NBA fines Anthony Davis $50,000 for making public trade demand

first_imgUS judge bars Trump’s health insurance rule for immigrants LATEST STORIES At 22-28 with seven losses in their past eight games, the Pelicans are 13th of 15 clubs in the Western Conference, 5.5 games behind the Los Angeles Clippers for the eighth and last playoff berth.Davis, out since January 19 with a sprained left index finger but due back imminently, could become a free agent in 2020 and sign a five-year contract extension worth $240 million after this season.The Pelicans have missed the playoffs in four of six seasons since drafting Davis, but swept Portland in the first round of last season’s playoffs for their first post-season series triumph since 2008. New Orleans fell in the second round to eventual champion Golden State.The Los Angeles Lakers, whose superstar LeBron James is also represented by Paul, and Boston Celtics are expected to be interested in Davis, but the Pelicans do not want the process to become a free-for-all as they risk losing him for nothing unless he is traded.“We have also requested the league to strictly enforce the tampering rules associated with this transaction,” the Pelicans said, a reference to NBA rules prohibiting teams from trying to lure players who are under contract.ADVERTISEMENT Sports Related Videospowered by AdSparcRead Next Grace Poe files bill to protect govt teachers from malicious accusations Don’t miss out on the latest news and information. Private companies step in to help SEA Games hosting ‘We are too hospitable,’ says Sotto amid SEA Games woes SEA Games hosting troubles anger Duterte MOST READcenter_img Davis violated a rule in the owners-players union agreement banning public trade demands, the fine coming for agent Rich Paul’s statements to ESPN that the NBA characterized in announcing the fine as “an intentional effort to undermine the contractual relationship between Davis and the Pelicans”.The Pelicans confirmed Davis wanted to leave in a statement Monday.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 stars“Relative to specific talks of a trade, we will do this on our terms and our timeline,” the team said. “One that makes the most sense for our team and it will not be dictated by those outside of our organization.”Davis, top pick in the 2012 NBA Draft, shares second in the NBA with 29.3 points a game and third in the league with 13.3 rebounds per contest. 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 ‘We are too hospitable,’ says Sotto amid SEA Games woes Australian PM asks Thailand to free detained soccer player FILE – New Orleans Pelicans forward Anthony Davis reacts after making a 3-point shot during the first half of Game 4 of the team’s first-round NBA basketball playoff series against the Portland Trail Blazers in New Orleans, Saturday, April 21, 2018. (AP Photo/Scott Threlkeld)Anthony Davis was fined $50,000 by the NBA for making a public trade demand on Tuesday, a day after his agent went public with his desire to leave the New Orleans Pelicans.Davis, a five-time All-Star and member of the 2012 London Olympic gold medal squad, told the team he will not sign a contract extension and wants to be traded to an NBA contender before the league’s February 7 transfer deadline.ADVERTISEMENT PDEA chief backs Robredo in revealing ‘discoveries’ on drug war Oil plant explodes in Pampanga town View commentslast_img read more

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Hand or foot spasms

first_imgDefinitionSpasms are contractions of the muscles of the hands, thumbs, feet, or toes. Spasms are usually brief, but they can be severe and painful.Alternative NamesFoot spasms; Carpopedal spasm; Spasms of the hands or feet; Hand spasmConsiderationsSymptoms depend on the cause. They may include:CrampingFatigueMuscle weaknessNumbness, tingling, or a “pins and needles” feelingTwitchingUncontrolled, purposeless, rapid motionsNighttime leg cramps are common in the elderly.CausesCramps or spasms in the muscles often have no clear cause.Possible causes of hand or foot spasms include: Abnormal levels of electrolytes or minerals in the body Brain disorders, such as Parkinson disease, multiple sclerosis, dystonia, and Huntington disease Chronic kidney disease and dialysis Damage to a single nerve or nerve group (mononeuropathy) or multiple nerves (polyneuropathy) that are connected to muscles Dehydration (not having enough fluids in your body)Hyperventilation (overbreathing), which is rapid or deep breathing that can occur with anxiety or panicMuscle cramps, usually caused by overuse during sports or work activityPregnancy, more often during the third trimesterThyroid disordersToo little vitamin DUse of certain medicationsHome CareIf vitamin D deficiency is the cause, supplemental vitamin D should be taken under the doctors direction. Calcium supplements may also help.Being active helps keep muscles loose. Aerobic exercise, especially swimming, and strength building exercises are helpful. But care must be taken not to overdo activity, which can worsen the spasms.Drinking plenty of fluids during exercise is also important.When to Contact a Medical ProfessionalIf you notice recurrent spasms of your hands or feet, call your health care provider.advertisementWhat to Expect at Your Office VisitThe doctor or nurse will perform a physical exam and ask about your medical history and symptoms.Blood and urine tests may be done. Tests may include:Potassium, calcium and magnesium levelsHormone levelsKidney function testsVitamin D levels (25-OH vitamin D)Treatment depends on the cause of the spasms. For example, if they are due to a low level of vitamin D in your body, your doctor will likely recommend that you take a vitamin D supplement.ReferencesStein J. Spasticity. In: Frontera WR, Silver JK, Rizzo TD, eds. Essentials of Physical Medicine and Rehabilitation. 2nd ed. Philadelphia, Pa: Elsevier Saunders; 2008:chap 144.Review Date:2/24/2014Reviewed By:Joseph V. Campellone, M.D., Division of Neurology, Cooper University Hospital, Camden, NJ. Review provided by VeriMed Healthcare Network. Also reviewed by David Zieve, MD, MHA, Isla Ogilvie, PhD, and the A.D.A.M. Editorial team.last_img read more

