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Westinghouse’s Bailey best of the best

first_imgEven though Obama dominated the regular season with a 9-1 record, which was far ahead of their nearest rivals, Brashear and Westinghouse, 6-4, they only had three players selected to the All-City team compared to 5 from Brashear and 4 from Westinghouse. Allderdice and Perry also had 3, and Carrick, which went winless, had 2. After dominating City-League play the past two years behind the brilliant play of Justin Dobbs, the Allderdice Dragons dropped to 4-6 in league play opening the door for a new champion, which Obama Academy easily took with a 9-1 league record and 16-3 overall. But it was the surprising Westinghouse Bulldogs who took it all in the championship tournament. Robert Bailey from Westinghouse, who was on the second team last season, was easily the Player of the Year this year, and his coach, Tariq Francis is the Coach of the Year behind turning the Bulldogs program around. Last season they were 5-9 and near the bottom, where as this season they were tied for second. Repeating on the First Team are Shakeem Cox from Perry and Deandre Byrd from Obama. Other players repeating  are: Devin Lyles, D. J. Porter, JaVaughn Moultrie, and  Jordan Smith. Even though Obama only had three players make the team two, Lamont Butler and Deandre Byrd, were on the First Team and one, D. J. Porter, on the Second Team.  Mike Williams from Brashear was the other First Team selection. Brashear had the most players selected with five. Joining Williams is Mike Molinaro,  Second Team; Aaron Langnese  and Deyshawn Martin, Third Team; and Jamil Alteri, Honorable Mention. Congratulations to all 20 players who earned a spot on this years’ All-City Basketball Team. PLAYER OF THE YEAR ROBERT BAILEYWestinghouselast_img read more

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Youngsters want to handle pressure: Kohli

first_imgAfter guiding India to a seven-wicket victory over the West Indies in the second ODI with his match winning 81-run knock, Virat Kohli said the pressure situations bring the best out of the current bunch of Indian players.”The young Indians players want to handle pressure. We want to improve in every game. Take as much responsibility as we can. We want to make use of every opportunity,” said Kohli at the post-match press conference.Chasing a target of 241 on a sluggish wicket, Kohli played a stellar hand, first partnering opener Parthiv Patel (56) for 120-run second wicket stand and then withstanding a little tremor induced by the rain breaks.Revealing that the Indian team think-tank wants him, Suresh Raina and Rohit Sharma to take on as much responsibility as they could in the on-going ODI series, Kohli said, “We have been around for sometime and so are expected to take most of the responsibility to ensure that others bat with a lot more freedom, without much pressure.”For someone who values playing for India so much, Kohli is surprisingly always in a very relaxed mood in the middle and never appears to be in a state of panic.”Earlier, there were occasions when I had a rush of blood. It cost me, my team. Now I know that if I stay long enough, I could change gear and things would never go out of control.”You know you have strokes, you could be patient, learn to respect good balls. Batting at number three gives me this advantage,” he explained.advertisementKohli said rather than emulating the seniors in the team, he likes to play his style of cricket.”For instance, in the first game of World Cup, if I had tried to ape Veeru bhai (where he blasted Bangladesh for 153 runs), I would have been out for 40.”You don’t compare yourself with Sachin or Dhoni. They have seen that, done that. You admire them but then you have to be yourself.”Speaking on the second ODI, Kohli said the new ball was coming on to the bat but the old ball was sometimes skidding and when pitched on a dry area, was stopping.”It still was as slow as the first one-day wicket with the old ball,” said Kohli.- With PTI inputslast_img read more

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ISL: Sachin Tendulkar’s Kerala Blasters sign Michael Chopra

