Trial starts in university gun case

first_imgOpening arguments took place Wednesday in a lawsuit challenging the University of Missouri’s gun ban on campus.The Missouri Attorney General’s office has intervened for opponents of the ban. They argue it’s unconstitutional. The school argues allowing more guns on campus would be a safety risk.The two-day bench trial was scheduled to wrap up Thursday.last_img

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India, Australia get ready for emotional first Test in Adelaide

first_imgThere will be inevitably a sombre cloud hanging over the Adelaide Oval, home ground to Phillip Hughes when the first delayed Test series gets underway on Tuesday. Any series involving India and Australia in the past had been highly competitive and acrimonious, it is believed things won’t change this time around despite Hughes sad death. The Australian players will be remembering their former team-mate, but have promised that their intensity against India won’t go down.After a minutes of silence as the players take to ground, it would be cricket as usual. However, there are doubts regarding captains of both the teams – Michael Clarke and MS Dhoni, who are recovering from injuries. But India and Australia are confident that both of them are shaping up well and could be ready for the first Test.There were talks and debate regarding the use of bouncers, but current and former players are of the opinion that the short stuff should be allowed. In the recent past, under coach Darren Lehmann, Australia are a transformed side and they are back to playing their aggressive cricket. England were blown away by the sheer pace and bounce of Mitchell Johnson in the Ashes series, however, his approach in the first Test will be keenly followed.India just had two warm-up games leading to the actual series, where the batsmen and bowlers had a decent outing except a couple of them. In the Test rankings, India have slumped to sixth after series defeats in New Zealand and England. While, Australia despite losing to Pakistan 2-0 recently have retained their number two position.advertisementThe team selections would be tricky for India, will Suresh Raina be preferred ahead of Rohit Sharma in the No.6 slot? Will India play an extra spinner? During Sunday’s training session, legspinner Karn Sharma was seen bowling with team director Ravi Shastri keeping a close eye. The visitors would have taken note of Australia’s struggle against spin playing Pakistan, but conditions in Australia will differ where pace and bounce rule.The last time India were here, they had the batting pedigree comprising of Sachin Tendulkar, VVS Laxman and Rahul Dravid, yet they struggled to be drubbed 4-0. A relatively inexperienced and young Indian side will start their campaign in the hope of winning a Test series at their 11th attempt.The key for Indian batting will be the middle-order starting from Cheteshwar Pujara, Virat Kohli to MS Dhoni. Australia have 10 pacers at their disposal and can rotate them, but in the first Test the experienced trio of Peter Siddle, Ryan Harris and Mitchell Johnson looks like leading the attack.India would be tempted to go in with four-pronged pace attack led by Ishant Sharma, but considering spin being Australia’s nemesis an extra spinner would be a viable option. However, the tragic death of Hughes will surely have an impact on the first Test and maybe the series would surprisingly be played in good spirit devoid of any acrimony.last_img read more

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Dale Steyn joins 400-wicket club as Bangladesh reach 75-1 at lunch against South Africa

first_imgFast bowler Dale Steyn became the second South African bowler to take 400 test wickets as he made the sole breakthrough in Thursday’s opening session of the second Test against Bangladesh, as the hosts made a steady start to reach 75-1.Steyn claimed opener Tamim Iqbal to reach the milestone in 80 test, the same number as Richard Hadlee, to be the equal second quickest behind Sri Lanka’s Muttiah Muralitharan, who reached it in 72 Tests.Steyn (1-11) made the breakthrough in the fifth over of the morning as Tamim chased a wide delivery, edging it to first slip to be out for 6.Tamim had been dropped by Dean Elgar in the previous over off Steyn at the same score.Also read: Former Pakistan skipper Wasim Akram to train young pacersImrul Kayes and Mominul Haque saw off the session without further trouble, sharing an unbeaten 63 runs. At lunch, Mominul was on 35 and Kayes on 28. They were solid and largely untroubled by the short-ball barrage by the South African fast bowlers who got little assistance from the pitch, with Bangladesh choosing to bat after winning the toss.Both teams made one change to the squads that played out a rain-affected draw in the first Test.Bangladesh recalled batsman Nasir Hossain, replacing left-arm spinner Taijul Islam. Team management said Nasir’s part-time off-spin allied to strong batting gave him the edge over Taijul.South Africa handed a debut to wicketkeeper-batsman Dane Vilas who replaced the out-of-form Quinton de Kock.The first Test was drawn after rain washed out last two days of the game.advertisementlast_img read more

