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Obama reaches out to the Muslim world

first_imgUS President Barack Obama visited Southeast Asia’s biggest mosque on Wednesday as he prepared to deliver a speech on US-Indonesian relations in a follow-up to last year’s appeal to the Muslim world from Cairo.The Obamas tour the Istiqlal Mosque in Jakarta with Imam Haji Mustapha Yaqub (centre). Michelle sports an animal print scarf and a modest suit for the occasion.The visit to the Istiqlal Mosque and speech at the University of Indonesia were the last stops on Obama’s twice-postponed visit to Indonesia — the world’s most populous Muslim-majority country.Grand Imam Haji Mustapha Ali Yaqub led Obama and First Lady Michelle — looking elegant in a silky flowing chartreuse pant suit and beige head covering adorned with gold beads — around the vast, domed structure in central Jakarta.The Istiqlal mosque, made from German steel and Javanese marble with a single soaring minaret in the form of a candle, was built by a Christian architect and can hold more than 100,000 worshippers.Obama was shown a large drum used for the call to prayer, the prayer hall and the inside of the dome.Obama, who is using the Indonesia visit as a platform to reach out to the wider Islamic world by praising Indonesia’s pluralism, pointed out that the city’s Catholic cathedral was opposite the mosque.He said the imam told him that at Christmas, the mosque allowed the cathedral’s parishioners to use the mosque’s parking lot “because they don’t have enough facilities”. “That’s an example of the kind of cooperation between religions in Indonesia,” Obama said.advertisementObama said his efforts to mend ties with the Muslim world were “on the right path” but acknowledged that the job was unfinished.”I think that our efforts have been earnest, sustained,” Obama had said at a press conference after talks with Indonesian President Susilo Bambang Yudhoyono on Tuesday.The Indonesia leg of Obama’s Asian tour is expected to be cut short as Obama tries to outrace a cloud of volcanic ash spewing out of Mount Merapi in Central Java, which has severely disrupted air travel across the region.Obama arrived in Indonesia on Tuesday and told reporters he was deeply moved to return to the country of his childhood. He marvelled at the transformation of the sleepy city of Jakarta he once knew into a bustling metropolis and noted the country’s parallel evolution from authoritarianism to democracy and a burgeoning alliance with Washington.”It’s wonderful to be here although I have to tell you that when you visit a place that you spent time in as a child, as the president it’s a little disorientating,” he said.While Obama received a “rockstar’s” welcome in Indonesia, not everyone was quite as welcoming. About 150 protesters gathered in front of the Istiqlal Mosque as the Obamas received a tour. Some of the protesters wore masks of Obama’s face with the eyes cut out.They were not Islamic hardliners, however, but were members of a small political group that sought to make a statement about the economic domination of the West. Riot police kept them a few hundred feet away.last_img read more

South Africa squad

first_imgThey are on a purple patch and will be hoping to carry on the good from here as well. However skipper Graeme Smith needs to do something about his erratic form before it’s too late. Otherwise, he is known to lead from the front and deliver the goods when the chips are down.Allrounder Jacques Kallis, Hashim Amla, AB de Villiers and J.P. Duminy are the men to watch. For the record Amla has a 90 plus strike rate and his average is just a shy from 60 in the ODIs.Kallis’s exploits with the bat in the recently concluded Test series are well documented. Not to forget his maiden double ton in Centurion.The pace department looks strong with the presence of Dale Steyn and Morne Morkel. They have even included leg spinner Imran Tahir to increase their bowling strength.Squad: Graeme Smith (captain), Hashim Amla, Johan Botha, AB de Villiers (wk), JP Duminy, Faf du Plessis, Colin Ingram, Jacques Kallis, Morne Morkel, Wayne Parnell, Robin Peterson, Dale Steyn, Imran Tahir, Lonwabo Tsotsobe, Morne van Wyk (wk)last_img read more

Match fixing: Ex-Lankan skipper refuses to name cricketers after threat

first_imgFormer Sri Lankan skipper Hashan Tillekaratne on Tuesday said he had received death threats following his revelations about match fixing in the national cricket team. Tillekaratne, now a politician in Sri Lanka’s opposition party, told media that on the advice of his lawyers he has decided against revealing specific names at this time. “I have made a statement today but I have taken advice from my lawyers and I did not expose those involved after I came out with these allegations. I have been receiving lots of nuisance calls and death threats and all these things. But I will definitely expose those involved in the time to come,” Tillekaratne said adding he has been reluctant to voice his allegations previously for fear of his safety. He also said he will tell the International Cricket Council (ICC) that cricket matches were fixed during his career. Last week Tillekaratne had said that match fixing has been prevalent in Sri Lanka since 1992 and now he reaffirmed his statement saying he would not reveal specific names. His allegations have created waves within Sri Lankan Cricket (SLC) and have been dismissed by the board as well as the current cricketers. The SLC expressed concern over the allegations and called for “concrete evidence” to substantiate them.last_img read more

