Japan claims first table tennis medal

first_imgOSAKA — Akiko Takeda and Mayu Kawagoe edged Croatians Tamara Boros and Eldijana Aganovic in the women’s doubles quarterfinals of the table tennis world meet Wednesday to secure Japan’s first medal in the event in 26 years. The Japanese pair assured themselves of at least a bronze medal by advancing to the semifinals with a 23-21, 16-21, 21-19, 24-22 win over the Croatian duo. Earlier in the day, Takeda and Kawagoe upended European champions Csilla Batorfi and Krisztina Toth of Hungary 24-26, 21-12, 21-18 in the round of 16. In Sunday’s semifinals, Takeda and Kawagoe will meet Olympic silver medalists Yang Ying and Sun Jin of China, who rolled 21-18, 21-17, 21-12 over South Korea’s Lee Eun Sil and Suk Eun Mi. The last Japanese to win a medal in the women’s double event at the world championships was Shoko Takahashi, who teamed with Maria Alexandru of Romania for the gold medal at the Calcutta meet in 1975. GET THE BEST OF THE JAPAN TIMEScenter_img IN FIVE EASY PIECES WITH TAKE 5last_img read more

Judoka Kunihara announces retirement

first_img“I had decided I could go on as long as the Olympics. I can’t give it my all anymore,” said the 26-year-old, who now hopes to train the next generation of judoka. “I want to develop combative, mentally tough athletes.”Kunihara fell in the semifinals at May’s national invitational weight-class championships. The winner at 70 kilograms, Haruka Tachimoto, was selected to represent Japan at the London Games. IN FIVE EASY PIECES WITH TAKE 5 GET THE BEST OF THE JAPAN TIMEScenter_img Yoriko Kunihara, a two-time world bronze medalist in the women’s 70-kg class, said Saturday she is retiring from competitive judo.Kunihara, who won bronze medals at the worlds in Tokyo in 2010 and the following year in Paris but failed to qualify for the London Olympics, announced her decision after the All-Japan corporate team tournament.last_img read more

