Four-goal Shakhtar set up Europa League semi against Inter

first_imgShakhtar Donetsk booked a clash with Inter Milan in the Europa League semi-finals after goals from Brazilians Junior Moraes, Taison, Alan Patrick and Dodo gave them a 4-1 win over FC Basel in a one-sided last-eight clash on Tuesday. The Ukrainian champions will take on Inter in Dusseldorf on Monday after Sunday’s semi-final in Cologne between 2017 Europa League winners Manchester United and Sevilla, who have won Europe’s second-tier competition a record five times. Read Also: Europa League: Sevilla set up Man Utd semi-final after Wolves win Promoted Content10 Risky Jobs Some Women DoIt’s Time To Show How Bad Some Women Can Really Be7 Facts About Black Holes That Will Blow Your MindWhich Country Is The Most Romantic In The World?Who’s The Best Car Manufacturer Of All Time?6 Extreme Facts About HurricanesCouples Who Celebrated Their Union In A Unique, Unforgettable WayPortuguese Street Artist Creates Hyper-Realistic 3D Graffiti9 Movie Scenes That Got Re-Shot Because Viewers Didn’t Like ThemThe 10 Best Secondary Education Systems In The World11 Greatest Special Effects Movies Of All Time7 Universities Where Getting An Education Costs A Hefty Penny The final is set for August 21 in Cologne. Still, Patrick made it 3-0 with a 75th-minute penalty after Yannick Marchand fouled livewire Taison in the area and right back Dodo added the fourth in the 89th minute, with the goal awarded after a VAR check for offside.Substitute Ricky van Wolfswinkel netted a stoppage time consolation for Basel from close range but the Swiss side had little to cheer after being blown away by their opponents. FacebookTwitterWhatsAppEmail分享 Loading… Shakhtar, who won Europe’s second-tier club competition in 2009, missed a string of chances to triumph by an even bigger margin as they dominated the match with crisp one-touch passing and superior close control.Moraes headed the Ukrainian side into a second-minute lead after a howler by Basel’s Serbian goalkeeper Djordje Nikolic, who was beaten to the ball by the striker after rushing off his line to meet a Marlos corner.Nikolic made amends with several good saves in the first half but was powerless in the 22nd minute when Taison capped a lightning Shakhtar break with a deflected shot after good work by Marlos and a clever dummy by Patrick.Marcos Antonio rattled the woodwork with a long-range effort in the 40th minute before Shakhtar took their foot off the pedal in the second half, content with keeping possession as their rivals chased shadows.last_img read more


Cricket News Ajit Wadekar: Man who made Indian captaincy coveted

first_img For all the Latest Sports News News, Cricket News News, Download News Nation Android and iOS Mobile Apps. New Delhi: If Mansur Ali Khan Pataudi brought princely demeanour to leadership in the swinging 60’s, Ajit Wadekar added a dash of middle-class stubbornness during the heady days of early 70’s. An astute thinker of the game with copybook technique of the famed ‘Bombay School of Batsmanship’, Wadekar was more than just the captain, who led India to twin series victories in England and the West Indies in 1971.The man who breathed his last in Mumbai today played just 37 Tests and had only one hundred against his name. But the numbers do not exactly tell the story of a cricketer, who possibly made Indian cricket captaincy a coveted job.Wadekar epitomised the ‘khadoos’ nature of Mumbai cricketers. When the late Vijay Merchant handed over the reins to Wadekar, little did anyone expect that an Indian team would be able to compete and win in alien conditions like England and the West Indies.He was lucky that a genius called Sunil Gavaskar’s arrival coincided with his ascendancy to the hot seat, but he should get the credit for throwing a 21-year-old to the deep end of the pool.Add to it, his decision to form a four-pronged spin quartet with Bishan Singh Bedi, Bhagwat Chandrasekhar, Erapalli Prasanna and Srininvas Venkatraghavan. That attack formed the backbone of the Indian team.Also Read | Former Indian cricket captain Ajit Wadekar passes away at 77If Gavaskar was the hero in the West Indies, Wadekar unleashed Chandrasekhar on the Englishmen during a time which could be aptly called ‘That 70s show’.Wadekar was a product of times when education was paramount and University cricket produced stalwarts.His triple hundred in Vizzy Trophy (for West Zone Universities) record was incidentally broken by Gavaskar.He was perhaps the most elegant left-handed Indian batsman to have graced the field before a certain Sourav Ganguly arrived on the scene.Call it the game of glorious uncertainties, Wadekar lost his captaincy after a disastrous England tour of 1974 when India lost 0-3 in Test matches.Such was the irony that a giant bat erected in Indore commemorating the ‘71 win was defaced and his house in Mumbai was stoned.Wadekar retired from cricket and concentrated on his banking career.He reached the top position in State Bank of India and in 1992, was summoned to take over as manager of an underperforming Indian team and a low-on-confidence skipper Mohammed Azharuddin.Also Read | Somnath Chatterjee – a man of extraordinary wit and unflinching honesty In the next four years, India was unbeatable at home with Wadekar unleashing three young spinners—Anil Kumble, Rajesh Chauhan and Venkatpathy Raju—on the visiting teams.It was an instant success formula. He had a brilliant sense of humour but knew when to crack the whip.A former India captain was seen endorsing a shoe brand during a practice session of the Indian team. Wadekar saw it and did not say a word.The legend has it, he called the senior fast bowler and told him, ‘You know I once made a batsman called Sunil Gavaskar open the bowling for India as captain. Hope you do not want that I make Tendulkar open the bowling instead of you”.His father’s name was L B Wadekar and he would often say, “Mere toh naam mein hi LBW hain”.With his demise, Indian cricket has lost one of its finest cricket brains, a statesman and raconteur. last_img read more


