India hold edge over Nepal in football friendly

first_img(With additional quotes and leaving out a few paras)Mumbai, Jun 5 (PTI) Boosted by the availability of star striker Sunil Chhetri after his timely recovery from a hamstring injury, hosts India go into the football friendly against lower-ranked Nepal here tomorrow with their confidence high and as the favourites.The international friendly is to be played at the Football Arena in Andheri Sports Complex where Indias dramatic ascension to no. 100 in the FIFA rankings commenced last September with a 4-0 rout of Puerto Rico.The Indian squad has been sweating it out at the same venue for three weeks now with only the players from Bengaluru FC and Mohun Bagan missing for the major part due to their club commitments.With them joining the camp a few days ahead of the friendly against Nepal, which is being used as the tune-up for Indias vital AFC Asian Cup Group A qualifier against Kyrgyzstan next week, national head coach Stephen Constantine would be keen to put his best team on the park and make them jell again as a combination.The players had dispersed to fulfil their respective club commitments after notching up a memorable 1-0 win over Myanmar in the AFC Asian Cup group opener in March end and the main aim will be to reunite in a proper way for the June 13 game against Kyrgyzstan at Bengaluru. Although key striker Chhetri is fit enough to play, he was unlikely to be included in the friendly as a precaution for the more important game against Kyrgyzstan, said Constantine today. “(Norway-based goalkeeper) Gurpreet Singh will lead the side. Sunil may not play against Nepal. The AFC Asian Cup qualifier is more important than a friendly. Its just to protect him. Hes not 22 anymore. As you get older you will have to put up with injuries and it gets longer to recover,” the Englishman explained. India were hovering in the 170s when they last played against Nepal and Constantine described the ascent as “not an easy journey.” “It was a result of a lot of hard work and commitment from everyone concerned – players, support staff and the rest. FIFA ranking is just one aspect, a number. It depends on a number of variations,” he said.advertisementThe team will obviously miss the services of winger Udanta Singh, who has picked up a serious hamstring injury and is out of this game as well as the more important one against the Kyrgyz Republic.It was Udanta who had laid the perfect pass for Chhetri to bulge the net in the dying moments of the game against Myanmar in Yangoon on March 28. India will also miss the services of C K Vineet, said Constantine. Coming to the India-Nepal football rivalry, the hosts have not lost to their north-eastern neighbours for 18 years, their last defeat – a 0-4 rout – happening in the 1999 SAF Games.After that reversal, the two South Asian neighbours have met on nine occasions and India has come out trumps on all but two of these encounters which were goalless draws.Their last contest was in the South Asian Football Federation championship in December 2015 and India had emerged 4-1 victors. Visiting teams coach, Koji Gyotoku of Japan said the game against India was very important ahead of next weeks group F AFC Asian Cup qualifier against Yemen. “This match is very important to prepare for our Asian Cup qualifier against Yemen next week. India have improved as a team in the last 2-3 years. We are looking forward to get a good result for building confidence,” said Koji. “In tactics and in the physical aspect the Indian team is better. We need to get something from tomorrows game,” he added. Nepal does not possess a national football stadium to train or host internationals after the devastating earthquake in capital Kathmandu a couple of years ago, according to the countrys Japanese coach. PTI SSR GK NSKlast_img read more

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Facing Health Concerns Venus Williams Wins At French Open

Venus Williams faces challenges off the court.Venus Williams, in her first Grand Slam match since revealing in August she was diagnosed with an autoimmune disease, overcame a slow start Sunday to beat 19-year-old Paula Ormaechea of Argentina 4-6, 6-1, 6-3.The seven-time major champion did not look excited to be on the court, hardly smiling after many of her 41 winners. But Williams, 31, laughed a lot during her news conference, especially when she discussed her health as ”definitely an adventure and journey; it’s life happening.”An autoimmune disease is a case of mistaken identity, when the body begins attacking its own healthy tissue. Autoimmune conditions include rheumatoid arthritis and lupus.”A lot of it, I have to figure it out. It’s physical and emotional and all kinds of different things. Mental,” Williams said of her medical condition. ”It’s a big accomplishment for me to be here right now.” read more

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Winners of WCGFT Fishing Tournament catch nearly 500lbs

first_imgFacebook Twitter Google+LinkedInPinterestWhatsAppProvidenciales, 18 Mar 2015 – The Wine Cellar Golf & Fishing Tournament held over the weekend was a gleaming success and after two days of fishing Roscoe Talbot, captaining the boat Therapy won with 187lbs after catching nothing on day one of the tourney. On the Gwendolyn was Codney Capron, coming in slightly under the winner with 184.5lbs and rounding out the top three; the NJ Law, skippered by Ozzie Virgil with 103lbs of sport fish. Related Items:codney capron, gwendolyn, ozzie virgil, Wine Cellar Golf & Fishing Tournament Facebook Twitter Google+LinkedInPinterestWhatsApplast_img read more

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Horatio AlgerDenny Sanford scholarship award winner at National University

first_img Categories: Good Morning San Diego, Local San Diego News FacebookTwitter July 24, 2019 KUSI Newsroom 00:00 00:00 spaceplay / pause qunload | stop ffullscreenshift + ←→slower / faster ↑↓volume mmute ←→seek  . seek to previous 12… 6 seek to 10%, 20% … 60% XColor SettingsAaAaAaAaTextBackgroundOpacity SettingsTextOpaqueSemi-TransparentBackgroundSemi-TransparentOpaqueTransparentFont SettingsSize||TypeSerif MonospaceSerifSans Serif MonospaceSans SerifCasualCursiveSmallCapsResetSave SettingsSAN DIEGO (KUSI) – National University’s new Horatio Alger-Denny Sanford Scholarship—the first 10 recipients have been announced.The Horatio Alger-Denny Sanford Scholarship Program was established through a generous multi-million donation to the Horatio Alger Association from renowned philanthropist T. Denny Sanford, who is well known in San Diego for his generosity.100 students will be recognized over the next ten years with $25,000 each, according to National University.Cecilia Gonzalez, who is a Horatio Alger-Denny Sanford Scholarship Recipient, joined Good Morning San Diego. KUSI Newsroom, Horatio Alger-Denny Sanford scholarship award winner at National University Posted: July 24, 2019last_img read more

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