Murali Vijay fit for first Test against West Indies

first_imgThe injury-hit Indian cricket team heaved a sigh of relief after opener Murali Vijay was declared fit for the opening Test against the West Indies, starting here on Monday.Vijay, who was hit on his right forefinger in his first practice session on Friday, has suffered no real damage.Vijay was back in the nets and batted with intensity at Sabina Park on Sudnay.The Indians, unhappy with the practice facilities, chose to send their batters to a faraway location while the bowlers bowled alongside the main pitch at Sabina Park.Praveen Kumar, Amit Mishra and Harbhajan Singh bowled for a long period in trying to work out the right length for the Test match. They also had a fair idea of the bounce the pitch would offer over the next five days.The batters though returned to the venue once it was known that the repairs had been done and the practice pitches were fit to be used.Even though Vijay is fit, there is still uncertainty over the fitness of pacer Munaf Patel.Munaf, who is battling an elbow injury, was again out of action on Sunday.It is ironical that on a pitch which offers a great deal of bounce, India would be forced to go with just two medium-fast bowlers in the match.Ishant Sharma and Praveen Kumar will be sharing the new ball but there is no other fast bowler on whom skipper Mahendra Singh Dhoni can fall back upon.Replacement medium-pacer Abhimanyu Mithun is expected to arrive today, well after the first day’s play is over.advertisementMithun thus has ruled himself out and with the team unlikely to take chances on Munaf, it appears certain that India would go into the Test with two pace and an equal number of spinners.It seals the place for leg-spinner Amit Mishra who, despite his one-day heroics, must have been praying for his inclusion in the side after being out for 10 months.Harbhajan Singh will be keen to do well as well since he needs only seven wickets to reach the magical 400-wicket mark in his 94th Test.- With inputs from PTIlast_img read more

National Conference represents Delhi in Kashmir, not Kashmir in Delhi: Mirwaiz Omar Farooq

first_img“I want to see you become prime minister before I die. Don’t be a mother to just Rahul and Priyanka. Be desh ki amma.”Vasant Sathe, Congress leader, at the All India Congress Committee meeting in DelhiVOICES”If you dare dream of namaz at Jama Masjid, we will hoist the tricolour all,”I want to see you become prime minister before I die. Don’t be a mother to just Rahul and Priyanka. Be desh ki amma.”Vasant Sathe, Congress leader, at the All India Congress Committee meeting in Delhi VOICES “If  you dare dream of namaz at Jama Masjid, we will hoist the tricolour all over Pakistan.”Uma Bharati, Union sports minister, quoting a poem directed at Pakistani President Pervez Musharraf”It is no good that the forces are posted at the borders and the prime minister spends his days luxuriously at Manali.”Ashok Gehlot, Rajasthan chief minister”It’s absurd. I can’t even think of it. India having a communist-Marxist president?”Jyoti Basu, wondering how his name cropped up for the post”The National Conference … represents Delhi in Kashmir, not Kashmir in Delhi.”Mirwaiz Omar Farooq, president, Awami Action Committee”I’ve been wondering for 10 years.”Shah Rukh Khan, actor, on why there is no kissing in Hindi filmslast_img read more

Will do whatever I can to help Unmukt, says St Stephen’s College Principal

first_imgSoftening his stand, St Stephen’s College Principal Valsan Thampu on Thursday said India’s Under-19 World Cup winning skipper Unmukt Chand will be taken care of.Unmukt was denied promotion to the second year of his Bachelor of Arts course by St Stephen’s as the young cricketer failed to accumulate the minimum attendance required by college. Speaking exclusively to Headlines Today, Thampu said Unmukt will be given a rousing reception at the college. “I will do whatever I can to help Unmukt,” he said. Vice-president of the Board of Control for Cricket in India (BCCI) and Union Minister, Rajiv Shukla, had earlier said it was an internal matter of the college. He had appealed to St Stephen’s authorities to consider Unmukt as a special case. “I appeal to St Stephen’s to take a considerate view on Unmukt. But I understand that it is an internal matter. The college is autonomous. But I am making this appeal,” Shukla said.last_img read more