first_imgFormer Newcastle striker Michael Chopra was one of the 49 players in the ISL draftFormer Newcastle striker Michael Chopra’s Indian origin made him a top pick as he was bought quickly by Kerala Blasters on Thursday in the international player draft of the Indian Super League.Chopra, the only English player among 49 players in the draft, was picked by the south Indian franchise which is part-owned by retired cricket great Sachin Tendulkar.”When the drafts came up, the first name that caught our attention was that of Chopra,” said former England goalkeeper David James, a player and manager with the Kerala Blasters. “We immediately decided to pick him and are happy to have him in this team.”Chopra will get $58,185 per season, according to organizers.Other prominent picks included French defender Bernard Mendy ($80,000) and former Manchester United midfielder Bojan Djordjic of Sweden ($58,185) by the Chennai franchise, while Spanish midfielder Jofre Mateu ($58,185) went to Atletico de Kolkata.The players were classified in pay brackets of $39,000 to $80,000 as the league, to be played from Oct. 12-Dec. 20, brought in a mix of some big names by Indian standards as well as upcoming players in a bid to boost the game’s following.The order of draft picks was decided by draw of lots, with the teams choosing from players in pre-decided sets according to their positions of play.Unlike the biddings at cricket’s Indian Premier League, from which the ISL is inspired, there was no glamour quotient as the cricketers and film stars associated with the tournament did not turn up for the draft.advertisementGiant screens showed the team selection process inside the hall for the draft at a prominent five-star hotel facing the Arabian sea.All the teams have the option of selecting three players from outside the draft process, including a marquee player.Luis Garcia (Kolkata), Joan Capdevila (North East United FC) and David Trezeguet (Pune) are some of the marquee players announced so far, while other teams are still scouting for big names, which are being paid more than those in the draft.Teams will have squads of 22 with a similar process for Indian players completed last month. Most of the Indian players also figure in the national I-League tournament run by the All India Football Federation, which is likely to play second fiddle to the heavily-promoted ISL in the coming seasons.The I-League also features several foreign players but no big names since fees are generally much lower.”Frankly speaking, the I-League has not delivered,” All India Football Federation secretary-general Kushal Das said. “Indian football needed some adrenalin and we are hoping the ISL will help attract people to the game.”The eight-team ISL is being organized by IMG-Reliance in collaboration with Rupert Murdoch’s Star India group.The presence of former cricketers and Indian film stars as co-owners in the league is expected to arouse interest in the cricket-crazy country of 1.2 billion where a number of franchise leagues in other sports have mushroomed over the past few years.Former India cricket captain Sourav Ganguly has a stake in Atletico de Kolkata, while Bollywood actors Salman Khan, Ranbir Kapoor and John Abraham are among the other co-owners of teams in Pune, Mumbai and Shillong, respectively.Meanwhile, organizers announced that Bangalore owner Sun Group has dropped out and will be replaced with one from Chennai that will be run in collaboration with Italian club Inter Milan. The name of the team will be announced later.International Players Pool:Goalkeepers: Andre Matos Dias Pereira (Portugal); Apoula Edima Edel Bete (Cameroon); Gennaro Bracigliano (France); Jan Seda (Czech Republic); Marek Cech (Czech Republic).Defenders: Andres Felipe Gonzalez Ramirez (Colombia), Erwin Spitzner (Brazil), Henrique Dinis Oliveira Dias (Portugal), Ilias Pollalis (Greece), Massamba Lo Sambou (Senegal), Raphael Romey (France), Sylvain Monsoreau (France), Tomas Josl (Czech Republic), Gregory Arnolin (France), Bernard Mendy (France), Pavel Cmovs (Czech Republic), Youness Bengelloun (France), Johann Letzelter (France), Cedric Hengbart (France), Jairo Andres Suarez Carvajal (Colombia), Jose Miguel Gonzalez Rey (Spain).Midfielders: Park Kwang-Il (South Korea), Bojan Djordjic (Sweden), Bruno Augusto Pelissari de Lima (Brazil), Cristian Hidalgo Gonzalez (Spain), Edgar Carvalho Figueira Marcelino (Portugal), Francisco Javier Fernandez Luque (Spain), Gustavo Marmentini dos Santos (Brazil), Victor Herrero Forcada (Spain), Jan Stohanzl (Czech Republic), Omar Andres Rodriguez Martinez (Colombia), Saidou Mady Panandetiguiri (Burkina Faso), Bruno Herrero Arias (Spain), Bruno Filipe Tavares Pinheiro (Portugal), Guilherme Felipe de Castro (Brazil), Pavel Elias (Czech Republic), Jakub Podany (Czech Republic), Jofre Mateu Gonzalez (Spain), Do Dong-Hyun (South Korea).Forwards: Michael Chopra (England), Arnal Llibert Conde Carbo (Spain), Diego Fernando Nadaya (Argentina), Eduardo Silva Lerma (Spain), Iain Hume (Canada), Ivan Bolado Palacios (Spain), Luis Alfredo Yanes Padilla (Colombia), Miguel Bruno Pereira Herlein (Portugal), Miroslav Slepicka (Czech Republic), Pedro Adriano Veloso Gusmao (Brazil)advertisementlast_img read more

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