Janet Jackson declined to perform at Rock & Roll Hall of Fame

first_imgOn Friday night, pop icon, Janet Jackson was inducted into the Rock & Roll Hall […]last_img

Bengaluru FC  keep pace with top guns of the Hero Indian Super League

first_imgBengaluru: Erik Paartalu grabbed a goal and an assist as Bengaluru FC reduced the gap at the top of the Hero Indian Super League (ISL) table with a convincing 2-0 win against Jamshedpur FC at the Kanteerava Stadium here on Thursday.The hosts scored from a set-piece when Erik Paartalu (8′) scored from Dimas Delgado’s corner. Sunil Chhetri (63′) doubled the lead after the break to put the result beyond doubt.The win takes Bengaluru to the second spot on the table with 22 points from 12 matches. Jamshedpur remain sixth with 13 points.New signing David Grande started up top as Jamshedpur also had Gourav Mukhi returning to the ISL after 13 months. Bengaluru started the game on the front foot and looked the more likely team to break the deadlock. They did from a Dimas Delgado corner-kick eight minutes into the game. The Spaniard’s dangerous delivery was met at the near post by Paartalu who beat Narender Gahlot in the air and sent a powerful header into the net that left Subrata Paul with no chance.Jamshedpur’s new signing David Grande had a couple of good moments in the first half, but the team went into the break without registering a single shot on target. Grande fed Faruk Choudhary into the box before the break, but Ashique tracked back well to block the Indian forward’s shot from inside the box. Jamshedpur struggled to contain Ashique down the flanks and he came close again soon after the restart. He won the ball in his own half, dribbled all the way to the final third, played a one-two with Manuel Onwu and lashed the return wide of the goal from inside the box. IANSAlso Read: ISL: Bengaluru FC sign Jamaican forward Deshorn BrownAlso Watch: Torch Relay of 3rd Khelo India Youth Games reaches Tinsukialast_img read more

Football News Goa seal second spot after upstaging Chennaiyin FC 1-0

first_imgFC Goa beat Chennaiyin FC 2-1. FC Goa occupies second spot to seal a playoff spot. Bengaluru and Goa finish with the same points.  highlights New Delhi: FC Goa notched up a 1-0 victory over bottom-placed Chennaiyin FC to seal the second spot in the Indian Super League points table here Thursday. Goa now has 34 points, same as Bengaluru FC, but on head-to-head equation a tad behind on the table. With both BFC and FC Goa finishing their league engagements, it’s clear now that the two will play their second-leg semi-final games at home on March 11 and March 12 respectively.Goa’s star Ferran Corominas extended his lead to 14 goals in the race for Golden Boot award, scoring the winner for Sergio Lobera’s team in the 26th minute. The loss saw Chennaiyin FC finish bottom of the league with just nine points from 18 games – the lowest tally ever managed by an ISL team. FC Goa dominated the ball with ease and forced Chennaiyin FC to defend deep and in numbers. Both teams went on to fashion several half chances but a goal remained elusive. It did come in the 26th minute for Goa when Ahmed Jahouh picked out Jackichand Singh’s run into the penalty box with a lovely long ball.The winger went on to cushion the first-time pass for Coro who picked his spot past a helpless Karanjit Singh to score his 14th goal of the season. Goa continued to enjoy the upper hand as the first half went on while Chennaiyin struggled to get hold of the ball. The narrative remained pretty much the same after the break as well.The Gaurs looked content to slow down the game by holding on to the ball and deny Chenaniyn any chance to recover, except a close call in the 49th minute through a set piece which Jeje had an opportunistic chance to get it but it went over. Goa went on to see out the game with ease and inflict a 13th loss of the season on Chennaiyin FC. For all the Latest Sports News News, Football News News, Download News Nation Android and iOS Mobile Apps.last_img read more

Breakdancing May Become Olympic Sport at Paris 2024

first_imgBreakdancing, sport climbing, skateboarding and surfing have been touted as the favourites to be included as additional sports on the Olympic Games programme for Paris 2024.French radio station France Info has claimed a final decision is expected to be made by organisers on Thursday (February 21). This has reportedly been denied by Paris 2024.Paris 2024 is due to submit its recommendations for new sports before the International Olympic Committee Executive Board is due to meet in Lausanne from March 26 to 28. The IOC Session in June will then offer provisional approval before the new additions are officially confirmed by the Executive Board in December 2020.Sport climbing, skateboarding and surfing were all included on the Tokyo 2020 programme as additional sports.The trio are hoping to remain on the programme, along with baseball/softball and karate, which were also added by Japanese organisers.Breakdancing’s prospects are believed to have been boosted by the sport’s appearance at the last year’s Summer Youth Olympic Games in Buenos Aires.The Games in Argentina’s capital city marked breakdancing’s debut at an Olympic competition.A proposal for breakdancing’s inclusion was put forward by the French Dance Sport Federation led by Charles Ferreira.Breakdancing’s potential inclusion has earned criticism in some quarters, however, with a debate over who represents the sport emerging.The World Dance Sport Federation (WDSF) is responsible for overseeing the sport’s inclusion at Buenos Aires 2018.Erwin Mahroug, President of breakdancing media company bboyworld, has claimed the community has not been involved in any attempts to include it at Paris 2024.The company, which claim it has over five million subscribers, helped in the selection of breakdancers at Buenos Aires 2018.Mahroug wrote that the “breakin community was quite angry on how the Youth Olympic Games unfolded and voiced their negative opinion throughout various global media platforms”, adding that a lobbyist and owner of an investment company have been behind the effort.“These two individuals have projected to the WDSF and the IOC that they are the voice of the breakin community,” Mahroug wrote.“However, this is not the case.“Up until the leak of the news that the IOC will be voting on whether breakin will be included in the 2024 Games, the breakin community has been in the dark.“We will not engage, again, to support these two individuals.”Share this:FacebookRedditTwitterPrintPinterestEmailWhatsAppSkypeLinkedInTumblrPocketTelegramlast_img read more