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Kohli turns down Tendulkar’s request to play for UAE Royals

first_imgThe legendary batsman Sachin Tendulkar took to Twitter to express his desire to play for UAE Royals (team co-owned by Virat Kohli in IPTL), but the Indian Test skipper was quick to turn down his request in a nice way.On Thursday, Kohli became a co-owner of franchise UAE Royals in IPTL and it was also confirmed that Roger Federer will be part of the team as a player. Tendulkar being a big Federer fan, took to Twitter and wrote tagging Kohli – Hey @imVkohli, I want to play!Kohli too had a little bit of fun and replied back writing – Not sure you have what it takes @sachin_rt paaji!Earlier this year, Tendulkar and Kohli were seen together watching tennis at the Wimbledon.Not sure you have what it takes @sachin_rt paaji!&; Virat Kohli (@imVkohli) September 11, 2015last_img

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Mohun Bagan Coach Blames Refereeing for Durand Cup Final Loss to Gokulam Kerala

first_imgKolkata: Mohun Bagan coach Kibu Vicuna blamed refereeing for their Durand Cup final loss to 10-man Gokulam Kerala 1-2 in front of a boisterous crowd at the Saltlake Stadium here on Saturday.Marcus Joseph scored a brace for the Kerala outfit while Mohun Bagan reduced the margin in the 64th minute when Salva Chamorro scored from Joseba Heitia free-kick. Vicuna claimed that the move of the first goal from a penalty was offside. He also blamed the referee Ajitkumar Meitei for not awarding a penalty in the 90+6th minute when Muhammad Irshad came in the way of Chamorro inside the box.Mohun Bagan too got a red card when Fran Morante, who was on the bench, shouted at the referee and linesman in the 90+7th minute for not giving a penalty.”I think there were two situations. For the first goal, I thought Henry (Kisekka) was offside slightly and second was the penalty,” the Spaniard said about Kisekka being brought down by their goalkeeper Debjit Majumder.”I don’t want to give an excuse. But tonight for me the first goal was offside at least on the field. Also, the penalty was genuine. It was unbelievable. I respect the referees but the fourth official disrespected me. That is not something I will accept,” Vicuna said.In both the instances, TV replays showed that Kisekka was on-side, while Irshad did not hand the ball in the dying minutes of the game.The coach, however, conceded that it was not their match as they were tired after playing 120 minutes against Real Kashmir in the semifinals.”It wasn’t our match since the beginning. I felt the team was tired. We tried and tried but the tempo was slow. Perhaps it was too much playing every 3 days. They were physically better than us but we finished well. It was a crazy game.”We have not even trained for two months. The players are adapting to a particular style. The team is playing good football. Tonight the opponent pressed hard. As I said before we have a lot of things to improve,” he added.This was Mohun Bagan’s third consecutive Durand Cup final after 2004 and 2009.Incidentally, Gokulam Kerala’s semifinal match against East Bengal too stretched past extra time as they settled the issue in the penalties.Marcus Joseph finished with 11 goals from five matches to be adjudged Man of the Match Golden Boot winner.”My dream has come true. Yesterday I was telling Ettienne that we have to win the tournament. We came one month before and winning the trophy now is great,” he said dedicating this win to his family back home in Trinidad. 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. durand cupfootballGokulam Kerala FCindian football First Published: August 24, 2019, 10:31 PM ISTlast_img read more

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Hockey: India beat Austria 4–3 to end Europe tour on a high

first_imgSHARE SHARE EMAIL COMMENTS August 17, 2017 Ramandeep Singh and Chinglensana Singh Kangujam struck twice to guide the Indian men’s hockey team to a sensational 4 –3 win over Austria in their final encounter of the Europe Tour here.Double goals from Ramandeep (25th minute, 32nd) and Chinglensana (37th, 60th) helped India end the tour with three wins and two loses.For Austria, Oliver Binder (14th), Michael Korper (53rd) and Patrick Schmidt (55th) sounded the board.After two successive wins against World No. 4 Netherlands, India made a steady start against Austria. While they kept most of the ball possession, penetrating into the striking circle was hard to come by. In fact, it was Austria who took an early lead through Oliver Binder’s goal in the 14th minute to end the first quarter 1–0.India, however, made amends in the second quarter when they won a penalty corner (PC) in the 25th minute. A clever variation saw comeback-man Amit Rohidas pass the ball to Ramandeep Singh who deflected the ball into the circle to equalise the scores.The 10-minute halftime break saw India comeback into the game as a stronger team with better attack. They made better circle penetrations and a brilliant breakthrough came in when Ramandeep scored a rollicking field goal in the 32nd minute.It was a reverse hit from the top of circle which flew past the Austrian goalkeeper to give India a 2–1 lead. India found another chance to score when Mandeep Singh helped win a PC through a stick check. But the opportunity went amiss with the ball hitting the cross bar.However, another opportunity created by Mandeep was successfully converted by Vice Captain Chinglensana in the 37th minute through a superb variation by drag-flicker Varun Kumar.Going into the final 15 minutes, India had a comfortable 3–1 lead. But a determined Austria put one past the India goalkeeper when they won a PC and Michael Korper converted it successfully in the 53rd minute to set up a close finish.Though India had won a PC only minutes before, thanks to forward Gurjant Singh, injector Manpreet Singh sent the ball slightly wide.With a little over eight minutes left, forward Lalit Upadhyay found a great opportunity to score but his strike was brilliantly saved by the Austrian goalkeeper.Austria then pushed India on the back foot when they scored in the 55th minute via Patrick Schmidt to equalise 3–3.It was a tense final few minutes with India pushing hard for a goal. With just 10 seconds left for the final hooter, Chinglensana scored a sensational goal when Ramandeep made a brilliant circle penetration to find Gurjant Singh. A cross hit by Gurjant saw Chinglensana deflect the ball into the goal and seal the match with winning points.India will return from the Europe Tour tomorrow. COMMENT SHARE Published onlast_img read more

