Donnacha Ryan returns to Munster match day squad

first_imgFelix Jones comes into the back three on the right wing alongside Ronan O’Mahony on the opposite flank, with JJ Hanrahan staying at full-back. In total Foley makes just three changes to the starting line-up that defeated Glasgow Warriors at Irish Independent Park last weekend.In the tight five, Dave Kilcoyne comes into the starting front row at loosehead alongside Eusebio Guinazu and BJ Botha, while Donncha O’Callaghan and Billy Holland form the second row partnership for the fourth successive game. The back row sees Dave O’Callaghan return at 6 with Sean Dougall and CJ Stander continuing at 7 and 8 respectively.Foley’s side sit on top of the table going into the away game to the Welsh side with kick-off at the Liberty Stadium at 2.40 tomorrow.last_img read more

Gulia seeks bronze, Naveen in repechage at U-23 World Wrestling C’ship

first_img SUBSCRIBE TO US Suman Ray FOLLOW US 10 months ago ‘Important to realise socio-economic value of education’: Naveen Last Updated: 29th October, 2019 14:18 IST Gulia Seeks Bronze, Naveen In Repechage At U-23 World Wrestling C’ship World Junior World Championships bronze medallist Veer Dev Gulia brought delight to Indian fans by securing his place in the bronze medal contest in 79kg at WC. COMMENT WATCH US LIVE LIVE TV Written Bycenter_img WE RECOMMEND World Junior World Championships bronze medallist Veer Dev Gulia brought delight to Indian fans by securing his place in the bronze medal contest in 79kg as Naveen (70kg) reached repechage at the Under-23 World Wrestling Championships 2019 in Budapest, Hungary on Monday.  As the 18th seed in Qualifiers, Gulia was in top form as he defeated Hungary’s Botond Lukacs 3-1. With a strong 7-2 win over China’s Ligan Chai, he made it to the quarter-finals, where he was highly impressive in his 12-1 demolition of Mongolia’s Batzul Damjin. In the semi-finals, the 22-year-old’s brilliant run came to an end at the hands of Azerbaijan’s Abubakr Abakarov who emerged an 8-1 winner. Gulia will now aim for the bronze today and his opponent is yet to be decided. In 70kg, Naveen lost his qualifying bout to Russia’s 16th seed Chermen Valiev 0-11. But with the Russian making it to the final, Naveen got another chance to fight for a medal as he reached repechage against Mongolia’s Temuulen Enkhtuya.READ | Kiren Rijiju Takes All-terrain Ride With Jawans In Snow-clad MountainsOn the first day of the championships, three Indians had made it to the quarter-finals with the others being Sharvan (65kg) and Akash Antil (97kg), besides Gulia. 2017 Junior Asian Championship gold medallist Sharvan, who was seeded second in his category, showed his attacking intent against the top seed Rifat Saibotalov of Kazakhstan to secure a tight 8-6 victory.  In the quarters, however, he was defeated 6-10 by France’s Ilman Mukhtarov but with the Frenchman failing to make it to the final, the Indian could not make it to repechage. In 97kg, ninth seed Akash Antil dismantled China’s Li Xu 10-0 to start his campaign. In the last-eight, Ukraine’s Danylo Stasiuk inflicted a 9-5 defeat on him to dash his medal hopes. In 57kg, Naveen crashed out in the qualifying round with a 0-11 loss to Turkey’s Ahmet Duman.READ | 3 Indian Wrestlers In Quarters On Day One In U-23 World C’shipToday, Ravinder will begin his challenge in 61kg as the third seed against the fourth-seeded Budai Kovacs of Hungary for a place in the quarters. In 74kg, Gaurav Baliyan takes on Vyshniak of Ukraine in the qualifiers while Sanjeet (86kg) will be in action against Zakuev of Russia in qualifiers. In 92kg, as the second seed Viky has a tough opener against the top seed Scherrer of Switzerland in the Round of 16. Similarly, in 125kg, second-seeded Aryan Pratap finds himself up against the top seed Maghakyan of Armenia in the last-16. More than 60 teams and 600 Under-23 wrestlers have participated in this prestigious tournament, where Men’s freestyle competition will be completed on the first two days followed by Women’s Wrestling, with the Greco Roman competition scheduled on the final three days.READ | UFC: Conor McGregor Expresses Interest To Join Rival CompanyREAD | Friends Then Made Fun, Parents Now Enquiring About Wushu:Praveen Kumar First Published: 29th October, 2019 14:18 IST 10 months ago Dabang Delhi beat Bengaluru Bulls to enter PKL final 10 months ago Modi, Mamata wish Naveen Patnaik on his 73rd birthday 10 months ago PKL 2019 Top Raiders: Pawan Sehrawat and Pardeep Narwal 10 months ago 3 Indian wrestlers in quarters on day one in U-23 World C’shiplast_img read more