Max field of 20 declared for today’s big race in Galway

first_imgThe Group Three Qatar Stewards’ Cup Qatar Gordon Stakes is the feature race at Glorious Goodwood.In-form jockey Ryan Moore is set to partner the pre-race favourite Crystal Ocean for trainer Michael Stoute.Moore enjoyed a treble at the venue yesterday. Photo © Ireland’s Contents Pool A maximum field of 20 has been declared for the Galway Shopping Centre Handicap Hurdle, the feature race on the penultimate day of the Galway Races.Racing opens at Ballybrit with the O’Leary Insurances Maiden Hurdle at half-two.The going is soft on the national hurdle course and soft to heavy in places on the flat.last_img

Los Angeles Clippers’ Blake Griffin selected by fans to start 2015 All-Star game

first_imgJoining James in the frontcourt for the Eastern Conference will be Pau Gasol (974,177) of Chicago and Carmelo Anthony (647,005) of New York. The two guards are Kyle Lowry (805,290) of Atlanta and John Wall (886,368) of Washington.The 64th NBA All-Star game will take place Feb. 15 at Madison Square Garden in New York City.The coaches will be Golden State’s Steve Kerr (Western Conference) and Mike Budenholzer of Atlanta.Barnes talks scrutinyBeing picked to do well has its drawbacks. The Clippers have found that out the hard way this season with all the negative stuff being written and said about a team that has a good record (28-14), but has struggled with consistency and has not looked like a team ready to win an NBA championship or even make the Western Conference Finals, as many experts had predicted.For a team that remains the little brother to the big brother Lakers because the Lakers have 16 NBA titles and the Clippers have none, the scrutiny can be brutal.Matt Barnes gets it.“Whatever you do here, it’s never going to be good enough,” Barnes said. “It’s championship or bust, so until we get that championship, nobody’s good enough. You definitely hear it. I use it as motivation, I use it as motivation to go out there and play harder.”This is Los Angeles, Barnes said, so everything is magnified.“When you’re in one of the biggest media markets and you have a good team and you’re predicted to do well and you struggle at any point, they’re (reporters) going to come after you,” said Barnes, out of UCLA. “Even when you’re playing well, you’re not winning by enough, you know what I mean?“It’s just something you want to tell the guys (on the team). It’s something I’m comfortable with; I’ve been playing in L.A. a long time through college and pros just to be ready. It’s different out here and you take the good with the bad and you focus on your job.”With all that said, Barnes was quick to point out this franchise has grown by leaps and bounds since he played for the Clippers his rookie season in 2003-04, when the Clippers went 28-54.“When I first came here in 2003, we were one of the worst teams and really just a laughingstock,” he said, “so I think we’ve come a long way, this organization, to say Clippers and championship in the same sentence. We still have a long way to go.” “He wants to be one of the best to ever play the game.”Griffin entered action Thursday averaging a team-high 23.0 points as well as 7.6 rebounds and 5.0 assists.Griffin received 700,615 votes and will join other frontcourt players Anthony Davis (1,369,911) of New Orleans and Marc Gasol (795,121) of Memphis in the starting lineup for the Western Conference. The two guards are Stephen Curry (1,513,324) of Golden State and Kobe Bryant (1,152,402) of the Lakers; Bryant on Thursday was diagnosed with a torn rotator cuff.Curry was the overall leading vote-getter with the Eastern Conference’s LeBron James (1,470,483) of Cleveland second.DeAndre Jordan (117,816) and Chris Paul (551,167) of the Clippers were 12th and fourth in the frontcourt and backcourt, respectively, in the West. They would now have to be voted in as reserves by the conference coaches. The reserves will be announced Jan. 29. Blake Griffin was the lone member of the Clippers to be selected by fans to start the 2015 All-Star game, the NBA announced Thursday afternoon. This will be Griffin’s fifth All-Star game in as many seasons and fourth consecutive selection by the fans.“It is a great honor to make the All-Star team,” said Griffin, whose team hosted the Brooklyn Nets on Thursday. “I want to thank all of the fans who voted for me as a starter.” It’s well-deserved, coach Doc Rivers said.“You get out what you put in a lot of times in life,” he said. “Sometimes you don’t, sometimes you do. But in Blake’s case, he does. He works, he deserves it. You see him in the gym every day, you saw him in the gym this summer every day and he’s committed to being a better player.center_img Newsroom GuidelinesNews TipsContact UsReport an Errorlast_img read more