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Luck-y Colts Beat Chiefs, 45-44

first_imgINDIANAPOLIS – Chuck Pagano couldn’t believe his eyes. Andrew Luck couldn’t believe his ears. Colts fans couldn’t believe the scoreboard, and the Kansas City Chiefs couldn’t believe their incredibly bad luck.It seemed unfathomable.On a day Luck appeared to be pressing and, at times, as bad as he ever has while putting Indianapolis in a 28-point deficit, the Colts quarterback somehow turned things around. He threw three of his four touchdowns in the second half, scored on a fumble return and connected with a wide-open T.Y. Hilton on a 64-yard TD pass to give the Colts an improbable 45-44 wild-card victory on Jan. 4.“One for the ages,” said Pagano, Indianapolis’ coach. “I think somebody said that it was the second-largest comeback or whatever in the history of whatever. I guess 21 wasn’t large enough at half, so we thought we’ve give them another seven, you know, just to make it interesting.”Actually, rallying from 28 down made the latest of Luck’s amazing comebacks one to remember.Indianapolis (12-5) became only the second playoff team to rally from that big a deficit, according to STATS. Buffalo rallied from 32 points to beat Houston 41-38 in January 1993, though that one required overtime.The teams’ 1,049 combined total yards set an NFL postseason record, and their 89 combined points is third on the all-time list.The Colts, winners of four straight, travel to either Denver or New England next weekend for the divisional round.Luck was an incredible mix of good and bad, finishing 29 of 45 for 443 yards, the second-highest yardage total in franchise history for a playoff game. He also matched his career high with three interceptions. Hilton broke franchise playoff records with 13 catches and 224 yards, and also caught two TDs.But it was the way Indy won that made it stunning.Luck played angry and frantic, turning a steady stream of halftime boos into a chorus of cheers.“I don’t know if it ever crossed my mind on how it would be remembered,” Luck said after winning his first playoff game four seasons quicker than it took his predecessor, Peyton Manning. “When I took a knee, and you feel the buzz and the energy of the crowd and see your teammates’ faces, that makes it special.”For Kansas City, it was another brief, miserable postseason appearance.The Chiefs (11-6) finished their remarkable turnaround season with three straight losses and an eighth straight postseason defeat — none more shocking than this one. The eight consecutive losses broke a tie with the Detroit Lions for the longest playoff skid.And they were beaten up, too.Starting running back Jamaal Charles left with a concussion on the opening possession. Knile Davis, Charles’ backup, left in the fourth quarter with what appeared to be a left knee injury. Receiver Donnie Avery and cornerback Brandon Flowers were knocked out with second-half concussions, and linebacker Justin Houston was out with a knee injury when Hilton caught the winning pass.That put even more pressure on Alex Smith, who was 30 of 46 for 378 yards with four TDs and no interceptions but lost a fumble that led to a touchdown for Indy. Just about everyone other than the Colts figured Smith sealed the win with a 10-yard TD pass to Davis less than two minutes into the third quarter.Instead, he tried to rally the Chiefs after Hilton’s score and wound up throwing to Dwayne Bowe — who caught the ball but was out of bounds — on fourth-and-11 with 1:55 to play from the Indy 43.“Anytime you’re leading like that and then have them battle back and then take it, and you end up losing by a point, it’s tough, a tough pill to swallow,” Smith said.Things appeared bleak with Indy trailing 31-10 at halftime, and they got worse when Luck’s first pass of the second half was picked off and returned to the Indy 18. Three plays later, Smith made it 38-10.But Luck had plenty of time to make the jaw-dropping rally.With Indy going no-huddle, Luck started throwing at will. He eventually caught the Chiefs defense off-guard when Donald Brown scored on a 10-yard run to start the rally. Then Luck capitalized on the fumble by hooking with Brown on a 3-yard TD pass to make it 38-24.After Luck’s third interception turned into a 42-yard field goal, he answered with a 12-yard TD pass to cut the deficit to 41-31 after three quarters.“He’s as advertised. He went out there and definitely avoided some pressure and made big plays down the field,” Chiefs cornerback Sean Smith said, referring to Luck.Even when Eric Berry jarred the ball loose from Brown near the goal line, Luck had the answer. He scooped up the bouncing ball and squirted through the middle to make it 41-38. And after a Kansas City field, goal, Luck found Hilton to win it.“It seemed surreal, being down like we were down and then you have that fourth-down stop and they had used their last timeout there at the 2-minute warning,” Pagano said. “Thinking about how good tomorrow’s going to be, snow or no snow, I don’t really care.”(Michael Marot, AP Sports Writer)TweetPinShare0 Shareslast_img read more