If you didn’t score 45 points Friday night, you didn’t win

first_imgJerry ByrdAll a Bossier Parish high school football team had to do to win a season-opening game Friday night was score more than 45 points.Three teams met that requirement. Airline blanked Bossier High 46-0, Haughton beat Woodlawn 49-8 and Parkway beat Calvary Baptist 55-13.The other three lost their season openers, scoring less than 45 points. Benton scored 31 points in a 34-31 loss to Sterlington, Louisiana New Tech (Plain Dealing) dropped a 49-18 decision to Green Oaks and Bossier High was shut out by Airline.It was business as usual for Airline, which hasn’t lost to the Bearkats since 1996. But this was the first time the Vikings have scored 46 points against Bossier High.Airline was only a few years old when the 1967 Vikings, coached by Jack Gray, won the state championship with a 20-7 upset victory over Holy Cross (New Orleans).Eric Kilpatrick returned the opening kickoff of that game 80 yards for a quick touchdown that put the Vikings ahead to stay in that game, which was played at Shreveport’s State Fair Stadium (now Independence Stadium).The 1967 Vikings had only one starter in the defensive line who weighed more than 170 pounds.Kilpatrick, who ran the 100-yard dash in 9.8 seconds, had 1,187 yards rushing for the 1967 state champs. Quarterback Johnny Piazza set a school record by passing for 1,308 yards and 13 touchdowns, but he completed only six passes in his last three playoff games.The 1967 Vikings played No. 1-ranked LaGrange in the opening round of state playoffs. The final score was 7-7, with Airline advancing on first downs, 11-9.The championship game matched the No. 7-ranked Vikings against No. 2-ranked Holy Cross. The New Orleans team’s only touchdown was gift-wrapped, coming after a shanked punt gave Holy Cross the ball at Airline’s 19-yard line.The game wasn’t really as close as the score indicated. Airline more than doubled the New Orleans team in rushing yardage, 121 to 59, and held Holy Cross’ Kenny Hrappman, the state 3A scoring champion, to 51 yards rushing.The Airline defense was quicker than all of its opponents in the 1967 playoffs. That unit consisted of ends Ken Patterson and Kirk Matthews, tackles Robert Lowe and Lee Reece, guard Rod Coleman, linebackers Barry Morgan and James “Chubby” Knight, cornerbacks Scott Stewart and CarySantoro, and deep backs Mike Timms and Ken Chaffin.Woodlawn (Shreveport) quarterback Joe Ferguson was selected “Outstanding Back” on the Class 3A All-State team in 1967. Kilpatrick was the only Airline player on the All-State team. 8 more lines.Ferguson set national records in 1968, passing for 3.239 yards and 40 touchdowns, and went on to college stardom at the University of Arkansas and a pro football career. In his three years as the Woodlawn High quarterback, the Knights were 34-4. His career totals of 6,710 yards passing and 86 touchdown passes were also national records.Ferguson’s passing accounted for 70 percent of Woodlawn’s offensive yardage in the last two years of his high school career. In his last 24 games, he threw at least two touchdown passes in 23 of them and one in the other. In those 24 games, Captain Shreve was the only team that held him under 150 yards passing. “It was like taking candy from a baby,” a Woodlawn receiver recalled.Jerry Byrd is the former sports editor of the Bossier Press-Tribune and an award-winning columnist. You can contact him by E-mail at jbsportswriter@comcast.net Premier Diamond BoutiqueHong Kong’s first lab-grown diamond empirePremier Diamond Boutique|SponsoredSponsoredUndoInstant Voice TranslatorInstant Voice Translator (43 Languages) Takes Hong Kong By StormInstant Voice Translator|SponsoredSponsoredUndoPerfect-Dating.comAre You Ready to Meet Cool Guys in Tung Chung?Perfect-Dating.com|SponsoredSponsoredUndoStanChart by CNBC CatalystBlockchain Is Changing the Game for Trade Financing. Here’s How It’s Driving Future Global Trade.StanChart by CNBC Catalyst|SponsoredSponsoredUndoStrategyCombatIf you own a Computer, then you have to play this Game. No Install.StrategyCombat|SponsoredSponsoredUndoAppurseRemember Tiger Woods’ Ex-wife? Try Not To Gasp When You See Her NowAppurse|SponsoredSponsoredUndolast_img read more

Leeds United linked international has a different transfer preference

first_imgFanatik report Leeds United are in the picture to sign Jason Denayer from Manchester City but the player is only willing to sign for Galatasaray if he leaves the Premier League champions. Galatasaray are looking to loan Denayer again for another season after the Belgian defender won the Turkish League title with the Turkish club. This also means they will be competing the group stages of the Champions League in the next campaign.Despite Denayer reportedly drawing attention from Leeds United, the final decision will be made by the player himself to which club he joins.The Galatasaray board are said to be following the situation very closely as they’re hoping they can get Denayer on a loan deal when the English transfer window closes next Thursday. Turkey’s window will remain open until the end of August.Embed from Getty ImagesLeeds United’s interest in the Belgium international can be questioned and it seems the Turkish media have got ahead of themselves from rumour spreading in the English media.Pep Guardiola is an admirer of Leeds United boss Marcelo Bielsa, but the Spaniard is unlikely to let Denayer drop down a league if loaned out.The Manchester City boss even had reservations sending him to Galatasaray in his first season at the Etihad and instead loaned him to Sunderland in order to keep the player in the Premier League.by Taboolaby TaboolaSponsored LinksSponsored LinksPromoted LinksPromoted LinksTrending TodayForge of Empires – Free Online GameChallenge Your Brain With This Must-Play Strategy Game. No Install.Forge of Empires – Free Online GameUndoRaid: Shadow Legends | Free DownloadEven Non-Gamers Are Obsessed With This RPG Game (It’s Worth Installing!)Raid: Shadow Legends | Free DownloadUndoPremier Diamond BoutiqueHong Kong’s first lab-grown diamond empirePremier Diamond BoutiqueUndoDating.comWhere do attractive singles find each other in Tung Chung?Dating.comUndoStanChart by CNBC CatalystDigitization in Banks Is No Longer About Efficiency, but Business Resilience. Don’t Get Left Behind.StanChart by CNBC CatalystUndoInstant Voice TranslatorGenius Japanese Invention Allows You To Instantly Speak 43 LanguagesInstant Voice TranslatorUndoCNBC InternationalSingapore’s Freelancers Find New Income During the Coronavirus Pandemic.CNBC InternationalUndoKeto减肥1個簡單的妙招一夜「融化」腹部贅肉(今晚試試)Keto减肥UndoTheTopFiveVPNEnjoy Netflix Now Without Any RestrictionsTheTopFiveVPNUndolast_img read more

