Andretti fastest in Indianapolis 500 qualifying, Alonso 26th

first_imgLast Updated: 16th August, 2020 17:41 IST Andretti Fastest In Indianapolis 500 Qualifying, Alonso 26th Marco Andretti led a Honda rout on the first day of Indianapolis 500 qualifying – a session dominated by Andretti Autosport and Honda as Team Penske was shut out of pole contention. Written By Marco Andretti led a Honda rout on the first day of Indianapolis 500 qualifying – a session dominated by Andretti Autosport and Honda as Team Penske was shut out of pole contention.Andretti posted a four-lap average of 231.351 mph to top the speed chart Saturday ahead of teammates Ryan Hunter-Reay, Alexander Rossi and James Hinchcliffe. The fastest nine advance to a Sunday shootout that determines the first three rows for the Indy 500.Fernando Alonso, in a Chevrolet, failed to find much speed.The two-time Formula One champion is attempting to close out motorsports’ version of the Triple Crown, but his Arrow McLaren SP entry has been behind since Alonso crashed late in Thursday’s practice.Alonso’s qualifying time of 228.768 mph was 12th out of 13 drivers when he made his attempt. Alonso, who was bumped from the field last year, will start 26th. SUBSCRIBE TO US WATCH US LIVE COMMENTcenter_img Associated Press Television News LIVE TV First Published: 16th August, 2020 17:41 IST FOLLOW USlast_img read more

Antonio Brown meets with Art Rooney II: ‘We both agreed that it is time to move on’

first_imgHad a great meeting with Mr.Rooney today we discussed a lot of things and we cleared the air on several issues! We both agreed that it is time to move on but I’ll always have appreciation and gratitude towards the Rooney family and @steelers organization! #CallGod #Boomin pic.twitter.com/DEgURchvhW— Antonio Brown (@AB84) February 19, 2019″Had a great meeting with Mr.Rooney today we discussed a lot of things and we cleared the air on several issues! We both agreed that it is time to move on but I’ll always have appreciation and gratitude towards the Rooney family and @steelers organization!” Brown wrote.According to ESPN, which cited an unidentified source, Steelers general manager Kevin Colbert and executive Omar Kahn were also present at the “cordial” meeting. Brown’s agent, Drew Rosenhaus, was also in attendance for the sit-down in which “everyone agreed the trade will be for the best.” Related News Antonio Brown’s tweets scaring off potential trade suitors, report says Antonio Brown odds: Where will Steelers WR end up? Brown previously posted a lengthy video on his Instagram account Monday while doing cardio on an elliptical, making it clear that he wants a new team and guaranteed money.Per the video:If your squad want to win, and your squad want a hungry wide receiver who the best in the whole world, someone hit my phone. Tell ‘em I ain’t doing no unguarantees, I ain’t even gonna play myself no more for this NFL, you heard? I think I done everything. What y’all think? What’s left for me to do? Win the Super Bowl? Gotta be the right team for that, right?center_img Antonio Brown’s tenure in Pittsburgh really is over.The wide receiver met with Steelers owner Art Rooney II on Tuesday and the two agreed it’s time to mutually part ways. Hey, if your team got guaranteed money, tell ‘em call me. AB can’t do no more unguarantees. So we clear. I want y’all to be clear and understand something: this is not a game, people. This is not for show. This is not to be cool. This is really to inspire you that, yo, no one can determine your destination but you.Lastly, Brown wants to be called “Mr. Big Chest” instead of “AB” going forward. Seriously.So much for Brown easing his social media activity. Still, the Steelers are expected to field plenty of offers for the 30-year-old.last_img read more

