Bhajji wants this upcoming batsman to play instead of Prithvi Shaw in New Zealand…

first_imgImage Courtesy: Getty/TOIAdvertisement 3m5qzjNBA Finals | Brooklyn VsnfWingsuit rodeo📽Sindre Ez2ik4( IG: @_aubreyfisher @imraino ) 2t9Would you ever consider trying this?😱1qzjnCan your students do this? 🌚b47jRoller skating! Powered by Firework The New Zealand ODI series is over with a disappointing performance from Team India, losing the series 3-0 to the hosts. Alongside Mayank Agarwal, the young Prithvi Shaw was chosen as the opening batsman for Kohli’s squad. Failing to fulfil his expectations after a mediocre performance in the ODIs, there are questions regarding as to include Shaw for the upcoming Test series. Amongst several opinions, Indian cricketing icon Harbhajan Singh comes up with his choice, which is the starlet batsman Shubman Gill.Advertisement Image Courtesy: Getty/TOIShubman Gill has not made any red ball cricket appearances for Team India yet, but his stellar performance for the India A team is grabbing everyone’s attention. The youngster from Punjab has scored a marvellous 204-not-out as a middle order batsman in the first unofficial Test versus New Zealand, followed by a stunning century in the second Test.In a recent interview with PTI, Harbhajan Singh put his positives forward for Gill. “Shubman should get his chance since he has been part of the team (as reserve opener) for quite a while without playing any Test match,” he told reporters.Advertisement Talking about GIll’s opening partner, two options come forward- Prithvi Shaw and Mayan Agarwal. The duo have been Team India’s openers in the recent ODIs against Kiwis.Returning from a dope ban, Shaw proved his worth in the unofficial ODIs last month, but unfortunately, failed to reflect his performances against the New Zealand XI in the ODI series, scoring 84 runs with a series average of 28.Advertisement However, Agarwal’s numbers are worse. The 28 year old from Bengaluru was massively out of form in the ODI series, scoring only 36 runs across the three matches.However, amongst Shaw or Agarwal as Gill’s Test partner, Bhajji prefers the latter, because of a better experience in the format.Harbhajan continued: “Mayank is a proven player in Test cricket and a top batsman. He understands his game very well. Just because of three ODI innings and a practice game, you don’t drop him. It doesn’t work like that.”In his 9 Test appearances for India, Agarwal has scored 872 runs, substantially more than Shaw’s two international appearances in the 2018 West Indies series.“He has been scoring lots of runs wherever he is playing, so I feel Mayank and Shubman should start in first Test,” Harbhajan concluded.Also read-Bhajji reveals who India’s ‘No.1 choice spinner’ for T20 World Cup should be5 underrated cricketers who will have a big impact for India in 2020 Advertisementlast_img read more

RB Council Acts to Clarify Zoning Ordinance

first_imgBy John BurtonRED BANK — The Borough Council has weighed in on pending litigation opposing an application to construct a hotel that is now before the borough Planning Board.Prior to their regular meeting last Wednesday, the council held an executive session.After the closed discussion, Mayor Pasquale Menna announced that the governing body agreed to formally amend an ordinance stipulating that the tract on which the hotel construction is proposed was never intended for residential use.“The ordinance in question has some very vague language,” that this amendment would try to clarify, Menna explained.The property, which overlooks the Navesink River at the intersection of Highway 35 South and Rector Place was formerly used as a gas station, but has been vacant for about 14 years.The prospective developer appeared before the zoning board last May to present his plan for a six-story, 76-room Hampton Inn at that location, and to argue that the site shouldn’t be considered part of the residential zone that encompasses the remainder of Rector. In support of that position, the borough council sent a letter to the board indicating that the site should not be considered residential because it faces a busy highway and because of its previous commercial use.The zoning board concurred and handed off the application to the planning board.However a planning board hearing on the application was suspended after a borough resident filed suit opposing the application.Steve Mitchell, Prospect Avenue, filed a complaint in Superior Court, arguing the application rightly should go before the zoning board as the developer would need to win a variance for a non-permitted use given the area’s zoning as residential. Mitchell had also appeared before the zoning board to express his opposition to the project.When informed about the council’s action, attorney Ron Gasiorowski, who represents Mitchell, responded, “They can pass whatever ordinance they want to pass. That doesn’t mean it’ll stand up.”“The planning board will continue to hear this application,” said Menna, who sits on that board.The board is again scheduled to hear the application on Nov. 7.last_img read more

