49ers report card: Awful offensive mistakes stoke loss

first_imgSANTA CLARA – Here is how the 49ers (1-4) graded in Sunday’s 28-18 home loss to the Arizona Cardinals (1-4):PASS OFFENSE: FKyle Juszczyk matched his career-high with six receptions for 75 yards in the 49ers’ loss Sunday to the Arizona Cardinals. (Nhat V. Meyer/Bay Area News Group)C.J. Beathard’s career-high stats (34 of 54, 349 yards) were overshadowed by his career-high four turnovers, not to mention several throws behind receivers. Joe Staley and Alfred Morris missed blocks on strip-sack …last_img read more

Harvest update and 2020 outlook with Mycogen Seeds🎙

first_imgShare Facebook Twitter Google + LinkedIn Pinterest Dave Russell talks with Melissa Bell, Commercial Agronomist with Mycogen Seeds. They talk about stalk quality, ear molds, useful data in a year like 2019, what farmers can expect from Mycogen Seeds and what farmers should be thinking about when selecting seed for 2020.last_img

Nadal travels long road to win 16th Slam title at US Open

first_imgRobredo should’ve resigned as drug czar after lack of trust issue – Panelo Celebrity chef Gary Rhodes dies at 59 with wife by his side It has been a long journey for Nadal to his latest Grand Slam glory.Nadal won an under-12 regional crown at age eight and by 12 had captured Spanish and European age-group junior titles.By 15, he had turned professional and was facing such foes on the global circuit as Anderson.At 17, Nadal won his first match against Federer.At 19, he won the 2005 French Open in his debut, the first of nine Grand Slam titles in 10 years he would claim on the red clay of Roland Garros, cementing a legacy as the greatest player ever seen on the surface.It was early in his career when Nadal began his habit of biting the championship trophies he wins.Nadal added Wimbledon crowns in 2008 and 2010, an Australian Open title in 2009 and completed the career Grand Slam in 2010 by defeating Novak Djokovic in the US Open final, becoming the youngest in the Open era (since 1967) to complete the four-event career sweep.And only Nadal and Andre Agassi can say they have a career Grand Slam and an Olympic men’s singles gold medal, Nadal having claimed his in 2008 at Beijing.Nadal, the sixth left-hander to win a US Open title, added another crown at Arthur Ashe Stadium in 2013, again downing Djokovic in the final.Knee injuries took a toll throughout his career, costing him nine Slam appearances, and after he failed to even reach a Slam semi-final in 2015 and 2016 some figured his greatest moments were behind him. Nadal wins US Open for 16th major title View comments READ: Nadal wins US Open for 16th major titleThe triumph moved Nadal three shy of Roger Federer’s all-time record of 19 Slam singles titles.FEATURED STORIESSPORTSSEA Games: Biñan football stadium stands out in preparedness, completionSPORTSPrivate companies step in to help SEA Games hostingSPORTSBoxers Pacquiao, Petecio torchbearers for SEA Games openingThe US Open was the final Slam at which Toni, Nadal’s long-time coach and inspiration, will join him, instead of taking a role directing Nadal’s youth academy.In his victory speech, Nadal reflected on what Toni has meant to his life in building the grit to overcome numerous knee injuries. Don’t miss out on the latest news and information. LATEST STORIES Lacson: SEA Games fund put in foundation like ‘Napoles case’ NATO’s aging eye in the sky to get a last overhaul Robredo: True leaders perform well despite having ‘uninspiring’ boss PLAY LIST 02:49Robredo: True leaders perform well despite having ‘uninspiring’ boss02:42PH 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 Games Spain’s Rafael Nadal poses with his winning trophy after defeating South Africa’s Kevin Anderson during their 2017 US Open Men’s Singles final match at the USTA Billie Jean King National Tennis Center in New York on September 10, 2017. Nadal raced to a third US Open title and 16th Grand Slam crown on Sunday with a 6-3, 6-3, 6-4 rout of South African giant Kevin Anderson. AFP PHOTO / Jewel SAMADNEW YORK — Rafael Nadal reflected on his roots as a child prodigy from the island of Mallorca and on the influence of his uncle Toni on Sunday after winning the US Open title.The 31-year-old Spaniard defeated South Africa’s Kevin Anderson 6-3, 6-3, 6-4 for his third US Open title and his 16th career Grand Slam crown after having taken a 10th French Open trophy in June at Roland Garros.ADVERTISEMENT MOST READ Hotel says PH coach apologized for ‘kikiam for breakfast’ claim But Nadal roared into the Australian Open final, losing to Federer, then captured his record 10th French Open crown in June, setting the stage for his title run in the Flushing Meadows fortnight.Only Nadal, Pete Sampras and Ken Rosewall have managed the feat of winning Grand Slam titles in their teens, 20s and 30s.Sports Related Videospowered by AdSparcRead Next Celebrity chef Gary Rhodes dies at 59 with wife by his side “It’s not one lesson. Diary is in the head from 3 years old,” Nadal said.“Probably without him I’ll never be playing tennis. I’m thankful I had somebody like him pushing me all the time.“Because he gave me motivation I could get through all the problems I had in my career. I can only thank him for making me stronger.”When Nadal reclaimed the world number one ranking last month, it was the first since in more than three years he had topped the list.And when Federer lost in the US Open quarter-finals to Juan Martin del Potro, Nadal was ensured of keeping the top spot.ADVERTISEMENT Trump signs bills in support of Hong Kong protesters Ethel Booba on hotel’s clarification that ‘kikiam’ is ‘chicken sausage’: ‘Kung di pa pansinin, baka isipin nila ok lang’last_img read more