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Patrick Hickey steps down from IOC executive board,Patrick Hickey steps down from IOC executive board

first_imgSHARE September 10, 2017 COMMENT sport SHARE SHARE EMAIL Scandal-tainted Olympic official Patrick Hickey has resigned his position on the International Olympic Committee (IOC) executive board with immediate effect, it was confirmed.An IOC spokesperson told AFP that the 72-year-old Irish Olympic official, who was arrested at the Rio Olympics last year in connection with a ticket scandal, had vacated his position on the IOC’s top committee. “Mr Patrick Hickey has informed the IOC of his resignation as a member of the IOC Executive Board ‘with immediate effect,’” the spokesperson said. “This now vacant post will be filled by election during the forthcoming IOC Session in Lima.”Hickey was detained by Brazilian police in a dramatic raid at his hotel last year wearing only a bathrobe. He was held in connection with an an illegal ticket sales scheme.Hickey, who has been allowed to return to Ireland, denies any wrongdoing but has been formally charged, along with nine others, on counts that include ticket-touting (scalping), ambush marketing, theft, tax evasion, money-laundering and criminal association.The IOC said Hickey had resigned from the executive board “to protect the IOC and to ensure that the interests of the National Olympic Committees are represented on the Executive Board.”“He also reiterated his innocence in respect of all charges and confirmed that he hopes to exercise his functions as an IOC member in the future,” the spokesperson added.Hickey had already suspended himself from all other IOC functions. “However, the IOC reiterates that the presumption of innocence prevails,” the spokesperson added.The IOC is gathering in Lima next week to confirm the hosts for the 2024 and 2028 Olympic games. Published on Hickey was detained by Brazilian police last year in connection with an an illegal ticket sales scheme. COMMENTSlast_img read more

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Indian Women’s and Men’s Hockey Teams Seal Berths at 2020 Tokyo Olympics

first_img 2020 tokyo olympicsfield hockeyhockey Olympic qualifiersIndia First Published: November 2, 2019, 8:55 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. Bhubaneswar: Skipper Rani Rampal’s 48th minute strike sealed Tokyo Olympics berth for the Indian women’s hockey team as they pipped USA 6-5 on aggregate despite losing 1-4 in the second leg of the FIH Qualifier here on Saturday.Later in the day, the Indian men’s team crushed Russia 7-1 in the second leg and booked their spot at Tokyo 2020 with an emphatic 11-3 aggregate win. After both the teams missed their opportunities at the Asian Games 2018, the women settled for silver while the men bagging the bronze, both the Indian teams grabbed their second chance by the scruff of the neck to seal India’s hockey representation at next year’s Summer Olympic Games.The hockey event at the Olympic Games will take place from July 25 to August 7 in Tokyo.RANI RAMPAL SHOOTS INDIA TO OLYMPICSAfter thrashing USA 5-1 on Friday, it was expected to be a formality for the Indian women but they were given a real scare by the USA women, who raced to a 4-0 lead at the halfway mark.However the partisan fans went into raptures when Rani pulled one back to maintain the slender lead till final hooter.Captain Courageous! IND 1-4 USA#IndiaKaGame #INDvUSA #RoadToTokyo #Tokyo2020 #KalingaKalling #GiftOfHockey pic.twitter.com/RDOjT83rfJ— Hockey India (@TheHockeyIndia) November 2, 2019 Indian women have now qualified for back-to-back Olympics having sealed it in Rio de Janeiro after a gap of 36 years. The women’s team first participated in the Quadrennial extavaganza in 1980 where the men’s team last won their gold medal.On Saturday, Indian women looked a pale shadow of themselves as USA took full advantage of their complacency during the first two quarters.Amanda Magadan (5th, 28th minutes), skipper Kathleen Sharkey (14th) and Alyssa Parker (20th) scored for the visiting side.Pushed to the wall after being forced to recover from a four goal deficit following the 1-5 defeat in the first-leg on Friday, the American girls meant business from the onset as they not only dominated the proceedings in the first quarter, but also pumped in two goals to stun the home team.The Indians played catch-up hockey and found it difficult to counter USA’s persistent attacks from the onset. It was a completely different scenario from Friday’s match as the Indians were found wanting, struggling to get the control of the ball.USA made a lively start to the contest as they earned two penalty corners minutes into the match but failed to execute the chances on both occasions.The Americans’ positive intent soon bore fruit when they took the lead in the fifth minute through a brilliant penalty corner deflection goal by Amanda Magadan.Determined to not give up without a fight, USA continued their onslaught and doubled their lead in the 13th minute when US skipper Sharkey pounced on a defensive error and punishing India’s failure to clear their lines by firing into the bottom right corner.USA continued in the same vein and tripled their lead five minutes into the second quarter when Alyssa Parker fired high into the net after receiving a pass from Danielle Grega after the India defence was caught off guard yet again.Two minutes later, India secured back-to-back penalty corners but wasted both the opportunities.Moments after India’s Navneet Kaur was shown a yellow card, USA created a chance for Amanda Magadan, who made absolutely no mistake, smashing powerfully into the bottom left corner for her second goal of the game to wipe out the four goal deficit.The third quarter started on a scrappy note as both the teams struggled to retain possession. After the change of ends, India looked to get their acts together to some extent.Five minutes into the quarter, India secured a penalty corner but Gurjit Kaur’s effort went wide of the post.After the change of ends, India showed signs of coming back into game, but USA defended in numbers and to keep the hosts at bay as the third quarter ended with the visitors leading 4-0 and the aggregate scoreline standing at 5-5.India secured a penalty corner in the 43rd minute but Gurjit’s flick once again failed to trouble USA goalkeeper Kelsey Bing.Locked at 5-5 on aggregate scoreline, it took an inspirational strike from Rani in the 48th minute from a loose ball to reduce the margin and hand India the vital lead.The Americans were awarded a penalty corner four minutes from full time but the decision was overturned after India went for the referral.INDIA’S MAULING OF RUSSIA SEALS TOKYO PLACEThe Indian men, ranked fifth in the world, had earlier defeated world number 22 Russia 4-2 in the first-leg on Friday.HdhjdjdbdjdndndnddnkekskakbekayiehdjehenensbdndbebebeebYeaaaahhhhhhhhhhhhhhhhhh!!!!!!!!…We can’t keep calm coz we’re coming to Tokyo!#IndiaKaGame #RoadToTokyo #Tokyo2020 #KalingaKalling #GiftOfHockey pic.twitter.com/H2Yvps6jIX— Hockey India (@TheHockeyIndia) November 2, 2019 On Saturday, Akashdeep Singh (23rd and 29th minutes) and Rupinder Pal Singh (48th, 59th) scored a brace each, while Lalit Upadhyay (17th), Nilkanta Sharma (47th) and Amit Rohidas (60th) struck after Russia took an early lead in the opening minute through Alexey Sobolevskiy.The Russians stunned India 25 seconds into the game when Sobolevskiy opened the scoring to reduce the goal difference to just one.The Indians were slow to get off the blocks and it took seven minutes for the hosts to get their first scoring opportunity in the form of a penalty corner, but it was wasted.After a sedate start, the Indians intensified the pressure on Russia’s goal but were unable to create clear chances. Russia, on the other hand, looked dangerous on counter-attacks as the hosts trailed by a goal in the opening quarter.India equalised in the 21st minute through a field strike by Lalit Upadhyay, who deflected in a Hardik Singh shot.The Indians upped their ante and took the lead in the 23rd minute when Akashdeep scored following a penalty corner.There was no stopping India after that as they kept up the pressure on the Russian defence and mounted quite a few attacks.Graham Reid’s men extended their lead just a minute from half time when Akashdeep scored his second goal of the game through individual brilliance.India went into the halfway break with a comfortable 7-3 lead over Russia on aggregate, courtesy three strikes in the second quarter.Five minutes after the change of ends, Alexander Skiperskiy narrowly missed the target after a beautiful team work by the Russians.In the 44th minute, Ramandeep Singh missed a big opportunity to increase India’s lead as his attempt went wide.There was no stopping the Indians after the initial hiccup as they added four more goals in the final quarter to add to Russia’s agony.Nilakanta scored with a powerful shot into the top left angle of the goal in the 47th minute before Rupinder converted a penalty corner in the very next minute.The berth more or less secured, India pumped in two more goals in the final two minutes of the game through penalty corner conversions by Rupinder and Rohidas.(With PTI inputs) last_img read more

