The Nagpur Police on Tuesday used force on cricket lovers at the old stadium of Vidarbha Cricket Association following a melee to grab tickets for the World Cup match between India and South Africa here on March 12.In a virtual repeat of the action on cricket lovers in Bangalore ahead of the India-England clash last week, the police cane-charged the fans who had queued up to buy tickets in Nagpur. Few people received minor injuries in the ruckus.Police personnel, who were deployed in large numbers at the stadium anticipating a trouble, used force to control the fans following which organisers closed the counters for some time. Order was restored later.Fans protest lack of tickets for India-Netherlands matchThings were no better in the national capital as it prepared for the match between India and the Netherlands on Wednesday. Fans gathered outside the Ferozeshah Kotla stadium protesting lack of tickets for the match.As it is the only match involving India being played in Delhi, there was a mad scramble for tickets and fans were protesting that enough tickets were not made available in the general category.
The decision to grant the exemption was taken at a meeting of the Cabinet, which was also attended by the ICC president Sharad Pawar.The government on Thursday approved income tax waiver of about Rs 45 crore to the International Cricket Council for the ongoing World Cup.The decision to grant the exemption was taken at a meeting of the Cabinet, which was also attended by Agriculture Minister Sharad Pawar, currently the ICC President.”The tax exemption will be on the income arising in India from the ICC World Cup 2011 to the subsidiaries of the ICC, only where the contractual obligation to bear the income tax liabilities is on these entities,” Information and Broadcasting Minister Ambika Soni told reporters after the meeting.The exemption, however, will not cover the revenues of the global cricket body from sponsorships and telecast rights, which account for 72 per cent its total income.The financial implication will be Rs 45 crore approximately, she added.According to Revenue Secretary Sunil Mitra, the total receipts of the ICC from the ongoing World Cup are Rs 1,476 crore, while the cost for organising the event is Rs 571 crore. The ICC’s revenue from the broadcast rights is estimated to be Rs 1,062 crore.Asked if Pawar had batted in favour of the proposal during the meeting, Soni replied in the negative.”There was no batting, no commentary. When he (Pawar) did not say anything the question of conflict of interest do not arise at all,” she said.It is, however, understood that some ministers questioned the need for granting the tax exemption to the cash rich ICC but they were told that the law provided for the same.advertisementSources said it was pointed out to those ministers that not granting an exemption would amount to violation of the law.The income tax exemption was granted to the ongoing cricket World Cup as it qualified criteria specified under the amendment of the Income Tax Act, 1961, in 2005 in wake of ICC Championship Trophy 2006.To avail of the tax exemption, it requires the event to be recognised by the global body governing the sport, besides participation of more two nations. Moreover, the specified income has to be notified by the government.”This event met all three criteria,” Mitra said, adding income earned from sponsorships and telecast rights were not given the exemption as “it will not benefit ICC but the service providers”.- With inputs from PTI
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US judge bars Trump’s health insurance rule for immigrants ONE: Adriano Moraes unfazed by Manila crowd, thinks pressure is on Geje Eustaquio Sports Related Videospowered by AdSparcRead Next View comments Isaac Go. Photo by Tristan Tamayo/INQUIRER.netMANILA, Philippines—An undermanned Ateneo showed its own championship pedigree after holding off San Beda, 74-62, in Game 2 of its semifinals series in the Philippine Collegiate Champions League Thursday at Ynares Sports Arena in Pasig.The Blue Eagles, the winner of the Season 81 UAAP tournament, played without center Angelo Kouame and twin brothers Matt and Mike Nieto but went up against the Red Lions, the reigning champions of the NCAA, with a heart full of valor.ADVERTISEMENT Private companies step in to help SEA Games hosting Lacson backs proposal to elect president and vice president in tandem SEA Games hosting troubles anger Duterte Isaac Go was magnificent for the Blue Eagles putting up 28 points on 7-of-12 from three-point area and 10 rebounds.The 6-foot-7 big man also launched three of his three-pointers in the fourth quarter.FEATURED STORIESSPORTSPrivate companies step in to help SEA Games hostingSPORTSUrgent reply from Philippine football chiefSPORTSWin or don’t eat: the Philippines’ poverty-driven, world-beating pool starsThe Blue Eagles and the Red Lions dispute the finals berth in Game 3 on Saturday at the same venue with the winner between these two teams going up University of Visayas in the knockout title game on Monday.Ateneo owns three PCCL titles winning its last one in 2010, while San Beda won the tournament twice including the 2015 which it shared with Far Eastern University. Grace Poe files bill to protect govt teachers from malicious accusations MOST READ UAAP Season 80 Preview: Ateneo Blue Eagles PLAY LIST 03:16UAAP Season 80 Preview: Ateneo Blue Eagles02:01NCR task force for peace formally created02:12San Beda, Lyceum early favorites ahead of NCAA Season 9302:42PH underwater hockey team aims to make waves in SEA Games01:44Philippines marks anniversary of massacre with calls for justice01:19Fire erupts in Barangay Tatalon in Quezon City01:07Trump talks impeachment while meeting NCAA athletes02:49World-class track facilities installed at NCC for SEA Games02:11Trump awards medals to Jon Voight, Alison Krauss For the complete collegiate sports coverage including scores, schedules and stories, visit Inquirer Varsity. Oil plant explodes in Pampanga town LATEST STORIES ‘We are too hospitable,’ says Sotto amid SEA Games woes Don’t miss out on the latest news and information. Oil plant explodes in Pampanga town