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9 days ago​Man Utd tell Mandzukic to decrease wage demands

first_imgTagsTransfersAbout the authorAnsser SadiqShare the loveHave your say ​Man Utd tell Mandzukic to decrease wage demandsby Ansser Sadiq9 days agoSend to a friendShare the loveManchester United want to sign Mario Mandzukic from Juventus in January, but not at any price.The Red Devils are on the lookout for an experienced striker who could add a physical presence and goals to the team midseason.Mandzukic was a summer target, but the clubs could not agree on a fee late in the transfer window.ESPNsays United want to sign the player, but they want to ensure the 33-year-old reduces his wage demands first.Another report suggests United will offer Mandzukic £85,000-a-week, which is almost equivalent to his existing salary at the Italian club.But the Croatian could be looking for a pay rise in what would be his final major contract as a footballer. last_img read more

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MS Dhoni eyes another T20I record as India eye maiden series win in New Zealand

first_img Akshay Ramesh WellingtonFebruary 6, 2019UPDATED: February 6, 2019 10:01 IST MS Dhoni has the chance to record most runs in India-New Zealand T20Is. (AP Photo)HIGHLIGHTSMS Dhoni has scored 162 runs in T20Is vs New Zealand from eight matchesBrendon McCullum holds the record for the most runs scored in India-New Zealand bilateral T20I series (261)India will be hoping to win their first-ever T20I match in New Zealand when they face the Black Caps in Wellington on WednesdayIndia will be hoping to finish their long trip Down Under on a high when they take on New Zealand in a three-match T20I series, starting Wednesday at the Westpac Stadium in Wellington.There are quite a few records up for grabs as the Asian giants take on their toughest rivals, New Zealand in the shortest format of the game. While, India haven’t had a lot of success against the Black Caps in the T20Is, their recent run away from home should give them a lot of confidence to outclass Kane Williamson’s men at their own backyard.Focus will be on MS Dhoni as the veteran India wicketkeeper is gearing up to play his first T20I since July 2018. Dhoni last played in the shortest format of the game for India in England last year and was “rested” for the T20I series against the West Indies at home and Australia on the road.Dhoni has the opportunity to surpass New Zealand star Brendon McCullum’s record for most runs in India-New Zealand T20Is. While McCullum is on top of the chart with 261 runs from four matches, India captain Virat Kohli is at the second spot with 197 runs from five matches. With Kohli having been rested, Dhoni, who currently has 162 runs from 8 matches, has an opportunity to get past the former New Zealand skipper.McCullum also holds the record for the most number of runs scored in a bilateral T20I series between India and New Zealand. He had scored 125 runs in New Zealand’s 2-0 whitewash of India at home in 2008-09.advertisementDhoni had faced a lot of criticism after some ordinary performances at the international level in 2018. When he was omitted for the T20I assignments against the West Indies and Australia, speculations were rife that Dhoni’s T20I career was all but over.Dhoni will be keen on carrying his fine ODI form into the shortest format of the game as the former India skipper looks to make best use of match practice at the highest level ahead of the World Cup. Dhoni, who won the Man of the Series award after scoring three successive half-centuries in Australia, may continue to bat higher-up the order in the upcoming series.Meanwhile, Rohit Sharma has a chance to surpass Virat Kohli in T20Is as he needs just two more wins to become the second most successful India captain in the shortest format of the game. MS Dhoni leads the list with 41 wins in 72 matches. India have never won a T20I match in New Zealand, let alone a series. Rohit can create history if he can marshall his troops well in the upcoming series.Also Watch | MS Dhoni advises Kedar Jadhav in Marathi as India trounce New ZealandAlso Read | Why MS Dhoni ran from Yuzvendra Chahal after India clinched ODI series 4-1 vs New ZealandAlso Read | MS Dhoni moves up 3 places in ICC ODI rankings after sensational run in AustraliaFor sports news, updates, live scores and cricket fixtures, log on to indiatoday.in/sports. Like us on Facebook or follow us on Twitter for Sports news, scores and updates.Get real-time alerts and all the news on your phone with the all-new India Today app. Download from Post your comment Do You Like This Story? Awesome! Now share the story Too bad. Tell us what you didn’t like in the comments Tags :Follow MS DhoniFollow India vs New ZealandFollow India vs New Zealand 1st T20I MS Dhoni eyes another T20I record as India eye maiden series win in New ZealandMS Dhoni, who did not feature in India’s T20I squads against the West Indies at home and Australia on the road, is all set to play his first T20I for India since July 8, 2018.advertisementlast_img read more

