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Mayhew gets heroes’ welcome at Charlemont High

first_img “I didn’t think it (participation) would have led to this and all what took place, so everything has been unexpected. I am really surprised, I didn’t know that anything like this was going to happen,” he exclaimed. “From the moment I came through the airport, my family and school was there cheering me on, and it was just a feeling of excitement and feeling good to know my school can support me like this; whatever happened, they still have me as a winner, and I feel good to know I can make my country proud and my family and school happy,” he told The Gleaner. Mayhew, who has only been in the sport for over a year now, revealed that the track was not the best. “The environment at the track wasn’t perfect to get the best times. All the competitors’ times were slower than their best in training, so that really affected everyone. But I tried my best although the track wasn’t the best, but it wasn’t enough to win the race. “But I am 13th in the world, and that is awesome,” he beamed. “A lot of support was there. There were few Jamaicans, but everyone supported me because they love Jamaicans, and that was one of the factors that caused me to get my best time, and I really feel good and hope for the best in the future,” he continued. “My motivation is to make everyone proud and put my best in everything I do. I feel I can make it. I know I have the potential as I am doing the sport for 12 months and qualified for the Youth Olympics with lack of training and factors needed to perfect the sport. “But I am going somewhere in life, and that’s a challenge. I will keep on doing what I am doing to make everyone proud,” he said. Charlemont High School gave Daniel Mayhew a hero’s welcome for his performance at the Winter Youth Olympics in Lillehammer, Norway recently, with an open march celebration at the Linstead-based institution on Monday. The march started almost on the highway and the students travelled for little over a mile en route to the school, where the 17-year-old got an even greater reception from the waiting school populace, with banners and pictures of his achievement decorating the school. Mayhew became Jamaica’s first Junior Winter Olympics representative, finishing a creditable 13th in the monobob competition at the Games. “I thank Charlemont High School for putting it (celebration) on. The feeling I got was extraordinary, I felt so happy knowing I wasn’t a winner on the podium and I come home a winner because of the support everyone has shown me,” said Mayhew. SURPRISEDlast_img read more

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Demo wins bull riding buckle at Permit Challenge

first_imgLas Vegas >> Bull rider Colby Demo, from Red Bluff, celebrated his birthday in style Thursday with a new Permit Challenge Champion buckle. Demo was the only cowboy to cover two bulls with 144.5 points total, according to a press release issued Friday by the Professional Rodeo Cowboys Association. He finished second in the first round, with a ride of 76.5 for $368. In the second round, he finished second with a ride of 68 for $497.With the win, Demo is eligible to purchase his rookie card to …last_img

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Dereck Rodríguez makes spring debut after impressive rookie season

first_imgGOODYEAR, Ariz.–After three other tries in Cactus League play, the Giants finally found their way to the win column Tuesday against the Reds.Right-hander Dereck Rodríguez made his first start of the spring and allowed one earned run in 1 2/3 innings of work in the team’s 4-3 win.Last spring, Rodríguez arrived in camp as a minor league free agent and pitched sparingly before being sent to Triple-A Sacramento to open the season. Following one of the best rookie seasons in San Francisco Giants …last_img

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Defending champs dominate the Dusi