Salman Khan’s Ek Tha Tiger facing tough tide with Raaz 3

first_imgSalman Khan and Katrina Kaif starrer Ek Tha Tiger has undoubtedly broken all Box Office records. But going by recent reports, the Kabir Khan directed has been affected by new release Raaz 3.In India, Ek Tha Tiger has grossed over Rs. 200 crores. In fact, the film did well on the international Box Office too.The film released on August 15, 2012. It is the story of a RAW spy, played by Salman Khan.Mystery behind Katrina’s red tilak revealed!Katrina Kaif had grabbed headlines not for her performance in Ek Tha Tiger but for the tilak she sported at private screenings of this film.According to sources, the tilak was nothing more than a religious one, applied to her forehead during a pooja she attended.Katrina Kaif is these days celebrating the unprecedented response her recent film Ek Tha Tiger is receiving.Ek Tha Tiger being remade in Tamil?There are reports in the media that Ilayathalapathy Vijay will remake this commercial entertainer in Tamil. Rumors of a remake of the film in Telugu are being suggested as well but no names have been suggested so far for Telugu.Grapevine has it that Editor Mohan has bought the Tamil remake rights of the film. The film might be directed by Jayam Raja who worked with Vijay in Velayudham.last_img read more

Body first, ranking later says Rafael Nadal after ankle surgery

first_imgLOOK: Joyce Pring goes public with engagement to Juancho Triviño The 32-year-old had surgery on his ankle in November to remove a loose intra-articular body and only resumed training three weeks ago.He played the opening round at an exhibition event in Abu Dhabi last week, where he lost to South African Kevin Anderson, and gets his season proper under way in the second round of the Brisbane International on Thursday.FEATURED STORIESSPORTSPrivate companies step in to help SEA Games hostingSPORTSUrgent reply from Philippine ‍football chiefSPORTSSEA Games: Biñan football stadium stands out in preparedness, completionThe 17-time Grand Slam winner said he hadn’t been worried about the world rankings for the past two years.“My goal is just to be happy doing what I am doing and be competitive all the weeks that I am playing,” he said. SEA Games: Biñan football stadium stands out in preparedness, completion Private companies step in to help SEA Games hosting MOST READ Spain’s Rafael Nadal reacts after he lost the semi final match to South Africa’s Kevin Anderson during the Mubadala World Tennis Championship in Abu Dhabi, United Arab Emirates, Friday, Dec. 28, 2018. (AP Photo/Kamran Jebreili)Spanish superstar Rafael Nadal insisted Tuesday he is not chasing the world’s top ranking as he prepares to make a comeback from ankle surgery, with taking care of his body a key priority.The current world number two has not played a main tour event since a knee problem forced him to retire during his US Open semi-final against Juan Martin del Potro in September.ADVERTISEMENT Sports Related Videospowered by AdSparcRead Next 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 Is Luis Manzano planning to propose to Jessy Mendiola? TS Kammuri to enter PAR possibly a day after SEA Games opening View comments SEA Games: Biñan football stadium stands out in preparedness, completion “I want to feel myself competitive every week that I am on court and I want to keep fighting for the things that really make me feel alive, you know, for the things that motivate me.“So I will not (chase) the number one because it’s not my main goal.“Of course, I prefer to be number one than number two, and I prefer to be number two than number five, that’s obvious,” he added.Nadal was forced to retire during matches at two of the four Grand Slams in 2018, but still added a record-extending 11th French Open crown to his collection.He said he wanted to ensure he could take care of his body to allow him to keep playing as long as possible because of his love for the game.ADVERTISEMENT Hotel management clarifies SEAG footballers’ kikiam breakfast issue “The thing that I don’t want to do is suffer more than what I did last year, because if you do (suffer injuries two) years in a row, that mentally kills you,” he said.“I really believe that I have to keep having tennis to play in my career, and I really feel that my body is not going to get worse every year.“Really my only goal is to keep doing the things that makes me happy, and today playing tennis makes me happy, and I want to do it the best way possible and as long as possible.”In the second round Nadal will play either Jo-Wilfried Tsonga of France or local hope Thanasi Kokkinakis, two players who have also been troubled recently by injuries. ‘Big Four’ still Grand Slam stars to beat, insists Novak Djokovic BREAKING: Corrections officer shot dead in front of Bilibid Don’t miss out on the latest news and information. LATEST STORIESlast_img read more