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Euro T20 Slam: Wasim Akram and Dilip Vengsarkar back new league

first_imgEuro T20 Slam: Wasim Akram and Dilip Vengsarkar back new leagueEuro T20 Slam, which is scheduled from August 30 to September 22, will feature Dublin & Belfast from Ireland, Edinburgh & Glasgow from Scotland and Amsterdam and Rotterdam from the Netherlandsadvertisement Press Trust of India DublinMay 1, 2019UPDATED: May 1, 2019 17:54 IST Dilip Vengsarkar and Wasim Akram said that Euro T20 Slam will be a great opportunity for the youngsters (Instagram: @et20sofficial)HIGHLIGHTSThe inaugural edition of Euro T20 Slam will have six teams from Ireland, Scotland and NetherlandsThe matches will be played in three cities- Dublin, Edinburgh and AmsterdamDilip Vengsarkar and Wasim Akram said that it will be a great opportunity for the youngstersFormer India captain Dilip Vengsarkar and his Pakistani counterpart Wasim Akram backed the newly-floated Euro T20 Slam, which will give good exposure to players from Scotland, Ireland and Holland as they play alongside top international stars. The inaugural edition of Euro T20 Slam will have six teams, two each from Ireland, Scotland and Netherlands.The tournament, which is scheduled from August 30 to September 22, will feature Dublin & Belfast from Ireland, Edinburgh & Glasgow from Scotland and Amsterdam and Rotterdam from the Netherlands.However, the matches will only be played in three cities- Dublin, Edinburgh and Amsterdam.The curtains are raised, the wait is over EURO T20 SLAM #et20s #EuroT20Slam #logo #et20slogo pic.twitter.com/nchpjkLDovEuro T20 Slam (@et20s) April 30, 2019The league comprises 33 matches across three countries that include semi-finals and a final. Each team will play in the round-robin format.As per the tournament rules, each city will have nine domestic players and up to seven overseas players in their squads. The rules will also have the mandate to play six domestic players in the playing 11 in every match.”It is a great opportunity for players from these three countries. The best part of the league is that each team will have six local players in the playing XI. Imagine the kind of exposure they get playing alongside with likes of Chris Gayle or Andre Russell. Their game is bound to improve by leaps and bounds,” Akram said.Vengsarkar echoed the same sentiment saying, “If they can pick brains of the T20 stalwarts, it will help them when they next play for their countries. The aim is to promote talent in these three countries and Euro T20 Slam is a very good platform for these youngsters.”advertisement”Cricket boards of Ireland, Scotland and Netherlands have finalized the cities after due diligence. We are in talks with a number of sponsors across the world and we will announce the franchise names after discussing with the committee members and confirmed sponsors,” Gurmeet Singh, the promoter of the league, said.Also Read | India very confident of doing well in the World Cup: Shikhar DhawanAlso Read | BCB forced to change World Cup jersey designFor sports news, updates, live scores and cricket fixtures, log on to indiatoday.in/sports. Like us on Facebook or follow us on Twitter for Sports news, scores and updates.Get real-time alerts and all the news on your phone with the all-new India Today app. Download from Post your comment Do You Like This Story? Awesome! Now share the story Too bad. Tell us what you didn’t like in the comments Posted byAjay Tiwari Tags :Follow Euro T20 SlamFollow Wasim AkramFollow Dilip Vengsarkarlast_img read more