India shoot to second spot with five golds

first_imgTwo pairs of shooters were bang on target while the grapplers made a clean sweep of all three titles at stake as India grabbed five gold medals to climb to the second spot in the medals table below Australia in the Commonwealth Games on Tuesday.Wrestler Ravinder Singh with his coach Satpal Singh.The Indian men’s 10m air rifle pair of Olympic gold medallist Abhinav Bindra and world record holder Gagan Narang started the gold rush for the country in the morning which was sustained by women shooters Rahi Sarnobat and Anisa Sayeed who picked up the pairs 25m pistol event for women in style.Two more silver medals came India’s way from the Dr Karni Singh shooting range before greco-roman style grapplers Ravinder Singh (60 kg), Sanjay (74 kg) and Anil Kumar (96kg) made a clean sweep of all three gold medals on offer from the wrestling mat to round off a splendid day for the hosts.The two silver medals were earned by Deepak Sharma and Omkar Singh, in the men’s 50m pistol pairs event, and the woman’s duo of world champion Tejaswini Sawant and Lajjakumari Gauswami, who stood second in the pairs 50m rifle 3 position.The five gold and two silver medals boosted the hosts’ overall medal tally to 5-4-2 on the second day of competitions after the weightlifers gave the country two silver and as many bronze medals yesterday.The three wrestling gold medals pitchforked India to the second place behind Australia after England overtook the home country briefly through their first two golds from the pool won by Liam John Tancock (men’s 50m backstroke) and Francesca Jean Halsall (women’s 50m butterlfly).advertisementThe day commenced in scintillating fashion for India when Bindra and Narang ended the first day’s gold medal drought with a Games record of 1193, overtaking their own mark of 1189 set four years ago in Melbourne, to clinch the men’s 10m air rifle pairs event.Their feat was followed by a superb display of calm nerves and dead centre shooting by the women’s duo of Rahi Sarnobat and Anisa Sayyed who added the second gold in the women’s 25m pistol pairs event with a championship record of 1156 to boot.Sharma and Omkar ended up second in the men’s 50m pairs event (1187) behind Lim Swee Hon and Gai Bin of Singapore.Later Tejaswani and Lajjakumari finished second in the women’s 50m air rifle 3 position, by equalling the 2006 Games mark of 1143 points, Singapore’s Aquilah Sudhir and Jasmine Xiang Wei who broke the previous record by six points.”Many thought I am a dictator, since I had imposed a gag order on the shooters prior to the Games. But whatever I was doing, I was doing for the country. And we have got the reward for that,” said a beaming national coach Sunny Thomas after his team members won a medal in each of the four events they took part in during the day.- With PTI inputslast_img read more