first_img20 February 2012Defending champions Andy Birkett and Jason Graham won The Unlimited Dusi canoe marathon title in emphatic fashion on Saturday after turning in a superlative performance of running and paddling on the 36-kilometre final stage from Inanda Dam to Blue Lagoon in Durban.Hank McGregor and Len Jenkins had to settle for second place, with the ‘Dream Team” of Thulani Mbanjwa and Sbonelo Zondi in third.The three-day event covers 120 kilometres and is raced between Pietermaritzburg and Durban on the Umsindusi and Umgeni rivers. It is one of the largest canoe marathons in the world, and regarded as one of the toughest.After a meticulously constructed preparation campaign and a flawless three days of racing by the pair affectionately known as “Team Fun”, Birkett and Graham extended their overnight four-minute lead to a final margin of victory of nine minutes, giving Birkett his third Dusi title in a row.DiveThe duo celebrated their win in trademark fashion by standing up in their kayak as they crossed the line and diving into the waters of Blue Lagoon.During the three days of the race, the pair clinically mastered the full rivers, taking some brave lines down dangerous rapids such as Tops Needle, before a Herculean run over the notorious Burma Road portage put the result beyond question.“Graham has shown such incredible commitment the whole way through training and especially over the past three days and I cannot thank him enough for everything he has put in to getting us to where we are today,” said Birkett. “We are thrilled with the win and to have shared it with Jas has been so awesome!“Also, a huge thanks must go to the rest of the guys who gave us such a tough time throughout the race. Day one was one of the toughest days of racing I have ever experienced with the lead changing hands seven times, which just goes to show how tough it really was out there.‘Sweeter’“It was awesome to be able to race against guys like this and it definitely makes the win that much sweeter.“There are lots of things which can go wrong in Dusi and Jason and I were very lucky the entire way this year and didn’t have any issues,” Birkett added. “We took a couple of risks today, which we probably didn’t have to, but I’m glad we did because it was loads of fun.“I am definitely glad it’s all over now, though, and that I don’t have to get up at three o’clock tomorrow morning to go train, but it has been a fantastic journey with Jason.”Having tried to convince his younger partner to opt for a younger talent after their 2010 victory, Graham was flattered that Birkett insisted he wanted to paddle with “Gramps” again and it once more proved to be a rewarding decision for both paddlers.“I like to think it was a mature decision by Andy, but I said to him shortly after the finish that this is now most definitely the last time!” insisted Graham.‘Incredible’“It’s been an incredible experience and to have beaten the reigning marathon world champ, the freakish talents on Len (Jenkins) and the phenomenal running abilities of Thulani (Mbanjwa) and Sbonelo (Zondi), it was just such a great race and I’m just so chuffed with how everything worked out for us.”Despite giving it their all, Birkett’s Team Best 4 Kayak Centre team-mates Hank McGregor and Len Jenkins simply had no answers to the leader’s relentless onslaught and instead had to turn their attention to maintaining their second place as Thulani Mbanjwa and Sbonelo Zondi launched a remarkable charge through the middle section of the final day.“I thought we had a really good Burma portage. We managed to run almost the entire way to the top, but by the time we got to the bottom I could not believe it when I turned around and saw Bungee (Thulani Mbanjwa) and Sbonelo right there!” said Jenkins.“We had a great race, though, and well done to Birkie and Jason on their fantastic race,” he added.AstonishedMcGregor was just as astonished by the effort of Mbanjwa and Zondi, who ran like men possessed up the notorious Burma Road portage.“With Len dragging the boat, I was running behind, and when you’re out there your senses become very alert, and suddenly I heard the sound of a rudder blade coming up behind us, and I simply could not believe it!” said McGregor. “Bungee and Sbonelo were running with the boat like they’d stolen it! It was absolutely incredible!“We got a massive fright when they put in right behind us and from then we knew we had to go flat out. Luckily we managed to get away from Bungee and Sbonelo again and come home second, but well done to them!“We tried our hardest and had a really good race, but at the end of the day we were just out-paced, out-raced and out-run! Andy and Jason deserve their win through and through and it’s an honour to have come second to two great champs,” he concluded.SpecialA special effort on the final day may not have been enough to put Mbanjwa and Zondi back in the hunt for title they would have so dearly loved to win, but their closing stage performance will leave a far sweeter taste in taste in their mouths after a disappointing and frustrating first two days.“It has been a really disappointing Dusi this year for us. We had really hoped to do a lot better, so it was unfortunate we had so many issues on the first two days, but we had a great day today and we are really happy with how we finished,” said Mbanjwa.“Third is not ideal, but it is definitely a lot better than fourth, which is where we started the day, so I guess we can at least take that out of it,” he added.PromisingHaving combined for the first time in last year’s The Unlimited Non-Stop Dusi, the Mbanjwa and Zondi pairing is still relatively new to the paddling world. However, all the signs indicate a promising future for the duo.“I’m so grateful that Thulani agreed to paddle with me this year. He is such a great guy and knows so much, and I have learnt so much from him over the past few months,” said Zondi.After their valiant day two effort the under-23 crew of Lance Kime and Kwanda Mhlope couldn’t hold off the challenge of Mbanjwa and Zondi on the final day but came home in a deserved fourth place and in the process sounded a warning of what may lie ahead for the two talented youngsters.LadiesIn the ladies’ race Team Best 4 Kayak Centre’s Robyn Kime and Abbey Ulansky smashed the overall race record to go with their new stage records on each of the two preceding days as they cruised to a second victory in a row. Their team mates, Abby and Alex Abby finished second, ahead of the experienced crew of Debbie Germiquet and Carmen Blakeney.“It’s been a great three days for us and it’s really great to have won. It’s been such a privilege to have paddled with Abbey again,” said Kime. “She knows the river so well and I have learnt a lot from her tactics, especially with her having been mentored by Graeme Pope-Ellis.“We started off with some faster guys today and so fell off the wave quite early on, but we felt really good, so we decided to run Burma,” said Ulansky.“Robyn then drove beautifully yet again, but we decided not to risk it too much, and so we portaged Pumphouse Weir – it just wasn’t worth the risk – and then got together with a couple of other boats over the last little stretch home.”ReturnDespite having achieved a convincing victory on only two months of training, it is unlikely Ulansky will be back in the boat again for next year’s K1 race. However, a return at some stage is almost a certainty for the Dusi Queen.“It’s been great to have come out here (from Canada). I’ve had a great time with Robs (Kime) and it’s been fantastic to have stayed with Wendy Pope-Ellis on her farm again,” said Ulansky.“I’m really pleased I came and, who knows, maybe one day I can come back with my husband and take on Robs in the mixed doubles race, but for now I think I’ll hand over my crown,” she chuckled.JuniorsMurray Haw and James Speed put in a remarkable performance on the final day as they moved up a further place to finish eleventh overall and deservedly claimed the under-18 boys’ title ahead of schoolmates Donavan Wewege and Murray Starr.In the junior girls’ section, Bianca Haw and Jordan Peek led from start to finish and finished fourth in the women’s race as well.RESULTSMENAndy Birkett/Jason Graham 7:43.02Hank McGregor/Len Jenkins 7:51.58Thulani Mbanjwa/Sbonelo Zondi 7:54.24Lance Kime/Kwanda Mhlope (u23) 7:59.23Craig Turton/Jasper Mocke 8:01.47Shaun Rubenstein/Steve Farrell 8:12.27Shaun Biggs/Ben Biggs 8:15.12Piers Cruickshanks/Mike Stewart 8:17.28Lucas Mthalane/Mmeli Cele 8:19.06Mark Mulder/Dave Chaplin 8:21.57WOMENRobyn Kime/Abbey Ulansky 8:41.59Abby Adie/Alex Adie (U23) 8:59.25Debbie Germiquet/Carmen Blakeney 9:31.16Bianca Haw/Jordan Peek (U18) 9:48.17Tamika Haw/Jen Hodson 9:52.13Brittany Petersen/Kerry Shuter 10:16.29Jenna Ward/Kerry Segal 10:20.41Mandy Rawlins/Debbie Lewis 10:42.58Lorna Oliver/Angela Scruby 11:00.09Diana Rietz/Nicky Taylor 11:54.11UNDER-23 MENLance Kime/Kwanda Mhlope 7:59.23Brandon van der Walt/Clinton Cook 8:29.46Skhumbuso Ngidi/Nkosikayise Cele 8:38.04UNDER-23 WOMENAbby Adie/Alex Adie 8:59.25Jenna Ward/Kerry Segal 10:20.41UNDER-18 BOYSMurray Haw/James Speed 8:24.19Murray Starr/Donovan Wewege 9:08.44Nqobile Makhanya/ Sboniso Shozi 9:11.27UNDER-18 GIRLSBianca Haw/Jordan Peek 9:48.17Brittany Petersen/Kerry Shuter 10:16.29SAinfo reporterWould you like to use this article in your publication or on your website? 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Attend the World’s Mega-Event

