first_imgAdvertisementShould the Pacquiao/Matthysse fight fall through, he would enquire Golden Boy about the possibility of Matthysse facing Crawford. Matthysee is WBA regular champion and it makes sense for Crawford to fight him and take away his belts.Matthysse is the WBA regular welterweight champion. If Crawford wins that fight, that would put him in a position to face the WBA Super champion Keith Thurman. Arum is doing what you call “forward thinking” here which is smart.Putting Crawford in the drivers seat for a potential fight with Thurman would force “One Time’s” hand eventually. Fans will want to see him fight either Crawford, Spence or the winner of Garcia/Porter.As far as the Pacquiao/Matthysse fight falling through, that’s just speculation as of now. However, with rumors of financial issues involving investors in the event still floating around it’s something to keep an eye on.Eventually the fight that matters the most in Welterweight division is Crawford vs Spence.Advertisementlast_img read more

first_imgMelbourne: Lamenting Australian cricket’s “aversion” to embrace unconventional styles, Steve Smith’s formative coach Trent Woodhill observed that his famous ward’s uniqueness would be accepted in the Indian system, where it is “all about the output”. Days after Smith redefined the art of run-scoring in an Ashes series that belonged to him, Woodhill said uniqueness and unorthodox styles should be celebrated. “If Steven was Indian, his technique and mechanics and the strategy around his batting would just be accepted,” Woodhill was quoted as saying in ESPNcricinfo. Also Read – Puducherry on top after 8-wkt win over Chandigarh”We see Kohli, Gavaskar, (Rohit) Sharma, Ganguly, Sehwag – all these players have unique techniques. The Indian system is all about output, about scoring runs, ‘We don’t care how you do it as long as you do it’, whereas in Australia we wanted you to score well and we wanted you to look good.” Smith dominated the series by accumulating 774 runs at an average of more than 110 that included three centuries and as many fifties. However, his unique approach to batting, especially while leaving deliveries, was discussed by those who view his technique through the classical lens. Also Read – Vijender’s next fight on Nov 22, opponent to be announced laterWoodhill isn’t too happy with those struggling to accept uniqueness, saying this attitude can have a negative impact on a young player’s career. “Young players need protection from both themselves and others who don’t like difference. A cricket dressing room can be a brutal place for a young player, who might be forced to conform – more so in Australia than any other country I’ve been in. “In Australia we struggle with things that are different. We like a sexy Shaun Marsh thirty, made with a conventional, attractive technique, rather than an unconventional Steven Smith hundred.”last_img read more

first_imgNew Delhi: The Supreme Court on Thursday closed a contempt case against an 88-year old retired public servant for writing objectionable letters to senior advocate Rajeev Dhavan for appearing for Muslim parties in the Ram Janmabhoomi-Babri Masjid land dispute matter. A five-judge bench headed by Chief Justice Ranjan Gogoi said the man had expressed regret for using such objectionable words in his communication to Dhavan. The bench also comprising justices S A Bobde, D Y Chandrachud, Ashok Bhushan and S Abdul Nazeer said there should not be a repetition of such acts again. Also Read – India gets first tranche of Swiss bank a/c details Senior advocate Kapil Sibal, appearing for Dhavan, said he does want any punishment for the retired public servant but a message should be sent to all in the country that there should not be any intimidation of any counsel appearing for any party. The counsel appearing for N Shanmugam said he was expressing his regret for using such words in the letter to Dhavan. The court had on September 3 issued notice to Shanmugam on Dhavan’s contempt plea for allegedly threatening him in a letter, saying physical disabilities will befall him for taking up the case on behalf of Muslim parties against the deity ‘Ram Lalla’.last_img read more

first_imgNew Delhi: Delhi Chief Minister Arvind Kejriwal, held a meeting with the committee set up to formulate the curriculum on Deshbhakti Pathyakram. The CM directed the committee that the curriculum must instil a feeling of love and responsibility towards the country. The committee shared the suggestions taken from the children, which were conveyed to the CM. Listening to the children’s suggestions, the CM said, “If our children think like this, our country has a bright future.” Also Read – More good air days in Delhi due to Centre’s steps: JavadekarSuggestions from children in the context of patriotism included — “A sense of honesty towards work, humane behaviour towards animals and birds, no caste discrimination or jealousy, abiding by rules, and making India clean and healthy” — and many more. The committee notified in the meeting that in the existing syllabus of class 1 to 12, a list of chapters is being prepared that already talk of patriotism. The Chief Minister told the committee that the syllabus should include things that would lead to better civic and developmental sense in the coming generations. Kejriwal asked the committee to seek public opinion on patriotism and what it means to them. He said, “The common man has gotten so busy in his own life, that he has no time to think about the country. Patriotism cannot come out in an India-Pakistan match alone. For our culture, the people of our country should feel love and pride. It is our responsibility to instill the feelings in our children. We have heard stories about Japan. People are extremely helpful even to strangers. This is patriotism and true love for the country. The significance of real education is only when all this comes to the children.”last_img read more