SEA Games hosting troubles anger Duterte For what it’s worth, Eya Laure delivered somewhat of a redemption game after she avenged her previous championship losses against NU in several finals in the high school level.Laure put up a game-high 20 points but it was role players Dimdim Pacres and Caitlyn Viray, who finished off the Lady Bulldogs.FEATURED STORIESSPORTSPrivate companies step in to help SEA Games hostingSPORTSUrgent reply from Philippine football chiefSPORTSPalace wants Cayetano’s PHISGOC Foundation probed over corruption chargesPacres twisted her attack to evade NU’s block to put UST in match point, 24-15, and although the Lady Bulldogs were able to score two more, Viray had enough and converted on a crosscourt kill to end the affair.UST head coach Kung Fu Reyes said his team’s two straight wins were a big morale booster for them after they lost Season 80 Rookie of the Year Milena Alessandrini to injury four games into the season. P2.5 B shabu seized in Makati sting, Chinese national nabbed Private companies step in to help SEA Games hosting MOST READ Chief Justice Peralta on upcoming UAAP game: UP has no match against UST PLAY LIST 01:00Chief Justice Peralta on upcoming UAAP game: UP has no match against UST00:50Trending Articles00:50Trending Articles02:42PH underwater hockey team aims to make waves in SEA Games01:44Philippines marks anniversary of massacre with calls for justice01:19Fire erupts in Barangay Tatalon in Quezon City01:07Trump talks impeachment while meeting NCAA athletes02:49World-class track facilities installed at NCC for SEA Games02:11Trump awards medals to Jon Voight, Alison Krauss 1 dead, 3 injured in Quezon road crash Don’t miss out on the latest news and information. Thai playmaker Chanathip Songkrasin raises profile in Japan Trump campaign, GOP groups attack Google’s new ad policy Sports Related Videospowered by AdSparcRead Next LATEST STORIES UST Golden Tigresses. Photo by Tristan Tamayo/INQUIRER.netMANILA, Philippines—University of Santo Tomas had its first taste of back-to-back victories after turning back National University in four sets, 26-24, 25-17, 23-25, 25-17, in the UAAP Sweason 81 women’s volleyball tournament Saturday at Filoil Flying V Centre in San Juan.The Golden Tigresses, who swept De La Salle in their previous game, 25-20, 25-22, 25-17, now tied the Lady Spikers for the No. 2 spot with identical 4-2 records.ADVERTISEMENT View comments Lacson backs proposal to elect president and vice president in tandem Hong Kong tunnel reopens, campus siege nears end “This is huge for the players’ morale and it’s a good thing we’re now able to recover,” said Reyes in Filipino. “The back-to-back wins are big because we’re doing this for Milena.”Cherry Rondina supported Laure’s offensive exploits with 16 points while Pacres had 12.Princess Robles and Ivy Lacsina had 14 points for the Lady Bulldogs, who dropped their third straight game for a 1-5 record.ADVERTISEMENT P2.5 B shabu seized in Makati sting, Chinese national nabbed
SEA Games hosting troubles anger Duterte SPORTSUrgent reply from Philippine football chiefSPORTSPalace wants Cayetano’s PHISGOC Foundation probed over corruption chargesDoncic led Dallas with 24 points. He had a go-ahead dunk with 5.8 seconds left and was fouled, but missed a free throw that would have put the Mavericks up by two.“I should have made that free throw,” Doncic said. “I feel like I let my team down.” Hong Kong tunnel reopens, campus siege nears end Lacson backs proposal to elect president and vice president in tandem Jalen Brunson had 20 points and Tim Hardaway Jr. scored 17 for the well-traveled Mavericks.Dallas looked like the team with more energy, building an eight-point lead in the first half and ending the second quarter on a 13-2 run to take a six-point lead at the break.Denver came out strong in the third quarter, but the Mavericks responded with eight straight points and led by as many as 12.The Nuggets used a 12-2 run in the fourth to get to 93-91. Jokic, who was 0 for 4 from the floor in the first three quarters, hit a layup to get Denver within a basket. Millsap tied the game at 95, and a free throw by Jokic with 1:06 left gave the Nuggets a 98-97 lead.Brunson missed a baseline jumper, but a Denver turnover with 20.3 seconds left gave Dallas the ball and set up the final sequence.TIP-INSMavericks: F Kristaps Porzingis was with the team a day after taking part in his first 5-on-5 practice. Porzingis, acquired from New York on Jan. 31, has not played since tearing his ACL last season.Nuggets: Torrey Craig was out with a left shoulder sprain sustained Tuesday night. Craig was hurt in the last 20 seconds of mop-up time. … F Trey Lyles was active after missing nine games with a left hamstring strain.STRANGE DAYSCarlisle has spent more than three decades in the NBA as a coach or player, but the Mavericks’ flight being pushed back to Thursday morning because of the blizzard was a new one for him. “In the modern era of private planes or charters, I’ve never been with a team that this has happened,” he said.