first_imgJoin Us for the Geocaching Block Party Mega-EventIt’s a “Will Attend” that will fuel memories for years to come. We’re inviting the entire worldwide geocaching community to join us at the 2013 Geocaching Block Party on August 17 in Seattle. It’s a Mega-Event not to miss. This year’s Block Party weekend lasts longer, promises more geocaching fun and has plenty of events for everyone. You’ll even be able to grab a cozy spot in front of a giant outdoor movie screen for the first annual Geocaching International Film Festival (GIFF). GIFF will showcase the best videos from geocachers around the world. You and the rest of the audience will choose one lucky video to receive the “Audience Award.”The Thursday and Friday before the Block Party, you can reserve your spot on a behind-the-scenes tour of Geocaching HQ. You’ll get to find the Geocaching HQ geocache, meet some of the folks at Geocaching HQ and see where all the geocaching magic happens.Saturday from 11AM to 6PM, you can soak up the fun at the Geocaching Block Party. Activities include a new GeoTour near Geocaching HQ and meeting the Geocaching HQ staff and many of the volunteers that assist the worldwide geocaching community. Sound like a lot? Don’t worry. You’ll be able to refuel at the onsite food trucks. Log your “Will Attend” now, then share this new Block Party Invite video with your friends. We’ll see you there.Still want more? Wrap up your weekend in Seattle on Sunday with the Going APE Mega-Event. The journey through a long mountain tunnel delivers geocachers to a majestic and legendary location.Get more details on events, times, dates, vendors and more at the Geocaching Block Party website.Share with your Friends:More SharePrint RelatedGeocaching Block Party Video and GIFF Winners RevealedAugust 30, 2013In “Community”Groundspeak Weekly Newsletter – June 6, 2012June 6, 2012In “Groundspeak’s Weekly Newsletter”August Goes to the Mega-EventsAugust 12, 2013In “Community”last_img read more