Gov. Inslee Appoints Former Port Commissioner Jeff Davis to Board of…

first_imgFacebook0Tweet0Pin0Submitted by South Puget Sound Community CollegeSouth Puget Sound Community College (SPSCC) welcomed its newest member of the Board of Trustees on October 1, Trustee Jefferson Davis. Appointed by Governor Jay Inslee, Davis replaces Trustee Judy Blinn after twelve years as part of the Board.“I sincerely believe that our community colleges will play a major role in turning this economy around, not just for our area but, moreover, for our country,” said Davis. His first Board of Trustees meeting will be October 11.Jeff Davis was appointed to the SPSCC Board of Trustees on October 1. Photo courtesy: SPSCCDavis spent nearly twenty years as a Longshoreman for Pacific Maritime Association and also served as Port Commissioner for the Port of Olympia.  It was in that role that Davis found a passion for identifying areas of challenge and opportunities for business and economic growth, specifically related to ports.  He joined boards at the Thurston Economic Development Council and the Thurston County Chamber of Commerce to play a part in the region’s growth, which helped him quickly identify the importance of education in a successful region.“It was apparent that in order for a region to be successful there must be a cooperative partnership between business and economic interests and educational preparation in order to develop needed skill sets,” said Davis.  He continued, “Community colleges are an essential piece to this equation.”Davis currently sits on the Board of Trustees and acts as Finance Chair for NOVA School and has also served on boards for the Thurston Regional Planning Council and Puget Sound Regional Planning Council.  Additionally, Davis is a co-owner of a property management business and advises small business owners on managing, marketing, and growing their companies, and helps coach his children’s sports activities.Blinn, who was appointed to the Board in 2004, leaves a tremendous mark on the college. She served as Chair of the Board of Trustees from 2010 to 2014 and as Vice Chair from 2008 to 2010. Under her leadership, the Board authorized the acquisition of the Lacey Campus property and helped deepen economic development partnerships in northeast Thurston County. Blinn also served as the Board Liaison to the Legislative Committee of the Trustees’ Association of Community and Technical Colleges (TACTC), SPSCC Foundation Board of Directors, Finance Committee, and College Strategic Planning and Campus Master Planninglast_img read more


Ind vs Ban 2nd Test Day 2 Review: Rahim fights a lone battle as…

first_imgImage Courtesy: HindustanAdvertisement dffwtNBA Finals | Brooklyn Vscf29r0Wingsuit rodeo📽Sindre Exgen( IG: @_aubreyfisher @imraino ) wmh0lWould you ever consider trying this?😱gu0fhCan your students do this? 🌚p4feRoller skating! Powered by Firework The Men In Blue need four wickets to secure the series while Rahim has an uphill imposition at hand with three days of play still left.Advertisement Image Courtesy: HindustanVirat Kohli duly converted his fifty into his 27th hundred while his deputy Ajinkya Rahane scored his fourth consecutive fifty but fell soon after that.However, in stark contrast, Jadeja along with the lower order were pegged back by the Bangladesh bowling attack. Virat Kohli was dismissed after a well made 136 before choosing to declare despite a wicket remaining.Advertisement The move paid dividends as in the short spell before Tea, Ishant Sharma struck twice to send Shadman Islam and skipper Mominul Haque back in the pavilion.Wickets continued to tumble for the visitors with Umesh Yadav joining the proceedings. However, the senior-most pair of Mushfiqur Rahim and Mahmudullah struck a vital partnership. However, the all-rounder was forced to leave the field after pulling his hamstring.Advertisement Rahim continued his red hot form against India with yet another fifty. Bangladesh are 89 runs behind with three days left to play.Read Also:Virat Kohli equals Ricky Ponting’s stupendous record as captain with ton against BangladeshShane Warne bats for D/N Adelaide test when India tour Australia in 2020  Advertisementlast_img read more