Željko Babić (Meshkov Brest) before SEHA derby: Veszprem are the best in Europe!

first_imgRED ALARM IN PARIS: Sparkling Meshkov Brest upset PSG! Related Items:gazprom handball, Meshkov Brest, SEHA GAZPROM, veszprem, zeljko babic VIDEO: Meshkov Brest – RK Vardar from different angle Click to comment Veszprem put Kiel 8 goals behind ShareTweetShareShareEmailCommentsThe derby match of the SEHA Gazprom South Stream Wednesday will be played in Veszprem, where are coming Belarussian champions, Meshkov Brest. Croatian coach on the bench of the Belarus team, Željko Babić highly praised the quality of the next rival, calling them “the best team in Europe”:– Veszprem are the best European team in my opinion. They have two strong players on every position. They run a lot, play strong defense. They didn’t lose a single match this season. The team virtually has no weaknesses. I expect that they will play on EHF CL’s F4 this season. We will have to change concept of our game. We will be without injured Karačić, Kamshyk and Vukić, but also without Nikulenkau. He feels the pain, so he will stay in Brest to make some examinations. We’ve lost three players from the back line, but we will fight, no doubt about that – concluded Babić.Match will start at 18hrs.The second match of the Day between PPD Zagreb and RK Metalurg is canceled. Leave a Reply Cancel replyYour email address will not be published.Comment Name Email Website Save my name, email, and website in this browser for the next time I comment. Recommended for you ShareTweetShareShareEmaillast_img read more

Kentucky Man Buys Out K-Mart Store, Donates it All to Charity

first_imgAddThis Sharing ButtonsShare to FacebookFacebookFacebookShare to TwitterTwitterTwitterShare to EmailEmailEmailShare to RedditRedditRedditShare to MoreAddThisMoreA business owner realized, “It’s time to give back,” after years of seeing needy people selling their stuff in his jewelry-exchange business.Rankin Paynter, who was shopping at a Kmart store that was closing its doors in Winchester, Kentucky, decided on-the-spot to buy the rest of its contents and give it away to charity.$200,000 worth of clothing, shoes, pharmacy items and office supplies are now the property of Clark County Community Services, who will, for the first time, have enough clothing to supply every needy child with winter hats, gloves and coats.He also rented a building to store the items.(WATCH the video below, or READ the story from LEX-18) AddThis Sharing ButtonsShare to FacebookFacebookFacebookShare to TwitterTwitterTwitterShare to EmailEmailEmailShare to RedditRedditRedditShare to MoreAddThisMorelast_img read more

ATP fines, bans fiery Nick Kyrgios — then suspends punishment pending his behavior

first_imgView this post on Instagram Nick Kyrgios has been hit with a $25,000 fine and 16-week ban from the ATP Tour — both of which are suspended providing he has no other violations for six months — following his antics at the Western & Southern in August.The Australian was initially fined $113,000 having verbally abused umpire Fergus Murphy in his loss to Karen Khachanov in Cincinnati and smashed two rackets during a bathroom break he had not been given permission to take. Andy Murray battles to win in return to ATP Tour at Zhuhai Open He has the right to appeal the ATP’s punishment within the next five working days. The controversial world No. 27 was previously handed bans and fines in 2015 and 2016, and the ATP has ordered he must receive support from a mental coach at Tour events as well as “a professional specializing in behavioral management” after the season ends.In a separate investigation, Kyrgios received no additional penalties for comments at the U.S. Open – when he called the ATP “corrupt” – having backtracked on those remarks in a social media post the following day.Kyrgios on Wednesday confirmed that he was pulling out of the Asian swing with a collarbone injury, though he could return in November for the Davis Cup finals. That triggered an investigation from the ATP and the governing body found Kyrgios “committed aggravated behavior” and was guilty of a “pattern of behavior” when it came to verbally abusing officials or spectators.Kyrgios’ latest fine and suspension have been deferred for a period of six months, provided there are no further code violations that result in a fine for verbal or physical abuse, unsportsmanlike conduct or visible obscenities. Related News Unfortunately a collarbone injury I sustained during Laver Cup has escalated and has forced me to pull out of the Asian swing, I’ll be heading back to Australia to rest, see you all soonA post shared by NK (@k1ngkyrg1os) on Sep 25, 2019 at 10:26pm PDTlast_img read more