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Yoko Ono: Beatles’ Catalogue on iTunes Tomorrow

first_imgTags:#Apple#music#web 12 Unique Gifts for the Hard-to-Shop-for People… Paul McCartney’s whooping encouragement, Lennon’s calm breaths and Harrison’s pensive plucking – if you’re a Fab Four fan, you already know that tomorrow marks the official launch of the Beatle’s remastered catalogue. But to further fan the flames of excitement, Yoko Ono spilled the beans that the discography will also finally appear in the iTunes store. According to 9 to 5 Mac, Ono told Sky News that the entire Beatles back catalogue will be available for download in conjunction with tomorrow’s Apple event. While the post has since been removed, Twitter has been a aflutter with rumors. The long awaited event will also happen with the release of The Beatles: Rockband. While diehard fans have been anticipating tomorow’s digitally remastered Beatles catalogue since April, the iTunes rumor comes as a surprise. The Beatles catalogue has been mired in legal issues and label negotiations have always kept the catalogue off of web services like iTunes and Amazon. In an interview with the Guardian, George Harrison’s son Dhani even suggested that rights owners create their own Beatles-specific independent music store to sell the remastered versions. If Yoko is right about the catalogue making it to iTunes, it will be interesting to see the pricing negotiated on this epic release. Related Posts 9 Books That Make Perfect Gifts for Industry Ex…center_img dana oshiro 4 Keys to a Kid-Safe App 5 Outdoor Activities for Beating Office Burnoutlast_img read more

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Ball, Lakers romp past Pistons