Bantamweight champ Reymart Gaballo demolishes Japanese foe for 2nd round KO

first_imgMOST READ Oil plant explodes in Pampanga town Grace Poe files bill to protect govt teachers from malicious accusations ‘We are too hospitable,’ says Sotto amid SEA Games woes View comments Buoyed by the raucous home crowd, Gaballo had bad intentions from the get-go, unleashing combinations that had Nakamura on his heels.Sports Related Videospowered by AdSparc ‘We are too hospitable,’ says Sotto amid SEA Games woes US judge bars Trump’s health insurance rule for immigrants Read Next Private companies step in to help SEA Games hostingcenter_img Rising bantamweight Reymart Gaballo. Photo by Mark Giongco/INQUIRER.netMANILA, Philippines—Rising bantamweight Reymart Gaballo had high praise for his Japanese opponent Yuya Nakamura ahead of their 10-round fight.Gaballo predicted his bout with Nakamura would go the distance.ADVERTISEMENT SEA Games hosting troubles anger Duterte But it wasn’t even close.The General Santos City native was too much for Nakamura with Gaballo needing only two rounds of light work to remain unblemished at 21-0, 18 of which by KO in the main event of ESPN5’s fight card Saturday night at Midas Hotel and Casino.FEATURED STORIESSPORTSPrivate companies step in to help SEA Games hostingSPORTSUrgent reply from Philippine ‍football chiefSPORTSPalace wants Cayetano’s PHISGOC Foundation probed over corruption chargesThe 22-year-old Gaballo, the WBA interim bantamweight champion, knocked down Nakamura thrice, twice in the first round with an array of punches and the last in the second round in front of the Japanese corner.Gaballo was just stronger and quicker as he outclassed Nakamura, who had little to show. Trending Articles PLAY LIST 00:50Trending Articles00:45Onyok Velasco see bright future for PH boxing in Olympics05:25PH boxing team determined to deliver gold medals for PH02:42PH 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 LATEST STORIES Oil plant explodes in Pampanga town US-based Romero Duno impresses in front of hometown crowd for WBA Asia lightweight title Don’t miss out on the latest news and information. last_img read more

Jiu-jitsu ace Annie Ramirez clinches gold in emotional win at Abu Dhabi World Pro

first_imgPhilippine Arena Interchange inaugurated FILE – Annie Ramirez during the Asian Indoor and Martial Arts Games 2017 in Ashgabat, Turkmenistan. Photo by June Navarro/INQUIRERMANILA, Philippines—Filipino martial artist Annie Ramirez fought off the United States’ Sophia Dalpra, 5-4, to clinch the gold medal in the Abu Dhabi World Professional Jiu-Jitsu Championship Wednesday at Mubadala Arena.It was an emotional win for Ramirez, who nabbed her first gold in the competition after a tense final as the 28-year-old had to wait for the referee’s verdict after the 4-4 deadlock in the female purple belt 55-kilogram title match.ADVERTISEMENT View comments Panelo: Duterte ‘angry’ with SEA Games hosting hassles Ramirez wasn’t a newcomer to the competition after competing in the World Pro, the more popular term for the tiff, twice in the blue belt division and once in the purple division in 2018.The victory was also of precious timing for Ramirez with the Philippines hosting the 2019 Southeast Asian Games from late November to early December.“I didn’t give up on my goal of winning the gold in the World Pro,” said Ramirez. “It also comes in a time when the Philippines will host the SEA Games in December.”Ramirez is also a judo black belt but switched to jiu-jitsu in 2013 and went on a medal haul ever since.ADVERTISEMENT Don’t miss out on the latest news and information. Duterte wants probe of SEA Games mess LATEST STORIES DA eyes importing ‘galunggong’ anew Hontiveros presses for security audit of national power grid Rockets close out Jazz in 5, advance to 2nd round “This is my first gold in four years in the World Pro and it means a lot to me and my country,” said Ramirez, as per The National. “I got emotional because I have never won a gold on a world stage.”“It was a close fight and with the points tied, it was a long and anxious wait before I was declared the winner,” added Ramirez in The National’s report.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, logistics Cayetano: Senate, Drilon to be blamed for SEA Games mess Private companies step in to help SEA Games hosting MOST READ Although she hadn’t won any international hardware as a judoka, Ramirez tallied gold medals in the Asian Beach Games in Thailand and Vietnam in 2014 and 2016, respectively.“It took me around two years to get adjusted to jiu-jitsu but I’m glad I made the switch.” Read Next Trending Articles PLAY LIST 00:50Trending Articles03:12Trump: IS group leader killed in US raid in Syria00:50Trending 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 SEA Games hosting troubles anger Dutertelast_img read more