Teaira McCowan’s layup at buzzer lifts Fever over Liberty in WNBA opener

first_img“This is definitely one of the top five I’ve been part of,” said McCowan, with a smile.Tiffany Mitchell led Indiana with 22 points. Her free throw with 2:16 left in the game gave Indiana a 79-78 lead. Neither team could score until the final seven seconds.Charles, who finished with 32 points and 12 rebounds, hit two free throws after she was fouled on a rebound with seven seconds remaining that gave New York a one-point lead.The loss was the 14th in a row for the Liberty dating back to last season. Charles didn’t see this as a continuation of the streak from last year.“Last year is in the past, you can only focus on this year,” she said.ADVERTISEMENT “I always tell her to keep her hands up,” Dupree said. “I yelled at her as I drove, ‘T’ your hands.”McCowan was part of one of the greatest game-winning shots at Mississippi State when teammate Morgan William hit a 15-footer in overtime at the 2017 Final Four to end UConn’s record 111-game winning streak. MOST READ Sports Related Videospowered by AdSparcRead Next FRENCH OPEN 2019: Federer, Nadal, Djokovic still rule tennis Don’t miss out on the latest news and information. “I haven’t ever hit a game-winner before,” said the third pick in the draft, who finished with 11 points. “Not in AAU, high school or college.”Trailing by one after Tina Charles made two free throws with seven seconds left, Candice Dupree drove the lane and dished it off to McCowan, who laid it in just before the buzzer sounded. The officials did a quick video review and confirmed the basket counted.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 LATEST STORIES PDEA chief backs Robredo in revealing ‘discoveries’ on drug war Catholic schools seek legislated pay hike, too DA eyes importing ‘galunggong’ anew Cayetano: Senate, Drilon to be blamed for SEA Games mess Two-day strike in Bicol fails to cripple transport ‘Rebel attack’ no cause for concern-PNP, AFP WHITE PLAINS, N.Y. — Teaira McCowan’s WNBA debut was a memorable one, hitting the game-winning layup at the buzzer.The rookie’s shot lifted Indiana to an 81-80 victory over the New York Liberty on Friday night in the season opener for both teams.ADVERTISEMENT View comments This was the Liberty’s first regular-season game under new owner Joe Tsai. An investment group led by the Brooklyn Nets minority owner bought the Liberty in late January. Tsai, co-founder of the e-commerce giant Alibaba Group, bought a 49% interest in the Nets last year. Tsai was in attendance along with new WNBA Commissioner Cathy Engelbert and acting WNBA President Mark Tatum. Engelbert starts officially on July 17 after finishing her current job as CEO of Deloitte USA next month. The trio met at the half.Indiana got off to a rough start, missing its first eight shots before Shenise Johnson’s layup nearly 5 minutes into the game. Johnson sat out last year while recovering from an ACL tear suffered in 2017 and then a hamstring injury. Indiana built a 39-33 lead at the half despite 16 points by Charles. The lead grew to 54-42 with 3:19 left in the third before Reshanda Gray and Bria Hartley rallied New York, which scored 18 of the final 20 points to end the period. Gray’s putback with three seconds left capped the run and made it 60-56 for the Liberty. Ethel Booba twits Mocha over 2 toilets in one cubicle at SEA Games venue 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 LIBERTY DEBUTS: Asia Durr and Han Xu got their first minutes in the league playing for New York. Durr, who was drafted second by the Liberty, finished with eight points. Han played 65 seconds.“It was fun, exciting. First time playing in a game that counts,” Durr said. “Got my feet wet. I was super impressed with how we played. We could have done better.”UP NEXT:Fever: At Connecticut on Tuesday.Liberty: At Indiana on June 1. Private companies step in to help SEA Games hostinglast_img read more