“It was a different kind of day, for sure. It’s a very unusual situation. Some people got some photos from the air of rows of cars slid out all over the place. It must have been a crazy day (Wednesday).”UP NEXTMavericks: Host the Cleveland Cavaliers on Saturday night.Nuggets: Wrap up their three-game homestand against Indiana on Saturday night.Sports Related Videospowered by AdSparcRead Next Trump campaign, GOP groups attack Google’s new ad policy The big man rescued Denver after the Nuggets trailed by 12 early in the fourth quarter. Jokic finished with 11 points, 14 rebounds and eight assists, hitting all four of his field goals in the fourth — including the game-winner.“That’s what we need him to do. He’s been doing it for us all year,” teammate Paul Millsap said. “He’s got my vote for MVP, for sure.”FEATURED STORIESSPORTSPrivate companies step in to help SEA Games hosting Denver called a timeout and drew up a play for Jokic. He drove to the right of Dwight Powell, stopped and thought about a fadeaway, but the shot wasn’t there.“I felt like he was going to block it, so I just go to the right hand and throw it somehow. And the ball went in,” Jokic said. “Powell played really good defense. He was right there but I made a lucky shot.”It spoiled a gutty effort by the Mavericks. The team was scheduled to leave Dallas on Wednesday afternoon, but Denver International Airport canceled flights in and out due to poor weather, forcing the Mavericks to fly in on Thursday morning. The team left Dallas at 8 a.m., arrived in Denver at 9 a.m. and nearly pulled off the upset before Jokic’s clutch shot.“Luka made a great play to get the lead, and they hit as difficult a shot as you’re going to hit to win a game with no time left,” Mavericks coach Rick Carlisle said.Millsap finished with a season-high 33 points for the Nuggets (45-22), who strengthened their hold on the No. 2 seed in the Western Conference after holding Dallas to 10 points in the fourth quarter. They lead the surging Houston Rockets by 3½ games with 15 to go.ADVERTISEMENT LATEST STORIES MOST READ 1 dead, 3 injured in Quezon road crash PH underwater hockey team aims to make waves in SEA Games PLAY LIST 02:42PH underwater hockey team aims to make waves in SEA Games01:44Philippines marks anniversary of massacre with calls for justice01:19Fire erupts in Barangay Tatalon in Quezon City01:07Trump talks impeachment while meeting NCAA athletes02:49World-class track facilities installed at NCC for SEA Games02:11Trump awards medals to Jon Voight, Alison Krauss View comments Donovan Mitchell, Jae Crowder help Jazz crush tired Timberwolves Denver Nuggets center Nikola Jokic, left, is congratulated for his game-winning basket by guard Monte Morris during the team’s NBA basketball game against the Dallas Mavericks on Thursday, March 14, 2019, in Denver. The Nuggets won 100-99. (AP Photo/David Zalubowski)DENVER — Luka Doncic’s emphatic dunk capped a great night for the Dallas Mavericks rookie. Nikola Jokic topped him and saved the game for the Denver Nuggets, earning him some support in the MVP race.Jokic hit a falling, one-handed shot as time expired to lift the Nuggets over the weary Mavericks 100-99 on Thursday.ADVERTISEMENT Urgent reply from Philippine football chief P2.5 B shabu seized in Makati sting, Chinese national nabbed Don’t miss out on the latest news and information. Private companies step in to help SEA Games hosting
Mitchell, Gobert foil Kemba Walker’s one-man show as Jazz turn back Hornets Sports Related Videospowered by AdSparcRead Next Pacquiao breezed through his last two fights, stopping Lucas Matthysse in the seventh round last July in Malaysia before outclassing Adrien Broner two months ago in his return to Las Vegas.The 40-year-old Pacquiao, however, could be in for a tough fight against either Thurman or Garcia.FEATURED STORIESSPORTSPrivate companies step in to help SEA Games hostingSPORTSPalace wants Cayetano’s PHISGOC Foundation probed over corruption chargesSPORTSSingapore latest to raise issue on SEA Games food, logisticsThurman, 30, the current WBA (Super) welterweight champion, is undefeated at 29-0 with 22 knockouts while the 31-year-old Garcia (34-2, 20 KOs) is a former WBC welterweight titleholder.Garcia will be in action on April 20 against Adrian Granados in Carson, California. Manny Pacquiao celebrates his win against Adrien Broner in the WBA welterweight title boxing match Saturday, Jan. 19, 2019, in Las Vegas. (AP Photo/John Locher)MANILA, Philippines—The names of Manny Pacquiao’s next opponent on July 13 are down to two in Keith Thurman and Danny Garcia.International matchmaker Sean Gibbons, who is also Pacquiao’s official representative in the US, said Thurman and Garcia are the two frontrunners to land a showdown with the Filipino ring icon.ADVERTISEMENT Colombia protesters vow new strike after talks hit snag LATEST STORIES Trump tells impeachment jokes at annual turkey pardon event Don’t miss out on the latest news and information. Bloomberg: US would benefit from more, not fewer, immigrants Manny Pacquiao part of 2019 SEA Games opening ceremony PLAY LIST 00:36Manny Pacquiao part of 2019 SEA Games opening ceremony01:23Fans react to Pacquiao downing Thurman02:35Manny Pacquiao compares ‘heavy-handed’ Keith Thurman to Antonio Margarito02:42PH underwater hockey team aims to make waves in SEA Games01:44Philippines marks anniversary of massacre with calls for justice01:19Fire erupts in Barangay Tatalon in Quezon City01:07Trump talks impeachment while meeting NCAA athletes02:49World-class track facilities installed at NCC for SEA Games02:11Trump awards medals to Jon Voight, Alison Krauss MOST READ Cayetano: Senate, Drilon to be blamed for SEA Games mess Panelo: Duterte ‘angry’ with SEA Games hosting hassles Wintry storm delivers US travel woes before Thanksgiving Duterte wants probe of SEA Games mess Private companies step in to help SEA Games hosting View comments