first_imgJapan ex-PM Nakasone who boosted ties with US dies at 101 Don’t miss out on the latest news and information. John Lloyd Cruz a dashing guest at Vhong Navarro’s wedding Kammuri turning to super typhoon less likely but possible — Pagasa LATEST STORIES Read Next “This is the way we want to play,” said Lakers forward Brandon Ingram, who had 13 points. “This is kind of the identity we want to bring every single game.”Larry Nance Jr. had 14 points and 12 rebounds for his third double-double for the Lakers, who had lost the previous three games against the Pistons. Kentavious Caldwell-Pope had 13 points in his first chance to play against the Pistons, who drafted him No. 8 overall in 2013.Tobias Harris and Reggie Jackson each had 18 points for the Pistons, who were unable to sweep their three-game California road trip. Andre Drummond had 10 points and 12 rebounds.Ball had a modest statistical performance, finishing with six rebounds and three assists, but Lakers head coach Luke Walton credited him with setting the tone. Ball was aggressive in attacking the paint to create an easy shot for himself or a teammate, and that unselfishness became infectious.Seven Lakers finished with double figures, and six had at least three assists.ADVERTISEMENT QC cops nab robbery gang leader, cohort NBA: Kawhi, George seek more for Clippers than beating Lakers PLAY LIST 01:48NBA: Kawhi, George seek more for Clippers than beating Lakers00:50Trending Articles01:08Huge Toronto crowd celebrates Raptors’ historic win01:37Protesters burn down Iran consulate in Najaf01:47Panelo casts doubts on Robredo’s drug war ‘discoveries’01:29Police teams find crossbows, bows in HK university01:35Panelo suggests discounted SEA Games tickets for students02:49Robredo: True leaders perform well despite having ‘uninspiring’ boss02:42PH underwater hockey team aims to make waves in SEA Games Pistons head coach Stan Van Gundy was unsure about how his team might handle the adulation associated with a surprising 5-2 start, and those concerns proved to be well-founded in a loss he described as a “humbling experience.“There’s nothing we did well and they dominated us,” Van Gundy said. “We had no fight in us. It was a bad, bad night.”FEATURED STORIESSPORTSWATCH: Drones light up sky in final leg of SEA Games torch runSPORTSSEA Games: Philippines picks up 1st win in men’s water poloSPORTSMalditas save PH from shutoutThe Lakers used a 16-5 run in the first quarter to take a lead they would never relinquish, eventually jumping out in front by as many as 23.Another superb defensive effort keyed the win, as the Lakers allowed three free-throws, the fewest in a game in franchise history. Stronger peso trims PH debt value to P7.9 trillioncenter_img Lakers: Visit the Portland Trailblazers on Thursday. MOST READ Typhoon Kammuri accelerates, gains strength en route to PH Los Angeles Lakers guard Lonzo Ball, front, passes the ball past Detroit Pistons forward Stanley Johnson defending during the second half of an NBA basketball game Tuesday, Oct. 31, 2017, in Los Angeles. The Lakers won, 113-93. (AP Photo/Kyusung Gong)LOS ANGELES — The Los Angeles Lakers were locked in to deliver their best effort of the season. The Detroit Pistons were anything but ready, and the gap between the two mindsets was obvious.Julius Randle scored 17 points, Lonzo Ball added 13 and the Lakers smashed the Pistons 113-93 on Tuesday night.ADVERTISEMENT “Take away the Phoenix game, this is the best game he’s played I thought,” Walton said. “The way that his pace was, the way he pushed the ball all the time. He was in the other team’s paint. He just set the tone and I thought the whole team fed off the way he was playing.”TIP INSPistons: After allowing 24 fast-break points in their first seven games, the Pistons allowed the Lakers to get free for 17 points. . Ish Smith had 12 of the Pistons’ 30 points off the bench. .Lakers: Rookie Kyle Kuzma finished with 16 points, scoring 10 points of the Lakers’ 33 points in the second quarter. . Los Angeles improved to 14-4 against the Pistons at Staples Center.RANDLE’S ROLERandle is thriving as an impact substitution this season. He showed it again by pacing the team in scoring despite playing just 17:25, the lightest workload for any Laker that finished with at least 10 points.“He has just been playing with great energy,” Walton said. “He can change games and he did tonight with the way he came in.”Van Gundy credited the second-unit pairing of Randle and Kuzma for effectively putting the game out of reach in the second quarter.HALLOWEEN HIJINKSLakers forward Corey Brewer arrived at Staples Center in costume as Spider-Man, while Caldwell-Pope dressed up as Steve Urkel from the 1990′s TV sitcom “Family Matters.”Caldwell-Pope said the Lakers were so successful because they were having fun, and he certainly did against his former team.“We threw the first punch,” Caldwell-Pope said. “We kept our feet on the gas. We pushed the ball and got easy layups.”UP NEXTPistons: Host the Milwaukee Bucks on Friday to open a five-game homestand. UAAP Starting 5: Week 8 CPP denies ‘Ka Diego’ arrest caused ‘mass panic’ among S. Tagalog NPA Brace for potentially devastating typhoon approaching PH – NDRRMC View commentslast_img read more

