PKL 2019 highlights: Bengal Warriors beat Tamil Thalaivas, Telugu Titans thrash UP Yoddha

first_imgPKL 2019 highlights: Bengal Warriors beat Tamil Thalaivas, Telugu Titans thrash UP YoddhaIn Pro Kabaddi League matches, Bengal Warriors defeated Tamil Thalaivas 33-29 to register their 14th win of the season, while Telugu Titans produced a clinical performance to beat UP Yoddha.advertisement Next Press Trust of India Greater NoidaOctober 10, 2019UPDATED: October 10, 2019 00:29 IST PKL 2019: Players in action (IANS Photo)Bengal Warriors produced a clinical performance to beat Tamil Thalaivas 33-29 in a Pro Kabaddi League match here on Wednesday. In other match, UP Yoddha on Wednesday lost their first match of the home leg 36-41 against Telugu Titans.Sukesh Hegde (6 raid points), Mohammad Nabibakhsh (7 points) and Rinku Narwal (High 5 with 5 tackle points) impressed for the Warriors as they clinched the win to go to the top of the PKL standings at the Shaheed Vijay Singh Pathik Sports Complex.Rahul Chaudhari scored seven points for the Thalaivas as they finished their woeful campaign with another loss.The star-studded Chennai-based team managed only four wins in the entire season.Tamil Thalaivas approached the match with confidence, having beaten Jaipur Pink Panthers in their previous outing, and opened a lead in the early minutes, thanks to Ajith Kumar and Rahul’s raids.Rahul moved well on the mat to pick up valuable points but Bengal’s defence got into the game with Nabibakhsh impressing.Soon Bengal were in the lead but Thalaivas regrouped well to stay in the match.Bengal looked like a side who had their eyes set on the semi-finals clash next week, and their lack of ruthlessness allowed the Tamil side to make a comeback and level the points. The first half ended with the scores 13-13.Bengal Warriors stepped up their game in the second half, thanks largely to raiders Nabibakhsh and Sukesh.Though Ran Singh pulled off a super tackle in the fifth minute of the half it was just a case of delaying the inevitable with the Warriors picking up their all-out in the eighth minute to open up a six-point lead.advertisementThalaivas’ Ajith was in no mood to be contained though and his raids made it a two-point game soon after the all-out.But Rinku Narwal produced a super tackle with seven minutes remaining to halt Thalaivas’ domination.Sourabh Tanaji Patil also chipped in with valuable raid points for the Warriors as they once again opened up a six-point lead with two minutes remaining.The Bengal defence held firm in the final minutes to clinch a victory.UP Yoddha lose first home match of the seasonThe standout performances for UP Yoddha’s came from Shrikant Jadhav and Rishank Devadiga, who scored eight points each.Rishank Devadiga also achieved the milestone of scoring 650 points in the league overall, accompanied by Shrikant Jadhav, who achieved the milestone of scoring 300 touch points overall.The first half of the match started with Telugu Titans taking an early lead as they raced to a 6-4 lead with Siddharth Desai leading from the front for the Titans.UP then closed the gap to 8-10 with the help of a bonus point and a touch point by Rishank Devadiga.The match witnessed a neck-and-neck competition but Titans managed to get a slender 12-9 lead with nine minutes left in the half.But, Yoddha soon closed the gap to level the score with two successful tackles by Amit followed by captain Nitesh Kumar and a successful raid by Rishank Devadiga in a do-or-die situation.Now, it was turn of the Yoddha as they inflicted the first all-out on the Titans with a tackle by local boy Ashu Singh.This helped UP rush to an 18-14 lead with three minutes left in the half.The Yoddha had the momentum on their side as they went into the half-time leading 20-14.The second half looked like one way traffic as UP Yoddha inflicted the second all-out of the match with captain Nitesh Kumar tackling Rakesh Gowda to give his team a 28-17 lead.Telugu Titans tried to make a comeback as they inflicted the first all-out of the match on UP Yoddha with Siddharth Desai scoring a two pointer to get both Sumit and Aashish Nagar out.The scoreline stood at 33-27 in favour of the Yoddha with seven minutes left in the half.Things were getting really close as a super raid by Siddharth Desai, which caught Nitesh, Amit and Gurdeep off-guard, to close the gap at 33-31.It was now the Yoddha who made a brilliant effort with a super tackle from Sumit to get Siddharth Desai to again move slightly ahead.UP Yoddha seemed to have lost the flair all of a sudden as a second all-out on them by the Titans made sure the Yoddha trailed in the match for the first time by 36-38 points.In spite of the valiant efforts by UP Yoddha in the end, Titans came out victorious by 41-36.advertisementUP Yoddha now stand at 69 points from 21 matches with 12 wins, seven losses and two draws.The UP side will now face Bengaluru Bulls on Friday at the Shaheed Vijay Singh Pathik Sports Complex here.For sports news, updates, live scores and cricket fixtures, log on to Like us on Facebook or follow us on Twitter for Sports news, scores and updates.Get real-time alerts and all the news on your phone with the all-new India Today app. Download from Post your comment Do You Like This Story? 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TSN talk show Off the Record cancelled in Bell Media layoffs