Cayetano: Senate, Drilon to be blamed for SEA Games mess PBA Women’s 3×3 – April 01, 2016 PLAY LIST 34:34PBA Women’s 3×3 – April 01, 201630:41PBA Women’s 3×3 Tournament – December 09, 201501:33Leo Austria, SMB wary of ‘more experienced’ Hotshots ahead of PBA Finals rematch02:42PH underwater hockey team aims to make waves in SEA Games01:44Philippines marks anniversary of massacre with calls for justice01:19Fire erupts in Barangay Tatalon in Quezon City01:07Trump talks impeachment while meeting NCAA athletes02:49World-class track facilities installed at NCC for SEA Games02:11Trump awards medals to Jon Voight, Alison Krauss DA eyes importing ‘galunggong’ anew Magnolia managed to knot the affair at 62 by the end of the third quarter, all thanks to Ian Sangalang’s showing.But they had no answer for Nambatac, who started to catch fire from deep at the start of the final frame. From thereon, Nambatac and Yap took turns on scoring, snuffing out every ounce of counterattack the Hotshots mounted.“Coming into Game 7, we just have to do the same,” Garcia said of their sudden-death match scheduled this Sunday at MOA Arena in Pasay.“But Magnolia, coming into such situation, have much more experience. We just have to trust each other,” he added.The victory snapped Magnolia’s eight-game streak at Ynares Center, where the Hotshots crowned Governor’s Cup champions last December. Their last loss came in Sept. 17, 2017, in the hands of TNT.ADVERTISEMENT Sports Related Videospowered by AdSparcRead Next James Yap with another reliable performance for Rain or Shine. PBA IMAGESANTIPOLO — Just as their foes were reaching for the dagger in the very arena where they have emerged unscathed and crowned as champions, the Rain or Shine Elasto Painters looked calm and collected, giving themselves a fightback of their own in Game 6 of the PBA Philippine Cup semifinals.The Elasto Painters leaned on the marksmanship of Rey Nambatac and yet another steady performance by James Yap to fend off Magnolia, 91-81, and forge a decider for the last remaining Finals berth, Friday night at Ynares Center here.ADVERTISEMENT Philippine Arena Interchange inaugurated Don’t miss out on the latest news and information. Finals trip nothing new to Beermen, but Fajardo vows they will work just as hard to get title LATEST STORIES View comments Panelo: Duterte ‘angry’ with SEA Games hosting hassles MOST READ Duterte wants probe of SEA Games mess “I just told the players to enjoy this game, to keep it simple and it worked,” said coach Caloy Garcia, whose squad managed to extend the series after falling in three consecutive meetings.“I told them to not think about whatever happens and asked each one of them to play their game and stay relaxed,” he added.FEATURED STORIESSPORTSPrivate companies step in to help SEA Games hostingSPORTSPalace wants Cayetano’s PHISGOC Foundation probed over corruption chargesSPORTSSingapore latest to raise issue on SEA Games food, logisticsAnd it showed.Yap led all of Rain or Shine’s scorers with 16 while Nambatac and Beau Belga tossed in 15 apiece. Jewel Ponferrada added 11 more to preserve their promising start to their semifinal series. Hontiveros presses for security audit of national power grid Rain or Shine could also deny Magnolia a chance to get back at its tormentors in last year’s all-Filipino finals.The scores:RAIN OR SHINE 91 – Nambatac 16, Yap 16, Belga 15, Ponferada 11, Torres 8, Norwood 8, Rosales 7, Ahanmisi 5, Daquioag 2, Mocon 2, Borboran 1.MAGNOLIA 81 – Sangalang 19, Lee 18, Jalalon 14, Herndon 9, Brondial 6, Melton 5, Reavis 4, Barroca 3, Ramos 3, Dela Rosa 0, Pascual 0, Abundo 0.Quarters: 21-17, 41-35, 62-62, 91-81. SEA Games hosting troubles anger Duterte Private companies step in to help SEA Games hosting
MOST READ Maria Sharapova out of French Open, citing right shoulder DA eyes importing ‘galunggong’ anew LATEST STORIES Don’t miss out on the latest news and information. Duterte wants probe of SEA Games mess PH underwater hockey team aims to make waves in SEA Games PLAY LIST 02:42PH underwater hockey team aims to make waves in SEA Games01:44Philippines marks anniversary of massacre with calls for justice01:19Fire erupts in Barangay Tatalon in Quezon City01:07Trump talks impeachment while meeting NCAA athletes02:49World-class track facilities installed at NCC for SEA Games02:11Trump awards medals to Jon Voight, Alison Krauss Catholic schools seek legislated pay hike, too Private companies step in to help SEA Games hosting Cayetano: Senate, Drilon to be blamed for SEA Games mess ‘Rebel attack’ no cause for concern-PNP, AFP FILE – In this Monday, April 6, 2009 file photo, former NBA players Earvin “Magic” Johnson, right, and Larry Bird share a laugh at a news conference before the championship game between Michigan State and North Carolina at the men’s NCAA Final Four college basketball tournament in Detroit. Magic Johnson and Larry Bird, whose coast-to-coast rivalry in the 1980s propelled the NBA to a new level of popularity, will be honored with the Lifetime Achievement Award.The Hall of Famers and 1992 U.S. Olympic teammates will receive the award on June 24 at the NBA Awards, the league and Turner Sports announced Wednesday, May 15, 2019. (AP Photo/Amy