Monday, April 15, 2013

World Baseball and Softball Authorities Combine

World Baseball Softball Confederation
World Baseball and Softball authorities Combine - Sports Jagat
World baseball and softball authorities announced on Sunday they would join as part of a campaign to get both sports back at the Olympic Games in 2020.

The newly created World Baseball Softball Confederation (WSBC) will lobby for the sports' inclusion at the International Olympic Committee's May session in St. Petersburg, with the decision to be taken in Buenos Aires in September.

Baseball and softball were dropped from the Olympics after the 2008 Beijing Games, and are competing against climbing, karate, roller sports, squash, wakeboarding, wrestling and wushu for what could be one spot in 2020.

"This is a remarkable day. We have brought a new level of worldwide unity and determination to our quest to return to the Games," said Riccardo Fraccari, president of International Baseball Federation and co-president of the WSBC.

Talking to reporters in Tokyo where the agreement was signed, Fraccari said that the 65 million people currently playing baseball and softball around the world now have a single federation to rally behind.

"We are on a great journey to return our global sport to the Olympic stage. We've been listening and learning from the Olympic family and the IOC to understand what it takes to be included as a sport at the Olympic Games.

"We have reached a milestone in our journey to put baseball and softball back in the Olympic Games, and today I am proud to declare that the full membership of the IBF voted to ratify the new Constitution of the World Baseball Softball Confederation," he added.

Under the agreement, Don Porter, president of International Softball Federation, becomes the WSBC's other co-president.

Fraccari also announced a new international baseball competition called "Premium 12" to be played among the top 12 teams in the world annually with Japan as the tournament's host.

Premium 12 will not supplant the World Baseball Classic, played every four years and considered international baseball's top competition.

Wednesday, April 3, 2013

Mumbai Indians IPL Players List


Mumbai Indians - Sports Jagat
Mumbai Indians - Sports Jagat
Sachin Tendulkar
Rohit Sharma
T Suman
Apporv Wankhade
Suryakumar Yadav
Sushant Marathe
Herschelle Gibbs
Aiden Blizzard
Amitoze Singh
All Rounder
Kuldeep Yadav
All Rounder
James Franklin
All Rounder
Dwayne Smith
All Rounder
Kieron Pollard
All Rounder
Ambati Rayudu
Wicket Keepers
Dinesh Karthik
Wicket Keepers
Aditya Tare
Wicket Keepers
Harbhajan Singh (C)
Munaf Patel
Abu Nechim Ahmed
Dhawal Kulkarni
Yuzvendra Singh
Pawan Suyal
Pragyan Ojha
RP Singh
Rahul Shukla
Mitchell Johnson
Robin Peterson
Lasith Malinga
Mumbai Indians IPL 2013 Supporting Staff :-

Reliance Industries limited
Robin Singh
Mentor and Bowling Coach
Shaun Pollock
Assistant Coach
Paras Mhambrey

Royal Challengers Banglore IPL Players List

Royal Challengers Banglore IPL Players List :-

Royal Challengers - Sports Jagat
Royal Challengers - Sports Jagat
Virat Kohli
Mayank Agarwal
Saurabh Tiwary
Arun Karthik
Cheteshwar Pujara
Vijay Zol
Karun Nair
All Rounder
Daniel Vettori (C)
All Rounder
Andrew McDonald
All Rounder
Tillakaratne Dilshan
All Rounder
Chris Gayle
All Rounder
AB de Villiers (WC)

S Aravind
Zaheer Khan
Abhimanyu Mithun
Syed Mohammad
Harshal Patel
Vinay Kumar
KP Appanna
Muttiah Muralitharan

Supporting Staff :-

Vijay Mallya
Head Coach
Ray Jennings
Bowling Coach
Venkatesh Prasad
Assistant Head Coach
Sanath Kumar (India)
Anil Kumble

Monday, April 1, 2013

Suresh Raina can ‘make it big’ in Test Cricket

Suresh Raina - Sports Jagat
Suresh Raina - Sports Jagat

West Indies cricket legend Brian Lara on Monday backed Indian all-rounder Suresh Raina to play Test cricket, and Brain Lara saying that Raina has it in him to 'make it big in that arena'.

Brain Lara wrote on the Indian cricketers' Twitter page, "I want to see you playing some more test cricket and I know you have what it takes to make it big in that arena…"

Raina said in his reply that he has been working very hard to force his way back into the national Test side.

He wrote, "yes I want to play test cricket so badly been working hard since I dropped from the team.. Hope fully I will make it soon.."

The Caribbean legend then replied saying that he will be having a chat with Raina when they meet next time.

Lara wrote, "when I see you we will have a chat could help with a few things bro want to see you at your best all forms of the game."