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Hong Kong Open: Lee Cheuk-Yiu Stuns Ex World No.1 Victor Axelsen to Set Up Semis Clash vs Kidambi Srikanth

first_imgHong Kong: Lee Cheuk-Yiu stunned former badminton world number one Viktor Axelsen to stroll into the semi-finals of his home Hong Kong Open on Friday.The tournament has ploughed on despite pro-democracy protests in the city and Lee will play India’s Kidambi Srikanth in the last four on Saturday. Unseeded Lee defeated the Dane Axelsen, the seventh seed, 21-14, 21-19 in their quarter-final.”My opponent played very well today and I didn’t control the shuttle under the conditions, so of course very disappointed about that,” said Axelsen.”I had problems reading his shots.”Lee, the world number 27 from Hong Kong who on Thursday defeated China’s third seed Shi Yuqi, said: “The fans made a big difference.”The pressure was on him, I only thought of pressing forward all the time.”He’s so much taller than me so I had to be aggressive. I wouldn’t have a chance if he got a big lead.”The Hong Kong Open is one of the few high-profile sports events to go ahead in the city during five months of increasingly violent demonstrations. 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. Chen Longhong konghong kong openkidambi srikanth First Published: November 15, 2019, 9:14 PM ISTlast_img read more

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Greenlight Planet gets USD 5 mln funding from OPIC

first_imgNew Delhi, Feb 23 (PTI) Overseas Private Investment Corporation (OPIC), the development finance institution of the US government, led a USD 5 million financing in Greenlight Planet, which distributes solar energy products for off-grid homes in emerging markets.”This is the third round of funding for Greenlight Planet. Previously, they received their seed funding from Prabhat Sinha, a co-founder of ZS Associates, followed by a Series A funding led by Bamboo Finance and a recent Series B funding from Fidelity Investments,” a press release said.”We?re building the worlds largest rooftop solar consumer base in emerging markets and are delighted to have OPICs expertise on-board. This financing enables us to massively expand distribution globally and commercialise a much demanded pay-as-you-go solution by our consumers,” says Anish Thakkar, the companys CEO and Co-Founder.Since its inception in 2009, Greenlight Planet has sold over 4.5 million solar lighting and phone charging devices. Now the company is targeting an aggressive penetration of 30 per cent of off-grid households by 2020. PTI KKS MRlast_img read more