Sancetta, File)NEW YORK — Magic Johnson and Larry Bird, whose coast-to-coast rivalry in the 1980s propelled the NBA to a new level of popularity, will be honored with the Lifetime Achievement Award.The Hall of Famers and 1992 U.S. Olympic teammates will receive the award on June 24 at the NBA Awards, the league and Turner Sports announced Wednesday.ADVERTISEMENT Two-day strike in Bicol fails to cripple transport Ethel Booba twits Mocha over 2 toilets in one cubicle at SEA Games venue The honor comes on the 40th anniversary of their meeting in the 1979 NCAA championship game, when Johnson’s Michigan State team beat Bird’s Indiana State squad. That is still the highest-rated game on television in college basketball history.The two would see plenty more of each other across the next decade after Johnson went to the Los Angeles Lakers and Bird to the Boston Celtics. The Lakers won five championships in the 1980s and the Celtics won three, and the interest they drew forged a friendship and helped the NBA move past its struggle for mainstream attention and set the stage for basketball to become one of the world’s most popular sports.FEATURED STORIESSPORTSPrivate companies step in to help SEA Games hostingSPORTSPalace wants Cayetano’s PHISGOC Foundation probed over corruption chargesSPORTSSingapore latest to raise issue on SEA Games food, logisticsBoth players won three MVP awards, earned spots on the league’s list of 50 greatest players and were two-time Hall of Fame inductees, first as individuals and then with the Dream Team that captured the gold medal in Barcelona.Bird went on to serve as both coach and president of the Indiana Pacers and is the only person in NBA history to be voted MVP, Coach of the Year and Executive of the Year. Johnson also held both roles with the Lakers, though not with the same level of success. He served a short stint as coach (1993-94) and recently stepped down as team president after two seasons. His larger achievements since his playing days have come in the business world as CEO of Magic Johnson Enterprises.Bill Russell was the first Lifetime Achievement winner in 2017 and Oscar Robertson was honored last year.Sports Related Videospowered by AdSparcRead Next View comments
Costa Rica coach Paulo Wanchope became involved in a brawl with an identified person during an Olympic qualifier against Panama on Tuesday night.Wanchope, who was observing the match between the respective countries’ under-23 teams, was shown in video footage to retaliate after being pushed by the man. It was not clear if the man, who was wearing a black shirt and was considerably shorter than Wanchope, was a member of the public or a steward.Footage showed that, at the end of the game, Wanchope opened a gate leading down to the pitch and was pushed from behind by the man. Wanchope turned around and pushed him back. The man kicked the coach in the thigh and then threw some punches at him, while Wanchope tried to wrestle him onto some plastic seats.Several security guards then intervened to pull the men apart. The match ended 0-0. So far the Costa Rican federation has not commented on the incident.Former Derby County, West Ham United, Manchester City and Malaga player Wanchope was named as Costa Rica coach in February. He was previously assistant to Jorge Luis Pinto when Costa Rica reached the quarter-finals at the World Cup.
Second seed Simona Halep, cheered on by Romanian gymnastics great Nadia Comaneci, fought off a determined challenge from former world number one Victoria Azarenka to reach the semifinals of the US Open on Wednesday.The 23-year-old Halep, of Romania, chasing her first grand slam singles title, came out strong against the Belarussian after an 85-minute, third-set rain delay to secure a 6-3, 4-6, 6-4 victory and a last-four clash against Italy’s Flavia Pennetta.”It was a tough match. Im really happy that I could win, I dont know where it comes, the power to win this match,” said the diminutive, but hard-hitting Halep.Halep was run ragged in the second set by Azarenka who sent her scurrying from corner to corner as she fought back to level the quarterfinal at one set apiece.A light rain forced them off the court in the fourth game of the third set but when they returned to Arthur Ashe Stadium, a revived Halep took command.”I was a bit tired after the second set and that break helped me. Thanks God, for raining,” Halep said in an on-court interview.”I found the power to give everything to win this one because I really wanted to play first time the semi-finals here.”After an opening set dominated by Halep, two-times Australian Open winner Azarenka, who has slipped to 20th in the world rankings after battling injuries the last two seasons, battled back.Emotions ran high with both players shrieking in frustration after mistakes and roaring in self-encouragement after an important point. After the break, Halep served an ace on the first point back on court to level the third set at 2-2, before breaking in the seventh game for the margin she needed to reach the semifinal.advertisementHalep was cheered on by a noisy contingent of flag-waving Romanians and a special guest in the player’s box, five-times Olympic gold-medal winning gymnast Comaneci.”It was great to have a great champion in my box. It was a good day for all of us,” Halep said.Pennetta, 33, ousted twice Wimbledon winner Petra Kvitova, the fifth-seeded Czech, in three sets to advance. Top seed Serena Williams, bidding to complete the fourth women’s calendar-year Grand Slam sweep, faces Roberta Vinci of Italy in Thursday’s other scheduled semifinal.
