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buffering.Some of the users took to social media to express theiroutrageBy: Reuters | Updated: September 9 2017 11:57 pm With the effervescent Sanchez is yet to return to full fitness after injury and illness (Source: Reuters) Related News Alexis Sanchez is completely committed to Arsenal and will quickly win over any doubting fans manager Arsene Wenger said after his side cruised to a comfortable 3-0 Premier League victory against Bournemouth on Saturday The Chilean who was strongly linked with a move to rivals Manchester City during the summer came off the bench in the 75th minute and although he received a standing ovation from the majority of the 60000 fans inside the Emirates Stadium there were what appeared to be a few jeers audible (English Premier League Home | Fixtures | Standings/Table) “Alexis Sanchez is very focused on the Premier League and the Europa League and he wants to do well” Wenger told the BBC “He is still a bit short physically He will be quickly back to his best He will win the fans back and win them back very quickly” With the effervescent Sanchez yet to return to full fitness after injury and illness Arsenal’s attack was spearheaded by the brilliant Danny Welbeck — who scored a brace — and record signing Alexandre Lacazette who added a stunning goal of his own “Before every game I have a selection problem and I’m always going to have to leave top-class players out — especially offensively because we have many top strikers” Wenger told reporters “I think Welbeck is getting stronger and stronger and let’s not forget he was out for a long time He’s a team player and the coaches love him “He’s a guy with huge physical potential and even though people are not completely convinced he is a great finisher these kind of goals will help him get more relaxed in front of goal I liked his second goal today because it’s really clean finishing for any goalscorer Wenger added: “Confidence is so important in sport and the best way to get it is to perform like we did today It was a serious performance We played well all over the pitch” Francis Coquelin limped off towards the end of the game and Wenger said that Jack Wilshere who spent last season on loan at Bournemouth and has an uncertain Arsenal future could benefit from the Frenchman’s absence “Jack is getting stronger and stronger” Wenger said “Now that Francis is out he has a chance I don’t know if he’s ready (for Thursday’s Europa League tie against Cologne) but he’s not far away from that” For all the latest Sports News download Indian Express App More Related NewsBy: New York Times | Updated: June 19 2014 12:34 am In a minority war on a majority population the ISIS’s is a suicidal tacticThe Shiites will hit back even harder than last time The rebels have chosen to make war on an adversary with powerful friends who have a serious stake in the future of Iraq (Source: AP) Top News Success of the ISIS campaign will only end up strengthening Shiite hold on Iraq To go by much of the commentary about Iraq in recent days the country is already past the breaking point under the lightning campaign by Sunni insurgents It would be no surprise if the next few weeks brought them to the gates of Baghdad But an assault on Baghdad or even its capture would be an illusory victory It can only end in defeat — and the strengthening of the insurgents’ sworn Shiite enemies in Baghdad and especially Tehran First consider the brute demographic reality Unlike in Syria Sunnis are a relatively small part of the Iraqi population about 25 per cent — though they are a majority in some areas of the west and north And in Baghdad their numbers are minuscule The reason for this lies in an earlier Sunni revolt triggered by the second gulf war Baghdad was the target then too and its Sunni population was about 35 per cent As the Sunnis asserted themselves militarily Shiites struck back; by 2008 when their fury was largely spent Sunnis were reduced to as little as 12 per cent of the city’s population If the insurgents of the Islamic State in Iraq and Syria or ISIS enter Baghdad’s residual Sunni neighbourhoods they will likely be welcomed but they won’t have much to work with nor will they have the strategic depth they will need in the street fighting that ensues Moreover rather like what happened in Syria the Sunni offensive is likely to spur a transformation of the Iraqi army from the sorry mess it is now into a more resilient and operationally effective force The character of the Sunni offensive will mobilise more than just the army Mass execution has been meshed with the use of religious symbolism by the insurgents who framed their objective as extirpating “the filth” — Shiite teaching and believers — from Najaf and Karbala the two holiest Shiite cities In a minority war on a majority population this is a suicidal tactic The Shiites will hit back even harder than last time In addition to being