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Delhi High Court paves way for Delhi Daredevils to go ahead with IPL matches

first_imgDelhi High Court on Friday allowed GMR Sports, owner of IPL franchise Delhi Daredevils, in an interim order to go ahead with the upcoming T20 matches without depositing entertainment tax for the season for now.A bench of justices B D Ahmed and Siddharth Mridul, however, asked GMR Sports Pvt Ltd to give details of sponsors along with the copies of signed agreements in respect of the matches to be played here by Delhi Daredevils (DD) in a sealed cover before the next date of hearing on May 6.”They (GMR Sports Pvt Ltd) are not required to deposit the entertainment tax…,” the court said.The court’s order came on GMR’s application seeking stay of an April 1 demand notice for entertainment tax at the rate of 15 per cent on sponsorship receipts and submitting details of sponsors along with the copies of signed agreements in respect of the matches to be played by the team.The court on April 5 had restrained Delhi government from acting in terms of April 1 communication.In its plea, GMR has sought directions to the government “not to withhold its application on the basis of non-payment of tax on sponsorship and non-submission of details of sponsors in respect of the matches to be played by DD in IPL 2016 till the final disposal of the petition.”The court has issued notice to Commissioner of Excise, Entertainment and Luxury Tax and Delhi government asking them to file their response to GMR’s plea.GMR in its application has said that for holding IPL matches for the 2016 season, it had sought permission to sell the tickets for the first match scheduled to be held on April 15 and also for booking of tickets for all the five matches.advertisementGMR said in response, it had received a letter on April 1 from entertainment tax officer asking it to deposit the tax at the rate of 15 per cent on tickets as well as on sponsorship receipts and details of sponsors along with copies of agreements signed with each sponsor for processing its case for grant of permission.GMR, in its plea, has claimed that the entertainment tax officer had raised the demand in pursuance to Delhi government’s notification whose “legality and validity” has already been challenged.It has alleged that seeking tax on sponsorship receipts was against legal provisions and it would block its “working capital funds”.It has said in April 2014, they had approached the high court for stay of a demand notice of April 11, 2014 for payment of 15 per cent tax on sponsorship received or receivable with relation to IPL 2014 to be played by Delhi Daredevils here.It also said that the court had granted stay on the demand letter and it had to again approach the court seeking stay on the notices of July 15, 2014 and August 16, 2014 in which it was asked to furnish details of the sponsorship and copy of agreements signed with sponsors.GMR has contended that under similar circumstances, the high court in its April 16, 2014 order had stayed operation of a demand seeking 15 per cent tax on sponsorship receipts.It has claimed again they had moved the court seeking stay on the March 23, 2015 notice seeking deposit of entertainment tax at 15 per cent on the sponsorship receipts and details of sponsors and copy of agreement for IPL 2015 and the court had then directed that GMR shall not be required to deposit the entertainment tax and submit these documents.last_img read more

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USD 1 million gold-plated car on display in Dubai

first_imgDubai, May 10 (PTI) A gold-plated customised car named Godzilla that is worth USD 1 million has been put up on display at an ongoing auto event here.Nissan R35 GT-R car, is being showcased by tuners and customisers of sports cars Kuhl Racing at Automechanika Dubai 2016.The car is a result of a cooperate endeavour between Artis, Kuhl Racing and master engraver Takahiko Izawa.The special gold paint sheen covers a 3.8 litre V6 twin turbo 545 hp engine, souped up with additional horsepower and additional torque.The car features enhanced aerodynamic features, a reinforced body and precision handling. Its engine is backed by an advanced paddle-shifted sequential 6-speed dual clutch transmission, which can be driver selected to shift at race car-like speeds.The sequential-shifting transaxle features separate wet clutches for the odd (1,3,5) and even (2,4,6) gears and pre-selects the next highest and next lowest gear for quick shifts.High performance differential oil, used in GT-R motorsports competition, is standard.For 2016, the Nissan GT-R defends its position as one of the most striking supercars in the market today – with the addition of new 20-spoke wheels. PTI CORR KJ ASK KJlast_img read more

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Zinedine Zidane’s childhood home in Marseille demolished

first_imgSoccer star Zinedine Zidane’s childhood home in Marseille is being demolished, part of an urban renewal project aimed at rehabilitating a blighted area of the southern French city.Journalists and neighbours crowded around as construction vehicles on Wednesday went to work tearing apart “Building G,” unofficially referred to as the “Zidane building,” in the Castellan neighborhood of northern Marseille.Zidane, a child of Algerian immigrants, became a French soccer idol after he and his ethnically diverse teammates won the World Cup at home in 1998. But his playing career ended badly when he head-butted an opponent and was thrown out of the 2006 World Cup final.The 43-year-old has since turned to coaching, taking the job with Real Madrid earlier this year.last_img read more

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French Open 2016: Jo-Wilfried Tsonga retires with leg injury

first_imgSixth-seeded Jo-Wilfried Tsonga of France has retired from his third-round match at Roland Garros with a leg injury while leading Ernests Gulbis 5-2 in the first set.The Frenchman, twice a semifinalist at Roland Garros and the runner-up at the 2008 Australian Open, left the court with a trainer. When he returned, he said he no longer could play.Tsonga draped a white towel over his head and used it to wipe tears from his eyes.The 80th-ranked Gulbis reached the semifinals at the French Open in 2014.last_img

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SPORT RESULTS 7 LST

first_img7th last Race: The Cochin Plate, Div-I, 1200M.7th last Race: The Cochin Plate, Div-I, 1200M.Mountain Force (Mr C R Balakumar and Mr Fazal-Ul-Rehman) 52 Tanveer Alam, First.Golden Millenium 61 A Imran Khan, Second.Glorious Crown 56.5 C Umesh, Third.City Of Song 54 P M Bopanna, Fourth.Not Run:Deal Maker,Rest All Ran.Won by: S.Neck, 3-3/4L and 3/4LTime: One Min and 15.31 secs.Winner trained by: Fazal-Ul-RehmanFavourite: Golden Millenium.PTI COR ROH KK KK PMlast_img