Great results to start season at Panorama for Whitewater Racers

first_imgWhitewater skiers did not disappoint the coaching staff as the squad experienced some great results at the Kinder Kootenay Zone race held recently at Panorama near Invermere.Jamis Beattie paced the Whitewater team with two fourths and a fifth during the giant slalom race weekend.Haley Mitchell registered a pair of eighth-place finishes while Savannah Leishman finished with two ninths and a 10th.Harper Henderson spent most of day one at the hospital following and exciting crash during the first run Saturday morning.Henderson was transported to hospital for X-rays, which proved to show no fractures, just bruises.Henderson raced Sunday after being cleared by doctors.“The racers had never seen blue snow before so it was a great learning experience and all of the racers improved by leaps and bounds over the two days,” said Whitewater coach Dylan Henderson. “We entered a total of 14 racers which is the most Whitewater racers at a Kinder zone race in many years.”Kootenay zone skiers faced some stiff competition from the home team, which races against mostly Alberta teams.Team Pano is a very high-performance team bolstered with National level coaches.Team Whitewater is off to Kimberley this weekend for the first slalom races of the season.sports@thenelsondaily.comlast_img read more


first_imgBy Art WilsonSouthern Calif. NewsGroup   Sham73 on TwitterMIGHTY VASILIKA RALLIES TO WIN GRADE I, $500,000 GAMELY STAKES BY ONE LENGTH UNDER PRAT; TRAINED BY HOLLENDORFER, SHE GETS 1 1/8 MILES  ON GRASS IN 1:48.07 ARCADIA, Calif. (May 27, 2019)– Trainer Jerry Hollendorfer’s brilliant 5-year-old mare, Vasilika, continued to make her connections proud since being claimed for $40,000 in February 2018 at Santa Anita when she won Monday’s $500,000 Grade I Gamely Stakes in her usual come-from-behind fashion.Vasilika, a daughter of Skipshot, made it four victories in a row and 12 of 14 for her connections since the claim. The streak includes seven graded-stakes victories — two in Grade I events — and her latest came by one length over Rymska, a top-notch 5-year-old mare trained by Chad Brown.“I can’t believe she makes those kind of stretch runs. She has a great big turn of foot, which most horses don’t have. She continues to do it,” Hollendorfer said after Vasilika rallied from sixth in the eight-horse field to win the 1 1/8-mile turf race, running the distance in 1:48.07 as the even-money favorite.Hollendorfer, asked if Vasilika has exceeded expectations for her new owners, flashed his usual dry humor.“That’s safe to say,” he said.He didn’t offer any specific reasons why the ownership group, which includes Hollendorfer, reached in and claimed her.“A lot of times people are just looking for a horse, and we probably were, too,” Hollendorfer said. “We had to shake a little bit for her, but we ended up getting her. A lot of luck involved here.”Hollendorfer’s best claim ever?“I think so, yeah. Probably so,” he said.It’s been a tough year for Hollendorfer, who lost three of the 26 horses that have died at Santa Anita since Dec. 26. Battle of Midway, the 2017 Breeders’ Cup Dirt Mile winner, was among the fatalities. He also lost Kochees, injured Saturday and then euthanized Sunday morning after surgery couldn’t save his life.“It’s always good to have a win,” he said. “It picks everybody up, but we’re always thinking about our horses and we’re certainly pretty sad when they get hurt.”Hollendorfer said there were no signs that Kochees would suffer a fatal injury in Saturday’s sixth race, a $10,000 claimer.“We wouldn’t have led him over to run if we didn’t like him,” he said. “We thought he would run real well. We thought he would win.”He’s confident his barn followed all safety protocols put in place by The Stronach Group before the race.“In my mind, there is absolutely no doubt that we’ve done every single thing properly with Kochees and all the rest of our horses, too,” Hollendorfer said.last_img read more