Lara added, "If we meet up we can work on a few things… Want you in South  Africa scoring TEST runs. It's not hard at all. Plenty of it is mental strength."

Raina lost his place in the Test team after a not-too-impressive show in the short two-Test series against New Zealand in September 2012 and was not considered for the four-game rubber subsequently against England.

The 27-year-old Uttar Pradesh batsman, who has figured in 17 Tests so far, said a few months ago that he wants to score big tons.

"It's very important for me to just look to score 100. Not just 100 but 150 or 160, then I can be more mentally tough for Test matches. I have done that in the past and have scored two or three double hundreds in first class cricket."

"When you score a lot of big hundreds, it definitely helps your batting," Raina, who has just one hundred from his debut match against Sri Lanka in Colombo in 2010, said.

Sunday, March 31, 2013

Mike Ready Lands WEC Sports Car Ride

Mike WEC Sports Car Ride - Sports Jagat
Mike WEC Sports Car Ride - Sports Jagat
Former IZOD IndyCar Series full-timer Mike Conway has officially made the switch to sports car racing with his move to the FIA World Endurance Championship.

Conway will still contest the Toyota Grand Prix of Long Beach for Rahal Letterman Lanigan Racing and may be up for more road/street course appearances in IndyCar later on in the campaign. But the bulk of his year will be run as part of G-Drive Racing with Delta-ADR in the WEC. He recently took part in WEC pre-season testing at France’s Paul Ricard circuit and will co-drive the team’s No. 26 Oreca 03 Nissan alongside John Martin and Roman Rusinov.

“Obviously the end of last year, I didn’t want to race ovals anymore so I knew I had to look elsewhere other than IndyCar,” he said to’s John Dagys, referring to his decision to no longer race on ovals after stepping out of A.J. Foyt Racing’s No. 14 Honda before last year’s IndyCar Season finale.

“I just kind of got talking and was looking around to see what was there. And sports cars looked like a good future for me. Le Mans is something I’ve always wanted to do.”

As for acclimating to an LMP2 class machine, Conway told Dagys that there are definite similarities and differences from his former open-wheel ride.

“The down force numbers are good so it handles similar to a single-seater,” he said. “But it’s a bit different too as you have to be a bit easier with the car, you can’t be as aggressive and expect it to turn as fast as you want.”

Thursday, March 28, 2013

Pune Warriors: Mathews beats Yuvraj to Captaincy

Angelo Mathews - Sports Jagat
Angelo Mathews - Sports Jagat

Sri Lankan all-rounder Angelo Mathews has got the better of Yuvraj Singh to captain Pune Warriors India for the IPL6 starting April 3. Yuvraj seemed to be in contention for the top job after Australian Test Captain Michael Clarke was ruled out of the tournament due to a severe back injury. Mathews, who is Sri Lanka's T20 captain, has been with Pune Warriors for past two years.

Pune Warriors announced Allan Donald as the head coach of the team while Rob Walters will be the fitness trainer and fielding coach. Praveen Amre will continue to be the assistant coach.

Managing Director of Sahara Adventure Sports Limited Sushanto Roy said on Thursday the decision to appoint Mathews skipper was "unanimous" and taken by senior players and team management.

"We had many options of international and national cricketers to choose from within the existing squad but we chose Mathews as our captain as we are confident of his leadership abilities. All the senior players in the team are happy with the choice and it is a joint decision taken by the senior players and team management. We now have a correct mix of youth and experience to launch an aggressive IPL Season 6 campaign," Sushanto Roy said through a press statement.

Mathews said, "It's a great opportunity to be offered the captaincy and I am grateful to the team management and franchise owners for the faith shown in me."

Mathews added: "For me personally this is a great chance to gain leadership experience working with a multi-national squad and a very exciting opportunity given the enormous talent within our young squad."

Monday, March 25, 2013

The Tour of Britain 2013: Begin on September 15, 2013

The Tour of Britain 2013
The Tour of Britain 2013 - Sports Jagat
Surrey has grabbed more cycling prestige with the news it is to host the penultimate stage of this year’s Tour of Britain event.

The Tour of Britain, the UK's biggest professional bike race, will see competitors pedal 96 miles through the county on Saturday, September 21.

First time, Surrey hosted the final stage of the event, last year - hot on the heels of hosting the Olympic road cycling races and time trials.

One bad news for local cycling fans is: this year starting line of the event will move to Epsom. This year's route will take in Mole Valley district and pass through towns and villages including Leatherhead, Dorking, Holmbury St Mary, Cranleigh, Woking, Elstead and Farnham.

The event will finish as it did last year with a final climb up Guildford High Street.