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SPORT-ASIA-IND-STATS 2LAST

first_img# India scored 21 for three in the mandatory powerplay – # India scored 21 for three in the mandatory powerplay – their previous lowest score being 24 for four vs Australia at Bridgetown on May 7, 2010. # Virat Kohli (49) has registered his second highest score vs Pakistan in T20Is behind the 78 not out at Colombo (RPS) on September 30, 2012. # Kohlis batting record vs Pakistan is superb in T20Is – his tally being 199 in five innings at an average of 66.33. The said tally is the highest by any batsman involving India and Pakistan in T20Is. # Kohlis sixth Man of the Match award in T20Is is his second vs Pakistan. # For the first time in a calendar year, Kohli has received three MOM awards – two vs Australia and one vs Pakistan. # Kohli is averaging 83.83 in successful chases – 503 in eleven innings, including five fifties – the highest amongst batsmen with atleast 500 runs. Overall he is averaging 73.44 in chases – his tally being 661 in 14 innings, including seven fifties. # Virat Kohli and Yuvraj Singh were associated in a partnership of 68 – Indias second highest for the fourth wicket vs Pakistan in T20Is – the highest being 97 between Mahendra Singh Dhoni and Yuvraj Singh at Ahmedabad on December 28, 2012. # The aforesaid partnership is the highest for the fourth wicket when a team has loss three wickets for less than ten runs – the previous highest being 62 between Mahmudullah and Tamim Iqbal for Bangladesh vs Netherlands at The Hague on July 26, 2012. # Mohammad Amir (3/18) has produced a career-best bowling performance in T20Is, surpassing the 3 for 23 vs Australia at Gros Islet on May 2,2010. # In Indias innings, three ducks were recorded – the first two instances being vs England at Kolkata on October 29, 2011 and vs South Africa at Cuttack on October 5, 2015 # For the third time, India have taken six wickets in the first ten overs – England had scored 54 for six at Colombo (RPS) on Sept.23, 2012; Sri Lanka had managed 54 for six at Visakhapatnam on February 14, 2016 and Pakistan had made 47 for six at Dhaka on February 26, 2016. # Hardik Pandya has registered his first duck in T20Is. # Mohammad Sami has captured at least a wicket in all his eight T20Is – his tally being 16 in eight matches at an average of 14.75. PTI Cor SSC SSCadvertisementlast_img read more

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CSK coach Fleming says too much focus on Andre Russell will come at ‘own peril’

first_imgChennai Super Kings head coach Stephen Fleming Monday said focusing too much on the big-hitting Andre Russell could backfire as Kolkata Knight Riders also have other quality batsmen in their line-up.”Possibly, there are a couple of challenges. One is you ignore the other six (batsmen). And in a team that has (Chris) Lynn, (Dinesh) Karthik and (Robin) Uthappa you do that at your own peril. We’ve got to be careful we don’t focus overtly on Russell,” he said at the press conference ahead the IPL match against KKR.”Even though he has been so dynamic, there’s still good work done by the other players. So, again, I stress it doesn’t change our preparation to focus on one or two players, but we’re acutely aware of how dangerous these players are so, it’s business as usual for us,” Fleming said.Also Read | One man doesn’t win the IPL: Fleming disagrees with Gambhir’s comment on Kohli’s captaincyWith the flamboyant Jamaican being in red-hot form, Fleming whether it is spin or seam, one had to be accurate against hitters like Russell.”You’ve got to put context around that as well different stages of the game. Look at analysis and match up with what you have, it’s no secret that we’re spin-heavy anyway. So, if there’s an opportunity to change-up to Russell, we will certainly look at it.”Whether it’s spin or seam at the end you’ve to be accurate against hitters like Russell, Dhoni, Pollard and Pandya. It’s no different really, the pressure is always on in the last few overs.”advertisementAlso Read | Watch: CSK players celebrate coach Stephen Fleming’s 46th birthday after beating RRAbout the possibility of CSK using spinners at the death, Fleming said things couldn’t be over planned.”Possibly. But, again, if it’s dewy. Mitch Santner who is one of the best spinners around struggled to hold the ball…So, you can’t overplan…We have to have a free mind and be smart enough to assess conditions.”Fleming said Dhoni and the team had moved away from too much of analysis and data.”We’ve gone a long way away from that. A lot of teams are loading up on analysis and numbers and we’ve actually gone away from that. Sometimes, information overload can be confusing. So, we’re really trying to simplify it and make sure that the time we spend together is meaningful and understood,” he added.Also Read | IPL 2019: Harbhajan Singh’s cooking session with Stephen FlemingAlso Watch | Great to have someone like Chris Gayle in KXIP: KL Rahullast_img read more