IT major Infosys has bagged a Rs 1,320-crore contract to build GST network system, which will be used for the roll out of proposed Goods and Services Tax in the country.”The contract for GST network has been awarded to Infosys. It will be a five-year contract worth Rs 1,320 crore beginning October 1,” sources said. Four other IT companies — TCS, Wipro, Tech Mahindra and Microsoft — had bid for building the network across the country, sources added. The government had floated the Request for Proposal (RFP) for setting up GSTN on April 21. GSTN is a company formed to connect databases of states with the centre and provide information technology (IT) infrastructure for seamless implementation of GST. The government plans to implement the single rate GST from April 1, 2016, but it might be delayed as the constitution amendment bill for its implementation is yet to be approved by the Rajya Sabha where the ruling party does not enjoy majority on its own. Earlier, GST network chairman Navin Kumar had said that registration on GSTN would start by January 31, to prepare for a smooth roll out by April 2016. GSTN would help in PAN-based (Permanent Account Number- based) registration of traders, besides filing of tax returns and payment system. The centre and the states have also agreed to equally share the costs incurred by GSTN. A sub-committee would decide on the sharing of the costs between the states.
Get the best of News18 delivered to your inbox – subscribe to News18 Daybreak. Follow News18.com on Twitter, Instagram, Facebook, Telegram, TikTok and on YouTube, and stay in the know with what’s happening in the world around you – in real time. London: Liverpool defender Virgil van Dijk has dismissed the five-point lead they hold over title rivals Manchester City as irrelevant so early in the season.Jurgen Klopp’s side briefly extended their advantage to eight points after beating Sheffield United 1-0 in the early kick-off on Saturday but City beat Everton to reduce the gap. Even though Liverpool have a 100 percent record from their opening seven matches, Van Dijk stressed nobody inside the dressing room was giving it a second thought.The Reds know from recent experience that the situation can change quickly. They had a seven-point lead over City before the two met at the Etihad Stadium on January 3, only to lose as Pep Guardiola’s side began their fightback.”It’s far too early. We’re almost in October and the busy period will come,” said the Netherlands captain after Liverpool registered their 16th successive Premier League victory.”There are still so many games left and the only thing we focus on is the game ahead of us. We don’t want to look at the others because there’s no point doing that.”Everyone realises that as well because last season we saw how it turned quickly.”Victory at Bramall Lane also extended the club record for successive away league wins to eight and they have not lost away from Anfield in the league since that defeat at the Etihad nine months ago.”It’s the media who love statistics,” said Van Dijk. “The reality is we have nothing at the moment. We want to continue to do well and there’s still plenty of room for improvement.”Saturday’s match-winner Georginio Wijnaldum said Liverpool’s scratchy win at Sheffield United was an example of the progress being made under Klopp.Last season, when they missed out on a first top-flight title since 1990 by a single point, Liverpool drew seven matches, which included games against West Ham, Leicester and Everton.”You see we make progression with what we did,” said Wijnaldum. “Back in previous years we had to play good to win the games. Now we play bad and still win games.” jurgen kloppliverpoolmanchester cityPep Guardiola First Published: September 30, 2019, 4:27 PM IST
Johor Bahru: India went down to Japan 3-4 in a high octane game for their first loss at the Sultan of Johor Cup here on Tuesday.It was Japan who took an early lead in the game, their very first attack earning them a first penalty corner. From the resultant drag flick, Wataru Matsumoto converted to give them the lead. India didn’t let their heads drop though, and almost drew themselves level with a penalty corner of their own in the third minute. But, Pratap Lakra’s effort was saved by Takumi Kitagawa.India’s attacking efforts were constant and through the first quarter they were a threat going forward, but were unable to apply the finishing touch to their play. At the back, Prashant Chauhan pulled off a succession of great saves right at the death to ensure India went into the break down by just one goal.In a scrappy second period, India created more opportunities for the equaliser, but were unable to breach the Japanese defence in the final third. Japan for their part, played on the counter, and scored a second in the 22nd minute — Kosei Kawabe converting a PC to double their lead. The teams went into half-time with Japan leading 2-0.In an action-packed third quarter, India struck first, earning their second PC off the game almost straight from the restart. This time, Mandeep Mor and Gursahibjit combined with a PC routine straight from the training ground for the latter to score India’s opener.Within two minutes though Japan struck back Keita Watanabe converting Japan’s fifth PC of the game to make it 3-1. Kosei Kawabe scored Japan’s fourth in the 37th to extend their lead to a three goal cushion and at that point it looked like they had done enough.Within a minute India pulled back one, Sharda Nand Tiwari slotting an inch-perfect drag-flick into the top right to make the score 4-2 as they went into the final break.India went into the final quarter attacking without abandon. Their constant circle penetrations and attacking play was thwarted by the Japanese defence but in the 53rd minute their efforts finally paid dividends. Off a PC, Pratap Lakra struck to drag them to within one goal of a remarkable comeback. In the end though it wasn’t to be, as Japan held on to take a 4-3 victory.India will face Australia in their next round robin league-stage match on Wednesday.India will face Australia in their next round robin league-stage match in Johor Bahru at 1335 hrs IST on 16 October 2019. Get the best of News18 delivered to your inbox – subscribe to News18 Daybreak. Follow News18.com on Twitter, Instagram, Facebook, Telegram, TikTok and on YouTube, and stay in the know with what’s happening in the world around you – in real time. hockeyhockey indiaIndiaindian hockey First Published: October 15, 2019, 10:11 PM IST
Mohali: Former I-League champions Minerva Punjab FC has been renamed as Punjab Football Club, a statement from the club said on Wednesday.All teams of Minerva Punjab FC will now be known as Punjab Football Club as per an agreement with Round Glass Sports Private Ltd. Round Glass Sports has expanded their youth and grassroots football talent program by including the players of Minerva Punjab FC’s U-11 to U-18 teams.The players are already training under UEFA/AFC/AIFF certified coaches at Round Glass Sports. International medical, nutritional, educational and lifestyle facilities are being provided to all the players to help them develop their skills.The club’s director Ranjit Bajaj said, “There is a sense of positivity and excitement for the upcoming season and we are confident of putting up a good show.”This is the best thing to have happened to football in north India, and Punjab in specific, and it will ensure an even stronger presence of football in the region. footballindian footballMinerva Punjab FCPunjab Football Club First Published: October 30, 2019, 11:04 PM IST Get the best of News18 delivered to your inbox – subscribe to News18 Daybreak. Follow News18.com on Twitter, Instagram, Facebook, Telegram, TikTok and on YouTube, and stay in the know with what’s happening in the world around you – in real time.