India need 2 wickets on final day to win historic Boxing Day Test vs Australia

first_imgIndia are just two wickets away from a historic win at the Melbourne Cricket Ground after they reduced Australia to 258 for 8 on the fourth day of the Boxing Day Test on Saturday.Chasing an improbably target of 399 for victory, Australia were rattled by the pace trio of Jasprit Bumrah (2/53), Mohammed Shami (2/71) and Ishant Sharma (1/37) while Ravindra Jadeja also chipped in with three wickets to move the visitors within touching distance of victory.It was only Pat Cummins’ fighting half-century which denied India a victory on Day 4 as Australia went into stumps still 141 runs away. Cummins will resume the fight on 61 on the final along with Nathan Lyon, who was unbeaten on 6.India have never won a Boxing Day Test but have the chance to create history on Sunday, if the rain stays away. The weather forecast for the final day predicts more than an 80 per cent chance of rain throughout the day which might worry Virat Kohli and his team.Kohli earlier declared India’s innings closed at 106 for eight, setting Australia a mammoth 399 for victory on a pitch showing treacherous patches of rough tailor-made for Jadeja’s attacks on the left-handed batsmen.Australia seamer Pat Cummins earlier added two wickets to his four on day three, finishing with career-best figures of 6-27 before Kohli’s declaration.Opener Mayank Agarwal was Cummins’ fifth wicket for 42 when a ball nipped back and caught the bottom edge of his bat before clattering into the stumps.Cummins had his sixth victim when Jadeja gloved a short ball to Khawaja at short point to be out for five.advertisementPant was the final Indian wicket to fall with a typically swashbuckling 33 after botching a ramp shot that edged to wicketkeeper-captain Paine.Australia in reply, lost both their openers before lunch, with Bumrah having Aaron Finch caught in the slips for three in the second over, and Jadeja snaring the wicket of Marcus Harris for 13 with a catch in close.Usman Khawaja and Shaun Marsh then offered some resistance and stitched a partnership of 30 runs before Shami trapped the former leg-before early into the second session.Marsh then joined forces with Travis Head to add 51 runs for the fourth wicket but that was brought to an end by Bumrah, who trapped Marsh leg-before with an incoming delivery. Marsh reviewed the decision but was given out on umpires call.Mitch Marsh followed his older brother to the dressing room soon after as Jadeja snared his wicket with Kohli taking a sharp catch at mid-wicket as Australia went into tea at 138 for 5.Ishant then returned for a fresh spell after the break to remove Head, who chopped on an incoming delivery for 34.Tim Paine, who got a mouthful from Rishabh Pant when he came out to bat in response to the sledging the Indian wicket-keeper received from the Aussie skipper, tried his best to hang around with Pat Cummins but was unsuccessful after getting out caught-behind to Jadeja for 26.Shami then got the better of Mitchell Starc with a reverse-swinging delivery late in the final session before Nathan Lyon and Cummins played out the rest of the overs without losing their wickets.Cummins in fact, top-scored for the hosts and registered his career-best bowling figures and highest score while batting on the very same day.Also Read | Rishabh Pant sledges Tim Paine: Temporary captain, all he can do is talkAlso Read | Jasprit Bumrah, Ishant Sharma and Mohammed Shami: Trio creates history in 2018last_img read more

Red alert in 3 districts in Kerala flood toll climbs to 88

first_imgThiruvananthapuram: A red alert has been issued for three districts on Tuesday as extremely heavy rains are expected in central Kerala as the flood-hit northern parts were slowly limping back to normalcy and the toll climbed to 88. The red alert has been sounded in Alappuzha, Ernakulam and Idukki on Tuesday and in northern districts of Malappuram and Kozhikode on Wednesday, IMD sources said adding over 20 cms of rains are expected in these districts. Also Read – India gets first tranche of Swiss bank a/c details Due to the strengthening of low pressure in Bay of Bengal, extremely heavy rains are expected to lash the several parts of the state, Director of Indian Meteorological Department (IMD), Thiruvananthapuram, K Santosh said. According to the government update at 9 AM Tuesday, 88 people have lost their lives in the state since August 8 and the toll is likely to go up further as 40 were still missing. Over 2.52 lakh people have taken shelter in 1,332 relief camps across the state. Also Read – Tourists to be allowed in J&K from Thursday ‘Orange alert’ has been issued in 6 districts-Kollam, Pathanamthitta, Kottayam, Palakkad, Thrissur and Malappuram- on Tuesday. Kerala Chief Minister Pinarayi Vijayan toured the affected districts of Malappuram and Wayanad from where 41 deaths have been reported in a series of landslides on August 8. Addressing the flood-affected at a relief camp in Meppadi in Wayanad, Vijayan said, “the government is with you.. we need to overcome all difficulties and hardships together.” The government is now giving priority to the rescue measures, he said adding after which it would focus on the rehabilitation initiatives. “There are several people who have completely lost their houses and properties and suffered crop loss. Some more people, who have gone missing, are yet to be traced and efforts are on to find them,” he said. Accompanied by Revenue Minister, E Chandrasekharan and Chief Secretary, Tom Jose, the Chief Minister would also be visiting relief centres in Malappuram and hold discussions with people’s representatives and officials. In Malappuram, which was rocked by a series of landslips triggered by downpour at Kavalappara and Kottakunnu, the toll has climbed to 29, with 32 people still missing. Search operations are continuing in the area to retrieve the remains of the dead. In 185 camps in Malappuram, 45,377 people have been sheltered, the update stated. Twelve people have so far lost their lives and 7 are missing in neighbouring Wayanad district, which also witnessed a landslide at Puthumala in Meppadi. Wayanad MP Rahul Gandhi had toured the affected areas and relief camps promising all help to the people. “It is a tragedy not only for Wayanad, but for Kerala and also some southern states. This is not only a Wayanad issue, this is a Kerala issue, this is a Karnataka issue.The Central government needs to pay attention and aggressively support the people of these states,” he had told reporters at Kalpetta after attending a review meeting with government officials on the flood situation on Monday. Over 35,000 people are in 196 relief camps in Wayanad district. Seventeen deaths have been reported from Kozhikode where over 43,000 people have shifted to 177 relief camps. At least 808 houses have been fully damaged and 8,459 partially in rain-related incidents. Holiday has been declared for educational institutions in five districts– Ernakulam, Thrissur, Kozhikode, Wayanad and Malappuram– on Tuesday and various university examinations have been postponed, authorities said. Meanwhile, the Railways on Tuesday said Hazrat Nizamuddin-Ernakulam Express, scheduled to leave Hazrat Nizamuddin, was cancelled and Nagercoil-Mangaluru Parasuram Express was rescheduled.last_img read more