Without Lonzo Ball, Brandon Ingram, Lakers’ win streak ends against Grizzlies

first_img Newsroom GuidelinesNews TipsContact UsReport an Error “They’re two of our best facilitators,” Kuzma said. “They’re also (some) of our better defenders, too. … They do a great job of playing passing lanes and staying in front of guys.”Those were not things the healthy Lakers did well Monday.“They moved the ball freely wherever they wanted,” Walton lamented.The Lakers sent the Grizzlies to the line for 34 free throws – they made 29. That had been a primary focus of the team’s scouting report.“That’s not how we’ve been playing defense over this stretch,” Walton said. “It’s unfortunate, but we’ll put it behind us and try and get back on track Wednesday (against Oklahoma City).”After falling behind 60-50 at halftime, the Lakers scored the first six points of the third quarter and nearly caught up to the Grizzlies, pulling within 67-65.However, the Grizzlies responded with a 15-2 run and outscored the Lakers 30-12 to close the third quarter and led by 20 entering the fourth.The Lakers got within eight in the fourth quarter, thanks to the play of Caldwell-Pope and the contributions from Gary Payton II, who just signed with the Lakers on Monday morning.Payton scored four points and added four assists, playing all of the fourth quarter.“We just had to give a little extra effort,” Hart said. “We did that a little in the second half, but the game’s two halves. We picked it up well in the second, we just didn’t bring it in the first.” AD Quality Auto 360p 720p 1080p Top articles1/5READ MOREUCLA alum Kenny Clark signs four-year contract extension with PackersThe Lakers were forced to adjust to a lineup that, for one day, included neither Brandon Ingram nor Lonzo Ball. The two young stars were both sidelined by injuries sustained in an overtime win over Dallas two days earlier.Ball was out with a left knee sprain, while for Ingram the sprain was in his left ankle.“One guy goes down, the next guy has the opportunity to step up,” said rookie guard Josh Hart, who made his eighth start of the season and scored 16 points. “Obviously we wish they were out here. We want them to get back as fast as they can, but it’s just an opportunity for someone else to step up. So we’ve got to take that and run with it.”Kentavious Caldwell-Pope led the Lakers with 27 points, including six 3-pointers, while Kyle Kuzma added 18 points off the bench. Larry Nance Jr. logged a double-double with 15 points and 11 rebounds, adding three blocked shots and three steals to a robust line.At times it felt like the Lakers were waiting for Ingram or Ball to appear and make things happen. Except Ingram was on the bench in a hoodie, while Ball was in the trainers’ room.center_img PreviousMemphis Grizzlies center Marc Gasol (33) controls the ball against Los Angeles Lakers center Brook Lopez (11) and guard Josh Hart (5) in the first half of an NBA basketball game Monday, Jan. 15, 2018, in Memphis, Tenn. (AP Photo/Brandon Dill)Los Angeles Lakers forward Julius Randle (30) controls the ball against Memphis Grizzlies forward JaMychal Green in the first half of an NBA basketball game Monday, Jan. 15, 2018, in Memphis, Tenn. (AP Photo/Brandon Dill)Los Angeles Lakers guard Kentavious Caldwell-Pope (1) drives against Memphis Grizzlies forward James Ennis III (8) in the first half of an NBA basketball game Monday, Jan. 15, 2018, in Memphis, Tenn. (AP Photo/Brandon Dill) SoundThe gallery will resume insecondsLos Angeles Lakers forward Larry Nance Jr. (7) misses a dunk against Memphis Grizzlies center Deyonta Davis (21) in the first half of an NBA basketball game Monday, Jan. 15, 2018, in Memphis, Tenn. (AP Photo/Brandon Dill)Memphis Grizzlies guard Wayne Selden (7) shoots against Los Angeles Lakers forwards Larry Nance Jr. (7), Corey Brewer, bottom, and Kyle Kuzma (0) in the first half of an NBA basketball game Monday, Jan. 15, 2018, in Memphis, Tenn. (AP Photo/Brandon Dill)Los Angeles Lakers center Brook Lopez (11) shoots against Memphis Grizzlies center Marc Gasol (33) in the first half of an NBA basketball game Monday, Jan. 15, 2018, in Memphis, Tenn. (AP Photo/Brandon Dill)Memphis Grizzlies forward James Ennis III (8) shoots against Los Angeles Lakers guard Kentavious Caldwell-Pope in the second half of an NBA basketball game Monday, Jan. 15, 2018, in Memphis, Tenn. (AP Photo/Brandon Dill)Memphis Grizzlies forward Dillon Brooks (24) controls the ball against Los Angeles Lakers guard Kentavious Caldwell-Pope (1) in the second half of an NBA basketball game Monday, Jan. 15, 2018, in Memphis, Tenn. (AP Photo/Brandon Dill)Los Angeles Lakers head coach Luke Walton calls to players from the sideline in the second half of an NBA basketball game against the Memphis Grizzlies, Monday, Jan. 15, 2018, in Memphis, Tenn. (AP Photo/Brandon Dill)Memphis Grizzlies interim head coach J.B. Bickerstaff reacts from the sideline in the second half of an NBA basketball game against the Los Angeles Lakers, Monday, Jan. 15, 2018, in Memphis, Tenn. (AP Photo/Brandon Dill)Memphis Grizzlies center Marc Gasol (33) shoots against Los Angeles Lakers center Brook Lopez (11) in the first half of an NBA basketball game Monday, Jan. 15, 2018, in Memphis, Tenn. (AP Photo/Brandon Dill)Grizzlies center Marc Gasol (33) drives against Lakers center Brook Lopez during the first half of Monday’s game in Memphis, Tenn. (AP Photo/Brandon Dill)Los Angeles Lakers guard Tyler Ennis (10) drives against Memphis Grizzlies guard Mario Chalmers (6) in the first half of an NBA basketball game Monday, Jan. 15, 2018, in Memphis, Tenn. (AP Photo/Brandon Dill)Memphis Grizzlies center Marc Gasol (33) controls the ball against Los Angeles Lakers center Brook Lopez (11) and guard Josh Hart (5) in the first half of an NBA basketball game Monday, Jan. 15, 2018, in Memphis, Tenn. (AP Photo/Brandon Dill)Los Angeles Lakers forward Julius Randle (30) controls the ball against Memphis Grizzlies forward JaMychal Green in the first half of an NBA basketball game Monday, Jan. 15, 2018, in Memphis, Tenn. (AP Photo/Brandon Dill)NextShow Caption1 of 13Los Angeles Lakers forward Julius Randle (30) controls the ball against Memphis Grizzlies forward JaMychal Green in the first half of an NBA basketball game Monday, Jan. 15, 2018, in Memphis, Tenn. (AP Photo/Brandon Dill)ExpandMEMPHIS, Tenn. — As recently as Monday afternoon, Luke Walton was upbeat about his team’s defense. Over the course of four straight wins, the Lakers had climbed toward the top third of the NBA’s best defenses.“Certain players have really elevated their game on that end of the floor,” Walton boasted Monday with more than a modicum of pride. “They’ve been doing an incredible job of having each other’s backs and really playing on that end and really competing on that end the way we want to get after it.”Mere hours later, all goodwill was lost. The Lakers lost to the Grizzlies 123-114, allowing Memphis to shoot 51.2 percent from the floor. Tyreke Evans carved up the Lakers’ defense for 15 points, 12 assists and nine rebounds, while rookie Dillon Brooks poured in 19 points.“We let them kind of punk us all over the floor,” Walton said.last_img read more