‘His favourite destination’ – Much wanted player eyeing move to Liverpool,…

first_imgThe report at the time said the player would cost around €10m, and he would rather move to the Reds than the Rossoneri.The rumour was later backed up by the Catalan media, who also added West Ham and Borussia Dortmund to the competition. They said that Olmo’s price had been raised to €25m.Now Calcio Mercato is back with an update, only mentioning Liverpool and Milan, saying the Italian side are really keen on the player.Embed from Getty ImagesMilan, however, only want to spend up to €20m on the midfielder. They’ve opened talks with Dinamo, but don’t seem to be keen on matching the price.Maybe this is a sign for Liverpool to move quick in case they’re really interested in the player. Because it’s now two stories from Calcio Mercato favouring the Reds in the race.To make it clear, they again state Liverpool is ‘his favourite destination’.by Taboolaby TaboolaSponsored LinksSponsored LinksPromoted LinksPromoted LinksTrending TodayForge of Empires – Free Online GameIf You Like to Play, this City-Building Game is a Must-Have. No Install.Forge of Empires – Free Online GameUndoRaid: Shadow Legends | Free DownloadEven Non-Gamers Are Obsessed With This RPG Game (It’s Worth Installing!)Raid: Shadow Legends | Free DownloadUndo聽多多 Hearmore.asia1969年前出生的香港居民現可免費試戴頂尖的歐洲助聽器聽多多 Hearmore.asiaUndoKeto减肥1個簡單的妙招一夜「融化」腹部贅肉(今晚試試)Keto减肥UndoCNBC InternationalHere’s How Big Businesses in Singapore Are Managing the Impact of COVID-19.CNBC InternationalUndoPerfect-Dating.comReveal Tung Chung As The Best City to Date for Love & RomancePerfect-Dating.comUndoDating.comWhere do attractive singles meet in Tung Chung?Dating.comUndoCoworking Space | Search AdsThe cost of shared office in Hong Kong might surprise youCoworking Space | Search AdsUndoTheTopFiveVPNEnjoy Netflix Now Without Any RestrictionsTheTopFiveVPNUndo Three months ago, we covered a story from Calcio Mercato saying Liverpool were in a race with Milan for the Dinamo Zagreb midfielder Dani Olmo.last_img read more

Auburn coach Gus Malzahn after win vs Samford

first_img Session ID: 2020-09-17:d424fe7ca28c4f40a0ddd6 Player ID: videojs-brightcove-player-171924-3905479270001 OK Close Modal DialogCaption Settings DialogBeginning of dialog window. Escape will cancel and close the window.TextColorWhiteBlackRedGreenBlueYellowMagentaCyanTransparencyOpaqueSemi-TransparentBackgroundColorBlackWhiteRedGreenBlueYellowMagentaCyanTransparencyOpaqueSemi-TransparentTransparentWindowColorBlackWhiteRedGreenBlueYellowMagentaCyanTransparencyTransparentSemi-TransparentOpaqueFont Size50%75%100%125%150%175%200%300%400%Text Edge StyleNoneRaisedDepressedUniformDropshadowFont FamilyProportional Sans-SerifMonospace Sans-SerifProportional SerifMonospace SerifCasualScriptSmall CapsDefaultsDoneClose Modal DialogThis is a modal window. This modal can be closed by pressing the Escape key or activating the close button.Auburn coach Gus Malzahn after win vs Samford Play VideoPlayMuteCurrent Time 0:00/Duration Time 0:00Loaded: 0%0:00Progress: 0%0:00 Progress: 0%Stream TypeLIVERemaining Time -0:00 Playback Rate1ChaptersChaptersdescriptions off, selectedDescriptionssubtitles off, selectedSubtitlescaptions settings, opens captions settings dialogcaptions off, selectedCaptionsAudio TrackFullscreenThis is a modal window. The Video Cloud video was not found. Error Code: VIDEO_CLOUD_ERR_VIDEO_NOT_FOUNDlast_img read more

