Cheteshwar Pujara is the ice water that runs through the red-hot veins of the Indian Test team. It was his calming influence in the heat of the battle which saw India clinch its first-ever Test series in Australia with a 2-1 margin earlier this year. With 521 runs in four Tests and an eye-popping average of almost 75 (including three 100-plus scores), Pujara was the peg on which India built its historic edifice Down Under. During his visit to the TOI Mumbai office last Saturday, the 31-year-old displayed the same tranquility while fielding some tough questions-on his batting strike rate, being dropped from the Test XI against England and his yo-yo test results. He agreed on the need to incentivise Test cricket, calling it the purest form of the game. The accolades for his batting notwithstanding, Pujara said he had a lot more to show to the world. He also laid stress on having the right balance in life, saying a professional sportsperson should be focused on the game but when there are … [Read more...] about I have a lot more to show to this world: Cheteshwar Pujara
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PUBLISHED: 12:03 27 January 2019 Steve Russell Woo! Claire with Bradley Whitford, who played Josh Lyman in The West Wing. The actor ‘is a great guy. He is very smart and funny and well-read’ Picture: Claire Handscombe Archant Celebrity crushes and a lunch date with Bradley ‘Josh Lyman’ Whitford Claire Handscombe with the very friendly Allison Janney, who played President Bartlet’s press secretary, CJ Cregg, in The West Wing Picture: Claire HandscombeWhen Claire Handscombe was asked if she was a “wingnut” – a head-over-heels fan of TV series The West Wing – she paused to reflect. But there’s no doubt. As the ex-Suffolk schoolgirl says, “I can’t believe how much that show changed my life”.Weigh the evidence:* She moved to Washington DC (where the stories are set) because she so loved the series* She shelled out a “significant amount of money” to a charity for a … [Read more...] about Do you love The West Wing? Claire did. So she moved to America!
Matt Charboneau The Detroit News Published 3:22 PM EST Nov 14, 2018 Nothing like a loss that produces no offense to get the temperature rising among the fanbase. That was certainly the case this week with the Michigan State mailbag. After a couple of victories, the ire toward the coaching staff had cooled, but it was back with a force this week. All football this time as we dive into your questions. ►Question. What would you classify as a surprise from MSU with regards to offseason changes? Have this season's struggles been enough of an indicator that there are significant issues or is the program perception that uncontrollable like injury have been the driving factor? — @Mike_Bedard ►Answer. A surprise to me would be any significant staff changes, outside someone leaving for a promotion, whether that is for a head-coaching job or, for example, a position coach taking coordinator job somewhere. Now, I understand many folks would wonder who on the … [Read more...] about Michigan State mailbag: Don’t expect big changes to coaching staff
A dis from Pete Davidson on Saturday Night Live didn’t stop Dan Crenshaw from coming out victorious in his election.The former Navy SEAL celebrated being elected to the Texas Second Congressional District on Tuesday and mentioned Davidson’s widely panned joke — comparing the man who lost his eye in an explosion in Afghanistan to “a hit man in a porno movie.”While waiting for the official results to come in, Crenshaw took the podium and addressed the controversy. “It’s been an interesting last 72 hours for us,” he said. “People ask us, ‘Are you offended?’ I’m like, well, ‘I’m from the SEAL teams. We don’t really get offended.’ But we also like it when comedians are actually funny. You know? Let’s get back to that, right? Let’s get back to being funny.”.@DanCrenshawTX just took the stage at his party in Houston and immediately addressed the SNL joke. … [Read more...] about Dan Crenshaw takes swipe at Pete Davidson after winning election
LABOUR will vote down ANY deal Theresa May gets with the EU, Sir Keir Starmer said today. The Shadow Brexit Secretary said he wouldn't rule out extending the Article 50 process, under which the UK is set to quit the bloc in March 2019. In comments that will infuriate Brexiteers, he told TalkRadio this morning: "Well the answer is it depends, because we don't know when we're going to get a deal. "I don't think at this stage anybody is talking about extending Article 50 but if it has to be extended quite frankly it will be because of the collapsing failure of the discussions and the negotiations." He said today that his party are not likely to vote for any deal that Mrs May brings back from Brussels - because it won't meet the party's six tests. The move leaves Mrs May brutally exposed to a rebellion by restive Tory backbenchers, with fewer than a dozen able to fracture her fragile control of the Commons in the upcoming vote. And he also revealed that he would still vote to stay in the … [Read more...] about Labour will try to bring down ANY Brexit deal Theresa May agrees – and could delay EU departure date, shadow minister admits