atpATP FinalsATP Tour Finalsdominic thiem First Published: November 13, 2019, 9:28 AM IST Get the best of News18 delivered to your inbox – subscribe to News18 Daybreak. Follow News18.com on Twitter, Instagram, Facebook, Telegram, TikTok and on YouTube, and stay in the know with what’s happening in the world around you – in real time. London: Austria’s Dominic Thiem described his stunning victory over Novak Djokovic at the ATP Finals on Tuesday as probably the best match he has ever played.The 26-year-old world number five blazed 50 winners, many of them jaw-dropping backhands, to beat the five-time champion 6-7(5) 6-3 7-6(5) in front of a spellbound O2 arena crowd. He battled back from 4-1 down in the final set tiebreak to claim a fourth win in five against the 16-time Grand Slam champion and has already booked his semi-final spot.”Probably the best match I ever played,” he said. “It was a real classic and epic match which will happen from time to time at these big tournaments.”It had everything that a match like this needs. He was up; I was up. He was playing amazing points; I was playing amazing points. It’s only about luck, and it was a little bit more on my side today in the third-set tiebreak.”Djokovic played his full part in an exhilarating contest but could not quite match Thiem’s firepower.Thiem also made 44 unforced errors but it would be churlish to criticise that tally when he was playing such risky tennis.Having never got past the group stage in three previous appearances at the tournament, he has now beaten Roger Federer and Novak Djokovic back-to-back to book his place in the semi-finals and appears to be the man in form.”I knew that I had to play like this to beat him. Against everybody who qualified for this tournament here, there is a special effort necessary to win,” said the 26-year-old.”I did it against Roger, and I did it also today. Probably Novak is the best player in the world right now, so I had to do something outstanding, something unusual, and that’s what I did.”I mean, I was hitting really, really hard.”Djokovic, who faces a decisive clash with Federer on Thursday with the loser guaranteed an early exit, was generous in his praise of Thiem.”I know that he can play in a high level, but tonight was just phenomenal,” he said. “He just played very courageous tennis and (was) just smacking the ball. He went for broke.”
WWE Survivor Series 2019 Results, Recap: NXT Prove to be Dominant Force; Roman Reigns Wins One for SmackDown
Get the best of News18 delivered to your inbox – subscribe to News18 Daybreak. Follow News18.com on Twitter, Instagram, Facebook, Telegram, TikTok and on YouTube, and stay in the know with what’s happening in the world around you – in real time. Sunday’s Survivor Series, which saw Raw, SmackDown and for the first time, NXT, being pitted against each other, culminated with the black and gold brand emerging supreme, from the ‘main roster’, following their TakeOver War Games a day earlier. The evening saw some stellar action from Lio Rush, Roman Reigns, Rhea Ripley, Tommaso Ciampa and Daniel Bryan in separate matches. Rey Mysterio’s feud with Brock Lesnar ended with the WWE Champion winning the match despite interference from Mysterio’s son Dominick.The evening saw Universal Champion ‘The Fiend’ Bray Wyatt defeat Daniel Bryan via pinfall to retain the title. Despite the veteran superstar connecting with the crowd with his ‘Yes’ chants, innumerable dropkicks and stomps to the face, Bryan ultimately lost when Wyatt forced the Mandible Claw on him for the pinfall. The Men’s survivor series saw Roman Reigns (SmackDown) emerge supreme by defeating Keith Lee of NXT to become the sole survivor for the Blue Brand. Tommaso Ciampa, a night removed from teh stellar War Games win, made it to the final four, while Lee eliminated Seth Rollins. However, Lee missed a moonsault to only be hit by Reigns with a spear for the win.Order of elimination: NXT’s WALTER, SmackDown’s (SD) Shorty G, Raw’s Kevin Owens, NXT’s Damian Priest, Raw’s Orton, NXT’s Riddle, SD’s Braun Strowman, Raw’s Ricochet, SD’s Mustafa Ali, Raw’s McIntyre, SD’s Corbin, NXT’s Ciampa, Raw’s Rollins.Another highlight of the evening was the No Hold Barred WWE Championship match between Brock Lesnar and Rey Mysterio which the champ won via pinfall. The highlight was definitely Mysterio’s son Dominick entering the bout and double teaming with his dad against The Beast Incarnate.Here’s what else happened on WWE Survivor Series 2019:Dolph Ziggler and Robert Roode (SD) won the Tag Team Battle Royal. Forgotten Sons from NXT were the first to be eliminated, followed by SD’s Lucha House, Raw’s Zack Ryder & Curt Hawkins, NXT’s Imperium, SD’s Heavy Machinery, NXT’s Breezango, SD’s Revival, Raw’s The OC and Raw’s Street Profits.Cruiserweight Championship match saw champion Lio Rush (NXT) steal an oppurtunistic win ove SD’s Kalisto via pinfall and Raw’s Akira Tozawa (Raw) to retain the belt.Tag Team Championship match saw Viking Raiders (Raw) defeat Undisputed Era (NXT) via pinfall and New Day (SD).Roderick Strong (NXT) defeated Shinsuke Nakamura (SD) via pinfall and AJ Styles (Raw).NXT Championship Adam Cole defeated Pete Dunne via pinfall to retain the title.The evening also saw Rhea Ripley (NXT) defeat Sasha Banks (SD) via pinfall while NXT survived in the traditional Women’s Survivor Series match. The first to be eliminated was SD’s Nikki Cross, followed by Raw’s Sarah Logan, SD’s Carmella, Raw’s Kairi Sane, SD’s Dana Brooke, Raw’s Asuka abandoned her team, Raw’s Flair, SD’s Evans, NXT’s Toni Storm, NXT’s Belair, Raw’s Natalya.Also, the evening saw Shayna Baszler (NXT) defeat Bayley (SD) via submission and Becky Lynch (Raw), giving NXT the overall win for the evening. Becky LynchBray WyattBrock Lesnardaniel bryan First Published: November 25, 2019, 10:18 AM IST