Warriors survive Blazers in OT to complete sweep, seal NBA Finals return

first_img“We just really understand what we’re capable of on both sides of the basketball,” Draymond Green said. “We’re never out of the fight. That’s just always our mindset.”The Warriors swept their way to a fifth straight NBA Finals, getting triple-doubles from Stephen Curry and Green in a 119-117 overtime victory on Monday night.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, logisticsThe two-time defending champions overcame a double-digit deficit for the third straight game against the Blazers, back in the conference finals for the first time since 2000.Green had 18 points, 14 rebounds and 11 assists, and made a key 3-pointer in overtime. Curry added 37 points, 12 rebounds and 11 assists. They became the first teammates to have triple-doubles in the same playoff game. FIVE AIN’T EASYThe Warriors are just the sixth professional team from North America to go to five straight championships, along with the Montreal Canadiens (NHL), Boston Celtics (NBA), Cleveland Browns (NFL), New York Yankees (MLB) and New York Islanders (NHL).HONORING LOWEFormer Oregon wide receiver Keanon Lowe got a standing ovation when he was introduced to the crowd at the Moda Center in the first quarter. Lowe, a coach at Portland’s Parkrose High School, stopped a student who came to the school armed with a shotgun on Friday.“I saw the look on his face, the look in his eyes, I looked at the gun, I realized it was a real gun and then my instincts just took over,” Lowe, 27, said about wrestling the gun away from the teenager. Lowe spoke to reporters before the game.The suspect, 19-year-old Angel Granados-Diaz, pleaded not guilty earlier Monday during a brief court hearing. The Warriors were up 114-113 in the extra period after Green missed the first of a pair of free throws. CJ McCollum’s jumper from out front briefly gave Portland the lead but Alfonzo McKinnie’s basket put Golden State back ahead and Green made a 3-pointer to push it to 199-115 with 39 seconds left.Lillard made a layup and Curry missed a jumper to give Portland back the ball. Facing stifling defense from both Green and Klay Thompson, Lillard couldn’t get off a shot but the ball went out of bounds in the scramble. The Blazers got it back with 3.3 seconds left but Lillard’s final shot didn’t fall.Blazers coach Terry Stotts was asked if he was expecting another buzzer-beating winner from Lillard, who had a memorable 3-pointer at the buzzer to clinch the first-round series against Oklahoma City.“Yeah, I did. I thought it was going to — kind of meant to be,” Stotts said. “When he shot it, it had a good arc. I thought it had a chance.”The Blazers stretched the lead to 17 points in the third quarter, but the Warriors went on a 12-0 run to close within 95-90 early in the final period.Green’s long baseline jumper gave the Warriors a 108-106 lead with 3:30 left. Lillard’s 3-pointer put the Blazers back ahead and Leonard’s dunk extended it to 111-108 with just under 2 minutes to go.After Thompson’s 3-pointer tied it up again both Curry and Lillard missed 3s. Curry made a 3 from the corner with 10.7 seconds left but he was called for traveling first and it didn’t count.Lillard’s layup bounced around the rim and out and the game went to overtime.Iguodala was out because of a sore left calf. The veteran swingman, who is averaging 10.1 points in the playoffs, was hurt in the second half of Saturday’s Game 3 victory.It was not known how long he’d be out, but the Warriors said an MRI Sunday was clear. The Warriors will face the winner of the Eastern Conference finals between Toronto and Milwaukee. The Bucks lead that series 2-1 with Game 4 on Tuesday night in Canada.The Warriors came back from 17 down after erasing an 18-point deficit in Game 3 and a 17-point hole in Game 2.“We’ve been here before. We’ve seen everything, every experience you can imagine. So we relied on that,” Curry said.Playing without Kevin Durant, Andre Iguodala and DeMarcus Cousins, the Warriors became the first team to reach five straight finals since the Boston Celtics went to 10 in a row from 1957-66.Damian Lillard, playing with separated ribs, had 28 points and 12 assists for Portland. He missed a 3-point attempt as time ran out in the extra period. Meyers Leonard added a career-high 30 points along with 12 rebounds.ADVERTISEMENTcenter_img Golden State Warriors guard Stephen Curry, left, celebrates as he runs next to Portland Trail Blazers guard CJ McCollum, center, at the end of Game 4 of the NBA basketball playoffs Western Conference finals, Monday, May 20, 2019, in Portland, Ore. The Warriors won 119-117 in overtime. (AP Photo/Ted S. Warren)PORTLAND, Oregon — Experience bred confidence for the Golden State Warriors, even when challenged by the upstart Portland Trail Blazers.No matter how far they were down, they’ve been through too much to ever think they’re out.ADVERTISEMENT Golden State was already missing Durant because of a sore right calf. It’s unknown when the two-time NBA Finals MVP will return. Also sitting is Cousins, who injured his left quadriceps in the opening round.“We’ve had guys step up all along this entire time and we’re going to look forward to those guys continuing to step up, no matter what happens with the injuries that we have,” Green said. “You know, we’re trying to go win this thing. Never the goal is just to get there.”Lillard separated his ribs in Game 2 but was playing through the pain. He averaged 33 points in the first-round playoff series against Oklahoma City but struggled against Golden State’s defensive focus on him.Playing with urgency in an elimination game, Portland pulled in front 30-28 in the opening quarter on CJ McCollum’s layup and free throw, but Curry answered on the other end with a step-back 3-pointer.Portland went ahead 59-50 after back-to-back 3-pointers from Leonard, who finished with five 3s in the first half.Curry hit a 3-pointer with 2.6 seconds left in the half to close the Warriors within 69-65 at the break.Portland pushed the lead to 83-72 on McCollum’s 3-pointer. After he made another 3 to push the lead to 91-78, he gestured to the crowd to make noise. McCollum finished with 26 points.TIP INS:Warriors: Curry has made a 3-pointer in a playoff-record 106 games. … Quarterback Colin Kaepernick was among the fans at the game, sitting a few seats down from the Warriors bench. … Per Elias Sports and the Warriors, Curry had a streak of 81 consecutive free throws made in the fourth quarter and overtime in the postseason — before he missed one with 9:25 left in the game against the Blazers.Trail Blazers: Leonard, who didn’t even play in five of Portland’s postseason games, had a playoff-high 16 points in Game 3. After scoring 25 in the first half, fans at the Moda Center chanted his name.last_img read more