Ricky Gervais Urges Australians To Support Bill To Ban Cosmetics Animal Testing‏

first_imgBritish comedian and actor Ricky Gervais, who stars in Muppets Most Wanted launching across Australia this week, is urging his Aussie fans to get active to support the End Cruel Cosmetics Bill.Ricky Gervais Supports Be Cruelty-Free Australia campaignCredit/Copyright: Humane Research AustraliaA renowned animal advocate, Ricky is speaking up on behalf of the Be Cruelty-Free Australia campaign. Co-ordinated by Humane Research Australia and Humane Society International, it is part of the largest campaign in the world to end animal testing for cosmetics such as lip stick and shampoo.Ricky will be tweeting for the campaign to encourage people to lobby their MPs, and has issued a striking photo in which he sports a temporary Be Cruelty-Free tattoo on his chest.The End Cruel Cosmetics Bill was introduced earlier this month by Greens Senator Lee Rhiannon, and seeks to ban both cosmetics animal testing within Australia, as well as the import and sale of newly animal-tested cosmetics from abroad. This would mirror the historic ban in place across the 28 member countries of the European Union, the world’s largest cosmetics market.Ricky said: “I love all animals and I hate to see them suffer in any way. Rabbits and mice who have cosmetics dripped in their eyes or spread on their skin, are just as deserving of our compassion as the animals with whom we share our homes. Let’s end their suffering. I’m proud to support the Be Cruelty-Free Australia campaign and urge all Australians to get involved. Go online, tell Parliament to support the End Cruel Cosmetics Bill, let’s end cosmetics animal testing in Australia and the world.”Animal testing for cosmetics is still legal in Australia. Although often assumed to occur infrequently, there are no official statistics to show how often such tests are conducted here or how many animals are subjected to cosmetics suffering. Additionally, many of the cosmetics on sale in Australia’s shops will have been tested on animals in another country.Rabbits, guinea pigs, mice and rats are the species most often used in cosmetics testing. They have chemicals dripped in their eyes or force-fed to them in massive, lethal doses. The results are of questionable relevance to humans, and such tests are being surpassed by state-of-the-art non-animal test methods.Hannah Stuart, Be Cruelty-Free Australia’s Campaign Co-ordinator, said: “Ricky is a true champion for both animals and people, which is why we’re so thrilled to have his support. Testing cosmetics on animals is bad news for the animals but also bad news for consumers because these tests are so questionable scientifically. It’s time for them to be consigned to the history books where they belong and the End Cruel Cosmetics Bill is our chance to do that.”Click here to send an email to your Senator asking them to support the End Cruel Cosmetics Bill.last_img read more