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Braxton Miller to sit out against Florida AM

Junior quarterback, Braxton Miller, sits on the field after a hit that took him out of the game against San Diego State University Sept. 4 at Ohio Stadium. OSU won, 42-7.Credit: Shelby Lum / Photo editorOhio State junior quarterback Braxton Miller will miss his second consecutive game Saturday versus Florida A&M after suffering an MCL sprain in his left knee versus San Diego State on Sept. 7, an OSU spokesman confirmed.Redshirt-senior Kenny Guiton, who was named Walter Camp Offensive Player of the Week after completing 21 of 32 passes for 276 yards and four touchdowns and rushing for 92 yards on 14 attempts in the Buckeyes’ 52-34 win against California, will start his second consecutive game in Miller’s place.Miller was injured on the first possession of the Buckeyes’ 42-7 win against SDSU. He has completed 17 of 24 passes for 208 yards and two touchdowns, and has rushed for 82 yards on 18 attempts in parts of two games this season.Guiton has completed 41 of 61 passes for 449 yards for seven touchdowns this season, and has rushed for 181 yards and a touchdown on 24 attempts.The Buckeyes are looking to improve to 4-0 against Florida A&M (1-2), which is scheduled for a noon kickoff Saturday. read more

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Report £170m deal for Hazard denied talks ongoing with Real Madrid

first_imgReports that Real Madrid have reached a £170m deal with Chelsea for their prized winger Eden Hazard has been deemed false by Belgian journalist Kristof Terreur, who adds that talks are still ongoing at this stageHazard had a superb World Cup campaign this summer that saw him being awarded the Silver Ball award, which is given to the second best player of the tournament, after leading Belgium to a third-place finish at Russia.After being linked with a move to Real for the past year, the move appears like it may finally happen with the European champions now stepping up their pursuit for the 27-year-old after Cristiano Ronaldo’s €112m exit to Juventus.Earlier today the French news outlet Le10Sport claimed that a £170m deal has been reached with both Chelsea and Real for Hazard.But Terreur, who recently confirmed that Hazard wants to join Real this summer, announced that the report is false.Tammy Abraham, ChelseaChelsea hat-trick hero Tammy Abraham hopes for more Andrew Smyth – September 14, 2019 Tammy Abraham hopes this season will be his big breakthrough at Chelsea after firing his first hat-trick for the club in Saturday’s 5-2 win at Wolves.He wrote on Twitter: “A colossal £170m transfer fee hasn’t been agreed with Chelsea as yet, despite one report in France (that will tell you something else in 6h).”“Real Madrid still exploring the Eden Hazard transfer with meetings planned, but what will Chelsea do?”A colossal £170million transfer fee hasn’t been agreed with Chelsea as yet, despite one report in France (that will tell you something else in 6h). Real Madrid still exploring the Eden Hazard transfer with meetings planned, but what will Chelsea do? #cfc pic.twitter.com/9foLDUO8MN— Kristof Terreur ?? (@HLNinEngeland) July 20, 2018last_img read more