hobbled by their paltry numbers the rebels have chosen to make war on an adversary with powerful friends who have a serious stake in the future of Iraq Iran has already pledged assistance to the government of Prime Minister Nouri Kamal al-Maliki and reportedly deployed elite units of the Islamic Revolutionary Guards Corps to Iraq The United States has sent an aircraft carrier and amphibious assault ship to the Persian Gulf and stepped up intelligence help for the Iraqi government Although Washington is unlikely to use force directly against the rebels — in part because insurgents don’t present the kind of targets that American air power is optimised to destroy and in part because of reluctance to re-engage militarily in Iraq — the kind of advisory help material assistance and diplomatic support that is on offer will stiffen Iraq’s spine Perceptions real or imagined of American and Iranian collusion will help too At the same time gulf states that tacitly support the rebels as payback against Iran for its perceived takeover of Iraq will do nothing to support the rebels’ military campaign for fear of creating an uncontrollable situation even if their nationals privately fund the rebel army And once the fighting is over the Sunnis will be even more isolated than before President Obama’s call for a multi-ethnic governing coalition aside it is inconceivable that Maliki will now reverse his policy of excluding Sunnis from governance In short despite the rapid success of the Sunni campaign it is a kamikaze attack that will make the Shiite hold on the Iraqi state stronger not weaker That said it’s unlikely that Maliki will have the stomach to retake the Sunni-majority areas of western Iraq any time soon The rump Iraq like the Assad regime in Syria will be ever more in thrall to Iran and committed to domestic policies that make the reconstitution of the country via a political process ever more unlikely That’s hardly an optimal outcome for Washington: Among other things Washington’s support for the Maliki government will put further strain on its ties to the gulf states; it will also complicate any effort to deal aggressively with Iran with which it will find itself in an odd-couple alliance American policymakers might anticipate that the insurgency will burn itself out before it presents a real threat to American interests But they can’t relax too much because to the extent that this sectarian brawl produces something resembling a winner it won’t be in Washington Mosul or Baghdad — but in Tehran Simon a senior fellow at the Middle East Institute was the senior director for the Middle East and North Africa at the NSC from 2011 to 2012 For all the latest Opinion News download Indian Express App More Top NewsBy: Express Web Desk | New Delhi | Published: September 18 2017 1:28 pm Shane Bond has been assistant coach for seven years (File Photo) Top News Seven years after being the assistant coach former New Zealand fast bowler Shane Bond feels that he is ready to take the responsibility as the head coach Bond will lead a New Zealand ‘A’ team for a tour of India on which the two teams will play two first-class matches and five List-A matches “I think it’s time and I’m ready to go into a head coach role having been an assistant coach for seven years now” Bond was quoted as saying by Cricbuzz After three positions as bowling coaches one each with New Zealand Mumbai Indians in the Indian Premier League and the Brisbane Heat in the Big Bash League Bond thinks it’s time for development “I love being a bowling coach but I think it gives a different perspective in terms of my own personal development it’s a new challenge and I think it will be good for me” Bond said “I think you always like to sometimes put your own stamp on things and I think the only way to know if you really want to do the role is actually get in and do it” New Zealand ‘A’ tour will begin with an unofficial ‘Test’ in Vijayawada on Saturday and Bond thinks he can help the team with his clear ideas “I’ve got really clear ideas about how I want to run things over there with a really good team behind me and we will just reflect on it at the end of the series” For all the latest Sports News download Indian Express App IE Online Media Services Pvt Ltd More Top NewsMelbourne: West Indian Chris Gayle insisted on Tuesday he has not turned his back on Test cricket and wants to pull on the whites again for his troubled national team The flamboyant Gayle has been portrayed in the media as preferring to take the money and play for Twenty20 franchises than help rescue Caribbean cricket from its current malaise But the ex-Windies captain insisted it was injury that sidelined him from the current series against Australia who won the first Test in Hobart by an innings inside three days on Saturday File photo of Chris Gayle AP Gayle who has played 103 Tests had back surgery earlier this year Despite this the 36-year-old expects to be fit enough to play