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Sports Wrap: Rooney gutted after Russia draw, Rahul does what Kohli couldn’t and more

first_imgRahul joins League of Extraordinary Gentleman with ton on ODI debutLokesh Rahul slammed his maiden century in his first ODI match to guide India to a nine-wicket win over Zimbabwe in the first ODI at Harare.Dominant England punished by Russia for wasteful finishingEngland skipper Wayne Rooney rued not winning the game against Russia and conceded that the players were disappointed after the draw.Russian Football Union likely to be fined after Marseille clashesRussian Sports Minister Vitaly Mutko said that their country’s officials will investigate the ugly incident involving fans.US reach Copa America quarters with 1-0 win over Paraguay Clint Dempsey netted a first half goal to help United States beat Paraguay and seal a quarterfinal spot at Copa America 2016.Rohan Bopanna reveals why he didn’t choose Leander Paes for RioRohan Bopanna’s original choice was Saketh Mayeni but AITA felt Paes and Bopanna were the best bet for a medal at Rio.last_img read more

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Worth the trip for Racela after FEU win over UP

first_imgRacela arrived at Ninoy Aquino International Airport at 12:30 p.m. and he arrived at MOA Arena 30 minutes later, giving him three hours to prepare for the game against UP.Arriving at the venue, however, wasn’t the end of Racela’s worries after the Tamaraws squandered a 17-point lead, 60-43, after going scoreless in the final six minutes of regulation.The Fighting Maroons outscored the Tams, 26-9, in the fourth to head into overtime tied at 69-all.Big shots from Ken Tuffin and a Wendell Comboy pull-up jumper with 18.3 seconds won it for FEU (4-4), which grabbed a share for the third spot with University of Santo Tomas and De La Salle.UP, meanwhile, stayed in the second spot with a 5-3 record.ADVERTISEMENT “Beating the No. 2 team shows that we can compete but you have to show that kind of game for that to happen,” said Racela. “Everyone has to contribute. We’re hoping we could sustain that.” Trending Articles PLAY LIST 00:50Trending Articles00:50Trending Articles00:50Trending Articles02:11Makabayan bloc defends protesting workers, tells Año to ‘shut up’03:07PH billiards team upbeat about gold medal chances in SEA Games01:38‘Bato’ to be ‘most effective’ CHR head? It’s for public to decide – Gascon02:07Aquino to Filipinos: Stand up vs abuses before you suffer De Lima’s ordeal01:28Ex-President Noynoy Aquino admits contracting pneumonia00:45Aquino agrees with Drilon on SEA games ‘kaldero’ spending issue Ethel Booba on SEA Games cauldron: ‘Sulit kung corrupt ang panggatong’ For the complete collegiate sports coverage including scores, schedules and stories, visit Inquirer Varsity. Don’t miss out on the latest news and information. Matteo Guidicelli had saved up for Sarah G’s ring since 2014? The Gin Kings played at Coca-Cola Arena in Dubai, losing to NLEX, 113-111, in overtime and that extra frame compounded Racela’s worries as he had to rush to Dubai International Airport and arriving at the gates less than two hours before his 9:40 p.m. flight on Saturday in Dubai (1:45 am Sunday in the Philippines).Racela’s exhausting journey from Dubai to Manila, however, had one sweet reward with the Tamaraws winning in overtime, 82-79, over the Fighting Maroons at Mall of Asia Arena.FEATURED STORIESSPORTSGreatest ever?SPORTSFormer PBA import Anthony Grundy passes away at 40SPORTSBecoming his own man“It’s hard but looking at these young men and their desire to win, how much they wanted it, you can see how much they wanted the victory,” said Racela in Filipino. “My fatigue, my sleepiness, and all the things I went through, was all worth it.”“Actually with the way we played, the result was a bonus. My journey was worth it.” FEU coach Olsen Racela. Photo by Tristan Tamayo/INQUIRER.netMANILA, Philippines—To say that Olsen Racela had an eventful weekend would be an understatement.Racela, the Far Eastern University head coach, was in another time zone just hours before FEU took on University of the Philippines in the UAAP Season 82 men’s basketball tournament as he served his duties as Barangay Ginebra’s assistant coach in the PBA Governors’ Cup.ADVERTISEMENT Becoming his own man Canadian vaping study details danger from ‘popcorn lung’ chemicalcenter_img DTI creates Marahuyo, a luxe Filipino fashion brand for global buyers Drilon apologizes to BCDA’s Dizon over false claim on designer of P50-M ‘kaldero’ MOST READ Mommy’s medal: Nia Ali, mother of 2, closes worlds with hurdles title This jewelry designer is also an architect LATEST STORIES Sports Related Videospowered by AdSparcRead Next Duterte calls himself, Go, Cayetano ‘the brightest stars’ in PH politics View commentslast_img read more

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NBA slate has some old, something new—a Simmons 3-pointer