UPDATED: Rebels complete weekend sweep of Nelson Leafs

first_imgRebels power past Leafs 4-0Castlegar Rebels scored three times on the power play to shutout the Nelson Leafs 4-0 in Kootenay International Junior Hockey League action Friday night in the Sunflower City.The teams meet again Saturday night in Nelson at 7 p.m. in the NDCC Arena.Mike Bhatoa, Nick Headrick and Vince Bitonti all scored with the man advantage for the Rebels. Darren Medeiros added the final marker.Castlegar, holding period leads of 2-0 and 3-0, saw Chris Breese finish the game with three points while Bhatoa and Tayden Woods each had two points.Nelson, playing the game with 14 skaters, out shot the Rebels 30-27 in the contest.The loss dropped the Leafs six points behind third place Grand Forks in the Neil Murdoch Division. The Bruins defeated Spokane Braves 5-2 Thursday in the Boundary City.The Leafs conclude the three-game weekend Sunday hosting the Spokane Braves at 2:30 p.m. in the NDCC Arena. The Castlegar Rebels completed a weekend sweep of the Nelson Leafs, doubling the Green and White 6-3 in Kootenay International Junior Hockey League action Saturday night at the NDCC Arena.Chris Breese, Mike Bhotoa and Tayden Woods, also finishing with a pair of goals, led the Rebels each with three points.Castlegar led 3-2 after the first period and 5-3 following 40 minutes of play.Zach Smith, Breese, Ed Lindsey and Darren Medeiros also scored for Castlegar.Kolten Nelson, Andy Fitzpatrick and Jordan Davie replied for the Leafs, whic have lost eight of the past nine games.Nelson, 19-27-0-0-2, remain six points behind the Grand Forks Border Bruins in the race for third in the Murdoch Division. The Bruins lost 6-3 to Creston Saturday in the Boundary City.The Leafs host Spokane Braves Sunday afternoon at 2:30 p.m. in the NDCC Arena to complete the three-game weekend.last_img read more

