19 Sep

Cricket News One Of The Best Spinners Of My Time: Sachin Tendulkar Remembers Ace Pakistan Spinner Abdul Qadir

first_imgNew Delhi: Batting legend Sachin Tendulkar led the Indian cricket fraternity’s tribute for Pakistan spin legend Abdul Qadir. Pakistan’s master leg-spinner Abdul Qadir died in Lahore on Friday after suffering from a massive cardiac arrest. “Remember playing against Abdul Qadir, one of the best spinners of his times. My heartfelt condolences to his family. RIP,” Tendulkar wrote on his twitter handle.Ravichandran Ashwin also took to twitter to express his grief at Qadir’s demise.“Extremely saddened by the demise of Abdul Qadir the spin bowling stalwart from Pakistan. My heart goes out to his family and friends. #RIP,” Ashwin tweeted.Harbhajan too expressed his shock at the death of the legendary spinner.“Shocked to hear Abdul Qadir passed away. Met him two years back he was full of energy as always … A champion bowler, great human being, you will be missed forever … condolences to the family #RIPabdulqadir,” he tweeted.In his condolence message, former India batsman VVS Laxman said was always mesmerised by Qadir’s unique bowling style.“Sad to hear about the demise of Abdul Qadir. Was always mesmerised by his unique style of bowling and he was one of the best leg-spinners to play the game. Heartfelt condolences to his family and loved ones.”Qadir was 63 years old and is survived by his wife, four sons and a daughter who is married to current Pakistan star batsman Umar Akmal.Pakistan’s wicketkeeper-batsman, Kamran Akmal, Umar’s elder brother, confirmed the tragic news about Qadir suffering a cardiac arrest and after being rushed to a hospital, was declared dead on arrival.Qadir, who played in 67 Tests and 104 ODIs had a total 368 wickets in his international career, would have celebrated his 64th birthday on 15th September.“It is a great loss to Pakistan cricket because it was Qadir bhai’s leg-spin magic and artistry that inspired a generation of young leg-spin bowlers in Pakistan and around the cricket world,” former Pakistan leg-break bowler Danish Kaneria said.In fact another spin great Mushtaq Ahmed only came into prominence immitating Qadir’s action.Qadir, who remained a critic of the Pakistan Cricket Board’s policies till the end, worked as chief selector in 2009 and it was the squad that was selected by him that went on to win the ICC World T20 in England.Qadir had resigned midway through the tournament as chief selector after having differences with the erstwhile PCB chairman Ejaz Butt over the non-selection of fast bowler Shoaib Akhtar.Always a colourful character, Qadir was a favourite of Pakistan’s World Cup winning captain turned prime minister, Imran Khan and he produced some of his best performances under Imran’s captaincy taking 9 for 56 in one test against West Indies at Faisalabad.All four of his sons, Rehman, Imran, Sulaman and Usman have played first class cricket in Pakistan while his youngest Usman (also a leg-spinner like his father) also appeared in the Big Bash T20 league last season and has shown his intention to qualify to play for Australia after being overlooked time and again by Pakistani selectors. For all the Latest Sports News News, Cricket News News, Download News Nation Android and iOS Mobile Apps.last_img read more

14 Aug

What channel is Packers vs. Seahawks on today? Time, TV schedule for NFL divisional playoff game