every Big Bash League game for the Melbourne Renegades this season and was adamant he wanted to play Tests again "There’s no way I could have actually been part of that Test team (in Hobart) I’m just coming back off injury" he told Australian Associated Press "I haven’t retired from the game Next year hopefully Test cricket is on the agenda" Gayle’s comments came as criticism mounted about the tourists’ inept performance in Hobart with pace great Michael Holding telling Fairfax Media the West Indies Cricket Board was "dysfunctional untrustworthy and not liked by the employees" Gayle was reluctant to criticise the board and defended his younger Test team-mates "It’s a young team so we have to definitely give it time rather than be so harsh on West Indies cricket all the time" he said "You have to give us time . it won’t happen overnight" AFP By: AP | Published: May 4 2017 10:57 pm Basketball enthusiasts welcomed the decision to allow players to wear religious headgear in competition (Source: AP) Top News Basketball enthusiasts around the world said a decision to allow players to wear religious headgear in competition will encourage more people to play the sport because it gives participants the right to practice their faith and focus on playing ball The unanimous vote Thursday by international basketball’s governing body known as FIBA allows female players to wear hijabs and male players to wear turbans and yarmulkes following a ban initially imposed for safety reasons 20 years ago In 2014 FIBA allowed a two-year testing phase for head coverings “I think we came out in a good place at the right place” said USA Basketball CEO Jim Tooley who is on the FIBA executive committee “I think it’s a good step for FIBA to put this issue kind of behind it and go from there” Iranian national basketball team player Shadi Abdolvand said basketball will change in Iran because younger players will be encouraged to “pursue their goals” “The end of this month there is a Western Asian tournament and we were looking forward to hearing the news that we can take part” she said The team’s dream is to compete with the world’s top players and “see if we can get much better than what we are now” she said The effort to push the governing body to change its regulations dates back several years Other sports including soccer had already relaxed such regulations Athlete Ally _ an organization dedicated to end homophobia and transphobia in sports and to educate athletic communities to stand up against discrimination _ joined with Shirzanan a media and advocacy organization for Muslim female athletes to send a letter to FIBA on Jan 25 urging leaders to “immediately lift the ban on religious headgear” The letter was signed by many WNBA players including rookie of the year Breanna Stewart That letter came a few years after American-Muslim basketball player Indira Kajlo helped campaign to have FIBA loosen its restrictions on headgear She started an online petition that drew around 70000 signatures She also worked with members of the Sikh community in India as well as hearing from women in Turkey Sweden and the UK who expressed their support Kajlo who has played professionally in Ireland and Bosnia said she had to choose between her faith and the sport she loved when she decided to wear the hijab a few years ago “It’s a horrible feeling There’s nothing in the world like having to choose between your faith and something you love” she said FIBA’s decision comes a month after Nike released its first sport hijab for Muslim women One of the designers of the Nike Pro Hijab Emirati weightlifter Amna al-Haddad said in an online post after its release in March that without pressure from Muslim female athletes to train exercise and compete in hijab Nike would not have created the sport hijab She said allowing more women to compete in modest attire “will encourage a new generation of athletes to pursue sports professionally” Muslim female athletes have long fought to have the right to play the sport of their choice in modest attire and in hijab For the 2012 London Olympics the International Olympic Committee and the International Judo Federation agreed to allow Saudi judo player Wojdan Shahrkhani to compete while wearing a headscarf She made history that year as one of the first Saudi women to ever compete in the Olympics American fencer Ibtihaj Muhammad became the first athlete to wear a hijab while competing for the United States in the Rio Olympics earning a bronze medal as part of Team USA “When other Arab women see a Muslim playing professionally that encourages them to play as well There’s no reason for them not to play now nothing is stopping them” said Salim al-Mutawa’a the head of the United Arab Emirates’ Basketball Association Still women’s access to sports remains limited in some Muslim-majority countries such as Saudi Arabia where physical education is still not on the curriculum in public schools for girls