TORONTO — Reporter Sheri Forde and host/interviewer Michael Landsberg are two of the biggest names at TSN affected by budget cuts as telecommunications giant Bell Media restructures across Canada.A spokesman for TSN confirmed that Forde, a reporter with the national sports broadcaster, was laid off on Tuesday. Forde joined TSN in 1998, moving to Toronto in 2002 to work for CFTO then returning to TSN in 2003.“While it is very difficult to part ways with valued colleagues, the changes are an essential step in ensuring that Bell Media’s cost structure reflect the realities of revenue performance in media and broadcasting, and that we remain leaders in a fast-changing industry,” said a statement from the network.Bell Media’s plans to cut 380 jobs in Toronto, Montreal will hit local news hard: unionBell is now Canada’s largest TV provider with more than 2.7M subscribers, BCE Inc saysOff the Record, a sports interview and talk show hosted by Landsberg, has been cancelled. He will continue to work for TSN, producing shorter Off the Record segments for the network’s flagship news show SportsCentre and online.“After more than 18 seasons I believe the time is right for both me and the show to evolve,” said Landsberg in a statement on “What I love most in TV is the chance to take risks — to do things that haven’t been done. I’m glad to say I will have that chance, as we create a new version of OTR.“OTR has been Canadian sports TV’s most polarizing show. So, sadly, to all those that think they’re free of me, I say: ‘I’m not done yet. Makeup please’.”Landsberg will also continue his #SickNotWeak campaign, which promotes awareness of mental health issues and be an ambassador for Bell Let’s Talk.Bell Media announced its intention to make 380 cuts to its staff on Nov. 5. The majority of those cuts were expected to be in Toronto and Montreal in production and editorial positions.When the company announced the planned layoffs it was expected that 110 jobs in Montreal would be lost, with 70 in production and editorial, 45 in sales and marketing and five in administration. In Toronto, the expectation was that 270 jobs would be cut: 220 in production and editorial, 45 in sales and marketing and five in administration.Bell Media has vast media holdings in Toronto including CTV, the CP24 cable news channel and Business News Network. Last year, it laid off 91 employees from its production staff with the brunt of the losses hitting music channels Much, MTV and M3.On Nov. 4, BCE said in its latest quarterly report that its Bell Media division had an adjusted profit of $183 million, up about $1 million from last year. Revenues at Bell Media grew 4.1 per cent to $692 million, helped by better sales with advertisers and increased subscriber revenues from CraveTV, its streaming video service which competes with Netflix and Shomi.The Canadian Press read more

38 university staff sacked or resigned in three years as institutions crack

Four of the departures come from Cambridge and Oxford. Graham Virgo, Professor of English Private Law and Senior Pro-Vice-Chancellor for Education said that he thought that there… Since 2016, 21 workers have been dismissed and 17 have resigned, according to figures obtained by this newspaper under Freedom of Information laws. More than 38 university staff members have been sacked or resigned after complaints of sexual harassment made against them in the past three years, the Sunday Telegraph can reveal. University leaders last night said the figures show how institutions are cracking down on sexual misconduct whilst campaigners described the efforts as “patchy progress” on previous revelations. read more