ACL reconstruction

first_imgDefinitionACL reconstruction is surgery to rebuild the ligament in the center of your knee. The anterior cruciate ligament (ACL) keeps your shin bone (tibia) in place. A tear of this ligament can cause your knee to give way during physical activity.Alternative NamesAnterior cruciate ligament repairDescriptionMost people havegeneral anesthesia right before surgery. This means you will be asleep and pain-free. Other kinds of anesthesia may also be used for this surgery.The tissue to replace your damaged ACL will come from your own body or from a donor. A donor is a person who has died and chose to give all or part of his or her body to help others.Tissue taken from your own body is called an autograft. The two most common places to take tissue from are the knee cap tendon or the hamstring tendon. Your hamstring is the muscle behind your knee.Tissue taken from a donor is called an allograft.The procedure is usually performed with the help of knee arthroscopy. With arthroscopy, a tiny camera is inserted into the knee through a small surgical cut. The camera is connected to a video monitor in the operating room. Your surgeon will use the camera to check the ligaments and other tissues of your knee.Your surgeon will make other small cuts around your knee and insert other medical instruments. Your surgeon will fix any other damage found, and then will replace your ACL by following these steps:The torn ligament will be removed with a shaver or other instruments.If your own tissue is being used to make your new ACL, your surgeon will make a larger cut. Then, the autograft will be removed through this cut.Your surgeon will make tunnels in your bone to bring the new tissue through. This new tissue will be in the same place as your old ACL.Your surgeon will attach the new ligament to the bone with screws or other devices to hold it in place. As it heals, the bone tunnels fill in. This hold the new ligament in place.At the end of the surgery, your surgeon will close your cuts with sutures (stitches) and cover the area with a dressing. You may be able to view pictures after the procedure of what the doctor saw and what was done during the surgery.advertisementWhy the Procedure Is PerformedIf you don’t have your ACL reconstructed, your knee may continue to be unstable. This increases the chance you may have a meniscus tear. ACL reconstruction may be used for these knee problems:Knee that gives way or feels unstable during daily activitiesKnee painInability to continue playing sports or other activitiesWhen other ligaments are also injuredBefore surgery, talk to your doctor about the time and effort you will need to recover. You will need to follow a rehabilitation program for 4 to 6 months. Your ability to return to full activity will depend on how well you follow the program.RisksThe risks from any anesthesia are:Allergic reactions to medicinesBreathing problemsThe risks from any surgery are:BleedingInfectionOther risks from this surgery are:Blood clot in the legFailure of the ligament to healFailure of the surgery to relieve symptomsInjury to a nearby blood vesselPain in the kneeStiffness of the knee or lost range of motionWeakness of the kneeBefore the ProcedureAlways tell your doctor or nurse what drugs you are taking, even drugs, supplements, or herbs you bought without a prescription.During the 2 weeks before your surgery:You may be asked to stop taking drugs that make it harder for your blood to clot. These include aspirin, ibuprofen (Advil, Motrin), naproxen (Naprosyn, Aleve), and other drugs.Ask your doctor which drugs you should still