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Gallery Damen Gives a Makeover to Two Oldies

first_imgDamen Shiprepair Amsterdam (DSAm), part of Damen Shiprepair & Conversion (DSC), has completed maintenance works on cruise vessels Marco Polo and Magellan operated by the UK-based Cruise & Maritime Voyages (CMV), part of the Global Maritime Group. To see the makeover check out our gallery above.During the initial docking process at the yard, the 22,080 gross ton Marco Polo was inspected by Wouter van den Bossche, DSAm Project Manager.“After examining the vessel, we scheduled various equipment overhauls and repainting. Our first task was to completely high-pressure clean the hull and then paint the flat bottom and vertical sides in the renowned ‘Marco Polo’ blue. The topside of the vessel was painted at a later stage, which became the critical path for undocking,” van der Bossche said.The equipment maintenance included polishing the main propeller and bow thruster blades, and overhauling the main engine coolers.Damen’s work on the vessel continued in maintenance, renewal and upgrade works in its public areas and cabins, the air conditioning and evaporator rooms as well as renewal of numerous sea water and fresh water piping and overhauling of the overboard valves. Work on the ship’s rudder was also performed.Built by German shipbuilder Wadan Yards MTW in 1965 and rebuilt in Greece in 1993, Marco Polo features a length of 176 meters and a width of 24 meters.Furthermore, after the initial inspection, the 46,052 gross ton Magellan presented a “substantial work schedule” for the Damen team. “A significant part of the docking involved the tail shaft. For example, the starboard propeller hub needed inspection in the workshop. So a special lifting tool was made for removing the hub. Then, after Rolls Royce’s survey, we machined the existing hub, blade carriers and W-plates as per inspector’s instructions,” Daniel Gerner, DSAm Project Manager, said.Work on Magellan’s propulsion system also included polishing of starboard propeller blades and repairs to the bow and stern thruster blades.Another part of the project was the installation of a new sewage tank system.In addition to maintenance, renewal and upgrade works in Magellan’s public areas and cabins, repairs of various steel damages and the overhauling of numerous ship’s systems were also necessary, according to Damen.Magellan was built by Denmark’s Aalborg Vaerft in 1985 and rebuilt in 2010. The Bahamas-flagged cruise ship has a length of 221.6 meters and a width of 28 meters.last_img read more