Breakthrough year for Neeraj, Hima but familiar dope shame hits Indian athletics

first_img COMMENT RELATED SHARE SHARE EMAIL sport athletics COMMENTS Asian glory Neeraj wins first javelin throw gold in Asian Games SHARE Aming high: Hima Das India’s great show promises bright future Published on December 22, 2018 × Aming high: Hima Das Hima Das becomes first Indian woman to win gold in World Jr Athletics Championships Javelin thrower Neeraj Chopra’s obsessive pursuit of excellence and a new-found sprint sensation in Hima Das gave Indian athletics audacious Olympic hopes but familiar dope shame kept things in perspective in an eventful 2018.If 2016 announced his arrival on the world scene with a junior world record, the 20-year-old Neeraj emerged as a serious Olympic medal contender with a series of impressive throws which fetched him a gold each in the Commonwealth Games and Asian Games.The dashing six-footer from Khandra Village in Panipat rose to celebrity status, breaking his own national record twice during the year. The last one of 88.06m won him a gold in the Asian Games and catapulted him to the world’s elite.If Neeraj was the cynosure of all eyes, Hima also carved out a slice of history by becoming the first Indian woman athlete to win a gold at the world level. She clinched the top spot in the women’s 400m final race in the IAAF World Under-20 Athletics Championships in Finland.No Indian woman before Hima won a gold in a World Championship at any level, be it youth, junior or senior. She is also the first Indian to win a gold in a track event at the world level.Aiming highNeeraj, on the other hand, continued to live upto the promise he showed two years ago. He finished fourth in the prestigious Diamond League Series by accumulating 17 points, a feat never achieved by an Indian thus far in an elite field which featured best of the world.File Photo   –  PTI  India now has a truly world-class athlete in Neeraj and with age on his side, he could well become the first Indian athlete to win an Olympic medal in the 2020 Tokyo Games. With a former world record holder, Uwe Hohn of Czech Replubic, as his coach, Neeraj now aims to breach the 90m mark this year. He ended the season at world number six.“It’s possible (for Neeraj to throw 90m). He is a great talent and has a great, bright future. He has the qualities of becoming an elite thrower. He is way ahead of me,” said Rio Olympics silver medallist Julius Yego of Kenya.In the prestigious Diamond League Final in Zurich where he competed three days after the Asian Games campaign, Chopra missed the bronze by a whisker as reigning Olympic champion Thomas Roehler of Germany pipped him by a mere three centimetres with his final throw.Hima too enjoyed a consistently good year. The 18-year-old from Assam’s Dhing village became a star overnight as she kept improving her timing through the year, culminating into a national record time of 50.79 seconds while winning silver in the Asian Games.Hima’s rise to a top quartermiler has been nothing short of phenomenal considering that she has already run sub 51 sec at 18 years of age and that too after just a dozen of competitive races since late 2016. But her road to becoming an international elite will not be easy as the field is highly competitive. She ended the season at world number 23 and second in Asia.Bright prospectsThe two youngsters were not the only ones scripting history.Triple jumper Arpinder Singh became the first Indian to clinch a medal in the IAAF Continental Cup with a bronze. On the domestic front, Jinson Johnson smashed the legendary Sriram Singh’s 42-year-old 800m record, the oldest in Indian athletics, by clocking 45.65 seconds during the National Inter State Senior Athletics Championships.Dutee Chand (women’s 100m), Mohd. Anas (men’s 400m) and Jinson Johnson (men’s 1500m) and Murali Sreeshanker (men’s long jump) were among the Indians who created national records during the year.Overall, it was a satisfactory year for Indian athletics with a 19-medal haul (7 gold, 10 silver, 2 bronze) in the Asian Games in Jakarta, their best ever performance since the 1978 Bangkok Games, and the third best ever. In the Commonwealth Games in Gold Coast, the 1 gold, 1 silver and 1 bronze show was the same as in 2014 edition.ScandalsYet another dope shame came to haunt Indian athletics at the fag end of the season with five athletes, including Asian champion quarter-miler Nirmala Sheoran, returning positive tests for banned substances.Apart from Sheoran, middle-distance runners Sanjivani Yadav, Jhuma Khatun, discus thrower Sandeep Kumari, shot putter Naveen tested positive for banned substances in tests conducted by the World Anti-Doping Agency (WADA) at its Montreal laboratory. This came after the same samples returned negative results in tests conducted by the National Dope Testing Labaratory (NDTL).Distance runner Naveen Dagar was also thrown out of Asian Games team after testing positive.Earlier, K T Irfan and Rakesh Babu were thrown out of the Commonwealth Games for violating the event’s ‘No Syringe’ policy.Gowda retiresThe year also saw the retirement of veteran discus thrower Vikas Gowda after competing at the highest level for more than 15 years during which he became the first and only Indian male to win Commonwealth Games medals in the discipline.file photo  Gowda, who holds the national record of 66.28m (achieved in 2012), is one of the most decorated Indian athletes, having won gold in the 2013 and 2015 Asian Championships. He also won silver in the 2010 Commonwealth Games and a gold in the 2014 Glasgow CWG. In the Asian Games, he won a bronze in 2010 and a silver in 2014. He took part in the 2004, 2008, 2012 and 2016 Olympics.last_img read more