanth but also his coaches, especially national coach Pullela Gopichand. “Congrats @srikidambi what a stunning win. Salute!! Amazing work Gopichand, Indonesian coaches @GoSportsVoices,” he wrote on his twitter handle. Tennis ace Sania Mirza said, “@srikidambi on fire love it.. huge congratulations once again .. keep it rolling.” Hockey player Rupinder Pal Singh added, “Congratulations @srikidambi for yet another title! Heres to many more in the future.” PTI CM AH CMadvertisementlast_img read more

Morata aiming for fourth CL final with Chelsea

first_imgChelsea Morata confident Chelsea can emulate Juventus and Real Madrid Last updated 2 years ago 17:19 14/9/2017 FacebookTwitterRedditcopy Comments(0) Alvaro Morata Getty Images Chelsea UEFA Champions League Morata The Spain international striker has already graced the Champions League final with his previous clubs and is hoping to do likewise with the Blues Alvaro Morata is targeting a Champions League hat-trick with Chelsea having already graced the final with Juventus and Real Madrid.The Spain international striker got his first taste of the showpiece event in 2014, when he stepped off the bench in Madrid’s thrilling 4-1 victory over arch-rivals Atletico.Morata 3/1 first scorer v Arsenal 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 He did likewise with the Blancos last season as they swept past Juve, having previously been beaten by Barcelona while with the Turin giants in 2015.Morata is now setting his sights on a fourth appearance with Chelsea, having joined the Blues in a £70 million deal over the summer.”It’s an incredible competition,” the 24-year-old told the club’s official website.“With all the teams I’ve played for in the Champions League I have reached the final and I hope to do so this year too.”It’s very difficult to win the Champions League but I think we have a good team, and with a good mentality we can do good things.”Morata was left among the substitutes as Antonio Conte shuffled his pack for a Champions League opener against Qarabag on Tuesday, with Chelsea easing their way to a 6-0 victory.The big-money striker has, however, enjoyed a bright start to life at Stamford Bridge – netting three times in five appearances – and feels he is adjusting well to new surroundings.Morata added: “At the moment, I’ve only scored and assisted with my head for Chelsea, so I hope to use my feet as well soon!Alvaro Morata Chelsea 09092017“But it’s true that English football is different to Italy and Spain. You don’t have much time to calm down, or relax, because all the time the ball is on fire! You need to be in good condition to play here and approach every match with a good mentality.“In terms of the marking, it is probably the same here as in Italy with the teams that are maybe not at the top of the league – those teams are compact and it’s hard for us sometimes to break them down. But when the other team wants to play with the ball, you can find space. That’s when you find the spaces to attack the other team.”Morata will be hoping to see opportunities in his next outing, with Chelsea readying themselves for a crunch London derby clash with Arsenal at Stamford Bridge on Sunday.last_img read more