RJR Sportsman and Sportswoman of the Year

first_imgShericka Jackson – AthleticsFor her achievement in claiming the bronze medal in the 400 metres at the IAAF World Championships in Beijing, China, running a personal best 49.99 seconds. Jackson ran a personal best in all three rounds of the competition. The 21-year-old Jackson also ran the second leg of the winning 4×400 metres women’s relay at the Championships, opening an almost two-second gap on her United States competition.Sherone Simpson – AthleticsFor her achievement in winning the gold medal in the 100 metres at the XVII Pan American Games in Toronto, Canada. Simpson ran a season best 10.95 seconds to take victory in the event, her fastest time in seven years. Simpson also won a gold medal in the 4×100 metres relay at the IAAF World Championships in Beijing, China, running as an alternate in the semi-final; and a silver medal in the 4×100 metres relay at the Pan American Games, again running in only the semi-final.Rasheed Dwyer – AthleticsFor his achievement in claiming the silver medal in the 200 metres at the XVII Pan American Games in Toronto, Canada. In the process, Dwyer smashed Don Quarrie’s 44-year-old 200 metres Games Record (19.86), setting a new mark of 19.80 seconds in the semi-finals. Dwyer was also part of the gold-medal-winning 4×100 metres Jamaica relay team at the IAAF World Relays in The Bahamas and was a member of the 4×100 metres relay team, which won the IAAF World Championship (running in the semi-final only).last_img read more

Report: San Francisco Giants hire their new hitting coach

first_imgThe San Francisco Giants are expected to announce several new hires on Monday at the Winter Meetings, but one of the coaches joining the organization is now known.Cincinnati Reds assistant hitting coach Donnie Ecker is slated to join new manager Gabe Kapler’s staff as the Giants’ hitting coach, according to a report from The Athletic. A source confirmed Ecker’s hiring to the Bay Area News Group.Ecker, 33, spent last season with the Reds but previously served as a Triple-A hitting coach for …last_img

A New, Now Netbook You Can Actually Buy: PsiXpda

first_imgThe dirt is still fresh on the grave of the CrunchPad; we ought to feel guilty for writing this post.But our good friends have been working with a few cohorts on a stealth-mode startup for quite some time – working on the problem of the lightweight, portable, web-friendly device. Only their product is smaller in size and larger in spirit than any netbook or notepad yet seen – perhaps there is a balm in Gilead after all.But you didn’t come here for literature; you came to see pics and read specs. So here we go.The name of the gadget geek’s new muse is the PsiXpda (pronounced sigh ex PDA). It measures 174mm by 95mm by 25mm, and it looks like this: SpecificationsThe device is a hardware nerd’s dream, described as “very techy and hackable” by one of the minds behind the project, Ewan Spence. It’s smaller than netbooks, roughly 2/3 in length and 1/2 the width. It weighs 430 grams, around 15 ounces.In the closed position, the screen is on the outside. There’s no accelerometer, but there are key commands for rotating the screen. The keyboard is backlit – perfect for conference whores, said Spence. It has a VGA webcam and 2-4 hours of battery life, depending on CPU usage. It’s got a USB port and a VGA port on the optional docking cradle.It’s a full-strength computer with a touchscreen and a QWERTY keyboard. The first units will ship with Windows XP preloaded. Spence expects that hackers will get Android and Chrome OS running on it fairly quickly, as well.As for the web, the PsiXpda will feature bluetooth, WiFi and 3G connectivity. Users will be able to blog, run web apps, play Flash-based games or just browse their hearts out on the browser of their choice.A Pearl of Great PriceThe drawback? “Well, we’re not going to put it in Best Buy,” said Spence.This beauty is a pearl of great price for the most discerning only. With a very limited pre-holiday drop and a list price of $830 US (£500) – slightly cheaper than an out-of-contract iPhone – the PsiXpda aims to be the Lamborghini of the notepad/netbook/PDA 2.0 set.“If you look back to the ’80s,” said Spence, “to the Commodore 64 and ZX Spectrums, they were small manufactuers doing a couple thousand machines to see if it worked or not.“One of the benefits of not having a huge staff and a huge VC investment is that we don’t have to have unrealistic goals for unit sales,” Spence continued.There will be lots of support for those who want to hack the device. Any needed third-party programs or drivers needed will be made available as soon as possible.“I am very interested to see what hackers do,” said Spence. “Because of the numbers involved, if you have 10 guys and gals that start going crazy over these things, that’s probably going to take us to capacity for the first drop.”Provenance & Use CasesThe device is the heir apparent to the Psion, which enjoyed an extended love affair with European techies. In the States, those devices were forced to compete with Palm, and lost. You can read an extended history of Psions, or you can take our word for it that Psion Series 5 still commands a dedicated fanbase in Europe. “We were doing this while you guys [Americans] were making the Palm Pilot,” said Spence.But now, in the States and elsewhere, the PDA has gone the way of the pager, and consumers are clamoring for technologically lightweight, physically small, ultimately agile devices. The Apple tablet is a fable, and the CrunchPad is, even we are sad to report, the year’s most disappointing vaporware.The PsiXpda has appeared on the scene to meet consumer demand at just the right time.“One of the places that’s shown interest is someplace like a hospital,” said Spence, “just drop it in a doctor’s coat. Also, because of the size, it’s very non-threatening for looking up information, so it’d work for salespeople. And it’s wonderful on a ten-hour flight from London to L.A.”In other words, it might be small, but it’s by no means a browser-on-a-stick piece of hardware. This beauty was made for people who like to sit on the couch and browse the web, yes; but it also takes into consideration that most people need and want to have a read/write experience online.The machines will be for sale next week. Stay tuned for videos of the review unit. What it Takes to Build a Highly Secure FinTech … Role of Mobile App Analytics In-App Engagement Tags:#mobile#Trends#web Related Posts jolie odell Why IoT Apps are Eating Device Interfaces The Rise and Rise of Mobile Payment Technologylast_img read more