The rider line-up has not yet been announced but previous competitors include former world champion and Tour de France stage winner Mark Cavendish, and Olympic gold medalist and Tour de France winner Sir Bradley Wiggins.

This year’s Surrey stage is being billed as being tougher than last year's with daunting climbs over the first half of the race before some flat-out sprints in the run up to Guildford. The King of the Mountain climbs and sprint locations will be announced in May.

John Furey, Surrey County Council’s cabinet member for transport and environment, said: “This will be the second year running Surrey has welcomed the Tour of Britain and once again the bone- juddering Guildford High Street will prove a scintillating finish for both riders and spectators.”

Coun Furey said: “We proved last year with the Olympic cycle races and the Tour of Britain that Surrey is adept at hosting high-profile sporting events. “There is a huge appetite for cycling in Surrey and I have no doubt our county will be the highlight of the Tour. “Record numbers in the event’s history turned out in Surrey last year - some 225,000.”

Hugh Roberts, chief executive of The Tour of Britain, said: “As a Surrey based company we are delighted to once again have a home stage, particularly one with such an iconic finish as Guildford.”

He said: “Surrey will once again provide a perfect backdrop for the Tour as it draws towards the conclusion of the 2013 race.”

Last year’s Tour of Britain generated almost £7.2 million for Surrey’s economy, and was watched by almost one million television viewers on each of the event’s eight days. This year’s race will again be televised.

The Tour of Britain 2013 will begin in Scotland on September 15, and end in London on September 22.

Saturday, February 16, 2013

Car Race: Corvette C7R Car Race, 2014

Corvette C7R - Sports Jagat
Corvette C7R - Sports Jagat
2014 Corvette Stingray has been under censorship since its debut in 2013 North American Auto Show. However, recently some pics have been released by lacoski Design team of what may be the future Corvette car.

There are positive changes such as wider body, extra carbon fiber intakes for better engine performance, aerodynamic updates, large wing at the back, etc.

The design of the new Corvette C7R car looks extremely aggressive and incredible but if this is the real picture of the car, one will have to wait and see till the actual and official release is done for the car.

Source by Speedlux

Olympic Games: IOC drops wrestling from 2020 Olympic Games

The IOC made a controversial decision on Tuesday, as the body voted to drop wrestling from the 2020 Olympic Games. The move is surprising, as the event has been a staple ever since the Games' inception in 1896. Not to mention the fact that wrestling was one of the principle events of the original Greek games held more than 2,000 years ago.

Three other events were considered to be dropped, including field hockey, the modern pentathlon and taekwondo. All three of these events seemed to be more at risk than wrestling of being eliminated, particularly the modern pentathlon. According to multiple sources such as Fox Sports and the Huffington Post, all four of the considered events were suffering from declining television ratings.

Wrestling will be able to seek re-inclusion though, as it now joins seven other sports in applying for inclusion in 2020. The others are a combined bid from baseball and softball, karate, squash, roller sports, sport climbing, wakeboarding and wushu. They will be vying for the single opening that is available in 2020.

As stated by the Huffington Post, the IOC program commission report analyzed more than three dozen criteria including television ratings, ticket sales, anti-doping policy, global participation and popularity. With no official rankings or recommendations contained in the report, the final decision by the board was also subject to political, emotional and sentimental factors.

The decision is under heavy scrutiny from the wrestling community, with many prominent figures of the sport speaking on the matter.

"Something's underhanded here, and I don't like it," Scott Casber, who hosts a nationally syndicated television and radio show on wrestling, told "It just cries out 'dirty player' to me. How can you take a sport as weak and ill-conceived as modern pentathlon and pick it instead of wrestling? I'm just heartbroken over this whole thing."

1996 gold medal winner and Pittsburgh native Kurt Angle provided a comprehensive interview on the matter with Jonathan Snowden of the Bleacher Report.

"I believe wrestling represents the whole Olympic experience," he said. "It has everything. Strength, speed, finesse. I don't think anything has more technique."

The public outcry has also been impressive, as the subject has trended on Twitter and a popular hash tag has even been spawned, #SaveOlympicWrestling.

Personally, I feel similarly to Angle. The Olympics has never been known as a clean organization, and has been mired in its fair share of controversy ever since its reintroduction over 100 years ago.

Things are changing. More and more sports are being considered due to rise in popularity and should rightfully be considered for an Olympic program spot. But I, along with many, am still a firm believer in tradition. With such a storied sport such as wrestling now on the chopping block, the IOC needs to realize that some events need to supersede revenue. While wrestling many never be as popular as it once was, it is still one of the most participated in events in the whole games, and that alone should save it from elimination.