Malayalam News – ‘Dada’s best cricketing intelligence’; Sangakkara says Ganguly…

first_imgSangakkara, GangulyFormer Sri Lanka captain Kumar Sangakkara has said that Sourav Ganguly is the most suitable person to become the ICC chairman. Ganguly, who is currently the BCCI president, has been receiving a lot of support from players inside and outside the country.The person holding the position of ICC Chairman must be a person who acts impartially and does not act on behalf of their domestic board. Sangakkara said Ganguly was one such person.TRENDING:#CourageInKargil | Today marks the 21st anniversary of the Kargil war victory; Country in memory of victory[NEWS]Covid Death | Three more cowboy deaths; The deceased were residents of Thrissur, Malappuram and Kasaragod[PHOTOS]Sacrificing cows to Bakreed should be avoided; Telangana Home Minister Mahmood Ali[NEWS]“Solar can definitely bring about such a change,” he said. I’m a big fan of Dada. It is not only about his growth as a cricketer but also about his excellent cricketing intelligence, ”Sangakkara said in an interview with a national media outlet. View SurveySouth African Cricket Board director Graeme Smith also said Ganguly was eligible to become ICC chairman. Many inside and outside the country have expressed interest in Ganguly becoming ICC chairman. Published by: user_49 First published: July 26, 2020, 12:12 pm islast_img read more

United legend warns Ole to be careful with Sancho transfer –…

first_imgManchester United legend Andy Cole has advised the Red Devils’ bosses not to rush to attract Borussia Dortmund star Ceydan Sancho.According to the former striker, United has enough class in attack and young boys like Mason Greenwood should be given a chance. It is increasingly rumored that Sancho is the number one transfer target for Manchester United, but Borussia will not give up its big star so easily.Andy Cole, for his part, said that if the Englishman joins the team from Manchester, it is very likely that Greenwood will simply get less chance to perform and waste his great talent.“Mason is a great player, he’s amazing, I like him. He is a talent, a real find for United and it all depends on them. “Greenwood needs to play regularly and develop, this boy has the potential to be the best,” he began.“For me, Lewandowski is the best striker right now, but Mason Greenwood has every chance of being like him. I’m worried about attracting Sancho to the team and I’m afraid that if he comes, he’ll just overshadow Greenwood.”“At United, it’s important to be careful not to stop Mason’s progress. Yes, I agree that Solskjaer needs class additions, but I think the right balance needs to be found. When you have a player like Greenwood in your squad, you have no right to stop its development, “said Cole. Follow us anywhere and anytime with the mobile application of Gong.bg. You can download it from Google Play, App Store and AppGallery.last_img read more

Hetmyer, Paul join Warriors for CPL title hunt

first_imgEight local players along with Assistant Coach, Rayon Griffith departed Guyana for Trinidad and Tobago on Monday night. Among the players were all-rounder Keemo Paul and batsman Shimron Hetmyer. Hetmyer and Paul raised a few  eyebrows when they opted not to tour England with the West Indies team recently because of the Coronavirus pandemic.However, the two stars have decided to participate in this year’s CPL tournament as the Amazon Warriors, beaten finalists last year, look to bring home the coveted bacon.In the photo from left are Sherfane Rutherford, Shimron Hetmyer, Romario Shepherd, Anthony Bramble, Ashmead Nedd, Kemo Paul (bending), Griffith, Kevin Sinclair and Chandrapaul Hemraj. These Guyanese will join the rest of the Warriors team ahead of the Caribbean Premier League which runs from August 18 to September 10.last_img read more