Ultraconservatives have pushed back against efforts by women to play sports saying it blurs gender lines and is immodest Lina Almaeena helped found one of Saudi Arabia’s first private sports clubs for women called Jeddah United The women’s basketball team has participated in tournaments abroad She says FIBA’s decision reconfirms that the Olympic charter “is real and does enable everyone to participate regardless of their background” “For the women who stopped playing sports because of the ban it is a huge deal” Almaeena said For all the latest Sports News download Indian Express App More Top NewsBy: AP | Lansing | Updated: February 23 2017 2:05 pm USA Gymnastics said that it had notified the FBI about Dr Larry Nassar on July 28 2015 and relieved him of national team duties the next day (Source: Reuters) Top News A doctor who specialized in treating female gymnasts at Michigan State University and through the elite USA Gymnastics organization was charged Wednesday with sexual assault India vs AustraliaLive Score Online records show Dr Larry Nasser is facing nine charges in Ingham County including first-degree criminal sexual conduct in 2015 against a victim under age 13 Nasser is also charged in nearby Eaton County where three females say he molested them with his hands at a gymnastics club during treatments for various injuries according to a police affidavit They were young girls or teens at the time No other details about Nasser’s accusers were immediately available Attorney General Bill Schuette plans to talk to reporters at a 2:30 pm news conference A message seeking comment was left for Nassar’s lawyer Nassar 53 had a clinic at Michigan State in Ingham County where he treated members of the gymnastics team and younger regional gymnasts He also was a doctor for USA Gymnastics which trains Olympians Dozens of women and girls say they were assaulted Nassar denies the allegations In separate criminal cases filed in 2016 he’s charged with possessing child pornography and molesting the daughter of family friends Those cases are pending and Nassar is in jail without bond Nassar was fired by Michigan State in September after the school said he violated restrictions that were put on his treatments following a 2014 complaint Since then he has been the target of civil lawsuits along with Michigan State and USA Gymnastics After learning that he would be fired Nassar sent an email to his medical school bosses “I understand your position and appreciate all the support you have given me” he wrote on Sept 18 “My heart is breaking but I will stay strong in my Faith and with the support of my family and my friends I will overcome this” Attorneys representing women and girls say Nassar assaulted them during treatments for back and hip pain The allegations go back many years Nassar’s accusers include 2000 Olympian Jamie Dantzscher “He would put his fingers inside of me move my leg around” Dantzscher told ’60 Minutes’ on Sunday “He would tell me I was going to feel a pop and that that would put my hips back and help my back pain” For all the latest Sports News download Indian Express App More Top NewsWritten by Vinay Siwach | New Delhi | Updated: November 9 2016 7:53 am Top News The second season of the Pro Wrestling League has hit a roadblock This after the United World Wrestling (UWW) – the governing body of the sport – sent an e-mail to all its 177 affiliates including India that any country whose wrestler(s) participate in the league will face a sanction But the Wrestling Federation of India (WFI) believes that the issue will be sorted out WFI also received the same letter from UWW but they say it is a question of miscommunication “Yes we also received the e-mail from UWW but there is nothing to worry about We had to send the PWL calendar to UWW before Monday We sent it today (Tuesday) We sent out dates today after they had sent the warning to everyone We will sort it now” Vinod Tomar Secretary General of WFI said PWL is in its second season and is scheduled to begin December 15 2016 and run until January 14 2017 Last week ProSportify the league owners and WFI had jointly announced the second season But in the e-mail sent by Secretary General of UWW Michel Dusson it is mentioned that second season of PWL will be held from December 15 to January 15 It further warned the countries that they could face a sanction if they participate in this event A copy of the e-mail letter is with The Indian Express “We are informed that India will organise the second edition of the Pro Wrestling League from the 15th of December 2016 to 15th of January 2017 We kindly inform you that this competition is not on United World Wrestling calendar and therefore not a sanctioned event” the e-mail said “We would like to warn you that if you participate at this competition you might be sanctioned by the United World Wrestling” it added The organisers of PWL have set November 18 as the date for the auction Many international