take on the day of your surgery.If you have diabetes, heart disease, or other medical conditions, your surgeon will ask you to see your doctor who treats you for these conditions.Tell your doctor if you have been drinking a lot of alcohol, more than 1 or 2 drinks a day.If you smoke, try to stop. Ask your doctor for help. Smoking can slow down wound and bone healing.Always let your doctor know about any cold, flu, fever, herpes breakout, or other illnesses you may have before your surgery.On the day of your surgery:You will usually be asked not to drink or eat anything for 6 to 12 hours before the procedure.Take your drugs your doctor told you to take with a small sip of water.Your doctor or nurse will tell you when to arrive at the hospital.After the ProcedureadvertisementMost people can gohome the day of your surgery. You may have to wear a knee brace for the first 1 to 4 weeks. You also may need crutches for 1 to 4 weeks. Most people are allowed to move their knee right after surgery. This canhelpprevent stiffness. You may need medicinefor your pain.Physical therapy can help many people regain motion and strength in their knee. Therapy can last4 to 6 months.How soon you return to work will depend on the kind of work you do. It can be from a few days to a few months. A full return to activities and sportswill often take4 to 6 months.Outlook (Prognosis)Most people will have a stable knee that does not give way after ACL reconstruction. Better surgical methods and rehabilitation have led to:Less pain and stiffness after surgeryFewer complications with the surgery itselfFaster recovery time.ReferencesPhillips BB, Mihalko MJ. Arthroscopy of the lower extremity. In: Canale ST, Beaty JH, eds. Campbells Operative Orthopaedics. 12th ed. Philadelphia, Pa: Mosby Elsevier; 2012:chap 51.Honkamp NJ, Shen W, Okeke N, Ferretti M, Fu FH. Knee: Anterior cruciate ligament injuries in the adult. In: DeLee JC, Drez D Jr, Miller MD, eds. DeLee and Drezs Orthopaedic Sports Medicine. 3rd ed. Philadelphia, Pa: Saunders Elsevier; 2009:chap 23, section D.Amy E, Micheo W. Anterior cruciate ligament tear: Knee and lower leg. In: Frontera WR, Silver JK, Rizzo TD Jr, eds. Essentials of Physical Medicine and Rehabilitation. 2nd ed. Philadelphia, Pa: Saunders Elsevier; 2008:chap 55, section 7.Review Date:4/16/2013Reviewed By:C. Benjamin Ma, MD, Assistant Professor, Chief, Sports Medicine and Shoulder Service, UCSF Department of Orthopaedic Surgery. Also reviewed by A.D.A.M. Health Solutions, Ebix, Inc., Editorial Team: David Zieve, MD, MHA, Bethanne Black, Stephanie Slon, and Nissi Wang.last_img read more

ISL Introduces ‘Cooling Breaks’ in Accordance with FIFA Rules

first_img 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. Kochi: The Indian Super League (ISL) sixth edition will witness ‘cooling breaks’ starting the 2019-20 season.The new feature falls in accordance with FIFA’s laws of the game. The cooling break could last between 90 seconds to three minutes in each half depending on climate conditions at the venue.It would be the call taken by match officials in consultation with the match referee at each venue.The ISL will kickstart from Sunday with ATK and Kerala Blasters locking horns in the opening fixture here.Bengaluru FC will once again be the team to beat while FC Goa will also forge a strong challenge in this edition of India’s top-tier league.The table-toppers of the ISL will get to represent India in the Champions League playoffs, the top-tier club competition in Asia. atkbengaluru fcchennaiyin fcfc goa First Published: October 20, 2019, 1:52 PM ISTlast_img read more