‘One Love’ football fest to celebrate Bob Marley

first_imgInternational Reggae legend Robert Nesta ‘Bob’ Marley would have celebrated his 71st birthday on February 6. His boyhood friend, Clive ‘Busy’ Campbell, organiser of the Bob Marley One Love Fun Day and football matches, is inviting ‘friends in football’ to enjoy a celebration of one of the world’s most universally revered personalities this Ash Wednesday. The media launch was held yesterday at the Cuddy’z Sports Bar and Grill in New Kingston. The event will be staged at the Anthony Spaulding Sports Complex in Arnett Gardens next Wednesday, February 10, beginning at 4 p.m. Admission is $200 for adults 18 and over, while children under 12 will be able to enter free. Those over the age of 12 will pay $100. Campbell, a former local footballer at Santos and a close friend of Marley, started the memorial event two years after Marley’s passing. He recalled yesterday that Marley’s life was a short, but well-lived one. “This is the 35th year that we are celebrating the life of Bob Marley. We are pleased to be associated with such a legend, a friend, a prophet and brother, who loved people and tried to always help others,” Campbell pointed out. Queen’s Council Ian Wilkinson, the Master of Ceremony at yesterday’s launch, recalled his fondest memories of seeing Marley as a boy. “In life he was huge; in death he is even bigger,” reasoned Wilkinson. Sponsors Tuff Gong, through the Bob Marley Foundation, delivered their message via manager Alicia Williams, while Tari Lovell, sponsorship manager of Digicel, also gave sponsorship remarks. This year’s Bob Marley One Love football matches will see Entertainers’ Invitational, Masters and Celebrities, Referees, and Tuff Gong Invitational teams vie for trophies. There will be two Bob Marley One Love trophies, plus prizes and surprises from sponsors Digicel and the Bob Marley One Love Foundation, among others. Proceeds from last year’s event were used to purchase computers for two basic schools in the inner city, with the organisers hoping to do the same this year. Among persons named to play so far are Reggae Girl Rhodes Scholar Sherona Forrester and teammate Tashana Vincent, plus former Reggae Boyz Ricardo ‘Bibi’ Gardner, Cornel Chin-Sue, Kevin ‘Pele’ Wilson, Hector Wright, and Durrent Brown. Referees Valdin Ledgister and Keeble Williams will officiate, while Charlie B from France, Nomadz, Aidonia, and Assassin will provide entertainment. 35TH YEARlast_img read more

Tuyisenge late penalty sinks SuperSport

first_imgCool as ice, Tuyisenge buried home the penalty after Meddie Kagere’s header off a Boniface Omondi corner landed on a Supersport United defender’s arms and though there were protests led by led by skipper Dean Furman, Tuyisenge went on to slot home.With nerves cracking him down, head coach Dylan Kerr could not stand watching the penalty and moved as way back as close to the stands as his side took the lead.Gor Mahia had chances in the opening half, but none of them landed on target.George ‘Blackberry’ Odhiambo had the first opportunity in the fifth minute when he took on a run on the left, playing a quick one-two change of passes with Jacques Tuyisenge but his final effort at goal was deflected for a corner.Gor Mahia’s Meddie Kagere vies for the ball with SuperSport United’s Mogan Gould during the first leg of a CAF Confederation Cup play-off round in Machakos on April 8, 2018. PHOTO/Raymond MakhayaFive minutes later, Meddie Kagere’s shot on his weaker left foot went inches wide after drifting inside the box from the right.SuperSport had their first opportunity in the 14th minute when Mogan Gould beat Boniface Oluoch to the ball from Luke Gareth’s cross from the right, but his header went over.Gor kept on knocking on the SuperSport door trying to plant balls behind the defense, but this did not work out to their expectation.In the 19th minute, Kahata’s searching ball from the right landed on Odhiambo at the backpost but he could not land an effort on target.SuperSport were sitting back to suck in the pressure and bolting off on the first breaks. One such break almost caught Gor off their guard when Thuso Phala played Gould through, but the latter’s shot went whistling at the face of goal.The visitors were forced into a change after 34 minutes, burly centre-back Azubuke Emmanuel having to come off clutching his hamstring and was replaced by Gamolemo Kekana.Gor’s last straw of chances in the opening half came five minutes before the whistle, Kahata seeing his well curled freekick going inches over the bar with the keeper beaten.Gor Mahia’s Ernest Wendo vies for the ball with SuperSport United’s Dean Furman during the first leg of a CAF Confederation Cup play-off round in Machakos on April 8, 2018. PHOTO/Raymond MakhayaFive minutes into the second half, SuperSport almost snapped the lead when Jaimie Graig’s cross from the right found Sipho Mbule unmarked at the far post, but the winger could not get a header on target, his contact going wide.Gor came close in the 55th minute when Odhiambo’s snap shot forced the keeper into a good save. Odhiambo had picked the ball inside the box after the SuperSport defense failed to convincingly clear a Francis Kahata free kick.Kahata had a go at goal himself in the 65th minute with another well taken shot this time on the half volley, but the keeper had it gathered and he managed to bounce back and pick the rebound ahead of a chasing Kagere.Gor kept on persisting and they finally earned for their labor via Tuyisenge’s penalty.0Shares0000(Visited 2 times, 1 visits today) 0Shares0000Jack Tuyisenge is joined by Meddie Kagere and Boniface Omondi in celebrating his goal against SuperSport United in a CAF Confederation Cup first round match at the Kenyatta Stadium in Machakos. PHOTO/Raymond MakhayaMACHAKOS, Kenya, Apr 8- Jacques Tuyisenge’s 78th minute penalty earned Gor Mahia a priceless 1-0 win over SuperSport United in the first leg of a CAF Confederation Cup play-off round in Machakos on Sunday evening.The slim advantage now sees Gor Mahia inch closer to earning a CAF Confederations Cup group phase berth if only they can avoid defeat in the return leg to be played in South Africa in 10 days time.last_img read more