The NFL playoff schedule for 2020 brings a unique set of national TV broadcasts, with three networks and the associated TV channels presenting four games over the span of two days in the divisional round. Today’s Packers vs. Seahawks game in Green Bay, scheduled to kick off at 6:40 p.m. ET, will be shown on Fox.Naturally, the hype around Sunday’s divisional matchup in Green Bay is centered on the superstar quarterbacks. Plus, the Seahawks and Packers have a rich recent history of amazing games. There’s no reason to expect anything different this year. NFL playoff schedule: Divisional roundBelow is the full NFL divisional playoff schedule for 2020, complete with TV channels and live stream links.Saturday, Jan. 11MatchupStart timeTV channelLive streamVikings at 49ers4:35 p.m. ETNBCYahoo!Titans at Ravens8:15 p.m. ETCBSYahoo!Sunday, Jan. 12MatchupStart timeTV channelLive streamTexans at Chiefs3:05 p.m. ETCBSYahoo!Seahawks at Packers6:40 p.m. ETFoxYahoo! Green Bay quarterback Aaron Rodgers enters Sunday having thrown at least two touchdown passes in each of his last five postseason games. With four more against Seattle, he would tie Peyton Manning (40) for the fourth most career postseason touchdown passes in NFL history.PACKERS vs. SEAHAWKS PICKS:Against the spread | Straight-up predictionsHis QB counterpart Russell Wilson likely will be the reason the Seahawks beat the Packers if Seattle indeed pulls off an upset, but probably will have had some help from a couple new weapons. Running back Marshawn Lynch recorded his 10th career postseason rushing touchdown in the win last week. With at least two rushing touchdowns Sunday, Lynch would tie Pro Football Hall of Famers Terrell Davis (12) and John Riggins (12) for the fourth most career postseason rushing touchdowns in NFL history.Further, Seahawks rookie wide receiver D.K. Metcalf led Seattle with 160 receiving yards and a touchdown in last week’s, the most receiving yards by a rookie in a single postseason game in the Super Bowl era. With at least 83 receiving yards against Green Bay, Metcalf would surpass Torry Holt (242 yards in 1999) for the most postseason receiving yards by a rookie in NFL history.Below is all the info you need to watch Packers vs. Seahawks on Sunday, including the TV channel and kickoff time.MORE: Full betting preview for Packers vs. SeahawksWhat channel is Packers vs. Seahawks on today?TV channel (national): FoxTV channel (Green Bay): WLUKTV channel (Seattle): KCPQLive stream: Yahoo! | DAZN (in CA)Sunday’s Packers vs. Seahawks game on Fox will be called by the network’s No. 1 crew. That means Joe Buck and Troy Aikman will be on the call. Erin Andrews and xxx will report from the sidelines, and Fox NFL rules analyst Mike Pereira will explain officiating rulings.For those who can’t watch Packers vs. Seahawks on TV and wish to find the game on the radio, the Seattle call can be heard on Sirius channel 82 and XM channel 226, and the Green Bay call can be heard on Sirius channel 83 and XM channel 225.MORE: Watch every NFL game and RedZone on DAZN (Canada only)Packers vs. Seahawks: What time is kickoff?Date: Sunday, Jan. 12Start time: 6:40 p.m. ETIn both our picks against the spread and our straight-up predictions for the divisional round, Sporting News projected a Packers win over the Seahawks. Below are the explanations.Against the spread: The Seahawks grinded their way to victory against the Eagles, overcoming their injury-based attrition better than their opponents did. The Packers are mostly healthy and well rested. Aaron Rodgers had an up-and-down season, more steady than spectacular. But the Seahawks’ pass rush will be limited in its chances to get to the QB, and they also can’t cover Davante Adams or Aaron Jones.Seattle will counter with plenty of Marshawn Lynch and Travis Homer on the ground to set up Russell Wilson’s downfield passing to his big-play wide receivers, Tyler Lockett and D.K. Metcalf. Rodgers and Wilson will get into a passing duel in Wisconsin, with Rodgers finding familiar magic with a game-winning field goal drive.Pick: Packers win 30-27 but fail to cover the spread.Straight up: The Packers, who allowed 120.1 rushing yards per game in the regular season, probably aren’t thrilled to draw the Seahawks’ No. 4-ranked ground attack. That makes the divisional round an ideal time for Green Bay to focus on stopping the run, because even if it advances, it’ll face another strong running team against San Francisco or Minnesota.As much as we want to make this game about the superstar quarterbacks — and Russell Wilson and Aaron Rodgers certainly will be fun to watch — the biggest factor is the injury bug, which is biting the Seahawks much harder than the Packers. While the Marshawn Lynch story is amusing, it’s also a reminder that Seattle is attempting to deploy its power rushing attack without its best power rushers in Chris Carson and C.J. Prosise. On the other side of the ball, Rodgers will take advantage of the two mismatch creators he has in Aaron Jones and Davante Adams, and Green Bay will reach the NFC title game in coach Matt LaFleur’s first season.Pick: Packers 23, Seahawks 17MORE: Playoff predictions through Super Bowl 54 read more

18 Jan

Not yet in top shape but Romeo raring to help Gilas in Taipei

first_imgLights inside SMX hall flicker as Duterte rants vs Ayala, Pangilinan anew Jiro Manio arrested for stabbing man in Marikina “I want to help in any way I can even though I am not as fit as I was before. But Jayson (Castro) will be there. Once you follow coach Chot’s system, you’ll get opportunities. Andray (Blatche) will also be there [to lift the squad],” Romeo said in the same interview.The Philippines takes on Chinese Taipei on Friday, 7 p.m., at Taipei Heping Basketball Gymnasium.Sports Related Videospowered by AdSparcRead Next PSL: Generika-Ayala squeaks past Foton MOST READ In fight vs corruption, Duterte now points to Ayala, MVP companies as ‘big fish’ “Actually I’m a bit nervous because I’m still not at 100 percent. I came back to help the team out, I want to play international basketball again. We’ll see what happens, but I’ll give my best,” Romeo told ESPN5.The 26-year-old guard was part of the 15-man pool which arrived in Taiwan on Monday.FEATURED STORIESSPORTSGinebra beats Meralco again to capture PBA Governors’ Cup titleSPORTSAfter winning title, time for LA Tenorio to give back to Batangas folkSPORTSTim Cone, Ginebra set their sights on elusive All-Filipino crownThe final lineup is yet to be announced but without point guards Kiefer Ravena, who is serving an 18-month suspension for doping, and Kevin Alas, who is still recovering from an ACL injury, Gilas needs another guard like Romeo to fill in.Romeo is up for the challenge. Photo by Tristan Tamayo/ INQUIRER.netAfter missing the first two windows of the Fiba World Cup Qualifiers, Terrence Romeo is raring to represent the Philippines again.Romeo, who was previously sidelined by a knee injury, hasn’t seen action for Gilas Pilipinas since the 2017 Fiba Asia Cup in Lebanon nearly a year agoADVERTISEMENT Taal victims get help from Kalayaan town Jury of 7 men, 5 women selected for Harvey Weinstein rape trialcenter_img Carpio hits red carpet treatment for China Coast Guard PLAY LIST 02:14Carpio hits red carpet treatment for China Coast Guard02:56NCRPO pledges to donate P3.5 million to victims of Taal eruption00:56Heavy rain brings some relief in Australia02:37Calm moments allow Taal folks some respite03:23Negosyo sa Tagaytay City, bagsak sa pag-aalboroto ng Bulkang Taal01:13Christian Standhardinger wins PBA Best Player award LATEST STORIES Volcano watch: Island fissures steaming, lake water receding View comments Cloudy skies over Luzon due to amihan Bicol riders extend help to Taal evacuees Don’t miss out on the latest news and information. Christopher Tolkien, son of Lord of the Rings author, dies aged 95last_img read more