first_img6th Race: The V.S.Dhanasekar Cup 1000 M6th Race: The V.S.Dhanasekar Cup 1000 MZinfandelle (Mr.C.R.Bala Kumar,Mr.V.Sathish Kumar,Mrs.Yasmeen Akbar) 55 C.Umesh, First.Odalis 61.5 P.M.Bopanna, Second.Fast Car 58 R.Vaibhav, Third.Via Amoris 61.5 Md.Farhan Alam, Fourth. Not Run Referent rest of all ranWon by: 2L 1-1/4L Long NeckTime : One min 15.09 secsTote : Rs.11 for win and Rs.13 Rs.9 and Rs. 8 forplacesWinner trained by: Fazal-Ul-RehmanFavourite: Fast CarSHP: Rs.31Quinella: Rs.439Forecast: Rs.282Tanala: Rs.529 on 13 tickets.(MORE)PTI COR RC RBSlast_img read more

first_imgNEW YORK — If this was a statement game against the Washington Capitals, the New York Rangers showed that being opportunistic and having Henrik Lundqvist in goal is good enough to win.Lundqvist made 32 saves, Kevin Hayes snapped a tie late in the first period, and the Rangers capitalized on every Washington mistake to beat the Capitals 5-2 on Nov. 3 in their first game since New York defeated Washington in seven games in the Eastern Conference semifinals last spring.“It’s good to know we can win without playing our best,” Lundqvist said after the Rangers extended their points streak to seven games (5-0-2). “We’re still, I think, improving as a team, which is great. I talked about it last week: It’s more important now to win games than to play perfect.”This was certainly not a perfect game for the Rangers. They were outshot 34-21, including 14-2 in the second period. However, both New York shots found the net.“We’re not jumping in the air right now,” said Derick Brassard, who had a goal and an assist. “We are aware we beat a pretty good team, but at the same time we know we didn’t play our best hockey.”Hayes, rookie Oscar Lindberg and Kevin Klein also each had a goal and an assist for the Rangers, who have won five straight at home. Jarret Stoll closed out the scoring with his first for New York.Alexander Ovechkin and Marcus Johansson scored for the Capitals, who lost for the first time in five road games.“We made lots of mistakes and it costs us goals and we didn’t use our chances,” said Ovechkin, who was stopped twice by Lundqvist on point-blank shots.Unlike the tight-checking playoffs, this game was wide open and New York made the most of its chances, scoring on four of its first 11 shots.Washington didn’t help goalie Braden Holtby, turning the puck over on three of the first four goals.The one goal that didn’t come off a turnover was Hayes’ with 2:14 left in the first period. Lindberg sent a pass to Hayes and the center unleashed a shot from the left circle that went off Holtby’s glove for a 2-1 lead.New York broke it open early in the second period, shortly after a penalty to Dan Girardi expired.Ovechkin could not control a pass in the Rangers zone and Brassard led an odd-man rush up the ice. Klein took his drop pass and beat Holtby for a 3-1 lead at 1:53.Johansson was stripped in his own zone by Mats Zuccarello. He sent a pass to Brassard, who tried to find a wide-open Rick Nash at the side of the net. Johansson dove to try to block the pass and it hit off his stick into the net at 6:59.It was a 4-1 lead and the crowd at Madison Square Garden chanted, “Holt-by, Holt-by!”“They got the timely save and the timely goal, and we didn’t get the timely save and the timely goal,” Washington coach Barry Trotz said.Johansson cut the margin to two, tipping in Karl Alzner’s shot with 1:07 left in the period.Washington put pressure on early in the third, but Lundqvist stood tall, making a phenomenal pad save on Ovechkin as he streaked across the crease. Lundqvist came 5 feet out of his net in the second period to stop the Russian star coming in from the point.Ovechkin tied the game 1-all on a 2-on-1 break with defenseman Nate Schmidt. Ovechkin has 481 career goals, two shy of tying Sergei Fedorov for most among Russian-born NHL players.Lindberg gave New York an early lead off a scramble in front. Hayes started the play, forcing a turnover.(TOM CANAVAN, AP Sports Writer)TweetPinShare0 Shareslast_img read more

first_imgBrief Scores: India (234/3; Dhoni 87*, Jadhav 61*) beat Australia (230; Chahal 6 for 42) by 7 wickets to win ODI series 2-1. Full ScorecardAustralia coach Justin Langer has showered rich praise on MS Dhoni after India won the third one day international to clinch the series 2-1 in Melbourne on Friday. Langer said the Australian cricketers who got the oportunity to represnt their country must learn from the likes of MS Dhoni and aspire to reach his level.MS Dhoni scored his third successive half-century to guide India to a seven-wicket victory over Australia at the Melbourne Cricket Ground. Dhoni, who was dropped twice in his innings and could have been run out too, made 87 not out as he combined with Kedar Jadhav (61 not out) to guide the tourists home with four balls remaining.India won their maiden bilateral ODI series in Australia.”He [Dhoni] is 37 years old. His running between the wickets is elite, and his fitness is elite. For him to run between the wickets for three days in a row, it was 40 degrees the other day, and play like that, he is a superstar of the game and that’s what Australians should be aspiring to be — superstars of the game,” Langer said at the post-match press conference.”MS Dhoni, like Virat Kohli, like Cheteshwar Pujara in the Test series, they give us really great role models. MS Dhoni, his record, everything speaks for itself as a captain, batsman, wicketkeeper. He is literally an all-time great of the game and it has been, as hard as it is to lose, a privilege to play against those guys. I would be amazed if they [Australian players] don’t learn from playing against those guys. For a young squad, there is no better lesson and learning to rub shoulders with great players. I’m glad we have had the experience,” he added.advertisementDhoni was dropped twice — when on 0 and 74 — and Langer said that cost his side the match. He also said that Dhoni gave his young side a batting tutorial on how to go about in such a run chase.”You drop MS Dhoni a couple of times and you don’t win. You don’t give great players chances. We did that tonight. We get down the 49th over and MS is there again. It was a great lesson for our squad. We talk about match winners, getting the job done — he showed us again. It is a great tutorial for our batters,” he added.Dhoni copped a lot of criticism from all quarters for his slow strike-rate at the start of the series, but has sounded back with three half-centuries in three matches to be adjudged Man of the Series.Langer lamented that his side were not up to the mark in the series in terms of holding their chances. He said that it had been a close series against a very good Indian team.”It has not been a one sided series. India have been too good for us all summer, in Tests and in ODIs. But it has been a close one. The boys have fought hard and we have had some real positives. Jhye Richardson has been a shining light. Peter Handscomb has done a good job in the middle overs and Shaun Marsh has been in great nick. We had our chances and we just didn’t take them.”India are a great side. We should take some great confidence with the way we played against them. If we had taken our chances in Adelaide, this series could have been different. There is light at the end of the tunnel for this team. We can look at the wins and losses, but they will come good,” he signed off.Also Read | Credit to MS Dhoni for his fitness and commitment to Indian cricket: Sunil GavaskarAlso Read | Virat Kohli blasts MS Dhoni critics: He is an intelligent cricketer, give him spaceAlso Read | Ready to bat anywhere for Team India, says MS DhoniAlso Read | MS Dhoni has gone from being a Lamborghini to an Aston Martin: Michael ClarkeAlso Read | Have seen Sachin Tendulkar get angry but not MS Dhoni: Ravi Shastrilast_img read more