Leeds United make first signing under Christiansen as Poland international joins

first_img Mateusz Klich playing for Kaiserslautern 1 Leeds United have signed Poland international Mateusz Klich for an undisclosed fee from FC Twente.The 27-year-old central midfielder has signed a three-year deal at the club and becomes their first signing under new manager Thomas ChristiansenKlich was at FC Twente for a season after playing for the likes of Kaiserslautern and Wolfsburg.“I am very happy to have signed for such a huge club and I’m looking forward to playing in the famous white shirt,” Klich told the club website.“I’m excited to come to England and test myself in the Championship and I can’t wait to get going.“The team came close to promotion last season so hopefully we can go one better and I’m looking forward to meeting my new team mates next week and getting started.”last_img read more


first_imgCLEAN-cut singer Daniel O’Donnell says he expects to have jokes made about him – but doesn’t care!“It’s almost a pat in the back that people can talk about you when you’re not there and the audience knows who you are,” insisted the Donegal singer.“I’m amazed I’m that well-known that people can use me in any way. I don’t think they’re nasty, they’re just joking.” The Kincasslagh singer – about to do a tour of America and Canada –  says his choice of country music was always going to be criticised.“When I started singing, I didn’t do what was of my generation. I should have been singing pop music … I went against the grain from the very beginning.”“If I wanted to blend in, then I would have sung pop music. But that’s not where my heart was,” he said.© 2011, all Rights Reserved The copying, republication or redistribution of Content, including by framing or similar means, is expressly prohibited by law.Follow us on us on anything on www.donegaldailyclassifieds.comDANIEL ADMITS: ‘I DON’T MIND PEOPLE MAKING JOKES ABOUT ME’ was last modified: November 24th, 2011 by BrendaShare this:Click to share on Facebook (Opens in new window)Click to share on Twitter (Opens in new window)Click to share on LinkedIn (Opens in new window)Click to share on Reddit (Opens in new window)Click to share on Pocket (Opens in new window)Click to share on Telegram (Opens in new window)Click to share on WhatsApp (Opens in new window)Click to share on Skype (Opens in new window)Click to print (Opens in new window) Tags:daniel o’donnelldonegallast_img read more


first_imgA FIRE at business premises has closed a road in Convoy.The Convoy/Stranorlar Rd closed until further notice between Convoy & N13/ Letterkenny Rd due to building fire.Gardai have put diversions in place.  DIVERSIONS AFTER CONVOY FIRE was last modified: December 17th, 2013 by John2Share this:Click to share on Facebook (Opens in new window)Click to share on Twitter (Opens in new window)Click to share on LinkedIn (Opens in new window)Click to share on Reddit (Opens in new window)Click to share on Pocket (Opens in new window)Click to share on Telegram (Opens in new window)Click to share on WhatsApp (Opens in new window)Click to share on Skype (Opens in new window)Click to print (Opens in new window) Tags:DIVERSIONS AFTER CONVOY FIRElast_img


first_imgTICKETS have gone on sale today for the Ulster Final in Clones on Sunday week (July 20).Donegal are hoping to de-throne Monaghan in a repeat of last year’s decider.Tickets are available through GAA clubs, online at or or at Centra shops throughout the county. It’s a unique Donegal double-header – the Minors take on Armagh in the curtain-raiser.The Minor game throws in at 2pm with the seniors at 4pm.Adult tickets for the Eastern Stand and Pat McGrane stand are €30, with €18 for OAPs and students and €5 for children.The Hill is €18 for adults, €13 for students/OAPs and €5 for children. Gerry Arthurs Stand ticket prices were not available but there are no discounts for children, students and OAPs there. TICKETS GO ON SALE FOR DONEGAL’S ULSTER TITLE CLASH WITH MONAGHAN was last modified: July 7th, 2014 by John2Share this:Click to share on Facebook (Opens in new window)Click to share on Twitter (Opens in new window)Click to share on LinkedIn (Opens in new window)Click to share on Reddit (Opens in new window)Click to share on Pocket (Opens in new window)Click to share on Telegram (Opens in new window)Click to share on WhatsApp (Opens in new window)Click to share on Skype (Opens in new window)Click to print (Opens in new window) Tags:ClonesdonegalJuly 20Monaghanticket detailsticketsUlster Finallast_img read more