Laban Sports Club Shillong Enters Final of the 23rd Gallants Gold Cup Football Tournament

first_imgA CorrespondentTANGLA: In the tight 2nd semi-final Laban Sports Club, Shillong beat Jampui Jala, Tripura to enter the final of the 23rd Gallants Gold Cup football tournament 2018 in Dimakuchi stadium in Udalguri on Friday.The match ended draw in regulation time by 2-2. In the tie breaker, Shillong defeated Tripura team by 4-3. In regulation time for Jampui Jala, Sagar Debbarma in the 5th minute and Aboy Meitei in 54th minute scored one goal each. For Laban SC, Ejingmud Lingdoh scored both goals in 43rd and 86th minutes. The Laban SC Shillong will play against Yarkhok United FC Manipur in final to be played on October 7.last_img

Follow live: Syracuse loses to St. John’s 84-72

first_img Published on December 13, 2015 at 11:59 am Facebook Twitter Google+ Syracuse (7-2) visits Madison Square Garden to face St. John’s (6-3) on Sunday at noon. The Orange is coming off a 78-51 win over Colgate on Tuesday night. When SU and the Red Storm played last season, Syracuse lost 69-57. Follow along here or on Twitter @DOSports for coverage throughout the day. Commentslast_img

Dodgers, Jansen embracing broad interpretation of closer role

first_imgLOS ANGELES >> The ink has dried on the five-year, $80 million contract Kenley Jansen signed with the Dodgers last December after flirting — and nearly going home — with the Washington Nationals and Miami Marlins.But a deal like that can change a player.“Guys go one of two ways,” Dodgers manager Dave Roberts said. “They can sit back and say, ‘I got it.’ … He is actually pushing himself to show – not to put pressure on himself or justify it – but to do right by the organization, his teammates and this city.”Security can make a player comfortable, make him shrink from new challenges. Had Jansen adopted this attitude, he might decide he had been signed to pitch the ninth inning and only the ninth inning and only in save situations. The roots of this new job description lie in last fall’s postseason run. Five of Jansen’s seven playoff appearances lasted more than an inning including a 51-pitch, 21/3-inning stretch in the Dodgers’ NLDS-clinching Game 5 victory – an effort that left a spent Jansen conducting post-game interviews while sitting on the floor of the hallway outside the Dodgers’ clubhouse – and three scoreless innings in the NLCS finale.Those performances “unlocked” something in Jansen, Roberts said.“We had many conversations about being unselfish and doing whatever it takes to win,” Roberts said. “The care, the will, the desire to win were there. But until any player actually does something, you don’t really know the potential you do have. For him to actually go through that and have success, it kind of validated all of his intentions.”That experience “took me to the next level” in terms of confidence and recognizing what mattered to him, Jansen said; so much so he’s able to laugh when teased about his relatively low save total (10) this season. Last week in St. Louis, he returned to his locker to find an assortment of snacks waiting for him with a letter of apology from the Dodgers’ offense (clubhouse leader Justin Turner is the likely ghost writer) after a late rally had taken away a save opportunity.“I’m mature. Let me put it that way,” Jansen said with a large smile. “I’ve matured enough to know it’s about the team. It’s not about my individuals.”Closers are not solely evaluated by their save totals anymore, Jansen knows. “It’s about strikeouts and walks. It’s about WAR and WHIP. When you’re doing good in that stuff, you’re doing your job.”By those measures, Jansen is doing his job very well indeed. His WHIP (0.66) is even lower than last season (0.67), when it was the lowest in the majors. He has struck out nearly half of the batters he has faced (41 of 90) and hasn’t walked any of them, breaking Adam Wainwright’s record (35) for the most strikeouts without a walk to start a season.“I think it’s just the same reason Mariano Rivera was able to pitch in the big leagues for, what, 50 years?” Dodgers catcher Yasmani Grandal said when asked to explain Jansen’s success.The comparison between Jansen’s cutter and the one that will carry Rivera into the Hall of Fame is frequent and flattering. Like Rivera, Jansen throws the pitch 90 percent of the time and hitters have yet to figure out a way to make consistent contact.For that, Jansen thanks the natural movement that comes with his throwing motion. For his ability to maintain consistent mechanics with it despite his size (6-foot-5, 275 pounds) and a stride that is one of the longest in baseball (only Chapman’s is longer) – factors that could complicate things – Jansen thanks … Charlie Hough?“I owe Charlie Hough a big thank you. He kept it simple with me from Day One. That’s why I have a simple delivery, simple mechanics,” Jansen said, referring to the one-time knuckleballer who was a pitching coach in the Dodgers’ minor-league system when Jansen was converted from catcher to pitcher.“He said, ‘You’re a hard thrower. You’re not a pitcher. Just throw.’”When it is pointed out that some players might have taken that as an insult, a broad smile spreads across Jansen’s face.“Let’s just say I’ve learned some things over the years,” he said.Up NextREDS at DODGERSWhen: 7:10 p.m.Where: Dodger StadiumTV: SportsNet LA (where available)THE PITCHERSDODGERS LHP RICH HILL (2-2, 4.15 ERA)Vs. Reds: 3-2, 4.05 ERAAt Dodger Stadium: 3-3, 2.31 ERAREDS LHP AMIR GARRETT (3-4, 7.17 ERA)Vs. Dodgers: Has never faced them beforeUPCOMINGSaturday — Reds (RHP Asher Wojciechowski, 1-0, 4.50 ERA) at Dodgers (LHP Alex Wood, 6-0, 1.69 ERA), 7:10 p.m., SportsNet LA, MLB Network (out of market only)Sunday — Reds (RHP Tim Adleman, 4-2, 4.42 ERA) at Dodgers (LHP Hyun-Jin Ryu, 2-6, 4.08 ERA), 1:10 p.m., SportsNet LA “I don’t want to be that kind of closer. I don’t want to be compared in that class,” Jansen said. “I’m not trying to be a hero here but any time the team needs me, I’m ready.“Sometimes the situation for the best pitcher to come in is not always the ninth inning. It’s not always like that.”Roberts calls Jansen “the best reliever in the game” – not just the best closer. He might also be among its most open-minded.Nine times this season, Roberts has brought Jansen into the game in an inning other than the ninth – six times in the eighth, three times in extra innings. Six times Jansen has pitched more than one inning.Of the major league’s top 10 in saves, only Tampa Bay’s Alex Colome (primarily a starter until two years ago) can match that. The major league’s saves leader, Colorado’s Greg Holland, has not recorded more than three outs in any of his 23 appearances. Neither of Jansen’s two peers on last winter’s free agent market – Aroldis Chapman, who signed a record deal for a closer with the New York Yankees, and Mark Melancon, who signed with the San Francisco Giants – has pitched before the ninth inning this season or recorded more than three outs in an appearance. Both have also been on the DL.center_img Newsroom GuidelinesNews TipsContact UsReport an Errorlast_img read more

Free ski school for 100 Primary school students

first_imgMunicipality Center Sarajevo in the collaboration with the Public institution of the Center for sport and recreation organize this winter a free ski school for Primary school students from the Municipality Center Sarajevo. The aim of this project is to enable students to spend as much time outside enjoying in winter sports during their winter holidays. Other aim is to help them learn how to ski.The selection of students will be done in the collaboration with schools and parents. The ski classes will be held according to weather conditions, on Igman and Bjelašnica. The ski school will be held in two shifts, the first from the 7th January till 11th January 2012, and the second from 14th till 18th January 2013.The Municipality Center Sarajevo has secured forty ski equipment packages. Children will have organized transport to Igman or Bjelašnica, sandwiches and warm beverages.last_img read more