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!
Angelique S. Chengelis The Detroit News Published 6:48 AM EST Jan 15, 2019 Michigan coach Jim Harbaugh has handed the keys of what he referred to as the offensive “bus” to Josh Gattis, and now the young offensive coordinator is ready to roll. Gattis, 35, hired last week from Alabama, where he was co-offensive coordinator last season, will call the shots for Michigan’s offense this fall. He appeared on “The Harbaugh’s Podcast: Attack Each Day with an Enthusiasm Unknown to Mankind,” which was posted on Tuesday. Harbaugh and Gattis spoke publicly for the first time about his hire during the podcast. Harbaugh was asked by host Ira Weintraub how the offense will work this fall with Gattis in the fold. “Started to think about that. Just the analogy of getting the right people on the bus,” Harbaugh said on the podcast. “We had some coaches depart and looked at that as an opportunity for our football team to grow and make … [Read more...] about Jim Harbaugh: Josh Gattis will ‘run the whole offense’ for Michigan Wolverines
INTELLIGENCE MATTERS - GLENN GAFFNEY INTERVIEW WITH GLENN GAFFNEY CORRESPONDENT: MICHAEL MORELL PRODUCER: OLIVIA GAZIS MICHAEL MORELL: Glenn, it is great to have you on the show. And most importantly, it is great to see you again. Being with you brings back many fond memories for me. GLENN GAFFNEY: As it does for me. It's great to be here. Thanks, Michael. MICHAEL MORELL: When I retired from the agency the gift that you representing the science and technology side of the agency gave me was a beautiful, lacquered box with a secret compartment. And I remain, to this day, the only person in the Morell family who knows how to get into that secret compartment. GLENN GAFFNEY: And that's the whole story. MICHAEL MORELL: So I got some special (LAUGH) stuff in that compartment. What I should say is that I'm really excited about having you on the show because we've had folks from the operational side of the agency. We've had folks from the analytic side of the agency. But we've never had … [Read more...] about Transcript: Glenn Gaffney talks with Michael Morell on “Intelligence Matters”
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