Chorney and Alzner Tally as Caps top the Sens, 2-1

first_imgThe Washington Capitals followed up their 6-2 victory over the New Jersey Devils on Saturday afternoon, which was one of their better efforts in recent weeks, with another strong outing against the speedy Senators on Sunday night at the Phone Booth.Ottawa, who currently sit in 2nd place in the Atlantic Divisions and were in DC resting while the Caps came back from New Jersey early Saturday evening, brought a tenacious energy and gave the Capitals all they could handle.Washington, however, after trailing 1-0 on a Kyle Turris goal at 12:41 of the second period, found a way to claw back and pull out a 2-1 victory behind 23 saves from Braden Holtby.It was far from easy and the Caps had to overcome some penalties, but their stellar PK, which went nine for nine on Saturday at The Rock, was four for four at the Verizon Center on Sunday night, including killing off a full two minute five on three advantage midway through the final frame. Brooks Oprik (1 assist) was jailed on a questionable tripping call on Bobby Ryan along the right wing boards and then Evgeny Kuznetsov compounded the situation with a pretty clear slash during the delayed penalty sequence. The Senators power play, which has some serious firepower, including Norris Trophy winning defensemen Erik Karlsson, was held in check by some great work by Jay Beagle and Nicklas Backstrom up front and superb defensive play from Karl Alzner, John Carlson, Matt Niskanen, and Taylor Chorney down low. Beagle was out there for 1:28 of the two minutes and continues to do whatever it takes to win, including sacrificing his body to block three Senators shots. Last, but not least, if not for a big save by the Holtbeast on Mike Hoffman, this game likely heads to overtime.The penalty killing also played a huge role in the Caps tying this game up late in period two. Ottawa received their second man advantage of the contest when Backstrom was whistled for holding. With the score 1-0 and the Senators really pushing the play, it was a critical juncture for the Capitals. But the unit coached by Lane Lambert was aggressive and outstanding and Justin Williams received a breakaway right after the penalty to #19 expired. “Stick” went in alone on Mike Condon (26 saves) and was denied, but Mr. Hustle, T.J. Oshie, came in and collected the rebound. #77 then skated around the back of the net and spotted King Karl coming down the left wing boards. Oshie then placed it perfectly on a tee for Alzner to blast the biscuit into the cage with 20 seconds left in period two.It was a huge momentum swing for the Capitals and they built on it early in the third period when Chorney scored his first goal of the season on a point shot that Condon never saw, thanks to a superb screen by Tom Wilson. Beagle was also in front as the Caps continued to put an emphasis on getting traffic on the opposing goaltender, like they did so successfully in Saturday’s blowout triumph over the Devils.Ottawa, coached by former Tampa Bay Lightning bench boss Guy Boucher, plays a 1-3-1 scheme that forces opponents to focus on putting pucks behind the Senators defenders or risk turnovers and odd man rushes against. Washington was fairly disciplined on Sunday night and pretty much took what was given to them. The Capitals received another excellent outing from the third line of Brett Connolly, Lars Eller, and Andre Burakovsky. Since being recently scratched for three games, Burakovsky has returned to the lineup with a vengeance and has looked like a completely different player. Gone is the hesitation and poor decision making from his game. He is playing faster and bigger and paying the price to make the right play. On one sequence in period one he had the puck in the neutral zone in front of the Ottawa bench and two Senators were closing in on him. Instead of peeling off or making the soft play and turning the puck over, #65 knew he was going to get hit and he put the puck in along the right wing boards before getting crunched. That play led to a Washington scoring chance and is an example of competing the right way. Coach Trotz was certainly pleased with how “Burky” handled that situation and the way he’s upped his game since returning to the lineup.After the contest, Connolly spoke about the way his line is going.