first_imgDuterte calls himself, Go, Cayetano ‘the brightest stars’ in PH politics Federer, Medvedev reach 3rd round in Shanghai; Murray out DTI creates Marahuyo, a luxe Filipino fashion brand for global buyers Matteo Guidicelli had saved up for Sarah G’s ring since 2014? Rookie Tyler Herro, the 13th selection in June’s draft, scored 18 points, and Jimmy Butler added 10 in his preseason debut with Miami.Miami closed the third quarter on a 13-0 run and used a 22-5 spurt in the fourth for a 90-69 lead.Rudy Gay (12) and DeMar DeRozan (10) were the only two Spurs in double figures.NUGGETS 105, TRAIL BLAZERS 94Paul Millsap scored 14 points for Denver, and Jamal Murray added 10 in a rematch of the Western Conference semifinals.Portland topped Denver in Game 7 last season, before getting swept by the Golden State Warriors in the conference finals. The Trail Blazers and Nuggets will face off again to start the regular season on Oct. 23.Zach Collins was the only Portland starter in double figures with 10 points.GRIZZLIES 108, NEW ZEALAND 94Grayson Allen and Jaren Jackson Jr., the fourth overall pick by Memphis in 2018, each scored 18 points. The Grizzlies’ top selection in June, Ja Morant, had four points, five rebounds and 10 assists.Jae Crowder added 15 points and former Gonzaga star Brandon Clarke grabbed 12 rebounds. Jackson also had nine rebounds and three blocks. This jewelry designer is also an architect MOST READ Trending Articles PLAY LIST 00:50Trending Articles01:43Who are Filipinos rooting for in the NBA Finals?02:25Raptors or Warriors? PBA players take their pick of NBA champ02:11Makabayan bloc defends protesting workers, tells Año to ‘shut up’03:07PH billiards team upbeat about gold medal chances in SEA Games01:38‘Bato’ to be ‘most effective’ CHR head? It’s for public to decide – Gascon02:07Aquino to Filipinos: Stand up vs abuses before you suffer De Lima’s ordeal01:28Ex-President Noynoy Aquino admits contracting pneumonia00:45Aquino agrees with Drilon on SEA games ‘kaldero’ spending issue LATEST STORIES Ethel Booba on SEA Games cauldron: ‘Sulit kung corrupt ang panggatong’ It also featured the first game in a Thunder uniform but not the first on the home team in Oklahoma City for Paul, who was traded from Houston in the deal that sent Russell Westbrook to the Rockets.Paul spent his first two seasons in the city, winning Rookie of the Year in 2006, while the New Orleans Hornets played home games in Oklahoma City as their home recovered from Hurricane Katrina.Paul had six points and four assists in 17 minutes of the Thunder’s 119-104 victory over Dallas, which rested Luka Doncic and Kristaps Porzingis.Portland and Denver began their preseason schedules in the Trail Blazers’ original home. The game at Memorial Coliseum, where they spent 25 years, was part of the team’s celebration of its 50th anniversary.RAPTORS 134, ROCKETS 129ADVERTISEMENTcenter_img Drilon apologizes to BCDA’s Dizon over false claim on designer of P50-M ‘kaldero’ Pascal Siakam scored 24 points and grabbed 11 rebounds and the Raptors — in their first game since winning the NBA Finals — rallied from a 17-point deficit.James Harden put on yet another dazzling offensive show, making his first six shots and finishing 11 for 14 from the field and scoring 34 points in 27 minutes.His final points were a pair of free throws with 3:40 left in the third quarter that put Houston up 104-87. He checked out shortly afterward, and Toronto outscored Houston 47-25 the rest of the way.Westbrook played for Houston for the first time, scoring 13 points in 21 minutes.Serge Ibaka scored 18 points and Fred VanVleet scored 16 for the Raptors, who played without Marc Gasol and Kyle Lowry.76ERS 144, GUANGZHOU 86Simmons led seven Philadelphia players in double-digit scoring. He also had eight rebounds and seven assists.Joel Embiid added 17 points, all in the first half, and Simmons had 19 points, five rebounds and seven assists at the break. Simmons’ last 3-pointer was on Nov. 30, 2015, while at LSU.Andrew Nicholson, picked 19th overall in the 2012 draft by Orlando, led Guangzhou with 36 points on 15-of-32 shooting.HEAT 107, SPURS 89 Canadian vaping study details danger from ‘popcorn lung’ chemical View comments Don’t miss out on the latest news and information. Becoming his own man Simmons’ shot just before halftime was celebrated wildly in Philadelphia, where 76ers fans know they could have a championship contender if their All-Star point guard develops a reliable perimeter shot to complement all his other skills.“I didn’t hear the crowd,” Simmons said. “I work every day and to me, it shows. I’m in the gym every day and I feel like it is paying off.”FEATURED STORIESSPORTSGreatest ever?SPORTSFormer PBA import Anthony Grundy passes away at 40SPORTSBecoming his own manHe finished with 21 points in the 76ers’ 144-86 victory over Chinese opponent Guangzhou.A seven-game schedule began in Japan, where the Toronto Raptors beat the Houston Rockets 134-129. They are playing two games this week at the Saitama Super Arena. Corey Webster had 19 points, seven rebounds, eight assists, four steals and three blocks for New Zealand.THUNDER 119, MAVERICKS 104Shai Gilgeous-Alexander scored 24 points, with four 3-pointers, in his debut and Steven Adams added 17 points for the Thunder. Paul had six points in 17 minutes.Former Tar Heel Justin Jackson and German Maxi Kleber scored 14 points apiece for the Mavericks.SUNS 111, TIMBERWOLVES 106DeAndre Ayton had 18 points and 13 rebounds, and Devin Booker added 15 points and five assists for the Suns. Ayton, who had 54 double-doubles last season, secured the feat in the first half as Phoenix led 56-54.Karl-Anthony Towns paced Minnesota with 19 points, 10 rebounds, five assists and three steals.Sports Related Videospowered by AdSparcRead Next Philadelphia 76ers’ Joel Embiid, center right, celebrates with Ben Simmons, center left, after he shot a 3-pointer to end the second quarter as Guangzhou Loong-Lions’ CJ Harris, right, looks on during the first half of an NBA exhibition basketball game Tuesday, Oct. 8, 2019, in Philadelphia. (AP Photo/Matt Rourke)From Chris Paul in Oklahoma City to the Portland Trail Blazers back at Memorial Coliseum, the NBA schedule had the feel of something old on Tuesday.And it had something new, with Ben Simmons making a 3-pointer for the first time as a pro.ADVERTISEMENTlast_img read more