players including Olympic champion from Canada Erica Weibe and Olympic medallist Sofia Mattsson of Sweden and Mariya Stadnik of Azerbaijan had sent their names to the auction For all the latest Sports News download Indian Express App More Top NewsBy: PTI | Lucknow | Published: December 13 2016 8:39 pm Australia beat Korea by a 5-0 margin in the final group game (Source: PTI) Top News England spanked Canada 6-0 while Australia routed Korea 5-0 in the last inconsequential pool matches to seal their places in the quarterfinals of the men’s Junior Hockey World Cup on Tuesday By virtue of this win Australia topped Pool A with maximum nine points from three matches while England finished second in Pool D behind hosts India with six points from as many games Australia will now play Netherlands in the quarterfinals on Thursday while England will face six-time defending champions and title holders Germany in the last-eight round In Tuesday’s match against Canada Edward Horler (15th 20th 46th) scored a hat-trick for Australia while Will Calnan (10th 23rd minutes) and Christopher Proctor (54th) were the other goal scorers Later in the day Blake Govers (33rd 34th) scored twice for Australia within minutes after Frazer Gerrard (25th) gave Burras the lead in the 25th minute Max Hendry (61st) and Kiran Arunasalam (68th) rounded off the tally for Australia Canada and Korea will now face each other in the 13th to 16th place classification match on Wednesday For all the latest Sports News download Indian Express App More Top NewsLondon:Serena and Venus Williams can book places in the Wimbledon final on Thursday seven years after they last slugged it out for a Grand Slam title For the first time since 2009 both sisters have made it to the Wimbledon semi-finals To make the dream final become a reality defending champion Serena must beat Russian world number 50 Elena Vesnina while world number eight Venus plays Australian Open champion Angelique Kerber Between 2000 and 2010 Serena and Venus won a combined nine Wimbledon titles and made a total of 14 appearances in the final with four of those being all-Williams affairs in 2002 2003 2008 and 2009 Venus and Serena Williams at Wimbledon 2016 AP But just when it seemed the Williams’ duopoly in south-west London would never end in 2011 Venus was struck down by illness and Serena’s win over her sister at Wimbledon in 2009 remains their last title clash Now at an age when most of her contemporaries had long since called it quits 36-year-old Venus has willed herself back into contention for an eighth Grand Slam crown It is a renaissance that makes Serena proud but even the 34-year-old didn’t expect to still be in which a chance of contesting the sport’s top prizes with her sister at this advanced stage of their careers "I’m surprised of the longevity of it That kind of definitely took me by surprise" Serena said "When you’re younger and you have a dream and you say it and you believe it that’s one thing But for it to really happen and to come true it’s just a completely different emotion "It means Venus has a lot of perseverance She’s a real fighter Like I always say it’s super inspiring for me It’s really great "With everything she’s been through I think it’s built a ton of character in her and in me just by being around her" Inspired World number one Serena bidding for a record-equalling 22nd major title and seventh Wimbledon crown appears to have the easier draw against first-time Grand Slam semi-finalist Vesnina having won all four of their previous encounters But five-time champion Venus who last won a major at Wimbledon in 2008 has a much tougher task against Kerber Kerber defeated Serena to win her maiden Grand Slam crown in Melbourne in January and holds a 3-2 edge in her meetings with Venus Venus the oldest women’s Wimbledon semi-finalist since Martina Navratilova in 1994 expects an equally inspired display as the German fourth seed targets a first Wimbledon final "Well clearly it was one of her best days on the court" Venus said of Kerber’s win over Serena "I imagine that she will try to recreate that Who wouldn’t" Kerber 28 lost her only previous Wimbledon semi-final in 2012 but she enjoyed a victory over Venus at the same venue in the Olympics just weeks later "I played against her a lot of tough matches She’s always dangerous on grass especially here in Wimbledon She has a lot of confidence right now" Kerber said "But I’m playing like in Australiareally high-class tennis I will just try to play aggressive" If Vesnina beats Serena it would count as one of the all-time great upsets but the 29-year-old sounds more like an adoring fan than a player who believes she can spring a surprise "Nothing can be better than playing against Serena in a semi-final at Wimbledon" she said "Serena I’m admiring her She’s best player in the world It will be big challenge for me" Priyanka is back being her evil self. 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