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Lettre à la rédaction

first_imgLe 11 juin 2007 Lettre à la rédaction Dans l’édition du Herald de samedi dernier, le ministre Flaherty affirme qu’il s’agit d’une « légende urbaine » que le budget de 2007 du gouvernement fédéral aura un impact sur l’accord Atlantique de 2005. En réalité, le budget retient chaque dollar du paiement initial de 830 millions de dollars de l’accord, et même plus, car il nous offre des paiements de péréquation moins élevés que ceux auxquels nous avons droit. De quelle façon le budget de 2007 prévoit-il cela? M. Flaherty dit qu’il s’agit d’une question « complexe » et c’est la seule partie de sa lettre à la rédaction avec laquelle je suis d’accord. M. Flaherty parle d’un choix entre deux formules. Au premier coup d’œil, le fait d’avoir un choix semble raisonnable. En réalité, ce n’est pas raisonnable. Laissez-moi vous présenter une analogie qui explique bien mon point de vue. Supposons que vous êtes un employé dans une entreprise et que votre patron vous offre une prime. Vous prenez cette prime et vous l’appliquez entièrement à votre hypothèque. Deux ans plus tard, l’entreprise obtient des résultats encore meilleurs et le patron offre une augmentation de salaire à tous les employés. Toutefois, il vous offre le choix entre votre salaire actuel avec la prime que vous avez reçue il y a deux ans, ou une augmentation de salaire. De plus, si vous acceptez l’augmentation de salaire, vous devez rembourser votre prime. Est-ce que c’est juste? C’est ce que le gouvernement fédéral offre à Terre-Neuve et à la Nouvelle-Écosse. Il nous a offert l’accord il y a deux ans, et nous l’avons appliqué à notre dette. Il exige maintenant un remboursement si nous choisissons la formule de péréquation plus élevée. En réalité, pour obtenir la pleine valeur de la formule de péréquation, on demande à la Nouvelle-Écosse de s’endetter encore davantage. C’est à se demander si la Nouvelle-Écosse et Terre-Neuve font partie du Canada. Le ministre Flaherty a tort d’un autre point de vue important au sujet de ce choix. En réalité, la Nouvelle-Écosse n’a pas à faire de choix puisque l’accord Atlantique prévoit précisément la situation dans laquelle nous nous trouvons à l’heure actuelle. L’accord stipule que nous sommes admissibles aux redevances de l’accord et aux paiements de péréquation selon la formule en place à ce moment. La Nouvelle-Écosse a entièrement droit à la péréquation, comme toutes les autres provinces admissibles. C’est plutôt ironique, mais notre but est d’un jour ne plus être admissible aux paiements de péréquation. Nous voulons être une province « riche ». Voilà l’objectif de l’accord Atlantique : développer notre économie pour pouvoir devenir une province « riche ». L’accord Atlantique, sans retenues, est essentiel à cet objectif. Le ministre Flaherty aurait dû réfléchir. Contrairement à ce qu’il exprime dans sa lettre à la rédaction, il sait qu’il ne s’agit pas d’une « légende urbaine » : son gouvernement nous a trompé. Ses propres représentants nous ont avisé que la Nouvelle-Écosse allait perdre 54 millions de dollars en paiements de péréquation l’année prochaine à cause de l’impact de son budget sur l’accord. Cette semaine, il y aura un autre vote sur le budget dans la Chambre des communes. J’incite chaque député fédéral de la Nouvelle-Écosse, qu’il soit conservateur, libéral, NPD ou indépendant, de voter contre le projet de loi budgétaire au cours de la troisième lecture. Je demande également à chaque sénateur néo-écossais de retarder l’adoption de ce projet de loi au Sénat jusqu’à ce qu’ils aient l’occasion de comprendre notre point de vue et de comprendre pleinement l’impact du budget sur les paiements de péréquation, qui sont pour nous un droit constitutionnel. L’accord est un contrat entre la Nouvelle-Écosse et le Canada. Il garantit que la Nouvelle-Écosse sera la principale bénéficiaire des développements pétroliers au large de nos côtes, un principe sur lequel se sont entendus les gouvernements du Canada et de la Nouvelle-Écosse il y a plus de 20 ans, et dont le point culminant a été la signature de l’accord en 2005 par le premier ministre de l’époque, John Hamm. Le gouvernement du Canada a un choix. Il doit choisir d’être à la hauteur de l’entente signée ou de répudier cette entente, en acceptant toutes les conséquences qui découlent de cet abus de confiance, qui est inhérent à tout refus unilatéral de respecter une entente. En fin de compte, tout ce que nous voulons c’est ce qui a été signé en 2005, c’est-à-dire l’accord Atlantique. Toutefois, le gouvernement fédéral a unilatéralement déchiré ce contrat le 19 mars dernier avec la présentation de son budget. Nous voulons l’accord. Voilà ma position sur le sujet. Je suis confiant qu’il s’agit également de la position de tous les Néo-Écossais. Monsieur le Ministre Flaherty, redonnez-nous notre accord. Rodney MacDonaldPremier ministre de la Nouvelle-Écosselast_img read more