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UAAP: UP nears Final 4, survives NU

first_imgMatteo Guidicelli had saved up for Sarah G’s ring since 2014? Don’t miss out on the latest news and information. Someone from the Philippines could win a $208 million jackpot this week! Duterte calls himself, Go, Cayetano ‘the brightest stars’ in PH politics Quarters: 13-11, 32-25, 56-51, 80-77.Sports Related Videospowered by AdSparcRead Next 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 Articles02:11Makabayan bloc defends protesting workers, tells Año to ‘shut up’03:07PH billiards team upbeat about gold medal chances in SEA Games01:38‘Bato’ to be ‘most effective’ CHR head? It’s for public to decide – Gascon02:07Aquino to Filipinos: Stand up vs abuses before you suffer De Lima’s ordeal01:28Ex-President Noynoy Aquino admits contracting pneumonia00:45Aquino agrees with Drilon on SEA games ‘kaldero’ spending issue With the victory, the Maroons improved to 8-4, solifiying their hold of second spot behind the Ateneo Blue Eagles (12-0). The Maroons will seal their Final Four berth if University of Santo Tomas (7-5) beats De La Salle (5-6) later.The Maroons looked on course to break away late after Kobe Paras nailed a triple for a 77-70 lead with 3:02 remaining. But just like its past outings, UP suddenly went cold at a crucial stretch in the game, allowing the Bulldogs to stay in the thick of the fight.FEATURED STORIESSPORTSGreatest ever?SPORTSFormer PBA import Anthony Grundy passes away at 40SPORTSSan Miguel suspends Santos, Nabong, Tubid indefinitely after ‘tussle’ in practicePlaying the finest game of his collegiate career, JV Gallego put the Bulldogs to within two, 75-77, with a lay-up with 44 seconds left. But NU came up empty after forcing a turnover for UP and Manzo converted two free throws following a foul by Gallego, who cut the deficit to two again.After a Manzo split at the line, Shaun Ildefonso had a great look from beyond the arc, but his shot only hit the back of the rim as the Maroons heaved a sigh of relief. UP’s Kobe Paras drives to the hoop. Photo by Tristan Tamayo/INQUIRER.netMANILA, Philippines—University of the Philippines averted a late collapse as it survived National U, 80-77, Wednesday to assure itself of at least a playoff spot for a Final Four berth in UAAP Season 82 at Smart Araneta Coliseum.Jun Manzo hit three of four foul shots inside the last 13 seconds to give the Fighting Maroons the cushion they needed to overcome the Bulldogs’ late run.ADVERTISEMENT NBA features 108 non-US players, record 16 from Canada in new season LATEST STORIEScenter_img MOST READ Paras had another stellar game with 19 points, four rebounds and six assists while Bright Akhuetie chipped in 16 points and 12 boards for UP, which has now won two straight. Manzo finished with 14 points.Dave Ildefonso led NU with 24 points and six assists while Gallego tallied a career best 20 points. The Bulldogs fell to 2-11.The Scores:UP 80 — Paras 19, Akhuetie 16, Manzo 14, Ju. Gomez de Liano 11, Rivero 8, Webb 5, Ja. Gomez de Liano 4, Prado 3, Gozum 0, Jaboneta 0, Murrell 0, Tungcab 0.NU 77 — D. Ildefonso 24, Gallego 20, Oczon 12, S. Ildefonso 10, Gaye 6, Joson 2, Minerva 2, Galinato 1, Clemente 0, Diputado 0, Malonzo 0, Mangayao 0, Rangel 0, Yu 0.ADVERTISEMENT View comments Becoming his own man Ethel Booba on SEA Games cauldron: ‘Sulit kung corrupt ang panggatong’ This jewelry designer is also an architect DTI creates Marahuyo, a luxe Filipino fashion brand for global buyers Canadian vaping study details danger from ‘popcorn lung’ chemicallast_img read more

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Devastated, will do everything it takes to prove my innocence: Narsingh Yadav

first_imgWrestler Narsingh Yadav, who has been handed a four-year ban, said he is more than devastated by the Court of Arbitration for Sports’ verdict.Narsingh’s dream of competing at the ongoing Rio Olympics came to a crushing end when CAS upheld World Anti Doping Agency’s (WADA) appeal against the clean chit given to him in a doping violation case earlier today.  (RIO OLYMPICS – FULL COVERAGE) “To say I am devastated at the decision of CAS would be putting it mildly,” the wrestler said.Narsingh, who bagged the Olympic quota with a bronze medal finish in last year’s World Championships, won a legal battle after compatriot Sushil Kumar took to court asking for a trial.Narsingh then ran into trouble over alleged doping offences. He first returned positive for a banned steroid following a dope test on June 25 by NADA, before being cleared on August 1. (Also read: PV Sindhu sets up Gold medal match with Carolina Marin after demolishing Nozomi Okuhara)However, the WADA filed an urgent application before the CAS ad hoc division to challenge the decision of NADA India to exonerate Narsingh. The CAS said there wasn’t enough evidence to prove Narsingh’s sabotage claims and handed him a four-year ban.’DREAMS CRUELLY SNATCHED AWAY’Narsingh said his dream of competing for the country, that him going amidst all the difficulties that has come his way, was snatched cruelly.”I have gone through so much over the last two months off the mat but the thought of fighting for the glory of the nation at the Games had kept me going. My dream of competing and winning the country a medal at the Rio Olympics has been cruelly snatched away from me twelve hours before my first bout.advertisement”I will do everything it takes to prove my innocence. It is all I have left to fight for,” Narsingh added.’WILL PRESS FOR REVIEW’JSW Sports, who have been promoting Narsingh said they fully believed in his innocence and that they will press for a review of CAS’ verdict.”JSW Sports strongly believes in Narsingh’s innocence and will stand by the wrestler in doing everything to fight for justice. We will be pressing for a review of the decision that WADA would be amenable to if further evidence is found pertaining to sabotage.”Meanwhile, Wrestling Federation of India (WFI) President Brij Bhushan Sharan Singh called for a probe by the Central Bureau Of Investigation (CBI) into the whole affair.”This should not happen to any sportsperson in the future. I demand a CBI probe into the entire issue so that this episode is not repeated in the future,” Brij Bhushan said.”We feel sorry for Narsingh, this should not happen to any athlete.”last_img read more

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