No Favourites in WTA Finals, Feels World Number 1 Ashleigh Barty Ahead of Opener

first_img Ash BartyAshleigh Bartytennisworld number 1 First Published: October 26, 2019, 12:02 PM IST Shenzhen: Ashleigh Barty does not see her status as the world’s top ranked player as a reason to be installed as favourite to win this week’s WTA Finals as the season-ending jamboree makes its debut in China.The 23-year-old Australian is looking to cap a remarkable year that has seen her win the French Open and climb into pole position in the rankings with victory at the tournament that brings together the eight best ranked players of 2019. She begins her quest for the title at the $14 million event against Switzerland’s Belinda Bencic on Sunday in the group phase of the competition at the Shenzhen Bay Sports Center, the tournament’s home for the next 10 years after spending the previous five editions in Singapore.”I don’t think there ever is a favourite,” said Barty.”I think everyone is deserving to win that’s in the draw. Everyone has earned their place here and has the right to try to do the best they can to try and win.”On any given day, anyone can be beaten. That’s the beauty of sport, there are no certainties. There’s always an opportunity for someone to try and bring their best. I think that’s the best thing about sport, there are no certainties.”It’s an exciting week. We’ve all played well throughout the whole year to try to get here. Now it’s about trying to bring our best this week, if we can.”Barty will be meeting Bencic, the number seven seed, for the first time in her career after being drawn in the Red Group also containing Naomi Osaka and Petra Kvitova, with the top two in the round robin group phase advancing to Saturday’s semi-finals.World No. 2 Karolina Pliskova headlines the Purple Group and starts her tournament against defending champion Elina Svitolina from Ukraine on Monday evening, with Bianca Andreescu taking on Simona Halep later the same day.This will be Barty’s first appearance in the singles event having previously played in the doubles and she is relishing the opportunity to face off against the elite of the women’s game.”It’s an incredible group of players, I think,” she said.”It’s very special being here in singles, having had a bit of a taste it in the doubles the last two years. It was really nice.”I think the goal for all singles players is to make the finals at the end of the year, to be playing against the best of the best to test yourself against the best. Really excited to have an opportunity now after a fantastic year to try and finish really well.” 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.last_img read more

Boxing: Joseph Parker’s trainer admits being surprised by Anthony Joshua’s discipline

first_imgAdvertisementJoseph Parker’s trainer Kevin Barry has praised current divisional ruler Anthony Joshua for his ability to consistently evolve – and admits he was surprised by Joshua’s ability to adapt his style during his win over Parker earlier this year.Joshua was widely expected to blitz Parker in the early stages of their world heavyweight title unification fight at the Principality Stadium in Cardiff in March.Instead, however, Joshua put forth a controlled and measured display, easily outpointing the New Zealander over the 12 round distance to add Parker’s WBO championship to his IBF, IBO and WBA Super heavyweight titles.Speaking to Sky Sports, Barry conceded that Team Parker had envisioned that Joshua would go on the offensive early in the bout, much like he had with each of his 20 previous opponents – all of whom he had stopped inside the distance.Barry, though, feels that ‘AJ’ displayed great in-ring intelligence on the night, quickly determining that he was unlikely to halt the durable Parker and subsequently settling for a victory on points.“We know Joshua is an aggressive guy, he backs his power, he backs himself to knock guys out, and yet he fought a very respectful, a very cautious fight against Joe,” explained Barry.“We had made big statements about Joe’s chin. He was never in danger throughout the fight, but I think because of that, we saw a different Anthony Joshua, one who was content to try and win rounds and not go for the knockout.”“We all know the Klitschko fight was a great fight for him – it was a career-defining fight. But his skills on display in the fight against Joe were the best I have seen from him.”“I remember saying before the fight that I believe both guys are far from the finished product. I think both guys will get better and it will be a great fight for the boxing world when that fight does happen again…It’s not a given that we’ll be in the ring with Joshua.“We have to keep performing. We have to get in big fights, we have to get victories, and we have to prove that we are the top dog to challenge him.”Advertisementlast_img read more

NBA: Michael Porter Jr. pain free after second surgery

first_imgAdvertisementNuggets rookie Michael Porter Jr. says he’s pain-free and hopes to be ready for the start of the upcoming season in mid-October following his second back surgery, ESPN reported on Sunday.The Nuggets were in a position to roll the dice on him because A) their roster is positionally set B) the risk/reward with MPJ C) there weren’t too many impact players below him by pick. 14.Porter shared his recovery goals with ESPN, who were in attendance during the NBA’s annual rookie photo shoot.”I finally feel, like, good,” said Porter. He also drew a mid-October date for his return. I guess Michael Porter Jr is really striving to suit up on opening day, against all odds.“I don’t have a date but I’m hoping to be back for the beginning of the year. Gotta heal up, but I feel great,” Porter said. “They’re really taking it easy with me, being patient with me.”But now it seems they’ll be able to add the 6-foot-10 sharpshooter sooner rather than later to an already potent team that ranked sixth in offensive efficiency at 112.5 points per 100 possessions last season.Also Read-NBA: Veteran Nate Robinson to continue Basketball career in Lebanon Advertisementlast_img read more