“It’s fun…I feel like when me and Lars played together [earlier in the year] we were good. It’s just one of those things and I think now we are solidifying a little bit of an identity there with me and Burky. I think we’ve been good every night and tonight I thought we were good again, we had some chances. We’re playing good defensively, playing for each other, so if we can keep doing that we’re going to get some goals, we’re going to help out defensively, there’s no question we’re getting chances every night, we’ll have one game where if we keep playing the way we’re playing we’ll break out and go from there, but it’s fun.”With the third line looking like a keeper and the solid play of the fourth line of Wilson, Beagle, and Daniel Winnik, it’s up to the Caps top two lines to carry this club over the top. On Sunday, the first line of Backstrom, Oshie, and Alex Ovechkin was good despite not scoring any goals. The Gr8 drew a key late penalty on the Senators when he outhustled the Ottawa defensemen and that forced Mark Stone to hold him as he was getting a scoring chance. Washington would not score on the ensuing power play, but they took a valuable two minutes off of the clock.As for the second line of Marcus Johansson, Kuznetsov, and Williams, they were okay. Kuzy did have three shots on goal, but there were some other instances where he should have put the puck to the net and instead tried a low risk pass that caused issues. On one occasion in the third period, he incorrectly chose not to throw the puck on goal while at the side of the net and his attempted pass then missed the Washington point man. If Holtby doesn’t alertly come out to play the puck there, Ottawa has a breakaway. #92, who has only four goals in his last 68 games, has to stop being so pass focused. This is a shoot first league and if he wants the ice to open up for him again, he has to fire more often and also go to the more populated areas of the ice instead of peeling away from traffic and slipping into the softer areas of the rink. Coach Barry Trotz needs him to get back to producing goals and if he doesn’t do that, Washington’s chances of going far in the playoffs greatly diminish. There are still 46 games remaining, but it would be nice if Kuznetsov started playing the right way, more often.With the victory, the Caps improve to 22-9-5 (49 points) and they will take on the Toronto Maple Leafs at the Verizon Center on Tuesday night at 7 pm. The Leafs beat them badly on a difficult travel weekend for Washington back in November. That was the night the Holtbeast voiced his displeasure with his squads effort following the defeat.On Sunday night, just like Saturday afternoon, the Capitals effort couldn’t be questioned and they found a way to get two big victories and four standings points. They played the right way over the weekend, and as a result they were successful. Now they need to carry that process going forward.“I wasn’t here last year, but I think it was really easy for the guys here last year. This year we’re getting teams best games every night, they’re not going to let up on us based on the big year we had last year and the players we have here. We just have to find our game at the right time of the year, we have to keep working on things, it’s not going to be perfect every night, and we’re going to lose some games, for sure, its hockey, it’s a weird sport. But we’ll correct some things, we’ve got some good leaders in here, it just comes down to habits with this team. I think if we can find our habits, we can be a winning team. I think that’s the one thing we need is to have our habits every night, we have to be doing the little things, we can’t be turning away from pucks, we’ve got to come back to our own end, play in our own end, play hard for Holts, if we can do that we can be fine, but that’s what we’ve got to focus on, our habits,” summarized Connolly on the key to success for Washington.Notes: the Caps lost the faceoff battle, 33-21. Beagle noted that the Senators had a lot of righty centers so that made things tough for the Capitals, who have three left handed pivot men…shot attempts were 63-57 for Ottawa. The Caps blocked 23 shots with a committed effort. Beagle, Winnik, and Alzner led the team with three blocks each. Connolly noted “We’re getting a lot of big blocks from those guys” on the PK…Orpik led the Caps with seven hits, including burying Curtis Lazar in the second period…Ottawa’s fourth line barely played. Chris Neil logged 6:35, Lazar played just 5:57, and Casey Bailey only saw 4:41 of ice time. One would have to think the fact that the Caps roll four lines helped them in the final frame when they played their best period…Chorney played 13:45 and in addition to his goal, made a super play in period one where he broke up a Senators four on two rush with a great stand up at the Capitals blue line…Eller led the Caps with four shots on goal…the Caps forechecked well and also didn’t get frustrated with the way the game was called, which was a big reason they won.last_img read more