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Photos of the Day King Mohammed VI in Parisian Boutiques

Rabat- King Mohammed VI continues to pop up in photos around Paris. The sovereign was newly photographed with fans in two Parisian boutiques.Among the many recent photos showing King Mohammed VI’s good health during his stay in the French capital, Mehdi Benkirane shared four new photos on his official Facebook page on Thursday and Friday. The three photos show Mohammed VI posing with three men in a space that seems like a store selling hair products, while the fourth photo features the King side-by-side with a man in a clothes shop. Throughout the previous weeks, the king was photographed with several local and international fans in various locations: Rabbi Israël Goldberg, French singer Maître Gims, an optician, a woman in a Parisian garden, and passers-by in a Parisian pharmacy and a jeans shop earlier this week.Thanks to the daily photographs, Moroccan nationals and fans of the sovereign can rest assured knowing that the King’s heart surgery recovery is progressing smoothly. read more

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Just For Laughs Comedy Festival Returns to Agadir

Agadir’s festival of humor is back! Rabat – The 2018 “Juste pour rire” (Just for Laughs) festival in Agadir will welcome, from August 9-12, more than 30 Moroccan and foreign humorists at the Verdure amphitheater.The festival is organized by the association Just for Agadir, in partnership with the communal council, the regional council of Souss Massa, and the regional council of tourism. “After the success of the first edition, the festival returns this year with a generous program to confirm its vocation as a crossroads, where Amazigh, Arabic and French-speaking artists meet,” the organizers said in a statement made public by MAP. The festival will begin August 9 with the gala “Ait Tgemi” gathering Amazigh artists. The public will experience comedians Rachid Aslal, Mustapha Sghir, Mohamed Kimroun, Anas Machati, Ahmed Ntama, Hamid Achtouk, Hassan Boumeska and Mohamed Zouf.The evening of August 10 will see the “family” gala with artists Eko, Haytam Miftah, Oussama Ramzi, Zouhair Zair, Seif Eddine Setif, Les Inqualifiables and Zouhimself. The festival’s program also includes a show called “Rachid Comedy Show” with Rachid Allali, Abdelkader Sector, Bassou, Driss and Mehdi, El Mehdi Chehab, Azzedine Fettouhi, and Soufiane Naaoum.On the closing night, the public will meet “Les invités” (the guests), a show bringing together ??French comedians, such as Booder, Nidhal Saadi, Tareek, Ines Reg, Oualas, Sparrow, Walid Sax, and Paul Sere. read more

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Daylight robbery in Jaela

An armed gang robbed Rs. 7 million from a private company in Ja-ela today, the police media unit said.The police said that the gang had robbed the money to Politex at belonging gun-point when it was being taken out from a bank in the area. The incident had taken place at around 12.55 this afternoon when the money was being taken out of Seylan bank in Ekala.An armed gang had arrived in a white van and pulled out their weapons and stole the money. Investigations are underway. (Colombo Gazette)

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International traveller with measles visited Disneyland

SANTA ANA, Calif. — Health authorities say a teenage girl travelling from New Zealand to Southern California this month was infectious with highly contagious measles and may have exposed others at Disneyland and a nearby hotel.The Orange County Health Care Agency says Friday the exposures could have occurred Aug. 11 at the Desert Palms Hotel in Anaheim and on Aug. 12 at Disneyland and the California Adventure park. She remained in Southern California through Aug. 15.The agency says it has been working with the facilities to reach people who had close contact.People who may have been exposed should monitor themselves for symptoms such as fever and rash occurring up to 21 days from exposure.People are also urged to check their records to determine if they have been vaccinated or previously had measles.The Associated Press read more