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Maguire reacts to United speculation

first_imgLeicester City’s Harry Maguire has responded to speculation linking him with a move to Manchester United.Harry Maguire has states he is ambitious and would very much like to play at the top but he also reiterated his happiness at Leicester City.The 25-year-old is being closely monitored by Manchester United and manager Jose Mourinho following a string of impressive performances at the just concluded FIFA World Cup in Russia.Maguire fits the profile of defenders United are believed to be searching for. A defender who is between the age of 23-29, who is comfortable with the ball at his feet and also very good in the air.harry maguire, manchester UnitedMaguire says United need to build on today’s win George Patchias – September 14, 2019 Harry Maguire wants his United teammates to build on the victory over Leicester City.During the summer, Harry Maguire was referred to as the ultimate…The former Hull City man is also a threat in opposition boxes from set-pieces, something United lacked last season with only Eric Bailly and Chris Smalling getting on the scoresheet amongst their defenders.“Every player wants to play at the very top, I’ve just come back from the World Cup where I enjoyed playing in high-pressure games,” Maguire said about the speculation linking him with a move to Old Trafford as quoted in Manchester Evening News.“Leicester have been very good to me and I’m really happy here but I also want to play at the top.”last_img read more

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Coleman happy to silence critics

first_imgEverton defender Seamus Coleman has revealed he is happy to silence his critics whilst also admitting he feels he has a point to prove after facing criticism in recent weeks.The Republic of Ireland captain scored his first goal in almost two years during the 3-1 win over Brighton & Hove Albion and his celebration was suitably emotional with a hands-to-the-ears celebration in front of the Everton supporters.However, Coleman, who missed 10 months of football after a horrific double fracture of his leg in March 2017, insists he was not having a go back at fans but merely trying to show he was back to his best.“I’m the first to criticise myself and the last couple of games I’ve probably not been where I want to be,” he said, according to Sports Mole.“I’ve been out for four weeks and I didn’t do a lot of training and part of my game is my fitness but I felt much better, much fitter and I just wanted to prove a point.Premier LeaguePremier League Betting: Match-day 5 Stuart Heath – September 14, 2019 Going into the Premier League’s match-day five with a gap already beginning to form at the top of the league. We will take a…“I am a person who is very capable of taking it on the chin and knowing when I am not good enough.“I’ve been here nine years and had good spells of form and bad spells of form. Players can be very precious over criticism. It’s part and parcel of the game.“As footballers, we all get stick so it’s not like I’m having a go back at the fans, it’s just me saying ‘I’m all right’. When I am fit and at it I am OK.“When I came back here in January (for his first game after recovering from his broken leg) and played against Leicester, the reception I got from Everton fans is something which will stay with me for a long time.“The fans understand the love I have for them and vice-versa.”last_img read more

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Doctors demand arrest of miscreants who ransacked hospital

first_imgKolkata: A team of doctors under the banner of Bengal Nursing Home and Hospital association on Monday met senior police officers in the district demanding arrest of the hooligans, who had ransacked a portion of a private nursing home in Duttapukar area of North 24-Parganas.The district police are yet to arrest the culprits, who had carried out the attack triggering tension among the patients undergoing treatment. The incident occurred on last Saturday when a group of people went on rampage, ransacking Seva Sadan nursing home in Duttapukur. Police reached the spot and brought the situation under control. Also Read – Speeding Jaguar crashes into Merc, 2 B’deshi bystanders killedIt was alleged that the miscreants also looted some important documents and a cheque book.Police said one Sourav Pal (26), a resident of Kalachandpara area was taken to the nursing home after he complained of fever. The doctors in the nursing home urged the family members of the victim to shift the patient to a city hospital as his condition deteriorated following his admission on June 24. But the family members allegedly turned a deaf ear to the appeal of the nursing home authorities. On July 4, the nursing home authorities forced the family members of the patient to take him to RG Kar Medical College and Hospital. The patient died in RG Kar Medical College and Hospital on Sunday after being treated for the past few days. Also Read – Naihati: 10 councillors return to TMC from BJPThe incident had triggered violence when some of the family members of the victim backed by some local hooligans attacked the staff members of the nursing home. The nursing home authorities lodged a specific complaint at the local police station against 5 persons, who had led the attack.A team of doctors led by Dr Goutam Mistri and Dr NB Kanjilal met the district police officers and urged them to arrest the accused. A detailed probe has been initiated.last_img read more

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