Famed New Zealand Olympic middle-distance runner Peter Snell has died in Dallas at age 80, the New Zealand Herald reported on Saturday. The newspaper reported sports historian and friend Ron Palenski confirmed Snell had died at his Texas home on Thursday after years of heart problems. Palenski said Snell`s wife Miki had telephoned him to share the news. Snell, considered New Zealand`s greatest athlete, won three Olympic gold medals. He took the 800 metres at the 1960 Rome Games and won both the 800 and 1,500 metres at the 1964 Tokyo Games. He is the only man since 1920 to have won both events at the same Olympics. New Zealand Prime Minister Jacinda Ardern said Snell was "a legend, here and around the world. Our thoughts are with Sir Peter`s wife Miki and their family." ?Under the guidance of famed coach Arthur Lydiard, Snell became one of the most dominant middle-distance runners in history. He set world records in the mile and 800 metres and also won dual gold at the 1962 Commonwealth … [Read more...] about New Zealand Olympic legend Peter Snell dies aged 80
Former Mumbai Congress President Milind Deora accompanied the famous Irish band U2 to the iconic Mani Bhavan. Mani Bhavan was home to Gandhi in Mumbai from 1917 to 1934. Deora took to Twitter to share pictures from their visit and wrote, "Memorable moment for me to have accompanied my favourite band @U2 to Mani Bhavan. Mani Bhavan was Mahatma Gandhi’s home in Mumbai from 1917-1934. And the world needs Bapu now more than ever! (sic)." Memorable moment for me to have accompanied my favourite band @U2 to Mani Bhavan. Mani Bhavan was Mahatma Gandhi’s… https://t.co/aTAxVd1zPg— Milind Deora मिलिंद देवरा (@milinddeora) 1576248513000 Untitled Carousel Maharashtra Governor should invite Congress-NCP to form government, says Milind DeoraCongress leader Milind Deora on Sunday said that Maharashtra Governor Bhagat Singh Koshyari should now invite the second largest alliance of NCP and Congress to form … [Read more...] about Milind Deora has got a new job, and no, it is not politics
After playing their first three home games in Pune in the sixth season of Indian Super League (ISL), Odisha FC will host their matches in the city’s Kalinga Stadium from December 27. Their first game in Bhubaneswar will be against Jamshedpur FC. Owing to the delay in the completion of the upgradation work at the Kalinga Stadium for the FIFA U-17 Women’s World Cup 2020, the Bhubaneswar-based ISL club had to shift their first three games to Pune. Of those three matches, Josep Gombau’s Odisha FC drew against ATK, lost to Bengaluru and won their last game against Hyderabad FC. Informing about the home games in Bhubaneswar, Odisha FC CEO Ashish Shah said, “It has been a tough season so far for the entire team as we have played all games away from Bhubaneswar. We are happy to now play in front of our fans. People in the State are very passionate about sports and we are hopeful that they will come in big numbers to support us at our home - Kalinga Stadium.” OFC … [Read more...] about ISL | Odisha FC to play home matches in Bhubaneswar from December 27
'Bono, every time you clap your hands, a woman somewhere in the land of Ahimsa, is being abused.' IMAGE: Members of the Irish band U2 -- Bono, Adam Clayton and The Edge -- visited Mani Bhavan, Mahatma Gandhi's home in Mumbai, on December 13, 2019. The band will perform at the D Y Patil Stadium in Navi Mumbai on December 15. Photograph: Mitesh Bhuvad/PTI Photo. Two Irish lads walk into a bar. 'Not you two again!' groans the bartender. This was to be the snarky opening of my piece. The plan was to then nudge you gently down memory lane as I relived my first history lesson about apartheid (Pride In The Name Of Love), my first kiss (With Or Without You), my first break-up make up (Desire), my first stirring of conscience (One).I grew up an army brat, with friends and homes changing every couple of years. Very unsettling, especially for a teen. Thanks to four buddies who stayed by my side right through those tumultuous adolescent years, I found myself more focussed on the world outside, … [Read more...] about Come on, Bono, Rattle and Hum for the women of India!
After a thrilling T20I series win over West Indies, India will take on West Indies in the first ODI at MA Chidambaram Stadium, Chennai on Sunday. The hosts had to make two changes to the original squad - with injured Shikhar Dhawan being replaced by Mayank Agarwal and Bhuvneshwar Kumar making way for Shardul Thakur. The two sudden changes means Kohli will have to tread cautiously when making team selections for the first ODI, since certain plans have to be altered.Also read: ‘MS Dhoni will be there at World T20’: Dwayne BravoIt will be interesting to see if India go ahead with the combination of three pacers and two spinners or two pacers and three seamers. Here is our predicted XI:Rohit Sharma: Rohit Sharma has perhaps been India’s finest batsman this year in 50-overs cricket. He is guaranteed to make a spot in the team.KL Rahul: After a spectacular performances in the T20Is, India will go with KL Rahul over … [Read more...] about India vs West Indies 1st ODI Predicted XI: Bowling combination key for hosts