“It was a great result for us. This kind of a win gives a lot of boost to our girls, and hopefully, we can go ahead and do better in the next game as well,” AdvertisementIndian Under 19 women’s football team have thrashed the U-19 women’s football team of Pakistan with a margin of 18-0 in the first round of U-19 AFC Women’s Championship Qualifiers on Wednesday. The match was completely dominated by Indian under 19 Women’s football team from the first minute of the match. Manisha has opened the scoresheet for India at the 2nd minute of the match. She has completed his Hat-Trick within the 47th minute of the match. Devneta, Daya and Roja have also scored two goals each in this match against Pakistan. Papki, Jabamani and Soumya Guguloth have registered their names in the scoresheet for India. But the main star of the match was Renu who scored five goals for Indian under 19 Women’s football team in the second half of the match. The match ended with a scoreline of 18-0 in favour of the Indian side. “We were banned by FIFA for three and a half years. So we played absolutely no football back then. India have already started an impressive development of their women’s game. We are just starting out on that front. It will take time, but we have to treat this as a learning experience.” Advertisement India head coach Alex Ambrose told after the match.While the Pakistan’s head coach was also not disappointed with the performance of their girls against India as they played after a long period of time. He told,
New Delhi, Apr 6 (PTI) Milk products major Mother Dairy today announced its association with Delhi Daredevils as its principal sponsor in the upcoming season of the Indian Premier League (IPL). As a part of this association, Mother Dairy brand will be seen as the principal sponsor of the Delhi Daredevils team jersey, along with the visibility at key spots on match days. Speaking on the association, S Nagarajan, Managing Director Mother Dairy Fruit & Vegetable Pvt. Ltd., said, “Its a matter of great joy to be a part of the Indian Festival of T20 extravaganza. This association presents us with a fantastic platform to connect with our consumers and cricket fans. “In India, sports is picking up as a genre and connects well especially with the younger age group who are gradually shifting towards nutritious and healthy lifestyle, hence creating a perfect opportunity for us to bond with today?s generation,” Nagarajan said in a release. Delhi Daredevils CEO Hemant Dua stated, “We are delighted to welcome Mother Dairy to the Delhi Daredevils family. I am confident that with their support, Delhi Daredevils, with the exciting new additions to our squad will be able to give our fans a lot to cheer about this season.” PTI PDS KHS
Manchester United manager Louis van Gaal goes into the FA Cup final against Crystal Palace on Saturday facing echoes of the 1990 showpiece between the two sides that proved so pivotal in the career of Alex Ferguson.Ferguson’s United were struggling in the 1989-90 season and the clamour was growing for the manager’s dismissal, but the FA Cup win in a replay over Palace gave the Scotsman a reprieve.He went on to build a dynasty that won 13 Premier League titles and two Champions League trophies, alongside a host of domestic cups.Van Gaal, who took charge in May 2014 and guided United to fourth in his first season, is under similar pressure after his side finished fifth in the Premier League and dropped out of the Champions League in the group stages.The Dutchman has been accused of moving United away from United’s traditional brand of attacking football to a more laboured style, which yielded the second fewest goals of the league’s top 10 teams this term.The 64-year-old was booed by some fans during his end-of-season speech after Tuesday’s final 3-1 win over Bournemouth at Old Trafford.Speculation is rife over his future, but the former Ajax Amsterdam, Barcelona and Bayern Munich manager is adamant he will remain, irrespective of what happens at Wembley.”Yes, because I have signed a three-year contract,” he told reporters.Van Gaal understands the fans’ disappointment, but says they should be realistic as United chase their first FA Cup title since 2004 and their first major trophy since the 2013 Premier League.advertisement”The expectation is very high. Too high. We are a team in transition,” Van Gaal said. “I have tried to explain that.”We didnt reach our aim. We have to qualify for the Champions League. We have still the FA Cup final to go. Everyone has to make up his mind at how we have done this season at that time.”Crystal Palace, who finished the Premier League five points above the relegation zone, are in the final for the first time since losing the 1990 replay 1-0 following a 3-3 draw in the first match.”I remember Sir Alex’s career hinged on that game and maybe LVG’s career will hinge on this,” said Palace boss Alan Pardew, who played for Palace in the final 26 years ago.