There will be plenty of rallying by the wrestling community from now until the IOC makes its final program decisions in September. For the sake of the storied and traditional sport, I hope it will reclaim the final spot, where it rightfully belongs.

source by Thepnn

Sunday, January 27, 2013

5th ODI, Dharamsala:India vs England

India vs England 5th ODI
India vs England - Sports Jagat
A swashbuckling knock by Suresh Raina helped India reach a decent total of 226 in the fifth and final cricket ODI against England after an inept batting performance by the top-order batsmen in bowling friendly conditions on Sunday.

Put into bat in conditions helpful for seam bowling, India were 79 for five before Raina (83) led a recovery act before the home team folded for 226 in 49.4 overs at the picturesque HPCA Stadium.

Raina, whose knock came off 98 balls, added 78 runs for the sixth wicket with Ravindra Jadeja, to help the Indian total gain a semblance of respectability. Jadeja's contribution was 39 off 65 balls with a boundary and two sixes.

Bhuvneshwar Kumar also did his bit playing a little cameo of 31 runs that helped India cross the 225-run mark which had looked improbable after the first 15 overs.

But it was Raina whose innings ensured that the likes of Bhuvneshwar and Shami Ahmed have a total to bowl at.

En route his fourth successive half-century in the series, the left-hander from UP made a strong case for himself being promoted up the order ahead of Yuvraj Singh whose form has been scratchy of late. Raina, who was dropped twice on individual scores of 5 and 61, hit eight boundaries and two huge sixes. He, incidentally, also completed 4000 ODI runs in his 159th ODI appearance.

Save those couple of blemishes, it was a treat to watch his stroke play as the ball raced past the lightning quick outfield. Tim Bresnan was the pick of bowlers with figures of four for 45 while their premier fast bowler Steven Finn was miserly giving away 28 runs in 10 overs getting a couple of wickets in the process.

For India, the slide started in the fourth over when Rohit Sharma and Virat Kohli got out in an identical fashion off successive deliveries from Bresnan. Bresnan bowled two fuller deliveries with a hint of away movement.

Both Sharma and Kohli went for cover drives without getting to the pitch of the deliveries and resultant thick edges flew to James Tredwell at second slip on both occasions.

While in case of Sharma, the off-spinner dived to his right to pull off an impressive catch, he did a fumble a bit before holding onto the catch offered by Kohli. The two batsmen were out for 4 and 0 respectively.

Yuvraj Singh
Yuvraj Singh - Sports Jagat
Yuvraj Singh made a mess of an innocuous delivery from Finn which he thought would bounce but didn't get above the knee roll as the left-hander closed the face of his bat. The leading edge was a simple catch to Eoin Morgan at point.

The stage was set for Gautam Gambhir to make amends for his poor show in recent times and he did start off well with a boundary off Steven Finn.

During his 42-ball stay at the crease, he displayed two extremes. He looked ill at ease and circumspect whenever the lanky Finn banged it short but played two majestic shots off Bresnan -- a cover drive followed by a straight drive past the bowler.

The senior opener should have carried on but on 24 he failed to dispatch a rank long hop from Tredwell. It was short and Gambhir played the square cut which lobbed to Ian Bell at point.

At 49 for four, skipper Dhoni walked in and looked in good touch as he got a couple of boundaries with firm pushes through the cover region but got a raw deal when he was adjudged leg before by Steve Davis for 15. He stretched forward and the decision looked a dubious one.

At 79 for five, Jadeja joined Raina and the two in-form players started the damage control.

The best part about their partnership was that they never got bogged down despite the top half being polished off by the English bowlers.

The spinners Tredwell, Joe Root and Samit Patel were attacked with equal vigour.

Both Raina and Jadeja hit two sixes each but the best part was all were straight hits into the sightscreen. Raina completed his 50 with an inside out shot over extra cover off Root's bowling.

Saturday, January 26, 2013

12 Hours Sebring - First Audi Sports Car Race

Audi R8R - Sports Jagat
2013 marks the end of an era in North America. Since 1999 the annual Sebring 12 Hours has played host to the American Le Mans Championship and ACO rules based cars. For 2014 the ALMS and the Grand-Am are merging and within this new merger the LMP1 category is being removed. This means that essentially 2013 will be the last Audi LMP1 appearance at Sebring. Despite Sebring not being a WEC round the team will be at the event for their Sebring LMP1 swansong with no less than two Audi R18 e-tron quattro cars.

To continue this Audi at Sebring theme we have included a great embedded video. The official American Le Mans Series YouTube channel has been uploading a number of videos featuring old race footage. Audi debuted at Sebring in 1999 with the Audi R8R, it was their first ever sports car race.