Manchester City lose perfect record as West Ham pull off stunning win

first_imgWest Ham shocked Manchester City as they brought an end to the league leaders’ 100 per cent start to the season with two first-half goals. Victor Moses stunned City after six minutes as Dimitri Payet’s through-ball gave him the opportunity to lash home.And the visitors’ advantage was doubled after half an hour as Diafro Sakho scrambled it past Joe Hart from close range. Kevin De Bruyne, impressive throughout, got a goal back for the hosts in first-half injury-time, firing powerfully along the ground.’Despite City’s efforts, though – and they were extensive – they simply could not find their way through the West Ham back line in the second half.–Follow Joy Sports on Twitter: @Joy997FM. Our hashtag is #JoySportslast_img read more

From poverty, to penthouse, to outhouse

first_imgThe story of Ben Roethlisberger reminds me of the story of Jed Clampett, patriarch of the mythical “Beverly Hillbillies.” Big Ben came from modest surroundings, got paid but unlike Jed who remained humble, Big Ben “just got plum stupid” as Granny from might say. Unlike Jed Clampett, Big Ben did not move to Beverly Hills, he moved to Milledge, Ga. See, there is a method to the madness of Ben. See if he had moved to “Cali” he would not even have caused a ripple with his paltry $100 million plus salary. Tori Spelling has a house for sale priced at a mere $150 million. Big Ben does not even make enough to buy her crib, at least not outright. See in Milledge, Roethlisberger is the “Big Man on Campus.” In Beverly Hills, he doesn’t even make it to campus. In my opinion Big Ben has to be the center of attention wherever he goes. It is called narcissism.Chris Henry, the late, talented and often troubled wide receiver for the Cincinnati Bengals is another example. Henry’s situation exemplifies how we have allowed all the moral rules and standards we have established to be diluted, polluted and convoluted when it comes to money. They have it all backwards now. Chris Henry was engaged to a woman he had already fathered three children by. I was always taught that the sequence of romance was date, get engaged, get married, have children, grandchildren and transition to eternity.We have permitted our values to be changed and in many cases even discarded because these reconfigured principles are accepted by and comfortable for the pants-on- the-ground, blunt smoking, video game playing generation. If we demanded more from them they would have to do more, period.When Henry played at West Virginia, he was successful, but seemed to have issues there as well. In a game against the Rutgers, he was suspended for unsportsmanlike conduct. He was also barred from the final game of the season against Pitt. His coach stated that he was “an embarrassment to himself and the program.”There are instances that when impoverished young men in athletics are rewarded with instant wealth and fame, the outcome may be less than desirable. Young women are also taught that you don’t need a deck of cards to play “go fish.” You just need a short skirt, a manufactured smile and some great Victoria’s Secret undergarments and you may be able to break the bank because love may come and go but “diamonds are a girl’s best friend.”NFL QB Mike Vick was arrested, charged, convicted and jailed because he was “found guilty” of being involved in the illegal practice of dog fighting. After he had served his sentence, the pseudo-animal rights group PETA demanded that Vick be forced to undergo counseling before being reinstated to compete in the NFL. He was forced to be the poster boy of an anti-dog fighting and animal cruelty campaign. A 2007 USA.com article titled: ‘PETA workers cleared of animal Cruelty’ reported that a jury in Winton, N.C., cleared two animal rights workers of animal cruelty charges for euthanizing cats and dogs they took from shelters, but both were convicted of littering for dumping the carcasses in a trash bin. “The important thing is the jury recognized they were never guilty of cruelty,” PETA spokes­woman Kathy Guillermo said.Why weren’t those PETA workers forced to do PSAs about saying no to animal cruelty? At least Vick and his cronies buried the poor animals. The PETA personnel testified that they “euthanized the animals in the back of their van to relieve their suffering. “[We] disposed of the bodies in a gar­bage bin rather than drive them back to PETA offices in Virginia, because the stench from the carcasses was overwhelming.”Well, the stench from the double standards is mind-boggling. How can a man almost lose his career and livelihood, while others who commit the same offense but whose methods differ be adjudicated by a suspect set of laws? Are crimes against women less offensive than transgressions against animals? You be the judge, boys and girls.My final point is that standards cannot or should not be altered or changed because of one’s social, economic or political status. And as my boy Tony Beretta would say, “That’s the name of that tune.”(Aubrey Bruce can be reached at 412-583-6741.) Come and listen to my story ’bout a man named Jed, poor mountaineer, barely kept his family fed, then one day he was shootin’ at some food and up through the ground came a bubbling crude oil, that is, Texas tea, black gold. First thing you know, old Jed’s a millionaire, friends said, Jed, move away from here. Said that California was the place he ought to be. So he loaded up the truck and they moved to Beverly, Hills, that is, swimming pools and movie stars. (Lyrics the theme from ‘The Beverly Hillbillies’) There are many words that have been written about the “bad conduct” of Steelers’ quarterback Ben Roethlisberger. Even though the conduct of Roethlisberger should not be recommended to any young athlete or non-athlete, his alleged misdeeds were not life-threatening to Big Ben or those who were allegedly victimized by him.last_img read more