Gorakhpur infant deaths: departmental inquiry clears Dr. Kafeel Khan

first_imgTwo years after he was suspended and jailed following the deaths of infants due to alleged lack of oxygen supply at the state-run BRD Medical College in Gorakhpur, a government-appointed inquiry has absolved doctor Kafeel Khan of the charges against him.There was no evidence of medical negligence against Dr. Khan, the report found, while stating that the doctor was not involved in the process of supply, tender, maintenance, payment or order of oxygen.Dr. Khan was posted as a paediatrician at the hospital when, in August 2017, several infants died over 48-hours due to alleged shortage of oxygen over non-payment of dues to the supplier.“I always knew I have not done anything wrong. On that fateful day, I did what I could do best, as a doctor, father and a common Indian,” Dr. Khan told The Hindu, feeling vindicated.“But for my efforts to save the lives of children, I was thrown behind bars, vilified by the media, my family was put through immense harrassment and I was suspended from my job,” Dr. Khan, who continues to remain suspended from his employment, added.Dr. Khan said he believed the real culprits of the “completely man-made tragedy” at BRD hospital “are those who received letters of dues from oxygen suppliers, but did not make the payment.”“I demand that their actions should be thoroughly investigated. I wish the whole incident should be investigated by CBI,” he further said.The probe was conducted by Himanshu Kumar, who was posted as Principal Secretary (Stamp and Registration). The report, dated April 18 2019, was made public now by Dr. Khan after he was asked to submit his final reply after checking its findings.The 15-page report does not hold Dr. Khan guilty of “medical negligence” and says that he had made all efforts to control the situation when the hospital was dealing with oxygen shortage for 54 hours between August 10 and 11, 2017.The report however, does accuse Dr. Khan of being involved in private practice till August 2016.It clarifies that Dr. Khan had informed his seniors of the oxygen shortage, providing the inquiry officer with call details of the same and also presenting proof of providing seven oxygen cylinders in his personal capacity, on the night of the tragedy.The probe committee was set up on August 22, 2017 by Yogi Adityanath, who had become the Chief Minister of the State barely five months prior to the tragedy.(With additional inputs from IANS)last_img read more

Streaking Ginebra deals Alaska another loss

first_imgDon’t miss out on the latest news and information. MOST READ Lacson: SEA Games fund put in foundation like ‘Napoles case’ Sports Related Videospowered by AdSparcRead Next PBA IMAGESBarangay Ginebra kept Alaska’s struggles going after coming away with a 94-80 victory in the PBA Governors’ Cup Saturday at Hoops Dome in Lapu-Lapu City, Cebu.As the Gin Kings improve to 4-1, and a fourth consecutive win, the Aces dropped to 0-6 and continued their downward spiral losing their 14th straight game overall.ADVERTISEMENT Celebrity chef Gary Rhodes dies at 59 with wife by his side Ethel Booba on hotel’s clarification that ‘kikiam’ is ‘chicken sausage’: ‘Kung di pa pansinin, baka isipin nila ok lang’ NATO’s aging eye in the sky to get a last overhaul Biggest Pogo service provider padlocked for tax evasion 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 This is a continuation of the Aces’ historic losing streak with their last win coming almost four months ago at the start of the Commissioner’s Cup.Justin Brownlee led Ginebra with 22 points, 10 rebounds, five assists, and three blocks while Joe DeVance added 19 points.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 openingCalvin Abueva had 22 points, on 9-of-24 shooting, and 13 rebounds to lead Alaska. LATEST STORIES Trump signs bills in support of Hong Kong protesters Robredo should’ve resigned as drug czar after lack of trust issue – Panelo PH secures bronze in women’s pairs lawn bowls View comments Hotel says PH coach apologized for ‘kikiam for breakfast’ claimlast_img read more